The History and Traditions of the Land of the Lindsays, in August Mearns with Notices of Alyth and Meigle

By: Andrew Jarvise and James Gammack

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The Lindsays are a venerable Scottish family whose lineage can be reliably traced back as far as the 1307, to Sir Alexander Lindsay of Crawford. This text, part gazetteer, part family history, provides a detailed historical and genealogical survey of the family and it's many manors and estates throughout Scotland. Each chapter focuses on a different manor, discussing etymology, architectural development, and the evolution of the landscape from one generation of inhabitants to the next, as related to the expansion and movement of the various family branches. Social and ecclesiastical history are combined with a diverse collection of local customs and family traditions to provide a stimulating portrait of both the Lindsay family and the Scottish national character. An appendix, compiled by James Gammack, offers extracts from the old rental-book Edzell and Lethnot, several fascinating notices describing depredations committed by the Marquis of Montrose in Forfarshire and a selection of correspondence, estate inventories, petitions, and assorted legal documents dating primarily from the seventeen- and eighteen-hundreds. The text is enhanced by a number of engravings, illustrating notable architectural and geographic features, a Lindsay family tree and an extensive "List of Authors," providing a rudimentary but thorough enumeration of related research materials dated as early as the Tenth Century. A must for Lindsay family historians and those with an interest in all things Scottish!

Title: The History and Traditions of the Land of the Lindsays, in August Mearns with Notices of Alyth and Meigle

Author: Andrew Jarvise and James Gammack

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $35

Categories: G-L,

Publisher: Heritage Books:

ISBN Number: 788413864

Book Details: (1882), reprint, 5½x8½, paper, index, 468 pp, Heritage Books

Seller ID: J1386