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History of the burgh of Dumfries

by William M"Dowall

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Published by A. and C. Black in Edinburgh .
Written in English

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  • Dumfries (Scotland) -- History.

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    Statementwith notices of Nithsdale, Annandale, and the western border
    The Physical Object
    Pagination916 p.
    Number of Pages916
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24180882M
    OCLC/WorldCa1691306

    Politics and the People in the Burgh of Dumfries, Scottish burgh politics in the eighteenth century were notorious for their venality. Though often exaggerated by historians, the corrupt nature of the system cannot be denied.1 In the burgh of Dumfries in September and October , however, there occurred an extra.   Taking you through the year day by day, The Dumfries Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, amusing and important events and facts from different periods in the history of the town. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring hundreds of Pages:

    Favourable petitions were adopted at short notice and forwarded from each burgh, and Dumfries, Annan, Kirkcudbright and Sanquhar also petitioned Parliament in support of the English measure and celebrated the passage of its second reading by a single vote, 22 Mar., with illuminations Douglas voted against it, and with two of its committed. The Royal Burgh of Dumfries. Dumfries is first mentioned in historical records in the s. The town was made a Royal Burgh by William the Lion, King of Scotland, in The mediaeval town sat on a high ridge overlooking the River Nith. Marshland and streams provided natural defences on three sides of the town and the river protected the fourth.

    One of the most popular uses of our archives is for family history and genealogy research. There is a wealth of information available in Dumfries and Galloway to help you find out more about your family's history and trace your ancestors. Check for records. Find out what records we hold in the local archives using our online catalogue. Known, like its football club, as "Queen of the South", Dumfries is an ancient town with a long and turbulent history. Today it is by far the biggest town in south west Scotland; the administrative centre for Dumfries and Galloway; and the focus of a large rural hinterland. Dumfries was founded as a Royal Burgh in on the east side of the lowest crossing point of the River Nith.


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King Robert’s Charter to the Burgh, – Rise of the Trade Incorporations. Chapter XIV The Douglasses, and their connection with Dumfries – The Burgh repeatedly Plundered and Burnt by English Invaders.

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Wakefield, EP Pub., brief general sketch of dumfriesshire – physical aspect of nithsdale, annandale, eskdale, and the burgh of dumfries – inquiry into the origin of the town – roman occupation of the district – the selgovǼ, the scoto-irish, the saxon and norman settlers in nithsdale – defeat and exodus of the british inhabitants of dumfriesshire.

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Creation. The British parliamentary constituency was created in following the Acts of Union, and replaced the former Parliament of Scotland burgh constituencies of Dumfries, Annan, Kirkcudbright Burgh, Lochmaben and Sanquhar. Boundaries. The constituency comprised the Dumfriesshire burghs of Dumfries, Annan, Lochmaben and Sanquhar and the Major settlements: Dumfries, Annan, Lochmaben.

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History of the Burgh of Dumfries with notices of Nithsdale, Annandale and the Western Border by William McDowall and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at DUMFRIES, a royal burgh, county town, port, and the seat of a presbytery and synod, in the county of Dumfries; comprising the parishes of St.

Michael and New-Church, with the villages of Georgetown, Locharbriggs, Lochthorn, and part of Kelton; 71½ miles (S. by W.) from Edinburgh. This place is supposed to have derived its name from its.

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The first comprehensive guidebook to the area, Bradt's Slow Travel Dumfries and Galloway covers the region in depth, from Eskdale to Scotland's southern tip at the Mull of Galloway, via Annandale, Nithsdale, Dumfries, The Stewartry, The Machars and .