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PUBLICATIONS LIST 1st March 2021

 Moray


THE LANDS AND PEOPLE OF MORAY

BRUCE B BISHOP FSA Scot



A series which studies, Parish by Parish, the History and People of the Baronies, Estates and Lands of Morayshire prior to 1850.


A chronological list of many of the residents of each estate has been compiled from the Kirk Session Records, Estate Records, Parish Registers, and any other available documentation, together with sketch maps or copies of early plans of each area.



Titles currently available:



Part 1    The Parish of Elgin west of the River Lossie, 

    Including Inverlochty, Mosstowie, Pittendreich,

    Manbeen, Auchtertyre, Miltonduff and Pluscarden.

    64pp. ISBN 0-9539369-0-2. £5.00

Part 2    The Northern part of the Parish of Spynie, including Westfield, Quarrywood, Findrassie, Myreside and Spynie. 66pp. ISBN 0-9539369-1-0. £5.00

Part 3.    The Southern part of the Parish of Spynie, including Aldroughty, Sheriffmill, Morriston, Borough Briggs and Bishopmill. 54pp. ISBN 0-9539369-2-9. £5.00

Part 4.    The Parish of Elgin east of the River Lossie, including Thornhill, Clackmarras, Longmorn, Ashgrove, Maisondieu, Bilbohall and Mayne.  60pp. ISBN 0-9539369-5-3. £5.00

Part 5.    The Royal Burgh of ELgin Prior to 1600, including lists of known residents.  61pp. ISBN 0-9539369-9-6. £5.00

Part 6.     The Royal Burgh of ELGIN in the 17th century, 

    including lists of known residents. 81pp.

    ISBN 0-9542161-0-5. £6.00

Part 7.     The Royal Burgh of Elgin in the 18th century, 

    including lists of known residents.  73pp.

    ISBN 0-9542161-1-3. £6.00

Part 8.    The Royal Burgh of Elgin in the early 19th century, 

    including lists of known residents.     68pp.

    ISBN 0-9542161-2-1. £6.00

Part 9.    The North and West of the Parish of St. Andrews-Lhanbryde, comprising the former St. Andrews 

Parish including Kirkhill, Linkwood, Newmill, Pitgaveny, Inchbroom, Barmuckity and Calcots.

    84pp. ISBN 0-9542161-6-4. £6.00

Part 10.    The South and East of the Parish of St. Andrews-Lhanbryde, comprising the former Langbride Parish including the village of Lhanbryde, Coxton, 

Cotts, Sheriffston, Pittensair, Cranloch and Teindland.

    54pp. ISBN 0-9542161-5-6. £5.00

Part 11.    The Eastern Part of the Parish of Drainie, comprising Lossiemouth, Stotfield, Kinneddar and Aikenhead. 90pp. ISBN 0-9542161-8-0. £6.00

Part 12.    The Western Part of the Parish of Drainie, comprising Gordonstoun, Covesea, Ettles, Drainie, Salterhill, etc. 90pp. ISBN 0-9542161-9-9. £6.00

Part 13.    The Parish of Urquhart, comprising Innes, Leuchars, Urquhart, Cotts, Meft, Maverstoun etc. 88pp. ISBN 0-9546015-0-5. £6.00

Part 14.    The Northern part of the Parish of Speymouth, including the villages of Garmouth, Essil and Kingston. 64pp. ISBN 0-9546015-2-1. £6.00

Part 15. The Southern part of the Parish of Speymouth, including Dipple, Mosstodloch, Stynie Cowfords and Orbliston.  50pp.ISBN 0-9546015-3-X. £5.00 

Part 16. The South and West of the Parish of Bellie, including Fochabers, Gordon Castle, Bellie Old Church, Bogmoor, Byres and Ordiquish. 66pp

    ISBN 0-9546015-5-6. £6.00

Part 17. The North and East of the Parish of Bellie, including Spey Bay, Dallachy, Auchenreath, Auchenhalrig, Tynet, Chapelford and the Braes of Enzie. 74pp. ISBN 0-9546015-6-4. £6.00

Part 18.    The South and East of the Parish of Duffus, including Duffus, Burnside, Shempston, Keam, Unthank and Inchkeil. 84pp ISBN 0-9546015-8-0. £6.00

Part 19.  The North and West of the Parish of Duffus

    including Roseisle, Burghead,  Cummingstown 

and Hopeman. 68pp. ISBN 0-9546015-9-9. £6.00

Part 20.  The South and East of the Parish of Alves

including Alves, Newton, Ardgye, Cloves etc.  74pp.

