Edzell (Angus)

Records, sources & information about the Parish of Edzell

Parish number 285

map of Edzell

More maps of Edzell

Births & baptisms
Books & articles
Census records
Church Session
Clock & watch tax
Deaths & burials
Estate & family records
Farm horse tax
Heritors' records
Land owners
Marriage contracts
Ministers of the parish
Monumental inscriptions
Old parish registers
Parish Church
Photographs of places
Places of interest
Population statistics
Statistical Accounts
Testaments & wills
War memorial


The former parish of Newdosk in Kincardineshire was annexed to Edzell ca. 1658. It was transferred to Fettercairn KCD in 1889.

There was a mediaeval parish of Dalbog, now part of Edzell.

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


Statistical accounts of Edzell


Maps of Edzell

For the full range of maps of Edzell, see National Library's Maps.


Photographs of places

Geograph.org: Edzell - recent photographs of Edzell. National Grid ref. NO6068.

Geograph.org: Dalbog - recent photographs of Dalbog. National Grid ref. NO5871.

Geograph.org: Newdosk - recent photographs of Kirkton of Balfour, Newdosk. National Grid ref. NO6073.


Edzell parish church

Edzell church

Above: the present parish church of Edzell, at the north end of the village of Edzell

The Lindsay Aisle, which is all that remains of the former parish kirk of Edzell that was demolished in 1818, is located at National Grid ref. NO582687.

Lindsay Aisle

Another photo of the Lindsay Aisle

Above: the Lindsay Aisle

The kirkyard of the former parish kirk of Newdosk is at Kirkton of Balfour, NO602735.


