Maryton (Angus)

(formerly Old Montrose)

Records, sources & information about the Parish of Maryton

Parish number 308

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The Grahams, marquises of Montrose, took their title from Old Montrose in this parish, not the town of Montrose.

The lands of Dysart were formerly a detached portion of the parish of Brechin ANS, later of Maryton, but now form part of Lunan ANS.

As a warning not to believe anything on the web, no matter how prestigious the site hosting the information, the following used to be at "Paradox of Medieval Scotland 1093-1286" (at King's College, London):

Factoid Record: Inquest of land of 'Iniany' next to 'Falerikkum' (possibly Friockheim, ANG)

[This suggested identification of 'Falerikkum' with Friockheim is found already in G.W.S. Barrow (ed.), Regesta Regum Scottorum, vol. 2, p. 476 (Edinburgh University Press, 1971).]

'Iniany' is Ananie, a lost name in the parish of Maryton, adjacent to Fullerton [Andrew Jervise, Memorials of Angus & Mearns, vol. 1, p. 91]; it appears as 'Innyan' in the 1871 census of Maryton. The village of Friockheim, in the parish of Kirkden, was not so named until 1824. Whether 'Falerikkum' is Fullerton is uncertain, but 'Falerikkum' is definitely not Friockheim!

I'm pleased to see they have now corrected it, and it's now at Inquest of land of 'Iniany' next to 'Falerikkum'

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

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The arms of Melville of Baldovie
[Hague Roll: HR622]


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OPROld Parish Registers of Births/baptisms, Banns/marriages & Deaths/burials (pre-1855)


Books & articles


Statistical accounts of Maryton


Maps of Maryton

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


Photographs of places

See Maryton - recent photographs of Maryton. National Grid ref. NO6856.

arms at Bonnyton

Above: on the gable of a building at Bonnyton, the royal arms and the arms of Wood of Bonnyton, i.e. [Azure] an oak tree [Or] growing out of a mount in base [for Wood] between two cross crosslets fitchee [of the second] [for Tulloch].
Also on that building is a date stone inscribed I L 1735; John Leitch was tenant in Bonnyton in 1757.


Maryton parish church

Located at National Grid ref. NO684561. Built 1791, now a private house; there is date stone for 1791, high on the east gable.

Photograph of Maryton Kirk   Photograph of Maryton Kirk

Above, left: the former Maryton Kirk; right: the former Free Kirk at Barnhead, at NO665575, now a private house

The kirk of Maryton was granted to Arbroath Abbey by William the Lion ["[I have also given to them] the church of St Mary of Old Munros with the land of that church that in Scots is called `Abthen'"], but, by agreement with Brechin Cathedral dated 21 Oct 1304, ownership passed to the cathedral, to settle the difficulties that had arisen from its being within the diocese of Brechin yet owned by the abbey, which was in the diocese of St Andrews [Arbroath Lib., i, charters 1 and 244].


Parish ministers 1560-1956

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

David Meldrum1561-1563reader & vicar; d. bef. 11 Apr 1580
Richard Melville of Baldovie1567-1575b. ca. 1522, 2nd son of Rich. M. of B. (who fell at Pinkie 1547); bro. of Andrew M., the reformer; student in Germany under Melanchthon; adm. to Craig 1562, with this par. also in his charge; moved here 1567, with charge also of Lunan, Craig & St Skae (Dunninald) in his charge; d. Jun 1575; "a man of rare wisdom ..."; mar. Isobel Scrymgeour, sis. of Henry S. of Glasswell; issue: Patrick, of Baldovie; Mr James, min. of Kilrenny FIF; David; Barbara, who mar. Mr James Balfour, min. of St Giles, Edinburgh
John Melville1567bro. of above; reader
Andrew Strachan1575-1583tr. from Inverkeilor 1575; tr. to Dun 1583
Andrew Leitch (Andrew Leech)1585-1611bro. of James L. in St Andrews FIF; vicar of Kilmoir 1577; had charge of Dunlappie 1580; master of Brechin Grammar School 1580; tr. & adm. bef. 1585, with Craig, Lunan & St Skae also in his charge; d. Jun 1611 Montrose; mar. (1) Isabella, dau. of Rob. Donaldson; mar. (2) Christian Collace (of Balnamoon); issue: Mr John, poet; Mr Andrew; Mr David, min. of Ellon ABD; Nicholas (mar. Paul Somer [Paul Symmer of Pitmuckston?]); Christian (mar. James Ramsay, son of Mr Thos Ramsay, commissary clerk of Brechin); mar. (3) 1605 Magdalen (or Margaret) Adamson, wid. of David Orme of Mugdrum;
Richard Melville of Baldovie1613-1641b. ca. 1582, neph. of Andrew M., the reformer; M.A. St Andrews 1603; adm. bef. 26 Aug 1613; d. 1641; issue: Mr Andrew, of Baldovie; Patrick, of Baldovie
Andrew Melville of Baldovie1639-1641b. ca. 1609; elder son of above; M.A. St Andrews 1630; ord. (prob. assistant & successor) 22 Jun 1639; d. unmar. Apr 1641 Baldovie
John Lammie1642-1673ord. 26 May 1642; suspended Oct 1649; readm. Nov 1650; tr. to Farnell 1673
David Lindsay1673-1706b. 1645, eldest son of David L., min. of Rescobie; adm. bef. 3 Jul 1673; d. 16 Sep 1706; mar. 1673 Cecil, dau. of sir Wm Nisbet of Dean; issue: David, Wm, Alex, Cecil (mar. Hercules Skinner, merch., Montrose), Kath.
George Stephen1707-1723b. 1673, son of Rob. S., min. of Aberlour BAN; ord. 2nd charge Montrose 1698; tr. & adm. 17 Jun 1707; d. 8 Mar 1723; mar. Mary Barclay; issue: James, Robert, Eliz., Mary
Charles Irvine1726-1777b. 1687, supposedly of fam. of I. of Drum; ord. Lunan 1715; tr. & adm. 14 Sep 1726; d. 12 Aug 1737; mar. Bethia Forbes; issue: 2 sons, 3 dau.
James Beattie1738-1777son of Alex. B., Halcarton; ord. 29 Nov 1738; d. 25 Nov 1777; mar. 1740 Margaret Farquharson; issue: Mary
James Wilson1778-1794ord. 24 Jun 1778; tr. to Farnell 24 Sep 1794
Andrew Fergusson1795-1843b. 18 Mar 1769, son of David F., min. of Farnell; M.A. Marischal Aberdeen 1787; ord. assistant to father at Farnell 16 Oct 1793; adm. here 17 Mar 1795; dem. 18 May 1843 and joined Free Kirk; d. 24 Oct 1843 Maryton farmhouse; mar. 1800 Eliz., dau. of Wm Bruce, episc. min. at Arbroath; issue: David S., min. of Strachan KCD; Andrew F., M.D.
William Reid1843-1867b. 12 Sep 1800 Kirriemuir, son of John R., schoolmaster; M.A. Marischal Aberdeen 1820; schoolmaster Mains & Strathmartine; ord. 26 Oct 1843; d. 25 Jul 1867; mar. Margaret Bruce; issue: William
William Ruxton Fraser1867-1897b. 20 Jun 1832 Laurencekirk, son of Wm F., tailor; M.A. Kings Aberdeen 1852; schoolmaster Auchterhouse 1854; ass. Lundie & Fowlis; ord. 28 Nov 1867; d. unmar. 7 Apr 1897
Richard Henderson1893-1904b. 27 Dec 1863 New Byth, son of Andrew H.; M.A. Aberdeen 1886; B.D. Aberdeen 1891; ass. Corstorphine MLN 1891; ord. (ass. & suc.) 1 Nov 1893; tr. to Longside ABD 1904; d. 6 Dec 1932 Longside; mar. 1894 Margaret Peddieson, dau. of Geo. Falconer; had issue
John Dawson McLean1905-1928b. 22 Jul 1870, son of Alex. M., min. of Strachan KCD; M.A. Aberdeen 1892, B.D. 1893; ass. at Slains ABD, Dalziel LKS & St Andrew's, Perth; ord. 15 Aug 1899 St Modan's Chapel, Falkirk STI; tr. & adm. 5 Jan 1905; tr. to Barthol Chapel 12 Jan 1928; tr. to Finzean 21 Feb 1935; d. 28 Jul 1938 Birse
Walter George Mackean1929-1932b. 1872 Edinburgh, son of James M.; missionary Sikkim 1900; adm. 5 Apr 1929; d. 2 Nov 1932 Aberdeen; mar. 1906 Susan Carswell; had issue
Reginald Ian Davidson1933-1956b. 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. to Kingoldrum 17 May 1926; tr. & adm. 16 Mar 1933; dem. 31 Dec 1956; d. 22 Jan 1974 Edinburgh; mar. 1920 Martha Dickie, dau. of John Robertson Pollock, schoolmaster, Beauly; issue, incl. Sgt Robert Cunningham Foss D., R.A.F. (1921-44)

