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AYR
The Burgh of NEWTON, The Parish of ST QUIVOX, & MONKTOWN with PRESTWICK
Ayrshire Directory - 1837 - by Pigot & Co

Ayr is a Royal burgh, and the capital of the parish and shire of its name, 77 miles, wsw of Edinburgh, 33 ssw of Glasgow, 34 ssw of Paisley, 12 ssw of Kilmarnock, and 11 s of Irvine, situate in the north west angle of the parish where the river Ayr flows past it into the Frith of Clyde. This border of Scotland has been inhabited from the earliest period of authentic history; for when, in the reigh of Severus, the Roman fleet made the complete seaboard survey of Magna Britannica, this part of the coast was crowded with a population that evinced no amicable disposition towards the foreigh obtruder; subsequently, however, the persevering and insidious encroacher penetrated through southern Caladonia, and the Celtic harp was hushed by the fanning wings of the Roman eagle; accordingly we find that the site of modern Ayr retained, in the 11th century, the undoubted traces of a Roman station; and tradition informs us that a hamlet, the vestige of this station, was in existance until the latter part of the 12th century, when William, surnamed the Lion, erased the odious blot, and laid the foundation of a new town in the ashes of the former conquerer. A paramount interest, that every true Caladonian must feel, and the heart of every real patriot must ?, is excited by the recollection that here it was that the renowned William Wallace first openly embodied that hardy host which made the southern backward reel; and that the powerful garrison of Edward I, was compelled to cower under his thunder arm. Ayr still retains some lineaments of antiquated grandeur, on which the lover of ancient lore may dilate with exquisite sensation; amongst others, history will single out the tower of the church dedicated to St John, and the traces of the fortress that comprised this place, erected during the reign of Cromwell, to escape his observation. At a short distance on the shore is one of those uncouthly constructions  castles, so frequently arresting the notice of any stranger in this district, and exhibiting the ill combined contrivances of agression and defence; it stands on the summit of a rock overhanging the sea and, from a distance, has an imposing aspect. In the same direction, on a clear day, may be discerned the celebrated Ailsa Craig, rising 940 feet perpendicular out of the sea. The bay is very much admired, and some sea travellers can perceive in its broad outline a resemblance in the Bay of Naples. Immediately opposite, across the Clyde, is the Isle of Arran, whose stupendous and often cloud-capped mountains present some features ot the sublime and majestic, and whose summits are visible to the naked eye, in fine weather, from the headlands of Larne, in the County of Antrim, in Scotia's twin-sister land.

The town of Ayr forms a tolerably regular parrallelogram, with one side presented to the left bank of the river, and the west end verging on the sea; the harbour extends up the river to about midway from the entrance to this part of the town. The burgh has been considerably improved of late years, and new buildings have risen in every direction, many of them truely elegant. The splendid new Town Buildings, with perhaps the finest spire in Scotland, the height 219 feet were erected in the old Malt-cross, in 1828, at a cost of 10,000. These buildings contain a spacious suite of assembly rooms and a public reading room. Wellington-square may vie with many of those in the English metropolis, having a most noble erection to form the west side, in the new court-house and hall, built at the joint expense of the county and burgh, at a cost exceeding 30,000. The east front of this ediface, which is wholly of stone, is ornamented with an imposing portico.

   The centre of the square exhibits a fine lawn and is enclosed with rails, and the surrounding houses are inhabited by the genteel families of the place. At the back of the hall are two well arranged prisions, one for debtors, and the other for felons; these have lately been remodelled after the system of the Glasgow bridewell, so justly admired. In the hall are kept all the public offices and records for the town, and sessions and courts for the county and burgh are held. 

An extensive trade is carried on in the export of coal from this place to Ireland. Mines of this article as with as fine quaries of stone, abound in the neighbourhood. the other principal exports consist of iron, corks, lamp-black and water of Ayr. Imports comprise hides, tallow, barley, yarn, linen, spars, deals and hemp. The convenience for shipping is superior to most of the towns on the coast, as the harbour has been lately much improved by carrying an extensive stone pier into the sea, affording a greater depth of water for vessels entering, and security when in harbour. These improvements, with others in contemplation will add considerably to the mercantile importance of the place, and repay the spirited proprietors of this admirable design. A railway is perceived between this town and Glasgow, which it is predicted shall communicate with the towns of Paisley, Johnston, Dalry, Kilwinning, Irvine, Kilmarnock and Troon. The capital to be embarked is 550,000 subscribed for in eleven thousand shares of 50 each; the deposit upon each being 2.10s. The shares are all taken up, and and are now (1836) at a premium. 

The civil government of Ayr vested in a provost, two baillies, a dean of guild, a treasurer, and twelve councillors; but by the new bill for the regulation of municipal corporations, the burghs of Ayr, with Wallace Town and Newton, are united under a common magistry and jurisdiction. Ayr is connected with the burgh of Irvine, in this county and Campbeltown, Inverary, and Oban, in Argylshire in returning a member of Parliament. The present representative is Lord James Stewart. The total number of the county constituancy is 3,913; that of the burgh, 441. The county member is John Dunlop, esq., of Dunlop. The Earl of Glasgowis Lord lieutenant, and Sir D.H.Blair, baronet, vice-leutenant of the county. 

An academy, founded by subscription in 1798, stands foremost among the public establishments. It is conducted by a rector and five masters, with able assistants, the superintendant of the whole is vested in certain direstors appointed by the crown by which the seminary was created a body corporate. The useful and elegant accomplishments which may be attained in this establishment are the Latin, Greek, English, French and Italian languages, writing, arithemic, natural philosophy, and chymistry. the youth annually taught here are about five hundred in number; and the success which attends the institution, exceeds the most sanguine expectations of its original projectors. Ayr library, containing several thousand volumes, affords recreation to its numerous subscribers. There was also a mechanic's Institution formed in 1825, which is now in a flourishing state; it has a library attached, containing more than two thousand volumes. There are other libraries of lesser note, and public reading rooms in the town's buildings. Two talented and admirably conducted newspapers are published in Ayr weekly - The "Observer", on Tuesday, and the "Advertiser", on Thursday. Races are held here annually in the autumn. Two excellent packs of fox hounds, and one of harriers, hunt in the county; and in the town are spirited curling and bowling clubs. A small but neat theatre occasionally opens to gratify the admirers of dramatic representations; but the inhabitants being generally of a sedate turn of mind, it is but little encouraged.

