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Waukiniln of Sorn
« on: Monday 05 March 18 10:55 GMT (UK) »
I have just come across the following baptism, can anyone pinpoint the abode?

Agnes Findlay, baptised 27/01/1754 Mauchline, abode Waukiniln of Sorn.

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Re: Waukiniln of Sorn
« Reply #1 on: Monday 05 March 18 12:07 GMT (UK) »
Hiya -

Is the baptism you have found a transcription ? Or is it the original document?

Either way could it perhaps be Waulkmill , Sorn ?

http://www.ayrshirehistory.com/sorn_mills_of_sorn.html

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Re: Waukiniln of Sorn
« Reply #2 on: Monday 05 March 18 17:19 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks Looby that looks very likely despite the spelling.

It is from the OPR, which in places is a bit tattered and faded but that particular entry is quite clear but it could be WAUKMILN, if the i & n are joined to make M.

From the history of the mill's published 1967 - 1969, it states it was disused by 1856, as they baptism was 102 years before it's likely that something changed.

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Re: Waukiniln of Sorn
« Reply #3 on: Monday 05 March 18 21:04 GMT (UK) »
Looks like there was a Covenanting connection to Waulkmill of Sorn -

https://drmarkjardine.wordpress.com/2016/09/26/prophet-pedens-kinfolk-history-scotland/

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Re: Waukiniln of Sorn
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 10:39 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the information. That means it was Waulkmill 100 years prior to the baptism record of 1754, the first 4 letters on the record are definitely WAUK and the second I now think most likely
MILN, so I am beginning to wonder if this was maybe somewhere near the Mill?

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Re: Waukiniln of Sorn
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 11:06 GMT (UK) »
The mill would be waulking cloth, often a former meal mill, easier to adapt than building a new mill.

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Re: Waukiniln of Sorn
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 12:04 GMT (UK) »
Interesting, thanks Skoosh.

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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 14:24 GMT (UK) »