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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ... Reg. Hon. de Morton, vol. ii. No. 157. esk, by William Fraser, pp. 497, 498. 3 Actg of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. i. p. 181. s Reg. Episc. Morav., No. 272. During the first half of the thirteenth century John Bisset was dominus de Loveth (Lowet or Lovat), and of the district in Inverness-shire called the Ard, together with other possessions in Koss and elsewhere; and there are charters granted by him, and agreements between him, his son and successor of the same name, and the Bishops of Moray respecting these, down to 1259,3 about which time John Bisset, the son, appears to have died, leaving one son, a third John Bisset, who died without issue in or before 1268, when the estates seem to have been divided between his three sisters, co-heiresses, two of whom, Muriel and Cecilia, married, respectively, Sir David de Graham and Sir William de Fentoun, while a third, Elizabeth, seems to have been the wife of a Sir Andrew de Bosco, and to have had a daughter, Maria, who married Hugh de Rose, and brought him the estate of Kilravock; and the rights of a powerful family that took the surname of de 1'Arde sprang either from a fourth or from the de Fentoun family, which rights eventually passed to the name of Chisholm.4 Sir David de Graham's wife may have been the eldest sister, for he is mentioned in various documents during the last thirty years of the thirteenth century as dominus de Loveth, which estate he probably held in chief of the Crown; and he was, at the same time, portioner with Sir William de Fentoun in the lands of the Ard, and with him held the church lands of Kyntallergy (Kiltarlity), the lands of Esse, and some fishings in the water of Forn (the river Beauly), of the Bishops of Moray, doing homage to that see for them.5 But...

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