  There are two churches of the establishment in the town, one in the parish of Newton, and another at Prestwick; the other places of worship in Ayr and its vicinity are the associate synod congregation, the united associate synod, an English church, Wallace Town chapel, methodist, Moravian, independant, relief, and reporm presberty chapels, and one for the Roman catholics; some of these are situate in Wallace Town and Contest, which see. The Charitable Institutions are numerous and liberally conducted; the poor are assisted from funds arising from lands and donations, and a dispensery gives medicine and surgical aid to the sick. Besides these there are a sailor's society, established in 1581; a merchant's society, established in 1655; a fund, established in 1821, for decayed members, their widows and orphans; the Ayr Sabbath school union society; and the Ayr universal society. The celebrated Scottish bard, Robert Burns, was born about two miles and a quarter north-east of Ayr, in a small cottage, now converted into a public house, almost a quarter of a mile from which a very elegant monument has been erected to his memory; it is placed on the banks of the river Doon, amidst objects and scenery which had often inspired his muse. The locality of Tam O'Shanter lies in the immediate neighbourhood of the cottage. The Chevalier Ramsay, author of Cyron's travels, &c. was a native of the town. There are two weekly markets, Tuesday for grain and cattle, and Friday for the sale of dairy produce, poultry and general business. Fairs are held on the Thursday and Friday before the second Wednesday in January; on the first Tuesday in April for black cattle &c.; the last Friday in April, the Thursday and Friday before the second Monday in July, and on the second Thursday and Friday in October. 

Newton parish is divided from that of Ayr by the river, over which there is a handsome bridge of modern erection. Weaving is carried on here, for the Glasgow manufacturers, to a considerable extent; here are also four iron foundries, a salt works, and the extensive ship-building yards of Messrs Cowan & Sloans'. The coals from the Ayr colliery are shipped on this side the harbour; the colliery is in the parish of St Quivox, and, from the employment it furnishes to the industrious class, is of material importanceto the neighbourhood.

  St. Quivox, a parish in the District of Kyle, lies on the banks of the Ayr river, and is bounded on the east by Torbolton, and on the west by Newton of Ayr and Monktown. The parish is nearly all arable, is finely enclosed, and beautified by plantations. 

Wallace Town, and a district called Content, consists of a number of streets adjoining to Newton, and are both in the parish of St. Quivox. A new church of the establishment was erected in Content in 1834, and opened 8th March, 1835; it is a very handsome edifice, of the Gothic order; the site is well chosen, being in a populace neighbourhood, on the north-east bank of the river Ayr; it was built by subscription, at an expense of nearly 1,500, and has sittings for upwards of 300 persons. Nearly adjoining the new churchis a new Roman catholic chapel, erected in 1826-7, at a cost of about 2,000; it is a classic structure, in the Gothic style, fronted with freestone. In Wallace Town are also chapels belonging to the antiburghers, the seccessional congregation, the reformed presbytery, the independants, and the English church. 

Monktown, a parish in the district of Kyle, lies on the sea-coast, betwixt Symington and Dundonald on the north, and Newton and St. Quivox on the south. The parish formerly extended southward to the river Ayr, and comprehended the present parish of Newton, which was erected into a separate parochial districtin the last centuary; it now includes the ancient and abrogated parish of Prestwick. The village of Monktown is situate on the high road to Glasgow, and distant four miles from Ayr. The small town or rather village of Prestwick, or Prestewich, is one mile and a half from Ayr. It was as one period a place of some consequence, having being created a burgh of barony at an early date; and its charter, which was renewed by James VI, in 1600, granted to it a weekly market and an annual fair; the former has fallen into disuse, from the proximity of its more thriving neighbour, Ayr. The market cross, which is of considerable antiquity, still exists, and it has its gaol and council-house; in the latter, the bailies and freemen meet quarterly, to regulate the affairs of the burgh; and the Prince of Wales (when one exists) is recognised as the superior of the town. There has lately been erected a handsome new church, for the accomodation of the inhabitants and those of Monktown.

Post Office, 9 High st, Ayr, Robert Davidson, Post Master - The Edinburgh and Glasgow morning mails arrive every morning at half past seven, and are despatched every afternoon at a quarter past five - the Edinburgh and Glasgow evening mails arrive every night at nine, and are despatched every night at a quarter before ten - The London and other English mails arrive every afternoon at a quarter before five and are despatched every night at a quarter before ten - The Irish mail, with letters from the counties of Wigton and Kirkcudbright arrive every night at ten, and are despatched every night at half past eight - A Penny Post to Dalmellington every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at a quarter before eight, and arrives every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoon at half past four.

NOBILITY, GENTRY AND CLERGY
Ackford, Miss Elizabeth, 24 Barns St
Alexander, Rev, John, Wallacetown chapel Content
Anderson, Mr John, Prestwick toll
Auld, Rev. Dr. Robert, Ayr manse
Austin, Mr., Waterton cottage
Baird, Major, Faulkland
Ballantine, Mrs. Mary, of Castle hill
Ballantine James, esq., of Castle hill
Blain, Archibald Wm., esq., Seafield
Boyd, Mr Charles, Prestwick
Boyd, Mr David, Prestwick
Bryan, Mrs Mary Magdalene, Prestwick
Bryce, John, esq., 3 Allaway place
Burns, Rev. Thomas, Monktown
Caldwell, Mr Andrew, Prestwick
Campbell, Dav., esq., Mount Hamilton
Campbell, James, esq., of Craigie, Craigie house
Campbell, Patrick, esq., Mount Hamilton
Campbell, William Gunning, esq., of Fairfield
Cockran, Mr., lady bank, St. Quivox
Cowan, William, esq., Course hill
Crawford, Mrs Jane, of ?? Fort street
Crawford, Mrs Margaret, of Newfield, 24 Wellington square
Crawford, William, esq., of ??
Cunningham, Major Wm., Smith lodge
Cuthill, Rev. Alexander, Midsands
Davidson, Mrs Ann, 22 Wellington sq
Dunlop, Miss Ann, 16 Academy st
Dunlop, Miss Margaret, 10 Burns st
Elaton, Mrs Margaret, Midsands
Ellis, Rev William, Mill st
Fairfould, Miss, Prestwick
Fullarton, Mrs Susan Hunter, 36 Sandgate street
Gardner, Mr Archibald, Prestwick
Garnett, William Norris, esq., 11 Wellington square
Gemmell, Andrew, esq., 5 Allaway place
Gemmell, Dr Robert, Hourtree park
Gordon, John T., esq., Newton lodge
Guthrie, Miss Margaret, Prestwick
Hamilton, Alexander West, esq., of Belleisle
Hamilton, Archibald, esq., of Roselie
Hamilton, Lieutenant-Colonel Hugh, Blackburn cottage
Hamilton, Mrs Jacobina, 3 Wellington sq
Hamilton, Miss Jane, Blackburn cottage
Hamilton, John, esq., of Sundrum
Hamilton, Miss Margaret, Mount Charles
Hamilton, Montgomerie,  esq., Barns st
Hay, Capt Francis, 1 Wellington sq
Henderson, Rev Jos. Elba st, Content
Hendrie, Miss,  Prestwick toll
Hughes, Mrs General, Mount Charles
Humble, Mrs Rebecca, 29 Sandgate st
Hume, Mrs Mary, 14 Academy st
Hunter, Mr Adam, Prestwick
Hunter, Mr John, Prestwick
Hunter,  Mrs of Downholme
Johnston, Miss, 12 Wellington square
Kelso, Miss Jane, Frankvale
Kennedy, Miss Isabella, Sandgate st
Kirk, Capt Robert, 10 Wellington sq
Lang. Rev Robert, 4 New Bridge st
Latimer, the Misses, Park house
Limond, David, esq., (Provost of Ayr) of Dalblair
Logan, Mr John Ronald, Prestwick toll
Logan, Mrs & Miss Martha, 2 Allaway place
McHarg, Mrs Jane, 22 Barns st
Mackenzie, Col. George, Academy st
Mackenzie, Miss Jane, 6 Barns st
McKnight, Col. Patrick, of Barns
McLimont, Mrs Mary, 56 Sandgate st
Macpherson, Major Alexander, 23 Wellington square
Macquhae, Rev, Stair, St Quivox
McQuatox, Mr Thomas, Prestwick
Mair, Mrs Merrion, 12 Barns st
Maitland, Mrs Mary, 18 Cathcart st
Manson, Mr Robert, Prestwick
Mason, Mrs, Prestwick toll
Maxwell, Major Hamilton, 20 Wellington square
Miller, James, esq., of Springvale
Montgomerie, Mrs Agnes, 54 Sandgate st
Montgomerie, Wm., esq., of Belmount
Neill, Major William, (of Barnweill), 15 Wellington square
Oswald, Alexander Richard, esq., of Auchencruive
Park, Lieut. James, Lady bank, St Quivox
Park, Miss Margaret, 8 Barns st
Parker, John, esq., 6 Wellington sq
Paul, the Misses, Fort st
Ranken, Mrs Jane, 14 Wellington sq
Reid, Mrs B., of Adamton
Renwick,Rev Robert, 10 Charlotte st
Robb, John, esq., of Blackburn
Robertson, Lieut William, Thymefields villa
Robertson, Lieut William, Prestwick toll
Rollo, John Ballantine, esq., 39 New market street
Rollo, the Hon. Roger, Wellington sq
Shaw, Capt. Thomas, 9 Cathcart st
Shaw, Rev William, 14 Charlotte st
Shiels, Mr James T, Prestwick
Shiels, Mr Robert, Prestwick
Smith, Mrs Janet, 43 Sandgate st
Smith, Mr John, Prestwick
Smith, Mr William, Prestwick
Stevenson, Rev Dr George, Boghall
Stevenson, Rev Jas., Newton manse
Tennant, Miss Catherine, 1 Cathcart st
Tennant, Jno., esq., of Creoch, Wheatfield
Thomson, Mrs Elizabeth, of Daljereock, 16 Wellington square
Thomson, Robert Kennedy, esq., 16 Wellington square
Tweedie, Lieut James, Fort st
Wallace, Rev robert, Dalrymple
Weir, Mrs Mary, 12 Academy st
Wilson, Rev Wm. Scott, 6 Charlotte st
Wood, Mrs Isabella, 16 Barns st

