A Short View of the Families of the Scottish Nobility: Their Titles, Marriages, Issue, Descents; ... To which are Added, a List of All Those Peers who Have Served in Parliament Since the Union; ... By Mr. Salmon (Google eBook)

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W. Owen, 1759 - 237 pages
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Page 175 - Scot, were sent to Norway, by the lords of the regency in Scotland, to bring over their young queen, Margaret; who, to the...
Page 216 - ... victory over his foes, the Northumbrians ; and the next day, St. Andrew's cross appearing in the air, he made his words good, and the Northumbrians were defeated. On this story, as they say, king Achaius, about the year 800, framed the Order of St. Andrew, 700 years before James V. revived it. He also appointed the knights to wear the image of St. Andrew upon a blue ribbon, which continued till queen Anne changed it to green. ORDER OF THE GARTER. Instituted by Edward III. in the year 1350. Some...
Page 125 - Blairquin, bart. ; his lordship d. 1732, and was succeeded by his son, Charles, 8th lord, who was first groom, and afterwards gentleman of the bed-chamber to king George II. colonel of a regiment of horse in Ireland, and governor of Duncannon ; but going on an expedition with admiral Vernon, against the Spaniards in the West Indies, where he was appointed to the command of the land forces, he d. at St. Christopher's 1740 ; m. 1st, Mary Maryett, daughter of sir John Shaw, of Greenock, bart.
Page 236 - He was immediately defcended from Sir Richard Graham, of Netherby, and Plump, in Cumberland, Gentleman of the Horfe to King Charles I. who created him a Baronet, in 1629, March 29.
Page 137 - ... there was one among them who had nae pier, or no equal ; upon which, Donald took the name of Napier, and had in reward for his good services, the lands of Gosfield and other estates in the county of Fife.
Page 95 - March, 1689, was made a Colonel, and afterwards created Earl of Orkney. In the firft of Queen Anne he was made a Major and LieutenantGeneral. In 1710, he was made one of the Privy Council, and General of the Foot in Flanders, where, in 1712, he ferved under James Butler, Duke of Ormond.
Page 137 - Lennox fent his fecond fon Donald, with fuch forces as his duty obliged him, and coming to an engagement, where the Scots gave ground, this Donald taking his father's...
Page vii - Earl of Eltham in the County of Kent, Marquis of the Ifle of Ely in the County of Cambridge, and Duke of the city of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Page 216 - The common badges worn by the knights are a crofs, furmounted by a ftar of four filver points, and over them a green circle, bordered and lettered with gold, containing the motto ; and in the center is a thiftle proper ; the whole being embroidered on the left breaft ; and with the collar always worn with the other enfign, which is a green ribband fpread over the left fhoulder, and brought under the right arm ; pendent to which is the aforefaid image of St. Andrew, within an oval of gold," enamelled...
Page 14 - Gordon, of Strathbogie, in the county of Aberdeen, June 16. 1376 ; Earl of Huntley, in the county of Berwick, in 1449; Marquess of Huntley, April 17, 1599, by James VI.; and Duke of Gordon, in the county of Banff, Nov.

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