Mudcat Café message #763769 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30923   Message #763769
Posted By: GUEST,MCP
12-Aug-02 - 08:31 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Legend of Roseberry (Vin Garbutt)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Legend of Roseberry
I meant to add to my 9th Aug 0753 posting that the derivation of the name Osmotherly given by Halliwell is, not unexpectedly, spurious. The Oxford Dictionary of Place Names gives: "Asmudrelac (1086 DB) and Osmuderle (1088) 'Woodland clearing of a man called Asmundr' (OScand personal name + OE leah". (A pleasant village - as a child I occasionally used to go fishing in a little beck between there and Swainby).

Mick