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OS1/10/25/1

List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
HOLYWOOD [parish] Holywood
Holywood
Holywood
Holywood
Holywood
Holywood
Holywood
Haliewood
Dercongal
Stat: [Statistical] Acc: [Account] of Dumfries Page 553.
The Old Stat [Statistical] Account of Dumfries
Chalmers' Caledonia
Fullarton's Gazetteer Page 803.
Oliver and Boyd's Almanac 1853
J & C. Walker's Map
Johnstone's Co. [County] Map
Communion Cup inscription belonging to Parish
Charters of 13th. Century
040; 041; 048; 049 The Parish of Holywood [derives] its appropriate name from a Sacred [Grove] or Oak Forest, which existed therein [during] Druidical times.
As it was usual for the Druids to hold special assemblies in a consecrated [place] ("considunt in loco consecrato") it is probable that the sacred character was thus attached to [--] wood and transmitted to their Successors [the] Culdees. Sometime anterior to the 12th. [Century] an Irish recluse named Congal had his Cell in the Oak Forest, from which [circumstance] -as is supposed- the name Dercongal is [a--] to this Parish in the Bulls and Charters [of] the 13th. Century. A Catholic Settlement [was] formed here about the 12th. Century and [the] ancient Abbey of Holywood is supposed to [have] been founded on the Site of this recluse's [Cell] in the Forest, hence the name Dercongal - [the] Scots-Irish-for "The Oakwood of Congal."

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Transcriber's notes

The initials JBJ appear below 'Holywood' in the Orthography column

Descriptive Remarks - the last letters of each line are lost in the page fold.
Line 8 the last word is almost completely lost - best guess would be 'this'
Line 13 the last word is not clear - comparing to assemblies (7 lines up) it might be 'assigned'

'This hermit, named Congal, said to have lived
about the beginning of the eleventh century, gave to his cell the name
Dercongal, or the Oakwood of Congal, a designation which was still
given to the district two centuries later. '

The manuscripts of His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry ... preserved at Drumlanrig castle ..
https://archive.org/details/buccleuchqueens01greauoft

see also OS1/10/26/7A -
NB: I noticed these errors while comparing to Caledonia Vol III, 1810 version: https://archive.org/details/caledoniaoraccou03chal

the word in [] is 'grove', not [group?]
it is 'Scoto' Irish (two instances)
'Neither' not Neith

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