Articles tagged with the topic ‘Recent’

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D. Devereux

The Lochenkit Moor Covenanters – a Newly Discovered Account of a ‘Killing Times’ Incident

Recent, History

TDGNHAS Series III, 83 (2009), 229(WARNING large file size: 5.11 MB)


The killing of four Covenanters by Crown forces on Lochenkit Moor near present-day Crocketford in Kirkcudbrightshire in early 1685 was one of the most notorious events of the ‘Killing Times’. Today, a walled enclosure protects the site of their grave and an impressive obelisk nearby records the circumstances of their killing2. However, an account of the incident has been recently discovered in a manuscript book held in the Stewartry Museum in Kirkcudbright, which, if accurate, offers an alternative interpretation of the event.


J. Pickin

A Concealed Sock from Kirkmaiden, Wigtownshire

Recent, Recent (Social), Folklore

TDGNHAS Series III, 82 (2008), 138(2.63 MB)


A short article describing the finding of a sock in a recess close to the chimney flue at Mull Cottage, Kirkmaiden. The sock was found to be stuffed with thistles and it is suggested that it may be of 18th century date and concealed to trap spitits: it is


Jane Murray

Sir Herbert Maxwell: Chairman of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland 1908-1934

Archaeology (General), Prehistory (General), Antiquarian, Recent, Recent (Literature & Art), Genealogy

TDGNHAS Series III, 82 (2008), 115(2.63 MB)


The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland was established by Royal Warrant in February 1908, entrusted with the task of making an inventory of the ancient and historical monuments and constructions connected with or illustra


W. Holland

Additional Information on the Churches at Lochend and Beeswing

Recent, Recent (Social)

TDGNHAS Series III, 81 (2007), 124(2.95 MB)


This short Addenda contribution provides additional information on church provision at Beeswing and Lochend in the light of Richard Smith's article 'Presbyterian Divisions and Edifice Rivalry in Galloway, 1743-1900' which appeared in volume 80 of these Tr


D.E. Marsden

The Development of Kirkcudbright in the Early 19th Century by the Emergence of Voluntarism

Recent, Recent (Social)

TDGNHAS Series III, 81 (2007), 109(2.95 MB)


In the 1790s Kirkcudbright was developed by an initiative inaugurated and overseen by the
Burgh Council and inspired by a touch of personal design imparted by the interaction of
the Burgh Council and the local lairds, the Dunbar family.(1) Thus there em


C. Nicolson

The Ordeal of Patrick McMaster: A Galloway Merchant in the American Revolution

Recent, Recent (Social), Genealogy, History

TDGNHAS Series III, 81 (2007), 99(2.95 MB)


Patrick McMaster was born on March 19, 1741, at Currochtrie in Kirkmaiden parish. This article describes the various vissisitudes that befell him while in business in Colonial Boston at the time of the American War of Independence. The article aims to con


A.D. Anderson and J. Williams

Bridgend Bridge, Dundrennan - A Monastic Structure?

Mediaeval, Recent

TDGNHAS Series III, 81 (2007), 71(2.95 MB)


Bridgend Bridge at Dundrennan is situated on the branch road to Rerrick Kirk and Orroland and has the appearance of a mediaeval ribbed arch. In order to gain some idea of its age and origin, the writers have examined both the documentary evidence and the


D. Finnegan

Border Hints and Scientific Contagion: The Rise and Spread of Victorian Natural History Societies in Victorian Scotland

Recent, Recent (Social), Miscellaneous, Proceedings

TDGNHAS Series III, 80 (2006), 178(3.8 MB)


Summary of a lecture given to the Society on 4th November 2005. The talk unearthed fragments of the rich tradition of publication participation in natural science by re-visiting the enthusiastic and idiosyncratic world of popular natural history in Victor


A. Shukman

Kirkcudbright Pont-Aven: Artists in Search of Inspiration by David Devereux, John Hudson and Catherine Paget. A Review

Recent, Recent (Social), Recent (Literature & Art)

TDGNHAS Series III, 80 (2006), 172(3.8 MB)


A review of the Stewartry Museum booklet 'Kirkcudbright Pont-Aven: Artists in Search of Inspiration' by David Devereux, John Hudson and Catherine Paget. For those who enjoyed the ‘Kirkcudbright-Pont Aven’ exhibition at the Tolbooth in 2004 this beautifull


A.D. Anderson

The 'Classified Summary' of the Minutes of the Road Trustees of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright

Recent, Industrial Archaeology, History

TDGNHAS Series III, 80 (2006), 168(3.8 MB)


The purpose of this addendum is to make it known that copies of the above summary have been deposited for reference in the Ewart Library and the Archive Centre, Dumfries and the Stewartry Museum. It may be used to locate references to roads, bridges and


A.R. Williams and P.G. Williams

A Field-Study Meeting in Galloway, August 1939: The Institute of Sociology, Le Play House

Recent, Recent (Social), Recent (Literature & Art), Geology, Botany, Archaeology (General), Agriculture, Industrial Archaeology, History, Antiquarian, Field Meeting

TDGNHAS Series III, 80 (2006), 143(3.8 MB)


Between 1st and 15th August 1939 the Institute of Sociology, Le Play House, 35 Gordon Square, London held a field study meeting in Galloway. Centred on Newton Stewart the group set out to investigate the natural history, history and social science of the


J. Young

The Former Use of Flight-Nets to Capture Wildfowl on the Inner Solway

Ornithology, Recent (Social), Recent

TDGNHAS Series III, 80 (2006), 1(3.8 MB)


Throughout the latter part of the 19th century, while shooting was widespread, ‘flightnetting’ emerged as an alternative method of obtaining wildfowl and waders for the table, barter or the market. Netting was practised intensively only on the north shore


L.J. Philip

The Planned Villages of Dumfries and Galloway, 1730 to 1850: location, form and function

Recent, Recent (Social)

TDGNHAS Series III, 79 (2005), 192(4.05 MB)


Summary of a lecture delivered to the Society at its meeting of 26th March 2005 at Kirkcudbright.
A planned village was defined as a settlement that was founded or substantially rebuilt in the 18th and early to mid 19th centuries with the support or appr


I. Cochrane-Dyet

The Old Coach Road from Dumfries to Edinburgh

Recent, Recent (Social)

TDGNHAS Series III, 79 (2005), 192(4.05 MB)


Summary of a lecture delivered to the Society on the occasion Members' Night 4th March 2005.
The Dumfriesshire part of the route of the old coach road through Tinwald, Lochmaben, Beattock and Moffat to the county boundary was described in considerable de