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AYR

The Burgh of NEWTON, The Parish of ST QUIVOX, & MONKTOWN with PRESTWICK

Ayrshire Directory - 1837 - by Pigot & Co

 

Ayr is a Royal burgh, and the capital of the parish and shire of its name,77 miles, wsw of Edinburgh, 33 ssw of Glasgow, 34 ssw of Paisley, 12 ssw of Kilmarnock, and 11 s of Irvine, situate in the north west angle of the parish where the river Ayr flows past it into the Firth of Clyde. This border of Scotland has been inhabited from the earliest period of authentic history; for when, in the reign of Severus, the Roman fleet made the complete seaboard survey of Magna Britannica, this part of the coast was crowded with a population that evinced no amicable disposition towards the foreign obtruder; subsequently, however, the persevering and insidious encroacher penetrated through southern Caledonia, and the Celtic harp was hushed by the fanning wings of the Roman eagle; accordingly we find that the site of modern Ayr retained, in the 11th century, the undoubted traces of a Roman station; and tradition informs us that a hamlet, the vestige of this station, was in existence until the latter part of the 12th century, when William, surnamed the Lion, erased the odious blot, and laid the foundation of a new town in the ashes of the former conqueror. A paramount interest, that every true Caledonian must feel, and the heart of every real patriot must warm, is excited by the recollection that here it was that the renowned William Wallace first openly embodied that hardy host which made the southern backward reel; and that the powerful garrison of Edward I, was compelled to cower under his thunder arm. Ayr still retains some lineaments of antiquated grandeur, on which the lover of ancient lore may dilate with exquisite sensation; amongst others, history will single out the venerable tower of the church dedicated to St John, and the traces of the fortress that comprised this place, erected during the protectorate of Cromwell, will not escape his observation. At a short distance on the southern shore is one of those uncouthly constructions square castles, so frequently arresting the notice of any stranger in this district, and exhibiting the ill combined contrivances of aggression and defence; it stands on the summit of a rock overhanging the sea and, from a distance, has an imposing aspect. In the same direction, on a clear day, may be discerned the celebrated Ailsa Craig, rising 940 feet perpendicular out of the sea. The bay is very much admired, and some sea travellers can perceive in its broad outline a resemblance in the Bay of Naples. Immediately opposite, across the Clyde, is the Isle of Arran, whose stupendous and often cloud-capped mountains present some features of the sublime and majestic, and whose summits are visible to the naked eye, in fine weather, from the headlands of Larne, in the County of Antrim, in Scotia's twin-sister land. 

The town of Ayr forms a tolerably regular parrallelogram, with one side presented to the left bank of the river, and the west end verging on the sea; the harbour extends up the river to about midway from the entrance to this part of the town. The burgh has been considerably improved of late years, and new buildings have risen in every direction, many of them truely elegant. The splendid new Town Buildings, with perhaps the finest spire in Scotland, the height 219 feet were erected in the old Malt-cross, in 1828, at a cost of 10,000. These buildings contain a spacious suite of assembly rooms and a public reading room. Wellington-square may vie with many of those in the English metropolis, having a most noble erection to form the west side, in the new court-house and hall, built at the joint expense of the county and burgh, at a cost exceeding 30,000. The east front of this edifice, which is wholly of stone, is ornamented with an imposing portico. The centre of the square exhibits a fine lawn and is enclosed with rails, and the surrounding houses are inhabited by the genteel families of the place. At the back of the hall are two well arranged prisons, one for debtors, and the other for felons; these have lately been remodelled after the system of the Glasgow bridewell, so justly admired. In the hall are kept all the public offices and records for the town, and sessions and courts for the county and burgh are held.

 An extensive trade is carried on in the export of coal from this place to Ireland. Mines of this article as with as fine quarries of stone, abound in the neighbourhood. the other principal exports consist of iron, coal-tar, casks, lamp-black and water of Ayr stone. Its imports comprise hides, tallow, barley, yarn, linen, spars, deals and hemp. The convenience for shipping is superior to most of the towns on the coast, as the harbour has been lately much improved by carrying an extensive stone pier into the sea, affording a greater depth of water for vessels entering, and security when in harbour. These improvements, with others in contemplation will add considerably to the mercantile importance of the place, and repay the spirited proprietors of this admirable design. A railway is perceived between this town and Glasgow, which it is predicted shall communicate with the towns of Paisley, Johnston, Dalry, Kilwinning, Irvine, Kilmarnock and Troon. The capital to be embarked is 550,000 subscribed for in eleven thousand shares of 50 each; the deposit upon each being 2.10s. The shares are all taken up, and and are now (1836) at a premium.

The civil government of Ayr vested in a provost, two bailies, a dean of guild, a treasurer, and twelve councillors; but by the new bill for the regulation of municipal corporations, the burghs of Ayr, with Wallace Town and Newton, are united under a common magistry and jurisdiction. Ayr is connected with the burgh of Irvine, in this county and Campbeltown, Inverary, and Oban, in Argylshire in returning a member of Parliament. The present representative is Lord James Stewart. The total number of the county constituancy is 3,913; that of the burgh, 441. The county member is John Dunlop, esq., of Dunlop. The Earl of Glasgow is Lord lieutenant, and Sir D.H.Blair, baronet, vice-leutenant of the county. 

An academy, founded by subscription in 1798, stands foremost among the public establishments. It is conducted by a rector and five masters, with able assistants, the superintendant of the whole is vested in certain directors appointed by the crown by which the seminary was created a body corporate. The useful and elegant accomplishments which may be attained in this establishment are the Latin, Greek, English, French and Italian languages, writing, arithmetic, natural philosophy, and chemistry. the youth annually taught here are about five hundred in number; and the success which attends the institution, exceeds the most sanguine expectations of its original projectors. Ayr library, containing several thousand volumes, affords recreation to its numerous subscribers. There was also a mechanic's Institution formed in 1825, which is now in a flourishing state; it has a library attached, containing more than two thousand volumes. There are other libraries of lesser note, and public reading rooms in the town's buildings. Two talented and admirably conducted newspapers are published in Ayr weekly - The "Observer", on Tuesday, and the "Advertiser", on Thursday. Races are held here annually in the autumn. Two excellent packs of fox hounds, and one of harriers, hunt in the county; and in the town are spirited curling and bowling clubs. A small but neat theatre occasionally opens to gratify the admirers of dramatic representations; but the inhabitants being generally of a sedate turn of mind, it is but little encouraged. 

There are two churches of the establishment in the town, one in the parish of Newton, and another at Prestwick; the other places of worship in Ayr and its vicinity are the associate synod congregation, the united associate synod, an English church, Wallace Town chapel, methodist, Moravian, independant, relief, and reform presbytery chapels, and one for the Roman catholics ; some of these are situate in Wallace Town and Content, which see. The charitable Institutions are numerous and liberally conducted; the poor are assisted from funds arising from lands and donations, and a dispensery gives medicine and surgical aid to the sick. Besides these there are a sailor's society, established in 1581; a merchant's society, established in 1655; a fund, established in 1821, for decayed members, their widows and orphans; the Ayr Sabbath school union society; and the Ayr universal society.

