Transcripts and papers of Dean William Leslie Christie

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Transcripts of baptism, marriage and burial registers for parishes within the diocese 1712-1919; transcripts of Presbyterian records: presbyteries of Mearns / Fordoune, 1662-1719, Kirk of Session of Fetteresso, 1640-1876; transcripts of Episcopal records for the Diocese of Aberdeen, 1783-1800, Stonehaven, 1737-1751, Turriff 1776-1817, Diocese of Brechin 1744-1929, Dundee 1757-1829, St. Paul's Seagate (Dundee) 1739-1765, English Chapel, Dundee 1749-1831, St. Peter's Episcopal Chapel, Montrose, 1718-1842, Episcopal Synod of Dunblane 1735-1743, Synod of Dunkeld, 1743-1831, Episcopal Meeting House in Perth, 1739-1745; transcripts of diaries and journals of James Guthrie, Minister of Arbirlot, and his son 1612-1681, Rev. John Hunter, Episcopal Minister in Shetland 1734-1745, Robert Lees, fisherman, 1809-, Mary (or May) Edwards (daughter of Robert Edwards, farmer at Broombank, Drumlithie): 1765-1887; transcript of papers in the Episcopal Chest, mainly letters 1688-1880; transcripts from Bishop Robert Forbes' Folio Book 1770-1772; notes on the history of the Episcopal church, the diocese, congregations and clergy, including genealogical and local history notes, with related transcripts c.1315-1927; biographical notes on 17th and 18th century Episcopal clergy from various MS and printed sources; scrapbooks, files and newscutting books 1874-1930.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dean Christie was born in 1858, the son of the Reverend William Christie, the incumbent of Fochabers and Dean of Moray. He was educated at Aberdeen University and Edinburgh Theological College, being ordained in 1881. Following curacies at Leith, and Hornsey, London, he became the incumbent of Stonehaven in 1890, where he remained until his death in 1931. He was examining chaplain to the Bishop of Brechin 1904-1916, and was synod clerk 1909-1917. In 1917 he became Dean of Brechin.

Arrangement

Records are arranged to reflect their original order.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

The records were deposited by the diocese in the University Library in 1962.

Note

Fonds level description compiled by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, November 2001.

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Alternative Form Available

No known copies.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.

Accruals

None expected.

Related Material

Br MS 4 Records of the Diocese of Brechin