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Sunday, 16 December 2007

Gallatown Fife Scotland

Gallatown, Fife, Scotland. Tour Gallatown, Fife, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland, Rent a Cottage in Scotland. Gallatown in 1846. Gallatown, a village, in the parish of Dysart, district of Kirkcaldy, county of Fife, 1 mile (N. N. W.) from Dysart; containing 1198 inhabitants. This village is supposed to have derived its name from the circumstance of the land on which part of it is built having anciently been a place for the execution of criminals. It is on the road from Dysart to Falkland, is of considerable extent, and divided into two portions called East and West Gallatown. The inhabitants were formerly engaged in the manufacture of nails, which was largely established here: since the decline of that trade, the population have found ample employment in the weaving of checks and ticking, in agriculture, and in the mines and quarries in the neighbourhood.

1 comment:

Troy Miller said...

My direct ancestors lived in Gallatown and/or Dysart, Fife, Scotland from 1644 to 1842. My family name is Miller, but some of my ancestors spelled their name Millar. Please let me know if you have ancestors from this area.


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