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Banchory-Devenick

"BANCHORY DEVENICK, a parish, partly in the county of Aberdeen, and partly in county Kincardine, Scotland, 3 miles to the W. of Aberdeen. It is situated on the seacoast, and on the banks of the river Dee, which is crossed by a suspension bridge 305 feet in length, constructed for foot passengers. The parish contains the villages of Dounies, Findon, and Portlethen, the last of which is a station on the Scottish North-Eastern railway. The soil is of various characters, and the district is partly hilly and heathy. Blue granite of very firm texture is found, but little used on account of the difficulty of working it. Some of the inhabitants are employed in the fisheries. The living, of the value of £159, is in the presbytery of Aberdeen, and in the patronage of the crown. The kirk stands on the left bank of the Dee. There are several endowed schools. Banchory House is the chief residence. Two Druid circles and several tumuli exist here."

Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)

Cemeteries

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.

Churches

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Church Records

Old Parish Records for the parish of Banchory-Devenick [251] are located in New Register House, Edinburgh.

These have also been microfilmed by the LDS Church:

  BirthsQtyMarriagesQty
251Banchory-Devenick6902879269028801

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.

 

YearBirthDeathMarriageYearBirthDeathMarriage
18550103353010348701035951867035095203490440348996
18560256463025641202565181868035272803632490363203
18570280426028026202801431869034031503841320384479
18580280489028031802801791870035280103853330363142
18590280552028037102802201871022446902245950224541
18600280616029281002927691872030007303003080300214
18610224092022440702241651873030014703003660300261
18620292925029286602948701874032902203402530347929
18630294804029474502949141875038439604129050363302
1864321194032365903236131881023263602341910233477
1865321263033011503301741891025509902563490256084
1866033260303508920333286    

 

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