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THE WARDS The Wards Revd. [Reverend] J. Duncan Aberdeen
James Duncan Burntsmithy
J Lawrence Turriff
011 This name applies to a flat piece of arable land situated on the West Side of the Old Turnpike Road leading from Turriff to Banff, it was originally known by the name of Feerward, or Some Such name, but is now very well known as "The Wards", it was originally swampy and the inhabitants of Turriff had for a considerable time the privileges of pasturing their Cattle, & casting turf in it, but having been deficient in paying their Cess about the beginning of the last century, their Charters were seized, and retained at Edinburgh, no proper att-

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County of Aberdeen. Parish of Turriff.

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