Marykirk (Kincardineshire)

(formerly Aberluthnot)

Records, sources & information about the Parish of Marykirk

Parish number 265

map of Marykirk

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Births & baptisms
Books & articles
Census records
Church Session
Clock & watch tax
Deaths & burials
Estate records
Farm horse tax
Jacobites, 1745
Land owners
Ministers of the parish
Monumental inscriptions
Old parish registers
Parish Church
Photographs of places
Population statistics
School records
Statistical Accounts
Testaments & wills
War memorial


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

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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 Marykirk


Maps of Marykirk

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


Photographs of places

See Marykirk - recent photographs of Marykirk. National Grid ref. NO6865.


Parish church

Aberluthnot Parish Church, Marykirk is located at National Grid ref. NO687655, in Marykirk village. Built in 1806, next to the kirkyard. The mediaeval church belonged to the Priory of St Andrews in Fife.

In the kirkyard are two remaining aisles of the previous kirk, the Thornton Aisle and the Barclay Vault, which were burial aisles of the Strachans of Thornton and the Barclays of Balmakewan respectively. Both were falling into ruin in 1985, when the kirkyard was surveyed [Mitchell], but have recently been restored.

Photograph of Aberluthnot Kirk

A second photo of Aberluthnot Kirk

Above: Aberluthnot Parish Church

Thornton aisle

Above: the Thornton Aisle [Photo taken in 2006, before it was reroofed; Photo of a stone built into the wall of the aisle, bearing the initials AS, presumably for Alexander Strachan of Thornton, and date 1615]

Barclay vault

Above: the Barclay Vault [Photo of a stone built on to the vault, bearing Barclay arms (A chevron between three crosses paty) and the initials IB, presumably for James or John Barclay]


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 Patrick1563min. 1563, also at Kinneff
Thomas Ramsay1563reader
Thomas Lindsay1567reader, Mar 1574
Robert Arbuthnot1585-aft. 1591tr. from Arbuthnott 1585; tr. back to Arbuthnott after 1591
John Stewart1594reader
Richard Lunan1593-aft. 1612elected Porter to College of Edinburgh 1586; M.A. Edinburgh 1588; adm. 1593; still min. 23 Apr 1612
James Rait1617-1642b. 1584; M.A. Kings Aberdeen 1603; regent at Kings; adm. 1617; d. 1 May 1642; mar. (proc. 14 Jul 1618) Isabella, dau. of Peter Blackburn, bishop of Aberdeen; issue: Mr William, his suc. here
William Rait1642-1644son of above; M.A. Kings; regent at Kings; adm. bef. 21 Jul 1642; tr. to Brechin 3 Dec 1644
William Chalmers1648-1665M.A.; adm. bef. 17 Jan 1648; tr. to Fettercairn 21 Jun 1665
Robert Rait1666-1692M.A. Kings Aberdeen 1659; adm. Roberton bef. 18 Jun 1665; tr. & adm. 14 Mar 1666; d. 1692; mar. 1665 Margaret Forbes, who survived him; issue: Kath. (mar. contr. 21st Apr 1688 David Rait of Bryanton, Inverkeilor); Robt; Margaret (mar. contr. 12 Oct 1702 Patrick Cruickshank, merchant, Aberdeen); Jean
John Thomson1699-1734ord. 31 Aug 1699; d. 1734; mar.; issue: William, his suc. here
William Thomson1731-1770b. 1705, son of above; ord. ass. & suc. 8 Apr 1731; d. 17 Dec 1770; mar. 1735 Jean dau. of Alexander Shank, min. of Drumoak ABD; issue: Eliz., John, Kath., Jean, Margaret, Wm
John Brymer [John Bremner]1771-1804b. ca. 1740, son of John B., merchant, Marnoch; M.A. Marischal Aberdeen 1761; ord. 30 Nov 1768, with view to congreg. in England; adm. 3 Jul 1771; d. 16 Oct 1804; mar 1777 Mary, dau. of William Hay, min. of Cruden ABD; issue: John, Wm, James, Thos, Helen Hay, Jane Belsches, Mary
James Shand1805-1837b. 18 Aug 1757 Aberdeen, son of James S., merchant; M.A. Marischal Aberdeen 1777; ord. Greyfriars Chapel, Aberdeen 11 May 1791; tr. & adm. 5 Jul 1805; d. 5 Jan 1837; mar. 1798 Margaret, dau. of Alexander Farquhar, bailie of Kintore; issue: Alex.; John; Eliz. Harvey; Janet; Jane Farquhar (mar. Alexander Whyte, min. of Fettercairn); Margaret; Mary Ann; Jane Davidson; sir Charles Farquhar, advocate, chief justice, Mauritius; George, rector of Heydon, Norfolk
Alexander Crombie Low1836-1857b. 1811, son of David L., farmer, Skene; M.A. Marischal Aberdeen 1827; schoolmaster, Foveran; LL.D. 1835; ord. ass. & suc. 21 Jan 1836; d. 20 May 1857; mar. 1837 Isabella, dau. of John Black, shipowner; issue: David; John; Alex.; Jane Kilgour; Eliz.; Thos Black; Robert; Isabella Mary; Cath. Margaret
James Campbell McClure1857-1907b. 30 Dec 1830 Ayr, son of Geo. McC., builder; ord. 3 Dec 1857; d. 4 Nov 1907; mar. 1859 Agnes Peacock, dau. of Alexander McEwan of Sunderland Hall, Islay; issue: Jane T.; ELiz. A.; Geo. J.; Alex. Wm; James C.
William Alexander MacFarlane Forbes1908-1933b. 17 Oct 1873 Dunkeld, son of Alex. F.; ass. Kinnettles & here; ord. 7 May 1908; d. 14 Feb 1933

