A bit about Cartleburn Wood

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A bit about Cartleburn

Cartleburn Farm has been around since at least 1851, as can be seen from the census cutting below, at that time it was a working farm with a family of four and a staff of four. All of whom lived at the property.

           Kilwinning 1851 census




BROWN James head mar 32 Farmer, 112 acres, empl. 2 labs. Kilwinning

BROWN Jane wife mar 25 farmer's wife Beith

BROWN William son unm 1 -------- Kilwinning

BROWN John son unm 2weeks ------- Kilwinning

DINNING Robert serv unm 24 agricultural labourer Ayr

BOYLE James serv unm 16 agricultural labourer Kilwinning

SHAW Catherine serv unm 24 general servant Arran

TAYLOR Mary serv unm 15 housemaid Lanarks. Glasgow

I can find no reference to an occupier before this. The property at this time was owned by the Earl of Glasgow. This makes the property in excess of 160 years old.

The Farm was at one time named Castleburn as can be seen from an old OS map