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 - Kirkpatrick of Closeburn | Memoir Respecting the Family of Kirkpatrick of Closeburn, in Nithsdale, With Notices of Some Collaterals

Title: Kirkpatrick of Closeburn | Memoir Respecting the Family of Kirkpatrick of Closeburn, in Nithsdale, With Notices of Some Collaterals
Description: Privately Printed, First Edition 1858. 1858. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original half dark blue leather covers, gilt title lettering to the spine, matching cloth sides, top edge gilt, blue and black marble end papers. 4to. 11'' x 9''. It appears certain that the family of Kirkpatrick of Closeburn (in ancient times Kil-Osbern) possessed estates in Nithsdale and Annandale as early as the 8th century, although various circumstances have occurred to destroy any evidence of title, earlier than the time of Ivone de Kirkpatrick, in the reign of David the First, at the commencement of the 12th century. Living on the Border they were engaged in continual feuds and fights. In 1570 the Earl of Sussex entered Nithsdale with an army of 4000 men, and took and sacked Closeburn. In 1646 Douglas and others plundered Closeburn, and took away 'what was anyway transportable.' And in 1748 Closeburn was burnt to the ground, when 'all the family portraits and furniture, with the greatest part of the papers and documents were consumed.' See Playfair's Scottish Baronetage. There are, however, sufficient documents, private and public, to prove the Pedigree, as set forth in the annexed genealogical table. 1. Ivone De Kirkpatrick of Kilosbern (Cella Osberni), is the first whose name can be traced in any known document. In the reign of David the First, King of Scotland, who came to the throne A. D. 1124, his name occurs in a Charter of Robert Brus the elder and Eufemia his wife, granting the fishing of Torduff to the Monks of Abbeyholm; and in another Charter, in which Brus grants to Ivone de Kirkpatrick, the fishing of Blawode and Eister. The family name is derived from their Estate of Kirkpatrick (Cella Patricii) in the north-western Annandale. Hence in old documents the name is sometimes spelt Kilpatrick. Contains 71 printed pages of text, large folding Genealogical Table to the rear with additional hand written entries. Rubbing to the cover edges, light foxing to the end papers and in Very Good sound and square condition.


Price: GBP 150.00 = appr. US$ 214.20 Seller: Little Stour Books Books (Member of PBFA)
- Book number: 100178

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