Cairneyhill School Presentations

THE DUNFERMLINE SATURDAY PRESS, SEPTEMBER 8, 1866 SOIREE AND PRESENTATION AT CAIRNEYHILL 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, ofContinue reading “Cairneyhill School Presentations”

Cairneyhill Census 1841 Part 2

Dear blog reader Below is part 2 of my series on the Cairneyhill censuses, pages 5 to 8 of the original schedule for the 1841 census. I do hope all of you with Cairneyhill ancestors will find this useful. Jacqueline. ************************************************ Cairneyhill – south side of the street. Page 5 of the schedule. Name AgeContinue reading “Cairneyhill Census 1841 Part 2”

Carnock Parish in the Dunfermline Register: part 1

Dear blog reader Welcome to the start of another series – I would describe this series as a combination of local and family history. The entries for Carnock parish in the Dunfermline Register, which was printed periodically from 1837 to 1859, contain voter’s details, teacher’s details, heritor’s details, transport details and some extras. I thoughtContinue reading “Carnock Parish in the Dunfermline Register: part 1”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1940

Dear blog reader Welcome to the twelfth (and final) part in a series, a list of the people, with address and occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1940. (Please see a note at the end of this introduction regarding the next series particularly for my blog readers looking for their ancestors inContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1940”

Death of Centenarian: Catherine Duncanson

THE FIFE FREE PRESS, SATURDAY, 10 FEBRUARY 1945 BURNTISLAND LOCAL NOTES AND NEWS: DEATH OF CENTENARIAN Our Grand Old Lady, who was in her 102nd year, Miss Catherine Duncanson, passed away early on Monday morning in a local nursing home. Miss Duncanson was a native of Cairneyhill, near Dunfermline, and although most of her workingContinue reading “Death of Centenarian: Catherine Duncanson”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1935

Dear blog reader Welcome to the eleventh part in a series, a list of the people, with address and occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1935. In 1935 there were 147 people (a quite substantial increase on 1930) with 82 addresses specified (again a large increase on 1930) and 15 occupations (aContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1935”

John Duncanson at Burntisland Church

THE COURIER, FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1905 BURNTISLAND ELDER’S LONG RECORD The annual social meeting of Erskine UF congregation, Burntisland, held last night, was largely attended, and was the occasion of a substantial presentation to Mr John Duncanson, the oldest member of Session, in recognition of services to the Church extending over fifty years. Mr Duncanson,Continue reading “John Duncanson at Burntisland Church”

Royal wedding celebrations

Prince Albert of Wales, the son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and Princess Alexandra of Denmark married on 10 March 1863 at Windsor Castle. Naturally there were the usual celebrations of a royal wedding everywhere in Britain and what follows are a description of the celebrations that took place in Cairneyhill. ************************************* DUNFERMLINE SATURDAYContinue reading “Royal wedding celebrations”

Cairneyhill Temperance Society in 1838

FIFE HERALD THURSDAY 18 JANUARY 1838 DUNFERMLINE Notwithstanding the contemptible pulings of a small wit who writes in a contemporary regarding soirĂ©es, we have the pleasure to record other two which took place last week in our neighbourhood, one at Charlestown, and the other at Cairneyhill, both of which were numerously attended, and went offContinue reading “Cairneyhill Temperance Society in 1838”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1925

Dear blog reader Welcome to the eighth part in a series, a list of the people, with address and occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1925. In 1925 there were 120 people listed, with 25 addresses specified, and 7 occupations comprising 1 Church minister, 1 joiner, 4 shopkeepers and 1 smith. ThisContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1925”