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Re: Naming children tradition Scotland
« Reply #9 on: Friday 14 January 11 09:43 GMT (UK) »
sorry  Sancti   - see I was getting confused!   It is easily done!!   
 
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Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Naming children tradition Scotland
« Reply #10 on: Friday 14 January 11 23:31 GMT (UK) »
The middle place looks like Rinnschat - but I can't find anything even close to that!!!!    :-

It's Rinnachat, and the last one is Hillockhead. Farms, I think.
GRAY - Inveresk; Lanarkshire
LINDSAY - Lanarkshire
PURDIE - Lanarkshire; W. Lothian
POZZI - Elgin; Lancashire
MACKENZIE, MORISON, MACRAE - Lewis
ARCHIBALD, HAY, HUNTER, SNADDON - Clackmannanshire
COXON, HALL, JACKSON, SHOTTON - Northumberland

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Re: Naming children tradition Scotland
« Reply #11 on: Friday 14 January 11 23:40 GMT (UK) »
Hillockhead  ???  But . . . .  There're no long letters in the middle of the word, and there seems to be a dotted 'i' towards the end.   Could be just the writing!!

However from 18,000kms it is difficult to tell!!!!    ;)   ;D ;D   You are much closer Isobel with more knowledge of the local area.   ;)

Wiggy   :)
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Naming children tradition Scotland
« Reply #12 on: Friday 14 January 11 23:46 GMT (UK) »

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Re: Naming children tradition Scotland
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Re: Naming children tradition Scotland
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 15 January 11 00:21 GMT (UK) »
Well - that's pretty conclusive then!!!   ;D ;D ;D

I gather those are current photos - were the farms there way back when??  probably were!!    Many things don't change much in the country.   :D   (Badly written words though! - in my defence!   :-\)

Been putting those names into the old map I am looking at and it keeps telling me there isn't such a place - I'm not going to believe it any more!!  I've seen proof!    ;) ;)

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Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Naming children tradition Scotland
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 15 January 11 00:46 GMT (UK) »
Hillockhead is right at the bottom of this map

http://maps.nls.uk/os/view/?sid=74490617

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Re: Naming children tradition Scotland
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 15 January 11 00:54 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Sancti - Found it at last  - long way from where I was looking!!
 
- like my Knockside better, 'cos I've found it and it is much closer to Aberlour!!

However I'm not going to argue with locals - not from this distance!!   :D :D

Cheers,    ;)

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Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Naming children tradition Scotland
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 15 January 11 01:32 GMT (UK) »
This is great - I have really learned a lot about the area thanks to you all.

Sancti - I do realize that my James birth may not have been recorded, but I still look.  He married in Canada in 1835, his death record does not give parent's names, and I don't know middle names of children.

I am working with 4 OPRs to shead some light on my James. 
#1 - James McDonald of Ruthrie married Margaret McKerron alias Grant in 1806 recorded in Aberlour.  #2 - They had a son James baptised 1811 (Aberlour).
#3 - John McDonald of Macallan married Jean McKerron alias Grant of Knockside in 1808.  #4 - They had a son James baptised 1809.

Both sons birth years would work for me.  I tend to favor the James & Margaret as my James named his first son James and his 2nd daughter Margaret. 
What I find really interesting is that a witness on both baptism records is James McKerron of Knockside.  So in my fanicful brain I have decided that the fathers - James and John - are brothers who married sisters - Margaret & Jane McKerron (alias Grant).  That would be really fun.  Someone told me that these place names are not necissarily towns but names of a "cluster of homes or farms".  Maybe they are close together and they all know eachother.  My big problem in deciding if either of these James are my family is that I know "MY James" was a carpenter, there isn't an occupation for the father James, but the father John was a black smith.
My brain hurts.
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