Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1865

Dear blog reader Welcome to the second part in a series, a list of the people, with occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1865. In 1865, there were 65 people listed with 27 occupations included, 22 weavers, 1 smithy, 1 joiner, 2 wrights and 1 Church minister. This compares with 66 peopleContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1865”

REVEREND MORE’S GOLDEN JUBILEE SERVICES

DUNFERMLINE SATURDAY PRESS SATURDAY 30 JULY 1864 JUBILEE SERVICES Meetings to celebrate the close of the fiftieth year of the Rev Mr More’s ministry will be held at Cairneyhill, on Wednesday 3rd August 1864. Dr Johnston, Limekilns, will preach in the Church. Worship to begin at two o’clock. Dinner will be served in the villageContinue reading “REVEREND MORE’S GOLDEN JUBILEE SERVICES”

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”

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”

Why David Borland resigned as Church Minister

GLASGOW HERALD 27 JUNE 1876 The dispute between the Rev Mr Borland and the Cairneyhill United Presbyterian Congregation in as much as its unfortunate termination – the resignation of the minister – have lessons which ought not to be overlooked by young clergymen and the members of country churches. Cairneyhill is one of the numerousContinue reading “Why David Borland resigned as Church Minister”

Reverend More’s Jubilee

Dunfermline Saturday Press 6 August 1864 Jubilee services at Cairneyhill Presentation of a silver salver and 580 sovereigns to the Rev Mr More On Wednesday a series of services took place at Cairneyhill, to celebrate the 50th year of the Rev Mr More’s ministry in the United Presbyterian Church there, and for the purpose ofContinue reading “Reverend More’s Jubilee”

Hatches, Matches and Dispatches Part 1

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. Please note that forContinue reading “Hatches, Matches and Dispatches Part 1”

Church ministers

This week I am going to outline the various ministers who have been Cairneyhill ministers since the church was built in 1752. (There will be a post in the future outlining the changing theological points of view at Cairneyhill in line with changing theological points of view in Scotland over the centuries). Reverend James BurtContinue reading “Church ministers”