Stracathro (Angus)

Records, sources & information about the Parish of Stracathro

Parish number 320

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Ministers of the parish
Monumental inscriptions
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Parish Church
Population statistics
Statistical Accounts
Testaments & wills
War memorial


The name of the parish was generally spelt "Strickathro(w)" in the past. The parishes of Stracathro and Dunlappie were united in 1618.

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]
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OPROld Parish Registers of Births/baptisms, Banns/marriages & Deaths/burials (pre-1855)


Books & articles


Statistical accounts of Stracathro


Maps of Stracathro

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


Photographs of places Stracathro - recent photographs of Stracathro. National Grid ref. NO6165.


Stracathro parish church

Photograph of Stracathro Kirk

Another photo of Stracathro Kirk

Located at National Grid ref. NO618658, on the site of a Roman fort. Built 1799. The mediaeval kirk was dedicated to St Rule. See Stracathro Parish Church for further exterior and interior photographs.

Former parish of Dunlappie

Site of Dunlappie burial ground

Above: the site of the former kirk and kirkyard of Dunlappie, now planted in conifers, on the west bank of the West Water, beside Dalhousie Bridge (NO591680). The last burial was in 1824. There is no evidence of monuments. See Dunlappie Church for further details and photographs of the site.


Parish ministers 1560-1941

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

James Lichton1561reader
John Guthrie1561-1563M.A.; vicar
Andrew Mylne1563min. in 1563; had Dunlappie also in charge 1567; schoolmaster in Montrose 1569; tr. to Dunnottar 1574
Paul Fraser1567-1609M.A.; min. 1567; pres. to vicarage 27 Sep 1583 and again 20 Mar 1583-4; d. 22 Aug 1609; mar. Barbara Liddell; issue: Isabel (mar. Thomas Erskine of Quhitfield); dau. (mar. James Schewan [the min. of Dunlappie?])
John Sym1563reader 1563; pres. to vicarage 18 Oct 1571
Robert Norie1610-16432nd son of Alexander Norie, min. of Fern; M.A. St Andrews 1596; min. of Fern 1607; adm. bef. 12 Sep 1610; still min. 22 Jun 1643; mar. Bessie, dau. of Geo. Donaldson, min. of Dunlappie
George Fogo1644-1655M.A. St Andrews 1626; adm. to Edzell bef. 16 May 1639; tr. & adm. 16 Jan 1644; suspended 3 Oct 1649 for playing cards & dice, and drinking; re-adm. 24 Nov 1650; d. Apr 1655, aged ca. 49; mar. 1631? ---
Alexander Guthrie1655-1662yst son of James Guthrie of Pitforthie; M.A. St Andrews 1649; ord. 19 Jul 1655; d. Mar 1662, aged ca. 33; mar. Magdalen, dau. of Alexander Carnegy of Cookston; issue: Alexr; Margaret; Janet (mar. Wm, gson of William Lyon of Ogil); May (mar. David Lyon, W.S., commissary of Brechin)
James Guild1663-1676chaplain at Kinnaird; ord. to Stromness 22 May 1660; tr. & adm. Oct/Nov 1663; d. Jul 1676; mar. 1644 Janet, dau. of Robert Grahame of Bolshan; issue: Henry, writer in Edinburgh; Cath.
Alexander Coutts1677-1695b. 1656 Montrose; M.A. Kings Aberdeen 1670; ord. Sep 1677; d. 11 Apr 1695; mar. Eliz. Burnett; issue: Alexr, Ann
John Davie1701, 1715intruded bef. 26 Nov 1701; again intruded 2 Nov 1715; dep. 3 Oct 1716; factor to James earl of Southesk
John Glasfurd1701-1745from Cupar; ord. 12 Feb 1701; d. 23 Jul 1745; mar. 1704 Margaret Ogilvy; issue: John, Euphemia, Margaret, Agnes
Patrick Turnbull1747-1782ord. 15 Jul 1747; d. 1 Apr 1782; mar. 1754 Margaret Ferguson
William Maule1782-1783M.A.; ord. 26 Sep 1782; tr. to Monikie 3 Jul 1783
Robert Hanna1784-1828b. 1754; ord. 5 May 1784; d. 7 Apr 1828 unmar.
William Gerard1828-1851b. Sep 1791 Old Aberdeen, 6th son of Gilbert Gerard, D.D., prof. of Divinity, Kings Aberdeen; M.A. Kings 1814; ord. 12 Sep 1828; d. 20 Jul 1851 unmar.
Robert Grant1851-1909b. 1824 Towie ABD, son of Robt G., farmer; M.A. Kings Aberdeen 1842; ass. Rothiemay; ord. 24 Dec 1851; d. 1 Jun 1909; mar. 1867 Ann Wardlaw, dau. of Robert Mitchell, min. of Craig
William Newlands1909-1941b. 30 Oct 1866 Wishaw, son of James N.; ass. Dumbarton and Lossiemouth; ord. to St Vincent, West Indies 12 Dec 1900; adm. here 12 Aug 1909; d. 11 May 1941; mar. 1900 Helen Thom, dau. of John Brown McLay, Stirling; had issue