Parish ministers of Edzell 1560-1931

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

Thomas Ramsay1563, 1567-1571reader
John Duncanson1571-1573pres. 23 Apr 1571; dem. 9 Jul 1573
John Fullarton1573[error for James? same as following?]; pres. to parsonage and vicarage on dem. of John Duncanson 9 Jul 1573
James Fullarton1573-1590[?]min. of Navar 1567; pres. 14 Aug 1573; also had Dunlappie, Lethnot, Lochlee and Navar in his charge 1574; d. 31 Dec 1599 Tillibirnie; mar. Isobel Graham, who survived him; issue: Chas, and others
Henry Stirling1590-1597M.A.; min. 1590 with Lochlee also in his charge then, but separated 1591; tr. to Aberlemno 1597
Richard Merchiston1597-1611M.A.; adm. 1597; tr. to Bower CAI 3 Apr 1611
David Wood1613-1639[?]M.A. Kings Aberdeen 1608; adm. bef. 6 oct 1613; d. bef. 25 Nov 1640; mar. a sis. of John Guthrie of that ilk; issue: Andrew, bishop of Caithness
George Fogo1639-1644M.A.; adm. bef. 16 May 1639; tr. to Stracathro 16 Jan 1644
David Fullarton1644-1659M.A. Glasgow 1620; adm. 28 Jul 1644; d. Apr/May 1659; mar. 1647 Anna Lichton; issue: John
John Keith1660-1663ord. 13 Dec 1660; tr. to Kirriemuir 30 Dec 1663
George Dempster1665-1682ord. 16 Sep 1664; adm. 10 May 1665; dep. 5 May 1682; reponed 3 Sep 1684; d. 23 Jan 1694 Edinburgh
William Irvine1682-1683M.A. Marischal 1673; chaplain to David Lindsay of Edzell; adm .1682; d. bef. 5 Jun 1683, prob. unmar.
John Balvaird1684-1699M.A.; adm. 1684; deserted charge 1699; intruded at Glamis
Robert Lindsay1701-1709prob. son of David L., min. of Rescobie; M.A. St Andrews 1680; intruded here ca. 1701; forbidden to act as min. 8 Feb 1709; gave up charge 6 Jun 1710; intruded again; dep. 3 Oct 1716; d. bef. 1720; mar.; issue: Hercules, advocate & prof. of Law, Glasgow
Robert Gray1714-1717tr. from Cabrach; adm. 26 Aug 1714; tr. to Brechin 8 May 1717
George Leslie1717-1718son Peter L., Fyvie; M.A. Marischal 1683; ord. to navar 23 Sep 1714; tr. & adm. 19 Sep 1717; d. Dec 1718; mar. 1715 Janet Keith, who survived him
James Thomson1721-1729ord. 22 Mar 1721; d. 30 Jan 1729; mar. Ann Thomson
James Murison1729-1743M.A. (7 Apr 1721 King's Aberdeen); ord. 17 Sep 1729; tr. to Kinnell 13 Oct 1743
George Wilson1744-1748ord. 25 Apr 1744; tr. to Kinnaird (beside Farnell) 5 Oct 1748
George Blair1749-1773b. 1707; ord. to Abernyte PER 31 Oct 1733; dem. thence 16 Nov 1738 when appointed master of Dundee Grammar School; adm. here 8 Mar 1749; d. 19 Jun 1773; mar. Kath. Fairweather; Agnes; James, apprenticed to a W.S.; Eliz.; Margaret; Kath.; Robt
David Millar1774-1788ord. 2 Feb 1774; d. 24 Mar 1788
Andrew Hutton1788-1842b. 1763; ord. 25 Sep 1788; d. 5 Jun 1842
Robert Inglis1841-1843b. 4 Dec 1803 Glamis, son of David I., min. of Lochlee; schoolmaster Lochlee 1819; M.A. Kings Aberdeen 1821; ord. to Lochlee 8 Jun 1837; tr. & adm. (ass. & suc.) 20 Oct 1841; joined Free Kirk 1843; min. of Edzell Free Kirk 1843-76; d. 19 Jan 1876; mar. 1830 Helen, dau. of Alexr Brand, shipmaster, Montrose; issue: David, coachbuilder, Montrose; Jane; Robt; Cath.; Alexr Brand, merchant, India; Wm Panmure; Lt-col. Sir Robt Wm, stockbroker, London; James, politician, N.S.W.; Thos Chalmers, tea planter; John Knox, M.A.; Wm Burnett, banker; Geo. Brown, min., N.Z.; Henry, stockbroker
Charles Smith Adie1843-1869b. 28 Oct 1815 Tealing, son of Chas A.; ord. 21 Sep 1843; tr. to Tibbermore PER 25 Mar 1869
David Stuart Ross1869-1905b. 21 May 1839 Old Machar ABD, son of Alexr R., tailor; M.A. Aberdeen 1859; ass. Alloa CLK; ord. 28 Jan 1868; adm. 2 Jul 1869; d. 12 Mar 1905; mar. 1888 Jemima, dau. of William Carnegie of Dunlappie; issue: Elgin [f.]
David Williamson1905-1927b. 21 May 1877 Greenlaw BEW, son of John W., schoolmaster; M.A. 1900 B.D. 1903 St Andrews; ass. Wallacetown Dundee and Lady Glenorchy's Edinburgh; ord. 17 Aug 1905; tr. to Plean STI 12 Oct 1927; tr. to Garvock 29 Nov 1935; dem. 31 Dec 1943; d. 24 Sep 1948 Coupar Angus; mar. 1908 Emily Mary, dau. of James Shanks, engineer, Arbroath; had issue
John Copeland1928-1931b. 1 Aug 1865, Co. Down; M.A., Ph.D.; ord. 1894; adm. St Andrew's, Hebburn, Newcastle-on-Tyne 1915; tr. to Livingston WLN 7 Apr 1920; tr. here 23 Feb 1928; d. 14 Dec 1931 Brechin unmar.

Parish ministers of Newdosk

Patrick Bonkill1563min.; also at Fettercairn and Fordoun
William Chalmers1565M.A.; parson 3 Apr 1565
David Straton1574-1580reader
Thomas Stewart1586reader

Ministers of Edzell Free Church; later, United Free Church

Robert Inglis1843-1876see above list of parish ministers
William Gordon Lawrence?-1881-?b. 21 Jul 1852 Strathdon ABD, son of John L., policeman; schoolmaster, Duffus 1871; dem. Nov 1889; went to Johannesburg; proprietor of Civil Service & Commercial College, Putney, London in 1911; d. 16 Aug 1911 Putney; mar. 1901 Jessie Nidray or Barron; issue: Mary C. G.; Douglas C.
Thomas Chapman Sturrock1891-1932-?b. ca. 1865 Dundee, son of John S., factory overseer; ord. 1891; d. 1959 Edinburgh; mar. 1899 Isabella Duke Monro; issue: John; Thomas C.W.


