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THE HISTORY OF FETTERCAIRN



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THE HISTORY



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FETTERCAIRX


A PARISH

IN THE



COUNTY OF KINCARDINE



BY

ARCHIE- COWIE CAMERON, a.m., el.d.



LATE SCHOOLMASTER OF FETTERCAIRX.



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. J. AND R. PARLANE, PAISLEY

JOHN MENZIES AND CO., EDINBURGH AND GLASGOW
HOULSTON AND SONS, LONDON

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PREFACE.



The writing of this History of Fettercairn was first sug-
gested to the author in 1882, after delivering a public
lecture on the subject. He hesitated very much to take
up the suggestion, from the fear that the task would prove
too formidable for his time and resources ; but on the
other hand, from a sympathetic feeling towards all that
concerned the past and the present of the parish, he
resolved to proceed and do his best to collect and record in
a permanent form such details as could be gathered from
the various sources of information. Had the idea of
collecting materials for such a work been entertained forty
or forty-five years ago, the author could have given with
greater fulness and accuracy a record of local history
and traditionary incidents now forgotten, by committing
to writing the recollections of old people living, many of
whose traditionary tales have now escaped his memory.
— While the indulgence of the reader is craved for errors
detected or mistakes discovered, neither pains nor labour
have been spared to make the History as full and correct
as possible. The main object has been to preserve and



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diffuse a knowledge of the history, antiquities, and
traditions of the parish ; and it is hoped that the effort will
be favourably received.

The author offers no apology for mixing up the narrative
of events with anecdotes and with minute details of local
matters which may appear of little interest to general
readers, because the work has been prepared chiefly for the
people of Fettercairn. He may be charged with trespassing
on the parish of Fordoun by having included a general
account of the Castle and lands of Kincardine : but from
their proximity to and connection with Fettercairn, no
history of it could be otherwise complete.

Many persons besides those noticed in the body of the
work have kindly helped with information ; but only a few
can be specially mentioned, although all are gratefully
remembered.

Thanks are due to Sir John R. Gladstone, Bart, of Fasque,
not only for being the first to suggest the work, but for his
interest in its progress : also to his relative, Kobert
Gladstone, jun., Esq., Liverpool, for revisal of the notes on
the Gladstone family. For the chapters on Church and
School, the author is much indebted to the Rev. John
Brown, Clerk to the Presbytery of Fordoun, for access to
the Presbyter}^ Records, and also to the Rev. William
Anderson for taking extracts from the same. The more
recent inscriptions in Fasque Chapel were kindly communi-
cated by the Rev. Andrew H. Belcher ; several valuable
documents were supplied by the Rev. James C. M'Clure ;
searches in the Register House, Edinburgh, were made by
the Rev. A.. I. Ritchie ; and some interesting reminiscences



Preface. 3

have been received from the Rev. John Falconer and
from Mr David Prain, Fettercairn.

The following works, among others referred to in the
book, have been consulted : Scott's Ecclesiae Scoticanae ;
the works of Andrew Jervise, F.vS.A. ; History of the
Carnegies ; Biscoe's Earls of Middleton ; Dr. Cramond's
Annals of Fordoun ; Dr. Marshall's Historic Scenes ;
Robertson's Index of Records and Charters; the Black-
book of Kincardineshire; Spalding's "Memorialls of the
Trubles in Scotland " ; the Exchequer Rolls of Scotland ;
and the Kincardineshire Retours.

Altonvak, Paisley,

June, 1899.



CONTENTS.



part first.— ^iitro^uctor^.

Page
■Chapter I. — Geography and Physical Features ... ... 17

.Situation^Exteut— Boundaries— Surf ace Levels — Geological Features—
L'olonel Imrie's Survey— Rocks — Iron ore.

Chapter II. — Topograph}" — Antiquity of Village — Etymo-
logy of name ... ... ... ... ... 21

Laud divisions and soils — Morass — Swamps — Ague— Watergirt forta-
lices — Greencairn — "Fethyrkerne Towne" — Origin — Site — (Three
Baronets)— Antiquity— Etymology of Fettercairn— Mr Foote's theory-
Twenty forms of the name — Inference.

Chapter III. — Population ... ... ... ... 28

Population, past and present— Increase and decrease — Xewdosk Section
—Census table (1891) — INIales increasing— Employment — Agricullure—
Distillery— Other industries— Inns and hotels.



