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Newhailes, a mansion in Inveresk parish, Edinburghshire, 1½ mile W by S of Musselburgh, and ½ N by E of Newhailes station on the North British railway, this being 4¾ miles E by S of Edinburgh. It was built by Sir David Dalrymple, Bart. (1726-92), the eminent lawyer, antiquary, and historian, who took the title of Lord Hailes on his elevation to the bench in 1766, and whose great-grandson, Charles Dalrymple, Esq. (b. l839; suc. 1849), Conservative M. P- for Buteshire since 1868, holds 175 acres in Edinburghshire, 1698 in Haddingtonshire, and 33 in Buteshire, valued at £5410 per annum.—Ord. Sur., sh. 32, 1857.

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