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of consulting the records of the kirk-session; and to the Rev. John Brown, clerk of the Presbytery of Fordoun, for access to the Presbytery records; as well as to the Rev. H. D. Simpson and the Rev. James Gam mack, Drumlithie, for kindly according the same privilege in regard to the whole records of the Episcopal Church in their custody.
In addition to the sources of information already noticed, the following works, among others, have been consulted: Douglas's 'Peerage and Baronage ;' the works of Andrew Jervise, F.S.A.; Scott's 'Fasti Ecclesias Scoticanse ;' 'History of the Carnegies ;' Biscoe's 'Earls of Middleton ;' Dr Rogers's 'Life of George Wishart;' Sir William Forbes's ' Life of Dr Beattie;' Chalmers's 'Life of Ruddiman ;' Duthie's 'Memoir of George Menzies,' prefixed to his poems; 'Memoir of Rev. David Moir;' Balfour's 'Annals of Scotland;' Chambers's ' Domestic Annals;' the 'Blackbook of Kincardineshire;' Spalding's 'Memorialls of the Trubles in Scotland, &c.;' Wodrow's 'Correspondence ;' the Kincardineshire Retours.
Manse Op Maryton,
Situation—Extent and population—Boundaries of the parish
THE PARISH AND ITS LANDOWNERS.
CHAPTER I.—THE LAND AND ITS OWNERS.
Scotland divided into parishes—Subdivisions of Conveth —
Origin of name—William the Hawker—Lands of Luthra—
Scots and Picts—Early history of Scotston—Of Powburn—
Family of Wishart—Origin of name—Early history—" Johan-