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Views and Notices of Glasgow in Former Times Robert Stuart

Views and Notices of Glasgow in Former Times

Robert Stuart

Published September 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781230736235
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60 pages
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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...for grein silk fusteanMoreThis 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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...for grein silk fustean and uthir furnesing, fumistto the two grein dathis to the counsall satis in the kirkia heich and laich, comforme to the warrand, xxxvij . xii. jid.--Memorabilia, p. 75. Now, from all we have been able to discover upon the subject (but much may still be said to rest on supposition), we are inclined to believe that the house in High Street which forms the subject of the plate before us, was erected, if not by himself, at least by some descendant who had a pride in remembering the source from which he sprung. The style and appearance of the building almost forbids us to Here there is, if not what may be called conclusive, at all events strong circumstantial evidence, to connect the house in question with the couple who rest side by side in the cathedral grounds, or some of their descendants. On various accounts we may perhaps believe it to have been built subsequent to their decease. In the Hrst place, because it appears unlikely that it should have escaped the destructive fires of 1652 and 1677, which swept away, we are told, the greatest part of the houses in Saltmarket, Trongate, and lower part of High Street- and in the second, because MUre--in his list of what he calls the new buildings erected subsequent to the lasts mentioned conllagration--enumerates the great lodging of Mr. Patrick Maxwell, as being one of those which occupied the east side of High Street. This individual was, no doubt, a descendant of the first of the name referred to, and it was he who in all probability erected the edifice in question--placing the shield of his ancestor upon its front to exhibit to the world that he could boast of, what in towns has ever been much regarded, a descent from County families of...