List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Old Statistical Account
New Statistical Account
Fullarton's Gazetteer
Pennant's Tour of 1772
Chalmer's Caledonia
Wilson's Archaeology
Sheriff's Returns
Brown's Histy. [History] of the Highlands
Duncan's Itinerary of Scotland
Valuation Roll
County Directory
Estate Plans
042 ; 052 ; 053 "The name of Rattray seems to have belonged alike to the parish, and to the principal family that dwelt in it, and probably was transferred from the one to the other. It is said that there are records which bear the name of Rattray of Craighall and Rattray, as early as 1066. No Account is given of the etymology of the name." New Stat [Statistical] Account.
"The Parish is in the extreme West of Strathmore proper, marching with the district of Stormont. It is bounded on the north by Alyth; on the north-east by the detached part of Blairgowrie; on the East by Bendochy; and on the South and West by the River Ericht, which divides it from the main body of Blairgowrie. Its extreme length from north to south is 5½ miles; and its mean breadth is about 1¾ miles. A detached portion called Easter Bleaton, lies 3½ miles to the north-north-west; measures 1 mile by 1½; and is bounded on the north by Forfarshire, - on the east and the south by Alyth, - and on the west by the river Lochy, which divides it from a detached part of Caputh and from Kirkmichael. Easter Bleaton forms part of the ascending ranges of the frontier Grampians. The main body of the parish, for 1¼ mile from the southern boundary,
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Transcriber's notes

The River Lochy is nowhere near Easter Bleaton. They mean the Black Water.

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Alison James- Moderator, Invicta2

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