The celebrated Scottish bard, Robert Burns, was born about two miles and a quarter north-east of Ayr, in a small cottage, now converted into a public house, almost a quarter of a mile from which a very elegant monument has been erected to his memory; it is placed on the banks of the river Doon, amidst objects and scenery which had often inspired his muse. The locality of Tam O'Shanter lies in the immediate neighbourhood of the cottage. The Chevalier Ramsay, author of Cyron's travels, &c. was a native of the town. 

There are two weekly markets, Tuesday for grain and cattle, and Friday for the sale of dairy produce, poultry and general business. Fairs are held on the Thursday and Friday before the second Wednesday in January; on the first Tuesday in April for black cattle &c.; the last Friday in April, the Thursday and Friday before the second Monday in July, and on the second Thursday and Friday in October.

Newton parish is divided from that of Ayr by the river, over which there is a handsome bridge of modern erection. Weaving is carried on here, for the Glasgow manufacturers, to a considerable extent; here are also four iron foundries, a salt works, and the extensive ship-building yards of Messrs Cowan & Sloans'. The coals from the Ayr colliery are shipped on this side the harbour; the colliery is in the parish of St Quivox, and, from the employment it furnishes to the industrious class, is of material importance to the neighbourhood.

St. Quivox, a parish in the District of Kyle, lies on the banks of the Ayr river, and is bounded on the east by Torbolton, and on the west by Newton of Ayr and Monktown. The parish is nearly all arable, is finely enclosed, and beautified by plantations. 

Wallace Town, and a district called Content, consists of a number of streets adjoining to Newton, and are both in the parish of St. Quivox. A new church of the establishment was erected in Content in 1834, and opened 8th March, 1835; it is a very handsome edifice, of the Gothic order; the site is well chosen, being in a populace neighbourhood, on the north-east bank of the river Ayr; it was built by subscription, at an expense of nearly 1,500, and has sittings for upwards of 300 persons. Nearly adjoining the new church is a new Roman catholic chapel, erected in 1826-7, at a cost of about 2,000; it is a classic structure, in the Gothic style, fronted with freestone. In Wallace Town are also chapels belonging to the antiburghers, the seccessional congregation, the reformed presbytery, the independants, and the English church.

Monktown, a parish in the district of Kyle, lies on the sea-coast, betwixt Symington and Dundonald on the north, and Newton and St. Quivox on the south. The parish formerly extended southward to the river Ayr, and comprehended the present parish of Newton, which was erected into a separate parochial district in the last century; it now includes the ancient and abrogated parish of Prestwick. The village of Monktown is situate on the high road to Glasgow, and distant four miles from Ayr. 

The small town or rather village of Prestwick, or Prestewich, is one mile and a half from Ayr. It was as one period a place of some consequence, having being created a burgh of barony at an early date; and its charter, which was renewed by James VI, in 1600, granted to it a weekly market and an annual fair; the former has fallen into disuse, from the proximity of its more thriving neighbour, Ayr. The market cross, which is of considerable antiquity, still exists, and it has its gaol and council-house; in the latter, the bailies and freemen meet quarterly, to regulate the affairs of the burgh; and the Prince of Wales (when one exists) is recognised as the superior of the town. There has lately been erected a handsome new church, for the accomodation of the inhabitants and those of Monktown

Post Office, 9 High st, Ayr, Robert Davidson, Post Master - The Edinburgh and Glasgow morning mails arrive every morning at half past seven, and are despatched every afternoon at a quarter past five - the Edinburgh and Glasgow evening mails arrive every night at nine, and are despatched every night at a quarter before ten - The London and other English mails arrive every afternoon at a quarter before five and are despatched every night at a quarter before ten - The Irish mail, with letters from the counties of Wigton and Kirkcudbright arrive every night at ten, and are despatched every night at half past eight - A Penny Post to Dalmellington every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at a quarter before eight, and arrives every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoon at half past four.

 

NOBILITY, GENTRY AND CLERGY

 

Ackford, Miss Elizabeth, 24 Barns St / Alexander, Rev, John, Wallacetown chapel Content / Anderson, Mr John, Prestwick toll / Auld, Rev. Dr. Robert, Ayr manse / Austin, Mr., Waterton / cottage / Baird, Major, Faulkland / Ballantine, Mrs. Mary, of Castle hill / Ballantine James, esq., of Castle hill / Blain, Archibald Wm., esq., Seafield / Boyd, Mr Charles, Prestwick / Boyd, Mr David, Prestwick / Bryan, Mrs Mary Magdalene, Prestwick / Bryce, John, esq., 3 Allaway place / Burns, Rev. Thomas, Monktown / Caldwell, Mr Andrew, Prestwick / Campbell, Dav., esq., Mount Hamilton / Campbell, James, esq., of Craigie, Craigie house / Campbell, Patrick, esq., Mount Hamilton / Campbell, William Gunning, esq., of Fairfield / Cochran, Mr., lady bank, St. Quivox / Cowan, William, esq., Course hill / Crawford, Mrs Jane, of Doonside Fort street / Crawford, Mrs Margaret, of Newfield, 24 Wellington square / Crawford, William, esq., of Doonside / Cunningham, Major Wm., Smith lodge / Cuthill, Rev. Alexander, Midsands / Davidson, Mrs Ann, 22 Wellington sq / Dunlop, Miss Ann, 16 Academy st / Dunlop, Miss Margaret, 10 Burns st / Eiston, Mrs Margaret, Midsands / Ellis, Rev William, Mill st / Fairfould, Miss, Prestwick / Fullarton, Mrs Susan Hunter, 36 Sandgate street / Gardner, Mr Archibald, Prestwick / Garnett, William Norris, esq., 11 Wellington square / Gemmell, Andrew, esq., 5 Allaway place / Gemmell, Dr Robert, Hourtree park / Gordon, John T., esq., Newton lodge / Guthrie, Miss Margaret, Prestwick / Hamilton, Alexander West, esq., of Belleisle / Hamilton, Archibald, esq., of Roselie / Hamilton, Lieutenant-Colonel Hugh, Blackburn cottage / Hamilton, Mrs Jacobina, 3 Wellington sq / Hamilton, Miss Jane, Blackburn cottage / Hamilton, John, esq., of Sundrum / Hamilton, Miss Margaret, Mount Charles / Hamilton, Montgomerie, esq., Barns st / Hay, Capt Francis, 1 Wellington sq / Henderson, Rev Jos. Elba st, Content / Hendrie, Miss, Prestwick toll / Hughes, Mrs General, Mount Charles / Humble, Mrs Rebecca, 29 Sandgate st / Hume, Mrs Mary, 14 Academy st / Hunter, Mr Adam, Prestwick / Hunter, Mr John, Prestwick / Hunter, Mrs of Downholme / Johnston, Miss, 12 Wellington square / Kelso, Miss Jane, Frankvale / Kennedy, Miss Isabella, Sandgate st / Kirk, Capt Robert, 10 Wellington sq / Lang. Rev Robert, 4 New Bridge st / Latimer, the Misses, Park house / Limond, David, esq., (Provost of Ayr) of Dalblair / Logan, Mr John Ronald, Prestwick toll / Logan, Mrs & Miss Martha, 2 Allaway place / McHarg, Mrs Jane, 22 Barns st / Mackenzie, Col. George, Academy st / Mackenzie, Miss Jane, 6 Barns st / McKnight, Col. Patrick, of Barns / McLimont, Mrs Mary, 56 Sandgate st / Macpherson, Major Alexander, 23 Wellington square / Macquhae, Rev, Stair, St Quivox / McQuatox, Mr Thomas, / Prestwick / Mair, Mrs Merrion, 12 Barns st / Maitland, Mrs Mary, 18 Cathcart st / Manson, Mr Robert, Prestwick / Mason, Mrs, Prestwick toll / Maxwell, Major Hamilton, 20 Wellington square / Miller, James, esq., of Springvale / Montgomerie, Mrs Agnes, 54 Sandgate st / Montgomerie, Wm., esq., of Belmount / Neill, Major William, (of Barnweill), 15 Wellington square / Oswald, Alexander Richard, esq., of Auchencruive / Park, Lieut. James, Lady bank, St Quivox / Park, Miss Margaret, 8 Barns st / Parker, John, esq., 6 Wellington sq / Paul, the Misses, Fort st / Ranken, Mrs Jane, 14 Wellington sq / Reid, Mrs B., of Adamton / Renwick,Rev Robert, 10 Charlotte st / Robb, John, esq., of Blackburn / Robertson, Lieut William, Thymefields villa / Robertson, Lieut William, Prestwick toll / Rollo, John Ballantine, esq., 39 New market street / Rollo, the Hon. Roger, Wellington sq / Shaw, Capt. Thomas, 9 Cathcart st / Shaw, Rev William, 14 Charlotte st / Shiels, Mr James T, Prestwick / Shiels, Mr Robert, Prestwick / Smith, Mrs Janet, 43 Sandgate st / Smith, Mr John, Prestwick / Smith, Mr William, Prestwick / Stevenson, Rev Dr George, Boghall / Stevenson, Rev Jas., Newton manse / Tennant, Miss Catherine, 1 Cathcart st / Tennant, Jno., esq., of Creoch, Wheatfield / Thomson, Mrs Elizabeth, of Daljereock, 16 Wellington square / Thomson, Robert Kennedy, esq., 16 Wellington square / Tweedie, Lieut James, Fort st / Wallace, Rev Robert, Dalrymple / Weir, Mrs Mary, 12 / Academy st / Wilson, Rev Wm. Scott, 6 Charlotte st / Wood, Mrs Isabella, 16 Barns st

