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Stevenson Janet (Crown), 1*3 Eglintou st
Stewart William, 49 Main st
Walker John, 21 Wilson st
Wyllie James, Gateside
Cuthill John, 36 Eglinton st
Gibson John, IS Main st
Short John, Strand
Aitken Robert, market gardener, MDirston
Caldwell James, professor of science, Ward-
rope st [st
Cochrane Janet, fancy repository, 8 Wilson
Craig James, saw mill owner & hay & straw
dealer, Braehead
Crawford John, timber merchant, Longbar
Davidson John, carter, Mitchell st
Duff William, registrar of births, deaths and
marriages, Braehead
Ferrie James, carrier, Head st
Jaraieson William, bicycle maker & repairer,
Kerr Robert & Sons, engineers & iron-
founders, Auchengreo
Kerr Samuel, inspector of poor, and sanitary
inspector, 16 Cross
Kirkland W. & R. cork cutters, Reform st
M' Arthur Archibald, refreshment rooms, 1
Eglintou st [Roebank
Melville Hugh & Co. silk printers & dyers,
Blorris Archibald, fishmonger, 42 Main, st
Pettigrew Daniel, hosiery manufacturer, 21
Main st
Smith William, land steward, Gateside
Stevenson Hugh, butter and egg merchant,
Reform st
Stevenson James, cotton and woollen manu-
facturer, Knowes
Stevenson Robert, dairyman, 36 Wilson st
Stevenson Robert, hay & straw dealer, Bell's
Telfer John, saddler, 1 Wilson st
Tlmrburn Thomas, curling stone manufac-
turer, Roebank [head Cottage
WaterstonAndrew.veterinary surgeon, Brae-
Wylie Matthew & Son, ropemakers, Meadow-
bank ter
Young Mrs.— , broker, New st
Public Buildings, Offices, &c.
EstablishedChdrch— Rev.Andrew Browne
& Rev. Alexauder Craib
Free Church, New st — Rev. Henry F. Hen-
derson, M.A. [st— Rev. Henry Glen
United Presbyterian Church, Mitchell
United Presbyterian Church, Head st—
Rev. James Martin & Rev. John Lennox
Evangelical Union Chapel— Rev. Archi-
bald Bowman
Anderson Hotel Hall, Eglinton st
Assembly Rooms, Eglinton st — Wm. Wilson,
Ayrshire (1st) Rifle Volunteers, Cross— R,
Power, drill-sergeant
Bei>h & Kilwinning Freemasons' Lodge, 19
Main st — William Holmes, sec
Beith Workman's Club, Limited Reform st—
John Hamilton, sec
British & Foreign Bible Society's Depot, New
st— Andrew Fleming, agent ["tendent
Cemetery, New rd — John Aitken, Buperin-
County Constabulary Station, New st — Wm.
Bell, sergeant-in-charge
Gas Company, Reform st — John M'Pherson,
manager; Robert Reid, sec. & treasurer
Good Templar's Hall, New st ' [officer
Inland Rerenue Office, New st — R. Carnegie,
Justice of Peace Small Debt Court (held on
the first Monday of each month, for the
parishes of Beith, Dairy, & Kilbirnie)— D.
S. Love & A. Love, procurator liscals ;
Matthew Gilmour, clerk depute
Parochial Board Office, Cross-Robert W. C.
Patrick, Esq. m.p. chairman ; William
Sneddon, m.d. medical officer ; Daniel S.
Love, collector of rates; Samuel Kerr,
inspector of poor [librarian
Public Library, Braehead — Archibald Dale,
Reading Room, Town's buildings, Eglinton
st— Daniel S. Love, sec. & treasurer
School Board Office, 20 Eglinton st — Andrew
Stewart, elerk
Sheriff's Small Debt Court (held on the first
Thursday in February, May, August, &
November) — Andrew Stewart, clerk depute
Stamp Office, 28 Eglinton st— Wm. F. Love,
sub-distributor and collector of assessed
Yeomanry (Ayrshire), H Troop, Eglinton st
— F. Coles, troop sergeant
Station, about one mile n.w. from the town —
David Couper, station master
A Car from Anderson Hotel, attends the
arrival & departure of every train
Station, Eglinton st— Robert Young, station
master [master
Station, Barr Mill— George; Reid, station
To GLASGOW, the Glasgow and South-
western Railway Co. daily
To IRVINE, Mrs. Gray, Tuesday
To PAISLEY, James Ferrie, Tuesday/Thurs-
day, & Saturday
To SALTCOATS, Mrs. Gray, Saturday
CATRINE Is a thriving manufacturing village in tbeparish of Sorn ,
72 miles w.s.w. of Edinburgh, 32 s. of Glasgow, 14 h.e. of Ayr,
12 s.s.w. of Kilmarnock, 6 N. from Old Cumnock, and 4 H. from
Ochiltree ; pleasantly situated nearly in the centre of the county,
on the north bank of the river Ayr. This place has risen from in-
significance to a considerable town. In 1787 its site contained only a
blacksmith's shop and a meal mill. The cause of this surprisingly
rapid increase was the erection of cotton works by the late Claud
Alexander, Esq. of Ballochrnylo, who having acquired a large for-
tune in the East Indies, purchased the land for the purpose of estab-
lishing works thereon, by which he might increase the value of his
property here. The business is now carried on by Messrs. James
Finlay & Co. The machinery of the mills is driven by two large
water wheels, which were erected by the late Sir William Fairbairn,
of Manchester, in 1828. They are each 12 feet wide, and 50 feet in
diameter. Both wheels work on one shaft and have a power of 400
horses. These extensive works employ a large number of hands.
