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  • Walter and Isobel Peirson had four sons and two daughters: (1) James, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Carnegy of that ilk; (2) John, who married another daughter, Margaret, of the same Carnegy of that ilk; (3) Alexander, of whom more presently; (4) Thomas, whose doughty child and heiress, Elspet, in 1645 subscribed “600 merks” to the defence of Dundee by Major Mungo Murray against the Marquis of Montrose.

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  • 'What if that climate could be changed instantly, Elspet h?

    Boiling a Frog

  • But when I see your lady, Elspet ', I understand why the old story-tellers always made their gods and goddesses fair-skinned and golden-haired.

    Flashman's Lady

  • Elspet Zohrer to me, and from me to Elspet, Sir Pyramus, and ask yourself what reason you would give me to expect the fulfilment of such a demand.

    Barbara Blomberg — Volume 02

  • She had liked the handsome officer, for it was true that few men so well understood the art of guiding a partner through the dance; she, fool that she was, had made eyes at him in order not to let pretty Elspet

    Barbara Blomberg — Complete

  • Elspet Zohrer to me, and from me to Elspet, Sir Pyramus, and ask yourself what reason you would give me to expect the fulfilment of such

    Barbara Blomberg — Complete

  • 'Ay,' said Robert, seized with some anxiety about the violin as he remembered the fate of the wife, 'but ye ken Elspet comes aff a' the waur sometimes. '

    Robert Falconer

  • "Elizabeth," or "Elspet," as she was indiscriminately called, cared little about her reputation touching these important functions.

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)

  • "Your beautiful wife, the lady Elspet ', has gone.

    Flashman's Lady

  • "Come, ha 'done, Elspet; we will wait no longer than grace be said.

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)

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