 

ACADEMIES AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Ayr Academy, Fort Street / Rector, Lohn Smith Memes LLD / Writing and Drawing Master, Robert Taylor / Arithmetic and Bookkeeping, Jas Gray / Greek and Latin Master, Ebenezer Thomson / Modern Languages, Solmn Gross / English, Arthur Lang / Baxter, Eliza (ladies boarding), 4 Barnes street / Bell, Samuel, Newton green / Brown, James, Lower Doon bridge / Burgh School, Prestwick, Thos McCrorie, master / Cowan, Samuel, Mill st / Gray, Margaret (ladies boarding), 19 Cathcart street / Gray, William, 127 High st / Gross, Mrs Solomon (ladies boarding), Wellington square / Henderson, Ann, 16 Sandgate st / Parochial School, Monktown, James Gigson, master / Parochial School, St Quivox, -- Bryden, master / Parochial School, Main street, Newton, John Gremmell, master; Saml Bell, / Assistant master / Potts, John, 3 Charlotte st / school of Industry, Mill street, Miss Gourlay, mistress / Scott, Robert, Fullerton st / Smith's Institution, Mill st, W McDerment, master / Underwood, Jno, Weaver row, Newton / Wallace, Rev. Robert (boarding), Dalrymple / Watson, William, John st, Content

 

ACCOUNTANT

 

McCubbin, John (& treasurer to the road trustee of the district of Ayr), 7 Academy st

 

AGENTS - MISCELLANEOUS

 

Boyd, Joseph (coal), Ayr colliery / Campbell, James (coal), South quay / Cowan & Sloans' (for Lloyds'), 31 Sandgate st / Stewart, Thomas (coal), Wallace st, Wallace Town / Telfer, Alexander Bell (sailing packets), South quay

 

AGENTS TO MANUFACTURERS

 

Beaton, William, Allison st, Newton / Dalrymple, Quinton, 1 Garden st, Wallace Town / Dalziel, John, Allison st, Newton / Farquhar, William, Wallace st, Wallace Town / Kennedy, Hugh, Elba st, Content / Lyon, Hugh, 49 High st / McEwen, William, Garden st, Wallace Town / Moore, John, Main st, Newton / Park, Hugh, Main st, Newton / Park, Robt, Garden st, Wallace Town / Richie, Alex, 4 Garden st, Wallace Town / Steele, Thomas, Main st, Newton / Tinnock, Jane, 4 New Bridge st

AUCTIONEERS

Crawford, Archibald, 30 High st / Goudie, Robert, Isle lane / Norman, David, 225 High st

BAKERS

Dickie, John, 112 High st / Dunlop, David, 25 New Bridge st / Farrie, John, 35 High st / Ferguson, John, 32 New Bridge st / Findlay, George, Main st, Newton / Hamilton, John, 51 High st / Hutchinson, Jane, 150 High st / McHutcheon, Adam and Maitland (& flour dealers), 184 High st / Meller, John, 100 High st / Shaw, William, 11 High st / Smith, William, 64 High st / Stewart, James, Main st, Newton / Wright, David, 50 Main st, Newton

BANKERS

Ayr Bank, Hunters & Co, High st (draw on Sir William Forbes, bart. & Co. / Edinburgh, & Herries, Farquhar and Co London) / Ayrshire Banking Compy, New Bridge st (draw on the Royal Bank, Edinburgh, / and Williams, Deacon & Co, London) - Quinton Kennedy, manager / Bank of Scotland (Branck of), Sandgate st (Draws on the Bank of Scotland, / Edinburgh, and Coutts & Co, London) - Thomas McClelland, agent / Glasgow Union Banking Compy (Branch of), New Market street (draw on the / Glasgow Union Bank Branch, Edinburgh, and Jones, Loyd and Co, London) - / Patrick Cowan, agent / Savings Bank, Kirk Port - Adam McHutcheon, treasurer, and Wm. Cowan, jun, secretary

BLACKSMITHS

Anderson, Jas, Old toll, Ochiltree rd / Crawford, James, Isle lane / Crawford, John, Monktown / Dick, John, 34 Carrick st / Gray, Allan, Prestwick / Hastings, Joseph, 255 High st / Howet, Andrew, Old Bridge end, Wallace Town / Hunter and Affleck, Fullerton st / Kerr, George, 293 High st / McCrorie, Thomas, Monktown / McKean, Hugh, New Market st / Manson, George, 206 High st / Osborne, Wm., George st, Wallace Town / Tennant, David, Allaway

