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Dorlaithers Castle Continued of the name of Gordon, upwards of a centuary [century] and a half ago. Whether constant residents, or visitors at their estate I am unable to say, wishing to return to their native land for ever, they sold the estate to a man of the name of "Innes"; who is said to have taken advantage of their ignorance, of money matters and the transfer of property in this Country, and as local tradition says, he never prospered in his ill gotten estate, and in a fit of remorse Committed suicide, he is said to be buried on the summit of the hill of Tod's Fauld, where a Cairn stood till lately, well known by the name "Innes Cairn".
Dorlaithers is supposed to be a corruption of Lathmon of Dun-lathmon, the name of a pictish Prince who is supposed to have had his seat in this district.

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County of Aberdeen -- Parish of Turriff

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