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ALFORD [parish] Parish of Alford Parish of Alford
Parish of Alford
Parish of Alford
Parish of Alford
Parish of Alford
Rev. [Reverend] J. Gillan Parish Minister, Alford
Rev. [Reverend] H. McConnach Registrar Session, Clerk etc Alford
R.O. Farquharson Esq Haughton House Alford
Mr F. Minto, Station Master Alford
Parish Documents etc
New Statistical Account
052 ; 062 ; 063 "The parish of Alford forms the south-west part of the How and the boundary of the parish on the west is the crest of Callievar, the loftiest bounding mountain of the How. On the other sides the boundaries are nearly all water courses; that on the north being the River Don, the outline of whose course is nearly west and east. It has its source in the parish of Strathdon, about 30 miles westward. It is here 100 feet broad, and flows with a rapid shallow stream over a pebbly bottom; having dry grassy banks on the margin of the water. Next in order
is the Leochel, which falls into the Don after a winding course of about 12 miles from its source in the parish of Cushnie; it is rapid and shallow like the Don. The Burn of Bents, a small and more sluggish stream bounds the parish in the east, and the still smaller Burn of Buckie has its course wholly within its middle and eastern regions. The following gentlemen are the present landowners of the Parish; R. O. Farquharson Esqr of Haughton, Trustees of the late Mrs Farquharson of Breda & Charles Forbes Esqr of Asloon etc. etc." Extract from N. S. Acct [New Statistical Account].

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Co. [County] of Aberdeen Parish of Alford

The parish of Alford is in the Presbytery of Alford, and Synod of Aberdeen,
Patron the Crown. It is bounded on the south, by the parish of Tough; on the south and
west, by the parish of Leochil and Cushnie; on the north, by the parish of Tullynessle
and Forbes; and on th East by the parish of Keig. The parish contains about 9150
Statute acres. There are no detached portions of this parish nor are there any
detached portions of another parish situated within it.

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