Mordingmill, Scotland

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Mordingmill, Scotland

Post by ConnieMack » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:02 pm

Hello all. Can someone tell me where this town is located, please. Google gives me nothing. I found it mentioned in The Register of the Privy Council of Scotland, Volume 4, ... ck&f=false stating on page 165 that Johne Mack of Mordingmill should appear with his servant as witnesses in Edinburgh. Bellie is listed next, which is in Moray, so I would assume it is in that area. Any idea?

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Re: Mordingmill, Scotland

Post by Moray_Lass » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:03 am

The link you posted mentions Mordingtoun

Would make sense the Mill would be at or near Mordington - unless anyone else recognises it.

I suspect Bellie is just the next case and not linked. It isn't a name I recognise and I live in Bellie. ;-)

Parental -
Moray, Bellie/Boharm:- Symon, Thomson, Davidson, Gordon, Laing, Dick, Thom, Geddes.
Banffshire, Rothiemay:- Lobban, Symon
Maternal -
'Finechty Flett's'
Banffshire:- Flett, Taylor, Wood, Lorimer, Falconer

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Re: Mordingmill, Scotland

Post by WilmaM » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:23 am

There is a Mill Dam just to the north of Mordington Mains , which is also just north of Mordington House and it's associated buildings.

No sign of a mill on any maps that I could see, but for the name to persist to this day seems obvious that a mill was once thereabouts.
Quarrys in the area may have obliterated the mill. ... yers=5&b=1 1856 map modern map.

A couple of lines up in the book you are quoting mentions 'Wilkie of Foulden' - which is next to the Mordington in the borders.
'Sir David Home of Wedderburne ' a little further west.

So I think Moray Lass has pointed us to the right area.

The Bellie mentioned is ' Bellie Mylne ' - a little south of Mordington House is Mordington Bridge with Balies Burn running to a lager water course that features mills and mill ponds.
All, I suspect corruptions and antique spellings.
Incidentally Bailies Burn forms the current Scotland/England Border line.

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Re: Mordingmill, Scotland

Post by ConnieMack » Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:56 pm

Thank you so much, Moray Lass and Wilma. I did some research now that you gave me better search terms. And thank you for the wonderful map tool. I've been trying for the longest time to bridge the Atlantic to trace John Mack of Lyme, CT, US back to his homeland. This person caught my eye because the given name continued on here for generations. Also, his grandson, Elisha Huntley Mack was quite an engineer, building dams and bridges along the Connecticut River. He built a cantilever bridge 100 years before anyone applied for a patent here. I really have been suspecting though, that our Macks originated in the Highlands, rather than the lowlands. But I might be wrong. My branch ended up on a prairie within a river valley. Thanks again.

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