An Historical and Genealogical Account of the Bethunes of the Island of Sky

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Neill, 1778 - 36 pages

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Page v - Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, Now green in youth, now withering on the ground ; Another race the following spring supplies, They fall successive, and successive rise: So generations in their course decay, So flourish these, when those are past away.
Page viii - Doctor Angus, that wrote the Lilly of Medicine, and who went to that country after the death of his uncle Ferquhard junior, that died in the uninhabited...
Page ix - Sky, whofe names have not been recorded in the preceding account ; of whom fome may be in England, others in Ireland and foreign plantations. It is certain however, there were Bethunes in Sky before Doctor Peter came to that country, families of good efteem and repute, but could give no account how or when they arrived thither.
Page vi - T4 receives back thole bodies which come out or it: For no generation can abide as the earth doth, but follows the foregoing, as the next that comes after {hall follow it unto their graves. " Duft we are, (3) Book of and to duft we muft return, (3...
Page v - Andrew, Neil, John, William, Peter, and Angus ; and four daughters, Margaret, Jean, Marion, and Euphame.
Page iv - Sky until a few years ago, he joined a company of emigrants to America. He married a Gentlewoman of the family of M'Leod of Rafay, defcended of Malcolmouglas's Garve M'Leod, eighth Baron of Lewis (2.), and had a fam'uy.
Page ix - Bethunes, a gun, fword and target, as an evidence of his regard for them, and that they were...
Page vii - Sky, are intitled to bear the fame coat of arms, the fupporters except ed, with Bethune of Balfour their chief, with an annulet or ring for a difference, fince they are defcended of a fifth fon of that family.

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