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Archie Brown’s Diary 1874 Part 5

  Continuing our look at market gardener, Archibald Brown’s amazing diary from 1874.  It is transcribed exactly as it was written and shared here courtesy of his great granddaughter, Jenny Day. Pictured at his former home at Boathouse on the North of Blantyre Priory at the side of the River Clyde is another great picture of […]

Thomas Peter (Younger) Crossbasket

Thomas Peter, (the younger) of Crossbasket and Cardarroch, was born on or before 22 April 1723, the date upon which his baptism was registered at Cadder in Lanarkshire, Scotland. His mother is not mentioned in his baptismal record but James Dunlop of Garnkirk was the principal witnesses present (godfather, or sponsor), and this suggests that […]

Crossbasket & Basket: Origins of the Name

The name ‘Crossbasket’ is in relation to the Tower, the Estate and tied lands. The name ‘Basket’, being a sub part of these lands. The name “Crossbasket” likely took it name from ‘Basket Cross’, an ancient stone cross which once stood a small distance from the tower. It was often spelled “Korsbas”, or “Korsebasket”. Near the […]