Ministers of Dunlappie 1560-1618

James Lychtoun1561son of Helen Stirling, lady Ullishaven (Usan); parson
John Sym1574-1579reader
Alexander Norie1585-1586min. in 1585, having Fern also in the charge; removed to Fern ca. 1586
James Schewan1593-1597min. in 1593, with Lethnot also in the charge; tr. to Navar 1597
George Donaldson1611-1614collated 16 Apr 1611; d. 23 Jan 1614; mar. Margaret Croill, who survived him; issue: Bessie (mar. Robert Norie, min. of Stracathro)
Laurence Skinner1615-1621M.A.; adm. 5 Oct 1615; tr. to Navar bef. 17 Feb 1621


Monumental inscriptions

Monuments in Stracathro 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.)

For a monument to William Carnegie of Dunlappie, his two wives and three of his sons, see Farnell MIs.

A partial listing of monuments in Stracathro churchyard 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.

In loving memory of ALEXANDER ARCHIBALD GIBSON late Westerton of Stracathro died 22nd August 1956 aged 70 years and of his wife MARY L. M. McGIVERN died 12th April 1971

In loving memory of ANNIE MARY GIBSON or LAMB, born at Smiddyhill Stracathro 28th May 1882, died at Rosslyn Dundee 20th February 1948. ALso of her son CHARLES GIBSON LAMB, born at Cookston Brechin. 19th February 1910. Died at Rosslyn Dundee 9th September 1954

In memory of ANDREW OSLER GIBSON farmer Witton Edzell dearly beloved husband of JEANIE KEITH died 21st June 1933 aged 58 years. The above JEANIE KEITH Blythwood Edzell died 19th April 1962 And their daughter AGNES KEITH GIBSON died 19th January 1995.

In loving memory of DONALD B. DONALDSON who died 25th Feb. 1934 in his 19th year. And of his sister JANET wife of GEORGE HARRIS, who died 14th March 1931 in her 24th year. Interred in Meigle Cemetery. Son and daughter of HENRY DONALDSON The Kennels, Lundie Castle. And of his wife JANET McKENZIE NICOL who died 27th Jan. 1945 aged 68 years.

Sacred to the memory of FREDERICK DUNCAN beloved son of GEORGE and JANE DUNCAN who died at Inchbare, 28th January 1902, aged 18 years. Also of the above GEORGE DUNCAN who died 2nd April 1914, aged 72 years. And of his wife JANE McDOUGALL who died 22nd Nov. 1932. "Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."

Sacred to the memory of. JAMES DORWARD, farmer, Auchinreoch, died 4th May 1901, aged 85 years. MARGARET BELL, his wife, died 22nd August 1895, aged 78 years. JAMES HENDERSON, their grandson, died 24th December 1894, aged 23 years. AGNES DORWARD wife of JAMES HENDERSON died 19th October 1904, aged 62 years. JAMES HENDERSON died 3rd December 1[ buried ]

In loving memory of MARGARET EDWARDS, wife of JAMES DAVIDSON, blacksmith, Northwater Bridge, {formerly of Inchbare,} who died 17th Feb. 1895, aged 56. And of the above JAMES DAVIDSON died 22nd Nov. 1914, aged 77. "The time is short." "So soon it passeth away and we are gone."

Erected by ALEXANDER DEWARS in loving memory of his wife JANE LAING who died 24th August 1909 aged 76 years. Also the above named ALEXANDER DEWARS for 43 years joiner at Inchbare, who died 4th November 1913 aged 81 years. Also of their daughter MARY ANN who died 15th January 1921, aged 63 years. Also of JESSIE M. DRUMMOND wife of JAMES DEWARS who died 27th April 1932, aged 70 years. The above JAMES DEWARS who died 14th June 1939 aged 74 years.

