Thomas Ballingall (1730-1815): The Tenant Farmer of Balmalcolm: By His Sixth Great Nephew Michael T. Tracy Author
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Thomas Ballingall was the last child of an early prominent tenant farmer, Thomas Ballingall (1693-1752) and was descended from a long line of Fife agriculturalists. Thomas, the younger, would remain in Kettle Parish for all of his life and eventually became a tenant farmer of Balmalcolm where he married Janet Gulen and had a family of four children. He would produce cloth and linen for his grand niece's husband, George Pierson (1751-1834) who owned and operated a cloth and linen company called Balbirnie-Bridge Bleachfield which was located about five miles north of Kircaldy. Ballingall was also the owner of a farm called Drummaird where he retained possession of the lands until his death. This then is the narrative of the life and times of Thomas Ballingall of Balmalcolm.


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