Some Old Families: A Contribution to the Genealogical History of Scotland, With an Appendix of Illustrative Documents

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Heritage Books, Sep 1, 2000 - History - 290 pages
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This important work of Scottish genealogy was originally published in 1890. The text is divided into eleven chapters, detailing the ancestry of eleven venerable Scottish families: Allan, Dalrymple of Waterside, Halkerston of Halkerston Beath, Hardy, Liston, McCall, Orr, Ranken of Colden, Scott of Thirlestane, Wilkie of Rathobyres and Young. For each family, the author presents a plethora of information including illustrative documents, sixteen pedigree sheets, portraits, illustrations of seals and coat of arms, traditions, anecdotes, tombstone inscriptions and extensive biographical material. M1590HB - $53.00
  

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Contents

I
xxix
II
26
III
36
IV
49
V
77
VI
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VII
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VIII
157
IX
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X
239
XI
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XII
291
XIII
xxxix
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Page ii - HEAR this, ye old men, and give ear, all ye inhabitants of the land. Hath this been in your days, or even in the days of your fathers? Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.
Page xiv - There are some persons," writes Mr. LOWER, in his " Curiosities of Heraldry " (p. 292), " who cannot discriminate between the taste for pedigree" (or genealogy) "and the pride of ancestry. Now these two feelings, though they often combine in one individual, have no necessary connection with each other. Man is said to be a hunting animal. Some hunt foxes ; others for fame or fortune. Others hunt in the intellectual field; some for the arcana of Nature and of mind; some for the roots of words, or the...

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