Monikie (Angus)

Records, sources & information about the Parish of Monikie

Parish number 311

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War memorial


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OPROld Parish Registers of Births/baptisms, Banns/marriages & Deaths/burials (pre-1855)


Books & articles


Statistical accounts of Monikie


Maps of Monikie

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Photographs of places

See Monikie - recent photographs of Monikie. National Grid ref. NO5138.


Monikie parish church

Photograph of Monikie Kirk   Another photo of Monikie Kirk

Located at National Grid ref. NO518388, at Kirkton of Monikie. Rebuilt 1812. The mediaeval church, dedicated to St Andrew, was one of those that were appropriated to Arbroath Abbey.

See also Monikie Parish Church for further exterior and interior photographs.


Parish ministers 1560-1938

adm.: admitted, ass.: assistant, bapt.: baptised, contr.: contract, dem.: demitted, dep.: deposed, ind.: inducted, lic.: licensed, mar.: married, min.: minister, ord.: ordained, pres.: presented, rel.: related, res.: resigned, suc.: successor, test.: testament, tr.: translated

Matthew Grieve1561-aft. 1567vicar pensioner 1561; reader 1567; pres. to the vicarage 17 Jan 1567/8
Henry Grieve1574-1585reader
John Durham1585-1639son of Robert Durham of Grange; min. of Flisk FIF 1576; tr. & adm. bef. 1585; pres. 1 Jun 1612; d. 15 Aug 1639, an "auld agit man"; test. 20 Aug 1640 Brechin; mar.; issue: Patrick, min. of New Abbey KKD; Jean (mar. William Auchinleck, min. here)
William Auchinleck1634-1642M.A.; adm. (probably as ass.) bef. 31 Aug 1634; tr. to Barry 1642
Patrick Makgill1642-1680b. ca. 1600, son of James Makgill of Rankeillour; M.A. St Andrews 1621; pres. to Barry 20 May 1632; pres. 2 Mar 1642; d. 19 Jan 1680; mar. Jane (or Lucras) Irving; issue: Patrick, min. of Tealing; Geo., min. of Arbirlot; John; Mary
William Rait of Pitforthy1680-1716b. ca. 1653, son of Wm R., min. of 3rd charge Dundee; M.A. Kings Aberdeen 1677; adm. 28 Sep 1680; dep. 30 Apr 1716 as Jacobite; mar. Isabel, dau. of Patrick Yeaman of Dryburgh, Angus; issue: Geo.; James, episcopal min. Kirriemuir and Dundee, bishop of Brechin 1742; Barbara (mar. Henry Edgar, episcopal min. Arbroath); Margaret (mar. George Dempster of Dunnichen)
James Goodsir1717-1733b. ca. 1679; M.A. St Andrews 1700; ord. Strathmartine 12 Dec 1706; tr. & adm. 12 Feb 1717; d. Dec 1733 x Jan 1734; mar. Florinda Griffith, who survived him
George Johnstone1738-1773b. ca. 1704, son of Patrick Johnstone, min. of Auchterhouse; M.A. St Andrews 1725; ord. 2 Feb 1738; d. 4 Oct 1773; mar. (1) 1740 Isobel (d.s.p.), dau. of Alexander lord Colville of Culross; (2) Agnes, dau. of William Arthur, min. of Glenisla
James Hunter1774-1782b. ca. 1720, son of John H., farmer, Kennethlees; ord. Kirkden 16 Aug 1753; tr. & adm. 21 Jul 1774; d. 17 Aug 1782; mar. Janet Reynolds, Cairnie, Arbroath; issue: John, James, Janet, Robert
William Maule1783-1827b. 1755; M.A. Kings Aberdeen 1772; ord. Stracathro 26 Sep 1782; tr. & adm. 3 Jul 1783; D.D. St Andrews 1812; d. 30 Jan 1827; mar. 1793 Margaret, dau. of James Bisset, min. of Caputh PER; issue: Helen
James Miller1827-1843b. 1777 Newtyle, son of David M.; ord. Eassie & Nevay 3 Apr 1803; tr. & adm. 26 Sep 1827; joined Free Church 1843; min. of Free Church Monikie 1843-60; d. 25 May 1860 Carnoustie; mar. 1806 Barbara, dau. of Samuel Martin D.D., min. of Monimail FIF; issue: David; Eliz. (mar. Robert Geikie of Rosemount); rev. Samuel, min. of Monifieth; James, prof. of surgery, Edinburgh; John; Wm; Barbara; Mary Ann (mar. rev. Malc. McIntyre, her father's succ.); Janet; Jane Martin; John; Wilhelmina
Thomas McKie1843-1852ord. 8 Nov 1843; tr. to Erskine 15 Jan 1852; issue: Agnes Dunlop (mar. Dr Graham Steel, Manchester); Robert Dunlop; John Macmillan; Thos Geo.; Walter Dunlop
John Reid1852-1900b. 25 Aug 1823 Torryburn FIF, son of Wm R., inspector of poor; ass. St Mary's Dundee; ord. 5 May 1852; d. 8 Sep 1900 Wormit FIF; mar. 1855 Elizabeth Davidson, dau. of James Reid, min. of Kirkinner WIG; issue: Mary Bruce; Wm Elliot; Mary Jane; Margaret Louise (mar. Gordon Irving Donald, min. of Rathven BAN); James Burnett; Harry; Eliz. Joanna
Andrew Armit *1896-1938b. 4 Aug 1865, son of James A., Kettle FIF; ass. & missionary Broughty Ferry; ord. Pictou, Nova Scotia 11 Apr 1893; tr. ass. & suc. 18 May 1896; d. 5 Aug 1938 Edinburgh; mar. 1893 Eliz., dau. of James Wilson; issue: Ethel E.; James W.; Annie G.; Cecil B., M.B.; Gerald
Andrew Burt1939-?from Insch West, ABD; ind. 12 Jul 1939
W. Douglas Chisholm?-1961-1983

