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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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