Lorry reverses into car

DUNDEE EVENING TELEGRAPH, THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER 1950 REVERSING LORRY COLLIDED WITH CAR An accident in Main Street, Cairneyhill on October 1 near its junction with the road leading to Mire End Farm resulted in a motor lorry driver being fined £3 at Dunfermline Sheriff Court today. Edward Brodie Blair, Main Street, Cairneyhill, admitted reversing aContinue reading “Lorry reverses into car”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1875

Dear blog reader Welcome to the third part in a series, a list of the people, with occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1875. In 1875, there were 75 people listed with 22 occupations comprising 14 weavers, 2 Church ministers, 2 wrights, 3 farmers and one joiner. This compares with 65 peopleContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1875”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1865

Dear blog reader Welcome to the second part in a series, a list of the people, with occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1865. In 1865, there were 65 people listed with 27 occupations included, 22 weavers, 1 smithy, 1 joiner, 2 wrights and 1 Church minister. This compares with 66 peopleContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1865”

A Cairneyhill funeral for the Blair family

Dear blog reader When the solicitors’ firm of Thomas Blair & son closed in Dunfermline in 2016, it was reported as one of the oldest Fife firms in existence, having started in 1840. The firm was started by a Cairneyhill man, Thomas Blair born in 1822 in Cairneyhill to Andrew Blair and Isabella Wilson. BelowContinue reading “A Cairneyhill funeral for the Blair family”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1855

Dear blog reader Welcome to the first part in a new series, a list of the people, with occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1855. Hopefully those of you with ancestors from Cairneyhill will find this list useful. ************************ David Addie, weaverHenry ArnotMrs John BaldAndrew BlairLockhart Blallock (possibly Blalloch?)George BowieMrs CalderheadJohn CalderheadRobertContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1855”

Electoral Roll 1879

Dear blog reader, this week a name-rich source for any of you with ancestors from Cairneyhill. FIFESHIRE JOURNAL 27 NOVEMBER 1879 THE VOTERS’ ROLL FOR THE COUNTY CARNOCK POLLING DISTRICT CARNOCK PARISH (which included Cairneyhill) Bald, James, weaver, CairneyhillBlair, Thos, writer, Dunfermline, CairneyhillBrown, R Hope, clergyman, CairneyhillBruce, Peter, factor, CairneyhillBruce, William, carter, CairneyhillCalderhead, John, weaver,Continue reading “Electoral Roll 1879”

Fundraising at a Bazaar

Dundee Evening Telegraph 20 October 1905 A two days’ bazaar in connection with the Cairneyhill United Free Church was opened in St Margaret’s Hall, Dunfermline this forenoon by Mr Thomas Shaw, KC, MP. The purpose of the bazaar is to assist the funds of the church and raise sufficient funds to carry out much neededContinue reading “Fundraising at a Bazaar”

Hatches, Matches and Dispatches Part 1

Dear blog reader This is the first part in a new series of Cairneyhill hatches, matches and dispatches that have appeared in the newspapers. I have always found such finds very exciting in my own 30 years of family history research and I hope this helps anyone doing similar Cairneyhill-based research. Please note that forContinue reading “Hatches, Matches and Dispatches Part 1”