Contract of Marriage (Extract Registered) between James Duke of Chatelherault, Earl of Arran, etc., and Jane Hamilton his lawful daughter on the one part, and Hew Earl of Eglintoun and Dame Marion Seaton Countess of Eglintoun (his mother), Robert Lord Semple, Richard Maitland of Lethington, and Hew Wallace of Carnell his curators, on the other part, to the effect that the Earl of Eglintoun should marry the said Jane Hamilton, & secure her in a life-rent right of the lands of East and West Mains of Ardrossan, with tower, fortalice and castle, a piece of land called the Crags, the Mill of Ardrossan ; the lands of Knokbrehauch ; the lands of Sorby ; the lands of Mekle and Little Busbie, the lands of Greithill; the lands of Salcottis, with the Eischeartoun and haven of the same, lying within the bailliary of Cuningham and Sheriffdom of Ayr. In return the Duke of Chatelherault, having full power from his daughter the Lady Ann Hamilton, donatrix in and to the said Earl's ward and nonentries of his lands of all years to run, after the Earl's age of 16 to his majority, freely dispones to the Earl, in name of tocher, his marriage, with all claim that the said Lady Ann might have against him for said marriage ; and also dispones to the Earl and Lady Jane the longer liver of the two and their heirs, the ward, nonentries of the lands and lordship of Ardrossan, etc., and also of the 40 merk land of Eglinton, etc. ; the Earl binding himself to warrant that the liferent lands shall be worth 500 merks yearly : with other provisions. Dated at Edinburgh 13th February 1554 : Witnesses, George Cornmendator of Dumfermline, William Commendator of Culross, Sir Robert Carnagy of Kinnaird, knight, and others.
Recorded 14th February 1554.
Montfode and Stanley Burns descend to the shore to W and E of the town, and Caaf Water with its affluent the Munnock Burn traces most of the northern boundary; Knockdewart Loch (1¾ x ½ furlong), in the NW, is the only lake of the interior, Ashmore Loch (½ x ¼ mile) lying just within Stevenston. The surface has a general northward rise, attaining 208 feet near the ruins of Montfode or Montfort Castle (1¾ mile NW of the town), 287 near Sorbie, 464 on Knockrivock Mount, 351 on Moss Mulloch, 500 near Drumcastle Mill, 356 near Low Dykehead, 536 near Coalhill, and 794 on the cairn-crowned Knockdewart Hills.
little plum wrote:... I thought that Boyd may have been Boydston at one time. Along the North Shore the beach was identified as Boydston Shore with buildings named Lower Boydston...
-TON - suffix - village, settlement, farm (Old English, tun; Scots, ton, toun), as in Haddington - Hada's tribe's farm; Broughton - Brook (Broc, Old English) village; Gilmerton - Gilmour's farm; Gilcolmston - Gillecolm's farm
little plum wrote:Had a check at an old map of Ayrshire and could only find what P.T. had already posted about Mill farm and the Rowanside burn running through the Mill Glen, where would the Mill Glen get it's name from.
Something else came to my attention on the map, and I thought that Boyd may have been Boydston at one time. Along the North Shore the beach was identified as Boydston Shore with buildings named Lower Boydston, at Glenfoot there's a building identified as " Ann's Lodge". The sudden rise of land in that area is labeled as the Boydston Braes, heading inland there was Boydston and on the West Kilbride Rd sat High Boydston. High Boydston is not that far away from Mill Farm, don't know if this will help with your research , if I'm sending you on a wild goose chase my apologies.
sweet caroline wrote:1742 BOYD - John Boyd and Jean Caldwell in Ardrossan Miln had a lawfull son called John Born Aprill the 21st Baptized the 25th-
1744 Down as Millen
1746 Down as Millen
1748 Down as Miln
1749 Down as Miln
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1691 Hearth Tax has a John Boyd in Montfode,Boydstone,Cadell.Barony of Ardrossan
Ardrossan 1841-920 People.Only those 2 marriages of an Ann Boyd that fits in the IGI.Be aware that marriage records for Ardrossan start 1728.IF Hugh Morris married in 1726 ,he would have been born c 1704 ,Ann 's marriage in 1743 to Hugh Morris as a first marriage makes her birth c 1720,or she missed the boat.Also would like to know where the running water was in Ardrossan to power a mill ?
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