[Spellyans] tavas

Nicholas Williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Tue May 14 12:00:25 IST 2013


Thank you, Craig, for those place-names. Hanter Davys looks as though it might have been affected by the surname Davis, Davies.
On 14 May 2013, at 11:53, Craig Weatherhill wrote:

> Tavis Vor (coastal feature at Mousehole):  no early forms available.
> 
> Hantertavis (Mabe, a settlement named after a rock formation):  Hantertavas 1522; Hanterdeves, Henterdeves 1535; Hanter Davys 1565.  Seems to become confused with <deves>, "sheep (pl.)".
> 

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