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Annals of the Parish of Lesmahagow

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    John Blackwood Greenshields (Author)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. LANDED ESTATES, FAMILIES, AND HISTORY CONNECTED WITH THEM. PONEIL AND FOCKERTON. The superiors of Kelso, from time to time, granted portions of what is now the parish of Lesmahagow to various individuals, retaining other portions in the hands of the Priory, to be cultivated by their own husbandmen. A large portion of the lands was, however, granted to vassals of the abbey. Thus, Arnald, who became Abbot in 1147, granted to Theobald the Fleming, for two merks annually, certain lands belonging to them, called in the heading of the deed ':of Duneglas,': in the deed itself, ':terrain supra Dunelglas cum divisis,': bounded as follows, viz., From the source of Polnell, as far as the water of Duglax: and from the source of Polnell beyond the broad moss to Longfau, from thence to Hirdelau, thence to Thievesford in Mosminin Elcorroc, and to the Long Blackford, as the road runs, even as far as Crossford. The lands are to be heldin feu and heritage with mills, waters, and pools, in wood and open, in meadows and pastures, and all other easments. (L. de Col. 78, 107.) The remarkable fact connected with this deed is, that Duneglas or Douglas should have found a place in it, the lands being all within the parish of Lesmahagow. 1st, From the source of Poneil to the water of Douglas, would make the stream or rivulet of Poneil the southern boundary: 2d, The source of Poneil when restricted to beyond the broad moss, would probably indicate that it was not meant to ascend Poneil water further than the source of Sadlerhead burn, the ':broad moss': being most probably Coalburn and Fauldhouse ':flowemosses:': 3d, Longfau has in all likelihood been the original name of the modern Fauldhouse, and Hirdlaw that of the pasture of Brokencross moor, a common which...
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