Galston 1837 Pigot's Directory


Ayrshire Directory - 1837 - by Pigot & Co

Transcribed by Keith Muirhead

Galston is a considerable village, or rather town, in the parish of its name, and district of Kyle-Stewart, eligably situate on the left bank of the Irvine, on the road from Edinburgh to Ayr, and from Dumfries to Glasgow; it is 22 miles from the latter city, 16 se of Ayr, and five from Kilmarnock; seated in a hollow, sheltered on all sides by rising grounds. The principal employment of the labouring classis weaving; there is manufactory for muslins, another for linens and three for bonnets. The stream of the river, which is crossed by a stone bridge of three arches, gives motion to two corn-mills, another for preparing flax, and one for making paper; besides these various means of employment, another occupation is found in raising coals, of which a considerable quantity is obtained from estates of the Duke of Portland, who is superior of the parish. A court is held in Galston, on the last Thursday monthly, for the recovery of small debts, and the administration of justice in affairs of minor importance. Here are no fewer than five benefit societies, a bible and missionary association, two Sabbath evening schools, wherein 200 children receive the advantages of instrustion, and a subscription library. The parish extends about thirteen miles in length, by about four to five in breadth; laying in the upper part of the county, contiguous to Lanarkshire; and seperated by the Irvine from the parish of Loudon, on the north, Sorn bounding it on the south. The surface is diversified with hills, but the land is generally arable, and there is a considerable quantity of wood. The district is watered by some small tributaries of the Irvine, and the river Avon, which rises in the upper part of the parish. About a mile from the town is Loudon castle, a large and magnificent structure, in the modern casteilated style; this, together with the old castles of Cessnock and Bar, surrounded as they are by natural and artificial woods, highly enhance the beauty of this district - in which is also Paties' Mill, celebrated in the delightful song called "The Lass of Paties' Mill". The annual fairs are on the third Thursday in April, the first Thusrday in June, and about the first of December.

Post Office, William McHoull, Post Master - Letters from all parts arrive every morning at eight, and are despatched every afternoon at a quarter past four.

Blackwood, Rev. James, Wallace Street
Campbell, John, Esq ., Sornbeg
Fairlie, James Esq., Holms
Stirling, Rev Robert, Manse

Brown, Hugh, Wallace Street
Ewing, Isabella, Garden Street
Parochial School, Alexander McNaught, master
Stirling, Rev Robert, (gent's boarding) Manse

Allison, William, Titchfield Street
Gibb, James, Titchfield Street
Goldie, John, Orchard Street
Johnston, Hugh, Titchfield Street
Mair, Robert, Orchard Street
Wallace, John, Titchfield Street

Andrew, James, Bridge Street
Torrance, James, Wallace Street
Warnock, Andrew, Polwhat Street

Findlay, John & Robt, Henrietta Street
Wallace, James (and plough maker), Cross

Richmond, Alexander, Garden Street
Richmond, Hugh, Garden Street
Richmond, Hugh jnr, Titchfield Street

Dunn, Douglas, Titchfield Street
Hargreave, James, Brewland Street
Highet, Gabriel, Wallace Street
McDonald, Michael, Orchard Street
Meickle, William, Wallace Street
Nisbet, James, Wallace Street
Paterson, George, Brewland Street
Paton, John, Polwhat Street

Lanox, Hugh, Wallace Street
McCormick, Andrew (and millwright), Wallace Street
Paterson, Matthew, Wallace Street

Gibb, Janet, Bridge Street
Hamilton, Ann, Brewland Street
Kay, Mary, Bridge Street
McLuckie, Sarah, Brewland Street
Wallace, Jane, Titchfield Street

Lambie, Alexander, Bridge Street
Morton, John, Polwhat Street
Paton, Robert, Wallace Street
Thomson, Hugh, Brewland Street

Andrew, James, Bridge Street
Caldwell, James, Polwhat Street
Dunlop, William, Wallace Street
Gibb, William, Titchfield Street
Hutchinson, Jane, Brewland Street
McDonald, Elizabeth, Bridge Street
Mchoull, William, Bridge Street
Meickle, Thomas, Bridge Street
Paterson, Agnes, Wallace Street
Paterson, James, Titchfield Street
Pollock, Marthe, Bridge Street
Porter, Jane, Brewland Street
Reid, Hugh, Henrietta Street
Reid, James, Bridge Street
Wallace, Marths, Orchard Street
Whyte, Andrew, Brewland Street
Wilson, Janet, Titchfield Street
Young, Mary, Brewland Street
Young, Robert, Henrietta Street

Caldwell, James, Polwhat Street
Campbell, John, Polwhat Street
Dunn, Douglas, Titchfield Street
Frame, James (Loudon Arms), Waterside
Hamilton, Robert (Black Bull), Bridge Street
Morton, John, Bridge Street
Paton, John, Polwhat Street
Richmond, Jas, Mason, Brewland Street
Wilson, Samuel (Portland Arms), Brewland Street

Parlane, Robert, Orchard Street
Yewdale, Abraham, Pie Lane

Aitken, Christina, Bridge Street
Howat, William, Bridge Street
Wallace, John, Titchfield Street

Good, George (muslin), Wallace Street
Mair, Robert (linen), Orchard Street

Hunter, William, Barr Mill
Scoular, Robert, Paties Mill

Hutchinson, Cunningham, Orchid Street
Hutchinson, John, Henrietta Street
Hutchinson, John jnr, Pie Lane

Menzies, Peter, Henrietta Street
Neil, Robert, Titchfield Street
Shields & Howat, Bridge Street
Wallace, Robert, Orchard Street

Frame, Thomas, Waterside
Hamilton, George, Brewland Street
Wallace, John, Bridge Street

Campbell, Jno (& draper), Bridge Street
Galt, Jas, (& draper) Henrietta Street
Marsh, George, Orchard Street
Parker, Robert, Bridge Street
Richmond, Henry, Henrietta Street
Scott, John, Bridge Street

Anderson, Wm, stone dealer, Barrward Quarry
Bryce, Alexander, cooper, Brewland Street
Douglas, Walter, watch maker, Polwhat Street
Eaton, Andrew, turner, Cross
Hamilton, William, tin-smith, Titchfield Street
Harrison, John, Excise officer, Bridge Street
McCormick, Andrew, millwright, Wallace Street
McHallum, John, flax dresser, Long house
Marshal, Alexander, saddler, Bridge Street
Parker, Matthew, lime burner, Cessnock
Wardrop, John, brewer, Wallace Street
White, George, glazier, Wallace Street
Wilson, William, saw mill, Long house
Young, James, stocking maker, Brewland Street
Young, Margt, ironmonger, Henrietta Street

Established Church, Rev Robert Stirling United Seccession Church, Rev James Blackwood

To Edinburgh - the "Marques of Hastings" (from Ayr), passes every morning at ten: goes through New Milne, Durval and Strathaven
To Ayr - the "Marques of Hastings" (from Edinburgh), passes every afternoon at three; goes thro' Kilmarnock

To Kilmarnock - a Car, from the Portland Arms, every Friday morning at 10

To Glasgow - Robert Wilson, every Tuesday morning and Thursday night, and Samuel Wilson, every Tues morn

To Kilmarnock - James Robertson, every morning

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