The Clan History
Variations of the name include Allardyce and Allardes. Originates from the old barony of Allardice in the parish of Arbuthnott, Kinkardineshire. The recipient of a charter of William the Lion of the lands of Alrethis took his name from the area.
Alexander de Allyrdas who witnessed a charter of the lands of Glack around 1294 is likely the same Alisaundre de Allerdashe of the county of Kinkardyn who rendered homage in 1296. Walter de Allerdas also rendered homage in the same year.
In 1413 David de Allyrdas was scutifer of the duke of Albany and in 1478 Sir James Allirdes was clerk of the king's treasury and archdeacon of Murray.
James Alirdes was prebendary of Torlbolton in 1491 and John Allerdes of that Ilk was one of an assize in 1601.
The estate was sold in 1872 and now forms part of the Arbuthnott estate in the same parish.
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