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1708; major-general 1 January 1710, and retired
from the army in 1717.' Died 3 September 1731.*

6. Margaret, born 31 December 1641,' married, at the

Tron Ohurch, Edinburgh, 5 September 1661, at eight
o'clock P.M., to John Poulis, afterwards Sir John
Foulis of Ravelston, Bart.,* with issue. She died
1690. Sir Archibald settled the estate of Dunipace
on the sons of Lady Poulis, but the eldest, Archibald,
died s.p. 1684 and was succeeded by his next brother,
George, who married Margaret, daughter of Sir John
Ounninghame of Oaprington. They had a son. Sir
Archibald Foulis Primrose, Bart., who married, first,
Margaret, daughter of John, sixth Earl of Wigtoun ;
and, secondly, Mary, daughter of the first Earl of
Rosebery. He was implicated in the rebellion of
1745, and was executed at Carlisle 15 November 1746,
leaving ten daughters, and one son, who died un-
married at Edinburgh 28 January 1747.'

7. Catherine, married, as his first wife (contract 29

October 1663), to Sir David Carnegie of Pitarrow,'
and had issue five sons and four daughters. She died
in October 1677 and was buried on the ninth of the
same month within the new church of Montrose.'

8. Elisaheth, born 7 January 1644," died unmarried.

By his second marriage Sir Archibald had issue : —

9. Archibald, first Earl of Rosebery.

I Dalton's Army Lists, i. 276. ^ Jbid., iii. 237. ' Hid., v. pt. ii. 30.
* Gent. Mag. ^ Bdin. Beg. ^ Ibid. ; Foulis' Account Book, Scot. 'E.iat.
Soc, Ivi. ' Gibson's Larbert and Dunipace, 99-114. * Hist, of the Car-
negies, ii. 253. " Ibid. >" Edin. Beg.



PRIMROSE, EARL OF ROSEBERY 221

10. Mary, born 23 August 1657.

11. Grisel, born 19 September 1661, married, first, 30 April

1681, to Francis, eighth Lord Sempill.' She survived
him, and was married, secondly, in 1693, to Colonel,
afterwards Brigadier-General, Richard Cunningham.
She died at Dairy, near Edinburgh, 22 June 1723.*

I. Archibald Primrose of Dalmeny, the only son of his
father by his second marriage, was born 18 December 1664.'
His father left him a large portion of his estate, including
that of Dalmeny. He went abroad in 1680 and served with
the Imperial Army in Hungary. He did not, however,
remain long abroad. In 1688 he was in opposition to the
policy of King James, and was cited before the Privy
Council on a charge of leasing-making on the Chancellor,
and of sowing discord among the officers of state. Through
the influence of the Duke of Berwick he obtained a counter-
mand of the process, and it is said that to secure himself
he ' declared Popish.' * At the revolution in 1688 he was
appointed one of the Gentlemen of the Bedchamber to
Prince George of Denmark ; and at the Prince's death in
1708 his salary of £600 a year was continued to him for
life. In 1695 he entered Parliament as one of the members
for the county of Edinburgh, and was a steady supporter
of the Government. On 1 April 1700 he was created a
Peer under the title of VISCOUNT OP ROSEBERY,
LORD PRIMROSE AND DALMENY, with remainder to
the heirs-male of his body, whom failing, to the heirs-
female of his body, whom failing, to the heirs of entail in
the lands of Rosebery.* He got further advancement on
the accession of Queen Anne, being, by patent dated 10
April 1703, created EARL OP ROSEBERY, VISCOUNT
OP INVERKEITHING, and LORD DALMENY AND
PRIMROSE, with remainder to the heirs-male and heirs-
female of his body.' At the same time he was made
a Privy Councillor, and he also was appointed the Queen's
Ohamberlain of Fife and Strathearn, an office which he
held till her death. Lord Rosebery was one of the Com-
missioners for the Union, and when that measure was

1 Edin. Reg. ' Edin. Tests. ' Edin. Reg. * Fountainhall, i. 508.
* Acta Pari. Scot., x. 199. « Ibid., xi. 119.



222 PRIMROSE, EARL OF ROSEBERY

carried out he was chosen one of the sixteen Scottish
Representative Peers, and was re-elected in 1708, 1710
and 1713. He died 20 October 1723, having married, in
February 1690, Dorothea, only child and heiress of Ever-
ingham Oressy of Birkin, co. Yorls:. She survived him.
By her he had issue : —

1. James, second Earl of Rosebery.

2. Everingham, upon whom in 1694 his father settled the

barony of Leny, co. Edinburgh, but he died young,
before 1698.

