Logie Pert (Angus)

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Parish number 304

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The parishes of Logie-Montrose and Pert were united to form Logie Pert in 1661.

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Statistical accounts of Logie Pert


Maps of Logie Pert

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Photographs of places

Geograph.org: Logie Pert - recent photographs of Logie Pert. National Grid ref. NO6664.

Geograph.org: Pert and North Water Bridge - recent photographs of Pert and North Water Bridge. National Grid ref. NO6566.


Parish church

The former church of Logie Pert is located at National Grid ref. NO666643, in Logie Pert. Built in 1840.

Photograph of Logie Pert Kirk

Above: the former church of Logie Pert

The ruined kirk of Logie-Montrose (or Logie Cuthill) is located at National Grid ref. NO706635, near Mains of Logie farmhouse. Only the chancel of the original kirk survives; it was renovated in 1857, for use as the burial place of the family of Carnegy of Craigo, but has since fallen into ruin. The interior has been cleared of rubble since 1978.

There is a date stone for 1857 on the west gable, where there are also the arms of

  1. Carnegy of Craigo: [Or,] an eagle displayed [azure], [armed and membered gules], surmounted on the breast with a book [of the first]

  2. Macpherson-Grant of Ballindalloch (1806): Quarterly, 1st & 4th, [Gules] a target between three antique crowns [or], 2nd & 3rd, Parted per fess [or and azure] a galley [of the first], mast, oars, and tacklings [proper], between a hand couped fess-ways holding a dagger in pale in the dexter chief point, and in the sinister a cross crosslet fitchée, within a bordure [gules]

Around the archway of the west door is the inscription I am the resurrection and [th]e life [He] that [belie]veth in me though [he] were dead yet shall he live.

Photograph of Logie Kirk

A second photo of Logie Kirk

A third photo of Logie Kirk

Above: Logie-Montrose Kirk

The ruined kirk of Pert (or Over Inchbrayock) is at NO650661, near North Water Bridge.

Photograph of Pert Kirk

Above: Pert Kirk from the south

Another photo of Pert Kirk

Above: interior of Pert Kirk, from the west

Denhead Free Kirk

Above: the former Free Kirk (later, United Free Kirk), just inside the parish of Montrose, at Denhead, near Hillside. It was known as the Den Kirk, and would seem to have been the Free Kirk of Logie Pert.


Parish ministers 1560-1949

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

Ministers of Logie-Montrose, later Logie Pert

Alexander Forrest (Ferous)1554-aft. 1566parson & vicar; parson 12 Jun 1554, 2 Apr 1565 and 8 Jul 1566; d. bef. 6 Feb 1573
William Gray1563-1567, 1573-1603bro. to Andrew Gray of Dunninald; pres. 1563 on death of Alexr F.; tr. to Pert 1567, with Logie-Montrose in the charge; returned and pres. to parsonage & vicarage 6 Feb 1573; had Pert, Menmuir and Fern in the charge 1574; d. bef. 22 Mar 1603; mar. Christian, dau. of Crystal Lyall or Ogilvy, who survived him
John Wilson1563, 1574reader 1563; vicar 1574
Alexander Rae1563vicar
Joshua Durie1603-1606M.A.; tr. from Forfar; pres. 22 Mar 1603 on death of Wm Gray; tr. to 2nd charge St Andrews FIF aft. 22 Oct 1606; tr. to Inverkeilor 1613
Thomas Montgomerie1607-1645adm. 1607; d. 1644 or 1645; mar.; issue: James
Patrick Symson1645-1690son of Alexr Symson, min. of Laurencekirk; M.A. Kings Aberdeen 1635; ord. to 2nd charge Montrose 7 Jun 1643; installed 10 Sep 1646; d. Oct 1690; mar. 1645 ---; issue: Patrick, min. here
Patrick Symson1677-1716son of above; M.A. Glasgow 1676; installed (colleague) 23 Aug 1677; d. 4 Jul 1716; d. 5 Jan 1722, aged ca. 66
James Bell1717-1740M.A. Edinburgh 1703; chaplain to laird of Beanstoun, E. Lothian; ord. 20 Feb 1717; d. 12 Feb 1740, aged ca. 57; mar. 1719 Eliz., dau. of William Arrott, min. of Montrose; issue: William, min. of Arbroath; James; Robert; Andrew; Elizabeth; John (Edinburgh apprentice, 13 Jul 1748)
William Trail1740-1752M.A.; ord. 19 Nov 1740; tr. to Abercrombie (St Monans) FIF 3 Jun 1752
William Cruden1753-1767b. 1726, son of Alexr C., beadle, Pitsligo ABD; M.A. Marischal 1743; English teacher, Montrose; ord. 12 Sep 1753; dem. 16 Jun 1767; min. of first Relief Meeting House, Glasgow; adm. Scots Presbyt. Congregation, London 1774; d. 5 Nov 1785; mar. Clementina Hadden; issue: Wm, John, Eliz, James
Daniel Bryce1768-1784schoolmaster, Fowlis Wester PER; ord. 28 Jan 1768; d. 14 Jul 1784; mar. 1770 Mary Chalmers
Alexander Peters1784-1809M.A., D.D.; adm. 1 Dec 1784; tr. to St John's Dundee 12 Oct 1809
James Foote1809-1825ord. 21 Dec 1809; tr. to Aberdeen North 23 Jun 1825
Thomas Hill1825-1864b. 11 Aug 1798, son of George Hill, D.D., principal of St Andrews Uni.; ord. to Ballantrae AYR 9 Sep 1824; tr. & adm. 22 Sep 1825; suspended 30 Jul 1842 to 1 Mar 1843; d. 1 Jan 1864
Archibald Buchanan1864-1886b. 27 May 1817 Balfron STI, 3rd son of John B.; ass. St Clement's Dundee; ord. to Ladyloan Arbroath Sep 1847; tr. to St Thomas, Leith 13 Feb 1851; tr. & adm. 27 Jul 1864; d. 2 Aug 1886; mar. (1) 1851 Margaret, dau. of James Mill; issue: Eliz. Sutherland, D.C.S.; Jacobina Mill; Grace Marshall; Archd; Margaret Mill; mar. (2) 1863 Anne Murray, dau. of John Archibald
James Landreth1884-1934b. 8 Aug 1850 Cupar FIF, son of Peter L., late min. of secession kirk, Aberchirder; M.A. Edinburgh 1874; ord. to Maison Dieu U.P. Church, Brechin 26 Jan 1876; adm. to Ch. of S. 2 Jun 1884; adm. (ass. & suc.) 18 Sep 1884; d. 22 Feb 1934; mar. (1) 1889 Eliz. dau. of Thos Stewart, farmer, Little Dunkeld; (2) 1914 Janet Patton, dau. of David Gorrie, farmer, Logie Pert; had issue
Alexander (Alec) William Abel1934-1937M.A.; b. 1909 Dundee, son of rev. Arthur C.A., minister, Dudhope; ass. St Mary's, Dundee; ord. & ind. 16 Aug 1934; tr. to Hopemount Church, Arbroath & ind. Nov 1937; tr. to Kemnay; tr. to Kinglassie by 1956; d. 1959 Crieff; mar. 1934 Elizabeth M.K. Macleish
William Robert Copland1938-1942B.D.; b. 1911 Greenock, son of John C.; from Irvine; ind. Apr 1938; forces chaplain; reported missing Nov 1942; d. 16 Sep 1942; mar. 1938 Agnes M. Crichton
James Gibb1944-1949from Stonefield, Blantyre; ind. 26 Jan 1944; tr. to Auchtertool 1949

