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WILSONTOWN Wilsontown Revd Alexander McLean
Mr Thomas Nimmo
Mr Walter Watson
Statistical Account
020.02 The name of this village is derived from the circumstance of " two brothers of the name of Wilson Swedish Merchants in London who commenced an iron foundry in 1779 and in 1780-81 began the manufacture of pig iron. In 1790-91 an extensive forge for the manufacture" of square iron bars" was erected but had not been at work above a year when unhappily a misunderstanding arose among the partners. During the dispute the forge had been stopt and only one furnace was kept going, but after the sale in 1798 the forge was again put to work, with an addition of two hammars and the two furnaces again

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Carnwath Ph [Parish]

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Line 13: last word had been "dispute" but this was scored through and replaced by "misunderstanding".

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