3. Richard, died vita patris unmarried.

4. John, storekeeper of Edinburgh Oastle, died, un-

married, at London in September 1742.^

5. Henry, born 22 March 1697,' died in infancy.

6. Henry {secundus), born 5 May 1704, died young.'

7. Elizabeth, born 2 March 1696," died young.

8. Orisella, born 19 February 1698,' died young.

9. Anne, born 2 March 1699,° died young.

10. Mary, married, 19 November 1724, to Sir Archibald

Primrose of Dunipace, Bart., and died 17 November
1746.'

11. Margaret, married at Durham, 15 February 1738, to

Alexander, ninth Earl of Caithness," and died at
Hermitage, near Leith, 7 October 1785.

12. Dorothea, died, unmarried, at London, 6 November

1768.'

II. Jambs, second Earl of Rosebery, was born about the
end of 1690, and succeeded his father in 1723. He also, on
the death of Hugh, Viscount of Primrose, in 1741, inherited
his estates and the title of Baronet. The estates, it is said,
afterwards passed to his son through a contravention of
the entail. It is not certain that he succeeded to the
title of Viscount of Primrose, Lord Primrose and Oastle-
fleld. That Peerage had been granted to Sir James Prim-
rose, and the heir-male of his body, whom failing, to the
heir-male of his father. The question turns upon whether
this carelessly expressed destination is to be read as heirs-
male of the body of his father or heirs-male whatsoever of

1 Scots Mag. " Dalmeny Reg. ^ jj,ia. i Hid. « Ibid. « Ibid.
' Edin. Reg., 220. » Cf. vol. ii. 346. » Scots Mag.



PRIMROSE, EARL OF ROSEBBRY 223

the same." The Earl was a very eccentric person, and
numerous stories are told of his doings. He was in con-
tinual litigation with other members of his family, and was
ultimately declared a lunatic. He died at Edinburgh 26
November 1755, in his sixty-fifth year, and was buried at
Dalmeny. He married Mary, daughter of the Hon. John
Campbell of Mamore, and sister of John, fourth Duke of
Argyll. By her, who died at Barnbougle 7 May 1756, in
her sixty-second year, he had issue : —

1. Archibald, born 31 March 1717, died young.
, 2. John, styled Lord Dalmeny, was born in 1725, and is
said to have been a young man of much promise.
Having succeeded to the estate of the Viscount of
Primrose, through an alleged contravention of the
entail by his father, he obtained, in 1749, an Act of
Parliament enabling him to make provision out of
that estate for his mother, brother and sister, who
had apparently been left without any provision by
the second Earl. Lord Dalmeny was the hero of a
very romantic episode in his life. In 1748, when he
was twenty-four, he met a lady, Catherine Oanham,
the daughter of a wealthy Essex yeoman. She was
four years his senior, but being endowed with much
personal attraction he fell in love with her, and they
were privately married. After the marriage they
went to the Continent, where they lived happily
together for four years under an assumed name.
The lady then took ill and died, but before her
decease she confessed to Lord Dalmeny that before
he had met her she had been for three years the wife
of the Rev. Alexander Gough, Vicar of Thorpe-le-
Soken, in Essex, and she begged that she might be
buried at Thorpe. Lord Dalmeny therefore had the
body embalmed and taken to England, but on arrival
the coflBn was detained and opened by the customs
oflBcials, It remained in the church of Hythe for
some days, and the body was at last identified as
that of the wife of Mr. Gough by a stranger. The
lawful husband was first inclined to take the strongest
measures against Lord Dalmeny, but an amicable

1 Cf. Kiddell's Peerage, etc., Law, ii. 898.



224 PRIMROSE, EARL OP ROSEBERY

meeting was after a short time arranged. He found
that Dalmeny was innocent of all intention to wrong
him, and the end of the matter was that hand in hand
they both accompanied the coflBn containing the
remains of the woman they had each loved to its
last resting-place in Thorpe churchyard. No monu-
ment marks the spot, and the nave of the church
was rebuilt in 1875, to the obliteration, it is said,
of some interesting landmarks.' Lord Dalmeny
seems to have been deeply affected by the death of
this lady, and did not long survive her, dying at
Edinburgh 11 August 1755, a few months before his
father. He was buried at Dalmeny. There are
portraits both of him and Catherine Oanham at
Barnbougle.

