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10.—COUNTY OF ABERDEEN.

I.—COUNTY BOUNDARIES.

The county of Aberdeen had one detached part (a detached part 
of the parish of King Edward) wholly surrounded by the county of
 Banff. The county of Aberdeen contained four detached parts of the
 county of Banff, viz., the parish of St. Fergus, and parts of the parishes of Gartly, New Machar, and Old Deer. Six other parishes
 were situated partly in the county of Aberdeen and partly in other 
counties, viz., Banchory-Devenick, Banchory-Ternan, Cabrach, Cairnie, 
Drumoak, and Glass. Four Banffshire parishes also (Gamrie, Inverkeithny, Alvah, and Rothiemay) were wholly or partly treated for
 certain purposes as parts of Aberdeenshire. (See also Final Appendix,
 City of Aberdeen and Peterculter.)

The county boundaries of Aberdeenshire have been dealt with as follows :—

A. With the County of Banff.

1.—Gambie, Inverkeithny, Alvah, and Rothiemay.

See the Order printed at p. 26, and County of Banff, Gamrie, &c., supra, p. 159.

2.—Cabrach.

The parish of Cabrach was situated partly in the county of Aberdeen and partly in the county of Banff. It has been placed wholly in the county of Banff by the Order printed at p. 23.

For details see County of Banff, Cabrach, supra, p. 159.

3.—Cairnie.

The parish of Cairnie was situated partly in the county of Aberdeen and partly in the county of Banff. The county boundary bhas been left unaltered, but the Banffshire part of the parish has been
 transferred to the Banffshire parish of Keith by the Order printed at p. 28.

For details see County of Banff, Cairnie, &c., supra, p. 164.

4.—Gartly.

The eastern part of the parish of Gartly (east of the River Bogie) formed a detached part of county of Banff, wholly surrounded by the county of Aberdeen, the rest 
of the  parish of Gartly being in Aberdeenshire. By the Order printed at p. 24 this detached part has
 been transferred to the county of Aberdeen, and accordingly the
 whole parish of Gartly is now situated in the county of Aberdeen.

The following subjects have thus (while remaining in the parish
 of Gartly) been transferred from the county of Banff to the county of
 Aberdeen :—

Place Description Proprietor
Barony of Gartly—Backburn, Farm, Crofts, houses, and land, Duke of Richmond and Gordon.
Birkenhill, Farm, houses, and land, Do.
Bothwellseat, Farms, houses, and land, Do.
Burnside, Farm, Do.
Cockstown, Do. Do.
Coldwells, Houses and land, Do.
Corncatterach, Farms, Do.
Corskie, Grazing, Do.
Corskiehill, Slate quarries, Do.
Dincanstown, Houses and land, Do.
Faichhill, Farm, houses, and land, Do.
Gartly Station, House and land, Do.
Mains of Gartly, Farm, Do.
Mill Croft of Gartle, Land, Do.
Gimpstone, Farm, Do.
Glennieston, Do. Do.
Kirkhill, Farm, house, and land, Do.
Kirkstyle, Crofts, houses, and land, Do.
Melsach, Grazing and quarries, Do.
Millhill, Farm, croft, house, and land, Do.
Easter Mosshead, Crofts, houses, and land, Do.
Wester Mosshead, Do. Do.
Risquehouse, Farm, Do.
School croft, Land, Do.
Shanquhar, Farm, croftd, house, and land, Do.
Stodfold, Croft, houses, and land, Do.
Mains of Stodfold, Farm, Do.
Westseat, Farm, crofts, house, and land, Do.
Willshach, Grazing, Do.
Woodlands,   Do.
Gartly, Church, manses, garden and glebe, Heritors of Gartly.
Do. School buildings, School Board of Gartly.
Gartly Station, Store, Northern Agricultural Co.
Do. Manure Store, Cruickshank & Co., Ltd.
Do. Granary, house, &c., William Davidson.
Do. Inn, stables, garden, and shop, Mrs Elizabeth Forsyth.
Do. Poorhouse, Gartly Parochial Board.
Do. House and slaughter-house, George Grant.
Do. House and garden, James Harvey.
Do. Granary, house, &c., Alexander M’Gregor Mennie.
Do. Stables, loft, slaughter-house, Representatives of late Alexander Mitchell.
Do. Houses, Great North of Scotland Railway Co.
Part of the Great North of Scotland Railway line (3 miles 17 chains)
passing through the parish,
  Do.
Gartly Station,   Do.

(Sheet 86 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)

5.—Glass.

The parish of Glass was situated partly in the county of Aberdeen and partly in the county of Banff. By the Order printed at p. 23 the parish was placed wholly in Aberdeenshire. -

The following subjects have thus (while remaining in the parish
 of Glass) been transferred from the county of Banff to the county of
 Aberdeen :—

