Kingoldrum (Angus)

Records, sources & information about the Parish of Kingoldrum

Parish number 295

map of Kingoldrum

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


Kingoldrum is distinct from Kincaldrum, which is a place in the parish of Inverarity ANS. But Kingoldrum is usually spelt Kincoldrum in older records.

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


Statistical accounts of Kingoldrum


Maps of Kingoldrum

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


Photographs of places Kingoldrum - recent photographs of Kingoldrum. National Grid ref. NO3355.


Parish church

Located at National Grid ref. NO334550. The mediaeval kirk was granted to Arbroath Abbey.

Kingoldrum parish church

Above: Kingoldrum parish church


Parish ministers 1560-1933

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 Young1563min. at Kirriemuir; also in charge here
James Steill1563, 1567reader
David Haliburton?-1580exhorter; held vicarage; excommunicated bef. 30 Jul 1580
David Black1585-1588min. of Kirriemuir Feb 1571; pres. to vicarage 30 Jul 1580; tr. & adm. 1585, with Nether Airlie also in the charge; d. Apr 1588; mar. Helen Wedderburn; had issue
William Malcolm1588-1590M.A.; pres. to the vicarage 13 May 1588[?]; tr. to Airlie ca. 1590
Robert Hepburn1589-1890vicar
William Forbes1590-1606M.A.; pres. to vicarage on death of Wm Malcolm 28 Dec 1588; pres. to vicarage of Lintrathen 19 Aug 1603; tr. to Glenisla bef. 17 Feb 1606
John Ogilvie1606-1623M.A.; tr. from Inchture, Kinnaird and Bervie [Benvie?] 1606; tr. to Kirriemuir bef. 22 Apr 1623
William Ogilvy1623-1649M.A. St Andrews 1618; adm. bef. 11 oct 1623; pres. to treasurership of Brechin 19 Apr 1633; prob. dep. 1649; living 28 May 1661
William Rait1650-1684M.A. Kings Aberdeen 1644; adm. bef. 9 Apr 1650; re-pres. 1 Jan 1663; inst. 2 Jan 1665; d. Mar/Apr 1684; mar. Margaret Symmer; issue: Margaret (mar. John Ogilvie of Braesyde); Wm, student of divinity 1685
George Ogilvie1680-1682?M.A. St Andrews 1669; adm. (colleague) aft. 29 Jun 1680; in ill health 19 Sep 1682
John Constable1684-1703M.A. St Andrews 1674; adm. bef. 23 Sep 1684; d. Feb 1703, aged ca. 49; mar. Magdalen Ogilvie, who survived him
Thomas Clephane1704-1712b. ca. 1673, bro. of Geo. C., min. of Newtyle; M.A. St Andrews 1693; ord. bef. 19 Oct 1704; d. Apr 1712; mar. Eliz. Ogilvie, who survived him; issue: Thomas, Helen
John Heugh1714-1731b. 1688, son of Hugh H.; M.A. Glasgow 1704; ord. 1714; d. 23 Dec 1731; mar. Janet, eldest dau. of Hugh Whyte, min. of Larbert STI; issue: John, min. of Viewfield Antiburghers, Stirling (who was father of Hugh Heugh, D.D., seceding min. in Glasgow); Hugh
Thomas Whitehead1733-1738son of John W., glover, Dundee; M.A. St Andrews 1721; ord. 19 Sep 1733; d. 15 Jan 1738, aged ca. 37; mar.; issue: Margaret (mar. Robert Matthewson, watchmaker, Berwick-on-Tweed)
Alexander Scott1738-1757M.A.; ord. 6 Sep 1738; tr. to Meigle PER 3 Nov 1757
James Thomson *1758-1781son of David Thomson, min. of Meigle; M.A. St Andrews 1752; ord. to Spittal, Northumberland 8 Apr 1752; tr. & adm. 23 Nov 1758; d. 3 Sep 1781 soon after fall from horse, aged ca. 52; mar. (1) 1756 Cath., dau. of Alexr Trotter, min. of Edrom; issue: Alexr, min. of Carnock; Helen; Janet; mar. (2) 1780 Alison, dau. of Thomas Tullidelph, D.D., principal of St Andrews Univ.
James Badenach1782-1802b. 1756; M.A. St Andrews 1773; ord. 19 Sep 1782; d. 28 Aug 1802; mar. 1794 Janet, dau. of Thos Marshall and sis. of Thomas Hay Marshall, provost of Perth
William Haldane1803-1836b. 1 Aug 1763, only son of James Haldane, portioner of Barmony; ord. to Glenisla 7 May 1795; tr. & adm. 12 May 1803; d. 27 May 1836; mar. 1796 Ann, 2ns dau. of Chas Roberts, episc. min. in Dundee; issue: John Robert, physician; Ann; Wm; Walter, merchant; Jean (mar. James Roger, min. of Dunino FIF); Innes [f.]; James Ogilvy, min. here; Thos
James Ogilvy Haldane1836-1891b. 31 Aug 1809, 4th son of above; M.A. St Andrews 1829; ass. here; ord. 25 Oct 1836; d. 20 Nov 1891; mar. 1871 Helen Christian, dau. of Lieut. John Gunn of Risgill, R.N.
James Craig Jack1887-1925b. 30 Dec 1858 Lochee, son of Alexr J.; ass. Townhead Glasgow; ord. (ass. & suc.) 5 Apr 1887; d. 17 Nov 1925
Reginald Ian Davidson1926-1933b. 22 Sep 1891, son of Robt D., min. of St Cyrus; M.A. Aberdeen 1913; ass. Elgin; ord. to Foss Q.S., PER, 7 Apr 1920; tr. from Foss 17 May 1926; tr. to Maryton 16 Mar 1933; mar. 1920 Martha Dickie, dau. of John Robertson Pollock, schoolmaster, Beauly; had issue

