Cairneyhill Census 1841 Part 2

Dear blog reader Below is part 2 of my series on the Cairneyhill censuses, pages 5 to 8 of the original schedule for the 1841 census. I do hope all of you with Cairneyhill ancestors will find this useful. Jacqueline. ************************************************ Cairneyhill – south side of the street. Page 5 of the schedule. Name AgeContinue reading “Cairneyhill Census 1841 Part 2”

Ten Thousand Views – Thank You

Dear blog reader. I received word today that my Cairneyhill local history website has now achieved 10,000 views. I’m so grateful to all those who have read my blog posts and I never fail to be amazed by the comments, emails and documents I receive from people interested in Cairneyhill’s history and from people whoContinue reading “Ten Thousand Views – Thank You”

Missionary Work

DUNDEE EVENING TELEGRAPH, 9 JANUARY 1947 FIFE MISSIONARY’S WORK Rev R B McVicar, who recently left Cairneyhill Church, near Dunfermline, for missionary work in Nyasaland [Nyasaland is now known as Malawi], is finding his new sphere busy and interesting. Education is one of the greatest needs in his new territory he writes in a letterContinue reading “Missionary Work”

Obituary of John Bald

BROUGHTY FERRY GUIDE AD ADVERTISER, 3RD JANUARY 1919 DEATH OF WELL-KNOWN DUNDEE BUSINESSMAN By the death of Mr John Bald, which occurred on Saturday morning at his residence, Cairneymount, Grove Road, West Ferry, the doyen of Dundee businessmen has been removed. Mr Bald was born at Cairneyhill, near Dunfermline, eighty-two years ago, and served hisContinue reading “Obituary of John Bald”

Carnock Parish in the Dunfermline Register: part 1

Dear blog reader Welcome to the start of another series – I would describe this series as a combination of local and family history. The entries for Carnock parish in the Dunfermline Register, which was printed periodically from 1837 to 1859, contain voter’s details, teacher’s details, heritor’s details, transport details and some extras. I thoughtContinue reading “Carnock Parish in the Dunfermline Register: part 1”

Cairneyhill 1841 Census Part 1

Dear blog reader I am so excited to start a new family history Cairneyhill series – the censuses of Cairneyhill, beginning with 1841, 4 pages of the original schedule at a time. I do hope all of you with Cairneyhill ancestors will find this useful. Jacqueline. **************************************** Cairneyhill – south side of the street PageContinue reading “Cairneyhill 1841 Census Part 1”

Cairneyhill Involvement in Crash Weekend

EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1957 EDINBURGH WOMAN KILLED BY VAN Three persons were injured – one fatally – in road accidents in Edinburgh during the weekend. One Saturday night, Mrs Catherine Sandilands Taylor or Robertson (76), 7 Downfield Place, Edinburgh, was knocked down by a motor van at the junction of Learmonth TerraceContinue reading “Cairneyhill Involvement in Crash Weekend”

Chased With Knife In Hand

EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1957 CHASED WIFE WITH A KNIFE IN HIS HAND A man who chased his wife along Main Street, Cairneyhill, with a table knife in his hand was sent to prison for 30 days at Dunfermline Sheriff Court today. He is Arthur Devlin (42), labourer, The Yews, Main Street, Cairneyhill.Continue reading “Chased With Knife In Hand”

Bus crash driver in court

DUNDEE COURIER, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1954 71-YEAR-OLD BUS DRIVER MUST SIT L-TEST Seventy-one-year-old John L Napier, 10 Rose Crescent, Dunfermline, until recently a bus driver, was ordered to undergo a driving test yesterday.  He has held a licence for 46 years. At Dunfermline Sheriff Court Naples admitted that on January 26, in Main Street, Cairneyhill,Continue reading “Bus crash driver in court”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1940

Dear blog reader Welcome to the twelfth (and final) part in a series, a list of the people, with address and occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1940. (Please see a note at the end of this introduction regarding the next series particularly for my blog readers looking for their ancestors inContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1940”