Barry (Angus)

Records, sources & information about the Parish of Barry

Parish number 274

map of Barry

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Births & baptisms
Books & articles
Burgh records, Carnoustie
Census records
Church Session
Clock & watch tax
Deaths & burials
Episcopal Church Records
Estate records
Farm horse tax
Heritors' records
Land owners
Ministers of the parish
Monumental inscriptions
Old parish registers
Parish Church
Photographs of places and people
Places of interest
Population statistics
Provosts of Carnoustie
Statistical Accounts
Testaments & wills
Town clerks of Carnoustie
Valuation rolls
War memorials


The coastal burgh of Carnoustie, originally confined to the south-east of the parish of Barry, has since spread into the parish of Panbride, to include the settlement called Newton of Panbride.

seal of Carnoustie

The Common Seal of the
Burgh of Carnoustie

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


NLSNational Library of Scotland
NRSNational Records of Scotland, formerly called the National Archives of Scotland [NAS] and, before that, the Scottish Record Office [SRO]
HM General Register House, Edinburgh EH1 3YY (Tel: +44-131-535-1314)
OPROld Parish Registers of Births/baptisms, Banns/marriages & Deaths/burials (pre-1855)


Books & articles

Photo-books - old photographs of Carnoustie


Statistical accounts of Barry


Maps of Barry & Carnoustie

1:25000 Ordnance Survey map - published 1957

1:10560 (Six inch) Ordnance Survey map - surveyed 1858, published 1865

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

Plan of the estate of Pitskelly - 1842

ScotlandsPlaces: Carnoustie - an extensive collection of photographs, maps and records

map of Carnoustie

Above: modern street map of Carnoustie (© OpenStreetMap contributors, CC-BY-SA)
Click on the map above to go to OpenStreetMap centred on Carnoustie


Photographs of places Barry - recent photographs of Barry. National Grid ref. NO5334. Carnoustie - recent photographs of Carnoustie. National Grid ref. NO5634.

Aerial photos of Carnoustie & neighbourhood


Barry parish church

Located at National Grid ref. NO536345. Built 1800, it became Barry West Kirk. It was reduced to a few courses of masonry in the 1960s. The mediaeval kirk on this site was appropriated to Balmerino Abbey in Fife.

There is an article, with photographs, on the mediaeval Barry Parish Church in A Corpus of Scottish Mediaeval Parish Churches.

Remains of Barry Kirk

Above: the remains of the former West Kirk of Barry

Other churches

Former Free Kirk, Barry

Above: the former Free Kirk, later United Free Kirk, of Barry. This building of 1888 replaced one of 1843; a date stone for 1843 is preserved in the present fabric. The kirk became Barry East Kirk, and is now Barry Parish Kirk.

Carnoustie Church

Above: Carnoustie Church on the north side of Dundee St, Carnoustie, located at NO559345. Architect: Peter McGregor Chalmers, 1902. This church replaced an earlier building of 1837.

former Carnoustie U.F. Church

Above: the former Erskine United Free Church, Dundee St, Carnoustie; an older photo


