Tinean # TOB S NT021864 1 15m
Tinman 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Tunnan 1776 Taylor and Skinner
Tinian of Torrie 1799 Sasines no. 5484 [‘... Tinian of Torrie and pasturage in Sandyke and 7? acres in Gillanderstone’]
Tinian 1821 Ainslie/S. Scotland
Tinean of Torry 1825 Sasines no. 2279 [‘piece of ground near Torryburn and parts of the Haugh of Torry, all now called the lands of Tinean of Torry’]
Tintan 1828 SGF
Tinian 1853 x 1856 OS Name Book 127, 34
Tinean 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
? en Tinian
According to OSA, the name was given to the house by the man who built it in the mid-eighteenth century after his voyages around the world. He named it after ‘the beautiful and fertile island of that name in the Pacific Ocean, and to which the crew of the Centurion, the Commodore’s ship, and the only remaining one of the squadron, owed their preservation’ (OSA, 779). Tinian is a small island (12 km long) in the Northern Marianas in the western Pacific. It was from this ‘beautiful and fertile island’ that the bombers took off at the end of World War II to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 1