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Church gate : the present Kirkhouse Inn is to the west, at the junction of the Balf-on
and Campsie roads.

Old Strathblane Surnames.



Aitken or Aken.

Bartholomew or Barclay.

Brash or Brasch.

Brisbane or Birsbane.

Brown.

Bryce or Brice.

Buchanan or Buquhannen, etc.

Craig.

Coubrough.

Cunninghame.

Dougall.

Duncan.

Dunn or Din.

Edmonstone.

Foyer.

Freeland.

Gairdner or Gardner.

Galbraith.

George.

Graham.

Hendrie or Henrie.

Lapslie.

Leitch.

Lennox.

Livingstone.

Lyle.

MacAlpine or M'Calpine.



Macaulay or M'Cally,

MacBrew or Mikbrew.

MacColl or M'Coul.

Macllquhame.

Maclndoe or M'lldoe.

MacFarlane.

MacMath.

MacOwat.

Maiklum or Malcolm.

Maitland.

Mason or Massone.

Miller.

Munnock.

Norval or Narwal,

Pender.

Provan or Provane.

Ranken or Rankine.

Risk or Reisk.

Robertson.

Robison.

Ronald.

Shearer or Sheirir.

Smith or Smyt.

Stirling, in many spellings.

Weir or Ware.

Williamson.



APPENDIX XI.

STRATHBLANE INSTITUTIONS, 1886.

I. The Free Church.

The neat little Church and Manse belonging to this body stand on the site of the
old village of Netherton. The first ordained minister of the congregation was the
Rev. George Renny, who is now at Wick. He was succeeded by the Rev. Thomas
F. Robertson, who was ordained i8th April, 1872, and is the present incumbent.

II. The Roman Catholic Church.

The members of this Communion meet in the Blanefield Pavilion, and are under
the pastoral charge of the Rev. William Davidson, of Milngavie,

III. Sunday Schools.

The Church of Scotland has Sunday Schools in the Parish Church and at Mugdock.
The Free Church and the Roman Catholics have also Sunday Schools in their re-
spective places of worship.

IV. Strathblane Young Men's Christl\n Association.

Honorary President — Mr. Anthony S. Coubrough, Parklea.
Presidetit—Mv. D. M'Neil.

Secretary — Mr, A. Norval. Treasurer — Mr. A. Hutcheson.
Cotmnitiee -Mr. T. Melville, Mr. D. Thorpe, Mr, J, Noble,
Mr, D. Martin, Mr. A. Gilmour.

V. Strathblane Young Women's Christian Association.
P7'esident — Mrs. Anthony S, Coubrough, Parklea.

VI. Strathblane Band of Hope.

President — Mr. John Gardner, Alreoch. Secretary — Rev. T. F. liobertson.

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354 ^^^^ PARISH OF STRA THBLANE.

VII. Strathblane Gospel Temperance Union.
President — Mr. John Gardner, Alreoch. Secretary — Mr. Thomas Barrie.

VIII. Strathblane Friendly Funeral Society.

Instituted 3rd June, i860.

Preside7it — Mr. James Renfrew.
Treasurer — Mr. William Paterson. Secretary— lAx. Alexander Benson.

IX. Strathblane Parochial Board.

Chairman — Mr. John Coubrough of Blanefield.
Inspector of Poor — Mr. Thomas Cullen, Edenkill.
Members of the Board — Heritors of ^20 and upwards, the Kirk Session of the Parish, and
Mr. Peter M'Killop and Mr. Andrew Wright elected by the Ratepayers.

X. Strathblane School Boards.

I.

The first School Board of Strathblane was elected in March, 1873, the following

being chosen after a contest : — Rev. James Pearson, D.D. ; Major Graham Stirling of

Craigbarnet ; Mr. James Reid, Dunmullin ; Mr. Anthony P. Coubrough, and Mr.

Anthony S. Coubrough.

