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FARNELL Farnell Parish
Farnell Parish
Farnell Parish
Farnell Parish
Farnell Parish
Farnell Parish
Farnell Parish
Farnell Parish
Farnell Parish
Farnell Parish
Farnell Parish
New Statl. [Statistical] Account
Fullarton's Gazetteer
Valuation Roll
Estate Maps
Mr Lyall, Factor
Mr Webster Ph. [Parish] Schoolmaster
The earl of Southesk Propr. [Proprietor]
The Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Walker Ph. [Parish] Minister of Kinnell
Old Statistical Account
Sheriff's Returns of Meresmen
County Maps
034 A Parish bounded on the north by Brechin which also adjoins it on the west or part of it, Aberlemno Ph. [Parish] being the adjoining land on this side - the west. The Parishes of Craig and Maryton bound it on the east, Kinnell on the south, and Kirkden (part of) on the south west. The River South Esk touches upon the northern Boundary and is the only water of any consequence in the Parish the Pow burn being the next worth mentioning. Two lines of Toll Roads run through the Parish - the Arbroath & Brechin & the Forfar & Montrose Road. The main or principal hill in this Parish is the Hill of Carcary, to which Rossie Muir extends in Farnell Parish. A great portion of the Muir of Montreathmonth which is now a thick forest of trees, belongs to this Parish. The entire Parish is the property of the Right Honble [Honourable] the Earl
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Co. [County] Forfar -- Farnell Parish

"The name of this Parish was anciently
written Fernell, afterwards Fernwall or
Farnwall; but now commonly Farnell.
Fernwell is said to be of Gaelic origin -
Fern signifying a den, & nell a swan: from
which it would appear that the name had been
taken from a den near the church, which may
once have been the abode of Swans.
The Parish of Kinnaird was disjoined from
Farnell, & formed into a separate parish, about the year 1633;
but was again annexed (except a small portion which fell into the
parish of Brechin) in 1787."
New Stat [Statistical] Account

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