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Thread #161624 Message #3842813
Posted By: Gutcher
04-Mar-17 - 10:03 AM
Thread Name: DTStudy: Bonnie Galloway/Bonny Gallowa'
Subject: RE: DTStudy: Bonnie Galloway/Bonny Gallowa'
Mid 20th.C. sheet music gives words by George G.B. Sproat--Sproat being an ancient Galloway family, tenants in the Motte of Urr, whitch being crown lands they became lairds of for sevices rendered to Robert the Bruce during the battle of Moss Raploch and prior to that at the battle of Glentrool.
Music by George Faed Hornsby, on the face of it not a very Galloway sounding name but found in many burial records from the 18th.C. onwards in Galloway and with a very substantial 19th.C. family burial monument in Girthon Burial ground which was the burial ground for the people of Gatehouse of Fleet, home to the well known 19th.C. family of artists called Faed who also have a monument in the same cemetry.