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TRAQUAIR [parish] Traquair
New Stat: Acct: [New Statistical Account] Peeblesshire
Johnston's Co. [County] Map (1775)
Armstrongs Co. [County] Map
Fullarton's Gazetteer
Companion to Armstrongs Map (1775)
Sheriffs List of Parishes
Chalmers's Caledonia
Old Stat: Acc: [Old Statistical Account] Peeblesshire
014 ; 017 ; 018 ; 021 ; 022 Situation - In the S.E. [South East] Extremity of the County of Peebles-Shire
This Parish consists of two Separate And Unequal Parts. The largest Portion (to which this description Applies) is situated on the South-Eastern Extremity of the County of Peebles. It is bounded on the North by the River Tweed which separates it from Inverleithen, And on the East, South, And West by the County of SelKirK. The Surface of the Parish is Mountainous And Steep with the Exception of narrow strips of level holm Seldom Exceeding two fields in breadth Along the banKs of the Tweed And Quair. A Considerable extent of land is
notwithstanding under judicious Cultivation Along the Slopes of the hills yielding good Crops of the ordinary Cereals, As well as green Crop - The Church of Traquair was granted by David I to the Bishop of Glasgow - It was dedicated to St Bryde and was Commonly Called "St Bride's KirK" or "Kirkbride. Traquair appears to have bee a distinct SheriffwicK And Bailiewick. In the Newbattle Charter, etc Simon the son of MacBeth is Styled Vicecomes de Travequeyr in 1184 (Chalmers Caledonia) - The two Sheriffships of Traquair And Peebles appear to have been united About the beginning of the 14th Century

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