Historical Occurrences

1368

The lands of Rettie were granted to Gilbert de Dun by David II (son of Robert de Brus) in 1368:

In the inventory of the writs of the lands of Meikle and Little Reattie deposited within the Charter room of Cullen House is the note of a charter under the Great Seal by David, King of Scots, to Gilbert de Dun of the whole lands of Reattie and the net called the Thane’s net, dated 10th July, in the 39th year of his reign. The reddendo is “nostro pro servitio unius hominis armati in exerdtu.” Another authority states that Gilbert Dun of Raittie held a considerable part of the thanedom of Boyne in David II. ‘s time, and also the Thane’s Net of Deveron.
‘The Annals Of Banff’, Vol. II, compiled by William Cramond, printed for the New Spalding Club by Milne and Hutchison, Aberdeen, 1893.

July 10 a.r. 39 [1368]. Dated at Stirling.
David II charter in favour of Gilbert of Dun of lands of Rathvy and Rethe called the Thanisnet in sheriffdom of Banff.
Witnesses: William, bishop of St Andrews, Patrick, bishop of Brechin, Chancellor, Robert, steward of Scotland, earl of Strathearn, king’s grandson, William, earl of Douglas, and Robert of Erskyne, kt., Archibald of Douglas, kt., Hugh of Eglynytoun, kt., and David of Annandale, kt. Fragments of seal on tag.
The National Records of Scotland. Papers of the Ogilvy family, Earls of Seafield (Seafield Papers). Reference GD248/550/1.

1486

Sasine given to William Tortoleiche and Alisone, his spouse, on a land in the Green, resigned by Friar John Ratie, prior of the Carmelites.
Anderson, P. J., ‘Aberdeen Friars: Red, Black, White, Grey; Preliminary Calendar of Illustrative Documents’, Aberdeen, 1909, p. 48, https://archive.org/stream/aberdeenfriarsre00anderich#page/48/mode/2up/search/rettie, accessed 25 May 2017. (‘White 1486 Apr. 6’)

1497

The yer of God, jm[1 thousand] iiijc[4 hundred] nyntj[ninety] and vij[7] yeris, thir personis vnder writtin furnist thair cartis vnder for wer, to the resisting of our ald inemeys of Ingland:
Iohne Retie 1 cart.
‘Extracts from the Council Register of the Burgh of Aberdeen 1398-1570′, Vol. I, edited by John Stuart, printed for the New Spalding Club by William Bennett, Aberdeen, 1844, p. 63. (’14th July, 1497.’)
http://archive.org/stream/extractsfromcou01aberuoft#page/62/mode/2up

1501

The said day, […] ane gret pairt and multitude of the counsale and communite gathereit representande the bodie of the toune, […] and chesit Alexander Menzeis, alderman, Robert Blinsele, Alex. Chamer, Alex. Rede, Alex. Mar, Willeame Futhes, and Johne Rettie, commissaris, to set the saide fischings for the said termes.
‘Extracts from the Council Register of the Burgh of Aberdeen 1398-1570′, Vol. I, edited by John Stuart, printed for the New Spalding Club by William Bennett, Aberdeen, 1844, p. 71. (’23rd August, 1501.’)
http://archive.org/stream/extractsfromcou01aberuoft#page/62/mode/2up

1530

Walter Ogilvie of Dunlugus, who married Margaret Edmonstone, purchased c. 1530 Robert Dun of Rattie’s Hume’s Net fishing for twelve crowns.
‘The Annals Of Banff’, Vol. II, compiled by William Cramond, printed for the New Spalding Club by Milne and Hutchison, Aberdeen, 1893.