Ministers of the Free Kirk, later United Free Kirk

Andrew Fergusson1843-1843see above
John Thain Davidson1857-1859b. 25 Apr 1833 Broughty Ferry, twin son of David D., min. there; ord. 19 Feb 1857; tr. to Salford 1859; d. 7 Nov 1904; mar. 1859 Isabella, dau. of M. McCallum, Glasgow; issue: 2 sons, 6 dau.
Andrew Cameron?-1870b. 1822 Edinburgh; tr. to Chalmers's Church, St Kilda Victoria Australia, Jul 1870; d. 17 Nov 1877 St Kilda; mar. 1844 Jane Cameron; issue: Archd; Jane; Andrew; Wm Cunningham; Mary Louisa
William Robertson?-1881-?b. ca. 1826 Edinburgh
William Fairweather1886-1922b. 1845-48 Dundee; min. Gateshead 1881; ind. Feb 1886; d. 22 Jan 1922 Maryton U.F. manse; mar. 1876 Margaret Henry, dau. of James Smith, farmer; issue: James H.; Henry; E.C. [female]; Alyce Swan; William Lyall; Chalmers [male]; George
William Dawson Scott1922-1925b. 1882 Kintore; M.A. Aberdeen 1903; min. Ladyburn Glenluce WIG; res. there, on acct of illness; ass. Auldearn, Apr 1918 to Nov 1920; appointed min. here without charge by Nov 1921; adm. 17 Jun 1922; min. Kirkmichael BAN 1935; d. 17 Jun 1962 Inverurie


Monumental inscriptions

Monuments in Maryton Kirkyard bearing pre-1855 information (ca. 80 stones) are listed in Alison Mitchell (ed.), "Pre-1855 Monumental Inscriptions in Angus, Vol. 2: Seacoast" (Edinburgh: Scottish Genealogy Soc., 1996), which can be bought from the Scottish Genealogy Society. (It's listed as "Angus MI - Vol. 2. Pre-1855 Sea-coast" in their online shop.)

Andrew Jervise recorded some monuments at Maryton in his "Epitaphs & Inscriptions", vol. 1, pp. 235-8.

The following are some of the older monuments in Maryton kirkyard. [M1], etc., indicate Mitchell's numbering. Uncertain readings are in parentheses, (); parentheses on the stones are replaced here by braces, {}; square brackets enclose editorial comments.

Photographs of any of the inscriptions listed below will be supplied on request by e-mail, insofar as I judge it possible to obtain them. The photos will be 2304 pixels by 1728 pixels, and approx. 850 kilobytes in size, taken in good lighting to show the inscriptions rather than the whole monuments. Please be prepared for a considerable delay in sending photos.

[p2211, p2327] Sacred to the memory of JOHN MAWER who died 6th Dec. 1901, aged 76 years. His wife CHARLOTTE FERGUSSON died 1st Aug. 1891, aged 60 years. Their daughter, CHARLOTTE, died 14th Jan. 1881, aged 33 years. Their daughter-in-law MARY DUTHIE, died 1894, aged 37 years. Their grandson DAVID MAWER, died 1895, aged 7 years. Their son HENRY, died 17th Aug. 1893, aged 35 years. Interred in Leith. Their children ROBERT, died 1859. AMELIA, HUGH & JOHN, died 1866. CATHERINE, died 1869, all interred in Meigle. Their grand-daughter EMILY FAIRWEATHER, who died 1st Feb. 1949, aged 46 years. Their daughter MARGARET FAIRWEATHER died 25th May 1969, aged 94 years. Their grandson JAMES FAIRWEATHER died 27th Nov. 1979 aged 69 years.

[p2212, p2224, p3051] Erected by DAVID GREIG joiner at Old Montrose in memory of his beloved children ELIZABETH died 16th March 1858 aged 1 month. MARGARET died 4th May 1858 aged 5 years. ANN CATHERINE died 30th May 1858 aged 7 years MARY died 7th October 1867, aged 4 days. WILLIAM died 14th November 1873, aged 5 years. ROBERT died 23rd January 1883 in his 34 year. AGNES, died 3rd Dec. 1894, aged 32 years, interred in Piershill Cemetery, Edinburgh. JESSIE died 8th Dec. 1896, aged 41 years.
[west; p3052] MARY JANE McNIECE relict of the late ROBERT GREIG who died at Hillside 24th April 1904, aged 51 years.

[p2213] Erected by HELEN MOLLISON in loving memory of her husband JAMES CRAIGIE, who died 30th Mar. 1911, aged 59 years. Also of their son JAMES, who died 11th Feb. 1899, aged 20 years. The above HELEN MOLLISON, who died 16th Jan. 1936, aged 75 years.

[M65; p2214, p2227, p2325] Sacred to the memory of JAMES FELL, farmer in Stone of Morphie in the Parish of Saint Cyrus who died on 4th August 1833 aged 62 years & Mrs. JEAN MURRISON or FELL, his relict who died on 13th June 1850 aged 68 years Also of their children ALEXANDER, who died on 3d June 1823 aged 6 years; and CATHARINE, who died on 20th June 1826 aged 14 years, all interred here. And of WALTER, who died in the City of Kandy Island of Ceylon on 20th October 1845 aged 27 years.

[p2215] In loving memory of JAMES DUTHIE who died 11th Oct. 1936, aged 85 and his wife MARGARET DONALDSON died 18th Oct. 1913, aged 58. Also of their family. ISAAC, 23rd April 1917, aged 21. NATHAN, 4th Nov. 1918, aged 25. Both killed in action in France. AGGIE, died 1st Jan. 1929, aged 41.

[p2216] Erected by JANE SMART in loving memory of her husband JAMES MOIR, who died 8th Feb. 1944, aged 82 years. The above JANE SMART died 11th Oct. 1965, aged 89 years. At rest.

[p2217] Erected by SUSAN THOMSON in loving memory of her husband HERCULES TORRIE, who died 8th February 1941, in his 68th year. The above SUSAN THOMSON died 9th April 1952, aged 72 years.

[p2218] Erected by ALEXr EDWARDS & family in loving memory of his wife ANN REID KINLOCH OGG, died 9th April 1928 aged 50 years.

