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Title: Timothy Pont Text Isle of Lismore circa late 1500's
Posted by: Donald Livingstone Clink
Date: 02 April 2005

Hi Niall,
You have probably seen this before, but I found it to be quite facinating to read.According to the National Library of Scotland website Timothy Pont was a map maker whose maps were used to make the first atlas of Scotland. In addition he kept notes and this text was apparently written by Pont probably in the late 1500's regarding the Isle of Lismore:

"Lismoir is ane Iland of eight myles in lenth, and scarce one myle of breadth, most fertill in cornis, and fishes taken in the nearest sea, heir wes the seat and dwelling of the old Bishops of Argyll, who from thir had thair denomination of Lismorenis epicopus, being neerhand equidistant from the limits for Cantyre, Argyl, Cowell and Lorne wer upon the southhand and Morvern Swynord, Ardnamurquhan and Mudeor and Ilands of Inchegald  upon the westsyd. Lochabyr, Arisaick, Murrours, Knoydeor and Glen-Elg on the north. Ther wer auncient bishops of the race and name of Clan-vick-gillemichaell. After them succeeded uthirs of uther races, wherof one being about to putt of sum gentlemen from offices whiche they and thair predecessors had held long of the Bishops, wer killed be the said Clan-vick-gille-Michaell. Wherwpon the following bishops left off all residences and dwelling in that Ile. The paroch Churche of that Ile whair the bishops had ther residence is cald Kilmaluag. Many Iles ar upon the southeast syd of Lismore wher wild fowls do hatche and nest. Manie Ilands ar also scattred rownd it, all ar for the most part rough, craggie and desirt, the neighbouring sea riche in fisches."

The rest of the Pont text can be accessed via the National Library of Scotland website.

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Timothy Pont Text Isle of Lismore circa late 1500's 02 April 2005Donald Livingstone Clink
   Timothy Pont Text Isle of Lismore circa late 1500's 08 April 2005Donald Livingstone Clink
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         Timothy Pont Text Isle of Lismore circa late 1500's 10 April 2005Donald Livingstone Clink
            Timothy Pont Text Isle of Lismore circa late 1500's 10 April 2005Young Bachuil
               Timothy Pont Text Isle of Lismore circa late 1500's 11 April 2005Donald Livingstone Clink
               Timothy Pont Text Isle of Lismore circa late 1500's 11 April 2005Donald Livingstone Clink
                  David Livingstone11 April 2005Young Bachuil
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