Banffshire, Volume 25

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OS1/4/25/1 ORDIQUHILL Ordiquhill Ordiquhill Ordiquhill Ordiquhill Ordiquhill Ordiquhill Ordiquhill Ordiquhill Ordiquhill Ordiquhill Philips Co. [County] Atlas Sheriff's List of Parishes Fullarton's Gazetteer Old Statistical Account New Statistical Account Johnstone's Co. [County] Map Oliver and Boyd's Almanac Ainslie's Map of Scotland 1789 Robertson's Map of Banffshire 1822 BlacK's Map of Scotland 009 ; 010 ; 015 ; 016 The parish of Ordiquhill is in the Presbytery of Fordyce and Synod of Aberdeen. It is bounded on the South-west by the parish of Grange, on the South and South-east by the parish of Marnoch, on the north-east by the parish of Boyndie, and on the north-west by the parish of Fordyce. and contains about 4758 statute acres. There are no detached portions of the parish of Ordiquhill, nor are there any detached portions of any other parish situated within it. The appearance of the parish is bleak, it is in general flat, particularly towards the northern part, and possesses few features of any interest. The patron is the Earl of Seafield.
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OS1/4/25/3 BICKER BURN Bicker Burn Bicker Burn Bicker Burn Bicker Burn Mr Durno Cornhill Mr McKenzie Cornhill Mr Innes Cornhill. Mr Gryssack Park 009.08 A Small Stream tributary to the Burn of Boyne, rising near Wolf Hillock And forming the Ph [Parish] boundary between Ordiquhill and Boyndie.
OS1/4/25/3 GREAT NORTH OF SCOTLAND RAILWAY (Banff Branch) Banff Portsoy and Strathisla Railway Banff Portsoy and Strathisla Railway Banff Portsoy and Strathisla Railway Mr Murray. Portsoy Name Plates on Waggons. Time Bills. "Banffshire Reporter". 009.08 A branch of the Great North of Scotland Railway, between Banff And Grange: with a branch from Tillynaught to Portsoy - It is engaged in both goods and passenger traffic, and has a telegraphic communication.
OS1/4/25/3 POST OFFICE Post Office Post Office Post Office Mr Durno. Cornhill Mr McKenzie Cornhill Mr Innes Cornhill. 009.12 An Apartment of a dwelling house, in the Village of Cornhill, used as a Post Office. There is one despatch and one delivery daily - except on Sundays.
OS1/4/25/3 CORNHILL BRIDGE Cornhill Bridge Cornhill Bridge Cornhill Bridge Mr Durno Mr McKenzie Mr Innes Mr Johnston 009.12 A Small bridge across Corncairn Burn, on the public road between Portsoy; And Cornhill.
OS1/4/25/3 [Page] 3 Ph [Parish] of Ordiquhill - Co [County] Banff [signed] J McDiarmid
OS1/4/25/4 CLOVEN STONE Cloven Stone Cloven Stone Cloven Stone Cloven Stone Mr McBeath Meresman Mr Johnston. Cornhill. Mr McKenzie Cornhill John Cooper Drums of Murrake 015.02 A large boulder, Split in two, on the Side of Knock Hill, And forming a mark on the boundary between Fordyce and Ordiquhill.
OS1/4/25/4 KNOCK HILL Knock Hill Knock Hill Knock Hill Knock Hill Mr McBeath Mr Johnstone Mr McKenzie New Statistical Account Blacks County Map 015.02 A large hill Situated partly in the Phs [Parishes] of Grange, Fordyce, and Ordiquhill. It is said to be near 1600 feet above the level of the Sea, & is Cultivated a good way up on all Sides - There are two Small Cairns on its Summit. One erected by the Royal Engineers when employed on the Trig-cal [Trigometrical] Survey. And the other, to Mark the boundary between the Parishes of Fordyce, Ordiquhill, and Grange.
OS1/4/25/4 WOLF HILLOCK Wolf Hillock Wolf Hillock Wolf Hillock Mr Cowi, Farmer, Culphin Mr Duncan, Farmer, Rothen Mr Gryssack, Park. 010.09 A Small Knowe or hillock near the farm of Rothen; And on the boundary between Ordiquhill & Boyndie.
