Properties in Drymen were often parts of large estates which overlapped into other parishes. It is sometimes easier to follow the estates through the documentary trail. In each case I have used the spellings found in the first document.
|Farm name||Modern name||Individual Value||Parish|
|Estate 1: Napier-Edinbellie estate|
|2 le Bollats
|Estate 2: Drumquhassle estate|
|Cranevarne with mill||Craigievern||Drymen|
|£16 OE (24m) 1512, 1596|
The antecedents of the Napier-Edinbellie estate can be found in GD430/78 1473 and GD430/87 1490.
The Napier-Edinbellie estate appears in RMS II (2235) 1494-5, (3347) 1509, (3748) 1512; GD430/98 1495, GD430/104 1510; Dumbarton Retours (19) 1617, (45) 1646, (75) 1684.
Dumbarton Retours (19) 1617 & (75) 1684 specify 2 bovatas of Gartness which might suggest Gartness was a quarterland. The whole estate is given an Old Extent of 104m 6s 8d in 1617 & 1646.
*5m Thomdarroch in GD430/147 1595. I have not managed to locate it but it was probably in Balfron, possibly in Drymen. I think it was different to the Tomdarroch in Fintry parish.
The outlines of the Drumquhassle estate can be traced in GD220/1E/4/4/6 1512. Drumquhassle is there given as 9m, Balfunning, Blairfad, Lednerew and Craiovern as £10 (15m). Together these would make 24m or £16 as in 1550, 1596 & 1601.
The Drumquhassle estate appears as above in RMS IV (517) 1550; Stirling Retours (366) 1596, (32) 1601 & (186) 1646; GD220/1/E/4/4/10 1614-15 and GD86/428 1616. In Stirling Retours (203) 1653 it is listed as Drumquhassels, Ballintone, Ledinrew, 3 Balfiningis and mill of Blairfad. Dumbarton Retours (71) 1680 gives the estate with some extra properties in other parishes. The valuations are confused. The estate is given as £16 OE in 1596 & 1601; 16m OE in 1646; 2m 6s 8d OE in 1653.