Fetteresso (Kincardineshire)

Records, sources & information about the Parish of Fetteresso

Parish number 258

map of Fetteresso

Map of all Kincardineshire parishes
More maps of Fetteresso
and Stonehaven

Births & baptisms
Books & articles
Census records
Church Session
Clock & watch tax
Deaths & burials
Episcopal Church Records
Estate & family records
Farm horse tax
Heritors' records
Ministers of the parish
Monumental inscriptions
Old parish registers
Parish Church
Photographs of places
Places of interest
Population statistics
School records
Stonehaven Sheriff Court
Statistical Accounts
Testaments & wills
War memorials


The town of Stonehaven lies partly in Fetteresso and partly in Dunnottar. The page for the parish of Dunnottar may also contain material of interest.

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 Fetteresso


Statistical accounts of Fetteresso


Maps of Fetteresso and Stonehaven

For a modern street map of Stonehaven, see Dunnottar.

John Wood - Plan of the Town of Stonehaven from Actual Survey (Edinburgh, 1823)

Town plan of Stonehaven in 1864

1:25000 Ordnance Survey map - published 1957 (part of the parish; shows Cookney, Elsick, Bridge of Muchalls)

1:10560 (Six inch) Ordnance Survey map - surveyed 1865, published 1868 (part of the parish; shows Cowie, Ury, Muchalls Castle)

For the full range of maps of Fetteresso and Stonehaven in the National Library, see National Library's Maps.

A map of Stonehaven, either monochrome or colour, based on the 1:10560 (6 inches to the mile) Ordnance Survey map of 1867 can be bought from Heritage Cartography. Not cheap!

Copies of the old Ordnance Survey plan of Stonehaven, dated 1902 & reduced from 25 inches to the mile to about 15 inches to the mile, can be bought from Alan Godfrey Maps. These are not coloured maps.

See also ScotlandsPlaces: Stonehaven.


Photographs of places

Geograph.org: Fetteresso - recent photographs of Fetteresso. National Grid ref. NO8585.

Geograph.org: Stonehaven - recent photographs of Stonehaven. National Grid ref. NO8786.

Geograph.org: Muchalls - recent photographs of Muchalls. National Grid ref. NO9092.

Geograph.org: Newtonhill - recent photographs of Newtonhill. National Grid ref. NO9193.

ScotlandsPlaces: Stonehaven - recent & old photographs of Stonehaven; also maps, plans & other records


Local societies

Stonehaven Heritage Society


Fetteresso parish church

The ruined kirk is located at National Grid ref. NO853857. Some history of the church is here. There is also an RCAHMS Site Record for the church.


