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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
BURNSIDE Burnside Mr Donald Swanson Boughts
Mr George Manson MurKle
Mr J. Coghill MurKle
Estate Plan
006 A small farm-steading in "Murkle": the property of Sir Robert Sinclair of Reay.
PICT'S HOUSE (Remains of) [Murkle] Pictish House (Remains of) Mr Donald Swanson Boughts
Mr George Manson MurKle
Mr J. Coghill MurKle
Estate Plan
006 A large Mound the remains of a Picts house. A few years ago some stones were taken out of it for building purposes but there were no vital remains discovered in it, so that there is but little Known about it. It is the property of Sir Robert Sinclair of Reay.
HUMAN REMAINS AND QUERNS FOUND HERE [Pict's House, Murkle] History of Caithness by Thormodus Torfeus. 006 Not far from this object a Nunnery formerly existed - according to history - and that a queen of Norway died in it and that an earl of Caithness was buried there in 960. but neither it's site nor even nane [name] is Known at present.
Mr Sinclair Houston, says, that Querns, and & Human remains were found in this Tulloch, and that Human bones are often found near it.

Robert Kane Sapr. R.E.

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Co. [County] of Caithness -- Parish of Olrig

[Signed] Robert Kane
Sapr R.E. [Sapper Royal Engineers]

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