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Scotland c1000-1200: The Shire, the Thane, the Sheriff and the Sheriffdom

Ewan J. Innes, MA(Hons Scot. Hist.) FSA Scot

1994

Synopsis:  This essay describes the origins and development of the shire, thane, sheriff and sheriffdom in Scotland in the early middle ages.

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List of Thanes and Thanages for Maps III & IV

The list is based on that given by Grant A. "Thanes and Thanages, from the Eleventh to the Fourteenth Centuries" Medieval Scotland Crown, Lordship and Community. Essays presented to G.W.S. Barrow (Edinburgh 1993) pp72-81. Refer to it for full details and references.

Ross & Cromarty Kincardine
1 Dingwall 25 Birse
26 Durris
27 Cowie
28 Uras
29 Arbuthnott
30 Kincardine
31 Fettercairn
32 Newdosk
33 Aberluthnott
34 Laurencekirk (Conveth)
35 Morphie (Ecclesgreig)
Inverness Angus
2 Kinmylies 36 Kinnaber
3 Essich 37 Menmuir
38 Clova
39 Kinalty
40 Tannadice
41 Aberlermo
42 Old Montrose
43 Inverkeilor
44 Idvies
45 Forfar
46 Glamis
47 Downie
48 Monifieth
Nairn Perth
4 Cawdor 49 Alyth
5 Moyness 50 Strathardle
51 Coupar Angus
52 Longforgan
53 Scone
54 Kinclaven
55 Glentilt
56 Dull
57 Fortingall
58 Crannach
59 Findowie
60 Dalmarnock
61 Strowan
62 Auchterarder
63 Dunning
64 Forteviot
Moray Kinross
6 Brodie 65 Kinross
7 Dyke
8 Cromdale
9 Kilmalemnock
10 "Rathnech"
11 Fochabers
12 "Molen"
Banff Fife
13 Boyne 66 Falkland
14 Mumbrie 67 Kingskettle
15 Netherdale 68 Dairsie
16 Aberchirder 69 Kellie
17 Conveth
18 Glendowachy
Aberdeen Stirling
19 Formartine 70 Callendar
20 Belhelvie
21 Kintore
22 Aberdeen
23 Kincardine O'Neil
24 Aboyne
East Lothian
71 Haddington

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