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12.-COUNTY OF FORFAR. (now Angus)

I.—COUNTY BOUNDARIES.

The county of Forfar had one detached part (a detached part of 
the parish of Kettins) which was surrounded by the county of Perth.
 It also contained two detached parts of the county of Perth (two of 
them detached parts of the parish of Caputh). There were five
 parishes situated partly in the county of Forfar and partly in other 
counties, viz., Alyth, Caputh, Coupar-Angus, Edzell, and Liff Benvie & Invergowrie. It was also found necessary, in adjusting the boundaries, to deal with the Perthshire parish of Fowlis-Easter.

The county boundaries have been dealt with as follow«:—

A. With the County of Kincardine.

1.—Edzell

The parish of Edzell was situated partly in the county of Forfar 
and partly in the county of Kincardine. No change has been made
 in the county boundary, but by the Order printed at p. 36 the Kincardineshire part of the parish has been transferred to the Kincardineshire parish of Fettercairn, the parish of Edzell, as thus altered in area, 
being now wholly in Forfarshire.

See County of Kincardine, Edzell, &c., supra, p. 187.

B. With the County of Perth.

1.    Alyth.

This parish was situated!partly in the county of Forfar and partly in the county of Perth, It has now been placed wholly in the county 
of Perth by the Order printed at p. 37.

For details see County of Perth, Alyth, infra, p. 200.

2.—Caputh.

The parish of Caputh occupied a peculiar position. It had no fewer than eight detached parts. The main portion of the parish and
 five of the detached parts were situated in the main portion of the
 county of Perth. Two more of the detached parts were at the same time detached parts of the county of Perth, surrounded by the county
 of Forfar, and the remaining detached part formed part of the main
 portion of the county of Forfar. The three last-mentioned detached
 parts fall to be dealt within adjusting the Forfarshire boundaries in
 order to secure (1) that the county of Perth should have no
 detached parts ; and (2) that the parish of Caputh should be 
wholly situated in one county.

(1.) The two detached parts of Caputh, which were also detached partsof Perthshire, were dealt with in the Order (printed at p. 39).

(a.) The detached part of the Forfarshire parish of Caputh situated at Foffarty, and adjoining the Forfarshire parishes of Glamis, Inverarity, and
 Kinnettles, was transferred from the county of Perth to the county of Forfar, and at the same time from the parish of Caputh of Kinettles. It embraced the following subjects :—

Place Description Proprietor
Foffarty, Farm and pendicles, Earl of Strathmore.
Kirkhill, Farm, Do.

(Sheet 57 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)

(b.) The detached part of Caputh, situated at Broughty Castle,
and adjoining the Forfarshire parish of Monifieth, was 
transferred from the county of Perth to the county of 
Forfar, and at the same time from the parish of Caputh to
 the parish of Monifieth, It is not shown on the Ordnance 
Survey maps as a detached part of Caputh. It consisted of—

Place Proprietor
Broughty Castle, The Crown.

(Sheet 49 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)

(2.) The detached
 of Caputh which formed part of the county of Forfar was situated at Balbeuchly, and adjoined the parishes of Auchterhouse and Tealing. By the order printed at the foot of p. 39 it remains in the county of Forfar, but has been transferred from the parish of Caputh to the parish of Auchterhouse. The parish of
 Caputh, as thus altered in area, became wholly situated in the county
 of Perth.

For details, see Auchterhouse, &c., infra, p. 192.

3.—Coupar-Angus.

The parish of Coupar-Angus was situated partly in the county of 
Forfar and partly in the county of Perth. It has now been wholly
 placed in the county of Perth by the Order printed at p. 35.

For details see County of Perth, Coupar-Angus, infra, p. 302.

4.—Fowlis-Easter.

Tho Perthshire parish of Fowlis-Easter was joined for ecclesiastical
 and for educational purposes with the Forfarshire parish of Lundie.
 In course of the adjustment of the boundary between the counties of Forfar and Perth, it appeared desirable to all parties that this parish should be transferred to the county of Forfar, and this has been done
 by the Order printed at p. 37.

The following subjects have thus (while remaining in the parish of Fowlis-Easter) been transferred from the county of Perth to the
 county of Forfar :—

Place Description Proprietor
Estate of Fowlis-Easter-Berryhill, Farm, Sir Patrick Keith Murray of Ochertyre.
Binns, Do. Do.
Cransley, Do. Do.
Denhead, House and garden, Do.
Dovecot, Cottage and garden, Do.
Dringhill, Cottage, Do.
Fowlis, Mill and mill lands with houses, Do.
Do. Overseer’s house, offices, and lands, Do.
Do. Village, Smithy, shop, houses, and lands, Do.
Mains of Fowlis, Farm, Do.
Keith Hall, Do. Do.
Middlebank, Houses with gardens, Do.
Millhall, Farm, Do.
Do. Quarry, Do.
Millhall Mill, Houses, Do.
Muirloch, Farm and grazings, Do.
Waulkmill, Farm, Do.
Woodlands,   Do.
Fowlis, School buildings, School Board of the Parish.
Do. Parish church, Heritors of the Parish.

(Sheet 48 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)

5.—Kettins.

