Bartholomew Map of Ellon 1933

Bartholomew Map of Ellon 1933

Bartholomew Map of Ellon and Surrounding Areas

Extract from the JG Bartholomew & Son, Half-Inch to the Mile maps of Scotland, 1926-1935. Showing Ellon and the surrounding areas, including Ardgrain. This colour map was first published in 1933.  Read more » 

Gibb Map of Ellon 1858 (detailed)

Gibb Map of Ellon 1858 (detailed)

Gibb Map of Ellon

Extract from the 1858 Gibb map of the North-Eastern districts of Aberdeenshire.  A wider view shows Ellon and the surrounding areas.  Read more » 

Gordon Map of Ellon 1640 (detailed)

Gordon Map of Ellon 1640 (detailed)

Gordon Map of Ellon

Detailed view of the Gordon map, dating from 1640. Ardgrain is shown to the north of Ellon. Note the barony symbol beside Ardgrain, which distinguishes it from the normal sites. A wider view shows more of the Formartine area.  Read more » 

Bartholomew Map of Ellon 1912 (detailed)

Bartholomew Map of Ellon 1912 (detailed)

Bartholomew Map of Ellon

Extract from J.G. Bartholomew's 'Survey Atlas of Scotland', 1912, centred on Ellon and showing Ardgrain towards the top of the map. A wider view of Formartine shows a larger area of the map, including Udney, Newburgh and Foveran.  Read more » 

The Slaughter of Watertown

Not long after constructing Ardgrain, the Kennedies became embroiled in a bitter land dispute, which later became locally known as the slaughter of Watertown.

 

Clan Rivalry

Thomas Forbes, whose stately mansion with courtyards and stables was built beside the Ythan river to the east of Ellon, was in his middle years, with nine sons and daughters. John Kennedy, the hereditary constable of Aberdeen (this title tied to the Ardgrain site some years earlier) was the latest of a long line of Kennedies of Ellon.  Read more » 

Service on Ardgrain (1677)

Text abridged from Libri Actorum Curiae Vicecomitatus de Aberdeen MS.

Taken from Antiquities of the Shires of Aberdeen and Banff (Vol III) 1857 - Page 37.  Read more » 

The will of Robert Innes (1534)

Ancient texts taken from the Charter Chest at Ellon describing the Ardgrain lands in 1534

Taken from Antiquities of the Shires of Aberdeen and Banff (Vol III) 1857 - Page 33.  Read more » 

Letter by John Allerdes on the lands of Ardgrane (1485)

Ancient texts describing the lands of Ardgrain in 1495

Taken from Antiquities of the Shires of Aberdeen and Banff (Vol III) 1857 - Page 32.  Read more » 

Assigning the Ardgrain lands to Alexander Irvin (1422)

Ancient texts taken from the Charter Chest at Drum, describing the Ardgrain lands in 1422

Taken from Antiquities of the Shires of Aberdeen and Banff (Vol III) 1857 - Page 31.  Read more »