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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Revd.[Reverend] A. Brown of Mt. [Mount] Kedar.
Mr. Thomas Wightman School-master
Mr. James Nicholson
Revd. [Reverend] A.B Murray
Gilbert Haining
John Irvine
Ancient Valuation Rolls
Modern Valuation Rolls
Johnstones Co [County] map
056 [Situation] About 1¼ mile SSE. [South South East] of Mouswald village
A dwelling house, Offices, and farm, in the occupation of Mr. James Nicholson. and property of the Earl of Mansfield.
This name seems rather doubtful.
The Revd. [Reverend] Gentlemen whose names are given in the Column, state that it is the custom in the Locality And if written otherwise it would not be known.
Howthwaite may have been the original mode. Or Howtath, which corresponds with the local pronunciation,
In the Mineralogical experiments of the Co. [County] Dumfr. [Dumfries] in 1800 it is Howthet. Some of the people here. "say it may be from How is that ["]
The name is a compound of How - a hollow and Thwaite - rough or wooded land There is a place called Thwaite in the neighbourhood. O.B [Owen Barrett]

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Parish of Mouswald -- Plan 56—15. Trace 2

[Signed] M. Donohue

Transcriber's notes

There are arrows pointing from Howthwaite (Various modes of Spelling) and from Howthwaite, Thwaite and Thwaite (Descriptive Remarks) to [Exn off.]? Examination?
Descriptive Remarks - line 12 - above Howtath is written in red ink: Howthet?
check 5 lines from bottom - after "...How is that ["] or [!"] ?

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