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Andrew Wilson.
Mr. John Yule, Ayton
Mr. Whitelaw. Ayton
006.14 A commodious dwelling house three stories high with suitable offices attached, all in good repair, Attached are also a shrubbery and a large kitchen garden - It is the property of the Occupant George Home. Esqr. " The principal peculiarity of this house is, that it was built by a wealthy smuggler -- for the purpose of carrying on his contraband traffic, he constructed it with many concealments within the house, & with others attached to it. These, it is supposed, have not all been discovered to this day; & if stored with valuable commodities, which, by any accident, have as yet been left untouched; they may enrich some future possessor with unexpected treasure hid either in the house or in the field. To these there is now no clew - It is only a few years since the carriage-horses of the present proprietor were nearly swallowed up while plowing a field near the house - owing to the roof of an unknown. by empty concealment giving way - of course not much treasure was found there -- Statistical account. Berwickshire pages. 137 - 8
Andrew Wilson,
Mr John Yule. Ayton
Joseph Gibson, Occupant
006.14 A commodius farmhouse two stories high with suitable offices and a thrashing machine attached, all are in good repair, Attached are also a vegetable garden and a large arable farm, It is tenanted by Joseph Gibson. And is the property of George Home Esq. Gunsgreen.

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Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 6 No 14 -- Trace 1 -- Collected by John W. Rodgers

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