Parish ministers 1560-1900

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

Charles Michelson1560reader; min. in 1584
Andrew Auchinleck1567-ca. 1576also had Murroes in his charge 1567; and had Monifieth in 1574; moved to Monifieth ca. 1576
Charles Michelson1584-bef. 1590had been reader here 1560; tr. from Arbirlot 1584; moved back to Arbirlot bef. 1590
Harry Kinnear?-1591dem. 1591
John Gardyne1591-1611M.A. St Andrews 1583; pres. to parsonage & vicarage 4 Mar 1590-1; dem. 1611, after accusation of immorality
James Strachan1611-1619M.A.; tr. to Kinneff 1619
Andrew Wood1619-1632M.A.; tr. to Monifieth 1632
Patrick Makgill1632-1642M.A.; tr. to Monikie 1642
William Auchinleck1642-1643M.A. St Andrews 1625; adm. Monikie 1634; tr. & adm. 1642; d. bef. 10 Mar 1643; mar. Jean, dau. of John Durham, min. of Monikie
Patrick Lyon1643-1658b. 1603, son of Andrew Lyon of Balgillo; M.A. Kings 1623; adm. (as colleague?) 1636; tr. & adm. 1643; d. Mar 1658; mar. contr. 1633 Isobel, dau. of Hercules Cramond of Balhall; issue: Patrick, of Carnathie, advocate (heir to father 1663); Agnes (mar. Hercules Skinner, min. of Fettercairn); a dau. (mar. Wm Chalmers, min. of Glamis)
John Johnston, alias Souter, of Wardmylne *1659-16812nd son of David Johnston, alias Souter, of W.; M.A. St Andrews 1652 or poss. educ. at Marischal Coll. Aberdeen; adm. bef. 3 Nov 1659; suspended for antenuptial fornication, 12 Mar 1660; reponed 12 Jul 1660; dem. bef. 27 Jan 1681; thereafter adm. bef. 27 Sep 1684 as min. of Saline FIF; min. there until the revolution; mar. 1660[?] Marion Halyburton
James Carnegie, 2nd of Craigo1681-1701b. ca. 1640, son of David Carnegie, 1st of Craigo, min. of Farnell and Dean of Brechin; M.A. St Andrews 1659; ord. & adm. Redgorton 1665; served heir to father 1673; tr. & adm. 1681; d. 6 Dec 1701; mar. Ann, dau. of John Gardyne of Lawton; issue: David, 3rd of Craigo; Eliz. (mar. 1. Robert Arbuthnott, 2. Sir James Nicolson of that ilk & Lasswade, bart.); Helen; Magdalen (mar. John Mudie of Arbikie); Agnes (mar. Thomas Ogilvie of Kinaldie); Cath. (mar. -- Pearson); Ann (mar. Alexander Dickson, yr of Stonefold [BEW])
Alexander Archibald1704-1724M.A. Marischal 1691; ord. 1704; d. 4 Jul 1724; mar. Ann Kennedy; issue: Jane (mar. Wm Dawling, excise officer); a dau.
William Dall1724-1775ord. 1724; d. 27 Sep 1775; mar. 1726 Rachel Russel; issue: Rachel (mar. John Speid, merchant, Dundee); Anne (mar. George Grant, excise officer); Thomas; Janet (mar. James Walker of Dafthill); Marjory (mar. George Thomson of Nolthill)
David Sim1776-1823b. 1753, son of a farmer at Panlathie; ord. 1776; d. 1 Oct 1823; mar. 1786 Agnes Maule; issue: James Milne HEICS; Eliz.; Margt; Jean; John; David; Margt; Robert; Wilhelmina
John Kirk1824-1837ord. 1824; tr. to Arbirlot 1837
James Lumsden1838-1843b. 1810 Dysart FIF, eldest son of James L., merchant; ass. Larbert & Dunipace 1833-5; appointed city missionary Dunfermline 1835; ord. Inverbrothock 1836; adm. 1838; joined Free Kirk 1843; min. of Barry Free Kirk, 1843-56; professor, Free Kirk Coll., Aberdeen 1856, principal there 1864; D.D. St Andrews 1869; d. unm. 1875
William Simpson1843-1851ord. 1843; dep. 1851; d. 5 Mar 1865; mar. 1844 Margaret Smith; issue: Margaret; Janet Isabella; Wm
James Sommers1851-1866b. 1811 Stirling, eldest son of Robt S.; ord. St James's Forfar 1845; tr. & adm. 1851; d. 25 Jan 1866; mar. Margaret, dau. of Wm Carruthers, farmer; no issue
Charles Findlater Stevenson1866-1905b. 1831 Wilton ROX, son of David Sommers, min. of Wilton; ord. Stobhill 1860; tr. & adm. 1866; d. unm. 1905 Monifieth
John Heggie1895-1945b. 1865 Markinch, son of Robt H.; ass. Largs; ord. (ass & suc.) 1895; d. 29 Apr 1945 Carnoustie; mar. 1900 Jessie Carrie, dau. of John Anderson M.D.; issue: John Keith

* The Fasti mistakenly treat John Souter and John Johnston of Wardmilne as two successive ministers, with the second married to the widow of the first. However, there was an Act of Parliament of 21 Aug 1663, following a supplication by Mr David Johnston alias Souter, student of divinity, Mr John's relative (brother?), for himself and his kinsmen, to change his name from Souter to Johnston, it being claimed that they had previously been of that surname. Mr John's sister Martha married Mr James Fithie, minister of Mains in 1654.

