This table compares Paisley properties in earlier and later sources.
(both from late 12th cent. on)
|RMS V (128) 1580-1
CCED (143) 2/5/1587*
RMS V (1320) 29/7/1587
RMS V (2070) 1591-2
Dumbart. Retours (24) 1621
|Church of Kilpatrick||Kirktoun of Kilpatrik|
|Eister & Wester Kilpatrik||20m||Kilpatrick|
|Cochinach||Eister & Wester Cochnoch||20m||Cochno|
|Edinanernan||Edinbarnat & Craigbanyoch||6½m & 1m||Edinbarnet|
|Cuiltebut||Eister & Wester Kilbowies||£11 10s
|Dalmonach – by Lenbren below.|
|Lenbren||Limbrane (Dumb. Ret. (24))||Fish-trap (R Leven)|
|Drumthocher||Myltoun de Drumtochir||6½m||Duntocher/Miltoun|
|Achincloch||Not a Paisley property||Auchincloch|
|Dunotter||Not a Paisley property||10m||Dunotter/Dalnotter|
|Kinmunchayr||Not a Paisley property||Kilmannan|
|Seueglass||Not a Paisley property||Shanacles|
|Lochbeth||N of parish?|
|Cornenade||Water near Lochbeth|
|Lochan||Part of Shanacles||RMP 213-4|
|Crakan||Part of Shanacles||RMP 213-4|
* Charter Chest of the Earldom of Dundonald, FJ Grant (ed.), Scottish Record Society, 1910
** RRS IV Pt 1 No 258 p 217 1271 – The editors identify Fimbalauch as Finnich and Backan as Ballagan. I cannot find any evidence these were ever Paisley properties and do not agree with the attributions. I do not think Drumcreue was Duncryne.
*** Gavinburn was a later name for part of Wester Kilpatrick.
Another method by which we might identify Paisley’s properties is to study the ‘watch meal’ of Kilpatrick. Essentially this was a tax on the farms of Kilpatrick which maintained the garrison in Dumbarton Castle. It is referred to in the Paisley Abbey rent roll and apparently fell on fourteen townships in Kilpatrick parish. Bruce gives a list of these towns on p 94 of his History but I doubt both its completeness and some of his modern attributions. However he suggested that Drumcrewe, Dalfearn, Renfode and Drumdyvanis were possibly the modern Barns. I think he is certainly correct that Barns was the later name for some of these earlier Paisley properties but knowing precisely which ones is probably beyond us. On p 97 he gives the names of heritors and tenants of these towns who, in 1712, took legal action against the Duke of Montrose who was trying to extract the watch meal. It appears the towns must have included Barns, Edenbarnet, Milntoun, Auchintoshan, Hole, Duntiglennan, Auchinleck, Closs & Nethercloss, Burnbrae, Easter Kilpatrick and Kilbowie. On p 98 are the name of supporters from Boquhanran and Braidfield. On p 99 Cameron lists those farms still liable in the 19th century. The names of Gavinburn, Blackmailing, Golden Hill and Cowbreggan can be added to the above. Some of these names just represent subdivisions of older farms but it does show how we may yet be able to work out Paisley’s property portfolio in Kilpatrick.
Auchingrie (a hill property) might be the same as one of Baccan, Finbealach, Drumcreue or Salvari.
References to the watch meal include RMS II (1309) 1477, RMS IV (2568) 1576, GD220/1/G/7/2/3 1705, GD220/6/1625 No 29 1726.
See also Fraser, Lennox, I, pp 82, 112-113, 125-7.