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Location : Kirkton House

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Location and Old Maps

Latitude, longitude:      56.423100,-2.899473

View location on the 1855 6-inch map, the 1895 25-inch map, the 1914 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
Kirkton House (in ruins)Kirkton House (Remains of)Kirkton House (in ruins)Mr. James Buist, Kirktonbarns; Mr. Oliphant, Easter Friarton.About 1/4 of a mile S.W. of Kirktonbarns farm house.A ruin of a rectangular form at the north side of Forgan burial ground having a small tower at its west end. It was the mansion house of the family of Gillespie but is now rapidly going to decay, there is only the eastern and western gables with the north side wall standing. [Added in red:] "West of it (Morton) near the church, is the lands of Kirkton, the property of David Gillespie Esq. of Kirkton & Montquhanie, which were at the time Sibbald wrote, the property of a family of the name of Young." Leightons Hist. Vol III p 63.OS1/13/34/23

 

Information and Photographs on Other Sites (open in a new window)

Kirkton     source: The Place-Names of Fife, by Simon Taylor with Gilbert Markus, University of Glasgow     (see a map of all the placenames in Forgan parish.)

 

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)

Kirkton House

 

 

Directory entries (before 1970)

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Census records

YearHead Notes
1841 Brown Christen View household

 

 

Valuation Roll entries

YearNo.PropertyProprietorTenantOccupierValue
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Early taxation records (either at this exact location or an earlier one)

