Ardno Farm | 168 occupants (1841 - 1971)

JS Site Visit Notes: Cairndow, Friday September 28, 2007


Ardno Farmhouse
Ardno Farmhouse has two-storey facade with concealed attic storey. It is a three bay house with slated roof, close eaves, projecting verges and modern rebuilt chimney stacks. The window sashes are relatively new and probably follow the four pane pattern of the original. It is possible that one original window survives with a heavy central glazing bar, located in the south west re-entrant to provide light to the stair. Window proportions suggest that the whole house, including the rear jam, was built in the third quarter of the 19th century, but this may have been a re-modelling of a pre-existing house. (1841 census?). There are modern extensions to the east and west. There is a complete farm square to the rear; this is open to the east with a concrete portal shed in the middle. The barn has ventilating slit openings and ventilating roof. The west side probably occupied the stables and the byres were probably closest to the house. The area to the south has most recently been used as a sheep shed.
This house was probably always intended to have a T-plan with an ovice jam at the rear. Originally the house would have been accessed from the north, which looked out over the loch. Within this front facade is an entrance hall with a stair at the back with cast iron balusters and handrail, which date from the 1850-60s. The dining room would have been located to the east and a smaller room to the west with the kitchen function housed in the jamb to the north. It is presumed the drawing room was located above the dining room at the east side, with two bedrooms on the west side. Attic space was provided above this for servants and storage and light was provided in this space in the form of skylights. On the upper landing there are three doors: the centre one going into a steep stair into the attic, and one for each bedroom to the north and south. The main stair divides at the south wall with a subsidiary flight going into a rear bedroom, which has a fireplace c. 1860.

The house appears on the 1841 census, was this house pre-1841 substantially re-worked in the third quarter of the century. The fielded panel doors could very well be of the 1820s or 1830s, the door into the rear bedroom, with Grecian ogies, is contemporary with the stair balustrade and the fireplace.

The McDonald family moved into Ardno Farm house in 1963 and they were there until 1971).