BOAT BUILDERS

Boyd, Robert, Waterside, Newton Green / Cowan & Sloans', Waterside, Newton Green

BOOKSELLERS, BINDERS & STATIONERS

Cowan, Adam, 37 High st / Dick, John, 28 New bridge st / Irvine, Samuel, 91 High st / McCormick & Currie, 23 High st / Tennant, David, 85 High st

BOOT & SHOE MAKERS

Adam, John, Allison st, Newton / Aitken, Hew, 11 New Bridge st / Bone, Adam, 224 High st / Dobbie, James, 83 High st / Dunlop, John, Cross st, Wallace Town / Guthrie, John, Prestwick / Hutchinson, David, Monktown / Johnston, Robert, 17 Bridge st / Kinnon, Hugh, Old Bridge end / Lauchlan, John, 114 High st / Limond, George, 120 High st / McCreath, John & Son, New Market st / McLelland, James, 17 Bridge st / McMaster, Hugh, 106 High st / McNeilie, John, 4 High st / McSkimming, William, Monktown / Martin, John Hall, Main st, Newton / Ross, Alexander, 95 High st / Smith, Ebenezer, 141 High st / Smith, William, Monktown / Wilson, John, 6 New Bridge st

BRAZIERS & TINMEN

Alexander, Thomas, 104 High st / Calmers, Robt, Wallace st, Wallace Town / Farrie, Thomas, Main st, Newton / Goldie, William, 99 High st / McIlwrath, John, 32 High st / Miller, James, 128 High st / Ross, Thomas, 25 Isle lane

BREWERS

Crawford, Catherine, 29 High st / Cathcart, Jane, Main st, Newton / Davidson, Ann, 72 High st / Guthrie, Charles, 40 High st / Wilson & Brown, Mill st 

CABINET MAKERS

Adair, John (& builder), Sandgate st / Afflick, William, 214 High st / Dickie, John, 194 High st / Dunlop, James, 70 High st / Galloway, John, 37 New Market st / Gordon & Watson, 67 High st / Gray, Robert, Main st Newton / Guthrie, James, Allison st, Newton / Kilgour, Jas., Cross st, Wallace Town / King, Thomas, Sandgate st & Fort st / McKnight, John & Co, Main st, Newton / McLean, John, 144 High st / Norval, James, Content st / Park, William, 80 High st / Paton, James, Fullarton st / Reid, Matthew, 13 Mill st / Spier, William, River st, Wallace Town / Underwood, John, New Market st

CARPER MANUFACTURER

Templeton, James, jnr, Fort st

                                CARPENTERS & JOINERS (See also Cabinet Makers)

Adair, John (& builder), Sandgate st / Davidson, Alexander, George st, Wallace Town / Guthrie, John, Prestwick / King, Thomas (& builder), Sandgate street and Fort street / McClure, George, 43 Carrick st / Paton, Jas (& builder), Fullerton st / Shaw, John, 156 High st / Smith, William, Prestwick toll / Thomson, Robt, George st, Wallace Town

CARTWRIGHTS

Hutchinson, David, Monktown / Kerr, Janet, 297 High st / Lockhart, James, Prestwick / Logan, David, Alloway / Logan, Hunter, Main st, Newton / McConnonchie, Robert, Old Bridge end, Wallace Town / McNabb, James, Old toll / McVicar, James, Lower Doon bridge / Meikle, John, George st, Wallace Town / Porteous, Jas, Monktown / Thomson, Robert, George st, Wallace Town

CARVERS & GUILDERS

Sutherland, John, High st / Wilson, John, 15 Sandgate st

CLOTHES DEALERS AND BROKERS

Divan, James, Wallace st Wallace Town / Gouldie, Robert, Bridge st / McCloskey, James, 52 High st / Neil, James, 34 High st

COACH BUILDER

Morton, James, 47 Sandgate st

COAL MERCHANTS

Arthur, Charles, Sandhill / Gourley, William (dealer), Carrick st / McJames, Robert, 130 High st / Taylor, George & Co, office North side of the harbour

COAL PROPRIETORS

Taylor, George & Co, Ayr colliery; office, North side of the harbour

CONFECTIONERS

Dunlop, David, 25 New Bridge st / Nichol, Adam, 3 and 207 High st / Porteous, Samuel, 70 High st

COOPERS

Farquhar, Robt, Wallace st, Wallace Town / Muir, David, Old Bridge end / Orr, William, Harbour st / Turnbull, Alexander, Isle lane / Young, William, 1300 High st

CORN MERCHANTS

Cowan & Sloane, 31 Sandgate st / Hunter, Adam, 6 Kirk port / Kinross, John, Port st / Stewart, Charles, South quay / Turner, David, High st 

COW KEEPERS

Farrie, Thomas, Carrick st / Kerr, David, 251 High st / Lang, Mrs., Isle lane / Wallace, William, High st

CURRIERS AND LEATHER SELLERS

Paterson, John, Mill st / Paterson, John jnr, 46 Mill st / Smith, Hugh (leather seller), 157 High st / Watson, William, 138 High st

DYERS

Alexander, Robert jnr, 187 High st / Crawford, Jas., Wallace st, Wallace Town / Doonan, Alex., 58 Main st, Newton / Hutchinson, James, Old Bridge end, Wallace Town / Wood, Robert, Main st Newton

FIRE, &c. OFFICE AGENTS

Atlas - James Harper, Fort st / British Commercial - McCormick and Carnie, 23 High st / Caledonian - Cuthbert Cowan, High st / Hercules - Thomas McClelland, Sandgate st / North British - John Paul, Fort st / Scottish Amicable (life) - John Kinross, Fort st / Scottish Equitable (life) - David Cowan, 60 Sandgate st / Scottish Union - James Morton, 9 Wellington square / Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Insurance Co - Thomas McClelland, Sandgate st / Sea Insurance Compy - Thomas McClelland, Sandgate st / West of Scotland - Jno Kinross, Fort st

FISHMONGERS

Cuthbert, Andrew (& spirit dealer), 61 and 63 High street / Lawson, James, 125 High st / Scott, James, 77 High st / Shankland, Adam (salmon fishery contractor), 48 High st

FLESHERS

Arbuckle, William and James, 5 Sandgate st / Bicker, Alexander, Main st, Newton / Dick, Daniel, High st / Lockhart, Adam, 24 High st and Main st, Newton / Rodger, Jas & Son, Old Meal market

GLASS, CHINA, &c. DEALERS

Lyon, George, 154 High st / Lyon, Hugh, 49 High st / McLatchie, Janet, 152 High st / Morris, James, 35 Sandgate st / Reid, John, Bridge st / Ritchie, John, 42 High st / Smith, Ebenizer, 162 High st

GLAZIERS & SLATERS

Dunlop, William, 41 New Market st / Ferguson, James, Main st, Newton / Highet, William & Son (and slate merchant), 7 Cathcart st / Kier, David, 127 High st

