Inveresregan :

This was the merchant centre of Ardchattan in these early days, before Bonawe grew up as the centre.
There was shops, trading and a tobacco mill.
The Ardchattan estate records have many papers in their archives, and the publications of Charles Hunter give much more understanding from his research in these archives.
and his book Smuggling in West Argyll & Lochaber: Before 1745

Inveresregan, just 2 miles east of Ardchattan estate, at the south end of Glen Salach, on the shores of Loch Etive,
the site of a prehistoric lime kiln,
geographical delta wash form.

Jan 1731 James Watson .. shopkeeper
to Dec 1732 when he moved to Port Glasgow
next Kames McIae
1734 Archibald Campbell who probably moved to Oban
1735 George Stevenson
at same time Peter (Patrick) McLaus Dec 1734 -for several years
later up to 1745 include John Grant and John Colquhoun

Tobacco spinners
Feb 1730 John Brown set up tobacco mill til Febeb 1733
house and yard built by Coline Campbell
joined in 1731 by Philip Innes of Inveraray and William Glen and Alexander Clemie who left in 1735 after quarreling with Coline.
Patrick King was engaged April 1735 (salary £16, his 2 children worked in the mill)
he was still there in 1744
(there is a publication by Coline Campbell of Inveresregan called Patrick King's Daft Days)
Other names in this era include Will Dewart, Thomas Gregory
1741 - 1744 Archibald Campbell

Whisky was distilled at Inveresregan as Coline Campbell bought a still "from a passing tinkler"
Aquavit was a reward for labourers, smugglers, and other special requirements.

3 May 1762
John Campbell of Barcaldine and Patrick Campbell of Ardchattan on behalf of the Trustees for building a bridge over the Water of Esragan, par. Ardchattan, represented that they required at least £70 to carry on the work – the Meeting authorise £60 to be allocated for the purpose

1 May 1765
Memorial of Lieut. Col. Alexander Campbell, showing how the Bridges on the Water of Esragan, par. Ardchattan were finished some time ago but that the road leading to them still required making up – asks for the statute work of the parish to be performed there – he further represented that the Ferry of Bunaw was incommodious and dangerous to passengers with horses for want of a proper quay - £20 required to build a proper one

Colin Campbell of Inveresregan (copies of envelopes to him, from ebay)

MacIntyre family, widow and children, Inveresregan Smith House
MacIntyre family, widow and children, Inveresregan Smith House
Alexander Cameron MacIntyre 1900-1918 died, WW1, Military Cross

Charles Hunter book on Smuggling depicts a great deal of the activities of the Campbells of Inveresregan
2000's : hydro scheme built

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