The Parish of Buittle

People and Places

Buittle Parish - Past and Present. By R.T. Tarbet:
This booklet was researched and published by RT Tarbet around 1905 when he was the minister for the parish. - View Page

The Story of Buittle Parish Church By Rev. E. R. Marr:
Written in 1977, this booklet has been reproduced as a PDF and has been made available here with kind permission of his family. - View PDF

The Story of The Scaur; And the water of Urr Shipping By Samuel M. Crosbie:
This is a very interesting account of the sailors and ships of the river Urr and particularly those from Kippford and Palnackie. - View Page

Captain Samuel Wilson By Alex. Wilson:
A biographical account of an illustrious Buittle sailor of the 19thC - View Page

Orchardton Tower By W R Gourlay:
The story of Orchardton Round Tower and its owners. - View Page

Dalbeattie Granite Industry By Ivie A Callan:
A History and Description of Messrs D H & J Newall's Works at Craignair Quarry and Dalbeattie. - View Page

John A. Boe: A Tale By "Dee":
A lighthearted look at life in the parish, from a story-teller's viewpoint. Written in Scots doric, it may be a little difficult to understand unless you are a local !! - View Page

The Family of Robert McClellan, Meikle Knox, Buittle. By Chapman Bros (publishers):
In June 1774 Robert and his family sailed from Kirkcudbright to New York aboard the ship "Golden Rule." They were pioneers in settling in Springfield on the Connecticut River. - View Page

Samuel Mein of Buittle and Delaware County, New York By unknown:
The Old Parish Registers for Buittle Parish record the births of 6 children to Robert Mein and his wife Euphemia Thomson. This is the story of one of their sons. - View Page

HARVEY B. HASELTON and JANE GIBSON. By S J Clarke, Publishers:
Jane's parents were Samuel Gibson and his wife Margaret (Adamson). The Gibson family lived at Cockleaths in the parish of Buittle and the Adamson family lived at Hillowton, Crossmichael Parish. All their children were baptised at Buittle. - View Page

Alexander Sloane of New South Wales By Sir Bernard Burke:
In Buittle Churchyard there is a memorial stone to Ebenezer Sloan and his wife Jean Brydson. Both were natives of that parish. Two of their grandchildren emigrated to New South Wales - View Page

Alexander Reid - Painter of the Burns Miniature By John Muir:
Alexander Reid, artist and friend of Robert Burns, was a native of Buittle Parish. His story was published in the "Burns Chronicle" in 1919 - View Page

George Marchbank, Buittle, and Madera County, California. By Prof. J M Gunn:
George was born at Butterhole Farm, Buittle, in 1857, moved to Tipperary for a while, then went to America to seek his fortune. This is his story - View Page

Agnes Carmont or McDonald, of Buittle and New Zealand By James Bell:
Agnes was born at Allan Bank farm, Buittle parish. She went to New Zealand and with her husband became a pioneer in the Ohau River and Poroutawhao area. - View Page