Papers of and relating to the Moir familiy of Stoneywood and Scotstown, Aberdeenshire

Scope and Content

Small collection of papers of and relating to the Moir families of Stoneywood and Scotstown, Aberdeenshire, 1831 - 1922. The collection, which was compiled chiefly by William Moir (b 1855), son of John Forbes Moir (1821 - 1890) and Moira Waring (1828 - 1897), contains biographical information relating to members of the Moir families and collateral lines in the nineteenth century, which is not given in the two printed histories of the Moirs (see Administrative History, above). It comprises notes and genealogies compiled by William and Gwen Moir, on the Moirs of Stoneywood and Scotstown, and on the Waring and Rabinel families, 1890 - 1914; autobiographical notes compiled by William Moir, containing details of society in 19th c Aberdeen and Ceylon, c 1914 - 1922; photographs of William Moir, 1857 and c 1880; extract from Moir family Bible, containing notes on marriage and children of John Forbes Moir and Moira Waring, n.d.; volume of poetry by John F. Moir (1821 - 1890), 1831 - 1842; and Plan of the Estate of Park lying in the parish of Drumoak and the Counties of Aberdeen and Kincardine (Aberdeen: Walker and Beattie, surveyors, 1835), with plan and elevation of house, printed list of farms, tenants, land use and acreages.

Administrative / Biographical History

For an account of the family, see A.L. Moir, Moir Genealogy and collateral lines (Lowell, Mass.: A.L. Moir, 1913) and A.J.M. Gill, The Families of Moir and Byres (Edinburgh: Scott and Ferguson, 1885).


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Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to signature accepting conditions of use at reader registration sheet

Acquisition Information

Gifted to the University in Nov 1969, by Mrs B.W. Fagan (nee Moir), of Dorset, through the offices of the Dorset County Archivist.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list available in the Reading Room, Special Libraries and Archives ((e-mail:

Very brief collection level description available on Aberdeen University Library Catalogue, accessible online

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Conditions Governing Use

Subject to the condition of the original, copies may be supplied for private research use only on receipt of a signed undertaking to comply with current copyright legislation.

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Head of Special Libraries and Archives (e-mail: and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. Where possible, assistance will be given in identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

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Related Material

Papers of the Moir family of Peterhead, 1688-1857 (GB 231 MS 2909/1-7) Papers relating to the history and genealogy of the Gill family and the Moir family (deposited by A.M. Gill) (GB 231 MS 2841) Papers of James Skene of Rubislaw (1775 - 1864), artist and antiquarian, second son of Jean Moir of Stoneywood and George Skene of Rubislaw, 1800 - 1830 (GB 231 MS 2720). A collection level description for this collection, with details of other Skene family papers deposited in the University of Aberdeen, is available on the Archives Hub


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