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Although it may at first seem a little strange to be including a section about local history on this site I just had to do it. I feel the history of a place is such an important factor when trying to ... Read More ...
The earliest written record referring to Auchencairn is in a charter of Edward I dated 1305. 'Aghencarne' is mentioned among lands pertaining to the Abbey of Dundrennan, along with the "isle of Estholm, Roskerald, Clonsinagh (Glenshinnoch), Barlockwood and Barlock". Another charter of 1567/68 granted by the son of the Lord Herries, John Maxwell, to his brother James, gave him entitlement to "the lands in Achincarne" There is a record from 1675 showing that the daughters of Robert Cairns of Torr a member of the branch of the Cairns family who had long held the estate of Orchardton - inherited the "eight-mark land of Auchencairn and the land of Little Forest".back to top