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(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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