Ministers of Carnoustie quoad sacra
A chapel was opened in Carnoustie in 1838, and Carnoustie was disjoined from Barry on 25 Nov 1863.

Thomas Dymock1838-1843b. 18 Aug 1806 Kelso ROX, son of John Dymock, LL.D., rector of Kelso Grammar School; M.A. Glasgow 1833; missionary at Gilmerton; ord. (ass.) Arbroath 22 Feb 1837; adm. here 6 Nov 1838; joined Free Kirk in 1843; min. of Carnoustie Free Kirk 1843-5; min. of Free Middle Church, Perth 1845-88; d. 4 Feb 1888 Edinburgh; bur. Wellshill Cem., Perth; mar. 1839 Ruth, yr dau. of James Bentley, prof. of Hebrew, Kings Aberdeen; issue: John, M.A., min. of Kemnay Free Kirk; Isabell; James Bentley, banker; Margaret Addie; Thos, C.A.; Wm, M.A., min. of U.F. Kirk, New Aberdour; Ruth
William Allan1857-1859b. 1823, son of Wm A., merchant; ord. 1 May 1857; d. 12 Aug 1859
Robert Fisher1860-1879ord. 26 Jan 1860; first min. of the parish 1863; tr. to St Boswells 17 Jun 1879; d. 18 Feb 1891
Alexander Robertson Gibson1880-1918b. 30 May 1844 Fowlis Easter, son of David G.; ass. Old W. Kirk, Greenock; ord. to Patna Ayrshire 27 Mar 1876; tr. & adm. 7 Jan 1880; dem. 11 Jun 1918; d. 23 Aug 1928; mar. 1881 Kate Joan, dau. of Alexr Bowie; issue: Alexr Robertson
James Alexander Fleming1919-1924tr. from St Thomas's Leith & adm. 6 Feb 1919; res. 1924; d. 31 Jul 1924 Edinburgh
James Baillie1924-1941b. 19 Jul 1893 Larkhall, son of Archd B. & bro. of Rev. Stephen B., Friockheim; M.A. Glasgow 1914; ass. Elgin 1921 and St Michael's Edinburgh; ord. 5 Jun 1924; dem. 25 Oct 1941; appointed to St Andrew's, Nassau, Bahamas 1941; dem. 1942; adm. Knox Church, Belmont, Ontario 1946; mar. 1932 Isabel Rose, dau. of Robt Campbell, Adelaide; had issue


Ministers of other denominations

Ministers of Barry Free Kirk, later U.F., later Barry East Kirk

James Lumsden1843-1856see above list of Barry parish ministers
Alexander John Campbell1884-1936M.A.; b. [9 Sep ?] 1854 Madras, India, son of Alexander Bell Campbell, min. of Markinch Free Kirk, & bro. of Edith; d. 21 Jan 1936 Carnoustie; mar. 1890 Anna Maria Thomson (wid. of Alexr Mackenzie)
John Smith?-1933-1945from Friockheim; ret. 1945
Robert H. Beattie1946-1952M.A.; went to Canada 1952; mar. 1944 Nancy M. Morrison

Ministers of Carnoustie Free Kirk; later, St Stephen's United Free Church

Thomas Dymock1843-1845see above list of Carnoustie quoad sacra ministers
James Meek?-1858-?
James Philip?-1882-1917b. ca. 1849 Dundee, son of John P., ship carpenter; min., Lyon Street, Govan in 1881; ret. May 1917; d. 10 Apr 1925 Edinburgh; mar. Margaret Guthrie; issue: Rev. Dr John Fleming
William Pottinger1917-1921-?b. 1886 Stromness; M.A.(Edinburgh 1907); from Tillicoultry; ind. 21 Aug 1917 as colleague & succ.; tr. to Dundee by 1935; d. Apr 1948 S. Ronaldsay
William Cumming Thom1923-1924-?b. 1898 Aberdeen; Ph.D.(Aberdeen 1924); ass. & succ. 1923; d. 1979 Aberdeen; mar. 1923 Helen A. Sorley

Ministers of Carnoustie (Antiburgher); later, Erskine U.F. Church
Originally located at Barrymuir. Moved 1810 to "Feus of Taymouth", i.e. Carnoustie (a town founded in 1797).

