Linda, thank you so much....indeed I have read this. I've spent a boring
hour today, transcribing a bit of Archibald the First's Will. I'm not sure
as to what land he actually owned...so confusing!!...so am going to read the
following properly later on. He had a finger in a lot of pies, it seems!!
:)) Sorry it's so long and full of legal jargon....my brain is hurting
here!! Cheers, Lynne. :))
Know all men by these presents that I Archibald Finnie Senior Ironmonger in
Kilmarnock considering it to be every man's duty in his own lifetime to
settle his affairs in such a manner as to prevent all disputes after his
death do therefore and for other good causes & considerations give grant and
dispone to and in favour of William Finnie my eldest son residing in
Kilmarnock and his heiars & assignees whomsoever heritably & irredeemably
but under the burdens and declarations after specified all & whole the just
and equal half pro(?) in: diviso of all and whole that area or lot of ground
being lot fourth consisting of that area of ground on the south side of the
lane leading from the main street of Kilmarnock to John Begbies Inn with the
houses built thereon measuring thirty nine feet and one half in front and
extending in depth backwards fifty feet or thereby with right to carry out
dung fulzie &c. by the covered passage of ten feet in breadth at the back of
the said lot.
Item. All and whole the westmost two rooms of that house in Braehead of
Kilmarnock built by Hugh Wallace & house or smithy at the west end of said
two rooms built by me with the westmost piece of yard adjoining to and at
the back of the said two rooms & smithy extending to eight falls of ground
or thereby as more particularly bounded and described in the original rights
and infestments thereof.
Item. All and whole these houses and yard in Mid Quarter of Kilmarnock
bounded by the High Street on the east the houses and yard belonging to the
successors of Peter Wright on the south the yard belonging to the heirs of
William Roxburgh Weaver on the west, and the houses and yard of William
Brown Writer on the north parts.
Item. All and Haill that piece of ground measuring twenty four feet or
thereby in front including half gable with the late John Bryan's chaise
house and upon which I have built a house, which piece of ground is part of
that lot of ground purchased by Robert Webster from the Trustees for the
Improvement of Kilmarnock and also part of that small piece of ground
disponed to him in excambion by the said John Bryan as more particularly
bounded and described in the Disposition in my favour and with the powers
and declarations therein mentioned.
Item. All and whole twenty falls of ground or thereby in Rackhead measuring
feet in front and feet backward purchased by me from Andrew Kellie and
more particularly described in the Disposition in my favour as also not only
all and whole the sum of six hundred pounds contained in a Bond &
Disposition in security granted by John Stevenson Farmer in Knockenlaw upon
the thirtieth day of June Eighteen hundred and nineteen in favor of me and
Archibald Finnie Junior for behoof of the company of Archibald Finnie and
Son and to the survivor of them and to their or either of their assignees,
but also all and whole that area of ground with the house erected thereon on
the east side of the main street of Kilmarnock leading to Glasgow adjoining
to lot No 40 belonging to the Exchange building company as more particularly
described in the foresaid Disposition in security, and that in real security
and for payment to my said disponee of the foresaid sum of six hundred
pounds interest & consequents.
As also not only all and whole the sum of one thousand eight hundred pounds
Sterling contained in a Bond & Disposition In security granted in my favour
by Robert Stell of Moll upon the sixth day of August Eighteen hundred and
twenty three, but also all and whole the sixteen shilling and four penny
land of old extend of Moll of Nether Bruntshields alias Moll of Daldilling
With the fishings in the water of Ayr, and also all and whole the sixteen
shilling and eightpenny land of old extent of Moll of Nether Bruntshields
with the houses biggings yards parts pendicles and pertenents thereof
whatsoever lying on the Barony of Kylesmuir, Bailliary and Regality of
Kylestewart and Sherriffdom of Ayr and with the tiends of the said haill
lands, and that in real security and for payment to the said William Finnie
of the foresaid principal sum of eighteen hundred pounds Sterling interest &
liquidate expences as specified in said Bond but redeemable always as
As also all and whole the sum of two hundred pounds Sterling and thirty
eight pounds due by the heirs of the late James Adam smith in Kilmarnock
conform to two bills in favour of Archibald Finnie & Son and by them
endorsed to me and referred to in a Disposition granted by him in favour of
James Adam his son dated the thirteenth of November eighteen hundred &
As also the sum of two hundred pounds interest thereof contained in a Bond
granted by William Logan Shoemaker in Kilmarnock in my favour upon the
twenty fifth day of August eighteen hundred & twelve and which sum is
declared to be a real and preferable burden upon his subjects in the
Disposition granted by me in his favour of the same date. As also not only
all and whole the sum of six hundred pounds Sterling contained in a Bond and
Disposition in security granted by William Millar wright in Kilmarnock in my
favour three but also all and whole that piece of ground being Lot 15 of the
lands of Shillinghill and Brae being a part of all and whole of these two
acres of land or thereby called the Shillinghill and Brae and all and whole
the just equal half pro entiviso of all and whole that area of ground being
lot No 49 as delineated and marked upon the plan referred to in certain
articles of roup of the said subjects subscribed by a quorum of the Trustees
appointed for carrying into effect an Act of Parliament for improving
Kilmarnock lying upon the west side of the street leading to Glasgow which
subjects are more particularly described in the said Bond and Disposition in
and that in real security and for payment to the said William Finnie and
his foresaids of the foresaid sum of six hundred pounds Sterling interest
and liquidate expences if incurred but redeemable as specified in said Bond.
As also not only all and whole the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds
Sterling contained in a Bond & Disposition granted by James Brown of South
Grass Yards in my favour dated the twenty seventh day of May eighteen
hundred and twenty three, but also all and haill the just and equal half of
all and haill the twelve shilling lands of old extent of South Grassyards
with the houses biggings and pertinents thereof possessed by the said James
Brown lying in the parish of Fenwick and Shire of Ayr; and that in real
security and for payment to the said William Finnie and his foresaids of the
foresaid sum of two hundred and fifty pounds Sterling and consequents but
redeemable as mentioned in said Bond.
As also all and whole my shares in the Kilmarnock Foundery Company
consisting of one fifth and one tenth of all and whole the tack of ground
waterfall &c. from the Trustees of the Marchioness of Titchfield the
buildings erected on said ground and likewise of all and whole that piece of
ground being part of the Townholm feued from the Town of Kilmarnock with the
buildings erected thereon utensils stock in trade debts and other effects
belonging to the said Kilmarnock Foundry Company.
As also all other lands and heritable estate of every description that shall
belong to me at the time of my death.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Nordby" <searchinguk(a)shaw.ca>
To: "'Lynne Hadley'" <lynnehadley(a)bigpond.com>; "'Mike
<mikejboyd(a)bigpond.com>; "'John Humphrey'"
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2012 6:11 PM
Subject: RE: [AYR] Greenhill Farm - Knockentiber, Parish of Kilmaurs.
Hi John and Mike.
I am just reading your post John to the Ayrshire List 2006 and it is very
After a couple of google searches I could see that Archibald Finnie was
involved in many various industrial enterprises through North Ayrshire
included coal mining including Benslie in Kilwinning and Springside in
Dreghorn amoung others.
Lynne, if you haven't read John's post of 2006 through the Ayrshire List
Archives if is certainly worth reading.
Thanks John for your posts in this regard, it has been of interest to me