List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
NEWBATTLE ABBEY Mr Rae Factor Newbattle
J Walker Gatekeeper
Co [County] map
007 A large and well constructed [...] of a reed angular form handsom... situated on the Bank of the South ... [Esk] about a mile south of Dalkeith. ... in former times a monestry an... said to be founded by David ... who endowed it with lands & ch... no part of the old Abbey now stand[s] the two wings at the west side ... building and the river the Abbey was ... consumed by fire accidentally, at the ... of the building is a large flower garden s[aid] to be the burial ground which formelely ... to the Abbey as the workmen employed in m... Garden found a number of Coffins and Human bones, to the N... [north west] ... the Abbey in a small wood is the Vault where the fam... buried and to which it is said there is a subterraneous ... from the Abbey, at the front of the Vault is a stone tablet ... which the following is inscribed. "Jane Marchioness of Lothian built ... Aisle in the year of our Lord 1705. It is said the Vault was there long ... [before] her time. It is known by the name of the Aisle. The Abbey is surrounde[d] ... [by] a large and well wooded Demesne and is the property of the Marquis of ... [Lothian]

Continued entries/extra info

82 [page] Names Collected by John Early C.A [Civil Assistant]
Plan 7C Trace 7
Newbattle Parish

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