Muirton Church, Luthermuir (Antiburgher)
Muirton Secession Church was built in 1780 and rebuilt in 1822. It is now Luthermuir Church of Scotland. Located at NO655686, in Church Road, Luthermuir (Feus of Caldhame).

Photograph of Luthermuir Kirk

A second photo of Luthermuir Kirk

Above: Luthermuir Church of Scotland

Ministers of Muirton Church, Luthermuir (Antiburgher)

James Imrie1773-1780b. ca. 1746; from Glasgow (Cathedral Square); ord. 12 May 1773; loosed May 1780; moved to Paisley; d. 30 May 1835
David Meek1794-1814b. ca. 1764; from Kirriemuir (West); ord. 19 Nov 1794; dep. 25 Mar 1814; moved to Edinburgh; d. 20 Oct 1848
James Renwick1822-1845b. ca. 1781; from Moniaive; ord. 6 Mar 1822; d. 22 Oct 1845; mar. with numerous issue
John Buick1847-1849b. ca. 1823; from Alyth; ord. 24 mar 1847; res. 16 Jan 1849; d. Feb 1850; buried 5 Feb 1850 Montrose
Joseph Leckie1849-1858from Falkirk (Erskine Church); ord. 31 Oct 1849; res. 8 Jun 1858; ind. 1864 Millport BUT; "Dr Leckie of Ibrox, Glasgow"
Thomas Swan1860-1873b. ca. 1835; from Leslie (Trinity); ord. 30 Oct 1860; d. 20 Oct 1873
James Y. Third1875-1878b. ca. 1840; res. Jul 1874 Ollaberry SHI; ind. 8 Jun 1875; loosed 24 Sep 1878; went to Lahore, India; later appointed to Hantsville, Ontario, Canada; d. there 9 Apr 1884; mar. with 3 children
William Arnot Mitchell1879-1907-?b. ca. 1845 Arbroath; from Brechin (High Street); ord. Durham 16 Apr 1873; ind. 21 May 1879; d. 28 Nov 1916 Stonehaven; mar. 1873 Jane Anne Duthie

Crosspoles Kirk

Above: The former Free Kirk, at Crosspoles (NO671677) near Hatton, at the side of the A90 road.

