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The Fourth Statistical Account of East Lothian

Land ownership: extracted from the valuation roll for Innerwick, 1945

Skateraw Farm D Rutherford Bowe + 5 bothies

+ 10 farm workers cottages:

  1. James Bryson, Grieve
  2. Alexander Fortune, ploughman
  3. George Gordon, gardener
  4. Alexander Rankin orraman
  5. John McCraw, tractorman
  6. empty
  7. Thomas Denholm, ploughman
  8. Robert Hogg, cattleman
  9. James Hislop, shepherd,
  10. Walter Fairbairn, orraman
  11. Peter Main, orraman
  12. Mrs Jemima Patterson, out worker

RNLI owned the Lifeboat Station at Skateraw; Biel & Dirleton Estates owned the house occupied by David Fairbairn, caretaker

Unworked Freestone Quarry at Thornton; owned by Biel & Dirleton Estates Ltd.

Thorntonloch

Houses, garage & garden and land

Owners: Thomas Grainger-Stewart [advocate, 35 Moray Place Edinburgh] & Catherine Emily Grainger-Stewart [spinster] of Thorntonloch

House [owners a/a] tenant Christopher Porteous, gardener

Smallholdings at Thorntonloch; the following all owned by the Secretary of State for Scotland; all tenants registered as smallholders

  1. house, land buildings John Jaffray + tenant's wooden house
  2. land, buildings Andrew Hall Jaffray + tenant's wooden house
  3. land, buildings Robert Martin Provan
  4. house, land, buildings Catherine Thorburn, widow
  5. house, land, buildings Agnes Gibson, married
  6. house, land, buildings John Macfarlane
  7. house, land, buildings Hugh AL Brown
  8. land William Durie
  9. land John Henry Fairbairn + tenant's wooden house, occupied by John Wright, ploughman
  10. house, land, buildings James L Wood
  11. land, buildings George Durie
  12. land, buildings James Thorburn + wooden house owned and occupied by Catherine Thorburn, widow
  13. land, buildings Robert Brotherstone Thorburn
  14. land, buildings William Brown + tenant's wooden house
  15. land, buildings David Kerr
  16. house, land, buildings Reps of the late George Porter + wooden house owned and occupied by Victoria Robertson, wife of William Robertson, 37 Featherhall Crescent, Edinburgh
  17. land, buildings William Smith, who also owned a shop and outhouse at Thorntonloch
  18. house, land, buildings William Black
  19. land, buildings Alexander Mackay + tenant's glasshouse
  20. house, land, buildings Walter C Budge
  21. land, buildings Charles Cunningham Brown + wooden house owned and occupied by Charles Richards Ltd, 135 Restalrig Road, Edinburgh
  22. land, buildings Alistair I Patterson per Mrs Agnes Patterson
  23. house, land, buildings Hugh McKean
  24. house, land, buildings George Sanderson
  25. house, land, buildings Alexander Buglass + wooden house owned and occupied by James Swanson Ryrie, 20 Lassielaw Road, Edinburgh
  26. land, buildings David AJP Fairbairn

Also at Thorntonloch:

Workshop owned by William Durie, joiner Lochbridge, Innerwick, occupied by Durie & Mackay, joiners

At Thornton Mill

Laundry, house, garden and wooden house all owned by David Kerr

Crowhill Farm M Turnbull Simpson + 2 bothies

+ 11 farm workers cottages:

  1. John S Carnegie, grieve
  2. James Bathgate, chauffeur and gardener
  3. David Glass, tractor driver
  4. empty
  5. Thomas Sked, orraman
  6. Henry Bald, orraman
  7. George Porter, ploughman
  8. William Glass, orraman
  9. Peter Angus, ploughman
  10. James Hush, orraman
  11. John Glass, ploughman

2 Bothies - 1 empty

James McEwan, cattleman

Elmscleuch Farm

G W Pitcaithly; Mgt McLaren; Evelyn Elizabeth per GW Pitcaithly, Bridge of Earn. 2 houses occupied by owners.

