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Pigot 1837

Barr  - 1837 Ayrshire Directory
Pigot and Co

A small neat village, lying on the banks of the rivers Gregg and Stinchar, is distant from Girvan 8 miles, and from Ayr 24. It contains a very neat church (of which the Rev Ebenezer Bradshaw Wallace is the minister), a parochial school-house, and a subscription library. The greatest part of the parish is intersected by the river Gregg; and about a mile from the village are the ruins of the old Kirk Dominae, where there is a hiring fair for servants on the first Saturday after the 26th May.

Barr parish is principally sheep pasture; its extent, twelve miles by nine. The chief landed proprietors of the entire district are the Most Noble the Marquess of Ailsa and Sir James Ferguson.


James McCaa, Post master - Letters from Girvan arrive every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at half past ten, and are despatched in the afternoon of the same days at two.

Baird, William, surgeon Caldwell, John, blacksmith
Ferguson, Wm, grocer & spirit dealer Fergusson, Thos, grazier, Dinmurchie
Forsyth, Geo, boot and shoe maker Forsyth, Janet, vinter
Forsyth, John, boot and shoe maker Gibb, Geo, shopkeeper and teacher
Kennedy, John, joiner & cartwright McCaa, Jas, shopkeeper and cartwright
McCraken, Robert, blacksmith McCreedy, Andrew, tailor
McCubbin, George, tailor McGarvie, John, vinter
McKinnan, Jno(?), cartwright & joiner McMurtrie, John, Innkeeper
Pringle, Wm, cartwright & joiner Walker, Stephen, master of the parochial school, and librarian of the subscription library


To Ayr - William Harrison and John Thomson every Friday, and John Cowleson every alternate Tuesday.

To Glasgow - Matthew Dickie every alternate Tuesday.

This transcript was kindly provided by Keith Muirhead from Queensland.