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ABERDEENSHIRE

 

Scotland, UK

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Introduction

Introduction

 

 

     Aberdeenshire or the County of Aberdeen (Scots: Coontie o Aiberdeen, Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain) is a registration county of Scotland. This area (excluding Aberdeen itself) is also a lieutenancy area.

     Until 1975 Aberdeenshire was one of the counties of Scotland, governed by a county council from 1890. The boundaries of the county were adjusted by the boundary commissioners appointed under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889 that established the county council. In 1900, the county town of Aberdeen became a county of a city and was thus removed from the county.

     The county bordered Kincardineshire, Angus and Perthshire to the south, Inverness-shire and Banffshire to the west, and the North Sea to the north and east. It had a coast-line of 65 miles (105 km).

The coat of arms of Aberdeenshire County Council was granted in 1890. The four quarters represented the Buchan, Mar, Garioch and Strathbogie areas.

     In 1975 the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 reorganised local administration in Scotland into a two-tier system of regions and districts. Aberdeenshire, along with the City of Aberdeen, Banffshire, Kincardineshire and most of Morayshire were merged to form Grampian Region, with the former county being divided between the districts of City of Aberdeen, Banff and Buchan, Gordon and Kincardine and Deeside.

     Today Aberdeenshire (Scots: Cooncil o Aiberdeenshire, Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar

Dheathain) is one of the 32 unitary council areas in Scotland.  In the present day Aberdeenshire does not include Aberdeen City which is a Council Area in its own right. However, Aberdeenshire Council does have its headquarters at Woodhill House, in Aberdeen; the only Scottish council whose headquarters are based outwith its area's border. Aberdeenshire borders Angus and Perth and Kinross to the south, and Highland and Moray to the west.

Source: Wikipedia

Surnames

Surnames

 

The following are surnames of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died at this location.

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

Alexander Comyn;   Alice Comyn;   Annora (de) Normanville;   Catherine Beaumont;   David (de) Strathbogie II;   Donald (de) ;   Mar;   Egidia Agnes Comyn;   Elena Comyn;   lizabeth Isabel (de) Quincy;   Elizabeth Beaumont;   Elizabeth Comyn;   Henry (de) Beaumont;   Idoine Comyn;   John Beaumont;   Margaret (of) Buchan;   Margaret Comyn;   Marjory Comyn;   Robert Kerr;   Walter Comyn;   William (de) Mar;   William Comyn

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

 

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Ancestral GenSite(s)

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FAMILY HISTORY NOTES

 

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Buchan,   Deer Abbey   

Buchan

LOCATION:

Sovereign state: United Kingdom;   Constituent country: Scotland;   Council Area: Aberdeenshire;   District: Banff and Buchan

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DESCRIPTION:  Buchan historically a georgaphical area of Aberdeenshire is now one of the six committee areas and administrative areas of Aberdeenshire Council, Scotland. The council area was formed by merging three districts of the Grampian region, Banff and Buchan, Gordon and Kincardine and Deeside. The area is also an historic district and earldom, shown on maps as early as 1708. The Earldom of Mar and Buchan formed one of the seven original Scottish earldoms; later the Earl of Buchan became separated from Mar. There is also a town of Buchan. The district was eventually combined into the county of Aberdeenshire, along with Marr and later The Mearns.   The Primary Settlements in Buchan are Boddam · Crimond · Cruden Bay · Fetterangus · Hatton · Longside · Maud · Mintlaw · New Deer · New Pitsligo · Peterhead · St. Combs · St. Fergus · Strichen and Stuartfield.  Other Settlements are Buchanhaven · Inverugie · Lonmay · New Byth and Old Deer.

ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE:  Alexander Comyn;   Alice Comyn;   Annora (de) Normanville;   Catherine Beaumont;   David (de) Strathbogie II;   Donald (de) ;   Mar;   Egidia Agnes Comyn;   Elena Comyn;   lizabeth Isabel (de) Quincy;   Elizabeth Beaumont;   Elizabeth Comyn;   Henry (de) Beaumont;   Idoine Comyn;   John Beaumont;   Margaret (of) Buchan;   Margaret Comyn;   Marjory Comyn;   Walter Comyn;   William (de) Mar;   William Comyn

INTERNET WEB LINK(s):  Buchan - Wikipedia

Deer Abbey

LOCATION:

  57° 31′ 0″ N, 2° 3′ 0″ W 57.516667, -2.05  Sovereign state: United Kingdom;   Constituent country: Scotland;   Council Area: Aberdeenshire;   District: Banff and Buchan  

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DESCRIPTION:  Deer Abbey was a Cistercian monastery in Buchan, Scotland.  It was founded by 1219 AD with the patronage William Comyn, jure uxoris Earl of Buchan, who is also buried there. There was an earlier community of Scottish monks or priests. The notitiae on the margins of the Book of Deer record grants made to the Scottish religious community in the 12th century and a claim that it was founded by Saint Columba and Saint Drostan. The old religious community was probably absorbed by the new foundation. The history of the abbey after the 1210s is obscure until the 1500s, when it was beginning to be secularized. The abbey was turned into a secular lordship for Commendator Robert Keith II (becoming Lord Altrie) in 1587.

ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE:  William Comyn

INTERNET WEB LINK(s):  · Deer Abbey

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ABERDEENSHIRE - Gazeteer of Place Names

 

Towns and villages:   Aberchirder;   Aboyne;   Ballater;   Braemar;   Daviot;   Ellon;   Fraserburgh;   Fyvie;   Huntly;   Inverbervie;   Inverurie;   Kintore;   Logie Coldstone;   Lonmay;   Maud;   Mintlaw;   New Deer;   Old Deer;   Oldmeldrum;   Peterhead;   Portlethen;   Portsoy;   Rosehearty;   St. Comb's;   Tarland;   Turriff;   Westhill

 

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·      Street Map UK

·      The Gazetteer of British Place Names

·      Ordnance Survey, Britain’s mapping agency

·      Cyndi’s List - United Kingdom & Ireland Index

·      IGI Batch #’s (British Isles & North America)

·      Genealogy SiteFinder: United Kingdom

·      A vision of Britain (a library for local history)

·      UK Genealogy Archives of Family History

·      List of places in the United Kingdom

·      Directory of Cities and Towns in the UK

Locality Specific Resources

·      Aberdeenshire - Wikipedia

·      Aberdeenshire Council

·      Peterhead and Buchan Tourism Web Site

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·      Aberdeenshire (historic) - Wikipedia

·       Aberdeenshire at the Open Directory Project

·      Aberdeen - Wikipedia

 

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Deer Abbey a Cistercian monastery in Buchan, Scotland  was founded by 1219 with the patronage William Comyn, Earl of Buchan]who is also buried there.

 

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