Simon Sommerville1791-1804from Lauder BEW; ord. 9 Nov 1791; res. 27 Aug 1804; inducted 1804 Elgin (Moss Street)
John Murray1806-1817b. ca. 1765; retired 1803 from Johnshaven KCD; inducted 31 Dec 1806; d. 1 Jul 1817; mar. 1808 Margaret Adie (sis. of the Rev. Andrew Adie [or Aedie], Forfar; Murray's sis. mar. the Rev. James Sinclair, Stronsay); issue: Andrew, U.P. min. of Forfar
James Chapman1822-1832teacher at Abernethy PER in 1805; from Perth (North); ord. 14 Aug 1822; dem. 19 Sep 1832; d 24 Jul 1833 Barnhill, Perth
Laurence Pitcaithly1834-1845b. Forgandenny; from Craigend; ord. 18 Feb 1834; dem. 8 Jul 1845; moved to teach at Simla, India; d. 19 Dec 1849 Simla
George Jerment McKenzie1846-1847b. ca. 1819 India; ord. 24 Nov 1846; d. 18 Nov 1847; buried Newington, Edinburgh; his sister mar. the Rev. James Borwick, Rathillet FIF
John Primrose Miller1849-1880b. ca. 1818, son of the Rev. James M., Huntly ABD & gson of the Rev. John Primrose, Grange BAN; ord. 9 Jan 1849; res. 10 Feb 1880; moved to London; d. 23 Jun 1900 London
John Ferrier Dempster1880-1915b. Oct 1844 Tannadice, John of John D.; ord. 2 May 1876 Lumsden; tr. & ind. 26 Aug 1880; ret. 1915; d. 29 Oct 1928 Carnoustie; mar. 1876 Cath. A. Hunter; issue: Ann, Katie, John, Charles, Francis

Ministers of Original Secession Kirk, Kinloch Street

James Patrick?-1901-?b. ca. 1841 Kirkintilloch DNB, gson of Daniel Weir, cotton weaver; missionary, Ayr, 1861; ord. 1868; d. 24 Feb 1919 Dundee; mar. Isabella --; issue: Henry, Daniel

Ministers of Holy Rood Episcopal Church

Joseph Brewer Jobberns?-1901-?M.A.; rector
J.T. Lewis1944-?rector


Monumental inscriptions

Monuments in Barry Kirkyard, and the more recent cemetery immediately north of it, bearing pre-1855 information (ca. 200 stones) are listed in Alison Mitchell (ed.), "Pre-1855 Monumental Inscriptions in Angus, Vol. 3: Environs of Dundee" (Edinburgh: Scottish Genealogy Soc., 1996), which can be bought from the Scottish Genealogy Society. (It's listed as "Angus MI - Vol. 3. Pre-1855 Environs of Dundee" in their online shop.)

Andrew Jervise recorded some monuments at Barry in his "Epitaphs & Inscriptions", vol. 2, pp. 326-33.

A few of the inscriptions in Barry Kirkyard follow:

Sacred to the memory of JOHN FAIRWEATHER drowned at Riga Augt 9th 1860 aged 16 years. And ALEXANDER FAIRWEATHER who was lost on a voyage from Calcutta, to London in 1861 aged 26 years. Also DAVID E. FAIRWEATHER drowned off the Cape on a voyage from Hong-Kong, to Buenos-Ayres Octr 24th 1868 aged 20 years. JANE ROBERTS FAIRWEATHER died 27th Sept 1911 aged 73 years.

1877 Erected in memory of my father JAMES GREIG who died 23d Jany 1875, aged 77 years and of my mother ANN SMITH who died 3d April 1875, aged 68 years Also of my sister CHRISTINA who died 11 May 1862, in the 19 year of her age Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the lord the righteous judge [buried]

In memory of JEANIE MORGAN second daughter of ROBERT GRAHAM, farmer, Pitskelly, who died 4th August 1857, aged 4 years and 7 months. JEMIMA GRAHAM died 16th Octr 1864, aged 11 months.

