Dunnottar (Kincardineshire)

Records, sources & information about the Parish of Dunnottar and the Burgh of Stonehaven

Parish number 255

map of Dunnottar

Map of all Kincardineshire parishes
More maps of Dunnottar and Stonehaven

Bailies of Stonehaven
Births & baptisms
Books & articles
Census records
Church Session
Clock & watch tax
Deans of Guild of Stonehaven
Deaths & burials
Episcopal Church Records
Farm horse tax
Heritors' records
Land owners
Ministers of the parish
Monumental inscriptions
Old parish registers
Parish Church
Photographs of places
Places of interest
Population statistics
Provosts of Stonehaven
School records
Stonehaven Sheriff Court
Statistical Accounts
Testaments & wills
Town clerks of Stonehaven
Town treasurers of Stonehaven
War memorial


The town of Stonehaven originally lay entirely in Dunnottar, but spread northwards into Fetteresso around 1800. It was erected into a burgh of barony in 1587 anf became a police burgh in 1889.

seal of burgh of Stonehaven

Common Seal of the
Burgh of Stonehaven

Please also visit the page of general information applicable to all of Angus & Kincardineshire.


NLSNational Library of Scotland
NRSNational Records of Scotland, formerly called the National Archives of Scotland [NAS] and, before that, the Scottish Record Office [SRO]
HM General Register House, Edinburgh EH1 3YY (Tel: +44-131-535-1314)
OPROld Parish Registers of Births/baptisms, Banns/marriages & Deaths/burials (pre-1855)


Books & articles

Photo-books - old photographs of Dunnottar


Statistical accounts of Dunnottar


Maps of Dunnottar and Stonehaven

1:25000 Ordnance Survey map - published 1957

1:10560 (Six inch) Ordnance Survey map - surveyed 1865, published 1868

For the full range of maps of Dunnottar and Stonehaven in the National Library, see National Library's Maps.

John Wood - Plan of the Town of Stonehaven from Actual Survey (Edinburgh, 1823)

A Town plan of Stonehaven in 1864

A map of Stonehaven, either monochrome or colour, based on the 1:10560 (6 inches to the mile) Ordnance Survey map of 1867 can be bought from Heritage Cartography. Not cheap!

Copies of the old Ordnance Survey plan of Stonehaven, dated 1902 & reduced from 25 inches to the mile to about 15 inches to the mile, can be bought from Alan Godfrey Maps. These are not coloured maps.

See also ScotlandsPlaces: Stonehaven.

map of Stonehaven

Above: modern street map of Stonehaven (© OpenStreetMap contributors, CC-BY-SA)
Click on the map above to go to OpenStreetMap centred on Stonehaven


Photographs of places

Geograph.org: Stonehaven - recent photographs of Stonehaven. National Grid ref. NO8785.

Aerial photos of Stonehaven & neighbourhood

Geograph.org: Dunnottar Castle. National Grid ref. NO8883.

ScotlandsPlaces: Stonehaven - recent & old photographs of Stonehaven; also maps, plans & other records


Local societies

Stonehaven Heritage Society


Dunnottar parish church

Located at National Grid ref. NO863852. Built in 1875. Photograph.

Other churches

Photo of St James the Great Episcopal Church


Parish ministers 1560-1933

adm.: admitted, ass.: assistant, bapt.: baptised, contr.: contract, dem.: demitted, dep.: deposed, ind.: inducted, lic.: licensed, mar.: married, min.: minister, ord.: ordained, pres.: presented, rel.: related, res.: resigned, suc.: successor, test.: testament, tr.: translated

