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Offline Macharskin

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Kirkstyle Dunnet
« on: Monday 01 October 12 14:55 BST (UK) »
I am a bit confused about the location of Kirkstyle.

According to the 1841 census, William and Rachel Calder lived a few doors away from the Manse of Dunnet, where Thomas Jolly was the minister. In the next census, property in close proximity to the Manse (where Peter Jolly is now minister), is listed under Kirkstyle.

I see from my map that there there is a hamlet  north of Canisbay on the shores of the Pentland Firth called Kirkstyle.

Would I be right in thinking that the Calders of Kirkstyle lived in the village of Dunnet and not near Canisbay?

M.

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Re: Kirkstyle Dunnet
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 02 October 12 09:24 BST (UK) »
End of confusion.

From John Thomson's Atlas of Scotland 1832 Caithness map published on the  excellent National Library for Scotland website, Kirk Stile is written just above Kirk of Dunnet.

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M.