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Kerr Peter, jun. traveller, Markinch [Balgonie
Liuton George, colliery manager, Coalton of
Miller .Tames, temperance hotel, Markinch
Mitchell John, temperance hotel, Kennoway
Oswald John, manager, Balbirnie Colliery
Rankine James, inspector of poor, Markinch
IUntoul Ales, inspector of poor, Kennoway
Robertson Andrew,chemist & druggist.Markinch
Robertson John A. dentist (two last Fridays in
the month, S to 5), Markinch
Simpson David, cabinet maker, -Markinch
Public Buildings, Offices, &c.
and their ministers.
Established Churches: —
Markinch — Rev. James L. Rose
Milton of Balgonie— Rev. James Clarck
Kennoway — Rev. David Stewart, M.A.
Thornton— Rev. Duncan M'Farlane Wilson
Free Chdrch, Markinch— Rev. Alexander B.
Free CnuncH, Kennoway— Rev. George Camp-
United Presbyterian Church, Markinch—
Rev. Robert Brown
United Presbyterian Church, Kennoway—
Rev. Daniel Douglas
Governor— Daniel Campbell
Matron — Mary Balls
Chaplain — Rev. Duncan Macfarlane Wilson
Surgeon— William H. Goodenough
Chairman — John Balfour
Clerk— William Marshall
Cemetery, Markinch— Andrew Stewart, super-
intendent [ager
Gas Works, Markinch— Alexander Scott, man-
Gas Works, Kennoway — Magnus Millinger,
manager ; James H. Forrester, clerk
Inland Revenue Office, Cameron Bridge —
Robert M. Douglas, supervisor
Ordained Surveyor for Fifeshire and Session
Clerk— William F. Haxton, Markinch
Parochial Board & Rate Offices, Markinch — J.
Rankine, inspector ; & collector & clerk to
the Sanitary Authority
Parochial Board & Rate Offices, Kennoway—
Alexander Rintoul, inspector & collector of
rates [officer
Police Station, Markinch— John M'Millan,
Police Station, Kennoway — John M'Ewen,
Registrars of Births, Deaths & Marriages-
William F. Haxton, Markinch ; James H.
Forrester {& session clerk), Kennoway
Stamp Office, Markinch — Thomas Gibson, sub-
Subscription Library, Markinch — Andrew
Robertson, librarian
Town Hall, Markinch — Thos. Gibson, secretary
Station, close to Markinch Village— Alex-
ander Dall, station master
Station, Thornton Junction— James Fyall,
station master
S(a(ion,CAMERON Bridge— James C. M'Millan,
station master
To KIRKCALDY and LESLIE, from Markinch,
Gilbert Turnbull, daily, and Robert Terras,
Tuesday and Friday, Robert Brown and Orr
Thomson, from Kennoway, Tuesday & Friday ;
also by rail
OF BALGONIE, Robert TerraB, from Mark-
inch, Tuesday and Friday
NEWBUHGH is a royal burgh, seaport, and the capital of its
parish, 83 miles n. from Edinburgh, 15 miles s.w. from Dundee
11 s.E. from Perth, 10 n.w. from Cupar, and 5 N. from Auchtermncbty
situated on the liue of the North British Railway, and on the south
bank of the Tay. It consists of one long street in the direction of
cast and west, parallel with the course of the rivor, and a lane or
two leading towards the shore, where there are convonicut quays
for the shipping of merchandise, and a spacious harbour. The Tay
above mentioned being navigable only for vessels of about two
hundred tons, those of greater burthen put in here to discharge
their cargoes, which are sent to Perth by lighters. That the town
is of considerable antiquity is unquestionable; according to some
authorities its origin is ascribed to the fostering patronage of the
adjacent abbey of Liudores, founded in 1178, by David, Earl of
Huntingdon, on his return from the Holy Land. The unfortunate
Duke of Rothsay, who was starved to death in Falkland Palace, was
buried here. The ruins are a little eastward of the town. Several
stone coffins have at different times been discovered, and are still
to be seen. The name of Weio-burgh is supposed to bo conferred
upon it in contradistinction to the ancient decayed burgh of Aber-
nethy, which lies about two miles to the west. Formerly the greater
proportion of the habitations were low- built and roofed with thatch,
but of late years a better style of architecture has prevailed, and
there are now many good houses. The town hall stands near the
centre of the town, and the parish church, nearlv opposite to it, is
a handsome edifice, erected in 1833, and dedicated to St. Catherine.
In the year 1266 the town was erected into a burgh or regality, and
in 1631 Charles I. granted to the place a charter, forming the com-
munity into a royal burgh, in virtue of which grant Newburgu is
said to have sent a commissioner to the Scottish estates, but being
unable to pay bis expenses, which was then the custom, the burgh,
upon petition, was relieved from the burden of parliamentary dis-
tinction, and it has never since been oppressed by representative
honours. There is, however, at the present time, no evidence of it
ever having sent a member to the Scottish parliament. There are
two ancient crosses within the parish, one at Mugdruin,
about thirteen feet high, and the Macduff cross, or rather the
pedestal of it, of great interest, from its having been granted to
Macduff as a sanctuary, for his successful aid against Macbeth.
