List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
JENKINS'S HOLE Jenkins' Hole
Jenkins' Hole
Jenkins' Hole
Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Davidson
Dr.[Doctor] Leslie.
Mr. William Taylor.
054 A deep pool in the River Ury in which; in ancient times, culprits considered deserving of death were drowned. The exact position of the veritable "Hole" is doubtful, but all who know that such a place exists agree in placing it about where it is shewn on the plan. The following extract from the old manuscript record of the Church, in possession of the Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Davidson proves the existance and antiquity of the name.
"Alexander Fergus alias Walace in Inverurie [attache] be ye shreff of theft putt to ane assyss was convickt be ye assisse and drouned in [Urie in] ye pot callit Ginkin Holl till he was deid.
Buriet in ye Kirkyard of Inverury. 4 [August] 1629."

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Parish of Inverury

Transcriber's notes

The writing near the inner margin of this page is blurred, so that several of the words are indecipherable or missing.

In the context of the extract the word atta[...], which disappears in the gutter, has been transcribed as atta[che]. The definition can be found in the Dictionary of the Scots Language, "Attache" meaning to arrest.

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