ACADEMIES AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Ayr Academy, Fort Street
Rector, John Smith Memes LLD
Writing and Drawing Master, Robert Taylor
Arithemic and Bookkeeping, Jas Gray
Greek and Latin Master, Ebenezer Thomson
Modern Languages, Solmn Gross
English, Arthur Lang
Baxter, Eliza (ladies boarding), 4 Barnes street
Bell, Samuel, Newton green
Brown, James, Lower Doon bridge
Burgh School, Prestwick, Thos McCrorie, master
Cowan, Samuel, Mill st
Gray, Margaret (ladies boarding), 19 Cathcart street
Gray, William, 127 High st
Gross, Mrs Solomon (ladies boarding), Wellington square
Henderson, Ann, 16 Sandgate st
Parochial School, Monktown, James Gigson, master
Parochial School, St Quivox,  -- Bryden, master
Parochial School, Main street, Newton, John Gremmell, master;  Saml Bell,
Assistant master
Potts, John, 3 Charlotte st
School of Industry, Mill street, Miss Gourlay, mistress
Scott, Robert, Fullerton st
Smith's Institution, Mill st, W McDerment, master
Underwood, Jno, Weaver row, Newton
Wallace, Rev. Robert (boarding), Dalrymple
Watson, William, John st, Content

ACCOUNTANT
McCubbin, John (& treasurer to the road trustee of the district of Ayr), 7
Academy st

AGENTS - MISCELLANEOUS
Boyd, Joseph (coal), Ayr colliery
Campbell, James (coal), South quay
Cowan & Sloans' (for Lloyds'), 31 Sandgate st
Stewart, Thomas (coal), Wallace st, Wallace Town
Telfer, Alexander Bell (sailing packets), South quay

AGENTS TO MANUFACTURERS
Beaton, William, Allison st, Newton
Dalrymple, Quinton, 1 Garden st, Wallace Town
Dalziel, John, Allison st, Newton
Farquhar, William, Wallace st, Wallace Town
Kennedy, Hugh, Elba st, Content
Lyon, Hugh, 49 High st
McEwen, William, Garden st, Wallace Town
Moore, John, Main st, Newton
Park, Hugh, Main st, Newton
Park, Robt, Garden st, Wallace Town
Richie, Alex, 4 Garden st, Wallace Town
Steele, Thomas, Main st, Newton
Tinnock, Jane, 4 New Bridge st

AUCTIONEERS
Crawford, Archibald, 30 High st
Goudie, Robert, Isle lane
Norman, David, 225 High st

BAKERS
Dickie, John, 112 High st
Dunlop, David, 25 New Bridge st
Farrie, John, 35 High st
Ferguson, John, 32 New Bridge st
Findlay, George, Main st, Newton
Hamilton, John, 51 High st
Hutchinson, Jane, 150 High st
McHutcheon, Adam and Maitland (& flour dealers), 184 High st
Meller, John, 100 High st
Shaw, William, 11 High st
Smith, William, 64 High st
Stewart, James, Main st, Newton
Wright, David, 50 Main st, Newton

BANKERS
Ayr Bank, Hunters & Co, High st (draw on Sir William Forbes, bart. & Co.
Edinburgh, & Herries, Farquhar and Co London)
Ayrshire Banking Compy, New Bridge st (draw on the Royal Bank, Edinburgh,
and Williams, Deacon & Co, London) - Quinton Kennedy, manager
Bank of Scotland (Branck of), Sandgate st (Draws on the Bank of Scotland,
Edinburgh, and Coutts & Co, London) - Thomas McClelland, agent
Glasgow Union Banking Compy (Branch of), New Market street (draw on the
Glasgow Union Bank Branch, Edinburgh, and Jones, Loyd and Co, London) -
Patrick Cowan, agent
Savings Bank, Kirk Port - Adam McHutcheon, treasurer, and Wm. Cowan, jun,
secretary

BLACKSMITHS
Anderson, Jas, Old toll, Ochiltree rd
Crawford, James, Isle lane
Crawford, John, Monktown
Dick, John, 34 Carrick st
Gray, Allan, Prestwick
Hastings, Joseph, 255 High st
Howet, Andrew, Old Bridge end, Wallace Town
Hunter and Affleck, Fullerton st
Kerr, George, 293 High st
McCrorie, Thomas, Monktown
McKean, Hugh, New Market st
Manson, George, 206 High st
Osborne, Wm., George st, Wallace Town
Tennant, David, Allaway

