List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
CAIRNS (Urns &c found here) [Little Cumbrae: now Buteshire] Cairns (Urns etc found here)
Cairns (Urns etc found here)
Cairns (Urns etc found here)
White Cairns
Robert Hunter Esqr
Mr Motion
George Johnston Esqr
Johnston's Co. [County] Map
228 Three circular heaps of small stones, at the North end of the Little Cumbrae, which Messrs Hunter, Johnston, and Motion, states to have been the burial place of some Chieftains or Warriors in ancient times, and also it is the popular belief in the neighbourhood that a King was interred in one of them. The Earl of Eglinton had them opened and they were found to contain sepulchral urns, and fragments of Weapons of Warfare etc.
(Signed) J. Byrne
C. Asst [Civillian Assistant]

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"About 20 years ago, the late Earl of Eglinton caused to be openend
"some tumuli on the north extremity of this Island, called
"Sheanawilly Point; and in which were found sephulchral
"urns and fragments of Military weapons, which were all
"carried off to Eglinton Castle." New Stat Acct [Statistical Account]

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