Place names of Dumbartonshire

by Irving, John of Dumbarton.

Publisher: Bennett & Thomson, Publisher: J. Menzies & co., ltd. in Dumbarton, Edinburgh and Glasgow

Written in English
Published: Pages: 61 Downloads: 952
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Places:

  • Scotland,
  • Dunbartonshire.

Subjects:

  • Names, Geographical -- Scotland -- Dunbartonshire.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 59.

Statementby John Irving.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDA880.D8 I58
The Physical Object
Pagination3 p.l., iii p., 1 l., 61 p.
Number of Pages61
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6348579M
LC Control Number37001842
OCLC/WorldCa2926792

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dumbarton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can . Dumbarton (surveyed in ) View town plan of Dumbarton; Introduction. Dumbarton is situated on the confluence of the Rivers Leven and Clyde about 15 miles north-west by west of Glasgow. It is the capital of Dunbartonshire and the ancient capital of Strathclyde. It has been a royal burgh since , and was a post town, a market town and a.   THIS BOOK, THE result of twenty years' meticulous research, remains the only comprehensive and systematic study of Scottish place-names. From names which date from the dawn of time - such as the river names Tay or the Avon - to more modern names, such as Fort William or Helensburgh, Nicolaisen brings to life the rich tapestry of history which has shaped our country over 5/5(4). Kentish Place-Names. Wallenberg, J. K. (), Kentish Place-Names: A Topographical and Etymological Study of the Place-Name Material in Kentish Charters Dated Before the Conquest, Uppsala: Appelberg. Kent Militia Roll. Hull, F. (), ‘An early Kentish militia roll’, Archaeologia Canti pp. – Kent Place-Names.

Although there is a "Wallace Tower" in Dumbarton Castle (the remains are shown above) it is unlikely that Wallace was held there. After Robert the Bruce led Scotland to freedom, he often returned to Dumbarton but surprisingly built a new castle for himself on the other side of the River Leven at Cardross. But there may be folks on the Dunbartonshire Mailing list who can. (See Mailing Lists below) If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments regarding this site, please contact me at: [email protected] Parishes Included. Arrochar * Bonhill * Cardross * . Ghana Place Names started as a retirement project to combine two long-standing interests, Ghana and toponymy. The former derives from a twelve-year period of employment with the Ghana Teaching Service at the beginning of my career in , and the latter from an interest in language and meanings. Dunbartonshire (Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Breatann) or the County of Dumbarton is a historic county, lieutenancy area and registration county in the west central Lowlands of Scotland lying to the north of the River tonshire borders Perthshire to the north, Stirlingshire to the east, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire to the south, and Argyllshire to the west.

Irving, Joseph, The Book of Dumbartonshire Volumes (). This is the first heavyweight history of Dunbartonshire to be published. While it is written in a typical Victorian style that is no longer popular - strong on the local gentry, ecclesiastical matters, and medieval charters - it is the standard source for the early history of the area. In the book, "Carruth Family," by Harold B. Carruth, I've found additional information for James Carruth, born Dumbarton, 18 June , baptized 22 June As noted in the book, no other records are found for this James Carruth in Dumbarton, and I believe he may be the James Carruth of Ballypallidy, County Antrim, noted above. This page was last edited on 5 October , at Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the Creative Commons CC0 License; all unstructured text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may ce of: registration county, lieutenancy area . Jeane Freeman, Jackie Baillie, Jonathan McColl, Castleview and Crosslet care homes, where there have been multiple virus-related deaths. By Bill Heaney The crisis in Scotland’s care homes has been exacerbated by a patchwork approach to tackling Covid, with constantly changing guidance, and made even worse by the fact that the Care Commission had .

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19 rows  Dunbartonshire volume This volume contains information on place names found in the parish of Kirkintilloch. Dunbartonshire volume This volume contains information on place names found in the parish of Kirkintilloch.

Dunbartonshire volume This volume contains information on place names found around Loch Lomond and its islands. Place Names of West Dunbartonshire. NB This is only a small selection of place names.