Ministers of Pert (or Over Inchbrayock)

William Gray1567-1573also min. of Logie-Montrose; tr. to Logie-Montrose 1573
Alexander Fraser1608-1616min. in 1608; still min. 3 Apr 1616

Ministers of the Free Church, Logie Pert; later, United Free Church

John Bain1845-1876b. ca. 1814 Fortrose ROC; ord. 17 Apr 1845; d. 20 Mar 1876 Hillside, Montrose; mar. 1846 Agnes, 5th dau. of David Carnegy of Craigo
Alexander Logan Roberton [sic]?-1881-1909b. 1852 Dunipace STI, son of rev. Thos R., min. of Dunipace Free Kirk; ord. 1876; ret. Jun 1909; d. 7 May 1925 London; mar. 1877 Fenella Cullen Beath; issue: Eliz. S.Mack.
J.M. Shaw1909-1914M.A.; ass. St George's, Edinburgh; ord. & ind. Oct 1909; res. Jul 1914; Chair of Apologetics and Church History in Pine Hill College, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1914-?
Robert Urquhart Steedman*1935-1942b. 1899 Ballingry, son of Wm S., coal miner; from Stanley; ind. Dec 1935; tr. to Patna AYR, 1942; tr. to Markinch & Freuchie; tr. to Moffat 1965; d. 1984 Glenrothes; mar.
Sidney Hobson Robb*1943-1945b. 3 Aug 1912 Shettleston, son of John R.; bro. of rev. Douglas Mack.R, baptist min.; student missionary, Carnock; ord. & ind. Aug 1943; tr. to Crawfordsburn Church, Greenock 1945; d. 14 Apr 1999 Greenock; mar. 1943 Sarah J. Millar

* ministers of Logie Pert & Ferryden


Ministers of the Congregational Church in Logie Pert

See Congregational ministers in Logie Pert.


Monumental inscriptions

Monuments in Logie-Montrose Kirkyard (ca. 20 stones) and in Pert Kirkyard (ca. 90 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 Logie-Montrose in his "Epitaphs & Inscriptions", vol. 1, pp. 209-10 and at Pert on pp. 210-4 of that work.

A complete listing for Logie-Montrose Kirkyard follows. [M1], etc., indicate Mitchell's numbering. Uncertain readings are in parentheses, (); parentheses on the stones are replaced here by braces, {}; square brackets enclose editorial comments.

Westwards, row by row, beginning at the eastern boundary and keeping south of the kirk

[p3146] Our mum In loving memory of dear ELIZABETH H.H. FRYER who died 9th May 1992 aged 85 years Also her dear son DENNIS FRYER who died 25th Sept. 1997 aged 60 years A dear Dad & dearly loved husband of PHYLLIS CAMERON.

[M16; p3147] 1859 Erected by the family of DAVID DUNCAN who died 4th March 1853, aged 51 years. And of his wife JEAN DAVIDSON who died 5th March 1859, aged 50 years.

[p3148; blank]

[M17; p3149-50] 1851 Erected by CHARLES DAVIDSON, in memory of his mother ANN SIM, who died 28th Decr 1825, aged 78 years. And of his father ROBERT DAVIDSON, who died 28th March 1838, aged 92 years. Also of his spouse ANN CARTER, who died 23rd June 1851, aged 56 years. [buried] ...S DAVIDSON
[west] Also of his sons JAMES, who died 7th April 1862, aged 43 years. ROBERT, who died 27th Jan. 1879, aged 45 years. His end was peace. And his grand-daughter BARBARA, who died 6th Sept. 1904, aged 52 years. ELIZABETH CROLL, wife of JAMES, who died 15th May 1899, aged 80 years.

