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From: Gavin Bell <>
Subject: Re:[ABERDEEN] Parish List and Barhillock
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2003 09:37:42 +0000
> Visited the Parish List (which is very good) and Google.
Well, you're luckier than I am. When I try to access the two urls which
were recently posted, I get a "404 - not found" message for one of them,
and "403 - you do not have permission to access this url" for the other.
> Please would SKS inform me the correct spelling "Barhillock" or
> "Bearhillock" "whatever"
Approximately where is this? I can find a "Barehillock" in the parish
of Logie-Coldstone, but this is the kind of name which is likely to crop
up in more than one place.
And I am not sure that, wherever it is, there is a "correct" spelling.
Until the mid-19th century, most placenames were spoken much more often
than written, so it is quite likely that cartographers, registrars and
enumerators would each independently produce their own best
approximation to what they heard (which may have been in a fairly
impenetrable accent to start with).
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