John Christison1560min. of Fetteresso, also in charge here
James Paton (Pawtoun)1563-1567reader
John Elder1563one of rectors 1563, holding half fruits of parsonage & vicarage; d. bef. 8 Apr 1578
William Salmond1563one of rectors 1563, holding half fruits of parsonage & vicarage; d. bef. 4 Sep 1576
Andrew Mylne1574-1579M.A.; tr. from Stracathro 1574, with Fetteresso and Benholm also in the charge; tr. to Fetteresso 1579
Alexander Keith1579-1588tr. from Garvock; tr. to benholm 1588
William Leask1588-1591ass. at Aberdeen 1585; adm. Nigg 1586; tr. & adm. here 1588; still min. 1591
John Keith1593-1604, 1605-1630min. here 1593; tr. to Peterhead 1604; returned & re-adm. 1605; still min. 6 Apr 1630; mar.; issue: Annas (mar. contr. 10 Aug 1624 Robert, son of Alexander Youngson, min. of Durris)
James Rait of Finlayston1654-1676M.A. Kings Aberdeen 1632; adm. bef. Jan 1654; d. 25 Jul 1676, aged ca. 64; mar. (1) proc. 1660 Jean Edmonston (or Erskine?); (2) 1665 Eliz. Allardes; issue: John, of Findlayston
William Dickie1677-1686adm. 31 Jan 1677; d. 24 May 1686
Gilbert Keith of Auquhorsk, Cauldhame & Sauchieburn1686-1709son of Gilbert Keith of Cauldhame; M.A. Kings Aberdeen 1672; adm. 18 Jul 1686; d. 29 May 1709, aged ca. 57; mar. 1706 Eliz., dau. of Alexr Young, bishop of Ross; issue: Geo.; Alexr; Mary
James Mitchell1710-1734son of James M., M.A. (fanatic executed 1678); M.A. Edinburgh 1698; ord. 5 Apr 1710; d. 26 Jun 1734, aged ca. 56; mar. (1) ---, (2) 1732 Eliz. Turnbull, (3) Mary, 2nd dau. of Wm Gibbon, bailie of Stonehaven
William Seton1715-1716though dep., intruded here Oct 1715 to Feb 1716; ejected Mitchelland family from manse
David Corse1735-1736b. ca. 1706, son of David C., min. of Old Machar ABD; M.A. Kings Aberdeen 1726; ass. here; ord. 26 Jun 1735; d. 26 Feb 1736; mar. 22 Feb 1736 Rachel, dau. of Andrew Honyman, min. of Kinneff
James Walker1736-1772b. 1707; ord. 1 Sep 1736; d. 16 May 1772; mar. (1) 1749 Margaret, dau. of Alexr Shank, min. of Drumoak; issue: James, min. here; (2) 1770 Isabella, dau. of Robert Stewart, provost of Aberdeen
James Walker1772-1813b. 1751, son of above; M.A. St Andrews 1763; ord. 23 Jul 1772; d. 26 Nov 1813 unmar.
John Glennie1814-1827b. 1765, son of John G., D.D., min. of Maryculter; M.A. Marischal 1784; ord. to Holland; adm. (ass. & suc.) Garvock 26 Jul 1804; tr. to Echt 16 Dec 1813; tr. & adm. 16 Jun 1814; d. 14 May 1827; mar. 1814 Harriet, dau. of Prof. John Cook, St Andrews; John, licentiate of kirk; Geo., engineer
Alexander Irvine1827-1844b. 1805 Old Aberdeen, son of Alexr I., merchant; M.A. Kings Aberdeen 1822; ord. 20 Sep 1827; tr. to Peterhead 4 Jul 1844; tr. to Crimond 29 Mar 1855; D.D. Aberdeen 1873; d. 12 Jan 1884; mar. 1827 Jessie, dau. of Peter Nicol, Aberdeen; issue: Archibald Kennedy, M.D.; Anne Barbara; Patrick, solicitor; Alexander, commander B.I.S.N. Co. Service; Jessie Seymour; George Nicol, M.D.; Mary Jane; Thomas James
Alexander Silver1844-1884b. 31 May 1804 Uras, son of John S., farmer; M.A. Aberdeen 1822; schoolmaster Fetteresso; ord. 30 Oct 1844; d. 25 Aug 1884 unmar.; his testament
Robert Davidson1878-1884ord. (ass. & suc.) 1 Oct 1878; tr. to St Cyrus 29 Jul 1884
Douglas Gordon Barron1885-1923b. 1854 Dunning PER, son of Peter Barron, U.P. min.; M.A. St Andrews 1876; ass. Greyfriars Dumfries, Tron Edinburgh and New Greyfriars Edinburgh; ord. 4 Mar 1885; O.B.E. 1920; D.D. Aberdeen 1921; res. 15 Jun 1923; d. 18 Feb 1947 Aberfoyle; mar. 1907 Louise Eliza, dau. of Robert Brydon, Durham
John Gairdner White Hendrie1923-1933b. 1888, son of George Smith Hendrie, min. of Dalmellington; M.A. Edinburgh 1910; captain, R.F.A.; M.C.; Belgian Croix de Guerre; ass. St John's Edinburgh; ord. 26 Sep 1923; tr. to Colombo, Ceylon 8 Jul 1933; mar. 1924 Eliz. Simpson, dau. of John Barr Cumming, min. of Mortlach

