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”

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”

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”