List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
WATER OF KEN Water of Ken James Ferguson Holm of Dalquhairn Carsphairn
James Wilson Lorg Carsphairn
003 A considerable stream having its source viz. the Fortypenny and Polvaddock Burns from the junction of which it flows in a S. [South] Westerly direction through a bleak bare hilly country until it passes "High Bridge of Ken" a short distance below which it has a beautiful and romantic waterfall called "College Linn" [salmon in the spawning season ascend thus far] thence through College Glen and through Glenhoul Glen (where it receives the "Black Water") to its junction with the "Water of Deugh" last stream makes a large addition to its size. From this point its course is more southerly passing to [Earlstoun] Castle & Linne Dalry Villages & Moat passing New Galloway Bridge (five arches) and Spalding and within a short distance of New Galloway a short distance blow which it enters Loch Kerr which is merely a river expanded into the character of a lake presenting a picturesque & romantic sheet of water divided with some small wooded Islands ,near the western margin of this lake stands Kenmore Castle looking at a view both the ancient & modern styles of Architecture , below loch Kerr at Boatie Rhone runs the "Black water of Dee" these two when united take the name "River Dee" which after running past Kirkcudbright makes its embrochure into the Solway Firth at Little Ross Island. -

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List of Names collected by Robert Miller C.A. [Civilian Assistant] 1st Examiner
Plan 3A Trace 2
Parish of Dalry

Water of Ken - a stream

[signed] Robert Miller C/A [Civilian Assistant]
17th Novr. [November] 1849

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