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UNU'ERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

JJarlington Aleniorial JjiLiary

ANTIQUITIES

OF TUK 3UIKBS OF

ABERDEEN AND BANFF.

ABERDKEN. I'llINTKI) BT WILLIAM EKNNKTT.

ILLUSTRATIONS

OF Till-:

rOPOGRAPHY AM) ANTIQUITIES

OF THK SHIRES OF

ABERDEEN AND BANFF.

THE FOURTH VOLUME.

ABERDEEN: PRINTED FOR THE SPALDING CLUB.

M DCCC LXII.

Excerpt from Ihc Hipnrl of the Council of the ^pal'linf/ Cluh to the Urcnly- third anniiat (icncral meetlnti of the mcm!)crx. hell at Aberdeen, on Fridmj the Iwrnfuth day of Decemlur, ISGl.

■flic Fourth Viilunio of Ir.i.i;sTRATioNs of Tin: ToromtArMiv axii ANTiijnriK-i or Tin: SiuiiEs OF Aberdekn ami I'.ANLr, oiliteil liy Mr. .Toskpii IliitiKRTsoN, is now all lnit .oinplctetl. The printiiii; of th.- Toxt, cxIcmlinG; to nearly eipht humlred l)aj,'os. ha< been accomplislicd : aii.l it is liopnl that llic printing of the Tahlc of Contents, con- taining an analy.'iis of the charters anil otlnT iloonments, which has hoen prepared lir .Mr. Robertson, will be conipleteil so as to adniit of the delivery of the volume to the Members in the early part of the ensuing year. It will be found to contain much new and interesting information on the more ancient history of the Karldoni of Mar, of the Abbey of Deer, and of th.- families of Forbes. Fraser, Cheyne. and Keith.

TATU.K OF THE CONTEXTS.

THE PUMSr.VTF.liV OF i)i:i:ii.

T[IK PARTSII OF DEIK OR OLD DKEU.

Ijfgend (written in the end of the ehn'enth or in the beginning of the twelfth century) sliowing how St. Colnniha, and his disoiple, St. Drostan, came from lona to Aberdour, and how Bede the Piet. who was tiien Jlorniaor or High Stewanl of Bnchan, gave thcni the city of Aberdour, and the city of Deir from CIoc-in-Tiprat to Cloc-Pulte-mic-Garnait. About x.n. 580 54:')

Notice of St. Drostan's Tomb, and of St. Dro-stan's Well, at Aberdour 54.'>

Jliniorial (written about a.d. 108.5) of grants made to the church of Deir by

Kings, by Mormaors or Iligh Stewards, and by Toschachs or Chiefs •")4i)

Memorial of the grants of Pct-mac-Cobrig and of liallDomiu in I'el-Ipair made to the church of Deir by flartnait mac Canncch, and by Kte the daughter of Gillemichcl. About "a.d. 11.32 54S

Slemorial of a grant of Achad lladchor to the church of l^eir. by Donchad. son of

Mac Bead, son of Hided. Before a.d. UoZ 548

Memorial of grants made to the church of Deir by Cormac mac Cennedig, and by

Comgell mac Caennaig. IVscliach or Chief of Clau Canan. Before a.d. 1153 540

Memorial of a grant to the church of Deir by Colbain, Jlurmaor or High Steward of Buchan, by his wife ICva. the daughter of Ciartiiait. and by Donnachac mac Sithic. Toschach or Chief of Clan Morgainn. About a.d. 11.50 54'i

'barter by King David I to the clerics of Deir. declaring them free from all lay service and exaction, according to what is written in their book, and Wiw; pleaded by them at BanlV, and sworn to at Aberdeen. About A.n. 1150 54'.l

Charter by William Prath to the mouks of St. Mary of Deir, of four shillings

yearly from the rent of the mill of Crehyn (Crichic). a.d. 1240 ■"

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Charter by William of Lindesay to the monks of St. Mary of Deir, of sixteen shillings yearly, from his barony, to be paid in the town of Berwick at Whitsunday, for pittances to the convent on two days in the year, namely, on the anniversary of the death of his second wife Margaret, countess of Buchan, and on the anniversary of the death of his first wife, Alice of Lyndesay. About a.d. 1310.* 4

Charter of liferent by James abbot of Deir to Jhon Craufurd in Auchkk, of the

half of the abbey's lands of Aucharbe, in the lordship of Deir. a.d. 1493.. 53

Charter of feuferme by King James IV., to Andrew Pettindreich, brother-german of James Pettindreich, abbot of Deir, of the lands of Over and Nether Pettindreich and Cragmudartee, with the mill of Pettindreich, and the fishing in the water of Dovern, in Banffshire, a.d 1507 4

Seisin of Robert Pettendreich of that Ilk, iu the lands of the Mains of Petten- dreiche, Ovcrtown of Pettindreiche, and Cragmoderte, with the mill and fishings, under reservation of the liferent of Dene James Pettendreiche, some time abbot of Deir. a.d. 1518 550

Seisin of John Pettendreich in the lands of Over and Nether Pcttendreycht and Craigmudertie with the mill of Petlcudreich and fishing in the water of Doverne. a.d. 1C04 550

I'recept by King James V. for a charter to the abbot and convent of Deir confirm- ing two charters by King Robert TIL, granting to them the great custom of the whole wool of the sheep of the monastery and of the tithes of the ])arish church of Deir, so long as it does not e.\ceed twenty sacks of wool. a.d. 1.526 551

Copy, sent to the abbot and convent of Deir, of the Constitutions or Ordinances for the better rule of the Cistercian monasteries in Scotland, made by the Visiter General of the Cistercian order with advice of the Cistercian abbots in Scotland, a.d. 1531 5

