List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Inverness & Bona
Inverness & Bona
Inverness & Bona
Inverness & Bona
Revd. [Reverend] Wiliam McDonald
Patrick Grant Esq. Sheriff Clerk
Mr. Dallas, Town Clerk
Mr. George Anderson, Inspector of Poor
Poor Rate Receipts
various This parish is in the county and presbytery of Inverness, and in the Synod of Moray. Bona and Inverness were separate parishes prior to 1618, since which time they have continued united. The parish is extensive, containing 26761 acres, while its length from north-east to south-west is 14 miles, and its average breadth 2½; the shape being very incompact. The Beauly and Moray Firths bound it on the north; the parishes of Kirkhill, Kiltarlity, and Urquhart on the west; Loch ness and the parish of Dores on the south west; Daviot, and Croy & Dalcross (detached) on the south-east; and Petty on the east. Glen Albyn runs right through it; proceeding by Loch Ness to the Moray Firth at the town of Inverness; the glen being narrow, and the sides very steep, up to within 4 miles of the town, where the eastern side fades away into the general level of the parish, while the western still continues bold, embracing the prominent features Creag Liath, Dunean Hill and Craig Phadrig. The land is mostly cultivated; and is a good loamy soil; through which is interspersed a good deal of fine wood, which add a beauty to the landscape. The Highland Railway runs through the parish, close to the sea shore, and steamers ply on [continued on page 2]

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County of Inverness -- Parish of Inverness & Bona

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