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Dab1 THE CHIESLIES. by invading him in his own house at Dalry, where they beat and wounded him and his servants, and took possession of his stables, out of which they turned his horses. ?They had also,? records Fountainhall, ?a recrimination against him, viz., that they being come to fetch his proportion of Straw for their horses, conform to the late Acts of Parliament and Council, he with sundry of his servants and tenants fell on them with (pitch) forks, grapes, &c, and had broken their swords and wounded some of them.? The dispute was referred to the Criminal Court, by sentence of which Davis was banished Scotland, never to return, and Clark was expelled from the Guards. ?The punishment of hamesucken, which turn hoc extrui curavit marks suyerstes PVaZterus ChiesZie de Dahy, mercafor ef civis Edindurgensis. Burnet describes his father as !? a noted fanatic at the time of the civil war.? In 1675-9 there was a manufactory of paper at his mills of Dalry, on the Water of Leith. In April, 1682, John Chieslie complained to the privy Council that Davis, Clark, and some other gentlemen of the Royal Life Gpards (the regiment of Claverhouse) had committed ? hanie-suckeni? I lands of Dalry to Sir Alexander Brand, w-hose memory yet lingers in the names of Brandfield Street and Place on the property. Afterwards the estate belonged to the Kirkpatricks of Allisland, and latterly to the Walkers, one of whom, James, was a Principal Clerk of Session, whose son Francis, on his niamage with the heiress of Hawthomden, assumed the name of Drummond. This once secluded property is now nearly all covered with populous streets. One portion of it, at the south end of the Dalry Road, is now a public cemetery, belonghg to the Edinburgh Cemetery Company, and contains several handsome monument... The same company have established an addi- ~~ .they were certainly guilty of, is death,? says Fountainhall (Vol. I.). We have related in its place how this man, the father of the famous Rachel Chieslie, Lady Grange, assassinated the Lord President, Sir George Lockhart of Carnwath, in 1689, for which his right hand was struck oft; after he had been put to the torture and before his execution, and also how his body was camed away and secretly buried. About 1704 his heir, Major Chieslie, sold the 1 DALRI MANOR HOUSE.
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