Erected by SAMUEL JOLLY in memory of his father WILLIAM JOLLY who died 5th October 1865, aged 56 years. Also of his mother HELEN ANDERSON who died 30th May 1881, aged 70 years.

Erected by JOHN FOWLIE, blacksmith, in memory of his wife ANNIE HENDERSON who died at Inchbare, 19th August 1898, aged 37 years. Also of his family, HELEN, WILLIAM, and ANNIE, who died in infancy. ROBERT who died 21st July 1901, aged 8 years. MINA who died at Barnhead, Old Montrose 3rd August 1907, aged 16 years. THOMAS who died at Queanbeyan, N.S.W., 5th Nov. 1912, aged 28 years. Pte. GEORGE PIRIE FOWLIE A.I.F. who died at Fovant, England, 25th Feb. 1917, aged 21 years.

Erected to the memory of JAMES MOIR blacksmith at Inchbear for 29 years, who died 9th January 1861, aged 60 years. Also of his daughter HELEN who died 10th December 1857, aged 24 years.

Erected by ANN DUNCAN in memory of her beloved husband WILLIAM JAFFRAY tailor and merchant at Inchbare for 33 years who died 17th September 1878 aged 56 years. Also of their six children who died in infancy. In memory of the above ANN DUNCAN widow of WILLIAM JAFFRAY who died Dec. 9th 1892 aged 67. Their sons ALEXANDER KINMOND JAFFRAY died Oct. 3rd 1893 aged 37. {Interred in Balgay Cemetery Dundee}. WILLIAM DUNCAN JAFFRAY 16 years tailor and merchant, Inchbare, died at Wards of Keithock, May 1st 1894 aged 42.

In loving memory of JOHN FARQUHARSON SHEPHERD blacksmith Inchbare who died 27th July 1941 aged 74 years beloved husband of JANE SMITH McBAIN Also his eldest daughter LIZZIE DUNBAR SHEPHERD who died 29th May 1942 aged 45 years beloved wife of ALEXANDER C. ROBERTSON Also of the above JANE SMITH McBAIN who died 10th July 1943 aged 71 years Also their youngest daughter VEDA JANE SHEPHERD who died 1st Jan 1978 aged 65 years Also AGNES GLEN McBAIN ROBERTSON who died 28th Aug. 2008 aged 83 years much loved daughter, sister and auntie   SHEPHERD

In loving memory of GEORGE McLEE head gamekeeper, Stracathro who died 20th Dec. 1939 aged 72 years. And of MARGARET LOW his wife who died 6th January 194(9) aged 78 years. Also their youngest daughter NORA who died 25th Sept. 1962 aged 4(5) years and their son GEORGE who died 20th Dec. 1976 beloved husband of MARY BALLANTINE and the late ELLEN SHERET. JAMES B. TAVENDALE who died 14th Feb. 1985 dearly loved husband of EDITH M. McLEE who died 17th Sept. 2004

In loving memory of JOHN GORDON KIRKLAND, sub-postmaster, Northwater Bridge, who died 29th December 1951, aged 54 years. And of his wife MARY HELEN McLEE who died 9th April 1984 aged 79 years

[cross] AGNES CLIFT the beloved mother of FLORA SHANNON CAMPBELL died 12th November 1934 In God's holy keeping

JAMES HUGH CAMPBELL of Stracathro beloved husband of FLORA SHANNON CAMPBELL born 8th April 1889 died 11th March 1934. He leaves a song behind. FLORA SHANNON CAMPBELL born 1st January 1900 died 26th April 1983. ALICE ELIZA CAMPBELL mother of HUGH CAMPBELL of Stracathro born 21st August 1862 died 15th July 1952. I will lift mine eyes to the hills.

