Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Caerlaverock, a ruined castle seven miles from Dumfries, and situated near the mouth of the Nith. It possesses some historical interest, as having been captured by Edward I. in 1300. For four centuries it has been the property of the Maxwell family. Readers of Scott are interested to know that Robert Paterson, the original of Old Mortality, is buried in the churchyard there.