Chairmafi — Rev. Dr. Pearson.
Clerk— Mr. John J. M'Ewan. Officer— Mr. Thomas Cullen.
Dr. Pearson died in December, 1873, and the Rev. Mr. Ferguson was, soon after
his induction, elected by the Board to fill the vacancy thus caused.

II.

The second School Board of Strathblane was elected in March, 1876, the following
being chosen after a contest : — Rev. D. J. Ferguson, Mr. Anthony P. Coubrough, Mr.
Anthony S. Coubrough, Mr. James Aitken of Auchengillan, Mr. J. Guthrie Smith,
Mugdock.

Chairnta7t — Mr. J. Guthrie Smith.
Clerk— Mr. John J. M'Ewan. Officer— Mx. Thomas Cullen.

Ill,

The third School Board of Strathblane was elected in March, 1879, the following
being chosen after a contest : — Rev. D. J. Ferguson, Mr. A. R. Duncan, Blaii-quhosh ;
Mr. Anthony P. Coubrough, Mr. Anthony S. Coubrough, Mr. J. Guthrie Smith. ,

Chairmati — Mr. J. Guthrie Smith.
Clerk— Mx. John J. M'Ewan. Officer— Mr. Thomas Cullen.



APPENDIX XL— STKATII BLANK INSTITUTIONS, iS86. 355

IV.

The fourth School Board of Strathblane was elected in March, 1882, the following
being chosen after a contest :— Mr. Peter M'Killop, Stationmaster ; Mr. Anthony P.
Coubrough, Mr. Anthony S. Coubrough, Mr. A. R. Duncan, Rev. T. F. Robertson.

Chairman — Mr. Anthony P. Coubrough.
Clerk— Mr. J. C. Murray. Officer— Mx. Daniel M'Neil.
Mr. Anthony P. Coubrough, the Chairman, died in June, 1883. The Board thereupon
chose Mr. Ebenezer M'Alister, of Carbeth Guthrie, to act in his place, and Mr. Anthony
Sykes Coubrough was elected Chairman in succession to his father.

V.

The fifth School Board of Strathblane was elected in March, 1885. There was
no contest. The following were the members : — Mr. A. R. Duncan, Rev. D. J.
Ferguson, Rev. T. F. Robertson, Mr. E. M'Ahster, Walter L. Rankin, M.D.

Chairman — Mr. A. R. Duncan.
Clerk— Vix. J. C. Murray. Officer— M.v. Daniel M'Neil.
The Rev. D. J. Ferguson died in April, 1886, and the Board elected Mr. Donald
M'Laren, Middleton of Mugdock, to fill his place.

XI. The Strathblane Mutual Improvement Association.

Honorary Presidents —

Admiral Sir William Edmonstone, Bart, of Duntreath ; Sir James Buchanan, Bart, of

Craigend ; Mr. A. G. Barns-Graham of Craigallian ; Mr. E. W. Coubrough, Blanefield.

President — Mr. J. Guthrie Smith, Mugdock Castle.

Vice-President— 'h\x. Anthony Sykes Coubrough, Parklea.

Hon. Secretary and Treasurer — Mr. H. Ross Coubrough, Blanefield.

XII. The Campsie, Strathblane, and Baldernock Agricultural Society.

P}-esident — Mi-. Archibald Robertson, Ballancleroch.
Secretary — Mr. William Home, Newmills. Treasurer— Mr, William White, Campsie.

XIII. The Strathblane Conservative Association.

Honorary Presidents —

Admiral Sir Wm. Edmonstone, Bart, of Duntreath ; Sir Jas. Buchanan, Bart, of Craigend.

President— Mr. J. Guthrie Smith, Mugdock Castle. Vice-President -Mr. R. M'Lintock.

Honorary Secretary and Treasurer — Mr. H. Ross Coubrough, Blanefield.

XIV. The Craigend Habitation of the Primrose League.

Rilling Counsellor — Sir James Buchanan, Bart.
Secretary and Treasurer— Mr. Andrew N. Bertram, Clober, Milngavie.



356 THE PARISH OF yiRATIIBLANE.

XV, Carbeth Curling Club.

