Keith-Hall and Kinkell


"KEITH-HALL-AND-KINKELL, a parish, in the district of Garioch, county of Aberdeen, 1 mile (E. by S.) from Inverury; containing 913 inhabitants. The former of these two districts was anciently called Montkeggie, a word of uncertain derivation; it assumed the present appellation after the larger part of it had come into the possession of Keith, Earl-Marischal of Scotland. . . The PARISH is separated from the parish of Inverury on the west by the river Urie, and from that of Kintore in the same quarter by the river Don, which streams unite about the centre of the western boundary. . . The canal from Inverury passes parallel to the Don, all the way, to [Aberdeen]. Pike, eels, and trout are found in both the above-mentioned streams, and salmon are also taken in the Urie. In rainy seasons they overflow their banks, especially the Don, and occasion much damage to the neighbouring crops. Ecclesiastically the parish is in the presbytery of Garioch, synod of Aberdeen, and in the patronage of the Earl of Kintore: the minister's salary is £217, with a manse, and a glebe of 25 acres, valued a £30 per annum. The church was built in 1771, and accommodates 600 person with sittings. The Society of Friends have a place of worship at Kinrauck, attached to which is a cemetery. The parochial school affords instruction in Latin and geography, with all the elementary branches; the master has a salary of £30, with a house, and £15 fees. . . More"
[From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland (1851) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]



A book of monumental inscriptions for this parish is available from the Aberdeen & NE Scotland FHS.


Church Records

Presbytery of Garioch - Synod of Aberdeen

Here are details of the Birth, Marriage and Death records for this parish, available on the OPR films.

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Description & Travel

Here is a detailed description of the parish, written in 1875.

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This parish appears on sheet 38 of the OS Landranger Series, and on sheets 214 & 215 of the OS Pathfinder Series.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NJ807202 (Lat/Lon: 57.271862, -2.321987), Keith-Hall and Kinkell which are provided by:


Names, Geographical

Here is a list of place names in the parish.



A booklet containing extracts from the 1696 Poll Book for this parish is available from the Aberdeen & NE Scotland FHS.