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Name: Pont, Timothy, 1560?-1614?  
Title: [West Water and Noran Water ] - Pont 30 (back)  
Imprint: [ca. 1583-96]
Pagination: 1 manuscript map ; 28 x 37 cm.
Shelfmark: Adv.MS.70.2.9 (Pont 30v)
Notes: The manuscript known as Pont 30 contains 6 maps in total. Four are on the front of the sheet. Shown here are the two maps, referred to as Pont 30(5) and Pont 30(6) which appear on the back of the sheet, separated by a double line. Pont 30(5) is a map of the upper valley of the Noran Water, including Glen Ogil, from the headwaters to Waine C:[astle] (Dayne Castle), 3km north of Finavon on the River South Esk. A stretch of the upper course of the South Esk is also shown. Pont 30(6) shows the course of the West Water from its headwaters to Edzell Castle. To the west Pont shows the head of the River Norain (the Noran Water) and the lower course of the Paphrie Burn which joins with the West Water just south east of Blairnay (Blairno).

    Pont 30(5) The valley of the Noran Water
  • It was Robert Gordon who drew roughly the course of the River South Esk in the west, and wrote Eskenduy River or [th]e south Esk along it.
  • A note in Gordon's hand amplifies one by Pont. It reads:
  • it is 8 myles betuix [th]e springs of
    Norain and [th]e head of Eskenduy

  • Another longer note relates to land ownership. It says:
  • Mem: all fro[m] the Courtfoord
    up o[n] the riv[er] Norann
    is ather w: ogills or e: ogills

  • The scale bar (lower right) was also probably drawn by Gordon.

  • A small part of this area is also mapped on Pont 30 (front).
  • This area occurs on the following manuscript maps by Robert Gordon: 2, 4, 6, 25, and 44.
  • See also Joan Blaeu's printed map of Aberdonia & Banfia (1654).

Pont 30(6) The valley of the West Water
  • The scale bar (bottom left) was probably added by Robert Gordon.
  • There are a few short notes on this map. One (below the lower tributary) appears to relate to the Parish of Navar, and is to be found repeated on Gordon's manuscript map 44. It says:
  • Par: of Neurr &
    not Effer

  • The following Pont maps also include part of this area: Pont 26, Pont 29 and the fourth map on Pont 30 (front).
  • Gordon's manuscript map sheets 2, 4, 6, 25, and 44 include at least part of this area.
  • The area of map (6) is included in Blaeu's printed map Aberdonia & Banfia (1654).

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