Fatron—Mi: John J. Pollock of Aucheneden.

President — Mr. J. Guthrie Smith, Mugdock Castle.

Vice-President — Walter L. Rankin, M.D. Secretary and Treasurer— A\tx. Spark.

This is the parish Curling Club. It was instituted in 1845, Mr. William Smith of

Carbeth Guthrie being the first President, and Mr. James Aitken of Auchengillan

the first Secretary. The Club originally played on the lake at Carbeth Guthrie, hence its

name.

XVI. The Strathblane Bowling Club.

President — Mr. Robert Jameson, Ardunan. Vice-President — Mr. Robert M'Lintock.

Hon. Treasurer — Mr. John J. M'Ewan, The Schoolhouse.

Han. Secretary— Mr. H. Ross Coubrough, Rlanefield.
Past Preside7its —
Mr. J. Guthrie Smith, Mr. Anthony P. Coubrough, Mr, James E. Dunn, Mr. Ebenezer
M'Alister, Dr. James H. Stoddart, Mr. John J. Pollock, Mr. John Coubrough.

XVII. MuGDOCK Golf Club.

Captain — Sir James Buchanan, Bart., Craigend Castle.
Secretary and Treasurer — Mr. John Coubrough, Blanefield.

XVIII. The Strathblane Football Club.

This Club was formed in 1876, and was a popular and successful institution till 1885.
During the most of this period Mr. Alexander Benson, jun., was Captain, and Mr.
Thomas Thorpe, Secretary. There was no play last season in consequence of diffi-
culty in getting suitable ground, but there is some prospect of this obstacle being
removed and the Club revived.

A Cricket Club has been formed in the parish once or twice, but has never succeeded
in getting a proper field. There is now a prospect, however, as in the case of the Football
Club, of suitable ground being secured.

XIX. Music.

There is at present a Flute Band in the parish, and this year an amateur orchestra
was formed, and has been very successful. Until this season there was a Brass Band
connected with Blanefield Print Works. It was usually in an efficient state and very
successful, and it is to be hoped it will not remain long in abeyance.

XX. The Drama.

An Amateur Dramatic Society was also in existence for a short time, and was very
successful while it lasted.



APPENDIX XII.

MISCELLANEA.

L Population of the Parish.

In the Statistical Account of Scotland by Sir John Sinclair, vol. xviii. page 574, the
population of Strathblane is said to have amounted to 797 in the year 1755, and
to 620 in the year 1795.

According to the Government Census the numbers in this century are as follows :—



i8or,


734


1811,


795


1821,


748


1831, .


• 1.033




1881,



1841, .


894


1851, .


1,010


1861,


. 1,388


1871, .


• 1,235


1,343





II. Strathblane Meteorology.

The following tables are compiled from the Registers of Observations made by
the late John Guthrie and William Smith at Carbeth-Guthrie during 45 years,
beginning in 18 14. The latitude of Carbeth-Guthrie is 55° 59' 46", the longitude
4° 21' 20" W., and the height above the mean height of the Clyde opposite to the
Court House, Glasgow, is 466 feet. In i860 Mr. Smith presented his Registers to the
Scottish Meteorological Society.

The Table given below, showing the monthly and annual Rainfall for 45 j-ears
ending with December, 1859, is published in the Journal of the Society (New Series,
No. viii. p. 272), with remarks by Alexander Buchan, M.A., the Meteorological
Secretary, and the Table showing the mean monthly and yearly Temperature for
the middle twenty years of the 19th century (1840 to 1859 inclusive) is compiled by
the Author from his father's Registei's, which were kindly lent to him by the Society
for the purpose.



358



THE PARISH OF STRATHBLANE.



Rainfall (in inches) at Carbeth-Guthrte (ii miles N.N.W. of Glasgow) for
Forty-five Years, from October, 1814, to December, 1859. Observed by William
Smith, Esq. The Gauge was placed on the top of the house, and its position
was not changed during the whole time.



Date.


Jan.


Feb.


Mar.


April.


