Hatches Matches and Dispatches Part 2

Dear blog reader

This is the first part in a new series of Cairneyhill hatches, matches and dispatches that have appeared in the newspapers.

I have always found such finds very exciting in my own 30 years of family history research and I hope this helps anyone doing similar Cairneyhill-based research.

(Glossary: inst/instant means of the present month and ultimo means of last month).

Births

Dunfermline Saturday Press, 8 January 1887

Moir. At Cairneyhill Manse, on the 7th inst., the wife of the Rev John Moir, of a daughter.

Marriages

Fife Herald, 26 November 1840

Married, at Mrs More’s Seminary for Young Ladies, Cairneyhill Manse, by Dunfermline, on the 23rd current, Mr Robert Smith, plasterers, Markinch, to Mary, fourth daughter of Mr Mitchell, Markinch.

Fife Herald, 24 June 1845

Married, at Cairneyhill near Dunfermline, on the 19th current, by the Rev John More, Mr George Paterson, merchant, Ballymena, Ireland, to Elizabeth, only daughter of the late Mr John Duncanson, builder.

Greenock Advertiser, 19 October 1847

At Cairneyhill Manse, near Dunfermline, on the 13th inst., by the Rev John More, the Rev David Winton, Greenock, recently ordained as a Missionary to Jamaica in connection with the United Presbyterian Church, to Helen, daughter of the late Dr Baird, Liverpool.

Glasgow Herald, 10 September 1852

At Cairneyhill Manse, near Dunfermline, on the 8th inst., by the father of the bride, Mr Thomas Younger, junior, London, to Isabella Paxton, third daughter of the Rev John More, Cairneyhill.

Dunfermline Press, 13 August 1862

Corbett – More. At Cairneyhill Manse, on the 12th inst., by the father of the bride, the Rev. Joseph Corbett, United Presbyterian Church, Kilcreggan, to Mary, youngest daughter of the Rev John More.

Dundee Courier, 26 December 1882

At Muirside, Cairneyhill, on the 22nd inst., by the Rev Mr Gall, minister of Torryburn, assisted by the Rev Dr Pitt, BD, minister of the first charge the Abbey Church, Dunfermline, John Loudon, solicitor, Haddington, to Mary Paterson, third daughter of James Whyte, Esq, The Boreland, Glendevon, Perthshire, and Muirside, Cairneyhill, Fife.

Dunfermline Saturday Press, 5 March 1887

Stauners – Wilson. At Cairneyhill, on the 4th inst., by the Rev John Moir, BD, Alexander Stauners, Bo’ness, to Jane, youngest daughter of the late William Wilson, Cairneyhill.

Falkirk Herald, 8 June 1889

At Cairneyhill, Dunfermline, on the 6th inst., by the Rev John Moir, BD, James W Sturpart, harbourmaster, Bridgeness, to Eliza Wilson or Mackay, eldest daughter of the late William Wilson, Cairneyhill.

Deaths

Oxford Journal, 15 January 1803

At Cairneyhill, Mrs Jane Moncrief, spouse to the Rev Thomas Blair, Minister there.

The Scots Magazine, 1 October 1820

8 September. At Stevenson, Ayrshire, after 2 days illness, the Rev Thomas Blair, late minister of the gospel, Cairneyhill.

Fifeshire Journal, 28 December 1871

At Pleasants, Cairneyhill, by Dunfermline, on the 20th inst., Mr Thomas Duncanson, builder, in the 63rd year of his age. Friends will please accept this intimation.

The Scotsman, 19 May 1917

White. At Collydean, Markinch, on 18th inst., William Paterson White, second son of the late James White, farmer, late of Muirside, Cairneyhill, and Meadowend, Clackmannan. Funeral Tuesday 22nd, to Lesley Cemetery, at 2pm. Friends kindly accept this invitation and intimation.

The Scotsman, 15 February 1934

Erskine. At Myrend, Cairneyhill, on 13th February, John Erskine of Myrend, aged 66 years, beloved husband of Grace Glass Ross. Funeral to Cairneyhill Churchyard on Friday, 16th February, at 2.30pm. Friends please accept this invitation and intimation.

The Scotsman, 8 May 1934

Lumsden. At Cairneyhill, on 6th May 1934, Andrew Lumsden, aged 61 years, second son of the late Andrew Lumsden, Midmill, Charlestown. Funeral to Cairneyhill Churchyard on Wednesday, 9th May, at 2.30pm.

The Scotsman, 7 June 1943

Mackay. At Infirmary Annexe, Glasgow, on 5th June 1943, Katherine Douglas Moir, beloved wife of the late E W Mackay, CA, 8 Crown Mansions, Glasgow, W1, second daughter of the late Rev John Moir, BD, Cairneyhill, Fife.

The Scotsman, 21 April 1950.

Robertson. At Catherine Place, Cairneyhill, on the 18th April, 1950, in his 81st year, John Robertson (joiner), husband of the late Marjory Anderson. Funeral to Cairneyhill Churchyard on Saturday 22nd April, at 2pm.

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