A topographical and historical account of Linlithgowshire [ed. by J. Maidment].

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Stevenson, 1831 - 223 pages

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Page 193 - Not-payment of the same, and that at Two Terms in the Year, Whitsunday and Martinmas, by equal Portions...
Page 78 - LinKthgow, which contains some curious anecdotes. He was sent for by the parliamentary commissioners for colleges, at the Revolution, on the motion of the Lord President Stair, and his advice was taken about the best grammar for the Scottish schools. The Lord President asked him what he thought of Despauter's grammar, he answered a very unfit grammar, but by some pains it might be made an excellent one.
Page 103 - ... much apparent regard to order.J During last summer, similar ranges of stone coffins were • On the 10th of January 1548-9, the Privy-Council ordered a fort to be built at Inveresk. The town of Edinburgh was directed to furnish 300 workmen, with proper tools for six days. The same council ordered, that every plough of eight oxen, between Linlithgow and Haddington, should furnish a man, properly provided with entrenching tools, during the same time of six days, and every patch plough to furnish...
Page 78 - Preses, if its superfluities were rescinded, the defects supplied, the intricacies cleared, the errors rectified, and the method amended, it might well pass for an excellent grammar.
Page 41 - divers exotick plants, more than one would hope to find in so northerly and cold a country; some such as we had not before seen'.
Page 158 - Charles II. by Archibald Primrose, who was created Viscount Primrose in ,1700, and three years later, earl of Roseberry.
Page 187 - Dundas pro servitio dimidii militis, ilium et haeredes suos tenendum, de me ethaeredibus meis, in feudoet haereditate in moris, in aquis, in stagnis, in molendinis, in pratis, in pasturis, cum omnibus rectis et divisis et pertinentiis, concedo itaque...
Page 79 - As early, at least, dent afterward sent for him, and told him that it was the desire of the commissioners that he should immediately reform Despauter as he had proposed, as they knew none fitter for the task. He was thus induced to put hand to pen, and not without much labour, published Despauter as now revised. As Kirkwood's grammar, this continued iu the schools, until it was at last superseded by Ruddiman's.
Page 108 - Kirkmen, ar now all wrakit; Sen that the teynd, and the Kirk landis, Came in grit temporall mennis handis : Thai gar the tennentis pay...
Page 162 - In 1 593 the Parliament passed an Act for dissolving the parsonage and the vicarage of Kirkliston. During the reign of James vi Kirkliston, as. belonging to the Archbishop of St. Andrews, was attached to the presbytery of Dunfermline,* with which it...

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