May.


June.


July.


Aug.


Sept.


Oct.


Nov.


Dec.


Year.


1814




















4.42


4-73


550




1815


•75


4.86


5-56


1-43


3.68


1V83


1. 71


364


5-"55


5^31


3^87


3.20


41-39


1816


3-87


3.26


2.81


1.67


3-44


2.75


4.62


1.61


6.10


2.67


2.85


3-94


39.59


1817


4.70


4-56


4.61


■32


3-71


4.40


3^25


6.18


2.16


^•35


4-47


5^59


44.96


1818


6.85


5.02


2.92


.68


1-39


3^36


4.80


1.27


2.91


4-38


5^o3


2.76


41-39


1819


4.72


4.20


2.84


3-67


3-45


3^67


3.02


2.40


2.04


4.07


341


3.88


42.84


1820


3-97


1.70


2.62


2.09


6.44


1.89


2.31


6.17


4.21


2.63


297


3^63


40.62


1821


3.26


• 74


4.69


3-26


1.94


•56


3-II


2.64


6.89


6.32


7.28


6.67


47-37


1822


1.49


4.69


5-04


2.61


1. 10


i^3i


6.05


4.09


2.96


565


8.46


1.85


45-32


1823


2.02


3-14


2.96


1.26


4-23


I oz


7.40


6.56


6.32


342


2.51


7-05


47.90


1824


2.27


2.46


2.72


1.79


•27


2.96


2.89


2.84


2.40


4-45


5-36


7.20


37.62


1825


3-23


2.89


2.61


2.14


1.82


3.68


.69


2.34


4-39


4-99


4-56


3^i4


36.48


1826


1.09


6.84


1.50


2.26


• 17


•94


2.80


5-50


1.54


4-34


2.09


3-14


32.21


1827


4.72


2.01


4.17


3-13


4.76


4.02


4.19


3.39


2.56


3^84


1.84


7^34


45-96


1828


5-15


3-47


1.82


4-47


1-47


3-29


4-99


2.79


307


2.92


5^24


6.62


45-3°


1829


.82


1-33


1.42


3-35


1.94


3-73


3.88


6.67


2.96


4.92


3-65


2.42


37- 10


1830


•52


3.56


3^76


4.81


3^64


1.86


6.00


3^83


9.22


2.23


4.69


1.97


45-88


1831


2.56


3-84


5.60


2.40


1.79


3 53


4.19


3^90


3-32


9.80


4.58


4.08


49-59


1832


1-39


2.81


3-96


2.56


1.49


3-17


1-47


4.26


1.88


7.68


3-76


5.86


40.29


1833


•32


6.15


1-53


3-86


2.39


6.12


2.08


1.78


3.73


4. 16


4.12


9.87


46.12


1834


9-79


2.74


3-47


.48


2.57


3 '90


2.08


4-83


3-98


3-53


3-84


I-I5


42.37


183s


1.85


398


3-56


^•45


4.90


1.88


3^75


2.44


6.34


3^24


6.58


3^04


42.60


1836


6.32


2.32


5.02


2.95


•55


4.66


7.40


3-95


6.80


3^40


5.08


5.46


5390


1837


2.67


5.10


1. 14


1. 91


2.43


3^39


4.76


3^64


2.94


5-40


4-83


4-95


43.16


1838


1.40


.70


4.48


1-59


1.98


8.01


4.96


5^67


3-29


4-74


2.98


2.92


42.73


1839


3.10


3-91


4-57


1.66


^■1i


3- 07


4.78


4.16


6.86


5-13


350


4.49


46.95


1840


6.05


3-59


•30


■1Z


3^15


4.00


6.35


4.28


4-79


1.62


3.20


1.82


39-89


1841


2.97


3-93


3-54


2.54


2-55


2.77


2.43


7-39


4-50


6.40


3-30


5.10


47.42


1842


2.84


3-96


5.88


.02


3^64


3^54


3^36


1.86


2.14


.70


2.40


7.04


37-39


1843


4.22


•Zl


1.70


3-73


2.82


1.77


3^46


4.87


.84


6.60


5-24


1.28


36.89


1844


4.28