Place Description Proprietor
Lands of Dumeath—Chapelhill, Crofts, houses, and land, John Walker.
Dumeath, Farm, moor, and fishings, Do.
Nether Dumeath, Crofts, Do.
Nether Dumeath and Parkhead, Farm, Do.
Parkhead, Croft, Do.
Townhead, Croft, Do.
Wallowkirk, Croft, Do.
Estate of Baldorney—Ardgally, Farm, Trustees of the late William James Grant of Beldorney.
Backside, Do. Do.
Beldorney, House, woodlands, fishings, &c., Do.
Mains of Beldorney, Farm, Do.
Blackbog, Croft, Do.
Butterward, Farm and croft, Do.
Craigdorney, Farm, Do.
Craigwatch, Crofts, Do.
Drumdary, Croft, Do.
Glackshalloch, Farm, Do.
Little Gouls, Do. Do.
Backhill of Gouls, Do. Do.
Meikle Gouls, Do. Do.
Greenhow, Croft, houses, and land, Do.
Lynbain, Farm, Do.
Mill of Lynbain, Mill, Do.
Midthird, Croft, houses, and land, Do.
Stoneyleys, Do. Do.
Succoth, House and garden, Do.
Timberford, Croft, houses, and land, Do.
Waterside, Farm, Do.
Wrightstone, Do. Do.
Estate of Auchinhandoch—Auchinhandoch, Farm, grazings, fishings, &c., Alexander Geddes of Blairmore.
Blackbog, Croft, houses, and land, Do.
Howemill, Do. Do.
Loanhead, Crofts, houses, and land, Do.
Playlands, Do. Do.
Netherton, Farm, Do.
Succoth and Succothbeg, Do. Do.
Backside of Berdornie, School buildings, School Board of Glass.

(Sheets 85 and 86 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)

6.—King Edward.

The parish of King Edward had a detached part which formed 
also a detached part of the county of Aberdeen, wholly surrounded by
 the county of Banff. By the Order printed at p. 27 it has been
 transferred from the county of Aberdeen to the county of Banff, and
 at the same time from the parish of King Edward to the parish of
 Alvah.

For details see County of Banff, King Edward, p. 161.

7.—New Machar.

The parish of New Machar had a detached part which formed also a detached part of the county of Banff. The main portion of the parish was in the county of Aberdeen, and the detached part, while
 forming part of the county of Banff, was surrounded by the county of
 Aberdeen. By the Order printed at p. 25 this detached part was
 transferred to the county of Aberdeen, and at the same time it was joined to the main portion of the parish of New Machar by annexing the small intervening portion of the p
arish of Udny.

For the subjects thus transferred from Udny, see New Machar, &c., infra, p. 181-;

The following subjects have thus ((while remaining in the parish of New Machar) been transferred from the county of Banff to the county of Aberdeen :—

Place Description Proprietor
Estate of Straloch—Brunthill, Farm, John Ramsay of Straloch.
Burnhead, Do. Do.
Changehill, Do. Do.
Clyne, Do. Do.
Hill of Clyne, Do. Do.
Grenhead, Croft, Do.
Kinghorn, Cottages, Do.
Upper Kinghorn, Farm, Do.
Kingsford, Croft, Do.
Knaps, Farm, Do.
Longcroft, Croft, Do.
Meddens, Farm, Do.
Milton, Do. Do.
Overton, Do. Do.
Pollswalls, Do. Do.
Straloch, Mansion-house, offoces, garden, servants’ houses, home farm, and woodlands, Do.
Whiterashes, Farm, crofts, houses, and land, Do.
Wicketwalls, Croft, Do.
Woodend, Farm, Do.
Whiterashes, School buildings, School Board of New Machar.
Do. Episcopal Church and house, Trustees of All Saints’ Episcopal Church.

(Sheet 77 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)

8.—Old Deer

The parish of Old Deer had no detached part, but a portion of it 
formed a detached part of the county of Banff, The rest of the parish 
was in the county of Aberdeen, and this detached part of Banffshire was wholly surrounded by the county of Aberdeen. By the Order 
printed at p. 25 the detached part of Banffshire has been transferred 
to the county of Aberdeen, and thus the whole parish of Old Deer is 
now in Aberdeenshire.

The following subjects have thus (while remaining in the parish 
of Old Deer) been transferred from the county of Banff to the county
 of Aberdeen :—

Place Description Proprietor
Estate of Pitfour—Auchrinny, Farm, Lieut.-Col. George A. Ferguson.
Braehead, Do. Do.
Braeside, Croft, Do.
Nether Cabra, Farms, Do.
Upper Cabra, Farm, Do.
Cairnorchies, Do. (part), Do.
Den o’ Howie, Land, Do.
Fetterangus Village, Crofts, houses, and land, Do.
Gaval, Farm, crofts, mill, Do.

Fetterangus village is also in the part transferred from Banffshire to Aberdeenshire. It consists os small urban subjects too numerous to detail. It is sufficient to state that the whole village is now situated in the county of Aberdeen.

(Sheet 87 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)

9.—St. Fergus.

The whole parish of St Fergus formed a detached
 part of the county of Banff, the adjoining parishes being all situated in Aberdeenshire.

By the Order printed at p. 26 the parish has been transferred
 to the county of Aberdeen, no change being made on the parish
 boundaries.

The following subjects have thus been transferred from the county
 of Banff to the County of Aberdeen :—

The Village of St. Fergus (Old and New Villages and Kirkton), consisting of small urban subjects. Also the following subjects:—

