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David Brown (1798-1865): from Macdonald's History of Blairgowrie

Blairgowrie with the hotel on left hand side flying flagDavid Brown of Thorngreen (1800-1865) lessee of the principal hotel in town, then Brown's Hotel ; proprietor of a coach, " Braes of Mar," which ran between Perth and Braemar ; who also ran stage-coaches to Coupar Angus and Dundee ; carried on distilleries at Blairgowrie, Ballied, and Pitcarmic ; and farmed Marlee, Thorngreen, Grange of Airlie, Auchteralyth, besides having sheep grazings in Inverness, &c.

from Macdonald, John A. R., The history of Blairgowrie (town, parish, and district) : being an account of the origin and progress of the Burgh from the earliest period, with a description of the antiquities, topography, civil history, ecclesiastical and parochial records, institutions, public works, manufactures, legends, sports, statistics, and biographical sketches of eminent persons ... (1899) [available online at, accessed 30 September 2011]


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