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Bonhill In 1793
From the Old Statistical Account for Scotland 65 Bonhil
p 453 Miscellaneous Observations : Inchmarin, one of the islands
in Loch Lomond is at equal distance from the parishes of Bonhill,
Luss, Kilmarnock and Buchanan. From this circumstance it is not
clear to what county it belongs, and as it pays no stipend, it is
equally undetermined to what parish. It is the largest island in
the lake, about 2 miles long and from half to a mile broad. TheMontrose family use it as a deer park, where they keep 200 fallow
deer. The ruins of the castle, formerly belonging to the Lennox
family, are still upon this Island. The person who has charge of
the woods and the deerresides with his family upon it.
Some years ago, many persons disordered in their senses, were sent
to it as to a place of confinement; and those of the fair sex, who
were so unfortunate as to give - pregnant proofs of theirfrailty,
were sent here as to avoid the reproach of the world. At that time
the neighbouring clergyman, who happened to be a strict disciplinarian
and very zealous against fornicators, claimed Inchmarin as belonging

Posted: 2003, Member logged in: 2016
Bonhill, Dunbartonshire


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