In memory of ANN PETO, beloved wife of JAMES ALEXANDER CAMPBELL of Stracathro, who died on 15th September, 1887, aged 54 years; and of the said Right Honourable JAMES ALEXANDER CAMPBELL who died on 9th May, 1908, aged 83 years. He was appointed a Privy Councillor in 1898. "Till he come." I Cor. XI. 26 "Even so, come, Lord Jesus." Rev. XXII. 20

In loving memory of my dear husband ALEXANDER COOPER who died at Inchbare 12th Feb. 1951, aged 81 years. Also our son ALEXANDER killed in action at Soissons, 24th July 1918. Also our dear daughter ANNIE who died at Inchbare 9th Nov. 1954. And his wife CATHERINE MARR who died 1st May 1959

In loving memory of WILLIAM K. SOUTAR farmer Dubton of Stracathro who died 26th Jan. 1939 aged 79 years. And of his wife MAGGIE M. HOGG who died at Annfield House Trinity, 8th Nov. 1945, aged 79 years.

[cross] In memory of ANN CAMPBELL who died 27th April 188(0) aged 5(5) years. For (21) years the faithful nurse in the family of ... CAMPBELL, Esq. of Stracathro

1902 Erected in loving memory of JOHN GORDON who died at Mill Den, Stracathro, 24th April 1902, aged 53 years. Also of his wife JANE BROWN who died at Ardo of Gallery 19th November 1911, in her 68th year Also their grand-daughters BELLA GORDON GOLD daughter of CHARLES GOLD Brathinch, who died 9th July 1924, aged 18 years. DORA STEWART GOLD died 28th February 1929, aged 29 years. ELIZA ANN GORDON wife of CHARLES GOLD died 31st October 1938, aged 70 years, a loving and devoted wife. The above CHARLES GOLD died 21st Feb 1953 aged 85 Their daughter MARY ANN died 22nd Jan 1944 aged 51 "Gone but not forgotten."

1901 In loving memory of MAGGIE DUTHIE, daughter of ROBERT DUTHIE, who died at the Gatehouse of Stracathro, 4th January 1901, aged 15 years & 4 months. ROBERT DUTHIE beloved husband of ANN McPHERSON died 23rd March 1936, aged 81 years. The above ANN McPHERSON died 20th August 1945, aged 85 years.

In loving memory of ARCHIBALD MACGREGOR beloved son of JOHN & JESSIE MACGREGOR who died 24th Sep. 1895, aged 13 years. The above named JOHN MACGREGOR died 6th March 1937, in his 88th year. And of his wife JESSIE CRICHTON who died 17th June 1941 aged 87 years.

Erected by ROBERT FINDLAY in memory of his daughter AGNES who died at Millden, Stracathro, 4th Dec. 1892, aged 27 years. Also of his wife AGNES GOUK who died at Laurencekirk, 22nd May 1913, aged 84 years. Also the above ROBERT FINDLAY who died at Laurencekirk, on 19th February 1914, aged 84 years. Also their daughter MARY JANE who died on 29th April 1942.

In memoriam JESSIE WILLIAMINA MARY {MINNIE} daughter of WILLIAM SOUTAR who died at Dubton 26th June 1891, aged 4 years. Also of his daughter BEATRICE VICTORIA who died 17th Oct. 1922, aged 25 years.

ROBIN beloved child of MATTHEW & JEAN BARR born 22. Jan. 1930 Died 7. May 1933. Jesus loves me this I know."

Erected by JOHN BELL in memory of his wife JESSIE GRANT who died 7th April 1890, aged 37 years. Also of his family, MAGGIE MIDDLETON who died 5th Dec. 1888, aged 17 years. DAVID who died 8th April 1905, aged 24 years. Also of his wife AGNES STEWART who died 14th January 1919, aged 74 years. Also of the above JOHN BELL who died 13th March 1931, aged 73 years. Also their daughter AGNES, who died 5th Dec. 1959, aged 76 years.

W In loving memory of JESSIE CHALMERS WEBSTER who died 18th May 1960 aged 46 years.

Sacred to the memory of MARY ANN STIVEN who departed this life, 14th October 1862; aged 27 years. Also her father WILLIAM STIVEN, who died at Damside of Dun, 29th August 1867, aged 72 years. And of his sons, PETER who died at Detroit, Mich. U.S. 1858 aged 27 years. THOMAS who died at Mhow, East Indies, 1861 aged 28 years. Also his mother-in-law Mrs SCOTT who died at Hillside, in 1847 aged 84 years. AGNES SCOTT their mother, born 19th August 1799, died at Drumforber, Laurencekirk, 31st July 1880; aged 81 [sic] years. "Blessed are they who die in the Lord."

