The Village of Cumnock between 1830 and 1890. The McKay and McMeekin families moved here around 1860, but the Ferguson and McKerrow line had been resident in Old Cumnock in the early 1700s. My McKay family had largely moved to other places by 1893, though some family members were still in the village in the 1940s. The Fergusons and McKerrows began to emigrate to the colonies from about the time the McKay and McMeekin families were arriving.


This picture of the old town of Cumnock was taken from the top of the mine-waste bing at Stepends, just over the Lugar Water to the northwest of the town.

This picture of the old town of Cumnock was taken from the top of the mine-waste bing at Stepends, just over the Lugar Water to the northwest of the town. The bing would be close to the top left part of the map above.


Two views of Cumnock looking northwest along Glaisnock Street. The photo on the left is from about 1849, and shows the steeple of the old parish church in the background and the tollbooth on Ayr Road to the left.
The photo to the right is from c.1890, and shows how much the town had changed in those intervening years.


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