The parish of Kettins had a detached part, which formed at the
 same time a detached part of the county of Forfar, surrounded by the 
county of Perth. By the Order printed at p. 38 it has been transferred to the county of Perth, and at the same time to the parish of 
Collace.

For details, see County of Perth, Kettins, infra, p. 202.

6.—Liff Benvie & Invergowrie.

This parish was situated partly in the county of Forfar and partly
 in the county of Perth. By the Order printed at p. 37 it has been 
placed wholly in the county of Forfar.
 
The area thus transferred from the county of Perth to the county of Forfar is of very small extent. It consists of—

Place Description Proprietor
Easter Mylnefield, Farm (part), with servants’ houses, William Wighton.
Foreshore,   Claimed by the Minister of the Parish.
Part of the Caledonian Railway (Dundee and Perth) line
(11 chains),
  Caledonian Railway Co.
Invergowrie Station (part),   Do.

(Sheet 48 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)

II.—PARISH BOUNDARIES.

1.—Arbroath, Panbride, and St. Vigeans.

The parish of St.  Vigeans had two detached parts. St. Vigeans detached No. 1 was situated at Hospitalfield, and lay between the
 parish of Arbroath and Arbirlot. St. Vigeans detached No. 2 was 
situated at Inverpeffer, and adjoined the parishes of Arbirlot and Panbride. By the Order printed at p. 44 St. Vigeans detached No. 2 was transferred to Panbride, and St. Vigeans detached No. 1 to Arbroath,
 while part of the parish of Arbroath was transferred to St. Vigeans.
 The description of the last-mentioned portion is not difficult to follow.
 The Arbroath and Forfar highway is readily distinguished. The road
 leading therefrom past Woodville Feus to Cairnconan strikes off just at the point at which the highway intersects the old boundary of the
 parish of Arbroath. It proceeds in a westerly direction past Woodend and Drumyellow to Cairnconan.

The following subjects are affected :—

(1.)—Arbroath.

(a.) Transferred from the parish of Arbroath to the parish of St. Vigeans.—See St. Vigeans, infra, p. 102.

(b.) Transferred from the parish of St. Vigeans to the parish of
 Arbroath :—

Place Description Proprietor
Estate of Hospitalfield-Hospitalfield, Mansion-house, offices, garden, servants’s houses, and land, Trustees of the late Patrick Allan Fraser.
Drumyellow, House and garden, Do.
Links, Houses, Do.
Westgate, Farm, houses and land, Do.
Salmon fishings,   Do.
Part of the Dundee and Arbroath Railway line (30 chains)
south of Arbroath Station,
  North British Railway Co.

(Sheets 19 and 17 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)

(2.)—Panbride

Transferred from the parish of St. Vigeans to the parish of Panbride.

Place Description Proprietor
Estate of Panmure-Cotton, Farm (part), Tutors of Earl of Dalhousie.
Hatton, Do. Do.
Inverpeffer, Do. Do.
Panmure, Salmon fishings, Do.
Part of the Dundee and Arbroath Railway line (1 mile 48 chains)
situated north of south of Panbride Station,
  North British Railway Co.
    .

(Sheet 49 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)

(3.)—St. Vigeans.

(a.) Transferred from the parish of St. Vigeans to the parish of
 Arbroath.—See Arbroath, supra, p. 191.

(b.) Transferred from the pariah of St. Vigeans to the parish of 
Panbride.—See Panbride, supra, p. 191.

(c.) Transferred from the parish of Arbroath to the parish of 
St. Vigeans :—

Place Description Proprietor
Ashbrook, House, garden, offices, and policies, Trustees of William Salmond.
Berryfauld, Farm, Trustees of the late Patrick Allan Fraser of Hospitalfield.
Little Cairnie, Do., Sir Reg. H. A. Ogilvy.
Do. Land, Town-Council of Arbroath.
Fraserfield, House and land, Mrs Margaret Braid.
Do., Houses and land, James Fleming.
Woodside, Farm, lodge, house, and land, Colin Grant.
Woodville, House, smithy, and land, James A. Dickson.
Do. House and land, James Christie.
Woodville Fens, House and garden, James Wright.

(Sheets 49 and 57 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)

2.—Auchterhouse, Caputh, and Tealing.

The parish of Tealing had a detached part, situated
 at Pitpointie,
 and bounded on the east by the detached part of Caputh situated at 
Balbeuchly, and elsewhere by the parish of Auchterhouse. This
 detached part of Caputh was the only part of Caputh which belonged
 to the county of Forfar (see Caputh, supra, p. 188). By the Order 
printed at the foot of p. 39 both of these detached parts have been
 transferred to the parish of Auchterhouse.

The following subjects have thus been transferred ;—

(a.) From the parish of Caputh to the parish of Auchterhouse.

Place Description Proprietor
Estate of Balbeuchly-Balbeuchly, Mansion-house, Miss Cecilia Fisher.
Do. Farm, Do.
Do. Houses, Do.

(b.) From the parish of Tealing to the parish of Auchterhouse.

Place Description Proprietor
Estate of Pitpointie-Pitpointie, Mansion-house and parks, George Willsher.
Do. Houses, Do.

(Sheet 48 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.