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Ouncelands and pennylands

the proceedings of a day conference held in the Centre for Advanced Historical Studies on 23 February 1985

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Published by St. Johns House,University of St. Andrews in St. Andrews .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by L. J. Macgregor & B. E. Crawford.
SeriesSt. John"s House papers -- no. 3
ContributionsMacgregor, L. J., Crawford, Barbara E., University of St. Andrews. Centre for Advanced Historical Studies.
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 66p. :
Number of Pages66
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15348241M
ISBN 100951257307

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Book Chapter: Oram R () Ouncelands, Quarterlands and Pennylands in the Western Isles, Man and Galloway: Tribute Payments and Military Levies in the Norse West.

In: Imsen S (ed.) Taxes, Tributes and Tributary Lands in the Making of the Scandinavian Kingdoms in the Middle Ages. 'Norgesveldet', Occasional Papers, 2. Northern Scotland is an established scholarly journal that has been in existence since Initially produced by the University of Aberdeen, and latterly by the UHI Centre for History and Aberdeen University, it has now been relaunched as a fully peer-reviewed publication whose editorial board, contributors, reviewers and referees are drawn from a wide range of experts across the by: 2.

in W.P.L. Thompson's study of ouncelands and pennylands in Orkney and Shetland, the author leading the reader skilfully through a welter of local variations, connections and possible mean­ ings.

: The Small Isles: Canna, Rum, Eigg & Muck (): Denis Rixson: Books Books Go Search Today's Deals Best Sellers Customer Service Find a Gift New Releases Registry Books Gift Cards Kindle Books AmazonBasics Sell Amazon Fashion Amazon 4/5(1).

Ouncelands and pennylands: the proceedings of a day conference held in the Centre for Advanced Historical Studies on 23 February Author: L J Macgregor ; B E Crawford. The book on site was $60 so to get it from Amazon for $40 was a huge bonus.

The only difference was the $60 version was a signed copy by the author. Surprised that the book cover is solid and somewhat quilted. Great quality. Read more. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Keith Yeager/5(23). Easson, A.R., Ouncelands and Pennylands in the West Highlands of Scotland, in MacGregor & Crawford (), pp Jackson, K., The Gaelic Notes in the Book of Deer, Cambridge, Johnsen, A.O., The Payments from the Hebrides and Isle of Man to the crown of NorwayScottish Historical Reviewpp   A McLean, Chronicles of Cowal, Argyll, Durham, The table (see ‘The Ouncelands of Cowal’) gives a breakdown of the value of the respective parishes in Cowal.

The Argyll Valuation Roll includes Glenaray within Cowal but I am not sure that this was so in earlier times. Ouncelands, pennylands, merklands, husbandlands, oxgangs, carucates, ploughlands, arachors and davachs were all in use in the Scottish countryside at one time or another from the tenth through the nineteenth centuries.

Ross admits that his book leaves many questions unanswered, Northern Scotland is an established scholarly journal that Author: J NevilleCynthia. The Otherland tetralogy was awarded the Corine International Book Prize in the category Future Prize in "The Happiest Dead Boy in the World" is a related novella from Legends can also be found in Tad Williams's own collection, Rite Short Work, and as a standalone novella in German, "Der glücklichste tote Ouncelands and pennylands book der Welt".

See also. The Small Isles: Canna, Rum, Eigg and Muck Paperback – 1 "Ouncelands" and "Pennylands". I also liked the population statistics showing how densely populated these islands once were, how hard the life at subsistence level really was and how inevitable the decline.

I enjoyed the book /5(3). It is not an easy introduction into the history of the isles This is a book for people who already know the history of Scotland in general terms and are interested in as many bare facts as possible. I liked the way in which the Vikings assessed the value of farmland: "Ouncelands" and "Pennylands".4/5(1).

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Book of Arran vol I, ed J Balfour, Glasgow, Book of Arran vol II, ed W Mackenzie, Glasgow, so presumably this was when the Scottish fiscal system of merklands first began to replace the Norse system of ouncelands and pennylands.

In Kintyre we have references to ‘senemargis’ or ‘old merks’. I have argued that. Ouncelands and pennylands. An ounceland in our area was subdivided into 20 pennylands. Common groupings were 2½d, 5d and 10d units.

Pennylands could be subdivided into halfpennylands, farthinglands, cleitigs and cionags. Carucates (ploughlands) and bovates (oxgangs) Each ploughland could be subdivided into 8 oxgangs.

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into the current work. Chapter titles such as ‘Orkney Farm-names’, ‘Ouncelands and Pennylands’, and ‘Township, “House” and Tenant-holding’ head familiar but still quite useful discussions of various aspects of Orcadian history. Drawing on place names, rental records, and similar sources of historical information.

Ouncelands, pennylands, merklands, husbandlands, oxgangs, carucates, ploughlands, arachors and davachs were all in use in the In the opening sections of the book, Ross sketches out the geographical contours of his inquiry, that is, the regions where the dabhach was the chief.

