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Need help regarding the Place name on a Baptism
« on: Saturday 10 September 16 03:32 BST (UK) »
Hi, have attached a copy of the Baptism regarding twins William and Helen Cairns baptised in 1825. I obtained this entry from the CAVERS microfilm I ordered in, as it is not showing on Scotlandspeople, (quite a few on this particular film on showing).
Anyway I am stuck on the place name of FLEETHAUGH  - that is what it appears to be for me.
I have looked on Scotlandsplaces and found nothing like this. I have looked at the writing of the other baptisms and it is definitely and F to start with
Can anyone give me an idea of where this might be.
The parents Alexander Cairns and Margaret Miller married in  Dec 1823 - is on the same film registered in Cavers, Alexander at that stage said he was from Teindside in Hawick parish and Margaret was from the Cavers Parish.
Alexander's occupation appears to be of a labourer - so most likely working on farms in the area.

Any ideas of the place would be appreciated.
Ailsa


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Re: Need help regarding the Place name on a Baptism
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 10 September 16 07:08 BST (UK) »
Yea, it does look like Fleethaugh or Fluthaugh. I will see of I can come up with anything....

Added: I can see that there are a number of places with "haugh" in the name, but haven't found Fleethaugh yet ...

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Re: Need help regarding the Place name on a Baptism
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 10 September 16 07:39 BST (UK) »

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Re: Need help regarding the Place name on a Baptism
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 10 September 16 08:31 BST (UK) »
I've looked at a few maps and the nearest that I can find is a near phonetic of it ~

Fluther (Moss)

http://maps.nls.uk/view/74428484#zoom=6&lat=4679&lon=3164&layers=BT

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Re: Need help regarding the Place name on a Baptism
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 10 September 16 09:24 BST (UK) »
Apparently a "haugh" is "alluvial land by the side of a river". Fleet is the name of a river, so it would make sense for the place to be called Fleethaugh. But. I can't find a river Fleet in Roxburghshire. Fleet may mean fast?  :-\

Just making wild guesses at the moment.

There are some quite detailed maps around but I haven't found this place on any of them. Might the place not have been in Roxburghshire?

Are there any other children baptised which may give the father's place of origin?

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Re: Need help regarding the Place name on a Baptism
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 10 September 16 09:54 BST (UK) »
The Fluther place that I found on the old  6 ins map is still there - it's close to a stream and Moss can be a boggy bit of moorland (as far as my Highland memory goes)

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There is a building close to the name on the map.

Added - Haugh can be pronounced something like a gutteral her
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Re: Need help regarding the Place name on a Baptism
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 10 September 16 11:57 BST (UK) »
You might be onto something Gadget.

I'd be interested to know if Ailsa can find any other references to where Alexander is from (other children's baptisms for example) because Teindside and Fluther Moss are a fair distance apart.

Maybe these places were his last abode rather than place of birth.  :-\

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Re: Need help regarding the Place name on a Baptism
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 10 September 16 12:48 BST (UK) »
Not that far between them, Ruskie - maybe about 10 km. In those days labourers might be hired by the year and there was quite a lot of movement amongst the leaseholders then (still in the 'lowland clearances' * era).

Can't find any place else so far.

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Re: Need help regarding the Place name on a Baptism
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 10 September 16 13:28 BST (UK) »
A bit from Scotlands Places :

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