In consequence of the feeble state of the health of the Rev John More, of Cairneyhill, the Presbytery appointed Mr Russell, Dunfermline, to dispense the Lord’s Supper at Cairneyhill on the following sacrament.
Mr Borland, who has accepted the call presented him by the Cairneyhill congregation to be colleague and successor to the Rev Mr More, appeared before the Presbytery, and delivered his trial discourses, to the satisfaction of all the members of Presbytery.
Some discussion took place as to the time of ordination, but ultimately it was agreed that it should take place on the Wednesday before the last Sabbath in July. Dr Johnstone was appointed to ordain, and Mr Welsh, Kincardine, to preach. The Presbytery then adjourned, to meet at Cairneyhill on Wednesday the 24th July.
The death of the Rev. Thomas Doig, minister of the Free Church congregation of Torryburn, took place at his manse on the afternoon of Wednesday.
Mr Doig was in his usual health on Tuesday afternoon. He attended the meeting of Presbytery which was held on the 20th ult. at Aberdour, and laid on the table a set of resolutions on the Union question, which he proposed to move at the succeeding meeting. He returned home on Friday, and preached with his wonted animation to his own people on Sabbath.
On Monday he attended the funeral of his old neighbour, Mrs Moir, of Cairneyhill, and appeared on Tuesday to have suffered no fatigue. After dinner on Tuesday he retired to his study, was shortly found by one of his family in a fainting state.
Insensibility speedily followed, from which he never rallied – death taking place about twenty-four hours afterwards.
Born at Aberdeen at the close of the last century – a child of the Manse – he was ordained at Arbroath to the second charge of that parish when only 22 years of age. A few years thereafter he was translated to parish of Torryburn, in which he continued to labour until his death.
Had he been spared until Tuesday he would have renewed his old testimony. His last act as a minister of the Word was to preach to his flock of the Divine favour shown to our land in the gospel of his Son, and to pray that He would receive us again, that we may rejoice in Him.
Yesterday (Thursday) the grave closed over the remains of the late Mr William Calderhead, whose death took place at his residence at Roman Camp on Monday evening after a short illness, the news of which caused a feeling of deep and sincere regret amongst his many friends in the district, and probably more especially amongst the employees of the Roman Camp Works, where he had been employed as foreman engineer for nearly thirty years.
Deceased, who was 63 years of age, was born at Cairneyhill in the parish of Carnock, Fife, and commenced his apprenticeship as an engineer, with Messrs Scott, shipbuilders, Inverkeithing, afterwards being employed with a similar firm in Glasgow. Coming to Broxburn over 40 years ago, he was employed with the Broxburn Oil Company, for ten years in the refining works, and on the death of the late Mr John West, succeeded him as foreman engineer at the Roman Camp Works of the same company, a position which he held until the time of his death. His length of service is itself sufficient to indicate the esteem in which he was held by those in higher authority, and while giving every attention to the interests of his employers, he coupled this with fair consideration for those under his charge.
Deceased was a member of Lodge Buchan St John 636, and in 1888-89 filled a term of office as R.W.M., but in recent years was unable, owing to failing health etc, to take the same enthusiastic part in Masonic affairs as had marked his earlier connection with the lodge. He was a man held in high respect by all with whom he came into contact, and the sympathy of his friends and his workmen go out to the widow and family,who at this time are called upon to suffer this bereavement.
As already mentioned, the funeral took place yesterday to Uphall Cemetery, and was attended by a large number of the general public, and as a token of respect the employees of the Roman Camp Works also the accompanied the remains for some distance in their working garb. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev A W Bain, Broxburn East U.F. Church, both at the house and at the grave.
The committee of the Cairneyhill Agricultural Co-Operative Society Ltd, beg to intimate to all farmers, smallholders, and allotment holders that they intend to open on December 21st the large premises at 61 to 65 Queen Anne Street, Dunfermline for the marketing of all kinds of farm produce, and wish all who are in a position to do so to send pigs, poultry, eggs, butter, rabbits, potatoes, seed and ware, carrots, onions, etc, to the Society to market them.
DUNDEE PEOPLE’S JOURNAL, 16TH FEBRUARY 1918
Cairneyhill Agricultural Co-Operative Society Ltd.
(Affiliated to the Scottish Central Markets Ltd).
Notice to farmers, small holders and allotment holders.
