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Historic Scenes in Perthshire (Paperback) Loot Price: R989
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Historic Scenes in Perthshire (Paperback): William Marshall

Historic Scenes in Perthshire (Paperback)

William Marshall

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 Excerpt: ...Rattray, as the husband of Grizel Rattray, the only surviving offspring of Sir John. He actually seized on them, and held them for a number of years. The rightful heir at length appeared, and claimed his own. He tried in vain to-gct himself served in Perth as heir of the barony of Rattray: the Athole family was too strong for him in Perthshire. No judge would dare to dispossess them of the estate, though they got it by the most heinous of all crimes. He then applied to the King himself, James V., anr1 the Crown was more than a match for the titled villain. His Majesty appointed a Commission under the Great Seal to adjudicate on the case at Dundee, and the claimant was served heir to his father and brother in the barony of Rattray and Craighall, and infeft therein in 1534. This version of the story differs in some particulars from one which we have before us in print; but it is the version which the late John Rattray, Esq., of Coral Bank, who was of the Craighall family, used to tell, and we have no doubt of its authenticity. Of the family since those days, we note only a few things. It gave one member to the Episcopal bench. On the west front of Craighall House is a Latin inscription in memory of Bishop Rattray, some of whose works are in the possession of the Coral Bank family. The late Mr Rattray of Coral Bank sometimes shewed to intimate friends the banner which his ancestors bore in the battlefield, and the seal used by the bishop. The friend, from whom we have this information, adds, that in the olden times there was a silver arrow which used to be shot for at the bow butts. It was believed to be in the custody of the Parkhill family. There was also a silver ball that used to be played for; and the record of the last play for the Rttttray ball is in pr...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: William Marshall
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 414
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-15136-7
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > World history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > General
LSN: 1-130-15136-0
Barcode: 9781130151367

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