Fair rents decided

DUNDEE COURIER SATURDAY 21 DECEMBER 1912 FIFE CASES ARE HEARD AT SITTING OF SCOTTISH LAND COURT The Scottish Land Court sat yesterday in the Court Chambers, 1 Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh, when three applications to fix a first fair rent was heard. The Bench were Lord Kennedy and Messrs Alexander Dewar, E E Morrison, and NormanContinue reading “Fair rents decided”

Sir Robert Anstruther at Cairneyhill – a political hustings

Dear blog reader Sir Robert Anstruther, 5th Baronet, was a Scottish Liberal Party politician who was the MP for Fife between 1864 and 1880 and the MP for St Andrews from 1885 until his death in 1886. He was also the Lord Lieutenant of Fife from 1864 to 1886. Below is Sir Robert Anstruther’s portraitContinue reading “Sir Robert Anstruther at Cairneyhill – a political hustings”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1855

Dear blog reader Welcome to the first part in a new series, a list of the people, with occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1855. Hopefully those of you with ancestors from Cairneyhill will find this list useful. ************************ David Addie, weaverHenry ArnotMrs John BaldAndrew BlairLockhart Blallock (possibly Blalloch?)George BowieMrs CalderheadJohn CalderheadRobertContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1855”

Cairneyhill’s Faith History

Dear blog reader One of the ‘tag lines’ of my studies of the people and history of Cairneyhill is that Cairneyhill is very significant theologically in Scotland. The attached article gives a great deal of detail on Cairneyhill Church from it’s foundation in 1752 until 1861 but first some general history. For a long timeContinue reading “Cairneyhill’s Faith History”

Margaret Paton’s donkey and Sir Arthur Halkett

Dear blog reader I do hope you enjoy this description of one of Cairneyhill’s bygone modes of transport which I only discovered recently. Jacqueline ************************** DUNDEE COURIER SATURDAY 17 MAY 1862 A GENTLEMAN AND A CHRISTIAN Many of our fellow townsmen will be unacquainted with old Margaret Paton, who acts as a carrier between CairneyhillContinue reading “Margaret Paton’s donkey and Sir Arthur Halkett”

Death of Mrs More, Seminary Founder

DUNDEE ADVERTISER, THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 1866 DEATH OF MRS MORE, CAIRNEYHILL Our obituary last Saturday recorded the death of Mrs More, wife of the Rev John More, in the 74th year of her age. Mrs More was the eldest daughter of the Rev Dr Paxton, of Edinburgh, a popular preacher in his day, and ProfessorContinue reading “Death of Mrs More, Seminary Founder”

Cairneyhill Young Men’s Society – 1860

DUNFERMLINE PRESS THURSDAY 15 MARCH 1860 CAIRNEYHILL SOIREE On Thursday evening a soiree, under the auspices of the Cairneyhill Young Men’s Society, was held in the village school-room – the Rev John More in the chair. Throughout Thursday the greatest demand for tickets continued up to the very hour of meeting; and though the school-roomContinue reading “Cairneyhill Young Men’s Society – 1860”

1923 Sale of a Cairneyhill Fruit Farm

THE SCOTSMAN SATURDAY 11TH AUGUST 1923 FRUIT FARM AND DWELLING-HOUSE AT CAIRNEYHILL FOR SALE For sale by private bargain, that property consisting of land and dwelling-house, on the south side of the Main Road in the village of Cairneyhill, near Dunfermline, and known as ‘Cairneyhill fruit farm’. The land, which extends to about two acres,Continue reading “1923 Sale of a Cairneyhill Fruit Farm”

Electoral Roll 1879

Dear blog reader, this week a name-rich source for any of you with ancestors from Cairneyhill. FIFESHIRE JOURNAL 27 NOVEMBER 1879 THE VOTERS’ ROLL FOR THE COUNTY CARNOCK POLLING DISTRICT CARNOCK PARISH (which included Cairneyhill) Bald, James, weaver, CairneyhillBlair, Thos, writer, Dunfermline, CairneyhillBrown, R Hope, clergyman, CairneyhillBruce, Peter, factor, CairneyhillBruce, William, carter, CairneyhillCalderhead, John, weaver,Continue reading “Electoral Roll 1879”

1868 Church Minister’s opinion on walking speed

Dear blog reader I’ve always been fascinated by the idea that David Borland, the Cairneyhill Church minister in 1868, felt the need to write to The Scotsman about walking speed and so this week I share this quirkiness with you. Jacqueline **************************************************************************** THE SCOTSMAN 24 MARCH 1868 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PRETTY TALL PEDESTRIANISM CairneyhillContinue reading “1868 Church Minister’s opinion on walking speed”