This lecture explores the Davidson family who were owners of the Muirhouse mansion and estate from 1776 until 1918 and therefore were in possession of the lands around the village of Muttonhole when the name later changed to Davidson’s Mains – there having been 6 generations of the family who were the title holders of the estate. Bill Weir is part of the Cramond Association and has undertaken considerable work researching North Edinburgh area.


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Bill Weir is part of the Cramond Association and has undertaken considerable work researching North Edinburgh area.

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The Davidsons of Davidson’s Mains

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The 11th and 12th Dukes of Hamilton and Hamilton Palace: Completion and Desertion

Wednesday 19 September 2018, 10:30am

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Discovering Georgian Lauriston: The House and its Neighbours West of Edinburgh.

Saturday 6 October 2018, 10:30am

Looking at Lauriston today there is little to indicate the house had much to do with the 1700s, but what did happen? Neighbouring estates and...

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