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05 November 2004:
The description of the person who renamed the lands of Windyedge to Mount Vernon is wrong. In fact a Glasgow merchant Mr.Robert Boyd purchased Windyedge from the trustees of John Pitcairn in December 1741 and renamed the property Mount Vernon in 1742 - after the famous admiral Edward Vernon. Therefore the property was already known as Mount Vernon when George Buchanan purchased it in 1756 from the Edinburgh merchant Adam Fairholm.
For a full investigation of this part of history that has been erroneously reported since at least 1861 please paste the following url into your browser and read my an account of my research.
- Robert Murray (

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