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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
PORTRACK HOUSE Portrack House
Portrack House
Portrack House
Portract
Portract
Portract House
Pertract
Mr. Graham
Mr. Nelson
Mr. Thorburn
Black's Co. [County] map
Johnstone's Co. [County] map
Stat: [Statistical] A/c [Account] of Dumfries
Fullarton's Gazetteer.
041 [Situation] No. [Number] 1 On Trace 1
A neat mansion, with pleasure ground And plantations [occupied] by Mr. James Graham, property [of] John Harley Maxwell.
In an original valuation of the [house] dated 26th march 1634 - the name is [--]
The derivation of the name might be from Porter to carry and Rack - a shallow [ford] there may have existed a shallow in the Nith - over which passengers were carried.
LOWER PORTRACK Lower Portrack,
Lower Portrack,
Lower Portrack,
Mr. Graham
Mr. Nelson
Mr. Thorburn
041 [Situation] No. [Number] 20 On Trace 1.
A dwelling house, buildings garden and farm, Occupied by George Nelson property of John Harley Maxwell,
THE LAKE The Lake
The Lake
The Lake
The Lake
Mr. Graham
Mr. Nelson
Mr. Austin ,
Adm. [Admiral] Johnston of Cow hill
041 [Situation] No. [Number] 26 on Trace 1.
A stream from Lower [Portrack] in an Easterly direction to [the] River Nith, supposed to [have] been the ancient boundary of Parish Holywood

Continued entries/extra info

[Page] 8.
Sheet 41 Plan 13 Parish of Dunscore

[Signed] M Donohue C. A. [Civilian Assistant] Feb [February] 1855.

Transcriber's notes

There are initials JBJ below each of the entries in the Orthography and also initials(?) in the List of Names - Won?

Descriptive Remarks - first and last entries - letters/words lost in the page fold - best guesses inserted

Descriptive Remarks - Portrack House - the cut-off word on the 2nd last line is very likely to be 'ford'
since the Scots definition of Rack is (http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/rack_v1_n2)
6. A ford in a river (see 1825 quot.);
Dmf. 1834 Letters C. K. Sharpe (1888) II. 480:
The breaks in the narrative, like the racks in the Nith and Annan,

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