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"AUCHTERLONIE, AUCHTEHLONY, OCHTERI.ONIB, OCHTERLONY, OUCHTERLONY. S Surnames of old families in Angus, derived from the lands of Auchterlonie near Forfar. John of Othirlony exchanged with Walter, son of Turpin his lands of Othirlony for those of Kenny c. 1226-39 (RAA., i, p. 262-263). Wauter de Oghterloveny of the county of Fyfe who rendered homage in 1296 (Bain, n, p. 209) is said in Nisbet to be Auchterlonie of that Ilk. William of Ochterlowny was one of the assize on the marches of Woodwrae in 1388 (Bamff, p. 22). Alexander de Uchtirlowny was a charter witness in Perth in 1410 (RMS., i, 927), Thomas de Ochtirlony a charter witness in Dundee in 1430 (HP., n, p. 164), and David Ochterlovnie witnessed an instrument of the procurator of Brechin in 1457 (REB., n, 140). William Auchterlouny de Kellie was sheriff of Forfar in 1514 (SCM., v, p. 291), Eduard Auchtirlonye sat as sheriff-depute at Cupar in 1518 (SCBF., p. 136), and David Auchterlonyng was admitted burgess of Glasgow as servitor to the marquis of Hamilton in 1627 (Burgesses). The Ochterlonies of Kintrockat and the Ochterlonies of Pitforthy (in Ayrshire) are descended from the Auchterlonies of Kelly. Auchtirlony 1585, Auchterloney 1672, Aughterlonie 1639, Ochirlony 1512, Ochthorlony 1511, Ochtirlony 1451, Ochtyrlowny 1395, Ouchterlovnie 1454, Ouchtirlovny 1409, Ouchterlowny 1535, Ouchtirlowny 1502, Oughterlonie 1688, Wchtirlowny 1461, and (undated) Achterlonie, Ouchterlone, Ouchterlonie, Ouchterlony, Ochterlonie, Oughterlonie. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)
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