Assistant ministers of Dunnottar Kirk

John Anderson?-1901-?b. ca. 1875 Inverallan MOR

Ministers of Stonehaven Free Kirk

George Philip?-1851-?D.D.; b. ca. 1818 Aberdeen; min. of Union Free Church, Govan RFW by 1861; min. of St George's West Free Church, Edinburgh by 1901; d. 13 Nov 1904 Edinburgh; mar. Margaret J. White; issue: Geo. S.; John; Alexr
William Dougall?-1861-1881-?b. ca. 1826 Dunning PER; min. here 31 years; d. 26 Oct 1889 Auchterarder PER; mar. 1861 Jane Thomson; issue: Helen Jane T.; Wm R. B.; Henry O., M.B., C.M.

Ministers of Stonehaven United Presbyterian Kirk

John Ballantyne?-?b. ca. 1780 Kinghorn FIF; d. 5 Dec 1830
Thomas Scott?-1861-1891-?b. ca. 1821 Temple MLN; d. 15 Sep 1894 Laurencekirk; mar. Antoinette Brown; issue: Antoinette; Mary E.; Thos, min. of Laurencekirk

Ministers of St James's Episcopal Church, Stonehaven

Robert Thomson?-?b. ca. 1662; min. of Lethnot, 1685-1716; first episcopal min. here; d. 7 Nov 1737; mar. Ann Lindsay
Robert Memess?-?b. ca. 1727; d. 2 Feb 1818; min. here 63 years; mar. 1765 Eliz. Ross; issue: Mary, Eliz., Margt, sons
George Garden?-?b. ca. 1762; d. 13 Nov 1834; min. here 41 years
Herbert Henry Flower?-1881-?b. 1844 Compton Basset, Wilts, son of Wm. F.; in Edinburgh by 1891; mar. Mary Ann G. --; issue: Christobel M. E.; Henry E. N. C.; Margt M. E.; Grace C. M. E.; Isabella E.
William Leslie Christie?-1891-1901-?b. 22 Mar 1858 Fochabers MOR, son of Wm C., dean of Moray, Ross & Caithness; mar. Margaret A. --

Ministers of the Congregational Church in Stonehaven

See Congregational ministers in Stonehaven.


Monumental inscriptions

Monuments in Dunnottar Kirkyard bearing pre-1855 information (ca. 150 stones) are listed in Alison Mitchell (ed.), "Pre-1855 Monumental Inscriptions in Kincardineshire" (Edinburgh: Scottish Genealogy Soc., 1999), which can be bought from the Scottish Genealogy Society. (It's listed as "Kincardineshire MI - The Mearns" in their online shop.)

Full texts of all 279 inscriptions (to 1974), together with map are in:

Alena L. Bathie - Monumental Inscriptions for Dunnottar Churchyard (Aberdeen: Aberdeen & NE Scotland FHS, 1985).