4-23


6.06


2.09


■ 03


5.22


4-56


2.68


1.46


2.27


4-34


.46


37-69


1845


4.24


3^14


3-61


2.60


I-I3


4^25


2.16


2.96


5-38


7-23


6.75


6.58


50.02


1846


5-31


3.58


4-49


2.05


2-35


4.66


5-49


6.47


3.08


5^71


5-33


• 87


49- 38


1847


2.84


1-59


1.36


3- 18


4-34


2.74


2.15


3.21


3.26


6.23


4.89


3-99


39-57


1848


4.14


8.71


4-13


1.44


1.89


3.80


5^33


4^23


1. 81


3.88


5-09


5-36


49.81


1849


7-37


2.83


I-I5


2. II


3^58


1.97


5^09


3' 34


1.70


3-40


7.14


2.04


41.71


1850


3-42


6.53


•36


3^71


2.92


2.43


2.94


4.92


2.65


2.35


5.66


4-51


42.40 j


i8si


6.33


3-36


5- 14


2.07


•97


3-48


3-64


5- 03


1.04


3-54


I. II


■ 1.74


37-45


1852


7-94


4.71


.66


•73


3-40


2.31


7.24


6.53


i^3i


2.14


4.20


10.38


51-55
40.18


1853


5-58


1.82


.96


1.99


.76


4.27


7.24


4-36


3-05


6.86


2.92


•36


1854


4-23


2.65


3-18


.76


3-43


5-69


4-74


2.94


3.22


3-64


2.04


5-96


42.48


1855


•94


.80


2.49


1-39


1.91


2. 98


4^63


4.22


1. 10


5.80


1. 12


3-1.7


30-54


1856


2.76


4.60


• 13


2.10


3-40


4-95


2.53


6.09


4.06


2.52


'■^\


5^6i


40.34


1857


2.81


2.50


2.10


1.70


2.71


2. So


305


1.64


2.34


3-64


2.18


5^i3


32.60


1858


2.92


.87


1.20


1.76


5.01


4.60


6.33


3-34


4.01


6.40


1^59


5.28


43-29


1859
]\Ieans,


3-86


4.2a


3-86


3- 09


■11


1.60


2.30


3-42


6.32


3-58


287


3-88


39-34


Z-^l


3-43


3.06


2.17


2.52


' 3^30


4.07


4.01


3^61


4-34


4-03


4-31


42-44



APPENDIX KIT -MISCELLANEA.



359



Mean Monthly and Yearly Temperature at Carbeth-Guthrie for Twenty
Years, from ist January, 1840, to 31st December, 1859, inclusive. From Observa-
tions taken daily at 10 a.m. by the late William Smith of Carbeth-Guthrie.



Date.


Jan.


Feb.


Mar.


April.


May.


June.


July.


Aug.


Sept.


Oct.


Nov.


Dec.


Year.


1840


38.,S8


37-55


42.19


49-13


50.55


56.73


58.


60.


52.66


48.38


43-


37-16


47.83


1841


33-32


38




46.35


46


63


54-77


56.50


59-48


59-


57-


45-69


39.66


39-


47-93


1S42


35-


39




42.


49


70 54-


60.


60.


61.16


56.50


47-


41.36


45-


49.26


1843


39-


34


14


41.83


48


10


50-45


57.20


60.12


60.45


59-


45-45


40.83


46.64


48.60


1844


39-29


35




40.35


49




55-55


57-56


59-51


57-74


56.


48.22


43-63


34-


47.98


1845


3b-


35


32


38.


48


86


52-45


57-76


59-


58-25


54-30


49-


42.07


37-


47-32


1846


41-39


42




41.29


46


33


52.35


64-73


60.29


61.49


59-40


49.07


43-03


34-49


49-65


1847


35-42


36


35


42.58


44


97


53.26


59-30


6,3-50


59-


51.61


49-51


44.46


38-


48.16


1848


32.13


39


35


41.10


46


06


56.46


57-70


59-


56.26


54-40


46.


