List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
MANXMAN'S LAKE Manxman's Lake
Manxman's Lake
Manxman's Lake
Manxman's Lake
Mr Moore
S Kissock
Map of County 1829
Ainslies Map revd [revised] 1820
050 [Situation] About 1/2 Mile S [South of the town of Kirkcudbright.
A considerable Creek or [Inlet] Bay on the East side of the River Dee. It affords good Anchorage for small vessels of about 60 or 80 tons burden. It is said that Smugglers want to land here with their contraband goods from the Isle of Man hence the name, or more probably from "Thomas Earl of Derby a young warlike chief, having Succeeded to the Sovereignty of Mar, to extend his fame and gratify the hostile feellings of this subjects to the Scots, made a decent upon the Shores of Galloway in 1507, at the head of a formidable body of furious Manxmen, & nearly destroyed the town of Kirkcudbright, for some years afterwards many of the houses remained in ruins".-

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[Page] 76
Parish of Kirkcudbright

Form 136
Page 212 - Manxman's lake

Altered accordingly on Plan - To be written more Southerly
[signed] L Counsel See Page 55, and Mr Muir's Letter
Dated 1st March 1854
in Page 54 of this Book

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