(Royal Musselburgh Golf Club)

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Prestongrange, a Scottish Baronial mansion in Prestonpans parish, Haddingtonshire, near the coast, and 1½ mile SW of the town. Part of it dates from the 16th century; but large additions, including a massive tower, were made in 1830 and subsequently. Robert de Quincey, Earl of Winchester, in 1184 bequeathed the estate to Newbattle Abbey; and, after the death of the first Earl of Lothian in 1609, it was disposed of to John Morison, whose son, Sir Alexander Morison, Knt., as a Lord of Session assumed the title of Lord Prestongrange (1626-31). So did the Lord Advocate, William Grant, who purchased the property in 1746, and whose second daughter married Sir George Suttie of Balgone. Her great-great-grandson, Sir George Grant-Suttie, seventh Bart. since 1702 (b. 1870; suc. 1878), holds 8788 acres in the shire. valued at £10,958 per annum.—Ord. Sur., sh. 32, 1857. See John Small's Castles and Mansions of the Lothians (Edinb. 1883).

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