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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
SHELDEN Shelden
Shelden
Shelden
Valuation Roll
Mr John Middleton Occupier
Mr Alexander Wright Hillhead
046 Is the name of a farm consisting of dwelling house and out houses which are at present in the progress of building situated a little under ¼ of a Mile N.N.E. [North North East] of the Mains of Thornton. The property of John McKenzie Esqr.
HILLHEAD Hillhead
Hillhead
Hillhead
Valuation Roll
Mr Alexander Wright Occupier
Mr John Middleton Shelden
046 Is the name of a small farm consisting of a dwelling house with out houses and gardens. Situated a little West of Shelden farm. The property of John McKenzie Esqr.
STONE CISTS AND HUMAN REMAINS FOUND HERE A.D. 1820 [Hillhead] Stone Cists and human bones found here
Stone Cists and human bones found here
Stone Cists and human bones found here
Mr Alexander Wright Hillhead
Mr John Middleton Shelden
Mr George Wilson Mosseye
046 These relics consisted of two Stone Cists each measuring abt. [about] 4 feet in length and abt. [about] 20 inches in depth and the same in breadth at the ends (thus [sketch]) with human bones, found in each. The date on which they were discovered I could not exactly ascertain but Mr Wright who witnessed them thinks it is about 45 or 50 years ago. They were discovered whilst digging for gravel for improving the old Road which passes by the spot, a portion is still visible of one of the Coffin Slabs among the rubbish or refuse, on the same side of the road and abt. [about] 3 Chains below where they were discovered.

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