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Records of the County of Banff 1660-1760: one hundred years of county government. Compiled by the late James Grant, LL.B., County Clerk. With an introduction by Alistair and Henrietta Tayler
Aberdeen: printed for the New Spalding Club 1922 - First edition. 4to. Some light offsetting from plates, and a few learned marginal pencillings, but a nice copy. Edition limited to 250 numbered copies, of which this is no. 76. James Grant died in 1919 in the flu epidemic, aged 53 - not before sending his work to the Taylers. "This book," they write, "covers a most interesting period of 100 years of Scottish history, namely that from 1660 to 1760 – interesting alike to the historian, the antiquary, and the general reader . . . Major Grant has traced the history, and also the development, of the county of Banff and its administration. Many details are given of old families which were long prominent in the county such as the Bairds of Auchmedden, the Lords Banff (Ogilvies), the Urquharts of Cromarty, the Abernethies of Mayen, the Sutherlands of Kinminity, the Hays of Rannas and Muldavit, the Dunbars of Durn, the Joass of Colleonard, and of others which are still with us, such as the Grants of Grant and the Earls of Seafield, the Grants of Ballindalloch, the Duffs of Keithmore and Braco, now represented by the Fife family, the Duffs of Drummuir, the Abercrombies of Birkenbog, the Gardens of Troup, the Innes of Balvenie, now represented by the family of Edingight, the Leslies of Kininvie, and the Dukes of Gordon, now Richmond . . ." [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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