Lochinvar

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Lochinvar
North-west shore of Lochinvar. - geograph.org.uk - 1001914.jpg
the nor'wast shore o Lochinvar
LocationDumfries an Gallowa
Coordinates55°08′34″N 4°06′21″W / 55.14278°N 4.10583°W / 55.14278; -4.10583Coordinates: 55°08′34″N 4°06′21″W / 55.14278°N 4.10583°W / 55.14278; -4.10583
Teeppownd
Primar ootflowsLochinvar Burn intae Watter o Ken
Surface aurie39.3 ha (97 acre)[1]
Shore lenth13.8 km (2.4 mi)[1]
Surface elevation226 m (741 ft)[1]
References[1]
1 Shore lenth is nae a weel-defined meisur.

Lochinvar (or Lan Var) is a loch in the ceevil pairish o Dalry in the historic coonty o Kirkcoubrieshire in Dumfries an Gallowa, Scotland. It is locatit in the Gallowa Hills, aboot 3.5 mile nor'east o St John's Toun o Dalry. The loch umwhile haed an island that Lochinvar Castle, the seat o the Gordon faimily, stuid on. In the 20t century the loch wis teppit tae form a pownd, raisin the watter level an drounin the island wi the ruins o the castle. The loch is uised for troot fishin.[2]

The name Lochinvar is fae the Scots Gaelic Loch a bharra (aulder Scots Gaelic Loch an bharra, the genitive o barr = summit) meanin "Loch on the hillheid". Tharefore it is stresst on the last syllable, no like Lochinver.

Gordons o Lochinvar[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Gordon faimily arrived fae Berwickshire in 1297. Thay estaiblisht a castle, bit the date o the ruins on the umwhile island is no kent.[3]

John Gordon o Lochinvar (dee'd 1604) wis an uphaud o Mary, Queen o Scots. His son, Sir Robert Gordon o Lochinvar (c.1565-1628) wis ane o the first tae set oot in the schame for the estaiblishment o colonys in North Americae. He obteent a chairter o whit wis cried the Barony o Galloway in Nova Scotia on 8 November 1621. In 1625 he publisht a tract on the subject enteetelt Encouragements for such as shall have intention to bee Vndertakers in the new plantation...By mee Lochinvar...Edinburgh, 1625.[4][5] Lochinvar wis creatit a baronet in 1626.[6] On 12 Julie 1626 he wis appyntit a member o the cooncil o war for Scotland an a Commeesioner for the Middle Shires, bidin at Greenlaw, Crossmickle Pairish, Kirkcoubrieshire. His seicont son, Robert Gordon o Gelston, jynt wi his faither in the plantation o Americae in the grant o the Barony o Galloway in Nova Scotia in 1621.[7] His auldest son, Sir John Gordon o Lochinvar, 2nt Baronet, wis an uphauld o Charles I, Keeng o Scots an a namely Protestant. He wis creatit Viscount o Kenmure bi Charles at his Scots coronation in 1633.

"Young Lochinvar" is a key chairacter in Walter Scott's epic poem Marmion (1808). Awtho the tale is associatit wi the historical Sir William Gordon o Lochinvar, 15t century laird o Lochinvar, thare is no evidence for the events descrived in the poem.[8]

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b c d "UKLakes.net". Archived frae the original on 18 Julie 2011. Retrieved 10 Juin 2020.
  2. "Lochinvar Reservoir (Trout Fishing)". visitsouthernscotland.co.uk. Archived frae the original on 15 September 2018. Retrieved 25 Mey 2012.
  3. "Lochinvar Castle". RCAHMS. Archived frae the original on 16 Januar 2014. Retrieved 15 Januar 2014.
  4. https://archive.org/stream/cihm_93615#page/n29/mode/2up
  5. History of Galloway, Vol.II. p.31 https://archive.org/stream/historyofgallowa02mack#page/n47/mode/2up
  6. Scots Peerage, Vol.V, pp. 113-116. ed. Sir James Balfour Paul.
  7. Balfour, James Paul (1908). The Scots Peerage (PDF). Edinburgh: Douglas. p. 5:116. Retrieved 3 Juin 2017.
  8. "William Gordon of Kenmure, Laird of Lochinvar". Archived frae the original on 25 Februar 2019. Retrieved 15 Januar 2014.

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