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"BUY. George Boy, mason at Dunkeld, 1511 (Rent. Dunk., p. 123). Mathow Bouie, brouster in Inverness, and Andrew Bluy (probably an error for Buy) was officer there, 1614 (Rec. Inv., n, p. 123,124). Donald Buy and Cathrin Buy in Inverness, 1616 (ibid., n, p. 146, 148). Donald Roy Buy in Petnadalloch, parish of Comrie, 1666 (Dunblane), and Allan Buy in Linlithgow, 1684 (RFC., 3. ser. x, p. 261). James Buie in Bellavrait, parish of Dollas, 1684 (Moray), Katherine Buy in Culcrieff, 1716 (Dunkeld), and John Buie was member of Huntly Volunteers, 1801 (WOl, p. 8). Perhaps from Gaelic buidhe, 'yellow,' pronounced buy.' BY. Local. Alicia de By, spouse of quondam William de Chemsyd or Chernysyd, burgess of Berwyk, made a gift of lands to the Hospital of Soltre c. 1250-70, and during the same period mention is made of Robert de By (Soltre, p. 31-32). Richard Bye of Aberdeen had a safe conduct to import salmon from Aberdeen to London, 1439 (Bain, rv, 1130). Janet Buy in Dunblane, 1657, and Donald Roy By in Petnadalloch, Comrie (Dunblane). The name of these last two may be from Gaelic buidhe, 'yellow.' "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Buy Genealogy

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