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Title: Place name in Cavers
Post by: Clare Fowler on Saturday 27 May 06 12:16 BST (UK)
Hi there,

Can anyone decipher this place name in Cavers?  I have tried looking through the Genuki Roxburghshire Gazetteer for suggestions but no luck yet!

Thanks in advance,
Clare

Title: Re: Place name in Cavers
Post by: Sherlock on Saturday 27 May 06 12:25 BST (UK)
I think the last part is  "lands" and I suspect it starts with a "W" but the bit is the middle is problem........
Title: Re: Place name in Cavers
Post by: Clare Fowler on Saturday 27 May 06 12:30 BST (UK)
Hi there,

I am happy with 'lands'.  I couldn't make out the first letter, but now you mention W, I can see it.  Now we just have to figure out the middle bit!!  ;D

Cheers,
Clare
Title: Re: Place name in Cavers
Post by: Sherlock on Saturday 27 May 06 14:57 BST (UK)
What's the person's name that is involved here? There may a lateral way of looking for the info.
Title: Re: Place name in Cavers
Post by: Clare Fowler on Saturday 27 May 06 15:09 BST (UK)
Hi there,

It is the marriage of Andrew Cowan and Bessie Oliver.  The same place appears to be Bessie Oliver's usual place of residence, but it is even more difficult to work out in that column!  I have attached a little more of the image here.  She is the daughter of Angus Barton Oliver and Jessie Murray.  Interestingly, the marriage was registered in Kirkton, despite the fact that it is stated to have taken place in Cavers.

Cheers,
Clare
Title: Re: Place name in Cavers
Post by: Sherlock on Saturday 27 May 06 15:15 BST (UK)
From her place of residence the second and third letters look like "o" and "d".
This would make the place Wodlands !!!
Title: Re: Place name in Cavers
Post by: Sherlock on Saturday 27 May 06 15:25 BST (UK)

BINGO !!!

Dodlands
Title: Re: Place name in Cavers
Post by: Clare Fowler on Saturday 27 May 06 15:28 BST (UK)
Hi Sherlock,

You are a star  ;D.  Thank you so much.  I had been searching on Streetmap with no luck.

Another mystery solved!!

Cheers,
Clare
Title: Re: Place name in Cavers
Post by: Sherlock on Saturday 27 May 06 15:31 BST (UK)
It's  pleasure. A problem shared can often be problem solved!!
Title: Re: Place name in Cavers
Post by: MonicaL on Saturday 27 May 06 16:09 BST (UK)
Sherlock

You are brilliant at finding difficult place names on old maps, well done!!!

Monica