From David Devereux – 5 August 2020
My apologies for the delay in getting back to you on your very informative report on the Boreland of Girthon field-names, which also raises several interesting points of local history. Please find re-attached your report with some thoughts inserted here and there in blue, which I hope may be helpful.
I see that Tait’s 1761 map – A Plan of the foot of the River Fleet exhibiting the several fords and roads leading thereto, with the adjacent shore and houses – is now accessible on nls/maps (estate maps) – here’s the link https://maps.nls.uk/view/216390173 . It’s a useful source in connection with your study and I refer to it in the attached.
A minor correction – please note the spelling of David’s surname – Austin rather than Austen.
thanks again and best wishes