[p3151; flower holder] In loving memory of GILBERT R. FRYER died 2nd Sept 2001 aged 63

[p3152] In loving memory of STEPHEN FRYER died 22nd March 1974 aged 4½ years

[p3153] In loving memory of ROBERTSON POTTER died Dec, 1867, aged 6 yrs. Also MANNY died Sept, 1898, aged 5 yrs. Also our dear mother SUSAN VALENTINE died 21st Jan. 1933, aged 74 yrs. Also our beloved father ALEXANDER POTTER, died 23rd Dec. 1941 in his 90. year

[p3154; against east gable of kirk] Erected in memory of FRANK MUIRDEN Born at Craigo Gardens, 15th Oct. 1856, died there 28th May 1910. Also his wife BETSY MORRIS ALLAN Born 26th March 1859, died 5th July 1942. At rest

[p3155, p3235; against east gable of kirk] In memory of Rev. JOHN BAIN, ordained minister of Free Church Congregation Logie Pert, 17. April 1845, died 20. March 1876, aged 61 years. ὁ φίλος ἡμῶν κεκοίμηται ἵνα καταποθῇ τὸ θνητὸν ὑπὸ τῆς ζωῆς John XI.11. 2 Cor. V.4. Also in memory of his widow AGNES BAIN, fifth daughter of DAVID CARNEGY of Craigo, died 6th May 1883. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord. Rev. XIV.13.

[p3156; small cross against east gable of kirk] Baby SHAW 10th June 1914.

[M15; p3157] Erected by MARY BOWMAN in memory of her husband ROBERT GRAHAM, tennant of Boat of Craigo, who died on the 22nd Octr 1847, aged 57 years. MARY BOWMAN died on the 30th May 1881, aged 90 years. Also of their son DAVID who died on the 17th Sept 1846, aged 23 years. Their daughter ANN died on the 23rd July 1909, aged 76 years.
[west] 1848 How still and peaceful is the grave / where life's vain tumults past / The appointed house by heav'n's decree / receives us all at last.

[p3158] In loving memory of MARY beloved daughter of JAMES and MINA DONALDSON who died 1st Feby 1895, aged 8 years. The above JAMES DONALDSON who died 18th Jan. 1943, aged 76 years. And of his wife MINA LITTLEJOHN who died 9th Feb. 1950, aged 82 years.

[p3159] Erected by JAMES DINNIE in memory of his father WILLIAM DINNIE who died 7th December 1908 aged 84 years. And his mother JANE MURRAY, who died 28th Dec. 1918, aged 87 years. Also his sisters HELEN FARQUHARSON who died 10th Feb. 1895, aged 21 years JANE, who died 1st July 1916, aged 62 years.

[p3160] In loving memory of JAMES DINNIE dear husband of RISDON ALLISON who died 8th Dec. 1961 aged 83 years. The above RISDON ALLISON died 8th June 1964 aged 80 years.

[p3161] Erected in loving memory of our father JAMES BEATTIE who died 25th Dec. 1944 aged 89 years. And our dear mother ELIZABETH T. ALEXANDER who died 31st March 1947, aged 88 years.

[p3162] Erected in loving memory of HELEN GRAINGER beloved wife of WILLIAM RAITT wright, Craigo, who died 26th Novr 1889, aged 68 years. And of the above WILLIAM RAITT who died 18th Jany 1895, aged 78 years.

[p3163] Erected by JANE NAPIER, in memory of her husband JAMES THOMSON who died 27th. Jan. 1861, aged 77 years.

[p3164, p3230] Erected by JAMES LOW in memory of his son JAMES who died at Craigo on the 3rd December 1885, aged 33 years. "Accepted in the beloved."

[M13; p3165] I(.) MT 1765 This stone was erected by ... tennant at the Mill of Hedderwick ... his wife MARY TAVIOTDALE who died ... Also ... children

[p3166] In memory of JAMES PETRIE, who died 28th April 1871, aged 82 years. And of JEAN CARNEGIE, his wife who died 11th June 1871, aged 72 years. This stone is erected by their son and daughter WILLIAM and HELEN PETRIE, Craigo Works March 1873.

[p3167; defaced]

[p3168] 1874 Erected in affectionated remembrance of ROBERT MURRAY, who died at Logie 30th June 1855 aged 62 years. And his wife JANE COOPER who died at Montrose 24th Dec. 1873, aged 72 years. Also their family. JOHN who died at Montrose 26th Apr 1857 aged 22 years. JOSEPH who died at Logie 31st Aug. 1854 aged 10 years & 6 months. ROBERT who died at Logie 6th Dec. 1848 aged 7 years & 6 months. EDWARD who died at Logie 9th Dec. 1848 aged 2 years & 6 months. JAMES who died at Vicenza in Italy 9th March 1876 aged 44 years.

[p3169, p3234] Erected by JAMES & JEAN CAMERON in memory of their daughter JESSIE who died 18th Feb. 1867 aged 18 years.

[p3170] Erected by CHARLES & MARY CAMERON, in memory of their family. DAVID, who died at East Ballochy, 12th Aug. 1861 aged 6 years, ALEXANDER who died at Kirkton of Benholm 14th Feb 1892 aged 32 years. BETSY who died at Kirkton of Benholm 1st Feb. 1893 aged 30 years. Also their grand-daughter LIZZIE COWIE, who died at Kirkton of Benholm 22nd July 1893 aged 12 years. And their grandson CHARLIE C. BURNETT died at Fordhouse of Dun 11th Feb. 1898 aged 1 year & 5 months. The above CHARLES CAMERON died at Muirside of Craigo, 8th Dec. 1903 aged 65 years. Also his wife MARY COWIE who died at Montrose, 27th April 1910 aged 78 years.

[p3171] Erected by GEORGE D. CAREY, in memory of his sister ISABELLA, who died 16th Dec. 1899, aged 36 years. Also his father GEORGE CAREY, who died 28th June 1905, aged 89 years. His mother ANNIE BROWN, died 18th March 1910, aged 85 years. His brother JOHN, died 6th May 1919, aged 64 years. And his wife HELEN BELL, died 21st Aug. 1921, aged 61 years. His sister JESSIE, died 6th May 1924, aged 75 years. The above GEORGE D. CAREY died at Rondebosch, Cape Town S.A. 1st Oct. 1932, aged 73 years. "In life and death, O Lord, abide with me."

