Searching for "MAXWELLTOWN"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    Bridgend Dumfries Shire
    absorbed in Maxwelltown, in Troqueer parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, on the right bank of the river Nith, immediately suburban to Dumfries. See Maxwelltown. Groome
    Dumfries Dumfries Shire Maxwelltown (which, with the Terregles part of the town, is in Kirkcudbright) by a stone bridge of the 13th century Bartholomew
    Dumfries Dumfries Shire Maxwelltown, along the Kirkcudbrightshire bank of the Nith, directly opposite and nearly of the same length as Dumfries, seems to be rather Groome
    Dumfriesshire Dumfries Shire Maxwelltown House, Warmanbie, Bonshaw, Northfield, Boreland, Broomrig, Cowhill, Portrack, Gribton, Newtonairds, Milnhead, Burnfoot, Lanrick, and Corehead. According to Mis cellaneous Groome
    Dundee Angus Maxwelltown, and South Road, Lochee. The force consists of 1 superintendent, 2 lieutenants, 4 inspectors, 1 sanitary inspector (who is also Groome
    Kirkcudbrightshire Kirkcudbrightshire burgh of New Galloway, and the police burghs of Castle Douglas, Dalbeattie, Gatehouse, and Maxwelltown. Kirkcudbrightshire returns 1 member to Parliament. Bartholomew
    Kirkcudbrightshire or the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright Kirkcudbrightshire Maxwelltown downward, and for some distance lying between the former tract and the river, extends a belt of merse land Groome
    Maxwelltown Kirkcudbrightshire Maxwelltown is connected by bridges over the Nith. Maxwelltown (previous to 1810 called Bridgend) has tweed mills, grain mills, saw mills Bartholomew
    Maxwelltown Kirkcudbrightshire Maxwelltown, a burgh of barony in the parish of Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire. It stands on the right bank of the curving Groome
    Ryedale Kirkcudbrightshire with a mansion, in Troqueer parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, near the right bank of the Nith, in the Southern vicinity of Maxwelltown. Groome
    Stranraer Wigtownshire Maxwelltown, Dumfries-those to less than 14 days to the local prison at Wigtown. Stranraer or Kennedy's Castle, almost Groome
    Troqueer Kirkcudbrightshire Maxwelltown, contains 840 sittings. Four public schools - Drumsleet, Lauricknowe, Maxwelltown, and Whinnyhill - with respective accommodation for 127, 300, 359, and 78 children Groome
    Troqueer Kirkcudbrightshire Troqueer , par., Kirkcudbrightshire, on river Nith, 11,675 ac., pop. 5524; contains town of Maxwelltown. Bartholomew
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