List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
DOLPHINTON [parish] Dolphinton
Statistical Account
John Ord Mackenzie Esq. per letter dated 21st January 1858
The Rev. [Reverend] Dr. [Doctor] Aiton, Minister
Mr. John Smith
Johnston's County Map dated 1816
Forrest's County Map
Anciently Written See Stat. [Statistical] Account
021; 027; 028 The parish of Dolphinton is in the County of Lanark, its eastern and southern Boundary joins the County of Peebles, and, for the greater part, the centre of Garvald Burn and the Forth Water form the Ph. [Parish] and County Boundary.
The parish consists of nearly 3582 Statute acres and contains no other village but that of Dolphinton in which are situated the Parish Church, Manse and School.
An Episcopal chapel is situated at Bridge-end, in the eastern extremity of the Parish, and in the North a post Office is kept in the farmsteading called Roberton
"A Dolphin fish is represented in the arms of the principal heritor; but the name of Dolphinstown, as it was anciently spelled, "seems with more probability to be derived from that of one of the early proprietors of the Manor. Dolfine, the eldest brother of Coss Patrick, first Earl of Dunbar, acqauired this property during the reign of Alexander I., about the beginning of the twelfth Century.

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