In memory of THOMAS M. OGILVIE son of JAMES OGILVIE, Holmwood Carnoustie who died 23rd August 1913 aged 41 years. Also ALEX. F. OGILVIE, shipmaster who died at sea 22nd July 1919. And his wife ELIZA REID, who died at Tacoma, U.S.A. 18th October 1919.

In loving memory of Mrs DUNCAN who died at May Cottage Carnoustie 6th Feb. 1916, aged 67. In loving memory of my father WILLIAM GRAY who died at Carnoustie 11th February 1922, aged 83. And of my mother MARGARET TAVENDALE who died at Carnoustie 11th March 1922, aged 79.

Sacred to the memory of GEORGE YOUNG, tailor, died 20th Jany. 1933, aged 92. And his wife AGNES M. BROWN died 12th April 1907, aged 65.

Erected by WILLIAM and MARGARET YOUNG in loving memory of their daughters NANCY WRIGHT died 18th November 1929 aged 26 years EUPHEMIA FOX died in infancy Also their son WILLIAM MAXWELL died 21st April 1914 aged 13½ years

Erected by JAMES ROBERTSON mason, and ANN FAIRWEATHER in memory of their children AMELIA died 10th Dec. 1869, aged 5 years. ISABELLA died 17th Dec. 1869 aged 3 years.
[side] The said ANN FAIRWEATHER died 3d April 1874 aged 45 years. Also the said JAMES ROBERTSON who died 6th May 1895 aged 71 years.


War memorials


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 Barry parish church (Barry West Kirk)
United in 1954 with Barry East (former Free Kirk, then United Free Kirk) to become Barry Church.

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. CH2/29/...
Poor relief minutes1751-17747
Collections & misc. records1763-17758
Communion roll1886-190110
Notebook (of schoolmaster?) with list of jurors of parish, 1849-51, etc.1829-185111
Scroll minutes & accounts1763-177712
Treasurer's accounts1856-191915
Communion roll1902-191416
Men's Club receipts & payments book; list of members1936-195820
Lighting committee minutes1924-192721
Quinquennial visitation reports1962-197222

Church Session Records of Barry Free Kirk
Later United Free, then Barry East Church of Scotland.

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. CH3/470/...
Deacons' Court minutes1844-18622
Deacons' Court minutes1942-194510
Treasurer's book1843-184711
Communicants roll1931-194514
Communion roll1953-195816
Misc. papers1958-196518
Photo of J.R. Hosie (elder)ca. 194219


Episcopal Church Records

Various minutes, financial records, etc., 1854-1998, for the Church of the Holy Rood, Carnoustie, are among the Brechin Diocesan Library Manuscripts at Dundee University Archives [ref. BrMS 8].


Barry Heritors' records

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. HR427/...
Minute book1816-19321
Churchyard committee minutes1872-18832


Land owners

The principal proprietors of land in the parish in 1843 were:


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

1755689Dr Alexander Webster
1790796Old Statistical Account


Estate records

Carnoustie estate, 1539 to 18th century [Copies of the original documents] [Angus Archives ref. MS 534]