[p3172] Erected by G. B. BRAND in memory of his sister LIZZIE*, wife of JOHN MARTIN, died Dec. 19th 1899 aged 28 yrs. And her daughter JOANNA, died Nov. 6th 1899, aged 3 yrs. Also LIZZIE, who died in infancy.
[south; p3173] Also WILLIAM, son of JAMES MARTIN, who died in infancy.
[north; p3174] Also JAMES son of A. MARTIN who died in infancy The above ALEXr MARTIN died (8)th March 1907 aged 58 years.
[* i.e. Elizabeth Russell Brand]

[p3175] "Them who sleep in Jesus, will God bring with him." Erected by ANNIE L. CLARK, in memory of her beloved husband JAMES MIDDLETON, precentor in the parish church of Logie Pert, for upwards of thirty years, who died on the 13th December, 1876, aged 56 years. The above ANNIE L. CLARK died 5th Octr. 1891, aged 62 years. And of MARY JAMIESON, who died in their house, 9th March, 1872, aged 71 years.

[p3176] Erected by JAMES & FLORA MALCOLM in memory of their sons ALEXANDER died 15th July 1887, aged 12 years. DAVID died 8th Feb. 1890, aged 22 years. Also of ANNIE their daughter died 20th Dec. 1909, aged 31 years. The above JAMES MALCOLM died 4th Oct. 1923, aged 84 years. And the above FLORA MALCOLM died 14th Jan. 1932, aged 86 years.

[p3177] Erected by JOHN CAGE, in memory of his beloved wife, ELIZABETH PHEASE, who died 11th February, 1861, aged 40. Also of their daughters JESSIE who died 29th October 1876, aged 29. MARY ANN who died 9th March 1878, aged 25. And of the said JOHN CAGE who died 5th August 1878, aged 58. Also of their son DAVID PHEASE CAGE who died 3rd July 1930, aged 72.

[p3178] In memory of HUGH COWIE, who died 14th May 1866, aged 72 years. MARY HOOD, his wife, who died 26th Feby 1882, aged 72 years. And of their family MARGARET, died 26th Octr 1856, aged 20 years. HUGH, died 16th Decr 1865, aged 27 years. JAMES, died 9th Jany 1872, aged 29 years. ANDREW, farmer, Mains of Logie, died 18th Feby 1892, aged 40 years. HELEN, died 5th Octr 1892, aged 57 years. WILLIAM, died at Rotorua New Zealand, 7th Octr 1902, aged 53 years. JOHN, died 2(9)th Jany 1906, aged 73 years.

[p3179; fallen face up, broken in two] Sacred to the memory of WILLIAM GAUDIE, manager, Logie Mill died (5)th November 1881, aged (..) years. MARGARET ANDERSON, his wife died 7th August 1865, aged 50 years. And of their family EDWIN died (1)6th March 1861 aged (2)4 years. ROBERT died (..) October 1882 ... Also of JOHN LOGIE GAUDIE, solicitor, {only and beloved son of JAMES GAUDIE, postmaster of Montrose} 1st Black Watch, who fell in action at (E)lers, France, 25th September 1916, aged 22 years.

[p3181] In loving memory of ALEXANDER HOWIE blacksmith, Craigo, died 23rd Jan. 1892, aged 58. His wife MARGARET ANN ROBERTS died 21st April 1927, aged 84. Their son ALFRED, died 10th Sept. 1901, aged 19. Their daughters MAGGIE, died 14th Mar. 1892, aged 20. MARY ANN, died 10th July 1943, aged 75, ELIZA died 14th Nov. 1949, aged 74. EDITH J. HOWIE wife of WILLIAM S. MACKIE died 15th March 1952, aged 73. Also ELIZABETH ROBERTS died 16th Feb. 1916, aged 85.

[p3182] Erected by WILLIAM BROWN in loving memory of his daughter DAVIDINA, who died 22nd October 1(...) aged 15 years The above WILLIAM BROWN who died 14th April 1897. And of his wife MARY STEWART who died 30th Septr 1912, aged 84 years Also their younger daughter ELIZABETH wife of WILLIAM MATHESON died 5th Jan. 1935, aged 63 years. Also their eldest daughter MARGARET, who died 31st October 1950, in her 88th year.

[p3183] Erected by MARGARET EASSON, in memory of her husband DAVID FINDLAY late overseer, Home Farm, Craigo, for 30 years, who died at Aberdeen Novr 28th 1870, in his 55th year. The above named MARGARET EASSON died 26th Septr 1872, in her 53rd year. And of their son DAVID who died 16th January 1849, in his 6th year.

[M9; p3184] Here lies JOHN MILN who lived some time att Craigie husband to MARGARET NUCKLE who departed this life Aprile 14th 1730 aged 72 Death is the last end of our mortal race / Each hour we spend we thither fly apace / A little time it is in life we have / To day we're here to morrow in our grav[e]
[west; p3227] JM MN ; CM JM JM AM ; 1748 ; Memento mori

[M10; p3185-6, p3231] WF RF MF EF DF IF 1746 ; RF MR
[west; p3228] Memento mori This stone was erected by MARGRET REA[D] in memory of her decest husband ROBERT FINDLAY who sometime lived in Tolma... departed this life in the year 1742 aged 60 years Also his daughter MARGRET who departed this life in the year 1720 aged 1 year All who pass by behould survie / Think on this afull shrine / Hers moistie bons and ...

