An Account Of The Parish Of Birse; Historical, Statistical & Antiquarian Also Brief Notices Of The…

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byRobert Dinnie

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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. 1865. Excerpt: ... BELONGINO TO THE MOST NOBLE THE MAEQUIS OF HUNTLY. BIRSEMORE. BraSEMCfRE lies on the north-west point of the parish, and marches with the river Dee on the north, and the burn of Ault Dinny on the west. The original name "Preissmor" in Gaelic signifies a large bush or thicket of wood. The site of the old mansion-house--like many others of that date--had been well chosen--with a fine high and dry southerly exposure, and sheltered from the winter blast by the hill overtopping it on the north. There are still one or two old trees to be seen near the site, which can now be but faintly traced. Some of the stones--which have now been built into the farmhouses--show by the workmanship that it had been a house of considerable expense at the time. About the middle of the sixteenth century John Gordon was proprietor of Birsemore. He was second son of John Gordon, laird of Cluny. According to an old M.S. account of the Gordons, "John Gordon of Birsemor, married the laird of Lesmoir's daughter, who was first Lady Auchintoull, and afterwards Lady Ballendalloch, with qm he begatt two sons; his eldest, Patrick Gordon of Birsemoir; his second, John Gordon of ( ). Ther fayr, the said John Gordon of Birsmoir, was killed att the ride of Dornway by ane shot from the house, 1591." At this time there was war between the Earl of Huntly and the Earl of Murray; and Huntly, after arriving with his clans near the Castle of Tarnoway, the seat of Murray, sent a party in advance to survey the strength of the place under the command of John Gordon of Birsemore, who was shot from the house by Murray's servant. His oldest son, Patrick Gordon of Birsemore, married Jane Lesly, by whom he had two sons, Alexander and John. His oldest son, Alexander, succeeded him in Birsemore, and in the year...

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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. 1865. Excerpt: ... BELONGINO TO THE MOST NOBLE THE MAEQUIS OF HUNTLY. BIRSEMORE. BraSEMCfRE lies on the north-west point of the parish, and march...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217164455

ISBN - 13:9780217164450

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