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

John Christison1560-1570also had Glenbervie and Dunnottar in the charge; rem. to Glenbervie bef. 28 Sep 1570
Robert Rait1563reader
[Peter Brown]1570sheld parsonage; min.?; d. bef. 24 Nov 1579
Andrew Mylne primus1579-1605min. at Stracathro with Dunlappie 1567; schoolmaster Montrose 1569 (& taught James Melvill); tr. to Dunnottar 1574; pres. 24 Nov 1579; d. 1605 "a learned, honest, kynd man, ver skiful & diligent"; mar. Elspeth Chalmer; issue: Andrew, min. here
Andrew Mylne secundus1605-1640son of above; M.A. St Andrews 1601; adm. 1605; d. 12 Oct 1640, aged 57; mar. (1) (contr. 1611) Elspeth, dau. of James Mowat in Reidcloak; (2) Cath. Erskine; issue: 18, incl. Isobel (mar. 1629 Robert Leslie, burgess of Aberdeen)
Patrick Leslie1640-1649M.A. Kings Aberdeen 1629; min. of Skene; tr. & adm. 13 Dec 1640; dep. Oct 1649; mar. Isobel Smith; issue: Wm
John Mylne1662-1703son of George Mylne, min. of Premnay; M.A. Marischal 1657; adm. bef. 14 Jun 1662; d. Jan 1703; mar. Christian Innes; issue: James, writer, Stonehaven; Helen; Kath. (mar. Richard Maitland, min. of Nigg); Alexr, min. of Udny
Gideon Guthrie1703-1705b. 1663 Fordoun, 2nd son of Harry Guthrie of Halkerton; intruded at Glenmuick 1697-8; tutor to sons of Wm, 9th earl Marischal; adm. bef. 26 Dec 1703; excluded 21 Mar 1705; intruded Brechin 1709; dep. 3 Oct 1716; later in Edinburgh, then Carmyllie; d. 1732; mar. 1706 Anne, dau. of Andrew Melville, min. of Morham; issue: Wm, author; Harry, writer in Edinburgh; Margaret; Isobel
John Webster1705-1707M.A.; ord. 13 Mar 1705; tr. to New Deer 29 Apr 1707
David Burn1709-1749ord. 2 Nov 1709; d. 28 May 1749; mar. 1714 Isobel, dau. of James Durham of Largo; issue: Ann; Eliz. (mar. Alexr Angus, bookseller, Aberdeen); Isobel; David, min. of Largo; John
[Peter Ross]1715episcopal min; intruded here 1715, ejecting David Burn from the manse; dep. 1716
Alexander Forbes1750-1758b. 1722, son of Geo. F., schoolmaster, Foveran; ord. 31 Jan 1750; d. 23 Jan 1758; mar. 1751 Jean Forbes; issue: Alexr; Arthur, M.A.; Wm, M.A.
John Ballantyne1760-1762ord. 20 Mar 1735 S. Ronaldsay; tr. & adm. 1 May 1760; d. 15 Aug 1762; mar. 1738 Margaret, dau. of Morris Trent of Pitcully; issue: Margaret, Maurice, Wm
William Shank1763-1763b. 29 Jun 1739, son of Alexr Shank, min. of St Cyrus; ord. 2 Mar 1763; d. unmar. 8 Jul 1763
John Hucheon1764-1800b. 1733; ord. 7 Mar 1764; d. 27 Feb 1800; mar. 1764 Mary, dau. of James Morison of Elsick, provost of Aberdeen; issue: David, advocate in Aberdeen; Alexr; Isabel (mar. William Paul, min. of Maryculter); James; mary; James, M.A.
George Thomson1800-1862b. 1775 BAN, gson of Alexr Chalmers, min. of Glass; M.A. Kings Aberdeen 1792; ord. 18 Sep 1800; d. 15 Jul 1862; mar. 1807 Margaret Kemp
John Watt1845-1889b. ca. 1820 Lumphanan; M.A. Kings Aberdeen 1841; ord. (ass. & suc.) 25 Sep 1845; res. 25 Oct 1889; d. 23 Jul 1893 Dunedin, N.Z.; mar. 1855 Eliz. Hector, eldest dau. of George Birnie of Johnston; issue: Eliz. Leslie (mar. 1883 James Pitcairn Sym, W.S.); Geo. Birnie; John; Thomas David, min. of Glengairn; James Leslie, M.B., C.M.; Wm Birnie; Gordon Beattie, min. of Forres; Harry Lawson, merchant, N.Z.
James Robertson1890-1904M.A., B.D.; tr. from Garturk 30 Apr 1890; tr. to Anderston Glasgow 4 Oct 1904; mar.; issue: Isabella; Charles; Jane Patricia
James Beattie Burnett1905-b. 5 Jul 1865 St Cyrus, son of Joseph B.; M.A. 1886 B.D. 1889 Aberdeen; ass. Kinghorn; ord. Aberlemno 24 Sep 1891; tr. & adm. 8 Mar 1905; D.D. Aberdeen 1931; d. 1 Oct 1945 Aberdeen; mar. 1897 Helen May, only dau. of Geo. W. Christison, tea-planter; issue: James Beattie

Ministers of Cookney quoad sacra, 1843-1920
Cookney Kirk, at NO871933, was built as a chapel of ease, 1817. The quoad sacra parish of Cookney was disjoined from Fetteresso, 16 Mar 1859. A new building was erected in 1885. It is now used as business premises.