* His first church, St Andrew's at Pictou, burnt down on 7 Nov 1893. See here.

Ministers of Monikie Free Church, later United Free
United with the parish kirk in 1939.
The (demolished) Free Kirk was at Craigton of Monikie; its manse is now the Craigton Coach Inn

James Miller1843-1860see entry for him under ministers of established church, above
Malcolm McIntyre1849-1894b. 15 Jan 1819 Haddington, son of John McI.; ord. (ass. & suc.) 26 Jul 1849; d. 10 Oct 1903 Glasgow; mar. 1849 Mary Ann, dau. of above rev. James Miller; issue: Barbara J.; John; Margt G.; James M.; Wm M.; rev. David M., D.D.; Miller M.
Robert Scrymgeour1894-1898b. 15 Feb 1866 Linlithgow, son of rev. Wm S.; educ. Glasgow High School; ord. 1 Nov 1894; tr. to St Helier, Jersey; mar. 1895 Annie Halliday; issue: Lucinda H.; Wm
Alexander Reid Gordon1898-1907b. 11 Feb 1872 Kintore, son of Alexr G., draper & grocer; M.A.(Aberdeen 1892), D.Lit.(Aberdeen 1907), D.D.(Vancouver), D.D.(Aberdeen 1929); ass. Free St Matthew's, Glasgow; ord. 2 Jun 1898; res. 1907; Prof. of Old T. Lit. & Exegesis, United Theol. Coll., Montreal, 1907; Prof. of Hebrew & Oriental languages, St Andrews, Jul 1930; d. 19 Dec 1930 Murtle, Peterculter; mar. 1901 Jane Marg. Cockburn; issue: Jane M.C.
Thomas Smith Crichton1912-1925M.A.; b. 1885 Arbroath, son of Dr James S.C. & gson of rev. Dr Crichton, Inverbrothock; ass. Queen Anne U.F. Church, Dunfermline; ass. Lady Glenorchy's U.F. Church, Edinburgh; ind. 18 Jul 1912; tr. to Rhinsdale, Baillieston 1925; d. 1983 Aberdeen
Quntin Dick Whyte1925-1939b. 9 Apr 1868 Dalry AYR, son of James W.; Uni & Free Kirk Coll., Glasgow; min. Inch WIG 1901; from Carmyle, Glasgow; ind. 25 Jun 1925; d. Aug 1944 Dundee; mar. 1897 Marion M. Paterson; issue: Eliz. F.

