Dyke & Moy, Moray, Scotland

The parish of Dyke and Moy, which is three miles in length, and as much in breadth, bounded by the river to the east, by the sea to the north, by Aldearn parish to the west, and by the forest of Tarn- ua to the south. The church standeth near the centre, two miles west of Forres, and four miles east of Aldearn. At the mouth of the river is the Barony of Caulbin, the ancient inheritance of a branch of Moray of Duffus. Giles, the daughter and heiress of Moray of Caulbin, married Kinnaird of that Ilk. About the year 1705, the house, gardens, and a great part of the lands were quite covered with sand, blown from Mavieston-hills, and the Barony was sold to Alexander Duff of Drummuir. Next, up the river, is Kincorth, formerly pertaining to Falconer of Lethin, and given by Alexander of Lethin and Hawkerton, to his natural son, Mr Samuel Falconer, (father of Mr William, Minister of Dyke), who sold it to Dunbar of Durn; and Durn sold it,in 1758, , to Sir Alexander Grant of Dalvey. Farther up is Easter Moy. This was purchased from the Earl of Ross, by Donald, Thane of Calder, anno 1419, (pen. Cold.) It was the heritage of a branch of the family of Calder during six generations, and John Campbell of Moy sold it to Alexander Dunbar, son of Westfield, whose son, Ludovick, disponed it to Alexander Duff of Drummuir, who conveyed Moy and Caulbin to his second son, John Duff, and from his creditors, Major George Grant, made the purchase about 1732,—upon whose death, in 1755, without issue, these lands came to his nephew. Sir Ludovick Grant. (Shaw, History of Moray)

Grangehill, Dyke & Moy, Moray, Scotland

This later became Dalvey

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