List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
MINNIGAFF town of minnigaff peter stroyan.
peter kenna.
thos jamieaon.
ainslies map.
stat acc of scot.
chalmers caledonia.
vol3 p 334.
035 a small quantity of mean looking houses consisting of about 14 families , it was formerly a place of considerable commerce but since creebridge was built and newton stewart began to flourish, it was thrown into disuse, and all public business transfered to thelatter place. about the centre of the few remaining houses of minnigaff stands a rude stone about 3 feet high 2 1/2 in circumference which is pointed out as having been the market cross of the village, and convenient is a house which is called the market house.

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mynny-gav, in the british speech and mona-gobh, in the irish which is pronouncedmonaigov,signify the smith,gill,or moor; or maon-y-gov, in the british, or moine gabh in in the irish would signify the smiths (turlary)?? or moss.the church and village of minnigaff stand at the base or extremity of an extensive range of hills.and the whole of this large parish consists of a series of hill and moor interspersed with moss. chalmers caledonia vol 3. p. 333.

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