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Location : Washer Willy's

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Notes:      Originally Chesterhill, renamed Washer Willy's

Using the information here, it is impossible to be certain who lived in each property or part of the building after 1894. Other properties involved : Inverdovat Farm Cottages      One possible interpretation is given below.

Other references can be found at : Inverdovat Farm Cottages     Knowehead     

 

Introduction

This was the original Chesterhill. It was renamed "Washer Willy's" in the 20th century. See also the original "Washer Willy's" (real name 'Knowehead').

It has proved impossible to determine who lived in this cottage (there may even have been 2) before 1957. Name changes - Chesterhill Cottage, Cliffe Cottage - have compounded the problem. I am not certain that I have got this one correct. Inhabitants are listed here or at Inverdovat Farm Cottages. 1901 and 1911 censuses clearly refer to this as Cliff Cottage.

 

Location and Old Maps

Latitude, longitude:      56.437667,-2.909792

View location on the 1855 6-inch map, the 1895 25-inch map, the 1966 25-inch map, or a 1944-50 aerial photograph at the National Library of Scotland website.

 

1854 Ordnance Survey Name Book Entry    (originals at ScotlandsPlaces)     (more information on the O.S. Name Books page)

List of names to be corrected if necessaryOrthography, as recommended to be used in the new plansOther modes of spelling the nameAuthorities for these other modes of spelling when knownSituationDescriptive remarks or other general observations which may be considered of interestSource
ChesterhillChesterhillChesterhill; ChesterhillDavid Maill Newport; David Gulland Chesterill.Nearly 1/2 a mile S.W. of the Mansion Ho. of Scotscraig.A small dwelling house one storey high in good repair built for and occupied as a hinds dwelling on the farm of Causewayhead.OS1/13/32/74

 

Old Addresses (any dates are approximate and are usually the latest occurence of the address)

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House Names (any dates are approximate and are usually the latest occurence of the name)

Washer Willy's
Chesterhill up to 1906
Cliff Cottage up to 1911, possibly up to 1952

 

 

Directory entries (before 1968)

None available yet

 

Census records

YearHead Notes
1911 Duncan Alexander
1901 Robertson David View household
1891 Peebles James View household
1881 Wishart Edward View household
1871 Leslie William View household
1861 Fraser James View household
1851 Gullan David View household[probably this house]

 

 

Valuation Roll entries      There are 18 entries

YearNo.PropertyProprietorTenantOccupierValue
1957-5887House John Berry PhD per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, 10 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh 3 D M Blair (Farmers) Ltd; Mrs Stephen, IO £10 View details
1957-5897House John Berry PhD per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, 10 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh 3 Isobel H Mount 12View details
1952-5396House John Berry per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, 10 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh James Meldrum Smith; John Shepherd, IO £10 View details
1947-4890House John Berry per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, 10 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh James Meldrum Smith; John Shepherd, IO £10 View details
1942-4396House John Berry per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, 10 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh James Meldrum Smith; John Shepherd, IO £10 View details
1937-3898House John Berry per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, 10 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh James Meldrum Smith; John Shepherd, IO £6 View details
1932-3396House William Berry per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, 10 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh Trs of late Thomas Smith; William Brunton, IO £6 View details
1927-28133House William Berry per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, 10 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh Trs of late Thomas Smith; Catherine Cook, IO 6View details
1922-23112House William Berry per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, 140 Princes St, Edinburgh Thomas Smith, farmer Alexander Lindsay, ploughman, IO View details
1917-18103House William Berry per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, 140 Princes St, Edinburgh Thomas Smith, farmer Thomas Brunton, orraman, IO View details
1912-1397House William Berry per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, 140 Princes St, Edinburgh Thomas Smith, farmer Alexander Duncan, labourer, IO View details
1907-0893House William Berry per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, 140 Princes St, Edinburgh Thomas Smith, farmer Alexander Duncan, labourer, IO View details
1903-0487House William Berry Esq. per Haggart & Burn Murdoch, WS, 140 Princes St, Edinburgh Thomas Smith, farmer Melville Cummins, ploughman; IO View details
1900-01109House William Berry Esq. per Haggart & Burn Murdoch, WS, 140 Princes St, Edinburgh Thomas Smith, farmer David Robertson, shepherd, IO View details
1896-9795House William Berry Esq. per Haggart & Burn Murdoch, WS, 140 Princes St, Edinburgh Thomas Smith, farmer Mrs Agnes Peebles, IO View details
1893-9498House William Berry Esq. per Haggart & Burn Murdoch, WS, 140 Princes St, Edinburgh Thomas Smith, farmer James Peebles, labourer, IO View details
1889-9093House William Berry Esq. per Haggart & Burn Murdoch, WS, 140 Princes St, Edinburgh Thomas Smith, farmer James Peebles, labourer, IO View details
1885-8685House William Berry Esq. per Haggart & Burn Murdoch, WS, Edinburgh Thomas Smith, farmer James Peebles, cattleman; IO View details

 

 

Sasines pre-1900:

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