Farmers / Tenants

Burnside of BarryWilliam Leslie-1891-1924-
doRepresentatives of William Leslie-1928-1942-
ClayholesJohn Kydd-1871-1881-
doJohn Martin [d. 1900]-1891-1900
doArchibald M. Martin-1901-1910-
doWilliam Suttie-1914-
doJames Ballantyne [d. 1937]-1918-1935-
doMessrs Ballantyne-1938-1942-
Cotside [East]Peter Small-1861-1881-
doThomas Small-1891-1924-
doGeorge Small-1928-1935-
doJ. Clark-1938-1942-
CowbyresJames Whitton-1891-1902-
do & WaterybuttsJ. Whitton-1906-
CrookhillCharles Wilson-1902-1906-
DalmoreRobert Findlay-1891-1921-
doF. McLaren-1924-1942-
GedhallJames Bathie-1891-
doWilliam Gairdner-1902-
do & DalmoreRobert Findlay-1906-
GedhallR.C. Bowie-1924-
doJames Nicoll-1935-
doGeorge Wilson-1938-1942-
Grange of BarryJames Kydd-1861-1871-
doJohn B. Ogilvy-1901-1906-
doD. Horsburgh-1928-1942-
Greenlaw HillDavid Airth-1871-
doJames Boath-1881-1901-
doRepresentatives of James Boath-1902-1906-
doJames Boath-1909-1918-
doW. Thomson-1921-1931-
doWilliam Fairlie-1938-1942-
LochendJames Clark-1871-
doDavid Kydd-1891-1901-
doDavid A. Linn-1906-1918-
doMatthew Mills-1921-1931-
Mains of RavensbyJohn Harris-1891-1906-
doT.M. Batchelor-1906-
doF.M. & G. Batchelor-1910-1925-
doR.C. Bowie-1928-1950-
Newton of CarnoustieDavid Archer-1871-
doJames Archer-1881-
doWilliam Nicoll-1902-
doWilliam Thomson-1906-1910-
doThomas Bell, M.R.C.V.S. [d. 1929]-1914-1929
doJames F. Bell-1935-1942-
PitskellyJohn H. Pattullo [d. 1949]-1901-1949
WaterybuttsRobert Whitton-1871-
doDavid Turnbull [d. 1924]-?-
doJames Mackie-1910-1914-
doA. Donnachie-1918-1928-
doWilliam Mitchell Reid [d. 1929]-1928-1929
doJames Clark [d. 1951]-1935-1951
West CotsideThomas Martin-1861-
doDavid Fyfe Small [d. 1888]-1888
doWilliam Hogg-1891-
doS. Leslie-1921-
doS.S. leslie-1928-1942-
WoodhillDavid Anderson-1881-1910-
doWilliam Fairlie-1914-1918-
doJ. Scott-1921-
doWilliam Scott-1924-1931-
doW. Ferrier-1935-1942-


Street and trade directories

The following directories covering Arbroath, Carnoustie, Friockheim and surrounding districts are available online:

The following Dundee Directories include information for Carnoustie, Monifieth and Broughty Ferry:


Testaments & wills

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

James Alexander of Carnoustiepar. of Barrie4 Mar 1675
Thomas Andersonin the Milne-dene of Barrie12 Nov 1591
Janet Cagosometime spouse to Gilbert Symsoune, in Barrie12 Nov 1591
John Cant of Greenhoushillpar. of Barry11 May 1599
Mr James Carnegieminister at Barrie8 Sep 1703, 6 Mar 1704 and 9 Jul 1707
Margaret Clerkspouse to umquhile Henry Rennye, par. of Barrie14 Feb 1617
Thomas Clerk of Rainsbiepar. of Barrie10 Feb 1614
Thomas Clerk of Ravinsbiepar. of Barrie30 Dec 1620
Hercules Cramond elder of Balhallpar. of Barrie18 Jul 1650
William Crawfurdin Pitscottie, par. of Barrie27 Apr 1599
Mr William Dallminister at Barry15 Jan 1777 and 27 May 1789
Margaret Davidsonsometime spouse to John Mane, in Elsonwir, in Barrie12 Nov 1591
Marion Duncesometime spouse of Andrew Rankyne, in Barrie12 Nov 1591
William Emerin Denheid, par. of Barrie1 May 1617
Robert Forresterin Barry10 Nov 1591
Alisoun Grayin Barrie27 Apr 1599
John Gray, portioner of Badyhillpar. of Barrie22 Feb 1627
Helen Guildsometime spouse of Thomas Watson, in Barrie12 Nov 1591
Henry Henderson of Grange of Barry3 Sep 1813
James Henderson of Grange of Barry19 Apr 1820
William Hendersonin the Moistoune of Barrie12 Nov 1591
John Herronlate miller at the Nether Mill of Barry21 May 1803
Margaret ---spouse of decd. William J., tenant in Graystone20 Jun 1818
John Johnstonein the Milndene of Barrie10 Nov 1591
William Johnstonein Milnedene of Barrie31 May 1619
John Lowin Cottoune of Barrie, par. of Barrie6 Aug 1618
William Lowwobster in Barrie30 Apr 1619
Isobel Manrelict of William Alexander, par. of Barrie23 Jul 1662
James Martinfeuar in Carnoustie26 Jun, 5 Aug & 21 Sep 1819
Robert Petriein Revinsbie, par. of Barrie23 Dec 1634
Robert Ramsayin Pitskellie, par. of Barrie27 Oct 1687
Robert Scotttenant in Ravensbie, par. of Barrie2 Sep 1713
James Stevenmerchant, Barry15 Apr 1801
John Stevensometime in Woodhill, par. of Barry9 May 1599
David Tenderin Barrie-muir12 Nov 1591
Christian Thomsonsometime spouse to Andrew Mailmaker, in Barrie12 Nov 1591
James Watsonweaver in Barry, spouse of Agnes Gibson3 Feb 1814
Thomas Watsonin the Cotsyde of Barrie, sher. of Forfar13 Jun 1593