Occupants

1972 - 1993
Holiday House
Holiday House 1972 - 1993
1963 - 1971
Agnes MacDonald
Electoral Roll 1963 - 1971 - wife
1963 - 1971
Donald MacDonald
1963-1971 - son - -
1963 - 1971
John MacDonald
1963 - 1971 son -
1963 - 1971
Malcolm MacDonald
Electoral Roll 1963-1971 - son - -
1963 - 1971
Malcolm (Calum) MacDonald
Electoral Roll 1963-1971 - shepherd
1963 - 1971
Sheena MacDonald
Electoral Roll 1963-1971 - daughter - -
1961 - 1962
James Armstrong
Electoral Roll 1961 - - - Electoral Roll 1962 - - -
1955 - 1955
David Weir
Electoral Roll 1955 - son - -
1955 - 1962
John Weir
Electoral Roll 1955 - son - - Electoral Roll 1962 - -son
1955 - 1955
Martin Weir
1955 - son - -
1954 - 1954
Janet Dougall
Electoral Roll 1954 - - -
1951 - 1962
Duncan Campbell
Electoral Roll 1951 - Electoral Roll 1954 - - - Electoral Roll 1955 - Shepherd - Electoral Roll 1959 - 1960 - Electoral Roll - 1961 - 1961
1951 - 1951
Betty Robertson
Electoral Roll 1951 - - -
1951 - 1951
Isobel Sutherland
Electoral Roll 1951 - - -
1951 - 1951
May Wallace
Electoral Roll 1951 - - -
1949 - 1949
John Thomson
Electoral Roll 1949
1949 - 1962
Mary Weir
Electoral Roll 1949 - wife - - Electoral Roll 1955 - wife - -Electoral Roll 1959 & 1962 - widow - -
1948 - 1951
Neil Brown
Electoral Roll 1948 - - Shepherd - Electoral Roll 1949 - - Electoral Roll 1951 - - -
1948 - 1948
Duncan McGilvary
Electoral Roll 1948 - - Shepherd -
1948 - 1951
Mary Shanks
Electoral Roll 1948 -1951 -
1948 - 1948
William Weir
Electoral Roll 1948 - brother - -
1945 - 1945
Agnes Weir
Electoral Roll 1945 - daughter - -
1935 - 1935
Roderick McKay
Electoral Roll 1935 - - Shepherd -
1935 - 1935
Farquhar McLeod
Electoral Roll 1935 - - Shepherd -
1931 - 1954
John Weir
Electoral Roll 1931 - -son - -Electoral Roll 1935 - -son - Electoral Roll 1938 & 1939 - -son - Electoral Roll 1945 - son - Electoral Roll 1948 - -Electoral Roll 1949 - -Farmer - -Electoral Roll 1951 - 1954 - Farmer -
1931 - 1945
Rebecca Weir
Electoral Roll 1931 - wife - - Electoral Roll 1935 - wife - -Electoral Roll 1938 & 1939 - wife - -Electoral Roll 1945 - wife - -
1931 - 1951
Robert Weir
Electoral Roll 1931 - son - Electoral Roll 1935 - son - -Electoral Roll 1938 & 1939 - son - -Electoral Roll 1948 - 1951 - -brother - -
1928 - 1929
Duncan McKellar
Valuation Roll 1928-1929 - - -
1928 - 1929
John Stewart
Valuation Roll 1928-1929 - - Shepherd -
1919 - 1919
Peter Hector McLean
Electoral Roll 1919 - - Church Assistant -
1919 - 1919
Angus McMaster
Electoral Roll 1919 - son - Soldier -
1919 - 1919
Hugh McMaster
Electoral Roll 1919 - son - -
1919 - 1919
Mary McMaster
Electoral Roll 1919 - wife - -
1918 - 1919
Thomas McMaster
Valuation Roll 1918-1919 - - Shepherd - Electoral Roll 1919 - son - Shepherd -
1918 - 1945
John Weir
Valuation Roll 1918-1919 - -Farmer - Electoral Roll 1919 - -Farmer - Valuation Roll 1928-1929 - - Farmer - Electoral Roll 1931 - -1945
1914 - 1915
William Hall
Electoral Roll 1914-1915 - - Shepherd -
1914 - 1915
James Jnr Pender
Electoral Roll 1914-1915 - lodger - Lieutenant -
1910 - 1915
Angus Fletcher
Electoral Roll 1910 - 1911 - - -Electoral Roll 1914-1915 - - Shepherd -
1908 - 1909
John Fraser
Valuation Roll 1908-1909 - - Shepherd -
1905 - 1906
Archibald Chisholm
Electoral Roll 1905-1906 - - Shepherd -
1901 - 1901
Alexander Currie