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part SeconO. -Ibistorical Bvents.

Chapter IV. — History prior to 994 a.d. ... ... ... 34

Early unrecorded events — Conflicts — Roman Invasion — Caledonian
Tribes— The Maormors— Kings slain— Battles — Picts' houses— Kenneth
III. — Assassination — Fenella — Legend — Wyntoim's Chronicle —Fetter-
cairn odious.

Chapter v.— History from 994 to 1600 ... ... ... 42

Wars and battles— Kincardine Castle and Edward I.— Wallace's victo-
ries. &c. -Blind Harry's Chronicle— Bruce and Comyn— English and
Scotch at Bally vernie — Fettercairn Antiquarians— ]^eudos and Knights of
St. John— David II. and his Queen at Kincardine A royal marriage —



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Page
PiObert II.— "Earl Beardie" and his forces— James IV. and Queen Mar-
garet at Kincardine and Aberdeen — Fettercairn a free burgli with
mai'kets — Tames V. and Kincardine town— Visits of Queen ^lary and
James VI.

Chapter VI.— History from 1(500 to 1698 ... ... 46

Troubles of the Covenant— Spalding's Memorials— Montrose's raids—
At Fettercairn — "Fire and sword"— Counter marchings— General Baillie
—Death of Montrose— Note, - Colkitto of Antrim"- Earl of Errol and
train a night at Fettercairn— Their expenses— Cromwell's troops at Edzell
— Foraging expeditions— Balbegno- Covenanters and Nortli Water Bridge
—The Laird of Balfour and Churcli seats A minister "blooded. "

Chapter VII.— History from 1698 to 1747 ... ••• '>2

The old village hostelry— Reputed royal lodging— "Randall's Knap"—
Story of "Kirky Croll or Pin the Wnddie"— Tlie stolen watch -Duke of
Cuml)erland's troops — Rebels after Culloden Petition and complaint-
Rebel tight at Fettercairn- Minister hurt SchooUiouse burnt— Kirk
Session Registers destroyed.

Chapter VIII. — History from 1747 to 1861 ... -^7

Queen Victoria's Reign— Coronation rejoicings and Churcli building-
Introduction of gaslight— A joint-stock company Curling Club— Sub-
scription Li))rary — Rejoicings at marriage of Miss Forbes— Volunteer
movement.

Chapter IX.— Hi.story from 1861 to 1898 ... ... 60

Visit of Her Majesty Queen Victoria and the P)-ince Consort— Extract
from Her ilajesty's Journal— Ramsay Arms Hotel— A few incidents —
Rejoicings at the Prince of Wales' marriage— Telegraphic communication
— Fire at Fasque House— Majority of Captain, now Sir John R. Gladstone—
Of the Hon. Charles F. Trefusis— The Queen's Jubilee— Grand Bazaar for
a Public Hall -Distillery burnt— Golf Club— The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.



Ipart ^bir^.— ^be parisb anD its UanDovvners.

Chapter X. — Landowners prior to the Seventeenth Century 66

Scotland divided into Parishes— Four thanedoms— Fettercairn the
leading one— William the Lion's Hawker— Luthra- Balbegno— " W^ay-
tinga" — Rents in kind— Valued rentals— Countess of Ross- "Wolf of
Badenoch "— His doings— Donald, Lord of the Isles— Crown lands —
Strachan of Thornton and rents— Earl of Rothes— Kirklands and Thomas
Ogston— Adam Hepburn and Elizabeth Ogston— Successors Kirk Com-
missioners— Kirklands sold— Levingstone of Drumhendry— Bishop's
Rents— Farms of Fettercairn— John TuUoch— Robert Rate— Toothpicks
—Crofts of Kincardine— Lands— Earl of Rothes— James Strachan— Earl
of Middleton and Lands of Fettercairn.



Contents. 7

Puge
CiiAPTEit XI.— John Earl Middleton and his successors ... 76

Name of Middleton— Descent— Middleton of Caldhame— His sons-
John Earl of Middleton— His career— His wife Grizel Diniiani— Family—
His death at Tangier— Charles, second Earl— Forfeiture— Family -Two
Sons— Admiral Byng -E^-1 of Strathmore— Principals of King's College-
Janet Gordon of 8eaton— Brigadier Middleton— His son and Lady Diana
Grey— Fettercairn estate sold to Mrs Emilia Belsches- Note, Middleton
descendants.

