Kilninver

Kilninver

 

Name Value Date Grid Ref Map Sources Other forms, comments etc
Clachan 2m 1751 NM 786193 RHP 964/4

RHP 720

OS(1871)

3½m Clachan Siell(1796). Roy (PC 25) marks Clachanseil as the farm on the mainland – not the Clachan in Seil.
Auchnasaul 4m

4d

1570

1633

NM 7918/7919 RHP 964/4

RHP 720

This is the only valuation at 4m. There are references to 8m Auchnasaul in 1623, 1636, 1638, c. 1647, 1649 & 1685), 6m in 1751 and 4½m in 1796. Excluding Sornvallach it may have been as much as 6m.
‘Sornvallach’ 2m 1470     We have several references to this farm which is given as part of Auchnaswall in 1571. ‘Semballauch'(1541), ‘Sornballocht'(1571), ‘Sornebollauch'(1630).
Duachy 6m

1d

1617

1596

NM 8020 RHP 964/4

RHP 720

RHP 30407

2m(1596-7), 6m(1618, 1619, 1621), 8m(1451, 1628, 1636, 1654, 1655, 1685, 1751). It is difficult to be sure of original valuation since 8m often included part of Pennyfour – from at least 1628.
‘Peinfuar’ 4m

(1d)

1621

1628

NM 808204 RHP 964/4

RHP 720

RHP 972/5

In RHP 972/5 p 55 (Robertson’s report of 1796) it says that Penifour was divided between Duachie, Ardnahua & Barryanyarry.
Ardnahua 8m 1451 NM 8021 Blaeu(Lorn)

RHP 964/4

RHP 720

Consistently 8m but in 1751 this 8m included half of Drumnamuckloch. Also included Tigh Cuil township (See Argyll II No 345).
Drumnamuckloch 4m 1570 c. NM 8222 Blaeu(Lorn)

Roy (PC 18)

RHP 964/4

RHP 720

Langlands(1801)

In Roy (PC 18) Drimnamuclach is shown on west side of river.

In G Langlands(1801) it is shown between Kilninver & Barnacarry, on W side of R Euchar.

See below.

Barrnacarry 4m

2d

1470

1541

NM 8122 RHP 964/4

 

6m(1751) when it included parts of Drumnamuckloch and Pennyfour. 2m(1630) but this is possibly a mistake.
‘Garpyne’

‘Garpynging’

2m

(1d)

1570

1313

NM 8317 ? Roy (PC 18)?

RHP 720?

=Garbh-pheighinn? The only evidence for this pennyland is from before 1600. It seems to have been absorbed by other units. I suspect it lies behind the place-name ‘Lochan na Garbh-bheinne’ (NM 8317) which is Loch Garbin in Roy (PC 18). See below under ‘1338 Charter’.
‘Lochane’

 

Pennylochan

1d

 

1m

1306-

1329

c. 1647

c. NM 8317 ?   See under ‘Garpyne’; see also below.
Raera 4m 1570 NM 8320 Blaeu(Lorn)

RHP 964/4

RHP 720

4m only in 1570, 6m(1623, 1628, c. 1647, 1649, 1751, 1796). 4m may have been original value; 6m after absorbing part of ‘Garpyne’ or Pennylochan. See below under ‘1338 Charter’.
Leckie 2m 1570 NM 8419 Blaeu(Lorn)

Roy (PC 18)

RHP 964/4

4m(1628, c. 1647, 1663, 1751), 3m(1796)

Leckich in Blaeu (Lorn), Leachach in Roy (PC 18).

Baraleg 2m 1623 NM 8518

(based on Roy)

Roy (PC 18)

RHP 964/4

Langlands(1801)

2m(1628, c. 1647, 1751), 1m(1796). Langlands marks Baralog ESE of Leckie.
Braelorne 18m 1658     This was an 18m land which consisted of the farms below from Blaran to Corrielorne inclusive + Fineglen, ‘Slochkragag’ & Allt a’ Choromaig
Blaran 1m 1592 NM 8517 RHP 964/4 1m(1626, 1631, 1650, 1658, 1669, 1796), 2m (1618, 1660)
Eleraig 1m 1592 NM 8616 RHP 964/4

Langlands(1801)

 
‘Elarge & Blara’ 1d 1448-9      
‘Clochrig’

Cluchich

1m

1d

1592

1448-9

c. NM 8716 RHP 964/4  
Polanduich

Poll andowich

3m

1d

1656

1448-9

NM 8915 RHP 964/4 2m(1751).