Ministers of the Free Kirk, Marykirk; later, United Free Church

William Munnis?-1861-?b. ca. 1817 Ireland; mar. Flora ---; issue: John W.; Wm A.
Duncan Archibald McKinnon?-1881-1901-?M.A.; b. 21 Jun 1849 Killin PER, son of the Rev. Alexr McK.; d. 22 Mar 1922 Advie MOR
Alfred Henry Charlton?-1925b. 19 Mar 1856 Edinburgh; min. Kilwinning U.F. Church in 1901; d. 9 Jun 1925 Crosspoles Manse

Ministers of Sauchieburn Berean Chapel, Marykirk
The chapel was built in 1773.

James MacRae1773-1812?
Thomas McKinnon1812?-1854b. ca. 1774 Errol PER; d. 4 oct 1854; mar. Janet Jack; issue: Christian; Cath.; Jean; Mary Ruperta; Ann; Georgina; Isabella S.

Ministers of the Congregational Church in Marykirk

See Congregational ministers in Marykirk.


Monumental inscriptions

Monuments in Marykirk Kirkyard bearing pre-1855 information (ca. 120 stones) 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 Marykirk in his "Epitaphs & Inscriptions", vol. 1, pp. 132-8.

Monument to Margaret Low   Fragment of monument

Above: the monument to Margaret Low, spouse to John Herd in Balmakelly, later, apparently, in Muirton of Benholm. They were the parents of David Herd, the collector of Scottish songs who was baptised at Marykirk in 1732 and died in Edinburgh in 1810. Several fragments of the inscription are now [2011] lying on the ground. The stone was not found by Mitchell in 1985 [Mitchell, stone no. 112a], but Andrew Jervise recorded the text in his "Epitaphs & Inscriptions", vol. 1, p. 136:

JH ML Here lyes Marget Low, spouse of John Herd, sometime tennent in Muirton of Be[...]n, who died 14th Dec. 1751, aged 60 years
A loving and a virtueous wife she was,
That few or none could her surpass.

See also Photo of the west face of the monument erected by Isobel Shepherd to her (non-armigerous) husband James Strachan, tenant, Glenhanton, bearing IS IS and the date 1769.

Full texts of all extant inscriptions in Marykirk 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.

See also Marykirk Churchyard.


Marykirk war memorial
Located at NO671679, between Marykirk village and Luthermuir.

War memorial

Above: general view

First World War memorial 1914-16 1914
Ronald Francis Simson - Lieut. R.F.A. - 14th Sept.
James Watson - Pte. Scots Guards - 25th Janry.
John William Ingram - Cpl. Canadians - 23rd April
William Eaton - Pte. Gordon Hrs. - 13th June
Adam Kesson - Pte. Gordon Hrs. - 8th April
Joseph Mathers - Pte. Canadians - 3rd June
Edward Strachan - Pte. Canadians - 3rd June
David C. Low - Lieut. Gordon Hrs. - 18th July
William McRae - Pte. Gordon Hrs. - 1st Aug.
James Falconer - Pte. Gordon Hrs. - 5th Sept.
George C. Webster - Pte. Black Watch - 8th Sept.
George Smith - Pte. Canadians - 1st Oct.
George Dutch - Pte. Black Watch - 14th Oct.
Andrew Gove - Pte. Gordon Hrs. - 14th Nov.
Edward Paull - Pte. Gordon Hrs. - 25th Nov.

