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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
GARLIC HILL Garlic Hill
Garlic Hill
Garlic Hill
Garlic Hill
Revd. James Reid Auldearn Manse
Mr. Adam Laidlaw Auldearn School
Mr. John Mann Meadowfield
Ronald Macdonald Factor Cluny Castle Aberdeenshire
002 A small round prominent arable hill the property of John Gordon Esr. Cluny. on this hill it is said the covenanters at the Battle of Auldearn made the strongest resistance to the Marquise of Montrose's army when reclaiming the greater part of the hill there was found a great quantity of human bones which were collected together and buryed in the Dead Wood .
HUMAN BONES FOUND HERE [Garlic Hill] Human Bones found here
Human Bones found here
Human Bones found here
Human Bones found here
Revd. James Reid Auldearn Manse
Mr. Adam Laidlaw Auldearn School
Mr. John Mann Meadowfield
Ronald Macdonald Factor Cluny Castle Aberdeenshire
002 No date of finding the human remains can be ascertained. It does not matter the date of their finding is of little importance
MONTROSE'S HOLE Montrose's Hole
Montrose's Hole
Montrose's Hole
Montrose's Hole
Montrose's Hole
Revd. [Reverend] J. Reid
Mr. A Laidlaw
Mr. J. Mann
Mr. Tomas Fraser Auldearn
Ranald Macdonald Esqr. Factor Cluny Castle Aberdeenshire
002 This name applies to a natural hollow on the top of a rise east of the Village of Auldearn, where it is said the marquis of Montrose and a part of his army lay the night before the battle of Auldearn 9th May 1645. It is conjectured that the hollow would be much larger and deeper at that time than now, at that time it was covered with whins and heather, since it has been reclaimed and levelled for the plough. The place has been pointed out by the only one in the Village who knows anything at all about it Viz Mr. Thomas Fraser. The property of John Gordon Esqr. Cluny

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Montrose's Hole - written beneath this entry on original page in 1st column - In Stump

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