The first attempt at softwood tree forestation made by Robert Fergussone at Glenapp is made.
Tax had to be paid by those who owned clocks and watches. The following Ballantrae residents were wealthy enough to have to pay this tax. Hugh F Kennedy of Bennane (1 clock 1watch ) David F Kennedy of Finnarts ( 1 watch) Mr Donaldson, Minister (1 watch) Mr Allan ( 1 clock) John Mc Kissock ,Innkeeper ( 1 clock)
Population village 300, parish 700