to the Cairncross family web site
Last updated - January, 2014
The main aim of this
site is to provide a source of information about
Cairncrosses, for Cairncrosses everywhere.
Ideally, it should also be a forum for the two way transfer of
interesting and relevant information. Information you feel should be
added to this site could be sent direct to me, using my e-mail address.
There are 52 Cairncross family
contained here, some going back to the 1680's, which are being updated
continually. Click here to go
straight to the family trees.
Other family trees.
Added in 2014 are some other family trees which also link directly to
my family. My mother's father was a Noster and her mother was a
Russ. Click here to see the Noster
family tree, and here to see the Russ
Also, an interesting
letter proving the
existence of Aboriginal Cairncrosses.
Another letter written by Alexander Cairncross
to his nephew in about 1690, makes interesting reading.
An article reproduced from 1931, by A. F.
Cairncross, on the earliest
historical references to the name
This time, from an article in 1905, Rev. T. S.
Cairncross gives us the history
of "A LOST HOUSE - CAIRNCROSS OF
J. I. C. Finnie has provided us
with a fascinating note on the three towers at Colmslie, Glendearg and
There are comprehensive details of some notable
Cairncross's family have been
stone masons for over 150 years. Read about his recollections of this
Added in January 2002, is an account of the History
of a Forfarshire family.
Totally new in 2010, the well known book called "CAIRNCROSS - THE
HISTORY OF A SCOTTISH FAMILY", written by Arthur Fawthrop Cairncross
and Bertram Lilburne Cairncross. This was a massive effort, which I
hope the reader will find interesting. Click here to see the book.
A number of interesting photos are included. Click here
for the Photo gallery.
I also have reams of additional typed documents of a fascinating
nature, which I have not been able to scan owing to the poor quality of
the originals. It is my intention to type all this material the hard
way, but it is going to take time.
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