Place Description Proprietor
Annachie, Houses, Lieut.-Col. George A. Ferguson of Pitfour.
Bearhill, Crofts, Do.
Blackmyres, Farm, Do.
North Blackwater, Do. Do.
Ewest Blackwater, Do. Do.
South Blackwater, Do. Do.
Bleachfield, Do. Do.
Brixiehill, Do. Do.
Burnmill and Crooked Burn, Do. Do.
Burnhead, Farms and croft, Do.
Bylands, Farm, Do.
Cairnhill, Farms, Do.
Castle Brae, Croft and land, Do.
Castle Park, Farm, Do.
Corhill, Farms, crofts, house, and land, Do.
North Drinnes, Farm, Do.
South Drinnes, Do. Do.
Ednie, Farms and tile0work, Do.
North Ednie, Farm, Do.
South Ednie, Do. Do.
Englishmill, Mill and land, Do.
Middle Essie, Farms, crofts, houses, and land, Do.
South Essie, Farms, crofts, and land, Do.
Gallowhill, Farm, crofts, and house, Do.
Hall Moss, Farm and smith’s croft, Do.
Inverugie, Castle, house, and land, Do.
Inverugie Mains, Farm, Do.
Bridge of Inverugie, Woodlands, Do.
Kinloch, Farm and crofts, Do.
Kinloch Barnyards, Farm, Do.
South Kinloch, Do. Do.
North Kirkton, Do. Do.
South Kirkton, Farm and house, Do.
Longhill, Crofts, Do.
Lunderton, Farm, Do.
North Moss, Farms, Do.
Netherhill, Crofts, Do.
Netherhill & St. Fergus, Farm, Do.
Newseat, Do. Do.
Newton, Do. Do.
Overside, Farms and crofts, Do.
Overside Moss, Croft, Do.
Howe Overside, Farm, Do.
Pitbirn, Farm, house, and land, Do.
Pitbirn and South Essie, Farm, Do.
Pittenheath, Do. Do.
Pittenheath Links, Do. Do.
Reed Laigh, Croft, Do.
St. Helena, House and garden, Do.
Scotstown, Farms, Do.
Shielhill, Farm, crofts, and houses, Do.
Shielhill Moss, Crofts, Do.
Skypleton, Farm, Do.
Stonemill, Farm and meal mill, Do.
Tillyduff, Farm and croft, Do.
Tophead, Farm, Do.
Ugiee, Fishings, Do.
Green Wellheads, Farm, Do.
South Blackhill, Do. Jas. Cumine of Rattray.
Dipplebrae, Do. Do.
North Essie, Do. Do.
Keyhead, Crofts and cottages, Do.
Moss, Croft, Do.
Mid Pittenheath, Farm, Do.
North Pittenheath, Do. Do.
South Pittenheath, Do. Do.
Skypleton, Croft, Do.
Woodlands and Links,   Do.
Castelebrae, Inverugie, House, offices, garden, and land, William Boyd.
St. Fergus, Church, manse, offices, garden, and glebe, Heritors of St. Fergus.
Do. Free Church and manse and offices, Trustees of St. Fergus Free Church.
Do. School buildings, School Board of St. Fergus.
Howe Overside, Do. Do.
Gallowhill, House and land, Do.

(Sheet 87 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)

B. With the County of Kincardine.

1.—Banchory-Devenick.

This parish was situated partly in the county of Aberdeen and partly in the county of Kincardine. By the Order printed at p. 29 
no change was made in the county boundary, but the Aberdeenshire part of the parish was transferred to the Aberdeenshire parish of 
Peterculter. Thus the parish of Banchory-Devenick now consists simply of the Kincardineshire part of the old parish.

For details see Banchory-Devenick, &c., infra, p. 174.

2.—Banchory-Ternan.

The parish of Banchory-Ternan, which was situated partly in the
 county of Aberdeen and partly in the county of Kincardine, has now been placed wholly in the county of Kincardine by the Order printed 
at p. 29.

For details see County of Kincardine, Banchory-Ternan, infra, 
p. 186.

3.—Drumoak.

The parish of Drumoak was situated partly in the county of
 Aberdeen and partly in the county of Kincardine. By the Order
 printed at p. 30 it has been placed wholly in the county of Aberdeen.
 The following subjects have thus (while remaining in the parish of Drumoak) been transferred from the county of 
to the county of Aberdeen :—

Place Description Proprietor
Estate of Leys—Bearhillock, Farm, Sir Robert Burnet, Bart., of Crathes.
Candyglerach, Farm, crofts, and houses, Do.
Collonach, Farm, Do.
Drugham, Do. (part), Do.
Glashmore, Do. Do.
Greendams, Do. Do.
Hoghillock, Do. Do.
Northleys, Do. Do.
Quidiesmill and Cardingmill, Do. Do.
Quidiesmill, Croft, houses, and garden, Do.
Rashenlochy, Farm, Do.
Tudholes, Do. Do.
Woodlands, Farm, Do.
Estate of Park—Damhead, Croft, Andrew Penny of Park.
Forester’s Croft, Croft, Do.
Lochmuir, Farm, Do.
Lochwood, Field, cottage, and garden, Do.
Maryfield, Farm, Do.
Westhill, Do. Do.
West Park, Do. (part), Do.
Parkhead, Woodlands, Do.
Glashmore, School buildings, School Board of the Parish.

(Sheet 87 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)

4.—Nigg - See First Appendix
5.—Peterculter - See First Appendix

II.—PARISH BOUNDARIES.

1.—Aberdour, Fraserburgh, and Strichen.

The parish of Aberdour had a detached part which was situated on 
the north border of the parish of Strichen. On the east of this detached part lay a detached part of the parish of Fraserburgh, which also
 adjoined the parish of Strichen. By the Orders printed at p. 31 and p.
33 these two detached parts were transferred to the parish of Strichen.

The following subjects have thus been transferred :—

(a.) From the parish of Aberdour to the parish of Strichen.

Place Description Proprietor
Estate of Aberdour—Auchinanne, Farm, Alexander Dingwall Fordyce.
Aichintumb, Farm, croft, and house Do.
Auchmacleedie, Crofts, Do.
Greens of Auchmacleedie, Do. Do.
Hillhead of Auchmacleedie, Farm, Do.
Braco, Farm and croft, Do.
Middlemuir, Farm and crofts, Do.


