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”

1867 Teacher Presentation in Cairneyhill

DUNFERMLINE SATURDAY PRESS SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 1867 CAIRNEYHILL PRESENTATION On Friday evening a soiree was held in the Cairneyhill village schoolroom, in honour of Mr Alexander, the teacher of the school, when upwards of 140 children were present, and a few of the leading inhabitants of the place. The Rev Mr Borland, the newly-ordained ministerContinue reading “1867 Teacher Presentation in Cairneyhill”

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”