Caithness Family History

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D. Douglas, 1884 - Caithness (Highland Region, Scotland) - 341 pages
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Page xvii - T^EAR no more the heat o' the sun -*- Nor the furious winter's rages; Thou thy worldly task hast done, Home art gone, and ta'en thy wages : Golden lads and girls all must, As chimney-sweepers, come to dust. Fear no more the frown o...
Page 234 - I have often been beholden to both, and shall be glad to be so again, as far as is compatible with your Situation. Your letter, discovering the same disposition, has made me send to you Mr. Oswald. I have had a longer acquaintance with him, than even I have had the pleasure to have with you. I believe him an Honest Man, and, after consulting some of our common Friends, I have thought him the f1ttest for the purpose. He is a pacifical man, and conversant in those negotiations, which are most Interesting...
Page 62 - ... them to desist and leave off that violence, or else they vowed to God they should put a pair of bullets through the best of their cheeks. The bailies, believing they durst not shoot, continued still to prize the door, boasting with many threatening words. The scholars perceiving nothing but extremity, one Sinclair the chancellor of Caithness...
Page 234 - He is fully apprized of my mind, and you may give full credit to every thing he assures you of. At the same time, if any other channel occurs to you, I am ready to embrace it. I wish to retain the same simplicity and good faith which subsisted between us in transactions of less importance.
Page 62 - Caithness' son, presented a gun from a window, direct opposite to the bailies' faces, boasting them and calling them buttery carles. Off goeth the charged gun. [The bullet] pierced John Macmoran through his head, and presently killed him, so that he fell backward straight to the ground, without speech at all.
Page 116 - Col. Joseph Hughes came from Union district, South Carolina, to Greene county, Alabama, in 1825. He was buried at Hebron cemetery in that county. The inscription upon his tomb is as follows : In memory of COL. JOSEPH HUGHES, who departed this life September 4th, 1834. Aged 85 years. He was twice married ; the name of his first wife has not been ascertained. She left seven children ; their names were William, Wright, Joseph, Mary, Martha, Sarah and Jane.
Page 305 - Before her marriage to Mr. Gibson, Katharine Rorison hiid formed an attachment and engaged herself to John Uow or Smith, a native of Scrabater, whose piratical exploits in the early part of last century suggested Sir Walter Scott's tale of The Pirate.
Page 305 - Bailie disapproved of his daughter's choice, and while Gow was absent at sea, obliged her to listen to the addresses of her future husband, then schoolmaster at Stroma. The marriage had scarcely taken place when Gow returned to Thurso, bringing bridal dresses for his betrothed, who, even as matters then stood, would gladly have gone off with him. Gow departed highly incensed, and after Katharine Rorison had settled down in Stroma, he visited the island with the intention of carrying her off, or having...
Page 68 - ... expounding, and by purging the said houses of profane and scandalous persons. They were also to catechise their families twice a day, ' till they attain some good reasonable measure of knowledge.'—Row. It fully appears that this arrangement was carried into effect We find in 1604 that Lord Gordon, the eldest son of the Marquis of Huntly, and the Master of Caithness, eldest son of the Earl of Caithness, were being brought up together, under the care of two pedagogues, Thomas Gordon and John...
Page 5 - He was one of the Peers who sat on the trial of Edward, Duke of Somerset. In 1551, Anne, his first lady — daughter of Thomas Lord Parr, of Kendal, and sister to Catherine Parr, sixth wife of Henry VIII.

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