Searching for "OLD WIVES LEES"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    Edinburgh Midlothian Lee, Dr Guthrie, Dr Duff, Dr John Brown, and many other distinguished persons.-Dean Cemetery, a most picturesque and beautiful place, is noticed in the paragraph on Dean.-Rosebank Cemetery lies on the W side of the N end of Pilrig Street, is modern and ornate, and contains, among many interesting monuments, a tombstone erected by Queen Victoria to the memory of an attached servant who died in 1854.- Dalry Cemetery lies in the western outskirts, and is of similar date and character to Rosebank Cemetery.- Echo Bank Cemetery, in the Newington district, is well laid Groome
    Glasgow Lanarkshire
    old communion table to lead his peats in; that he took in his corn, and said it was lawful to work, on the Sabbath; and that he affirmed the Reformers had brought more damage to the Church in one age than the Pope and his faction had done in a thousand years. 'One of the counts against the Bishop of Orkney was 'that he was a curler on the ice on the Sabbath day;' while the Bishop of Moray was convicted of all 'the ordinary faults of a bishop,' and was besides charged by Mr Andrew Cant with having danced Groome
    Lanarkshire Lanarkshire Lee House, Letham House, Lymekilns House, Mauldslie Castle, Milton-Lockhart, Monkland House, Murdoston House, Muirburn, Netherfield House, Newton House, Robroyston, Rocksoles, Rosehall, Ross House, Smyllum, Springfield, St John's Kirk, Stonebyres, Symington, Tennochside, Thornwood House, Torrance, Udston House, Viewpark, Westburn House, Westquarter House, Wishaw House, and Woodhall. Industries. —Prior to 1700 the manufactures of Lanarkshire were few and unimportant, and even down to 1727 they continued to be less extensive than those of either Perthshire or Forfarshire. About 1750 they began to develop rapidly, and this became still more the case after the impulse given to the cotton trade Groome
    LEE Kent old one, in a beautiful situation with an extensive prospect; was erected at a cost of £8, 000; and is a handsome structure with a lofty spire. Two other churches, Christ Church and Holy Trinity, are within the parish; and serve for chapelries constituted in 1840 and 1863, and containing a pop. of respectively 2, 333 and 1, 100. The livings of them are p. curacies; the former in the patronage of the Rector, the latter in that of L. Glenton, Esq. Value of the former, £300;* of the latter, not reported * Christ Church stands in Lee Park Imperial
    LONDON London
    Wives of Windsor; ''and was the residence of Sir Thomas More. Bread-street, going off the S side of Cheapside, contained the house where Milton was born, and which was destroyed by the great fire; contained also the Mermaid tavern, which was frequented by Shakespeare, Raleigh, and Ben Jonson; and retains, beneath one of its present houses, the vaults of a mansion of Sir J. Gisor, built about 1240. Coleman-street, going northward, nearly on a line with Old Jewry, was the residence of Ben Jonson, and of Cowley, who wrote ' ' the Cutler of Coleman-street; ''and contained the Star Imperial
    OLD-WIVES-LEES, or Oldwoods-Lees Kent OLD-WIVES-LEES , or Oldwoods-Lees, a place in the N E of Kent; 4¼ miles S W of Canterbury Imperial
    Prestonpans East Lothian wives, and second in notoriety only to the fishwives of Fisherrow and Newhaven, used to carry the salt in creels for sale in Edinburgh and other towns. A manufactory of sulphate of soda, and of sulphuric, nitric, and muriatic acids, once employed upwards of 50 men, but has long since been abandoned. Extensive potteries, commenced about the middle of last century, employed about 40 men and upwards of 50 boys; but after the close of the first quarter of the present century, they degenerated into a small manufactory of brown and white ware. Two brick and tile works long sent Groome
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