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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
HOLYDEAN WOOD Holydean Wood
Holydean Wood
Holydean Wood
Revd. [Reverend] James Allerdyce, Bowden
John Scott, Schoolmaster, Bowden
Walter Brunton, Gardener, Bowden
007.16; 008.13 A large tract of land, the surface of which is studded with scattered trees of natural growth, it is situated on the farm of Holydean, the property of the Duke of Roxburgh.
HOBBIE KER'S HANGING TREE Hobbie Ker's Hanging Tree
Hobbie Ker's Hanging Tree
Hobbie Ker's Hanging Tree
Revd. [Reverend] James Allerdyce, Bowden
John Scott, Bowden
Walter Brunton, Bowden
008.13 This name applies to a tree situated on the farm of Holydean, it has a thick branch extending from the trunk, bent like an arm, on which tradition says that Habbie Kerr used to hang his enemies (hence the name).
STAND DAM Stand Dam
Stand Dam
Mr. John Scott - Bowden
Mr. William McIvor - Toll Bar
Mr. Robert Blackie - Holydean
008.13 This name applies to a Millpond Situated at the confluence of Holydean Wood, and Prieston Burns.

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Sheet 8 No. 13
Parish of Bowden
Described by Thomas Ratcliffe c/a [civil assistant]

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[Hobbie Ker's Hanging Tree] While changed in the naming sections of this entry, in the description it was, as original, Habbie Kerr.
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