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Prices 18 6d and 3s 6d, Cloth, post free, profusely Illustrated, KELSO AND ITS ASSOCIATIONS :
A HISTORY AND A GUIDE.
To which is added the HISTORY OF THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE KERS OF CESSFORD (NOW DUKES OF ROXBURGHE), NOTES ON THE PLANTS AND BIRDS OF THE
DISTRICT, MAP OF THE TOWN, AND MANY ILLUSTRATIONS.
CONTENTS. KELSO:Nameand Derivation-Antiquity | SHEDDEN PARK, CEMETERY, AND ROSEand History.
BANK. ROXBURGH : Mint and Coins.
THE CROSS KEYS AND EDNAM IIouse: BRIDGES : Sir William Fairbairn-Bridge Dickson of “The Havanah"-Burns
Riots-Show Ground-"Edie Ochil- at Kelso-Kelso Races. tree.
SOME FRAGMENTS OF HISTORY : Queen THE ABBEY : Rise of the Douglas Family Mary-Covenanters-Jacobites-Fires
-The Abbey Ruin-The Boy Walter -Queen's Visit.
the Ballantynes-The “MOBBING AND RIOTING:" Kelso's notoKnoxes.
riety for-Antiquity of its Burghal THE CHURCHYARD: Forner Disgraceful Constitution-Its Galalaw.
State of_" Beardie's" House and THE BORDER CAVE OF ADULLAM: Cheva.
Grave--Hanging of Hislop and Wallace. lier Johnston-Murray of Broughton MODERN KELSO : Palmer the Printer, a - Episcopalians — “ Black - Nebs" "Blackneb"-Prince Charlie at Kelso. Quakers - Border Bowmen
Stage THE Town Hall "John Anderson, my Players, &c.
Jo"-The "Cunzie Neuk”—The “Bull BURNING OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC Ring," &c.
CHAPEL, STORY OF THE. ROXBURGH STREET : Tho “Horse Shoo” TRADE AND MANUFACTURES.
-Terrace, Museum and Library-Site CONVEYANCE : Early Coaches, &c. of Wester Kelso and its Cross,
THE NEIGHBOURHOOD AND WALKS AND FLOORS CASTLE AND GARDENS: Incidents DRIVES : Ednam and Lyte the IIyn-Montrose at Kelso, &c.
nist-Newton Don-Humo Castle BOWMONT STREET : Dr Horatius Bonar. Wooden Glen. HORSE MARKET-Theatre, &c.
THE KELSO ARM3. WOOD AND COAL MARKETS.
House of Roxburghe-Cessford Castle.
Extra full page IUustrations in 38 6d issue.
Just Published, with many Illustrations, Price 40, POPULAR GUIDE TO KELSO,
WITH BRIEF HISTORY OF ROXBURGH CASTLE, &c.
Just published, Crown 8vo., Cloth, Price Ss 6d, post free,
A SHORT BORDER HISTORY.
By F. HINDES GROOME,
With Coloured Map and Appendix containing chapters on “ Border
," "Finds of Ancient Coins on the Borders," a “ Border Ballad" by the Ettrick Shepherd, &c.
(ESSRS J. & J. H. RUTHERFURD have much pleasure in announcing
known as a writer upon the Gypsies, and as the editor of the “Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland," which, by the Times of November 27, 1885, was styled “the most compact, detailed, and comprehensive work of its kind-one that may be commended without reserve.”
A Border History has been distinctly a want in literature. Ridpath's (1776) is excellent, but far too cumbrous and costly for the general reader. Moreover, it breaks off abruptly at the Union of the two crowns in 1693, leaving untouched the three last centuries, with their episodes of the Jacobite risings and other subsequent incidents ; nor could it, of course, incorporate the vast amount of fresh material afforded by the general histories of Drs Hill Burton and Skene, by such monographs as Mr Russell's “ Haigs of Bemersyde," or by the “ Proceedings" of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club. Chapters are devoted to its physical aspects, and its industrial and political history. Doubtless, in every Border household Mr Groome's History will take a place side by side with Sir Walter Scott's “Minstrelsy” and Professor Veitch's “Poetry of the Scottish Border."
OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. "This little book, it may be said in passing, is an admirable compendium of Border history, written in a popular style, yet showing everywhere marks of good scholarship, extensive reading, and exact knowledge, with many passages of refined literary beauty.”—Edinburgh Rerier, July, 1887.
"A Short Border History' is an admirable little book, and supplies a much-felt want; for, as the author says, 'rich as is Border literature, there has till now been no short Border history to slip into the pocket, and be read on the actual battle-fields of Otterburn, Flodden, and Ancrum.' Mr Groome loves his subject, knows thoroughly the story of every inch of the 110 miles which, following the Border and starting from Berwick-on-Tweed, one has to travel before one reaches the Solway Firth. He has also a nimble fancy, and is as opinionative as Prof. Blackie himself.