Sacred to the memory of WILLIAM DICK, V.S. born 20th February 1799, died 25th February 1872. Also his wife JILES SCOTT, born 26th June 1801, died 27th November 1880. Also their daughter MARY DICK, who died 24th February 1897, aged 73. Not lost but gone before"

Erected by DAVID MOWAT Ruxlea, Brechin, in loving memory of his wife MARY RUXTON who died 1st March 1906, in her 60th year. Also of the above DAVID MOWAT who died 17th November 1909, in his 71st year. "At rest."

1832 Sacred to the memory of PATRICK MURRAY, farmer in Westside of Edzell. He died 25th December 1832 aged 58 years. Erected by ANN DURRIE his widow. Also of the said ANN DURRIE who died 2nd March 1862 aged 76 years.

In loving memory of ELIZABETH RAMSAY wife of PETER PULLAR farmer, Syde, who died the 17th July 1919, aged 75 years. Also of the above PETER PULLAR who died at Syde on 1st June 1926, aged 88 years.
[south] Erected by PETER PULLAR farmer, Syde in memory of his father WILLIAM PULLAR who died 10th Dec. 1882 aged 87 years and his mother ISABELLA SHARP who died 13th April 1866 aged 65 years Also his sister AGNES who died 31st March 1874 aged 30 years
[north] In loving memory of ELIZABETH wife of JOHN R. PULLAR who died at Brechin 21st June 1953. Also JOHN R. PULLAR farmer, Syde, who died at Brechin 11th Feb. 1961, aged 78 years. Also his wife AGNES ROBB JONES who died at Brechin 25th Jan. 1970.

[p771] Erected by DAVID RUXTON in loving memory of his wife JANE BLACKIE who died at Millden, Stracathro 7th May 1927, aged 59 years. Also of their daughter ANNIE who died at Mains of Gallery 7th October 1902, aged 3 years. The above DAVID RUXTON died at Friockheim 2nd October 1946 aged 80 years.


Stracathro war memorial

War memorial side one 1914-1919

Alexr Walker. Pte. 4/5 Black Watch.
John Milne. Pte. 3/5 Black Watch.
George Hendry. Pte. 1st Black Watch.
William Cowie. Pte. 1st London Scot.
James King. Pte. 7th Gordon Hrs.
James Murray. Pte. 43. Batt. Canadians
George L. Anderson. " " "
Frederick Cowie. Sapr. 205 Field Coy. R.E.

War memorial side two 1939-1945

Martin Findlay - Royal Marine Commando
Ian C. Traill - R.A.F.
James P. Morrison - 2nd Royal Scots


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.


Church Session Records of Stracathro parish kirk

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. CH2/339/...
Communion rollca. 18777
doca. 18778
Misc. papersn.d.9
Women's Guild minutes1942-195010
Women's Guild roll book1951-198214


Land owners

There were 7 proprietors of land in the parish in 1843:

Among proprietors of land in the parish in 1860 were:

