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Panbride is located in Angus
Location within Angus
OS grid referenceNO571358
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtDD7
Dialling code01241
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
56°30′44″N 2°41′55″W / 56.512287°N 2.698694°W / 56.512287; -2.698694Coordinates: 56°30′44″N 2°41′55″W / 56.512287°N 2.698694°W / 56.512287; -2.698694

Panbride is a village and civil parish in the council area of Angus, Scotland. It is situated 0.5 miles (1 km) north-east of Carnoustie and 6 miles (10 km) west of Arbroath.[1]

Panbride Kirk


The first recorded owners of the Barony of Panbride was the Morham family, whose ancestral name was Malherbe.[2][3] They are first mentioned in relation to Panbride in the registers of Arbroath Abbey in a charter of John Morham made in the mid 13th century.[4] It is thought that they had possession of the land until 1309 when Robert I conferred the land to his Brother in Law, Alexander Fraser, Lord Chamberlain of Scotland.[5][6] Fraser died at the Battle of Dupplin Moor in 1332 and it is thought that David II conferred the barony (at least in part) to the Boyce family in 1341.[6]

The lands of Panbride were fragmented and passed through a number of hands from that point, and were gradually acquired by the Carnegie family, later to become the Earls of Northesk, in the 16th century. The lands were forfeited following the Jacobite rebellion but were bought back by James Carnegie in 1764. Carnegie used the lands to purchase lands near his main estate and the barony of Panbride passed to William Maule, linking Panbride with Panmure.[2]

Panbride church's minister in 1717 was father of the next minister who was the father of the next - and he was the father of Rev. David Trail who was also the minister. A record for one family in the church of Scotland. David Trail died in 1850 but his daughter Ann Agnes Trail went on to found a convent in Edinburgh.[7]

Between the census years of 1801 and 1831, the parish's population fell by some 20% from 1583 to 1268, due largely to the removal of several villages in the name of Agricultural improvement.[8]

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  1. ^ "Dundee and Montrose, Forfar and Arbroath", Ordnance Survey Landranger Map (B2 ed.), 2007, ISBN 0-319-22980-7
  2. ^ a b Adams, D.G.; Falconer, B. (1990), The ha'ens o' Panbride and roond aboot., Brechin.: Chanonry Press
  3. ^ Morham of Scotland, archived from the original on 2012-07-08, retrieved 2009-07-22
  4. ^ Innes, C.; Chalmers, P., eds. (1843), Liber S. Thome de Aberbrothoc; Registrorum Abbacie de Aberbrothoc. 1178-1329, Edinburgh: The Bannatyne Club
  5. ^ Burkes Peerage,, retrieved 8 September 2008
  6. ^ a b Jervise, A. (1853), The history and traditions of the land of the Lindsays in Angus and Mearnes, with notices of Alyth and Meigle, Edinburgh: Sutherland & Knox
  7. ^ "Trail, Ann Agnes [name in religion Agnes Xavier] (1798–1872), Roman Catholic nun and artist | Oxford Dictionary of National Biography". doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/45566. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  8. ^ Trail, D. (1843), Second Statistical Accounts for Scotland, Parish of Panbride, Presbytery of Arbroath, Synod of Angus and Mearns,, retrieved 1 September 2008