Searching for "MORVILLE"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    BURGH-BY-SANDS Cumberland Morvilles; was given to the Abbey of Holme-Cultram; passed to the Multores, the Dacres, and the Howards; and belongs Imperial
    Cunninghame Ayrshire Morville, the constables of Scotland, were in the 12th and 13th centuries proprietors of almost all the land, and they Groome
    Dreghorn Ayrshire Morvilles, lord high constables of Scotland, from whom it passed in 1196 to Roland, Lord of Galloway. Mansions are Annick Groome
    Dryburgh Abbey Berwickshire Morville. who succeeded his father in 1159, and died in 1162. Some hold that morville was implicated in the murder Groome
    HELTON Westmorland Morvilles, and belongs now to the Earl of Lonsdale. Helton Common has a Druidical circle, and another antiquity, called the Cope Imperial
    Herdmandston East Lothian Morville in 1162. His descendant, Charles St Clair, in 1782 established his claim to the barony of Sinclair, created in 1489 and dormant Groome
    Kilwining Ayrshire Morville, lord of Cunninghame, and Lord High Constable of Scotland. Robert I., Hugh de Morville de Menetheth, lord of Arran Groome
    KIRKOSWALD Cumberland Morville, one of the murderers of Thomas à Becket; descended to the Miltons, the Dacres, and the Musgraves; was pronounced Imperial
    Lauder Berwickshire Morville, constable of Scotland; and it afterwards passed into the possession of Devorgilla, wife of John Baliol, by whom it was given Groome
    MORVAL Cornwall Morville, one of the murderers of Thomas à Becket; and, with Morval House, belongs now to John F. Buller, Esq. Morval Imperial
    Morvil or Morville Shropshire Morville , par., township, and vil., Shropshire - par., 5166 ac., pop. 474; township, pop. 385; vil., 3 miles NW. of Bridgnorth Bartholomew
    Nenthorn Berwickshire Morvilles, the hereditary constables of Scotland, and followed the fortunes of their other possessions till the downfall and forfeiture of John Groome
    Roxburghshire Roxburghshire Morvilles, Soulises, Corbetts, Percys, Berkeleys, and Vesseys, all followers of David from England, were established in Roxburghshire in this reign Groome
    Salton East Lothian Morvilles, lords high-constables of Scotland, and their successors the Lords of Galloway; but about 1260 the greater part of it seems Groome
    Stevenston Ayrshire Morville, Lord of Cunninghame and Constable of Scotland. The second steam engine ever employed in Scotland was set up in 1719 for pumping Groome
    Stow Midlothian
    Morvilles on the E. Wedale early possessed the privilege of sanctuary in the same manner as Tyninghame; and ` the black Groome
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