It contains all that the stranger, or the tourist at all events, needs to know of the history, the social life, the geography, and the ethnology of the Border. There is scarcely a superfluous, and not one uninteresting, line in it."- Academy, Aug. 6, 1887.
"After defining the Border country, and describing its scenery, the author sketches its history from before the Roman dominion-of which traces still survive in Celtic names, and in the outlines of hill-forts-down through the centuries of Border battles and Border forays to the year 1835, or thereabout, when, with the extinction of smuggling, the Border became law-abiding. He compares the modern with the old Borderer, and gives some interesting information as to the progress of agriculture, &c., with notes of the history of some of the chief Border families. The printing and general appearance of the volume are all that could be desired ; there is an excellent map of the Border country.”—Rer. Arch. Torrance, in United Presbyterian Magazine, June, 1887.
Lately published, cloth extra (with 5 illustrations), 28; paper cover
(with 2 illustrations), 18,
History of Coldingbam Priory.
By WILLIAM BROCKIE. While tracing with ample detail the history of the Priory, there are many interesting glimpses given of its connection with general history, as well as of the habits and social condition of the people in olden times.
PRESS OPINIONS. “A capital little monograph on 'Coldingham Priory' is published in a small volume by Mr. William Brockie, of Bishopwearmonth. The little volume has no great literary pretensions, but it shows remarkable care in the study of the history of Coldingham Priory, and it is capitally illustrated. Archæologists will find the volume one deserving their attention, and those who know anything of Coldingham Priory will recognise in it a handbook of more than ordinary value."Scotsman.
“The oldest religious house in Scotland,' to which Coldingham Priory can justly lay claim, ought to be affectionately cherished, and its history faithfully recorded and preserved. This is the task to which Mr. Brockie, whose love for his native Border land, and reputation as a journalist, linguist, and literateur are well known in the south of Scotland and north of England, has fittingly set his hand in this admirable book. He has not lost himself in multitudinous details, and wandered into abstruse discussions relating either to the early or more recent history of the venerable priory; but he has preserved all the outstanding and important facts, and recorded all the more memorable and momentous events connected with the older and later build. ings and their vicissitudes, as well as with their inmates—the abbesses and abbots, the nuns and monks, the commendators and claimants, the assailants and defenders--which the ordinary reader and visitor will care to know and remember. Mr. Brockie has not neglected the people who lived outside the walls of the Priory, and the domestic conditions which prevailed at different periods, both remote and recent. At the same time, there is a vast variety of quaint and curious lore' scattered throughout these interesting and suggestive pages, which readers will appreciate and value not less for its intrinsic interest than for the light it casts back upon the past, and the contrasts it sets up with existing habits, comforts, rights, and liberties.
The illustratione greatly enhance its interest and
value, and altogether Mr. Brockie is to be congratulated on the way in which he has done bis work, and the intelligent public will cordially thank him for the new service he has rendered to them, and to the literature and history of the Borders.”— Berwickshire News.
Thin 4to, cloth, steel plate illustrations, price 58 6d, HISTORY OF THE PRIORY OF COLDINGHAM,
FROM THE EARLIEST DATE TO THE PRESENT TIME. BY THE LATE WILLIAM KING HUNTER OF WELLWOOD. Recently published, thin 4to, with coloured Coats of Arms, fac-similes,
and other illustrations, price £2 12s 6d, THE RUTHERFURDS OF THAT ILK.
By T. COCKBURN HOOD, Esq. “Certain it is that the labour of the author has been a labour, not of service merely, but of love. This is testified in every page and line of this beautiful volume. First, the pedigree of the Rutherfoords, from Hugo de Rodirforde (1215) to the fourth and last Lord Rutherfoord, who died in 1724, is given as it was set forth by Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie in 1764. This is followed by an account of the family and its chief branches, beginning with Ruthirfurd of that ilk, and including the Ruthirfurds of Edgerston, Bowland, Fairnington, Hunthill, and Langnewton, and the Rutherfurds of Keidheuch, Capehope, Ladfield, Hundalee, and Fernilee. Their connections with such noble houses as those of Buccleuch and Roxburghe are carefully traced, and there are interesting notices of the part members of the family took in Border warfare. We are told, for example, how 'Stout Hunthill' was present at the raid of the Red Swyre, 'with his nine sons him about,' and how the grandson of the Black Laird fought at Dunbar, Drone, and at Worcester, where he made the rebels 'fee before his sword like swallows.' We are also reminded that Mrs Cockburn, the author of 'The Flowers of the Forest,' was a daughter of Robert Rutherfurd of Fernilee. Probably not the least interesting fact noted in the comprehensive history is the connection of Sir Walter Scott with the family. His mother, Anne Rutherford, was descended from the house of Hundalee, as is shown in the elaborate genealogical chart attached to the volume. _There is also an interesting reproduction of an old map of Teviotdale and Tweeddale, showing the lands of the Rutherfords, from which it appears that they were spread over the whole of the south-east of Scotland, and that their possessions were most numerous in the region between the Jed and the Kale. The volume is further adorned with copies of the coats of arms of all the main branches of the family, beautifully printed in colours, and with foc similes of charters, sasines, letters of tutory, and deeds of gift, executed with remarkable skill and beauty. Altogether, the book is as fine an example of a family history as has ever been produced.” -Scotsman.