OS1/4/25/4 [Page] 4 Ph [Parish] of Ordiquhill - Co [County] Banff
OS1/4/25/5 CLAYMIRES Claymires Claymires Claymires Claymures Mr Murray Banker Mr John Whitecross, Tenant Rent Roll Robertson's Map of Banffshire 1822 009.11 A dwelling house with a Court of farm offices, a garden, and An Arable farm Attached: the property Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/5 CHURCH On supposed site of ST MARY'S CHAPEL Church (Parish) Church (Parish) Church (Parish) Revd [Reverend] Mr Grant Fordyce. Mr Murray. Factor. Portsoy. Mr J Watt. Farmer Ordiquhill 015.03 A plain Square edifice, Situated on a Small eminence near the South and of this parish; reerected in 1805. And Containing about 450 Sittings - which Are all free. The Amount of Stipend is £160. And a glebe of 8 Acres - It is traditionally Said that the present Church Stands on the Site of An Ancient Chapel which was dedicated to St Mary. A holy well contiguous to the church was also dedicated to Saint Mary - And is Still well Known in the parish by this Name.
OS1/4/25/5 [Page] 5 Ph [Parish] of Ordiquhill - Co [County] Banff [signed] M Campbell C/A [Civilain Assistant]
OS1/4/25/6 CRAIGMARTIN Craigmartin Craigmartin Craigmartin Mr Murray, Banker. Mr James Lobban, Tenant, Rent Roll. 015.03 A dwelling house, with a court of offices, a garden, a portion of arable, and pasture land attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/6 LOWER CRAIGMARTIN Lower Craigmartin Lower Craigmartin Mr Murray, Banker. Mr William Thomson, Tenant. Rent Roll. 015.03 A dwelling house with outhouse a garden, and a croft of arable land attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/6 KIRKTOWN Kirktown Kirktown Kirktown Mr Murray, Banker. Mr James Watt, Tenant. Rent Roll. 015.03 A dwelling house, with outhouses, a small garden, and a croft of arable land attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/6 [Page] 6 Ph [Parish] of Ordiquhill -- Co. [County] of Banff. [signed] M Campbell c/a [civilain assistant]
OS1/4/25/7 BURN OF FINNYGAUD Finnygaud Burn Finnygaud Burn Finnygaud Burn Mr George Cowie Mr Robert Brander Mr Alexander Taylor 016.01 A small burn forming the Ph [Parish] boundary issuing from Park mop to its junction with Reidside Bn [Burn] near the farm of Finnygaud, hence the name.
OS1/4/25/7 BURN OF CORNCAIRN Corncairn Burn Corncairn Burn Corncairn Burn Mr Murray, Factor, Portsoy. Estate Plan. Mr Gryssack, Park. 016.01 A small stream, formed by the united waters of two drains, on the boundary between this parish and that of Marnoch - flowing northward through the parish, and joining the Burn of Boyne near the Village of Cornhill. It forms the boundary between the parishes from Nether Mill to its confluence with the Burn of Boyne.
OS1/4/25/7 [Page] 7 Parish of Ordiquhill -- Sheet 16 Plan 1 [signed] William John Thomas Sapper R.E. [Royal Engineers]
OS1/4/25/8 NORTH FINNYGAUD North Finnygaud North Finnygaud North Finnygaud Rent Roll Alexander Taylor (Tenant) Robert Brander 016.01 A small farm house in good repair with outhouses garden &c. arable land attached, the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr.
OS1/4/25/8 EAST FINNYGAUD East Finnygaud East Finnygaud East Finnygaud Rent Roll Robert Brander, Tenant Alexander Taylor 016.01 A small farm house in good repair, with outhouses garden &c. arable land attached the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr.
OS1/4/25/8 FINNYGAUD Finnygaud Finnygaud Finnygaud Rent Roll Mr George Cowie, Tenant. Mr Robert Brander 016.01 A large farm house in good repair having outhouses garden &c. arable land attached, the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr.
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OS1/4/25/9 GORDONSTOWN BRIDGE Gordonstown Bridge. Gordonstown Bridge. Gordonstown Bridge. Mr Durno, Cornhill, Mr McKenzie, Cornhill, Mr Innes, Cornhill, 009.15 A bridge, near Gordonstown School, and on the turnpike Road between Banff and Keith.
OS1/4/25/9 INCHBRUICH BRIDGE Inchbruich Bridge Inchbruich Bridge Mr Durno, Cornhill. Mr McKenzie, Cornhill. Mr Innes, Cornhill. 009.15 A bridge, on the turnpike Road between Portsoy and Keith, and it also intersects the Burn of Corncairn.
OS1/4/25/9 GORDON ARMS INN [Cornhill] Gordon Arms Inn. Gordon Arms Inn. Gordon Arms Inn. Mr Watson, Occupier. Mr Johnston, Cornhill. Mr McKenzie, Cornhill. 009.12 An inn, in the village of Cornhill, Having a neat dwelling house, a Court of offices, and a garden, attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/9 MARKET GROUND [Cornhill] Market Ground. Market Ground. Market Ground. Mr Durno, Cornhill. Mr McKenzie, Cornhill. Mr Innes, Cornhill. 009.12 An enclosed field, the property of the owner of the ParK estate, situate at the S.E. [South East] end of the village of Cornhill. There are six cattle markets in the year held here.