Alexander Grant1843-1843b. 1795 Aberdeen, son of Alexr G., grocer; M.A. Marischal 1820; schoolmaster and missionary here; ord. 1843; joined Free Kirk 1843; tr. to Lumphanan Free Kirk 1844; d. 25 Apr 1870; mar. 1832 Eliza Russell; Alexr, missionary
Patrick Clerihew1845-1852b. 1810 Old Machar; M.A. Kings Aberdeen 1834; missionary 1845; ord. 1849; res. 1852; d. 10 Dec 1868 Maryborough, Queensland
John Barrack1853-1867M.A.; ord. 25 Jan 1853; adm. first min. of parish 1859; tr. to Falkland 1867
James Taylor1867-1900b. 1831 Peterhead, son of Geo. T; M.A. Aberdeen 1848; schoolmaster St Fergus; ord. 9 Aug 1867; res. 5 Dec 1900; d. 31 Jan 1904 Stonehaven; mar. 1867 Mary Whyte, dau. of Dr Nathaniel Lawrence, Longside; issue: Isabella Johnston, Beatrice Jane, Mary Whyte Lawrence, Georgiana Janet
Alexander Mackenzie1901-1919b. 1869 Cromdale, son of Alexr Mack.; ass. Kilmorack, Dunnottar and St Machar's; ord. 24 Apr 1901; tr. to Banchory Devenick 11 Jul 1919; mar. 1903 Mary Young, dau. of James Henderson, Aberdeen; had issue
Andrew Elvin Hart1919-b. 1889 Glasgow, son of Archd H.; M.A. Glasgow 1915; ass. Rutherglen; ord. 15 Oct 1919; mar. 1919 Ethel, dau. of Wm Burns

Ministers of Rickarton quoad sacra, 1872-1929
Rickarton Kirk, at NO816891, was built in 1871. The quoad sacra parish of Rickarton was disjoined from Fetteresso and Glenbervie, 22 Jan 1872.

John Reith1872-1898b. 1842 St Cyrus, son of John R., surgeon; M.A. Aberdeen 1866; B.D. Edinburgh 1869; ass. Ladhope and Dysart; ord. 8 Aug 1872; res. 30 Nov 1898; d. 23 Feb 1923; mar. (1) 1872 Mary, dau. of Thos Buchanan, farmer; issue: Mary Janet; John; Thomas Buchanan, teacher; Louisa; mar. (2) 1905 Isabella Carmichael, dau. of Wm Blackwood
James Scott Naismith1899-1906b. 1865 Stonehouse LKS, son of Robt N.; M.A. 1884 B.Sc. 1886 Glasgow; ass. St John's Dundee; ord. 26 Apr 1899; d. unm. 31 May 1906
Robert Scarth Valentine Logie1906-1919b. 1868, son of William Logie, D.D., min. of Dirleton; M.A. Edinburgh 1890; ass. St Paul's Perth, St Bernard's Edinburgh, and Kelvinhaugh; ord. 17 Oct 1906; tr. to Aberdalgie 12 Mar 1919; mar. (1) 1906 Jean Elliot, dau. of Robt L. Turnbull, Falnash; had issue; (2) 1917 Ethel Margaret Therese, dau. of William Masson, min. of Culsalmond; had issue
Francis McHardy1919-1923b. 1874 Ordiquhill, son of John McH; M.A. Aberdeen 1897; B.D. 1900; ass. Govan; ord. Galashiels West 1903; tr. to Midmar 1908; tr. to Monquhitter 1917; tr. from Monquhitter 3 Oct 1919; tr. to Garvock 25 Oct 1923; mar. 1904 Helen Hannah, dau. of Wm A. P. Sanderson, Galashiels; issue
Joseph McKenzie McPherson1924-1929b. 1875 Aberdour, son of Neil McP; M.A. 1895 B.D. 1899 Aberdeen; ass. South & East Parishes Aberdeen; ord. Birsay 11 May 1900; tr. to Newmill 8 Feb 1906; tr. & adm. 12 Mar 1924; tr. to Dunnichen 27 Feb 1929; D.D. Aberdeen 1930; tr. to Forglen 17 Apr 1931; dem. 30 Nov 1939; d. 26 Jun 1944; mar. (1) 1900 Loveday, yst dau. of Alexr Murray, Aberdeen; had issue; ; mar. (2) 1930 Jane C. Stirling