ODIN’S SPIRITUAL WAR CABINET. The Old Norse word valkyrie (pronounced “val-ker-ee” means “choosers of the fallen/slain”) was a title given to powerful female serving spirits of the god Odin, who, much like the ravens Hugin and Munin, were semi-independant aspects of Odin’s larger self. VALKYRIES ARE MOST OFTEN PORTRAYED AS NOBLE, ELEGANT MAIDENS, BUT THIS.

The Norse Poetic Edda was a book of poems and stories compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources. Vikings divided/allocated their agricultural territories into sections known as ouncelands, pennylands and marklands.

The name ‘pennylands' is still existent in many parts of Caithness today. Funland book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The resort of Boleta Bay is not the carefree place it used to be.

A series /5. A pennyland (Scottish Gaelic: “peighinn”) is an old Scottish land measurement. It was found in the West Highlands, and also Galloway, and believed to be of Norse origin. It is frequently found in minor placenames. Blacklands book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

Twelve-year-old Steven Lamb digs holes on Exmoor, hoping to find a body /5. Glassary Text. Posted on J DR 14/1/1/ Rent Book, Argyll & Bute Archives.

DR 14/1/2 Argyll & Bute Archives. For instance we know of 7½d Rudol in I think the exchange rate between pennylands and merklands locally was 1d to 4 merks so this would represent a 30 merkland holding.

Our later valuations for Over and Nether Rudill. in pennylands. Place-name examples include Marganish (Arran - NS ) and Margmonagach (Kintyre NR ) Ouncelands and pennylands are the next system we meet.

They link to each other in the ratio of 1 ounceland to 20 pennylands (but in the far north of Scotland). An ounceland (Scottish Gaelic: unga) is a traditional Scottish land measurement.

It was found in the West Highlands, and Hebrides. In Eastern Scotland, other measuring systems were used instead. It was equivalent to 20 pennylands or one eighth of a markland.

Like those measurements, it is based on the rent paid, rather than the actual land area. Sunnylands was the Versailles of the Space Age. The pinnacle of midcentury style, there is no other house like it anywhere: a stately home with a giddy pink roof designed by A. Quincy Jones, one of California’s most important architects; and the only completely preserved interior by California’s great decorator‑to‑the‑stars, William Haines.

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Are you an author. Learn about Author Central. Timothy Snyder (Author) out of 5 stars by: From these Rentals we note that Orkney lands were valued in terms of early Norse money as ouncelands and pennylands. The old Norse silver mark (actually a weight - about ½ lb.) was sub-divided into 8 ounces and in Orkney the ounce was divided again into 18 pennies.

The land was valued in terms of early Norse money as ouncelands and pennylands. The old Norse silver mark was sub-divided into 8 ounces and in Orkney the ounce was divided again into 18 pennies – the land being valued as urislands (ouncelands) and pennylands – 1 urisland consisting of 18 pennylands.

For Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts, these are the great "unnamed" and "ignored" landscapes of modern England: places where "our. Book Chapter. Ouncelands, Quarterlands and Pennylands in the Western Isles, Man and Galloway: Tribute Payments and Military Levies in the Norse West.

Oram R () Ouncelands, Quarterlands and Pennylands in the Western Isles, Man and Galloway: Tribute Payments and. Easson, A R () Ouncelands and Pennylands in the West Highlands of Scotland.

In L Macgregor and B E Crawford (eds) Ouncelands and Pennylands. University of St. Andrews. Andrews: Ellis, C () Final Report: The Archaeology at Shepherd’s Cottage, Kilchoman, Islay. Unpublished Report. Argyll Archaeology. Further, the books shows how this unlikely combination of island and mainland territory survived as a single lordship for years, against the odds.

Growing out of the Viking maelstrom of the early Middle Ages, it became an established and wealthy principality which dominated northern waters, with a renowned dynasty of earls. Rezension über Iain G. MacDonald: Clerics and Clansmen. The Diocese of Argyll between the Twelfth and Sixteenth Centuries (= The Northern World.

North Europe and the Baltic c. Peoples, Economies and Cultures; Vol. 61), Leiden / Boston: BrillL + S., 9 s/w-Abb., ISBNEURA groatland, also known as a fourpenceland, fourpennyland or “Còta bàn” (meaning "white coat") was a Scottish land measurement.

It was so called, because the annual rent paid on it. Scotland had a distinct system of measures and weights until at least the late 18th century, based on the ell as a unit of length, the stone as a unit of mass and the boll and the firlot as units of dry official system coexisted with local variants, especially for the measurement of land.

The system is said to have been introduced by David I of Scotland (–53), although there.Markland (Scots) A markland or merkland (Scottish Gaelic: Marg-fhearainn) is an old Scottish unit of land measurement.

There was some local variation in the equivalences, for example, in some places eight ouncelands were equal to one markland, but in others, such as Islay, a markland was twelve ouncelands.A Scottish or Scots acre (Scottish Gaelic: acair) was a land measurement used in was standardised in When the Weights and Measures Act of was implemented the English System was standardised into the Imperial System and Imperial acres were imposed throughout the United Kingdom, including in Scotland and indeed throughout the British Empire from that point on.