The Aberdeen & North-East Scotland FHS. They have an online search facility for names of people on the monuments they have recorded. Their list of publications is here.

Andrew Jervise recorded several monuments at Dunnottar in his "Epitaphs & Inscriptions", vol. 1, pp. 48-52.


Stonehaven and Dunnottar war memorial

See Stonehaven and Dunnottar war memorial


Births, Marriages & Deaths, 1855 to present

Indexes and actual records for Statutory Registers of Births, Marriages & Deaths, beginning 1 Jan 1855, are available online, following registration and the purchase of credits, at the official web-site, ScotlandsPeople.

Burial records for Dunnottar are held by the Registrar in Stonehaven. See Kincardine and Mearns Burial Grounds.

Births, Marriages & Deaths, before 1855

Indexes and actual records for all extant Old Parish Registers (OPRs) (pre-1855) of the Established Church of Scotland are available online, following registration and the purchase of credits, at the official web-site, ScotlandsPeople.


Church Session Records of Dunnottar Parish Church

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. CH2/110/...
Poors' fund accounts1722-17365
Cash book1751-18106
Notes of census18717
Communion roll1876-18788
Register of parishioners or communicants183411
Census of parish1811-182112


Dunnottar Heritors' records

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. HR205/...
Minutes1854-1861, 1885-19281
Minute book1910-19282
Accounts1863, 1905-19283
Vouchers1853, 1863, 1886-18894
Papers re ecclesiastical buildings, etc. (church, manse, glebe, school)1852-19235
Papers re transference of property to Church of Scotland General Trustees1925-19326
Letter Book1910-19287
Correspondence1861, 1885, 1906-19259
Miscellaneous papers1885-188810


Land owners

There were 5 proprietors of land in the parish in 1842:


Episcopal Church Records

Various records, 1756-1880, for St James's Episcopal Church, Stonehaven are among the Brechin Diocesan Library Manuscripts at Dundee University Archives [ref. BrMS 9]. These include:

Archibald Strath Maxwell - The Registers of St James the Great Episcopal Chapel, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland, 1758-1880 (Aberdeen: A. S. Maxwell, 1980)



Information, maps & photographs of Kincardineshire Combination Poorhouse, Stonehaven.

Following records are held by Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives:

Nature of recordDatesRef.
Dunnottar Parochial Board: Minute Book1845 - 1864AS/KPdun/1
do1863 - 1867AS/KPdun/2
do1867 - 1873AS/KPdun/3
do1874 - 1882AS/KPdun/4
do1882 - 1895AS/KPdun/5
Dunnottar Parish Council: Minute Book1895 - 1902AS/KPdun/6
do1903 - 1910AS/KPdun/7
do1910 - 1919AS/KPdun/8
do1919 - 1930AS/KPdun/9
do1924 - 1930AS/KPdun/10
Dunnottar Parochial Board / Parish Council: General Register of the Poor1872 - 1906AS/KPdun/11
Dunnottar Parish Council: General Register of the Poor1906 - 1930AS/KPdun/12
Dunnottar Parochial Board / Parish Council: Minute Book1876 - 1896AS/KPdun/13


School records

The following records are some of those held by Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives:

Nature of recordDatesRef.
Dunnottar School: Log Book1898 - 1930ED/GR6S/K17/1/1
do1864 - 1899ED/GR6S/K17/1/2
do1900 - 1929ED/GR6S/K17/1/3
Dunnottar School: Admission Register1930 - 1944ED/GR6S/K17/2/1
do1944 - 1964ED/GR6S/K17/2/2
do1964 - 1974ED/GR6S/K17/2/3
Brackmuirhill School: Log Books1873 - 1956ED/KC5/104/1
Brackmuirhill School: Admission Registers1873 - 1955ED/KC5/104/2
Stonehaven Episcopal School: Log Books1910 - 1939ED/KC5/119/1


Census records

Records of the official censuses of the parish in 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 and 1921 are held in Register House, Edinburgh and are open to the public on payment of a fee.

