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COLMONEL - 1837 - Ayrshire Directory by Pigot & Co

Is a small village in the parish of its name, 100 miles from Edinburgh, 32 from Ayr, and 5 from Ballantrae, situate on the north bank of the Stinchar, a stream famed for its salmon and trout. In the village is a parochial school, a boarding school for boys, and an antiburghers meeting-house; there is also within the parish a cameronian place of worship. The extent of this district is 20 miles in length by 9 broad; it is composed of good pasture, and undergoing great improvements. There are in all 23 inheritors, but the chief part is the property of the Duke and Duchess de Coigney, Sir William Fertis, the Marques of Allan, Dr Hamilton and Mr Thomas Kennedy of Dunure. The picturesque ruins of Craignell, Kirkhill, Rockdolean, Pinwherry, Knockdow, and Carleton castles, are to be seen in this parish, which also abounds in time. It is bounded on the north and west by the mouth of the Clyde. The nearest approximation for persons desirious of visiting the far-famed Ailsa Craig is from Lendlefoot in this neighbourhood. Fairs are held here on the first Monday in the months of February, May, August and November, old style; there are also four quarterly cattle- markets at the village of Barrhill, seven miles distant, in this parish.

Post Office David Drynan - Post master Letters from Ballantrae arrive every morning at nine and are despatched every afternoon at three.

Blair, Rev Thomas manse
Kennedy, Lieut. Robert Thomson of Dalgarrock
Laing, Rev Ebenizer (Antiburgher)
McIlraith, Robert Auchenflower
West, Rev John (Cameronian)

Drynan, David McBlain,
William McCoyd, James
McCracken, John 
McCredie, Elizabeth

Agnew, Agnes dress maker 
Dick, David surgeon
Finley, John blacksmith 
Forgie, Gilbert shopkeeper
Forgie, John shopkeeper 
Holmes, Gilbert blacksmith
Holmes, Margaret dress maker 
Jamieson, John master of parocial and boarding school
Kennedy, James shopkeeper 
Logan, Peter cartwright
McConghie, Thomas mason 
McConghie, William mason
McCracken, John baker 
McCreath, Ann dress maker
McCreedie, James shoe maker 
McCreedie, Robert tailor
McHallum, Hugh shoe maker 
McMaldroch, James joiner and cabinet maker
McMaster, James shoemaker 
McWhirter, Jas cart and millwright
Maxwell, John mason Muir, John mason
Nelson, William shoe maker 
Shaw, Robert tailor
Templeton, John mason 
Thompson, Elizabeth shopkeeper
Watt, John tailor

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