Lochlee (Angus)

Records, sources & information about the Parish of Lochlee

Parish number 303


map of Lochlee

More maps of Lochlee

Introduction
Births & baptisms
Books & articles
Census records
Church Session
Clock & watch tax
Deaths & burials
Episcopal Church Records
Farm horse tax
Jacobites, 1745
Land owners
Maps
Marriages
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
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Introduction

The parish was united with Lethnot ca. 1618, but they were separated again in 1723.

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

Abbreviations

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)

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Books & articles

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Statistical accounts of Lochlee

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Maps of Lochlee

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

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Photographs of places

Geograph.org: Loch Lee - recent photographs at east end of Loch Lee. National Grid ref. NO4380.

Geograph.org: Invermark - recent photographs at Invermark Castle. National Grid ref. NO4480.

Geograph.org: Tarfside - recent photographs at Tarfside. National Grid ref. NO4979.

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Lochlee parish church

Photograph of old Lochlee Kirk

Another photo of old Lochlee Kirk

Above: the ruins of the former parish kirk of Lochlee, at the east end of Loch Lee, National Grid ref. NO431801. The mediaeval church was dedicated to St Drostan.

Photograph of Lochlee Kirk

Above: the present parish kirk of Lochlee, located at National Grid ref. NO446804. Built in 1803.

Other churches

Maule Memorial Church

Above: Maule Memorial Church of Scotland, Tarfside, at NO496795, built in 1857 as Tarfside Free Kirk on land given by Fox Maule Ramsay, 11th earl of Dalhousie, 2nd lord Panmure of Brechin & Navar. In the east gable of the kirk are a memorial window to Ramsay, with his coat of arms (Ramsay's eagle displayed quartered with Maule), and one to Dr Thomas Guthrie, a leader of the Disruption of 1843 that led to the formation of the Free Church of Scotland.

St Drostan's episcopal church

Above: St Drostan's Episcopal Church, Tarfside, at NO491798, built in 1879 by William Forbes (Hon. Lord Forbes) in memory of his brother, Alexander Penrose Forbes (1817-1875), who was bishop of Brechin, 1847-75.

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Parish ministers of Lochlee 1560-ca. 1618 & 1723-1932

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

James Fullarton1567M.A.; had charge also of Edzell, Dunlappie, Lethnot & Navar
William Hay1567-1587reader
Thomas Fullarton1588-1590reader
George Donaldson1607-1611min. in 1607; tr. to Dunlappie 1611
David Wood1615M.A.; min. of Edzell; also held Lochlee 1615
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Robert Ker1723-1728b. 1 Jun 1707, son of James K., min. of Dun; ord. Lethnot 18 Jul 1717; removed here when the parish was re-erected 1723; dem. 9 Oct 1728; d. Feb 1735
David Blair1729-1733M.A.; ord. 10 Sep 1729; tr. to 2nd charge Brechin 6 Jun 1733
John Scott1734-1749ord. 25 Apr 1734; thrown from horse & killed near Tarfside 23 Jan 1749; mar. 1735 Magdalen Mill
Alexander Ross1749-1773b. 1684, eldest son of Alex. R., farmer, Kincardine O'Neil ABD; M.A. Marischal Aberdeen 1718; ord. assistant at Auchindoir ABD 1 Oct 1746; thereafter assistant Pitsligo ABD; adm. 4 Oct 1749; d. 20 Mar 1773; mar. 1750 Elizabeth, probably dau. of William Thain, min. of Auchindoir
John Pirie1771-1806son. of John P., Arbuthnott KCD; schoolmaster of Brechin; ord. assistant & successor 4 Dec 1771; d. 3 Feb 1806; mar. 1763 Helen Webster; issue: Jean; Isabel (mar. John Taylor, min. of Lethnot); John, schoolmaster, Lochlee; James; Margaret; Robert; Kath.; Ann
David Inglis1806-1837b. 1771 Dairsie FIF, son of David I.; M.A. King's Aberdeen 1797; ord. 18 Sep 1806; d. 18 Jan 1837; mar. Cath., dau. of Thomas Collier; issue: David; Robert, min. of this par. & Edzell; Agnes (mar. Thomas Merry, farmer); Charlotte (mar. Robert Brand, shipmaster); Jane; Wm B.; Jane C.; Christina (mar. James Warden Urquhart, banker); Wilhelmina B. (mar. James Stormonth, farmer)
Robert Inglis1837-1841M.A.; son of above; ord. 8 Jun 1837; tr. to Edzell 20 Oct 1841
Alexander Todd1842-1843ord. 28 Apr 1842; tr. to Monifieth 13 Dec 1843
Walter Low1844-1887b. 19 Jul 1801 Arbroath, son of Walter L.; schoolmaster at Ladyloan, Arbroath; preacher Auchmithie Chapel; ord. 18 Apr 1844; d. 22 Mar 1887; mar. 1824 Marjory, dau. of John Malcolm; issue: Jean J., Walter, James B., Ann, Robert T., Isabella, Alex., Eliz. D., David, Mary Ann, Wm, Panmure & 4 others
John Stewart1885-1921b. 23 May 1852 Little Dunkeld, son of Thos S., farmer; M.A. Edinburgh 1879; assistant at Fodderty and Blair Atholl PER; ord. assistant & successor 22 Dec 1885; d. 18 Dec 1921; mar. 1908 Annie Morris Venters; issue: Janet May
John McRorie Kay1922-1932formerly min. of Ardrishaig; adm. 19 May 1922; dem. 15 May 1932; mar. (1) Christina McMartin; (2) 1934 Janet Ferguson Macfarlane

