View of the Political State of Scotland by Charles Elphinstone AdamView of the Political State of Scotland by Charles Elphinstone Adam

View of the Political State of Scotland

byCharles Elphinstone Adam

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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.1887 Excerpt: ... ORKNEY. Sir Thomas Dundas, whose respectable and independant character is above eulogium, has by far the most considerable estate and interest in this County, and should naturally return the Member. A spirit of jealousy among the smaller proprietors has produced an opposition to him. Among these the most considerable is Mr. Honeyman of Grsemesay, who has now divested himself of his estate (reserving his vote) in favor of William Honeyman the Lawyer, his eldest son, who was made Sheriff of Lanarkshire through the interest of Mr. Dundas, and is son-in-law to the Lord Justice-Clerk, preferred to that office by the same interest. It is believed that there is a great part of this County not divided into freeholds or votes, the greatest part of which must belong to Sir Thomas, but it is said to be difficult to make more votes owing to the confusion of the tax or valuation rolls. The following is the Roll of Freeholders at Michaelmas, 1788:--Votes of Sir Thomas Dundas. 1. Sir Thomas Dundas. Proprietor of great part of the County. Should naturally return the Member, and has hitherto done so. 2. Thomas Dundas of Fingask. Liferent vote of Sir Thomas. Now dead. 3. George Haldane of Gleneagles. Liferent vote of Sir Thomas. 4. Colonel Thomas Dundas. The same. 5. Charles Dundas. Liferent vote of Sir Thomas. Present Member. 6. Charles Innes, W.S. Liferent vote of Sir Thomas. 7. James Riddoch. The same, but disqualified, being Collector of Customs, Kirkwall. 8. Captain John Traill, Marines. Liferent of Sir Thomas. 9. Thomas Traill, Merchant, Kirkwall. The same. 10. Patrick Haggart, Sir Thomas's factor. The same. Votes of Mr. Honeyman. 11. Patrick Honeyman of Grsemesay. The father of William Honeyman, the Sheriff of Lanark, preferred by Mr. Dundas. This the best estate in O...
Title:View of the Political State of ScotlandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217415199

ISBN - 13:9780217415194