DateTaxpayerTaxable itemsDuty paidTaxSource refNote
18 Nov 1798Miss Gillespie, KirktonDuties on houses & 22 windows£8 14s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Miss Gillespie, KirktonDuties on inhabited houses & £10 rents6s. 8d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Miss Gillespie, KirktonDuty on 1 male servant£1 10s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Miss Gillespie, KirktonTotal£10 10s. 8d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
2 Oct 1797Miss Gillespie Kirkton1 house [rated] £105s. + 6d. + 6d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/142
2 Oct 1797Miss Gillespie Kirktoun1 servant: Jno [John] Orchyard, Gardner£1 5s. 0d. + 2s. 6d. + 2s. 6d.Male Servants TaxE326/5/25/82
2 Oct 1797Miss Gillespie Kirktoun1 house, 22 windows£1 18s. 6d. (windows) + 1s. (house) + 3s. 11.4d. (10%) + 3s. 11.4d. (10%)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/143
2 Oct 1797Miss Gillespie, Kirkton1 clock3s. 9d.Clock & Watch TaxE326/12/2/29
4 Aug 1794Dr Gillespie Kirkton1 horse10s. + 1s.Horse TaxE326/9/26/123
4 Aug 1794Dr Gillespie Kirkton1 house [rated] £63s. + 3.6d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/125
4 Aug 1794Dr. Gillespie Kirkton1 house, 22 windows£1 18s. 6d. (windows) + 1s. (house) + 3s. 11.4d. (10%)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/119
18 Jul 1793Dr. Gillespie Kirktown1 house, 22 windows£1 18s. 6d. (windows) + 1s. (house) + 3s. 11.4d. (10%)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/99
25 Jul 1792John Gillespie Kirktown1 horse10s. + 1s.Horse TaxE326/9/23/117
25 Jul 1792Dr Gillespie Kirkton1 house [rated] £63s. + 3.6d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/115
25 Jul 1792Dr. Jo. Gillespie Kirkton1 house, 22 windows£1 18s. 6d. (windows) + 1s. (house) + 3s. 11.4d. (10%)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/82
1 Jul 1791John Gillespie Esq Kirktonn1 servant: Mary Ranny houseserv[an]t2s. 6d. +3d.Female Servants TaxE326/6/25/85
1 Jul 1791John Gillespie Kirktonn1 horse10s. + 1s.Horse TaxE326/9/20/105
1 Jul 1791John Gillespie Esqr Kirkton1 house [rated] £63s. + 3.6d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/107
1 Jul 1791John Gillespie of Kirkton1 house, 22 windows£1 18s. 6d. (windows) + 1s. (house) + 3s. 11.4d. (10%)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/60
27 Jul 1790John Gillespie Esq Kirkton1 servant: Mary Ranny housem[ai]d2s. 6d.Female Servants TaxE326/6/21/90
27 Jul 1790John Gillespie Esqr Kirkton1 horse10s.Horse TaxE326/9/17/104
27 Jul 1790John Gillespie Kirktonn1 house [rated] £63s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/100
27 Jul 1790John Gillespie Esq Kirkton1 house, 22 windows£1 18s. 6d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/35
24 Jul 1789John Gillespie of Kirkton1 servant: Mary Rannie House S[ervan]t2s. 6d.Female Servants TaxE326/6/17/99
24 Jul 1789John Gillespie Esq Kirkton1 saddle horse10sHorse TaxE326/9/12/127
24 Jul 1789John Gillespie of Kirkton1 house [rated] £63s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/89
24 Jul 1789John Gillespie Esq Kirkton1 house, 22 windows£1 18s. 6d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/10
2 Aug 1788John Gillespie Esq Kirktown1 servant: Mary Remnie Housem[ai]d2s. 6d.Female Servants TaxE326/6/13/92
2 Aug 1788John Gillespie Esq of Kirktone1 saddle horse10sHorse TaxE326/9/9/131
2 Aug 1788John Gillespie Esqr Kirkton1 house, 22 windows£1 18s. 6d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/48/99
10 Aug 1787John Gillespie Esq of Kirkton1 servant: Jean Bell house maid2s. 6d.Female Servants TaxE326/6/9/104
10 Aug 1787John Gillespie Esq of Kirton1 saddle horse10s.Horse TaxE326/9/6/115
10 Aug 1787John Gillespie Esqr Kirkton1 house, 22 windows£1 18s. 6d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/48/78
10 Aug 1787John Gillespie Esqr Kirkton1 house [rated] £63s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/80
28 Jul 1786John Gillespie Esq of Kirkton1 servant: Jean Youll Housemaid2s. 6d.Female Servants TaxE326/6/5/102
28 Jul 1786John Gillespie Esqr of Kirkton1 house [rated] £63s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/69
28 Jul 1786John Gillespie Esqr Kirktown1 house, 22 windows£1 18s. 6d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/48/54
19 Sep 1785John Gillespie Esq of Kirkton1 servant: Margaret Rannie House serv[an]t1s. 10.5d.Female Servants TaxE326/6/1/94
19 Sep1785John Gillespie Esqr of Kirkton1 carriage & saddle horse5s.Horse TaxE326/9/1/123
19 Sep 1785John Gillespie Kirkton1 house, 22 windows£1 18s. 6d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/48/32
19 Sep 1785Geo Gillespie Esqr Kirkton1 house [rated] £63s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/61
4 Aug 1784John Gillespie Esqr Kirkton1 house [rated] £63s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/53
4 Aug 1784John Gillespy Esqr Kirkton1 house, 22 windows£1 18s. 6d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/48/9
22 Jul 1783John Gillespie Esqr Kirkton1 house [rated] £63s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/45
22 Jul 1783John Gillespie Esqr Kirkton1 house, 22 windows£1 18s. 6d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/47/124
24 Jul 1782George Gillespie Esqr Kirkton1 house, 22 windows£1 18s. 6d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/47/102