Indexes to all the original census records, and the records themselves, can be accessed online at modest charge at ScotlandsPeople.

Microfilm copies are also widely available in libraries. The 1881 census is available on CD-ROM.

The early censuses of 1801 and 1831 do not name individuals.

There are censuses for 1811 and 1821 in the Kirk Session records [NRS CH2/110/12].


Population statistics
That part of the total living in Stonehaven is given in parentheses

1755Dr Alexander Webster
17921962 (1072)Old Statistical Account
1831868 (426)984 (515)1852 (941)


Testaments & wills

Dunnottar was in the Commissariot of St Andrews.

Indexes to all extant pre-1926 testamentary records (wills & inventories of moveable property) can be searched free of charge at ScotlandsPeople. Digital (and paper) copies of the documents can be purchased at that site. See further the introduction to Angus & Kincardineshire at Testaments.

The lists below include include people said to be in Stonehaven (or Stanehyve), without indication of whether they were in Dunnottar or Fetteresso parish.

Testaments of Dunnottar people from the Register of Testaments of the Commissariot of St Andrews, 1549-1823

Elizabeth Allardycerelict of Mr James Raitt, minister at Dunnotar, par. of Fetteresso21 Jun 1688
John Bairdin Brigfuird, par. of Dunnotar10 Dec 1614
Euphaim Bedierelict of John Donaldson, in Newtoun, par. of Dunnotar4 Jun 1616
Catherine Belliespouse to Thomas Murray, in Brakmuirhill, par. of Dunnotar27 Feb 1618
Isobel Blaebarspouse to William Garvie, in Crawtoun, par. of Dinnotar3 Jul 1675
James Blaebarin Maynes of Dunnotar2 Feb 1688
Isobel Brigfuirdspouse to Andrew Wood, in Steanhyve, par. of Dunnotter31 Jul 1637
Robert Brucein Glassloe, par. of Dunnottar14 May 1776
James Burnetlitster in Stonehaven, par. of Dunnotar1 Oct 1718
John Burnettwriter in Stonehaven, spouse of Ann Craig26 Dec 1807, 3 Mar & 14 Jul 1808
William Cairdin Blakmurehall, par. of Dunnotter31 Jul 1637
Helen Cantresiding in Stonehaven, par. of Dunnotar20 Jun 1794
James Cormackshipmaster in Stonehaven5 & 20 Nov 1821
Alexander Cushnieof the town of Stonehaven or Links of Arduthie28 Nov 1798
Mrs Anne CushnieStonehaven, widow of Robert Burnes, sheriff substitute in Stonehaven3 Nov 1817
Patrick Cushnieat Mains of Dunnottar19 Nov 1795
Robert Donaldshipmaster in Stonehaven22 Dec 1810 & 5 Jan 1811
Robert Douglasin Bridgfuird, par. of Dunnottar18 Mar 1689
Janet Findalerelict of George Forbes, gardener in Stonehaven, par. of Dunnottar18 Jul 1754
David Grahameat the Milne of Stanehyve, par. of Dunnotter26 Aug 1619
James Grayin Glaslaw, par. of Dunnottar23 Feb 1686
Margaret Gray, Lady Brigfoordpar. of Dunnotar11 Jul 1707
David Greigin St Ninians Chapell, par. of Dunnotar19 Apr 1614
Andrew Hamptonin Glaslaw, par. of Dunnottar1 Jul 1674
Christian Hendersonspouse to Patrick Murray, at the Loch of Lungar, par. of Dunnottar27 Feb 1618
Elizabeth Hendersonspouse to William Garvy, cordiner in Newtoun-Leys, par. of Dunnottar1 Apr 1607
William Herdmanmerchant in Stonehaven, par. of Dunnottar26 Jan 1754 and 5 Nov 1755
Jean Hunter spouse to Alexander Wat, in Stonhyve, par. of Dinnotar28 Oct 1674
Alexander Huttonin Gabertstrype, par. of Dunnotter15 Mar 1637