OS1/4/25/9 [Page] 9 Ph [Parish] of Ordiquhill -- Co. [County] of Banff. [signed] M Campbell c/a [civilain assistant]
OS1/4/25/10 UPPERMILLS Uppermills. Uppermills. Uppermills. Mr Murray, Banker. Mr Robertson, Occupier. Rents Roll. 009.12 A dwelling house, with a court of offices, a garden, and an arable farm attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/10 FERNYBRAE Fernybrae. Fernybrae. Fernybrae. Mr Durno, Cornhill. Mr McKenzie, Cornhill. Mr Innes, Cornhill. 009.12 A dwelling house, and a garden, for one of the workmen on the Park Estate.
OS1/4/25/10 FERNYBRAE BRIDGE Fernybrae Bridge. Fernybrae Bridge. Fernybrae Bridge. Mr Durno, Cornhill. Mr McKenzie, Cornhill. Mr Innes, Cornhill. 009.12 A bridge, a little to the N.E. [North East] of the village of Cornhill, and on the turnpike between Banff and Keith.
OS1/4/25/10 BICKER BRIDGE Bicker Bridge. Bicker Bridge. Bicker Bridge. Mr Durno, Cornhill. Mr McKenzie, Cornhill. Mr Innes, Cornhill. 009.12 A bridge, a short distance to the N.W. [North West] of the farm of "Culphin", and on the turnpike road between Banff and Keith.
OS1/4/25/10 [Page] 10 Ph [Parish] of Ordiquhill -- Co. [County] Banff. [signed] M Campbell c/a [civilain assistant]
OS1/4/25/11 CORNHILL Cornhill Cornhill Cornhill Cornhill Cornhill Mr Murray, Bankers. Mr J. Benzie, Farmer. Rent Roll. New Statistical Account Fullarton's Gazetteer Black's Map of Scotland 009.12 A small village, Situated on the west side of the turnpike road between Banff and Keith: It Contains a Free church and Manse, a church school and a receiving post-office, two Inns and two Groceries. and there are six markets held in the year. The property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/11 FREE CHURCH [Cornhill] Free Church Free Church Free Church Mr Murray, Banker Rev. [Reverend] John Spencer. Rent Roll 009.12 A plain edifice in the village of Cornhill, forming two-sides of a square. It was erected in 1844, and contains 420 Sitting, with pulpit and gallery: The property of the Congregation.
OS1/4/25/11 [Page] 11 Ph [Parish] of Ordiquhill -- Co. [County] Banff. [signed] M Campbell c/a [civilain assistant]
OS1/4/25/12 MANSE Free Church Manse. Free Church Manse. Mr Murray, Banker Rev. [Reverend] John Spencer. Rent Roll. 009.12 A comfortable dwelling house with a beautiful garden attached: the property of the Congregation.
OS1/4/25/12 SCHOOL [Cornhill] F. C. [Free Church] School. F. C. [Free Church] School. F. C. [Free Church] School. Mr Murray, Banker. Miss M. Farquhar, Teacher. Rent Roll. 009.12 A Free Church School in the village of Cornhill, Having a dwelling house and garden for the teacher. The salary is derived from the Education Scheme F.C.S. [Free Church School] Branches taught: Latin, Greek and English. Reading, writing and arithmetic. Average scholars 80. The property of the Free Church Congregation.