BOAT BUILDERS
Boyd, Robert, Waterside, Newton Green
Cowan & Sloans', Waterside, Newton Green

BOOKSELLERS, BINDERS & STATIONERS
Cowan, Adam, 37 High st
Dick, John, 28 New bridge st
Irvine, Samuel, 91 High st
McCormick & Currie, 23 High st
Tennant, David, 85 High st

BOOT & SHOE MAKERS
Adam, John, Allison st, Newton
Aitken, Hew, 11 New Bridge st
Bone, Adam, 224 High st
Dobbie, James, 83 High st
Dunlop, John, Cross st, Wallace Town
Guthrie, John, Prestwick
Hutchinson, David, Monktown
Johnston, Robert, 17 Bridge st
Kinnon, Hugh, Old Bridge end
Lauchlan, John, 114 High st
Limond, George, 120 High st
McCreath, John & Son, New Market st
McLelland, James, 17 Bridge st
McMaster, hugh, 106 High st
McNeilie, John, 4 High st
McSkimming, William, Monktown
Martin, John Hall, Main st, Newton
Ross, Alexander, 95 High st
Smith, Ebenezer, 141 High st
Smith, William, Monktown
Wilson, John, 6 New Bridge st

BRAZIERS & TINMEN
Alexander, Thomas, 104 High st
Calmers, Robt, Wallace st, Wallace Town
Farrie, Thomas, Main st, Newton
Goldie, William, 99 High st
McIlwrath, John, 32 High st
Miller, James, 128 High st
Ross, Thomas, 25 Isle lane

BREWERS
Crawford, Catherine, 29 High st
Cathcart, Jane, Main st, Newton
Davidson, Ann, 72 High st
Guthrie, Charles, 40 High st
Wilson & Brown, Mill st

CABINET MAKERS
Adair, John (& builder), Sandgate st
Afflick, William, 214 High st
Dickie, John, 194 High st
Dunlop, James, 70 High st
Galloway, John, 37 New Market st
Gordon & Watson, 67 High st
Gray, Robert, Main st Newton
Guthrie, James, Allison st, Newton
Kilgour, Jas.,  Cross st, Wallace Town
King, Thomas, Sandgate st & Fort st
McKnight, John & Co, Main st, Newton
McLean, John, 144 High st
Norval, James, Content st
Park, William, 80 High st
Paton, James, Fullarton st
Reid, Matthew, 13 Mill st
Spier, William, River st, Wallace Town
Underwood, John, New Market st

CARPER MANUFACTURER
Templeton, James, jnr, Fort st

CARPENTERS & JOINERS
(See also Cabinet Makers)
Adair, John (& builder), Sandgate st
Davidson, Alexander, George st, Wallace Town
Guthrie, John, Prestwick
King, Thomas (& builder), Sandgate street and Fort street
McClure, George, 43 Carrick st
Paton, Jas (& builder), Fullerton st
Shaw, John, 156 High st
Smith, William, Prestwick toll
Thomson, Robt, George st, Wallace Town

CARTWRIGHTS
Hutchinson, David, Monktown
Kerr, Janet, 297 High st
Lockhart, James, Prestwick
Logan, David, Alloway
Logan, Hunter, Main st, Newton
McConnonchie, Robert, Old Bridge end, Wallace Town
McNabb, James, Old toll
McVicar, James, Lower Doon bridge
Meikle, John, George st, Wallace Town
Porteous, Jas, Monktown
Thomson, Robert, George st, Wallace Town

CARVERS & GUILDERS
Sutherland, John, High st
Wilson, John, 15 Sandgate st

CLOTHES DEALERS AND BROKERS
Divan, James, Wallace st Wallace Town
Gouldie, Robert, Bridge st
McCloskey, James, 52 High st
Neil, James, 34 High st

COACH BUILDER
Morton, James, 47 Sandgate st

COAL MERCHANTS
Arthur, Charles, Sandhill
Gourley, William (dealer), Carrick st
McJames, Robert, 130 High st
Taylor, George & Co, office North side of the harbour

COAL PROPRIETORS
Taylor, George & Co, Ayr colliery; office, North side of the harbour

CONFECTIONERS
Dunlop, David, 25 New Bridge st
Nichol, Adam, 3 and 207 High st
Porteous, Samuel, 70(?) High st

COOPERS
Farquhar, Robt, Wallace st, Wallace Town
Muir, David, Old Bridge end
Orr, William, Harbour st
Turnbull, Alexander, Isle lane
Young, William, 1300 High st



CORN MERCHANTS
Cowan & Sloane, 31 Sandgate st
Hunter, Adam, 6 Kirk port
Kinross, John, Port st
Stewart, Charles, South quay
Turner, David, High st

COW KEEPERS
Farrie, Thomas, Carrick st
Kerr, David, 251 High st
Lang, Mrs., Isle lane
Wallace, William, High st

CURRIERS AND LEATHER SELLERS
Paterson, John, Mill st
Paterson, John jnr, 46 Mill st
Smith, Hugh (leather seller), 157 High st
Watson, William, 138 High st

DYERS
Alexander, Robert jnr, 187 High st
Crawford, Jas., Wallace st, Wallace Town
Doonan, Alex., 58 Main st, Newton
Hutchinson, James, Old Bridge end, Wallace Town
Wood, Robert, Main st Newton

FIRE, &c. OFFICE AGENTS
Atlas - James Harper, Fort st
British Commercial - McCormick and Carnie, 23 High st
Caledonian - Cuthbert Cowan, High st
Hercules - Thomas McClelland, Sandgate st
North British - John Paul, Fort st
Scottish Amicable (life) - John Kinross, Fort st
Scottish Equitable (life) - David Cowan, 60 Sandgate st
Scottish Union - James Morton, 9 Wellington square
Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Insurance Co - Thomas McClelland, Sandgate st
Sea Insurance Compy - Thomas McClelland, Sandgate st
West of Scotland - Jno Kinross, Fort st

FISHMONGERS
Cuthbert, Andrew (& spirit dealer), 61 and 63 High street
Lawson, James, 125 High st
Scott, James, 77 High st
Shankland, Adam (salmon fishery contractor), 48 High st

FLESHERS
Arbuckle, William and James, 5 Sandgate st
Bicker, Alexander, Main st, Newton
Dick, Daniel, High st
Lockhart, Adam, 24 High st and Main st, Newton
Rodger, Jas & Son, Old Meal market

GLASS, CHINA, &c. DEALERS
Lyon, George, 154 High st
Lyon, Hugh, 49 High st
McLatchie, Janet, 152 High st
Morris, James, 35 Sandgate st
Reid, John, Bridge st
Ritchie, John, 42 High st
Smith, Ebenizer, 162 High st

GLAZIERS & SLATERS
Dunlop, William, 41 New Market st
Ferguson, James, Main st, Newton
Highet, William & Son (and slate merchant), 7 Cathcart st
Kier, David, 127 High st

