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PARISH OF SPYNIE.
Named from the Loch, of Spynie, situated in the parish. It is often called
" Quarry wood," from being in the vicinity of the old castle of Quarrywood. It ex-
tends to four miles in length, by two in breadth, and is situated on the north side of
the river Lossie, adjoining Elgin.
POPULATION" IN 1861.
Landward District .
Families.
107
278
Males.
261
502
Females.
257
580
Total.
518
1082
Total.
380
763
837
1600
Heritors— The Earl of Fife ; the Earl of Seafleld ; Hugh Maclean of Westfield ;
and the Trustees of the late J. 0. Todd of Findrassie.
Patron — Lindsay Carnegie of Spynie.
Minister— The Rev. John Kyd, PhD. ; ordained 1852. Stipend ninety-one bolls
of meal, ninety one bolls of barley, vicarage £5 8s. 3d., and allowance for a grass glebe
.£8, with Manse and Glebe of six acres.
Parochial School — Teacher — Rev. John Skeen ; salary, £50 with Lick Bequest
allowance, Government Grant, school fees, &c, and a free House and allowance for a
Garden.
Bishopmill School — A General Assembly's School ; fine new school and school-
house ; presently vacant ; expected to be made a second parish school.
Parochial Board — For Heritors — Alexander Lawson, Oldmills, factor for the Earl
of Fife (Chairman) ; Peter Brown, Linkwood, for the Earl of Seafleld ; James Geddes,
Orbliston, factor for H. Maclean, of Westfield and Trustees of the late J. O. Todd of
Findrassie ; Alexander Cooper, writer, Elgin, for Admiral Duff 's Trustees ; Robert
Young, writer, Elgin ; John Mitchell, wood merchant, Garmouth ; J. A. Longmore,
of Deanshaugh ; H. W. Gordon, the Knoll ; Peter Smith, dyer, Bishopmill ; Win.
Lamb, Bishopmill ; James Allan, shoemaker, Bishopmill ; James Smith, sen.,
Bishopmill ; and Alexander Forsyth, house carpenter, Bishopmill. For Kirk-
Session— Messrs John Reid, Loanhead, and Francis Eyvel, Findrassie. For Rate-
payers — Messrs Eric Gilzean, Rosebrae, and Alexander Petrie, Kintrae.
Rates of Asessment — On houses above £10 annual value, Is. Hd. per pound on rent
by proprietor, and Is. ljd. per pound on rent by tenant ; on land, and also houses,
under £10 rent, 8d. per pound rent by proprietor, and 8d., per pound rent by tenant ;
a deduction of ten per cent, on rental allowed proprietors of houses for repairs.
Amount of Assessment — £459
Inspector and Collector — John Milne, accountant, Elgin.
Railway Station — Elgin.
Freestone Quarries — Bishopmill and Spynie Quarries— Eric Anderson ; Loch
Laverock Quarries— Peter Cumming ; Hospital Quarries — Mr. Murray.
Limeworlcs — Linksfield — Dr. Ross.
Post Office— Elgin, with sub office at Quarrywood. Post leaves Elgin at 6 a.m., and
delivers letters at Quarrywood about half an-hour thereafter. In returning to Elgin
he passes Quarrywood about 4 p.m.
DIRECTORY FOR SPYNIE.
Brown, John, farmer, Findrassie
Cooper, John A., farmer, Spynie
Cruickshank, John, farmer, Rosehaugh
Clark, Isaac, farmer, Knockbrae
Dunbar, Win., farmer, Loanhead
Eyvel, F., farmer, Findrassie
Grigor, Wm., farmer, Findrassie
Gilzean, Eric, farmer, Rosebrae
Gilzean, Mrs., farmer, Kintrae
Harry wood, Wm., tailor, Quarrywood
Kyd, Rev. John, Ph. D., minister
Murray, Hugh, builder, Sheriffmill
Mitchell, John, postmaster, Quarrywood
M'Lean, Hugh, of Westeldfi
Priest, W. M., Morayshire Tile Works,
Lochside
Petrie, Alex., farmer, Kintrae
Russell, Mrs., farmer, Myreside
Robb, James, Westfield
Robb, James, farmer, Findrassie
Reid, John, farmer, Loanhead
Skeen, Rev. John, Parochial School
Smith, James, farmer, Woodlands
Stephen, Alex., tea-dealer, Sheriffmill
Turnbull, Dr W., farmer, Aldroughty
Walker, Wm., farmer, Kintrae
Watson, George, farmer, Myreside

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