Relaxation of these Constitutions or (~)riliuanccs, granted to the monks of Deir, by the Abbot of Kinloss, father and immediate superior of the monastery of Deir, and by the Abbot of Glenluce, commissary from the general chapter of the order for visiting and reforming tlie Cistercian monasteries in Scotland. A.D. 1537 14

Compact between the Aljbot and the Convent of St. Mary of Deir, with consent of their Lords Visiters, the Abbots of Kinloss and Glenluce, that they shall henceforth lead a regular and reformed life, and liavc the fruits and rents of

* On the ei^'htoenth of .\pril, 1.">(U, tlie with their, horses, r^'ssiug in pilgrimnse Abbot of Deir liMti letters of sale conduct for through England.— (iCotuli Scotiae, vol. i., himself, a couipauiou, and si.x attendants, p 882.)

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the inonastory in common, after providing for tlie Hupport of tliu l)rctlircii anil olliccrs of the nionustfry. uccording to a KciifUir Kct down in the Compaet. A.D. 15;i7 10

I'liarter hy John alibot of Deir, granting to eacli of the brethren of the monastery a fartlier snm of ciglit pence daily on ilesh days, and of three pence daily on tish days, with a dozen of capons yearly to the bursar, and ratifying the concessions made in the Compact of 1537. A.u. 1542 1^

Lease for nineteen years, by John abbot of Deir, to (ieorge Oordoni' of Seheves. of the abbey's lands of C.'aruebannoeht, Aiiehtnionzell, and Ardmauehtar. in the barony of Deir. A.n. 15;)9 'i.'jl

l^etter of protection by tjuein Mary to John abbot of Deir, his kinsmen, friends,

and servants. A.n. 151.1 55li

Note of the death of John Innes, abbot of Deir. a.d 1543... 1''

Letter by Queen Jfary to the court of Kome praying th.it the I'oi)C would allow Kobert Keith, brother germau of the Earl ilari.sehal, to hold the abbey of Deir in commcndam. a.d. 1543 55^;

Letter by Queen JIary to Popo Paul HI., praying that justice might be done between the new Comnieudator of Deir and Dene Michael Pettindreicht, in the matter of a pension from the rents of tlie monastery of Deir. A.n. 1545 55:;

Xote of the death of Master Kobert Keith, brother german of the Karl .Marischal, and Conmiendator of the abbey of Deir, in the ninth year of his commenda- tor.ship, before he had receiveil the habit of the order, a.d. 1552 D*

Xote of the appointment of llobert Keith, son of the Earl Marischal, being then

in his Ijfteenth year, to be Conmiendator of the abbey of Deir. a.d. 1552... 1'.'

Rental of the lands, and great and small tithes, of the monastery of Deir. a.d.

1554 '[. ' I!*

Kental of the lands of the monastery of Deir. attested Ijy the common seal of the monastery, and by the .subscriptions of the prior and twelve monks, a d. 1554 27

(.'barter by Robert, corameudator of the abbey of Deir, confirming a feu charter by William earl Marischal to Master Robert Lumisdenc and Elizabeth Keyth his wife, of the lands of Mekle Auchrady. in the lordship of Deir, to be holden of the eommendator and convent of Deir. a.d. 1555 155ij 30

< 'barter by Queen Mary confirming a feu charter by Robert eommendator of the abbey of Deir. to Ale.vander Keith in Clakreoch. of the abbey '.s lands of (llakreoeh and Litill Elraik, in the lordship of Deir. a.d. 1554 1557 553

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SiTvice of Jolin Keith, as nearest heir of his father William Keith, and of his grandfather John Keith of Clackriach, in the town ami lands of Clackriach and Little Klrick, and the town and lands of Biirntbnic, in the parish of Old Deer. a.d. 1095 4(1

Cliarter of feufernie by Robert commcndator of the alibey of Deir, to William earl Marischal, of the abbey's salmon fishing in the water of Ugie. a.d. 1500 555

Notes of leases and other deeds by John abbot of Deir, by Robert alibot of Deir,

and by Robert commendator of Deir. a.d. 1542 1500 551)

Acquittance by Robert Stewinstoun, prior of Deir, for the sum of XllO due to him

by Robert commendator of Deir. a.d. 1500 32

(Uiartor by King James VI. granting the lands, rents, tithes, mills, and iisliings of the abbey of Deir, now erected into a temporal lordship and noble lay tief, to Robert late commendator of the abbey, in liferent, and to his nephew, George earl Marischal, in fee and heritage, with the title and style of Lord of Altrie, and the title, honour, and state of a free baron and lord of parlia- ment. A.D. 1587 5.50

(Charter by Robert of Keith, marischal of Scotland, with consent of Sir William of Keith, his son and heir, to his kinsman John Fraser, now called Unicorn, of the land of the New Forest in the earldom of Buehan ; the riglit of holding courts touching life and limb being reserved to the granter and his heirs, a.d. 1427 S."!

