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.
|SHOPKEEPERS, TRADERS &c
|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.