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From: "Ray Hennessy" <>
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] GARTLY MAP QUESTION
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 02:19:55 -0000
Can't really help but I did look up FreeCEN and found the place-names of the adjoining households. For what it's worth - in a negative way - this is what I found out:
John Smith's house is named Donits on FreeCEN but their reading of the image may be no better than yours.
Neither Donits nor Davits is on the 1832 Thomson, the 1896 Victorian OS or the 2002 Explorer [2.5"] maps.
Both places on either side in the Census [Mains of Gartly and Westseat] are still there but the modern map shows the various quarries on Hill of Corksie are all now disused. This probably means that John was living in a cottage attached to one of the quarries, which has now disappeared along with its raison d'etre..
There were some other similar places nearby: Scrapehard, Bothwellseat and Foot of Hill whose names are also missing from the maps.
It's possible someone on the List lives nearby and could do bit of ground-searching for you. It may turn up a foundation or even a disused building. Sorry not to be able to find something.
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From: Sandi Ruch
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2005 1:04 AM
Subject: [ABERDEEN] GARTLY MAP QUESTION
In my 1841 Gartly census, my John Smith, a quarrier, resides at something
that reads like "Davits". It's followed by a residence at Mains of Gartly
and, as John was a quarrier and later lived on Corksie Hill, whatever the
residence is, it should be close by. The first letter is a "D" then an "o",
a letter I can't read, an "i" as there's a dot above and then what appears
to be a "ts". Between the Hill of Corksie and the Mains of Gartly there is
on my map a notation "old quarries" so it might have been there. I will be
very grateful for any help. Sandra
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