GROCERS & SPIRIT DEALERS

(See also Victuallers & Spirit Dealers, and also Wine & Spirit Merchants) / Aird, Jean, Main st, Newton / Alexander, John, Main st, Newton / Alexander, Thomas, 74 High st / Allen, Alexander, 57 High st / Auld, James, 1 New Bridge st / Auld, John, 54 High st / Baird, John, 113 High st / Bone, James & Co, 2 Sandgate st / Bothwick, John, 13 Main st, Newton / Brown, William, 203 High st / Campbell, Samuel, 236 High st / Campbell, Wm., Cross st, Wallace town / Candlish, Wm. Green st, Newton / Crawford, Peter, Main st, Newton / Dickie, Janet, 209 High st / Ferguson, James, 14 New Bridge st / Ferguson, Margt, 46 Main st, Newton / Fergusson, David, 129 High st / Fergusson, John, 109 High st / Forrest, Robert, 126 High st / Frew, Archbd, 56 Cross st, Wallace Town / Frew, John, 49 Main st, Newton / Gardiner, Margaret, 118 High st / Goudie, Jas., George st Wallace Town / Goudie, James, 192 High st / Gray, James, Cross house, Main st, Newton / Gray, Thomas, 177 High st / Hazle, Alexander, 19 Isle lane / Hazle, Jas., Wallace st, Wallace Town / Henderson, John, 6 Main st, Newton / Houston, Jane, 158 High st / Hunter, Jas., 101 High st / Hutchison, John, Wallace st, Wallace Town / Kennedy, Hugh, Elba st, Content / Kirkland, James, 27 Wallace st Wallace Town / Lawson, William, 123 High st / McCormick, Robert, 71 Fish cross / McDougall, Mary (grocer), Main st, Newton / McKay, Alexr., 15 Cross st, Wallace Town / McLean, Christian, 172 High st / McNeil, John (grocer), Wallace st, Wallace Town / Maxwell, Jas., 38 Main st, Newton / Maxwell, Mary (grocer), Main st, Newton / Mitchell, Jas., George st, Wallace Town / Montgomery, James, 145 High st / Moore, James, Main st, Newton / Morrison, James, 248 High st / Park, Hugh, Main st, Newton / Pearson, Martin, 226 High st / Richie, Alexander (grocer), Cross street, Wallace Town / Sample, Robt, Wallace tower, High st / Scott, James, 77 High st / Shaw, Jas., Wallace st, Wallace Town / Shearer, Matthew, 153 High st / Smith, David, Allison st, Newton / Taylor, Archbd, Garden st, Wallace Town / Thom, Charles, 134 High st / Wallace, William, 6 High st / Williamson, Mary, North shore, Newton green / Wilson, Christina, 44 Main st, Newton / Wilson, William, Elba st, Content / Wood, William, 163 High st / Young, David, George st, Wallace Town

HAIR DRESSERS

Auld, James, 6 Bridge st / Brotherton, John, 96 High st / Hulston, John, 17 New Bridge st / McKean, James, Isle lane

HARDWARE & TOY DEALERS

Bell, David, 22 High st / Crawford, Archibald, 39 High st / Logan, David, 149 High st

HATTERS

Demas, David, 1 High st / Gibson, John, 17 High st / Wilson, Andrew, 12 New Bridge st

HOSIERY MANUFACTURERS

Fadzen, James, 10 Main st, Newton / Todd, James, 122 High st / Wilson, John, 88 High st

INNS

Ayr Arms (& Posting house), George Dunn, 1 Sandgate st / Black Bull, Hugh Findlay, Old Bridge end, Wallace Town / Burns' Arms, Thomas Anderson, Alloway / Crown, William Morton, 119 High st / King's Arms (and Posting house), James Sinclair, 14 High st

IRON & BRASS FOUNDERS

Parker, John & Co (manufacturers of steam engines, boilers, machines &c.), / Waterside foundry, Newton green / Parker, William (and manufacturer of chains & chain cables), Clann's vennel, Newton / Rae, William & Co (& steam engine manufacturers), Darlington row, Newton green

IRON MERCHANTS

Cowan & Sloans', 31 Sandgate st / Highet, Matthew, 116 High st / Miller, James, 128 High st

IRONMONGERS

Gray, William (and dealer in bar iron), 87 High st / Highet, James, 50 High st / Highet, Matthew, 116 High st / Hunter, Janet, 68 High st / Miller, James (and plane maker), 128 High street and Carrick street

LAST MAKERS

Goudie, David, High st / Murray, David, Garden st, Wallace Town

LIBRARIES

Ayr Library, Fort st, Andrew Paterson, librarian / Dick, John, 28 New Bridge st / Logan, David, 149 High st

LIME BURNERS

Murdoch, James, South quay / Parker & Robb, North shore

LINEN AND WOOLLEN DRAPERS

Blackwood, Adam, 17 Sandgate st / Bone, Adam, 2 High st / Bryden, John, 58 High st / Cochrane, Jane, 110 High st / Graham, Cornelius, 55 High st / Graham, John, 9 New Market st / Kinloch, John, 12 High st / Mackay, John, 43 High st / McKay, Robert, 13 New Bridge st / McMaster, David, 25 High st / McTaggart, Peter & Son, 75 High st / Maxwell, Peter, 45 High st / Miller, Hugh, 132 High st / Muir, James Stephen, 8 High st / Murray, Thomas, 22 New Bridge st / O'Hara, John, 41 High st / Rutherford, Margt Dunlop, 124 High st / Sloss, John, 4 New Bridge st

MALTSTERS

Guthrie, Charles, High st / Watson & Brown, Mill st

MERCHANTS AND SHIP OWNERS

Carole, Adam, High st / Cowan & Sloans', 31 Sandgate st / Donaldson, Hugh & Sons, high st / Gordon, John Taylor, North side of the harbour / Highet, William, Cathcart st / Hunter, Adam, 6 Kirk port / Kinross, John, Fort st / Paton, James, Fullerton st / Telfer, Alexander Bell, South quay / Wise, Alexander, New Bridge st

MESSENGERS AT ARMS

Goudie, Robert, Isle lane / McQuater, Alexander, 28 Sandgate st / Murdoch, James, High st / Stevenson & Pollock, New Market st / Wilson, John, Fort st

MILLERS

Austin, Robert, Over mills / Calderwood, Alexander, Adamton / Gill, James, Monktown / McWhinnie, James, New Market st / Smith, James & Andrew, Town mills