(b.) From the parish of Fraserburgh to the parish of Strichen.

Place Description Proprietor
Estate of Strichen—Backbogs, Farm, George Alexander Baird of Strichen.
Bogensowrie, Croft (part), and moss, Do.
Craighill, Farm, croft, and moss, Do.
Frostynib, Croft, Do.
Newseat, Farm (part, Do.
Rivehill, Do. Do.
Tarwathie, Farm, crofts, and smithy, Do.
South Tarwathie, Farm and croft, Do.
Estate of Techmuiry—Hatton, Farm, Alexander M’Nab of Middleton Kerse.
Hillfoot, House Do.
Kersehill, Farm and croft, Do.
Marno, Farm, Do.
Montsollie, Farm and crofts, Do.
Montsollie, Hillhead, Farm, Do.
Moss-side, Farms, Do.
Sandhole, Farm, Do.
Mains of Techmuiry, Do. (part), Do.
North Mains of Techmuiry, Do. Do.
South Mains of Techmuiry, Farm and croft, Do.
Whiterashes, Farm, Do.
Whitebog, Do. Do.

(Sheet 97 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)


2.—Aboyne & Glentanner and Birse.

The parish of Aboyne & Glentanner had one detached part, which
 was wholly surrounded by the parish of Birse. By the Order printed
 at p. 31 this detached part was transferred to the parish of Birse.

The following subjects have thus been transferred from the parish
 of Aboyne & Glentanner to the parish of Birse.

Place Description Proprietor
Estate of Finzean—Dalsack, Farm, Dr. Robert Farquharson of Finzean.
Forest Road, House, Do.
Percie, Farm, croft, and houses, Do.
Woodside Percie, House, Do.
Sawmill, Houses, Do.
South Lodge, House, Do.
Woodlands,   Do.

(Sheet 66 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)

3.—Banchory-Devenick and Peterculter.

The parish of Banchory-Devenick was situated partly in the county 
of Aberdeen and partly in the county of Kincardine. It had a
 detached part situated in and forming part of the county of Aberdeens surrounded by the parish of Peterculter. There were also two districts in Aberdeenshire common to the parishes of Banchory-Devenick and Peterculter. These are all dealt with in the Order 
printed at p. 29, by which the whole of the Aberdeenshire part of the
 parish was transferred to the parish of Peterculter, the county boundary being left unaltered.

It is hardly possible to enumerate all the properties transferred,
though the names in the majority of cases can be given. It may be sufficient guide to remember that every subject which prior to 15th
 May 1891 was at the same time in the county of Aberdeen and in the 
parish of Banchory-Devenick is now in the parish of Peterculter, 
while remaining in the county of Aberdeen. Or, it may be otherwise
 put thus, so much of the old parish of Banchory-Devenick as lay north
 of the River Dee has become part of the parish of Peterculter.

The following are the more important subjects transferred :—

Place Description Proprietor
Mannofield, House, James Grant, Bridge of Don.
Do. Do. Alec M'Gregor, grocer.
Do. Shops, bakehouse, steelyard,houses, and land, George Collie, advocate, Aberdeen.
Do. Houses, stables, and land, Aberdeen and Northern heritable Property Co., Ltd, p. Alex Ledingham, solicitor, Aberdeen.
Do. Land, Trustees of late Rev. C. Gordon.
Do. Oakdale Terrace, Cottage, Do.
Do. Do. Houses, George Falconer, advocate, Aberdeen.
Do. Do. House, Mrs. Mary Smith or Milne.
Do. Do. Do. Mrs. Janet Wallace or Walkinshaw.
Do. Craigielea, House and land, John Carmichael Bennett.
Do. Albert Grove, House and offices, Trustees of late William Tait Peterson.
Do. Kenfoeld, House, stable, and land, Do.
Do. St. John's Terrace, Houses, Robert Durward, spirit merchant, Aberdeen.
Do. Arrdeir, House and garden, William Henderson, ironfounder.
Do. SpringbankLodge, Cottage and garden, James Duthie, manufacturer.
Do. Wedderburn Cottage, House, Edward Gardiner, manufacturer, Galashiels.
West Cults, Farm, David Allan, cabinetmaker, Aberdeen.
Do. Glengairn Cottage, House, John Fimister, shipmaster.
Do. Ingleside, Hous, offices, policies, and land, Thomas Hutchison.
Do.Eden Cottage, House, George Laing.
West Cults, House and garden, Mrs. Ann Reid or Maitland.
Do. Petrie Villa, House and garden, James Ross.
Do. Rum Cottage,   M.-C. Trustees of Thomas M'Combie and Spouse.
Deebank, House, offices, lodges, and woodlands, Representatives of the late Charles Duncan, advocate, Aberdeen.
Do. farm, house, and lands, Do.
Enfield, Houses and land, William H. Baird.
Thornhill, Do. Trustees of the late James Chivas.
Cults,  Land, Mrs. Helen Gerard.
Fuchsia Bank, Houses and land, Trustees of late Patrick Bannerman.
Primrose House, Do. James Blake.
Murtle, Manilla Cottage, Offices and land, John Barclay.
Blair—Devenick, House and land, Robert Gerard, Aberdeen.
Meadowbank, Houses and land, Robert Cameron, Dunblane.
Hawthorne Bank, House, garden, and offices, and Rosalyn Cottage, Inchgower Cottage, Laurelbank , Charles Christie.
Grubb Lodge, House, offices, policies, and land, Trustees of late Alexander Crombie.
Woodbank, House, offices, servants' houses, policies, woodlands, and land, Alexander Davidson of Woodbank.
Arnlee, House, offices, lodge, and land, George Davidson.
Wellwood, House, offices, cottages, and land, Do.
Hill of Pitfodels, Land, Do.
Dysart Bank, House and land at Pitfodels, Peter Dunbar, farmer.
Garthdee, Mansion-house, stables, lodges, servants' houses, and policies Alex. Edmond, advocate.
Dunmail Hous, House, stables, and land, Edmund Geering, Aberdeen.
Estate of Cults—Cults, Mansion-house, offices, servants' houses, and land, Trustees of late George Gibb Shirra Gibb of Cults.
Do. House, land, and quarry, Do.
Mains of Cults, Farm, Do.
Mill of Cults, Houses and land, Do.
Damhead, House and land, Do.
Gateside, House, Do.
Hillhead, Farm, houses, and land, Do.
Lillybank, Houses, Do.
Loirebank, Houses, Do.
Cults—North Gardee, Farm, Trustees of late Wm. Gray.
Ellangowan, House and offices, Executors of late Wm. Gray.
Sunnyside, Farm, Do.
West Park, House and land, Mrs. Jane Gray.
Abbothall, Houses and land, Trustees of late Wm. Henderson.
Mayfield, House and land, also Birchfield Villa, Ashfield Villa, Freshfield Cottage, and land at Cults Station, George Hepburn, Liverpool.
Janefield, House and land, Mrs. Isabella Hunter or Webster.
Drumgarth, House, offices, and land, Mrs. Ann Leslie or Jamieson.
Argyle Cottage, Do. Lieut.-Col. John Joyner.
Inverdee, House and land, John Blaikie Nicol.
Norwood Hall, House, offices, servant's houses, policies, woodlands, and land, James Ogston.
Garthdee, Farm, Wright and Cooper Incorporation of Aberdeen, p. James Macbeth.
Oakbank, Cottage and garden, Mrs. Phebe Ross.
Lynwood, House and garden, M.-C. Trustees of Mr. and Mrs. George D. Rutherford.
Westerton, Houses and land, Alexander Stirling.
Inchgarth, Manion-house, offices, servants' houses, woodlands, fishings, and land, Captain George Skene Taylor.
Do. Farm, Do.
Viewmount Cottage and Heathmount Cottage,   George Thomson.
Southfield, House, offices, servants' houses, and land, Thomas A. W. A. Youngson.
Cults, Pitfodels, and Mansefield, Houses and land, Aberdeen Town-Council.

