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Statistical Accounts  for the Parishes
in Angus (or Forfarshire), Scotland.
Summary Circa 1842.

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Transcribed with page numbers from the original. Editing may has taken place to allow for present day
publishing and to assist readers - e.g. the '' monetary sign replaces the original 'L'. Most differences in spelling are unchanged.

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COUNTY OF FORFAR

This County is bounded by those of Aberdeen and Kincardine on the north; the German Ocean (North Sea) on the east; the county of Perth on the west; and the Frith (Firth) of Tay on the south.  It is situate between 56o 27' and 57o north latitude, and between 2o 28' and 3o 22' west longitude.  It is computed to contain 840 square miles, or 537,600 English acres, of which about 200,000 may he under cultivation.

A great part of the surface of this county is occupied by that portion of the Grampians called the Benchennin Hills.  South of these, and running parallel to them, is the inferior ridge of the Sidlaw Hills.  (As the word 'law' is generally accepted as meaning 'hill' in Scots, the range would today, normally be referred to as the Sidlaws.  Similarly, the large hill former - believed to be a former volcano - near the centre of Dundee is referred to simply as 'Dundee Law'.)  The valley of Strathmore intervenes, extending 33 miles in length, and from 6 to 8 miles in breadth.

The valued rent of the county is 171,239: 16s.: 8d.  The annual value of real property, as assessed in 1815, was 361,241 Scots.  The real rent of lands in 1811, was 260,196:15s.  The county sends one member to Parliament (at Westminster, in London).  The (qualified electorate in the) constituency in 1841 amounted to 2,102.

Table showing the number of persons committed for trial, or bailed in the County of Forfar, for the year 1841: -

0ffences against the person,	-	-	-	 76
	"	property, committed with violence,	 20
	"		"	    without violence,	197
Malicious offences against property,	-	-	  1
Forgery, and offences against the currency,	-	  5
Other offences not included in the above,	-	 25

704-705

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