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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
DEAD WOOD Dead Wood
Dead Wood
Dead Wood
Dead Wood
Dead Wood
Dead Wood
Revd. [Reverend] James Reid
Mr. Adam Laidlaw
Mr. John Mann
Mr. Thomas Faser
Ranald Macdonald Factor Esq Cluny Castle
New Statistical Account
002 ; 005 A small rectangular piece of land enclosed by a stone fence and planted, where it is said that all the human bones found on the battlefield of Auldearn while in proving were collected from time to time and buried in this place, hence the name its sometimes called the Dead Woody - the property of John Gordon Esqr. Cluny.
Site of the BATTLE OF AULDEARN A.D. 1645 Site of Battle of Auldearn
Site of Battle of Auldearn
Site of Battle of Auldearn
Site of Battle of Auldearn
Site of Battle of Auldearn
Revd. [Reverend] James Reid Auldearn Manse
Mr. Adam Laidlaw Auldearn School
Mr. John Mann Meadowfield
Mr. Thomas Fraser Auldearn
New Statistical Account
002 The extent of this Battlefield as shown was pointed out by the only reliable authority now living in the parish Viz Mr. Thomas Fraser. It extends from east to west about ¾ of a mile and from north to south about half a mile, undulated at the time of the battle between the Marquis of Montrose and the Covenanters (9th May 1645) would be covered all over with whins and would be far more uneven than now, when all of it is made arable in the process of which there has not been an acre but what human bones have been dug up - the property of Sir James Dunbar Bart. [Baronet] Boath House and John Gordon Esqr. Cluny

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Nairnshire -- Auldearn Parish

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Site of Battle of Auldearn - written beneath this entry on original page in 1st column - "German Text"
Dead Wood - written beneath this entry on original page in 1st column - R. [Roman] Print

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