Cairneyhill Agricultural Co-Operative Society Ltd beg to offer to the public an unrivalled selection of seeds, plants and manures, as well as of all varieties of potatoes (for use as seed as well as for the table) and vegetables, at keenest possible prices. Prices and lists on application.
The society are also in a position to supply household coal in truck loads to any railway station in Scotland. Prices and rates on application.
Lime for land or building purposes can also be had from the society in any quantity from one cwt. to a waggon load.
The Society invite growers to correspond with them in regard to the marketing of their produce, as they are convinced they are able to offer terms which cannot be excelled elsewhere.
Note address: 61 to 65 Queen Anne Street, Dunfermline.
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).
Dunfermline Saturday Press, 8 January 1887
Moir. At Cairneyhill Manse, on the 7th inst., the wife of the Rev John Moir, of a daughter.
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.
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.
This is part 2 of my series on the Dunfermline Register, which was printed periodically from 1829 to 1859, contain voter’s details, teacher’s details, heritor’s details, transport details and some extras.
I would describe this series as a combination of local and family history.
This particular blog post is the Carnock entry in the 1929 Dunfermline Register.
Alexander MacGregor – parochial. Thomas Johnstone – Cairneyhill.
PARISH OF CARNOCK FUND SOCIETY FOR DEATHS
John Littlejohn, preses [president] and treasurer.
CAIRNEYHILL FRIENDLY SOCIETY
John Robertson, preses. Robert Kay.
CAIRNEYHILL BIBLE ASSOCIATION
Rev John More, president. Henry Bruce, secretary. Thomas Duncanson, treasurer. Collectors: Thomas Johnstone, J Duncanson sen., J Duncanson, Andrew Clark, John Laurance.
Edinburgh: Robert Heron on Thursday and W Erskine on Friday. Crieff: W Erskine on Monday. Auchterarder: R Heron on Friday.
THE LEVEN ADVERTISER AND WEMYSS GAZETTE, SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1929
FIFE SHOT GUN FATALITY
A shot gun fatality has occurred at Cairneyhill, near Dunfermline, the victim being James Paton, labourer, the Bungalow, Hilton Road.
The body was discovered near his home on a footpath, which is skirted by a hedge. There was a gunshot wound in his side, and the shot gun was found in the hedge.
Deceased was in the habit of shooting rabbits in his garden, and it is thought that when coming through the hedge the trigger of his gun had been released by a twig, the charge entering the man’s body.
Mr Paton was 58 years of age, and is survived by his widow and family.
The Garden Guild scored a decided success with the ‘Brains Trust’ meeting held in the town, and it was freely acknowledged that the evening was one of the most enjoyable and instructive yet held by the guild.
Mr John W Hall, College of Agriculture, presided, and his fellow-members of the Trust were Dr Foister, plant pathologist, Scottish Department of Agriculture; Dr Smith, science lecturer, College of Agriculture; Mr N C Lyle, Leslie House; and Mr E Pattie, nurseryman, Cairneyhill, an outstanding group in the scientific and practical spheres of gardening.
The president of the Guild, Mr W R Thomas, acted as question-master, and at the outset introduced in very humorous terms the members of the Trust to a large audience. The questions put in were many and varied, and the replies conveyed valuable instruction and knowledge, enhanced at times by controversial argument by members of the Trust which brought out much very useful information.
Mr Thomas, in proposing the thanks of the meeting to the members of the Trust, expressed the Guild’s indebtedness to these gentlemen for their attendance and for the practicable and profitable education they had given in reply to the questions. Mr Hall replied to the vote of thanks and suggested that another Brains Trust be arranged later in the season to dispose of a number of questions left over. A vote of thanks to Mr Thomas was proposed by Mr James Curle, vice-president, and this closed a most successful meeting.
The annual soiree of the children attending the day and Sabbath schools at Cairneyhill took place on Friday afternoon, in the village schoolroom.
Mr Archibald Duncanson occupied the chair. After an excellent tea, the children were addressed by the Rev. Mr Salmond, of South Shields, and Rev. John More, and others. In the course of the evening, the teacher of the day school, Mr Thomas Alexander, was presented by Mr Scott, farmer, Hilton, in name of the scholars, with a pure containing seven guineas. Mr Alexander made a very feeling reply. During the evening several ladies and gentlemen sung several songs in a highly creditable manner. The Misses Duncanson presided at the pianoforte.
At the close the customary votes of thanks were passed in favour of speakers, vocalists and chairman, and the meeting separated.