List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Traquair House
Traquair House
Traquair House
Traquair House
Armstrongs Map 1794
Statistical Acct. [Account]
Thomsons Atlas (Peebles)
Chalmer's Caledonia
Pennecuik's descrip. [description] of Tweedale
Map of Tweedale Geogr. Beav. Arnot 1662.
018 [Situation] About 7¼ Miles E.S.E. [East South East] from Peebles
An ancient Mansion which stands on the right bank of the Tweed opposite the Village of Inverleithen at the confluence of the Quair and Tweed. -
Said to have formerly been a hunting seat of the Kings of Scotland & from which Charters are dated by Malcolm IV; - William the Lyon; & Alexander II & III - The modern part was built by the Earl of Traquair, Lord Treasurer in the reign of Chas [Charles] 11. The House or Castle & the lands were anciently possessed by the Murrays from whom they passed by forfeiture to the Douglas & in 1478 were granted to Stewart Earl of Buchan from whom the present Noble owner is desended; (Chalmers Caledonia). - Traquair House & some of the contiguous lands are in the occupation of the proprietor, the Earl of Traquair. -

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