|NLS||National Library of Scotland|
|NRS||National 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)
|OPR||Old Parish Registers of Births/baptisms, Banns/marriages & Deaths/burials (pre-1855)|
- See also, for history of the parish:
- Old Statistical Account of the 1790s - vol. 9, p. 197
- New Statistical Account of the 1840s - vol. 11, p. 206
- 1:25000 Ordnance Survey map - published 1957
- 1:10560 (Six inch) Ordnance Survey map - surveyed 1861, published 1865
For the full range of maps of Kinnettles, see National Library's Maps.
See Geograph.org: Kinnettles - recent photographs of Kinnettles. National Grid ref. NO4246.
Located at National Grid ref. NO422466. Built 1812 by Samuel Bell. Now a private house.
Above: Kinnettles kirk
Above: the former Free Kirk, later United Free Kirk, at Kirkton of Kinnettles. It closed in 1919 and is now the Duncan Hall, named after Sir James Duncan of Kinnettles.
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 (James?) Scott||1563||parson; d. bef. 22 May 1566|
|Andrew Davidson||1566||pres. to parsonage 22 May 1566; also held vicarage; d. bef. 4 Dec 1587|
|James Fotheringham||1567||min. of Inverarity; also in charge here 1567|
|Alexander Nevay||1573-1574||reader from 1 May 1573 to 1574|
|Andrew Lindsay||1587||M.A.; regent, St Andrews; pres. to parsonage 4 Dec 1587 on death of Andrew Davidson|
|James Davidson||1587||min. here; pres. to vicarage 15 Dec 1587 on death of Andrew Davidson|
|James Rait||1588-1608||min. of Forfar 1576; pres. to parsonage & vicarage 10 Sep 1588 on death of Andrew Davidson[?]; tr. & adm. 16 Sep 1588; still min. 1608|
|David Lindsay||1610-1617||M.A. St Andrews 1602; min. of Carmyllie 1609; adm. bef. 20 Sep 1610; tr. to Belhelvie ABD bef. 8 Aug 1617|
|James Lamont||1620-1649||b. ca. 1593, son of Alan L., min. of Scoonie FIF; M.A. St Andrews 1613; adm. bef. 2 Oct 1620; dep. Oct 1649; d. 1651 Kinnettles; mar. Margaret Sibbald, who survived him|
|Alexander Pigott||1662-1666||M.A.; adm. bef. 29 Oct 1662; tr. to Airth STI 8 May 1666|
|Silvester Lyon||1667-1669||M.A.; adm. 31 Jan 1667; tr. to Kirriemuir 6 Jan 1669|
|Alexander Tyler (Taylor)||1670-1688||b. Buchan; M.A. Kings Aberdeen 1664; ord. 27 Feb 1670; still min. 11 Jul 1688|
|James Taylor||1689-1691?||prob. rel. to above; adm. bef. 1689; Jacobite rebel; d. 1694|
|John Lyon||1691-1716||M.A. St Andrews 1662; ord. 15 Sep 1665; adm. to Urr KKD 1666; outed there 1688; he said he filled vacancy here caused by Alexr (James?) Taylor from Apr 1691; d. aft. 19 Mar 1716; mar. Jean Murray; issue: Robt, Jane, Eliz.|
|William Wingate||1716-1735||ord. 14 Dec 1716; d. 8 May 1735|
|Thomas Brown||1736-1743||ord. 26 Feb 1736; dep. 26 Sep 1743 for deserting charge; tried for celebrating an irreg. mar. and transported to American plantations for 14 years|
|George Nicol||1744-1773||ord. 20 Jun 1744; d. 25 Nov 1773; mar. 1744 Jean Abercromby|
|David Ferney||1774-1806||ord. 30 Jun 1774; d. 26 Apr 1806; mar. 1775 Margaret Cambella Walker; issue: Wm Douglas, Jean|
|Robert Lunan||1807-1850||b. 1780; ord. 16 Apr 1807; d. 9 Apr 1850; mar. (1) 1808 Isabella Smith; issue: Helen, Margaret, Robt, Eliz., Wm; mar. (2) 1843 Eliz., dau. of Geo. Bell; issue: Geo. Bell, min. of Newtyle|
|Robert Turner||1850-1899||ord. (ass. & suc.) 10 Jan 1850; dem. 16 May 1899; d. 26 Apr 1903; mar. 1850 Marianne, dau. of Wm McFarlane, merchant, Glasgow; issue: Wm McFarlane; Robt; Eliz. Wylie; Marianne McFarlane; Margaret Fisher; John Kinross; Janet Wilson|
|Maunsell Grant Mackintosh Donald||1899-1941||b. 25 Aug 1871 Grantown MOR, son of James D.; M.A. 1891 B.D. 1895 Aberdeen; ass. Keith and Forfar; ord. 21 Sep 1899; d. 7 May 1941; mar. 1905 Mary Henrietta, yr dau. of John Stevenson, LL.D., min. of Glamis; had issue|
|Thomas James Patteson (Pattison)||?-1851-1891-?||b. ca. 1817 Ireland; d. 14 Aug 1895; mar. 1854 Agnes Smith; issue: Agnes Eliz.; Alexr Matth. Chas; Angelica Allison; Thos Edward; Marion Anne Scrimgeour Fotheringham; Frances Eliz. Anne; Mary S.; Anna Matilda Julia; Robina Mary|
|John Bruce Wilson||?-1901-?||b. ca. 1850 Dunblane PER|
Monuments in Kinnettles Kirkyard bearing pre-1855 information (ca. 40 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.)