Chapter XII. —Families of Belsches, Stuart and Forbes ... 83

John Clerk, a Piefugee in Fettercairn 300 years ago— Ancestor of the
Clerks, Baronets of Penicuik— Of Emilia Belsches— Clerk's descendants,
Merchants in Monti'ose and Paris— [Margaret Clerk and Belsches of
Invermay — John Belsches and Mary Stuart— Sir .John Wishart Belsches
—Name of Stuart— Lady Jane Leslie— Miss Stuart — James ilill. Historian
of India— Sir Walter Scott— Miss Stuart, prototype of Matilda in Rokebij
—Sir William Forl)es-Dr. Beattie, "the Minstrel"— Sir William's
character— James Skene and Sir Walter Scott's " Marmion "— Dr. W. F.
Skene— Sir William, seventh Baronet— His sons— Sir John Hepburn
Stuart Forbes— Lord Clinto)i— Family— Hon, Charles F. Trefusis— Lady
Jane Grey Trefusis— Family.

Chapter XIII. — Newdosk or Balfour ... ... ... 91

A Thanedom Knights of St. John— Robert the Bruce— Reginald de
Chen— Grant to Lindsay of Crawford— Rents— Earl of Angus— Charter to
Lindsays— To Sir John Wishart of Pitarrow— Lands sold to Sir John
Straton of Lauriston— Advowson of Fettercairn Church— Successive
Owners — Lindsay of Edzell — Descendants of Stratons — Forbeses of
Balfour— Captain ^orbes, the "Daft Laird "—Anecdote — Sir John Stuart.

Chapter XIV. — Balbegno, Balnakettle and Littlestrath ... 94

The Woods, thanes of Fettercairn — Original name, De Bosco — Notable
Men— Grant of lands to Audro Wood and Mariota Moncreife— Charter by
James IV. and English translation — Admiral Wood— His bust— John
Wood —Woods of Craig— Walter Wood and Lady Helen Stewart of Atholl
— A royal descent — Walter and Sir John Wood — Precept of Oliver
Cromwell— Andrew Wood— Andrew Middleton of Caldhame— Major Wood
and .Tohn Lindsay— John Wood, Colinsburgh— John and Mrs Wood,
Carlisle — Andrew and Robert iliddleton— John Ogilvy of Lunan — Wife
and daughters— Dr. Brisbane— Hon. Walter and Donald Ogilvy— The
Woods, proprietors of Balnakettle and Littlestrath— Lands sold— Andrew
and William Eraser — The Reids, ministers of Banchory Ternan—
Distinguished men— Dr. Thomas Reid — Revs. Alexander Leslie and
Dr. Leslie of Fordoun— Leslies of Birkwood— Miss Paterson— William
Strachan, proprietor — Lady Phesdo — Her son, John Falconer — Her
message to the Kirk Session— James Falconer of Monkton, and Sir Alex.
Ramsay Irvine— Peter Falconer— Viscount Arbuthnott— David Scott-
Rev. Dr. Pirie— Sir Thomas Gladstone and Fasque Estate.



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Chapter XV. — Balmain and Fasque ... ... ... ICKi

< )wners in reign of James III. — " The good old rule " — " Earl Beardie "
and his son the Duke of Montrose — The King's favourites at " Lauder
Brig"— Pitscottie's narrative— John Kanisay— His career and intrigues—
Perkin Warbeck— Margaret of England— Lands of Balmain— His son
and successor William Eamsay— David Ramsay and Catherine Carnegie-
Rev. Andrew Ramsay— Sir Gilbert and Grizel Durham— Sir David-
Property destroyed— Compensation— Sir Charles and Elizabeth Falconer
— Marriage contract and seventeen witnesses— Retonr of holdings in
Barony of Balmain— Diralands of Fettercairn— Sir David and Sir Alexander
—Improvers— Trees planted at Fasque— Sir Alexander R. Irvine— A great
agriculturist — Xew appliances— His character— Sir Thomas Ramsay,
seventh Barunet, Sheriff Burnet as Sir Alexander Eamsay, Hrst Baronet
of United Kingdom, and Elizabeth Bannerman— Seven sons— Their
training and career— Admiral Sir William, K.C.B.— A death— Dean
Ramsay- "Any tail"— Building of Fasque House — Sir Alexander,
second Baronet— Portrait— Tenantry— Fascine sold— Sir Alexander, third
Baronet— His family— Offices of honour— Sir Alexander Entwistle, fourth
Baronet - Lady Ramsay and family— A long connection closed.