Ministers of the North United Free Church, Fetteresso

Peter B. Crowley?-1901-?b. ca. 1856 Dundee; mar. Jessie ---; issue: Wm; Beatrice J.

Ministers of the South United Free Church, Fetteresso

Henry Esson Michie?-1901-?b. ca. 1844 Birse ABD; d. 2 Apr 1937; min. of Methlick Free Kirk in 1891; mar. Margaret ---

Ministers of the Bourtreebush United Free Church, Cookney, Fetteresso

Alexander D. Watson?-1901-?b. ca. 1855 Calcutta; mar. Ethel V. D. ---

Ministers of St Ternan's Episcopal Church, Muchalls

John Troup?-?b. ca. 1701; d. 17 Aug 1776 Muchalls; mar. Rebecca Mouat; issue: Isobel, Rebecca, Irvine
James Smith?-1841-?b. ca. 1805 KCD; mar. Olivia --; issue: Robt; James; John; Isabella
William Hatt?-1871-1901-?b. ca. 1838 Fyvie ABD

Ministers of the Congregational Church in Stonehaven

See Congregational ministers in Stonehaven.


Monumental inscriptions

Monuments in Fetteresso Kirkyard (ca. 520 stones), and also at Cowie (ca. 200 stones), at Elsick (1 stone) and at the Howff of Ury (Urie) (17 stones) bearing pre-1855 information are listed in Alison Mitchell (ed.), "Pre-1855 Monumental Inscriptions in Kincardineshire" (Edinburgh: Scottish Genealogy Soc., 1999), which can be bought from the Scottish Genealogy Society. (It's listed as "Kincardineshire MI - The Mearns" in their online shop.)

Andrew Jervise recorded some monuments at Fetteresso in vol. 1 of his "Epitaphs & Inscriptions", pp. 75-80; at the Howff of Ury on pp. 80-4; at Cowie on pp. 53-5; at Elsick on p. 55

Full texts of all extant inscriptions in Cowie Kirkyard have been published by the Aberdeen & North-East Scotland FHS. They have an online search facility for names of people on the monuments they have recorded. Their list of publications is here.


Fetteresso 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.

Burial records for Fetteresso and for Cowie are held by the Registrar in Stonehaven. See Kincardine and Mearns Burial Grounds.

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 Fetteresso Parish Church

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. CH2/153/...
Scroll minutes1755-17616
Cash books1767-17817
Deaths (with gaps)1848-18549
Congregational Board minutes1964-196916
Communion register - roll of male heads of
families in full communion with the church
Communion register1876-188718
Communicants' roll1876-187920
do1884-192621 to 26
Poors' Fund cash book1819-183329
Cash book & ledger1878-188231
Cash book1882-189932
Church collections1846-186340
Cairnhill School Fund1867-187142
Collections for the Schemes of the Church1873-187842

Church Session Records of Rickarton Church quoad sacra
Built in 1871, disjoined from Fetteresso and Glenbervie in 1872

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. CH2/1196/...
Communion roll1872-19001
Baptismal register1902-19792
Proclamation register1933-19753
Communion roll1946-19794
Property register1971-19795

Church Session Records of Bourtreebush Free Church
later, United Free; Church of Scotland

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. CH3/414/...
Deacons' Court minutes1882-19453


Fetteresso Heritors' records

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. HR483/...
Minute book1869-19002
Papers re ecclesiastical buildings, etc. (church, manse, churchyard, school, glebe)1812-19256
Papers re transference of property to Church of Scotland General Trustees1925-19287
Correspondence, etc.1845-19278
Papers re poor relief1840-18509
Register kept by gravedigger of interments in Fetteresso and Dunnottar churchyards1891-191710
Miscellaneous papers1821-189011


Estate & family records


Episcopal Church Records

Various records, 1727-1934, for St Ternan's Episcopal Church, Muchalls are among the Brechin Diocesan Library Manuscripts at Dundee University Archives [ref. BrMS 10]. These include:



Information, maps & photographs of Kincardineshire Combination Poorhouse, Stonehaven.