There is also Eas Poll na Dubhaige at NM 8916/9016.

Druimnashallag 1m 1592 NM 8916 RHP 964/4 With Blairinedin as 2m in 1751.
Blairinedin 1m 1592 NM 899168

(based on Roy)

RHP 964/4

Roy (PC 18)

Langlands(1801)

With Druimnashallag as 2m in 1751.
‘Drunnaschealge’ &

‘Blaranaedyn’

1d 1448-9     In AS I (378) & DR 6/74 of 1658 these two farms + Stringbeg make 2m where one would expect 3m.
String

Stryng with its loch

2m

1d

1592

1448-9

 

NM 9216/9217   1d ‘Strengchroschian’ in RMS I App I (107)
Innie

‘Aeynyh Lochantyleod’

2m

1d

1592

1448-9

NM 8716 RHP 964/4 ‘ Lochantyleod’ = Loch Tralaig?
Corrielorne

‘Corelarne’

2m

1d

1592

1448-9

NM 872175 RHP 964/4

OS(1871)

2m(1626, 1631, 1650, 1658, 1659)
Laggan-an-airgid 2m 1629 NM 8518 Blaeu(Lorn)

RHP 35991

2m with ‘Levarig” in 1751.

See below under ‘1338 Charter’.

Shellachan 4m 1619 NM 8720 Blaeu(Lorn)

Roy (PC 18)

RHP 35991

Probably = 4m ‘Sollachin’ of Clan Campbell VI pp 131-2 of 1610.

With Derrelea & Lettirnamuck as 6m in AS II (265) of 1629.

Shelachan & Lettirnamuick were 4m in 1751. RHP 35991 marks N Shellachan on N side of river, South Shellachan on S side.

Derrilea 1m 1618 NM 896202 Roy (PC 18)

Langlands(1801)

RHP 35991

1m of the 6m of Shellachan commonly called Derreleagh in AS II (23) of 1618. With Shellachan as 5m in 1642, 1651, 1660, 1667, 1741. With Lettirnamuck as 2m in AS II (53) of 1619. RHP 35991 locates Dorilia precisely at NM 896202.
Lettirnamuck 1m

1d

1622

1313

    1m of 6m Selechan in AS I (194) of 1622. With Darnelea as 2m in AS II (53) of 1619. 1d Leternamuck RRS V (No 27) 1313.
Bragleen

Bragleen More

Bragleen Beg

 

6m

4m

 

1588

1588

 

NM 9020

NM 9020/9120

Blaeu(Lorn)

 

 

2m each in 1751

Fineglen 2m

1d

1592

<=1329

NM 9318 RHP 964/4 3m with Stringmore in 1658, 1659, 1669.

3m with Blarine in 1751.

‘Slochkragag’ 2m 1592 c. NM 928221

(based on Roy)

Roy (PC 18)

RHP 964/4

Roy (PC 18) locates ‘Sloc’. I suspect this is actually the northern section of Alltachoromaig farm as it appears in RHP 30399/1.

Selchriche (1626), Slockcragag(1657)

Allt a’ Choromaig (1m) 1751 NM 9321 RHP 964/4

RHP 30399/1

3m with Slock in 1751 and 1796. By implication 1m. The sole valuation I have found is as 10s (¾m) in DR 6/83 of 1660.
Scammadale 4m 1605 NM 8820 Blaeu(Lorn)

RHP 35991

4m included Lettirnacreich in 1642, 1651, 1660, 1667.
Lettirnacreich   1642     Probably = ‘Leternacrosh’ which appears just before Scamadill in RRS V (27) of 1313. OPS II, I p 106 reads Leternacroch.
Laggan

Laggan Beg

Laggan More

 

4m

6m

 

1623

1623

 

NM 8520

NM 8420

Blaeu(Lorn)

RHP 964/4

RHP 720

1m Laganbeg in 1570 but 4m in c. 1647, 1655, 1751, 1796.

See below under ‘1338 Charter’.

