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Last Updated 06 Jun 2014
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Our Davidson family was located mostly in the county of Angus or Fofarshire which is situated on the east side of Scotland.  It is bounded on the north and north west side by Aberdeenshire, north east by Kincardine shire, and by the German Ocean on the south and south east sides.

Within this shire is the parish of Aberlemno, once a very small village about six miles north east of Forfar in the county of Angus. Once known as Forfar, it lies on the banks of the South Esk, which was said to have been about six and a half miles long and five miles broad, mostly flat and fertile, but partially hilly and covered with heath. Erected to commemorate the total defeat of the Danes, an obelisk of fine antiquity on the road from Brechin to Forfar and another in the churchyard can be found here.

Our Arbuckle families were located in Carmunnock which is a village and a parish on the Renfrewshire border of Lanarkshire. The village, one and a half miles northeast of Busby station and five miles south by east of Glasgow, is a pleasant little place, inhabited chiefly by hand-loom weavers.

These two families, the Davidsons & Arbuckles, do not appear to have known each other in Scotland. They both imigrated to Ontario, Canada and owned land adjacent to each other in the small town of Minto in Wellington County. The Arbuckles left Scotland in about 1853-1855 and the Davidsons some time between 1861 and 1871 and both families appear in the 1871 Ontario census records.

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