History of the Counties of Ayr & Wigton [Scotland]: Volume II: Carrick.
These pages offer a detailed parish history of the Scottish counties of Ayr and Wigton. Each parish visited in this narrative is described in terms of etymology, civil and ecclesiastical history, rise and progress, and antiquities, with a preponderance of anecdotes and sketches conveying much local color. Parishes include: Ballantrae, Barr, Colmonell, Dailly, Girvan, Kirkmichael, Kirkoswald, Maybole, and Straiton. Much of genealogical interest can be found in these pages, featuring abundant references to the ancient families of the counties, their ancestral homes, their places of worship and the monuments to their posterity. The historical, as well as genealogical interest of this volume rests chiefly with the Kennedies their ancient lineage, feuds, and wide-spread family connections.? The text is enhanced by delightful woodcuts. A full-name index adds to the value of this work.
1864, (2021), paper, 502 pp.