Also a number of subjects in the village and residential districts of Cults and `west Cults, which are wholly transferred to the parish of Peterculter. These subjects are too numerous to detail, and the fact of their transference will be quite east to ascertain, since all Banchory-Deveneick north of the Dee is transferred to Peterculter, and this includes the whole district of Cults.

Place Description Proprietor
Balnagarth, House, servants' houses, and land, George Collie, advocate, Aberdeen.
Middleton of Pitfodels, Houses and land, Do.
Pitfodels, Ewan Pl., House and land, Trustees of late James Collie.
Viewbank, House, offices, servants' houses, land, and cottage, James Collie, advocate, Aberdeen.
Brae, Farm, Do.
Woodland Cottage and Garden,   Do.
Millo House, House and land, Do.
Woodlands House, House, offices, lodge, land, and woodlands, Robert Collie, accountant, Aberdeen.
Rockland Cottage, House, Do.
Northcote, Pitfodels, Houses and land, Do.
Braeside, House, offices, and land, Do.
Craigiebuckler, Mansion-house, offices, servants' houses, policies, and land, John Cardno Couper of Craigiebuckler.
Do. Home farm, Do.
Burnieboozle, Houses, Do.
Braeside of Pitfodels, Farm, Do.
Slopefield, Do. Do.
Airyhall, House, offices, servants' houses, and land, Trustees of late Thomas Douglas.
Do. Farm, Do.
Glasterberry, Land, R. W. Duff, M.P..
Glasterberry House, House, office, and land, Thomas Jamieson.
Morkeu, House, offices, cottages, land, and woodlands, Alexander Forbes.
Derncleugh, House, offices, servant's homes, and policies, John Long, Curator bonis of Mrs. Margaret Rowell or Fraser.
Woodthorpe, Houses and land, Trustees of late James Garden.
Countesswells—Colthill, Farm (part), Rev. James Stewart Gammell.
Foggieton, Do. Do.
Upper Kaimhill, Farm, William Gordon.
Dalmuinzie, Murtle, House and land, Gavin Hadden.
Prospect Hill, House, offices, cottage, and land, James Jamieson.
Do. Home farm, Do.
Northgate Cottage, House and land, Do.
Newton, House, stable, and land, Do.
Woodside of Pitfodels, House and land, Do.
Estate of Murtle, Lodge, cottage, land, woodlands, and fishings in Dee, Do.
Hillhead, Farm, Do.
Hilltown, Do. Do.
Home Farm, Do. Do.
Milltown of Murtle, Do. Do.
Cliff House, Houses, offices, policies, and land, James Catto.
Kaimhill, Farm, Laclan M'Kinnon, advocate, Aberdeen, in trust.
Middleton, Do. Do.
Fishings in Dee,   Do.
Hillhead of Pitfodels, House and land, William Pyper.
Do. Stable, coach-house, and garden, Do.
Mains of Hillhead, Farm, Do.
Springbank, Farm and houses, Do.
Hazlehead, Nursery ground, William Rose and others, p. Wm. Rose, 11 Golden Sq., Aberdeen.
Woodpark, Farm, Do.
Craigton, Houses and land, William Knox.
Dalhibity, Cottage, offices, servants' house, and land, John Whyte, advocate, Aberdeen.
Viewfield, Land, Trustees of late John Wight.
Craigbank, Farm, Trustees of Peter Wiliamson.
Dun of Cults, Land, Do.
Beechhill, House and land, Mrs. Eliza Williamson.
Fernielee House, Murtle, House and land, Mitchell Leslie Stoddart M'Laren.
Aqueduct, pipes, reservoirs, &c.,   Town-Council of Aberdeen.
Part of the Great North of Scotland Railway line ( 2 mile 76 chains),   Great North of Scotland Railway Co.
Cults Station,   Do.

