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”

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”

1920s Crime in Cairneyhill

Dundee Courier 7th August 1925 David Kirk, oncost worker, Cook’s Buildings, Cairneyhill, was fined £1 at Dunfermline Sheriff Court yesterday for having had three cigarettes in his possession in No 2 pit, Valleyfield Colliery. Dundee Courier 10th May 1927 For defrauding the Ministry of Labour of 4s 2d, Alexander Deas, miner, Main Street, Cairneyhill, wasContinue reading “1920s Crime in Cairneyhill”

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”

Cairneyhill Horticultural Society

Dunfermline Saturday Press 28 July 1860 The Cairneyhill Horticultural Society held their first exhibition for the season on Saturday in the village school – Mr Alexander Stenhouse of Pitfirrane acted as judge. The show was a very creditable one and the prizes were awarded as follows: Society’s Prizes Heaviest 36 gooseberries – Alexander Bald, 2ndContinue reading “Cairneyhill Horticultural Society”