Indenture between George earl of Huntly and William carl Marischal, for the marriage of AVilliam, son and heir apparent of the Earl Marischal, with Elizabeth Gordon, daughter of the Earl of Huntly, and for seising them in a hundred marks of lands in the barony of Alden. a.d. 1482 34

Note of a charter by William of Keith, marischal of Scotland, granting six merks yearly from his lands of Achidoualdo in the barony of Alden. to a chaplain in the cathedral church of Aberdeen celebrating divine service for the soids of the founder, and of William Calabre, canon of Aberdeen. A D. 137S 34

Resignation by .lohn Kyntor in the hands of William earl Marischal, of the lands of Coruyche, in the barony of Aiden, and grant of the same lauds by tlie Earl to the same John Kyntor and I.sabcl Prat his wife. a.d. 1480 35

Charter by King James IV. confirming to William carl Marischal, the lands and barony of Aldcnc, and the lands of Petinbla and Pettindrum, in the barony of Kynedward, and incorporating the land.s of Pettinbla and IVttindrum with the barony of Aldcnc. a.d. 1503 30

Service of Helen Stradian, widow of George Rankin of Mill of Aden, and wife of

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Alfxaiuler Gordon, in l\w teno of llio Mill „( Aden, and tlio Imlf-pl.. of Aden called Scarclavendk, in tlio jjarisli of Heir. a.d. 1078...r

Sirvico of William Jolinstouu, as liuir of his father, tlie deceased Alexander John- Btoun, in the lands of Sauehok and I)(^nnys, in the barony of Alldane; in the lands of Auehat, in the barony of Stanywoid : and in u yearly rent of tliirty three shillings and four pence' from the lands of Inuerwadie, in the barony of Alldane. A.n. 1009

Charter of King James IV. confirming a charter by Sir Alexander Seton of Touch Fra.scr, knight, to dohn Gordon of Liingar, of the lands of Kynmundeis with their appurtenances, that is to say, the town of Kynmundy, the Myll- hill, the Myllbrekis, Pettymercus, and Kynknokky. a.o. 1")0C

Charter by King James V. confirming a charter of sale by Francis Gonlon. par- cener of the lands of Kindrocht and Sathlce, to his brother-german, .lohn Gordon of Lungar, of the half of the lands of Kindrocht, ami of the third part of the lands of Sathlce, in the barony of Kinedwar<l. a.d. l.O.il

Charter by King James V. confirming a charter of sale by Sir Thomas Erskine of Brechin, knight, the King's secretary, to John Gordon of Pcthirg, of the lands of Crevethin, in the parish of Dnnblait, and barony of Strathbogie. in exchange for the lands of Hiltoun, with the haven and fisliing, in tin- sherifl'dome of Kincardine, a.d. 1.541 i

Charter by Queen Mary to John Gordon, son and heir apparent of .John Gordon of Petlurg, and to Janet Ogiivy his wife, of the lands of Over Kynmundy. Kynknoke, and Milbrek. in the barony of Kynrdwart. a.d. L343

Seisin of John Gordon in the lands of Crevethin, in the parish of Drumblait, and barony of Strathbogie : in the lands and mill of Gilkemstoun; in the half of the lands of Kindrocht, and the thinl part of the lands of Saithlie, in the barony of Kyncthvard ; and in the lands of Mylhill and Petj'raercus, and the mill of ilylubrek, in the barony of Kynmonde. a.d. 1540

Seisin of John Gordon, son of John Gordon of IVtlurg (wlio was .slain in battle against the English at Pinkie, on the tenth of Septemb.-r, l.')4") in the lanrls of Crevethin. in the lan.ls and mill of Gilkemstoun. in the half of the lands of Kindrocht, and the third part of the lands of Saithlie, and in the lands of Mylhill, Pcttemarcus, and the mill of Mylbrek. a.u. ir)48

Note of letters of legitimation granted to William (iordon and George Gordon, bastard sons, and to Margaret (iordon, bastard daughter, of John Gordon of Petlurg. a.d. l-'ioi

Seisin of John Gordon in the lands of Kynmowndie, Kynknukkio, and Mylnbrek. in the baron V of Kvnniowndie. a.d. 1.579

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Note of a charter by King James VI. to John Gordon of Petlurg, and Issobel

Forbes, his wife, of the lands and barony of Kynraondie. a.d. 1580 56-1

Charter by King James VI. to Sir John Gordon of Petlurgc, knight, of the lands and barony of Kinmundie, containing the town and lands of Kilmundie with the manor, the lands of Mylnhill and Mylnbrek with the mill, the lands of Dowrie, the lauds of Pittymarcus, Smalburne, Kinknokie, Burnc- greinis (otherwise Barraksait), and Pettindreychtissait ; of the lands of Carwechin, containing the town and lands of Carwechin, Thorneways, Corsystane, Peirismylne and the mill, in the barony of Strathbogie, and parish of Drumblait ; of the town and lands of Gilcumstoun, with the mill : of three fourth parts and one third part of one fourth part of the half of the lands and barony of Drumblait, that is to say, the lands of Sleauche with the Park, Adamestoun, Silverhillok, Wistrone, Muthillok, Boigheid. Newtoun, and the third part of the lands of Garrie, with the mills, in the barony of Drumblait ; and of the half of the lands of Chapeltoune, the third part of the lauds of Wedderburne, the half of the lands of Brunehill with the mill, the third part of the lands of Thomastoune, and the half of the lands of Cumalegy, in the barony of Drumblait ; all now erected into one lull and free barony to be called the Barony of Kilmundie. a.d. 1.58S 5C-1

Seisin of John Gordon of Petlurg, in the lands and barony of Kynmundie, under

reservation of the liferent of his mother, Dame Issobell Forbes, a.d. IGOO.. 56(3

Service of Alexander Gordon, as nearest heir of his grandfather, the deceased Robert Gordon of Pitlurg, in the lands and barony of Kinmundy. a.d. 1692 ^.9

Account of the births, deaths, marriages, and is.sue of Sir John Gordon of Pitlurg, knight, (a.d. 1547 1600) ; of Robert Gordon of Pitlurg, more com- monly called of Straloch, (a.d. 1580—1661) ; and of Robert Gordon of Pit- lurg (a.d. 1609—1681) 566

