List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
FIDLAY'S MUIR Findlay's Muir
Findlay's Muir
Findlay's Mire
James Leith Esq Millfield
Mr Smith, Thornhill
Old Statistical Account
012 Applies to an arable field and plantation a little north of Millfield. The spot was at one time, a Moss, and is the place referred to in the Old Stat. [Statistical] Account as "Findlay's Mire", but the Spots where the spear heads there referred to were found, have long Since being lost Sight of.
"The wild heath Seems to wave of the grave of many a long forgotten hero, on these fields where contending barons tried the keenness of their Swords. Some of the Covenanters cut off by the Ogilvies, have given a name ("Findlays Mire") to these spots where they fell, and Some heads of spears, of a yellow Colour and of the form most approved when the Scottish spear was almost as tremendous a weapon as the English bow, were lately found in an exhausted moss, and are now in the possession of Mr Cumine of Auchry"
Old Statistical Account

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