OS1/4/25/12 [Page] 12 Ph [Parish] of Ordiquhill -- Co. [County] Banff. [signed] M Campbell c/a [civilain assistant]
OS1/4/25/13 PATHHEAD Pathhead Pathhead Pathhead Pathhead Mr Murray, Banker Mr James Burnett, Tenant Rent Roll 009.12 A dwelling house, with outhouses, a garden, and a Small arable farm attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/13 COXTOWN Coxtown Coxtown Coxtown Mr Murray, Banker Mr James Kirkton, Tenant Rent Roll 009.12 A neat and commodious Cottage, with a Court of Suitable offices, a garden, and an arable farm attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/13 NETHERMILLS Nethermill Nethermill Nethermill Mr Murray, Banker Mr James Innes, Tenant Rent Roll 009.12 A dwelling house, with a Court of offices, and an arable farm attach: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/13 [Page] 13 Ph [Parish] of Ordiquhill - Co. [County] Banff [signed] M Campbell C/A [Civilain Assistant]
OS1/4/25/14 CULPHIN Culphin Culphin Culphin Mr Murray, Banker Mr James Cowie, Tenant Rent Roll 009.12 A neat dwelling house, with a court of offices, a garden, and a large arable farm attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/14 UPPER CULPHIN Upper Culphin Upper Culphin Upper Culphin Mr Murray, Banker Mr C. A. Kirkton, Tenant. Rent Roll 009.12 A dwelling house, with a good court of offices, a splendid garden, and an arable farm attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/14 INCHTAMACK Inchtamack Inchtamack Inchtamack Inchstamoch Mr Murray, Banker Mr James Benzie, Tenant Rent Roll Robertson's map of Banffshire, 1822 009.12 A small dwelling house, with outhouses, a small garden, and a small arable farm attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/14 [Page] 14 Ph [Parish] of Ordiquhill -- Co. [County] Banff. [signed] M Campbell c/a [civilian assistant]
OS1/4/25/15 MIDTOWN Midtown Midtown Midtown Mr Murray, Banker Mr William McBain, Tenant Rent Roll 009.12 A neat dwelling house, with a good court of offices, a garden, and an arable farm attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/15 AUCHANLAND Auchanland Auchanland Auchanland Mr Murray, Banker Mr G. Brown, Tenant Rent Roll 009.12 A dwelling house with a court of offices, a garden, and an arable farm attached: The property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/15 NETHER MILLS (Corn Flour) Nether Mills Nether Mills Nether Mills Mr Murray, Banker Mr A. Christie, Tenant Rent Roll 009.12 A dwelling house, with a court of offices, a good garden, an arable farm, and a corn and flour mill attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/15 [Page] 15 Ph [Parish] of Ordiquhill -- Co. [County] Banff. [signed] M Campbell c/a [civilain assistant]
OS1/4/25/16 CASTLENEEDLESS CROFT Castleneedless Croft Castleneedless Croft Mr Murray, Banker Mr J Kirton, Tenant Rent Roll 009.12 A dwelling house, with outhouses, a Small garden and a croft of arable land attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/16 [Page] 16 Ph [Parish] of Ordiquhill -- Co. [County] of Banff. [notes] Correct in two words O.M.O [Ordnance Mapping Office] A croft of Arable land, having House attached and garden. O.M.O [Ordnance Mapping Office] Croft is the original and leading idea here - houses is adjunct - accidental - the land gives name the the houses - or they adopt the name of the land on which they are built - the houses are not the place, the object named is the Croft and therefore it Should be in two words. SML 25 July 66 O.M.O [Ordnance Mapping Office] [signed] M Campbell c/a [civilain assistant]
OS1/4/25/17 BERRYDRUM Berrydrum Berrydrum Berrydrum Mr Murray, Banker Mr D Moir, Tenant Rent Roll 009.15 A neat dwelling house, with a court of offices, a good garden, and a large arable farm attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/17 ROWATER Rowater Rowater Rowater Mr Murray, Banker Mr William Christie, Tenant Rent Roll 009.15 A neat and commodious dwelling, with a Suitable court of offices, a garden, and an arable farm attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/17 GORDONSTOWN Gordonstown Gordonstown Gordonstown Mr Murray, Banker Mr Mitchell, Merchant Rent Roll 009.15 A number of Cottages on the road-side between Banff and Keith, and they have each a small garden and a croft of arable land attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/17 [Page] 17 Ph [Parish] of Ordiquhill -- Co. [County] of Banff. [signed] M Campbell, c/a [civilain assistant]
OS1/4/25/18 WAULKMILL Waulkmill Waulkmill Waulkmill Mr Murray, Banker Mr J Gray, Tenant Rent Roll 009.15 A dwelling house, with outhouses, a small garden, and an arable farm attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/18 LITTLE CLAYMIRES Little Claymires Little Claymires Little Claymires Mr A. Johnston, Tenant Mr Murray, Banker Rent Roll 009.15 A dwelling house, with a court of offices, a Small garden, and an arable farm attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/18 CLAYMIRES CROFT Claymires Croft Mr Murray, Banker Mr R. Thomson, Tenant Rent Roll 009.15 A dwelling house, with outhouses, a Small garden, and a croft of arable land attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/18 [Page] 18 Ph [Parish] of Ordiquill. -- Co. [County] Banff. [signed] M Campbell c/a [civilain assistant]