[p2219] Erected by the family in loving memory of their father WILLIAM BLACKIE who died 19th May 1925 aged 82 years. And their mother ISABELLA ERSKINE died 30th Nov. 1939 aged 92 years. Their daughter ANN died 1st Aug. 1961 aged 75 years.

[p2220] Erected by the family in loving memory of ANDREW DUNCAN who died 22nd Sept. 1928, aged 84. And his wife ISABELLA NICOLL who died 16th Oct. 1929, aged 78.

[p2221; recent] In memoriam JAMES EASTON 1847-1917. And his wife JESSIE MIDDLETON, 1849-1880. Also their daughter JESSIE, {Mrs DICKSON}, 1873-1896. And his second wife ISABELLA M. MacKENZIE, 1851-1911.

[p2222] HOOD In memoriam ALEXANDER HOOD, late of Gighty Burn, died 14th April 1898, aged 54. And hiswife JANE BYARS, died 6th July 1925, aged 82. Their sons DAVID, died during 1874, aged 2½. THOMAS, died 22nd July 1947, aged 73. JAMES, died 7th Dec. 1961, aged 94. Their daughters JANE, died 22nd Aug. 1922, aged 58. MARY, died 4th July 1933, aged 64. ANN, died 6th Oct. 1972, aged 96.

[p2223, p2322] Sacred to the memory of JAMES JOLLY, who died 22nd September 1882, aged 33 years. Also his sister, ANN, who died 13th April 1884, aged 33 years. Also their mother MARION WILL, beloved wife of ALEXANDER JOLLY, who died at Rossie Island 10th May 1900, aged 78 years. And the said ALEXANDER JOLLY, who died at Rossie Island 18th Jan. 1906, aged 89 years. CHRISTINA sister of the above who died in Arbroath 19th Nov. 1899, interred there aged 35 years.

[M63; p2225, p2323] Erected by ROBERT CARR schoolmaster at Marytown in memory of his spouse SUSANNA RAMSAY who died the 4th March 1806 aged 54 years, and their daughter AGNES who died 14th August 1790 aged 6 months. JANNET only survives this deate 1807 Died also ROBERT CARR in the 27th of September 1823, in the 75 year of his age, who had been schoolmaster of this parish 25 years

[M64; p2226, p2324] 1803 Erected by ALEXr MORISON, tenant in Marytown-law in memory of MARGARET WILLIAMSON his spouse who departed this life on the 15th of June 1802 aged 62 years. They procreated between them the following children viz. JOHN who died in his non-age Also JOHN & ELSPET who died [buried]

[p2228, p2326] In loving remembrance of HENRY COWIE, who died at Kinnaird Crossing 13th Oct. 1885, aged 59 years. And his wife MARGARET CAMERON, who was accidentally killed at Kinnaird Crossing 30th Jan. 1894, aged 61 years. Also their son HENRY COWIE, who was accidentally killed at Kinnaird Crossing on the 2nd Dec. 1877, aged 10 years.

[p2229] Erected in affectionate remembrance of MARY MORRIS, who died, at Old Montrose, Nov. 25th 1876, aged 82 years.

[p2230] Erected by JOHN MOIR, in memory of his daughter MARGARET who died 8th May 1870. Also of his wife ANN UDDNIE who died 14th Novr 1874, aged 72 years. Also of his daughter ANN who died at South Shields 20th May 1880. The above JOHN MOIR died 25th June 1886, aged 91 years. MARY [buried]

[p2231] Erected by WILLIAM JOLLY in memory of his wife MARY JANE PATERSON who died 30th Nov. 1906, aged 26 years. Also his son ALEXANDER who died in infancy. The above WILLIAM JOLLY died 21st Oct. 1915, aged 40 years. And his wife ANN MOLLISON who died 11th Nov. 1958. WLLIAM DAVID son of WILLIAM JOLLY died 3rd Jan. 1970, aged 63 years.

[p2232] Erected by ARCHIBALD DUTHIE, in memory of his beloved wife AGNES STRACHAN who departed this life 5th Dec. 1870, aged 24 years. Also of their children. SARAH ANN who died 18th Oct. 1868, aged 5 months. AGNES STRACHAN who died 17th Dec. 1870, aged 3 months. Also his sister-in-law ANN STRACHAN, who departed this life on the 11th March 1885, aged 48 years. The above ARCHIBALD DUTHIE, died 2nd December 1912, aged 69 years

[p2233] In loving memory of HARRY GIBB FLEMING 1889-1977 farmer at Bonnyton & Old Montrose and his beloved wife AGNES WILKIE CLARK {NAN} 1903-1986

[p2234] HARRY FLEMING Rumbletonlaw, Greenlaw, Berwickshire Born at Old Montrose 1932 Died at Kelso 1994

[p2235; cross] In loving memory of THOMAS FLEMING Bonnyton, born 13th July 1923, died 8th June 1924.

[p2236; war grave] 13528 Guardsman A. J. ANDERSON Scots Guards 31st March 1915 age 31 To memory ever dear

[M47; p2237, p2333] 1850 Erected by WILLIAM FRASER in memory of his wife MARGARET KYDD who died at East Carcary 12th Decr 1849 aged 31 years.

[p2238, p2332] Erected by CHARLES and ANN HENRY, in memory of their family, JAMES died 27th May 1878, aged ... years. CHARLES [died] 8th Feb 1884 [aged] (3) years. WILLIAM [died] 13th Sep 1884 [aged] (1)4 days. ALFRED [died] 22nd May 1887 [aged] 8 months. HARRY [died] 4th Jan 1891 [aged] 1 year. FREDERICK DUNN, died at Motherwell 26th Dec. 1897, aged 19 years. Deeply mourned. The above ANN SMITH-HENRY died 21st March 1911, aged 59 years. Not dead but sleeping. Also the above CHARLES HENRY died 9th Feb. 1929, aged 78 years. Their son ALEXr W. HENRY, beloved husband of MARY ARMSTRONG died 9th Oct. 1948, aged 66 years. The cup was bitter the loss severe / To part with them we loved so dear / It was God's will it should be so / By his command we all must go.

[M48; p3053-4; table stone] MDCCCXXXI WILLIAM MITCHELL tenant in West Seaton died ... aged 69 years. And JEAN DEAS his spouse died 19 Oct. 1802 aged 69 years. Their children viz ALEXANDER died in India in ... aged 30 years. DAVID died in India in Au... ... aged 19 years. WILLIAM died in the Island of Gr... ... aged 57 years. JOHN and FRANCIS died in infancy. Their second surviving son JAMES ... this tribute to their memory. He died 11th February 1827 aged 65 years. ANNE ROSS wife of JAMES MITCHELL died on the ... September 1850 aged 80 years.

[p2239, p2331] Erected by DAVID FERRIER Bonnyton, in loving memory of his wife ANNIE CLARK SOUTAR who died 24th Aug. 190(5), aged 38 years.

[M49; p2240-1] 1804 Erected by DAVID SMART, in memory of his father ROBERT SMART some time gardner at Old-Montrose, who died Sept. 21th 1803, aged 61 years, as also of his brother ROBERT, who died ... 177(.) ... [buried]
[west; p2335, p3057] Also his mother MARY WRIGHT who died J(any) 22d 1808 aged 6(2) years. And his sister MARY SMART who died December 7th 1812 aged 37 years. Likewise DAVID SMART who died at Montrose 18th of June 1823 in the 50th year of his age.

[M50; p2242] Hier lyes JANE WRIGHT lafull daughter to JAMES WRIGHT and ISEABEL PRO... sumetym in Cottoun of Old Montros vho departed this lif the 26 of March in the year of God 1702 IW IP IW
[west] ...

[M52; west; p2336-7; partly defaced] ... the Duties of his ... ...remittin[g] dilig... ... by his conduct all [aro]und him ... his own Rank an Example ... and died in the y... ...

