Dinwiddie is an old and honorable
name. This statement is meant to include the uncounted variations in spelling,
some of the more frequently seen of which are Dunwoody, Dunwoodie, Dinwoody,
Dinwiddy, and Dunwody. In old official documents the same man sometimes
has his name spelled in more than one way. Consistency in spelling is a
The Dinwiddie's were a border
clan, long chief proprietors in the parish of Applegarth, Anandale, Dumfries-shire.
Their earliest known chief was Alleyn Dinwithie whose name is found on
the roll of Scotsmen (for some unknown reason called "Ragman's Roll") who
submitted on honorable terms to Edward I at the time of his invasion of
Scotland in 1296. A later chief, Thomas, was killed in the Dinwiddie Tower
by the Jardines in 1503, and the Jardines were credited with slaying the
Laird of Dinwiddie in 1512 in the streets of Edinburgh. In 1547 the Laird
of Dunwoody with forty-four followers was recorded as among those who gave
allegiance to England.
Wonderful site by James Warr on The
Dinwoodie's of Scotland Definitely not a site to miss. Has several
names in databases with surnames that have connected to the Dinwoodie line.
Several surnames are connected to the Dinwiddie line, please check
I have included several of my favorite Genealogy spots. These have searchable
databases for surnames, etc...
Webrings and Awards-click on the bear and it will take you to the site
where I have my Missouri Genealogy Webring. You can access other sites
by going here and click onto list sites.
Searchable databases of
Cemeteries on the internet
Missouri Genealogy Webring
Welcome to the new Missouri Genealogy
Webring. I am the Ringmaster for this webring, and I am inviting everyone
to stop in and have a look at the sites that have joined the webring. Just
click onto list sites and it will give you the sites already participating
in the Missouri Genealogy Webring. If you have a website that you would
like to add to the ring click onto link and it will take you to the form
that needs to be filled out. Missouri
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