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Ochtertyre

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Ochtertyre, a mansion in Monzievaird parish, Upper Strathearn, Perthshire, 3 miles NW of Crieff. It stands on a skirt of the Grampians, sloping southward to Ochtertyre Lake (4 ¼ x 1 ¼ furl.), and-is a plain but commodious modern edifice, with a finely wooded park, which both contains and commands many views of exquisite beauty. Patrick Moray, the first of Ochtertyre, who died in 1476, was the third son of Sir David Moray of Tullibardine; and William, his eighth descendant, was created a baronet in 1673. Sir Patrick Keith Murray, present and eighth Bart. (b. 1835; suc. 1861), is fifteenth in direct descent from the first laird of Ochtertyre. He holds 17, 876 acres in the shire, valued at £1 l,051 per annum.—Ord. Sur., sh. 47, 1869. See Monzievaird, and chap. xxxvii. of Thomas Hunter's Woods and Estates of Perthshire (Perth, 1883).

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