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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Symbister Symbister Gilbert Gilbertson
Laurance Lauranson
Mr Nicolson Postmaster
Valuation Roll
Admiralty Chart
Cowie's Shetland "descriptive & historical"
038.12; 038.02 This name applies to a large district on the Western side of Whalsay There is three or four small houses which are in good repair in it Propt [Property] The Trustees of the Late Mr Bruce The House of Symbister & the farm [are] in this district.
Symbister House Symbister House

Symbister House
Manor House of Symbister
Gilbert Gilbertson
Laurance Lauranson
Mr Nicolson
Cowie's Shetland "descriptive & historical"
Valuation Roll
038.12; 038.02 This name applies to the Residence of the late Mr Bruce It is a very good substantial mansion house with extensive offices they are all slated and in good repair and they are built on an eminance a short distance east of Symbister Bay and command a very extensive view of sea and land

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Parish of Whalsey
Shetland Island of Whalsey
Sheet 38 Plan 12 Trace 2

[Additional Description remarks for "Symbister" in Situation column reads]
In the west of this district and in Symbister Bay there is one or two good but small Piers there is also a beach on which fish is cured extensively.

[Note referring to the name "Symbister" reads]
Corrupted from Sund-binstadr = the farm on the sound

Transcriber's notes

Unable to confirm exact spelling of the word "binstadr" as translation of "farm" from an online English-Old Norse dictionary.

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