List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
CANONRY [St Machar's Cathedral] Canonry
Revd [Reverend] Dr [Doctor] Smith Minister
Keith's Scottish Bishops
Dr [Doctor] Polson
Kennedy's Annals
Revd [Reverend] A Anderson
Principal Campbell, King's College
Courage's Brief Survey
Macfarlane's Collections on the Shires
Post Office Directory 1866-1867
075 The Canonry contained in ancient times the Cathedral, Bishop's Palace, the prebendaries lodgings their Yards, glebes, gardens etc, also the Chaplains Chambers and an hospital for 12 poor men, the whole was surrounded by a strong high wall which was entered by four Ports or Gates. Several Years after it was built the Bishop of Aberdeen in process of time feued out to people (the inhabitants) both houses and land about this ancient City which was at first a village of four ploughs and had a little church where the Cathedral now Stands dedicated to St Machar but became important
when David I brought within the bishops see from Mortlach.
The name Canonry also applies to the Street extending from the Town House north to the Churchyard gates, likewise to the Street running parallel with the South wall of the Church Yard.

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Note added in red below Authorities column: "Chanry-Kirk, Channery-Kirk, corruption of Chanonry, or Canonry-Kirk. i.e. Kirk of the Canons". (Jamieson)
"Canonry - Offices or enrolments of a Canon." (Hyde Clark).

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Canonry was originally spelled Chanonry but the h has been scored out.

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