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”

Ladies’ Seminary In 1843

Dear blog reader The ladies’ seminary in Cairneyhill was examined annually and the results reported in the newspapers. Below are the findings from the 1843 inspection of the ladies’ seminary. I do hope you find them interesting. Jacqueline ****************************** FIFESHIRE JOURNAL THURSDAY 31 AUGUST 1843 DUNFERMLINE – MRS MORE’S SEMINARY. The annual examination of theContinue reading “Ladies’ Seminary In 1843”

Cairneyhill Ladies Seminary in 1842

Dear blog reader The ladies seminary/school in Cairneyhill was examined on an annual basis by local people and this is the report of the annual inspection of the ladies seminary in 1842. Hope you find it interesting. Jacqueline ******************************* FIFE HERALD THURSDAY 11 AUGUST 1842 CAIRNEYHILL The seminary for young ladies here, conducted by MrsContinue reading “Cairneyhill Ladies Seminary in 1842”

Table-cover given to Mrs More

FIFESHIRE JOURNAL THURSDAY 15 NOVEMBER 1849 PRESENTATION Last week a splendid table-cover was presented to Mrs More, Cairneyhill Manse, by the members of the Cairneyhill Horticultural Society in token of gratitude for her many acts of kindness to the society for several years past. The cover was furnished by Messrs Dewar and Co. It wasContinue reading “Table-cover given to Mrs More”

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”