    ISBN 0-9549624-1-9. £6.00

Part 21.    The North and West of the Parish of Alves, including Earnside, Coltfield, Hempriggs and Milton Brodie. 52pp. ISBN 0-9549624-2-7. £6.00

Part 22. The Parish of Kinloss, including Findhorn, Kinloss, and Grange. 66pp, ISBN 0-9549624-6-X. £6.00

Part 23.    The Parish of Birnie, including Hillhead, Kirktoun, Dykeside, Thomshill and Rashcrook. 70pp

    ISBN 0-9549624-8-6. £6.00

Part 24.     The Parish of Rafford, including Burgie, Blervie, Altyre and Rafford. 76pp,     ISBN 0-9549624-9-4. £6.00

Part 25.    The Parish of Dallas, including Craigmill, Dallas, Kellas and Craigroy. 84pp, ISBN 0-9553536-1-0. £6.00

Part 26.    The Burgh and Parish of Forres, from earliest times to 1675. 68pp. ISBN 978-0-9553536-4-2. £6.00

Part 27.    The Burgh and Parish of Forres, from 1675 to 1750. 72pp. ISBN 978-0-9553536-5-9. £6.00

Part 28.    The Burgh and Parish of Forres, from 1750 to 1800. 72pp. ISBN 978-0-9553536-7-3. £6.00

Part 29.    The Burgh and Parish of Forres, from 1800 to 1850, 94pp, ISBN 978-0-9553536-9-6, £6.00 

Part 30.  The Parish of Dyke & Moy prior to 1750.

    82pp, ISBN 978-0-9557032-5-6, £6.00

Part 31.  The Parish of Dyke and Moy 1750 – 1850.

    65pp, ISBN 978-0-9557032-7-0, £6.00

Part 32.  The Parish of Dundurcas, now part of Rothes and Boharm parishes, prior to 1782. 67pp

    ISBN 978-0-9557032-9-4, £6.00

Part 33.    The Parish of Rothes prior to the annexation of Dundurcas in 1782. 68pp, ISBN 978-0-9558935-2-0, £6.00

Part 34.    The Parish of Rothes from 1782 to 1850.

    84pp, ISBN 978-0-9558935-3-7, £6.00

Part 35.    The Parish of Knockando.

    88pp. ISBN 978-0-9558935-6-8, £6.00

Part 36.    The Parish of Edinkillie.

    100pp, ISBN 978-0-9558935-9-9, £6.00

Part 37.    The Parish of Cromdale, Advie & Inverallan. 72pp, ISBN 978-0-9561937-1-1, £6.00




Also in the Lands and People of Moray series:


Other Moray Books


Elgin’s Closes. An illustrated study of the Closes, Wynds 

and Alleyways of the Burgh of Elgin. 68pp.

ISBN 0-9542161-3-X. £5.00

A Moray Miscellany, some short essays on local history.

Bruce B Bishop. 60pp. ISBN 0-9549624-4-3. £5.00

WITCHCRAFT TRIALS before the Kirk Session and Presbytery

of Elgin, and from other sources, 1560-1734.  32pp. 

ISBN 0-9539369-3-7. £4.00

The History of the Old Church and Churchyard of 

Bellie. Illustrated. Compiled by Bruce B. Bishop

for The Friends of Bellie Churchyard. 64pp.

 ISBN 0-9546015-7-2. £5.00

Miscellaneous Records for the Parish of Knockando.

Mortcloth and Death Records 1783-1845, Poor Roll Admissions, Distribution of food 1783, Roll of Communicants of Free Church 1844. 35pp, ISBN 978-0-9558935-5-1, £4.50


Population Listings

Population Listings for the Parish of Dallas, Morayshire, 1689, 1777 and the 1811 census.  Compiled by Bruce B Bishop. 60pp. ISBN 0-9539369-6-1. £5.00

Population Listings for the Parish of Knockando, Morayshire, including 1835 List of persons in every family in the parish. .Compiled by Bruce B Bishop. 48pp. ISBN 0-9549624-0-0, £5.00



Death and Burial Records


Mortcloth Dues and Miscellaneous Death records for the

Parishes of Spynie (1732-1749, 1755-1760), Drainie (1712-1832), St. Andrews-Lhanbryde (1632-1837), and Urquhart (1832-1845). Compiled by Bruce B Bishop. 38pp. ISBN 0-9542161-7-2. £4.50

