Montbrey, former parish, Boyndie

Grid reference

NJ 620 620 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

362000 862000







Nearby places

St Brandan's Stanes, Boyndie (1.02 miles)

Ladybrae Farm, Boyndie (2.25 miles)

St Comb's Well, Portsoy, Fordyce (2.98 miles)

Brandon Howe, Banff (3.08 miles)

St Colm's Well, Alvah (3.16 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (non-extant in 1975)


NGR is approximate, lying roughly midway between Rettie, Baldavie and Raggal, all of which are mentioned as lying in the barony of Montbrey in RMS: baronia de Monbray contained 'Littill Raty' and 'Mekle Raty' in 1537 (RMS iii no. 1711). This must be Rettie, in Boyndie, NJ6363. In 1556 Baldavy was 'in Baronia de Monbray', which is NJ6261 (RMS iv no. 1095). In 1576 'terre et molendinum de Regallis inn nbaronia de Mumbray' refers to Ragall NT6261 (RMS iv no. 2535).

Relationships with other parishes

Within Boyndie, parish

Parish details

Montbrey now part of Boyndie BOY

Parish TLA


Medieval diocese


Parish notes

The parish appears in several taxation rolls but is otherwise unnoted, evidently ceasing to have parochial status at quite an early date (Cowan 1967, 153-4).