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Offline Douglas P

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Where is Barnskirk?
« on: Tuesday 17 January 06 22:56 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone suggest what or where Barnskirk could be?

I have a document from Caithness in the 1860s which gives someone's name followed by 'Farm Servant, Barnskirk'. I assume Barnskirk is a place name in (or near) Caithness. I've searched the internet for spelling variations but all I can find are some references to 'Barnkirk' in Dumfries and Galloway which would surely be too far for a farm worker to travel. Does anyone have a better suggestion?

Douglas
East Kilbride:     Macaulay, Scott
Lanarkshire:      Graham, Brown, Struthers, Smith, McMillan, Napier
Dunnet:             Nicholson, Douglas
Halkirk:             Fraser, Campbell
Thurso:             Coghill, Houston
W. Lothian:       McKay
Muiravonside:   Nimmo, Robertson
Alloa:                Johnstone, Syme
Tillicoultry:         MacDonald

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Re: Where is Barnskirk?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 31 January 06 21:20 GMT (UK) »
Douglas

it may be Banniskirk you are looking for it is more a farming community than a village Banniskirk is around 2 miles east of Halkirk which is in turn 7 miles from Thurso.

Hope this helps

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Offline Douglas P

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Re: Where is Barnskirk?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 31 January 06 23:54 GMT (UK) »
Jim,

Thanks very much for that. I think Banniskirk could be the place I have been looking for.

Douglas
East Kilbride:     Macaulay, Scott
Lanarkshire:      Graham, Brown, Struthers, Smith, McMillan, Napier
Dunnet:             Nicholson, Douglas
Halkirk:             Fraser, Campbell
Thurso:             Coghill, Houston
W. Lothian:       McKay
Muiravonside:   Nimmo, Robertson
Alloa:                Johnstone, Syme
Tillicoultry:         MacDonald