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2 edition of place-names of Berwickshire. found in the catalog.

place-names of Berwickshire.

Johnston, James Brown

place-names of Berwickshire.

by Johnston, James Brown

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Published by Royal Scottish Geographical Society in Edinburgh .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesRoyal Scottish Geographical Society, Edinburgh. Place-names of Scotland series -- no. 1
The Physical Object
Pagination52 p.
Number of Pages52
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20146994M

This book was longer than I expected (no bad thing, I like a long book) and a little slow to start with. It was worth persevering and I became very involved in the characters. The story line was a little predictable - you knew what was going to happen to the characters, the decisions they were going to make but perhaps that was because they /5. In contrast, in the "New World" (roughly North America, South America, and Australasia), many place names' origins are known. Although the origin of many place names is now forgotten, it is often possible to establish likely meanings through consideration of early forms of the g: Berwickshire.

Berwickshire Scotland Tel: –44– Civil Registration Records [edit | edit source] Government or civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths (also called Statutory records) began on January 1, in Scotland. Each parish has a registrar's office and large cities have several. An Old Berwickshire Town: History of the Town and Parish of Greenlaw, From the Earliest Times to the Present Day (Classic Reprint) [Robert Gibson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Excerpt from An Old Berwickshire Town: History of the Town and Parish of Greenlaw, From the Earliest Times to the Present Day When my father died in

Anyone interested in further study of this subject may find the following book of help to them. Scotland's Place Names: Expanded Edition David Dorward Published by Birlinn, pbk, ISBN £   Buy Place-names of Scotland by Iain Taylor (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(4).


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Place-names of Berwickshire by Johnston, James Brown Download PDF EPUB FB2

It includes all Berwickshire place-names on the Ordnance SurveyLandranger map, and can be searched in various ways. Quick Search (in the top bar of every page) retrieves place-names containing any string of letters in the modern spelling of the name or in any element(s) from which it may derive.

One of the historical sources we have been using in the REELS project is the first series of Ordnance Survey Name Books (or Original Object Name Books) for Berwickshire.

These record information about the place-names that appear on the Ordnance Survey 1st edition 6 inch and 25 inch map sheets for the county, which were published between and 42 rows  Berwickshire OS Name Books, These volumes provide information on the place.

Chapter 15 of The Borders Book (see the Bibliography section) is a descriptive account of "Borders Place-Names". A useful guide on this subject is James B.

Johnston's The place-names of Berwickshire, published in Edinburgh in This can be of great help in identifying which parish a particular place lies within, or discovering more about the origins of a given place name.

An article in the Autumn issue of this Newsletter outlined the Leverhulme-funded REELS project (‘Recovering the Earliest English Language in Scotland: evidence from place-names’), and explained that one of the main outputs would be an online resource covering all Berwickshire place-names on the Ordnance SurveyLandranger map (Hough 3).

[ ]. NB: These are all the names of all the administrative units which we have associated with Cockburnspath, and you must judge whether all or even any of them are variant names for the place.

They may well include the names of other locations or areas: For cities, the associated administrative units will usually include parishes, especially ecclesiastical parishes, one of whose names is the name. Berwickshire OS Name Books, These volumes provide place-names of Berwickshire.

book on the place names found in the Berwickshire parishes of Abbey St. Bathans, Ayton, Bunkle, Channelkirk, Chirnside. Place-names and the Scots language: the marches of lexical and onomastic research, by Maggie Scott RCAHMS records for Scottish Border [ permanent dead link ] Gazetteer for Scotland.

THE PLACE NAMES OF STIRLINGSHIRE 35 Ooxithill (St. Ninians). Ooxethill. Said to be for cocksfoot, common in Eng. place names, and given ori- ginally to be a broad way or glade in a wood through which game might shoot, so as to be caught in nets.

NB: These are all the names of all the administrative units which we have associated with Duns, and you must judge whether all or even any of them are variant names for the place. They may well include the names of other locations or areas: For cities, the associated administrative units will usually include parishes, especially ecclesiastical parishes, one of whose names is the name of the.

