MuckleJoannie Posted March 7, 2007 Report Share Posted March 7, 2007 An interesting little snippet that caught my eye last week, was a story in the "Nooks and Corners" Piloti column in Private Eye Issue 1178, 16 Feb-1 Mar 2007, page 14 . The story deals with Lord Zetland and the Redcar racecourse of all things, but states that Zetland takes his title from the ancient Nordic name for "that part of the North-East Yorkshire coast east of Middlesborough". I was wondering what light the participants of this forum might shed on this information? Of course maybe the answer will published in the letters page of the next issue! This link includes the informationhttp://www.britainexpress.com/scotland/Orkney/Orkney-history.htmIn 1707 Orkney and Shetland were granted to the Earl of Morton and in 1766 they passed to Sir Lawrence Dundas, ancestor of the Earls of Zetland (Shetland). Wikipedia has various articles on the Marquess of Zetland and the Dundas family http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_of_Zetland A Google search shows that the name Zetland is used for a few things in the Redcar area, including the Zetland Hunt and the Zetland Primary School, all no doubt named in honour of their laird. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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