OS1/4/25/19 INCHFORD Inchford Inchford Inchford Mr Murray, Banker Mr A. Adward, Tenant Rent Roll 009.15 A dwelling house, with a Court of good offices, a Small garden, and an arable farm attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/19 DRUMS OF MUIRAKE Drums of Muirake Drums of Muirake Mr Murray, Banker Mr A. Adward, Farmer Rent Roll 009.15 A few scattered cottages, near the Parish boundary, between Fordyce and Ordiquhill, with small gardens, and Crofts of arable land attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/19 [Page] 19 Ph [Parish] of Ordiquhill - Co. [County] Banff. [signed] M Campbell c/a [civilain assistant]
OS1/4/25/20 ROTHEN Rothen Rothen Rothen Murray, Banker Mr R. Duncan, Tenant Mr A. Mackie, Tenant Rent Roll 010.09 Two farm houses of the same name, consisting of dwelling houses, courts of offices, gardens, and arable farms attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/20 MOSSSIDE CROFT Mossside Croft Mossside Croft Mr Murray, Banker Mr J. McKenzie, Tenant Rent Roll 010.09 A dwelling house, with outhouses, a garden, and a Croft of arable land attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/20 INCHBRUICH Inchbruich Inchbruich Inchbruich Mr Murray, Banker Mrs J. Williamson, Tenant Rent Roll 009.15 A dwelling house, with a Court of offices, a small garden, and an arable farm attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/20 [Page] 20 Ph [Parish] of Ordiquhill -- Co. [County] Banff. [signed] M Campbell c/a [civilain assistant]
OS1/4/25/21 SCHOOL [Gordonstown] School (Parish) School (Parish) School (Parish) Mr John Shand, Teacher Rev. [Reverend] William Grant, Fordyce. John Wilson, Grantown. 009.15 A comfortable school house, recently erected, with a dwelling house for the teacher attached. Situated at the east end of Gordonstown. The teachers salary, ₤30, with about ₤15. fees and a Share in the (Wick bequest. Average attandance 80 pupils.
OS1/4/25/21 CROSSFOLDS Crossfolds Crossfolds Crossfolds Rent Roll. Mr Murray, Factor. Mr Shand, Teacher. 009.15 A farm house, with a court of offices, and an arable farm attached, joining the Bogtown farm. Major Gordon Duff proprietor.
OS1/4/25/21 [Page] 21 Ph. [Parish] of Ordiquhill -- Co. [County] Banff
OS1/4/25/22 LITTLE AUCHANLAND Little Auchanland Little Auchanland Little Auchanland Rent Roll Mr George Robertson (Tenant) Mr James Duncan 010.13 A small farmhouse in good repair, with outhouses garden &c arable land attached, the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr.
OS1/4/25/22 REIDSIDE Reidside Reidside Reidside Rent Roll Robert Lauder Tenant Mr Robert Brander 010.13 A farmhouse in good repair, having outhouses garden & arable land attached, the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr.
OS1/4/25/22 REIDSIDE MOSS Reidside Moss Reidside Moss Reidside Moss Mr Robert Lauder Mr Robert Brander Mr Alexander Taylor 010.13 A large peat moss, near the farm of Reidside, the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr. & the Earl of Seafield.
OS1/4/25/22 [Page] 22 Parish of Ordiquill [signed] William John Thomas Sapper R.E. [Royal Engineers]
OS1/4/25/23 SCATTERTY Scatterty Scatterty Scatterty Mr Murray Banker Mr J Kirton, Tenant Mr Taylor, Tenant Rent Roll 009.15 A neat and commodious dwelling house, with a Court of Suitable offices, a garden, and an arable farm: also four Crofts in its vicinity of the same name, with dwelling houses, gardens, and Crofts of arable land attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/23 LITTLE ROWATER Little Rowater Little Rowater Mr Murray, Banker Mr William MacKie Tenant Rent Roll 015.03 A dwelling house, with a court of offices, a garden and an arable farm attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/23 LITTLE SCATTERTY Little Scatterty Little Scatterty Little Scatterty Rent Roll William Duff. crofter. Alex Loban crofter. 009.15 Three cottages, with small gardens, and crofts of arable land attached - contiguous to the farm of Scatterty, & the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/23 [Page] 23 Parish of Ordiquill -- Co. [County] Banff. [signed] M Campbell c/a [civilain assistant]
OS1/4/25/24 FIDDIESTOWN Fiddiestown Fiddiestown Fiddiestown Fiddiestown Mr Murray, Banker Mr J. Stuart, Tenant Rent Roll Robertson's Map of Banffshire 1822 015.03 A dwelling house, with a court of offices, a garden, and an arable farm attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/24 SWILEBOG Swilebog Swilebog Swilebog Mr Murray, Tenant Mr A. Cowie, Banker Rent Roll 009.15 A neat dwelling house, with a good court of offices, a good garden, and an arable farm attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
OS1/4/25/24 OVERTOWN Overtown Overtown Overtown Mr Murray, Banker Mr C. Christie, Tenant Rent Roll 009.15 A dwelling house, with a court of offices, a good garden, and an arable farm attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff.
