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New Member Looking For 'Fedumbit'

Post by Bruce Scott » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:16 am

Among the members of McDonnell of Glegarry's Regiment who surrendered on 15 May 1746 were four Scotts. Of these, Donal Scott is shown* as being from 'Fedumbit' a place name that I am unable to locate. Any assistance would be most welcome.



* Reference: No Quarter Given, Third Edition, p167

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Re: New Member Looking For 'Fedumbit'

Post by AndrewP » Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:50 am

Hi Bruce,

[TS_welcome]

I see the reference at:
No Quarter Given: The Muster Roll of Prince Charles Edward Stuart's Army ...

Unfortunately I see no sign of a place called Fedumbit on Google other than on that webpage or on your questions on another forum. I can only guess it is the name of a house somewhere that no longer goes by that name, or the spelling has changed significantly over the years.

According to the index, pages 155 to 168 of that book refer to "MacDonell of Glengarrys". So the search area depends how big an area surrounding Glen Garry these MacDonnells came from.

Here is one example of a map to look at:
http://maps.nls.uk/view/74400138
Glen Garry is in the north-east of this map.

All the best,

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Re: New Member Looking For 'Fedumbit'

Post by Bruce Scott » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:38 pm

Hi Andrew,

Many thanks for your reply. I will keep hunting; old maps my reveal something.

Cheers,

Bruce

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Re: New Member Looking For 'Fedumbit'

Post by paddyscar » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:52 am

No luck on Electric Scotland nor on Gazetteer for Scotland.

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Re: New Member Looking For 'Fedumbit'

Post by AndrewP » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:35 am

Hi Bruce,

To add to the problems for your search, my feeling is that 'Fedumbit' may be an anglicised spelling of a Gaelic place name spoken to the person making the list. So you may need to use a wide imagination regarding spelling when searching for a place name.

All the best,

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Re: New Member Looking For 'Fedumbit'

Post by SarahND » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:39 am

GENUKI refers to this book:

Place-names in Glengarry and Glenquoich and their origin by Edward C. Ellice. London, 1898. A second edition of this appeared in 1931, and that edition was reprinted in 1999 in a limited edition of 500 copies by the Glengarry Visitor centre. http://www.glengarryheritagecentre.com/

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Re: New Member Looking For 'Fedumbit'

Post by momat » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:57 am

You can almost imagine the word in a broad Scots accent as "fae Dumbit "
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Re: New Member Looking For 'Fedumbit'

Post by Bruce Scott » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:32 am

I thought exactly that.

Many thanks for all replies.

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Re: New Member Looking For 'Fedumbit'

Post by johnniegarve » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:57 pm

Bruce, try the Highland Family History Society,


www.highlandfamilyhistorysociety.org

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Re: New Member Looking For 'Fedumbit'

Post by Bruce Scott » Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:09 pm

Thanks Johnnie, will do.

Bruce

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