Baldovie (site of)
There was once a tower at Baldovie belonging to the Melville family but nothing of it now remains.
In February 1505 John Skrymgeour of Bawdovy sold the lands of Bawdovy to John Melville of Disart.
Andrew Melville, the religious reformer, was born at Baldovie in 1545.
The fortalice and manor of Baldovie are mentioned in a charter of July 1607 by Richard Meilvill of Baldovie granting to Nicole Melvill, his wife, in liferent of the lands of Baldovie. In October 1637 Richard and Nicole signed a contract with John Lindsay, son of Alexander Lindsay of Canterland, by which their son, Andrew Melvill, and John’s sister, Helen Lindsay, would be granted the lands of Baldovie with the tower, manor, mill, fisheries and the fishing on the Southesk upon their proposed marriage.
I have placed the site of the tower at Baldovie House pending further research.
Alternative names for Baldovie
Baldevie; Baldive; Baldovay; Baldovie House; Baldovy; Baldoway; Baldowie; Baldowy; Baldowye; Bawdovy