More will be added from time to time. The source of some of the information is John Irving's 'Place Names of Dumbartonshire' ().

He was not a linguist, and some of his derivations, particularly the Gaelic ones, may not be accurate. Overtoun (Dumbarton) - It is probably a mistake to suppose, as John Irving does in his Place Names of Dumbartonshire (Dumbarton, ), that Dumbarton's Overtoun took its name from its position overlooking the town (as we can see from the general definition already given), though, in this instance the supposition is understandable.

The place. This volume contains information on place names found in the Dumfriesshire parish of Kirkmahoe. Dumfriesshire volume This volume contains information on place names found in the Dumfriesshire parish of Kirkmichael.

Dumfriesshire volume This volume contains information on place names found in the Dumfriesshire parish of Kirkpatrick Fleming. Coordinates. Dunbartonshire (Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Breatann) or the County of Dumbarton is a historic county, lieutenancy area and registration county in the west central Lowlands of Scotland lying to the north of the River tonshire borders Perthshire to the north, Stirlingshire to the east, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire to the south, and Argyllshire to the y: Place names of Dumbartonshire book.

The book of Dumbartonshire a history of the county, burghs, parishes, and lands, memoirs of Place names of Dumbartonshire book, and notices of industries carried on in the Lennox district.

by Joseph Irving. Published by W. and A.K. Johnston in Edinburgh, London. About this Item: Dumbarton Bennett & Thomson3 volumes.

large format [29x24cm]. ppviii maps and illustrations. good clean set in the original green cloth. bindings a little marked. end-papers lightly spotted. the complete set of the revised edition of Irvng's History of Dumbartonshire. comprising: Dumbarton Castle, its place in the general history of Scotland.

Dumbarton was the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Alclud, and later the county town of Dunbartonshire. Dumbarton Castle, on top of Dumbarton Rock, dominates the ton was a Royal burgh between and Dumbarton emerged from the 19th century as a centre for shipbuilding, glassmaking, and whisky production.

However these industries have since declined, and Dumbarton Country: Scotland. The Gazetteer of British Place Names provides an exhaustive Place Name Index to Great Britain, containing overentries. It lists the historic county and the main administrative areas in which each place lies.

Please read the accompanying notes before using the Gazetteer. browse the Web Map. Cardross (Scottish Gaelic: Càrdainn Ros) is a large village with a population of 2, () in Scotland, on the north side of the Firth of Clyde, situated halfway between Dumbarton and ss is in the historic geographical county of Dunbartonshire but the modern political local authority of Argyll and Bute.

Cardross Village took its name from the historic parish in which it. Cumbernauld (/ ˌ k ʌ m b ər ˈ n ɔː l d /; Scots: Cummernaud / ˌ k ʌ m ər ˈ n ɔː d /; Scottish Gaelic: Comar nan Allt) is a large town in North Lanarkshire, is the ninth most-populous locality in Scotland and the most populated town in north Lanarkshire, positioned in the centre of Scotland's Central phically, Cumbernauld sits between east and west, being on Council area: North Lanarkshire.

I was laughing for hours trying to find the most amusing and rude place names in the British Isles. I hope you get as much pleasure reading the list as I got putting it together.

Be sure to check out our fun Word Cloud Map of the UK which incorporates al the words on this list into a. Septem + Funny British Place Names. by Hawthorn Mineart, under Funny Lists.

Ap update from Steph: Updated this page to add links to as many of the towns and streets as I could find in google maps. I originally added this list to my site on Septembut I never verified whether the names were real places or not, until someone asked in comments.

This banner text can have markup. web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation. From the home page click on "Find by place" and then follow the instructions on the next page.

Once you are viewing the place you want, use the slider at the top of the map to compare the layout of roads and the place names of smaller areas, perhaps even farms, with the landscape today.

The website takes some getting used to. Dunbartonshire, also called Dumbartonshire, Dunbarton, or Dumbarton, historic county of west-central Scotland, northwest and northeast of comprises two sections: the main body of the county in the west, extending along the north bank of the River Clyde from the outskirts of Glasgow to Loch Long, and a smaller detached area in the east surrounding the towns of Kirkintilloch and.

