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Lumphanan

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"LUMPHANAN, a parish, in the district of Kincardine-O'Neil, county of Aberdeen, 2¾ miles (N. by W.) from Kincardine O'Neil; containing 964 inhabitants. This place is celebrated as the scene of the death of the famous Macbeth, who, after reigning for seventeen years, was killed here by Macduff on the 5th of December, 1056. . . The PARISH is situated between the rivers Dee and Don, and is six miles in length from north to south, and four miles from east to west, comprising 7620 acres, of which 2770 are arable, 550 wood, and the remainder uncultivated. . . There are five seats of proprietors, all of them modern buildings, namely, Auchinhove, Findrack, Glenmillan, Pitmurchie, and Camphill. . . Lumphanan is ecclesiastically in the presbytery of Kincardine O'Neil and synod of Aberdeen. . . The church was erected in 1762, and contains 383 sittings. The parochial school, in addition to the ordinary branches, affords instruction in Greek, Latin, and mathematics. . . There is also a school at Camphill, the master of which receives the interest of £150, left by James Hunter, Esq., of Darrahill. parochial library at Tillyching, established in 1814, contains upwards of 400 volumes. . . More"
[From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland (1851) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

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Cemeteries

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Church Records

Presbytery of Kincardine O'Neil - Synod of Aberdeen

Here are details of the Birth, Marriage and Death records for this parish, available on the OPR films.

Film Births Marriages Deaths
220/1 1740-1819 1740-1819 1755-81
220/2 1820-54 1820-54 1851-54
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Description & Travel

Here is a detailed description of the parish, written in 1875.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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

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Maps

This parish appears on sheet 37 of the OS Landranger Series, and on sheet 244 of the OS Pathfinder Series.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NJ574056 (Lat/Lon: 57.139597, -2.705042), Lumphanan which are provided by:

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Names, Geographical

Here is a list of place names in the parish.

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Taxation

A booklet containing extracts from the 1696 Poll Book for this parish is available from the Aberdeen & NE Scotland FHS.