3. James, died young.

4. Neil, third Earl of Rosebery.

5. Mary, died, unmarried, before 1749.

6. Dorothea, married, at Barnbougle, 22 November 1766,

to Sir Adam Inglis of Oramond, Bart., and died,
without issue, at Bath, 3 December 1783.

III. Neil, third Earl of Rosebery, was born in 1729, and
Leing a younger son, went to London and took up a
mercantile career. The death of his elder brother, however,
and very shortly afterwards that of his father, opened to
him the succession to the earldom in 1755, while still a
young man. After travelling some time on the Continent,
he returned home, and was in 1768 elected one of the Repre-
sentative Peers for Scotland, an honour which was repeated
at the elections of 1774 and 1780. He was created a Knight
of the Order of the Thistle 4 March 1771 ; he died at Barn-
bougle 25 March 1814, aged eighty-flve. He married, first,
at St. George's, Hanover Square, 19 May 1764, Susan,
daughter and heiress of William Randall of Yarmouth.
She died at Bexley Hall, without issue, 20 August 1771.
He married, secondly, in London, 17 July 1775, Mary, only
daughter of Sir Francis Vincent of Stoke d'Abernon, Bart.

' General Evening Post, 15 August 1752 ; St. James's Gazette, 21 March
1794.



PRIMROSE, EARL OF ROSEBERY 225

By her, who died at Somerset House, Portman Square,
9 March 1823, he had issue :—

1. Archibald John, fourth Earl of Rosebery.

2. Francis Ward, born at Barnbougle, 13 February 1785,

admitted barrister-at-law by the Society of Lincoln's
Inn July 1808, and died 26 May 1860, having married,
10 November 1829, Percy, third daughter of Colonel
Ralph Gore of Barrowmount, Ireland : she died 30
August 1864, and had issue three sons and three
daughters.

3. Charlotte, born at Holland House 27 August 1776,

married, first, 27 May 1800, Kenneth Alexander
Howard, first Earl of Effingham, who died 30 January
1845. She married, secondly, 30 April 1858, being
then in her 82nd year, at Preston, near Brighton,
Thomas Holmes, a Scripture reader. She died 17
September 1864.

4. Mary, born 31 December 1777, died 7 January 1847,

having married, 11 April 1808, Henry John Shepherd,
who died in May 1855.

5. Dorothea Arabella, born 31 January 1779, died 16

November 1825, having married, 1 September 1801,
William Hervey, of Bodvel, co. Carnarvon, who died
5 May 1863.

6. Hester Amelia, born at Barnbougle 17 June 1786, and.

died there 10 April 1787.

IV. Archibald John, fourth Earl of Rosebery, was bom
at Barnbougle 14 October 1783. After leaving Cambridge,
where he graduated in 1804, he was in the following year
elected member of Parliament for Helstone, and at the
general election of 1806 was returned for the city of Cashel.
Shortly after succeeding to his father he was, in 1817,
elected Provost of the Burgh of Queensferry, that ancient
seaport town which lies close to Barnbougle. In 1818 he
was chosen as one of the Representative Peers for Scot-
land, an honour which was also done him in 1820 and 1826.
He had the degree of LL.D. conferred on him by the
University of Cambridge 5 July 1819. On 26 January 1828
he was created a Peer of the United Kingdom under the
title of BARON ROSEBERY of Rosebery, co. Midlothian.

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226 PRIMROSE, EARL OF ROSBBERY

He was admitted a Privy Councillor in 1831, was created
a Knight of the Order of the Thistle 18 March 1840, and
was Lord -Lieutenant of Linlithgowshire 1843-63. He
died in London 4 March 1868, in his eighty-flfth year. He
married, first, 20 May 1808, at St. Marylebone, Harriet,
second daughter of the Hon. Bartholomew Bouverie, third
son of William, first Earl of Radnor. She, who was born
14 October 1790, was divorced by Act of Parliament in
1815. In the same year she married, at Wiirtemberg, Sir
Henry Oarew St. John Mildmay, Bart., the widower of her
deceased sister Charlotte. She died at Nice 9 December
1834. Lord Rosebery married, secondly, 12 August 1819,
Anne Margaret, eldest daughter of Thomas, first Viscount
Anson of Shugborough and Orgrave. She, who was born
3 October 1796, died in London 19 August 1882, and was
buried at Dalmeny.
By his first wife the Earl had issue : —

