10 Dec

Neil McArthur

Archive, People of the Picture House

A local man, Neil McArthur was the mason builder of the Picture House. The total payment for his work was £539 13s 10d.

Biography File: People of Campbeltown Picture House
Full NameNeil McArthur
Maiden name / other names
Birth dateJune 30 1862Birth place: Campbeltown
Death dateDeath place:
Father’s full nameMalcolm McArthur (Agricultural Labourer)
Mother’s full name
(maiden name in brackets)
Rachel Stewart
Spouse(s)Helen MacSporran (Dressmaker) married October 12, 1882 Campbeltown, Church of Scotland, Cross Street
Children
  • Catherine McArthur born about 1883
  • Rachel McArthur born about 1885
  • Ellen McArthur born about 1887
  • Donald McArthur born about 1892
  • Malcolm McArthur born about 1894
  • Neil McArthurn born about 1896
  • Duncan McArthur born about 1899
  • John McArthur born about 1900
Places of residence
  • 1871: Longrow, Campbeltown
  • 1881: Russell Street, Rothesay
  • 1891: 18 Saddle Street, Campbeltown
  • 1901: 8 Burnside Street, Campbeltown
  • 1903, Meadowburn, Campbeltown
Occupation history
  • 1881: Mason
  • 1891: Mason
  • 1896: Mason builder of Craigdhu Mansions at Kirk Street, New Quay and Shore Street, Campbeltown
  • 1898: Builder of Lifeboat House and boundary walls, Kilkerran Road, Campbeltown
  • 1901: Mason
  • 1901: Builder of Tenement of one shop and dwelling houses for Thomas Eaglesham, Wine Merchant 18-22 Bolgam Street, Campbeltown
  • 1903: Builder
  • 1904 – 1910: Builder and main contractor for building of Carskiey House, Southend
  • 1905: Builder of Farm House and Steading at Whitehill Farm
  • 1905: Road Builder and sub – contractor for other work at Machrihanish Marconi Radio Station
Relationship with Picturehouse / Rex Cinema
  • Neil McArthur is listed on the Buildings Account page as Mason for the Picture House.
  • He was an original shareholder and bought 36 shares in 1912.
Life story in a paragraph (summary of above)A local man, Neil McArthur was the mason builder of the Picture House. The total payment for his work was £539 13s 10d.
Contact with family established (details)?
External source references (e.g. census, BMD, valuation rolls, probate index, wills, parish records etc.) include ref. numbers
  • Scotland select births
  • Statutory Registers Marriage: GRO 507/56
  • U.K Census collection
  • Scottish Post Office Directory 1903
  • Canmore
  • Campbeltown Courier 1896
  • Campbeltown Courier October 15th 1898
  • “Scotland Magazine” Issue 73
  • Historic Scotland
  • Radio Machrihanish Archive
CPH archive or object collection reference
  • Accounts Ledger.
  • Shareholders Ledger.
John Norman Mactaggart December 10, 2017 Lorne Stewart Weir December 10, 2017