CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 2722
TitleFamilies of Loutit, Abercrombie and Harvey: genealogical papers
Date1738 - 1966
Extent2 boxes (0.66 linear metres)
Creator NameLoutit; Reverend John Smeaton (1848-1912); minister, Foveran; genealogist.
Loutit; John Harvey (1884-1968); 2nd Lieutenant, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders; genealogist.
Administrative HistoryThe name Loutit was originally Loutfoot or Lutfoot. John Smeaton Loutit was born in Kincardine-on-Forth in 1848 and educated at Glasgow University. He was licenced in 1873 and served as a missionary at Blackburn (Livingston), then as an assistant in parishes in Stirling and Comrie. He was ordained to New Pitsligo in 1875 and moved to Foveran parish, Aberdeenshire, in 1880, but was killed in a car accident in 1912. His son, John Harvey Loutit, was born in Foveran in 1884. He served in the First World War as 2nd Lieutenant in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, and received the Military Cross and the Croix de Guerre. After the war he worked at the North of Scotland College of Agriculture, which later became part of the University of Aberdeen. He died in 1968.
SourceThese papers were bequeathed to Aberdeen University Library in July 1969 by John Harvey Loutit (1884-1968), Aberdeen, and were collected by himself and by his father, Reverend John Smeaton Loutit (1848-1912), Manse of Foveran.
DescriptionCollection of genealogical notes, charts, correspondence, copies of birth and marriage certificates and other papers regarding the families of Loutit (earlier L(o)utfoot), Abercrombie and Harvey (or Hervey), 1738-1966 (mainly c. 1912). They also concern the families or surnames of Abernethy, Cunningham, Currie, Given (or Goven), Kelder, Lumsden and Turing. Also includes sketches of arms which J. S. Loutit sought to register at the Lyon Court, and of book plates designed for him.
AppraisalThis material has been appraised in line with normal procedures.
AccrualsNone expected.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThe records are available subject to the signed acceptance of the Department's access conditions.
Physical DescriptionNo physical conditions affecting use of collection.
NA16388Loutit family; family
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