First World War memorial 1917 1917
John Taylor - L.Cpl. Gordon Hrs. - 9th Janry.
Walter Alexander - Cpl. Gordon Hrs. - 14th Febry.
James Freeman - Pte. Canadians - 26th Febry.
Robert R. Norris - C.S.M. Gordon Hrs. - 23rd April
Arthur R. Tailzour Shepherd - Pte. O.&B.L.I. - 9th May
David Gibb - Pte. Royal Scots - 20th June
James McWilliam - Pte. Canadians - 22nd June
George McWilliam - L.Cpl. Australians - 8th July
George Scott - Pte. New Zealand Rif. Brig. - 12th Oct.
Charles Stewart - Pte. K.O.S.B. - 12th Oct.
John Carnie - Pte. Seaforth Hrs. - 5th Nov.
James W. Milne - Pte. Black Watch - 6th Nov.
Robert Wishart - Sergt. R.F.A. - 3rd Dec.
Joseph Wishart - Pte. Gordon Hrs. - 4th Dec.

First World War memorial 1918 1918
Albert Wishart - Cpl. Gordon Hrs. - 23rd March
William Bruce - Pte. Black Watch - 31st March
Charles Wallace - Pte. Gordon Hrs. - 9th April
John T. McWilliam - Cpl. Australians - 28th April
George Gammack - Pte. Gordon Hrs. - 15th June
John Melville Carnegie - Sapr. R.E. - 22nd June
Andrew Dutch - Pte. Gordon Hrs. - 10th July
Frank Kirkland - Pte. Gordon Hrs. - 1st Aug.
Arthur Kemp - Pte. Black Watch - 18th Oct.
Thomas R. Gibb - Air Mech. R.A.F. - 30th Nov.
John W. Wishart - Cpl. Gordon Hrs. - 24th Dec.

Second World War memorial 1939-1945

David Harrison - Pte. Gordon Highlanders - 11 Jun 1940
Robert W. Collie - S.B.A. Royal Navy - 19 Feb 1941
H. J. Simson, M.C. - Brig. late Royal Scots - 28 May 1941
Charles K. Bremner - Flt/Sgt. R.A.F. - 13 Oct 1941
David Beattie - L/Bdr. A.A.Mar.R.A. - 14 Feb 1942
James G. Gibb - O/T. Royal Navy - 23 Dec 1943
James Robertson - Pte. Gordon Highlanders - 20 May 1944
John Moir - Pte. Gordon Highlanders - 14 Aug 1944
William K. T. Ritchie, M.M. - Cpl. Gordon Highlanders - 23 Aug 1944
James R. Candy - Cpl. Royal Scots - 8 Jan 1945
Alice Margaret Clark - Pte. A.T.S. - 22 May 1945

See also Scottish War Memorials Project: Marykirk for more photographs and details.


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 Marykirk are held by the Registrar in Stonehaven. See Kincardine and Mearns Burial Grounds.

Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives hold:

Nature of recordDatesRef.
Marykirk Churchyard Planca. 1860BR/MK/1
Marykirk Burial Register1858 - 1902BR/MK/2
do1902 - 1944BR/MK/3

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 Marykirk Parish Church

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. CH2/842/...
Cash book1784-18084
Communion roll1836-185711


Land owners

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


Estate records

Records of John Tailyour of Kirktonhill (b. 1755, d. 1815), who was a merchant in Jamaica, and other members of the Tailyour family, 1743-2003 - held by the William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan. Summary



Following records are held by Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives:

Nature of recordDatesRef.
Marykirk Parochial Board: Minute Book1851 - 1860AS/KPmyk/1
do1860 - 1870AS/KPmyk/2
do1876 - 1885AS/KPmyk/3
do 1885 - 1895AS/KPmyk/4
Marykirk Parish Council: Minute Book1895 - 1925AS/KPmyk/5
do1925 - 1930AS/KPmyk/6
Marykirk Parochial Board / Parish Council: General Register of the Poor1891 - 1930AS/KPmyk/7
Marykirk Parish Council: Applications for Poor Relief1926 - 1933AS/KPmyk/8


