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Location : Knowehead

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= Property demolished or site redeveloped

Notes:      The original Washer Willy's.

Using the information here, it is impossible to be certain who lived in each property or part of the building after 1891. One possible interpretation is given below.

 

Introduction

Newport people knew this location as Washer Willy's. Tayport people referred to it as Jess Philip's Dam. Both can be identified on the census returns. Knowehead was demolished and "Washer Willy's" is now used by the larger property nearer the road (which was the original Chesterhill).

 

Location and Old Maps

Latitude, longitude:      56.43693,-2.90842

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
KnoweheadKnoweheadKnowehead; KnoweheadDavid Gulland Chesterhill; David Maill Newport.Nearly 1/2 a mile S.W. of the Mansion Ho. of Scotscraig.A row of two small dwelling houses on the farm of Causewayhead. They are in good repair and were built for and occupied as hinds dwellings.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)

Knowehead
Washer Willy's

 

 

Directory entries (before 1968)

None available yet

 

Census records

YearHead Notes
1891 Jarvis William View household
1881 Philip William View household
1871 Philp William View household
1861 Philp Janet View household
1851 Philip Janet View household
1841 Philp Alexander View household

 

 

Valuation Roll entries      There are 9 entries

YearNo.PropertyProprietorTenantOccupierValue
1927-28131House William Berry per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, 10 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh Trs of late Thomas Smith; Empty, IO £3 View details
1922-23113House William Berry per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, 140 Princes St, Edinburgh Thomas Smith, farmer Empty, IO View details
1917-18104House William Berry per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, 140 Princes St, Edinburgh Thomas Smith, farmer Empty, IO View details
1912-13101House William Berry per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, 140 Princes St, Edinburgh Thomas Smith, farmer Empty, IO View details
1907-0897House William Berry per Hagart & Burn Murdoch WS, 140 Princes St, Edinburgh Thomas Smith, farmer Empty, IO View details
1903-0491House William Berry Esq. per Haggart & Burn Murdoch, WS, 140 Princes St, Edinburgh Thomas Smith, farmer empty; IO View details
1900-01114House William Berry Esq. per Haggart & Burn Murdoch, WS, 140 Princes St, Edinburgh Thomas Smith, farmer empty, IO View details
1896-9796House William Berry Esq. per Haggart & Burn Murdoch, WS, 140 Princes St, Edinburgh Thomas Smith, farmer Empty; IO View details
1893-9499House William Berry Esq. per Haggart & Burn Murdoch, WS, 140 Princes St, Edinburgh Thomas Smith, farmer Empty; IO View details

 

 

Sasines pre-1900:

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