Angus or Forfarshire, the land and its people, descriptive and historical, Volume 2

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Page 277 - Peirsone of Lochlands ; 14th, Carnegy of Newgait ; 15th, Maull, cousine-germane to the deceist Patrick Earl of Panmure. All these are daughters of the above written families. The familie is very ancient and very great, having above fourteen score chalders of victuall, which was a great estate in those days.
Page 270 - Logie, sometime Provost of Montross. It is a great estate, excellent good land lying upon the south syd of the water of Southesk untill ye come to the mouth of the water, and then turneth west the coast untill ye pass Ulishavene, a fishertoune of his. He hath ane other called Ferredene, and hath salmond fishings there. The river makes ane island betwixt Montross and Ferredene, where the kirk in old stood, and the whole parish is designed from the island, and is still the buriall place of the parish.
Page 268 - Fair. It is a very pleasant place, and extraordinare good land about it. Earl of Southesk has a great interest lykwayes in the parish. Ballnabriech, belonging to the Laird of Balnamoone, a good house, and a considerable thing. Cookstoune, belonging to John Carnegy, lyeth very pleasantly at the North Port of Brechine, and is good land. The Laird of Findourie hath a considerable interest there, the most of it in acres about the toune ; a good house, and well planted.
Page 270 - They have a good public revenue, two wind-milnes, ane hospitale, with some mortificationes belonging to it ; they are mighty fyne burgesses, and delicate and painfull merchants. There have been men of great substance in that toune of a long time, and yet are, who have and are purchasing good estates in the countrey. The generalitie of the burgesses and merchants do very far exceed these in any other toune in the shyre.
Page 258 - Ilk, and was the mannor house of the family, and their buriall was at the kirk of Rescobie, until they purchased the lands of Kellie, where, after having built ane house, they changed both dwelling-place and burial ; with ane loch abounding with pykes, pearches, and eels, but all kinds of fresh water fowls, as all the other lochs thereabout are. And further, in the loch of Restennet do swans yearly bring furth their young ones ; there are severall eyl-arks1 on these lochs, viz.
Page 266 - Southesk ; a great and most delicat house, well built, brave lights, and of a most excellent contrivance, without debait the best gentleman's house in the shyre; extraordinare much planting, delicate yards and gardens with stone walls, ane excellent 1 Furze!
Page 266 - ... Lethnet, and Lochlie. Oathlaw, the whole parish formerly pertained to the Lord Spynie but now to the Laird of Phinnaven a second sone of the hous of Northesk. it was a great old hous but now by the Industrie of this present Laird is made a most excellent hous, fyne roumes and good furniture, good yeards excellent planting and inclosures and avenues, it lyes as all the presbetrie of Brechine doe (except the brae countrey,) in Strathmore and the water of Southesk runs pleasantly by the foot of...
Page 261 - Dudope, ane extraordinare pleasant and sweet place, a good house, excellent yards, much planting, and fyne parks. It lyes pleasantly on the syde of the hill of Dundie, overlooks the town, and as of purpose built there to command the place. Dundie Law is at the back thereof, ane exceeding high mott hill.
Page 262 - Murrayes in that parish. both are good houses, sweet and pleasant places, excellent yards, well planted parks and hey meadows and dovecoats extraordinare good and a litle from the house of Pourie toward the south a fine litle wood of fir and birk with a stone dyk and is chief of his name Easter Pourie.
Page 277 - I will add no more for our Familie of Ouchterlony of that Ilk but what I have said in the generall description of some places we have and had concern in, but that I have ane accompt of the marriages of the Familie these fifteen generations, viz.

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