History of the Lands and Their Owners in Galloway: With a Historical Sketch of the District, Volume 5

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W. Paterson, 1879 - Galloway (Scotland)
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Page 298 - Maxwelton banks are bonnie, Where early fa's the dew ; Where me and Annie Laurie Made up the promise true ; Made up the promise true, And ne'er forget will I ; And for bonnie Annie Laurie I'll lay me doun and die. She's backit like the...
Page 298 - I'll lay me doun and die. She's backit like the peacock, She's breistit like the swan, She's jimp about the middle, Her waist ye weel micht span ; Her waist ye weel micht span, And she has a rolling eye ; And for bonnie Annie Laurie I'll lay me doun and die. " These two verses,
Page 347 - ... spectare valentibus in futurum, adeo libere et quiete, plenarie, integre et honorifice, in omnibus et per omnia, sicut dictus...
Page 240 - Quarterly, first and fourth, arg. an eagle displayed, sa. beaked and niembered, gu. surmounted by an escutcheon of the first, charged with a saltire of the second, and surcharged in the centre with a hedgehog, or, for MAXWELL.
Page 247 - THE BIRTHPLACE AND PARENTAGE OF WILLIAM PATERSON, FOUNDER OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND, AND PROJECTOR OF THE DARIEN SCHEME; With Suggestions for Improving the Scottish Registers.
Page 8 - The predominating forms have here all the graceful solemn dignity of the early English style in its best day, and the second pointed or decorated style has just come in to give richness and variety to the tracery of the windows. Some features — such as the depression of the upper window of the transept — are instances of the independent eccentricity of some of the Gothic artists.
Page 238 - ... places ; these may be seen on Windgate Burn, Short Cleuch Water, and on the banks of the Glengonar Water, near Abington, in Lanarkshire; and on Meunock Water, half-way between Whitestone Cleuch and Wee Black Carlie, in Dumfriesshire. The earliest official notice I have seen regarding gold in Scotland is a grant made by King David I., AD 1125, to the Church of the Holy Trinity of Dunfermline, of his tenth of all the gold found in Fife and Fothrif.1 There is also an Act of James I., AD, 1424, which...
Page 6 - The people contrasted the harsh treatment of their ministers with the suspicious lenity shown to Roman Catholics. It was observed, that, at this very time, Gilbert Brown, abbot of Newabbey, who had for many years been a busy trafficker for Rome and Spain, and a chief instrument of keeping the south of Scotland under ignorance and superstition...
Page 298 - ... March, 1685. He was twice married, and had, by his second wife, three sons and four daughters. The birth of one of the latter is thus entered in the family register by her father: — " At the pleasure of the Almighty God, my daughter, Anna Laurie, was borne upon the 16th day of December, 1682 years, about six o'clock in the morning; and was baptized by Mr. Geo.
Page 157 - Bannockburn, and he signed the memorable letter to the Pope in 1320, asserting the independence of Scotland. He had two sons, Hugh, his successor, and John, who with his wife, Margaret, second daughter of Alexander Comyn, fourth Earl of Buchan, got the half of her father's lands in Scotland.

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