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SHAND - Some Notices of the surname of SHAND, particularly of the County of Aberdeen
By Rev George Shand
Norwich 1877.

PART FIVE - SELECTIONS FROM THE PARISH REGISTERS OF BANFFSHIRE DOWN TO CIRCA 1750.

PARISH OF ABERDOUR (Should be ABERLOUR)

19 Aug 1710 - George Shand in Glenrinnes, a son, Robert; 117 Mar 1714, a dau, Jean.

16 Apr 1717 - Alexr. Shand, in Drumfurrick, a son, James.

1 Apr 1716 - Alexr. Shand, in Oldrick, a son, William

A number of similar entries follow.

PARISH OF ALVAH

Several entries from 1721 to 1725

PARISH OF BANFF

12 Aug 1625 - Johne Schand, a son, Walter.

25 Apr 1641 - John Shanc had a bairne, Issobel

22 Jul 1642 - Andw. Shand had a bairne, James

28 Sep 1662 - Aw. Shand, in Old Town of Ord, a son William, 6 March 1665, a son James; 20 Mar 1666, a daughter Christian, Witnesses John Shand and others. 23 Aug 1668 a dau Jean.

22 Aug 1731 - Ann, daughter of James Shand, Provost.

These Shand on Banff were descended from the Shands in (Barnhill of) Doun, mentioned by Spalding in “The Trubles”. They had a common origin with the Shand in the Parishes of Gamery and Arberdour. Provost Shand’s son James was the first Laird of Craigellie. His mother was a daughter of Leslie of Kinninvie, and a niece of Archbishop Sharp. This family are also lineally descended from the Bairds of Auchmeddan. See Account of Family of Baird, Edinb. 1857 4to and Miss E Shands Tract “God in the Generation if the Righteous” London 1864. Nisbet & Co.

(From the Appendix – In the churchyard of Banff (near Hossack’s monument) is a very old tombstone with the inscription in raised characters: - :Here lyes William Schand in Barnehill. Isbel Lame,” (Isabella Lamb) – See supra above, 1641 and 1644. These may have been the parents of Wm Shand, Auchmedden, Arbedour. )

30 Apr 1734 - James Shand, Bailie, had a daughter, Katherine. Witnesses Katherine Campbell, Lady Craig and Lady Auchmedden.

11 Dec 1742 - James Shand, Baile, a daughter, Mary. Witness, John and Wm. Ogilvies, John Russell, John Gordon and James Bartlett, Merchants in Banff.

14 Mar 1744 - Alexander, lawful son of James Shand, late Bailie, was baptised, named after the deceased Alexr. Leslie of Kinninvie, Esquire, and Alexr. Leslie, Esquire, younger. Witnesses, John Russell, Esquire and Captain Alexr. Keith.

11 Oct 1745 - Margaret, lawful daughter of James Shand of Craigellie, was baptised, named after Mrs Margaret Campbell, spouse of John Russell, Esquire, and Margaret Fraser, spouse of Wm. Urquhart, Merchant in Fraserburgh. Witnesses John Russel and John Gordon, Merchants. 12 Nov 1726, Peter, lawful son of James Shand of Craigellie; 16 Jan 1748, a daughter, Jean, named after Miss Jeannie Keith and Jean Ritchie, Alexr. Smart’s wife.

18 Oct 1749 - Charles, lawful son of James Shand, Esquire, baptised before witnesses, John Russell, Esquire, and Mr Charles Ogilvie, Merchant in Banff.