GROCERS & SPIRIT DEALERS
(See also Victuallers & Spirit Dealers, and also Wine & Spirit Merchants)
Aird, Jean, Main st, Newton
Alexander, John, Main st, Newton
Alexander, Thomas, 74 High st
Allen, Alexander, 57 High st
Auld, James, 1 New Bridge st
Auld, John, 54 High st
Baird, John, 113 High st
Bone, James & Co, 2 Sandgate st
Bothwick, John, 13 Main st, Newton
Brown, William, 203 High st
Campbell, Samuel, 236 High st
Campbell, Wm., Cross st, Wallace town
Candlish, Wm. Green st, Newton
Crawford, Peter, Main st, Newton
Dickie, Janet, 209 High st
Ferguson, James, 14 New Bridge st
Ferguson, Margt, 46 Main st, Newton
Fergusson, David, 129 High st
Fergusson, John, 109 High st
Forrest, Robert, 126 High st
Frew, Archbd, 56 Cross st, Wallace Town
Frew, John, 49 Main st, Newton
Gardiner, Margaret, 118 High st
Goudie, Jas., George st Wallace Town
Goudie, James, 192 High st
Gray, James, Cross house, Main st, Newton
Gray, Thomas, 177 High st
Hazle, Alexander, 19 Isle lane
Hazle, Jas., Wallace st, Wallace Town
Henderson, John, 6 Main st, Newton
Houston, Jane, 158 High st
Hunter, Jas., 101 High st
Hutchison, John, Wallace st, Wallace Town
Kennedy, Hugh, Elba st, Content
Kirkland, James, 27 Wallace st Wallace Town
Lawson, William, 123 High st
McCormick, Ribert, 71 Fish cross
McDougall, Mary (grocer), Main st, Newton
McKay, Alexr., 15 Cross st, Wallace Town
McLean, Christian, 172 High st
McNeil, John (grocer), Wallace st, Wallace Town
Maxwell, Jas., 38 Main st, Newton
Maxwell, Mary (grocer), Main st, Newton
Mitchell, Jas., George st, Wallace Town
Montgomery, James, 145 High st
Moore, James, Main st, Newton
Morrison, James, 248 High st
Park, Hugh, Main st, Newton
Pearson, Martin, 226 High st
Richie, Alexander (grocer), Cross street, Wallace Town
Sample, Robt, Wallace tower, High st
Scott, James, 77 High st
Shaw, Jas., Wallace st, Wallace Town
Shearer, Matthew, 153 High st
Smith, David, Allison st, Newton
Taylor, Archbd, Garden st, Wallace Town
Thom, Charles, 134 High st
Wallace, William, 6 High st
Williamson, Mary, North shore, Newton green
Wilson, Christina, 44 Main st, Newton
Wilson, William, Elba st, Content
Wood, William, 163 High st
Young, David, George st, Wallace Town

HAIR DRESSERS
Auld, James, 6 Bridge st
Brotherton, John, 96 High st
Hulston, John, 17 New Bridge st
McKean, James, Isle lane

HARDWARE & TOY DEALERS
Bell, David, 22 High st
Crawford, Archibald, 39 High st
Logan, David, 149 High st

HATTERS
Demas, David, 1 High st
Gibson, John, 17 High st
Wilson, Andrew, 12 New Bridge st

HOSIERY MANUFACTURERS
Fadzen, James, 10 Main st, Newton
Todd, James, 122 High st
Wilson, John, 88 High st

INNS
Ayr Arms (& Posting house), George Dunn, 1 Sandgate st
Black Bull, Hugh Findlay, Old Bridge end, Wallace Town
Burns' Arms, Thomas Anderson, Allowaay
Crown, William Morton, 119 High st
King's Arms (and Posting house), James Sinclair, 14 High st

IRON & BRASS FOUNDERS
Parker, John & Co (manufacturers of steam engines, boilers, machines &c.),
Waterside foundry, Newton green
Parker, William (and manufacturer of chains & chain cables), Clann's vennel,
Newton
Rae, William & Co (& steam engine manufacturers), Darlington row, Newton green

IRON MERCHANTS
Cowan & Sloans', 31 Sandgate st
Highet, Matthew, 116 High st
Miller, James, 128 High st

IRONMONGERS
Gray, William (and dealer in bar iron), 87 High st
Highet, James, 50 High st
Highet, Matthew, 116 High st
Hunter, Janet, 68 High st
Miller, James (and plane maker), 128 High street and Carrick street

LAST MAKERS
Goudie, David, High st
Murray, David, Garden st, Wallace Town

LIBRARIES
Ayr Library, Fort st, Andrew Paterson, librarian
Dick, John, 28 New Bridge st
Logan, David, 149 High st

LIME BURNERS
Murdoch, James, South quay
Parker & Robb, North shore

LINEN AND WOOLLEN DRAPERS
Blackwwod, Adam, 17 Sandgate st
Bone, Adam, 2 High st
Bryden, John, 58 High st
Cochrane, Jane, 110 High st
Graham, Cornelius, 55 High st
Graham, John, 9 New Market st
Kinloch, John, 12 High st
Mackay, John, 43 High st
McKay, Robert, 13 New Bridge st
McMaster, David, 25 High st
McTaggart, Peter & Son, 75 High st
Maxwell, Peter, 45 High st
Miller, Hugh, 132 High st
Muir, James Stephen, 8 High st
Murray, Thomas, 22 New Bridge st
O'Hara, John, 41 High st
Rutherford, Margt Dunlop, 124 High st
Sloss, John, 4 New Bridge st

MALTSTERS
Guthrie, Charles, High st
Watson & Brown, Mill st

MERCHANTS AND SHIP OWNERS
Carole, Adam, High st
Cowan & Sloans', 31 Sandgate st
Donaldson, Hugh & Sons, high st
Gordon, John Taylor, North side of the harbour
Highet, William, Cathcart st
Hunter, Adam, 6 Kirk port
Kinross, John, Fort st
Paton, James, Fullerton st
Telfer, Alexander Bell, South quay
Wise, Alexander, New Bridge st

MESSENGERS AT ARMS
Goudie, Robert, Isle lane
McQuater, Alexander, 28 Sandgate st
Murdoch, James, High st
Stevenson & Pollock, New Market st
Wilson, John, Fort st

MILLERS
Austin, Robert, Over mills
Calderwood, Alexander, Adamton
Gill, James, Monktown
McWhinnie, James, New Market st
Smith, James & Andrew, Town mills

