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Title: Location of the village of Banks, Caithness
Post by: Rosezi on Sunday 11 March 18 18:33 GMT (UK)
According to the old parish records on Scotlandspeople some of my ancestors were  from Banks, Caithness, I think it's near the town of Wick, but I am unable to find it on any maps - can anyone else help locate this village on an old map?
Title: Re: Location of the village of Banks, Caithness
Post by: Gadget on Sunday 11 March 18 19:12 GMT (UK)
It looks as if it's on the SW of Wick itself:

http://maps.nls.uk/view/75804213#zoom=5&lat=7059&lon=3588&layers=BT


Gadget
Title: Re: Location of the village of Banks, Caithness
Post by: Gadget on Sunday 11 March 18 20:54 GMT (UK)
and a link to an early map where it's called Rose Bank  :)

http://maps.nls.uk/view/74400135#zoom=5&lat=5552&lon=7417&layers=BT

Gadget
Title: Re: Location of the village of Banks, Caithness
Post by: Skoosh on Monday 12 March 18 10:44 GMT (UK)
The south side of the Wick River is Pulteneytown, a creation of the British Fishery Society, as Gadget shows, Banks has been a small estate prior to "Pulteneytoon's" time, which joined the burgh of Wick in the late 19th century. Wick Heritage will help here!

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Skoosh.
Title: Re: Location of the village of Banks, Caithness
Post by: Gadget on Monday 12 March 18 10:54 GMT (UK)
Thought you'd know about it, Skoosh  :)

I didn't see anything on Scotlands Places but might have missed it.

Poultney as in Ullapool?


Gadget

Title: Re: Location of the village of Banks, Caithness
Post by: Skoosh on Monday 12 March 18 12:38 GMT (UK)
Gadget, I think he was chairman? of the society in the 18th cent. Set up a couple of towns in the west. Wickers used to be a bit disrespectful of Pulteney folk! ;D

Skoosh.
Title: Re: Location of the village of Banks, Caithness
Post by: Rosezi on Monday 12 March 18 16:51 GMT (UK)
Thanks for the useful info, Banks is also my surname and my father came from Wick, perhaps there is a link there somewhere! But it's my ancestors with the surname Farquhar/Fraquhar that all came from Banks. The maps have been so useful in finding all those little hamlets and villages that all my family lived in
Title: Re: Location of the village of Banks, Caithness
Post by: Gadget on Monday 12 March 18 17:02 GMT (UK)
Every time I've been to Wick, it's been ever so cold.

Love those old maps - we can take a walk around with our ancestors. The NLS should get an award for putting them online.


Gadget
Title: Re: Location of the village of Banks, Caithness
Post by: Rosezi on Monday 12 March 18 17:19 GMT (UK)
Wick can be very cold and windy, I've been there there a few times. And yes, old maps are so useful for family historians, it's like a window into your ancestors lives
Title: Re: Location of the village of Banks, Caithness
Post by: Skoosh on Tuesday 13 March 18 16:09 GMT (UK)
Stuff on Pulteneytown, herring & whisky!

https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/around-the-world/whisky-travel/17411/wick-whisky-and-the-herring-boom/

Skoosh.
Title: Re: Location of the village of Banks, Caithness
Post by: Istrice on Tuesday 13 March 18 22:47 GMT (UK)
Rosebank shown on the Thomson Atlas of Scotland 1832 (http://maps.nls.uk/view/74400135), and also in greater detail on the Wick Town Plan 1872 (http://maps.nls.uk/view/74417060).
Istrice
Title: Re: Location of the village of Banks, Caithness
Post by: Gadget on Tuesday 13 March 18 22:54 GMT (UK)
and a link to an early map where it's called Rose Bank  :)

http://maps.nls.uk/view/74400135#zoom=5&lat=5552&lon=7417&layers=BT

Gadget

This link is a zoom in of the Thomson Atlas
Title: Re: Location of the village of Banks, Caithness
Post by: Rosezi on Wednesday 14 March 18 11:05 GMT (UK)
Many thanks to everyone for all the info/maps - I was in Wick about 3 years ago and visited the whisky distillery,
Title: Re: Location of the village of Banks, Caithness
Post by: Skoosh on Wednesday 14 March 18 14:35 GMT (UK)
Ee Rosebank Hotel in Week, burned doon a short ago!  ;D

Skoosh.