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Owners fo Farm in Douglas near Balfron
« on: Monday 28 September 20 20:54 BST (UK) »
Wondering if anyone would know the name of a family who owned a Farm near Douglas near Balfron around 1880 -1881? Sorry that's all I have, in relation to a Mary O'Neil who worked there at that time.
MaAdams, Preston Ireland,
Preston Flannigan Cunningham Craigneuk, Motherwell
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Maher Tipperary, Ireland . Maryhill Glasgow.

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Re: Owners fo Farm in Douglas near Balfron
« Reply #1 on: Monday 28 September 20 20:58 BST (UK) »
Have you found her on the 1881 census? If she is at the farm, you will find its name and details about the farmer. That will then allow you to look at the valuation rolls to see whether the farmer is owner or a tenant.

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Re: Owners fo Farm in Douglas near Balfron
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 29 September 20 20:10 BST (UK) »
Hi thanks for that. No I cannot find her on the 1881 census. I got the information from her sons birth certificate.  He was born in Springburn in 1881, and was illegitimate. She stated her usual place of residence was possibly Balfunning Douglas near Balfron. She was a Farm servant.
MaAdams, Preston Ireland,
Preston Flannigan Cunningham Craigneuk, Motherwell
Murphy Hutchinston Glasgow
Salmon Paisley
Maher Tipperary, Ireland . Maryhill Glasgow.


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Re: Owners fo Farm in Douglas near Balfron
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 29 September 20 20:25 BST (UK) »
There is a farm with the address given as Balfunning Douglas showing as being in the Parish of Drymen Stirlingshire. The family showing there in 1881 is:

Andrew Mclay 38 Farmer (Of 255 Acres Of Which 100 Arable)
Margaret Mclay 36
Jessie Mclay 12
Margaret Mclay 10
Agnes Mclay 8
Marjory Mclay 3 Months
Jane Mclay 3 Months
Janet Edmond 70
Annie Mclaren 22 domestic servant b. Balfron

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Re: Owners fo Farm in Douglas near Balfron
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 29 September 20 21:41 BST (UK) »
Monica, you are my hero once again.  How do you source this information? but thanks again.
MaAdams, Preston Ireland,
Preston Flannigan Cunningham Craigneuk, Motherwell
Murphy Hutchinston Glasgow
Salmon Paisley
Maher Tipperary, Ireland . Maryhill Glasgow.