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Old and New Edinburgh Vol. IV


216 OLD AND NEW EDINBURGH. [Dab. ~~ ~~ Cuthbert?s, in 1831, for .&2,500, and seated for 1,300. The church was built in 1827, and is now named St David?s, the parish being quo~d sawa, and disjoined from St Cuthbert?s. The United Secession Congregation, which formerly sat here, have now their. place of worship, seated for 1,284, on the west side of the Lothian Road. In architecture, externally, it is assimilated with the street. charters granted by the Scottish kings between 1309 and 1413 the lands of Dalry, near Edinburgh, are mentioned in several instances. Under Robert I. the lands of Merchinstoun ahd Dalry ? were granted to William Bisset. Under David II., Roger Hog, burgess of Edinburgh, had ?one annual forth of Dalry ;,I and there was a charter given by William More, of Abercorn, to William Touris and Helenor Bruce, Countess of Carrick, of the lands of Dalry, in the county of Edinburgh. EDINBURGH CASTLE FROM PORT HOPETO[?N, 1825. (A/?#- EW6U.d) Westward of this quarter lies the old historic suburban district named Dalry. The quaint old mancr house of that name, which stood so long embosomed among its ancient copsewood, on the east side of the Dalry Road, with its projecting towers crowned by ogee roofs, is now incorporated with one of the somewhat humble class of streets, which hereabout have covered the whole estate, even to Wester Dalry, near the cemetery of that name. Of Celtic origin, it takes its name from Dal, a vale, and righ, ? a king,? like a place of the same name in Cunningham, near which there is also a spot named, like that at Holyrood, Croft an Righ, ?the croft of the king.? In the roll of missing This Helenor was the only daughter of Alexander, fifth Earl of Carrick (who fell at the battle of Halidon Hill, in 1333)? and was the wife of Sir William Cunningham, of Kilmaurs. In the sixteenth century this fertile and valuable barony became the property of the Chieslieq wealthy burgesses of Edinburgh. . In 1672 there was a ?ratification? by Parliament in favour of the notorious John Chieslie (son of Walter Chieslie of Dalry) of the lands of Gorgie; and the inscription on the tomb of his mother in the Greyfriars is thus given in Monteith?s ?Theatre of Mortality,? I 704- Memonk charissimle SUE mnjugis, [email protected] Tad, ~ U E decessit 27th Januav, 1679 Manumen
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