The Statistical Account of Scotland; Drawn Up from the Communication of the Ministers of the Different Parishes Volume 8

The Statistical Account of Scotland; Drawn Up from the Communication of the Ministers of the Different Parishes Volume 8

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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. 1793 edition. Excerpt: ...have been lately prevailed on to get their children inoculated, and these instances have always been attended with remarkable success.--Many of the natives live to a good age. There were, some time ago, in the church, in one day, three old men, whose ages amounted to 370. Several of them live to the age of 80 or so, but few or none to 100.--There are no villages in the parish, nor manufactures of any kind carried on, except by a few weavers, who are chiefly employed by the inhabitants. Vol. VHL R r NUMBER NUMBER XVII. PARISH OF BEITH. (Counties of Ayr and Renfrew.--Prejbytery ofIrvine.--Syno4 of Glasgow and Ayr?) By the Rev. Mr. David M'ciaellak. Situation and Extent. THIS parish lies within the county of Ayr, and district of Cunningham; excepting 4 farms which belong to Renfrewshire, on the border of which it is situated. It eitends about 5 miles In length, from E. to W. and its breadth is about 4. The land rises by a gradual ascent from S. to N. where there is a small ridge of hills, whose summits are elevated, perhaps about 400 feet, above the lowest greund in the parish, or 500 feet above the level of the sea. Rent, Heritors, Cultivation, Me--The valued rent, of that part of the parish which lies in Ayrshire, is 6115 1. 14s. id. Scotch; and that of the 4 farms in Renfrewshire, 1631. 6s. 8 d. The real rent is believed to be in some places 6 times, in others, 8 times, and, perhaps in others, owing to their vicinity to the town of Beith, the richness of the soil, or the high cultivation of the lands, even 12 times the valued rent. There There are two circumstances chiefly, which serve to account for the high rent of lands in this neighbourhood. The country is populous, and property is greatly subdivided. Beith is surrounded on all sides more

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