Near this spot in 1625 Sir William Alexander of Menstrie, Earl of Stirling, received sasine, or lawful possession of the Royal Province of Nova Scotia by the ancient and symbolic ceremony of delivery of earth and stone from Castlehill by a representative of the King. Here also (1625-1637) the Scottish Baronets of Nova Scotia received sasine of their distant baronies.

Photo of Bronze plaque number 9868
gnomonic on Flickr
Photo of Bronze plaque number 9868
Kim Traynor on Wikimedia Commons
Photo of Bronze plaque number 9868
gnomonic on Flickr
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Esplanade, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
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by Province of Nova Scotia

Colour: bronze

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