40.


38.37


47-24


1849


36.35


40


68


42.20


43


63


53-32


53-73


56.03


56.79


53-08


43-87


43-87


36.80


46.69


1850


33-22


41


35


42.09


47


70


50.35


58.60


62.58


57-74


54.66


46.77


42.13


39-19


47-95


1851


39.06


40


18


39-87


45




52-03


.56.33


58.87


58.16


55-76


50.20


.37.36


39-64


47.70


1852


38.61


38


31


39-70


47


30


53.60


57-


64.87


61.12


55-


46.77


40.33


40.77


48.61


1853


37-39


32


85


37-74


46




53-20


59-66


57-35


58.22


53-70


49-


43-


36.


47.01


1854


36.


39




42.12


48


37


51-45


55.80


60.


60.29


57-13


46.46


41.63


38.70


48.25


1855


36.61


29


50


37-19


47




48.77


57.66


64.77


60.29


54.20


47.22


39.60


37-


46.61


1S56


35-26


39


20


39-41


47




50.55


54.80


58.22


60.19


53-73


51-


42.


39-49


47-57


1857


35-93


39


48


39- .58


45




5390


61.86


60.38


63-54


58.66


51-54


44.70


45-67


50.02


1858


39-90


34


81


40.53


46


43 ' 53-22


62.


59-


61.


56.


46.


39.30


41.12


48.28


1859
Means,


40.90


39-64


43-35


44. 1 56. 10


59-50


61.3s


59-61


53-63


46.77


39-70


34-74


' 48.27


36.97


37-58


41.07


46.81 ' 52.82


58-22


60.01


59-52


55-32


47-65


41.58 38.94


48.04



III. Inundations.



The bursting of water-spouts on the hills and severe thunderstorms occasionally
cause much damage in the Strath. The most remarkable on record are three. The
first took place about 1736, when a water-spout burst near the source of the Blane
and discharged such an enormous volume of water that the houses and mills on the
side of the stream, as well as the crops and cattle on the low lying grounds, would
certainly have been utterly destroyed and carried away had not the stream burst
from its usual channel a little south of Ballagan and sent its flood equally towards
Campsie on the east and Strathblane on the west. As it was, an enormous amount
of damage was done.

The second great inundation was on the 13th August, 1795, when during a
tremendous thunderstorm a torrent burst from the hills, and falling in terrific floods
over the spout of Ballagan carried away the banks of the stream as before, and again
ran east and west. The water which ran westward tore up everything before it,
destroying fields of oats, barley, and potatoes, and greatly damaging the bleach-fields
and other houses on its banks, as well as tearing up a deep channel in the public
road.



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THE PARISH OF STRATHBLANE.



The third great outburst was on the 12th August, 1884, after a thunderstorm of
unexampled fury. The flood again swept over the spout of Ballagan, carrying stones
and trees before it, which quickly filling the usual bed of the stream caused it to
burst from its banks at Ballagan garden, through which a large part of it poured,
carrying away the garden wall and doing an immense amount of damage to the
fields in the neighbourhood, and tearing up the road between Ballagan and Broadgate.
This extraordinary thunderstorm did a great deal of damage in other parts of the
parish, carrying away bridges and destroying fields and roads. It was not confined
to Strathblane, but extended to a great part of the West and South of Scotland.



In 1786 there was a smart shock of earthquake felt in Strathblane. It took place
at 10 A.M., and was preceded by a rushing noise. — Creeches Edmbiirgh Fugitive
Pieces, p. 122.



IV. Heights above the Sea of Places in Strathblane.

Highest point in the Parish — The Earl's Seat,

Lowest point in the Parish — Blane, at Drummiekeich, ....