MILLNERS AND DRESS MAKERS
Bell, Charlotte, 66 High st
Beveridge, Jane, 2 New Bridge st
Burns, Mary (& baby linen warehouse), 4 New Market st
Currie, Ann, 62 High st
Dow, Catherine, High st
Jamieson, Jane (& baby linen), Sangdate st
Johnston, Mary 41 New Market st
Kirkland, Jane, 27 Wallace at, Wallace Town
Latimer, Mary, Mill st
Lennox, Jean, 81 High st
Lyon, Mary, 49 High st
McCall, Margaret, Main st, Newton
McGill, Mary, Hill st
McHutcheon, Sarah, 23 Sandgate st
McIlwraith, Marion, New Market st
McJannet, Janet, 232 High st
Macsorley, Eliza, 4 New Bridge st
McWhinnie, Barbara, 6 Cathcart st
Morton, Janet, 13 High st
Morton, Margaret and Merrion, 6 Sandgate st
Murdoch, Christian, 7 High st
Neil, Jane, George st, Wallace Town
Paton & Forsen, 27 High st
Scott, Maria, Fullerton st
Sprent, Agnes, 23 New Market st

NAIL MAKERS
Highet, James, 50 High st
Highet, matthew, 116 High st
Miller, James, 128 High st and Carrick st
Taylor, John, 144 High st

NEWSPAPERS
Ayr Advertiser - (Thursday) - McCormick & Carnie, publishers, High st
Ayr Observer - (Tuesday) - Foster Fraser & Co, publishers, 28 New Bridge st

NURSERY & SEEDSMEN
Goldie & Lamb (seedsmen), 133 High st
Imrie, Thomas, 93 High st
McKenna, Peter, South shore
Smith, James & son, Town head

PAINTERS
Limmond, John & Co,  107 High st
Mackintosh, Gregory, 7 New Bridge st
Mackintosh, Neil, 2 Harbour st
Moore, Harvey, 15 Sandgate st
Muir, Alexander, 148 High st

PERFUMERS AND HAIR DRESSERS
(See also Hair Dressers)
Beith, Duncan, 28 Sandgate st
Cowan, James, 21 Sandgate st
Halston, John, 17 New Bridge st

PHYSICIANS
Donaldson, William, Fort st
Sloan, Charles, Sandgate st
Sym, James, 5 Wellington square
Whiteside, Phillip, 16 New Bridge st
Whiteside, William, 3 Cathcart st

PLASTERERS
Anderson, James, Boat vennel
Cockran, Samuel, George st, Wallace Town
Guthrie, David, John st, Content
McQueen, John, Kilmarnock road, Newton
Smith, Thomas, Main st, Newton

PLUMBERS
McIlwraith, John, 32 High st
Miller, James, 128 High st and Carrick st
Mosman, John, Wallace st, Wallace Town

POTTER
Boyle, Robert (and draining tile and brick maker), Fort st

PRINTERS - LETTER-PRESS
Donnan, James H., 29 High st
Fraser, John Foster & Co, 28 New Bridge st
McCormick & Carnie, 23 High st

PROFESSORS & TEACHERS
Dow, Peter (minature painter), High street
Hall, James, (dancing), 15 New Market st
Hall, John, (music), 5 Academy st

PUBLICANS
See Inns, and also Vintners

ROPE MAKERS
Cowan & Sloans', Waterside, Newton green
Lawson, James, 125 High st
Reid, David, 82 High st

SADDLERS
Brown, Saml., River st, Wallace Town
Dunlop, Neil, 78 High st
Gray, Thomas, 84 High st
Kerr, John, 117 High st
Mackay, Margaret, 231 High st
Stewart, Thomas, Wallace st, Wallace Town

SAIL MAKERS
Cowan & Sloans', 31 Sandgate st
Cunningham, William, South quay

SALT WORKS
Taylor, George & Co, North shore

SHIP BUILDERS
Cowan & Sloans', Waterside, Newton green

STAY MAKERS
Hutchison, Elizabeth & Agnes, Wallace street, Wallace Town
Rae, mary, 80 High st
Sprott, Catherine, 19 Carrick

STONE MASONS & BUILDERS
Crawford, William, John st, Content
Dunlop, Hugh, jnr, Prestwick toll
Elston, John, 272 High st
Jamieson, William, 209 High st
Kay, John, River st, Wallace Town
Kennedy, James, 17 Carrick st
McCarter, William, Prestwick
McGachan, Robert, Content
Parker & Robb, 193 High st
Parker, John, John st, Content
Stewart, James, Allison st, Newton

STONE MERCHANTS
Galloway, Quall, 32 High st
Murdoch, James, Cassillia st
Taylor & Co, Bellrook
Wilson, Peter, Thorny flat

STRAW HAT MAKERS
Beveridge, Agnes, 80 High st
Mather, Mary & Janet, Main st Newton
Morton, Margt & Marrion, 6 Sandgate st
Ramsay, Margt & sisters, Isle lane
Williamson, Mary, John st, Content
Wilson, Marion, 86 High st

SURGEONS & APOTHECARIES
Craig, William, 25 High st
Craig, William B., 46 High st
Gibson, John, Lottery hall, Newton green
Martin, Wm., Wallace st, Wallace Town
Mitchel, George, 2 Kirk port
Ronald, John, 60 High st
Wright, David, 16 High st

SURVEYORS
Campbell, James (road), High st
McDerment, James (land), 56 Mill st
Thomson, Alexander (land), Fort st

TAILORS
Alexander, Andrew, 79 High st
Allen, Wm., River st, Wallace Town
Anderson, Frs, River st, Wallace Town
Auld, Thomas, Allaway st
Baggs, James, Prestwick
Burns, Andrew (& clothier), 17 High st
Cowan, Andrew, 40 High st
Farquhar, Hugh, Elba st, Contact
Girvan, Peter, 40 High st
Givan, Jno. Allaway st
Harvey, John & Thomas, 19 New bridge st
Houston, Jas., Harbour side, Newton
Loudon, James, 36 High st
McCubbin, Alexander, 31 and 29 New Market st
McKinnon, Nicholas, 107 High st
McLarty, Malcolm, 172 High st
McMillan, James, 127 High st
Morn, Thomas, Main st, Newton
Murphy, William, Monktown
Paton, Robert, Elba st, Content
Priestly, John, Wallace st, Wallace Town
Purdie, Peter, Bridge st
Richmond & McGill, Cross st, Wallace Town
Rodie, James, Monktown
Skilling, James, Wallace st, Wallace Town
Sloane, John (& clothier), 4 New Bridge st
Smith, James, 160 High st
Tannyhill, John, 3 Harbour st
Wallace, John, Prestwick
Wallace, Mattw, George st, Wallace Town
Williamson, James, John st, Content

TALLOW CHANDLERS AND SOAP BOILERS
Baird, John, 113 High st
Donaldson, Hugh & Sons, 65 High st
Lawrie, Alexander, 90 High st

TANNERS
Donaldson, Hugh & Sons, 65 High st
Watson, Wm., Mill st and High st

TIMBER MERCHANTS
Cowan & Sloans', 31 Sandgate st
Donaldson, Hugh & Sons, 65 High st
Hunter, Adam, 6 Kirk port

TOBACCO MANUFACTURERS
Cuthbertson, William Baynham, 142 High st
Stewart, Peter, 26 New bridge st

UPHOLSTERERS
McMillan, Neil, 83 High st
Reid, John, 26 New Bridge st
Wilson, John, 15 Sandgate st

