JOHN PHILIP (1775-1851), British missionary in South Africa, was born on the 14th of April 1775, at Kirkcaldy, Fife, the son of a schoolmaster in that town.
Kinghorn belongs 'to the Kirkcaldy district group of parliamentary burghs.
Of Kirkcaldy by the North British railway.
With Burntisland and Kinghorn Dysart forms one of the Kirkcaldy district group of parliamentary burghs.
ADAM SMITH (1723-1790), English economist, was the only child of Adam Smith, comptroller of the customs at Kirkcaldy in Fifeshire, Scotland, and of Margaret Douglas, daughter of Mr Douglas of Strathendry, near Leslie.
He was born at Kirkcaldy on the 5th of June 1723, some months after the death of his father.
He received his early education in the school of Kirkcaldy under David Miller, amongst whose pupils were many who were afterwards distinguished men.
After his return to Kirkcaldy he resided there two years with his mother, continuing his studies, not having yet adopted any plan for his future life.
For the next ten years Smith lived with his mother at Kirkcaldy, only paying occasional visits to Edinburgh and London; he was engaged in close study during most of this time.
His appointment at Haddington he exchanged for a similar one at Kirkcaldy in 1812.
KIRKCALDY (locally pronounced Kerkawdi), a royal, municipal and police burgh and seaport of Fifeshire, Scotland.
To the same abbey, by which it was conveyed to the bailies and council in 1450, when Kirkcaldy was created a royal burgh.
The result of his experiments was oil-cloth, in the manufacture of which Kirkcaldy has kept the predominance to which Nairn's enterprise entitled it.
Kirkcaldy combines with Dysart, Kinghorn and Burntisland to return one member to parliament.
Sir William Kirkcaldy Of Grange >>
In 1816 he was appointed, through the recommendation of Leslie, to a school at Kirkcaldy, where Edward Irving, Carlyle's senior by three years, was also master of a school.
Her old tutor, Irving, was now at Kirkcaldy, where he became engaged to a Miss Martin.
The burghs in which the largest proportion of Scottish-born persons lived in 1901 were Kirkcaldy (with 95'997 in every loo of its inhabitants), Aberdeen (with 94'997), Perth (with 94.44 2) and Kilmarnock (with 94.046).
From two reports printed by the Scottish Burgh Record Society in 1881, it appears that the number of vessels belonging to the principal ports - Leith, Dundee, Glasgow, Kirkcaldy and Montrose - in 1656 was 58, the tonnage being 3140, and that by 1692 they had increased to 97 of 5905 tons.
On the east coast the leading yards are at Leith, Kirkcaldy, Grangemouth, Dundee, Peterhead and Aberdeen, which, in the days of sailing ships, was renowned for its clippers built for the tea trade.
These men had been alternately bitter enemies and allies of Beaton; in 1543 Kirkcaldy of Grange and the master of Rothes were offering their venal daggers to England, through a Scot named Wishart.
Knox and William Kirkcaldy of Grange had been intriguing with England for aid, and for the marriage of the earl of Arran (son of the earl of Arran, now also duc de Chatelherault, ex-regent) with Queen Elizabeth.
Murray arrested VI.: Lethington, as accused of Darnley's murder, and Lethington was now lodged under ward in Edinburgh, Conte "- but Kirkcaldy of Grange released him and gave him shelter in Edinburgh castle, which he commanded (2 3 rd of October).
Lethington was to be tried, but his armed friends mustered in great numbers, and, secure in the castle, he and Kirkcaldy upheld the cause of Mary.
Lethington's motive is obvious; in Mary's success lay his chance of safety: how he won over Kirkcaldy is unknown.
With Dysart, Kinghorn and Kirkcaldy, it unites in returning one member to parliament.
He was, however, delivered from his captors by a ruse on the part of his friend, Sir William Kirkcaldy of Grange, and was brought into Edinburgh Castle, while his trial was put off because the city was thronged with his adherents.
Already a physical wreck, he was borne into Edinburgh Castle in April 1571 and with Kirkcaldy he held this fortress against the regent Morton and his English auxiliaries.