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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
MORTON PARK Morton Park
Old Park or Morton Park
Park
James Smith
James Grierson
Hist. [History of] Galloway
022 [Situation] About 3¼ miles N. N. E. [North North East] of Thornhill
Near to this Castle (Morton) was a Park, built by Sir Thomas Randolph Earl of Murray , on the face of a of a very great high hill, So artificially that, by the advantage of the hill, all Wild beasts, Such as Deer, Harts, Roes and Hares, did easily get in, but Could not get out again and if any other Cattle, Such as Cows, Sheep or Goats , did Voluntarily leap in, or were forced to it, it is doubtful whether their owners were permitted to get them out again,
History of Galloway
Sir Thomas kept the Castle of Morton during the minority of David Bruce,
The Park fence Can still be traced with, with a very small exception on the south side.

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[Page] 58.
Parish of Morton
Plan 22.8.Trace 5&c

[Signed] Owen Barrett

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Descriptive Remarks - ends of some words missing in the fold, but similar text found online in e.g. Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, Vol. II by Walter Scott (http://www.fullbooks.com/Minstrelsy-of-the-Scottish-Border-Vol-II-of4.html)

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