(Sheet 77 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)

4.—Cairnie.

The parish of Cairnie has been altered in area through the transference of the part formerly in Banffshire to the Banffshire parish of
 Keith by the Order printed at p. 28. The parish of Cairnie now
 exists solely of that part of the old parish of Cairnie which was 
situated in the county of Aberdeen.

For details see County of Banff, Cairnie, &c., supra, p. 164.

5.—Cluny and Midmar.

The parish of Cluny had a detached part separated from tho
 remainder of the parish by an intervening portion of the parish of
 Midmar. By the Order printed at p. 32 an exchange of territory was 
effected between these parishes, with the result of connecting the
 detached part of Cluny with the main portion of the parish, and of 
transferring to Midmar an intrusive peninsula of the parish of Cluny.
 In order to equalise the exchange, Cluny received an additional portion
 of Midmar, taken from the north-east corner of the latter parish.

The new boundaries are fully described in the Order, but the
 following explanations may be of assistance :—(a.) the Douglas Burn referred to in Clause I. is the burn which leaves the detached part of 
Cluny at a point east of Ordhill and reaches the main portion of Cluny 
at Burnside ; (b.) the road from Aberdeen to Alford leaves the parish
 of Echt at a point immediately north east of KInnernie and enters the parish of Cluny north of Linton House.

The following subjects have thus been transferred :—


(a.) From the parish of Cluny to the parish of Midmar.

Place Description Proprietor
Estate of Linton—Cairndaie, Croft, John Burnet Craigie of Linton.
Upper Cairndaie, Farm and woodlands, Do.
Linton, Mansion-house, policies, garden, and woodlands, Do.
Mains of Linton, Lands, Do.
Littleton, Farm and woodlands. Do.
Lyne, Farm, crofts, and woodlands, Do.
Mill of Lyne, Farm and woodlands, Do.

(Sheet 76 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)

(b.) From the parish of Midmar to the parish of Cluny.

Place Description Proprietor
Estates of Corsindae, Kebbity, Midmar, and Shiels—Arnhill, Houses and woodlands, Lady Gordon Cathcart (in liferent).
Baudyground and Blackhill, Croft, Do.
Blackwell (Corrennie), Do. Do.
Nether Burnside, Farm (part) and woodlands, Do.
Upper Burnside, Farm (part, Do.
Do. House, Do.
Cluny, Hill, Do.
Corrennie, Croft, Do.
Corrybeg and Lynbank, Croft and woodlands, Do.
Corsindae, Hill, Do.
Greencrook (Corrennie), Croft., Do.
Kinnernnie, Farm (part) and woodland, Do.
East Kinnernnie, Farm, Do.
West Kinnernnie, Crofts (part), Do.
Leggerdale, Old post-office, farm, (part), and woodlands, Do.
Ordhill, Woodlands, Do.
Rowanbush, Farm, Do.
Upperhill (Corrennie), Crofts, Do.
Linton, U.P. manse and garden, Midmar U.P. Church Trustees.

(Sheet 87 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)

6.—Ellon and Methlick.

The parish of Methlick had a detached part which was bounded
 on the west by the parish of Tarves, and elsewhere by the parish of
 Ellon. By the Order printed at p. 34 this detached part was transferred to the parish of Ellon.

The following subjects have thus been transferred from the parish
 of Methlick to the parish of Ellon :—

Place Description Proprietor
Estate of Inverebrie—Bridgefoot, Farm, Earl of Aberdeen.
Inverebrie, Farm and crofts, Do.
Mains of Inverebrie, Farm, Do.
Michaelmuir, Crofts, Do.
Shallowplough, Farm and croft, Do.
School Croft, Croft, Do.
Townhead, Do. Do.
Waulkmill, Crofts, Do.
Waulkmill Hill, Farm, Do.
Mains of Ythan Bank, Croft, Do.
Inverebrie, School buildings and land, School Board of Parish.

(Sheet 87 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)

7.—King Edward.

The parish of King Edward had a detached part which was at the same time a detached part of the county of Aberdeen, surrounded by 
the county of Banff. It has been transferred by the Order printed at p. 37 to the Banffshire parish of Alvah.

For details see County of Banff, King Edward, p. 161.

8.—New Machar and Udny.

The parish of New Machar had a detached part separated from
 the main portion of the parish by a small intervening part of the parish of Udny. This detached part of New Machar was also a
  detached part of the county of Banff. By the Order printed at p. 36
 it has been transferred to the county of Aberdeen, and it has also
 been connected with the main portion of the parish of New Machar
 by annexing to that parish the intervening portion of the parish of
 Udny, consisting of that part of the estate of Torryleith which was in
 Udny.

