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Offline Rosezi

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Bluequoy
« on: Monday 30 March 20 10:49 BST (UK) »
Does anyone know where Bluequoy is, I am having trouble finding this on any old map of Caithness, not sure if it was a village, town or just a farm address. The family married and lived in Watten, so it could be nearby.
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Re: Bluequoy
« Reply #1 on: Monday 30 March 20 11:04 BST (UK) »
Could it refer to Quoybrae?
See Caithness Livestock Centre, Watten.
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Re: Bluequoy
« Reply #2 on: Monday 30 March 20 11:43 BST (UK) »
Just phoned Watten folk and they've never heard of it, KG could have the right of it with Quoybrae or it could now be a rickle of stones out on a hill somewherel. You might try an email to the Wick Heritage Centre, which is currently closed.

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Re: Bluequoy
« Reply #3 on: Monday 30 March 20 12:06 BST (UK) »
Nothing for Bluequoy on www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk

What is the source and date of your reference to Bluequoy?

There is a Bloodyquoys, which is near Loch Scarmclate, in the parish of Bower but just over the parish boundary from Watten, and less than a mile from the north end of Loch Watten.
https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=16&lat=58.51094&lon=-3.38630&layers=5&b=1
https://www.geograph.org.uk/gridref/ND1958
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Bluequoy
« Reply #4 on: Monday 30 March 20 12:11 BST (UK) »
Could it be Buleney ? south of Achardale
Norfolk, Nelsons of Gt Ryburgh, Gooch, Howman, Ainger, Couzens, Batrick (Norfolk & Dorset), Tubby ( also of Yorkshire) Cathcarts of Ireland, Lancashire & Isle of Wight) Dickinsons of Morecambe and Lancaster. Proctor & Threlfall of Westmoreland and Lancs, Wilson of Poulton-le-Sands. Mitchells of Isle of Wight. Hair of Ayrshire, Williamson of Tradeston, Glasgow. Nelsons in Australia with Haywards Heath connections.

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Re: Bluequoy
« Reply #5 on: Monday 30 March 20 12:24 BST (UK) »
It's all in the pronunciation ... the use of quoy indicates Norman French usage, which is foreign to Caithness.  Pictish, Norn or Viking  or even Western Isles Gaelic placenames abound in Caithness.
Norfolk, Nelsons of Gt Ryburgh, Gooch, Howman, Ainger, Couzens, Batrick (Norfolk & Dorset), Tubby ( also of Yorkshire) Cathcarts of Ireland, Lancashire & Isle of Wight) Dickinsons of Morecambe and Lancaster. Proctor & Threlfall of Westmoreland and Lancs, Wilson of Poulton-le-Sands. Mitchells of Isle of Wight. Hair of Ayrshire, Williamson of Tradeston, Glasgow. Nelsons in Australia with Haywards Heath connections.

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Re: Bluequoy
« Reply #6 on: Monday 30 March 20 12:27 BST (UK) »
Yes, I think you have tracked it down
Norfolk, Nelsons of Gt Ryburgh, Gooch, Howman, Ainger, Couzens, Batrick (Norfolk & Dorset), Tubby ( also of Yorkshire) Cathcarts of Ireland, Lancashire & Isle of Wight) Dickinsons of Morecambe and Lancaster. Proctor & Threlfall of Westmoreland and Lancs, Wilson of Poulton-le-Sands. Mitchells of Isle of Wight. Hair of Ayrshire, Williamson of Tradeston, Glasgow. Nelsons in Australia with Haywards Heath connections.

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Re: Bluequoy
« Reply #7 on: Monday 30 March 20 13:12 BST (UK) »
Also a Quoynee & Cromiquoy on Forfarshire's map. A Norse name, so fits Caithness & used also in Shetland, quoy might mean enclosed common land? Bloodyquoy might indeed fit he bill. I can see bloody being dropped for blue, the bairns must have loved it!  ;D
 When you look at this map & its modern squared fields, a landscape around 200 years old, it replaced runrig & its numerous cot houses which have all been swept away and most of the old names along with them.     

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Re: Bluequoy
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 31 March 20 14:51 BST (UK) »
@ Rosezi, still no joy with this, there is a Greeniquoy not far away but no Bluequoy? My friends from Watten were puzzled by Loch Scarclate as they know it as Loch Stemster. I've fished Loch Watten, many years ago, the best trout loch in the county & used to stay in Watten. Halkirk calls itself the "Model Parish"  so Watten folk call theirs the "Modest Parish!"  ;D

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