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Mair for meat and drink and wyne to hiin and his man . . iiij lib Scotts
Mair for cloth to hir iij lib Scotts
Mair for twa tare treis xl sh Scotts
Item mair for twa treis, and ye making of them, to ye warkmen . iij lib Scotts
Item to ye hangman in Hadingtoun, and fetchin of him, thiie
dollores for his pens, is iiij lib xiiii sh
Item mair for meit and drink and wyne for his intertinge . . iii lib Scotts
Item mair fer ane man and two hors, for ye fetcheing of him, and
taking of him hame agane xl sh Scotts
Mair to hir for meit and drink ilk ane day, iiij sh the space of xxx
dayes, is vi lib Scotts
Item mair to ye twa officers for y r fie ilk day sex shilline aught
pennes, is x lib Scotts
Summa is iiij scoir xii lib xiiij sh
Ghilbert Lauder.
Urn. Lauder Bilzuars.
Takin of this above written soume twentie-seaven pundis Scotis qjk the said unnj
Margrit Dinham had of her ain.
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No. X.— Page 312.
' Notice of the Palace of Kincardine.
The ruins of the Palace, or Castle, of Kincardine stand on an wooded eminence
which rises about thirty feet above the level of the adjoining lands, at the foot
of the Cairn-o'-Mount road. The walls are composed of chisel hewn, but mostly
hammer-dressed stones, and no part is more than eight feet high — they are of
great strength, being constructed on the same sloping principle as harbours and
military fortifications. The ground plan is still traceable, and it appears, that,
independent of the foundations of the strong gateway and tower (which project
twenty or thirty feet from the main building, and a surrounding ditch and de-
fensive outworks), the size of the Palace had been fully five hundred yards in
circumference, with an inner court of about two hundred feet. It was inhabited
on all sides except the west, which is composed merely of a wall, in which
there is an entrance of great width leading to the court ; but the principal
entrance was on the south. There was also a door on the north, about five feet
broad, and two spacious apartments measuring about fourteen by fifty feet, and
fourteen by thirty-five feet, are on each side of it. Two other apartments on the
east are twenty-two by sixty, and twenty-two by fourteen feet in size. The front
wall, though mostly composed of the watch-towers, embrace several variously sized
apartments. The outer walls vary from eight to ten feet in thickness — the inner
are about three, and some parts of the front so much as twelve feet.
The time of the foundation of this Palace is unknown. Tradition asserts
that it was in existence in the time of Kenneth III., and some writers call it the
scene of his murder. It was certainly of note in William the Lion's time, and was

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