Until 15th May 1891, the parish of Abernethy was situated partly in the county of Fife and partly in the county of Perth. On that date, various changes to the parish and county boundaries were made. From that date the whole parish of Abernethy was included in the county of Perth.
The following subjects remained in the parish of Abernethy but were transferred from the county of Fife to the county of Perth: Balvaird Farm, Mucklebein Farm, Catochil, Dumbarrow Farm, Dumbarrow House, Glentarkie Farm, Pittuncarty Farm, and part of the lands of Colzie Hill.
The following subjects remained in the county of Fife but were transferred from the parish of Abernethy to the parish of Newburgh: Easter Colzie Farm, part of the land of Colzie Hill, and Lumquhat.
The following subjects remained in the county of Fife but were transferred from the parish of Abernethy to the parish of Strathmiglo: Nochnarrie, Pitlour, and part of the Farm of Wester Pitlour.
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- A Former Description of the Parish
"ABERNETHY, a burgh and parish, partly in the county of Fife, but chiefly in the county of Perth, 3 miles from Newburgh, containing the village of Aberdargie and the town of Abernethy"
Edited from Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1846.
The part of the parish in Fife accounted for about 10% of the population.
Since 1891, Abernethy parish has been completely in Perthshire.
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