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Ale Water Ale Water The County Map
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J Matthewson Esqr Ashkirk
A Cochrane Esq Ashkirk Ho [House]
013.14; 013.15; 019.02 This river has its rise in Alemoor and Shaws Lochs, and flowing from West to East through Ashkirk Parish, skirts Selkirk parish detached on the N. [North] and flows for about a mile through Lilliesleaf Parish to where it becomes the N.E [North East] boundary of that parish near Linthill - thence for about 2 miles between Bowden & Lilliesleaf when it enters Ancrum parish & taking a southerly course passes Ancrum on the North, and taking a peculiar bend runs in a circuitous direction to where it discharges itself into the River Teviot about half a mile below Andrum Village

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County of Selkirk -- Parish of Ashkirk

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