#100A Trad/Knockdolian 1. Intro.

Introduction – The McCubbins of Tradunnock and Knockdolian
#100A (possible DNA Group 2)

Earliest found ancestor, John M’Cubyne, in Trudonag,  Ayr

To follow this narrative chart, a descendancy chart is provided here, to print as a guide to use while reading.

Earliest records are taken from the on-line info of: THE CHARTERS OF THE ABBEY OF CROSRAGUEL. VOL. I & 2 edited by F C H Blair and published by the Ayr and Galloway Archaeological Association in 1886

Archive searches, translation from Latin and Old Scots, wills, documents,and abstracts were transcribed for us by Diane Baptie, Professional Genealogist, Edinburgh. Records are housed for the most part in the National Records of Scotland (formerly the National Archives of Scotland). Then Diane’s results were compiled and sorted into timeline and families by Lorna McCubbin who also used further on-line information. mccubbin@one-name.org

Note that the first two individuals, John and Dugald, are ‘weak links’, but likely are early ancestors of the Knockdolian McCubbins, as they inhabited the same location; Tradunnock, a small farmtoun. N.B. Modern day spelling of Trudonag, Trewdunack, etc., is TRADUNNOCK

The following excerpts from documents indicate the different spellings as well as variants for Tradunnock. Also included are excerpts that show nearby lands that were occupied by the McCubbins in the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th century.

  • “Trodonoch, ten shilling land – Charter by commendator of the Monastery”
  • -“ten shilling lands of John Makcubyn in the tenement of Trudonag”
  • “Altycaple, of old *extent, next adjacent to the lands of Knokgarran.”
  • “half merk land of old extent of Alticapel, in the parish of Dailly.”
  • “Alticappill, called Makcubenstoun, of old extent, with the pertinents, lying in the earldom of Carrick and shire of Ayr.”
  • “the said merk land of Alticappill callit M’Cubeynstoun in the handis of the said venerable fader his successouris or thair assignais quhilkis.”
  • the twenty shilling lands of Attiheir called McCuminstoun.” [the ‘toun’ ending means a farmtown which in earlier times would have been multi-occupied, unlike the farms of today]
  • “nine merkland of Dalquherrane alias Brunstoune”

*Of old extent means the Valuations taken during the reigns of Alexander 111(1249-7) and David 11 (1329-71) After that there were no further complete Valuations until the mid 19th century. Merkland, shilling land etc dates back to those Valuations

The McCubbin name was spelled in a variety of ways, depending upon the scriber. The surname has been left as it was written in most of the documents. Also, place names are left as written in the originals.

Notes in gray italics are answers from Diane Baptie to Lorna McCubbins questions.

This is a continuing work in progress.

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