MILLNERS AND DRESS MAKERS

Bell, Charlotte, 66 High st / Beveridge, Jane, 2 New Bridge st / Burns, Mary (& baby linen / warehouse), 4 New Market st / Currie, Ann, 62 High st / Dow, Catherine, High st / Jamieson, Jane (& baby linen), Sangdate st / Johnston, Mary 41 New Market st / Kirkland, Jane, 27 Wallace at, Wallace Town / Latimer, Mary, Mill st / Lennox, Jean, 81 High st / Lyon, Mary, 49 High st / McCall, Margaret, Main st, Newton / McGill, Mary, Hill st / McHutcheon, Sarah, 23 Sandgate st / McIlwraith, Marion, New Market st / McJannet, Janet, 232 High st / Macsorley, Eliza, 4 New Bridge st / McWhinnie, Barbara, 6 Cathcart st / Morton, Janet, 13 High st / Morton, Margaret and Merrion, 6 Sandgate st / Murdoch, Christian, 7 High st / Neil, Jane, George st, Wallace Town / Paton & Forsen, 27 High st / Scott, Maria, Fullerton st / Sprent, Agnes, 23 New Market st

NAIL MAKERS

Highet, James, 50 High st / Highet, Matthew, 116 High st / Miller, James, 128 High st and Carrick st / Taylor, John, 144 High st

NEWSPAPERS

Ayr Advertiser - (Thursday) - McCormick & Carnie, publishers, High st / Ayr Observer - (Tuesday) - Foster Fraser & Co, publishers, 28 New Bridge st

NURSERY & SEEDSMEN

Goldie & Lamb (seedsmen), 133 High st / Imrie, Thomas, 93 High st / McKenna, Peter, South shore / Smith, James & son, Town head

PAINTERS

Limmond, John & Co, 107 High st / Mackintosh, Gregory, 7 New Bridge st / Mackintosh, Neil, 2 Harbour st / Moore, Harvey, 15 Sandgate st / Muir, Alexander, 148 High st

PERFUMERS AND HAIR DRESSERS

(See also Hair Dressers) / Beith, Duncan, 28 Sandgate st / Cowan, James, 21 Sandgate st / Halston, John, 17 New Bridge st

PHYSICIANS

Donaldson, William, Fort st / Sloan, Charles, Sandgate st / Sym, James, 5 Wellington square / Whiteside, Phillip, 16 New Bridge st / Whiteside, William, 3 Cathcart st

PLASTERERS

Anderson, James, Boat vennel / Cockran, Samuel, George st, Wallace Town / Guthrie, David, John st, Content / McQueen, John, Kilmarnock road, Newton / Smith, Thomas, Main st, Newton

PLUMBERS

McIlwraith, John, 32 High st / Miller, James, 128 High st and Carrick st / Mosman, John, Wallace st, Wallace Town 

 POTTER 

Boyle, Robert (and draining tile and brick maker), Fort st

PRINTERS - LETTER-PRESS

Donnan, James H., 29 High st / Fraser, John Foster & Co, 28 New Bridge st / McCormick & Carnie, 23 High st 

PROFESSORS & TEACHERS

Dow, Peter (minature painter), High street / Hall, James, (dancing), 15 New Market st / Hall, John, (music), 5 Academy st

PUBLICANS

See Inns, and also Vintners

ROPE MAKERS

Cowan & Sloans', Waterside, Newton green / Lawson, James, 125 High st / Reid, David, 82 High st

SADDLERS

Brown, Saml., River st, Wallace Town / Dunlop, Neil, 78 High st / Gray, Thomas, 84 High st / Kerr, John, 117 High st / Mackay, Margaret, 231 High st / Stewart, Thomas, Wallace st, Wallace Town

SAIL MAKERS

Cowan & Sloans', 31 Sandgate st / Cunningham, William, South quay

SALT WORKS

Taylor, George & Co, North shore

SHIP BUILDERS

Cowan & Sloans', Waterside, Newton green

STAY MAKERS

Hutchison, Elizabeth & Agnes, Wallace street, Wallace Town / Rae, Mary, 80 High st / Sprott, Catherine, 19 Carrick

STONE MASONS & BUILDERS

Crawford, William, John st, Content / Dunlop, Hugh, jnr, Prestwick toll / Elston, John, 272 High st / Jamieson, William, 209 High st / Kay, John, River st, Wallace Town / Kennedy, James, 17 Carrick st / McCarter, William, Prestwick / McGachan, Robert, Content / Parker & Robb, 193 High st / Parker, John, John st, Content / Stewart, James, Allison st, Newton  

STONE MERCHANTS

Galloway, Quall, 32 High st / Murdoch, James, Cassillia st / Taylor & Co, Bellrook / Wilson, Peter, Thorny flat

STRAW HAT MAKERS

Beveridge, Agnes, 80 High st / Mather, Mary & Janet, Main st Newton / Morton, Margt & Marrion, 6 Sandgate st / Ramsay, Margt & sisters, Isle lane / Williamson, Mary, John st, Content / Wilson, Marion, 86 High st

SURGEONS & APOTHECARIES

Craig, William, 25 High st / Craig, William B., 46 High st / Gibson, John, Lottery hall, Newton green / Martin, Wm., Wallace st, Wallace Town / Mitchel, George, 2 Kirk port / Ronald, John, 60 High st / Wright, David, 16 High st

SURVEYORS

Campbell, James (road), High st / McDerment, James (land), 56 Mill st / Thomson, Alexander (land), Fort st

TAILORS

Alexander, Andrew, 79 High st / Allen, Wm., River st, Wallace Town / Anderson, Frs, River st, / Wallace Town / Auld, Thomas, Allaway st / Baggs, James, Prestwick / Burns, Andrew (& clothier), 17 High st / Cowan, Andrew, 40 High st / Farquhar, Hugh, Elba st, Contact / Girvan, Peter, 40 High st / Givan, Jno. Alloway st / Harvey, John & Thomas, 19 New bridge st / Houston, Jas., Harbour side, Newton / Loudon, James, 36 High st / McCubbin, Alexander, 31 and 29 New Market st / McKinnon, Nicholas, 107 High st / McLarty, Malcolm, 172 High st / McMillan, James, 127 High st / Morn, Thomas, Main st, Newton / Murphy, William, Monktown / Paton, Robert, Elba st, Content / Priestly, John, Wallace st, Wallace Town / Purdie, Peter, Bridge st / Richmond & McGill, Cross st, Wallace Town / Rodie, James, Monktown / Skilling, James, Wallace st, Wallace Town / Sloane, John (& clothier), 4 New Bridge st / Smith, James, 160 High st / Tannyhill, John, 3 Harbour st / Wallace, John, Prestwick / Wallace, Mattw, George st, Wallace Town / Williamson, James, John st, Content

TALLOW CHANDLERS AND SOAP BOILERS

Baird, John, 113 High st / Donaldson, Hugh & Sons, 65 High st / Lawrie, Alexander, 90 High st

TANNERS

Donaldson, Hugh & Sons, 65 High st / Watson, Wm., Mill st and High st

TIMBER MERCHANTS

Cowan & Sloans', 31 Sandgate st / Donaldson, Hugh & Sons, 65 High st / Hunter, Adam, 6 Kirk port

TOBACCO MANUFACTURERS

Cuthbertson, William Baynham, 142 High st / Stewart, Peter, 26 New bridge st

UPHOLSTERERS

McMillan, Neil, 83 High st / Reid, John, 26 New Bridge st / Wilson, John, 15 Sandgate st