“ Accompanying and enhancing the value of the volume is a very elaborate genealogical chart, which is at once a triumph of genealogical ingenuity and of typographical skill.”—Kelso Chronicle. At Press, in thin 4to, issue limited to 150 numbered copies,
AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRINCIPAL FAMILIES OF THE NAME OF COCKBURN,
FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES. BY THE AUTHOR OF “THE RUTHERFURDS OF THAT ILK."
The plan of the work is similar to that adopted in the “ History of the Rutherfurds," in so far that all genealogies are dednced from the documents in the public archives, or borne out by authentic deeds and registers.
Amongst the families mentioned as connected with the Cockburns by marriage are the Aitchisons of Gosford, Campbells, Carmichaels of Hyndford of Breadalbane, Dennistoun of Dennistoun, Gourlays of Kincraig, Crichtons of that Ilk, Homes of Home and Wedderburn, Elphinstones, Haldanes of Gleneagles, Hepburns of Haills and Wauchton, Sinclairs of Herdmanston, Stevenson, and Longformacus, Scotts of Buccleuch and Harden, Sandilands of Calder, Stewarts of Grantully, Herries of Herries, Murrays of Touchadam, Prestons of Craigmillar, Swintons of Swinton, St Clairs of Cessford and Roslyn, Spottiswoode of Spottiswoode, &c., &c.
Crown 8vo, 28 6d, post free, THE GYPSIES OF YETHOLM:
HISTORICAL, TRADITIONAL, PAILOLOGICAL, AND HUMOROUS. Collected, Arranged, and Edited by WILLIAM BROCKIE, Esq., Bishop Wearmouth, formerly Editor of the Border Watch, Kelso.
The following are the principal contents :Statistics,
Jamie Strength (with Por- Names. The Bad Old Times.
Reclamation of the Tribe. First Settlement at Yet- Gypsy. Musicians and Present Condition of the holnı. Anglers.
Gypsies. Glee'd-Neckit Will Faa. The Gibsons.
Jean Gordon (Meg MerriKing William II. Geordie Faa.
lies.) The Queen's Coronation. Vindictiveness.
Tam Gordon. The Queen as she was Old Will of Phaup.
Will Rivens the Tinkler. (rith Portrait).
Gypsies Banished from Johnnie Faa's Pursuit, or Queen Esther's Funeral. Tweeddale.
the Cuddy's Quick-step Tent Life. Horse-Stealing.
to Kirk Yetholm. Mellerstain Entries. Child-Stealing.
Fana Predatory Habits. Gypsy Cookery.
Wooler Tradition. John and Matthew Baillie. Religion
The Princess Helen's Fight at Lowrie's Den. Superstitions.
Spruce Visitor. Sicge of Pennicuik House. Fortune Telling.
Jamie Allan, the NorthThe Northumbrian Faws. Funerals.
umberland Piper (with Fatal Skirmish on Eskdale Gypsy Humour.
The Tinkers of Caithness. Reminiscences of Mr. Jas. Mary Yorkston. The Gypsy Cant.
Buchan, New York.
Crown 8vo, cloth, 28 6d, post free, illustrated with a Photo. Portrait
and Autograph of Queen Esther and Wood Engraving of Yetholm, THE YETHOLM HISTORY OF THE GYPSIES,
By JOSEPH LUCAS,
AUTHOR OF “STUDIES IN NIDDERDALE," ETC., ETC. The “ Yetholm History of the Gypsies" has added considerably to the popular knowledge of the important Race of which it treats.
Crown Svo, price 18, with Photo. Portrait, DAVID BLYTHE, the Gypsy King
(BROTHER OF QUEEN ESTHER):
A CHARACTER SKETCH.
A few Sets in One Vol. of the above Three Works on the Gypsies,
price 58 6d, post free.