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Help identifying place name in Cromartyshire
« on: Tuesday 22 March 16 11:27 GMT (UK) »
Hi on Ross & Cromarty board - I hope I am directing this enquiry to the right area?
We are having difficulty deciphering the area/place in Cromartyshire and hoping someone with local knowledge can help....
We can read Cromarty, Scotland, with Shire written beneath the word Cromarty.
We can't read the first word.
Fingers crossed.
Barb in Australia
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Re: Help identifying place name in Cromartyshire
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 22 March 16 14:56 GMT (UK) »
Barb,  could be something like,  Red-ol.  Cromarty-shire is difficult as it consisted of unconnected packets of land which were later merged with Ross.

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Re: Help identifying place name in Cromartyshire
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 22 March 16 15:40 GMT (UK) »
Hi Barb,

My guess would be Resolis?

Annie
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Re: Help identifying place name in Cromartyshire
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 22 March 16 15:43 GMT (UK) »
Redcastle?
The third letter looks like a 'd' - compare with the one at the end of 'Scotland'
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Re: Help identifying place name in Cromartyshire
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 22 March 16 15:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi Barb,

Is it possible you could post more info. please such as names/dates/occupation, what the doc. is etc. to help further as sometimes extra info. is a good help to determine possibilities?

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

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Re: Help identifying place name in Cromartyshire
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 22 March 16 16:15 GMT (UK) »
Redcastle?

Isobel

Isobel,

Good call......was in between cooking when I posted so didn't read reply posted.

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South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

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Re: Help identifying place name in Cromartyshire
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 23 March 16 02:43 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for those replies - attaching what is a very old photo to hopefully help with id of word.
No idea of date.
Wondering - if it is Redcastle, would the word be likely to be abbreviated...?
Look forward to further advice.
Barb
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Re: Help identifying place name in Cromartyshire
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 23 March 16 09:38 GMT (UK) »
Looking at the number of letters and knowing this area through my own research could it be Avoch ?
(Pronounced 'och' as in och aye ! )

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Re: Help identifying place name in Cromartyshire
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 23 March 16 10:05 GMT (UK) »
This guy's obviously not a common five/eight, a laird/merchant/writer/ maybe. You should be able to find him, a site like "Slaves and Highlanders" might be worth a look, also look under Gillanders, north form of Anderson, a notorious Highland factor so called.

How about Arbol/Arboll?

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