Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Blackadder
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1782
Died: 20 October 1860
Bio Notes: William Blackadder was born about 1782 in Buncle Berwickshire. He was factor and civil engineer at Glamis. He would appear to have been the estate architect for the Earl of Southesk as he undertook a number of farm surveys at Kinnaird during from the late 1820s until the early 1840s, probably with a view to ungrading the farm buildings. His wife was Betsy Bailey. He was the uncle of Robert Blackadder (born 1833), who was articled to him and who worked in partnership with him during the late 1850s and at the beginning of the 1860s. In 1851 they lived in the same house at Glamis. Also living there were some of his wife's Bailey relatives.

Not long after his uncle's death on 20 October 1860, Robert closed the Glamis practice.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Glamis, Angus, ScotlandBusiness   

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1W & R BlackadderAfter 1853c. 1866(?)Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Robert Blackadderc. 1847c. 1853Apprentice 

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 91819Farms on Old Montrose, Powmouth and parts of Powis (Kinnaird Estate)  AngusScotlandPlans drawn up
Item 2 of 9December 1819Old Montrose settlement (Kinnaird Estate)  AngusScotlandSurvey of settlement
Item 3 of 91824Bonnyton (Kinnarid Estate)  AngusScotlandSurvey
Item 4 of 91827Arrats Mill (Kinnaird estate)  AngusScotlandSurvey drawings
Item 5 of 91830Baldovie with Rossie Mills (Kinnaird Estate)  AngusScotlandSurvey
Item 6 of 91830(?)Fullerton (Kinnaird Estate)  AngusScotlandSurvey
Item 7 of 91830(?)Maryton  AngusScotlandSurvey
Item 8 of 91833The Marches between Old Montrose and Dun  AngusScotlandPlan drawn up in dispute over fishing rights on River South Esk
Item 9 of 91842Powis and Powmouth (Kinnaird Estate)  AngusScotlandSurvey


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Scotlands People Website Wills & Testaments  Forfar Sheriff Court Sc47/40/27

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3Census records onlineCensuses  
Item 2 of 3Kinnaird Castle, Brechin, AngusKinnaird Castle Archive Collection of survey drawings of farms by William Blackadder held at Kinnaird (dating from about 1819-42).
Item 3 of 3Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material