Ministers of Newbigging (Burgher, later United Free)

Newbigging Kirk in parish of Monikie

Above: Newbigging Church (closed)

James Harvey1791-1796from Cambusnethan LKS; ord. 26 Apr 1791; dem. 5 Jan 1796; teacher of oriental languages, Glasgow; d. by Sep 1826; issue: 2
William Graham1815-1821b. ca. 1760; from Glasgow (Cathedral Square); teacher; ord. 26 Oct 1803 as min. of an independent church, Darlington, England; dem. thence 1813; inducted 19 Jul 1815; dem. 6 Nov 1821; d. 20 Jun 1828 Kirkintilloch
John Eckford1828-1851from Morebattle; ord. 5 Aug 1828; dep. 15 Jan 1851; superintendent of schools in Canada; d. 22 Oct 1881 West Brantford; mar. & had issue; uncle of the Rev. James Eckford Fyfe, Kilmacolm RFW
Alexander Miller1852-1895b. 1824 Glasgow; from Glasgow (St Vincent Street); ord. 26 Oct 1852; min.-emeritus 6 Nov 1895; mar. 1853 Helen M. Walker; issue: Margt A.; Ann A.; Helen W.; gdau. Helen Chalmers
George Wylie Howie1896-1904-M.A.; b. 27 Mar 1871 Dundee, son of Geo. W.H., watchmaker; from Dundee (Bell Street); ord. 10 Jun 1896; d. 19 Nov 1940 Edinburgh; mar. 1898 Jemima E. Swan; issue: dau.
David Conochie1915-1920b. 1 Sep 1862 Airth, son of James C.; min. Fetterangus ABD 1901; ind. Oct 1915; tr. to Netherton (Bridge of Cally) - there 1920-1939; d. Oct 1954 Airdrie
David Chalmers Wiseman*1920-1925M.A.; b. 1883 Gamrie; tr. to Inverbrothock 1925; d. 14 Aug 1932 Arbroath; mar. 1911 Margaret S. Ross
Cecil James Davidson*1925-1932b. 1870 Dallas, son of rev. Wm D.; from Old Meldrum; ind. 18 Sep 1925; d. 27 Nov 1932 Newbigging; mar. 1909 Isabella Simmers

* ministers of Monifieth North & Newbigging


Monumental inscriptions

Monuments in Monikie Kirkyard bearing pre-1855 information (ca. 120 stones) are listed in Alison Mitchell (ed.), "Pre-1855 Monumental Inscriptions in Angus, Vol. 3: Environs of Dundee" (Edinburgh: Scottish Genealogy Soc., 1996), which can be bought from the Scottish Genealogy Society. (It's listed as "Angus MI - Vol. 3. Pre-1855 Environs of Dundee" in their online shop.)

Monument at Kirkton of Monikie

Above: one of two stones built into the roadside wall at Kirkton of Monikie, possibly the pediment from above a window of a tower house; in relief: (B or F?)E 1587 (or 1578?) DL; Jervise, Land of the Lindsays ..., p. 386, interprets DL as David Lindsay - presumably DL of Kinnettles (or of Pitairlie), who held part of Monikie, and spouse, presumably, who may have been an otherwise unknown Barbara Erskine.

The following monuments are in Monikie churchyard. [M1], etc., indicate Mitchell's numbering. Uncertain readings are in parentheses, (); parentheses on the stones are replaced here by braces, {}; square brackets enclose editorial comments.

[M68; mural on south wall of kirk] Sacred to the memory of JAMES YEAMAN, of Affleck, late of His Majesty's 63rd Regiment, who died 28th August 1834, aged 47 years. And of JEAN MOLISON, his wife, who died 7th October 1873, aged 81 years.