Monumental inscriptions

There are no monuments at the present parish church in the village of Edzell. Monuments in the kirkyard of the former parish kirk (ca. 70 stones) bearing pre-1855 information, and in Newdosk Kirkyard (18 stones), are listed in Alison Mitchell (ed.), "Pre-1855 Monumental Inscriptions in Angus, Vol. 1: Strathmore" (Edinburgh: Scottish Genealogy Soc., 1993), which can be bought from the Scottish Genealogy Society. (It's listed as "Angus MI - Vol. 1. Pre-1855 Strathmore" in their online shop.)

Andrew Jervise recorded some monuments at Edzell in his "Epitaphs & Inscriptions", vol. 1, pp. 307-11 and at Newdosk on pp. 311-2 of that work.

For a complete listing of monuments at Newdosk, see Newdosk MIs.

The following are a few of the inscriptions in the kirkyard of the former parish kirk of Edzell:


In remembrance JAMES ALEXANDER WILSON farmer Westside who died 19th April 1937. His youngest son EDMUND HALL who died 14th October 1921. And of his wife MARY REID who died at Westside 11th Feb. 1956. Also their eldest son JOHN WILLIAM who died at Westside 5th July 1978 beloved husband of MARY GREGOR

In memoriam JOHN EADIE WILSON late farmer Burnside Alva died at Westside Edzell 29th Aug 1931. JAMES ALEXANDER MILLAR WILSON Hilton of Fern and Vayne 28.12.08-1.10.72.

WILLIAM MARSHALL MANSON 1919 - 2001 Also his beloved wife MARGARET ELLEN WHITE 1919 - 2007

In loving memory of CATHERINE JANE CLARK INGLIS, widow of WILLIAM MANSON, Huxter, Shetland, who died at St Andrew's House, Brechin, 17th October 1940, aged 88 years. And their daughter MIMIE MANSON died at Edzell 14th October 1953. And their son JOHN WILLIAM MANSON born 1883, died 28th May 1967. Also his beloved wife JANET CHRISTIE CAMPBELL MARSHALL died 27th March 1969. And their daughter MARJORIE HAREWOOD WILLIAMS born 1917, died 1994 MANSON

In loving memory of WILLIAM THOMAS JONES MANSON The Arch Edzell died at Aberdeen 16th February 1940 aged 43 years and his son Sub. Lt. W. INGLIS K. MANSON R.N. killed as the result of a flying accident off Lossiemouth 10th Aug. 1956, aged 23 years. And of his wife ANNIE LEGG BURNESS died 4th Nov. 1970, aged 71 years. Their only granddaughter MORAG JONES died as the result of accident at Mopti Mali West Africa 26th Jan. 1980, aged 27 years. R. DUDLEY JONES died 30th Dec. 2003, aged 87 years. MANSON

In loving memory of JOHN MILNE "Debden" Edzell who died 7th Sept. 1940, aged 78 years. Also his wife JESSIE BUCHANAN who died 10th Aug. 1952, aged 84 years.

In remembrance of ENA FAIRWEATHER LOWDEN who died 13th January 1938, aged 20 years. And AMY LESLIE LOWDEN who died 7th March 1938, aged 27 years. Daughters of JOHN & SARAH LOWDEN Cowiehill Edzell. The above JOHN M. LOWDEN who died 11th March 1957, aged 66 years. And of his wife SARAH T. BUCHAN who died 1st May 1958, aged 66 years.

Erected by JOHN BYARS senr baker, Edzell, in loving memory of his wife MARY ANN REA who died 21st July 1880, aged 41 years. Also of their family, GORDON LAWRENCE who died 7th April 1880, aged 16 days. JOHN who died 4th October 1914, aged 40 years. The said JOHN BYARS senior, died on 27th May 1915, aged 76 years. Also of his wife GEORGINA M. LONGMUIR who died 20th May 1925, aged 67 years. DAVID ADAM BYARS who died 28th April 1946, aged 58 years sixth son of the above. MARGARET ANDERSON BYARS died at Alverton Villa Edzell on 24th June 1948, buried on her 63rd birthday, eldest daughter of the above JOHN BYARS.


