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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
SOLWAY FIRTH Solway Firth
Solway Firth
Solway Firth
Travellers Guide
William Chambers
Robert Aitchison
061; 066 [Situation] Washing Ruthwell Parish on the South
An arm of the sea that divides Dumfriesshire and the Stewartry of Kirkudbright from Cumberland It extends in an easterly direction as far as Longtown; Several large rivers flow into it Esk, Annan and Nith from Dumfriesshire alone besides a great number of other small Streams, Owing to its position the tide during the prevailance of a West Wind flows with great force, The Inhabitants of Ruthwell had a right to collect and make Salt along their shore duty free it is said there is hardly another place in Scotland had the same privelage but there has been none manufactured here for a long time, since the duty was taken of that article

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Parish of Caerlaverock -- Plans 61/15 61/16 66/3 66/4 66/7 66/8 66/11
[signed] James Cowan c/a [civilian assistant]

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