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"The area of the parish is an irregular three-sided figure. The eastern side runs from Stonehaven, southward along the coast, to and inclusive of the fishing village of Crawton, a distance of about five miles. From Crawton, the boundary runs about five miles north-westward, in a zig-zag line, abutting first on the parish of Kinneff, and then on the parish of Glenbervie, passing with the latter over Carmount moor, to the summit of Carmount hill, and thence descending into Carron Water, at the base of that hill, where Dunnottar and Glenbervie are met by the parish of Fetteresso. On the northern side, the Carron, winding a course of about five miles, from where it leaves the territory of Glenbervie, till it enters the sea at Stonehaven, forms, with some small exceptions, the boundary with Fetteresso. According to a map of Kincardineshire, by Mr Francis Garden, in 1744, the parish contains 8156 "English acres," or nearly 13 square miles."

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



Monumental Inscriptions of the Parish Church of Dunnottar 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 Dunnottar [255] are located in New Register House, Edinburgh.

These have also been microfilmed by the LDS:

    Births Qty Marriages Qty
255 Dunnottar 6902888 2 6902889 1

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 Church and can be ordered to any family history centre worldwide. Please check film numbers before ordering.

Year Birth Death Marriage Year Birth Death Marriage
1855 0103353 0103487 0103595 1867 0350952 0349044 0348996
1856 0256463 0256412 0256518 1868 0352728 0363249 0363203
1857 0280426 0280262 0280143 1869 0340315 0384132 0384479
1858 0280489 0280318 0280179 1870 0352801 0385333 0363142
1859 0280552 0280371 0280220 1871 0224469 0224595 0224541
1860 0280616 0292810 0292769 1872 0300073 0300308 0300214
1861 0224092 0224407 0224165 1873 0300147 0300366 0300261
1862 0292925 0292866 0294870 1874 0329022 0340253 0347929
1863 0294804 0294745 0294914 1875 0384396 0412905 0363302
1864 321194 0323659 0323613 1881 0232636 0234191 0233477
1865 321263 0330115 0330174 1891 0255099 0256349 0256084
1866 0332603 0350892 0333286        

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