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Ochtertyre House Booke of Accomps 1787 - 1789
Edited by James Colville

I have been looking for years for some information about the way ordinary people might have lived their lives in past centuries.  I stumbled over this book while searching for something entirely different and just said to myself that this must become available on our site.

This book was produced by the Scottish Historiy Society and the Introduction itself is long and very interesting.  Here are a couple of pages to set the scene...

There looks to be a lot of fish and eggs eaten and at this period few or no potatoes. There are lots of interesting wee snippets and just by reading the introduction you'll find material of interest like...

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