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He planted beech trees at the east side of Berwick Law to celebrate the union.

A portrait of Sir Hew Dalrymple painted by William Aikman in about 1720 hangs in the Museum.

From this point outside the town boundary, the post road to Edinburgh, maintained each spring by ploughing, rolling and harrowing, cuts through the fields of Abbey Farm to Dirleton.

Many of the family names associated with North Berwick in the seventeenth century continued to dominate the Town Council in the eighteenth century including the Home, Lauder, Dalrymple and Nisbet families.

His son Sir Hew Dalrymple 2nd Baronet of Bargany and North Berwick adopted the family name Dalrymple Hamilton which was later altered to Hamilton-Dalrymple.

Judge and politician Sir Hew Dalrymple (1652-1737) was a Commissioner for the Articles of Union between England and Scotland, and an architect of the Union of the Parliament in 1770.

Sir Robert Dalrymple married into the Hamilton family and fell heir to their Bargany Estate in Ayrshire.

The harbour was at it's peak with foreign trade in the last half of the 14th century.

In the Exchequer Rolls for 1374, the customs duties paid to the Crown amounted to 115-12s-0d.

19th Century Biarritz of the North Early Settlers Pilgrim Ferry Royal Charter Nunnery and Witches Coven Landowners Town Council Parish Kirk Education Harbour and Fishing Times of Change Between the War Years Coastguard and Lifeboat A quaint and quiet little place, its houses were chiefly thatched and had outside stairs and picturesque outshots overhanging the street on beams of wood and pillars of stone.

- 'The White Cockade' by James Grant During the eighteenth century the Royal Burgh of North Berwick was separate from the Westgait.

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