John Kinghorn

19 May 1838–
Newbattle, Midlothian, Scotland

The Life of John

When John Kinghorn was born on 19 May 1838, in Newbattle, Midlothian, Scotland, his father, David Kinghorn, was 25 and his mother, Martha Stoddart, was 22. He married Mary Allan on 11 December 1857, in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Auchterderran, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891 and Ballingry, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901.

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John Kinghorn
Mary Allan
Marriage: 11 December 1857
David Kinghorn
Isabella Kinghorn
Agnes Kinghorn
Johanna Kinghorn
Margaret Kinghorn
Martha Kinghorn
Janet Kinghorn
James Kinghorn
Mary Kinghorn
Abraham Kinghorn
Catherine Kinghorn
William Kinghorn

Spouse and Children

11 December 1857
Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)


Age 5

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland

Age 5

The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.
1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 36

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Kinghorn in Fife. This is recorded as Kyngorn in 1374 ; it is named in Gaelic from ceann ‘head’, ‘height’ + gronna ‘bog’. The modern spelling is the result of folk etymology.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • John Kinghorn, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • John Kinghorn, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • John Kinghorn in household of David Kinghorn, "Scotland Census, 1851"

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