School records

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

Nature of recordDatesRef.
Marykirk School Board: Census Book (Children)1884 - 1889AS/KSmyk/6
do1890 - 1894AS/KSmyk/7
do1895 - 1901AS/KSmyk/8
do1902 - 1905AS/KSmyk/9
do1909 - 1914AS/KSmyk/10
do1916 - 1919AS/KSmyk/11
Luthermuir School: Log Books1878 - 1915ED/GR6S/K29/1
Luthermuir School: Admission Registers1937 - 1954ED/GR6S/K29/2
Luthermuir School: Miscellaneous Records1888 - 1972ED/GR6S/K29/3
Marykirk School: Log Book1874 - 1914ED/GR6S/K33/1/1
do1914 - 1958ED/GR6S/K33/1/2
Marykirk School: Admission Register1891 - 1919ED/GR6S/K33/2/1
do1919 - 1935ED/GR6S/K33/2/2
do 1935 - 1962ED/GR6S/K33/2/3


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

17551280Dr Alexander Webster
17931481Old Statistical Account

* approx. 300 of whom were in the village of Marykirk, 1090 in Luthermuir, 1000 in the landward area.


Testaments & wills

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

Catharine Allanspouse to David Hamptoun, in Marykirk of Aberluthnott25 Jul 1635
George Allanat Marykirk, par. of Aberluthnot19 Apr 1638
Alexander Andersonlate servant to Sir William Nicolson of Glenbervie, par. of Marykirk3 Mar 1748
Janet Andersonspouse to Robert Mill, in Marykirk of Aberluthnot25 Jul 1635
Robert Annandalemason at Marykirk8 Oct 1821
Elspet Bernardspouse to Thomas Wooll, at Aberluthnot-kirk15 Oct 1681
Mr William Bethune or Beatounin Balnaleidie, par. of Aberluthnot22 Oct 1674
Mr John Brymerminister, Marykirk20 May 1806
Robert Carnegiein Balmanno, par. of Aberluthnot14 Oct 1681
William Carnegiein Balmano, par. of Aberluthnot15 Oct 1681
Hew Cathroin Newtoun of Aberluthnot12 Jul 1637
Alexander Chrystie or Christiein Pitgarvie, par. of Aberluthnott15 Mar 1637
William Clarkfarmer at Hillhead of Balmaleedy9 Sep 1818
Mr Thomas Durietenant in Newtyle, par. of Marykirk, previously tenant in Capo19 Sep & 3 Dec 1823
Dame Elizabeth Forbesspouse to Sir James Straquhane of Thorntoun [Strachan of Thornton], par. of Aberluthnot13 Aug 1662
Isobel Gavinspouse to Alexander Lindesay, in Newtoun, par. of Aberluthnot25 Jul 1635
Thomas Gelliein Brigtoune, par. of Aberluthnot25 Jun 1614
William Gibbin Barnis, par. of Aberluthnot18 Feb 1614
Helen Glenresiding at Luthermuir3 May 1819
Robert Greigin Caldgauch, par. of Aberluthnot22 Feb 1712
Marjorie Grubspouse to John Scott, in Brigtoun, par. of Aberluthnot25 Aug 1614
David Hirdfarmer at Barns of Newton30 Jun 1820
Thomas Hoodfarmer at Mains of Luther13 & 29 Oct 1818
John Hutcheonat Marie-kirk, par. of Aberluthnot21 Jun 1621
John Jackin Drumnagair, par. of Aberluthnoti5 Jul 1662
Margaret Jamiespouse to John Hird, in Balmakelly, par. of Aberluthnot15 Mar 1637
William Jamiesometime in Balnakellie, par. of Aberluthnot23 Oct 1685
Alexander Keithin Kirktounhill, par. of Aberluthnot16 Jul 1662
George Keith of Caldhamepar. of Aberluthnot18 Jul 1750
Janet Laingspouse to Daniel Wat, in the Hill of Balmalidie, par. of Aberluthnot27 Jun 1617
John Lawin Englishmauldie, par. of Aberluthnot3 Jul 1675