A fuzzy plan of interments and monumental inscriptions, with lair numbers and a few out-of-focus photographs of monuments in Kinnettles Kirkyard are at Kinnettles and District Heritage Group: Kirkyard.
The following are some inscriptions in Kinnettles Kirkyard:
[west] Also in memory of their father ANDREW MELVIN, merchant, Glasgow, who died and was interred there February 1813, aged 37 years. BARBARA MELVIN, his eldest daughter died at Forfar 22nd April 1879, aged 75 years; and is interred here. Also ELIZABETH JOHNSTON, relict of the above WILLIAM MELVIN, who died 11th November 1887 aged 76 years. MARGARET MELVIN, younger daughter of the above ANDREW MELVIN, who died at Forfar 18th July 1900, aged 89 years and is interred here
1840 Erected by JAMES RAE, farmer, North Mains of Kinnettles, in memory of his friends. The erector of this stone an elder of the parish died 19th April 1876, aged 79 years.
In memory of ROBERT, who died in 1856. MARIANNE MacFARLANE, who died in 1879. JEANETTE WILSON, who died at Davos-Platz, Switzerland in 1890. Son and daughters of Rev. ROBERT TURNER, minister of Kinnettles. His wife MARIANNE MacFARLANE, died 1898. The said Rev. ROBERT TURNER, died at Dunoon in 1903. MARGARET FISHER, daughter of above died at Helensburgh in 1919. ELIZABETH TURNER, last surviving daughter died 18th August 1932.
In the vault underneath lie the mortal remains of ANNE KEAN née NICOL born at Burnside Foffarty 21 Feb. 1802, died at the manse of Moonzie Fife 30 Dec. 1870. "Neither counted she her life dear."
[west] Ar L 1761 See hou Impartial Death Cutts Doun / Some in their Morning Some at иoon / Some in the Evening of their day / O therefore Mortals Watch and pray / That Death May never you Surprise / For as the tree Falls So it Lyes ; Memento mori
This stone was erected by JAMES PROCTOR in memory of his father JOHN PROCTOR geardner who died the 28th of Feby 1743 aged 56 years
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.
Additionally, in the National Records:
- 1858 - 1864 for Church of Scotland [NRS CH2/221/6]
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.
- 1695 - 1854
- 1709 - 1854
- 1718 - 1805
- 1820 - 1854
|Nature of record||Dates||NRS ref. CH2/221/...|
|do||1751-1753, 1756-1762, 1753-1782, 1794-1800||3|
|Congregational Board minutes||1955-1958||5|
There were 5 proprietors of land in the parish in 1835:
- Earl of Strathmore
- Robert Douglas of Brigton
- John Inglis Harvey of Kinnettles
- Capt. John Laurenson of Invereighty
- John Wighton of Muiryknows
Records of the official censuses of the parish in 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911 are held in the New 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.
|1755||616||Dr Alexander Webster|
|1790||325||296||621||Old Statistical Account|
After change of parish boundary:
Kinnettles 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 Kinnettles people from the Register of Testaments of the Commissariot of St Andrews, 1549-1823
|Mrs Mary Bower||dau. of decd. William Bower of Kinnettles, and spouse of John Ritchie esq.||7 Dec 1809|
|Patrick Bower of Kinnetles||25 Oct 1687|
|Grissell Buchan||sometime spouse to John Finlaw, in the Cottoune of Innerrichtie, par. of Kynnettills||14 Nov 1595|
|James Buchan||in Inglistoun, par. of Kynnettills||6 May 1620|
|John Donaldson||in Invereighty, par. of Kinnettles||22 Oct and 5 Dec 1751; 1 Jan and 12 Aug 1752|
|John Fairweather||cottar in Cauldsyde, par. of Kynnettills||24 Jul 1596|
|Christian Fuird||spouse to John Malcolme, in Tocherend, par. of Kinnettells||7 Aug 1648|
|Janet Fullarton||spouse of decd. David Guthrie, tenant in Brigton||28 & 29 Sep 1820|
|William Goodall||in Inglishtoun of Kinnettells||22 Aug 1694|
|David Guthrie||tenant at Millton of Brigton||10 Mar 1819|
|Robert Halkney||in Midiltoune of Brigtoune, par. of Kinnettills||6 May 1620|
|Janet Halsellis||spouse to David Nicol, in Innerrightie, par. of Kinnetles||24 Oct 1687|
|George Henderson||in Inglistoun of Kinnettills, par. of Kinnettills||22 Apr 1616|
