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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Abdie Churchyard In Scotland

Abdie Cemetery, Churchyard, in North Fife, Scotland, is near Newburgh and Grange of Lindores. Many interesting burial stones including; Alexander Bethune, John Bethune, and Sir Frederick Lewis Maitland, plus pictish stones. Abdie means: (ab-di) Lands belonging to the Abbacy of Lindores. The church dates from at least 1242 when it was dedicated by David de Bernham, Bishop of St. Andrews. An interesting minister of Abdie was Sir Andrew Murray (1597-1644) whom Charles I (1625-49) created Lord Balvaird apparently to annoy the Presbyterians who thought that the minister was too moderate in his views. He also inherited the title of Lord Stormont and from him are descended the Earls of Mansfield whose ancestral home is Scone Palace near Perth.. The Old Parish Of Abdie.

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