[face 1] In memory of JAMES, son of DAVID SANDERSON, and his wife AGNES RIDDELL, who died 25th July 1875, aged 16 months. Also their son RICHARD, DICK, beloved husband of MARY LAIRD who was accidently killed at, Kingennie on 22nd September 1908 aged 30 years. Also of the above AGNES RIDDELL, who died 12th December 1908, aged 64 years. Also the said DAVID SANDERSON who died suddenly at Newbigging on the 11th April 1910 in his 63rd year. "In the midst of life we are in death." In loving memory of KATHLEEN W. S. RILEY beloved daughter of Dr and Mrs RILEY who died 12th Nov. 1915, aged 2 years and 10 months "There's a rest for little children."
[face 2] In memory of JAMES SANDERSON junr, Chief Engineer, who died on the Red Sea 23rd September 1876, aged 33 years. Also RICHARD SANDERSON, of the Australian Navy, drowned at Melbourne, 16th December 1877, aged 31 years. MARY DYCE KENNY, M.B.E., M.P.S., elder daughter of RICHARD and MARY SANDERSON, died in Malta on 24th May 1981. She served with distinction in the Metropolitan Police and for 25 years as a probation officer in Kenya. Dr. ANN RIDDELL SANDERSON, BSc. PhD. of Innervar, Monikie younger daughter of RICHARD and MARY SANDERSON died 8th April 2003 in her 98th year.

1872 Erected by JAMES LOWSON in memory of his father GEORGE LOWSON teacher Bankhead who died 27th Dec 1871 aged 60 Also, his mother, MARGARET KEY, LOWSON who died 31st July 1899, aged 81 years.


Monikie war memorial

Inside the kirk: 1914-1919 : 1939-1945

WW1: at Monikie Memorial Hall: photo.


Births, Marriages & Deaths, 1855 to present

Indexes and actual records for Statutory Registers of Births, Marriages & Deaths, beginning 1 Jan 1855, are available online, following registration and the purchase of credits, at the official web-site, ScotlandsPeople.

Births, Marriages & Deaths, before 1855

Indexes and actual records for all extant Old Parish Registers (OPRs) (pre-1855) of the Established Church of Scotland are available online, following registration and the purchase of credits, at the official web-site, ScotlandsPeople.


Church Session Records of Monikie Parish Church
Original records are held by Dundee City Archives; repertory is available at NRS ref. CH2/23/...; digital images are available on personal visit to NRS.

Nature of recordDatesDCA ref. CH2/499/...
Communion roll1850-18797
Misc. papers (13 items)1683-18728
Cash book1897-19679
Communion roll1891-189610
Communion roll1880-189214
Minutes (discipline)1905-192720
Papers re the Rev. John Reid1845-197924
Mary McIntyre bequest192225
Misc. papers1910-193926

Church Session Records of Monikie Free Church
later, United Free; Craigton Ch. of S.
Original records are held by Dundee City Archives; repertory is available at NRS ref. CH2/23/...; digital images are available on personal visit to NRS.

Nature of recordDatesDCA ref. CH3/1465/...
Deacons' court minutes1880-19252
Baptismal register1925-19383
Proclamation register1925-19373


Monikie Heritors' records

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. HR440/...
Minute book1843-19291
Cash book1892-19213
Vouchers (3)1845-18875
Papers re ecclesiastical buildings, etc. (church, manse, glebe)1844-19046
Papers re transference of property to Church of Scotland General Trustees1926-19287
Miscellaneous papers1808-18939


Land owners

There were 5 heritors of the parish in 1842:


Estate and family records

Records of the Fyffe family, including David Fyffe, 46th Foot (a son of Maj. David Fyffe of Smithfield) - William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan - Details


