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1951 CENSUS – a digest by John Strawhorn
Ayrshire 1931 to 1951
Ayrshire Census Digest 1931_1951
A WINE-MERCHANT’S LETTER-BOOK
Alexander Oliphant & Co. is a well-known name from the smuggling days of the 18th century. The premises are still occupied by wine-merchants to this day.
A Wine_Merchants Letter_Book
ANCIENT MONUMENTS IN AYRSHIRE
How many of these do you know?
Ancient Monuments in Ayrshire
Its story and ownership.
Connected with the muslin trade of Glasgow and Paisley. Part of Ayrshire’s place in the industrial revolution.
BURGHS OF AYRSHIRE
Prestwick, Ayr, Irvine, Newton-Upon-Ayr, Mauchline. A great account of how the burghs developed over hundreds of years.
By George S. Pryde, who was Professor of Scottish History at Glasgow University.
The Burghs of Ayrshire
(THE) CARRICK COVENANT OF 1638
The Carrick Covenant of 1638
(THE) CASSILLIS PAPERS
In date they cover 54 years (1459-1513), from the end of James II’s reign to the death of James IV. These years were a formative period of history, and several characteristics of the age are illustrated in these documents.
The Cassillis Papers
(A) CINERARY URN FROM OCHILTREE
A Bronze Age urn of considerable interest to archaeologists.
A Cinerary Urn fromOchiltree
CORRESPONDENCE OF THE FIRST EARL OF DUNDONALD
39 letters giving a window onto the world of the upper class in 17th century Ayrshire.
Correspondence of the First Earl of Dundonald
EXCAVATION OF A BURIAL CHAMBER AT HAYLIE, LARGS
Excavation of a Burial Chamber at Haylie Largs
FIELD STUDY GROUP
Brief updates on studies done between 1953 and 1957
Field Study Group 1952_1957
HERRING AND OTHER FISH OF THE CLYDE ESTUARY
An interesting report, written by a fisherman, on various aspects of the fishing, so much of which has disappeared in the intervening half century or so.
Herring and other finds in the Clyde Estuary
(A) HOARD OF COINS FROM BARR
Found on a farm near Girvan – a pottery bank or “pirlie-pig” with extremely interesting contents!
A Hoard of Coins from Barr
(THE) LATE ARCHIBALD FAIRBAIRN, Esq.
The Late Archibald Fairbairn
(THE) ORIGINS OF FEUDAL AYRSHIRE
The making of the shire of Ayr. This article goes right back to “Old King Cole”, the real person, not just a nursery rhyme.
THe Origins of Feudal Ayrshire
(THE) PROTOCOL BOOK OF HENRY PRESTOUN
Notes from a 16th century Ayr notary.
The Protocol Book of Henry Prestoun
REPORT ON THE KENNEDY MAUSOLEUM AT BALLANTRAE
Report on the Kennedy Mausoleum at Ballantrae
RICHARD OSWALD THE PEACEMAKER
Richard Oswald the Peacemaker
(THE) CATHCARTS OF CARLETON AND KILLOCHAN
The Cathcarts of Carleton and Killochan
(THE) GILBERTINE HOUSE AT DALMILLING
Plans for a priory for Gilbertine canons and nuns.
THe Gilbertine House of Dalmilling
(THE) TRINITARIANS OF FAILFORD
“In pre-Reformation times there existed at Fail, not far from Tarbolton, a house of friars of the Order of Holy Trinity for the Redemption of Captives”.
The Trinitarians of Failford