1 bothy

One house occupied by John McKenzie, shepherd

Innerwick & Thorntonhill

(part of) James Hope, East Barns, Dunbar - owner and occupier

House at Braidwood occupied by James Miller, shepherd

House & garden at Gowrie Croft - owned by Alexander McInnes Runciman retired; also land at Thornton, tenant Mark Simpson, Crowhill

House & garden at Castledene, Thornton owned by Trustees of late Barbara F Dunlop, tenant Peter Patterson, master baker

Thurston Mansion House

Trustees of Mr & Mrs Richard Hunter; named tenant Mrs E M Mitchell Innes, per prop agents [previously Mrs R Hunter]

+ 13 cottages.

Inhabitant & occupier:

Tenant & occupier

Temple Mains Farm

Trustees of Mr & Mrs Richard Hunter; named tenant Mrs E M Mitchell Innes, per prop agents [previously Mrs R Hunter]

Tenant John Thorburn & Sons [James, William and Robert]

+ 3 houses:

inhabitant & occupier:

1 James Thorburn, farm worker
2 Hugh King, farm worker
4 James Haig, cattleman

tenant & occupier

3 John Thorburn, blacksmith

Thurston Home Farm

Trustees of Mr & Mrs Richard Hunter; named tenant Mrs E M Mitchell Innes, per prop agents [previously Mrs R Hunter]

Tenant Walter Russell

+ 5 houses:

(3) Smithy Cottages:

There was a Sawmill at Thurston

Thurston Mains Farm

Trustees of Mr & Mrs Richard Hunter; named tenant Mrs E M Mitchell Innes, per prop agents [previously Mrs R Hunter]

Tenant David Clunie Gregor

+ 10 houses:

Tenant & occupier

  1. George Burnet, rabbit catcher

Inhabitant & occupier:

  1. Robert Cockburn, Snr, orraman
  2. Thomas Paton, tractor driver
  3. John Newman, cattleman
  4. Robert Cockburn, ploughman
  5. John Denholm, orraman
  6. Emma F Knox, married servant
  7. John Brown, ploughman
  8. Peter Turnbull, ploughman
  9. Russell Mills, shepherd

Grieve's House (at Steading) Peter Jaffray, grieve

Smithy Cottage William Paton, tractor driver

Stone Depot at Thurston Mains owned by East Lothian County Council (roads)

Woodhall Farm

Trustees of Mr & Mrs Richard Hunter; named tenant Mrs E M Mitchell Innes, per prop agents [previously Mrs R Hunter]

Tenant Hamish Crichton

+ 10 houses

  1. empty
  2. George Stark, cattleman
  3. empty
  4. empty
  5. David Purves, ploughman
  6. John Anderson, tractorman
  7. Elizabeth Anderson, (spinster?), servant
  8. bothy
  9. Hugh Hislop, rabbit catcher
  10. Kenneth Crawford, tractor man

House at Wetherly William Ramage?, shepherd

Smithy empty

2 Houses at Branxton owned by William Christison, Snr of Branxton Farm

Tenant & occupier:

Ernest Culverwell, Lt RN

Walter H Bruford, professor (and garage)

Branxton Farm

Owned by Francis Usher, SC of Dunglass

Tenant & occupier: William Christison, Snr farmer [half-year to Martinmas 1945]

Another house (unclear from VR) owned by Francis Usher, SC of Dunglass

Tenant & occupier: William Christison, Mrs Mary H Christison, William Christison Jnr, and James Christison, farmers [half-year to Whitsunday 1946]

Another house owned by Francis Usher, SC of Dunglass

Tenant & occupier: William Christison, Snr farmer

Inhabitant & occupier: James Christison, farm manager

Another house owned by Francis Usher, SC of Dunglass

Tenant & occupier: William Christison, Snr farmer

Inhabitant & occupier: Richard Lauder, ploughman

Another house owned by Francis Usher, SC of Dunglass

Tenant & occupier: William Christison, Snr farmer

Inhabitant & occupier: Alexander Thomson, shepherd

Birnieknowes (Part of)

Owned by Francis Usher, SC of Dunglass

Tenant & occupier: Chas Wm Sanderson

Aikengall

Owned by DR Bowe [Skateraw]

+ 6 houses

Inhabitant & occupier

Cocklaw

Owned & occupied by Agnes M Porter (part of) Upper Monynut owned by Col HF Grant-Suttie, curator bonis of Sir G Grant-Suttie of Pretongrange