Following records are held by Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives:

Nature of recordDatesRef.
Fetteresso Parochial Board: Minute Book1846 - 1863AS/KPfes/1
do1863 - 1873AS/KPfes/2
do1873 - 1881AS/KPfes/3
do1881 - 1891AS/KPfes/4
Fetteresso Parochial Board / Parish Council: Minute Book1891 - 1902AS/KPfes/5
Fetteresso Parish Council: Minute Book1902 - 1914AS/KPfes/6
do1914 - 1926AS/KPfes/7
do1926 - 1930AS/KPfes/8
Fetteresso Parochial Board: General Register of the Poor1865 - 1891AS/KPfes/10
Fetteresso Parochial Board / Parish Council: General Register of the Poor1894 - 1923AS/KPfes/11
do1867 - 1934AS/KPfes/12
Fetteresso Parish Council: Minute Book1895 - 1930AS/KPfes/14


School records

The following collections of records are held by Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives:

Nature of recordDatesRef.
Arduthie Primary School, Stonehaven1969 - 1979ED/GR6S/K3
Mackie Academy1893 - 1970ED/GR6S/K30
Netherley School1876 - 1989ED/GR6S/K34
Cairnhill School1901 - 1969ED/KC5/106
Cookney School1874 - 1969ED/KC5/107
Muchalls School1875 - 1969ED/KC5/115
Rickarton School1873 - 1971ED/KC5/118
Stonehaven Robert Street School (Previously Fetteresso School)1873 - 1971ED/KC5/120
Tewel School1875 - 1972ED/KC5/121


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

17553082Dr Alexander Webster
17643500"by an exact survey" - see New Stat. Account
17903370Old Statistical Account


Testaments & wills

Fetteresso 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 Fetteresso people from the Register of Testaments of the Commissariot of St Andrews, 1549-1823
for which the index makes explicit mention of Fetteresso

