Revised, Enlarged, and
brought down to the Present Time.
IN TWO VOLUMES
LONDON: HAMILTON, ADAMS
& CO. GLASGOW: THOMAS D. MORRISON. 1880.
PREFACE TO THE PRESENT
The first edition of Nimmos History of
Stirlingshire was published, in 1777, by Messrs. William Creech,
Edinburgh, and Thomas Cadell, London. In 1817, the work was revised and
brought down to date, by the Rev. Willaim Macgregor Stirling, minister
of Port, and re-issued, in two volumes, at the close of the year.
What Stirling did for Nimmo, I have, as
succeeeding editor, striven to do for Nimmo and Stirling; namely, to
perform the duty, with which I engaged, conscientiously, and in as
complete a manner as circumstances would permit. The Rev. Henry Ward
Beecher, addressing a meeting in the City Hall, Glasgow, some years ago,
observed, "that the land to which he had come, though small, was as
full of memories as the heaven is of stars"; and there are
certainly few districts in Scotland to which this remark may be more
truthfully applied than to Stirlingshire. The county, indeed, is full of
interest both to the archaeologist and the historian, but there is so
much room for the application of local knowledge, and so much scope for
criticism of authorities on the Roman and other antiquities, that in
such an attempt as an exhaustive history of the county one student can
hardly be altogether successful.
My aim, throughout, has been to be
accurate, rather than elaborate; and intelligible, rather than profound;
and, now that the end is reached, I can only hope that the reader may
derive some pleasure at least and pleasure is profit from my
A collection like this shows what useful
work a local newspaper can do. Here we have a most serviceable group
of original and transferred articles mostly touching Stirlingshire.
Here is the Index...
Another find via
Google that may be of assistance to history students and
genealogists . An Index of people who appear in words and photos in
the Stirling Observer Christmas Annuals from c. 1911 to 1969 . Over
seventeen thousand name references ! It is an Excel File . And
relevant Annuals sought can be viewed in the Reference Room of the
Carnegie Library on the Corn Exchange Road, Stirling.
My name appears a
number of time under HENDERSON, as do those of my parents and other
relatives .. indeed my Grandfather, John Henderson (1885-1944),
makes an appearance on his appointment as a Senior Clerk at Stirling
Railway Station in 1912. He had been promoted from Dunblane Railway
Station, Perthshire to Stirling, and had also then had to remove
with his wife Jessie, my father James, aged 4, and my Aunt Neta,
aged 2, from their home in Doune Square, Doune, Perthshire to
William Place/Colquhoun Street in the Burghmuir, Stirling.
Index of people
who appear in words and photos in the Stirling Observer Christmas
Annuals from c. 1911 to 1969
History of the Chapel Royal of Scotland
With the Register of the Chapel Royal of Stirling including details in
relation to the rise and progress of Scottish Music and Observations
respecting the Order of the Thistle by Rev. Charles Rogers DD., LL.D.
Boathouse, Dean Crescent, Stirling, 1906
Logie, A Parish History
By R. Menzies Fergusson (1905)
THE Parish of Logie, lying under the shadow
of Stirling Castle, once the royal residence of the Scottish Kings, and
containing within its bounds the western spurs of the Ochil range,
dominated by the lordly peak of Dunmyat and the well-known Abbey Craig,
on whose summit the national monument to Sir William Wallace now stands,
is exceedingly rich in historical associations. Upon its southern border
the ruined tower of Cambuskenneth Abbey raises its hoary head, and looks
like a dreaming sentinel of the plain, through which the winding Forth
pursues its devious way. Its history is extremely interesting, and there
are many incidents relating to places and persons of more than local
importance. The purpose of the present work is to give a full and
accurate account of both the Ecclesiastical and Civil History of the
Parish, drawn from historical and original documents, many of which have
not hitherto been published.
The idea of writing a History of the Parish was taken up many years ago
by the late Mr. William Troup, F.S.A. (Scot.), Session Clerk of Logie,
and for some years Interim-Clerk to the Presbytery of Dunblane. He made
extensive extracts from the Registers of the Presbyteries of Stirling
and Dunblane, as well as from the Parish Records themselves. These are
very voluminous, and have been of much service, although a great deal of
the matter could not be utilised. This work of transcribing these old
Registers was both slow and difficult, and only an ardent antiquary
could have had the patience to undertake the task. Mr. Troup also
proceeded to obtain information regarding the Lands and their Owners,
but this part of the work was never completed. The present writer has
had to go over the whole field for himself, and to verity, as far as
possible, the facts pertaining to the Parish. While utilising the
materials already compiled, from which selections only have been taken.
He has to acknowledge the kind help given by Proprietors and their
Agents, who permitted him to go through their Charters and Writs. He is
also indebted to Mr. W. B. Cook, a well-known local antiquary, for many
notes on some of the Cornton Portioners, and for his revisal of the MS.
dealing with the Lands and their Owners, which forms the second volume.
Thanks are due to many friends who furnished photographs for some of the
illustrations, especially to Mr. Eneas Mackay, Publisher, Stirling, for
the use of several blocks of local scenes; and to all others who have
contributed in any way to the production of what may prove a valuable
work of reference in regard to central Scotland.
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