* Book of Sermons preached by Mr James Thomson [Aberdeen University, Special Libraries and Archives ref. MS 665]


Monumental inscriptions

Monuments in Kingoldrum Kirkyard bearing pre-1855 information (ca. 30 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.)

Andrew Jervise recorded some monuments at Kingoldrum in his "Epitaphs & Inscriptions", vol. 1, pp. 163-4.


Kingoldrum war graves

CWGC - Kingoldrum - 1 man


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 Kingoldrum Parish Church

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. CH2/220/...
Poors' Fund accounts1820-18514
Cash book1883-19055
Minutes of heritors & session18238
Communion roll1895-19209


Kingoldrum Heritors' records

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. HR385/...
Minute Book1924-19272
Papers re ecclesiastical buildings, etc. (church, manse)1840-18774
Papers re transference of property to Church of Scotland General Trustees1926-19285
Papers re stipend1811-19277


Land owners

There were 7 proprietors of land in the parish in 1842:


Estate & family records

Kinclune Papers, 1558-1932 [Angus Archives ref. MS 733]


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

1755780Dr Alexander Webster
1796600Old Statistical Account


Testaments & wills

Kingoldrum 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 Kingoldrum 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.

Agnes Adamin Kirktoun of Kincoldrum31 Jan 1634
Euphemia Adamspouse to John Myll, in Balgray, par. of Kincoldrum12 Jul 1621
James Adamsonin Kirktown of Kingoldrum15 Mar 1738
James Andersonin Kinclune, par. of Kincoldrum17 Aug 1629
Agnes Barnetspouse to John Dick, in Carleithe, par. of Kincoldrum9 May 1610
Alexander Blackin Kirktoun of Kingoldrum9 Dec 1731
David Brousterin Kinclune, par. of Kincoldrum12 Jul 1621
John Brucein Wester Persie, par. of Kincoldrum2 Jun 1581
Archibald Cardenin Kynniell, and Beatrix Simpson, his spouse, par. of Kincoldrum2 Aug 1610
Mr Thomas Clephaneminister at Kingoldrum14 Jun 1717
Mr John Constableminister at Kingoldrume, and Magdalen Ogilvie, his spouse18 Feb 1704 and 29 Oct 1707
David Cossinsin Kinclunie, par. of Kingoldrum, and Margaret Rosell, his spouseT. -- 1654 and 19 Dec 1662
James Cossinsin Redburne, par. of KingoldrumT. 29 Jun 1664
Margaret Cowrelict of John Peddie, portioner, of Kinclune, par. of Kincoldrum31 Oct 1621
Isobel Deucharlately residing at Kindune20 Mar 1802
James Donnatin Mourpersie, par. of KingoldrumT. 21 Oct 1679
Alexander Duncanpar. of Kincoldrum, and Agnes Bruce, his spouse7 Jul 1621
Isobel Duncanspouse to Walter Adeson, in Mur-Persie, par. of Kincoldrum11 Jul 1621
John Duncanin Mourtone of Balfour, par. of Kincoldrum17 Aug 1629
Katherine Duncanspouse to Alexander Mylne, in Wester Persie, par. of Kincoldrum29 Nov 1624
Agnes Edwardin Pyper Balgrea, par. of Kingauthrim6 Jul 1715
Alexander Edwardsometime in Easter Pearsie, afterwards in Newbigging, in the par. of KingoldrumT. 17 Apr 1781
Andrew Edwardin par. of Kingoldrum21 Oct 1802
John Edward, seniorin Wester Pearsie, par. of KingoldrumT. 17 Apr 1781
John Fentonin Kirktoune of Kingoldrum, and Helen Blair, his spouse15 Aug 1698
Thomas Fentonin Mourtoune, par. of Kincoldrum17 Aug 1629
Hendrie Findlayin Landhead, par. of Kincoldrum16 Aug 1581
Robert Fraserat Cantes-Mylne, par. of Kincoldrum, and Katherine Buchan, his spouse24 Nov 1628
Elspet Grayspouse to John Smart, in Balgray, par. of Kincoldrum3 Mar 1614
Elizabeth Grewarin Kingoldrum, relict of David Wilkie, sometime in Ballow6 Aug 1707
John Henryin Over Balgray, and ]3essie Robert, his spouse, par. of Kincoldrum29 Jan 1612
