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ST DURSTAN'S CHURCH (Site of) St Durstan's Church (site of) W. James Taylor Esqr. Rothiemay
Revd [Reverend] Robert Moir Rothiemay
George Stewart Rothiemay
021.03 St Durstan's church was one of the mensal churches of the Bishop of Moray and is generally beleived to have been erected during the time of the Episcopacy in Scotland. In Gordons History of Scots affairs there is a copy of a tack of the Church by the Bishop Moray with consent of the Cheptoun to Alexander Lord Saltoun for 19 years signed at Elgin 28 March 1570.
GRAVE YARD (Site of) [St Durstan's Church] 021.03 The Grave Yard marked on trace is Coevous with the Church and was used as a burial place by the Mayen family until Decr. [December] 1809. when the Earl of Fife granted a suitable burial place in the present churchyard to them. in condition of there giving up all claim of the old one A single Grave Stone remains to mark its site there are now no vestige of the church to be seen.

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Co. [County] of Banff -- Parish of Rothiemay

[signed] James Gray
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