Service of William Buchane, as heir of his father, tlie deceased Alexander Buchane of Auehmacoy, in the lands of Auchmacoy and Oykorn, and a yearly rent of two merks from two parts of the lands of Saithlie, in the barony of Kynedwart ; in three quarters or parts of the lands of Mekle Creche in the lordship of Federay ; and in the lands of Invererny in the barony of Ouch- terless Allirdes. a.d. 1507 40

Service of Andrew Buchane. as heir of liis father, William Buchane, in liali' of the lands of Wykhorne, in the barony of Kynedwart, held in bliMicli leruie of the laird of Auchmacoy. a.d. 1507 '50

Seisin of Alexander Buchane in the lands of Auchmakoy and Oykarne, and in a yearly rent of two nierks from two parts of the lands of Sauthlie. a.d. 1514 5"0

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S.lslii of Al.-xaiider llu<liiino, in tln' lands ol' Mild.; Amliniokovc and OyKlidrn. aud in a yearly rent of two nifrlcs fnmi lliu half of the lanils of Saitldii' in tliu barony of Kynoihvard, nndcr ruKirvation to Katlicrim: lliiiidirck of liir lifrn^nt of tin; lands of OyUorn. a.u. lO'jIJ -''Tl

Si'isin of AlrxandtT Ikaliane of Aiicliniacoy in tin; lands of M.Uill Au.liiiiai;oy and Ockorni;, and in a yearly rent of two uierks from the half of the lands of Saithlie in the harony of Kinedwart. under reservation of the liferent of his mother Klizal'eth Seytoiin. a.d. V>S'2 '''Tl

Seisin of John Pautoun, iu the lands of tlie barony of AUathane. a.d. 1>>2 n-

Chartor by King James IV. coufirmins a eharter of sale by William ('ranfurd of Fethcray (with consent of Thomas Crawfunl, his son and heir a|)[)arent) to John Anderson, biirgess of Aberdeen, of the lands of Mekil Creihe in the lordship of Fethcray. a.d. 1.')07 ••■-

Charter by King James IV. to Robert Anderson, son of John Anderson, bnrge.ss of Aberdeen, of three fourth parts of the lands of Mekill Creehie. and to the . same Robert Anderson and to Agnes Irwin, his wife, of the remaining fourth part of the same lands of Mekill Creehie. a.d. loll ■\'-

I>etter from David earl of Crawford, and lord Lindsay, to his depute in the sherilY- ship of Aberdeen, Sir Alexander of Forbes of that Ilk, knight, charging him to see that the Earl's cousin and ally, David Scrymgeour, is repos- sessed as well of all the goods of which he was s])oiled, as of the goods which were taken out of his mailing or farm of tlie lands of rettfour. by Alex- ander Stewart ; and declaring that David Scrymgeour has no blame of the great hership or spoil made by the Lord of Gordon upon tlie Knight of Forbes and his friends, a.d. 144.'? "*"

Charter by King James III. conlirming a eharter of sale by Giles Stewart, widow, lady of half of the lands of Lnnan and Tetfour, and elder daughter aud coheiress of the deceased Sir Walter Stewart of Uurlie, knight, to John Anderson, burgess of Aberdeen, of half of the lamls of Petfour, in the earldom of Buehan. a.d. 1477 ■* '

Charter by King James IV. confirming a charter of sale by .rohn Anderson, to Thomas Innes in the Coltis of Lanbride, of the half of the lands of Pet- four. A.D. 1500 •''•

Service of John Innes, as heir of his deceased father, Thomas Innes, in half of the

lands of Petfour. a.d. 1507 ^'''

Charter by King James IV. to "Walter Innes. of the lands of Touchis and half of the lands of Petfour (ae<|uired by him from Walter Ruthven of Lunan), now erected into a free baronv to be called the Barony of Touchis. a.d. 1507 ". /. ■*'

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Service of William Morison, as licir of Lis brother-german, the deceased 'Mr. George Morison of Pitfour, advocate, (grandson of the deceased William Morison, burgess of Aberdeen), in the lands and barony of Toux and Pitfour, comprehending the lands of Toux, Pitfour, Mill of Legget, Caimeurchies, Drumies, Braikeshill, Dumbmill, Teitswall, and Gachinwives, with the manor place of Pitfour. a.d. 1700

THE PARISH OF AUCHREDDIE OR NEW DEER.

('barter of King James II. (a.d. 1444) confirming a charter of sale by Sir Robert, lord of Erskine, knight, (styling himself Robert earl of Mar, lord of Erskine, and of the barony of Kelly), with consent of his son. Sir Thomas of Erskine, knight, to Andrew Culane, burgess of Aberdeen, of the lands of Knavane, in the barony of Kelly, a.d. 1441 48

.\v'rei-meut between the heirs parceners of Duft'us, that is to say, William of- Fedreth and Christian of Murray his wife, on the one part, and Sir Reginald le Chene, the son, knight, on the other part, whereby William of Fedreth and Christian his wife give to Sir Reginald their four davachs of laud in Strathnavyr, and Sir Reginald becomes bound to jjcrform the third part of the knight's service, with the suit in the courts of the King's justice and sheriff, due from the tenement which William of Fedreth and Christian his wife have in the barony of Duffus and the barony of Strathbrok. a.d. 1286 602

Charter by William of Fedreth and Christian of Jturray his wife, to Archibald bishop of Murray and his successors, of all their right of advowson, presen- tation, or patronage, in the church of St. Peter of Duffus, its vicarage, or chapels, a.d. 1294 ,573

