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The Daily Dispatch: March 27, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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emove the stains of the broil. This being procured with difficulty, James employed himself in learning what was the summit of his deliverer's early wishes, and found that they were bounded by the desire of possessing in property the farm of Brachead, upon which he labored as a bondsman. The lands chanced to belong to the Crown, and James directed him to come to the Palace of Holyrood and inquire for the "Gudeman of Ballangeich" He presented himself accordingly, and found with due astonishment, that he had saved his monarch's life, and that he was to be gratified with a crown charter of the lands of Brachead, under the service of presenting a sewer, basin and towel for the king to wash his hands, when he should happen to pass the bridge of Cramond. The Howlesons of Brachead, whose representatives still possess the property, hold it upon the tenure represented, and this service was performed by W. Howleson Crawford, younger son of Brachead, when George IV. visited Scotland in 1822