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”

Sir Robert Herron, Knight

[Hawaiian Gazette 1 November 1898] I must admit, I didn’t know that a son of Cairneyhill was a Sir and a Knight until one evening recently when I was meandering in the Dunfermline digitised newspapers and I found an intriguing article about a visit to Cairneyhill by Sir and Lady Herron: Dunfermline Saturday Press 29Continue reading “Sir Robert Herron, Knight”

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”