Charter by Archibald bishop of Murray to Williaiu of Fedrrlh, and to the Eady Christian of Murray, his wife, of the land of Logy beside tlie clunvh of Duff- hus, the land of Hermitdykys, and the site of the mill in the bisl\up's tenement of Uchtyrspiuy. a.d. 1294 .573

Charter by King Edward III. of England to William of Moubray, of all the lauds and tenements in Strabrok in Scotland which belonged to Reginald of Chene and William of Fedreth, and were in the King's hands by reason of forfeiture of the said Reginald of Chene and William of Fedreth. a.d. 1336 612

Note of a charter by King David 11. to Reginalil Chene. i)f the fouitli ]i;nt of

Caithness resigned by William Fedreth. a.d. 1329 1371 612

I'harter by King James IV. to Thomas Craufurd, sou and heir-apparent of William Craufurd of Fethray, and to Katheriue Ogilvy, his wife, of the lauds of

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AUiilliam, Mdthin.'ualy. and llroklaw, in the lonlsliip of Fttlnray. a.d 1490 SO

Service of John Clialnifr, as heir of Ills futlRT Thomas Chalnur of Slralh.i hyn, deceased, in llio hinds of Coinugieh iu tlie lordship of l''cderay, hehi of the hiirdof Federay. a.d. 1505 50

Chart.r by Kiii^ .faiues V. to George Craufiird, nepliew ami heir apparent of William (.'raufurd of Fedrat, and to Janet Irwin, his wife, of the luad.s of Melde Crechy. AD. 1519 571

Charter by King James V. confirming' a cliarter of sale by lieoixo CraufiirJ of Fed(haucht. to Alexander Ijisset, Imrge.ss of Aljcrdeen, ami Margaret (iraye, his wife, of the lands of Creehtey with the out.set of the Anld ISray, iu the barony or lordship of Feddraiicht. a.d. 1528 575

Charter by King .lames V. to tieorge Cranfnrd of Fedderat and Janet Irwin, his

wife, of the lands of Quyltis and Aetanfort. a.d. 1528 570

Decree of the Lords of Council that George Craufurd of Federal shall pay to John Knox of that IIU, the sum of four hundred merks, and sei.se him in the lands of Auchyauch, in the barony of Federat, in feuferme. a.d. 1532 1538 576

Note of a charter of coniirmalion by Queen Mary to George Crawfurd of Federat and to Agues Ogilvy his wife, of the lands and town of Culehye of Federat. a.d. 1553 570

Note of a charter of sale by George Craufurd of Feilderay to Alexander Frascr of I'hilorth, of the lands of Mekill Creychtie, in the barony of Fedderay. a.d. 1553 577

Note of a charter by Alexander Fraser of Philorlh, to A\'illiam Craufurde (heir- apparent of George Craufurde of Fedderay) and to Christian I'raser his wife, of the lands of Mckle Creychc, in the barony of Fedderay. a.d. 15G1 577

Seisin of William Craufurd, in the lands and barony of FVdderet, that is to say, the manor of Fedderct with the mill, the lands of Auldquhat. Quhyit.stanis, Mekill ISalmakellie, Irnesyde. Auchquhat, Mekill Auehyeocht, Little Auchyeocht, Brodaycht, Schevaldo, Actamfurde, Pondircroft, Corbishill. Mekle Allathyne with the mill, Corsgycht' Brownhill, Quhitcarnis, Quhyit- hill, Wittinshill, Clochoan, Bruntbray with the milLand the tower, fortalice. and manor place of FVdderet, in the barony of Fedderet ; and iu the supe- riority of the lands of Dragy, Glenbeg, and Goacht with the mills, etc. A.D. 1573 578

Grant by King James VI. to Ilobert Irvwing, brother-gcrman of Alexander Irvwiiig of Drum, of the ward, nouentry, rents, profits and duties of the

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town ami lands of Mekle Allatliane, and of Muttounbray, and Picktillim. in the barony of Fcdderat, during the time that they have been in the hands of the King or his predecessors, by reason of nonentry since the decease of Crawfurde of Fedderat, great-great-grandfather of Wil- liam Crawfurde now of Fedderat. a.d. 1573 51

Charter of sale by William Craufurde of Fedderat, to Alexander Irwyne of Drum, of the barony of Fedderat, that is to say, the manor of Fedderat with the tower and fortalice, the corn mill of Fedderat, the towns and lands of Schowado, Auchtamfort, Pundlarecroft, Culche, Steviusburne, Quhituboig, Corbishill with the corn mill, Allathin, Piktillim, Muttrunbray, Corsgycht, Quhitestanis, Auldquhat, Mcikile Bathmakellie, Bronehill, Quhytcairnis, Quhithill, Irnesyde with the fulling mill, Auchquhacht. Wicthinshill, Broklay, Meikle Auchyoiche, Gerschehill, Litill Auchyoiehe, Meikle Crechie, Bruntbray. Cloehcan, and Annoquhy with the corn mill. A.v. 1573 578

Note of a charter of sale by William Craufurd of Fedderat to Gilbert Irving of Cullairly, bi'other-german of Alexander Irving of Drum, of the lands of Auldquhat, in the barony of Fedderat. a.d. 1573 578

Note of a charter by Alexander Irving of Dnim to his elder son and heir-apparent, Alexander Irving, of the barony of Fedderat, together with the sunny half of Kindrocht and Denend, in the parish of Eathyne. a.d. 1583 578

Note of a charter of sale by William Cumyng of Inveraloquhy, to Alexander Irving of Drum, of the sunny half of the lauds of Kindrocht and Denend, in the parish of Eathyne. a.d. 157G 579