[M53] ...
[west; p3060] DD IS MD RD ID DD ; Heir lyes DAVID DENNISS sometime wiver in Gouk Hill who departed this life the day of May anno dommino 1742 and of his age 62 years.

[p2243] Sacred to the memory of WALTER GEORGE MACKEAN missionary in India and minister of this parish, born 17th June 1873, died 2nd November 1932.

[p2244] IW IN; Jesus said Suffer little children and forbid them not to come unto me for of such is the kingdom of heaven Math XIX

[p2245] Not lost but gone before. Erected by ARCHIBALD MALCOLM ship-carpenter, in memory of his beloved wife JANE CARNEGIE, who died 29th Feb. 1876, aged 38 years. The above ARCHIBALD MALCOLM, who was lost of the Oregon coast by the wreck of the sailing ship Atalanta 16th Nov. 1898, aged 60 years.

[M38; p3059] This stone was erected by JAMES WOOD in Nether Daysert in memory of his son DAVID WOOD He died ... 1(..)5 in infancy

[M41; p3067] 1830 Erected by JOHN THOMSON and MARGARET RUXTON at Usan, in memory of DAVID RUXTON and ISABELLA CROMEY his father and mother-in-law. DAVID died Feb 16th 182(.) aged 77. ISABELLA died May 7th 1803, aged 52. Also three of their children viz. ALEXr JAMES and JEAN. And likewise in memory of his own daughter ALEXANDRINA THOMSON, who died Aug. 24th 1827 aged 3 years. Who are all intered here.

[M43; p2246] Erected by DAVID THOMSON, farmer, West Mains of Rossie in memory of his son WILLIAM THOMSON lately farmer at Holemill who died 20th June 1884 aged 31 years. Also in memory of his wife BEATRICE MILNE, who died (..) Sep. 1887 aged 65 years. The above named DAVID THOMSON died at West Mains of Rossie 14th February 1901, in his 80th year.
[south; p2247] Also in memory of his daughter ANN THOMSON who died 15th Nov. 1939, in her 84th year.

[M44; p2248-9] 1814 Erected by ALEXANDER DONALD in memory of his father-in-law JOHN MOLISON some time tenant in farm-town of old Montrose who departed this life 13th April 1812 aged 75 years and of his son JOHN DONALD who died 26th Octr 1794 aged 3 years and 5 months and are both here interred. Here also lies interred the foresaid ALEXANDER DONALD late tennant in West Ballochy who departed this life on the 18th day of March 1819.
[west; p3056] Sacred to the memory of MARJORY MOLISON, wife of ALEXANDER DONALD who died 8th Novr 1849 aged 83 years. Also of their daughters MARJORY who died on the 19th August 1866, aged 61 years Also JANE who died on the 17th day of May 1867 aged 63 years ELSPET who died on the 21st Oct. 1884, aged 84 years.

[p2250] In memory of ROBERT DALGARNO, builder Dunninald, who died 20th January 1873, aged 82.

[M45; p2251] 1816 Erected by WILLIAM VALLENTINE cot town Pows of old Montrose as a tribute of esteem toward his deceased spouse MARGRATE BALLIE who departed this life the 18th day August 1815 aged 58 years and of his deceased family WILLIAM who died June the 18th 1787 aged 7 years. ELSPET who died Octo the 12th 1809 aged 21 years. Who are all here interred Also ... [s]urviving date 1816 [worn, buried]

[M46; p2252] 1826 Here are deposited the remains of GEORGE CRABB late tenant in Crookward. He died the 1st October 1821 aged 59 years. As a small mark of regard this stone is dedicated to perpetuate the affection borne in the mind of DAVID CRABB his eldest son. Reader - remember death, judgement and eternity.

[p2253] ALEXANDER LOW, a respected elder of this parish, died April 18th 1874, aged 74 years. Eccl. VII.I. His wife ANNE MOIR, died at Kair, 26th Dec. 1882, aged 82 years. ALEXANDER LOW, grand-son of the above, died at Kair House, Fordoun, on 12th Oct. 1887, aged 24 years.

[p2254; cross] In loving memory of Rev. Wm FAIRWEATHER for 36 years U.F. minister of Maryton. Died 22nd Jan 1922 aged 76 years Wm LYALL his son fell in France 22nd March 1918 aged 26 years GEORGE died in infancy His wife MARGARET HENRY died 8th Oct 1946 aged 91 years.

[p2255; cross] In memoriam ANNE WILSON wife of Rev. W. M. FALCONER M.A. of Free Church Maryton who departed to be with Christ 15th March 1875 aged 28 years John XVII 24 Last words - 'Safe safe' Erected by her sorrowing husband
[west; p3065] Also in memoriam JOHN WILLIAM FALCONER M.A., M.B., Ch.B. Edin. Born at Maryton 7th March 1875 Died at Banchory 14th July 1906 Interred here 1(8)th July 1906

[M31; p2256, p2334] Erected in memory of ROBERT KEILL tenant in Fullarton who died th' 11th April, 1840 aged 34 years.

[M32; p2257] Erected by JANE SMART in memory of her husband JOHN CROMAR who died 23rd Jan 1849 aged 49 years The above JANE SMART died 27th March 1893, aged 95 years. Their grandson DAVID IRELAND died 1st May 1859, aged 3½ years. Also MARY ANN CROMAR daughter of JOHN CROMAR & JANE SMART who died at Letham, on the 30th April 1911, aged 79 years. BETTY CROMAR relict of JOHN IRELAND, who died 16th April 1912, aged 83 years

[p2258] In memory of ALEXANDER DUNBAR blacksmith Old Montrose, born Jan. 17th 1820, died July 31st 1896. Also of his wife ELIZABETH WEBSTER born June 25th 1826, died April 19th 1898. CHARLES, son of the above, born Aug. 6th 1851, died May 21st 1905. WILLIAM born Nov. 18th 1858, died Jan. 14th 1912. Interred in Lodge Hill Cemetery, Birmingham. ROBERT born 14th August 1853, died 22nd April 1933. ELIZABETH, born 16th May 1855 died 3rd Sept. 1942.

[M33; p2259] 1829 Erected by ALEXr STEVENSON at old Montrose in memory of his children who are interred here viz ELISABETH who died October 17th 1812 aged 2 years and 6 months. Also JAMES who died June (.)th 1824 aged 7 years & 4 months Also JEAN BAILLIE his wife died 17th March 1849 aged (65) years ALEXANDER STEVENSON died 21st August 1855 aged 74 years Their son ALEXANDER ship carpenter Arbroath enclosed this their resting place July 1856 The family who survive this date are MARY, ANN, ROBERT, WILLIAM, MARGARET, JEAN and ALEXANDER BALLIE.

[M34; p2260] 1811 Erected by JAs ANDERSON sometime blacksmith Duninald in memory of his spouse ELIZABETH STRACHEN who died Septr 1(4)th 1816 aged 3(4) years & left 3 childeren viz DAVID JOHN & HELLEN ANDERSON

[p2261] Erected by JOHN MILNE in memory of his mother-in-law HELEN RITCHIE, who died at Fullerton, 2(5)th Oct. 1886, aged (.)7 years

[p2262] Erected by JOHN SINCLAIR in loving memory of his wife CLEMENTINA HERALD who died 2(0) June 1900 aged 65 years His second wife ISABELLA WEST died 2nd Dec. 1928 aged 79 years. The above JOHN SINCLAIR died 2(0)th Mar. 1930, aged 86 years.