VICTUALLERS AND SPIRIT DEALERS

Benson, James, 167 High st / Dow, John, 1 Harbour st / Graham, Johathan, 193 High st / Lawson, William, 10 New Bridge st / McEwen, James, 187 High st / Miller, John, 239 High st / Murdoch, Jane, 179 High st / Sloan, John, 189 High st / Wallace, William, 165 High st / Wilson, James, 189 High st

VINTNERS

Adams, John, Prestwick / Agnew, Niven, South quay / Aitken, Andrew, Old Bridge end, Wallace Town / Ballantine, John, 214 High st / Beggs, John, 230 High st / Bisset, Mary, 161 High st / Brown, Martha (Ayrshire & Galloway Inn), Cattle market / Bryan, Charles (Crown), Monktown / Campbell, John, Main st, Newton / Crawford, James (Campbell Arms), Monktown / Crawford, Mary, 17 High st / Cunningham, James (Cattle market Inn), Cattle market / Davidson, Ann (Crown & Thistle), 72 High st / Dunlop, Hugh, Prestwick toll / Elliot, John (Wallace tav), 10 High st / Fullarton, Margaret, South quay / Galloway, Ann, South quay / Gordon, Mary, South quay / Goudie, John (Burn's cottage), Alloway street / Goudie, Robert, 238 High st / Guthrie, David, 29 Isle lane / Guthrie, John (Red Lion), Prestwick / Hodgen, David, George st, Wallace Town / Housten, William, South quay / Hunter, Ann, South quay / Hunter, Janet, Harbour side, Newton / Hutchinson, Alexander (Leopard), 63 High st / Johnstone, James (George & Dragon), 115 High st / Kennedy, John, South quay / Kerr, James, 166 High st / Latta, Christine, South quay / Lockhart, James, Prestwick / Logan, Hunter, Main st, Newton / McAlister, John, Cross st, Wallace Town / McCall, Alexander, Main st, Newton / McCall, Hugh, Newton green / McCall, John, Monktown / McClelland, John, Content st /  McConnochie, Robt, 19 New Market st / McFarlane, Janet, Bridge st / McJanet, Robt (Blue Bell), 130 High st / Mack, Margaret (Burn's Tavern), 20 New Bridge st / McKarnan, Barnard, Bridge st / McKie, Jane, 12 New Market st / McKinnon, Peter, Newton green / McKissock, Peter, 10 New Bridge st / McMicken, Elizabeth, South quay / McMillen, Mary, Main st, Newton / McMurtrie, Robert (Wallace Tower and owner of post horses and gigs for hire), 188 High st / McNabb, Margaret, 17 New Market st / McNaughton, Jas., 1 Main st Newton / McPherson, John, Main st, Newton / McTaggart, James, Isle lane / McWhinnie, Agnes, Alloway st / Mair, John, Wallace st, Wallace Town / Milligan, Ann, Boat vennel / Mitchell, Elizabeth, South quay / Mitchell, Hugh (Prestwick Arms), Prestwick / Morton, Mrs, Main st, Newton / Muir, Agnes, 5 High st / Murray, Hugh, 38 High st / Neill, Thomas, Elba st, Content / Orr, Mary, South quay / Osborne, Wm., Kilmarnock road, Newton / Reid, David, 245 High st / Ritchie, Jas (Wheat Sheaf), Monktown / Ross, William, 19 Isle lane / Shankland, Adam (Vulcan), 48 High st / Slaven, John, George st, Wallace Town / Smith, Fullarton (Cow), Monktown / Stewart, Patrick, Bridge st / Thom, Samuel, Main st, Newton / Trodder, Jno (Oak Tree), Monktown / Walker, James, Alloway st / Wallace, Hugh, 229 High st / Wright, Daniel, Prestwick toll

WATCH AND CLOCK MAKERS

Brown, Peter (& engraver), 18 High st / Ingram, William, 8 New Market st / Jamieson, Thomas, 79 High st / Murdoch, James, Main st Newton / Murdoch, James, Bridge st / Silmen, William, 21 High st / Templeton, John, 204 High st

WHEEL MAKERS AND TURNERS

Davidson, William, River st, Newton / Murdoch, William, 148 High st / Wilson, James, Main st, Newton / Young, John, Main st, Newton

WINE & SPIRIT MERCHANTS

Campbell, Duncan, 23 New Bridge st / Campbell, Samuel, 236 High st / Cuthbert, James & Co, Academy st / Davidson, Robert, 9 High st / Ferguson, James, 14 New Bridge st / Forrest, Robert, 126 High st / Gray, William, 4 New Market st / Kinross, John, Fort st / McCormick, - 71 Fish cross / Whiteside, Anthony, Academy st / Williamson, Andrew, 2 Kirk port / Wood, William, 168 High st

WRIGHTS

(See Carpenters & Joiners, and also Cartwrights

WRITERS & NOTARIES

Boswell, John Douglas, Sandgate st / Brown & McClelland, Wellington sq / Brown, John (and Town clerk of Newton), Academy st / Cowan, David, 60 Sandgate st / Craig, William, 8 Wellington square / Eaton, Charles (and commissary clerk), County buildings / Erskine, Joseph, 21 High st / Harper, James, Fort st / Hunter, David, 37 New Market st / Johnstone, Quinton, 7 Wellington sq / Kirkland, William, 41 Sandgate st / McCosh, Thomas, Fullerton st / Morton, James, 9 Wellington sq / Murdoch, Alexander, County buildings / Murdoch, James F. (writer), County buildings / Paul, John, Fort st / Reid, Hugh, 20 New Bridge st / Robertson, Robert, 23 Sandgate / Rowan, Stephen, 8 Cathcart st / Shaw & McMurtree, County buildings / Wallace, William, 58 Sandgate st / Wilson, John, Fort st

MISCELLANEOUS

Adams, John, shopkeeper, Prestwick / Baggs, William, shopkeeper, Prestwick / Brown, Thomas, keeper of horses and gigs for hire, 38 Carrick st / Bryan, Andrew, millwright, Prestwick / Campbell, George, billet master, High st / Carson, Andrew, jeweller, 52 New Market st / Dickie, Margaret, shopkeeper, Monktown / Ewen, Peter, beer retailer, 33 High st / Fraser, N B, chemist &c, new Bridge st / Goudie, Danl, bookbinder, 11 New Market st / Harris, William, shopkeeper, Prestwick / Hill, James, manufacturer of woollen cloth, blankets, &c, Cross st, St Quivox / Hunter, William, blanket, flannel, & plaid manufacturer, Limonts lane, St Quivox / Lockhart, Robert, New Bridge tollbar / McLachlan, Robert, architect and builder, Alloway st / McMasters, John, trunk maker, Old Flesh Market close / Miller, William, cork cutter, 195 High st / Miller, William, flax dresser, 221 High st / Milnie, James, shopkeeper, Prestwick / Mitchell, John, tea dealer, Main st / Peden, Hugh, gunsmith, 18 Sandgate st / Reid, Adam, weaver, Main st, Newton / Ritchie, Elizabeth, shopkeeper, Prestwick / Walker, James, stone cutter, 121 High st / Wallace, Jno, officer to the burgh, Prestwick / Wright, Elizabeth, eating house, 94 High st