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OS1/4/25/25 BROWN HILL Brown Hill Brown Hill Brown Hill Mr James Morrison Mr Thomas Moir Mr Alexander Thomson 009.16 A large Eminence planted with Fir near the farms of Old Cornhill & Brooms, the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr.
OS1/4/25/25 OLD CORNHILL Old Cornhill Old Cornhill Old Cornhill Rent Roll Mr William Ingram, Tenant Mr Alexander Thomson 009.16 A small farm house in good repair with outhouses small garden & arable land attached; the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr. also some hinds cottages.
OS1/4/25/25 HIGHLANDMAN'S CROFT Highlandman's Croft Highlandman's Croft Highlandman's Croft Rent Roll Mr David Stalker Tenant Mr Alexander Thomson 009.16 A small croft in good repair with an outhouse garden and arable land attached, the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr.
OS1/4/25/25 GLENFORKIE Glenforkie Glenforkie Glenforkie Glenforkie Rent Roll John Duncan Tenant Mr Thomas Moir Robertson's Map of Banffshire 1822 009.16 A farm house in good repair having outhouses garden & arable land attached: the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr.
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OS1/4/25/26 BROOMSHILLOCK BroomshillocK BroomshillocK BroomshillocK Rent roll Mr Thomas Moir, Tenant Mr James Morrison 009.16 A farm house in good repair, with outhouses garden and arable land attached, the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr. ParK.
OS1/4/25/26 BROOMS Brooms Brooms Brooms Rent Roll Mr James Morrison, Tenant Mr Thomas Moir 009.16 A small farm house in good repair, with outhouses garden and arable land attached, the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr.
OS1/4/25/26 BOGTOWN Bogtown Bogtown Bogtown Bogtown Rent Roll Mr Thomas Moir Mr James Morrison Robertson's Map of Banffshire 1822. 009.16 A newly built farm house with outhouses and an arable farm attached, the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr.
OS1/4/25/26 HORNSWARD Hornsward Hornsward Hornsward Rent Roll Mr Alexander Thomson, Tenant Mr Thomas Moir 009.16 A small farmhouse in good repair, having outhouses, garden, and arable land attached, the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr.
OS1/4/25/26 [Page] 26 Parish of Ordiquhill
OS1/4/25/27 BROOMS CROFT Brooms Croft Brooms Croft Brooms Croft Rent Roll Mr William Bruce, Tenant, Mr John Duncan 009.16 A small cottage in good repair, having outhouses garden & croft of arable land attached, the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr.
OS1/4/25/27 PARK BURN Park Burn Park Burn Park Burn Mr William Bruce Mr John Duncan Estate Plan 009.16 A small burn flowing through the woods of parK, hence the name; tributary to Corncairn Burn. It is formed by the united waters of two or three drains, near the south west of Brown Hill.
OS1/4/25/27 PARK Park Park Park Park Park house Park House Park House Rent Roll Mr Murray. Factor Mr Gryssack. Park. New Statistical Account Fullarton's Gazetteer Robertson's Map of Banffshire 1822 Black's Map of Scotland 009.16 A large mansion, pleasantly situated, surrounded by ornamental lawns, plantations, &c. having a home farm, a large garden, and demesne attached, the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr.
OS1/4/25/27 [Page] 27 Parish of Ordiquhill -- Co. [County] Banff
OS1/4/25/28 ST JOHN'S WELL St John Well St John Well St John Well Mr John GrassocK, ParK William Johnston, Cornhill James Hay, GreendyKes 009.16 A copious spring in the vicinity of the mansion of ParK by which it is supplied with water, Traditionally said to have been a holy well. I cannot say that it has any medicinal quality.
OS1/4/25/28 BALWARREN WELL Balwarren (Well) Balwarren (Well) Balwarren (Well) Alexander Roy Skerfold William Johnston John GrassocK, ParK 009.16 A large spring near the farm of NewparK, well Known by this name.
OS1/4/25/28 GALLOWS CAIRN Gallows Cairn Gallows Cairn Gallows Cairn Mr John GrassocK William Johnston Alexander Roy 009.16 A mound or cairn on the summit of Corn Hill, where in olden times witches &c. were wont to be executed,
OS1/4/25/28 CORN HILL Corn Hill Mr John GrassocK Mr William Johnston Alexander Roy 009.16 A considerable eminance covered with heathy pasture, where formerly the market for cattle used to be held, previous to its removal to Cornhill (Mart
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OS1/4/25/29 FOLDHEADS Foldheads Foldheads Foldheads Mr Murray. Factor Rent Roll Mr Gryssack, Park 009.16 A dwelling house with some outhouses attached, in the occupation of the proprietor, Major G. Duff of Park.