Chapter XVI. — Balmain and Fasque {continued) .. ... 118

Purchase by John Gladstone — Baronetcy in 1846— His ancestry— Herbert
de Gledstan — Edward I. — Sir William de Gledstanes— His son- Gladstones
in Forfarshii'e — Eminent men— Lanarkshire branch — John Gladstones of
Toftcombs — Thomas of Leith — Sir John — His career — Enterprise -
<'haracter— Improvements at Fas(|ue — Family— Sir Thomas— Additional
estates — Public attairs — Character -Lady Gladstone anil family— Sir .John
R. Gladstone— Military career.

Chapter XVTI. — Disclune, Arnhall and The Burn ... ... 118

Durryselune— Early proprietors— Stratons— David Carnegie, first Eail
of Southesk — James, second Earl, a hero of the Covenant — Robert, third
Earl — Charles, fourth Earl— Rental Book — Farms and their rents— James,
fifth Earl — Rebellion of 1715— '• Piper o' Dundee" — York Building Co. —
Sir James Carnegie — Highland Raiders — Lord Milton— "'Catching fish at
Arnhall "—Foutenoy and CuUoden— Barclay of Urie— His letter— Sir
David Carnegie— Disposal of the Estates— Popularity of the Carnegies—
Lord Adam Goi'don— Military career— Marriage— " For lack of gold," &c.
— Great improvements— Anecdote— Alexander Brodie— His improvements
—His daughter, the Duchess of Gordon —John Shand— Drainage of the
moss— "Muckle ditch '—William Shand— Colonel M'Inroy— Life and
character— Popularity— Colonel Charles M'Inroy— Primrosehill— Captain
Aii-th— Improvements— William Airth.

Chapter XVIII. — Dalladies, Drumhendry and Capo ... 129

Lands of Delany or DuUachy and Trembleys or Turnbiills— Stratons
and Carnegies— Turnbulls of Stracathro— Dr. TurnbuU- His career—
Frugality- Jocularity— Lord Panmure his friend— A conditional vote—
Kays Portraits — " Shoes blackened ' — A considerate landlord — Miss



Contents. 9

Page
Turnbull Robertson — Present owners — Levingstones of Dunipace—
Drumry and Luthra — John Wood— Andrew Raitt— David, Principal of
King's College— Colonel Rait— Lord Falconer— Castle of Haulkerton—
Keith-Falconer, Earl of Kintore— The present Earl and Countess—
Lord Inverurie.



[part 3Fourtb.—
Buttquities : JSuilDinas, Bncient anD /iftoDern.

Chapter XIX. — Antiquities and Old Buildings ... ... 133

Roman road— King's ford— Station of Tina— Causewayend— "Coupers'
avenue "—Dr. Don's Roman Iter— Hill of Esslie— Roman outpost— Castle
and garden— Old house of Balmain- Underground passage— Greencairn
and other vitrified forts— Dimensions— Fenella's Castle— Sir Walter Scott's
letter— Copy and fac-simile— William the Lion— Randolph the Falconer
— Balheguo Castle— John Wood— Carved and Stirling heads— Admiral
Wood's— Wood and Barclay Arms— The ceiling— Scotch peers— Dungeon
—Moot hill, or ''Tod liillock '— Mort-town-hole— "Taed's nest," or
hangman's dwelling— Balfour House— The Stratons— Stones for Fasque
House— Fasque Old House— Douglas's description and expression— "The
Octagon a pasteboard cage "—The Chinese bridge— Balnakettle Old House
—Old trees.

Chapter XX. — Antiquities and Old Buildings {continued) ... 144

ilarket Cross— Shape and dimensions— Jougs and Branks— Earl Mid-
dleton's Cross— Ogston's (1504)— Kincardine Cross— Others in Scotland—
Marykirk— Edinburgh— Scott's J/«ruiioJi— Castle of Kincardine— Dimen-
sions— Position— History— Kings and Queens of Scotland— Kincardine
town and St. Catherine's graveyard -A stone cist and its contents—" The
Deer Dyke."