Glen Euchar 22m 1506-7     See below.
Barochreal 6m 1623 NM 8320 RHP 964/4

RHP 720

See below under ‘1338 Charter’.
Kilninver 4m 1570 NM 8221 Blaeu(Lorn)

RHP 964/4

RHP 720

 
Barrandroman 4m 1570 NM 8423 RHP 964/4

RHP 720

 
Knipoch 2m 1618 NM 8523 Blaeu(Lorn)

Langlands(1801)

2m(1619, c. 1647, 1667), 1½m(1751), 4m(1617).

See below and also under Kilmore & Kilbride.

Kilveran 1d 1313     Sole source is RRS V (27) of 1313 but see also OPS II, I p 106 quoting Argyle Inventory. Position in list suggests Kilninver parish.
Dernglek 1d 1306-1329     See below.
Garbech 1d 1306-1329     See below.
Garcowaell 1d 1306-1329     See below.
           
Total (m) 111m        
Total (d) 23d        

 

 

1338 Charter

There is a charter by John of Argyll, Lord of Lorn, to Mary, wife of John of Stirling, dated 1338. It covers 10½d of Lorn and is printed in W Fraser (1858, 198) and in The Miscellany of the Spalding Club Vol. V (1852, 244). The Spalding Club version omits two of the properties and there are slight differences between the two readings. A facsimile is also printed in Fraser so that we can compare both readings with the original. I think the properties are :

5d Raera

1d Garbh-pheighinn

2d Barochreal

1d Laggan-an-airgid?

1d ‘Hachychnacelache’

½d ‘Cragnamoychenache’

 

The first four of these farms are in Kilninver. I do not know where ‘Cragnamoychenache’ is but it may be in mainland Kilbrandon (qv) along with ‘Hachychnacelache’.

 

(There are two separate Laggans in Kilninver parish. Much the more important is Laggan farm in Glen Euchar which was worth 10 merks and divided between Lagganmore and Lagganbeg. This is close to Barochreal but we might expect its valuation in 1338 to be nearer 5d. A little further south lies Laggan-an-airgid which is on the other side of Glen Gallan from the lands that probably made up Garbh-pheighinn (the rough pennyland). This Laggan was worth 2m and therefore notionally 1d). Even if these matches are correct there is another problem in that Raera and Garbh-pheighinn (at least) had been given to Dugall Campbell of Lochawe by Robert I in 1313.

 

Drumnamuckloch

AS I (155) of 1621 gives 4m Drimygrisnamucklache (but also Drumnamuwlaiche in same document). Drumnamuckloch means ‘Ridge of the piggery’ but the word ‘gris’ is the Norse term for a pig so Drimygrisnamucklache combines both the Scandinavian and Gaelic terms for pig into one place-name. What is extraordinary is that the Norse word still seems to have had local currency in 1621.

 

‘Lochane’/Pennylochan

RMS I App I (107) of 1306-29 refers to 1d ‘Lochane’. It follows ‘Fynglennan’ (?Fineglen) in the list so may well have been in Kilninver parish. OPS II, I p 106 (quoting Argyle Inventory) gives a list from 1590 which includes both ‘Garpeyng’ and Pennylochan (the latter following the former in the sequence). APS VII p 339 of c. 1647 gives Pennylochan a 1m valuation whilst in GD 112/2/9/31 of 1741 it is listed between Ragray and Leckach. It seems to have lain somewhere west of the rivers Oude and Gallan. It may well be that the name has become irretrievably muddled with that of Garbh-pheighinn to live on in Lochan na Garbh-bheinne.

 

22m Glen Euchar

We have references to the 22m estate of Glen Euchar in 1506-7, 1572 and 1613. This is likely to have included Laggan and Shellachan but I am not sure of all the component units.

 

Knipoch

Knipoch appears both under this parish and in Kilmore and Kilbride in the 1751 Argyll Valuation Roll. The parish boundary seems to have been along the burn which lies between Knipoch (to the west) and Allt Cnipoch Mor (to the east). The burn enters Loch Feochan at NM 856233. To find a farm divided like this is unexpected and makes me wonder if this was a relatively late adjustment to the parish boundary. I am not quite sure of how much of Knipoch was on the Kilninver side of the boundary but it was at least the 2m of Knipoch beg. This was known as Knepochindeor which implies it belonged to the ‘dewar’ or keeper of a local relic.

 

Dernglek, Garbech and Garcowaell

These three properties are only mentioned in RMS I App 1 No 107. The first three properties in the list are in Kilmore and Kilbride, the next three are in Kilninver and it may be that these last three are also in Kilninver.

 

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