Farmers / Tenants

AffleckJohn Smith-1871-
doWilliam Smith-1881-1883-
doRobert Smith-1891-1931-
BalhungiePeter Fenton-1858-1874-
doMrs Catherine Swan-1891-
doHarry Don Swan [d. 1937]-1895-1937
doD.W.N. Morrison, O.B.E., M.C., T.D.-1938-1942-
BankheadMrs Elizabeth Gibson-1881-
doDavid Gibson-1891-
doAndrew Spalding-1871-
doGeorge Smith-1871-
doWilliam Smith-1881-
doJoseph Robb-1871-1881-
doRobert Smith-1881-
doJames Smith-1902-1906-
doAlexander Laird-1906-1914-
doDavid Kidd-1906-1942-
BoghallWilliam Dargie-1871-1881-
doWilliam Pattillo-1891-
doDavid Cant-1910-1928-
doDavid Barn-1931-1942-
BractulloAlexander Spence-1921-
BroomwellMartha & David Mackay-1881-
doJames Grant-1891-1906-
doAlexander Murdoch-1910-1942-
CarlungiePatrick Anderson-1867-1881-
Carlungie (& New Downie)John Scott-1891-1913
doWilliam Hay [d. 1930]1913-1930
doJohn Hay-1935-1942-
doTrustees of John Hay-1953-
CraigtonJames Crawford-1871-
doFrancis Nicoll-1871-1881-
doDavid Ramsay-1871-1881-
doMrs Ann Ramsay-1891-
doJames Wilson-1871-1891-
doMrs D. Ramsay-1902-
doAlexander Cant-1906-1928-
doRobert Cant-1931-1942-
CunmontHenry Smith Buchan [d. 1928]-1902-
doJames Henry Langlands of Cunmont, architect [d. 1932]1902-1919
doFor sale (275 acres arable)1919
doJames Johnston [d. 1939]1919-1939
DenfindPeter McIntyre-1874-1918-
doMrs McIntyre-1924-
doAlexander W. McIntyre-1923-1931-
doJohn S. Graham-1935-1942-
Denhead of AffleckDavid Moncur-1871-1902-
doAlexander Donald-1906-1921-
DoddJohn Anderson-1871-
doJames Gibson-1881-1891-
doThomas Smith-1902-1942-
DowniebankDavid Scott-1871-1873-
doAlexander Laird-1891-
doThomas Mackie-1902-1906-
doThomas & Alexander Mackie-1910-1914-
doAlexander Mackie-1918-1942-
DowniekenMrs Elizabeth B. Gibson-1891-
doWilliam Watson-1902-1928-
doRobert Watson-1931-1942-
Downie MillAlexander Geekie-1871-
doMrs Mary Geekie-1881-
doAlan Geekie-1891-
doDavid Stewart-1902-1909-
doRobert Reid-1910-1942-
DowniemuirDavid Reid-1871-
doAndrew Sturrock-1881-
doJohn Findlay-1891-1931-
doP. & J. Reid-1928-1931-
doGeorge Findlay-1935-1942-
East BankheadAndrew Spalding-1881-1891-
doSilvester Petrie Spalding [d. 1931]-1902-1931
doJames Smith-1910-1914-
doG.W. Smith-1924-1942-
doD.G. Spence-1938-1942-
East DensideCharles Gray-1871-
doAlexander Scott-1881-1928-
doF.M. & G. Batchelor-1938-1942-
East HillheadAlexander Crawford-1871-1902-
doGeorge Steven-1906-1935-
doWilliam Baxter-1938-1942-
East NewlandheadDavid McGregor-1881-1891-
doAndrew Moonie-1906-1921-
doMessrs Moonie-1924-
doA. Moonie-1928-
George Smith-1881-
doJames Smith-1891-1921-
Fallaw [Fallaws]David Henderson-1871-1891-
doRobert Henderson-1902-1921-
Gibson HallAlexander Norrie-1891-
GreenburnIsaac Alexander-1871-
doMrs Jane T. Alexander-1881-
doWilliam Ramsay-1891-1906-
doAlexander Fleming-1910-1931-
doGeorge Fleming-1935-1942-
GuildyWilliam Lowson-1871-
doWilliam Bowden-1881-
doSylvester Philip-1881-
doJames Scott-1871-1881-
doJames Suttie-1881-
doRobert Bruce-1891-
doAlexander Rew-1891-
doAlexander Smart-1891-
doAlexander Warden-1881-1891-
