The Valuation of Lennox – by parish
The table below carries several caveats:
The two right-hand columns are speculative.
Most parishes have changed composition over the centuries and Row is new.
Luss and Arrochar may behave differently to the other Lennox parishes.
Perhaps Kirkintilloch and Cumbernauld should not be compared with the others.
|Baldernock (post 1649)||38½||112½||3¾|
|Bonhill (post 1643)||112⅛||3?|
|Buchanan (post 1621)||120⅜||150||5|
|Campsie (post 1649)||130¾||150-247½||5-8¼|
|Cardross (post c. 1650)||125½||120-150||4-5|
|Kilmaronock (post 1643)||101||3-4|
|Kilsyth (post 1649)||4|
|Luss (post 1658)||63||2|
|Arrochar (post 1658)||31½||1|
|Row (post c. 1650)||140¼||(150)||(5)|
|Lenzie (i.e. 2 above parishes)||115¼ (or 151)||150||5|
Parishes varied from 1 to 12 carucates in size. Most were between 2 and 5 carucates.
Two parishes were much bigger: (undivided) Kilpatrick (12) and (old) Campsie (12½) carucates. The latter, however, may have been enlarged when it was (re)formed c. 1200. For instance it incorporated Altermunin.
Some parishes – original Baldernock, (possibly) original Luss, and Fintry, were only 2 carucates. The original Bonhill was probably only 1½ carucates.
If we say that Lennox was in the region of 80 arachors or carucates (or davachs) then that would notionally amount to 2400 merklands.