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"Extent and Boundaries - The parish of Fettercairn forms the extreme western division of Kincardineshire, on the south side of the Grampians. Its length, from south to north, is 8 miles, and its greatest breadth, from east to west, 4½. It contains about 13,192 imperial acres, or about 20 square miles of surface. It is bounded on the north and north-east, by the parish of Fordoun; on the east and south-east, by the parish of Marykirk; on the south and south-west, by part of the parish of Marykirk, and the river North Esk; and on the west and north-west, by part of the parish of Edzell and the Grampian mountains, which separate it from the parish of Strachan, in that direction."

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 Fettercairn 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 Fettercairn [257] 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 Fettercairn 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 NO650735 (Lat/Lon: 56.851673, -2.575473), Fettercairn which are provided by:
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