The suffix -by is frequent in the Ixiv PLACE-NAMES OF SCOTLAND. north of England, and almost as frequent in South- West Scotland CANONBIE, MIDDLEBIE, PERCEBIE, SORBIE, &c. There are nine examples in the Dumfries district, three in Ayr (Crosby, Magby, and Sterby), and only four in. Only two current Scottish place-names can be said, with confidence, to have an ethnic origin: Flemington in Ayton parish in former Berwickshire, [] and Flemyland in Dalry, Ayrshire.

[ [2] ] Three others, no longer on the map, might well also count as ethnic: Fleming-Beath† in Beath, Fife; [ [3] ] Flemingis-land† [ [4] ] > in Kettins, Angus. The background to the creation of this guide Early in the 20th century, Ordnance Survey issued a small pamphlet, The most common Gaelic words used on the Ordnance Survey Maps, for use with the one-inch maps of Scotland.

Inthe Board of Celtic Studies and the University of Wales compiled a similar booklet, The most common Welsh words used on the Ordnance Survey Maps, for use with maps of. Welcome to the Place-Names of the Galloway Glens project.

This project is part of the Heritage Lottery-funded Galloway Glens Landscape the next few years, we will be surveying the place-names of seven historical parishes in Kirkcudbrightshire, making these names and explanations about their meaning and historical context available through this website, and, in due course.

Nicolaisen, W.F.H. Scottish Place-Names: this remains by far the best general introduction to the subject of Scottish place-names, and is the bench-mark for all subsequent work on the subject, although in need of revision on several fronts (slightly revised edition with new bibliography, Edinburgh, ).

Taylor, S. (ed.), The Uses of Place-Names (Edinburgh): looks at place-names as. "A noteworthy feature of Berwickshire place names is the number which have been coined in relation to rivers, showing that the name-givers' sense. Berwickshire is a maritime county in the south-east of Scotland, bounded on the north by the German Ocean and the county of Haddington (Eastlothian), on the east and north-east by the German Ocean, on the south by the river Tweed, which separates it from the English county of Northumberland, and on the west and south-west by the counties of Edinburgh (Midlothian) and Roxburgh.

SOCIETY FOR NAME STUDIES IN BRITAIN AND IRELAND Newsletter NS. 16 Spring CHARITY NO. SNSBI SOCIETY FOR NAME STUDIES IN BRITAIN AND IRELAND Scottish Place in the on the place-names of Lanarkshire. He explained pamphlet on the place-names of Berwickshire was produced by J B Johnston inbut the idea of a.

The Scottish Borders (Scots: the Mairches, lit. 'the Marches'; Scottish Gaelic: Crìochan na h-Alba) is one of 32 council areas of Scotland. It borders the City of Edinburgh, Dumfries and Galloway, East Lothian, Midlothian, South Lanarkshire, West Lothian and, to the south-west, south and east, the English counties of Cumbria and administrative centre of the area is Newtown Admin HQ: Newtown St Boswells.

The tabulated list of the early spellings of the place-names dealt with in this book is therefore intended to furnish the reader with some idea of the course of development which these names have taken, and of the sound-changes which they have undergone. Norfolk, a fourth in Dumfries, and a fifth in Berwickshire, and the Domesday Book.

Place Names Starting with C Home» Names. This was the name of a town in Berwickshire, Scotland. COLOGNE (Settlement) French, English French form of Latin Colonia, shortened from Colonia Agrippina meaning "colony of Agrippina", named after the wife of Emperor Claudius.

This is the name of a city in western Germany.Scottish Place Names - Toronto, Ontario, Canada. - Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For comparability with other large cities around the world, Greater Toronto has been defined as the entire built-up area along the north-western shore of Lake Ontario from Oakville in the west to Newcastle in the east, with an inland corridor to Newmarket and Holland Landing in the north.

This chapter presents a study of colour terms in the names of four parishes within the historic county of Berwickshire in south-east Scotland. Out of 1, marked features on the first-edition six-inch Ordnance Survey map ofsixty-nine (%) have names containing colour terms.

These fall into two groups: base names, where the feature was named directly from the colour, and derived.