CW = Inventory of Chisholm Writs
|Name||Value||Date||Grid Ref||Map Sources||Other forms, comments etc|
|(¼ davach) was Ex Earldom according to rentals from 1476-9.
There was also a ¼ davach which was ex bishopric according to RSS VIII (2328) of 1584 & Retours (Ross) (69) 1624. GD305/1/103/269 refers to a ½ davach of Urray.
RS36/2/214r 1607 refers to Littill Urray.
|NH 5154||RHP 1458
|£6 rental in ER from 1476-9 suggests 1 davach. This is likely to be Meikle Brahan or Branmore which was ex Earldom. See below.
GD128/23/1/3 1594. Little Brahan was ¼ davach ex bishopric in RMS VII (298) & VIII (410) both on originals of 1607. Macgill pp 295-6 No 749, 1633.
|OPS II, II, 519 quotes Balnagown charters as giving ½ davach of Moy in 1370. 1504 rental shows 4 bovates (½ davach). See below.|
(= Little Ussie?)
2 x ¼ davach?
|ALI (78) 1463. RMS II (801) 1464. GD305/1/126/586 1655.
GD305/1/127/4 of 1605. PNRC p 105.
The ‘2 quarter lands of Little Rosses’ in RMS X (440) 1655. (This document has a lot of corrupt forms). See below.
|Fairburn (Tower)||1 davach||1476-9||NH 4652||Ex Earldom. See below.|
|Fairburn Egglis||¼ davach||1504||Ex Earldom. See below under Fairburn.|
|Arcan||½ davach||1504||NH 5053||Ex Earldom. 4 bovates in 1504. Bondage silver in ER, RSS VIII (1901) 1583-4 & RMS V (1337) 1587 reinforces this. ½ davach in GD1/400/2/3 Section A p 117 1568. RS38/3/120v 1666 shows ½ davach divided in two. In quarters (and less) in GD305/1/103/269 1669, RS38/4/12v 1670, GD1/400/2/3 Section I pp 16-17 1670 & GD46/18/123 1692.|
|Achnasoul||¼ davach||1504||NH 4852||Ex Earldom. 40s rent 1476-9, 53s 4d in 1504.|
|Auchederson||NH 4650||=Androquhenren of Books of Assumption p 635?|
|Aucholers||½ davach?||1504||See below.|
|Ardnagrask||NH 5249||See under Kilmorack parish.|
|Balvraid||1 davach||1749||NH 5051||Probable davach in ER VIII 1476-9. Bondage silver in ER XVII p 675 1539 reinforces this. RMS II (1227) 1475-6. OPS II, II, 520, quoting RSS in 1549 describes it as £8 (12m) New Extent. GD23/4/160 1749.|
|Ord||(¼ davach)||1476-9||NH 5150||Early rentals and bondage silver suggest ¼ davach.|
|Rheindown||1 davach||1594||NH 5247||Blaeu(Moray)
|Kynculadrum||(½ davach)||1476-9||NH 5050||Blaeu(Moray)
|£4 (6m) rent in 1476-9 and 8s bondage silver from 1539.
|Balmalloch||½ davach||1605||= Balavulich. See below.|
|Balavulich||NH 5050||PNRC p 109. See below under Balmalloch.|
|Balnain||¼ davach||1648||NH 5254||RHP 1457/1458||PNRC p 105. RS37/7/31r 1648. Macgill pp 160-1 No 410 [G] 1648 gives ‘quarter lands of Ballinain’.|
|Teanadallache||⅛ davach||1648||Bovate of the chaplain lands of Obsdaill (Rosskeen parish) called
Teanadallache on the west side of the R. Affron (Orrin). PNRC p 107. I cannot locate this unless it is Teandalloch by Ardnagrask.
See also RH MacDonald, Estate of Chisholm – Surviving Rental Lists of 1665 to 1871, TGSI 54, pp 123-4.
|Tarradale||(1 davach)||NH 5549||RHP 4045
|Half – ex Earldom? See below.
For church see GD199/25 1439.
|Hiltoun (Balnaknok)||¼ davach||1667||NH 5449||NLS Tarradale
|Hiltoune-Tardel in RMS II (1227) 1475-6. 4s bondage silver from 1539. Family of Rose of Kilravock pp 288-9 1599.
¼ davach in RS38/3/247v 1667.
|Balnagown||¼ davach||1669||NH 5349||NLS Tarradale||RMS II (1227) 1475-6. 4s bondage silver from 1539.
RS38/3/369v 1669 (including loch).
|NH 534499||OS 6″ Sheet XCIX 1872-3||PNRC 108. RMS II (1227) 1475-6. 2s bondage silver from 1539. See below.|
|Grand Total||10 davachs|
Watson (PNRC p 111) gives a Lettoch (= half-davach) in Urray which was formerly in Kilmorack (qv).
In ER XVII 1539 Branmore (i.e. Mekill Brahan) paid £6-13s-4d ‘old rent’ which is what we would expect from a davach. Meikill Brayne then had an Old Extent of £8 (12m) in Retours (Ross) (6) 1574. (This is another example of the unreliability of statements of Old Extent in Ross). PNRC p 104 under Urray.
