Milton

   1) MILTON, a village, in the parish of Old Kilpatrick, county of Dumbarton, 8 miles (E. by S.) from Dumbarton; containing 341 inhabitants. This is one of a cluster of villages in a large manufacturing district in the eastern part of the parish, and derives its prosperity from extensive cotton-works established by William Dunn, Esq., a wealthy and enterprising landowner here, about the year 1821. The factory was built on the site of the old Dalnotter iron-works; a bleachfield and some printing-works were subsequently added, and they are all now in full operation, employing the whole population of the village and its immediate neighbourhood: a powerful steam-engine was erected in 1835. The quantity of cotton goods annually produced at this place, and at the mills of Duntocher, Faifley, and Hardgate, all within less than a mile of the village, may be stated at two millions of yards. The road from Dumbarton to Kirkintilloch passes through the district. A school has been established for the children of the work-people.
   2) MILTON, a village, in the parish of Glammis, county of Forfar, 1¾ mile (S.) from Glammis; containing 83 inhabitants. This place lies in the glen of Ogilvie, and on the great road from Kirriemuir to Dundee. The glen, anciently the property of the Ogilvies, of Powrie, afterwards of Graham of Claverhouse (Viscount Dundee), and now of Lord Douglas, is very beautiful; and the village is usually called after it, "Milton of Glen of Ogilvie." The Glammis burn passes through the vale.
   3) MILTON, a hamlet, in the parish of St. Cyrus, county of Kincardine, 6½ miles (N. N. E.) from Montrose; containing 34 inhabitants. It is situated on the eastern coast, and is a small fishing-place, consisting of a group of cottages. The former village of Milton of Mathers was built on an ancient shingle beach protected by a projecting ledge of limestone rock; this was quarried for lime to such an extent that the sea broke through, and in 1795 carried away the whole village in one night, and penetrated a hundred and fifty yards inward, where it has maintained itself ever since. The present hamlet was built further inward, on the new shore. The lime-works in this neighbourhood were discontinued about 1836.
   4) MILTON, lately a quoad sacra parish, in the parish of Barony, suburbs of the city of Glasgow, Lower ward of the county of Lanark, 2 miles (N. E.) from Glasgow; containing 5364 inhabitants. The village of Milton is in the northern part of Barony parish, and on the Perth road to Glasgow. The district around it was separated for ecclesiastical purposes by act of the General Assembly in 1836, and the church was erected by the Church Building Society of Glasgow, who became patrons of it; it is a neat structure containing 1060 sittings. The stipend of the minister is £100, arising from seat-rents and collections. The members of the Free Church have a place of worship.
   5) MILTON, a village, in the parish of Campsie, county of Stirling; containing 564 inhabitants.
   6) MILTON, parish of Dunipace, county of Stirling.
   See Herbertshire.

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