Moray, Morayshire or Elginshire, Historic County of Scotland
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- Moray, Morayshire or Elginshire Genealogical Resources
- Moray, Morayshire or Elginshire Historical Page
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- Administrative centre Elgin
- Chapman County Code - MOR
- Gaelic Name Moireibh
- Famous for:
- Landmarks and Places of Interest
- Auchindoun Castle
- Ballindalloch Castle
- Balvenie Castle
- Distilleries - Benromach, Glen Grant, Glen Moray, Glenfarclas, Glenfiddich, Glenlivet, Macallan, Strathisla,
- Duffus Castle
- Lochindorb Castle
- Area 840 square miles (475.9 Sq. Miles) (1890)
- Succeeded by
- Pre 1890 the county was called Morayshire. From 1890-1918 it was Elginshire. 1918-1975 it was (the County of) Moray. 1975-Present it is Moray.
Morayshire, the County of Moray (or Elginshire) is a Land registration county of Scotland. The County of Moray is also the lieutenancy area of Moray. It is bounded in the North by the Moray Firth, East and South East by Banff, South West by Inverness, and West by Nairn. It was anciently part of a province that included the county of Nairn and a large part of the county of Banff.
The principal rivers
Civil parish areas have been largely unchanged since the 19th century.
In 1861 there were 15 civil parishes entirely in Moray:
In 1861 Morayshire shared various civil parishes with three surrounding counties. Five with Banffshire:
- Bellie Fochabers
- Keith, Moray
three with Inverness-shire:
and one with Nairnshire:
The first map shows parishes post 1890. These Maps are a work in progress - I am researching further to establish which Parishes should be shown - very confusing!! CJB 28 Sep 2013
The second map illustrates parishes as they were in 1890.
OSA/NSA - Old and New Statistical Accounts
Towns and villages of the county
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Resources and Related web pages
- GENUKI Morayshire page