Census 1901 - son - Age: 4 Year - -
1901 - 1901
Duncan Currie
Census 1901 - - Age: 42 Year - Ploughman -
1901 - 1901
Duncan Currie
Census 1901 - son - Age: 6 Year - -
1901 - 1901
Jessie Currie
Census 1901 - daughter - Age: 10 Year - Scholar -
1901 - 1901
Margaret Currie
Census 1901 - wife - Age: 39 Year - -
1901 - 1901
Flora Kennedy
Census 1901 - daughter - Age: 4 Year - -
1901 - 1901
John Kennedy
Census 1901 - - Shepherd -
1901 - 1901
Katie Kennedy
Census 1901 - daughter - -
1901 - 1901
Rachel Kennedy
Census 1901 - wife - -
1898 - 1899
Edward Reid
Valuation Roll 1898-1899 - - Ploughman -
1891 - 1891
Annie Anderson
Census 1891 - - Age: 32 Year - Nurse, Domestic Servant -
1891 - 1891
Catherine Cameron
Census 1891 - - Age: 17 Year - Dairy Maid -
1891 - 1891
Alexander McDonald
Census 1891 - son - - 2 months
1891 - 1891
Anabella McDonald
Census 1891 - daughter - Age: 1 Year - -
1891 - 1891
Elizabeth McDonald
Census 1891 - wife - Age: 20 Year - -
1891 - 1891
Catherine Ann McMaster
Census 1891 - daughter - Age: 1 Year - -
1891 - 1891
Hugh McMaster
Census 1891 - son - Age: 3 Year - -
1891 - 1891
Mary McMaster
Census 1891 - wife - Age: 36 Year - -
1891 - 1891
Rachel Millar
Census 1891 - - Age: 15 Year - Housemaid -
1891 - 1891
Inez Pender
Census 1891 - daughter - - 6 months
1891 - 1891
Janet Pender
Census 1891 - wife - Age: 31 Year - -
1889 - 1890
Dugald Cameron
Valuation Roll 1889-1890 - - Cottar -
1889 - 1891
James McDonald
Valuation Roll 1889-1890 - - Shepherd - Census 1891 - - Age: 28 Year - Shepherd -
1889 - 1919
Donald McMaster
Valuation Roll 1889-1890 - - Shepherd - Census 1891 - - Age: 40 Year - Shepherd -Valuation Roll 1918-1919 - - Shepherd -
1889 - 1890
Dugald McPherson
Valuation Roll 1889-1890 - - Shepherd -
1889 - 1890
Alexander Millar
Valuation Roll 1889-1890 - - Shepherd -
1889 - 1915
James Pender
Valuation Roll 1889-1890 - - Farmer - Census 1891 - - Age: 30 Year - Sheep Farmer -Valuation Roll 1898-1899 - - Farmer - -Electoral Roll 1900-1901 - - Farmer -Electoral Roll 1905-1915 - - Farmer -
1881 - 1881
Hugh Graham
Census 1881 - - Age: 25 Year - Farm Servant -
1881 - 1881
Christine Johnstone
Census 1881 - - Domestic Servant -
1881 - 1881
Donald McIntyre
Census 1881 - - Age: 45 Year - Farm Manager -
1881 - 1881
Mrs Donald McIntyre
Census 1881 - wife
1881 - 1881
Ann McNicol
Census 1881 - - Age: 18 Year - General Servant -
1881 - 1881
John McNicol
Census 1881 - - Age: 18 Year - Shepherd -
1881 - 1881
Duncan Morrison
Census 1881 - - Age: 18 Year - Farm Servant -
1881 - 1881
Edith Rintoul
Census 1881 - - Farmer’s widow -
1881 - 1881
Peter Sinclair
Census 1881 - - Age: 26 Year - Shepherd -
1878 - 1879
Alexander Rintoul
Valuation Roll 1878-1879 - - Farmer -
1871 - 1871
Mary Brodie
Census 1871 - - Age: 34 Year - Housekeeper -
1871 - 1871
Peter Cameron
Census 1871 - - Age: 84 Year - Agricultural Labourer -
1871 - 1871
Margaret Leitch
Census 1871 - wife - Age: 33 Year - -
1871 - 1871
Peter Leith
Census 1871 - - Age: 38 Year - Ploughman -
1871 - 1871
Helen McDonald
Census 1871 - - Domestic Servant -
1871 - 1871
Ronald McDonald
Census 1871 - - Farm Servant -
1871 - 1871
Neil McFadyen
Census 1871 - - Shepherd -
1871 - 1871
Jessie McKay
Census 1871 - boarder - -
1871 - 1871
Donald McKillop
Census 1871 - - Shepherd -
1871 - 1871
