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AUTHOR OF
THE PEERAGE AND BARONETAGE," THE LANDED GENTRY,'

ANECDOTES OF THE ARISTOCRACY," &c.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:
HURST AND BLACKETT, PUBLISHERS,

SUCCESSORS TO HENRY COLBURN,
13, GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET,

CT 775 .B95 / 1853 V./

LONDON

M. S. MYERS, PRINTER, 22, TAVISTOCK STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

FAMILY ROMANCE.

THE HEIR OF THIRLESTANE.

ONE of the most distinguished Cadets of the great House of Buccleuch was Scott, of Thirlestane. Some genealogists even incline to think that the head of that branch is now also the chief of the great Border Clan of Scott, the Duke of Buccleuch's male descent being derived, not from Buccleuch, but from King Charles II. Be that as it may, the Barons of Thirlestane were among the chief men on the Scottish Borders, and their hereditary loyalty has been attested by the deeds

VOL. I.

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