MARRIAGES

27 Oct 1672 - Walter Clark and Margaret Shand

2 June 1689 - Wm. Shand and Margt. Wilson.

23 Oct 1730 - Alexr. Shand and Isobel Adison

1 Dec 1733 - James Shand, Mercht. and Mrs Jean Russell.

5 Jun 1736 - James Bartlett and Nellie Shand

Dec 1738 - Thos. Forbes, Mercht. in Banff and Mrs Betty Shand

30 Sep 1752 - James Clark, Coupar in Banff, and Margaret Shand, in Speymouth

15 Nov 1755 - Jas. Wilson, in Banff and Barbara Shand

15 Apr 1757 - Jas. Wilson in Banff and Barbara Shand (parish of) Forglen.

DEATHS

22 Oct 1732 - Anne, dau to Alexr. Shand in Gamery

7 Mar 1736 - James Shand, late provost

1 May 1737 - James Shand, son to Jas. Shand, Baillie

8 Oct 1737 - Katherine Shand, dau to Baillie Shand

12 Jan 1739 - Charles Shand, in Gellyhill.

13 Mar 1739 - John Shand, son to Baillie Jas. Shand

8 Mar 1742 - Helen, dau of Baillie Jas. Shand

4 Sep 1750 - Charles Shand, son of James Shand, Esquire.

PARISH OF BOTRIPHNIE

3 Oct 1690 - James Shand and Christian Geddes in Tennanten, a son Robert

21 Sep 1734 - James Shand in Woodend and Christian Geddes a dau, Christian

Some other entries follow.

PARISH OF CULLEN

12 Dec 1685 - James Shand, a son, William. Witnesses Wm. Leslie of Burdsbank, Wm. Ord, Baillie and others.

8 Jun 1716 - John Mason and Janet Shand, married.

PARISH OF FORDYCE

21 Dec 1642 - Alexr. Shand in Portsoy, a son, James. Several other children follow.

11 Jun 1706 - James Shand, in Findlater, a dau, Isabel. Several other children follow.

Several marriages from 1729.

PARISH OF FORGLEN

26 Nov 1650 - James Shand, a son, James; 29 Apr 1756, a son, Walter.

PARISH OF GAMRIE

31 Dec 1734 - Chas. Shand in Gellyhill, a dau, Christian.

16 Feb 1749 - Alexr. Shand in Old Alehouse, a daur, Anne

23 Jun 1733 - Alexr. Shand, in Gockstone, a dau, Isobell. With scarecely and exception the witnesses to Baptisms are all of the same Christian name as the child baptised.

PARISH OF GRANGE

20 Jun 1708 - Wm. Shand in Wdingight, and his spouse, Jean Gordon, had a dau. Ellen. Several other children recorded.

12 Jun 1750 - Wm. Shand in Nethermill, and his wife, Anna Redhead, a son, Willliam, and afterwards other children.

Several marriages from 1703.

PARISH OF INVERKEITHNY

22 May 1727 - Robert Shand, in Haggs, a son, James, by his wife, Christian Alexander, 6 Feb 1733, a son, John.

24 Mar 1759 - Wm. Shand in Haggs, by his wife Isobel Littlejohn, a dau, Christian.

There are various other entries of births; and of marriages, where in several cases, one of the parties was from the Parish of Forgue.

PARISH OF KEITH

3 Mar 1688 - James Shand had twin daughters Janet and Jean.

9 May 1704 - Jas. Shand, in Mill of Auchyndachie, a dau. Mary. Witnesses John Shand, in Maisley and others.

8 Apr 1719 - Jas. Shand and Anna Stuart, in Masely, a dau Jean. They had several other children.

In this parish there are numerous other similar entries.

PARISH OF ROTHICMAY

11 Mar 1604 - Wm. Adam of Kynors, ratifeit ane promise of mariage with Margaret Shand in the paroche, to be acomplesit agane the said day under the payne of 5 lib. To be payit be the pairtie that faylis. Two parties bound themselves for the contracting persons.

21 Jan 1616 - John Scheande and Bessie Moreson.

10 Feb 1628 - Jas. Scheipherd in the parochin of Auchterardour and Janet Scheand, in this parochin, married.

A number of other marriages follow.

PARISH OF MORTLACH

From 1741 to circa 1750 the entries of births and marriages of parties of the name of Shand are very numerous.

PARISH OF MARNOCK

From 1682 there are a good many entries in the registers.


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