[M11; p3187] 1849 Erected by ISAAC MACKENZIE at Logie Works, as a tribute of respect to the memory of his wife ELISABETH FORBES, who died Feb. 2nd 1849 aged 46 years leaving one son and four daughters to mourn their early bereavement. Also in memory of her mother ELISABETH NIDDRIE, who died Octr 11th 1838 aged 75 years Likewise of her father JOHN FORBES, who died Septr 1(3)th 1830 aged 73 years

[M12; p3188] Sacred to the memory of JEAN LAKIE spouse of WILLIAM NIDDRIE tenant in Hill of Craigo who died 21st Augt 1835 aged 62 years Also their daughter MAY spouse of ALEXr ALEXANDER who died 11th April 1837 aged 34 years. And of the said WILLIAM NIDDRIE who died 25th Decr 1837 aged 79 years. ALEXr ALEXANDER farmer, East Hill of Craigo, died 9th Nov. 1884, aged 77. His wife, JANE McPHERSON died 25th Dec. 1891, aged 81. Their sons JAMES died 1st Nov. 1867, aged 22. JOHN, died 2(.)[t]h July 1904, aged 54.
[west; p3229] JR JC ; ER WR RR MR ; 17(4)8 ; Memento mori

[p3189] In memory of JAMES DUNCAN who died ... 188(3) aged 4(8) years And of his wife MARGARET ROSS who died ... 190(.) aged ... years ... their daughter CHRISTINA who died ... aged ... years Their grandson ALEXr TOWNS CAMPBELL only son ... ALEXr & MARY CAMPBELL who died 30th June 1... aged 24 years The above ALEXANDER CAMPBELL who died 6th Oct. 1958 aged 82 years And his wife MARY DUNCAN who died 23rd Dec. 1965, aged 88 years

[M6; p3190, p3233] 1823 Erected by JAMES JOLLY carter in Montrose as a tribute of respect to the memory of ALEXANDER VALENTINE and JANET CAIRD, his father and mother in law who recided at Hill of Craigo. ALEXANDER VALENTINE died there 18th May 1794 aged 60 years. JANET CAIRD died at Montrose 18th April 1823, aged 92 years. And with their children JOHN, ELISABETH & HELEN are inter'd here.
[west; p3203] Here is also interred the mortal remains of JAMES JOLLY who departed this life 18th Fe(.) 1827, aged 56 years

[M7; p3191, p3232] Erected by ELISABETH MILNE, in memory of her husband WILLIAM GALDIE, mason, who died 22nd June 181(.) aged 60 years

[p3192] Erected by MARY McGURK in sweet memory of her dear husband JOHN DUTCH, colporteur, who died at Logie, 12th Sept. 1936, aged 7(3) years. Also their children HUGH, ALFRED, ARTHUR & MARY. MARY McGURK, dearly beloved wife of the above JOHN DUTCH, died at Logie 27th Sept. 1950, aged 92 years. Their dearly beloved daughter ELIZABETH CARNEGY who died 16th April 1964. Their third son JAMES LEES who died 3rd Jan. 1970, in his 86th year. Granddaughter CATHERINE LEES DUTCH who died 28th Sept. 1990, aged 83 years.

[M8; west; p3193] Here lieth the body of WILLIAM THOMSON smith at Craigo who departed this life Decr 1797 MARY his wife ROBERT his son & ANNE his daughter

[p3194] Erected by WILLIAM & JANE MURRAY in loving memory of their family, ANNIE, who died 19th Sep. 1889, aged 17 years. MAY & ALICK, died in infancy. MAGGIE, who died 14th June 1894, aged 19 years. JESSIE, who died 1st Mar. 1904, aged 22 years. The above WILLIAM MURRAY who died 1st Sep. 1909, aged 62 years. BETSY, who died 29th Nov. 1914, aged 29 years. The above JANE MURRAY who died 14th Aug. 1920, aged 72 years. MARY, wife of Cpl. G. SHERIFFS, Cann Engs died 10th Nov. 1918, aged 38 years. The above Cpl. G. SHERIFFS killed in action 5th April 1917, aged 38.

[M2; p3195] Erected by ADAM THOMSON, Belfast, in memory of ALEXANDER THOMSON, his father, died Nov. 3rd 1847, aged 68 yrs. JANE NORRIE his mother, died March 27. 1862, aged 84 yrs. Also their children. JOHN, died Feby. 19. 1850, aged 44 yrs. WILLIAM interred at Maghera hamlet, Ireland, died Jany. 11. 1855, aged (.)6 yrs. JANE, died Nov. 5. 1860, aged 55 yrs. MARY relict of ALEXANDER CLARK died March 23. 1871, aged 62 yrs.

[M3; p3196] ID CP ; ID CC ; JOHN CATHERNE JA... MARGRET ELISEBATH AL... (and) JAMES DONELTSO[N] [buried] 17(.)7

[p3197] Erected by ELIZABETH PATERSON in memory of her husband ALEXANDER KIDD forester, Craigo, who died 3rd Jan. 1904 aged 72. The above ELIZABETH PATERSON died at Montrose 28th February 1910, aged 78. Also of their son DAVID who died 7th Nov. 1905, aged 47. Also their daughter MARGARET, who died 28th Jan. 1951, aged 79. And her husband Pte. DAVID MILNE killed at Magersfontein S. Africa 11th Dec. 1899, aged 28.

[p3198] Erected by JOHN EDWARD forester Craigo in memory of his wife HELEN COWIE who died 6th July 1861, aged 53 years.

[M1; p3199; flat stone; marginal inscription] Here lies ... JAMES CROLL son to JAMES CROLL in ... of Craigo who departed this life ... the 18 1728 of age 21 years

[p3200] Erected by DAVID TAYLOR, in memory of his father ALEXANDER TAYLOR, who died 7th Jan. 1887, aged 66 years. And of his brother GEORGE, who died 11th July 1875, aged 21 years. Also of his sister ANN, who died 27th Dec. 1886, aged 36 years.

[p3201] Erected by ALEXr MARTIN, Senr, Craigo Works, in loving memory of his wife ISABELLA GARROW, who died 13th Jan. 1901, aged 71. Also his daughter ELIZABETH FORBES MARTIN, died 11th Jan. 1901, aged 47. His son WILLIAM DEAR who died abroad aged 39. The above ALEXANDER MARTIN died 3rd Dec. 1917, aged 88

Against west wall of kirk

[p3204] Erected by J. H. McKENZIE in loving memory of her grand-father DONALD McKENZIE who died at Sunny-side bleach field 1st Jan. 1892, aged 83 years. "Till the day dawns" Also his beloved wife ANN TOWNS died 4th June 1899, aged 79 years. Were lovely and pleasant in their lives and in their death they were not divided.