Edzell war memorials

SA war memorial face one

SA war memorial face two

Colr-Sergt David Christison, 1st Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders, killed at Magersfontein 11th Dec. 1899, aged 30.

Trooper W. A. McNab younger of Keithock, 106th Company Imperial Yeomanry died at Kroonstad 23rd February 1902, aged 21.*

Lieut.-Colonel D. T. Laing, Commander of "The Body Guard" who was killed near Lindley on 3rd January 1901, aged 41.

Above, at north end of the village: 2nd South African War of Independence.

* William Alexander McNab, yr of Keithock, born 1880 in Morham, East Lothian, eldest son of William McNab of Keithock (by Brechin), who died in 1907 & Jeanette Isabella Beveridge, dau. of the Rev. John Gardiner Beveridge, minister of Inveresk.

War memorial face two 1914-1919

Pte. John Bairner - Gordon Highdrs.
Corpl. Stewart C. Cameron - " "
Pte. John Low Duncan - " "
Pte. William Hunter - " "
Pte. Frank Silver - " "
Pte. William J. L. Wilson - " "
Sergt. James McGregor - Scottish Horse
Pte. Charles L. Patterson - K.O.S. Borderers

War memorial face three 2nd Lieut. William Begg - Black Watch
Pte. James C. Dawson - " "
Pte. Norval R. Garden - " "
Corpl. James W. Ritchie - " "
L.Cpl. Joseph Valentine - " "
Sergt. Andrew Chaplin - Ayrshire Yeomry.
Pte. William Smith - Scottish Rifles
Corpl. Robert Birse - Royal Engineers

War memorial face four 2nd Lieut. John K. Ferrier - Rifle Brigade
Corpl. Hugh W. Ferrier - Royal Air Force
Corpl. James Adam - 53rd Canadians
Pte. Thomas Belford - 1st Depot Batt. Can.
Sergt. William T. Dunbar - R. Can. Carr. Artillry.
Sergt. David Hampton - 10th Canadians
Pte. Walter Reid - P.P.C.L. Inftry.
Pte. George C. Ritchie - 3rd Canadians

War memorial face one 1939-1945

Pte. William J. Dallas - Black Watch R.H.R.
L/Cpl. E. J. Edwards - Royal Corps Signals Att. 51st H.D.
Sgt. James Falconer - Royal Air Force
Flt/Lt. John B. Gordon - Royal Air Force
Gnr. George A. Innes - Royal Artillery
Sgt. Ronald J. Scott - Norfolk Yeomanry

Above, near south end of the village: 1914-19 and 1939-45

See also Scottish War Memorials Project: Edzell and Scottish War Memorials Project: Edzell - Boer War


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.

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.


Marriage contracts

DateTypePartiesNRS ref.
23d Jul 1667-Lachlan McIntosh of Torcastell [Torcastle]
Magdalene Lindsay, lawful dau. of John Lindsay of Edzell


Church Session Records of Edzell Parish Church (Edzell North)

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. CH2/627/...
Minutes & Poors' Fund accounts1801-18344
Minutes & accounts1772-18017
List of male communicants1837-184211
Minutes of heritors & session1843-184511
Minutes of committee of management of the poor1843-184511
Communion rolls1869-190712 to 15
Communion roll1919-193616
Communion roll1907-191822

Church Session Records of Edzell Free Church
later, United Free; Edzell South Church of Scotland; united in 1940 with Edzell North

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. CH3/543/...
Deacons' court minutes1844-18582
Private registration book, baptisms, marriages and burials, including
1837-1841 (Lochlee); 1841-1843 (Edzell Ch. of S.); 1843-1875 (Edzell Free)
Register of baptisms1843-18535


Edzell Heritors' records

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. HR173/...
Minute book1859-19291


Land owners

There were 2 proprietors of land in the parish in 1842:


