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Benholm

"Name. - The etymology of the name is sufficiently obvious, - Ben a hill, and holme a piece of low-lying level ground. This derivation suggests the idea of a diversified surface of hill and dale; and this is not undescriptive of the general aspect of the parish.

Extent, &c. - The length and breadth of the parish are nearly equal, as it extends about 3 miles from north to south, and the same distance from east to west: consequently it may contain about 9 square miles. It is bounded on the south-west, by the parish of St Cyrus; on the north-west, by that of Garvock; on the north-east, by that of Bervie; and on the south-east, by the German Ocean. The parish forms nearly a square, and is thus remarkably compact."

The New Statistical Account of Scotland, Vol XI Forfar-Kincardine

Cemeteries

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

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Benholm 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 Benholm [253] are located in New Register House, Edinburgh.

These have also been microfilmed by the LDS:

  BirthsQtyMarriagesQty
253Benholm6902883269028841

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    

Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

Historical Geography

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

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NO804692 (Lat/Lon: 56.813952, -2.322645), Benholm which are provided by:
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