PUBLIC BUILDINGS, OFFICES, &c

PLACES OF WORSHIP

Established Church, High st & Fort st - Rev Dr Robert Auld and Rev Alexander Cuthill / Established Church, St Quivox - Rev Stair Macquhae / Established Church, Newton - Rev James Stevenson / Established Church, Prestwick - Rev Thomas Burns / Wallace Town Chapel, Content - Rev John Alexander / English Church, Content st - Rev William Scott Wilson / Associate Synod of Original Seceders, bottom of George st, Wallace Town - Rev George Stevenson / United Associate Synod of the Seccession Church, Wallace st - Rev William Shaw / Methodist Chapel, Charlotte st - Ministers not stationary / Moravian Chapel, Mill st - Rev William Ellis / Independant Chapel, River st, Wallace Town - Rev Robert Lang / Relief Chapel, Cathcart st - Rev Robert Renwick / Reform Presbytery Chapel, George st - Rev Joseph Henderson / Roman Catholic Chapel, Content - Rev William Thomson

COUNTY BUILDINGS, Wellington square

Town Clerk's Office - Alexander Murdoch / Clerk of the Peace - David Shaw / Sub-Sheriff - William Eaton / Keeper of the County Prison - Hugh Macpherson / Sheriff Clerk - Gilbert McNab 

 CUSTOM HOUSE, Wellington square 

 Collector - The Honourable Roger Rollo / Comptroller - David Ewen / Principal Coast Officer at Girvan - James Elder / Ayr Library, Fort st - Andrew Paterson, librarian / Dispensary, 102 High st - Robert Hodgeon, house apocatherary / Excise Office, Elba st, Contact - Jas Henderson, supervisor / Gas Works, South Shore - John Haswell, manager / Mechanics' Institution, Wallace Tower, High st - Adam Cowan, librarian / Poor House, Mill st - Wm. McDerment, master - Eleanor Mitchell, matron / Public Reading Room, Town's bridge - Hugh Reid, secretary / Stamp Office, 35 Sandgate st - Lieut-Col Hugh Hamilton, distributor / Tax Office for the Borough & Parish, Sandgate st - Thomas McClelland, collector / Tax Office for the County, 53 Sandgate st - John Douglas Boswell, collector

COACHES

None travel on Sundays except the mails

To Cumnock, the "Independant" (market coach), from the Wallace Tower Inn,  188 High street, every Tuesday and Friday afternoon at four

To Dalmellington, a Car, from the Waallace Tower Inn, 188 High st, every Tuesday and Friday afternoon at 4

To Dumfries, the "Craigengillan Castle" from the Ayr Arms, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; goes through Dalmellington, Carsphairn, Minnyhive, Dunscoll

To Edinburgh, the "Marquis of Hastings" from the Ayr Arms, every morning at eight, goes through Kilmarnock, Galston, New Mills, Darvel, Strathaven, Garion Bridge, and Mid-Calder

To Girvan, the "Robert Burns" (Market coach), from the Commercial Inn, every Tuesday and Friday afternoon at four; goes through Maybole and Kirkoswald

To Glasgow, the "Royal Mail" (from Portpatrick), calls at the Ayr Arms and the King's Arms, each alternate month, every night at ten; the "Telegraph", from the King's Arms, every morning at half past six and afternoon at three; and the "Defiance", from the Ayr Arms, every morning at ten; all go through Kilmarnock and Kingswell

To Irvine and Troon, a market coach, from the Black Bull, Old Bridge end, every Tuesday and Friday afternoon at half past three.

To Kilmarnock, an omnibus, from the office in harbour street, every afternoon at four

To Maybole, the "Earl of Cassilis", from 123 High street, every Tuesday and Friday afternoon at four.

To Portpatrick, the "Royal Mail" (from Glasgow), calls at the Ayr Arms and the King's Arms each alternate month, every evening at a quarter past nine; goes through Maybole, Girvan, Ballantrae, and Stranraer

CARRIERS

To Castle Douglas, Thomas Wallet, from the Blue Bell, High street, every alternate Saturday, and David Bucclench, from the George & Dragon, High street, every alternate Monday

To Catrine, Thomas Murray, from 17 High street, every Tuesday and Friday

To Crosshill, James McClowanan, from the George & Dragon, every Friday

To Cumnock, Alexander Simpson, from the Blue Bell, every Monday and Thursday; and Andrew Findlay, Alexander Findlay and David Smith, from 17 High street, every Tuesday and Friday

To Dailly, Matthew Robertson, from the George & Dragon, every Tuesday

To Dalmellington, John Hoare, from the George & Dragon, every Tuesday and Alexander Gammell, from the same house every Friday

To Dalrymple, David Mitchell, from the George & Dragon, every Tuesday and Friday

To Edinburgh, James Boyd, from 244 High street, every Monday

To Girvan, William Drennan, from the George & Dragon, every Wednesday

To Glasgow, Andrew Gerren, from the Plough, every Monday, and John Cuthbert, from his house, Main street Newton, daily (Wednesday excepted)

To Irvine, William Arthur, from the George & Dragon, every Tuesday and Friday

To Kilmarnock, Thomas Frew, from the Crown Inn, every Tuesday and Friday, and Mrs Dalziel, from Sandgate Street, every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

To Kirkcudbright, Thomas Wallet, from the Blue Bell, every Saturday

To Mauchline, John Reid, from 17 High street, every Tuesday and Friday

To Maybole, James Kennedy, from the Crown Inn, every Tuesday and Friday

To Minnyhive, John Hodson, from the Blue Bell, every Tuesday

To Ochiltree, John Lammill, from 17 High street, every Tuesday and Friday

To Paisley, Hugh Reid, from the George & Dragon, every Thursday

To Patna, Andrew Gerren, from the Plough, every Thursday

To Saltcoats, Wm. Arthur, from the George & Dragon, every Tuesday and Friday

To Sanquhar, Thomas Afflick, from 17 High street, every Friday

To Straiton, Thomas McQuator, from the Crown, every Tuesday and Friday

To Stranraer, Hugh Reid, from the George & Dragon, every Wednesday

To Torbolton, Andrew Fisher, from 17 High street, and -- Highet, from the Black Bull Inn, every Friday

 

CONVEYANCE BY WATER

STEAM PACKETS

 

To Glasgow, the "Nimrod" (Capt Clark) and the "St Mund" (Capt McLelland) call alternately every morning, calling at Troon, Ardrossan, Largs, Innerkip, Gourock, and Greenock

 

SAILING VESSELS

 

To Campbeltown, the "Armadale", "Levina", "Jane", and "Elizabeth", call occasionally

To Liverpool, the "Antelope", "Arthur", "Eleanor", and "Ann", sail once a fortnight - Alexander Bell Telfer, agent.  

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

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