1. Archibald, Lord Dalmeny, of whom presently.

2. Bouverie Francis, C.B., born 19 September 1813 ; was

lieutenant-colonel Queen's Edinburgh Rifle Volun-
teer Brigade, D.L. for Edinburgh, and Secretary to
the Board of Trustees for Manufactures. He died
20 March 1898, having married, 21 April 1838,
Frederica Sophia Anson, a younger sister of his
father's second wife. By her, who died 11 October
1867, he had issue : —

(1) Francis Archibald, born 29 October 1843 ; married, 12 Novem-

ber 1872, Jane, daughter of George King of Waratah,
N.S.W., and has issue.

(2) Sir Henry William, K.C.B., C.S.I., I.S.O., born 22 August

1846, Secretary to the Office of Works 1886-95 ; Chairman of
Board of Customs 1896-99 ; Chairman of the Board of Inland
Revenue 1899-1907. Married, 2 November 1888, Helen
Mary, daughter of Gilbert M'Micking of Miltonise, co.
Wigtown, and has issue.

(3) Gilbert Edward, born 27 February 1848 ; married, 13 May

1893, Jessie Catherine, daughter of Lieutenant Costelloe of
Lackeen Castle, co. Tipperary.

(4) Oeorge Anson, born 21 September 1849 ; entered the Navy, and

rose to the rank of vice-admiral ; married, 30 April 1889, Mary
Cecilia Violet, daughter of Thomas Kenny, M.P., and has
issue.

(5) Arthur John, Bengal C.S., born 18 June 1853; died un-

married 13 September 1888.

(6) Edward Neil, bom 19 November 1854.



PRIMROSE, EARL OF ROSEBERY 227

(7) Margaret Sophia, born 24 May 1839 ; died unmarried

26 December 1858.

(8) Anna Frances, born 30 September, and died 10 October, 1840.

(9) Alice Jane, born 14 March 1842 ; married, first, 16 AprQ

1868, to Gr«orge WiUiam Mercer Henderson of Fordel. He
died s.p. 17 October 1881, and she was married, secondly,

27 December 1887, to John, second son of William Stewart,
Bellingham.

(10) Frederica Mary, born 21 March 1845.

(11) Charlotte Henrietta, born 18 October 1851 ; married, 10

January 1878, to Carlton Tufnell, commander R.N., who
died 10 January 1893.

3. Harriet, born 13 October 1810, married, as his second

wife, 29 December 1835, to Sir John Dunlop, Bart. He
died 3 April 1839, and she survived till 8 March
1876.

4. Mary Anne, born 23 April 1812, died 19 May 1826.
By his second marriage the Earl had issue : —

5. Anne, born 22 August 1820, married, 30 May 1848, the

Right Hon. Henry Tufnell, M.P., who died 15 June
1854. She died 17 September 1862, leaving issue.

6. Louisa, born 4 May 1822, died unmarried 23 March

1870.

Archibald, styled Lord Dalmeny, was born 2 October
1809 ; M.P. for Stirling Burghs 1833 to 1847, and a Lord of
the Admiralty 1835-37. Died vita patris 23 January 1851,
having married, 20 September 1843, Catherine Lucy Wilhel-
mina, daughter of Philip Henry, fourth Earl Stanhope. She
married, secondly, 2 August 1854, Henry George, fourth
Duke of Cleveland, and died 8 May 1901, having had issue
by her first husband : —

1. Archibald Philip, fifth Earl of Rosebery.

2. Edward Henry, born 8 September 1848, colonel

Grenadier Guards ; military attache at Vienna ; died
unmarried, in Egypt, 9 April 1885.

3. Mary Catherine Constance, born 1844, married, 8 Octo-

ber 1885, to Henry Walter Hope of Luffness, with issue.

4. Constance Evelyn, born 1846, married, 15 July 1867, to

Henry, second Lord Leconfleld, who died 6 January
1901, leaving issue.