doDavid Wilson-1891-
Guildy DenJames Milne-1871-1891-
doWilliam Smith-1906-1924-
doJ. Mitchell-1928-1942-
Guildy MuirDavid Ramsay-1871-
doDavid Roberts-1871-
doFrancis McKenna-1891-
doJames Peterson-1891-
HarecairnAndrew McWattie-1871-1891-
doAndrew & David McWattie-1906-1914-
doAndrew McWattie-1918-1921-
doDavid McWattie-1924-
doMiss McWattie-1928-
doWilliam Goodfellow-1931-
HogstonPeter Roberts-1871-
doMrs Isabella Roberts-1881-
doDavid Roberts-1891-
doWilliam Lamb-1906-1924-
doG. Todd-1928-1931-
doAlexander Moonie, jun.-1935-1942-
Hynd CastleRobert M. Fyffe-1906-
Kirkton of MonikiePeter Gibson-1871-
doJames Fairlie-1881-1891-
doDavid Fairlie [d. 1907]-1902-1907
doTrustees of David Fairlie-1910-1921-
doJohn M. Fairlie-1924-1942-
KnowesGeorge Norrie-1871-
doJames Robertson-1871-1881-
doRobert Scott-1871-1891-
LovehallCharles Barrie-1871-1881-
doGeorge Barrie-1891-
doGeorge Barrie-1924-1942-
Mains of ArdestieWilliam Fullerton [d. 1880]-1863-1880
doJohn Ogilvy-1884-1892-
doRepresentatives of John Ogilvy-1902-1906-
doMrs Ogilvy-1910-
doAlexander Ogilvy [d. 1932]-1914-1932
doFrancis Carney Booth & W.C. Booth-1935-1942-
Mains of PanmureDougald Colquhoun, ex-provost of Carnoustie [d. 1902]-1898-1902
doRepresentatives of Dougald Colquhoun-1906-
doHugh Colquhoun [d. 1925]-1924-1925
doArchibald Stewart Colquhoun-1931-1937-
doMessrs Colquhoun-1938-1942-
Mid NewlandheadWilliam McLean-1881-1891-
doJames Scott-1902-1906-
doJ. McIntosh-1910-1942-
Nether SlapJames Low-1891-
NewbiggingJames Anderson-1871-
doJohn Buchan-1891-
doMrs Margaret Wilson-1891-
New DownieAlexander Ramsay-1881-
NewlandheadGeorge Batchelor-1871-
doJames Brown-1871-
doJames Christie-1902-
Newton of AffleckPeter Coupar [d. 1866]-1859-1866
doJames Smith-1887-
doJohn Smith-1891-1910-
doThomas Young-1914-1942-
North GreenfordGeorge Sturrock-1881-
Old DownieJames Seaton-1891-
doJames Semple-1902-1931-
doDavid S. Arnot-1935-1942-
PitairlieJames Hunter-1871-
doJohn B. Smart-1891-
doJohn B. Smart & John Wilson, jun.-1902-
doJohn William Anderson Wilson-1906-1942-
SmithfieldGeorge Milne-1871-
doMrs Jane Milne-1881-
doWilliam Scott-1891-
doAlexander & William Scott-1902-1906-
doWilliam Scott-1910-1921-
doDavid Scott-1924-1928-
doJohn Hair-1930-1942-
South GreenfordJames Low-1881-
South StotfauldWilliam Patullo-1902-1906-
Stotfaulds [Stotfauld]James Fairlie-1871-1891-
doPatrick Sim-1902-1935-
doGeorge Thomson-1938-1942-
West BankheadAlexander Barn-1902-1921-
doD. Campbell-1921-1931-
doGeorge Campbell-1935-1942-
West DensideCharles Hood-1871-
doJames Dyce-1881-
doWilliam & David Alexander-1902-1906-
doPeter McIntyre, jun.-1910-1914-
doAlexander McIntyre-1918-1924-
doF.M. & G. Batchelor-1928-1942-
doJohn Steven-1938-1942-
WesthillheadJames G. Stewart-1871-1881-
doJane Stewart-1891-
doRepresentatives of James G. Stewart-1902-1906-
doWilliam Brown-1910-1921-
doWilliam & George Brown-1924-
doA.F. Grieve-1928-1942-
West NewlandheadWilliam Hendry-1881-1891-
doAlexander Christie-1906-1928-
doCharles Patterson-1931-1942-