Eastwards, beginning at the western boundary and keeping north of the kirk

[p3205] Erected by ELIZABETH (C)A(M)ER(ON) in memory of her beloved husband JAMES W. HUME late Sergt (R S) Fusiliers who died at Craigo 2(6) ... 19(2)5 aged 4(0) years ... heaven we depart (n)... ...

[p3208; small shield] In loving memory of little BELLA who died 11 Nov 1907

[p3209; small heart] In loving memory of my dear daughter JANE DRUMMIE who died 8th Sept. 1933 aged 32 years. Erected by her mother. At rest.

[p3210; flower container] In loving memory of KEITH & MARGARET

[p3211] McK Erected by MARY ANN DORWARD in memory of her beloved husband , EDWARD McKAY, who died 29th March 1950. And of their sons EDWARD, who died 9th Oct. 1934. WILLIAM, who was killed in action 14th Oct. 1944. ALBERT, died at Edinburgh 8th Aug. 1961. The above MARY ANN DORWARD died 16th Jan. 1965.

[p3211; at foot of previous] SHEILA KENNETT Nee McKAY 29.10.1934 - 09.01.2012 Much loved

[p3211; also at foot of previous; flower container] CHRISTINA McKAY 21.3.1906 - 2.9.1991

[p3212; also at foot of previous; flower container] JEAN McKAY PATON 1927 - 1996

[p3213] In loving memory of our dear father FRANCIS PATON who died 19th Dec. 1960 aged 80. Also our dear mother JEMIMA M. PATON who died 29[t]h Sept. 1954 aged 67.

[p3216] Erected by MARGARET HADDEN in loving memory of her husband, ANDREW GRANT, died 17th May 1952, aged 80. The above MARGARET HADDEN died 25th April 1968, aged 70.

[p3217] Erected by DAVID DORWARD in loving memory of his wife ISABELLA McCOMBIE, who died 4th Oct. 1929, aged 80 years. The above DAVID DORWARD died 12th Jan. 1934, aged 86.

[p3218] In loving memory of CATHERINE CONSTABLE Craigo village who died 8th Aug. 1916, aged 49 years. Only child of JOHN CONSTABLE, seaman, who died 5th June 1881, and was interred in Montrose Cemetery And MARGARET EDWARDS, who died at Craigo village ...th May 1913, aged 74 years.

[p3219] In loving memory of ALLAN HERSCHELL who died 9th June 1979 aged 59 years dear husband of NANCY SHERIDAN

[p3220] S Erected by ANN McCURRACH in loving memory of her husband EDWARD SHERIDAN who died 6th Sept. 1960, aged 62. And of their sons FRANK who died in infancy 1929. GEORGE killed in action 27th Mar 1943, aged 19. And the above ANN McCURRACH who died 27th June 1972, aged 72. Also their son EDWARD SHERIDAN who died 4th March 2007, aged 77.

Within the kirk

[M4; p3222, p3226; mural on north wall] Here lie the remains of THOs CARNEGY of Craigo Esq. and of MARY GARDYNE his spouse He died 9th. June, 1793 aged 64, and was survived by his widow for many years, which she devoted to the exemplary performance of all the duties of an affectionate mother. She died 20th. Nov. 1815 aged 65, leaving in the minds of her children the greatest love and admiration of her many virtues, and an earnest wish to profit by her example. Their second daughter ELIZABETH wife of the Hon. Lord GILLIES, has erected this monument as a testimony of her affection and gratitude to her parents.

[flat stone on the floor] THOMAS MACPHERSON GRANT of Craigo born 30th ... 1815 died 23rd ...

[M19; flat stone on the floor] MARY CARNEGY ... daughter of DAVID CARNEGY born 4th ... died 23rd (.e.) 1847

[M18; flat stone on the floor] DAVID CARNEGY of Craigo born (.)th March 177(.) died 10th Novr 1845 Mrs CARNEGY of Craigo born [blank] Septr 177(.) died 24th Septr 185(.)


Logie Pert war memorial
Located at NO689640, at North Craigo

War memorial

Above: general view


Andrew Beattie *
George Clark
Ernest Clark
David Cooper
James Dorward
Adam Forbes
Thomas Foreman
George Greig
David Guthrie
George Hosie
David Kidd
David C. Low
Francis B. Macfarlane
First World War memorial

James Mathers
Peter Mathers
William Melville
William Middleton
Frank Potter
James Sheridan
James Stewart
William Stewart
Henry Stephen
John Stephen
William Thompson
James Will
David Wilkie

* pte., Canadian Infantry; d. Oct 1916; son of David Beattie, Craigo & Jane Boyd; mar. Agnes Walker

Second World War memorial 1939-1945

William R. Copland
William J. Dallas
David G. Gorrie
Ralph Hunter
James W. Littlejohn
William S. McKay
James Soutar
Donald Smith
Allan M. Watt
William Wood


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.


Consistorial processes and decreets at Edinburgh [NRS CC8]

Ref.: Francis J. Grant (ed.), The Commissariot of Edinburgh: Consistorial Processes and Decreets, 1658-1800, Scottish Record Soc., Edinburgh, 1909

2421726Conjoined Processes of Adherence and SeparationAlexander Dickson, yr of Steanfoald, against Ann Carnegie, yst lawful daughter of Mr James Carnegie of Craigo, his spouse, et e contra, marriage contract 26 Nov 1722, married at the house of her sister's spouse, Robert Arbuthnot, in Edinburgh 27 Nov following1726
2521728Process of SeparationAlexander Dickson, yr of Stoanfoald, against Anna Carnegy, yst lawful daughter to the deceased Mr James Carnegy of Craigo, and spouse to said Alexander Dickson and e contra, married at the house of Robert Arbuthnott, her brother-in-law, in Edinburgh 27th November 1722. No warrantsIII 69 4 Jan 1728


Church Session Records of Logie Pert Parish Church

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. CH2/248/...
Accounts, etc.1770-18016
Communion roll1859-194814 to 22
Communion roll1957-198125
Women's Guild minutes1935-198227 to 29


Logie Pert Heritors' records

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. HR181/...
Minute book1912-19291


Land owners

The principal proprietors of land in the parish in 1835:


Estate records

Papers of Carnegy of Craigo - National Library Dep.267 - Inventory


Farmers / Tenants

For farmers at Dubton, see Stracathro.

