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Saturday, 28 May 2011

Halliday Hill

There are two Halliday Hills located in Dumfriesshire: one in Annandale and one in Nithsdale.This photo is the one in Annandale taken on the farm road adjacent to the minor road between Dalton and Dumfries. There is no documented evidence that Hallidays gathered here before going on a raid.

The hill has a commanding panoramic view over Annandale to the Solway Firth and the Border. In the R.C.Reid collection a John Carruthers,Laird of Mousewald obtained a charter from John Halliday of Hoddom on 31 May 1439.This John Carruthers was later Captain of Lochmaben Castle in 1446.Reid was inclined to believe that possibly the name Hallidayhill until recently part of Hoddom estate,is derived from this family- the Hallidays of Hoddom.George Black in his 'Surnames of Scotland' held the same view.

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  2. Excellent! Thanks for the information. I've been looking for a "Halliday Hill" or "Halliday Mountain for years now. My great aunt once told me that there was a Halliday mountain range in Scotland.

    -David Halliday
    (American/Northern Irish, with ancestors from Scotland, apparently)

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  3. hi my name is david halliday from kikby liverpool uk
    r theas my ancestors

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  4. Flávio Halliday from Brazil: my ancestors came from Scontland and we have Genealogy book about Halliday Hill!

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  5. Glad to see this page, Thank You ! My maiden name is Halladay. It was changed from Halliday by my grandfather. Our branch came to America before the French Indian War. I was told we descended from a Walter Halliday. Not sure if he was British or a Scot.

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    1. Hi my name is Susan Holladay and I am also descendant of Walter. I love searching my family history.

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  6. I as rather surprised to see my name on a blog I didn't remember making, until I realised that it was *another* Chris Halliday 😃

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  7. Hello-My father Stephen Halliday of Columbus Ohio traced our line of ancestors to David Halliday born 4/6/1743 in Lochbrow Scotland. I have volumes of papers and research and pictures. Could I send or post somewhere.

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