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A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Garscube, an estate, with a mansion, in New Kilpatrick parish, Dumbartonshire. The mansion, standing on the right bank of the river Kelvin, 1 mile NW of Maryhill station and 5 miles NW of Glasgow, was erected in 1827, after designs by W. Burn, in the Elizabethan style, and has very beautiful grounds. Acquired by the Colquhouns in 1558, the estate of Garscube passed about the middle of the 17th century to John Campbell of Succoth, whose descendant, Islay Campbell, was created Lord Advocate in 1784, President of the Court of Session under the title of Lord Succoth in 1789, and a baronet in 1808. His son, Sir Archibald, became a Lord of Session in 1809, also under the title of Lord Succoth; and his grandson, Sir George (1829-74), held 2395 acres in Dumbartonshire, 926 in Stirlingshire, and 253 in Lanarkshire, valued respectively at £6257, £1567, and £571 per annum. He was succeeded as fifth Bart., by his cousin, Archibald Spencer Lindsay Campbell (b. 1852).—Ord. Sur., sh. 30, 1866.

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