Ardoch of GalleryDavid Fell-1861-
doJohn Cowie-1874-1898-
doJames Cowie-1902-1906-
doDavid Gorrie [d. 1924]-1902-1919
doJohn Y. Gorrie [d. 1934]1919-1934
Bank of GalleryAndrew Garland-1861-1881-
doRobert G. Russell-1906-1921-
doMrs Russell-1924-1933-
Brae of PertAndrew Couper-1881-1902-
doJohn R. Sim-1906-1914-
doWilliam Guthrie-1921-1929-
doJames Guthrie-1933-1942-
Broomley of CraigoWilliam Scott-1861-
doDavid Grant-1881-1921-
doRepresentatives of David Grant-1924-
doJ.C. Grant-1929-1933-
doJames Barnet-1938-1942-
Craigo Home FarmDavid Silver-1906-1924-
doG. Silver-1929-1942-
Craigo MillJ. & D. Wilkie, Ltd.-1938-1942-
East BallochyGeorge Carrie-1861-1864-
doJames Grant-1881-1902
doRobert Carmichael1902-1942-
East Hill of CraigoAlexander Alexander [d. 1884]-1861-1884
doRepresentatives of Alexander Alexander-1902-
doJohn Alexander [d. 1904]-1891-1904
doD. Alexander-1906-1924-
doJohn Rose [d. 1939]-1929-1939
Gallery & PertDavid Lyall of Gallery & Pert-1906-
Glen of CraigoFrancis Birse-1861-1865
doTo LetMay 1865
doJohn Hogg [d. 1913]-1881-1913
doJoseph Hogg-1921-1933-
doJohn Crane-1938-1942-
Law of CraigoAlexander Smith-1902-
doJohn Cowie [d. 1906]-1906
doJ. & D. Wilkie-1910-1933-
doJ.C. Grant-1938-1942-
Mains of GalleryJohn Dickie-1861-
doJohn McKenzie-1881-1891-
doRepresentatives of John McKenzie-1902-
doWilliam Nicoll, jun.-1902-
doThomas L. Kewans-1906-1921-
doTrustees of Thomas L. Kewans-1924-
doJ. Scott-1929-1942-
Mains of LogieHugh Cowie [d. 1866]-1861-1863-
doMrs Mary Cowie-1871-
doAndrew Cowie [d. 1892]-1881-1892
doRepresentatives of Andrew Cowie-1902
doAndrew Couper [d. 1906]1902-1906
doHenry Patullo [d. 1928]-1910-1928
doJ. Salmon-1929-1942-
Midhill of CraigoAlexander Mitchell-1861-
doMrs Mitchell-1891-
doRepresentatives of Alexander Mitchell-1902-1906-
doEdward Mitchell-1910-1942-
Mill of PertWilliam Duffes ?-1861-
doGeorge Christie [d. 1898]-1871-1898
doJames Henderson-1881-1918-
doHugh Lawson [d. 1922]-1922
doWalter Taylor-1924-1942-
Muirshade of GalleryJames Lowson-1861-1902-
doTheodore Forsyth [d. 1903]-1903
doAlexander Robertson-1906-1933-
doJames Ruxton-1939-
Muirside of CraigoWilliam Henry-1861-
doDavid Soutar-1938-1942-
Muirton of BallochyJohn Lawrence-1861-
doWilliam Mitchell-1891-1902-
doMrs I. Mitchell-1906-1918-
doMiss Mitchell-1924-
doE. & E.J. Ewan-1929-
doMessrs Ewan-1933-1942-
Nether PertWilliam Johnston [d. 1895]-1881-1895
doAlexander Wood [d. 1903]-1903
doTrustees of Alexander Wood-1906-
doCharles Ruxton-1921-1929-
doD. Hood (jun.)-1933-1942-
North Hill of Craigo, High Ardoch & Law of CraigoJohn Cowie-1902-
North Hill of CraigoJ. Alexander-1906-1924-
doJ.B. Cunningham-1929-1942-
PertThomas McLaren-1891-
doJohn McLaren [d. 1900]-1900
doRepresentatives of Thomas & John McLaren-1902-
doDavid S. Bell-1906-1914-
doDavid Milne-1918-1942-
Southhill of CraigoElizabeth Milne-1861-1881-
doWilliam Waldie [d. 1903]-1891-1903
doMrs E. Waldie-1906-
doJohn Waldie-1910-1942-
Three Laws of CraigoJohn Birse-1881-
doMary Birse-1891-
doRepresentatives of John Birse-1902-
doWilliam Mitchell-1902-1906-
doWilliam Hill-1910-1933-
doGeorge W.B. Ewan-1938-1942-
West BallochyCharles Martin-1861-1891-
doRepresentatives of Charles Martin-1902
doGeorge Bean [d. 1926]-1895-1926
doJohn Grant, jun.-1938-1942-
West Hill of CraigoJames Mitchell-1861-


