List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
KENNET HOUSE Kennet House Revd. [Reverend] Peter Balfour
Mr. Thomas Russell
Mr. Joseph Russell
Valuation Roll 1860-61
140.09 This Mansionhouse is delightfully situated on the rising ground which overlooks the basin of the Forth. Its external appearance, although handsome, is not fitted to convey an adequate impression of the internal elegance by which it is characterized. The existing proprietor and his excellent lady being in general resident, Kennet House is the scene of much hospitality to the rich, and of the most liberal charity to the poor.

The reverend and venerable Thomas Boston of Ettrick, did, in his youth, officiate for a time at Kennet, in the capacity of tutor. Under the shadow of a particular pear tree in the retired orchard, he was in the habit of engaging in those exercises by which he might be fitted and prepared for working that work which his Heavenly Father might give him to do. By those individuals about the place who sympathised with the spirit which animated Boston, the pear tree was long viewed with a peculiar interest. When, at length, the symptoms of decay and dissolution became strikingly apparent, the present proprietor resolved to cause a chest to be made of the timber of its root, that he might present it with
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