Lennox: General Resources
There are a number of general resources for the Lennox area which I have listed here rather than repeat them many times under individual parishes.
Nimmo, Stirlingshire, 1777 (particularly the map based on Edgar’s Survey of 1745)
The Accounts of the Great Chamberlains of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1817
Liber S. Marie de Calchou, (hereafter Book of Kelso), Edinburgh, 1846
Registrum Episcopatus Glasguensis, I, Edinburgh, 1843
Fraser, W., The Stirlings of Keir, Edinburgh, 1858 (Unfortunately the charters given in this volume have a number of minor anomalies which I have silently corrected on the grounds that they are probably just errors which were not picked up during proof-reading – for instance ‘u’ for ‘n’, ‘e’ for ‘c’).
Fraser, W., The Chiefs of Colquhoun and their Country, Vols I & II, Edinburgh, 1869
Fraser, W., The Book of Carlaverock, II, Edinburgh, 1873
Fraser, W., The Lennox, II, Edinburgh, 1874
Fraser, W., The Red Book of Menteith, II, Edinburgh, 1880
Irving, J., The History of Dumbartonshire, 1857
Irving, J., The Book of Dumbartonshire, Vols I-III, Edinburgh, 1879
Shennan, H., Boundaries of Counties and Parishes in Scotland, Edinburgh, 1892
Calendar of the Laing Charters, J Anderson (ed.), Edinburgh, 1899
Argyll Sasines Vol I, H Campbell, Edinburgh, 1933
Argyll Sasines Vol II, H Campbell, Edinburgh, 1934
Timperley, L.R., A Directory of landownership in Scotland c. 1770, Edinburgh, 1976
Lord Cooper, Select Scottish Cases of the Thirteenth Century, Edinburgh, 1944
Cowan, I.B., Mackay, P.H.R. & Macquarrie, A. The Knights of St John of Jerusalem in Scotland, Scottish History Society, Edinburgh, 1983.
Neville, C.J., Native Lordship in Medieval Scotland, Dublin, 2005
Taylor, S., The Early History and Languages of West Dunbartonshire in Brown, I., (ed.) Changing Identities Ancient Roots, Edinburgh, 2006
Márkus, G., Saints and Boundaries: the pass of St Mocha and St Kessog’s Bell in Journal of Scottish Name Studies 2 (2008)
McNiven, P., Spittal place-names in Menteith and Strathndrick: evidence of crusading endowments? in The Innes Review, Vol 64, No 1, Spring 2013, pp 23-38
Drummond, P.J., An analysis of toponyms and toponymic patterns in eight parishes of the upper Kelvin basin, PhD thesis, Glasgow University, 2014
The National Library of Scotland website offers a wonderful collection of early maps of Scotland in digital format. For the Lennox this includes maps by
Roy (Fair Copy). The Protracted Copy is available at the British Library.
Ross – Dunbartonshire, 1777
Grassom – Map of (County of) Stirling 1817
Ordnance Survey (particularly the 6″:1 mile 1st Series)