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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
TURRIFF [burgh] Turriff Revd. [Reverend] J. Duncan Aberdeen
John Angus Turriff
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Fullarton's Gazeeter [Gazeteer]
011 Turriff - anciently written Turra, Torra, or Turrued, and is still vulgulary pronounced, is said to signify a mound or height. The Village is pleasantly situated on a broad table-land bounding the Burn of Turriff, and is sheltered on the north by the hill of Wrae, and on the east by that of Cotburn. The houses are chiefly built of red sandstone, quarried in the neighbourhood of Delgaty Castle. It is a burgh of barony. In 1511 James 4 granted to Mr. Thomas Dickson, prebend of Turriff, a charter, erecting Turriff into a burgh of barony, and constituting the prebend Superior of the burgh. [continued on next page]

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County of Aberdeen. Parish of Turriff.

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