Ardross History - Statistical Accounts

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Sir John Sinclair, Baronet of Ulbster in CaithnessSir John Sinclair, Baronet of Ulbster in Caithness standing in front of map of Ross and Cromarty


The Statistical Accounts

On the 25 May 179, Sir John Sinclair, Baronet of Ulbster in Caithness wrote to over nine hundred Parish ministers throughout Scotland asking them to contribute to a Statistical Inquiry by answering as best they could,a series of one hundred and sixty-six Queries respecting each Parish.

The New (or Second) Statistical Account of Scotland built on the previous work carried out by Sir John Sinclair for the First Statistical Accounts by including the knowledge of local doctors and schoolmasters. The Second Statistical Accounts were published between 1834 and 1845.
 

Ardross Parish was part of Alness Parish -


Old Statistical Account for the Parish of Alness (1790's) (County of Ross)
By the Rev. Mr Angus Bethune

New Statistical Account for the Parish of Alness (February1840), Presbytery of Dingwall, Synod of Ross.
By the Rev. Alexander Flyter, Minister



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