List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Fiddrie or Fidra
Fidrey or Fetheray
Pigot's directory
Johnston & Co's Co. [Company's County] Map
Forrest's Co. [County] map 1799
Chambers Gazetteer
Greenwood's Co. [County] Map
Statisl. [Statistical] Account
Mr. William A. Wyllie Ninewar Nr. Prestonkirk Factor to Mrs. Ferguson
001 A bleak Island in the Forth of Firth off the Coast at dirleton; Its appearance is highly picturesque the Northern part is of Considerable Elevation Very rocky and precipitous and is Joined to the Southern part by an Neck of Sand & shingle, Covered at H. [High] Water;
CASTLE TARBET 001 On the Eastern end of this part of the Island is the Castle Tarbet, a Tabular piece of pasture on a Rocky eminence which rises in a Castellated form hence its name Mrs Ferguson, Proprietor. 'On the 8th. of May, 1509' Says the Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] 'a Royal Charter was granted by James IV to Henry Congalton of that Ilk, of the Kings Island and lands of Fetheray along with the hill of the Castle of the same Called Tarbet, and the King's Island of Craig Leith, in one free Barony to be called the Barony of Tarbet'.
CHAPEL (Remains of) [Fidra] Chapel (Site & remains of) 001 As early as the Reign of William the 1st. 'there was a Chapel dedicated to St Nicholas on the Island of Fidrey'. The Site & Remains of this Chapel & the Graveyard are shewn on Trace. The name Fidra is probably a Corruption of the Scandinavian name for a Shore, which is Fiaray.

Continued entries/extra info

[Page] 38
List of Names collected by Michael Duggan C.A. [Civilian Assistant]
Parish of Dirleton
Plan -- Trace
1D -- 1

Fidra - An Island
Castle Tarbet
Chapel (Site & remains of)

  Transcribers who have contributed to this page.

Moira L- Moderator, DANIALSAN

  Location information for this page.