Last of the Westland Whigs

In the late 17th century, the 'Westland Whigs' were the radical descendants of earlier Covenanters who had defied the absolutist rule of Stuart kings in south west Scotland.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

1324 charter of Buittle

24 February 1324
Charter by King Robert the Bruce to James, Lord of Douglas, knight, for his homage and service, of the whole land of Botle [Buittle] in Galloway, namely, the whole parish of Botile, except Corbettoun [Corbieton] and Patrick MacGibbothyn's lands [or Gilbothyn - lands unidentified, possibly Irisbutil ] namely, from the place where the water of Vr [Urr] falls into the sea, and along the old Vr until it again runs into the water of Vr, and along the water of Vr to the marches of the land of Crossmychelle and of Corbettoun, and thence by the old marches to a certain land which is called Knokynbotile, and so from Knokyubotile by the old marches to the land of Torrys [Torrs farm] and thence by the old marches to the lands of Brethtathe [Breoch] and so to the marches of the lands of Torrys and Brethtathe as far as the marches of Keltoun, and as the marches of Keltoun and Brethtauth coincide, to a certain stream which runs from the mill of Keuilstoun [Gelston], and so by a certain stream that runs between the lands of Brethtauth and Keuilstoun, and from that stream as it runs until it comes to a certain land called Rinteishey [?]

The ‘certain stream’ which runs between the lands of Breoch and Gelston would be the Doach Burn which then become the Potterland Lane formerly Orchard Lane (watercourse) and which enters the sea at Orchardton Bay.


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