This Harding the thane was son of Elnod or Alnod,.
The word thane was used in Scotland until the 15th century, to describe an hereditary non-military tenant of the crown.
The name, of which the Tene, Tayne and Thane are older forms. is derived from the Icelandic thing, " assembly" or "court."
Moreover, he wrote an article in the Edinburgh Review of July 1805 criticizing Sir William Gill's Topography of Troy, and these circumstances led Lord Byron to refer to him in English Bards and Scotch Reviewers as "the travell'd thane, Athenian Aberdeen."
Thane Wallaf has to be relieved from fiscal exactions when his estate is converted from folkland into bookland (c.o.