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where is Bank of Bishopton No.3. please?
« on: Saturday 02 September 06 04:21 BST (UK) »
Hello, I have obtained a printout from SP of 1881 census,
source: FHL Film 0224059 GRO Ref Volume 883 EnumDist 3 Page 1. Ref No. 822338: Census Place: Twynholm, Kircudbright, Scotland.

My family of McKie's are listed at Dwelling:Bank of Bishopton No. 3.  I cannot locate this road or street address. Hoping that someone with local knowledge could help me please.

Many thanks.
CATER, Braintree, Colchester & Leek
CHIVAS, Fraserburgh Scotland, Canada, USA
DIGBY, Braintree, Colchester, Essex
DONALDSON, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Canada, USA
McKIE, Kirkudbright,Wigton, Whithorn
PICKERING, Leek, Staffordshire
SHALLCROSS, Leek, Staffordshire
STONEHEWER, Leek, Staffordshire
TIDESWELL, Leek, Staffordshire
VERNON, Leek, Staffordshire
WALKER, Holywood

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Re: where is Bank of Bishopton No.3. please?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 02 September 06 17:31 BST (UK) »
I couldn't find a place called Bank of Bishopton in Kirkcudbright but the Postal Address Book lists Bishopton Cottages and Bishopton Dairy, both with the postcode DG6 4TJ.  Go to:
www.multimap.com/map/places.cgi and enter the postcode to see their locations. It may be that, originally, this was the Bank of Bishopton.

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Re: where is Bank of Bishopton No.3. please?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 02 September 06 22:28 BST (UK) »
thank you Bervonian, I will do as you suggest. Appreciate your help.

Eilidh
CATER, Braintree, Colchester & Leek
CHIVAS, Fraserburgh Scotland, Canada, USA
DIGBY, Braintree, Colchester, Essex
DONALDSON, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Canada, USA
McKIE, Kirkudbright,Wigton, Whithorn
PICKERING, Leek, Staffordshire
SHALLCROSS, Leek, Staffordshire
STONEHEWER, Leek, Staffordshire
TIDESWELL, Leek, Staffordshire
VERNON, Leek, Staffordshire
WALKER, Holywood

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Re: where is Bank of Bishopton No.3. please?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 03 September 06 05:07 BST (UK) »
I have a McMurrie ancestor who was 'in Bishopton', died Balig (early 1800's), and consequently am very interested in your post :) And any replies that might throw some light on the subject. I did find some interesting information about 8 months ago, and have been frantically searching through miles and miles of 'saved' references that might be relevant. No luck yet, but I know that the info is there, somewhere! From what I remember, Bishopton fell into an area where parish or county boundries changed .....obviously 'bank' has nothing to do with a financial institution, and I seem to remember Bishopton being split up into different areas. Sorry ...hang in there ...I will find it ....and post as soon as I have!
Scatza
McMurrie/McMurray, McFegan, McClune, Coltart, Shaw, McLean - Kirkcudbright; McMurray, Simpson, Adams, Mussett South Africa

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Re: where is Bank of Bishopton No.3. please?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 03 September 06 07:26 BST (UK) »
Hi Scatza,

Thanks for that. I know what you mean about saved references, I think I have more in my "favorites" than are loaded on Mr Google  :)  Takes me for ever to find some of them.

It will be interesting to find out just where Bank of Bishopton No.3. is located. I recently found out the background on another strange address, Bremners Land Duntocher where my granny was married and my mother born.  Mum thought she was born on a farm, but it turned out that Bremners Land was a tenament block on Dumbarton Road. The land orginally belonging to a local farmer named Bremner.

Looking forward to reading your information.

Bye for now.
CATER, Braintree, Colchester & Leek
CHIVAS, Fraserburgh Scotland, Canada, USA
DIGBY, Braintree, Colchester, Essex
DONALDSON, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Canada, USA
McKIE, Kirkudbright,Wigton, Whithorn
PICKERING, Leek, Staffordshire
SHALLCROSS, Leek, Staffordshire
STONEHEWER, Leek, Staffordshire
TIDESWELL, Leek, Staffordshire
VERNON, Leek, Staffordshire
WALKER, Holywood

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Re: where is Bank of Bishopton No.3. please?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 03 September 06 12:46 BST (UK) »
Hi eilidh

I've scouted around the area on the census to try to locate this place and I may have found it.

First of all there is a place called Bishopton right down in the south of the parish of Twynholm.  It is on the west bank of the River Dee, almost opposite Kirkcudbright.  A modern OS map shows it well.  The other addresses listed in the census close by - or at least apparently so from the enumerators schedules - have Kirkeoch and Newtown in them.  These are also close to Bishopton.

If you go to the old maps site:

http://www.old-maps.co.uk

then navigate to Kirkcudbright via the gazetteer.  Once there go west - maybe only one click - and Bishopton Wood, with a house/farm called Bishopton appears in the frame.  Use the enlarge button at the bottom to see a better image.

I think you will find that there were a number of households living in this place and the enumerator just calls them No1, No 2 and No 3.

Hope you can follow the instructions to find it!

Nell
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Re: where is Bank of Bishopton No.3. please?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 03 September 06 13:02 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much Nell, I appreciate you finding out this information, as will Scatza. I will certainly follow your instructions and hopefully pin-point where my ancestors lived. Bye for now, and once again a big thanks. 
CATER, Braintree, Colchester & Leek
CHIVAS, Fraserburgh Scotland, Canada, USA
DIGBY, Braintree, Colchester, Essex
DONALDSON, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Canada, USA
McKIE, Kirkudbright,Wigton, Whithorn
PICKERING, Leek, Staffordshire
SHALLCROSS, Leek, Staffordshire
STONEHEWER, Leek, Staffordshire
TIDESWELL, Leek, Staffordshire
VERNON, Leek, Staffordshire
WALKER, Holywood