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Cowell (continued)

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Pagination: 87v-88r

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planted it with other people, unless it be a few remaynder of the old, it hath one Church called Kilmore and it is fourscoir merk land.

Muideort lyeth nixt upon the northwest syd of the former, plentifull of milk, fishe, deer and rae but not fertill of corne, therin ar certane rough Ilands, the cowntrey it self being very rough and craggy. ane castell it hath upon a rock in the sea called Iland Tirrim, ships may cum to it. upon the west and south syd of the castell is a hie mowntayne.

Arysaig cumeth after, nixt to Muideort, it is no corne cowntrey but for pasture and fishes, it hath a church cald Kilmaroy in Arisaig.

Nixt to it ar the two Morroris perteyning to the Siell-Allan wick Rannald, on the southsyd or sumquhat west of Loch Murror a freshe water loch of sum 4 myles of lenth, and a myl of breadth which loch is compassed with hie mowntayns as also at the east head therof, all the cowntrey is rough and montanous, with a river running from thir Loch to the sea. The uthir Morror upon the northsyde of the Loch, perteyneth to the Laird of Glengarry, a verie litle cowntrey, it hath fish, bestiall, and pasture, but smal stoar of cornis. Upon the northsyd of thir Morrorr ther is a sealoch cumeth in betuix both the cowntreys of Morrrur and Knodeart.

Knodeart is fertill of corne, abundance of pastur also, in it ar dyvers small rivers, and specially five, two wherof at the head of Loch Neves, ther is a great mowntayne betuix them, and the river whiche runneth on the nordwest of thir mowntayne runneth throw a glen, one of the glennis is cald Glen-Meddill, thair is also a fres he water loch throw whiche another litle river doth run, the two rivers meet, and so run by the church of the cowntrey called Kilghoan, which is also the cheef dwelling of the Lord of the Cowntrey. Upon the north of thir cowntrey ther is a glen profitable for cattell, and a river falling throch it, the river called Gasiran, and the Glengasiran. ther is also Glenbaristill. Ther is a loch of seawater on the northsyd of Knodeart
[Loch Owrin]
it goeth far up to the eastward, with plentie of fiche therin, ther is a glen upon the southeast syd therof, and a smal river cald Voirne, and the sea loch is cald Loch-voirne

[Loch Treig. thir loch lying in wast grownd whair is no corne, but good pastur, sendeth out a river 4 myl long to Spean. Loch gulbin sendeth another river also. Loch Traig lyeth among hie mowntayns, the one head lyeth north and sumwhat to the east, the uthir end south or sum more to the west.]

Glen-Garry is all within the land not touching the sea, it is neighbour to Loch-arkgaik in Lochabyr. Ther is a litle Strath betuix the head of Loch-Lochy, and another smal freshe water Loch cald Loch-Eawich, thir strath is scarss one myl of lenth and not the eicht part of a myl in breadth, it is cald Achadrome, supposed be the people therabout to be the middle part of Scotland be the length. there is a stone in a playne in the strath cald the stone of the rigg of Scotland that runs from nordeast to southwest, the river of Garry is but two myles from this Strath, cuming out of Loch Garry, and Loch Koich and sundrie uthir lochis. Glengarry hath cornis and bestiall in good plentie. On the southwest syd therof ther is a great firr wood of sum 10 or 12 myles, and upon the north syd of Loch-garry ther is a fair oaken wood. Loch arry is 6 myl long, the river falleth in Loch-Eawich, and from it into Loch ness. the cheef dwelling is at the head of Loch-Eawich. Glengarry and Achadrome is of the Lordship of Lochabyr and Shirifdome of Innerness.

The names of the wholl parts of the Lordship of Lochabyr, ar thess. Mamoir, Loch-Levin or Lieven, Glennevish, Gargavach, Glen-spean, Glen- Roy, Daugh-nassie, Loch-Yiell, Glenley or Glenluy, Loch-Airkag, Achadrome and Glengarry. All thir parts ar devyded among the paroche churches viz: Ardgowr in the Lordship of Morverne and Sherifdome of Innerness. Loch-yiell, Glenley, Loch-Arkaig, Achadrome, and Glengarry perteyne to the paroche of Kilmaille. Loch-Lieven, Mamoir and the seaven merk land and half merk land of Glen-nevish perteyne to Iland Mowne. Thrie merk land and a half of Glen-nevesh, Gargaveth, Glenspean, Glen Roy, and Daughnassie with six merkis land of Glen-ley perteyn to the paroch of Kilmanevack. Ther is a small town, whair a chappell wes built of old not two myle from Kilmanevack, wherin the oldest men declaire they did sie in thir chappell whiche is called Achana-hannait many housis and inhabitants of that town selling wyne, ail, aquavitae, the Scottis quart of wyne for 18 pennies Scottis. a quart of aill a quart of hasill nutts, and a quart of oatmeal for thrie pennies Scottis, and that thir place wes a sanctuarie among the cowntrey people, thir town now is desolat without inhabitants. Anno 1620 in the beginning of August, the people of the cowntrey wer a building a bridge upon the river Airkaig, at the end of the work they report they saw ane infinit number of adders swymming upon the water, a litle above the bridge, leaping theron, wherof many landing creepd away throch the grass and hather, to the terrowr of the beholders.

Abirtarf is nixt to Glengarrye, at the north or nordest head of thir loch, it is devyded in two parts betuix the Lord Lovet, and the Laird of Glengarry. it hath two rivers Eawich whilk draweth     Continued