Census records

Records of the official censuses of the parish in 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 and 1921 are held in Register House, Edinburgh and are open to the public on payment of a fee.

Indexes to all the original census records, and the records themselves, can be accessed online at modest charge at ScotlandsPeople.

Microfilm copies are also widely available in libraries. The 1881 census is available on CD-ROM.

The early censuses of 1801-31 do not name individuals.


Population statistics

17551345Dr Alexander Webster
17941278Old Statistical Account


Testaments & wills

Monikie was in the Commissariot of Brechin.

Indexes to all extant pre-1926 testamentary records (wills & inventories of moveable property) can be searched free of charge at ScotlandsPeople. Digital (and paper) copies of the documents can be purchased at that site. See further the introduction to Angus & Kincardineshire at Testaments.

Testaments of Monikie people from the Register of Testaments of the Commissariot of Brechin, 1576-1823
'T' before the date indicates that the copy in the register is lost, but the original testament is extant.

David Adamin Churnsyde, par. of Monikie, and Barbara Raitt, his spouseT. 24 Oct 1676
Thomas Archerat the Mylne of Cammestoun, and Helen Brown, his spouse, par. of Monekie28 Mar 1610
Mr Gilbert Auchinleck of Dinfuidpar. of Monekie, and Euphemia Ramsay, his spouse11 Mar 1629
John Brownlately residing at Guildie19 Dec 1812
Robert Brownin West Densyde of Monikie, and Grissell Kidd, his spouse8 Mar 1688
Euphemia Caithnessspouse to James Watt, in Cottoune of Adeslie, par. of Moniky14 Jun 1636
William Clarkin Cammestoune, par. of Monekie7 Jun 1613
William Clarkin Cammestoune, par. of Monekie7 Jul 1627
Helen Constablespouse to Thomas Boyak, in Densyde, par. of Monikie20 Jun 1665
Mr Henry Dempsterschoolmaster at MonekieT. 10 Jul 1782
David Doigin Maynes of Downie, and Margaret Smith, his spouse10 Feb 1659
Bessie Duncanspouse to James Melville, in Cragtoun, par. of Monekie20 Jul 1629
Alexander Durham, elderin Bahungie, par. of Monekie10 Sep 1635
Mr John Durhamminister at Monikie20 Aug 1640
William Fyfeblacksmith at Pitairly11 Mar 1820
John Grayservitour to David Muffat, in Stotfald, par. of Monikie8 Oct 1614
William Greigtenant in Saddlestone9 Aug 1822; 23 Jun & 5 Nov 1823
Isobel Grewarrelict of John Fleming, late in Meikle Downie17 Jul 1752
John Guildin Cottoun of Ardeistie, par. of Monekie4 Aug 1627
Gilbert Guthriein Newlandhead of Auchenleck, par. of Monikie10 Feb 1663
William Guthriein Chrynsyde, par. of MonikieT. 3 Mar 1648
John Hendersonin Fairniefaldi, par. of MoneikieT. 15 Jun 1672
Thomas Hopein Garthe of Balhungrie, par. of Moneky3 Sep 1635
Mr James Hunterminister at MonekieT. 15 Feb 1783
John Jarronlabourer in Cotton of Cambustown, spouse of Barbara Sturrock8 Jun 1816 & 17 Feb 1817
George Johnstonbrewer at Kirktown of MonikieT. 22 Aug 1780
George Johnstonand Margaret Crichton, of Kirktown of MonikieT. 16 Aug 1791
Alison Kiddspouse to Alexander Fleming, at the Kirk of Monekie5 Apr 1641
David Kiddpar. of Monikie8 Apr 1662
Margaret Kiddin Camestone, par. of Monikie4 Mar 1657
Margaret Laurencein Brechin, relict of George Mather, late at Mill of DownieT. 5 Jan 1785
Hew Lindsayin Skithine, par. of Monekie4 Aug 1627
Janet Lindsayspouse to umquhile John Guild, in Cottoun of Ardestie, par. of Monekie4 Aug 1672
Mary Lowat Lochmillie, relict of James Brown, tenant at Brae of Downie6 Aug 1812
Christian Mathiein Cottoun of Middle Downe22 Feb 1594-5
John Meikin Cottoun of Dinfuid [Denfind], par. of Monekie25 Mar 1622
James Melvillesometime in Cragetoun of Downy, thereafter in Guildie, and now indweller in Campbieston, and Margaret Maxwell, his spouse29 Dec 1640
William Mudiein the Housbandtoun of Auchinleck, par. of MonekieT. 28 Feb 1650
Elspet Patonin Ester DownieT. 18 Dec 1667
David Pattullotenant in Kirkton of Monikie2 Jul 1818
Andrew Petrielate at Craigtown of MonikieT. 24 Apr 1777
George Raileyin Fairniefaulds, par. of Monikie, and Catherine Nicoll, his spouse7 Sep 1692
Mr William Raittlate minister at Monikie27 May and 26 Jun 1761
Isobel Ramsayspouse to John Kair, in Easter Monikie, par. of Monikie1 Apr 1662
Thomas Ramsayin Cottoun of Dinfind, and Isobel Henderson, his spouse, par. of Monekie11 Feb 1612
Alexander Shorswoodin Carlougie, par. of Monniky9 May 1622
Isobel Shorswoodat the Mill of Downie, relict of Andrew Broun, in Doniekin31 Mar 1663
John Shorswoodin Carlougie, and Isobel Guild, his spouse, par. of Monekie29 Mar 1614
Andrew Slewinin Carlougie, and Barbara Ramsay, his spouse, par. of MonekieT. 21 Feb 1650
Alexander Stevenin Lowehall, par. of Monikie, and Jean Bennett, his relict20 Oct 1658
Andrew Stevenin Carlungie, par. of Monikie, and Margaret Machan, his spouseT. 24 Oct 1676
David Stevensometime in Dunikeane, par. of Monikie, and Agnes Brown, his spouse14 Apr 1662
James Stevenin Carlougie, par. of Monekie30 Apr 1632
Agnes Watsonservitrix to David Lindsay, of Kynnetles, par. of Monekie11 Jul 1610
James Watsonin Wester Monekie, and Isobel Kyd, his spouse20 Aug 1627
George Websterat the Kirk of Monekie9 May 1622
Janet Websterrelict of Henry Tailzour, sometime in Drum of MonickieT. 19 Oct 1686
James Whittanein Newbigging of MonikieT. 28 Mar 1777

