Lintrathen (Angus)

Records, sources & information about the Parish of Lintrathen

Parish number 302

map of Lintrathen

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


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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 Lintrathen


Maps of Lintrathen

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


Photographs of places Lintrathen - recent photographs of Lintrathen. National Grid ref. NO2854.


Lintrathen parish church

Located at National Grid ref. NO285545. Built 1803. The mediaeval kirk was dedicated to St Medan (or Madan). The vicarage belonged to Inchmahome Priory.


Parish ministers 1560-1950

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

Sir James Archibald?-1580vicar 27 May 1560, having then been vicar "divers years"; burgess of Stirling; dem. 14 Nov 1580
John Nevay of that ilk1571min. at Glamis, etc.; also had charge here
Adam Foulis1571parson 27 Jun 1571
Thomas Cowsland1571-1572reader from May 1571; dep. May 1572
Robert Stewart1572-?reader from May 1572; pres. to vicarage 29 Jul 1587 on death of David Ogilvie
David Ogilvie1580-ca. 1586son of James lord Airlie; pres. to the vicarage 13 Dec 1580; still min. 1585; d. bef. 29 Jul 1587
William Forbes1603-1605?M.A.; pres. to vicarage 18 Aug 1603 on death of Robert Stewart
James Ross1605-1628/9pres. to the vicarage 25 Jul 1605; d. 22 Apr 1628 x 5 Feb 1629; mar.; issue: James
James Sanders1629-1658pres. 25 Feb 1629; d. Feb 1658; mar. Margaret, dau. of James Ogilvie of Cuthil-hill; issue: James, bailie of Perth
Thomas Small1650-1663M.A.; adm. (prob. ass.) bef. 9 Aug 1650; tr. to Forfar 28 Jan 1663
Thomas Ogilvy1664-1716M.A. St Andrews 1650; adm. 1 Feb 1664; dem. 1716; mar. Janet Stewart
Laurence Brown1717-1770prob. yr son of Sir John Brown, 2nd bart., of London and Danzig; M.A. St Andrews 1707; schoolmaster Alyth; ord. 10 Apr 1717; d. 26 Feb 1770; mar. 1719 Eliz., dau. of George Lyon of Wester Ogil; issue: Jean (mar. Wm Lyon, writer in Dudhope); Wm, prof. of divinity etc., St Mary's Coll., St Andrews; Robert, min. at Utrecht; Laurence, officer R.N. and ancestor of the fam. of Brown Constable of Wallace Craigie, Dundee
James Edward1772-1793schoolmaster Aberlemno; lic. 5 Oct 1748; pres. Jul 1770; ord. 2 Jul 1772; d. 11 Jul 1793
Alexander Thomson1794-1813b. ca. 1750, son of Geo. T., schoolmaster, Glenmuick ABD; his mother Helen was eldest dau. of Alexr Ross, M.A., schoolmaster, Lochlee, the poet of Glenesk; M.A. Marischal 1770; schoolmaster Glenmuick 1778; ass. Garvock and Cortachy; ord. 17 Apr 1794; d. 1 Apr 1813; mar. 1797 Eliz. Small; issue: Jean; Helen; Geo.; Eliz.; David; Margaret
John Gourlay1814-1819M.A.; adm. 12 May 1814; tr. to Cortachy & Clova 27 Jul 1819
George Loudon1819-1831M.A.; ord. 28 Sep 1819; tr. to Inverarity 10 Mar 1831
Francis Nicoll Cannan1831-1855b. 4 Sep 1809, son of David Cannan, D.D., min. of Mains & Strathmartine; ord. 28 Sep 1831; dem. 18 May 1855 on appointment as army chaplain; in Crimea 1855-6; d. 7 May 1883; mar. 1869 Eleanor G. Phillips
Charles Chree1855-1893b. 26 Feb 1827 Glenbucket ABD, son of Wm C.; M.A. Kings Aberdeen 1845; ass. Birsay OKI; ord. to Kirriemuir South 2 Jun 1853; tr. & adm. 20 Jul 1855; D.D. Aberdeen 1878; d. 26 Apr 1893; mar. 1856 Agnes Scarth, 4th dau. of Wm Watt Bain, procurator fiscal, Kirkwall OKI; issue: Sir William, M.A., LL.B., K.C., dean of Faculty of Advocatea; Chas, M.A., Sc.D., LL.D., F.R.S., Kew Observatory; Jessie Scarth; Alexr Bain, M.D.
John Robert Strachan1893-1925b. 28 Jun 1864 Langholm DFS, son of Wm Greig S., schoolmaster; M.A. 1886 B.D. 1888 St Andrews; ass. Aberdeen West; ord. 21 Sep 1893; d. 5 Apr 1925 Lintrathen; mar. 1896 Jemima Jane, dau. of James Jackson, Aberdeen; issue: Wm Jackson, teacher; Isabella Macdonald; John Robert; James Alexr; Mark Louden Anderson; Geo. Murrie, banker; David Gallatly; Duncan MacEwan
Roderick Fraser1925-1929b. Edinburgh; tr. from Rousay OKI & ind. 30 Sep 1925; tr. to St Clement's, Dingwall ROC 26 Sep 1929
George Higgs1930-1938M.A.; b. 1866; from Lochee Road Church, Dundee; ind. 2 Apr 1930; dem. Sep 1938; d. Feb 1954 St Andrews
John A. Macdonald1939-1946b. Glasgow; from Ardchattan; ord. & ind. Apr 1939; tr. to Martyrs' Church, Dundee
James Waugh*1946-1950ind. Nov 1946
John B. Herriot*1950-?