Alexander Lowtenant in Waterside, par. of Aberluthnot, alias Marykirk12 Sep 1749
Catherine Lowspouse to Alexander Findlaw, in Haltoun, par. of Aberluthnot2 Apr 1628
David Lowat the Milne of Thorntoun, par. of Aberluthnot20 Jun 1605
John Lowin Spittillschellis, par. of Aberluthnot25 Sep 1617
Thomas Lowin Balmakellie, par. of Aberluthnot18 Feb 1614
Christian Lyellin Kirktounhill, par. of Aberluthnot4 Mar 1676
Elspet Lyellin Burgartoun, par. of Aberluthnot, spouse to Thomas Gawin27 Jun 1621
Eupham Lyellin Watersyde, spouse to Alexander Naughtie, par. of Aberluthnot23 Jul 1662
Janet Mitchellspouse to John Stavart, brabner in the Cottoun of Pitgarvie, par. of Aberluthnot14 Nov 1617
John Mitchellin the town of Marykirk, alias Arbuthnot [sic]27 Nov 1755
Christian Mollisonspouse to George Croill, in Langhill of Thorntoun, par. of Aberluthnot25 Aug 1614
Isobel Murrayin Pitgervie, par. of Aberluthnot19 Apr 1614
Alexander Naughtiein Barnes, par. of Aberluthnot27 Jun 1636
Marjorie Nicollawful daughter to the deceased John Nicol, sometime in Barnes, par. of Aberluthnot7 Feb 1698
Dame Mary Norvall, Lady Newtounepar. of Marykirk28 Nov 1699 and 21 Jul 1702
Alexander Petriein Brigtoun, par. of Aberluthnot24 Jul 1650
Margaret Piriespouse to George Lyell, in Barnes, par. of Aberluthnot27 Jan 1620
David Raefarmer at Mill of Thornton7 Sep 1809
Andrew Reidat the Mylne of Barnes, par. of Aberluthnot24 Jul 1662
Isobel Reidin Newtoune, par. of Aberluthnot, spouse of Alexander Law5 May 1620
Juliet Renny, countess of Kintoreresiding at Inglismaldie16 Jul 1821
Isobel Revinspouse to Richart Willok, at New Kirk of Aberluthnot11 Aug 1618
Jean Scottat Marykirk18 Apr 1748
John Shepherdin Hill of Haltoun, par. of Aberluthnot15 Oct 1681
John Smithin Newtoun, par. of Aberluthnot5 May 1620
Alexander Soutarin Hauchhead, par. of Aberluthnot17 Oct 1617
John Steelcotterman in Elpitie, par. of Aberluthnot20 Jun 1605
Walter Steelin Pitgervie, par. of Aberluthnot14 Aug 1662
Marjorie Stewartin Balnakewan, par. of Aberluthnot3 Jul 1675
David Strachanin Burgartoun, par. of Aberluthnot27 Jun 1621
Robert Strachanfarmer in Mains of Hatton3 Mar 1815
Robert Taylor of Kirktown hillpar. of Marykirk, alias Arbuthnot [sic]1 Feb 1779
John Thomsonwobstar in Sagie-daill, par. of Aberluthnot9 May 1597
Andrew Torriein Brandeslayes, par. of Aberluthnotl5 Jul 1662
Gilbert Touchin Aill-houssis of Thorntoune, par. of Aberluthnot20 Apr 1624
Margaret Walkerin Barnes, par. of Aberluthnot, spouse of Patrick Lyell19 Dec 1618
William Walkerin Dronnomyre, par. of Aberluthnot27 Jun 1621
Christian Wallacesometime spouse to John Thomson, alias Wobstar, in Segy-daill, par. of Aberluthnott9 May 1597
Janet Wattspouse to David Muresone, in Haltoun, par. of Aberluthnot18 Feb 1614
David Whitelawsometime at the Mylne of Barns, par. of Aberluthnot2 Jan 1675
Eupham Willockspouse to John Willock, in Hill of Hattoun, par. of Aberluthnot4 Mar 1676
John Willockpar. of Aberluthnot16 Jul 1662
Margaret Youngspouse to John Line, at Marykirk7 Oct 1675