Janet Allanspouse to Magnus Charles, in Spythill19 Jun 1619
Elizabeth Allardycerelict of Mr James Raitt, minister at Dunnotar21 Jun 1688
Robert Andrewin Cottertoun of Muchellis20 Apr 1615
Alexander Annan(d)in Findlastoun19 Jan 1639
Jean Arbuthnotlawful daughter to umquhile Robert Arbuthnot, sometime of Little Fiddes5 Nov 1684
William Bartlettsometime par. of St Martin's-in-the-Fields, county of Middlesex, carpenter there, afterwards at Fetteresso12 Jul 1748
David Bediein Toux28 Aug 1616
Marion Berviespouse to George Angus, at the Mylne of Mowttie31 Jul 1628
George Bissetmariner in Stonehaven25 Mar 1788
John Brown, elderin the Maynes of Muchells21 Aug 1617
Bessie Carngillspouse to Thomas Fat, in Mochellis20 Apr 1615
Elspet Chalmersspouse to Mr Andrew Milne, minister at Fetteresso6 Oct 1614
Margaret Cheynein Kirktoun of Fetteresso31 May 1686
Helen Clerkspouse to James Deans, in Magra27 Feb 1618
James Clerkmason in Cowie1 Apr 1607
James Cokkiecotter in Carngriss25 Aug 1614
Margaret Colliespouse to Charles Sowttar, in Magra11 Dec 1638
Marion Cookspouse to George Parkie, in Cairnegryssie11 Dec 1638
Alexander Craigin Blakbalk20 Apr 1615
Georg Craigshoemaker in Cookney23 Sep 1758
Margaret Craigspouse to Thomas Payntir, in Monqueich13 Aug 1613
Patrick Cushniemerchant in Stonehaven18 Jan 1783
James Davidsonin Tieriebuill19 Jun 1619
Agnes Devenysometime spouse to Archibald Duncan, in Balnageicht25 Aug 1613
James Downiein Montqueich3 Apr 1627
Agnes Duncanspouse to William Gordon, in Cairnihill13 Oct 1683
John Duncanhusbandman in Cantrahills1 Apr 1607
Margaret Duncanspouse to John Downy, in Montqueich17 Feb 1620
Adam Duthiein Quantlawhills22 Nov 1627
James Duthiein Huikay20 Apr 1615
Magnus Duthiein Skaitraw4 Mar 1676
William Duthiein Burnhaugh13 Jan 1724
Stevin Duthiesin Bogis3 Aug 1616
Janet Fairliein Clerkinscheillis1 Apr 1607
Catharine Forbesspouse to Alexander Lanie, in Greenheads11 Apr 1684
Magnus Forbesin Over Auchquhortes25 May 1626
David Fothringhamelate in Auchtochter, thereafter in Grains3 Feb 1749
Christian Fraserspouse to Mr Andrew Leslie, in Montqueich17 Dec 1618
Isobel Gavinspouse to John Gowe, in Over Cragie21 Aug 1617
Francis Gibsonmiln of Fewel11 Apr 1804
Ann Gordonrelict of Dr William Young, late of Falside, thereafter residing in Stonehaven26 Feb 1796
David Grahamin Nether Craigie3 Aug 1616
Robert Hallin Burn of Orochie21 Oct 1684
James Hamptonat the Kirk of Fetteresso19 Jun 1619
James Hendersonin Smallburne16 Sep 1606
James Hendersonin Montqueich20 Apr 1615
Marie Homein Arduthie, relict of James Thomson, sometime in Forrest-mylnes15 Nov 1703
Thomas Innessometime in Blackhills23 Oct 1690
Isobel Johnstonespouse to William Forfar, in Auchollie18 Oct 1681
Agnes Jollyspouse to Alexander Duncan, in Toadstack21 Feb 1718
Mr James Keith of Anguharshlate sherriff-depute of Kincardine9 Jun 1712
John Keith of Cowtounepar. of Fetteresso1 Sep 1618
Gilbert Kerrin Glaslo21 Dec 1615
Isobel Kydspouse to George Middiltoun, in Muchalls12 Aug 1613
Elspet Leightonspouse to William Keath of Bruntoun5 Jun 1627
Margaret Leonardspouse to John Man, in Sawchinschaw11 May 1614
Marion Lesliespouse to Walter Leonard, in Bannagavis20 Apr 1615
George Logiesheriff-clerk of Kincardine25 Sep and 7 Dec 1752
Isobel Mackiesometime spouse to Peter Mason, cotterman in Tillieswandlie4 Jan 1606
Isobel Massiein Muchells, spouse of John Mowat25 Jul 1635
John Measonschepherd in Ravinsnab4 Jan 1606
John Measonin Montqueich11 Dec 1638
Andrew Middletonin Carmondsyd25 Jun 1614
George Middletonin Mains of Muchells22 Nov 1627
John MilneMiln of Stonehaven, Fetteresso11 Apr & 9 Oct 1804
William Mollisonat Myln of Muchalls13 Jun 1676
Alexander Mowatin Readcloak1 Jun 1686
Alexander Mowatin Corslay7 Jul 1687
George Mowatsometime at the Myln of Manquhich15 Oct 1681
Gilbert Mowatson to umquhile John Mowat, sometime in Nethertoun in Elsik 4 Jun 1616
Hugh and Magnus Mowatlawful sons to the deceased Alexander Mowat, in Corsley13 Sep 1710
James Mowatin Redclook13 Aug 1613
James Mowatsometime at Reidcloak22 Mar 1693
John Mowatin Nether Elsik21 Dec 1615
William Mowatin Tries1 Jun 1686
Christian Murrayspouse to Archibald Lepar, in Cowy3 Jun 1626
Isobel Murrayspouse to James Trudell, cotter in Craigie25 Aug 1614
Thomas Naughtiesometime in Over Wyndings15 Feb 1686
William Naughtiesometime in Kirktoun of Fetteresso22 Oct 1685
Malie Noriespouse to Hew Sneit, cotter in Clochnahall25 Aug 1614
Alexander Paulmail coach driver between Stonehaven & Bervie, residing in Links of Arduthie11 May 1810
Margaret Perkiespouse to Patrick Myln, in Chapletoun4 Mar 1676
John Ramsayin Megray16 Jul 1636
Mr William Reidin Cowie24 Jan 1626
Janet Robbpar. of Fetteresso13 Aug 1613
David Robertsonresiding at Snob, previously in Bossholes of Fetteresso18 Aug 1823
Elspet Robertsonspouse to William Braboner, in Findlastoun5 Jun 1627
Margaret Robertsonspouse to John Blackhall, cotar in Clochnahill21 Aug 1617
Stephan Robertsonin Cowtoun25 Jul 1635
Barbara Rollielast spouse to David Bedie, in Cottoun5 May 1617
Lieutenant Alexander Rosein Newgrodie, thereafter in Stonehaven9 Feb 1776
John Rosstenant in Boghadlie25 Mar 1782
Janet Scottsometime spouse to Andrew Buchan, in Cowtoun4 Jan 1606
George Shepherdin Burgetbuss15 Mar 1637
James Silvermerchant in Balnagicke4 May 1752
Isobel Smithspouse to George Mowat, in Sauchinshaw24 Jan 1683
Isobel Soutarspouse to Charles Walcar, in Cowtoune27 Feb 1618
Robert Sparkmerchant in Stonehyve20 Oct 1721
Mr James Thomsonin Arduthie20 Dec 1704
Margaret Walkerspouse to Archibald Lowrie, in Carmonsyde25 Aug 1614
James Wood of Woodburnden5 Feb 1821
Isobel Youngspouse to William Beattie, younger, in Elphhill7 Jul 1687