Interment Records for Knockando Churchyard 1841-

1873, compiled by Bruce B Bishop. 35pp. ISBN 9780955353666, £4.50

18th and 19th Century Burial records for the Churchyard of 

Birnie, compiled by Bruce B Bishop, 42pp

ISBN 0-9549624-7-8. £5.00

Pre-1855 Death Records for the Parishes of Dyke & Moy

and Edinkillie, including OPR and Mortcloth Records, compiled by Bruce B. Bishop. 64pp. ISBN 978-0-9557032-1-8, £5.00

Pre-1855 Death Records for the Parishes of  Dundurcas 

 and Rothes, including OPR and Mortcloth 

 Records, compiled by Bruce B. Bishop. 44pp. ISBN

 9780955703249, £5.00




Banffshire 

BANFFSHIRE, THE PEOPLE AND THE LANDS 

BRUCE B BISHOP FSA Scot



A series which studies, Parish by Parish, the History and People of the Baronies, Estates and Lands of Banffshire prior to 1850.  


A chronological list of many of the residents of each estate has been compiled from the Kirk Session Records, Estate Records, Parish Registers, and any other available documentation, together with sketch maps or copies of early plans of each area.



Titles currently available:


Part 1.    The Parish of Keith prior to 1775. 86pp. 

ISBN 978-0-9561937-6-6. £6.00

Part 2.    The Parish of Keith from 1775 to 1850. 105pp. 

ISBN 978-0-9561937-7-3, £6.00

Part 3.    The Parish of Boharm prior to 1750.  70pp

ISBN 978-0-9564490-2-3, £6.00

Part 4     The Parish of Boharm from 1750-1850.  84pp

ISBN 978-0-9564 490-3-0, £6.00

Part 5     The Parish of Rathven prior to 1750.  70pp

ISBN 978-0-9564490-6-1, £6.00

Part 6     The Parish of Rathven from 1750-1850.  84pp

ISBN 978-0-9564490-7-8, £6.00

Part 7    The Parish of Botriphnie prior to 1850. 100pp

    ISBN 978-0-9566780-3-6, £6.00

Part 8    The Parish of Aberlour prior to 1775. 84pp. ISBN 978-0-9566780-5-8. £6.00

Part 9    The Parish of Aberlour from 1775 – 1850. 71pp. ISBN 978-0-9566780-6-5. £6.00

Part 10    The Parish of INVERAVON prior to 1750. 92pp, 

ISBN 978-0-9570531-0-6, £6.00

Part 11    The Parish of INVERAVON from 1750-1850. 110 pp, ISBN 978-0-9570531-1-3, £6.00

Part 12    The Parish of MORTLACH prior to 1750. 65 pp, 

    ISBN 978-0-9570531-4-4, £6.00

Part 13    The Parish of MORTLACH from 1750-1850. 72 pp,

    ISBN 978-0-9570531-5-1, £6.00

Part 14    The Parish of KIRKMICHAEL (TOMINTOUL) prior to 1850. 82pp, ISBN 978-0-9570531-9-9, £6.00

Part 15    The Parish of GRANGE prior to 1725. 92pp, ISBN 978-0-9573737-1-6, £6.00

Part 16    The Parish of GRANGE 1725-1850. 92pp, ISBN 978-0-9573737-2-3, £6.00

Part 17    The Parish of CULLEN prior to 1750. 93pp

     £6.00

Part 18    The Parish of CULLEN 1750-1850. 82pp

£6.00

Part 19    The Parish of FORDYCE prior to 1750. 58pp

    £6.00

Part 20    The Parish of FORDYCE 1750-1850. 72pp

    £6.00


Due to the Coronavirus restrictions the more recent

publications are not yet available in hard copy, but are 

all available electronically in pdf format.


