Ecclesiastical Chronicle for Scotland; Monasticon an Account (Based on Spottiswoode's) of All the Abbeys Priories, Collegiate Churches, and Hospitals in Scotland at the Reformation

Ecclesiastical Chronicle for Scotland; Monasticon an Account (Based on Spottiswoode's) of All the Abbeys Priories, Collegiate Churches, and Hospitals in Scotland at the Reformation

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...of the Heresiarch Knox burnt this Monastery to ashes, when all the Documents perished. Brockie's MS., p. 8541. VALUATION OF TRINITY FRIARS, DUNBAR. No information. HI. Houston, A.D. 1226, In the Shire of Renfrew, was Founded, at this Date. Friar John, Master of the Trinity Hospital of Houston, is made mention of A.d. 1296, by Prynne, p. 656. Sputtiswoode. Hugh of Houston, who owned the Lands of that Territory, Founded the Order of Trinity Friars here about A.d. 1226. Brockie makes out from an "Anonymous Writer" that William Mcldrum was first "Master" here, and that he was Promoted therefrom by Pope Honorius III. to the See of Glasgow! Brockie's MS., p. 8546. No such Bishop is upon record. In an Aisle adjoining the East end of the Choir are several Sepulchral Monuments, particularly a magnificent Tomb of neat workmanship, in Freestone. In front, under a Canopy, resembling an alcove bed, are placed two Statues as big as the life. The one is said to be an Effigy of Sir Patrick Houston of that Ilk, who Died in the year 1450; and the other of his lady, Agnes Campbell, who Died in ye year 1456. The one representing Sir Patrick is dressed in a Coat of Mail, his head lying on a Pillow, and his feet on a Lion with a wide mouth, holding a Lamb in his paws under him. The Image of the lady is dressed as in Grave Clothes, neatly cut in stone. Both their hands are elevated, as in a Praying or Supplicating posture. Round the Verge of the Tomb there is an Inscription in Saxon Capitals, but so much effaced that little of it can be distinctly read. Upon the South Wall of the Aisle, there is a large Frame of Timber, on which are two Pictures, seemingly done with Oil Colours, but much worn out. On the right side, a man, in complete Armour, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 417g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236580575
  • 9781236580573