VICTUALLERS AND SPIRIT DEALERS
Benson, James, 167 High st
Dow, John, 1 Harbour st
Graham, Johathan, 193 High st
Lawson, William, 10 New Bridge st
McEwen, James, 187 High st
Miller, John, 239 High st
Murdoch, Jane, 179 High st
Sloan, John, 189 High st
Wallace, William, 165 High st
Wilson, James, 189 High st

VINTNERS
Adams, John, Prestwick
Agnew, Niven, South quay
Aitken, Andrew, Old Bridge end, Wallace Town
Ballantine, John, 214 High st
Beggs, John, 230 High st
Bisset, Mary, 161 High st
Brown, Martha (Ayrshire & Galloway Inn), Cattle market
Bryan, Charles (Crown), Monktown
Campbell, John, Main st, Newton
Crawford, James (Campbell Arms), Monktown
Crawford, Mary, 17 High st
Cunningham, James (Cattle market Inn), Cattle market
Davidson, Ann (Crown & Thistle), 72 High st
Dunlop, Hugh, Prestwick toll
Elliot, John (Wallace tav), 10 High st
Fullarton, Margaret, South quay
Galloway, Ann, South quay
Gordon, Mary, South quay
Goudie, John (Burn's cottage), Alloway street
Goudie, Robert, 238 High st
Guthrie, David, 29 Isle lane
Guthrie, John (Red Lion), Prestwick
Hodgen, David, George st, Wallace Town
Housten, William, South quay
Hunter, Ann, South quay
Hunter, Janet, Harbour side, Newton
Hutchinson, Alexander (Leopard), 63 High st
Johnstone, James (George & Dragon), 115 High st
Kennedy, John, South quay
Kerr, James, 166 High st
Latta, Christine, South quay
Lockhart, James, Prestwick
Logan, Hunter, Main st, Newton
McAlister, John, Cross st, Wallace Town
McCall, Alexander, Main st, Newton
McCall, Hugh, Newton green
McCall, John, Monktown
McClelland, John, Content st
McConnochie, Robt, 19 New Market st
McFarlane, Janet, Bridge st
McJanet, Robt (Blue Bell), 130 High st
Mack, Margaret (Burn's Tavern), 20 New Bridge st
McKarnan, Barnard, Bridge st
McKie, Jane, 12 New Market st
McKinnon, Peter, Newton green
McKissock, Peter, 10 New Bridge st
McMicken, Elizabeth, South quay
McMillen, Mary, Main st, Newton
McMurtrie, Robert (Wallace Tower and owner of post horses and gigs for
hire), 188 High st
McNabb, Margaret, 17 New Market st
McNaughton, Jas., 1 Main st Newton
McPherson, John, Main st, Newton
McTaggart, James, Isle lane
McWhinnie, Agnes, Alloway st
Mair, John, Wallace st, Wallace Town
Milligan, Ann, Boat vennel
Mitchell, Elizabeth, South quay
Mitchell, Hugh (Prestwick Arms), Prestwick
Morton, Mrs, Main st, Newton
Muir, Agnes, 5 High st
Murray, Hugh, 38 High st
Neill, Thomas, Elba st, Content
Orr, Mary, South quay
Osborne, Wm., Kilmarnock road, Newton
Reid, David, 245 High st
Ritchie, Jas (Wheat Sheaf), Monktown
Ross, William, 19 Isle lane
Shankland, Adam (Vulcan), 48 High st
Slaven, John, George st, Wallace Town
Smith, Fullarton (Cow), Monktown
Stewart,  Patrick, Bridge st
Thom, Samuel, Main st, Newton
Trodder, Jno (Oak Tree), Monktown
Walker, James, Alloway st
Wallace, Hugh, 229 High st
Wright, Daniel, Prestwick toll

WATCH AND CLOCK MAKERS
Brown, Peter (& engraver), 18 High st
Ingram, William, 8 New Market st
Jamieson, Thomas, 79 High st
Murdoch, James, Main st Newton
Murdoch, James, Bridge st
Silmen, William, 21 High st
Templeton, John, 204 High st

WHEEL MAKERS AND TURNERS
Davidson, William, River st, Newton
Murdoch, William, 148 High st
Wilson, James, Main st, Newton
Young, John, Main st, Newton

WINE & SPIRIT MERCHANTS
Campbell, Duncan, 23 New Bridge st
Campbell, Samuel, 236 High st
Cuthbert, James & Co, Academy st
Davidson, Robert, 9 High st
Ferguson, James, 14 New Bridge st
Forrest, Robert, 126 High st
Gray, william, 4 New Market st
Kinross, John, Fort st
McCormick,  -  71 Fish cross
Whiteside, Anthony, Academy st
Williamson, Andrew, 2 Kirk port
Wood, William, 168 High st

WRIGHTS
(See Carpenters & Joiners, and also Cartwrights

WRITERS & NOTARIES
Boswell, John Douglas, Sandgate st
Brown & McClelland, Wellington sq
Brown, John (and Town clerk of Newton), Academy st
Cowan, David, 60 Sandgate st
Craig, William, 8 Wellington square
Eaton, Charles (and commissary clerk), County buildings
Erskine, Joseph, 21 High st
Harper, James, Fort st
Hunter, David, 37 New Market st
Johnstone, Quinton, 7 Wellington sq
Kirkland, William, 41 Sandgate st
McCosh, Thomas, Fullerton st
Morton, James, 9 Wellington sq
Murdoch, Alexander, County buildings
Murdoch, James F. (writer), County buildings
Paul, John, Fort st
Reid, Hugh, 20 New Bridge st
Robertson, Robert, 23 Sandgate
Rowan, Stephen, 8 Cathcart st
Shaw & McMurtree, County buildings
Wallace, William, 58 Sandgate st
Wilson, John, Fort st

MISCELLANEOUS
Adams, John, shopkeeper, Prestwick
Baggs, William, shopkeeper, Prestwick
Brown, Thomas, keeper of horses and gigs for hire, 38 Carrick st
Bryan, Andrew, millwright, Prestwick
Campbell, George, billet master, High st
Carson, Andrew, jeweller, 52 New Market st
Dickie, Margaret, shopkeeper, Monktown
Ewen, Peter, beer retailer, 33 High st
Fraser, N B, chymist &c, new Bridge st
Goudie, Danl, bookbinder, 11 New Market st
Harris, William, shopkeeper, Prestwick
Hill, James, manufacturer of woollen cloth, blankets, &c, Cross st, St Quivox
Hunter, William, blanket, flannel, & plaid manufacturer, Limonts lane, St Quivox
Lockhart, Robert, New Bridge tollbar
McLachlan, Robert, architect and builder, Alloway st
McMasters, John, trunk maker, Old Flesh Market close
Miller, William, cork cutter, 195 High st
Miller, William, flax dresser, 221 High st
Milnie, James, shopkeeper, Prestwick
Mitchell, John, tea dealer, Main st
Peden, Hugh, gunsmith, 18 Sandgate st
Reid, Adam, weaver, Main st, Newton
Ritchie, Elizabeth, shopkeeper, Prestwick
Walker, James, stone cutter, 121 High st
Wallace, Jno, officer to the burgh, Prestwick
Wright, Elizabeth, eating house, 94 High st

