History of the County of Bute: And Families Connected Therewith

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T. Murray and Son, 1864 - Bute (Scotland) - 288 pages
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Page 223 - Jan. 1832, and was in 1835 created a Peer of the United Kingdom, by the title of Baron Fitz-Gerald of Desmond, and of Clan-Gibbon, Co.
Page 268 - ... ankers. That uther castle is callit the castle of Kames, quhilk Kames in Erishe is, alsmeikle as to say, in English the bay castle. In this ile ther is twa paroche kirks, that ane southe callit the Kirk of Bride, the uther northe in the Borrowstone of Buitt, with twa chappells, ane of them above the town of Buitt, the uther under the forsaid castle of Kames.
Page 268 - Martin was a native of Sky, where a number of his relations still remain. His book is a very imperfect performance, and he is erroneous as to many particulars, even some concerning, his own Island. Yet as it is the only Book upon the subiect, it is very generally known.
Page 273 - They ascribe another extraordinary vertue to it, and 'tis this — the credulous vulgar firmly believe that if this stone is cast among the front of an enemy, they will all run away; and that as often as the enemy rallies, if the stone is cast among them, they still lose courage and retire.
Page 226 - A lady, representing Hope, richly attired, azure, holding in her dexter hand an anchor, and in her sinister the head of a savage by the hair — in some emblazonments, on an escrol above, the word Toivless or Hopeless, ie, without a cable.* Supporters — Two dragons, vert, vomiting fire ; the crest of Seton, Earl of Wintoun. Motto—
Page 266 - ... boscis planis moris marresiis viis semitis aquis stagnis riuolis pratis pascuis et pasturis molendinis multuris et eorum sequelis aucupationibus venationibus piscationibus...
Page 267 - Description of the Western Isles of Scotland, called Hybrides; by Mr. Donald Monro, High Dean of the Isles, who travelled through most of them in the Year 1549, with the Genealogies of the chief Clans of the Isles.
Page 266 - ... spectare valentibus quomodolibet in futurum libere quiete plenarie integre honorifice bene et in pace Sine...
Page 268 - Erishe is alsmeikle as to say in English the bay Castle. In this ile ther is twa paroche kirks, that ane southe callit the kirk of Bride, the uther northe in the Borrowstone of Buitt, with twa chappells, ane of them above the towne of Buitt, the uther under the forsaid castle of Kames. On the north and northwest of this ile, be half myle of sea, lyes the coast of Ergyle ; on the east syde of it the coast of Cuninghame, be six myle of sea.
Page 273 - ... the King's Coroners within this island, and, as such, he hath a halbert peculiar to his office. He has his right, of late, from the family of Hamilton , wherein his title and perquisites of Coroner are confirmed to him and his heirs. He is obliged to have three men to attend him upon all public emergencies; and he is bound by his office to pursue all malefactors, and to deliver them to the Steward, or, in his absence, to the next Judge. And if any of the inhabitants refuse to pay their rents...

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