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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
MOUSWALD PLACE Mouswald Place
Mouswald Place
Mouswald Place
Mouswald Mains
Mousewald Mains
Mouswald Mains
Rev. [Reverend] A.B. Murray
Rev [Reverend] Alexander Brown
Thomas Wightman mount Kedar
Statistics of DumfrieS, [Dumfriesshire] [&] A.B. murray
Gazetteer of Scotland
The Old Statistical Account of Scotland
056 [Situation] About ¾ mile N.N,W. [North North West] of Mouswald village
A large house with Extensive outbuildings Garden & Pleasure ground the property of Robert Threshie Esqre [Esquire], Banker and Writer.
TOWER (Remains of) [Mouswald Place] Tower (Remains of)
Tower (Remains of)
Tower (Remains of)
Tower (Remains of)
Mouswald Place
Mouswald Place
Mouswald Place
Mouswald Place
Rev, [Reverend] A,B Murray
Rev, [Reverend] Alexander Brown
Thomas Wightman
Robert Threshie. Esq
Statistics of Dumfrieshire, [&] A.B. Murray
Johnstone's Co [County] map
Gazetteer of Scotland
The old Statistical a/c [account] of Scotland,
056 [Situation] About ¾ mile N.N.W. [North North West] of Mouswald village
The remains of an old strong hold, which is attached to the south wing of mouswald Place. It formerly belonged to the Carruthers. It is at present the property of Robert Threshie Esq
This is commonly called in the locality 'The Castle' but it was, merely, a Border Tower, five of which were in this Parish,*
CLEUGHBRAE BURN Cleughbrae Burn
Cleughbrae Burn
Cleughbrae Burn
Cleughbrae Burn
Rev. [Reverend] A.B. Murray
Rev [Reverend] Alexander Brown
Thomas Wightman
Robert Threshie Esq
056 [Situation] Running in a S.wn. [South western] direction through Parish
A small stream flowing in a southerly direction and falls into mouswald Burn

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[Page] 31.
Parish of Mouswald -- Plan 56/6 Trace 3

*Tower would be improperly applied to this antiquity, as the remains thereof show the Structure to have been a "Place" (Castle) of Considerable strength and dimensions compared to all others for miles around. Its original proprietor Sir Simon Carruthers seems from ancient records and also Monuments yet extant in the vicinity to have been a person of great Note,-besides being claimed by Queensberry family as a progenitor. The modern house cannot, along, with lands, aspire even to the more modern acceptation in nomenclature of the word "Place", for altogether as a property it is trifling and more akin to a "Mains" (Farm).

[Signed] Samuel S. Hill
Lce. Corpl RS&m [Lance Corporal Royal Sappers & Miners]

Transcriber's notes

Mouswald Place - List of Names - written below 'Mouswald Place' is: approved of by Mr. Threshie
- Authority - entry 4 - unknown abbreviation before A.B. murray and arrow pointing to this name from Rev. A.B. Murray
- Descriptive Remarks - 'Esq' is an abbreviation that doesn't require expanding, but Esqre (superscript 're') is written here so I have expanded it

Tower - Various modes - I have included '(Remains of)' as part of the Do.
- Authority - entry 5 - same unknown abbreviation before A.B. Murray and arrow pointing to this name from Rev, A,B Murray

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