Peter McNicol
Census 1871 - - Farm Servant -
1871 - 1871
Agnes Rennie
Census 1871 - daughter - -
1871 - 1871
Ebeneezer Rennie
Census 1871 - - Age: 41 Year - Shepherd -
1871 - 1871
Ebeneezer Rennie
Census 1871 - son - Age: 13 Year - Scholar -
1871 - 1871
George Rennie
Census 1871 - son - Age: 11 Year - Scholar -
1871 - 1871
Janet Rennie
Census 1871 - daughter - -
1871 - 1871
John Rennie
Census 1871 - son - Age: 9 Year - Scholar -
1871 - 1871
Margaret Rennie
Census 1871 - wife - Age: 37 Year - -
1871 - 1871
Margaret Rennie
Census 1871 - daughter - Age: 2 Year - -
1871 - 1871
Mary Rennie
Census 1871 - daughter - -
1861 - 1861
Duncan Bell
Census 1861 - - Age: 21 Year - Shepherd -
1861 - 1861
Duncan McNeil
Census 1861 - - Age: 23 Year - Shepherd -
1861 - 1861
Mary McNeil
Census 1861 - - Age: 27 Year - Dairy Maid -
1861 - 1861
Roderick McNeil
Census 1861 - - Age: 25 Year - Ploughman -
1851 - 1851
Alexander Blair
Census 1851 - lodger - Age: 7 Year - -
1851 - 1851
Mary Colquhoun
Census 1851 - - Age: 55 Year - Domestic Servant -
1851 - 1851
David Coubrough
Census 1851 - - Age: 38 Year - Ploughman -
1851 - 1851
James Coubrough
Census 1851 - son - Age: 6 Year - Scholar -
1851 - 1851
Jessie Coubrough
Census 1851 - daughter - Age: 9 Year - Scholar -
1851 - 1851
Mary Coubrough
Census 1851 - wife - Age: 37 Year - -
1851 - 1851
Ferguson
Census 1851 - - Farmer of 50 acres - Absent
1851 - 1851
Eliza Ferguson
Census 1851 - daughter - Age: 11 Year - -
1851 - 1851
Isabella Ferguson
Census 1851 - -child - Age: 8 years
1851 - 1861
Isabella Ferguson
Census 1851 - - Age: 40 Year - Farmer’s wife - Census 1861 - - Age: 52 Year - Farmer’s widow -
1851 - 1871
Jane Ferguson
Census 1851 - daughter - Age: 18 Year - - Census 1861 - daughter - Age: 27 Year - --Census 1871 - -sister -- Age:28 years - Domestic servant
1851 - 1861
Jemima Ferguson
Census 1851 - daughter - Age: 6 Year - - Census 1861 - daughter - Age: 14 Year - -
1851 - 1861
John Ferguson
Census 1851 - son - Age: 11 Year - - Census 1861 - son - Age: 21 Year - -
1851 - 1851
Mary Ferguson
Census 1851 - daughter - Age: 16 Year - -
1851 - 1861
Thomas Ferguson
Census 1851 - son - Age: 14 Year - - Census 1861 - son - Age: 25 Year - Farmer -
1851 - 1851
Betsy Kilpatrick
Census 1851 - - Age: 30 Year - House Servant -
1851 - 1851
Christine McCallum
Census 1851 - - Age: 30 Year - Dairy Maid -
1851 - 1851
Archibald McDonald
Census 1851 - - Age: 24 Year - Shepherd -
1851 - 1851
Donald McKellar
Census 1851 - -Age: 15 years - -General Servant
1851 - 1851
Mary McVie
Census 1851 - lodger - Age: 29 Year - -
1851 - 1851
John Murray
Census 1851 - lodger - Age: 37 Year - Hill Drainer -
1851 - 1851
Mary Murray
Census 1851 - Wife, lodger - Age: 36 Year - -
1851 - 1851
Robert Murray
Census 1851 - Brother, lodger - Age: 34 Year - Hill Drainer -
1841 - 1841
Mary Bowan
Census 1841 - - Age: 12 Year - Farm Servant -
1841 - 1841
Janet Campbell
Census 1841 - - Age: 25 Year - -
1841 - 1841
John Campbell
Census 1841 - - Age: 24 Year - Agricultural Labourer -
1841 - 1841
Duncan Carswell
Census 1841 - - Age: 15 Year - Agricultural Labourer -
1841 - 1841
Robert Douglas
Census 1841 - - Age: 30 Year - Agricultural Labourer -
1841 - 1841
Dugald Gillies
Census 1841 - brother - Age: 20 Year - Agricultural Labourer -
1841 - 1841
Malcolm Gillies
