Tag: calderwood


In a book called “British History” by Geoffrey of Monmouth, there are stories of our ancient history as Britons. One such tale is of a battle having been fought between the Britons and foreign invaders at “the wood Calaterium.” The historian Glennie, says that “Calderwood” on the banks of the river Clyde opposite Blantyre would […]

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 […]