Part 21    The Parish of ORDIQUHILL prior to 1850. 56pp

    Available electronically as pdf only £4.50

    Hard copy available later in 2021

Part 22    The Parish of MARNOCH prior to 1850. 56pp

    Available electronically as pdf only £4.50

    Hard copy available later in 2021

Part 23    The Parish of DESKFORD prior to 1850. 85pp

    Available electronically as pdf only £4.50

    Hard copy available later in 2021    

Part 24    The Parish of BOYNDIE prior to 1850. 63pp

    Available electronically as pdf only £4.50

    Hard copy available later in 2021

Part 25    Parish of BANFF prior to 1850. 80pp

    Available electronically as pdf only £4.50

    Hard copy available later in 2021

Part 26    Parish of MACDUFF, GAMRIE & DOWN

    Prior to 1850. 88pp

    Available electronically as pdf only £4.50

    Hard copy available later in 2021

Part 27    Parish of ALVAH prior to 1850, 68pp

    Available electronically as pdf only £4.50

    Hard copy available later in 2021



Death and Burial Records


Pre-1855 Death Records for the Parishes of Keith, including

OPR and Mortcloth Records, compiled by Bruce B. Bishop. 82pp. ISBN 978-0-9561937-8-0, £6.00

Pre-1855 Death Records for the Parishes of Boharm and 

Botriphnie, including OPR and Mortcloth Records, compiled by Bruce B. Bishop. 34pp. ISBN 978-0-9561937-9-7, £5.00

Pre-1855 Death Records for the Parish of Rathven, including OPR and Mortcloth Records, compiled by Bruce B. Bishop. 56pp. ISBN 978-0-9564490-9-2, £6.00

Pre-1855 Death Records for the Parish of Aberlour,

compiled by Bruce B. Bishop. 47pp. ISBN 978-0-9566780-4-1. £5.00

Pre-1838 Death Records for the Parishes of MORTLACH and 

INVERAVON, compiled by Bruce B. Bishop. 50pp. ISBN 978-0-9570531-3-7.  £5.00

Pre-1855 Death Records for the Parish of GRANGE, compiled

 by Bruce B. Bishop. 46pp. ISBN 978-0-9573737-4-7.

 £5.00

Pre-1855 Death Records for the Parishes of CULLEN,     FORDYCE & DESKFORD, compiled by Bruce B.     Bishop. 95pp. ISBN 978-0-9573737-5-4. £6.00

Pre-1855 Death Records for the Parish of BANFF, including     OPR and Mortcloth Records, compiled by Bruce B.     Bishop. 31pp

    Available electronically as pdf only £4.50

    Hard copy available later in 2021

Pre-1855 Death Records for the Parish of ALVAH, including     OPR and Mortcloth Records, compiled by Bruce B.     Bishop. 12pp

    Available electronically as pdf only £2.50

    Hard copy available later in 2021


Other Banffshire Records


Marriage Proclamations from the Kirk Session Minutes, Parish 

of Boharm. Most of these events are not recorded in the OPRs, and therefore not on the IGI or ScotlandsPeople. Compiled by Bruce B Bishop ISBN 978-0-9564490-1-6, £4.50

Marriage contracts from the Kirk Session Minutes, Parish of

MORTLACH, 1624-1730. These events are not recorded in the OPRs, and therefore not on the IGI or ScotlandsPeople. Compiled by Bruce B. Bishop. 50pp. ISBN 978-0-9570531-3-7.  £5.00


Other Banffshire Publications


A Parish Divided. The story of Religious Conflict in the parish 

    of Rathven and the surrounding areas in the 17th and 

    18th centuries. 92pp

    Available electronically as pdf only £4.50

Other publications from

J & B Bishop


It Wisnae me, Mister!. Tales of life as a Prisoner of War during

the Second World War, by Charles Muirhead, edited by Bruce B Bishop. 20pp. ISBN 0-9539369-4-5. £2.50

Scottish Population Listings prior to the 1841 census. The

Parish of Dalkeith, Midlothian, 1811 and 1821 censuses and the 1831 list of Communicants of the Established Church. Compiled by Bruce B Bishop. 84pp. ISBN 0-9542161-4-8. £6.00

Scottish Population Listings prior to the 1841 census. The

Parish of DALKEITH, Midlothian, the 1834 population list. Compiled by Bruce B Bishop.  On CD, £7.50




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All of these Titles may be obtained from


The Scottish Genealogy Society, 15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh

ANESFHS, 158-164 King Street Aberdeen AB24 5BD


or they may be ordered direct from the publishers

J & B Bishop, 4 Williams Grove, Dunnikier Park, Kirkcaldy, Fife KY1 3ND

adding postage and packing per book as follows:


UK 2nd Class £1.90. Rest of the World Air Mail £5.00


Postage rates will vary for larger orders


Sterling Cheques or Bank Drafts payable to “Bruce B Bishop”.

Prices correct at 1st January 2021


They can also be ordered as a pdf, priced at £4.50 unless otherwise specified, by emailing your order to

jmnbb.bishop@gmail.com.


Payment instructions will be sent on receipt of your order



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