1549

Dune of Ratie for his pairt of Ardvne Buchanstoune and his portioneris of the samen . . . . . . . iij libs
[taxed in order to raise funds for defence against a suspected English invasion – see p. 113]
‘Collections for a History of the Shires of Aberdeen and Banff’, edited by Joseph Robertson, printed for the Spalding Club by William Bennett, Aberdeen, 1830, p. 119.
https://archive.org/stream/collectionsforhi00spal#page/118/mode/2up

1562

Et de jcxxxiij li. vj s. viij d., compositionis warde relevii et nonintroitus terrarum de Buchquhanstoun Arddewin et aliarum terrarum spectantium quondam Alexandro Dun de Raty unacum maritagio heredis ejusdem, concessorum Alexandro Keith in Redhyfe, heredibus suis et assignatis.
Sir James Balfour Paul, ed., COMPOTA THESAURARIORUM REGUM SCOTORUM (Accounts of the Lord High Treasurer of Scotland), vol. XI: A.D. 1559–1566 (Tanfield: Morrison & Gibb Ltd., 1916), p. 133.

1575

Et eidem in viginti libris de relevio terrarum de Meikle Ratie, Litill Ratie, et Boris, cum molendino earundem etc., spectantium Alexandro Fraser, superius restantibus, oneratis in rotulo anni 1575, [paid to treasurer, £20. Sum, £190 16s. 10d., 3 pennies silver, 4 red roses.]
‘Rotuli scaccarii regum scotorum’ [The Exchequer Rolls of Scotland], Vol. XXI, A.D. 1580-1588, p. 48

1596

31 Jan.
Protestation.
Gilbert and Colin Club and William Ratie.
These persons appear to answer to a charge of murder of – Innes and protest because no one insists in the prosecution.
Records of the Sheriff Court of Aberdeenshire, Vol. I, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, 1904, p. 346. https://archive.org/stream/aberdeenshirerec01aberuoft#page/346/mode/2up

1606

Ratification Taken Under a Commission (out of date).
Isobell Cheyne, wife of Magnus Mowat of Buchollie.
On 16 May commission was granted by the Sheriff depute and Sheriff Clerk to John Forbes of Gask and Wm. Ogstoun, Notary, as Sheriff depute and Sheriff Clerk depute respectively, to take the lady’s Ratification of a wadset right granted by her husband over the Mill of Colp for 3000 merks in favor of James Raittie, elder, in Minamie. The commission was executed at Buchollie on 31 May, but there is no evidence to show on what date it was reported. The Sheriff depute ordered the report to be registered in the books of Court, which was done at this place.
Records of the Sheriff Court of Aberdeenshire, Vol. II, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, 1906, p. 90. https://archive.org/stream/aberdeenshirerec02aberuoft#page/90/mode/2up

1607

Loosings of Arrestments.
Alexr. Leslie, pupil, and Wm., Robert and Andrew Leslie, his Tutors v. Robert Merser in Abd.
Cautioner Walter Dun of Ratie.
General arrestment : but specially 1000 merks in the hands of John Leslie of Wardess.
Records of the Sheriff Court of Aberdeenshire, Vol. II, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, 1906, p. 103. https://archive.org/stream/aberdeenshirerec02aberuoft#page/102/mode/2up

1620

Oct 28. 1620.
Robertus Dune, hieres Walteri Dune de Raittie, patris, in terris et villus de Meikill-Raittie, Littill-Raittie, terris et molendino de Raittie, in parochia de Innerboyndie. A.E. 10m. N.E. 40m.
vii. 340.
[Translation: Robert Dune, heir of Walter Dune of Raittie, father, in the lands and towns of Meikle-Raittie, Little-Raittie, lands and mill of Raittie, in the parish of Innerboyndie.]
‘Inquisitionum (de Successione) Specialium Abbreviatio’ [Inquiries (of Succession) Special Abbreviation], Vol. I

1623

480. Apud Edinburgum, 8 Jul.
REX, — cum consensu &c. (214. 256.), —
conrirmavit cartam Roberti Dun de Raitie,
—[qua vendidit GEORGIO GORDOUN de Terpersie, heredibus ejus et assignatis quibuscunque, absque reversione, — villas et terras de Mekill Raitie cum manerie, cum terris de Litill Raittie et Boris de Raitie, cum molendino de R., ejus terris &c., cum moris, tenentibus &c., in parochia de Inverboyndie, vic. Bamff : — TENEND. de rege : — cum precepto sasine : — Test. Wil. Gordoun filio dicti Geo., Alex. G. filio dicti Wil., Jo. Birnie, Geo. Abernethie, servitoribus dicti Wil. : — cum subscriptione et assensu D. Alexandri Fraser de Fraserburgh militis : — carta scripta per dictum Rob. : — Apud Law, 17 Jan. 1623]
:— Test, ut in aliis cartis &c. 1. 233.
‘The Register of the Great Seal of Scotland A.D. 1620—1633’, Edited By John Maitland Thomson, Edinburgh, 1894.

