The Parish of Urr

People and Places

The Story of The Scaur; And the water of Urr Shipping By Samuel M. Crosbie:
This is a very interesting account of the sailors and ships of the river Urr. Boats used to sail upriver as far as Dalbeattie. - View Page

Dalbeattie Granite Industry By Ivie A Callan:
A History and Description of Messrs D H & J Newall's Works at Craignair Quarry and Dalbeattie. - View Page

Andrew Carruthers - Established St Peters RC Church in Dalbeattie. By James F S Gordon:
Extracted from Journal and Appendix to Scotichronicon and Monasticon, Volume 1, by James F. S. Gordon. Published Edinburgh 1867. Andrew Carruthers – Roman Catholic priest at Munches, Buittle, and St Peters Chapel, Dalbeattie. - View Page

John Hepburn, Minister at Urr By John Struthers:
From the "History of Scotland, from the Union to the Abolition of the Heritable Jurisdictions in 1748". Written by John Struthers, published in 2 volumes in 1827 - View Page

Robert Johnston, Haugh of Urr and New Jersey By William MacBean:
A brother of John Johnston of New York, Robert also emigrated to America. This is his story. - View Page

Indictment against Jean Maxwell, the Galloway Sorceress. By unknown:
This report is taken from the Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany for 1806. It details the actions of Jean Maxwell, and her extortion attempts using witchcaft. - View Page

Rev William Hume of Urr Parish and Nashville, Tennessee. By James Bell:
This is a rather speculative claim that Rev. William Hume, a pioneer minister in Nashville, Tennessee was a native of Urr Parish... I think there is just enough for us to claim him though! - View Page

The Family of MacJore or Macgeorge By William Anderson:
The Scottish nation: or The Surnames, Families, Literature, Honours and Biographical History, Volume 2, by William Anderson 1862 - View Page