Chapter XXL— Bridges, Fords, and Ferries ... ••• 151

Roman bridges— Bridge building a Church work— Fords and Ferries of
the North Esk— King's ford boat— Edzell Kirk Coble -Lower Xorthwater
Bridge— Marykirk Bridge— John Erskine of Dun and Northwater Bridge
—James Black and Gannochy Bridge— His Charities -Jervise's story-
Walter Strachan's—" Black's grey mare "—Millstones and the Kirk
Session— Bridge doubled Ijy Lords Adam Gordon and Panmure— Flood of
1829 — "Loups' brig" — Auchmull Bridge and John Shand — Church
collections for bridges— Vacant stipend for the village bridges— Roads
from the village and Blackiemuir Bridge.

Chapter XXII.— Modern Buildings ... ... •• 160

Fettercairn House, old, new and newer parts— 1666, 1829, and 1877 —
Fasque House— Grand outlook— 1809— £30,000— Builders, 1/6 a day— A
fire— The Burn House— Fine situation— The Royal Arch— Subscriptions-
Design by native— Outlines— [Much admired— Expressions of loyalty-
Forbes Memorial Fountain— Water supply- Sir Tliomas Gladstone —



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Design by David Bryce, R.S. A. — Description — Site — Lady Clinton-
Inscription — Public Hall — Bazaar and Fnnds — Andrew Carnegie -
Contributions— John Milne, Architect— Library— Billiard Table— Sir John
R. Gladstone— A success — The Manse — Schoolhouse— Houses— Shops—
Site of village—" Provost's House "— " Whisky Eaw "—Hotel.



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part jfittb.— Cburcb aiiD School.

Chapter XXIII. — Churches and Churchyards ... ... IfiS

Parish Church— Elevated site— Early occupation— Druidical Temple—
Pre-Eeforniation Kirk— Mr Foote's account— Balltegno Aisle The Woods'
A'ault- " Bell hillock"— James Lyalland "King James"— New Church—
Addition- Steeple— Sir John Gladstone— Wind storms— Turrets— Burials
in Chiu'ches— The Churchyard— Enclosures— Old memorial stones— A
series of Inscriptions— Dr. Gilbert Ramsay's benefactions— A lost stone—
"Sandy Junor"— The Cairn Well— 'Tree-planting— Mrs Ritchie's Memorial
—Sir Alexander Ramsay's Tablet— Mr Whj-te's.

Chapter XXIV. — Churches and Churchyards {continued) ... 180

The Free Church— Site— Managei-s and Sir Alexander Ramsay— "Cold
water "—St. Andrew's Episcopal Church— Site^-Building and Consecration
-Chancel added— Bishop of Brechin Cai)tain J. X. Gladstone— East
window— Latin Inscription— Children of Hon. W. E. Gladstone— The
vault— Later interments— >iew oriel windows and mural brasses of
Gladstones, Forbes and M'Inroy— Newdosk Churchyard— St. Drostan's
Well— " Piper's shade"— "Cardinal's pool"— Other old place-names-
Headstones of Alexander Adam, Colonel M'Inroy and John Nicol—
Chapelton of Arnhiill- St. Martin and "Linn Martin"- Ruins of
Chapel — Carvings — Earls of Southesk — Episcopal minister — Disused
graveyard— Ash trees.

Chapter XXV, — Beadles and Kirk Officers ... ... 185

Beadle's various duties— Andrew Low. .lames Stephen— His emoluments
— Hand-bell, table cloths and cups — Summons to deliver up arms —
James Lyall, first, second and third- A strayed ewe— A dog hanged— A
clockin' hen— Youths" pranks— The bell lost- George Watson, James
Barron, John Colman— " Nothing doing in the Kirkyard."

Chapter XXVI. — Ministers before and after the Reformation 189

David Setone, " persone " 1491— Alex. Rait, vicar— James Strachauchin
— His letter to Thomas Strachauchin, a cousin— Bricius "persona de
Xeudouasse "— .John CoUace, the last of Xewdosk— Cadets of landed
families— Witch burning and verses— Patrick Bouncle— Salary, etc.—
Adam Walker and Sir David Wood— John Thom and David Straton,
readers— James Lindsay— Visit to Paris and Geneva— John Collace—
Alex. Forbes, A.M.— Bishop of Caithness and of Aberdeen— Straton
families— His public offices— "Collie" —Letter from James VI. to the






Contents. II

Page
Presbytery— William Wischart, A.M. — David Strachan, A.M., Bishop of
Brechin — William Chalmers, A. if. — Hercules Skinner, A.M. —His de1)ts
— Visitation by order of Archbishop Sharpe— Humorous Practice—
The preacher "wan throu"— Mr Skinner the last Episcopal minister —
David Kamsay. A. !M.— Heritors and Church sittings— List of Elders.