V. Archibald Philip, fifth Earl of Rosebery, was born
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228 PRIMROSE, EARL OF ROSEBERY

of his day. He was first chairman of the London County
Council 1889-90, and in 1892; Lord Rector of Aberdeen
University 1878-81, of Edinburgh University 1882-85, of
Glasgov/ University 1899-1902; Chancellor of London Uni-
versity since 1902, and Glasgow University since 1908;
LL.D. Glasgow 1879, Aberdeen 1881, Edinburgh 1882,
and Cambridge 1888 ; Knight of the Garter 1892 ; Knight
of the Thistle 1895 ; Under-Secretary for the Home Depart-
ment 1881-83 ; Lord Privy Seal and First Commissioner of
Works 1885 ; Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1886
and 1892-94 ; Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury,
and Lord President of the Council, 1894-95. He is Lord-
Lieutenant of the counties of Midlothian and Linlithgow,
an Elder Brother of Trinity House, an elected Trustee of
the British Museum, and a Brigadier of the Royal Company
of Archers, the King's Bodyguard for Scotland. Lord
Rosebery won the Derby in two successive years, 1894-95,
those in which he was Prime Minister, and again in 1905.
He married, 20 March 1876, Hannah, only daughter and
heiress of the Baron Meyer Amschel de Rothschild of
Mentmore, Bucks, and by her, who died 19 November 1890,
has issue : —

1. Albert Edward Harry Meter Archibald, Lord

Dalmeny, born 8 January 1882, late Lieutenant
Grenadier Guards, and M.P. for Midlothian since
1906. Married, 15 April 1909, Dorothy Alice Mar-
garet Augusta (born 22 August 1890), second daughter
of Lord Henry George Grosvenor, third son of Hugh,
first Duke of Westminster.

2. Neil James Archibald, born 14 December 1882.

3. Sybil Myra Caroline, born 18 December 1879, married,

28 March 1903, to Captain Charles John Cecil Grant,
Coldstream Guards, and has issue.
- 4. Margaret Etrenne Hannah, born 1 January 1881,
married, 20 April 1899, to Robert (Crewe-Milnes),
first Earl of Crewe.

Creations. — Viscount of Rosebery, Lord Primrose and
Dalmeny, 1 April 1700 ; Earl of Rosebery, Viscount of
Inverkeithing, Lord Dalmeny and Primrose, 10 April 1703,
in the Peerage of Scotland ; Baron Rosebery of Rosebery,



PRIMROSE, EARL OF ROSEBERY 229

26 January 1828, in the Peerage of the United King-
dom.

Arms (recorded in Lyon Register). — Quarterly : 1st
and 4th, vert, three primroses within a double tressure
flory counterflory or, for Primrose ; 2nd and 3rd, argent,
a lion rampant double queued sable, for Cressy.

Orest. — A demi-lion gules holding in his dexter paw
a primrose proper.

Supporters. — Two lions vert.

Motto. — Fide et ftducia.

[j. B. P.]



THE ANCIENT EARLS OF ROSS



OSS was not one of the
ancient provinces or
earldoms of Scotland,
but was comprehended
in the great district of
Moray, and was ruled
by the same Jarls or
Earls as that territory.'
But in a writ dated
between November 1160
and September 1162
there appears on record

I. Malcolm, Earl of
Ross, to whom King
Malcolm iv. directed a
letter placing the monks
of Dunfermline under his protection.' Some doubts have
been cast on his identity, but there is good reason to
believe that he is identical with Malcolm MacBth, who
also appears before 1160 as a witness to one of King
Malcolm's charters.^ He had, for former insurrection
against David i., been imprisoned in Roxburgh Oastle,
but in 1154 Somerled, Lord of Argyll, with his nephews,
Malcolm's sons, invaded Scotland, and caused a civil
war, which lasted until the King released Malcolm in
1157 ' and, according to an English chronicler, ' gave him
a certain province.' Mr. Skene, in his Celtic Scotland,
expresses an opinion that this was Ross, part of the terri-

1 Vol. vi. of this work, 280. ^ Reg. de Dunfermelyn, 25 ; Ernald, BiBhop
of St. Andrews, is a witness, which determines the date. ' Ibid., 24.
■* Chron. Sancti Crucis.
230




THE ANCIENT EARLS OF ROSS SSI

tory of Moray, from tlie ancient rulers of which he claimed
descent. He is not to be confounded with the Wimund
whose remarkable career is narrated by William of New-
burgh.' If, as is probable, he was made Earl of Ross in
1157, he may have been the ' Gillandres,' one of the six
Earls who, according to Wyntoun, joined in the opposition
to Malcolm iv. after his return from Toulouse.* ' Gillandres '
has been supposed to be a different Earl of Ross, but as
' Gillandres ' or ' Ghilleanrias ' was the patronymic of the
Earls of Ross in the time of Wyntoun, it is not improbable
that he applied it to Malcolm. The latter died 23 October
1168.^

Malcolm married a sister of Somerled, Lord of Argyll,
and had issue, with others, a son Donald, who was im-
prisoned with his father, and a daughter Oormlath, or
Hvarfleda, married to Harald, Earl of Caithness. (iSee that
title, and also Moray and Reay.)



