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"The inland parish of Arbuthnott, situated almost wholly to the north of the Bervie, extends from near the mouth of that river to where it meets in the west the parish of Fordoun, a distance of 5 miles. With projections in the north and south, it has a length of 6 miles. In the north-west the river Forthy separates it from the parish of Glenbervie, and on the north-east Arbuthnott adjoins the parish of Dunottar. To the east lies Kinneff. On the south Arbuthnott is bordered by the parish of Bervie and on the south-west by Garvock. Fordoun lies to the west. The parish covers an area of 9583 acres, nearly 15 square miles."

The Statistical Account of Scotland The County of Kincardine


Monumental Inscriptions for the parish have been recorded in Pre-1855 Gravestone Inscriptions in Kincardineshire, edited by Alison Mitchell, Scottish Genealogy Society, 1986, ISBN 0 901061 29 8.


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Arbuthnott area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church Records

Old Parish Records for the parish of Arbuthnot [250] are located in New Register House, Edinburgh.

These have also been microfilmed by the LDS:


Civil Registration

All records of Civil Registration are held at New Register House, Edinburgh. Microfilm copies of births, deaths and marriages for the years 1855 - 1875, 1881 and 1891 have been filmed by the LDS and can be ordered to any family history centre worldwide. Please check film numbers before ordering.




Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Arbuthnott has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NO797754 (Lat/Lon: 56.869620, -2.334607), Arbuthnott which are provided by:
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