Farmers / Tenants

AuchmullWilliam Reid-1902-1942-
Bonsagart & DalhastnieDavid Soutar-1902-
BonsagartHugh Robertson-1938-1942-
ColmeallieRepresentatives of Edward Duke-1902-
doJohn Innes-1902-1906-
doMrs Innes-1910-1928-
doDavid Innes-1933-
CraigoshinaJohn Middleton-1906-1942-
DalbogRepresentatives of Robert Christison-1902-
doArthur G. Smart-1906-1933-
doRobert C. Myles-1938-1942-
DalfouperJames Nelson Bairner [d. 1921]-1902-1921
doDavid Nelson Bairner-1928-1955-
DalhastnieDavid Soutar-1903-1914-
doMrs Soutar-1918-
doJohn Manson-1924-1928-
doP.F. Pattullo-1933-
doPattullo & Craig-1938-1942-
DuriehillJames & Joseph Hood-1902-1918-
doRepresentatives of James & Joseph Hood-1924-1942-
East Mains of EdzellPeter Smith-1902-1933-
doWilliam S. Reid-1938-1942-
GreenburnJames Donaldson [d. 1849]-1849
doJames Donaldson-1906-1918-
doRepresentatives of James Donaldson-1924-
doJames Donaldson-1928-1942-
HillockAndrew H. Middleton-1883-1906-
doMrs Middleton-1910-1928-
doMiss Middleton-1933-1942-
InveriscandyeDavid G. Sharpe-1902-1936
doAlexander Glennie-1938-1942-
Latch & HolmheadWilliam Crichton-1902-
LatchDavid Lamond-1933-
Little TulloDavid Hampton-1902-1918-
doH. Robertson-1933-1942-
Lochside, EdzellMrs A. Smith-1906-1924-
doJ. Cameron, jun.-1928-
doW.S. Glennie-1933-
Mains of Edzell & Wood of DalbogDavid R. Arnot-1902-
Mains of EdzellDavid R. Arnot-1906-1928-
doA. Craighead-1933-1942-
MargieW. & W. Fettes1893-1906-
doWilliam Fettes-1910-1933-
doScott & Wilson-1938-1942-
Meikle TulloRepresentatives of William C. Gowans-1902-
do & BonsagartAdam G. Gowans-1906-
Meikle TulloMaj. Adam G. Gowans [d. 1931]-1910-1918-
doAlfred Paterson-1924-1928-
WestsideJames Anderson-1902-
doDonald Cameron-1906-1924-
doRepresentatives of Donald Cameron-1928-
doJames Alexander Wilson [d. 1937]-1933-1937
doJohn William Wilson [d. 1978]-1938-1942-
Wood of DalbogDavid R. Arnot-1933-
doJohn Eddie-1938-1942-


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 1801-31 do not name individuals.


Population statistics
For 1821, 1871 and 1881, the numbers in the Angus (ANS) and Kincardineshire (KCD) parts of the parish are given separately.

1755862Dr Alexander Webster
1791963Old Statistical Account
1821 (ANS)448502950
1821 (KCD)415293
1851 (ANS)1084
1871 (ANS)446483929
1871 (KCD)202747
1881 (ANS)369419788
1881 (KCD)221335

After confinement of parish to Angus:



Estate & family records

Papers of the Rev. Robert Inglis & family, 1838-1898 [Angus Archives - Manuscripts, ref. MS225]


Testaments & wills

Edzell 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.

