* Rare * John Henderson Caithness Family History 1884 1st Edition


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Author : John HendersonTitle: Caithness Family History First Edition Published by David Douglas Edinburgh 1884…………….. (see pictures) Condition Of book: This is a Very Good – Copy of this book in quarter brown leather over green linen coloured boards with five raised bands to spine and with gilt lettering to 2nd compartment along spine.Remnant white paint runs along one fore-edge of the book (is easily removed carefully with stanley knife) I have not one to hand as time of listing.Top edge of the book is in gilt with other edges rough cut and untrimmed by binder.Plain green endpapers.Half title page present along with title page and with impressive engraved coat of arms to the title page.It’s a comprehensive work on Caithness and some of it’s important families of this area of Scotland including the Sutherlands of Forse,The Sinclairs of Southdun and of Brabster and Dundeath and Murkle and The Bruces of Stanstill.The book has a firm binding with no hinge weakness.The contents internally remain clean and sharp with NO foxing,no thumbed page margins and no turned corners to the pages of text.A brief biographical sketch from the book is set out below.Publisher: David Douglas 1884 ”  John Henderson was descended from the Brabster-dorran branch of the Caithness Hendersons. Of his grandfather’s three sons, two were, like himself, long and intimately associated with the public business of their native county.Captain John Henderson, the eldest of the brothers, after serving in the Caithness Fencibles during the Irish Rebellion, spent his later years at Castlegreen, Thurso, which he built. He died there in 1828, aged sixty-nine. He was for many years factor on the Ulbster estates, and was the first agent in Thurso for the Commercial Bank of Scotland. In 1812 he published a “General View of the Agriculture of Caithness”, the first family contribution to the annals of the county, and a work of considerable interest. He married Jane, daughter of Captain William Maclean of the 40th Regiment, and his wife, Mary, daughter of John Sutherland of Forse. The only survivor of their family is Major-General William Henderson, R.A. ” 

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