The government is vested in a provost, two bailies, and fourteen
councillors, with a treasurer and a town clerk. Within the last
fifty years, Newburgh has risen very considerably in wealth and
outward appearance through the industrious habits of its popu-
lation, and the traffic carried on at its port. There is a branch
banking establishment— the Commercial Bank of Scotland, Limited,
also a Savings Bank in connection with the bank. The manufac-
ture of linen goods may be considered the staple trade of the place,
exclusive of which tho trade in corn and timber is by no means in-
considerable; of tho former especially large exports aro made.
The benefits derived from the salmon fishery and from tho sale of
POST OFFICE, Newburgh, James W. Wood, Post Master.— Letters from London, Perth and the North arrive at 7.5 a.m., and from
Perth and the North at 6.0 p.m., and are despatched to Perth and the North at 8.26 a.m. and at G.30 and 9.20 p.m. Letters from Edinburgh
and the South arrive at 8.53 a.m. and 12 noon, and at 6.30 p.m., and are despatched to London, Edinburgh and the South at 7.5 a.m. and
1.25 and 4.35 p.m. Local mails arrive at 4.0 p.m., and are despatched at 9.10 a.m. Money Order and Telegraph Office and Savings Sank.
Sub-Post Office, Lindokes, Abdie, Robert Lockhart, Post Master— Letters from all parts arrive (from Newburgh) at 10.0 a.m., an
ore despatched thereto at 3.10 p.m. The nearest Money Order Office is at Newburgh.
*«* Letters for Abdie, Dunbog and the above places should be addressed " near Newburgh," and lor Flisk " near Cupab,"
fruit also add considerably to the welfare of the place. To the
parish of Newburgh many interesting particulars belong, which
the reader will tiud amply detailed iu Mossrs. Chambers' excellent
Gazeteer, and also in the history of Newburgh by Alexander Laing,
Esq. f.s.a. The places of worship comprise a church of the Estab-
lishment, a Free church, an United Presbyterian and Evangelical
Union churches, and a Baptist chapel. There are several schools
in the parisb, including the public school, the pupils of which, in
addition to the ordinary branches, aro taught Latin and mathe-
matics. Another school, a neat anil handsome building, conducted
ou the Madras principle, was erected some years ago at the east end
of the town, with funds from Dc. Bell's trust, private subscriptions
and Government aid. Fairs are held on the third Friday in June,
and on the first Tuesday in December. The principal landowners
are Edmund Balfour P. Eiay, Esq. of Mugdrum, and Robert Cath-
cart, Esq. of Pitcairlie. The entire parish of Newburgh has an
area of 1,865 acres, and had a population in 1881 of 2,191.
Abdie parish, which is of considerable extent, but greatly inter-
sected by other parishes, lies on the south bank of the river Tay
amongst those highlands to the westward which have acquired the
appellation of tho Ochil Hills. The surface is remarkably uneveu,
hut the soil is in general fertile. It possesses three quarries of
whinstone, of which considerable quantities aro shipped for paving
the streets of Loudon. The parish is well watered with lochs, the
chief of which is the Loch of Lindores, about a mile iu length and
of irregular breadth. This piece of water is well stored with fish,
and being surrounded by some romantic scenery is a beautiful
object in the view of the country. There is a parish church and
a handsome public school. Mount Pleasant, Glenburnie, and
Lindoees are hamlets in this parish. Acreage, 6,371. Population
in 1881, 983.
Donbog is a small parish, three miles long and ono mile broad,
situated four miles and a half from Newburgh and sis miles from
Cupar, bounded on the north by the Tay, on the south by Monimail,
on the east by Moonzie, and on the west by Abdie. It consists of a
valley lying between two ridges of the Ochil Hills ; the soil is of a
rich black mould, which produces abundant crops of every descrip-
tion. There is a parish church aud a handsome public school, the
latter adorned with clock and bell. The nearest railway station is
at Newburgh. Acreage, 2,324. Population in 1881, 219.
Flisk is a parish stretching five miles on the banks of the Tay,
It is six miles east from Newburgh aud eight miles from Cupar. It
is bounded on the north by the Tay, on the south by Creich and
Abdie, on the east by Belmerino, and on the west by Dunbog. The
soil, although of a clayey nature, is 'nevertheless fertile and well
cultivated from the shore of the river to the Ochil Hills, a portion
of which are situated iu this parish. There is a church and a public
school iu the parish. The nearest railway station is at Newburgu.
Acreage, 2,614. Population in 1831, 259.

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