1625

20 Aug 1625. Factory by Walter Ogilvy of Boyne, on his going abroad, to Walter Leyth in Litill Ratie and James Turnour in the Scottismyll of Boyne for collecting the rents of the thanedom and forest of Boyne for 3 years. Inschedrower.
The National Records of Scotland. Papers of the Earls of Airlie. Lands in the Sheriffdom of Banff including the Thanedom of Boyne. Reference GD16/23/86.

1642

5 Oct.
Rent.
John Broun in Turreff, heritable proprietor of the lands v. John Ratie in Ower Tillimald and Walter Bisset in Nether Tillimald.
Sasine dated 22 July, 1637. Notary Mr. James Cheyne.
Records of the Sheriff Court of Aberdeenshire, Vol. III, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, 1907, p. 9. https://archive.org/stream/recordssheriffc00kenngoog#page/n35/mode/2up

1643

Description of the breakup of a meeting of Scottish Royalists held in June 1643:

Upon the morn they parted company. The marquis (of Huntly) rode to Strathboggie; the earl Marischall rode to Inverurie; the lord Banff to Raittie; (the marquis of) Montrose and the lord Ogilvie came back to George Middleston’s house, and from thence they rode south to the king.
‘The History of the Troubles and Memorable Transactions in Scotland from the Year 1624 to 1645’, John Spalding, Aberdeen, 1792, p. 86

1644

Description of an incident around the aftermath of the Battle of Aberdeen in September 1644:

About this time the lord Banff and master of Banff’s grounds were plundered, and the master (his father being in Edinburgh) unhappily hurt a sergeant, who was wrongously plundering his father’s bounds, whereupon followed that his house of Raittie was pitifully plundered and abused, and hs girdles broken up, and victual destroyed. The master himself fled, and durst not be seen in the country, whelk no doubt was grievous to his father, now summoned over to the parliament and attending the same, and seeing his house and ground sore oppress. This was done by soldiers of the Irish regiment.
‘The History of the Troubles and Memorable Transactions in Scotland from the Year 1624 to 1645’, John Spalding, Aberdeen, 1792, pp. 203-204

1663

Of date 29th October, 1663, is a retour of George, Lord of Banff, on the fishing of a net of salmon called the Thane’s nett in that part of the water of Deveron called the King’s Water. He was also retoured on Rettie, Blairshinnoch, &c. Sir George Ogilvie sold this fishing to Airlie, and Airlie, not long after 1690, sold it to Duff of Braco.
‘The Annals Of Banff’, Vol. II, compiled by William Cramond, printed for the New Spalding Club by Milne and Hutchison, Aberdeen, 1893.

1706

31 Jan 1706. Signature of the lands of Reattie etc granted to James [Ogilvy], Earl of Seafield.
The National Records of Scotland. Index to Signatures, boxed series. Reference SIG1/151/61.

1715

23 May 1715. Subtack by Isobel Mitchell, relict of James Reattie in Woodhead, to William George, eldest son of Alexander George at Boat of Muiresk, of 2 crofts of lands of Woodhead for 7 or 9 years.
The National Records of Scotland. Miscellaneous Papers (Formerly known as MP Bundles). Gordon of Carnousie. Reference RH15/1/243.

1861

Trial papers relating to John McKay for the crime of horse-stealing at Rettie farm, Boyndie, Bannffshire. Tried at High Court, Aberdeen on 18 Sep 1861.
Accused: John McKay
Victim: Andrew Longmore, Rettie farm, Boyndie, Bannffshire
Verdict: Guilty
Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession
Sentence: Penal servitude – 3 years
National Records of Scotland. High Court of Justiciary processes. Reference JC26/1861/61

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