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Re: Places to visit
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 10 August 16 18:35 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the info and links.

I shall have to set aside a bit more time to revise my itinerary to make sure I can see as much as possible during my trip.

On a lighter note, the last time I was in the Aberdeenshire area, (during my basic training at Brig-o-Don) I was plagued by horseflies and rather large ones at that, what's the prognosis for the horsefly population these days?

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GJS
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Re: Places to visit
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 10 August 16 18:40 BST (UK) »
Archiestown is a village in the parish of Knockando. The parish kirk is a couple of miles further west, in the hamlet of Knockando. Do not confuse Knockando with Knockandhu, which is between Tomintoul and Dufftown. See http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/sct/MOR/Knockando
Also http://www.geograph.org.uk/gridref/NJ2344 and http://www.geograph.org.uk/gridref/NJ1941

Aberlour is a parish on the opposite side of the River Spey from Knockando. The village in the parish of Aberlour is officially named Charlestown of Aberlour but no-one actually calls it that. See http://www.abdnet.co.uk/genuki/BAN/Aberlour/index.html
Also http://www.geograph.org.uk/gridref/NJ2642 and http://www.geograph.org.uk/gridref/NJ2743

Rothes is a parish, including a town of the same name, next to Knockando and downriver from Aberlour. See http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/sct/MOR/Rothes
Also http://www.geograph.org.uk/gridref/NJ2749

Grange is a rural parish north and east of the town and parish of Keith. See http://www.abdnet.co.uk/genuki/BAN/Grange/index.html
Also http://www.geograph.org.uk/gridref/NJ4851

Cawdor is a parish including a village, with a castle, in Nairnshire, some 20 miles or so west. http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/sct/NAI/Cawdor
Also http://www.geograph.org.uk/gridref/NH8449

Lumsden is the largest village in the parish of Auchindoir and Kearn, south of Huntly. See http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/sct/ABD/Auchindoir/index.html
Also http://www.geograph.org.uk/gridref/NJ4721

Forres is a parish including a town of the same name, and Elgin is a parish including a town of the same name. Both are large enough to be shown on most road maps. See http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/sct/MOR/Forres and http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/sct/MOR/Elgin

New Machar is a parish including a village a few miles north-west of Aberdeen. See http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/sct/ABD/Newmachar/index.html
Also http://www.geograph.org.uk/gridref/NJ8819

Auchindoun is not the same as Auchindoir. It is a separate place in the parish of Mortlach, which is south of Rothes and Aberlour and includes the town of Dufftown. http://www.abdnet.co.uk/genuki/BAN/Mortlach/index.html
Also http://www.geograph.org.uk/gridref/NJ3540 and http://www.geograph.org.uk/gridref/NJ3437

If there are any other places, including individual farms, that you are trying to find, I can almost certainly help.
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Places to visit
« Reply #11 on: Friday 09 September 16 15:08 BST (UK) »
Many thanks to everyone who contributed, all the replies have given me a lot to work on and hopefully help me in my quest for more information about my forbears.
Troup & Lipp - Aberdeenshire and Banff, all dates
Hardie & Mackie - Moray, all dates
Smith - Moray, 1900s onward