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OS1/21/18/215

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NUNNERY Nunnery John Wilson esqr., James Wilson, Estate Plan (Eldershaw), Co. Map (Forest's). 050 A good substantial farm house occupied by John Wilson Esqr., who is of the opinion that when the Valley of the Daer &c. was in possession of the Monks of Newbattle a convent or Nunnery stood where the present dwelling house now stands.
"There is a place on the east bank of the Daer opposite to the monks lands of Smithwood, which is called the Nunnery, but of the origin of that name nothing is known." (Origines Parochailes Scotiae P.166).

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