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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Caraldston or Careston
Old Stat [Statistical] Account
New Stat [Statistical] Account
Fullarton's Gazetteer
Sheriff's Returns
Valuation Roll
County Map
Estate Plans
Land of the Lindsays
Memorials of Angus & Mearns
026; 033 "Many centuries before the erection of this parish, the lands of which it consists are said to have taken their name from Carald, a Danish leader, who in his flight from the battle of Aberlemno, was slain & in order to perpetuate his memory, his victors raised over his place of sepulture a barrow, & on it erected an obelisk named from him, Carald-stane, or Carald's-stone, contracted afterwards into the more modern term Careston (The barrow here referred to is believed to be that shown on plan 33-2) Others derive the name of this parish from the Ancient but now disused Celtic word Carald which at one time denoted the quality red, as having the colour of the rock which forms the middle portion of the subsoil of this parish.
New Stat [Statistical] Account
"The parish of Careston is of recent origin, & formed a part of that of Brechin down to a late period. the act for erecting the district into a separate
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