CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 2736
TitleMoir Family of Stoneywood and Scotstown, Aberdeenshire: papers
Date1831 - 1922
Extent1 box (0.33 linear metres)
Creator NameMoir family of Stoneywood, Aberdeenshire (fl 1831 - 1922)
Moir family of Scotstown, Aberdeenshire (fl 1831 - 1922)
Administrative HistoryFor an account of the family see A. L. Moir, 'Moir Genealogy and collateral lines' (Lowell, Mass.: A. L. Moir, 1913) and A. J. M. Gill, 'The Families of Moir and Byres' (Edinburgh: Scott and Ferguson, 1885).
SourceGifted to the University in November 1969 by Mrs B. W. Fagan (nee Moir) of Dorset, through the offices of the Dorset County Archivist.
DescriptionSmall collection of papers of, and relating to, the Moir families of Stoneywood and Scotstown, Aberdeenshire. The collection, which was compiled chiefly by William Moir (b. 1855), son of John Forbes Moir (1821-1890) and Moira Waring (1828-1897), contains biographical information relating to members of the Moir families and collateral lines in the nineteenth century which is not given in the two printed histories of the Moirs (see Administrative History, above). It comprises a volume of poetry by John F. Moir, 1831-1842; a 'Plan of the Estate of Park lying in the parish of Drumoak and the Counties of Aberdeen and Kincardine', 1835, with plan and elevation of house, printed list of farms, tenants, land use and acreages; an envelope, extract from Bible (with date of marriage of John Forbes Moir and Moira Waring and dates of birth of children), and baptismal certificate of William Moir, 19th century; photographs of William Moir, 1857 and c. 1880; notes on history of family of Moir, c. 1908; handwritten account, mainly personal recollections, of Moirs of Scotstown by William Moir, 1914, including details of society in 19th century Aberdeen and Ceylon; genealogy of the Waring and Rabinel families, 1890 and early 20th century; genealogy of the Moirs of 'Stonywood' and 'Scotston' by G[wen] Moir, 1913.
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 DescriptionWith the exception of the estate-plan (MS 2736/2) the records are in good condition.
Related MaterialPapers of the Moir family of Peterhead, 1688-1857 (MS 2909/1-7)
Papers relating to the history and genealogy of the Gill family and the Moir family (deposited by A.M. Gill) (MS 2841)
Papers of James Skene of Rubislaw (1775 - 1864), artist and antiquarian, second son of Jean Moir of Stoneywood and George Skene of Rubislaw, 1800 - 1830 (MS 2720).
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