The parish of King Edward is nowadays reckoned as belonging to Aberdeenshire, and the main article about it will therefore be found among the GENUKI Aberdeenshire pages. However, before the major re-alignment of parish and county boundaries which came into effect on 15th May 1891, a detached part of the parish (and of the county of Aberdeen) lay within the overall boundaries of Banffshire. The remaining articles on this page give details.
Until 1st May 1891, a small detached part of the parish of King Edward (and of the county of Aberdeen) lay within the overall boundaries of Banffshire, surrounded by the parishes of Banff, Alvah and Gamrie. On that date, this detached portion was transferred from the parish of King Edward to the Banffshire parish of Alvah. Although it affects only a small number of places, this change does have implications for the civil Registers of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, and for the Census. People in the affected locations will disappear from the records for King Edward, Aberdeenshire, and will re-surface in the records for Alvah, Banffshire. Records for other parish/county-based authorities such as the Poor Law may also be affected.
You can view a comprehensive Gazetteer list of places affected. This includes placenames culled from the Ordnance Survey "Explorer" (1:25000) map, the 1896 Ordnance Survey 1" map, the 1841, 1851 and 1861 Census and Thomson's "Atlas of Scotland" (1832).
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