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An Economical History of the Hebrides and Highlands of Scotland (Abridged, Paperback, abridged edition) Loot Price: R384 Discovery Miles 3 840
An Economical History of the Hebrides and Highlands of Scotland (Abridged, Paperback, abridged edition): John Walker
An Economical History of the Hebrides and Highlands of Scotland (Abridged, Paperback, abridged edition): John Walker

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An Economical History of the Hebrides and Highlands of Scotland (Abridged, Paperback, abridged edition)

John Walker

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Others were found to contain fifty, others a hundred, others a hundred and fifty, and some with extensive tracts on the main land, were found to contain above two hundred acres for each person. RENT OF LAND. An account of the rent of land cannot be obtained with precision, in any of the remote Highland countries. The farms are sometimes estimated rather by their extent in computed miles, than by statute acres. No lands have ever been surveyed, and the inhabitants even know not what the measure of an acre is. The farms are valued, so far as it can be known, according to the number of black cattle which they keep, or rather according to the number of cows and their followers, every farm being entirely occupied by a breeding stock. The horses, the sheep, the goats, and even the arable land, which is generally indeed inconsiderable, are not taken into the account, but merely considered as necessary to the service of the farm, and the accommodation of the farmer's family. The black cattle are the only article upon the farm which affords money to the tenant, and payment to the landlord. The old custom of the payment of the rents in victual, and in services and casualties, does in some degree remain, but has of late years been much abridged, die rents in many places being now paid chiefly, if not entirely, in money. From the state of the farms, however, as now described, no accurate idea can be formed of the rent payable from any certain quantity of land. From a general computation of the extent of many of the Hebridian isles, compared with their general amount of rent, it appeared, that in the year 1771, the most productive of the islands north of Cantyre, did not afford in rent above sixpence the Scots acre: In some, the rent turned out to be only fourpence, in others threepence,...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: John Walker
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 150
Edition: abridged edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-4588-1038-0
Barcode: 9781458810380
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LSN: 1-4588-1038-0

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