Historical Ownership of Crossbasket

Crossbasket Estate in HIgh Blantyre has spanned 6 centuries of ownership. Researched here by Paul Veverka, in chronological order is a list of the 34 owners & 5 Extensions of Crossbasket. Pictured are photos of Crossbasket being renovated, I took during March 2015.

1 From early unknown date – 1440: The Hamiltons of Cadzow.

2 From 1440 – 1479: James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton

3 From 1479 – 1484: James Hamilton (younger), 2nd Lord Hamilton

4 From 1484 – 1517: Alexander Lindsay (1st Laird of Crossbasket)

5 From 1517 – 1530: Alexander Lindsay (2nd Laird of Crossbasket)

6 From 1532 – 1547: Robert Lindsay (8th Laird of Dunrod)

7 From 1551 – 1588: Robert Lindsay (9th Laird of Dunrod)

8 From 1588 – 1619: Alexander Lindsay (Alexander of Dunrod)

9 From 1619 – 1630: Archibald Stewart of Blackhall

10 From 1630 – 1661: Robert or James Baillie of Park

11 From 1661 – c1697: John Kincaid, a lawyer and landowner

12 From c1697 – 1709: Margaret Scott and Matthew Cumming

13 From 1709 – 1721: Thomas Peter (Trade Merchant of Glasgow)

14 From 1721 – 1773: Thomas Peter (Snr) of Crossbasket – 1st Ext

15 From 1773 – 1774: Thomas Peter (younger) of Crossbasket

16 From 1774 – 1818: Lt-General Thomas Peter of Crossbasket

17 From 1818 – 1835: Charles Macintosh, businessman and inventor

18 From 1835 – 1848: Alexander Downie, Glasgow Businessman

19 From 1848 – 1852: John Cabbell, Insurance agent of Glasgow

20 From 1852 – 1855: Robert Clark, Farmer and landowner

21 From 1855 – 1876: James Clark, Insurance agent, Glasgow – 2nd Ext

22 From 1876 – 1877: Walter Clark, Glasgow merchant (guardian)

23 From 1877 – 1891: John Kerr Clark, Glasgow & Australian Merchant

24 From 1891 – 1919: George Neilson, Glas. Ironmaster – 3rd &4th Ext

25 From 1919 – 1932: Thomas Dunlop Findlay, East India merchant

26 From 1932 – 1951: James Little, Builder and Property Businessman

27 From 1951 – 1963: Agnes Little, acting on behalf of J. Little Trust

28 From 1963 – 1976: Roosevelt Memorial (Polio) Fund – a charity

29 From 1976 – 1981: George B. Russell, American businessman

30 From 1981 – 1996: Peter D. Cochrane, a pastor & missionary

31 From 1996 – 2004: Lavere & Elizabeth Soper, religious missionaries

32 From 2004 – 2008: Langvale Homes who leased to ‘Little Lambs’

33 From 2008 – 2011: KPMG, Liquidators of Langvale Homes

34 From 2011 – current: Steve Timoney & Alison Reid- Timoney. Husband & wife team, current owners. – 5th Ext

(c) “History of Crossbasket Castle featuring Tales of Crossbasket” by Paul D Veverka

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