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" BANCHORY-TERNAN, a parish, containing the small post-town of Banchory or Arbeadie, on the north border of Kincardineshire. It is bounded on the south by the parishes of Durris and Strachan; and on all other sides by Aberdeenshire. Its length is about 9 miles, and its breadth about the same. Its area is intersected by the Dee, and comprises about 5,090 acres on the south side of that river, and about 16,210 on the north. The range of Kerloack, 1,890 feet high, touches the southern frontier; a ridge about 1,000 feet high intervenes between it and the Dee; and the long isolated hill of Fare extends within the northern border."

The Imperial Gazetteer of Scotland, Edinburgh: A Fullerton & Co

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.


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Church Records

Old Parish Records for the parish of Banchory-Ternan [252] are located in New Register House, Edinburgh.

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Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

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