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Killearn (parish) Killearn
Revd. [Reverend] John Graham D.D. [Doctor of Divinity]
Revd. [Reverend] John Fiddes
William Findlay Esq
Mr. William Halley
Statistical Account
Johnston's County Map
Grassom's County Map
The parish of Killearn is in the county of Stirling Presbytery of Dumbarton, Synod of Glasgow and Ayr. The name Killearn seems to be compounded of three Celtic words Kill-ear-rhin, signifying the cell or church of west point. This etymology is descriptive of the situation, which is at the western extremity of the Campsie Fells, a mountainous ridge running eastward from Killearn to Kilsyth, a distance of twenty miles The parish is bounded on the west and north west by the parish of Drymen; on the north by the parish of Balfron; on the east by the parish of Fintry; and on the south and south west, by the parishes of Strathblane and Campsie in Stirlingshire and the parishes of New Kilpatrick, Old Kilpatrick, and Dumbarton in Dumbartonshire
The village, with the church, and Buchananan's Monument, is situated on rising ground commanding an extensive prospect. The church and manse are both substantial and commodious. The former is well attended; the number of communicants is about 480. The last augmentation of stipend was in 1814 when the teinds were exhausted. The stipend consists of 184 bolls of meal, 4 bolls of barley, and 3£ in money. The glebe consists of 8 acres of land worth 12£ annually. The value of the living, at an average of 4 years is 150£. There is one parochial school in the village, with a salary to the master of 31£ annually, and an allowance of 8£ in lieu of a house and garden. There are 2 private schools in different parts of the parish, maintained exclusively by school fees. There are no detached portions of the parish, nor are there any detached portions of any other parish situated within it.

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