[M35; p2263] Memento mori Here lyes WILLIAM PETRIE who lived some time in Cottoun of Oldmontrose lafull housband to ELIZABETH DUNCAN He died 22th of December 1736 aged 56 years His children JOHN & JAMES PETRIEs who died young [Much later addition:] BETTY PETRIE died Oct. 1867 aged (86) years.
[west; p3058] 1740 WP ED ; Death is th... end of our mortal race / Each hour we spaend we thither fly apace / A littel time it is in life we have / To day we're here to morrow in our grave JANE PETRIE wife of WILLIAM DUERS, died 10th Aug. 186(8), aged 46 years. Her sister MARY PETRIE died 14th July 1879 aged 66 years

[p2264, p2338] Mors neminem fugit ; Remember man as you pass by / As you art now, so once was I / As I am now so most you be / Remember man that you most [!]

[M18; p2265] Erected by MARY JOHNSTON in memory of JOHN JOHNSTON and ANN TAVENDALE her father & mother who with five of their children are all interred here. The above MARY & ISOBEL survive at this date 1816

[M19; p2266] 181(3) Erected by MARGARET STEWART in memory of her father and mother DAVID STEWAR[T] and MARGARET FINDLA[Y]

[p2267] In loving memory of ROBERT SMITH beloved husband of ISABELLA WILSON died 25th April 1950, aged 80 years. And their daughter LIZZIE, died 18th April 1914, aged 23 years. And the above ISABELLA WILSON who died 2nd Sept 196(8), aged 9(8) years.

[M21; p2268] Trust in God Erected to the memory of MARY CARNEGY who died 17 Septr 1796 aged 33 by her husband Wm ROBERTSON burgess & guildbrother in Montrose Here is also interred the mortal remains of WILLIAM ROBERTSON who died 20th August 1827 in the 67th year of his age. ... / and shall to dust return / O death thy (p)ower [buried]

[M23; p2269] 1843 Sacred to the memory of JAMES JAMIE who died at Montrose on the 4th November 1842 aged 53 years. Also of MAGDALENE BAILLIE who died 30th August 1842 aged 75 years.

[M24; p2270] B P 1794 In memory of JOHN BAILLIE late tenant in Old Montrose who died the 29th August 1792 aged 74 years AGNES PRESCIO his spouse who died the 14th Febry 1779 aged 50 years And of their children viz DAVID who died the 27th Febry 1773 aged 14 years ROBERT who died the 8th Septr 1776 aged 2 years And JAMES and ANDREW who died in infancy and are all here interred Also JOHN who died 2d Feby 18.5 aged 69 years.

[M25; p2271] Sacred to the memory of ALEXANDER SCOTT Huntlyhill, Stracathro, born 28th March 1860, died 17th March 1920.

[M26; p2272-3, p2339-40; table stone] 182(9) Sacred to the memory of Mr WILLIAM SCOTT late tenant of Dysart and Bonnytown who departed this life on the 1(3)th April 1827 aged 75 years. In memory also of JOHN his son, born 5th August 180. died 18th July 1819, and ANN his daughter born 30th October 1812 died 19th April 182(5) ELISABETH his daughter born 9th Sepr 182. died 27th February 1836 ... THOMAS twin brother of ELISABETH died 12th September 18.. ANN SCOTT, relict of WILLIAM SCOTT died 1st May 1864 aged (..) years

[M27; p2274] Sacred to the memory of ROBERT SCOTT Esqr Bonnyton, born 25th Nov 1816, died 15th June 1872. "Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out" LOUISA JANE SMART, his widow, born 26, June 1823, died 13, Nov. 1890. "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine."
[Note: his date of birth was in fact almost certainly 26 Nov 1814]

[M28; p2275] In loving memory of THOMAS SCOTT, farmer, Bonnyton, born Feb. 18th 1852, died May 17th 1920. Also his wife MARY ALEXANDRINA BALLANTINE who died 18th Feb. 1922, aged 57 years. Also their eldest son Major General THOMAS SCOTT, C.B., Indian Army, born Feb. 20th 1897, died Nov. 26th 1968. He gave great service and was beloved by all. And ENID*, his wife who loved him beyond all died Aug. 14th 1976. Also PEGGY daughter of THOMAS and MARY SCOTT who died Oct. 23rd 1987, aged 82 years.
[* i.e. Enid Pearl Savage]

[p2276] Erected by parishioners and friends in memory of Rev. WILLIAM RUXTON FRASER M.A. born 20th June 1832, ordained minister of Maryton 28th Nov. 1867. Died 7th April 1897.

[M29; p2277-9, p3062-4; including attached metal plate; table stone] ... memory of Mrs ELIZABETH BRUCE spouse of the Revd ANDREW FERGUSSON minister of this parish who after a long illness which she endured with a becoming Christian faith fortitude ... chearful resignation was removed to a sta... where those virtues obtain their heavenly ... on the February 1827 Also the Revd ANDREW FERGUSSON, born, March 1769. Ordained assistant to his father the Revd DAVID FERGUSSON, minister of Farnell, October 16th 1793. Admitted minister of this parish, March 17th 1795. Demitted, May 18th 1843. Died minister of the Free Church in this parish, October 24th 1843. Also ANDREW FORBES FERGUSSON M.D. his son, born February 2nd 1811, died April 24th 1853. And HELEN daughter of Dr FERGUSSON, born July 25th 1843. Died August 13th 1851.

[M30; p2280] HELEN DRIVER widow of ANDREW FORBES FERGUSSON M.D. Montrose. Born 15th April 1814 Died 31st January 1868

[p2281] Erected by MARGARET BRUCE in memory of her husband the Revd WILLIAM REID, minister of this parish who died 25th July 1867, in the 67th year of his age and 24th of his incumbency. Also of their son WILLIAM who died 26th July 1860, aged 17 years. The above MARGARET BRUCE, died in Brechin 30th Dec. 1876, in the 75th year of her age.

[p2282] Sacred to the memory of MARGARET REID, who died June 5th 1855, aged 38. This stone is erected as a tribute of affection, by ANNE HELEN and MATILDA CARNEGY ARBUTHNOTT and by MARY ANNE CAPEL.

[p2283] Erected by JOHN GARNHAM in memory of his beloved wife CHRISTIAN ROBERTSON, who died at Old Montrose 15th August 1868, aged 63 years. Also of their son HENRY ROBERTSON GARNHAM, writer in Glasgow, who died 4th March 1870, aged 35 years. And is interred here. The above named JOHN GARNHAM who died 14th Jan. 1891, aged 82 years. Also their daughter EMMA JANE who died 3rd April 1916, aged 82 years.

[M15; p2284] 1830 In memory of Miss ELIZABETH ADDISON who died in the House of Old Montrose in November 1824

[M16; p2285-6; table stone] Erected by JOHN GREIG tenant Newtown of Guthrie to the memory of his most affectionate wife MARY JAMESON who was born the twelfth day of January MDCCLXXXVII and died the ninth day of March MDCCCXIV. Aged twenty seven years. Her surviving children are ANN, DAVID, JOHN, ROBERT, and ELIZABETH

[M22; p2287] 1812 Erected by WILLm BLACK in memory of his father & mother DAVID BLACK & [buried]

[p2288] Sacred to the memory of CHARLES CHRISTISON beloved husband of MARY ANN SCOTT who died 22nd January 1911, aged 88. Loved, honoured and respected. For 50 years church officer here The above MARY ANN SCOTT died 27th Dec. 1920, aged 90. A faithful wife, mother and friend. Also of their daughter JEMIMA who died 18th October 1855, aged 6 years. Also of their twin sons WILLIAM and CHARLES who died in infancy on 6th March 1870

[p2289] Erected by his family, in memory of their father THOMAS BUTCHART, who died at Hillhead, Bonnyton, 22nd July 1885, in his 60th year.

