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Offline ceccharlton

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Hilltoune in New Kilpatrick.
« on: Thursday 31 August 17 03:40 BST (UK) »
The name Hilltoune or Hilltoun is mentioned in birth records of some members of the Peter Family in early 1700's.  I don't know if it refers to a farm or a town.  I note there is a Hilton, which might be a spelling variation.  I would be grateful for any information. thank you.   

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Re: Hilltoune in New Kilpatrick.
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 31 August 17 17:45 BST (UK) »
It was a farm just west of Mugdock Castle next to the Craigallion Estate held by Malcom Graham. 

Hilltoun/Hiltoun/Hillton/Hilton were used during different times and you can see this on the maps in the following link. http://maps.nls.uk/counties/#dumbartonshire  Today it would have been just off the A809 SE of Carbeth off the Cuilts Road.

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Re: Hilltoune in New Kilpatrick.
« Reply #2 on: Friday 01 September 17 01:15 BST (UK) »
Thank you Don.  That does help me.  The link to the extensive series of maps will be very useful.  I am familiar with some of these maps but others are new to me. The Peters are frustrating me as we know they farmed at Boclair and Baljafray and also have a rent book mentioning who paid rent at Boclair between 1730-1750, but the various christian name are so common in the family that linkage to the rentees and other Peters in the early 1700's is proving just about impossible.
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Re: Hilltoune in New Kilpatrick.
« Reply #3 on: Friday 01 September 17 02:43 BST (UK) »
Baljaffray I know well a cousin of mine (Pauls) have been on (south) Baljaffray Farm since 1893.

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Re: Hilltoune in New Kilpatrick.
« Reply #4 on: Friday 01 September 17 08:28 BST (UK) »
Don, the world is indeed small!  I still have work to do on the Baljaffray Farm and Peter connection and if an appropriate matter arises I will get back to you. 

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