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

George Allanin Nether Diraholl, par. of Edzall9 Jul 1613
Thomas Anthonyin Mains of Edzell27 Apr 1636
Isobel Belliespouse to Alexander Smyth, in Margie, par. of Edzell30 Jun 1620
Christian Brockspouse to John Chapill, in Dunfubert, par. of Edzell24 Oct 1625
David Chrystiesonin Schannaw, par. of Edzell7 Mar 1636
David Chrystiesonin Dilforth, spouse to Agnes Will, par. of Edzell2 Aug 1636
James Chrystiesontenant in Cornescorn, par. of Edziel17 Aug 1748
Thomas Christisonresiding at Greenburn14 Apr 1821
George Cramondlate tenant in Peathill, par. of Edzell3 May 1770
Alexander Duncantenant in Margie4 & 7 Aug 1821
Alexander Duriein Slateford, par. of Edzell24 Apr 1777
David Durie of Duryhillpar. of Edzell3 Jun 1751
James Eastonwright at Slateford, par. of Edzell24 Jan 1798
Catherin Eattinin Prestoun, par. of Edzell30 Jan 1619
John Gelliein Auchmuill, par. of Edzell6 Aug 1684
William Gelliecotter in Edzell25 Feb 1614
James Gibbservant to Thomas Wyllie, in Mains of Edzell6 Dec 1775
Eupham Gibsonsometime in Cottounburne, par. of Edzell4 Jan 1606
Robert Goldin Edzell13 May 1617 and 29 Mar 1621
Janet Jamiesonin Littletune, par. of Edzell26 Nov 1614
William Kinneartenant at Holmhead17 May 1820
Mr George Leslieminister at Edzell7 Aug 1723
John Lindsay of Edzell5 Aug 1673
David Lowtenant in Sandyhillock, par. of Edzell17 Aug 1748
James Lowat the Milnetoun of Dalboig, par. of Edzell29 Jul 1617
John Mackerat Miln of Bag, par. of Edzell10 Jul 1784
Andrew Martinin Cottoun of Edzell, par. of Edzell13 May 1617
Mr David Millarminister at Edzell9 Feb 1789
Isobel Mitchellspouse to Alexander Walker, at Sklaitfuird, par. of Edzell30 May 1637
David Molisonresiding in or near Slateford29 Mar & 25 Apr 1821
John Pressokin Sandehillok, par. of Edzell24 Oct 1625
James Rossat the Wood of Dalbug, par. of Edzell29 Jul 1637
James Stephensometime at Kirktown of Newdesk, par. of Edzell21 Jun 1759
William Stewartfarmer in Waterhead, par. of Lethnot, afterwards residing at Inverscandy, par. of Edzell16 & 17 Jul 1810
John Walkerat the Walk-milne of Edzell26 Apr 1620
Catherine Willspouse to John Brok, in Innerskandrie, par. of Edzell15 Aug 1617
Elspet Willsometime spouse to John Jamie, in Gallowleys, par. of Edzell13 May 1617
John Willin Innerreskie, par. of Edzell13 May 1617
Mary Willspouse to David Kinnear, in Sklatfurd, par. of Edzell24 Oct 1625
Thomas Wylliefarmer in Mains of Edzell20 Jul 1795

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

John Carnegieat Coalmylie, and James Carnegie, at Mergie, Edzell par.29 Mar 1769
John Lindsaybrother to Edzell17 Dec 1739
Euphemia Lyellrelict of John Durie of Duriehill, and Sophia and Jean Duries, their daughters, par. of Edzell1 Aug 1768
Mr James Thomsonminister at Edzell25 Jun 1729

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

John Cairncrossin Dilfubar, par. of Edzell in Angus25 Nov 1590
Mr John Foulisparson of Edzell30 Apr 1571
Mr James Fullertounparson and minister of Edzell, sher. of Forfar3 Oct 1595
Dame Helen Lindsaysometime spouse to Sir David Lyndesay of Edzell, knight21 Jan 1583-4

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

John Donaldsonin the Sklaitfuird of Edzell in Angus20 Jul 1605
Cristian Willsometime spouse to John Brok, in Innerskandie, par. of Edzell, sher. of Angus8 Aug 1603

Testaments of Edzell people from the Registers of Testaments of the Commissariot of Edinburgh and of Edinburgh Sheriff Court, 1801-1823

Peter Mitchellsoldier in the 74th Regt of Foot, son of the late William Mitchell in Upperhole of Edzell11 Jun 1814 [SC70/1/10], 8 Jul 1814 [CC8/8/140]


Clock & watch tax, 1797-8

Images of the original records for Edzell:

NRS ref. E326/12/2/47


Farm horse tax, 1797-8

Images of the original records for Edzell:


Places of interest

Edzell castle

Edzell castle gardens

Edzell Castle and Garden


This page updated 13 Sep 2022