[p2290] Erected in memory of THOMAS STEELE, who died 27th May, 1876, aged 76 years. Also of his wife ELIZABETH TEVENDALE, who died 30th Nov. 1878, aged 82 years.

[M17; p2291] Weary dust, lie here an hour / Ere long, like blossom from the rod / Thou shalt come forth a glorious flower / Fit for the eye of God In memory of WILLIAM TEVENDALE, who died 21st March 1862, aged 62 years. And of his wife MARY SCOTT, who died 9th October 1840, aged 42 years. Also of his second wife ELSPETH ADAM, who died 31st December 1884, aged 74 years. And of his daughter ELSPETH, who died 9th December 1911, aged 68 years.

[p2292] Erected by JOHN & ANN COOK in loving memory of their family ELIZA JANE who died 24th Dec. 1911, aged 21 years JOHN who died 28th Jan. 1913, aged 29 years. The above JOHN COOK died 6th July 1929, aged 82 years. And his wife ANN LEVACK died 7th Dec. 1930, aged 80 years. Their daughter JESSIE ANN, died 28th Oct. 1961, aged 74 years. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."

[M10; p2293] 1809 Erected by JAMES GOUK and ELIZABETH MAXWELL vintners in Crookward in memory of their son JAMES who deid 6th January 1808 in the 20th year of his age and is interr'd here.

[p2294] Erected by ALEXANDER TAYLOR in loving memory of his wife MARGARET DEANS died at Pitmikie Kinnell 1st Aug. 1934 aged 76 years Also WILLIAM their son died at Drum 6th Dec. 1913 aged 24 years The above ALEXANDER TAYLOR died at Pitmikie 5th Jan. 1946 aged 88 years Also FREDERICK their son died 3rd Dec. 1955 aged 58 years Also JESSIE their daughter died 17th Oct. 1964 aged 73 years

[p2295] G In memoriam JOHN GRANT died 27th Feb. 1891, aged 87. And his wife JEAN GORDON died 7th Feb. 1887, aged 81. Also their daughter MARGARET {Mrs STOTT} died 2nd Oct. 1887, aged 44. Their son WILLIAM S. GRANT died 7th Sept. 1928, aged 78, husband of SUSAN N. MORRISON died 24th Jan. 1930, aged 55.

[M11; p2296] Erected by MARGARET DEAR in memory of her husband DAVID ALLAN, late farmer Denside of Glenskenno who died 2nd February 1855 aged 72 years. Also of their son JAMES late merchant in Montrose who died 2nd October 1855 aged 39 years. Also the said MARGARET DEAR who departed this life 10th March 1860 aged 70 years.

[M12; p2297-8; faint; attached metal plates] ... [metal:] ROBERT FERRIER merchant Montrose died the 15th May 1797 aged 72 years. MAGDALANE GREIG his wife died the 27th May 1797 aged 63 years. ALEXANDER GREIG wine merchant Montrose died the 6th February 1805 aged 78 years. ALEXANDER MILLAR merchant Montrose died the 26th September 1808 aged 49 years. HELEN MILLAR fourth daughter of ALEXr MILLAR mercht Montrose died the 6th Augst 1809 aged eight years and six weeks. MARY FERRIER youngest daughter of the late ROBERT FERRIER Esqre merchant in Montrose died the 20th of April 1842.

[p2299; broken; face down]

[M13; p2300-1; dismantled table stone; no inscription visible except two possible 'W' or 'M' on one small panel]

[M14; p2302] In affectionate remembrance of Mr DAVID SCOTT farmer, who died 4th Oct. 1857, aged 47 years. Also of Mrs HELEN SMART or SCOTT who died 1st March 1854, aged 38 years. Psalm XVII, 15. Erected by their children 1866
[south; p2303] LOUISA born 28th Novr 1845, died 4th June 1914. "His name shall be in their forehead."
[north; p2304] JANE ANNE born 17th May 1834, died 20th March 1915. "His servants shall serve him, and they shall see his face."
[west; p2305] HELEN born 26th May 1841, died 24th July 1887. "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our saviour Jesus Christ."

[p2306] In memory of JOHNSON DRIVER, born 12th March 1813, died 24th March 1883.

[p2307] Sacred to the memory of DAVID MARR, for twenty years schoolmaster of this parish, who died 5th April 1895, aged 52 years. Also of AMELIA AGNES McKAY, his wife who died in Montrose 2nd Sept. 1901, aged 59 years.

[M1; p2308] Erected by HELEN BOUTCHART in memory of her father JAMES BOUTCHART late tenant in East Murrows, as also of her mother JEAN LESSLIE. DAVID her brother with two sisters JEAN and AGNES are here interred Pulvis [buried] sumus
[west] ...

[M2; p2309] 1842 JOHN SORREL, in memory of his father JOHN SORREL who died on 21st June 1828 aged 59 years. His sister, ANN who died on 17th June 1835 aged 25 years. His brother ROBERT who died on 24th Septr 1837 aged 22 years. & his sister HELEN who died on 11th March 1842 aged 19 years. Also of his mother HELEN PETRIE who died on the 31st July 1864 aged 89 years.

[M3; p2310-1] Here lyes JAMES GREIG lafull husband to ISABELL MEFFEN sometime in Cottetoun of Rossie who died February 2d 1723 and of his age 44 years IG IM
[west; inaccessible in yew]

[p2312] Erected by JAMES THOMSON in memory of his dearly beloved wife CHRISTINA FRASER, who died 10th May 1945, aged 82 years. And their family CHRISTINA, died Oct. 1907, aged 8 years. JAMES, fell in action in France, Oct. 1916, aged 22 years. MARY ANN FRASER, died Dec. 1918, aged 26 years. The said JAMES THOMSON, joiner, Old Montrose, died 23rd April 1951, aged 80 years.

[p2313] In loving memory of STUART FRASER THOMSON, late of Barnhead, who died 20th Jan. 1972. And MARGARET BARBARA DUNCAN beloved wife of the above who died 23rd June 1983.

[M4; p2314, p3061] Erected in memory of ALEXANDER KYDD farmer in Chapelmill who died Septr 2d 1812 aged 53 years Also his wife MAREY PHILIPS who died Augst 5 182(3) aged 66 years Also their son ALEXANDER who died 4th July 1813 aged 1(0) years JOHN KYDD

[M5; p2315] Erected by ISABELLA THOMSON or ALLAN in memory of her husband JOHN ALLAN mason, Rossie Island who died 25th Feb. 1864, aged 58 years Also of their infant children JOHN who died 1840 and SARAH who died 1859 The above named ISABELLA THOMSON died 26th April 1871, aged 54 years. Also their daughters ALEXANDRINA died 30th March 1874, aged 22 years and ANNIE, who died 9th Jan. 1905, aged 72 years. JANE died 16th Jan. 1933, aged 89 years.

[M6; p2316] 1876 Sacred to the memory of ARKLEY ALLAN who died at Dunninald, 28th March 1876, aged 62 years. This monument was erected by his nephews and nieces

[M7; p2317] Erected by JAMES and CHARLES MILNE, in memory of their father CHARLES MILNE, who died at Balstout in the year 1786, aged 56 years. And of MAGDALENE CARNEGIE, their mother, who died at Rossie mills, Jany 20th 1788, aged 60 years. The deceased, had also a daughter named MAGDALENE, She died at Arbroath, 5th Feby 1836. Here also rest, JAMES MILNE, who was born March 19th 1763, and died 15th, Septr 1832. And his spouse MARGARET TAVENDALE, born Octr 1(.) 1762 and died [buried]

[M8; p2318] Erected [by] ...M... [FY]FE [in] me[mory of her] father ROBERT FYFE [who die]d (at) ...ose ... aged (55) years (Also) of her [br]others ... who died [in] infancy

[M9; p2319-20] 1868 Sacred to the memory of ROBERT FYFE, who died at Montrose 6th July 1838, aged 33 years. His wife ISABELLA GOUK died 21st Feby 1864, aged 54 years. Also of their three children who died in infancy and of their daughter MARY ANN S. FYFE who died 19th March 1868 aged 37 years. Also of JOAN F. FETTES who died 14th April 1872, aged 28 years.

