Clan Aikenhead People
Mother Mary Frances Aikenhead
Lived from 19 January 1787 – 22 July 1858. Mary was born in Daunt’s Square off Grand Parade, Cork, Ireland. She was the founder of the Catholic religious institute, the Religious Sisters of Charity, and of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin.
(c. March 1676 – 8 January 1697) A Scottish medical student from Edinburgh, who was prosecuted and executed at the age of 20 on a charge of blasphemy. He was the last person in Britain to be executed for blasphemy. This was 85 years after the death of Edward Wightman (1612), the last person to be burned at the stake for heresy in England.
Rev. Robert Aikenhead, Minister of the Gospel, Kirkcaldy.
Minister for 27 years
Minist”A Serious Address to the Inhabitants of Kirkcaldy and Vicinity. To which is prefixed, A Brief Notice of the Catastrophe which happened in the parish church there, on Lord’s Day, 15th June, 1828, By which Twenty-Eight Persons lost their Lives, and above One Hundred were less or more injured”, Second Edition, Edinburgh, 1828