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

1755696Dr Alexander Webster
1791999Old Statistical Account


Testaments & wills

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

David Andersonsometime factor for the Earl of Kintore, residing at Miln of Port, par. of Logiepert28 Dec 1779
George Brownin Muirschute, and Jonet Milne, his relict, par. of Logie-Montrose29 Jul 1617
Margaret Brucespouse to George Syme, in Logie, par. of Logie-Montrose12 Aug 1617
David Carnegiehusbandman in Galraw, par. of Logie-Montrose13 Jul 1614
Janet Cobspouse to John Milne, in Galraw, par. of Logie Montrose3 Jun 1606
Margaret Cockpenspouse to Thomas Low, in Cottertoun of Logymontrois22 Nov 1627
Jean Colleywidow of David Findlay, sometime at Craigo28 & 29 Sep 1819
Margaret Curriesometime spouse to William Crammond, in Hill of Crago, par. of Logie Montrose12 Aug 1617
Alexander Donaldtenant in Ballachie9 Jun 1820
James Finlayin the Hill of Crago, par. of Logie9 Jul 1621
John Greigtenant in Lundin of Gallery, par. of Logie21 Apr 1774
Elspet Grubspouse to James Fairweather, in Mains of Craigo, par. of Logie-Montrose3 Jul 1675
David Jamiein Law of Craigie, par. of Logie Pert19 Jul 1800
Elspet Japspouse to John Joy, in Three Lawes, par. of Logie-Montrois18 Feb 1640
David Joyin Laws of Toments, par. of Logie13 Aug 1662
Walter Joyin Three Laws of Dun, par. of Logie Montrose7 May 1618
Thomas Kydin Hill of Crago, par. of Logie9 Jul 1622
James Macdonaldresiding at Mill of Pert12 Dec 1809 & 5 Mar 1810
John Millresiding at Den of Craigo, par. of Logie13 & 15 Aug 1810
Catherine Muriesonspouse to Robert Milne, in the Hill of Crago, par. of Logie Montrose29 Jul 1617
William Muriesonin Hill of Craigo, par. of Logie14 Aug 1662
Thomas Mylnein Hill of Crago, par. of Logie-Montrois26 Aug 1626
Alexander Raefarmer at Law of Craigo27 May 1820
Margaret Rennyspouse to George Jamesone, in Hill of Crago, par. of Logie-Montrose29 Jul 1617
John Robertin Over Pert29 Jun 1620
Isobel Shepherd (Schipherd)in Den of Midgate, spouse to John Graham, par. of Logie-Montrose12 Apr 1676
John Smithin Hill of Crago, par. of Logie9 Jul 1621
Elspet Spruntrelict of Thomas Kid, in the Law, par. of Logie Montrose29 Jul 1617
John Strachantenant in Over Perth, par. of Logie7 Oct 1685
John Strachan in Over Perth, par. of Pert6 May 1696
Alexander Vallentinein Hill of Craigow, par. of Logie14 Oct 1681
Janet Willspouse to John Miln, in the Hill of Craigo, par. of Logie14 Aug 1662
Alexander Wyliesmith at North Water Bridge6 Jun 1810

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

Robert Pirieat Mains of Craigie [Craigo?], par. of Logie [Logie Pert?]16 Apr 1761
Alexander Stevensonin Mains of Craig [Craigo?], par. of Logie [Logie Pert?]9 Feb 1726
Christian Wattrelict of James Croll, at Boat of Craige [Craigo?], par. of Logie [Logie Pert?]21 Mar 1744

Testaments of Logie-Pert people from the Register of Testaments of the Commissariot of Brechin, 1576-1823

Helen Carnegyin Montrose, dau. of the decd. David Carnegy, Esq, of Craigo26 Oct 1818
William Cowie elderin Galraw [Gallery], par. of Logie Montrose10 Aug 1597
Mary Gardynerelict of Thomas Carnegy, Esq. of Craigo29 Jan 1816
John Joy in Tomentes, par. of Logy Montrose, and Janet Speid, his spouse6 Jul 1658
James Scott of Logyand Jean Tailor, his spouse9 Mar 1659
James Scott, late of Logie29 Nov 1732
Katherine Scottlawful dau. of the late James Scott of Logie, late residing in MontroseT. 30 Oct 1783
Margaret Scottrelict of the late James Scott of LogieT. 20 Jul 1781
Mary Scottlawful dau. of the late James Scott of Logie, late residing in MontroseT. 30 Oct 1783

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

James Carnegiein Galraw, sher. of Forfar5 Feb 1595-6
John Carnegiein Galraw in Angus17 Jan 1578-9
Jonet Carnegiesometime spouse to Walter Smyth, in Garlaw, par. of Logy, sher. of Forfar13 Aug 1597
Katherine Carnegiesometime spouse to William Carnegy, in Cannonie, par. of Pert, sher. of Forfar 15 Nov 1598
Jonet Cobesometime spouse to John Mylne, in Galraw, par. of Logy, sher. of Forfar13 Aug 1597
John Erskine of Dunepar. of Logy-Montrose, sher. of Forfar21 May 1599
John Gornein Pert in Angus12 Dec 1586
Barbara Halketsometime spouse to William Cowie, in Galraw, par. of Logy, sher. of Forfar13 Aug 1597
Robert Lindsayin Nether-Pert in Angus16 Jan 1589-90
Bessie Lowsonsometime spouse to Thomas Low, in Pert in the North-Watter-brig in Angus15 Oct 1588
Jonet Nauchtiesometime spouse to John Low, in Pert at the North-Watter brig, in Angus13 May 1579
George Petrieat the Mylne of Logie-Montrose, in Angus24 Jul 1589
William Thomsonin Pert at the North-Watter-brig in Angus16 Oct 1588
Margaret Whytesometime spouse to James Low, in Pert in the North-Watter-brig in Angus15 Oct 1588
Helen Williamsonsometime spouse to John Webster, in Ando, par. of Logy, in Angus18 Dec 1600

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

John Mitchellin Nether Eglismaldie, par. of Pert, sher. of Angus5 Jul 1603
James Pypermaltman in Hill of Crago, par. of Logy-Montrose, sher. of Forfar21 Apr 1607


Clock & watch tax, 1797-8

Images of the original records for Logie Pert:

NRS ref. E326/12/2/49


Farm horse tax, 1797-8

Images of the original records for Logie Pert:


Places of interest

Buildings at risk register: Logie Schoolhouse

Historic Environment Scotland: Logie Schoolhouse

Wikipedia: James Mill


This page updated 2 Sep 2023