An old Berwickshire town: history of the town and parish of Greenlaw, from the earliest times to the present day (Google eBook)

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Oliver and Boyd, 1905 - Greenlaw (Scotland) - 308 pages
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Page 133 - As you are now so once was I; As I am now, so you must be Prepare for death and follow me.
Page 117 - Greenlaw, where he met wild a man of the name of Broomfield, the miller of Greenlaw mill, who was repairing a slap in the mill caul. Sir Patrick addressing him by the occupation in which he was engaged, said, Slap, have you any money? upon which Broomfield supplied him with what was considered necessary for his present exigency. Sir Patrick was obliged about this time to go over to Holland, and when he came back with King William, did not forget his former benefactor. 1t is not known what return...
Page 128 - ... between the first day of November and the first day of April...
Page 64 - Mr. M'Kinnon became minister of Orwell on the 7th of September 1681 ; and Dr. Hew Scott tells us that he was ' deprived by the Privy Council, 29th August 1689, for not reading the Proclamation of the Estates, and not praying for their Majesties William and Mary, but for the restoration of King James, and confusion REGULATIONS AS TO DAME SCHOOLS. 305 to his enemies ; not observing the thanksgiving, and not reading the Proclamation for the Collection.
Page 56 - France petitioned the pope. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Jedburgh, or Holyrood, Edinburgh, notwithstanding that he has the priory of Blantyre dependent on Jedburgh. Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. Oct.
Page 117 - Greenlaw-mill, who was repairing a slap or breach in the mill caul. Sir Patrick, addressing him by the occupation in which he was engaged, said, " Slap, have you any money ?" upon which Broomfield supplied him with what was considered necessary for his present exigency.
Page 159 - Lawnmarket of Edinburgh, and then and there, between the hours of eight and ten o'clock before noon, of the said day, to be hanged by the neck, by the hands of the common executioner, upon a gibbet, until he be dead, and his body thereafter to be delivered to Dr. Alexander Monro, Professor of Anatomy in the University of Edinburgh, to be by him publicly dissected and anatomized...
Page 210 - Though wheaten bread was partly used, yet cakes or ' bannocks' of barley and peasemeal, and oat cakes, formed the principal household bread in gentlemen's families ; and in those of the middle class, on ordinary occasions, no other bread was ever thought of. Potatoes made a part of the food of the common people, but were considered a luxury, being cultivated only in gardens, and more costly than meal. I do not recollect any instance of potatoes being planted in the open field previous to...
Page 151 - Committee, passed through both Houses of Parliament, and received the Royal Assent on December 23, 1919.

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