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The New Statistical Account of Scotland (Volume 15 ) (Paperback) Loot Price: R427
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The New Statistical Account of Scotland (Volume 15 ) (Paperback): Books Group
The New Statistical Account of Scotland (Volume 15 ) (Paperback): Books Group

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1837. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... bear three mill rhynds. * Mills driven by a water power were in these days a rare and valuable property, and possessed only by persons of influence and affluence. If these mills were his, as tradition informs us they were, that may account for the three rhynds in the family arms, and go far to establish the antiquity of the aqueduct, for nowhere else could water be procured for them. But it appears from a feu-charter granted by Robert II. in the fourth year of his reign, i. e. 1375, that they were then, and had for some time previously been, the property of the Crown, for in that year he made a gift of them to the aldermen, burgesses, and community of Perth. We must therefore believe that the Aldie family had for some consideration given them up to the Sovereign. And this may account for the family possessing, by an express royal grant, a burying vault in the Middle Church, which grant must have been prior to 1126, for it was in or about that year that King David I. gave over to the Abbey of Dunfermline his right to dispose of any part of the parish church. The estimation in which this Low's Wark. and the aqueduct or mill-lade were held in the fifteenth century, appears from an indenture entered in the city record, 4th November 1494, made by the then Lord Ruthven and his son to the burgh, and John Eviot of Balhousie, anent the mill-lade, water passage and course of the mills of the said burgh, and anent the reparations and upholding of that work called Low's Wark, which is the retainer and closer of the said mill-lade. On the east bank of the lade, and within a short distance from the city, there is a stone wall through which there is a hole or perforation called a boot or bout, * having a strong ring of iron at both ends, 32 inches in circumference. Through this...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Books Group
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 124
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-20195-0
Barcode: 9781235201950
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-235-20195-3

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