See also Adamson of Careston Castle and Stracathro House


Farmers / Tenants

AddicateJames Campbell-1851-1861
doMrs Mary Campbell-1861-
doJames Burgess [d. 1925]-1871-1925
doJ.A. Burgess-1926-1930-
doMilne & Reid-1935-1942-
doHarvey Taylor-1953-
ArdoDavid Lyall-1861-1877
doTo LetDec 1877
doGeorge Fraser-1881-
doAlexander Wingate-1891-
doAlexander [d. 1901] & David Middleton Wingate-1901
doDavid Middleton Wingate [d. 1922]1901-1922
doMrs Wingate-1926-
doMisses Wingate-1935-1941
doTo LetMay 1941
AuchenreochTo Let, 195 acres arableSep 1859
doJames Dorward [d. 1901]-1881-1901
doRobert & A. Keith-1906-1921-
doDavid A. Grewar-1924-1930-
doWilliam Beatie-1934-1942-
BallownieDavid Reid-1861-1871-
doGeorge Robertson-1881-1891-
doGeorge Osler Gibson & John Gibson-1902-1921-
doAlexander Gibson-1922-1930-
doDavid & Alexr Cuthill-1935-1944
doAlexander Cuthill1944-1947-
BalrennieJames Renny-1881-
doJohn W. Soutar-1902-
doJohn Abernethy, jun.-1906-
doFrancis Munro-1910-1914-
doJames Caird-1918-1921-
doW. Paterson, jun.-1926-1930-
doWilliam Paterson-1935-1942-
[Westerton of Dunlappie]
Alexander Fenton-1851-1861-
doJohn Soutar-1881-1902-
doWilliam C. Moyes-1902-1906-
doJames Greig-1910-1914-
doJohn Wallace-1918-
doJames Wallace-1926-1942-
CapoThomas C. Ritchie-1906-1910-
doWalter Silver-1914-1918-
doJohn Stewart-1926-1930-
ChapeltonJohn Fairweather-1902-
doJames A. Miln of Chapelton-1902-
ClearbankArchibald Allison-1906-1921-
doW.W. Souter-1926-1942-
DubtonWilliam Edward-1861-1871-
doJames Hogg-1891-
doJames Hogg [d. 1902] & William Knight Soutar-1901-1902
doWilliam Knight Soutar [d. 1939]-1906-1939
DunlappieWilliam Carnegie of Dunlappie [d. 1893]-1881-
doFrank V. Harper of Dunlappie-1906-
doJohn William Crowe [d. 1909]-1909
doRepresentatives of John William Crowe-1910-
doDavid R. Arnot-1914-1935-
doD.E. Duke-1936-1953-
HuntlyhillWilliam Carrick Anderson-1871-1882-
doAlexander Scott [d. 1920]-1902-1920
doM.S. Howie-1926-
doR. Finlayson-1930-1942-
LundieJohn Shepherd-1881-1891-
doCapt. D. Stuart, R.N.-1906-
doDavid Mollison-1910-1914-
doJames Wilson-1918-
Newton of StracathroJane Gibson-1851-
doWilliam Fife-1861-
doMrs Annie Fife-1881-1891-
doDavid Dunbar-1906-
doA.V. Cameron-1910-1926-
doF. Batchelor-1930-
doD.K. Watson-1935-1942-
NewtonmillJohn Grnat-1861-
doWalter Ogilvy-1871-
doAlexander Adams-1891-
doCharles Bruce-1906-1926-
doDavid Bruce-1930-1942-
ReidhallDavid Reid of Reidhall [d. 1909]-1881-1909
doDavid R. Low-1914-1942-
SmiddyhillJames Soutar-1861-
doAlexander Gibson [d. 1898]-1871-1898
doRepresentatives of Alexander Gibson-1902-1906-
doMrs Gibson-1910-1914-
doJames Raitt [d.1920]-1918-1920
doJames Raitt, jun.-1926-1930-
doJames Raitt-1935-1954-
SydePeter Pullar-1871-1921-
doPeter [d. 1926] & John R. Pullar-1926
doJohn R. Pullar [d. 1961]-1930-1942-
Westerton of DunlappieSee Cairndrum
Westerton of StracathroJames [d. 1909] & Robert [d. 1900] Lyall-1871-
doAndrew Osler-1881-1891-
doJames Robert Thom [d. 1922]-1902-1922
doMrs Thom-1926-1930-
doAlexander Gibson-1935-1942-
Woodside of ChapeltonD. & A. Dalgety-1926-
doG. Ramsay-1930-


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

1755529Dr Alexander Webster
1790269403672Old Statistical Account


Testaments & wills

Stracathro 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 Stracathro 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.

