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”

Margaret Paton’s donkey and Sir Arthur Halkett

Dear blog reader I do hope you enjoy this description of one of Cairneyhill’s bygone modes of transport which I only discovered recently. Jacqueline ************************** DUNDEE COURIER SATURDAY 17 MAY 1862 A GENTLEMAN AND A CHRISTIAN Many of our fellow townsmen will be unacquainted with old Margaret Paton, who acts as a carrier between CairneyhillContinue reading “Margaret Paton’s donkey and Sir Arthur Halkett”