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Ayrshire - Volume 1
Its History and Historic Families
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By Robertson, William
ISBN 1845300254
SERIES Scottish County Histories
Paperback  392 pages
Subject [British & Irish history: c 1700 to c 1900 ] [Social & cultural history ] [Family history ] [Rural communities ] [Ayrshire ]
Published 25 January, 2005
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Originally published in 1908, this very readable account of the history of one of Scotland's most important counties is a story of ups and downs, of fightings for freedom and faith, of local and feudal jarrings and turmoils, of steady persevering through it all on the pathway of progress. This first volume is given to the history of the politics and social development of the shire, while the second volume is given to the history of the leading families. Less detailed than Paterson's History, this is an excellent introduction to the complex family relationships of Kyle, Cunninghame and Carrick.

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