Ministers of the Free Church, Lochlee; later, United Free Church

Andrew McIlwraith1847-1881-?b. 1811 Ayr; ord. 1847; d. 6 Jan 1886 Edinburgh; mar. (1) Frances Davis, (2) 1867 Janet Thomson Gray
James Paul?-1891-1907-?b. ca. 1859 Longforgan PER; ord. 1890; mar. Caroline Mary ---; issue: James Goldie, Kenneth Warren

Ministers of St Drostan's Episcopal Church, Tarfside

Alexander Simpson?-1841-1851-?b. ca. 1814 Old Meldrum ABD; mar. 1844 Ann Henderson; issue: John T. D.; Margaret J.
William Presslie?-1881-1914b. ca. 1831 Ellon ABD; ord. 1869; min. at Yell SHI in 1871; d. 17 Jan 1914 Tarfside; mar. Jean ---; issue: Thos Geo. S.; John

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Monumental inscriptions

Monuments in Lochlee Old Kirkyard (ca. 20 stones) and in Lochlee New Kirkyard (ca. 20 stones) bearing pre-1855 information 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 Lochlee in his "Epitaphs & Inscriptions", vol. 1, pp. 127-31.

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Lochlee war memorial, 1914-18
In Tarfside village

Lochlee war memorial Sergt A. Duncan, Gordon Highlanders
Pte J. O. Cruickshank, do
Pte R. Christison, Black Watch
Pte A. Dunbar, do
Pte J. Stewart, do
Pte W. Stewart, do
Pte D. P. Stormonth, do

See also Scottish War Memorials Project: Lochlee, WW1 for further photographs and details.

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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.

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Church Session Records of Lochlee Old Parish Church

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. CH2/455/...
Minutes & accounts1775-18401
Proclamations1865-19081
Minutes1842-19322
Accounts1836-19323
Communion roll1879-19154
do1915-19325

Church Session Records of Lochlee Free Church
later, United Free; united in 1932 with Tarfside Maule Memorial as Glenesk Ch. of S.

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. CH3/218/...
Minutes1849-19181
do1918-19322
Deacons' Court minutes1856-19163
do1917-19324
Account book1848-18615
do1855-19156
do1890-19277
do1928-19328
Collection book1879-18909
do1890-190010
Register of Members and Contributions1872-189911
Communion roll1866-190812
do1909-193113
Boxes containing miscellaneous papers, mainly vouchers
and accounts, collecting books, library catalogue
of 1886, and disjunction certificate book
n.d.14-16
Minutes1932-197017
Congregational board minutes1932-197018

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Land owners

There was one proprietor of land in the parish in 1833:

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Episcopal Church Records

Various records, 1840-1914, for Tarfside Episcopal Church are among the Brechin Diocesan Library Manuscripts at Dundee University Archives [ref. BrMS 11].

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Census records

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.