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OS1/4/25/31 SEAVIEW Seaview Seaview Seaview Rent Roll Mr Alexander Gray Mr James Christie 015.02 This name applies to a number of small cottages with outhouses garden crofts of arable & pasture land attached, the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr.
OS1/4/25/31 [Page] 31 Parish of Ordiquhill -- Sheet 15 Plan 8 [signed] William John Thomas Sapper R.E. [Royal Engineers]
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OS1/4/25/33 AULDTOWN Auldtown Auldtown Auldtown Rent Roll Mr George Allen. Tenant Mr John Reid 015.03 A farm house in good repair with outhouses garden & arable land attached the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr.
OS1/4/25/33 KNABBYMOSS Knabbymoss Knabbymoss Knabbymoss Rent Roll Mr John Wilson Tenant Mr Alexander Thom 015.03 A small farm house in good repair with outhouses & arable land attached, the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr.
OS1/4/25/33 HILLFOLDS Hillfolds Hillfolds Hillfolds Rent Roll Mr John Reid Mr John Hutcheon 015.03 A small farm house in good repair with outhouses garden & arable land attached, the proprty of Major Gordon Duff Esqr.
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OS1/4/25/34 WETHER HILL Weather Hill Weather Hill Weather Hill Mr John Wilson Mr Alexander Thom Mr John Reid 015.03 A large eminence near the farm of Knabbymoss well Known by this name
OS1/4/25/34 GRANTOWN Grantown Grantown Grantown Rent Roll Mr John Wilson Mr Alexander Thom 015.03 This name applies to a number of small crofts with outhouses gardens and arable land attached, the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr.
OS1/4/25/34 ST MARY'S WELL St Mary's Well St Mary's Well St Mary's Well Mr Alexander Roy, Farmer SKirfolds Mr Gryssack Park. Mr James Hays, Little Greendykes 015.03 A copious spring on the road side between the farm of whitewells & Auldtown, well Known by this name, and traditionally Said to be a "Holy Well" - & in former times, much resorted to by the Sick &c. &c.
OS1/4/25/34 [Page] 34 Parish of Ordiquhill -- Sheet [page signed] J McDiarmid
OS1/4/25/35 NEWPARK Newpark Newpark Newpark Rent Roll Mr John Reid, Tenant Mr John Hutchion 015.04 A large farm house newly built, having outhouses garden & arable land attached, the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr.
OS1/4/25/35 WHITEWELLS Whitewells Whitewells Whitewells Rent Roll Mr John Hutchion, Tenant Mr John Reid 015.04 A farm house in good repair with outhouses garden & arable land attached, the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr.
OS1/4/25/35 LITTLE GREENDYKES Little GreendyKes Little GreendyKes Little GreendyKes Rent Roll Mr Alexander Duncan Mr James Morrison 015.04 This name applies to four Small crofts with outhouses gardens & arable land attached, the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr.
OS1/4/25/35 [Page] 35 Parish of Ordiquhill -- Co. [County] Banff
OS1/4/25/36 PARK MOSS ParK Moss ParK Moss ParK Moss Mr Alexander Duncan Mr James Morrison Mr James Hay 015.04 A large peat moss joining the farm of GreendyKes & Little GreendyKes, the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr.
OS1/4/25/36 GREENDYKES GreendyKes GreendyKes GreendyKes Rent Roll Mr Alexander Duncan (Tenant) Mr James Morrison 015.04 A large farm house in good repair with outhouses & arable land attached, the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr.
OS1/4/25/36 STARMIRES Starmires Starmires Starmires Rent Roll Mr Peter Tocher Mr William Neish 015.04 A farm house in good repair, with outhouses garden & arable land attached, the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr.
OS1/4/25/36 [Page] 36 Parish of Ordiquhill -- Co. [County] Banff
OS1/4/25/37 CULVIE WOOD Culvie Wood Culvie Wood Culvie Wood Mr John Reid Mr John Hutchion Mr John Reidford 015.04 A large fir plantation near the farm of NewparK, the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr..
OS1/4/25/37 MANSE [Parish Church] Manse Manse Manse Rent Roll Mr Murray, Factor Mr John Wilson, Knabbymoss. 015.04 A neat dwelling house with outhouses a large garden & glebe land attached, the property of and the legal residence of the parish Minister.
OS1/4/25/37 [Page] 37 Parish of Ordiquhill [signed] William John Thomas Sapper R.E. [Royal Engineers]
OS1/4/25/38 SKIRFOLDS Skirfolds Skirfolds Skirfolds Rent Roll Mr Alexander Roy Mr William Neish 015.04 This name applies to a number of small cottages, with outhouses gardens & arable land attached, the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr.
