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Offline PaulStaffs

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Placename help
« on: Wednesday 22 July 15 22:18 BST (UK) »
I have a hand written record of the 1860s (and a copy in a second hand) that clearly refers to the place 'Renmuir', Brechin. The only place I can find with a similar name is Menmuir. Can anyone who knows this area tell me whether there is such a place as 'Renmuir'? I suspect the original was a mistake and the copy was faithful to the original!

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Paul

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Re: Placename help
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 22 July 15 22:20 BST (UK) »
I have researched extensively in the Angus records and have never come across Renmuir.
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Re: Placename help
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 22 July 15 22:41 BST (UK) »
Thank you Isobel :D

I've just come across a related record at Alyth which looks to be about 15 miles from Menmuir so I'm guessing this is the place referred to.

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Re: Placename help
« Reply #3 on: Friday 24 July 15 15:55 BST (UK) »
Thank you Isobel :D

I've just come across a related record at Alyth which looks to be about 15 miles from Menmuir so I'm guessing this is the place referred to.

Be glad you haven't been in Alyth recently -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-33574652

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Re: Placename help
« Reply #4 on: Friday 24 July 15 17:40 BST (UK) »
Crumbs!  ;D

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Re: Placename help
« Reply #5 on: Monday 27 July 15 08:36 BST (UK) »
I don't remember coming across Renmuir in Angus or anywhere else for that matter.

However I am wary of equating Renmuir with Menmuir. They are actually about 25 miles apart, which is a day's journey in 1860s terms. I wonder if it might be Kirriemuir, which is between Alyth and Menmuir? If it was written as 'Kerimuir' it could maybe look like Renmuir?

Can you expand a bit on the information in your document? What is the context in which 'Renmuir' is mentioned? Are there are people associated with 'Renmuir'? How clear is the handwriting? Could you scan that part of the document and post it here so we can take a look at it?
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Re: Placename help
« Reply #6 on: Monday 27 July 15 08:57 BST (UK) »
Renmuir was beside Farnell, Fithie, is just South of Farnell :-

2 Fithie Farm Cottages Farnell Brechin DD9 6UE
Property Description:    Fithie Farm Cottages
Street:    ZU469 From The ZU469-1 North Of Renmuir To The A934 North Of Fithie
Town:    Farnell
Postcode:    DD9 6UE


South of Fithie, spelt "Renmure" on the maps.


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Re: Placename help
« Reply #7 on: Monday 27 July 15 09:10 BST (UK) »
Very good, Malky.

Still a long way from Alyth - probably even further than Menmuir.
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Re: Placename help
« Reply #8 on: Monday 27 July 15 09:15 BST (UK) »
Perhaps, there's another one?

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