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Population statistics

Yearmalefemaletotalref.
1755686Dr Alexander Webster
1792608Old Statistical Account
1801541
1811521
1821278294572
1831553
1841
1851615
1871204220424
1881178181359
1891163180343
1901156170326
1911149146295
1921126156282

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Testaments & wills

Lochlee was in the Commissariot of Brechin.

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 Lochlee people from the Register of Testaments of the Commissariot of Brechin, 1576-1800
'T' before the date indicates that the copy in the register is lost, but the original testament is extant.

John Balfourtenant in Shelly, par. of LochleeT. 15 May 1799
Katherine Campbellspouse to William Nicoll, in Migvie, par. of Lochlie13 Aug 1627
Bessie Chrystiespouse to James Bruce, in Achloche, par. of Lochlie6 Aug 1627
William Chrystiein Quhiggintoune, par. of Lochlie, and Katherine Chrystisoun, his spouse5 Sep 1636
James Chrystisonin Whigginton of GleneskT. 26 Aug 1793
John Chrystisonin Assailzie, par. of Lochlie11 Aug 1627
John Chrystisonin Mylntoun of Glennesk, and Janet Chrystisoune, his spouse3 Dec 1627
John Chrystisonlawful son to umquhile John C., in Mylntoun, par. of Lochlie3 Dec 1627
Margaret Chrystisonspouse to William Low, in Glentennet, par. of Lochlie6 Aug 1627
John Couttssometime in par. of Lochlie10 Nov 1741
Katherine Duncanspouse to Alexander Mylne, in Achronie, par. of Lochlie3 Sep 1627
Duncan Flagerin Kirktoun of Lochlie, and Agnes Bowman, his spouse13 Aug 1627
Janet Goldlawful daughter to umquhile William Gold, in Cadloche, par. of Lochlee6 Aug 1627
Margaret Goldspouse to David Low, in Glentennet, par. of Lochlee6 Aug 1627
Janet Innerdalein Skellie, in par. of Lochlee28 Mar 1758
John Innerdalelate in Kirn, par. of Lochlee26 Jul 1753
Mr Robert Kerrlate minister at Lochlee12 Mar and 23 Jul 1735
Andrew Lindsayservitor to John Gellie, in Ardow, par. of Lochlie9 May 1638
David Lowin Sleugleyne, in Glenesk [parish of Lochlee?]T. 20 Sep 1671
John Lowin Carncorss, par. of Lochlie, and Helen Ross, his spouse13 Aug 1627
Alexander McEwanin Achrenie, par. of LochlieT. 4 Jun 1669
John McGregorin Inshgrundell, par. of Lochlie8 Nov 1681
Magdaline Millrelict of the late Mr John Scott, minister at LochleeT. 24 Nov 1781
John Mylnein Achronie, par. of Lochlie3 Sep 1627
Alexander Nicolllate servant to John Nicoll, in Keeny, par. of Lochlee27 Jun 1751
David Nicollat Aucheen, par. of LochleeT. 27 Sep 1799
Katherine Rawinin Carharncorss, par. of Lochlie6 Aug 1627
Bessie Rossrelict of Thomas Chrystisoun, in Mylntoune, par. of Lochlie3 Dec 1627
Mr John Scottminister at LochleeT. 16 Mar 1749
John Shand in Bailzie, par. of Lochlie15 May 1626
Janet Tod spouse to William Bowman, in Glenlie, par. of Lochlee10 Dec 1627
John Watt indweller in the Kirktoun of GleneskT. 12 Jul 1649
Robert Wilkinsonservant to Robert Donaldson, in Drustie, par. of Lochlee2 Jan 1753

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Jacobite rebels - 1745 rebellion
From: A List of Persons concerned in the Rebellion (Edinburgh, Scottish History Soc., vol. 8, 1890)

NamesDesignationsAbodeActs of rebellion
& circumstances
Where at present
David BuchanservantMilton of Glenesk
Robert Duncanfarmerdo
Thomas Kinnier [Kinnear]farmerdo

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Clock & watch tax, 1797-8

Images of the original records for Lochlee:

NRS ref. E326/12/2/47

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Farm horse tax, 1797-8

Images of the original records for Lochlee:

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Places of interest

Invermark castle
Invermark Castle
at NO442804

Glenesk Retreat Folk Museum - has copies of local census and birth, marriage and death records. See also Angus Glens: Glenesk Museum.

Paintings in Glenesk Retreat Folk Museum

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