Note of a charter of sale by Alexander Irving of Auldquhat (with consent of Anne Irving, his wife) to Alexander Irving of Drum, of the lands of Auld- quhat, Quhitecairnis, and Stiwinsbunie, in the barony of Feddnit. a.d. 1623 579

Commission by King James VI. to George earl of Huntly, to convocate the King's lieges in arms for the siege of the castle of Fedderat, belonging to Alex- ander Irwing of Drum, which had been surprised and taken by George Crawfurd, son of William Crawfurd of Fedderat and his associates, who had farther deforced the King's messenger, compelling him ti> eat and swallow the King's letters to the great peril of his life. a.d. 15',)1 52

Seisin of William Craufurd of Fedderret, grandson of George Craufurd of Fed- derat, in the lands of Culsehe and Annoquhy with the mill, in the barony of Fedderet. a.d. 1576 580

Charter of liferent by James, abbot of Deir, to John Craufurd in Aui-lilek, of the

half of the abbey's lands of Auchcharbe in the lordsliip of Dcir. a.d. 1493 53

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CharliT of iViifcrini! liy AIcxiiiiiU'i- Iiviii^!^, fe:ir of Ihum, willi consent of Alcxunilc-r Irviiiij of Drum, liis fiitlier, to John Irving, Ilia lawful brother, of tlic towns and lands of Ardtanfurd, Sohivado, and Pnnlarcroft, in the barony of Fedrett, and parish of Uiir, resigned by William Irving, bis l.iufiil brother, a.d. 15'J'J :ii

Obligation by Arthur. Master of Forbp.s, John Forbes of Pitsligo, William Forbe< of Tolquhon, John Forbes of Brux, Abraham Forbes of lilaUtoiin, and James Garioch of Kinstair, on behalf of the whoh^ elan and name of Forbes, that John I''orbes, brother of William Forbes of Corsindao iinil four others, fugitives for an attempt on the life of John Irwing of Ardtain- furd, the slaughter of his servant and wounding of two of his friends. without olVence given, or foud denounced, shall submit themselves to the decree and sentence of Alexander Irwing of Drum. a.d. IGOG '>!J

Decree and sentence of Alexander Irwing of Drum, that John Forbes, brother of William Forbes of Corsindae, and his accomplices in the attempt on the life of John Irwing of Ardtamfurd, shall pay two thousand pounds to the brother of his servant whom they slew, and one thousand pounds to each of his two friends whom they wounded, a.d. 100(5 ''S

Service of William Lindsay, as heir of his father, William Lindsay of Culsh. in the town and lands of Culsh, with the outset of Whytbogue, the pendicle of Standing.-^tains, and the mill of Culsh, in the barony of Fedderet. the parish of New Deer or Auchreddie, and the lordship of Altrie. a.d. 1(108 '>'J

Seisin of Walter Barclay in the lands of llekille Siggat with the mill of Sigget. the lands of the Mains of Towy with the castle and manor place, the lands of Towy Turnocht, Baldulsy, and Aiild Myln, fourteen oxengates of the lands of Mekill Drumiiuhendill, the lands of the outsets of Ardlanc, and the lands of Auehrodily. a.d. 1559 580

Inscription in the old church of Ganici-y, above the tomb of Patrick Barclay of

Tolly, and of Janet Ogilvy his wife, who died a.d. 15-18 580

Seisin of Tatrick Barclay of Towio in the lands and barony of Caircok, in the sheriffdom of Perth, and in the lands of Mekle Segget with the mill, the lands of the manor of Towy with the tower, fortalice, nianor-]>lace anil mill, the lands of Tolleturnay, Petdoulsie. Wodtonn, Aiddmyin, fourteen oxen- gates of the lands of fickle Drumquhendlie. the lands of the north half of Drum(|uhendlie with the outsets, the lands of ,\rdleane. and the lands of Auchroddie. a.d. 15S7 5isl

Service of Andrew Buchanc .is heir of his father. William Buebane, in the half of the lands of Wykhorne, in the baronv of Kynedwart. held in blench ferme of the laird of Auchmacoy. a.d. 1507 f'l

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THE PARISH OF bTRIGHEN.

Charter by King James III. (a.d. 1473) coiifirraiiig a charter by Jolin of lie, earl of Ross and lord of the Isles, and of the barony of Kyunedward (a.d. 1461) confirming a charter by I'homas Cumyne of Pullane, to William Cumyne of Culter, of the two halves of the lands of Kyndrocht and Audiale in the barony of Kynnedvvard, for payment yearly to the chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Rattray of five pounds and the third part of a pound of wax. A.D. 14G0 61

Precept by William Gray of Kindrocht to give seisin of the fourth part of the town of Kindrocht in his half of the same, in the barony of Kynnedor, to John, son and apparent heir of John Gordon of Auchluchry. a.d. 1487 63

Note of the seisin of John Gordon, son and heir of John Gordon of Petlurg and Pettemarcus, (slain at Pinkie in 1547), in the half of the lands of Kindrocht and others, a.d. 1548 63

Charter of sale by George Gray, fear of Audyale, and by William Gray, his father, lifcrcnter of Audiale, to Andrew Elphinstoun of Selmys, of the lauds of Audyale, in the barony of Kynedward. a.d. 1504 C4

Note of a charter by Andrew Elphinstoun of Selmys, granting the lands of Audyale to the students of theology in the New College of the University of Aberdeen, a.d. 1504 64

Note of a charter by William Cumyng of Invereloucby, granting his half of the lands of Audyale to a chaplain and student of theology in the church of the New College of the University of Aberdeen, a.d. 1500 64

