St Mary's of Old Montrose, Or, Parish of Maryton by William Ruxton FraserSt Mary's of Old Montrose, Or, Parish of Maryton by William Ruxton Fraser

St Mary's of Old Montrose, Or, Parish of Maryton

byWilliam Ruxton Fraser

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1896. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. HISTORIC FAMILIES. INTRODUCTORY--WOODS OF BONNITON--AN EXCOMMUNICATED PAPIST--THE BROTHERS DALL--AN INTERESTING LETTER--CREATION OF BARONETCY--WISHARTS OF DRUM--CAUSES OF THE REFORMATION--VISITS OF JOHN KNOX--MELVILLES OF DYSART--MELVILLES OF BALDOVIE--ANDREW MELVILLE--FAMILY OF RICHARD MELVILLE--JAMES MELVILLE--FAMILY OF DAVID MELVILLE--EARLY HISTORY OF THE GRAHAMS--THE FIRST AND SECOND EARLS--THE THIRD AND FOURTH EARLS--A TULZIE IN EDINBURGH--THE MARQUIS--ESTIMATE OF HIS CHARACTER--SUMMARY OF HIS LIFE--HIS EXECUTION--INCIDENTS CONNECTED WITH OLD MONTROSE--INTERESTING EPISODES IN AND ABOUT MONTROSE--THE SISTERS AND WIFE OF THE MARQUIS--THE SECOND MARQUIS AND HIS DESCENDANTS. ABOUT the middle of the sixteenth century the greater part, if not the whole, of the lands of the parish, exclusive of the monks' property, was in possession of four families, whose names appear with striking prominence in the stirring and momentous events of the next two centuries. The interest which is still attached to the Woods of Bonniton is comparatively of small account; yet they were a family of considerable influence in the county, and it may not be amiss to set down in connected form the fragments of their history which are to be found in the various records of Forfarshire. The name of Wishart is not likely to be soon forgotten; and though its lustre is due chiefly to one only remotely connected with the parish, it should add to the interest with which the few particulars known of the family by whom it was borne would have been regarded in any case. It must be confessed that their proprietorship is not so well authenticated as is the case of other families in the parish. Of the Melvilles it would have been superfluous to write, had the purpose not been to trace the co...

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Title:St Mary's of Old Montrose, Or, Parish of MarytonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217058000

ISBN - 13:9780217058001

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