Highest point on South Side of the Parish — The Gallow Knowe,

Road from Campsie where it enters the Parish on the East, near Hole,

Road to Balfron where it leaves the Parish on the West at Burnfoot,

Road to Drymen where it enters the Parish at Garvel Bridge, ,

Road to Drymen where it leaves the Parish on the Stockiemuir,

Road from Milngavie where it enters the Parish at Bankend of Mugdock,

Ballagan Bridge on the Blane,

Edenkill Bridge on the Blane,

Netherton Bridge on the Blane,

Garvel Bridge on the Allander,

Craigallian Bridge on the Allander,

The Church,

The Manse,

The School,

Mugdock Village,

Edenkill Village,

Netherton Village,

Mid Auchengillan,

Carbeth-Guthrie, West Lodge, .

Carbeth-Guthrie, Gardener's Gate,

Craigallian, East Lodge, .

Craigallian, South Lodge,

Mugdock Castle,

Craigend Castle, South Lodge,

Craigend Castle, East Lodge, .



Feet.
1,895

55
585
294

97
402
626
381

339
241
170
402

324
287

235
215

539
245

224

S77
450
501
527
•358
540
500
520



APPENDIX XIL— MISCELLANEA.



361



Craigmaddie, North Lodge,
Ardunan House,
Napier Lodge, .
Ballagan House,
Broadgate, ....
Blanefield House, East Lodge.
Corriedale Gate,
Lunchikin Bridge,
Duntreath Castle,
Blairquhosh Cunninghame,
Spout of Ballagan, .
Hill of Dunglass,
Park Hill, ....
Dungoiach Hill,
Slackdhu, ....
Dumgoyne,



Feet.

445
400

325
345
308
242
165
ISO
112
107
700
501

450

510

1,623

1,401



V. Farm Products and Cattle in Strathblane in 1796.



Oats, .
Barley,



Bolls Sown.
486

44



Product of each Boll.

7



Total Product.
3,402

352



Hay,



Acres.
120



Stones.

Product 150 per Acre,



Stones.
18,000



Horses kept for labour.
Horses reared annually,
Milk Cows, . . . .

Cows rearing under 3 years old,
Cows fattened annually.
Sheep, consisting of ewes, . . .



100
26
310
376
442
1,200



— From Sir John Sinclair's Statistical Account of Scotland, vol. xviii. pp. 568-571.



VI. Acreage under Crop, and Horses, Cattle, and Sheep in Strathblane

IN 1 841 AND 1886.



Oats, .

Barley,

Wheat,

Beans,

Turnips,

Potatoes,

Cabbages,



Acres,


550


311




140


2




60


9




8


15




40


63




139


74







4|



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THE PARISH OF STRATHBLANE.



Vetches,

Ryegrass or (1886) Timothy Hay,

Natural Hay, or Hay from Grass not broken up in
rotation,



Cows and Heifers, in Milk or in Calf,
Other Cattle of all ages, .



Total



.ere;


s, —


2


It


300


280


It


no


314


)5


i>347


I,072i


nbe


:r, 290


340


tt


350


535



Total



640



875



Horses for Farm work alone, ....
Horses unbroken or for Breeding purposes,



Total



Number, 88
44

132



57
65



Sheep of all ages, Number, 2,540



4,912



The Agricultural Statistics and number of Live Stock in the Parish in 1841 are
compiled from information in the " New Statistical Account of Scotland," and those
for 1886 have been supplied by the Agricultural Department of the Privy Council
with much courtesy and promptitude.



Parochial Events while this Work is passing through the Press.

Page 71. — Woodend in Strathblane and Barrachan in New Kilpatrick.
Mr. James Weir of Barrachan has sold these lands to the Corporation of Glasgow.

Page 141. — Caroline Frances Graham Stirling, wife of Lieutenant George H.
Miller, R.N.
At Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the 2nd August, 1886, Mrs. George H. Miller had
a son, who has been named Harry James Graham Stirling.

Page 165. — John Cameron Graham of Ballewan.
Mr. John Cameron Graham of Ballewan, married on the 22nd July, 1886, at
Christ Church, Lancaster Gate, London, Annie, daughter of Mr. Stewart Pixley of



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