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Dunnikier House

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Dunnikier, a mansion in Kirkcaldy parish, Fife, 3 miles N of Kirkcaldy town. The estate, comprising much of the seaboard of Dysart parish and about seven-eighths of the landward part of Kirkcaldy, has belonged since the close of the 17th century to the Oswalds, a family that has produced an eminent statesman and a distinguished general in the Right Hon. James Oswald (c. 1715-80) and Sir John Oswald, G. C. B. (c. 1770-1840). The son and successor of the latter, James Townsend Oswald, Esq. (b. 1820), holds 1623 acres in the shire, valued at £4672 per annum, including £466 for coal. See Kirkcaldy.

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