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"ABERCHIRDER, ABEBJORDEH. From the old barony of Aberkirder in the parish of Mamoch, Banffshire. Johan de Aberkerthe or Aberkerthor of the county of Banff rendered homage in 1296 (Bain, n, p. 211). In 1329 provision of a canonry and prebend in Brechin was made to Walter de Abirkerdore and ten years later a dispensation was granted to David de Abirkirhourd to hold a benefice (Pap. Lett., n, p. 288, 544). Vosualdus de Aberkerdor, burgess of Elgin, witnessed a grant to the church of Murray in 1343 (REM., p. 290). Archibald de Aberkerthore forfeited half of the land of Bengouer in West Lothian (Bain, m, p. 342), and in 1370 John Aberchirder took part in a murderous assault on John de Cairdyn (Leslie, i, p. 71). Sir John of Abyrkerdor resigned the chancellery of Caithness in 1390 (REM., p. 203, 324), David de Aberkerdor, burgess of Donde, witnessed a grant made by Alexander de Moravie of Culbyn and Newtone to another burgess of the same town dated at Scone in 1391 (RMS., i, 834), and in the same year King Robert m confirmed a grant to David de Abirkedor by William Angus, abbot of the monastery of Londons (ibid., 852). Johannes de Aberkerdor, vicar of Elgyn, appears in several deeds relating to Moray between the years 1388 and 1399 (REM., p. 213, 324, 328, 351), David de Abbukerdor witnessed a resignation by Thomas Strachan of Glenkindy in 1406 (SCM., v, p. 254), and Walter de Abirkerdor possessed a tenement in Dundee in 1442-43 (REB., i, 92; Charters and writs of Dundee, p. 20). David Aberkeldor was temporary provost of Dundee in 1463 (RMS., n, 768), and in 1467 George and David Aberkerdo were commissioners to parliament for the same burgh (APS., n, p. 89). David of Aberkirdach was among those who were slain on the earl of Huntly's side in a conflict with the earl of Crawfurd at the gates of Arbroath in January, 1446 (A Short chron. of the reign of James the Second, p. 38), Alexander Abirkeirdour was a follower of Campbell of Lundy in 1529 (RSS., n, 59), Alexander Abirkerdour had precept of a charter of the Legisland in the regality of Kerymure in 1528 (ibid., i, 3989), and in 1531 there is recorded the escheat of Alexander Abirkeirdo in Angus (ibid., n, 1026). Aberkeredoure 1312. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)
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