DSL - DOST   Towmal, Tum(m)el(l, n. Also: towmel(l)-, -male, -mall-, -mail(l)-, toumel(l)-, -mall-, -maill, tum(m)al(l)-, tumail(l)-, tummoill, -ol(l, tumele, -mule, twm(m)el(l)-, twmal-, tomel(l)-, -maill, tounmol(l)-, townmel(l)-, thowmal, thowellmel(l)-.  [TOUN n. and ON vQllr a field.] In Shetland and Orkney: A piece of land attached to a farmstead, ? for use solely by the tenant. Also, rarely, with a house built on it. Also attrib. Cf. INSKIFT n.
    Freq. in collocation with housis, toftis, croftis, etc. in listing all that pertains to a particular holding of land. (a)  Rothe, hows, tofftis, towmalis, fredomis, commoditeis, esmentis and rychtwise pertinentis quhatsumever, to the said land pertenand; 1483 Rec. Earld. Orkney 196.  Towmelis; 1495 Rec. Earld. Orkney 201.  A towmale callit Holland; 1502 Orkney Rentals i 88.  Towmell; 1502 Orkney Rentals i 90.  The fornemmit richtis of all and haile ... borowlaund and feild laund ... with howssis, tofftis, tovmellis, commoditis [etc.]; 1522-3 Orkney & Shetl. Rec. I 103.  Towmellis; 1527-8 Orkney & Shetl. Rec. I 109.  Towmallis; c1536-7 Rec. Earld. Orkney 222.  Toftis, croftis, towmells, quoyes; ?1536-7 Rec. Earld. Orkney 222.  Towmaillis; 1600 Reg. Great S. 350/2.  Ane towmail and ane cott house thereon, occupyit be William Russland, payis 1½ lisp. butter, [etc.]; 1601 Orkney Rentals ii 109.  That drogger ludge nixt adiacent to the said towmale and hous; 1630 Prot. Bk. D. Heart 6 April.  Lie towmaill of land; 1632 Reg. Great S. 643/2.  Toumaill; 1656 Retours I Inq. Spec. Orkney et Shetland (78).  Ane towmale of udall land in Overbie; 1656 Retours II Inq. Spec. Orkney et Shetland (154).  The lands, towmalls and hous of Sealquoy; 1657 Retours I Inq. Spec. Orkney et Shetland (85).  Toumalls; 1686 Sc. Hist. Rev. XXII 184.  Ane towmale besyde Bonyma'is hous payis 1 m. cost; 1692 Johnston Ch. in Orkney 164. (b)  The thowmalis and inskyft of the penny land; 1509 Rec. Earld. Orkney 84.  Vyth howssis, profeittis, thowellmellis, commoditeis; 1542 Orkney & Shetl. Rec. I 76. (c)  To all his airis ... all and haill twa markis land ... wyth houssis, toftis, townmellis [sic], inpastor, and outpastor, onder erde and abone; 1531 Rec. Earld. Orkney 214.  Tovnmollis; 1589 Orkney & Shetl. Rec. I 93. (d)  Twmmellis; 1534 Orkney & Shetl. Rec. I 64.  Six markis of lande ... and ony ... pertinnens ... that may rychttouisly perten [therto in] croftis, toftis, tummellis, inpastor, and outpastor; 1546 Rec. Earld. Orkney 232.  Tumellis; 1565 Reg. Privy S. V ii 7/2.  Land ... with houssis, toftis, tumallis, rycht and roytht of that ilk; 1579 Rec. Earld. Orkney 147.  Pertinents.---Housis bigings toftis croftis tumailis [etc.]; 1587 Soc. Ant. XVI 202.  To be haldin ... with housis, biggingis, tummollis, toftis ... mwiris, medowis, fischingis, quoyland; 1589 (1602) Reg. Great S. 460/1.  Ane piece tumail, with ane piece girse perteining thereto, pays ane lispund butter; 1595 Orkney Rentals ii 110.  Tumele; 1595 Orkney Rentals ii 110.  Tummalles; 1587-16... Orkney & Shetl. Rec. I 210. (e)  Tomellis; 1547 Soc. Ant. XVI 197.  Twmalis; 1593 Prot. Bk. T. Auchinlek 26a.  Tumalis; 1595 Orkney Rentals ii 76.  Ane tumail, called Peterkirk 1 meil bear ... The tumail of Skaill 2 meils bear; 1595 Orkney Rentals ii 82.  Certain tumails reddin by David Scollay and other honest men of the isle, extending to 16 meils 4 s. 16 mks. bear, whereof the commonis and occupiers for the most part refuse to make payment; 1595 Orkney Rentals ii 82.  Tummoill; 1597 Prot. Bk. T. Auchinlek 61b.  Twmellis; 1600 Reg. Great S. 340/2.  Ane tumall is ane peece land whiche wes quoyland, but now inclosed within the dykis; a1612 Orkney Rentals ii 2.  I leave, assigne and dispone to my said sone William ... my landis of Horry, Quoyka and Horshack, with the tumule of the dam of Saba [etc.]; 1613 Orkney Test. and Inv. 166.  Tumaillis; 1615 Orkney & Shetl. Ct. Bks. 36. attrib.  Unam denariatam lie udall-land et lie tomaill-land in Southerbie; 1632 Reg. Great S. 643/2.  The just and equall half of the haill town, both rentall and towmall lands as said is; 1686 Sc. Hist. Rev. XXII 186.