Chapter XXVII. — Ministers {continued) ... ... ... 198-

Anthony Dow, A.M.— A long ministry— His elders— Their duties-
Fast (lay— Tokens— ^fendicauts' Badges— Glebe— Schoolmasters ridges —
Davidson, the rebel freebooter— John Barclay, A.M., Assistant— His
Popularity— Publications—An anecdote recalled— Mr Barclay and the
Presbytery— Certiticate refused— The people's petitions refused— A Dis-
ruption— Berean Churcli at Sauchieburn— Other congregations— Mr
Barclay's death— .James Macrae— Beroan lay preachers— Anthony Glen-
William Taylor— .John Todd— Oratory— Stipend— Good effected.

Chapter XXVIIL— Ministers (co«^^?^?<e(:^) ... ... ... 208

Robert Foote— Induction opposed— Insult and abuse — ' ' Foote's wind "—
Excellent ministry— His sons— Publications— Elders— James Keyden -
Kesignation— Anecdote— John Muir— Elders— Alexander Whyte, A.M.—
Tutor and Schoolmaster— Publications— Pithy Sayings— Anecdotes—
Elders ordained— Adam-Inch Ritchie— His family —Improvements —
Translated to Whitekirk— William Anderson -Popular call— His family
—Gratifying improvements.

Free Church— "Ten years' conflict"— Excitement and unkindly
feelings— David Paton— Ancestry— Family— Middleton portraits— Faith-
ful ministry— Robert-Henderson Abel— Removal to South Africa— John-
Ramsay Macmillan, A.M. — Efficient ministry.

Episcopal church— Mr Teed -Alexander Irvine— Charles Aitken-
Popularity — Good works— Assisted by Rev. Alexander Somerville—
George Frederick Hardman Foxton— Andrew Holmes Belcher, A.M.—
Long and creditable ministry.

Chapter XXIX. — Schools and Schoolmasters .. ... 215

The Reformers and Acts of Parliament— John Thom— Immediate
successors blank— Alexander Morrice— Heritors' Assessments— Salary-
James Watson and Alexander Strachan— John Gentleman— Favoured the
Rebellion— Deposed— Alexander Strachan— John Melville— John Law-
Robert Milne— James Bate— David Xiddry— John Gordon— "School bed "
—Cock-fighting— Clattering Brig School and "Dominie Voung"— John
Harper— Mr Foote's account— David Adamson and "Bawbie Hai-per" —
Peats, "stour" and gunpowder pranks— Class-books— James Xicholson—
Alex. Inglis, LL.D.— Rev. James Low— Archd. Cowie Cameron, A.M.,
LL.D. Donald M'Kinven, A.M.

Other Schools— Dalladies— Lady Harriet's— Inch School— Hannah
Gold, LL.A.— Free Church School— Thomas Bruce -Alexander Murray —
Transferred to Inch— Adam Moodie— Oldmains' School— David Durward,
A.;M.— Francis Birse— Lady Gladstone's new school— Certificated teachers



12 Contents.

Page
— ;Mary Munro^Dame Schools— Bible ami Catechism— 119th Psalm —
Proper names — " A pass-bye."



IPart Sivtb —
IRotewortbp families auD persons— /Iftiscellancous.

Chapter XXX. — Families ... ... ... ... •-'•2o

Disappearance of old family names— Notices of a few — The .-\nstines,
Valentines, Falconers, Duries, .Strachans, Wallaces, Mackics — Kespective
descendants— Smiths, numerous -Don, recurring.

Chapter XXXI.— Eminent Men (of the Past) ... ... '2'M^

Churchmen and Statesmen— Hon. W. E. Gladstone— Rev. Andrew
Eamsay, A..M.. and Latin Poem (tninslation)— Rev. Alex. Peter, D.I).—
Very Rev. Dean Ramsay Rev. .James Foote, D.D.— Rev. Alex. L. R.
Foote, D.D.— E. B. Sheriffs, INI.D.- .Tohn L. Stewart, M.D.

Chapter XXXII.— Eminent Men (of the Present) ... -23.")

Rev. .\lex. Roberts, D. U., Professor, etc.. St. Andrews— Rev. .John


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