Duneaves Farm

The plaque above the porch dates this building to 1826. On the 1862 25" OS map it is shown as a 'U' shaped group of buildings south of the River Lyon.

In 1839, shortly after the Fishers were removed from Murthly, James Anderson married Patrick Fisher's daughter Elizabeth . When their son Peter was born in 1842 they were at Tynayare, a neighbouring farm, but by 1851 they were in Duneaves which James was to farm for 50 years until his death in 1894. James' brother Robert lived with them and was variously described as boarder, shepherd and annuitant.

In his will, James left a small amount of cash to several family members and bequeathed the remainder to his son Peter who continued to farm Duneaves. Robert was to receive nothing - 'his spent long ago but I hope his friends will look after him'.

By 1921 James Campbell and his wife Mary Simpson had taken over the farm.

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