|Janet Henderson||spouse to David Skirling, in the Kirktoun of Kynnettills par., there||8 Mar 1619|
|Thomas Henderson||in Inglistoun of Kinnettills, par. of Kinnettylls||7 Mar 1620|
|George Kinmond||innkeeper, Douglastown, spouse of Margaret Stewart||6 & 23 Jul 1812|
|Janet Kinninmonth||spouse to John Adam, in Inglistoun, par. of Kynnettis||16 Nov 1625|
|Elspeth Kyd||spouse to James Lyon, in Kinnetles||23 Apr 1686|
|Agnes Langlands||relict of Andrew Henderson, in Inglischtoun, par. of Kinnettles||6 Nov 1621|
|Alexander Langlands||in Inglistoun of Kinnettills||28 Nov 1616|
|David Lindsay of Kinnettills||11 Mar 1614|
|Alexander Littlejohn||in Cottoun of Inglistoune, par. of Kinnettills||30 Mar 1615|
|Eupham Milne||spouse to George Kid, cotter in Innerritchie, par. of Kinnettills||24 Dec 1617|
|William Mitchell||weaver in the Cottoun of Innerrichtie, par. of Kinnetles||4 Mar 1687|
|Euphame Mylne||in Richtie, par. of Kynnettills||12 Jul 1624|
|George Simpson of Inverighty||par. of Kinnettles||4 Mar 1786|
|Pattoun Steven||cotterman in Kinnettills||2 Feb 1600|
|Alexander Strachan, fiar of Brigtoune||par. of Kinnettills||16 Aug 1614|
|George Strachan||in Cottoun of Inglistoune, par. of Kinnetills||15 Dec 1626|
|John Thomson||in Pellfaldsis of Innerraretie, par. of Kinnettills||25 Mar 1620|
|Andrew Wardroper||in Inglistoune, par. of Kinnettells||3 Jan 1650 and 28 Apr 1651|
|Agnes Waugh||spouse to John Findlaw, in Puilfaulds, par. of Kinnetles||22 Nov 1627|
|David Whitton||tenant at Mill of Kinnettles||26 Mar 1814|
|David Wilson||in Drumgley, sher. of Forfar||8 Mar 1648|
|David Wilson||lawful son to umquhile David Wilsone, in Drumgley, par. of Forfar [now in Kinnettles]||18 Oct 1649|
Testaments registered at St Andrews that have been lost, for which only entries in the minute books are extant.
|Mr William Gray of Invereichty||advocate||10 Apr 1734|
|George Lindsay||in Invereighty, par. of Kinnettles||10 Aug 1725|
|Patrick Rae||in Inglistoun of Kinnettles||9 Oct 1728|
|Mr William Wingate||minister at Kinnettles||3 Oct 1735|
|Andrew Wood||in Back Cotton of Invereightie||10 Dec 1729|
Testaments of Kinnettles people from the Register of Testaments of the Commissariot of Brechin, 1576-1823
'T' before the date indicates that the copy in the register is lost, but the original testament is extant.
|James Gray||merchant in Dundee, lawful son of the deceased William Gray of Invereighty, by Lady Margaret Erskine, his spouse||29 Dec 1724|
|George Guthrie||sometime in Kinnettles, thereafter in Dundee||26 & 29 Jun 1821|
|Alexander Lindsay||indweller in Dundee, son to William Lindsay, brother-german to David Lindsay of Kynnetles||T. 11 Jun 1645|
|Sir Thomas Moodie of Kinnettles, knight||provost of Dundee||T. -- 1661|
|Margaret Campbell Walker||widow of Mr David Fernie, minister of Kinnettles||25 Apr 1822|
|John Webster||tenant at Invereighty, afterwards residing in Dundee||T. 8 Dec 1800|
Testaments of Kinnettles people from the Register of Testaments of the Commissariot of Edinburgh, 1514-1600
|Thomas Buchan||at the Myltoun of Brigtoun, par. of Kynnettills, sher. of Forfar||2 Mar 1596-7|
|Jonet Buchart||sometime spouse to John Forrest, in Inglistoun of Kynnettillis||10 Jul 1577|
|Mr Andro Davidson||parson of Kinnettills||28 May 1593|
|Thomas Fleming||in Ingliston of Kynnettills||5 Dec 1577|
|Jonet Furde||sometime spouse to James Buchert, in Inglistoun of Kynnettills||21 Feb 1577-8|
|John Moncur||in Mylnetoun of Kynnettills, sher. of Forfar||2 Feb 1598-9|
|Thomas Mylne||in Litill-Leckothie, par. of Kinnettills, sher. of Forfar||10 Nov 1599|
|David Skirling||in the Kirktoun of Kynnettillis||24 Oct 1577|
|David Tarbat||in Tarquhappie, par. of Kynnettills||20 Feb 1577-8|
|Jonet Templeman||sometime spouse to Robert Smart, in Inglistoun of Kynnettills, sher. of Forfar||19 Feb 1577-8|
|John Volum||in Kincreych, par. of Kinnettills, in Angus||30 Aug 1599|
|Margaret Waugh||and David Whyte, her spouse, in Leckewey, par. of Kynnettills in Angus||9 Feb 1592-3|
Images of the original records for Kinnettles:
Images of the original records for Kinnettles: