Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1885

Dear blog reader

Welcome to the fourth part in a series, a list of the people, with occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1885.

In 1885, there were 98 people listed with 17 occupations comprising 10 weavers, 2 Church ministers, 2 blacksmiths, 2 joiners and one farmer. .

This compares with 75 people listed in 1875 with 22 occupations comprising 14 weavers, 2 Church ministers, 2 wrights, 3 farmers and one joiner, with 65 people listed in 1865 with 27 occupations comprising 22 weavers, one blacksmith, one joiner, 2 wrights and one Church minister and with 66 people listed in 1855 with 4 occupations comprising 3 weavers and one blacksmith.

Hopefully those of you with ancestors from Cairneyhill will find this list useful.


Mrs Adie
Miss Isabella G Addison
James Arnott
Alexander Bald
James Bald – loomshop
William Bald
William Beveridge
Thomas Blair – loomshop
Mrs William Black
George Bowie
William Bruce
Peter Bruce
Mrs Agnes Calderhead
John Calderhead
John Calderhead
George Chalmers
Mrs Chalmers
William Christie
Henry Cook
Mrs Janet Crombie – loom stance [probably the separate room or building where the loom was housed]
Alexander Cunningham
Mrs Alexander Deas
Mary Deas
William Dick
Mrs John Downie – loom stances
Archibald Downie
George Drysdale
William Drysdale
Campbell Drysdale
Reverend Peter C Duncanson – owner of smithy
Miss Jean Duncanson
Alexander Duncanson
John Duncanson
James Duncanson
John Erskine – farmer
Alexander Erskine
David Erskine
Isabella Finlayson
William Fotheringham
Mrs Mary H Fotheringham
Mrs Christian Fotheringham or Walker
John Gilmour – loomshop
Charles Grieve
John Hardie
Isabella Hodge
Miss Jane Hodge
Thomas Hodge
Angus Hodge
John Howieson
James Hunter – smithy
Robert Kennedy
Robert Kirke Esquire
Miss Barbara Landale
John Lawson
James Lawson
Robert Lindsay
Alexander Lindsay
Henry Lothian
John Lunn – loomshop
William MacAlly
James MacDonald
Andrew MacNair
Adam Masterton
Peter Mitchell
James Mitchell
Reverend John Moir
Mary Morris
Robert Morris
James Morris
John Morris
Robert Morrison
William Paterson
George Paterson – loomshop
Mrs Isabella Philp
John Philp
David Pope
Janet Robertson
John Robertson – loomshop and joiner
Charles Robertson – joiner
James Robertson
Mrs Elizabeth Robertson
Janet Shields
John Sinclair
Thomas Templeman
Mrs Templeman
Robert Templeman
Robert Thomson
Mrs James Thomson
John Thomson
Miss Isabella Thomson
George Tod
Edward Turnbull
Frederick Walker
David Wilson
John Wilson – loomshop
Mrs Isabella Wilson – loomshop
Alexander Young
George Young

2 thoughts on “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1885

  1. Very interesting! I wonder why there were so few with named occupations in the earliest one? Does the number of weavers reflect a trend? Two Church ministers in a small list… Questions!


    1. Hi Helen

      Thank you for your continuing support. Indeed the valuation rolls usually lead to more questions and lots of research possibilities for me. Best wishes.



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