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Rare 1902 HISTORY OF KILBARCHAN Parish Village Renfrewshire Scotland GENEALOGY

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KILBARCHAN: A PARISH HISTORY

By Rev. Robert D. MacKenzie, Minister of the Parish.

Published by Paisley Alexander Gardner, publisher for the late Majesty Queen Victoria.

1902 First Edition

Very scarce, huge 306 page book all about Kilbarchan Parish and it's buildings, people, religion and culture. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Very good condition, it even has the later added supplement which is mainly about the SOLEMN LEAGUE AND COVENANT in 1648, contains photographs of the covenant with the signatures!

The village was once one of many weaving villages, and at one time there were 800 handlooms in the village. The weavers were active in the Radical movement which sought parliamentary reform, and Kilbarchan played a part in the agitation of the so-called Radical War of 1820. One cottage named the "Weavers Cottage" built in 1723 has been conserved by the National Trust for Scotland with weaving still in operation, and guides demonstrate handloom weaving to visitors.

Kilbarchan was the birthplace of Mary Barbour, the Scottish political activist who led the Glasgow rent strike of 1915 and later became Glasgow's first woman councillor.


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