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STRAITON & PATNA 1837 (Ayrshire Directories by Pigot & Co)

Straiton is a neat village, in the parish of its name and District of Carrick; 80 miles sw from Edinburgh, 26 s from Kilmarnock, 14 s by e from Ayr, the like distance w from Girvan, 8 se from Maybole, the like distance ne from Dailly and 6 sw from Dalmellington, finely situated on the banks of the Girvan and on the road leading from Glasgow to Newton-Stewart, 48 miles s by w from the former and 30 miles w from the latter town. The parish which extends about fifteen miles in length by five in breadth, consists for the most part of pasture land, the surface especially in the south-east, being wild and rocky, intersperced with a number of small lakes, there is, however a considerable supply of natural wood and several extensive plantations, and besides the Girvan and lakes, it is watered by the Doon. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in weaving. About half a mile south of the village are the vestiges of an oblong entrenchment, from which an extensive view is commanded, about this spot, the artificial work on which must be presumed to be of Roman oriin, various ancient relics have been found, particularly two carved vases, or urns, containing ashes. Straiton has a neat parish church, and a parocial school. The Marques of Allan, the Hon. Colonel F.M.Cathcart and Sir Davis Hunter Blain are the proprietors of the land, the last named gentleman has a mansion at Quhan in the parish.

Patna is a small village, in the parish of Straiton, situate on the banks of the Doon, which abounds with trout. Lima and Coal are obtained plentifully in this neighbourhood, and give employment to the villagers.

Post Office Straiton Hugh Kerr - Postmaster Letters from Maybole arrive (by penny post) every morning at ten and are despatched every afternoon at three.

Blair, Sir David Hunter (of Blair) Quhan
Paton, Rev. Robert - Manse

Alexander, Peter
Kerr, Andrew - Patna
Moore, David
Murdoch, Wm
Neill, William

Alexander, Alex - tailor and draper 
Blain, Stewart - blacksmith
Chalmers, James - tailor and draper 
Dick, John - tailor - Patna
Dick, Thomas - shoemaker - Patna 
Douglas, Hugh - joiner and cartwright
Guthrie, Walter - shopkeeper 
Kennedy, David - joiner and cartwright
McCall, John - shoemaker and shopkeeper
McCall, Wm - shoemaker and shopkeeper
McClure, John - shopkeeper and tartan cloth agent 
McConachie, John - mason - Patna
McCoull, james - schoolmaster 
McGill, Thomas - blacksmith
McQuater, James - blacksmith 
Miller, John - blacksmith - Patna
Ramsey, Alexander - joiner and cartwright - Patna 
Ramsey, Jas - joiner and cartwright - Patna

To Ayr Thomas McQuater - every Tuesday and Friday
To Glasgow and Newton-Stewart - William McLurgh and Hugh Steel pass through twice a week

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