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Gallows Know Continued

"In 1822 the proprietor of Lathro, on trenching some of his grounds which had been planted 60 or 70 years before, came upon 13 graves, which did not appear to contain any coffins; but in one of them were two bodies, and a skull filled with undecayed teeth. This burying ground was on an eminence beside the ground trenched, and called the Gallows Knowe, and hence it is naturally supposed to have been the place of public execution. This burying ground must have been used before the Abolition of heritable jurisdictions, and when the proprietors of the Estate of Kinross had the power of Pit and Gallows, with regard to the bodies discovered, they were again committed to the earth, and the spot where they were found has been planted anew." New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]

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