David Jolliein Stonheave, and John and Robert Youngs, sons to the deceased John Young, in Logie, par. of Dunnottar22 Mar 1723
David, Christian, William and Katherine Jollielawful children of the deceased David Jollie, sometime in Balfeigh, thereafter in Stonehaven, par. of Dunnottar14 Aug 1755
Gilbert Karin Hoghillok, par. of Dunnottar1 Jun 1686
Alexander Keith of Urraspar. of Dunnottar11 Apr 1684
Alexander Keith younger of Urypar. of Dunnotar23 Nov 1698
Christian Keithspouse to Andrew Kellie, in Stanehyve, par. of Dunnotter26 Aug 1619
Elizabeth Keithspouse to James Allardes, in Over Craigie, par. of Dunnotter25 Jul 1635
Mr Gilbert Keithsometime minister of Dunnottar2 Dec 1713
John Kinnearcotter, indweller in Newtoun, par. of Dunnotar1 Apr 1607
Arthur Lawfarmer at Newtonleys30 Jun 1817
William Lawshipmaster, Stonehaven, par. of Burntisland [?]15 Feb 1808
James Lawrencein Over-Reigie (Over-Creigie), par. of Dunnotar15 Feb 1686
James Logansometime in Lieutenant-Colonel George Magill his regiment, par. of Dunnottar13 Jul 1709
James Lowin Crautown, par. of Dunnottar28 Sep 1748
Janet Manniespouse to John Smyth, in Mains of Dinotar3 Jun 1626
Rev. Robert Memesminister of the episcopal congregation in Stonehaven26 Dec 1821
George Milnewriter, Stonehaven9 Dec 1802 & 30 Jun 1804
John Murraycotterman in Newtoune, par. of Dunnotar1 Apr 1607
Mrs Susan Ogilvylawful daughter of Sir William Ogilvy of Barras, Bart., par. of Kinneff or Dunnotter4 Dec 1790
Mr James Raitsometime minister at St. Brideskirk, Dunnotar21 Oct 1684, 28 May 1690 and 15 Jan 1698
David Rhindin Mains of Dunnotter11 Dec 1638
Catherine Robertsonsometime in Tucks, par. of Dunnottar12 Jun 1694
Anna Scottrelict of Robert Scott sometime shipmaster in Stonehaven, par. of Dunnotar11 Jul 1775
John Smithat the Law, par. of Dunnotar25 Jun 1614
Thomas Smithskipper in Stonhyve, par. of Dunnotar6 Mar 1688
William Smithin Gabertstryp, par. of Dunnottar17 Jul 1723
William Sparkmerchant in Stonehaven, par. of Dunnottar3 Jan 1711 and 15 May 1724
Christian Stevenrelict of William Mouatt, merchant in Stonehaven, par. of Dunnottar10 May 1749
Margaret Stevenspouse to David Hanton, Acquhiry, par. of Dunnotar5 Jun 1788
James Strachanwriter in Stonehaven, par. of Dunnottar23 Oct 1746
James Thomfarmer at Clocknahill31 Dec 1823
James Thomson esq.Stonehaven9 Mar 1808
John Thomsonmerchant in Stenhyve, par. of Dunnottar13 Oct 1683
Archibald Walkerin Aughirie, par. of Dunnottar11 Aug 1686
James Walkersometime in Glaslaw, par. of Dunnotar23 Oct 1685
Mr James Walkerminister at Dunnottar5 Aug 1772
Rev. James Walkerminister of Dunnottar31 Aug & 23 Sep 1815
John Walker eldertenant in Uras, par. of Dunnottar22 Aug 1772
William Wilsonin Stonhyve, par. of Dunnotar16 May 1690
Elspet Wylliespouse to James Tailzour, in Cottoun of Maynes of Dunnottar19 Jun 1619
Margaret Wyllierelict of Alexander Duncan, merchant in Stonehaven19 Apr & 8 May 1816
Elizabeth Youngspouse to John Hunter, in Toux, par. of Dunnottar25 Aug 1704
John and Robert Young/ssons to the deceased John Young, in Logie. See David Jollie
John Young of Stankpar. of Dunnottar10 Jul 1751
John Youngsometime tenant in Logie, thereafter in Stonehaven, par. of Dunnottar27 Mar 1756

Testaments registered at St Andrews that have been lost, for which only entries in the minute books are extant.

