Kirktown granted to the See of Old Machar—Banchory-Devenick granted to
the Abbot and Convent of Arbroath; thereafter to Lord Alan Hostiarius,
History of Lord Alan—Succession of the Meldrum Family, History of the
Meldrums, Rental of Fishings, Purchase by the Garden Family, and their
History, Forbes Family and their History, Murder of Alexander Irvine of
Kingcausie by William Forbes, Purchase by Robert Cruick-shank, Provost
of Aberdeen, James Gordon, Purchase by the Thomson Family, and their
History, Stewart Family and their History.
Parish Church and
History of Saint Devenick
Account of the Saint, with legends, First Historical mention of the
Church—Glebe in Old Aberdeen— Introduction of Episcopacy, Account of the
old Parish Church, Account of the new Parish Church—Notice respecting
old Church Bell.
Ministers of the Parish
John Clatt, Alexander Campbell—Alexander Cabell—Henry Forsyth—Patrick
Dunbar—David Menzies, Robert Merser—Robert Merser (son), Andrew Melvin
or Melvill—William Robertson, David Lyell, James Gordon, John Maitland,
John Lumsden, James Nicolson, George Ogilvie, George Morison, D.D.,
William Paul, D.D., William Fyfe Lawrence..
Early History, Visit of Resurrectionists, Ancient Funeral Customs, Cases
Origin of name, Banchory Wedding, Versified Narrative.
Early History, Ancient Scale of Fees, Teachers: William Mar — Robert
Jamieson — David Martin—Charles Cay, James Clark—James Hogg—George Skene
Keith, Robert Cormack, Robert Adams—Patrick M‘Gregor Grant, John
Webster, William Skinner, John Black, Robert Ogilvie, John Garden,
Robert Gray, William Reid.
Estate of Ardoe
Extent and Situation—Early History, Mar Family—George Garden—Cheyne
Family—Merser Family—Fraser Family—Mowat Family, Menzies Family— Gordon
Family, Fordyce Family, Andrew Watson Fordyce—Alexander Ogston—Alexander
Milne Ogston, History of the Ogston Family.
Bridge of Dee
Account of erection - Handed over to the town, History of its Chapel,
Erection of ports and guarding, Catholic Rebellion quenched, Siege by
Montrose, Two timber ports erected, Captain Keith defeated, History of
upkeep and repairs, Inscriptions, Suicide of James Grant.
Estate of Findon
Early History, Owned by the Crab Family, Chalmers Family, Richard Vaus,
Menzies of Pitfodels—Murder of Alexander Menzies, History of “the Finnan
Haddie,” Landing of six Saint Andrews Students who had been driven out
Estate and Village of
David Menzies Proprietor, Sir Wm. Forbes of Monymusk and Banchory,
Robert Buchan Proprietor, Sir Robert Patrie, Chalmers Family, Alexander
Thomson, Notices respecting, Yeats’ Family, the Family of Gammel, and
the University of Aberdeen, Erection of a Public Hall, Notices
respecting the School and its Teachers.
Early History, Mr. Wilkins appointed minister. Notices regarding Mr.
Scorgie and Mr. Pirie, William Law appointed minister, William Bruce,
Alex. R. Grant.
Early History, Owned by the Irvines of Kingcausie.
Conveyed by Malcolm IV. to the Bishop of Aberdeen, 1163—History of the
Chalmers Family, Andrew Buk and Matilda Menzies, Strachan—.Cheyne and
Murray, Dr. William Guild and Katherine Rolland, Irvine Family, John
Gordon, John Thurburn, Thurburn Maclaine,
Druidical Stones at Portlethen, Stone Cairns near Cults House—Find near
Findon—Stone Coffins at Clashfarquhar, Stone Coffins found at Cults,
Ardoe, and Banchory, Finds at Clashfarquhar and Ardoe, Find of Axe Head
at Lynwood, Deebank—and of Quern below West Cults.
Extracts from the Session
Parochial Board and Relief of the Poor, Career of Lieutenant-Colonel
Joyner, Disbursements, Bequests, &c., Church Laws, Ancient Form of Oath,
Offences against the Church, Special Services and Intimations, Church
and Parish Property.
Estate of Banchory—Notices respecting Lord Provost Stewart and Provost
Robert Cruickshank, Charter by Alexander II. to the Abbot and Convent of
Arbroath—Charter to Lord Alan Hostiarius, Charters to William of
Melgdrum, Description of lands in Mr. Thomson’s Deed of Entail,
Additional particulars concerning the Parish Church and its belongings,
Inscriptions on Tablets in Church, Letter by James Calder, Merchant,
Aberdeen, intimating Bequest of ,£500 to the Poor, Disposition of Saint
Devenick’s Bridge in favour of the Kirk-Session, Boundaries of Findon as
settled in 1654, Versified Legend of the Baron of Petfoddils quha was
Wirriet by his awin cat, Contract between the Lord Forbes, Johne Leslie
of Balquhane, and Thomas Menzes of Pittfoddelis, Band of protectioune
Huntlie to Pitfoddellis, Charter of Murtle by Malcolm IV. in favour of
the Bishop of Aberdeen, Savings Banks, Agriculture, Population
Statistics, 296. Inscriptions on Tombstones in the Parish Churchyard.
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