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William Bryden

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  • Name William Bryden 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1766  Aberlosk, Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I3702  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Children 
    +1. Adam Bryden,   b. 1766, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1850  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2010 
    Family ID F1282  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1766 - Aberlosk, Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    'Another very singular man'
    "Another very singular man"
    William Bryden of Aberlosk, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
    William Bryden of Aberlosk, pt2
    William Bryden of Aberlosk, pt2
    from "Prize Essays and Transactions of the Highland Society of Scotland"
    William Bryden of Aberlosk
    William Bryden of Aberlosk
    from "Prize Essays and Transactions of the Highland Society of Scotland Vol3"
    William Bryden of Aberlosk, pt3
    William Bryden of Aberlosk, pt3
    from "Prize Essays and Transactions of the Highland Society of Scotland"

    Places
    Aberlosk
    Aberlosk
    Home of William Bryden and his son Adam Bryden ('Adie of Aberlosk').

    Maps
    Aberlosk
    Aberlosk
    wider view. Aberlosk is on the river in Aberlosk Burn above the 'O' in FOREST.

  • Notes 
    • He's mentioned in 'A Treatise on Sheep' by Ambrose Blacklock. 12th ed. 1853
      source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38189/38189-h/38189-h.htm

      About seventy years ago, improvements also commenced in Scotland. Till then, in many parishes, no farmer could keep sheep through the winter, and no place was reckoned so fatal to these animals as the undrained, and unsheltered parish of Eskdale-Muir, in Dumfriesshire. At last one William Bryden rented the farm of Aberlosk, and soon, by the original plan of draining, and building stone enclosures, made it, to use the words of his able biographer, Mr Scot of Selkirkshire, "like the land of Goshen, good for cattle which it is to this day."
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      Mentioned in Blackwoods magazine vol 21, Jan 1827, publ. in Edinburgh ...

      William Bryden of Aberlosk was : another very singular man, but an age later than the heroes of whom we have been treating ; he was the first who introduced the draining of sheep pasture, which has proved of such benefit to this country; but in all other things he made a point of letting them remain as God made them. He castrated no males, weaned no lambs, and baptized no children.