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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
KIRK OF SHOTTS Kirk of Shotts Kirk of Shotts Kirk of Shotts Kirk of Shotts Kirk of Shotts Revd. Mr. Watt Mr. William Paterson Revd Mr. Ritchie New Stat. [Statistical] Account,___ Chalmers' Caledonia. V. [Volume] 1_ 009.13 This name applies to the Vicinity of the parish Church Comprising Shotts Inn Fair ground Parish church and School
MARTYR'S GRAVE [Kirk of Shotts] Martyr's Grave Martyr's Grave Martyr's Grave Tombstone Mr William Paterson Revd Mr. Watt. 009.13 This tombstone marks the Spot where the remains of John Smith lie who was Murdered in the Year 1666,
SCHOOL, [Kirk of Shotts] School School School Revd Mr. Watt Mr William Paterson Revd Mr. Ritchie 009.13 A Small building used as the parish School Mr. William Paterson the present teacher. _
FAIR GROUND Fair Ground Revd. Mr. Watt Mr. William Paterson Revd Mr. Ritchie 009.13 The fair held here is for Cattle in the Months of June and November third Tuesday old Style.

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"In virtue of a warrant granted by James VII., anno. 1685, to the Duke of Hamilton for two yearly fairs and a weely mercet at the "Kirk of Shotts," There are two fairs held in the parish every year"__ New Stat_ [Statistical] Acct, [Account]

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The first three authorities for the spelling of "Kirk of Shotts"are shown by arrow to be also the authorities for the entry for "Fair Ground", missing from the Place entries for this page. A quotation from "New Statistical Account" accompanies the entry for "Fair Ground", the word "mercet" being underlined..

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