Testaments of Monikie people from the Register of Testaments of the Commissariot of St Andrews, 1549-1800

Margaret Auchinlecksometime spouse to Alexander Durhame, at the Milne of Downie, par. of Monikie11 May 1599
William Gibbcotterman in Pitterlie, par. of Moneikie28 May 1599
John Grayin Hillhead of Monikie, Angus10 Apr 1719
Malcolm Guildin Dunekein, par. of Monekie27 Apr 1599
Alexander Guthriecotterman in Stotfauld, par. of Monekie27 Apr 1599
James Mitchelsoncotterman in Fustie, par. of Monekie21 Jan 1605
Patrick Moffatin Stotfauld, par. of Monekie27 Apr 1599
Margaret Simpsonin Craigtoun, spouse sometime to Thomas Mailmaker, flasher, par. of Monekie27 Apr 1599

Testaments of Monikie people from the Register of Testaments of the Commissariot of Edinburgh, 1514-1600

William Bowmanin Ardestie, par. of Monekie, sher. of Forfar5 Dec 1598
Helen Inglisspouse to James Durham, in Ardestie, sher. of Angus9 Feb 1593-4
Robert Mealmakerin Craigtoun, par. of Monekie, in Angus22 Jul 1596

Testaments of Monikie people from the Register of Testaments of the Commissariot of Edinburgh, 1601-1700

James Durham of Ardestiepar. of Monydie [Monikie] in Angus29 Jul 1605


Clock & watch tax, 1797-8

Images of the original records for Monikie:

NRS ref. E326/12/2/55


Farm horse tax, 1797-8

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Places of interest


This page updated 30 Sep 2022