The People and Places of the Stewartry

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Opening of Kirkcudbright Academy - 1926: Between February 1925 and September 1926, Kirkcudbright Academy was all but rebuilt, and when the new building was opened, there was much pageantry and celebration. - View

Kirkcudbright 100 Years Ago: Published in 1921 this article by James Affleck appeared in the Kirkcudbrightshire Advertiser, and lists many of the townspeople of 100 years earlier. - View

Mr. & Mrs. John (Hubby) Poland.: Two articles on the retirement of 'Hubby' Poland from the lifeboat crew and his wife Sarah after 52 years as town bellringer. 1948 and 1949. - View

Kirkcudbright Personal Stent Rolls - 1779, 1790 & 1806: From the early burgh records, lists of those within the Burgh who paid their Personal Stent, with occupations of heads of household. - View

Kirkcudbright Combination Poor House: The poor house for the county of Kirkcudbright was built on the outskirts of Kirkcudbright and housed 'Paupers' and poor people from all the various parishes between Troqueer and Minnigaff. Opened in 1851, it continued in existence until 1949. - View

Kirkcudbright Post Office Directory - 1921/22: Were your ancestors in Kirkcudbright in 1921. If so, check this to find out where they stayed, and in many cases - what they worked at. - View

Kirkcudbright Parochial Board Appeals - 1848.: Appeals on property valuation and income assessments on the establishment of the Kirkcudbright Parochial Board. Good information on some of the residents of the Parish at that time. - View