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Raehills

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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Raehills, a mansion in Johnstone parish, Dumfriesshire, near the right bank of Kinnel Water, 10 miles NNW of Lockerbie. A noble castellated edifice in the Tudor style, with very beautiful grounds, it was built in 1786 by James, third Earl of Hopetoun, and received a large edition in 1834. The Earl of Hopetoun in 1792 inherited the estates of his grand-uncle, George, third Marquess of Annandale; and Anne, his daughter, and the heiress to those estates, married her kinsman, Admiral Sir William Johnstone-Hope, G.C.B. Their great-grandson, John James Hope-Johnstone, Esq. of Annandale (b. 1842; suc. 1876), lays claim to the Annandale marquessate, was Conservative member for Dumfriesshire from l874 to 1880, and holds 64,079 acres in the shire, valued at £27, 884 per annum. See Annandale, Lochwood, and Lochmaben.—Ord. Sur., sh. 10, 1864.

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