System Outage

We are migrating the servers that support this website to a new platform. Service will be affected for some time. Further information is available here.

OS1/10/8/11

List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
HOLMAINS Halmains
Halmains
Holomains
Holmains
Gazetteer of Scotland
Mr Carruthers of Dormont
Crawford's Co [County] Map,
On the Tombstones at Little Dalton Church, yard,
050 [Situation] 2 1/2 miles N. W. [North West] from Dalton Village
A dwelling house, offices And farm property of William Francis Carruthers.
Holmains is the correct mode
Site of HOLMAINS TOWER Holmains' Tower (Site of) 1665, Mr Carruthers of Dormont
Mr Rae of Dalton
Mr Jowit of Holmains Cottage,
050 [Situation] About 6 Chains S. [South] of Holmains house,
An ancient edifice, a Tower or fortalice, formerly the Seat of the family of Carruthers. There is no part of the building now, except bits and fragments 1665 is on a Stone on the Mantelpiece in the farm house Now Named Holmains This Stone was taKen from the building
From Some Old Charters from King Robert Bruce this is Named (de Holmendis,) The escutcheon of the family Carruthers is also on the Stone above named,
BOGLE BUSHES Bogle Bushes
Bogle Bushes
Bogle Bushes
Mr William Jowit,
Mr Johnstone
Mr Easton,
050 [Situation] 32 Chains S.S.W. [South South West] from Holmains house,
A patch of underwood and Well the supposed habitation of Bogles, Fairies, etc. etc. etc.
The name is well-Known

Continued entries/extra info

[page] 11
Parish of Dalton -- Plan 50.15. -- Trace 6

[signed] M Donohue, April 1856.

  Transcribers who have contributed to this page.

Moira L- Moderator, gengirl44

  Location information for this page.