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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. X).

Thanage, n. Also: thain-, t(h)einage, thannadge. [17th c. Eng. thanage (1641), AF thaynage, thanage, med. L. than-, thenagium.] = Than(e)dom(e n. 11.. or 12.. Reg. Episc. Aberd. I 8.
Decimam thanagiorum reddituum et escaetarum me contingentium infra vicecomitatum de Aberden et de Banff
11.. Liber Scon 36.
De toto thainagio de Fandufuith
12.. Liber Scon 41.
Carta … de capienda materie in theinagiis de … in teinagiis nostris de Dul et de Forterkil
1363 Reg. Great S. (1814) 43/1.
Viginti libras … percipiendas annuatim de thainagio nostro de Colly
1373 Exch. R. II 426.
Per … collectorom medietatis thanagii de Kyntor
14.. Acts I 70/2.
Gif … that trespassour be in the kingis maynis or thanagis [L. dominicis vel thanagiis] the schiref … sal [etc.]
1450 Coll. Aberd. & B. 574.
Terrarum de Thanstown cum pertinenciis iacentem in Thanagio de Kyntor
1538 Reg. Privy S. II 386/2.
In his possessioun and brouking of the commonte of his landis of the thanage of Boyne
1623 Thanes of Cawdor 260.
All and haill the lands of the thanage and barony of Calder … united into one entire and free thanage, to be called the Thanage and Barony of Calder
1656 Retours I Inq. Spec. Kincardine (91).
The lands of Balerno … the croft of land besyde the Nethermylne … the lands of Strathester … all unit into the barony or theinage of Fettercairne
16… Ouchterlony in Macfarlane's Geog. Coll. II 26.
One of the lords of Glames haveing married King Robert 2d his daughter, got at that tyme from the king the thannadge of Tannadice and which he still enjoyes at this time

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