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OS1/3/36/35

List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
STONE COFFINS FOUND HERE [tumulus; Carmyle] Stone Coffins found here John Gilchrist Knockentiber House
John Fulton
017 Some years ago while the present occupiers of Carmyle were working in parcel .603 they discovered 4 Stone Coffins one of which Contained human bones. This is well Known in the locality and the site was pointed out by Mr J Gilchrist of Knockentiber House and also Messrs John & William Fulton of Carmyle. The Surface is pared from the Tumulus, but the mound partially remains, spread [Initially] JB
TUMULUS [Carmyle] 017 Some years ago while the present occupiers of Carmyle were working in parcel .603 the discovered 4 Stone Coffins one of which Contained human bones. This is well known in the locality and the site was pointed out by Mr J Gilchrist of Knockentiber House And also Messrs John & William Fulton of Carmyle. The Surface is pared from the Tumulus, but the mound partially remains, spread [Initially] JB
ELEPHANTS TUSK FOUND HERE Elephants Tusk found here John Fulton Senior
John Fulton Junior
William Fulton
017 The parties named as Authorities are intelligent respectable men they State that Several Years ago a tooth or Tusk of an Elephant was found in a Quarry which at that time was worked no trace of the quarry is now to be Seen except the precipitous Sides of a Slope

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County of Ayr -- Parish of Kilmaurs

"These graves have been found within the circuit of one
of three large barrows or tumuli Situated on either
bank of the Carmel Water: The tumulus to which they
pertain being as already stated upon Waterpark farm
and the others being Situated on Greenhill farm - the
most remarkable of the three being close to Greenhill farmhouse".
Patersons Hist [History] Ayrshire
Page 210.

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