Brahan in ER XII p 663 1504 has ‘schavis’ – i.e. sheaves of land. (See Culkenzie, Rosskeen parish).
RS37/7/7v (& RS37/7/8r) 1648 give ½ davach Meikle Moy with its sheiling called Aulderg. GD23/4/160 1749 gives ½ davach Moy. RSS VIII (2351) of 1584 gives ¼ davach Litill Moy ex bishopric. This is confirmed by RMS VIII (575) 1624 (on original of 1621) which links it with the holding of Strathnamaddie (see under Contin parish). Since Moymoir was ex Earldom and Little Moy was ex bishopric it is likely that Moy as a whole was a minimum of ¾ davach.
Ous in RMS II (1227) 1475-6 but does not appear in ER except as Mill and Alehouse of Ussie. RS37/7/316v 1658.
In the ER rentals from 1476-1504 there are references to the Two Fairburns with a combined rental of 10m which would suggest 1 davach. Most unusually the 1504 rental shows the subdivisions set as merklands rather than bovates. Since davachs don’t normally divide into tenths this is difficult to delineate. Westir Fairbrune gives the bondage silver of a half-davach from ER XVII p 674 1539 – as does Mydfairbrune. Bondages in RSS VIII (1901) of 1583-4 & RMS V (1337) of 1587 also suggest Wester Fairburn was a ½ davach.
Fairburn Egglis was listed separately in the documents at 4m rent which may represent ¼ davach. (This is confirmed by the 1504 rental which gives 2 bovates).
I have no other reference to this property which only appears in ER XII p 663 1504. A quarter of it was in the hands of the carpenters of Dingwall – which suggests a forested area.
(Part only ?) was ex Beauly Priory – 1568 tack given in Batten pp 254-8 for an ‘auchtant’ part (i.e. ⅛). CW No 133 1631 for march issue with Ardnagrask. See RH MacDonald pp 63, 123-4; CW No’s 12-13, 15, 34-6, 42, 51 (2 oxgangs), 76, 1004; RMS IV (2465) 1575.
RMS II (1227) 1475-6; GD305/1/102/265 1528. Watson (PNRC p 110) equates Dreim with Kynculadrum. What is now Barevan in NH 5050 was Dreim in OS 6″ 1st Series Ross-shire Sheet XCIX of 1872-3.
Balliemullich of Fodderty in GD305/1/10/9 1573. Balmuldy in GD305/1/10/10 1576. RMS V (507) 1582-3 (original 1577) refers to Balmuldie as sold to Mackenzie of Kintail along with the Kirktoun of Foddirtie and Litill & Mekill Usie. Ballyemuldie in GD305/1/21/1 1585. Ballimullycht in GD305/1/17/1 1604. In GD305/1/127/4 1605 Balmalloche (½ davach) is a Mackenzie of Kintail property linked with Ochterneid, Inchvanie & Little Ussie. ½ davach in RS36/2/329r 1608. These are probably the same as Ballamulich of Retours (Ross) (79) 1633 and Ballamulloche of Retours (Ross) (108) 1655. Bellamulich appears again as a ½ davach in GD305/1/162/298 1684 and as ½ davach Bellevillich in GD305/1/55/14 1737. Although it is possible there was a second (now-lost) Ballevillich in Fodderty I am inclined to think Balmalloch, Balmuldie and Bellevillich all refer to Balavulich in Urray. (Roy FC shows a Ballveulich by Munlochy in the Black Isle and there is also Ballavulich at NH 5866 in Alness parish).
OPS II, II 508-9 & 523 quotes Beauly Charters for 1275-94 giving Ouchterwaddale as ½ davach. (See also Batten pp 17, 60-62).
RMS I App 2 Index A No 64, Index B No 59; Index A No 381, Index B No 5; (Robert I granted – but perhaps only half?).
RMS II (1227) 1475-6 grants the lands of the castle of Tardale to Elizabeth, Countess of Ross. These are the lands which appear in ER. 8s bondage silver from 1539 which implies a half-davach. RS36/2/124v 1606, RS36/2/125v 1606 & RS38/3/369v 1669 all give ½ davach. Tarradale is given as ½ davach in Retours (Ross) (82) 1635 & (127) 1670.
It appears there were two half-davachs of Tarradale; one ecclesiastical, one lay. The problem is that there is no trace of Ouchterwaddale in the surviving Beauly records. The two nearest Beauly properties are Ardnagrask and Rheindown and in both cases I think they were davachs, not half-davachs. It is always possible that there was an excambion or exchange we know nothing about.
For the associated place-name Inveraferan (or similar) see CPNS pp 472-3.
(RMS IV (203) 1548 gives Torredaill as ½ davach and lists it along with lands in Lochcarron. This is not Tarradale but Torridon in Wester Ross (q.v.)).
Difficult to distinguish from another Balblair in Fodderty (q.v.).