James Andersonin Stonehaven2 Feb 1732
John Bairdweaver in Carmount, par. of Dunnotar29 Apr 1762
Andrew Barclayin Midlorcks, par. of Dunnottar9 Jun 1725
David Brucein Carmont, par. of Dunnottar8 Aug 1744
Mr David Corseminister at Dunnotar10 Mar 1756
John Crookshanksweaver in Stonehive1 May 1738
Robert Duriein Hilhead of Glaslaw, par. of Dunnoter17 Feb 1731
Margaret Grahamin Over Criggie, par. of Dunnotar13 Nov 1734
Alexander Grievein Gallowtoun, par. of Dunnottar2 Jun 1742
George Herdmanmerchant in Stonehaven27 Jul 1743
Alexander Keithin Invercarron, par. of Dunnottar5 Mar 1735
Peter Logieat Miln of Stonehaven, par. of Dunnotar30 Jun 1766
George Mackenziecollector of cess in Stonehaven30 Jun 1725
Hugh Macphersonofficer of Excise in Stonehaven21 Apr 1731
William Moncursailor in Stonehaven15 May 1762
John Morrisonmerchant in Stonehive19 Jan 1743
Alexander Smithin Jouks, par. of Dunnottar3 Mar 1725
Alexander Smithshipmaster in Stonehaven17 Feb 1731
Alexander Smithmariner in Stonehaven17 Jan 1739
Elizabeth Turnbullspouse of Mr James Mitchell, minister at Dunnotter27 Mar 1734
Robert Watsonmerchant in Stonehaven23 Jul 1740
Robert Wattwhite fisher in Stonehaven, par of Dunnotar14 Feb 1765

Testaments of Dunnottar people from the Register of Testaments of the Commissariot of Aberdeen, 1801-1823

Alexander Allardyce of Dunnottarlately residing in Aberdeen20 Feb 1802
Mrs Ann Craigresiding in Aberdeen, widow of John Burnett, writer in Stonehaven18 Dec 1820
William Walkersometime wright in Stonehaven, lately residing at Mill of Ardoe3 Jul 1823

Testaments of Dunnottar people from the Register of Testaments of the Commissariot of Brechin, 1801-1823

George Kerformerly leather merchant in Stonehaven, thereafter residing at Cotbank, par. of Glenbervie30 May 1805

Testaments of Dunnottar people from the Register of Testaments of the Commissariot of Edinburgh, 1514-1600

Elspeth Donaldsonsometime spouse to Thomas Law, in Newtoun-Leys, par. of Dunottar, sher. of Kincardine6 Jun 1599
Maillie Raesometime spouse to James Gilquhanie, merchant in Stanehyve, par. of Dunnottar, sher. of Kincardine15 Mar 1586-7
Mr William SalmondSubdean of Trinity-College, beside Edinburgh, at the kirk of Dunnotter18 Mar 1576-7
Christiane Strachansometime spouse to John Lundie, in Lumgair, par. of Dunnotar in the Mearns 17 Jun 1591
Agnes Youngsometime spouse to David Webster, in Gallowtoun, par. of Dunnotter in the Mearns19 May 1591

Testaments of Dunnottar people from the Register of Testaments of the Commissariot of Edinburgh, 1601-1700