David Hoodtenant in Barnton30 Nov 1808
John Hunter of Baldovypar. of KingoldrumT. 28 Mar 1667
James Jackin Kingoldrum17 Oct 1705
Catherine Lawsonrelict of Thomas Wilson, tenant in Kincoldrum, residing at Cransley, in par. of Farnwell2 Nov 1772
Margaret Lorimerspouse of Richert Raid, par. of Kincoldrum10 Aug 1581
Andrew Malcolmin Bagray, par. of Kincoldrum29 Nov 1624
Thomas Masonin Achwiche, par. of Kincoldrum25 Sep 1623
Thomas Moyllin Wester Persie, par. of Kingoldrum19 Dec 1622
Sir David Ogilvie of Clovapar. of Kincoldrum2 Aug 1688
James Ogilvie of Balfourand Helen Clepan, his spouse, par. of Kincoldrume25 Aug 1613
John Ogilvyin Micall Keanie, par. of Kingoldrum, and Jonet Fenton, his spouseT. 11 Mar 1668
John Peddie, portioner of Kincluneand Margaret Cow, his spouse, par. of Kincoldrum7 May 1610
Ann Roachsometime at Craichie Mill, afterwards in the par. of Kingoldrum23 Aug 1819
Christian Robbduelland par. of Kincoldrum17 Apr 1611
Catherine Rogerrelict of Oliver Small, younger, in KincoldrumT. 15 Jan 1650
John Scottbrabiner in Murtoun of Balfour, and Janet Mackcreithe, his spouse, par. of Kincoldrum3 Feb 1612
Christian Scrimgeourspouse to Olipher Ogilvie, in Kirktoune of Kincoldrum17 Aug 1629
Oliver Small, youngerin Kirktoun of Kincoldrum, and Katherine Roger, his spouse, par. of Kincoldrum3 Mar 1634
Christian Smartspouse to Abrahame Mylne, in Bagray, par. of Kincoldrum9 Jun 1625
William Smithin Mylden of Persie, par. of Kincoldrum29 Sep 1600
Elspet Spaldingspouse to John Petter, in Kincoldrum9 May 1610
James Steellin Balgray, par. of Kincoldrum17 Aug 1629
William Stewartin Cairnlieth, in par. of KingoldrumT. 26 Oct 1798
James Stormonthin Milldad, par. of Kingoldrum23 Jan 1740
Janet Taylorspouse to John Mylnie, in Balgray, par. of Kincoldrum11 Mar, 1613
John Taylorin Kinclune, par. of Kincoldrum17 Aug 1629
Elspet Thomespouse to John Rodger, in Mourtoun of Balfour, par. of Kincoldrum29 Nov 1624
James Thomsonin Murtoun of Balfour, and Helen Lawson, his spouse, par. of Kincoldrum3 Feb 1612
Mr James Thomsonminister at KingoldrumT. 10 Nov 1781
Thomas Wrightin Gamly, and Elspet Mackie, his spouse, par. of Kincoldrum3 Feb 1612
John Youngin Auchquiroche, par. of Kincoldrum7 May 1610

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

Peter Dawsonflax dresser in Ground of Kilcaldrum, par. of Kingoldrum [Inverarity ?]22 Mar 1817
Mrs Janet Marshallrelict of James Badenoch, minister, Kingoldrum31 May 1805

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

David Blackminister at Kincoldrum, sher. of Forfar27 Nov 1588
Jonet Couperin Mure-pensie, par. of Kincoldrum, sher. of Forfar16 May 1593
James Irons (Irnis), portioner of Kinclunepar. of Kincoldrum, sher. of Forfar 10 May 1600
Margaret Youngsometime spouse to Robert Piggot, in Muretoun, par. of Kincoldrum, sher. of Forfar11 Feb 1597-8

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

Thomas Annand of Persiepar. of Kingoldrum in Angus26 Jun 1602
John Burneat the Kirktoun of Kincoldrum, in Angus(vol. 45) 4 Jul 1610

Testaments of Kingoldrum people from the Register of Testaments of the Commissariot of Edinburgh, 1701-1800

Alexander Fentonlawful son to the deceased William Fenton, sometime in the Milntoun of Kingoldrum20 Nov 1708
George Fentonlawful son to the deceased William F., sometime in the Milntoun of Kingoldrum16 Nov 1711


Clock & watch tax, 1797-8

Images of the original records for Kingoldrum:

NRS ref. E326/12/2/45


Farm horse tax, 1797-8

Images of the original records for Kingoldrum:


Places of interest


This page updated 19 Sep 2022