Author Topic: What is/was Ballymony ?  (Read 584 times)

Offline arthurk

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Re: What is/was Ballymony ?
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 01 February 18 13:53 GMT (UK) »
Another suggestion, which I think is far more likely than 'baldmoney':

How about a mistranscription or alternative spelling of bullimong (also found as bulmong, bully-mung etc)? It's an East Anglian word for a mixed crop of peas, oats and vetches - sources as above. The OED also gives it as a word for buckwheat.
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: What is/was Ballymony ?
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 01 February 18 13:58 GMT (UK) »
bully-mung

Seems very likely, good find. That's why I asked if we could see the image.

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Re: What is/was Ballymony ?
« Reply #11 on: Monday 05 March 18 07:30 GMT (UK) »
Thanks to arthurk and Bookbox my question has been answered. I too believed that it was 'Ballimony' (Gentian) based upon what was (apparently) written but much prefer the suggestion of 'Bullimong' given the locality. Thank you all for your most helpful input.
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