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

George Blacklawsbrewer in Aberluthnot, alias Marykirk19 Mar 1766

Testaments of Marykirk people from the Register of Testaments of the Commissariot of Brechin, 1801-1823

Alexander Lowweaver at Caldhame, par. of Marykirk, thereafter at Pugiston, par. of Montrose16 & 24 Dec 1808, 11 Jan 1809

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

Richard Blantyrein Coldhame, par. of Marie-kirk in Aberluthnot, sher. of Kincardine18 Jul 1586
George Downeyat the Mylne of Thornton in the Mearns18 May 1588
Katherine Erskinesometime spouse to David Rait, apparent of Halgreine, and indweller in Drumnager, par. of Aberluthnet, sher. of Kincardine22 Jun 1596
Eufame Falconersometime spouse to Thomas Lothian, in Pitgarvie, par. of Aberluthnot in the Mearns 19 Dec 1593
Eufame Guthrierelict of Robert Montgomrie, in Haltoun, par. of Aberluthnet, sher. of Kincardine 26 Feb 1598-9
Isobel Keithsometime spouse to Alexander Strachan of Thornton2 Aug 1597
William Lothianin Petgarvie, par. of Aberluthnot in the Mearns19 Dec 1593
Christopher Mathersat the North-Water-bridge of Nather-Eglismaldie, par. of Abirluthnet, sher. of Kincardine6 Jun 1598
Alexander Mitchellin Roishill, par. of Aberluthnet in the Mearns27 Jun 1588
Jonet Pratsometime spouse to Charles Walker, at the Walk-mylne of Thornton, in the Mearns22 Oct 1576
David Ramsayat Marie-kirk, in Aberluthnot15 Apr 1577
Alexander Raneyin Balmeno, par. of Abirluthnocht, sher. of Kincardine13 Nov 1594
Christiane Reidsometime spouse to George Wiliok, at Marie-kirk of Abirluthnot in the Mearns7 Jul 1586
David Strachanin Muretoun, par. of Abirluthnot15 Dec 1593
John Strachan of Thorntonin the Mearns21 May 1588
John Strachanin Goisseslie, par. of Abirluthnett, sher. of Kincardine17 May 1591
Alexander Vallentyne elderin Pitgarvie, in Abirluthnet par. in the Mearns7 Nov 1590

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

Bessie Drymmierelict of --- Lyell, in ---, and last spouse to William Drymmie, in Balmakewin, par. of Aberluthnot, in the Mearns12 Jun 1602
Jonet Mylnerelict of Cristell Matheris, at the Nether-Mylne of Eglismaldie, par. of Abirluthnot, sher. of Mernes12 Jan 1603
Alexander Strachan of Thornetounpar. of Abirluthnot, in the Mernes5 Aug 1602
Sir Alexander Strachan of Thornetoune24 Jan 1662


Jacobite rebels - 1745 rebellion
From: A List of Persons concerned in the Rebellion (Edinburgh, Scottish History Soc., vol. 8, 1890)

NamesDesignationsAbodeActs of rebellion
& circumstances
Where at present
George Abernethieservant to Lord Halkerton-Carried Arms with the Rebels during the whole RebellionLurking
Robert BarclaygentlemanBalmyheuen [Balmakewan]Carried arms at the battle of Culloden and said to bekilled


Clock & watch tax, 1797-8

Images of the original records for Marykirk:

NRS ref. E326/12/2/81


Farm horse tax, 1797-8

Images of the original records for Marykirk:


This page updated 17 Mar 2015