VOL. XV111

Published A Learmouth & Son
King Street Stirling - 1936.

The Edmonstones of Cambuswallace and Newton , near Doune, were descended from the race of Duntreath. They were closely concerned in the events of local Jacobite history. Patrick Edmonstone of Newton was one of the party, which in 1708, plotted in the old change-house at Bridgend, Bridge of Allan. James Edmonstone carried the Royal Standard of James at Sheriffmuir, and it was he who rebuffed Rob Roy at Doune market. Robina Edmonstone of Cambus Wallace was the heroine of the incident at Newton, when, on her invitation, expressed in broad Scots, Prince Charles kissed the lady. She afterwards married a son of Stewart of Invernahyle. William Edmonstone of Cambuswallace was a benefactor of the town of Stirling, as it was he who projected the layout of the Black Walk in 1724. A stone in his honour bearing a suitable inscription may still be seen near the Guild Hall. One of the most intimate friends of Sir Walter Scott in his younger days was John James Edmonstone of Newton.

A Deed of Entail by Sir Archibald Edmonstone, 1st Bt. dated 8th September 1793, names the "heirs of the body of Colonel James Edmonstone of Newton" as a beneficiary in the event of the death of the members of his own family and their descendants.

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