List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Bendothy or Bendochy
New Statistical Account
Sheriff's Returns
County Directory
Wilson's Archaeology
Revd. [Reverend] Dr. Barty Ph. [Parish] Minister
Christopher Kerr Esqr. Writer Dundee
Estate Plan of the Barony of Bendochy
County Map
Fullarton's Gazetteer
Old Statistical Account
053 ; 064 "The name of this Perthshire parish has been written variously. In the parochial registers the following different spellings occur: In 1642 Bendochie; in 1704 Bennathie; in 1731 Bendochie; in 1760 Bendochy. On the communion cups the inscription is Bendothy AD 1786. This last spelling is clearly unwarrantable, and without authority, as far as can be discovered, & apparently has been adopted from a mistaken reading of Bendochy, which is so written in the parish records sometimes as to resemble Bendothy. Bendochie appears the most ancient and correct spelling; but it has been found very difficult to ascertain the true import of the name, arising from the great uncertainty of Gaelic etymology. This parish lies towards the eastern boundary of Perthshire and consists of two great divisions, the highland & lowland and each of these again admits of a very natural subdivision. The lowland part of the parish is divided into two nearly equal parts by the River Ericht. That portion lying west of the Ericht, is separated from the parish of Coupar Angus on the south, by the River Isla, while on the north it is bounded by a detached portion of Blairgowrie Ph. [Parish].
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