Magnae Britanniae Notitia; Or, the Present State of Great Britain by John Chamberlayne,

Magnae Britanniae Notitia; Or, the Present State of Great Britain by John Chamberlayne,

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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. 1737 edition. Excerpt: ...with Corn-Fields and Pastures, and the People are much more civil. Fortrose, Tayn, from which the Shire has sometimes been denominated, and Dungwall, are in this Shire. Tayn stands upon a Frith of the fame Name, near 10 Miles long, and is convenient for Shipping. This Country has not been long erected into a Sheriffdom, and the Sheriffs are nominated by his Majesty. Seats in JKosflUlirP. Braban, Daunting-Istand, and Chaney of Ross, Earl of SeaJ'orth's; Coul, Kinelland and Inverlaol, Sir John Mackenzie's, Bart. Findron and Pittinaughlie, Sir Kennet Mackenzie's of Scatwel, Bart. Rofekcen and lnverbroike, Sir William Gordon s os Dalj'olly, Bart. Foulis, Sir Robert Monro's, Bart. Tullocb and Dalnie, Sir Donald Bain's; Kinkel and Garlock, Sir Kenneth Mackemce's, Bart. Dachmaluak, Mackenzie's, Esq;. 17. Shire os SRoyburgl). Roxburgh, sometimes call'd Marchidon, or Marchemont, which also gives the Title to the Marchemont Herald, from its being seated in the Marches, was anciently a Royal Burgh, containing several Parishes and Schools, as appears from the Cartuary of Kelsoe; but by reason of the Wars between the two Nations, the Castle was razed, the Town ruin'd, and its Royalty transmitted to Jedburgh, the chief Royal BurgU of the Shire. The adjacent Territory is the Sheriffdom of the Family of the Douglajses. The Shire contains Tiviotdale, Lidd/sdale, Etkdalt, and Eusdale, and is in Length from Ridding X 4 burn turn on the East, to Annandale on the West, about 30 Miles; and in Breadth, from the Border to the Blue-Cairn in Laudtrtnoor, about 14 or if. Its Soil.is good, proper.either for Grafs or Corn, and water'd with several Hivule:: that run into Tiviot and Tweed. The Lower Grounds abound with Corn, especially Oat?, little inferior to any Shire.show more

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  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 535g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236594495
  • 9781236594495