Florence hi., Count of Holland, was created Earl of
Ross on his marriage to William the Lion's sister in 1161,
but it is doubtful if he ever possessed more than the title,
as his descendant complained in 1291 that the earldom
was detained from him without reason, and he had never
been forfeited." Alter this the earldom remained in the
hands of the Crown until Alexander ii. bestowed it upon
Ferquhard, Earl of Ross. (See next article.)



I. Ferquhard, first Earl of Ross, who is said to have
been Ferquhard Macintagart, son of the lay parson of the
territory of the monastery of Applecross, which had passed
into the hands of a family of lay abbots called Sagarts or
Priests of Applecross, and he was therefore a powerful
Highland chief .^ When Alexander ii., soon after his acces-

1 Chronicles of Stephen, etc., Rolls ser., i. 72-75; of. Scot. Hist. Review,
vii. 32. 2 Wyntoun, Lalng's edition, ii. 196. ^ Chronicle of Molyrood.
^ Palgrave's Illustrations, 20, 21 ; The Clan Donald, i. 147. ' Skene's
Celtic Scotland, i. 482, 483. It was probably to his family that the patro-
nymic ' Ghilleandrias ' applied. In another place he is said to be of the
Celtic family of O'Beolan ; Collectanea de Rebus Albanicis, 304.



232 THE ANCIENT EARLS OP ROSS

sioD, was forced, in 1215, to suppress an insurrection in
Moray and Ross, Ferquhard, siding with him, seized the
insurgent leaders, beheaded them, and presented their
heads to the King, 15 June 1215, and was knighted by him.'
He was, at a later date, created Earl of Ross, appear-
ing as such in a writ dated probably after June 1226.*
The charter was at one time upon record, but the roll is
now lost.' He may have been Earl in 1225, but this is not
certain. He founded the Abbey of Feme, in the parish
of Edderton, some time before 1230,' the first Abbot being
installed in that year. In 1235 he greatly assisted King
Alexander ii. in suppressing the insurrection in Galloway.'
In 1237 he was witness to an agreement between the Kings
of England and Scotland, in presence of Odo, the Legate.'
Dominus Fercardus, Oomes de Ross, is a witness to a com-
position between Andrew, Bishop of Murray, and Walter
Camyn, Earl of Menteith, concerning the lands of Kincardine
in 1234,' to a composition between the Chapter of Moray and
Alexander de Stryvelene concerning the half davach of
land in Devath in 1234 ; ° and in 1244 he was one of those
who informed the Pope of the treaty of peace made with
the King of England." He died about 1251, and was buried
in the Abbey he had founded, where the stone eflQgy of a
warrior is said to mark his grave. He had : —

1. William, his successor.

2. Malcolm, named in a confirmation by King Alexander

of the donation made by Malcolm, son of Ferquhard,
Earl of Ross, to William de Byset of the lands
Craigarn, 24 December and twelfth of reign.'"

3. Euphemia, married to Walter de Moravia, knight.

Lord of Duflus, 1224-62.

• Chron. de Mailros, 117. ^ Reg. Moraviense, 333, cf. 77, 78. ^ cf. Anti-
quarian Notes, hy C. F. Mackintosh. * The Abbey was, not long after its
foundation, removed from its original site to another a few miles distant ;
hence it was often called Abbacia de Nova Farnia. In 1597 part of the
Abbey lands was erected into the temporal lordship of the barony of
Geanies, and in 1607 the remaining lands were annexed by Act of Parlia-
ment to the Bishopric of Ross ; Statistical Account of Scotland. ' Fordun
a Goodall, ii. 61. ^ Fcedera, Record ed., i. 233. ' Registrum Moraviense,
99, No. 85. 8 Jbid., No. 86. » Cat. Doc. Scot., i. No. 1655. i<> AntiquaHan
Notes, by C. F. Macintosh, Inverness. The King is not defined in the



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