There is a public library, the funds of which were raised by subscrip
tion ; it contains about 3,000 volumes, and has upwards of 200 mem-
bers. Schools were erected at a cost of £2,000; they are in the
Elizabethan Btyle, and are situated on tbe south side of the river
Ayr. Sorn Castle, about 1% mile from Catrine, once the seat of the
Loudon family, is now the property and residence of James Somer-
vell, Esq. who with Henry Farquhar, Esq. the heirs of Lady
Boswell, and Major-General Claud Alexander, M.p. are the principal
heritors of the parish of Sorn, which abounds with coal, limestone
and ironstone. Dugald Stewart, Esq., the late celebrated professor
of moral philosophy in Edinburgh, was born in the neighburhood of
The parish of Sorn is bounded on the east by Muirkirk, on the
south by Auchinleck, on the west by Mauchline, and on the north
by Galston and Strathaven ; its form is nearly square, measuring
abont 6}i miles each way, and containing 19,195 acres. Fortnerlv
this parish formed a part of the extensive one of Mauchline— the
parish church standing about three miles, distant from that village.
The laud, originally moorish, has been much improved and well
enclosed, and there are fine plantations near the Ayr, which river
runs through the parish from east to west. Population of the
parish in 1871, 4,032, and in 1881, 4,255 ; Catrine containing 2,638 of
this number.
Mauchline, a considerable town and capital of its parish, is 2J6
miles from Catrine, situated in a pleasaut part of the county and
surrounded on all sides by a delightful country, interspersed with
several elegant mansions. In the manufacture of a -beautiful
description of snuff-boxes, cigar-cases, &c, for which this town has
long been noted, two firms are engaged— Messrs. W. & A. Smith
and Messrs. J. Davidson and Son, the former having long enjoyed
tbe patronage of royalty. The buildings of the town are neat and
possess an air of pleasing variety. Mauchline Castle is an ancient-
structure, well deserving the notice of the antiquarian. The parish
school is well conducted and numerously attended, as also is tho
new educational institution, founded by the late James Stewart,
Esq.. of Haughcad, who, in the year 1847, gave £3,000, one-third of
which was laid out in the erection of the institution— which consists
of seuior and junior departments for hoys and girls— conditionally
that lifty ctildren belonging to the working classes be taught gratui-
tously, the remainder being charged a moderate sum. Burns resided
several years atMossgiel,a small farm, about half a mile to the north
of Mauchline, on the left side of the road from thence to Kilmarnock.
The steading may still be seen, environed by a few trees, as well as
the fields, in traversing which, it is said, he composed some of his best
poems. His chief resort, when ho visited Mauchline, was tbe
public-house of John Dow— a thatched house of two flats, nearly
opposite the church vard gate, now entirely re-built and oecupied as
houses and shops. The cottage of " Poosie Nancy," or Mrs. Gibson,
the scene of the "Jolly Beggars," stands more immediately opposite
the church yard gate. Mauchline kirk, tho scene of the " Holy
Fair," was of the pure barn species. There ia now an elegant
church, iu the Gothic style, with a steeple. In the surrounding
cemetery may be seen tho graves of the Rev. Mr. Auld, Nanse
Tiunock, Mary Morrison, and several other persons who figure in
the satires of Burns, and on the Banks of the Ayr, at a short
distance from Mauchline, is the scone of some of the bard's more
pleasing poems— his lyrics particularly. Fairs are held first Thurs-
day after the 4th of February, first Wednesday after 18th May,
fourth Wednesday in June, first Wednesday in August, the 26th of
September, the 4th of November, and- the fourth Wednesday in
December. The parish contains 8,907 acres, and had, in 1871, a
population of 2,435 persons, and in 1881, 2,504, cf which latter
number 1,616 belonged to the town.
POST OFFICE, Catrixe, Jane Davies, Post Mistress.— Letters arrive from Mauchline and all parts at S-30 a.m. and 7-30 p.m.. and are
despatched thereto at 4 and 8 p.m. On Sunday letters arrive at 10 a.m., and are desoatched at 12-45 noon. l~s" Money Order and
Telegraph Office and Savings Bank.
Post Office, MAUCHLrNE, Maggie M. Miller, Post Mistress.— Letters from Glasgow and all parts arrive at 7-10 a.m. and 6-10 p.m., and
from Tarbolton at 6-55 p.m., and from Glasgow and Kilmarnock at 9-55 p.m., and are despatched at 6-10 a.m., and 5, 6-10 and 9 p.m. On
Sundays letters arrive at 7-10 a.m., and are despatched at 6-5 a.m. and 9-30 p.m. Or?- Money Order and Telegraph Office and Savings Bank.
Post Office, Soen, Elizabeth Dalglish, Post Mistress.— Letters from Mauchline and all parts arrive at 9-30 a.m., and are despatched
thereto at 8-15 p.m. On Sundays letters arrive at 11 a.m., and are despatched at 12 noon. 13" Tho neareBt Money Order Office is at

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