Category:Inch, Wigtownshire

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English: Inch is the name of an area, in the Rhinns, Wigtownshire, administered by the Dumfries and Galloway Council. It is ten miles in length, and in one part nearly of the same breadth, comprising 30,600 acres. This area has been known as, and has been recorded in deeds and charters, as Inch and Insche in the Sheriffdom of Wigtown from about the 15th century. These Wigtownshire "areas" c.1500-1600s were composed of baronies which were controlled and defended by the hereditary barons of baronies, of about six in each area (i.e. In AD1608 William Adair, Commendator of Soulseat, see Abbot of Soulseat, was served heir to his father, Ninian Adair of Kinhilt, to the 4 merk lands of Stranraver, to the port and burgh of the Barony of Stranraer, Inch, together with many lands in the Barony of Kinhilt, Inch.) Some Wigtownshire descendants have been trying to ascertain the boundaries of these baronies from deeds and Ainslie's 1782 map.

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