* ministers of united charge of Lintrathen & Kingoldrum


Monumental inscriptions

Monuments in Lintrathen Kirkyard bearing pre-1855 information (ca. 70 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 Lintrathen in his "Epitaphs & Inscriptions", vol. 1, pp. 279-81.


Lintrathen war memorial

See Photographs & names.


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 Lintrathen Parish Church

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. CH2/243/...
do1772-1778, 1794-18122
Account book1813-18424
Communion roll1893-18977


Lintrathen Heritors' records

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. HR120/...
Copy Minute18771
Papers re ecclesiastical buildings, etc. (church, manse)18932
Papers re church sittings1859, 18763


Land owners

There were 4 proprietors of land in the parish in 1842:


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

17551165Dr Alexander Webster
1790about 900Old Statistical Account


Estate records

Records of the Lands & Barony of Lintrathen, 1321-1885 - NRS ref. GD16/3 (part of the Airlie Muniments)


Testaments & wills

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

Agnes Adamrelict of John Fenton of Pickertoun, par. of Lintrethan10 Feb 1791
John Adamin Klinthy, par. of Lentrathin22 Oct 1683
William Adamin Bottom of Lintrathen24 May, 16 Jul and 4 Oct 1799
James Brucein Glenquharetie, par. of Lintrathen2 Apr 1618
William Cairncrossin Scheill of Cleuchlaw, par. of Lentrathauchin18 Aug 1613
Christian Clerkspouse to William Grissak, in Midil-Coull, par. of Lenthrathin29 May 1619
Thomas Dicksonat Newton of Lintrathen1 & 15 Dec 1817
Janet Donaldspouse to -- Peabillis, at the New-milne of Lentrathin25 Jun 1616
Rev. Mr James Edwardminister of Lintrathen19 Jul 1793
James Fentounin Kinnaird, par. of Lintrathen27 Oct 1699
Margaret Fethiespouse to Alexander Kingzow, in Wester Glenquharetie, par. of Lentrathinl0 Feb 1635
Archibald Glennyin Blakdykis, par. of Lentrathin28 Apr 1620
Hew Gowanin Balschando, par. of Lentrathin30 Mar 1615
Christian Hendersonin Pittincruik, par. of Lentrathin30 Mar 1615
John Heronin the Bridge-end of Lantrathan12 Nov 1702
Alexander Ironsat the Bridgend of Lentrathen24 Oct 1685
John Ironsin Clunclay, par. of Lanteathen (Lentrathen)10 May 1649
James Kandowin Roughhaugh, par of Lintrethan18 Dec 1793
William Kendowin the Holl, par. of Lentrathim14 Mar 1614
Janet Lakiespouse to Alexander Lakie, in Gordaach, the par. of Lentrathin21 Mar 1617
Margaret McNicolspouse to John Smairt, in Sechie, par. of Lintrachin23 Oct 1617
Marjorie Malcolmspouse to Thomas Mathie, in Easter Glenquharetie, par. of Lintrathin7 Sep 1618
Charles Martinat Mill of Ravernie, par. of Lintrathen29 Jun 1796
Thomas Mitchellin Foirmaill, par. of Lentrathen31 Aug 1613
John Morrisin Glenbelloch, par. of Lintrathin28 Jul 1613
Betty Philprelict of David Smart, residing at Middlecoul11 & 22 Sep 1815
Elspet Robertsonspouse to William Ogilvie, in Curdoich, par. of Lintrathin30 Apr 1620
John Smartin Schethie, par. of Lentrathin16 Nov 1624
Elspet Smithsometime spouse to umquhile John Norie, in Glenballoch, par. of Lentrathen17 Aug 1613
James Smithat Campsie, par. of Lintrathen24 Jun 1799
James Wallacein Raterny [Ravernie], par. of Lentrathin14 Mar 1614
John Whiteresiding at Craigie Loch14 Jun 1817
Janet Wilkiespouse to John Bruce, in Bray of Glenquharitie, par. of Lentrathin25 Jun 1616
Geilis Williamsonspouse to Thomas Edward, in Ley of Lentrathen29 May l619
William Wilsonsometime in London, thereafter in Lintrathan23 Mar 1791

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

Thomas Blairson of George Blair, at Bridgend of Lentrathen3 Feb 1731
Thomas Blairson of George Blair, sometime at Bridgend of Lentrathen, and Janet Blair, his sister15 Aug 1744
Alexander Farquharsonat Miln of Inrean [Inzeon], par. of Lintrathen18 Feb 1767
William Farquharsonyoungest lawful son to the deceased Donald Farquharson, in Balnakeillie, par. of Lintrathin26 Nov 1761
David Ogilvie of Poolpar. of Lentrathen3 Aug 1726
James Ogilviein Braes of Easter Allan, par. of Lintrathon13 Feb 1766
John Valentinein Longdrum, in par. of Lintrathin19 Jan 1769
Andrew Whitein Over Shannally, par. of Lentrathen16 Aug 1738
John and Alexander Wrightsons of John Wright, par. of Lentrathen17 Feb 1731

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

Mr James Sanderssometime minister at Lentrathen, and Margaret Ogilvie, his spouse28 Jul 1658


Clock & watch tax, 1797-8

Images of the original records for Lintrathen:

NRS ref. E326/12/2/45


Farm horse tax, 1797-8

Images of the original records for Lintrathen:


This page updated 23 Sep 2022