Census 1841 - - Age: 19 Year - Agricultural Labourer -
1841 - 1841
Alexander McArthur
Census 1841 - son - Age: 11 Year - -
1841 - 1841
Catherine McArthur
Census 1841 - daughter - Age: 13 Year - -
1841 - 1841
Catherine McArthur
Census 1841 - wife - Age: 35 Year - -
1841 - 1841
Duncan McArthur
Census 1841 - -Age: 40 years - -fisherman
1841 - 1841
Duncan McArthur
Census 1841 - son - Age: 7 Year - -
1841 - 1841
Janet McArthur
Census 1841 - daughter - Age: 9 Year - -
1841 - 1841
Jean McArthur
Census 1841 - daughter - Age: 3 Year - -
1841 - 1841
Margaret McArthur
Census 1841 - daughter - Age: 5 Year - -
1841 - 1841
Mary McArthur
Census 1841 - daughter - Age: 14 Year - -
1841 - 1841
Angus McCallum
Census 1841 - Age: 12 years -Agricultural Labourer
1841 - 1841
Catherine McCallum
Census 1841 - wife - Age: 55 Year - -
1841 - 1841
Duncan McCallum
Census 1841 - - Age: 75 Year - Farmer -
1841 - 1841
Duncan McCallum
Census 1841 - son - Age: 15 Year - -
1841 - 1851
Hugh McCallum
Census 1841 - son - Age: 25 Year - - Census 1851 - son - -
1841 - 1851
Isabella McCallum
Census 1841 - - Age: 55 Year - - Census 1851 - widow - Age: 66 Year - Former Farmer’s wife -
1841 - 1841
Malcolm McCallum
Census 1841 - son - Age: 10 Year - -
1841 - 1841
Mary McCallum
Census 1841 - daughter - Age: 15 Year - -
1841 - 1841
Catherine McKellar
Census 1841 - wife - Age: 35 Year - -
1841 - 1841
Daniel McKellar
Census 1841 - son - Age: 5 Year - -
1841 - 1841
Donald McKellar
Census 1841 - - Age: 40 Year - Farmer -
1841 - 1841
Duncan McKellar
Census 1841 - son - Age: 9 Year - -
1841 - 1841
Hugh McKellar
Census 1841 - son - Age: 4 Year - -
1841 - 1841
John McKellar
Census 1841 - - Age: 2 Year - - Age uncertain
1841 - 1841
Julia McKellar
Census 1841 - daughter - Age: 7 Year - -
1841 - 1841
Peter McKellar
Census 1841 - son - Age: 10 Year - -
1841 - 1841
Angus McLaren
Census 1841 - - Age: 15 Year - -
1841 - 1841
Christine McLaren
Census 1841 - - Age: 70 Year - -
1841 - 1841
Catherine McLaughlin
Census 1841 - - Age: 15 Year - Farm Servant -
1841 - 1841
Duncan McNair
Census 1841 - - Age: 50 Year - -
1841 - 1841
Archibald McNicol
Census 1841 - - Age: 18 Year - -
1841 - 1841
Christine McNicol
Census 1841 - wife - Age: 30 Year - -
1841 - 1841
Duncan McVean
Census 1841 - - Age: 40 Year - -
1841 - 1841
Margaret McVean
Census 1841 - - Age: 25 Year - Farm Servant -
1841 - 1841
Lilian Munroe
Census 1841 - - Age: 30 Year - Farm Servant -
1841 - 1841
Peter Munroe
Census 1841 - - Age: 20 Year - Agricultural Labourer -
1841 - 1841
Ann Taylor
Census 1841 - - Age: 20 Year - Farm Servant -
1841 - 1841
John Young
Census 1841 - - Age: 20 Year - -

Documents

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Ardno Farm, Census Valuation Roll and Electoral Roll

Ardno Farm 1841-1901 Census 1878-1929 Valuation Roll 1900-2009 Electoral Roll
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Ardno Farm, J.S visit

Architectural detail by James Simpson.
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Ardno Farm, Bruce Marshal

Details given by Bruce Marshal.
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James and Janet Pender 1889 - 1915

Information from Anthea Pender
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James and Janet Pender

Information from Anthea Pender