List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
River Cree
John McMillan Esq. n. & s. Newtonstewart
James Milligan n & s. Newtonstewart
A considerable river having its source in „Loch Moan“ and flowing in a southerly
direction to „Carrick Burnfoot“ forming that part of the boundary
between the shires of Ayr and Kirkcudbright during this length its course is through morasses
and heathy flats the appearance of the country on side being bleak and dreary in the extreme, from Carrick it flows in an easterly direction to Bargrennan
Church near to which there is a beautiful waterfall called the „Linn of Cree“. Here the appearance of the country becomes more
genial and picturesque, And the river flowing in a southerly direction enters the „Loch of Cree“ which is merely the river
expanded into the character of a lake, of about 3 miles in length, broader or narrower as the wetness or drought of the season
may be, leaving the lake it again takes the character of a river in some places deep and placid in others rapid flowing
over rocks and shallows to Newtonstewart, here the influx of the sea is perceivable at high spring tides. This river forms the
whole of the boundary between the shires of Wigtown and Kirkcudbright, it also bounds and drains the parish of Minnigaff for
about 23 or 24 miles receiving some large streams such as the „Water of Minnick“ burns of Penkiln, Palnure, and a large number of
independent rills. From Newtonastewart to its influx into „Wigtown Bay“ its course is very serpentine through a large tract of flat
country. It is navigable for vessels of 80 Tons burden as far up as „Carty“ within 2 miles of Newtonstewart. A very rare kind of fish
called sparling visit this river annually in the month of March and large numbers of them are their caught when cooked they have
a peculiar smell like that of green rushes, it abounds with salmon of excellent quality, the pearl muscle is also found in abundance
in some portions of the bed of this river.

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List of Names collected by Samuel Barclay Laborer
Plan 20A Trace 1
Parish of Minnigaff

River Cree – A river

[Signed] Samuel Barclay Labr [Labourer]

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