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Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745

Volume II

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Author: Mrs. Thomson
Published: 1845
Language: English
Wordcount: 101,313 / 299 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 48.8
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 335
Added to site: 2007.04.01
mnybks.net#: 16440
Genre: History
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macy, the young man, in 1710, took steps to establish himself as his father's heir. Two witnesses were produced who were present at the marriage of his parents, and bonds were found in the family chests, designating Lord Wintoun as "our eldest lawful son," by Dame Christian Hepburn Countess of Wintoun, "our spouse." This important point being established, Lord Wintoun served himself heir to his father and became the possessor of the family estates, chiefly situated in East Lothian, their principal residence being the palace of Seaton, so recognized in the royal charters, from its having been the favourite resort of royalty, the scene of entertainment to Mary of Scots, and her court, and the residence of Charles the First, when in Scotland in 1633. It was afterwards the place of meeting for the Jacobite nobles, and their adherents.[7]

Differing from many of his companions in arms, Lord Wintoun was a zealous Protestant; but without any regard to the supremacy of either mode of faith, it appears to have b

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