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

James Guildin Cowbyres, par. of Barry5 Jun 1734
James Kyd of Craigiepar. of Barry22 Oct 1735
George Peterale seller in Ellsmuir, par. of Barry15 Jun 1743

Testaments of Barry people from the Register of Testaments of the Commissariot of Brechin, 1576-1800

Barbara Cargillrelict of James Clark, in Cottown of Ravinsebie8 Oct 1741

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

John Auchinleck of Wodhillpar. of Barry, sher. of Forfar20 Mar 1590-1
Andro Masonin Moistoune of Barrie, in Angus29 May 1583
Henry Ramsay of Cairnetounin the Cutsyde, par. of Barry in Angus22 Mar 1586

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

John Clark of Ravinsbiepar. of Barrie in Angus19 Jan 1609


Valuation rolls

Valuation rolls of properties in the County of Angus, for the years 1855, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1920, 1925, 1930, 1935 and 1940 only, can be seen at ScotlandsPeople.


Clock & watch tax, 1797-8

Images of the original records for Barry:

NRS ref. E326/12/2/55


Farm horse tax, 1797-8

Images of the original records for Barry:



Carnoustie Library


Burgh of Carnoustie: burgh records in Angus Archives

Angus Archives has burgh records of Carnoustie, from 1895, together with a few related records for 1880-1894.


Provosts of Carnoustie, to 1975

NameIn officeBornDiedInfo
David Alexander McCorquodale?-1891-1894-?ca. 1846 Scone16 Nov 1921 Barrybank agent, farmer; Portrait
David Ramsay?-1899-190113 Mar 1918 Carnoustie
Dougald Colquhoun190110 Feb 1902farmer, Mains of Panmure
William Findlay Soutar1901-4, 1910-315 Oct 1856 Dundee30 Mar 1930 Barryjute merchant & auctioneer
[his Autobiography to 1881 no longer available online]
George Winter?-1905-1908-?18 Apr 1855 Carnoustie21 Sep 1941 Carnoustieboot & shoe manufacturer
-- Walker?-1910
George Carnegie1913[?]-1919[?]ca. 1868 Duntrune, Murroes18 or 19 Aug 1940 Carnoustie
James Nicoll?-1920-1924-?
Robert Balla1925-19263 Oct 1861 Guthrie4 Nov 1926 Carnoustiepreviously, bailie; house wright
Frederick Davies1926-19301853/54 WalesOct 1941 Carnoustie
Andrew McCrae Wilson, O.B.E.1930-1932ca. 1893 Arbroath27 Sep 1947 Arbroathresided at Hayshead House, Arbroath
David Ramsay1932-193827 Jan 1950 Carnoustie
J. W. Keith1938-41, 1946-8Jan 1953 Dundee
-- Ruxton?-1942-1945
Peter Lewis Fenton1945-194629 Jan 1946 Carnoustiebanker in S. Africa, etc.
John Maclagan1949-?Pitlochry
William McLaughlan?-1952-1955
Robert Richard Webster Baillie?-?1883 Larbert STI23 Dec 1956 Carnoustie
John R. Pate?-1958-1959-?
David Thompson?-19691969
A. Russell Winter1969-1971-?


Town clerks of Carnoustie

NameIn officeBornDiedInfo
William Caesar?-1891-190522 Oct 1852 Panbride15 Oct 1905 Barryson of James C., min. of Panbride
David Ogilvy Young1905-19455 Feb 1945 Carnoustie Town Hall
David McInnes1946-1947interim t/c 1945; also town chamberlain; from 1947, clerk and treasurer to Montrose Royal Asylum
Edmond Kerr1947-1961-?also town chamberlain; formerly burgh chamberlain of Cowdenbeath
James A. McAdam?-1975


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