NB: These are all the names of all the administrative units which we have associated with Dunbartonshire, and you must judge whether all or even any of them are variant names for the place.

They may well include the names of other locations or areas: For cities, the associated administrative units will usually include parishes, especially ecclesiastical parishes, one of whose names is the name.

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You may then purchase a copy of the document or, if the document is beforeit will be on microfilm at the Family History Library. To find the microfilm numbers, search in the library catalog for the 'Place-names' of Dunbarton and the subject of 'Probate records.' Then click on the link to the records of the Commissariat of Dunbarton.

NORSE PLACE-NAMES aka SCANDINAVIAN PLACE-NAMES See PLACE-NAME ELEMENTS, below. PARISHES While there is no map that will depict the precise medieval parishes, the National Library of Scotland now has online the index maps from the Ordnance Survey 19th-century 6-inch maps, and these have the pre parish boundaries on county-wide maps.

Place Names of Scotland Related data collections. Inside you can expect to find biographies of “notable” individuals including surname, birth place, parents’ names, residence, job history, schools attended, etc.

Burke’s Family Records (Indexed). Spital-in-the-street is usually the butt of schoolboy jokes, but the oddly named village has found fame in the pages of a new book. Rude Britain is a long list of the country’s most double entendre-riddled towns, villages and streets.

Place-names in the Old Parish Registers Our publication ‘Civil Parish Map Index’ can be consulted in the search rooms and copies are available for sale in the Shop. There is a small collection of maps and plans plus gazetteers and place-name guides in the ScotlandsPeople Centre's Reference Library.

The church is located near an old well, Shear's Well, which is now represented only by an old water pump (ina pipe was laid across the bed of the River Leven to conduct the water from here to serve Dumbarton's town well, but as the town later grew, that supply would prove insufficient).

There was formerly a cluster of buildings around the church; these made up the clachan of Under. Surnames were then derived from several sources such as the father's given name John, becoming the family surname Johnson.

Other surnames were derived from place names, occupational names, physical descriptions, character descriptions, after a bird or animal, after an event or season, or after a persons status such as Knight or Squire. In the area south of the Clyde River lies what is presently called "Carruthmuir" and the "Carruth House" is found just to the are found in part of the land formerly called "lands of Carruth."This is the area most Carruth researchers refer to as the place our family came from.G.

Black's book published in"Surnames of Scotland. Robert the Bruce, original name Robert VIII de Bruce, also called Robert I, (born J —died June 7,Cardross, Dumbartonshire, Scotland), king of Scotland (–29), who freed Scotland from English rule, winning the decisive Battle of Bannockburn () and ultimately confirming Scottish independence in the Treaty of.

Dumbartonshire synonyms, Dumbartonshire pronunciation, Dumbartonshire translation, English dictionary definition of Dumbartonshire. n a historical county of W Scotland: became part of Strathclyde region in ; administered since by the council areas of East Dunbartonshire and West.

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Drawing of the ruins of Partick Castle by Gerald Blaikie Partick Castle was built near the confluence of the River Kelvin and the River Clyde to serve as a retreat for the hierarchy of the diocese, who occupied it until the time of the Reformation in the 's.

NB: These are all the names of all the administrative units which we have associated with Dumbarton, and you must judge whether all or even any of them are variant names for the place.

They may well include the names of other locations or areas: For cities, the associated administrative units will usually include parishes, especially ecclesiastical parishes, one of whose names is the name of.Place Names (F) Fairview Quarry - Fruin Fairview Quarry, Auchincarroch Road This is the quarry on the northwest side of Auchincarroch Hill from which much of the red sandstone used in the buildings of the Vale was extracted.

David Dorward's book on Scottish place-names is a fascinating volume that offers insight and intrigue into the myriad of wonderful place-names found across Scotland. Much more than simply a dictionary of place-names, Dorward makes the subject accessible to the general reader, with explanations of hundreds of names that are clear and concise /5(3).