Appointment of Reverend Borland

THE DUNDEE ADVERTISER, THURSDAY, JULY 4, 1867 DUNFERMLINE UNITED PRESBYTERIAN PRESBYTERY 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 theContinue reading “Appointment of Reverend Borland”

Hatches Matches and Dispatches Part 2

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. (Glossary: inst/instant means ofContinue reading “Hatches Matches and Dispatches Part 2”

Carnock Parish in the Dunfermline Register: part 2

Dear blog reader 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 entryContinue reading “Carnock Parish in the Dunfermline Register: part 2”

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”

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 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 soirées, 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 Ladies Seminary in 1845

FIFESHIRE JOURNAL THURSDAY 21 AUGUST 1845 DUNFERMLINE. EXAMINATION OF MRS MORE’S BOARDING SCHOOL. The annual examination of the boarding school at Cairneyhill Manse, conducted by Mrs and the Misses More, took place on Wednesday last the 13th inst, before a select company, consisting of the friends of the young ladies boarded at this institution. TheContinue reading “Cairneyhill Ladies Seminary in 1845”

Cairneyhill Temperance Society in 1837

Dear blog reader Cairneyhill Temperance Society had an annual soirée which was reported in the local newspapers and below are the details of the 1837 annual soirée. I hope you find this interesting. Jacqueline ************************* FIFE HERALD THURSDAY 30 MARCH 1837 DUNFERMLINE We have much pleasure in recording other two soirées which took place inContinue reading “Cairneyhill Temperance Society in 1837”

Cairneyhill Scholarships

FIFE HERALDTHURSDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 1847 DUNFERMLINE – THE NEW SCHOLARSHIPS The United Presbyterian Church lately provided a fund of £400 to institute a few scholarships for the most deserving of the students in Divinity attending their hall, and issued subjects for study, on which competitors were to be examined. The competition took place a shortContinue reading “Cairneyhill Scholarships”

Examination of a school in 1838

FIFE HERALD THURSDAY 16 AUGUST 1838 SCHOOL EXAMINATION On Friday last, the school in Cairneyhill taught by Mr W S Reid was examined by the Rev Messrs Gilston and More. The progress of the pupils in the various branches of a useful education was very satisfactory; the readiness of their answers, and their correct explanationContinue reading “Examination of a school in 1838”