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AYR Ayr "Burn forming the boundary betwixt them. They were united about the end of the seventeenth century. ***.There are two Small Lochs in the country part of the parish, one towards the South and the other on the eastern boundary. ** The river Ayr takes its rise in the eastern extremity of the county. **. The river Doon forms the south-western boundary of the parish. *** The extent of coast within the parish, must have been more confined at one time than it is at present, as the Doon seems to have joined the sea much nearer the town than it does by its present course. ***. The charter confers on the burgh very important privallages and very extensive property, extending its jurisdiction over the whole are perfectly distinguishable within a mile and a half of Ayr. ***. Ayr has been a collegiate charge since the days of Queen Mary, who made provision for a Second minister. As to the junction of Alloway parish, there is almost nothing distinctly known in regard to the mode of terms by which it was effected."
From Statistical Account of Ayrshire. (1842)

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