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image of 'Burgess Ticket' for Augusta Anne, 1748 or 1749-1837,

'Burgess Ticket' for Augusta Anne, 1748 or 1749-1837,

by BURGH OF SELKIRK

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Sophie Dupre
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née Ayscough, wife of Sir James Cockburn, 1729-1804, from 1745 8th Bt. of Langton, "the worthy representative for this Burgh in Parliament", naming the chief officers of the Burgh, and admitting her "Burgess Freewoman and Guild Sister", signed by Andrew Henderson, Town Clerk, vellum, papered seal on tab, 1 side 8" x 10", title on verso, Selkirk,… Read more
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saying he has "followed your instructions in transmitting Craig ... My eyes are getting better - but ... a Rheumatic attack ... is not a pleasant Companion", 25 Royal Circus, Edinburgh, 6th September Maidment was an authority on genealogical law cases, and edited (with William Logan) 'The Dramatists of the Restoration' (1872-1879).
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saying that "in the presence of the Honourable Provost, Baillies, Dean of Guild, and Treasurer of the said Burgh ... James Hay, Esq.," 1777-1838, of Seggieden, 4 miles SE of Perth, "Gentleman, Cornet ['Vexillifer'] of His Majesty's Perthshire Fencibles Regiment of Horse, was ... admitted Burgess and Guild Brother ... on account of the singular favour and benevolence with… Read more
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with illustrations of the hotel, the local falls, Killiecrankie, and Blair Athole, detailed instructions for getting to Bynack Lodge and Braemar by Glen Tilt, small but excellent map showing the Queen's View and all the local peaks including Schiehallion, 8 sides folding card 8vo., no date, c.
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regretting "extremely ... that it will be quite out of my power to be present at the opening of the Broomhill Home ... for the solace of the Incurable" (near Kirkintilloch), 1 side 8vo. black-edged, The Garrison, Isle of Cumbrae, 29th August The 6th Earl founded Cumbrae College & Collegiate Church, which became the Cathedral of the… Read more
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from 1880 Dean of Salisbury, thanking him "for your pretty little Vol., which has followed me here to the wilds of Kincardineshire, at the foot of the Grampians", 1 side 8vo., 7 Abbotsford Crescent, St Andrews crossed out, Phesdo, Laurencekirk, Thursday 19th July no year, probably Boyd was from 1865 Minister of the First Charge at St… Read more
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saying that in Douglas' Baronage "I find (what I had forgotten) that Robert Whyte of Bennochry the 1st Provost of Kirkcaldy 'married Janet Tennant heiress of Pouran' ", which "at once solves the difficulty", and talking of his own motto and arms, 3 sides 8vo, Mount Melville, St Andrews, 3rd March laid down by top margin of… Read more
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