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Location of the village of Banks, Caithness
« 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?
Banks - Wick, Caithness
Dunbar - Co Antrim-Birkenhead-Liverpool
Kemp - Woodnesborough,Kent-Liverpool
Long - Ireland-Liverpool
Clarke - Ireland-Liverpool
Weldon - Dublin-Birkenhead
Thomas - LLandysilio,Anglesey-Liverpool
Roberts -Denbighshire-Liverpool
Spain-Woodnesborough, Kent
Seed - Ballyculter, Co. Down
Graham-Ayrshire-Ballyculter-Liverpool

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Re: Location of the village of Banks, Caithness
« Reply #1 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


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Re: Location of the village of Banks, Caithness
« Reply #2 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

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Re: Location of the village of Banks, Caithness
« Reply #3 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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Re: Location of the village of Banks, Caithness
« Reply #4 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?


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Re: Location of the village of Banks, Caithness
« Reply #5 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

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Re: Location of the village of Banks, Caithness
« Reply #6 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
Banks - Wick, Caithness
Dunbar - Co Antrim-Birkenhead-Liverpool
Kemp - Woodnesborough,Kent-Liverpool
Long - Ireland-Liverpool
Clarke - Ireland-Liverpool
Weldon - Dublin-Birkenhead
Thomas - LLandysilio,Anglesey-Liverpool
Roberts -Denbighshire-Liverpool
Spain-Woodnesborough, Kent
Seed - Ballyculter, Co. Down
Graham-Ayrshire-Ballyculter-Liverpool

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Re: Location of the village of Banks, Caithness
« Reply #7 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.


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Re: Location of the village of Banks, Caithness
« Reply #8 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
Banks - Wick, Caithness
Dunbar - Co Antrim-Birkenhead-Liverpool
Kemp - Woodnesborough,Kent-Liverpool
Long - Ireland-Liverpool
Clarke - Ireland-Liverpool
Weldon - Dublin-Birkenhead
Thomas - LLandysilio,Anglesey-Liverpool
Roberts -Denbighshire-Liverpool
Spain-Woodnesborough, Kent
Seed - Ballyculter, Co. Down
Graham-Ayrshire-Ballyculter-Liverpool