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The Birtwhistles of Craven and Galloway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 5 Remains of the droversís inn on Malham Great Close

 

 

 

Partly because of the flowery language, some researchers have questioned whether the account of John Birtwhistle being in the Hebrides at the time of the Jacobite Rebellion was a piece of romantic fiction. Was it perhaps more likely that, like other drovers, John Birtwhistle purchased cattle in Falkirk, confiscated from the clans by the Duke of Cumberlandís troops, and sold to drovers at knock down prices? We have already seen that John Birtwhistle was in Falkirk before the Jacobite Rebellion

 

 

 

 

 

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