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 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”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1935

Dear blog reader Welcome to the eleventh part in a series, a list of the people, with address and occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1935. In 1935 there were 147 people (a quite substantial increase on 1930) with 82 addresses specified (again a large increase on 1930) and 15 occupations (aContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1935”

Death Of James Morris Cairneyhill Doctor

DUNDEE EVENING TELEGRAPH, MONDAY 2ND MAY 1910 FIFE DOCTOR – ONE OF THE OLDEST IN SCOTLAND – DIES AT DUNFERMLINE TODAY Dr James Morris, Dunfermline, died this morning. By his death the burgh has lost one of its best-known and most respected inhabitants. Dr Morris was a familiar figure in the streets of the cityContinue reading “Death Of James Morris Cairneyhill Doctor”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1930

Dear blog reader Welcome to the tenth part in a series, a list of the people, with address and occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1930. In 1930 there were 117 people listed (a slight drop on 1925) with 32 address specified (a substantial increase on 1925) and 11 occupations (another increaseContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1930”

Royal wedding celebrations

Prince Albert of Wales, the son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and Princess Alexandra of Denmark married on 10 March 1863 at Windsor Castle. Naturally there were the usual celebrations of a royal wedding everywhere in Britain and what follows are a description of the celebrations that took place in Cairneyhill. ************************************* DUNFERMLINE SATURDAYContinue reading “Royal wedding celebrations”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1925

Dear blog reader Welcome to the eighth part in a series, a list of the people, with address and occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1925. In 1925 there were 120 people listed, with 25 addresses specified, and 7 occupations comprising 1 Church minister, 1 joiner, 4 shopkeepers and 1 smith. ThisContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1925”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1905

Dear blog reader. Welcome to the sixth part in a series, a list of the people, with occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1905. In 1905, there were 110 people listed with 10 occupations comprising 4 weavers, 1 publican, 1 esquire, 2 Church ministers, 1 smith and 1 shop owner. This comparesContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1905”

Cairneyhill Scholarships

FIFE HERALDTHURSDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 1847 DUNFERMLINE – THE NEW SCHOLARSHIPS The United Presbyterian Church lately provided a fund of £400 to institute a few scholarships for the most deserving of the students in Divinity attending their hall, and issued subjects for study, on which competitors were to be examined. The competition took place a shortContinue reading “Cairneyhill Scholarships”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1895

Dear blog reader Welcome to the fifth part in a series, a list of the people, with occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1895. In 1895, there were 106 people listed with 9 occupations comprising 5 weavers, 1 Church minister, 1 blacksmith and 2 joiners. This compares with 98 people listed inContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1895”