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3 40 OLD AND NEW EDINBURGH. [Moredun. and a father, his afflicted widow and daughters erect this memorial of affection and regret.? He designed and erected the column of Lord Hill, at Hawkstone, near Shrewsbury. Adjoining the Stenhouse is Moredun, the property of Misses Anderson, of old called Goodtrees, when it belonged to a family named Stewart. It is now remarkable for its holly hedges, which are of great height. tish, Roman, and English laws. He married Agnes, daughter of Trail of Blebo, by whom he had several children. He took an active part in the Revolution of 1688, and became Lord Advocate in 1689. He was made a baronet of Nova Scotia in 1695, according to Burke-in 1705, according to Beatson-and attained the reputation of being one of the most able and acute lawyers of his time, and of this his ?Answer to Dirleton?s Doubts ? is considered a proof. From his nephew, INCH HOUSE. In the middle of the seventeenth century Goodtrees belonged to a family named McCulloch, which ended in an only daughter and heiress, Marion, widow of Sir John Elliot, who married, in 1648, Sir James Stewart of Coltness (a son of Stewart of Allanton), who was twice Provost of Edinburgh, in 1649 ? and 1659, but was dismissed from office at the Restoration as a Covenanter, and was even committed to the Castle. By this marriage he acquired the estate of Goodtrees, and, dying in 1681, was succeeded in Coltness by his eldest son, Sir Thomas Stewart (a baronet of 1698), while Goodtrees passed by bequest to his fourth son, James. The latter was bred an advocate, and early distinguished himself by his knowledge of the Scot- Sir David Stewart, he purchased the estate of Coltness in 17 I 2, and, dying in the following year, was succeeded by his son, Sir James Stewart, Bart., of Goodtrees and Coltness. The latter, who was born in 1681, married, ic 1705, Anne, daughter of Sir Hew Dalrymple of North Berwick, Lord President of the Court ot Session. Like his father, he was a distinguished advocate. He became Solicitor-General for Scotland, and in 1713 was returned to Parliament as member for Midlothian. He died in 1727, and was succeeded by his only son, Sir James Stewart of Goodtrees, who was the most remarkable man of the family, and eminent as a writer on political economy- He was born on the loth of October (old style),
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