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

Robert Gavinin Bogheadlie14 Jul 1736
William Graymerchant in Stonehaven24 Feb 1731

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

Alexander Duncanin Megra, par. of Fetterresso, in the Mearns30 Aug 1609
William Forfarin Coutlahillis, par. of Fetteresso, in the Mearns3 Jun 1603
Margaret Kersometime spouse to Mr John Foullertoun, in Cowie, in the Mearnes(vol. 45) 28 Jul 1609
Jonet Knowessometime spouse to George Spankein, in Cowie, par. of Fetterresso, in the Mearns2 Jun 1601
Jonet Legsometime spouse to John Lintoun, in Montqueich, par. of Fetteresso, in the Mearns3 Jun 1603
Madge Mearnesrelict of George Wilson, in the Kirktoun of Fetteresso, in the Mearns25 Feb 1609
John Moncurin Cowie, par. of Fetteresso, in the Mearns(vol. 45) 29 Jul 1609
James Murray of Wodheid of Uriepar. of Fetteresso, in the Mearns9 Mar 1605
David Patounin the Touchis, par. of Fetterresso, in the Mearns(vol. 45) 30 Aug 1609
Margaret Raniesometime spouse to James Mylne, miller at Elsick, par. of Fetteresso, sher. of the Mearns1 Aug 1603
Roger Strachanin Glithnoch, par. of Fetteresso, in the Mearns10 Mar 1609
George Wilsonin the Kirktoun of Fetteresso, in the Mearns25 Feb 1609


Stonehaven Sheriff Court records, ca. 1600 to 1975

See the Summary of the Records of Stonehaven Sheriff Court on the page for court records.


Clock & watch tax, 1797-8

Images of the original records for Fetteresso:

NRS ref. E326/12/2/79


Farm horse tax, 1797-8

Images of the original records for Fetteresso:


Places of interest


This page updated 17 Mar 2015