Ann ---relict of [Dr] John Mackenzie of Strickathro28 Feb 1811
John Aitkenin Westertoune of Strickathrow17 May 1738
Alexander Alexander (Alschender)in Capo, par. of Stracathrow, and Isobel Fodderingham, his spouse 9 Jul 1628
Alexander Alexanderin Stracathrow13 Jun 1661
Thomas Allanin Westertoun of Stricathrow4 Jan 1693
Janet Balfourin Capo, par. of Stricathrow2 Sep 1692
Robert Barclay of Sydepar. of Stracathrow26 Jun 1635
Alexander Bellin Adecat, and Isobel Peter, his spouse, par. of Stracathrow25 Jul 1614
Robert Brechinservitor to Alexander Alschender, in Stracathrow1 Dec 1637
William Brownin the Mill of Syde, par. of Strickathrow29 Aug and 2 May 1711
Magdalen Carnegierelict of Mr Alexander Guthrie, sometime minister at StrickathrowT. 1 May 1691, 6 Oct 1703 and T. 13 Feb 1748
Helen Christieat Newton, par. of Strickathro29 Oct 1818
Geillis Clarkspouse to George Watson, in Aldecaitt, par. of Stracathrow14 May 1610
Mr John Couperminister in the Town of Montrose, sometime residing in Parkland, par. of Strickathrow, and thereafter residing in Nether Tenements of Caldhame23 May 1774
Mr Alexander Couttsminister at Strickathrow, and Elizabeth Burnet, his spouse27 Dec 1695 and 4 Feb 1696
Isobel Doanspouse to John Mustard, in Ardo, par. of Strickathrow18 Jul 1687
Alexander Drimmiecreelman in Stracathrow26 Sep 1628
Andrew Drummondat the Foord of Fochray, par. of Stracathro, and Isobel Guthrie, his spouseT. 2 Jun 1670
John Dukein Tilliegloom, par. of Dunlappie and StrickathrowT. 8 Apr 1747
Mr Paul Fraserminister at Stracathrow, and Chantour of Brechin14 Sep 1609
Helen Fyferelict of Hew Petrie, in Wester Keith, par. of Stracathrow19 Dec 1662
Mr John Glasfuirdminister at StrickathrowT. --- 1746
Jean Grahamrelict of Mr James Guild, sometime minister of Strickathrow24 Jul 1700 and 11 Feb 1731
Margaret Grynnespouse to John Low, in Stracathrow7 Nov 1614
Mr James Guildminister at Strickcathro8 Jun 1678 and 2 Feb 1694
Mr Alexander Guthrieminister at Stracathrow, and Magdalen Carnegy, his wife10 Feb 1663
Alexander Jappin Capo, in par. of StrickathrowT. 22 Feb 1749 and T. --- 1751
Margaret Legspouse to William Micheill, in Stracathrow9 Apr 1627
John Lowson of Ballewniepar. of Stracathrow, and Elspet Junckine, his spouse15 Jul 1633
John Lynnin Smyddiehill, par. of Strickathrow25 Oct 1682 and 17 Jan 1683
Euphemia Malderspouse to Alexander Done, in Ardo, par. of Stracathrow25 Aug 1630
James Murraysometime of Smydehill, par. of Stracathrow9 Feb 1611
George Pyottin Syde, and Margaret Low, his spouse, par. of StracathrowT. 14 Dec 1642
Margaret Raittspouse to Arthur Malder, at the Mylne of Syde, par. of Stracathrow20 Jul 1629
Grissell Ramsayspouse to George Wischart, younger of Drynne [Drymme], par. of Stracathrow16 Jul 1610
Alexander Rodgerlate tenant in Newtown, in par. of Strickathrow, and Margaret Brand, his spouseT. 7 Apr 1747
David Simein Westertoun of Strickathrow15 Nov 1711
Isobel Smartin Stracathrow24 Mar 1621
George Stewart elderin Drymnie, par. of Stracathrow19 Apr 1614
Alexander Symlawful son to the deceased David Sym, in Westertown of Strickathrow3 Jan 1722
John Taylorin Aldecat, and Isobel Peter, his spouse, par. of Stracathrow3 Sep 1632
John Turnbull, younger of Strickathrow4 May 1716 and 15 Nov 1718
John Turnbull, elder of Strickathrow14 Oct. 1720
Peter Turnbull of Stracathrowand Margaret Jonkyne, his spouseT. 23 Nov 1669
Peter Turnbull of Smiddiehill18 June 1714
Christian Wattrelict of Thomas Cob, par. of Stracathro23 Apr 1600
Jean Willspouse to John Dirow, in Adicat, par. of StracathrowT. --- 1661
Andrew Wishart of Murtounand Lucras Beattoun, his spouse, par. of Stracathrow25 Jan 1623

Testaments of Stracathro and Dunlappie people from the Register of Testaments of the Commissariot of Edinburgh, 1601-1700

Grissell Archibaldsometime spouse to Charles Smyth, in Dunloppie, in Angus29 Jul 1607
Cristian Davidsonsometime spouse to David Proffeit, in Eistertoun of Dunloppie, in Angus2 Jul 1607
Cristian Stratounsometime spouse to Arthur Malder, portioner of Ardo, par. of Stracathro, in Angus21 Jan 1609
Isobel Whytelawsometime spouse to James Murray, fiar of Smiddie-hill, now in Westertoun of Dunloppie, in Angus12 Jul 1606


Clock & watch tax, 1797-8

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NRS ref. E326/12/2/47


Farm horse tax, 1797-8

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