PUBLIC BUILDINGS, OFFICES, &c
PLACES OF WORSHIP
Established Church, High st & Fort st - Rev Dr Robert Auld and Rev Alexander
Cuthill
Established Church, St Quivox - Rev Stair Macquhae
Established Church, Newton - Rev James Stevenson
Established Church, Prestwick - Rev Thomas Burns
Wallace Town Chapel, Content - Rev John Alexander
English Church, Content st - Rev William Scott Wilson
Associate Synod of Original Seceders, bottom of George st, Wallace Town -
Rev George Stevenson
United Associate Synod of the Seccession Church, Wallace st - Rev William Shaw
Methodist Chapel, Charlotte st - Ministers not stationary
Moravian Chapel, Mill st - Rev William Ellis
Independant Chapel, River st, Wallace Town - Rev Robert Lang
Relief Chapel, Cathcart st - Rev Robert Renwick
Reform Presbytery Chapel, George st - Rev Joseph Henderson
Roman Catholic Chapel, Content - Rev William Thomson
COUNTY BUILDINGS, Wellington square
Town Clerk's Office - Alexander Murdoch
Clerk of the Peace - David Shaw
Sub-Sheriff - William Eaton
Keeper of the County Prison - Hugh Macpherson
Sheriff Clerk - Gilbert McNab
CUSTOM HOUSE, Wellington square
Collector - The Honourable Roger Rollo
Comptroller - David Ewen
Principal Coast Officer at Girvan - James Elder

Ayr Library, Fort st - Andrew Paterson, librarian
Dispensary, 102 High st - Robert Hodgeon, house apotherary
Excise Office, Elba st, Contact - Jas Henderson, supervisor
Gas Works, South Shore - John Haswell, manager
Mechanics' Institution, Wallace Tower, High st - Adam Cowan, librarian
Poor House, Mill st - Wm. McDerment, master - Eleanor Mitchell, matron
Public Reading Room, Town's bridge - Hugh Reid, secretary
Stamp Office, 35 Sandgate st - Lieut-Col Hugh Hamilton, distributor
Tax Office for the Borough & Parish, Sandgate st - Thomas McClelland, collector
Tax Office for the County, 53 Sandgate st - John Douglas Boswell, collector

COACHES
None travel on Sundays except the mails
To Cumnock, the "Independant" (market coach), from the Wallace Tower Inn,
188 High street, every Tuesday and Friday afternoon at four
To Dalmellington, a Car, from the Waallace Tower Inn, 188 High st, every
Tuesday and Friday afternoon at 4
To Dumfries, the "Craigengillan Castle" from the Ayr Arms, every Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday; goes through Dalmellington, Carsphairn, Minnyhive,
Dunscoll
To Edinburgh, the "Marquis of Hastings" from the Ayr Arms, every morning at
eight, goes through Kilmarnock, Galston, New Mills, Darvel, Strathaven,
Garion Bridge, and Mid-Calder
To Girvan, the "Robert Burns" (Market coach), from the Commercial Inn, every
Tuesday and Friday  afternoon at four; goes through Maybole and Kirkoswald
To Glasgow, the "Royal Mail" (from Portpatrick), calls at the Ayr Arms and
the King's Arms, each alternate month, every night at ten; the "Telegraph",
from the King's Arms, every morning at half past six and afternoon at three;
and the "Defiance", from the Ayr Arms, every morning at ten; all go through
Kilmarnock and Kingswell
To Irvine and Troon, a market coach, from the Black Bull, Old Bridge end,
every Tuesday and Friday afternoon at half past three.
To Kilmarnock, an omnibus, from the office in harbour street, every
afternoon at four
To Maybole, the "Earl of Cassilis", from 123 High street, every Tuesday and
Friday afternoon at four.
To Portpatrick, the "Royal Mail" (from Glasgow), calls at the Ayr Arms and
the King's Arms each alternate month, every evening at a quarter past nine;
goes through Maybole, Girvan, Ballantrae, and Stranraer

CARRIERS
To Castle Douglas, Thomas Wallet, from the Blue Bell, High street, every
alternate Saturday, and David Bucclench, from the George & Dragon, High
street, every alternate Monday
To Catrine, Thomas Murray, from 17 High street, every Tuesday and Friday
To Crosshill, James McClowanan, from the George & Dragon, every Friday
To Cumnock, Alexander Simpson, from the Blue Bell, every Monday and
Thursday; and Andrew Findlay, Alexander Findlay and David Smith, from 17
High street, every Tuesday and Friday
To Dailly, Matthew Robertson, from the George & Dragon, every Tuesday
To Dalmellington, John Hoare, from the George & Dragon, every Tuesday and
Alexander Gammell, from the same house every Friday
To Dalrymple, David Mitchell, from the George & Dragon, every Tuesday and Friday
To Edinburgh, James Boyd, from 244 High street, every Monday
To Girvan, William Drennan, from the George & Dragon, every Wednesday
To Glasgow, Andrew Gerren, from the Plough, every Monday, and John Cuthbert,
from his house, Main street Newton, daily (Wednesday excepted)
To Irvine, William Arthur, from the George & Dragon, every Tuesday and Friday
To Kilmarnock, Thomas Frew, from the Crown Inn, every Tuesday and Friday,
and Mrs Dalziel, from Sandgate Street, every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
To Kirkcudbright, Thomas Wallet, from the Blue Bell, every Saturday
To Mauchline, John Reid, from 17 High street, every Tuesday and Friday
To Maybole, James Kennedy, from the Crown Inn, every Tuesday and Friday
To Minnyhive, John Hodson, from the Blue Bell, every Tuesday
To Ochiltree, John Lammill, from 17 High street, every Tuesday and Friday
To Paisley, Hugh Reid, from the George & Dragon, every Thursday
To Patna, Andrew Gerren, from the Plough, every Thursday
To Saltcoats, Wm. Arthur, from the George & Dragon, every Tuesday and Friday
To Sanquhar, Thomas Afflick, from 17 High street, every Friday
To Straiton, Thomas McQuator, from the Crown, every Tuesday and Friday
To Stranraer, Hugh Reid, from the George & Dragon, every Wednesday
To Torbolton, Andrew Fisher, from 17 High street, and -- Highet, from the
Black Bull Inn, every Friday

CONVEYANCE BY WATER
STEAM PACKETS
To Glasgow, the "Nimrod" (Capt Clark) and the "St Mund" (Capt McLelland)
call alternately every morning, calling at Troon, Ardrossan, Largs,
Innerkip, Gourock, and Greenock
SAILING VESSELS
To Campbeltown, the "Armadale", "Levina", "Jane", and "Elizabeth", call
occasionally
To Liverpool, the "Antelope", "Arthur", "Eleanor", and "Ann", sail once a
fortnight - Alexander Bell Telfer, agent.

 

This transcript was kindly provided by Keith Muirhead from the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.