Patrik Andersonin Wrass, par. of Dunnotter, in the Mearns(vol. 45) 18 Jul 1609
Thomas Buchan in Vrass, par. of Dunnotter, in the Mearns15 Dec 1602
Jonet Fullartounsometime spouse to Andrew Kellie, in Stanehyve, par. of Dunotter, sher. of Kincardine in the Mernes5 Nov 1602
John Keithin Stanehyve, par. of Dunnoter, in the Mearns14 Feb 1609
Andro Maillingpainter and glassinwright in Stanehyve, par. of Dunnotter, in the Mearns23 May 1606

Testaments of Dunnottar people from the Register of Testaments of the Commissariot of Edinburgh, 1801-1823

William Gordonwriter in Stonehaven, residing at Saughtonhall of Edinburgh [and see below]5 Jun 1820

Testaments of Dunnottar people from the Register of Testaments of Edinburgh Sheriff Court, 1801-1823

George Keith Elphinstone, viscount Keithbaron Keith of Banheath and Stonehaven Marischal10 Oct 1823
William Gordonwriter in Stonehaven, residing at Saughtonhall of Edinburgh [and see above]30 May 1820
Alexander Keith of Ravelston & Dunottar, esq.21 Sep 1821 & 20 May 1822


Stonehaven Sheriff Court records, ca. 1600 to 1975

See the Summary of the Records of Stonehaven Sheriff Court on the page for court records.


Provosts of Stonehaven, to 1974

NameIn officeBornDiedInfo
James Clerk / Clark?-1645-?
Peter Christian?-1851-?ca. 1776 Edinburgh1855writer
--- Kinnear?-1859-?
--- Wood?-1882-1886[?]-?
James Mowat1884[?]-190324 Mar 1855 Fetteresso29 Sep 1927leather manufacturer
David Torry1904-19102 Apr 1845 Fetteresso27 Dec 1913 Stonehavenbutcher
Prof. John Gray McKendrick, LL.D., F.R.S.E., etc.1910-1912-?9 Mar or 12 Aug 1841 Old Machar2 Jan 1926 GlasgowArticle; FRSE list (Part 2, page 590 - but page 103 of the pdf)
David Greig1913-19212 Dec 1864 Fetteresso30 Apr 1937baker
-- Burns?-1925-1928-?
Alexander Thomson?-1933-1939ca. 1867 Banchory Devenick30 Jun 1948joiner & builder
Robert Lennox Callan1939-19393 Oct 1865 Auchinleck AYR22 Sep 1939 Stonehavenin office for one month
Dr Charles Burns1939-1945Larkhall26 Apr 1945 Aberdeen
Hugh Ramsay1945-1957Stonehaven
Thomas Christie1957-1960-?
John H. Stewart1966-1972


Bailies (Magistrates) of Stonehaven, to 1974

In office1st2nd
1845-7Peter ChristianGeorge Jack


Town treasurers of Stonehaven, to 1974

NameIn officeBornDiedInfo
George Tindal1845-1847


Deans of Guild of Stonehaven, to 1974

NameIn officeBornDiedInfo
William Bridgeford1845-1847


Town Clerks of Stonehaven, to 1974

NameIn officeBornDiedInfo
James Tindal?-1846-1860-?
Robert Duthie?-18652 Feb 1826 Fetteresso4 Jan 1865 Stonehavenbaker [not 'banker']
Robert Falconer1893-1905ca. 1835 Stonehaven9 Oct 1905
Daniel Cooper Booth1905-19191855/56 Montrose20 Aug 1919 Stonehaven
James Burness Cunningham1919-193517 Apr 1865 Fetteresso1935Sheriff Clerk of Kincardine, 1922-
Fred. W. Robertson1935-1964
Ian B. Robertson?-1958-1964-?19202003joint t/c with his father bef. 1964


Clock & watch tax, 1797-8

Images of the original records for Dunnottar:

NRS ref. E326/12/2/79


Farm horse tax, 1797-8

Images of the original records for Dunnottar:



Stonehaven Library


Places of interest


This page updated 30 Oct 2017