Old Graitney, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

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That is how it is listed in the Place Names drop down menu.  But I don't see the word Old in any records.  

Was it named Old in 1800 and before?  Or is that something that happened later?

Also, is Gretna a sort of slur for Graitney? 

Thank you! 

in Genealogy Help by Mary Cole G2G6 Pilot (101k points)

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http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/sct/   a good link for any Scottish research

http://www.genuki.org.uk/search/site/Graitney  info specifically on Graitney

Often the word OLD is used to describe the older sections of a town like its historic district but may not be an official place name.  There are some examples of Old and New designations for places like Old Deer and New Deer but they are different places rather than old being uses as a designator for the historic district.  

Hope this helps!
by Laura Bozzay G2G6 Pilot (637k points)
selected by Mary Cole

Thank you, Laura!

There isn't an Old Graitney listed in the county of Dumfriesshire on the National Gazeteer, 1868 in your link.  There is a Graitney and/or Gretna listed.

And when I googled Old Graitney only Graitney or Gretna comes up.

So I think I will leave the word Old out of the place name. 


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