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Perthshire, Historic County of Scotland

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  • Sir John Stewart of Stix (c.1455 - 1523)
    A natural son, who purchased the lands of Sticks, and is called in a charter, dated 1486, frater bastardus supromi nostri Domini Regis, ancestor of the Stewarts of Ballechin in Perthshire. [6] Citati...
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    Notes 1 Oct 1475  [1]  GD68/1/5  Precept by Walter Ogilwy (Ogilvie) of Oures to Patrick Ogilwy of Kilzebroch, Alexander Foulartoun (Fullerton), John Anderson, Andrew Johnson and ...
  • Thomas Oliphant of Dron (b. - 1474)
    Sources The Scots Peerage Vol 4 page 272. "Sir Andrew Gray of Broxmouth ... married secondly, daughter of Sir Walter Buchanan, knight ... she married secondly, Sir Thomas Oliphant of Dron, and was ...

Perthshire, Historic County of Scotland

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  • Administrative centre Perth (City)
  • Chapman County Code - PER
  • Gaelic Name Siorrachd Pheairt)
  • Famous for:
  • Landmarks and Places of Interest
  • Blair castle
  • Drummond Castle
  • Edradour Distillery
  • Kinfauns Castle
  • Gleneagles Hotel
  • Area 1975 - 2528 sq. miles (6547 sq. km)
  • Population
  • Succeeded by Tayside Region
  • Perthshire County Council (1890-1929)
  • Perth and Kinross County Council (1929-1975)
  • Modern: Perth and Kinross Council (1996 - )

Perthshire, officially the County of Perth, is a registration county of Scotland. It was a local government county from 1890 to 1930.

Prior to the 1890s Perthshire's boundaries were irregular: the parishes of Culross and Tulliallan formed an exclave some miles away from the rest of the county, on the boundaries of Clackmannanshire and Fife; while the northern part of the parish of Logie formed an enclave of Stirlingshire within the county. From 1889, Culross and Tulliallan were transferred to Fife, and the entire parish of Logie was included in Stirlingshire.

The area of Perthshire is nearly in the centre of Scotland, bounded on the north and north-west by Inverness-shire, on the east by the county of Forfar, on the south-east by the counties of Fife and Kinross, on the south by the Firth of Forth and the counties of Stirling and Clackmannan, on the west by Argyllshire, and on the south-west by the county of Dumbarton.

The Parishes of Perthshire

The lists of parishes found vary. Below are those that have been identified, not all represented on the following map.

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The following Parishes are shown on the above map.

  • Aberdalgie
  • Aberfoyle
  • Abernethy
  • Abernyte
  • Alyth
  • Ardoch
  • Auchterarder
  • Auchtergaven
  • Balquhidder
  • Bendochy
  • Blackford
  • Blair Atholl, Strowan, Monzievaird
  • Blairgowrie
  • Callander
  • Caputh
  • Cargill
  • Clunie
  • Collace
  • Comrie
  • Crieff
  • Dowally
  • Dron
  • Dull
  • Dunbarney
  • Dunblane
  • Dunkeld
  • Dunning
  • Errol
  • Findo-gask
  • Forgandenny
  • Forteviot
  • Fortingall
  • Fowlis Easter
  • Fowlis Wester
  • Glendevon
  • Inchture
  • Kenmore
  • Kilchonan
  • Killin
  • Kilmadock
  • Kilspindie
  • Kincardine
  • Kinfauns
  • Kinloch and Lethendy
  • Kinnaird
  • Kinnoull
  • Kirkmichael
  • Lecroft
  • Little Dunkeld
  • Logie
  • Logierait
  • Longforgan
  • Madderty
  • Meigle
  • Methven
  • Moneydie
  • Monzie
  • Monzievaird & Strowan
  • Moulin
  • Muckart
  • Muthill
  • Perth
  • Port of Menteith
  • Rattray
  • Redgorton
  • Rhynd
  • St Madoes
  • St Martins
  • Scone
  • Tibbermore
  • Trinity Gask
  • Weem

Many of the Perthshire parishes were not neat little areas but split into a number of detached parts. For example parishes like Dull, Crieff and Monzievaird had areas many miles from the main body. A part of Monzievaird was located half way up Glen Artney with a variety of tomb stones in Tullichettle graveyard in what seems to be Comrie Parish but is not. Amulree and Glen Quaich are in a similar vein .

Family Search list the following parishes in addition to those above.

  • Arngask -- see Fife county
  • Culross
  • Tulliallan

Wikipedia list the following parishes in addition to those above.

  • Blairmacgregor
  • Coupar Angus
  • Foss or Fossoway or Crook of Devon
  • Glen Shee
  • Innerwick
  • Kinclaven
  • Lethendy
  • Persie
  • Stanley
  • Strathfillian
  • Strathloch
  • Tullybelton

Burghs

By the 1890s the county contained the following burghs:

  • Royal Burgh of Perth
  • Burgh of Auchterarder (formed 1894: reinstated as a royal burgh in 1951)
  • Burgh of Aberfeldy (police burgh from 1887)
  • Burgh of Abernethy (burgh of barony from 1458/9, police burgh from 1877)
  • Burgh of Alyth (police burgh 1834)
  • Burgh of Blairgowrie (burgh of barony 1634, police burgh 1833)
  • Burgh of Rattray (police burgh 1873)
  • Burgh of Callander (police burgh 1866)
  • Burgh of Coupar Angus (burgh of barony 1607, police burgh 1852)
  • Burgh of Crieff (burgh of barony 1674, burgh of regality 1687, police burgh 1864)
  • Burgh of Doune (burgh of barony 1611, police burgh 1890)
  • Burgh of Dunblane (burgh of regality of the Bishop of Dunblane 1442, police burgh 1870)

Towns and villages

  • Bridge of Earn
  • Crianlarich
  • Dunkeld and Birnam
  • Kenmore
  • Kinloch Rannoch
  • Luncarty
  • Perth
  • Pitlochry
  • Strathtay
  • Tenandry

Rivers

  • Ardle
  • Earn
  • Ericht
  • Farg
  • Forth
  • Garry
  • Isla
  • Tay
  • Teith
  • Tummel

Related projects

For Historical information about Perthshire visit Historic Perthshire Link to follow - including connections to Historical figures, Gentry and political people connected with Perthshire.

For Information about research in the County and Families Researched on Geni (Including Emigrants) go to Perthshire - Family Heads

For Famous or Notable People from Perthshire visit Perthshire - Famous People

Perthshire - Monumental Inscriptions, Cemeteries and Graveyards

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