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KILMAURS [village] Kilmaurs Johnstone's Map of Ayrshire
Walkers Map of Scotland
018 [Situation] Towards N.E. [North East] of Kilmaurs Parish and N.W. [North West] side of Ayr County
A Considerable Village pleasantly situate upon the right bank of Carmel Water distant 2 miles from Kilmarnock and 6 from Irvine - consists chiefly of one Street - decorated with Town Hall or Council Chamber and flanked by alleys and back houses.- The houses are chiefly one Storey in height, inhabited for the most part by Craftsmen and Colliers. In the town are two Inns and several public houses - the Parish Church a Secession or United Presbyterian Church, and in S.W. [South West] suburb the Free Church and Parish School.- The population is about 1600. Twelve Councillors who have the exclusive privelege of electing two Bailies, a Treasurer, Fiscal and Clerk attend to the public interests of the Town, but the property belonging thereto is but trifling, the revenue scarcely amounting to £12,- This village or town was erected into a Burgh of Barony by Charter 2nd June 1527 granted by James V to Cuthbert Earl of Glencairn and his Son William Lord Kilmaurs.- At the Commencement of 15th Century it was called Cunningham.

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Parish of Kilmaurs -- Co. [County] Ayr -- Plans 18/5 and 17/8

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