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John Monteath

Birthplace: Park of Jerah, Logie,, Perthshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Cauldhame, Logie, Perthshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander Monteath and Elizabeth Monteath (Monteath)
Husband of Christian Monteath (Eadie)
Father of Elizabeth McLaren (Monteath); Janet Robertson (Monteath); Christian Monteath (Monteith); Alexander Monteath; John Monteath and 2 others
Brother of Margaret (Monteath); Janet Robinson (Monteath); Elizabeth (Monteath); Mary (Monteath); Alexander Monteath and 3 others

Occupation: 1784, Tenant farmer of Harperstone, near Greenloaning, Perth, Scotland.
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About John Monteath



BIRTH== circa 1729 , Park of Jerah, Logie, Perth, Scotland

DEATH== 1801 in Cauldhame, Logie, Perth, Scotland

  • FATHER: Alexander Monteath b:1682 Logie, Park of Jerah, Perthshire, Scotland
  • MOTHER: Elizabeth Monteath b: 6 March 1694 Scotland

MARRIAGE:== Christian EADIE b: circa 1729 in Dunblane, , Perth, Scotland d: 1801

Married :17 Apr 1753 in Blackford, , Perth, Scotland


1. F Elizabeth MONTEATH, b. 24 Feb 1754, Blackford, Perth, Scotland

2. F Janet MONTEATH, b. 02 May 1756, Blackford, Perth, Scotland.

3. F Christian MONTEATH, b. Abt. 1759, Blackford, Perth, Scotland.

4. M Alexander MONTEATH, b. 03 Jan 1762, Blackford, Perth, Scotland

5. M John MONTEATH, b. 18 May 1766, Blackford, Perth, Scotland

6. M Henry MONTEATH, b. 25 Apr 1769, Blackford, Perth, Scotland

7. M William MONTEATH, b. 25 Dec 1774, Blackford, Perth, Scotland



1784, Tenant farmer of Harperstone, near Greenloaning, Perth, Scotland.


John and Christian MONTEATH both died in the same year.....1801

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Residence: Tenant Farmer 1784 Harperstone, Near Greenloaning, Perthshire, Scotland

1784, Bought Cauldhame for 1,500 pounds from John Robb 1797, Bought Duchally for 5,250 pounds from George Haldane

Will 1: 09 Nov 1801, Left Duchally equally to 3 sons Alexander, John & Henry Will 2: 09 Nov 1801, Left Cauldhame to eldest son Alexander

The Monteaths had been tenant farmers in the area east and north of Dunblane for generations and as far as I can tell he was the first one to become a landowner.
His son John, , bought out his brothers' shares in Duchally in 1805 and became the sole owner.
He took up residence in 1813 when Agnes his youngest child was 4 years old.
The house has been completely rebuilt and added to since her time.
Ruthven Barry Monteath sold Duchally in the 1950s and it is now a Country Hotel with its own web page. There are timeshare villas in the grounds which add to the revenue of the property but unfortunately not so much to its rural beauty. It is nicely located just up the road from Gleneagles.

SOURCE: Ryeland Family Tree @



Monteith History

The name Monteith, also seen spelled as Monteath, is of territorial origin, coming from Monteith in south-west Perthshire.

In 1237, Malcolm de Manetheth appeared as a witness, whist a Colin de Mentaghe who was a juror on an inquisition at Perth in 1305, may also be Kilinus de Mineteth who was perpetual vicar of Kaledrach in the Dunblane diocese in 1322.

In Norwich, in 1396, a William of Mentethe was arrested for violation of a truce.

In 1525, Johen of Mentecht was a juror on an assize in Stirling, and there is a David Munteitht who held lands in Glasgow in 1550.

Both in Glasgow, there was a William Mwntheicht who was a witness in 1553, and a Patrick Mynteith was a burgess freeman in 1611.

Other recorded spellings of the name include Manteeth, Mentayth, Menthet, Mentheth, Menynteth, Montecht, Munteith, Muntethe, Mwnteitht, Mynteth, and Myntethe.

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John Monteath's Timeline

Park of Jerah, Logie,, Perthshire, Scotland
February 24, 1754
Age 25
Blackford, Perthshire, Scotland

IGI Individual Record FamilySearch™ International Genealogical Index v5.0 British Isles


Elizabeth Monteith Pedigree Female



Birth: 24 FEB 1754 Blackford, Perth, Scotland



Father: John Monteith Family

Mother: Christian Eadie



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May 2, 1756
Age 27
Blackford, Perthshire, Scotland
October 21, 1759
Age 30
Blackford, Perthshire, Scotland
January 3, 1762
Age 33
Blackford, Perthshire, Scotland
April 18, 1766
Age 37
Blackford, Perthshire, Scotland
April 25, 1769
Age 40
December 25, 1774
Age 45
Blackford, Perthshire, Scotland
Age 72
Cauldhame, Logie, Perthshire, Scotland