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Title: A topographical dictionary of Scotland, comprising the several counties, islands, cities, burgh and market towns, parishes, and principal villages, with historical and statistical descriptions: embellished with engravings of the seals and arms of the different burghs and universities
Year: 1851 (1850s)
Authors: Lewis, Samuel, d. 1865
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Publisher: London : S. Lewis and co.
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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rious handicraft trades requi-site for the accommodation of the neighbourhood. Thereare several shops, and three good inns ; a branch of theEdinburgh and Glasgow Bank has been established, andfacility of communication is maintained by the turn-pike-roads, and other roads which are kept in good repair.Four fairs of some importance were formerly held here,and those in April, at Midsummer, and at Hallowtide arestill tolerably attended, but chiefly for hiring servants.The inhabitants received a charter from Charles I. dated15th January, 1629, by which all the privileges of aroyal burgh were conferred on the town, and thegovernment was vested in a provost, four bailies, a deanof guild, a treasurer, and twelve common-councilmen ;but in 1708, by an act of the Convcnticm of RoyalBurghs, the corporation was made to consist of a pro-vost, two bailies, a treasurer, and council of fifteen.Courts are held by the sheriff and justices of peace onthe first Monday in every month. The town-hall, at-477

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tached to which is a gaol for debtors and criminals, issituated in the main street, and has a steeple with aclock. New Galloway is joined with Wigtown, Stran-raer, and Whithorn, in returning a member to the im-perial parliament; the constituency, however, does notexceed fourteen. GALLOWLAW, a hamlet, in the parish of Pan-bride, county of Forfar ; containing 79 inhabitants.It is one of several hamlets, or groups of cottages, in theparish. GALSTON, a parish, in the district of Kyle, countyof Ayr, 5 miles (E. by S.) from Kilmarnock; con-taining, with the village of Greenholme, 4334 inhabit-ants. This parish, which is fancifully supposed to havederived its name from the temporary settlement of anumber of Gauls, is thirteen miles in length, and fromone to five miles broad ; comprising 14,577 acres, ofwhich more than one-half are arable, 1000 woodlandand plantations, and the remainder pasture and waste.It is bounded on the north by the river Irvine ; on theeast by the river Avon, dividing i


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