Contract between John Chaumer of Auchcorvy and David Knox of Auchorthty, for the marriage of the son and heir-apparent of the latter with one of the daughters of the former, a.d. 1498..... , *5

Charier by King James V. to Andrew Chaumer, son and heir-apparent of John Chalmer of Strathechin, and to Christian Eraser, his wife, of the lauds of Strathechin with the corn mill and fulling mill, and of the fourth part of the lands of Rosseviot in the regality of the Garioth, all now erectcil into one full and free barony, to bo called the Barony of Strathechin. a.d. 1528 582

Charter by Queen Mary confirming a charter of sale by Andrew Chalmer of Straith- echin to his natural .son, Gilbert Chalmer, and Janet Pettemlreich his wife, of the shady half of the lands of Awquhorty with the superiority of the sunny half of the lands of Awquhorty, in the parish of Rathen. a.d. 1554 683

Seisin of William Chalmer in the shady half of the lands of Auchquhortio, and the superiority of the sunny half of the lands of Auchquhortie, in the parish of Eathen. a.d. 1573 584

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Si-isin of .lolin Cliahncrs, in thr liiiiilsoC AiKlii|iili(iitcis with tlir mill, in th,. parlHli c,r Piiithcn. A.I.. ICl.'i

('Iiiirtcr liy Queen Mary to Alexander ("liahacr, n<']iliew arid lii-ir-ap|iarent of Aiiilrew Clutlniur of Slreycliine, and to Klizalietli .TolniHtoiin liis wife, of tlie lands of Stroycliin with the mills, under reservation of the liferent of the said Andrew Chalnier. an<l Christian Fraser his wife. a.d. 1554

t'harter by Queen Mary conlirming a charter of suit; liy Alexander Chalmcr, fear of the lands of Straithechin to his kinsman Thomas Fraser, son of Alex- ander Fraser of I'liilorth. of the lands of Itiirrahill, IJumleia Came, Fairnv- bray, Authnarie, and Qnliitehill with the eorn niiln of Siraitheehin, in the barony of Straitlieeliin. a.d. 1558

Charter b)- Francis and Mary, King and Queen of Scots, l)ani)hin and Dauphiness of Vienne, confirming a charter of sale by Alexander Chalnier, fear of Sliatlucliin, to his kinsman Thomas Fraser, son of Alexander Fraser of riiilorth. of the mains or demesne lands of Strathechin. with the fullinj; mill or walk mill of Sirainhiii, In the barony of Strathcchin. a.d. 1558 1550

Charter by King .Tamos VI. to Thomas Fraser of Strechin and l.s.sobell ForKs his wife, of the lands and barony of Strechin, with the superiority of the Newtoun of Strechin, and the tower, fortalicc, milks, etc. A D. 15"o

Note of a charter by King James \'I. to Thomas Fraser of Knokic, of the lamls and barony of Straehin. and of the superiority of the town and lauds of Newtoun of Strechin, with the tower, etc., which formerly belonged to Katherinc Fraser and Violet Fraser, daughters and heirs of the dccea.sed Thomas Fraser of Strechin. a.d. 1591 . ...

Seisin of Thomas Fraser of Strechin iu the lands and barony of Strechin, and specially iu the demesne lands of Strechin with the tower, fortalice, and gardens, the eorn mill of Strechin, ami the fulling mill or walk mill of Strechin, and in the towns and lands of I'.urrahill. Uumleiiskairne, Faimy- bray, Achnary. Quhythill, Torquhat, Hulkhill, Newhill, Brouusyde. New- toun of Strechin, with the new corn mill of Strechin, in the parish of Hethin, all incorporated into a free barony called the liarony of Stiechin.

A.D. 1012 ." ."

THE I'AUISH OF PETFltHEAl).

Locality. .11 ap|iorlioumcnt. f the new augmentation of the . 'ipeud of the miiiisler

of the parish of Peterhead. .Vbout A. p. 1030 581'

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Cliarttr by King James II. confirming a charter by Margaret of Fentoun of Beufort, elder daughter and coheiress of the deceased Walter of Fentoun of Beufort, to Walter of Ogilvy, son of the deceased Sir Patrick Ogilvy of Uchtirhouse, of the fourth ])art of her lands and manor of Beufort, and the fourth part of her lands of Ard. in the sheriffdom of Inverness; of the fourth part of the barony and manor of Baky with the advowson of the chapel, in the sheriffdom of Forfar ; of the fourth part of the barony of Culas and of Buthirgask in the sheriffdom of Perth ; and of the fourth part of the lands of Coklaw, Balmnre, and Drumblate, in the sheriffdom of Aberdeen, a.d. 1439—1440 tJG

I liarter by King James II. to David Lindsay, son of David Lindsay of Lethiiot. and of Margaret Fentoune of Baky, of the fourth part of the lands of tin- barony of Balmure, in the sherift'dom of Aberdeen ; and of the fourth part of the lands of the barony of Baky in the sheriffdom of Forfar, excepting the fourth part of the lands of the town of Bridistoune in which the King had already seised Elisabeth Lindsay, daughter of the said David Lindsay and Margaret Fentoune : all formerly belonging to the aforesaid Margai-ct Fentoun, mother of the said David Lindsay, and resigned by her {the said fourth part of the lands of the town of Bridistoune always excepted) in the King's hands, a.d. 1458 C7