The following subjects have thus been transferred from the parish 
of Udny to the parish of New Machar :—

Place Description Proprietor
Estate of Turryleith—Bush, Farm, John Ramsay of Barra and Straloch.
Straloch, East lodge, Do.
Eastertown, Torryleith, Do. Do.
Hillhead of Torryleith, Do. Do.
mains of Torryleith, Farm and lodge, Do.
Torryleith, Roadside, Croft, Do.
Torryleith, Woodend, Do. Do.
Woodlands,   Do.

(Sheet 77 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)

9.—Logie-Coldstone, Strathdon, Tarland & Migvie, and Towie.

These four parishes form a group, and can best be dealt with together. The parish of Strathdon had a detached part in Glenkindie, bouned on the east by the parish of Towie and on the west by the 
parish of Glenbucket. This detached part was so situated as to
 separate a part of the parish of Towie at Glencuie from the rest of
 that parish. In the case of these two detached parts these defects have 
been cured by the Order printed at p. 34, which has transferred the
 detached part of Strathdon to Towie, thus uniting the delimited part
 of Towie with the main portion of that parish. The parish of Tarland & Migvie had three detached parts. Tarland & Migvie detached 
No. 1 was situated at Deskry, and had the parish of Strathdon on the 
west and the parish of Towie on the east. Tarland & Migvie detached 
No. 2, situated at Migvie, was bounded on the north by the parish of Towie and elsewhere by the parish of Logie-Coldstone. Tarland & Migvie detached No. 3 was almost entirely surrounded by the parish
 of Strathdon. By the Order printed at p. 35, Tarland & Migvie 
detached No. 3 was transferred to Strathdon ; Tarland & Migvie
 detached No. 1 was divided between Strathdon and Towie, Strathdon
 receiving the part situated on the left bank of the Deaskry, and Towie
 receiving the remainder ; and Tarland & Migvie detached No. 2 was 
transferred to the parish of Logie-Coldstone. The north-east corner
 of Logie-Coldstone was transferred to Tarland & Migvie, the new boundary being the road described in Clause IV. of the Order.

By Supplementary Order signed on 6th July 1891 Edinburgh
 Gazette, 7th July 1891, p. 694) the Commissioners directed that the parish of Tarland & Migvie as altered in area should henceforth be known as the parish of Tarland.

The following subjects have thus been transferred :—

(1.)—Logie-Coldstone,


(a.) Transferred from the parish of Logie-Coldstone to the parish
 of Tarland & Migvie.—See Tarland & Migvie, infra, p. 184.


(b.) Transferred from the parish of Tarland & Migvie to the parish 
of Logie-Coldstone :—

Place Description Proprietor
Estate of Blelack—Braehead, Coynach, Croft, William B. Coltman of Blelack and Deskrie.
Braehead, Wester, Do. Do.
Estate of Dekrie—Migvie, House and smith's croft, Do.
Pittentaggart, Farm (part), Do.
Do. Land and woodlands, Do.
Estate of Finzean-—Coldhome, Farm, Robert Farquharson of Finzean.
Glack, Do. Do.
Kirkhill, Do. Do.
Meadow, Farm, Do.
Hill of Migvie, House, Do.
Mill of Migvie, Mill and croft, Do.
Smiddyhill, Do. Do.
Hill Pasture,   Do.
Estate of Hopewell—Bottomend, Farm, Duncan Robertson of Hopewell.
Mains of Coynach, Croft, Do.
Muir of Coynach, Crofts, Do.
Hopewell, Mansion-house, garden, offices, house, and farm, Do.
Mains of Hopewell, Farm, Do.
Meadowley, Far, and cottage with garden, Do.
Whitehill,   Do.
Hopewell, School, School Board of Parish.
Migvie, Do. Do.
Estate of Tillypronie—Corrie, Meikle, Farm, Marriage Trustees of Sir John Forbes Clark, Bt..
Hillside, Cottage, Do.
Lidentoul, Croft, Do.
Reinacharn, Farm, Do.
Do. Lodge and house, Do.
Tillykerrie, Farm, Do.
Tillypronie, Mansion-house, offices, and woodlands, Do.
Mains of Tillypronie, Farm, Do.

(2.)—Strathdon.

(a.) Transferred from the parish of Strathdon to the parish of Towie.—See Towie, infra, p. 184.

(b.) Transferred from the parish of Tarland & Migvie to the parish of Strathdon :—

Place Description Proprietor
Estate of Candacraig—Candacraig, Mansion-house, office, garden, policies, servants' houses, and woodlands, Trustees of late Sir Charles John Forbes, Bart., of Newe.
Do. Home farm, Do.
Clashachdhu, Farm, Do.
Faichla, House, garden, and land, Do.
Estate of Edinglassie—Edinglassie, Mansion-house, offices, garden, servants' houses, orchard, and woodlands, Do.
Do. Home farm, Do.
Milton of Edinglassie, Farm, Do.
Lynardoch, Grazings, Do.
Relaquhelm, Croft, Do.
Estate of Inveraerbnan—Braesacoil, Farm, Sir John Forbes, K.C.B., of Iverarnan.
Forbes Lodge, House, garden, and cottage, Do.
Inverarnan, Mansion-house, offices, garden, plicies, servants houses, and woodlands, Do.
Do. Home farm, Do.
Torrandhu, Farm, Do.
Estate of Newe—Ardgeith, Farm and cottage, Sir Charles Stewart Forbes, Bart., of Newe.
Bogforlea, Farma nd house, Do.
Breaside, Croft, Do.
Broomhill, Farm, Do.
Clahnettie, Croft, Do.
Craigielea, Do. Do.
Dundee, Do. Do.
Meryhillock, House, Do.
Newe, Woodlands (part), Sir Charles Stewart Forbes, Bart., of Newe.
Rinnagailloch, Farm, Do.
Rippache (part), Do. Do.
Do. Crofts and mill, Do.
Old Semeil, Houses, Do.
Tillyduke,   Do.
Estate of Skellater—Cairnphadrie, Cottage, Do.
Colnahaichan, farm and houses, Do.
Corgarff, Birchwood Cottage, Do.
Delnine, Houses, Do.
Garchory, Farm and mill, Do.
Lonach and Daldergy, Inn and farm, Do.
Skellater, Mansion-house, offices, and woodlands, Do.
Mains of Skellater, Farm, Do.
Wester Skellater, Do. Do.

