Walter Stewart, 6th High Steward of Scotland – History Cafe

Walter Stewart, 6th High Steward of Scotland – History Cafe Saturday 27th March 2021 3 – 4pm on Zoom Walter Stewart, the 6th High Steward of Scotland played a part in the wars of independance in Scotland during the 14th Century. Born around 1292 he became a close friend of Robert the Bruce, becoming his… Continue reading Walter Stewart, 6th High Steward of Scotland – History Cafe

History Cafe 17 Feb 2021 7.30pm – Mansions of Renfrewshire

History Cafe 17 Feb 2021 7.30pm – Mansions of Renfrewshire Code: UH-HC003 Renfrewshire has a vast heritage when it comes to the castles & mansions of the old County. From tower houses of the 16th Century through to 19th Century mansions built for merchants we have it all. Using Philip Ramsey’s volume ‘Views in Renfrewshire’… Continue reading History Cafe 17 Feb 2021 7.30pm – Mansions of Renfrewshire

History Cafe – Witches of Renfrewshire 3rd February 7.30pm

History Cafe – Witches of Renfrewshire 3rd February 2pm In 1629 Renfrewsire witnessed it’s first case of witch allegations, that were to peak in the late 17th Century with the Bargarran Witch Hunt. This short one hour history cafe session will look at some of the allegations from 1629 to 1650 looking at cases all… Continue reading History Cafe – Witches of Renfrewshire 3rd February 7.30pm

Online History Cafe: Peter Burnet Wed 20th Jan 2021, 2pm

Tannahillls Cottage

Online History Cafe: Peter Burnet Wed 20th Jan 2021, 2pm Arriving in Paisley about 1781, Peter is one of the first coloured Americans to arrive in Scotland. He trained to be a weaver with the Tanahill family, and lived at the Tanahill home in Queen Street for much of his life. He died in 1847,… Continue reading Online History Cafe: Peter Burnet Wed 20th Jan 2021, 2pm

Online History Cafe – Paisley Genealogy Resources

Abbey Close Secession Church graveyard

Are you searching for Paisley ancestors and not getting very far? This history cafe session is designed to introduce you to pre 1855 records relating to the town & County of Renfrew. The talk looks begins with the parishes & graveyards within Paisley. We then go on to look at the record sets that are… Continue reading Online History Cafe – Paisley Genealogy Resources

Halloween History Cafe 31 Oct 2-3pm

Bargarran House - Colour

Halloween is looking like a wet day here in Paisley this year. Why not join us for a free Online History Cafe session at 2pm to hear about the dark events at Bargarran in 1676 and a few other Renfrewshire witches & wizards. The session will last an hour. To register please email info@theurbanhistorian.co.uk by… Continue reading Halloween History Cafe 31 Oct 2-3pm

October is Witches month!

Throughout October 2020 our Online History Cafe Sessions will be looking at Witchhunts in Renfrewshire. We kick off on Thursday 1st October at 7.30pm with a look at lesser known cases in Renfrewshire, and the following week will begin a 5 part session looking at the 1696 Bargarran Witchhunt. Rather than looking at the case… Continue reading October is Witches month!

Views in Renfrewshire – Online History Cafe

Thursday 24 Spetember 2020 7.30 – 8.30pm OHC – Views in Renfrewshire – A look at the Renfrewshire landscape through the eyes of Philip A Ramsay and engravings by W. H. Lizars This online history cafe will look at many of the old mansions and castles of the county as engraved by W H Lizars,… Continue reading Views in Renfrewshire – Online History Cafe

Online History Cafes

We have a full schedule of Online History Cafes running from the 22nd of July through to the 5th August

Online History Cafe 7 July 1pm / 8th July 7.30pm

Areas of Paisley during the 16th & 17th Century Using a map of Paisley, this online history cafe session will explore the landscape of Paisley from the 1500s through to around 1685. where was Gast Law, Murrais Malying or Kelso Land? We will look at these and much more. This Online Session will be held… Continue reading Online History Cafe 7 July 1pm / 8th July 7.30pm