Cliartir by King James II. to his familiar Sir DaWd Stewart, knight, and to Mariot, his wife, of the fourth part of the lands of Ard and Strathglass in the sheriffdom of Inverness ; of the fourth part of the lands of Balmur, Coklaw, Trotirstoune, Buthlaw, Drumblat, and Tollis, in the sheriffdom of Aberdeen ; of the fourth part of the barony of Baky, in the sheriffdom of Forfar; of the fourth part of the lands of Cullace ami Buttirgask, in Gowrie. and the fourth part of the lands of Strathifentoun, in the earldom of Stratherne, in the sheriftdom of Perth ; all in the King's hands by for- feiture of Sir .lames of Douglas, knight, and Janet of Fentoun, his wife. A.D. 1459 t'S

Letters of procuratory by George of Name of Sandfurde for resigning the lauds of Balmuyr, Coklaw, and Trotarstone, in the hands of George earl of Huntly. A.D. 1472 590

Notarial instrument setting forth how .Janet Fentoune, the younger daughter and coheiress of the deceased Walter Fentoune of Baky, with consent of her luisband, William Haket. maile over the fourth parts of the lands of Balmur, Trotterstoune, Coklaw, Buthlaw, DenesiJe and Mylnhill, with the mill, to Sir Alexander of Dunbar of Westfield, knight, a.d. 1472 591

Letters of procuratory by .lanet of Fentoune, the younger daughter and coheiress of the deceased Walter of Fentoune of Baky, with consent of her husband.

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Williiuii Hakot, for icsiKning tli(^ fourth parts of the lamls of liiiliiinr. Trottcrstouuc, Coklaw. Biitlilaw, IVikwIcIc, ami Alilioushill. in tin,' liaiuls of George earl of Iliiully. a.d. 1-172 S'.tl

Note of the seal of Janet of lAnloiiiie •'>'■"

t'liartiM- by King James III. confirming a charter by Ocorge carl of Uiiiitly to )n> kinsman Sir Alexander of Dunbar of WcBtfelde, knight, of the lands of r.almure, Tortistoun, Coklaw, Densyde, the Aylehonsbill, ISulhlaw, and the mill of Tortistoun, in the sherilVdom of Aberdeen ; one fourth part of which had been resigned by JIargaret of Fentoun of liaky, another fourth part by her sister Janet of Fentoun, the wife of William llakete, another fourth part by George Name of Saudfurde, and the remaining fourth part v:a.t in the Earl's hands by right. \.v. 1472 ''•'

Instrument of seisin of Sir Alexander Dunbar of Westfeild, knight, in the lands of Tortaristouno, Coklaw. Balmurc, and ihe mill of Tortariiitoune. \.i>. 1472 ^••-

Notarial instniment setting forth how John lord Dcrnle. Sir Alexander of Dunbar of Westfeild, knight, and JIaster Gilbert Have of Ury, a.s procuratoi-s of Alexander earl of Iluntly, asked of the Lord Chancellor as in the King's name, that the lands of Coldaw, Balmur, and Tortarstoune. formerly recog- nised in the King's hands, might be given back to the Earl. a.d. 1473... 5'J"

Charter by King James IV. to Sir Gilbert Keith of Inverugic, knight, and to Janet Grahame, his wife, of the superiority of the lands of Torta-sloun. liuthla, the Scottis Myln, and the rock commonly calleil the Ravinniserug. in the sheriffdom of Aberdeen, resigned by (borge earl of Iluntly iflnth full license and liberty to the Kuight of luverugie to build a castle or fortalice on the rock of Kavinuiscrag, with battlements, maehicoling, portcullis, and drawbridge, a.d. I4ni <1

Note of the resignation of the lands of Duthlaw. the third part of Thun- derton, and the moor of Tortaristoun, in the barony of Tortarstoune, and parish of Langside. in the hands of William earl Marisehal, by Andrew lord Fra.ser, with consent of Alexander Forbes of Royudlie, in favour ot Alexander lord Forbes of Pitsligo. a.d. 1656 1

Seisin of Margaret Keith in the half of the lands of Brodland, Jlylhill, Bothno- riuhy, Karnes, Karniglass, the mill of Croichmont. Ailhous.'ihill, Scottis Myll, and Ravinscraig, in the sheriffdom of Aberdeen. a.i>. 1o"22 a''4

S'isin of her sister Elizabeth Keith, in the other half of the same lands, a.d.

1555 5;»4

< 'barter by tjuccn Mary confirming a charter by Margaret Keith, countess of -Marisehal and lady of Inverugie, with consent of her hu.sband, William

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earl of Marischal, to her uncle John Keith of Ravynniscrag, of the lands of Brodland, Rettray, and Mylnhill, the; lauds of (^arneglas and Carnes. the lands of Routhnochy with the mill of Cicmond, the lands of Coklay. Uonyhillis, and Denuis, the lands of Tortorstoim and Buthlaw, the lands of Ailhoushill with the mill of Scottis Mylne, and the lands of Ravynnis- crag with the rock and fortalice or castle, and the fishings as well in fresh water as in salt water, lying in the barony of Inverugie, and sherift'dom of Aberdeen, a.d. 1543 594

Note of a charter of confirmation and novodamus by George earl Marischal, to >Iohn Keith, eldest lawful son and apparent heir of Andrew Keith of Ravinscraig, of the lands of the Mains of Torterstoun, the manor, fortalice, and castle of Ravinscraig, with the mill called Scottis Mylne, the lauds of Ailhoushill. Coklay, Dennis, Dounihillis, Thundertoun, the Outhill and Cranloch, (llendenny, Bouthlaw, and Newsait, the lands of Brodland, the lands of Mylnhill with the mill called the Mylne of Crannoch, the lands of Roth- nachie, Carueglass, and Carness, with the fishings etc.. in the barony of Inverugie, and sheriffdom of Aberdeen, a.d. 1589 594