(a.) Transferred from thee parish of Tarland & Migvie to the
 parish of Logie-Coldstone.—See Logie-Coldstone, supra, 
p. 1832.

(b.) Transferred from the parish of Tarland & Migvie to the parish of Strathdon.—See Strathdon, supra, p. 183.

(c.) Transferred from the parish of Tarland & Migvie to the
 parish of Towie.—See Towie, infra.

(d.) Transferred from the parish of Logie-Coldstone to the parish
 of Tarland & Migvie :—

Place Description Proprietor
Estate of Melgum—Bog, Farm, John Adams Milne of Armiddle.
Easter Davoch, Do. Do.
Glassnell, Do. Do.
Hill of Bog, Do. Do.
Longfold, Do. Do.
Melgum, Do. Do.
Millhead, Do. (part), Do.
Windsee, Do. (part), Do.
Plantations and Moor, Do. Do.

(4.) Towie.

(a.) Transferred from the parish of Strathdon to the parish of Towie.

Place Description Proprietor
Estate of Glenkindie—Alt Dobrain, Cottage, Robert William Disney Leith of Westhall.
Ardlair, Farm, croft, and moorland, Do.
Do. School buildings, Do.
Beltend, House, Robert William Disney Leith of Westhall.
Blacksmith's Croft, Croft, Do.
Brandeye Cottage, House, Do.
Bridgend, House and shop, Do.
Brow, Croft, Do.
Bunzeach, Do. Do.
Craigengower, Houses, Do.
Dalgrassick, Croft, Do.
Dalrossack, Farm, Do.
Farmtou, Do. Do.
Gelkindie, Mansion-house, offices, garden, policies, servants houses, and woodlands, Do.
Do. Home farm, Do.
Do. Fishings in Don, Do.
East Howmuir, Croft, Do.
West Howmuir, Do. Do.
Inverkindie, Wood, mill, and croft, Do.
Largue, Farm, Do.
Lochry, Do. Do.
Little Millhole, Croft, Do.
Meikle Millhole, Do. Do.
Pittandreich, House, Do.
Rinavoan, Farm, Do.
Rinmore, Croft, Do.
East Rinmore, Farm, Do.
West Rinmore, Do. Do.
Tolafraik, Do. Do.
Tornahatnach, Do. Do.

(b.) Transferred from the parish of Tarland & Migvie to the 
parish of Towie.

Place Description Proprietor
Estate of Colquich—Bridghins, Croft, James Allardice.
Colquoich, Woodlands and houses, Do.
Nether Colqucoich, Farm, Do.
Upper Ciolqucoich, Do. Do.
Dunaford, Croft, Do.
Haugh Delavoran, Grazings, Do.
Colqucoich, Fishings in Don, Miss Georgiana Leith of Freefield.
Estate of Newe—Barns, Farm, Sir Charles Stewart Forbes, Bart., of Newe.
Deskrie, Do. Do.

(Sheet 75 and 76 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)


EXPLANATORY NOTES

1. The counties are arranged in the order as in the Census returns, "such that a zig-zag line beginning at the north of Scotland and carried to the south passes successively through every County". The counties have the same numbers as in the Census returns.

2. The subjects transferred are enumerated under the head of the County or Parish to which they are transferred. Thus when an area has been transferred from County A to County B, the subjects affected are enumerated under County B, and a cross reference is given under County A.

3. The names of subjects are those contained in the Valuation Rolls. In the description of subjects the term "farm" includes the farm-house and servants' houses, and the term "croft" includes the house. But where any of the servants' houses on the farm have distinctive names, such houses are detailed separately. "House" includes "cottage", and "land" includes gardens, yards &c.

4. The names of proprietors are in almost all cases those given in The Valuation Rolls of 1890-91. It is therefore to be borne in mind that those who are described as proprietors may be limited owners only, such as liferenters or leaseholders.

5. Where villages or towns are affected, the names of the subjects and proprietors are not usually given. The description of the area transferred is in such cases quite sufficient to show whatever and to what extent any subject in the village or town has been affected by the Order.

6. The Ordnance Survey maps referred to are those published by the Ordnance Survey Department on the scale of one inch to the mile. Those published down to this date (1891), show the Counties and Parishes as they were before the Order of the Commissioners came into operation. It is expected that, when the work of the Commissioners is completed, revised maps will be issued to show the altered boundaries, but the sheets of the revised maps will bear the same numbers as the present maps. The Orders and the explanations can be followed readily on the maps as published at present.

7. An ampersand (&) has been used wherever a County or a Parish has a double name, e.g. "Ross & Cromarty" or "Fetlar & North Yell".

8. In most cases it is necessary to read the text of the order along with the explanation, because the full descriptions contained in the Orders are, as a rule, not repeated in the explanation.