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TARVES [parish] Tarves Valuation Roll
Statisticall Account
Collections of the Shires
Fullarton's Gazetter
Rev. [Reverend] Francis Knox. The Manse
Rev. [Reverend] William Turner U. P. [United Presbyterian]Manse
030 ; 036 ; 037 ; 038 ; 046 ; 047 Tarves, a parish in the northeastern district of Aberdeenshire, called Formarton; is bounded on the North by Methlick and New Deer, on the east by Ellon, on the south by Udny, and on the west by Meldrum & Fyvie.
The Ythan a small river of some importance divides the parish into two unequal parts, the greater being on the southern, and the lesser on the northern bank of the river: the soil on both sides is for the most part deep, fertile and alluvial. The Parish wears a pleasing and cheerful aspect nearly the whole being in a superior state of cultivation, while the landscape is beautified by several small plantations. The parish is traversed by a number of excellent roads, and the land cultivated principally by Crofter's. The letting of land into small holdings to enterprising men of small capital, was a peculiar and pleasing feature in the character of the late Right Hon. [Honourable] the Earl of Aberdeen; a gentleman of great benevolence & kindness of heart, and of whom it is said "went about continually doing good".
The antiquities of the parish are very few indeed & of little interest there is no manufactory in the parish and the people live wholly by agriculture.

Note:There is no portion of this Parish detached; nor portion or portions of any other Parish enclosed within the boundary of this Parish.

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