23 Jul 1782John Gillespie Esqr of Kirkton1 house [rated] £63s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/37
23 Jul 1781John Gillespie Esqr of Kirkton1 house [rated] £63s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/29
23 Jul 1781John Gillespie Esqr Kirkton1 house, 22 windows£1 18s. 6d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/47/78
9 Aug 1780John Gillespie Esqr of Kirkton1 house, 22 windows£1 18s. 6d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/47/56
24 Aug 1779John Gillespie Esqr of Kirkton1 house [rated] £57.5d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/13
24 Aug 1779John Gillespie Esqr of Kirkton1 house [rated] £62s. 3d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/22
24 Aug 1779John Gillespie Esqr Kirtown1 house, 22 windows£1 18s. 6d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/47/32
19 Aug 1778John Gibleston Esqr of Kirkton [sic]1 house [rated] £51s. 10.5d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/5
19 Aug 1778John Gillespie Esqr of Kirtown1 house, 22 windows£1 18s. 6d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/47/9
27 Jul 1777John Killespy Esqr of Kirton1 house, 22 windows£1 18s. 6d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/46/101
27 Jul 1777John Gillespy Esqr closed up 5 wind.House & Window TaxE326/1/46/101
- - 1776John Gillespy Esqr of Kirktown1 house, 27 windows£2 14s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/46/77
3 Aug 1775John Gillespie Esqr of Kirktown1 house, 27 windows£2 14s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/46/54
30 Jul 1774John Gillespie Esqr of Kirkton1 house, 27 windows£2 14s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/46/33
15 Jul 1773John Gillespie Esqr of Kirkton1 house, 27 windows£2 14s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/46/11
19 Jul 1772John Gillespie of Kirkton Esqr1 house, 27 windows£2 14s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/161
31 Aug 1771John Gillespie Esqr of Kirkton1 house, 27 windows£2 14s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/140
23 Aug 1770John Gillespie of Kirkton Esqr1 house, 27 windows£2 14s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/121
18 Aug 1769John Gillespie of Kirkton Esqr1 house, 27 windows£2 14s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/102
.. Sep 1768John Gillespie of Kirkton Esqr1 house, 27 windows£2 14s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/81
20 Sep 1767John Gillespie of Kirkton Esqr1 house, 27 windows£2 14s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/58
25 May 1767John Gillespie of Kirkton1 house, 27 windows£1 7s. 0d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/35
29 Jun 1766Mr John Gillespie in Kirkland1 house, 27 windows11s. 3d. + 5s. 7.5d. + 0 (windows) + 5d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/12
3 Dec 1765Mr Gillespie of Kirktoun1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. + 0 (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/224
9 Jul 1765Dr Gillespie of Kirkland1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. + 0 (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/196
29 Mar 1765John Gillespie of Kirktoun1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. + 0 (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/166
11 Jun 1764Mr John Gillespie Kirktoun1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. + 0 (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/136
10 Feb 1764Mr John Gillespie of Kirktoun1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. + 0 (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/107
27 May 1763Mr Gillespie in Kirkton1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. + 0 (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/75
8 Feb 1763John Gillespie in Kirkton1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. + 0 (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/46
15 Jun 1762John Gillespie of Kirkton1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. + 0 (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/13
- Feb 1762John Gillespie Kirkton1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/43/222
26 Jun 1761John Gillespie of Kirkton1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/43/190
early 1761John Gilespie of Kirktown1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/43/154
2 Aug 1760John Gillespie of Kirktown1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/43/115
2 May 1760John Gillespie of Kirkton1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/43/80
21 Jul 1759John Gillespie of Kirkton1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/43/43
6 Apr 1759John Gillespie Esqr1 house 27 windows£1 0s. 9d.House & Window TaxE326/1/42/311
29 Jun 1758Jno Gilispie Esqr1 house 27 windows£1 0s. 9d.House & Window TaxE326/1/42/299
24 Nov 1757Jno Gillespie Esqr27 windows13s. 6d.Window TaxE326/1/42/280
23 Jun 1757John Gillespie Esqr27 windows13s. 6d.Window TaxE326/1/42/271
16 Nov 1756Doctor Gillespie27 windows13s. 6d.Window TaxE326/1/42/262
15 May 1756John Gillespie Esqr27 windows13s. 6d.Window TaxE326/1/42/245
15 May 1755John Gillespie Esqr27 windows£1 7s. 0d.Window TaxE326/1/42/229
15 May 1754James Gilespie Esqr27 windows£1 7s. 0d.Window TaxE326/1/42/216
May 1753James Gillespie Esq27 windows13s. 6d.Window TaxE326/1/42/191
1748James Gillespie Esq27 windows£1 7s.Window TaxE326/1/42/31

 

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