Tenant & occupier: Trustees of Walter Elliot, ie Elizabeth Renwick Elliot, Francis Macpherson and Peter Brotherstone

Inhabitant & occupier: John McKechnie, shepherd

Bushelhill

Owned by John Thomson & Sons, farmers

+ 2 houses

Inhabitant & occupier: Robert Thomson, shepherd

Harehead Farm

[part of] owned by Col HF Grant-Suttie, curator bonis of Sir G Grant-Suttie of Prestongrange

Tenant & occupier: Trustees of Walter Elliot, ie Elizabeth Renwick Elliot, Francis Macpherson and Peter Brotherstone

+ 8 houses:

Also a wooden house here, owned by Margaret Rogers, widow, of Morningside Drive, Edinburgh

Crichness

Owned by WR Morton & Mrs GM Morton

Tenant & occupier: John Allan, farmer

+ 2 houses

inhabitant & occupier

North Manse and garden

DR Bowe

Tenant and occupier: Adam Lothian [Rabbit catcher]

North Church

DR Bowe

Tenant Rev AA Morrison (CofS)

House at Innerwick Station owned by LNER

Tenant & occupier Station Agent Adam Kerr

Ground for beehives LNER tenant Adam Kerr

House at Innerwick Station owned by LNER

Tenant & occupier John A Mack

Coal depot owned by LNER

Tenant & occupier Thomas Foggo, coal merchant

House at Skateraw Crossing owned by LNER

Inhabitant & occupier: Norman Shand, gatekeeper

Also waterworks and water mains

INNERWICK SPECIAL LIGHTING DISTRICT

Innerwick Farm owned by James Hope, East Barns, Dunbar

Tenant & occupier Janet T Gregor widow

Unclear from VR - another house - both this and farmhouse, JT Gregor given as tenant & occupier

+ 10 houses (inhabitant & occupier)

1 Robert Preston, grieve

2 William Stewart, orraman

3 William Scott, ploughman

4 Robert Brodie, ploughman

5 empty

empty

William Stewart, orraman

empty

empty

William Brodie, cattleman

Smithy David Fairbairn, blacksmith

Wooden shop, owned and run by David Fairbairn

Owned by Biel & Dirleton Estates

Tenant & occupier:

House & garden Peter Watson, farm servant

Old Schoolhouse George Guthrie, retired

Old School Margaret Black, widow

Also some land - poultry ground - Peter Patterson, baker

Owned by William Watt RAF per JE Patterson here

Burnside Cottage:

Tenant & occupier: John Edgar Patterson, baker

Owned by Mrs E M Mitchell Innes of Thurston Hall

Owned by the Trustees of Mr & Mrs Richard Hunter:

House, shop, bakehouse, stable & garden

Tenant & occupier: Peter Patterson, baker

Reading room no tenant given

Floral Cottage uninhabitable

House, shop, garden, stable, store James Torrie, grocer

House [Old Laundry] Thos Foggo coal merchant

House [Post Office], Temple Mains Isabella Tear, married, postmistress

2 houses, Templelands John Jones, labourer

Mary Barnett, widow

Houses - 1-7 The Terrace, condemned

East Lothian County Council

Council Houses (1924) Manse View - numbers 1-6

  1. James Purves, signalman
  2. Thomas Henderson,tailor
  3. Walter Patterson, baker
  4. Alexander Blair, railwayman
  5. John Hendrie, surfaceman
  6. ES Terry, spinster, shop assistant

Council Houses (1935) Manse View - numbers 7-13 and 15

  1. Thomas N Foggo, gardener
  2. Thomas Cove, railwayman
  3. John B Heggie, gardener
  4. John Anderson, roadman
  5. Peter N Patterson, ?
  6. David Fairbairn, blacksmith
  7. George Foggo, coalman
  8. no number 14
  9. Frank McGill, surfaceman

Public School

Schoolhouse David Downie, headmaster

House & garden James Watson, engine driver

Church of Scotland Trustees

Manse & garden

Parish Church

House, shop, stable and garden owned and occupied by Gertrude Emily Birrell, married

House & garden and workshop owned and occupied by Thomas F McLean, clerk, Alva Street, Edinburgh

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