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Parish of Old Machar

[continued from previous page] North side. Gilcomston, along the north end of the West side, the Windmill Brae and College Street, near the South end of the same side, Holburn, about half-a-mile to the South-West, Dee village, on the bank of the river Dee, and the new Streets situated between Gilcomston and the Dee, extending nearly three quarters of a mile Westward, and containing many of the best houses of New Aberdeen. The agriculture of Old Machar has, in recent times, received large accessions both by the reclamation of Waste lands in the form of general improvements: and the manufactures, in addition to what goes on in the town comprise extensive Cotton-Spinning, thread-Spinning, Weaving, bleaching, and flax-Spinning at Grandholm, Gordon's Mills, Printfield, Broadford, and Rubislaws. This parish is in the presbytery and Synod of Aberdeen. The charge is collegiate. Patron of both charges, The Earl of Fife:
Extracted from the Imperial Gazatteer of Scotland. Vol.1 page 7.

Note: There is no portion of this parish detached, nor portion, or portions of any other parish within this.
[signed] EH Courtney CaptnRE [Captain Royal Engineers]

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