1596 Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of King James VI, born at Falkland
Palace (or at Dunfermline, according to other accounts), She later briefly
becomes Queen of Bohemia. Her daughter Sophia, Electress of Hanover, is the
mother of King George I from whom all British monarchs are descended to this
1818 Division of the Commonty of the Lomond Hills
1843 The Disruption: the Free Church of Scotland breaks away from the Established Church.
1844 Falkland Free Church built.
1848 Falkland Parish Church built (replacing an older church on the site).
1871 Charles Jackson Snr opens the linen factory in Falkland
1872 Education (Scotland) Act establishes a nationwide system of primary schools managed by elected School Boards.
1886 H. H. Asquith elected as Liberal MP for East Fife.
1887 The 3rd Marquess of Bute purchases the Falkland Estate and begins restoring the Palace.
1890 County Councils introduced in Scotland, including Fife.
1891 (Apr) Census: Falkland Parish population 2,471
Death of the 3rd Marquess: he leaves the Falkland estate to his second son, Lord Ninian.
The United Free Church of Scotland formed by a merger of the Free Church of Scotland
and the United Presbyterian Church.
(Jan) Death of Queen Victoria
(Apr) Census: Falkland Parish 2,229
(Aug) Building operations commence on Falkland Floorcloth Company
factory (later known as the linoleum factory).
(Dec) Falkland Town Council agree the Myre may be utilised as a
(Feb) Death of William Wood, factor to the Falkland Estate.