[p2321] Erected by ROBERT SALMOND West-Mains-of-Rossie and MARY BROWN his wife, in memory of their infant son born 25th and died 2(6)th January 1867. Matth. XIX.(8) and XIV.(.)

[p2328] Erected by JAMES and ELSIE THOMSON in memory of their children who died at Old Montrose, HENRY, died in infancy Feb. 1884. MARY JANE, died in infancy April 1886 EDWARD died 19th March 1888, aged 4 years.

[p2329] Erected by JAMES WALLACE in memory of his wife ANN FELL, who died 8th Feb. 1907, aged 60. The above JAMES WALLACE died 4th Oct. 1907, aged 8(3) years. In death not divided

[p2330] Erected by JOHN CLARK in loving memory of his wife JEAN STEWART, who died 4th April 1917, aged 73 years The above JOHN CLARK died at Rossie Island, 10th Aug. 1927, aged 92 years. Late of Bonnyton Hill. Also their eldest son WILLIAM CLARK, who died 26th March 1951 aged 75 years.

[west; p2341] JOHN WILLIAM WHITE grandson of JOHN WHITE born (in) London 17th July 1899 died in Dundee Royal Infirmary 7th October 1917. JOHN WHITE deputy fire-master Dundee second son of JOHN WHITE shipmaster, Montrose died at Ferryden 25th February 1923, aged 55 years.


Maryton war memorial
Both plaques are located on the roadside beside the kirk

Pte Alex Anderson, Scots Guards
Pte Douglas Davidson, Gordon Highlanders
Pte Isaac Duthie, Royal Highlanders
Pte Nathan Duthie, London Regiment
Lieut Wm Fairweather, Rifle Brigade
Lc/Corpl James Thomson, Royal Highlanders

LAC David Connell, Royal Air Force
Sgt Robert C F Davidson, Royal Air Force
Maryton war memorial one

Maryton war memorial twoBoys of Maryton School 1914-1919
William Addison
Nathan Duthie
Isaac Duthie
George Donald
William Fairweather
George Fowlie
William Gove
James Gove
James Geddes
John Henderson
John Milne
George McCurrach
George Reid
William Reid
James Thomson
William Tulloch
Arthur Tulloch
Charles Whyte
Robert Whyte
David Winter


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.


Marriage contracts

DateTypePartiesNRS ref.
23 Jul to 15 Aug 1675-Mr David Lindsay, minister of Marietoun, son of Mr David Lindsay, minister of Rascobie
Cecill Nisbet, sister of Alexander Nisbet of Craigintinnie [Craigentinny, in South Leith MLN]


Church Session Records of Maryton Parish Church

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. CH2/259/...
Cash books1812-18435
Communion roll1862-188511

Church Session Records of Maryton Free Church
later United Free; congregation dissolved in 1927

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. CH3/226/...
Deacons' Court minutes1877-19053
Account Book1882-18985
Baptismal register1873-18867
Communion Roll1859-19268
Roll of young persons1920-19249


Maryton Heritors' records

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. HR601/...
Minute book1921-19271
Account Books1921-19292
Report on church18764
Papers re transference of property to Church of Scotland General Trustees1927-19295
Correspondence (file)1920-19296


Land owners

There were two proprietors of land in the parish in 1793 and in 1833:

In 1793:

In 1833:


Estate records

There are some papers concerning the Woods of Bonnyton in NRS ref. GD45/21 (which covers 1681-1771)


Farmers / Tenants

Ananie (Innyan)Johnson David-1871-
BonnytonRobert Scott [d. 1872]-1841-1861-
doThomas Scott [d. 1920]-1891-1920
doHarry Gibb Fleming [d. 1977]-1926-1942
DrumWilliam Craig-1861-1881-
doAlexander Craig-1891-1902-
doAlexander Taylor-1906-1931-
doJames F. Henderson-1935-1942-
FullertonJames Lyall-1851-
doAlexander Mearns-1877-1891-
doMrs Mary G. Mearns-1901-1902-
doPeter Cargill-1906-1915-
doD.W. Cargill-1918-1926-
doJames Mather-1931-1942-
MarytonJohnson Driver [d. 1883]-1861-1881-
doCharles Low-?-
doStuart Forbes Low-1891-1902
doDavid Winter [d. 1915]-1906-1915
doRepresentatives of David Winter-1921-
doMrs Winter-1926-1931-
doHerbert Burnett Winter-1932-1942-
Old MontroseRobert Lyall-1851-
doCharles Lyall-1861-1881-
doHerbert Lyall [d. 1937]-1900-1931-
PowisAlexander Reid-1871-
doRobert James Lyall-1881-1891-
doDavid C. Soutar-1900-1910-
doWilliam Robertson-1915-1918-
doAlexander Mitchell-1921-1926-
doThomas Inglis-1931-1942-


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

1755633Dr Alexander Webster
1793529Old Statistical Account
1833not more than 400New Statistical Account

After transfer of lands of Dysart to Lunan parish:



Testaments & wills

Maryton 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 Maryton people (including lands of Dysart) 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.