OS1/4/25/38 CULVIE CROFT Culvie Croft Culvie Croft Culvie Croft Rent Roll Mr John Reidford Mr George Davidson 015.04 A small croft near Culvie Wood, having outhouses garden & arable land attached, the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr.
OS1/4/25/38 CULVIE HILL Culvie Hill Culvie Hill Culvie Hill Culvie Hill Mr John Reid Mr John Hutchion Mr John Reidford Black's map of Scotland 015.04 A large eminence planted with fir wood near Culvie Croft, the property of Major Gordon Duff Esqr.
OS1/4/25/38 [Page] 38 Parish of Ordiquhill
OS1/4/25/39 KING'S CHAIR King's Chair Dr [Doctor] William Adamson Hazelbrae. James Hall Culviehill Alexander Thom Grantown Ordiquhill 015.07 A large stone situate on the summit of the Wether Hill forming a well known point on the boundary of Marnoch & Ordiquhill. Their is no tradition or history connected with the origin of this name. It is shaped very like a chair, but why it is called the King's Chair cannot be ascertained.
OS1/4/25/39 [Page] 39 Parish of Ordiquhill -- Co. [County] Banff [page signed] Dallas G. Jones Lieut. R.E. [Lieutenant Royal Engineers] 16th May 1866.
OS1/4/25/40 [Page] 40 [Volume] 25 OS1/4/25 [Date Stamp] ORDNANCE SURVEY M.S. STORE 9 MAY. 1900 SOUTHAMPTON NAME BOOK OF THE PARISH OF ORDIQUHILL IN THE CO. [County] OF BANFF
OS1/4/25/41 [Page] 41 Ordiquhill Ph [Parish] INDEX Names of Objects -- Page Auchanland -- 15 Auldtown -- 33 Balwarren Well -- 28 Berrydrum -- 17 Bicker Bridge -- 10 Bicker Burn -- 3 Bogtown -- 26 Brooms -- 26 Brooms Croft -- 27 Broomshillock -- 26 Brown Hill -- 25 Burn of Corncairn -- 7 Burn of Finnygaud -- 7 Castleneedless Croft -- 16 Church, on supposed site of St Mary's Chapel -- 5 Claymires -- 5 Claymires Croft -- 18 Cloven Stone -- 4 Corn Hill -- 28 Cornhill -- 44 Cornhill Bridge -- 3 Coxtown -- 13 Craigmartin -- 6 Crossfolds -- 21 Culphin -- 14 Culvie Croft -- 38 Culvie Hill -- 38 Culvie Wood -- 37 Drums of MuiraKe -- 19 East Finnygaud -- 8 Fernybrae -- 10 Fernybrae Bridge -- 10 Fiddiestown -- 24 Finnygaud -- 8 Foldheads -- 29 Free Church -- 11 Gallows Cairn -- 28 GlenforKie -- 25 Gordon Arms Inn -- 9 Gordonstown Bridge -- 9 Grantown -- 34 Great North of Scotland Railway (Banff Branch) -- 3 GreendyKes -- 36 Highlandsmans Croft -- 25 Hillfolds -- 33 Hornsward -- 26 Inchbruich -- 20 Inchbruich Bridge -- 9 Inchford -- 19 Inchtamack -- 14 King's Chair -- 39 Kirktown -- 6 Knabbymoss -- 33 Knock Hill -- 4 Little Auchanland -- 22 Little Claymires -- 18 Little GreendyKes -- 35 Little Rowater -- 23 Little Scatterty -- 23 Lower Craigmartin -- 6 Manse -- 12 Manse -- 37 Market Ground -- 9 Midtown -- 15 Moss Side Croft -- 20 Nether Mills -- 15 Nethermills -- 13 Newpark -- 35 North Finnygaud -- 8 Old Cornhill -- 25 Ordiquhill -- 1 Overtown -- 24 ParK -- 27 ParK Burn -- 27 ParK Moss -- 36 Path head -- 13 Post Office -- 3
OS1/4/25/42 [Page] 42 Index continued Names of Objects -- Page Reidside -- 22 Reidside Moss -- 22 Rothen -- 20 Rowater -- 17 Scatterty -- 23 School -- 12 School -- 21 Seaview -- 31 Skirfolds -- 38 Starmires -- 36 St John's Well -- 28 St Mary's Wel -- 34 Swilebog -- 24 Upper Culphin -- 14 Uppermills -- 10 Waulkmill -- 18 Wether Hil -- 34 Whitewells -- 35 Wolf HillocK -- 4