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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 SIX - SELECTIONS FROM PARISH REGISTERS OF ELGIN OR MORAYSHIRE TO CIRCA 1750.

PARISH OF ROTHES

From 1703 the entries here of marriages and births are pretty numerous.

PARISH OF SPEYMOUTH (FORMERLY ESSIL AND DIPPLE)

1660 - John Shand and Elspet Sinclair, a son, John.

7 Sep 1669 - John Shand and Sarah Mitchell, a son, James

23 Jul 1666 - Jas. Flyter and Margt. Shand in the Garmouth, a girl, Margaret

18 Jan 1680 - Richard Winster (Winchester) and Janet Shand, in Garmouth, a boy, John

2 Dec 1689 - Robert Shand, a son, William

7 Oct 1690 - Andrew Shand and Margt. Rood, a dau, Jean

21 Jul 1719 - John Shand, younger in Garmouth, a son, James.

2 Sep 1719 - John Shand, elder, in Garmouth, a son, Thomas

7 Apr 1730 - John Shand, feuar, in Garmouth, and his wife, Helen Robertson, a son, Alexander. They had other children.

27 Dec 1730 - Jas. Shand and Margt. Miln in Upper Stynie, a son, baptised James, in church. They had other children.

10 Nov 1759 - John Shand, junr, Mercht. in Garmouth, and Elspet Chalmers, a son, John.

These are the progenitors of the Shands of the Burn and Arnhall, in Kincardineshire, now represented, we believe, by Mr Alexr. Innes Shand, of the Scotch Bar, a gentleman of well-known culture and literary ability. He is the son of the late Wm. Shand, Esq. By his wife, a lady of one of the Aberdeenshire families of Innes. These Shands of Garmouth went originally from Banff, and are of the same stock as the Shands there.

There are various other entries of births.

DEATHS

Janet Shand, relcit of Richard Winchester, Garmouth, dyed on Monday Feb 24th, 1729, aged about 77 years and was buried on Wednesday thereafter, one gravis length eastward of the south-east corner of the church of Essil.

7 Apr 1729 - John Shand, junior, Feuar in Garmouth, brother to the above Janet Shand, aged about 74 years, died on Saturday, April 19th 1729, and was buried on Wednesday thereafter. He lies in the fourth grave in breadth from the south-east corner of the church, under a pillared gravestone, which lies south of another pillared gravestone belonging to the Shands.

There are entries of a number of other deaths.

PARISH OF URQUHART

These are many entries of persons of the name of Shand in the Registers of this Parish, chiefly farmers, from the year 1652 to circ 1752.

PARISH OF BOHARM

There are a good many entries in the Registers of this Parish from 1653 to circa 1708.

PARISH OF DRAINIE

The entries in the Registers of this Parish are also pretty numerous from 1644 to circ 1747. The farmers are far the most numerous class. The following entry is curious: - 4 Jun 1720. William Shaand, in Neuland, was matrimonially contracted with Jean Allan, in Moortoun, and consigned of pledges 9 sh. Sterling; consenting to the forfaulting thereof if they had a penny-wedding, fiddling, dancing, drunkeness etc. They were married June 23 and got up their pledges.

PARISH OF DUFFUS

From 1681 to circa 1745 there are a good many entries of persons of the name of Shand; among others the following;

27 Nov 1681 - Gilbert Shand and Isobel Anderson, a dau, Margaret; 17 Jul 1683, a son, Gilbert; 15 Jul 1686, a dau. Isobel.

23 Jul 1706 - Alex. Shand, son lawful to John Shand and Margaret Symmer in Kirktoun, was baptised. Witnesses, Alex Symmer, son to Mr Alex. Symmer, late Parson of Duffus; Matthew Russell, Doctor of Medicien; Alexr. Cuming of Logie; Alexr. Tulloch, son to the Parson of Spynie; Mr Alexr. Sutherland son to my Lord Duffus; Christian Dumbrere, servant to my Lady Duffus.


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