Alexander Aittine, alias Poistiein Bonytoune, par. of Marytoune30 Sep 1611
Andrew Allanin the Cottoune of Over Dyssert, par. of Marytoune5 Aug 1631
David Allanweaver in Cottown of Dysart29 Oct 1762
Mary Barclayrelict of Mr George Stephen, minister at Marytown29 Mar 1775
Peter Black (Patrick Black)tenant in Old Montrose23 Jan 1806
James Brewhousein Nether Marytone, and Helen Greig, his spouse6 Jan 1681
Alexander Bunzounin Fullartoun, par. of Marytoun7 Sep 1635
Janet Carnochttrelict of Alexander Meddene, in Auld Montrose, her last husband, par. of Marytown16 Oct 1611
Margaret Carnochttspouse to Thomas Greig, in Auld Montrose, par. of Marytoun30 Oct 1626
Janet Cathierelict of David Souttar, in Dykside of Fullartoun, par. of Marytoun13 Aug 1628
John Childin Cottoun of Auld Montrose, and Barbara Ross, his spouse, par. of Marytoun25 Jun 1614
Janet Cobbspouse to James Bruce, in Cottoune of Old MontroseT. 28 Sep 1672
George Cookcotterman in the Cottoun of the Westertoun of Rossie, par. of Marytoun4 Nov 1600
Helen Coulliespouse to James Balfour, sometime shoemaker in par. of Marytown, now residing in MontroseT. -- 1800
William Dalawful son to umquhile Stephen Da, in Auld Montrose, par. of Marytoun23 Oct 1626
John Dunnetin Auld Montrose, and Christian Wyllie, his spouse14 Mar 1621
Margaret Duresspouse to James Brewhouse, in Old Montrose, par. of Marytoun23 Oct 1661
James Falconerin Auld Montrose, par. of Marytown18 Mar 1613
James Goukin the Cottoun of Over Dyssert, par. of Marytoun15 Aug 1631
Marjory Grahamspouse to Mathew Essie, in Hachbrig, in Auld Montrose23 Aug 1624
Thomas Gregorywright in Newbigging of Dysart, par. of Marytown6 Jul 1769
Andrew Greigin Old MontroseT. 16 Aug 1672
David Greigin the Mains of Crage, par. of Marytoun, and Cristen Hodgstain, his spouse15 Feb 1602
Thomas Greigin Auld Montrose, and Janet Hill, his spouse, par. of Marytoune29 Feb 1636
William Greigin Cottoun of Auld Montrose, and Elspeth Mearns, his spouse, par. of Marytoun30 Oct 1626
William Greig in Old Montrose, par. of Maryton, and Isobel Scott, his spouse11 Jul 1656
John Hayshepherd in Auld Montrose13 Apr 1598
Andrew Hendersonin Cottoun of Auld Montrose, and Isobel Findlo, his spouse20 Jun 1611
Euphame Henryspouse to James Guthrie, sometime in Cottoun of Nether Dysert, and now in Curthill [Courthill, Lunan]16 July 1611
Janet Hillindweller in Old Montrose1 Nov 1662
Katherine Hutchisonspouse to Alexander Belly, in Cottoun of Auld Montrose20 Jun 1611
William Johnstonin Fullartoun, and Euphan Arnot, his spouse, par. of MarytounT. 27 Apr 1643
James Lambin Cottoun of Nether Dyssert, and Geillis Gouk, his spouse, par. of Brechin11 Nov 1611
Margaret Leighton (Lichtoune)spouse to Alexander Arnot, par. of Marytoun16 Jun 1596
Mr Andrew Leitchminister at Marytoune, and Magdalen Adamson, his spouse7 Jan 1613
Annas Lindsayspouse to John Lambe, nolthird in Auld Montrose, par. of Marytoun15 Aug 1611
Mr David Lindsaylate minister of Marytoun27 Feb 1708 and 20 Aug 1735
Mr David Lindsayeldest lawful son to the deceased Mr David L., late minister of MarytownT. 10 Mar 1749
Jane Maria Lindsayrelict of Thomas Lyell of Dysert23 Feb 1698
Jean Lindsaylawful daughter to the deceased Mr David L., minister at MarytownT. 18 May and T. 2 Sep 1743
John Liviein Nether Dysart, par. of Marytone, and Janet Lasone, his spouse19 Feb 1689
Thomas Lyell of Dysart18 Nov 1696
Thomas Lyell, late of Dysart26 Apr 1728
David Meddenein Auld Montrose, and Margaret Jameson, his spouse, par. of Marytoune6 Aug 1610
Alexander Melvillein Nether Dyssert, and Elspet Falconer, his spouse, par. of Brechin26 May 1610
William Melvilleeldest lawful son to umquhile Robert Melville, sometime of Dysart, and Anna Carstairs, his spouse18 Apr 1684
Helen Meogespouse to John Hay, in Auld Montrose17 Apr 1598
Alexander Millin Cottoune of Old MontroseT. 19 Oct 1670
Alexander Milnein Spitschealls, and Margaret Melville, his spouse, par. of MarytounT. 12 Aug 1646
Alexander Mitchellsmith in Old MontroseT. 11 Jun 1746
James Moncreiffin Old Montrose, and Helen Daw, his spouse12 Nov 1661
John Moncreiffin Auld Montrose, par. of Marytoun27 Feb 1627
Robert Moncreiffin Auld Montrose, and Janet Hill, his spouse, par. of MarytounT. 7 Jan 1643
William Morisonin Cottoun of Old Montrose19 Apr 1721
Elspet Mylnespouse to John Scott, at the Mylne of Bonytoune, par. of Marytoune30 Dec 1611
David Patonin Auld Montrose, par. of Marytoune, and Agnes Lin, his spouse26 Jun 1633
William Rincksounin Cottertoun of Dyssert, and Margaret Tweedalle, his spouse, par. of Brechin17 Jan 1634
Beigie Robertsonrelict of Robert Stephine, in Cottoun of Auld Montrose(bis) 19 Nov 1600
John Scottin Cottoune of Bonytoune, par. of Marytoune24 Jun 1698
George Speidin Cottoun of Dyssert, and Margaret Tweeddale, his spouse, par. of Marytoun17 May 1613
Alexander Steellin Old Montrose, and Margaret Kerr, his spouse23 Dec 1693
Mary Stephenin Montrose, dau. of Mr George Stephen, minister of the gospel at Maryton3 Dec 1808
John Stevenspouse to William Greige, in Auld Montrose17 Aug 1614
Colonel Charles Stratonlate Lawrestoun, designed in Old MontroseT. 20 Jul and 22 Aug 1747
David Taylorin Auld Montrose, and Janet Car, his spouse, par. of Marytoun19 Feb 1631
Robert Taylortraveller, par. of Marytown23 Jun 1610
Margaret Thomsonspouse to William Huttoune, in Auld Montrose, par. of Marytoune11 Jul 1611
John Watsonin Bonitoun, par. of Marytoun30 Oct 1626
Sir Harry Wood of Bonitoun, knightpar. of MarytounT. 29 Jun 1642
Katherine Youngin Cottoun of Marytoun23 Jul 1611

Testaments of Maryton people from the Register of Testaments of the Commissariot of St Andrews, 1549-1800

David Wood, tutor of Bonytounepar. of Aberborthok31 Oct 1674

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

Jonet Lawsonsometime spouse to William Russell, in Dyksyde, par. of Marietoun, sher. of Forfar16 Apr 1586
John Websterchapman and merchant, dweller in Marietoun, in Angus12 Jul 1600
Alexander Woodin Balkellie, par. of Marytoun in Angus22 Jun 1598
James Wood of Bonytoun13 Dec 1564
William Woodin Nether Marytoun, in Angus22 Jun 1598

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

Helen Fothringhamesometime spouse to John Smart, in Over-Inzevar, par. of Maritoun in Angus8 Mar 1604
John Graham, Earl of MontroseGreat High Commissioner of Scotland9 Feb 1609
Alexander Hallsometime servant to John Hall, in Auld-Montrose, par. of Maritoun, in Angus8 Mar 1604
William Johnstounin Foullartoun, par. of Marietoun, in Angus4 Aug 1608
William Leitch, elderin Auld-Montrose, in Angus28 Jul 1603
Alexander Meddenin Auld-Montrose in Angus8 Feb 1602
Jane Woodsometime spouse to Alexander Binzeoun, in Foullertoun, par. of Maritoun, and sher. of Forfar10 Mar 1601
Patrik Wood of Bonietonpar. of Marietoun, in Angus23 Feb 1609

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

Bethia Forbesrelict of Mr Charles Irvine, minister at Marytoun, near Montrose6 Aug 1771
John Milne of Old Montrose20 Jan 1775


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
John AndersonservantBonnetonCarried Arms in the Rebel Army, was at Falkirk Battle & Inverury Skirmish, now in his mother'swounded
William BuockservantLawriston [in Maryton?]was hired by his Master & carried Arms at Inverury & Falkirk & went NorthLurking
Alexander GreigmerchantDysartWent along as Secretary to Mr Carnegy of Bonny Moon [Balnamoon], Depute Lieutenant of Angus [i.e. James Carnegy of Findowrie]not known
John LaingservantOld MontroseEnlisted with the Rebels & was at Inverury & Falkirk BattlesKilled
James MathieservantOld MontroseEnlisted voluntarly & carried Arms at Culloden &c. with the RebelsLurking
Alexander MillshepherdBonnytonCarried Arms, was at Culloden &c. said to be hired, now about his own houseLurking


Clock & watch tax, 1797-8

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NRS ref. E326/12/2/51


Farm horse tax, 1797-8

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