Murray's Institute, Prestonpans Parish

Prestonpans Parish

Murray's Institute, Prestonpans Parish

Murray’s Institute, Prestonpans Parish

We have so many East Lothian stories to tell – and not enough time! We will put up a page about Prestonpans Parish, so please bear with us.

In the meantime – you could help: contact us if you have stories about the parish and its people and we could help you tell them on this website.

In the 19th century, the inhabitants of the parish looked to their community for support and entertainment. The period saw a flourishing of specialist societies – many people served as committee members or were otherwise involved. This list has been compiled from almanacs, guides and the pages of the Haddingtonshire Courier – more detail might be found by consulting our records.

Subscription   Library Library
Private   Friendly Societies Mutual
Several   yearly societies Friendly   or mutual
Chapmen’s   Society (of the three Lothians) Trades   and mutual
Hammermen’s   Society Friendly   or mutual; Trades
Potters’   Society 1766 Friendly   or mutual; Trades
Friendly   Society Friendly   or mutual
Caledonian   Gardeners’ Society Friendly   or mutual; Trades
New   Benefit Society Friendly   or mutual
Mutual   Improvement Association Mutual
Sailors’   Society Trades
Carters’   Society Friendly   or mutual; Trades
Youths’   Friendly Society Friendly   or mutual
Nursing   Association Health
Young   Women’s Christian Association Religious   Education
Churchyard   Association Burial
IOG Templar   (Lodge name unknown) Unity Temperance



2 thoughts on “Prestonpans Parish”

  1. WILLIAM MCCONNELL says:

    subscription library Prestonpans circa 1825 ; Robert Gordon of the Bankfoot and Morrison’s Haven potteries in Prestonpans was president of the `new` subscription library in the town ( Reference McVeigh East Coast Potteries)
    As I am researching the Gordon family of Prestonpans I would be very interested in any information which you may have on the library.

    1. HanitaR says:

      Hi Mr McConnell,
      Thank you for your enquiry. I’m afraid we do not have any records on the Prestonpans subscription library circa 1825. The library is mentioned in the Haddingtonshire Register for that period with Robert Gordon as the president – as you already know. Do email us at [email protected] if you have any further questions.
      Best Wishes.

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