Tenants & Stewards
1776, Alexander Brown, tenant,was witness to the baptisms of Isabel Ker and Elizabeth Purves. In 1777 he witnessed the baptisms of Alison Purves, Elizabeth Wallace & Margaret Wood. In 1779, he witnessed the baptism of Jean Wallace. In 1781 he witnessed the baptism of Helen Wood. He is also probably the Alexander Brown who witnessed the baptisms of Alexander Liddell (1783), Angus MacKay (1793) and James Mitchell (1795).
Between 1780-1795, he paid window tax on the Winfield farmhouse. In 1785
and 1788, he paid tax on a horse and carrige.
In 1797, George Brown paid tax on 13 working horses and window tax on the house.
In 1798, he paid inhabited house tax on the Winfield farmhouse. He was one of
the few in the parish to own a clock and a silver or metal watch (tax). George may be the Mr Brown who witnessed the baptisms of Peter Yule (1796) and Jane Yule (1799).
George Brown may also be the "old farmer" who is mentioned in the Statistical Account as having been paid off by the new tenant.
1805 James Hunter, farmer, had a daughter (Katherine) baptized. In 1804 Mr Hunter was the witnesses to their baptism of James, son of William Hornsby.
1823 Peter Learmonth (steward) and Margaret Middlemiss had James baptized.