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Carradale House and estate

PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:00 pm
by Morag
Hi, I'm researching my family through from Kilchoman on Islay to Carradale and would appreciate any help or suggestion of where I might find information. The McPhersons were employed by the owners of Carradale House from 1881 through to 1887, my great-grandfather as a forester and two of the daughters as house servants. Can anyone tell me who the owners/occupiers of Carradale House might have been at that time. Thank you.

Re: Carradale House and estate

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:06 pm
by petewick
Hi,

I only know that the estate owner prior to the Mitchisons was Austin MacKenzie

Re: Carradale House and estate

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:45 pm
by Bitter End
The original house was built in the sixteen hundreds and then in 1844 by the architects David Bryce and William Burn -- Built for Richard Campbell of Glen Carradale. - - - It became a seat of the Buchanans of Mount Vernon and Drumpellier, Lanarkshire.( dates - - -? any other owner -? - - ) then Mackenzie ,and Mitchison

- - " Carradale House, at its head, is a seat of David Carrick Buchanan, Esq. of Drumpellier" from http://www.scottish-places.info/scotgaz ... ry675.html

Re: Carradale House and estate

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:05 pm
by Morag
Thank you both. That helps.

Re: Carradale House and estate

PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:56 pm
by teach64
Are there records available related to people who were employed on the Carradale estate?
Thanks
Betty Manning

Re: Carradale House and estate

PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:04 pm
by petewick
The one I knew was Eddie Martindale....the gamekeeper,
he came from Dunfrieshire in the late 30's. He passed away around 1986...his daughter
still lives in Campbeltown

Re: Carradale House and estate

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:38 pm
by jdcarra
Eddies work chum Tony Edwards whom stayed at the Lodge by Dippen Bridge.

Hilda McDonald worked in the big house as the cook/general duties. Both now deceased