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  Jo Ben's 1529 "Descriptions of Orkney"


The second parish is named Sancti Andrae [St Andrews]. This parish is large and prolific in corn.

There is nothing remarkable here other than what befell a truly noble gentleman named Jacob Sinclair, who here resided, and when there was war with the Caithnessmen (which will be described in the proper place), this noble commander was captured, became demented, and casting himself into the sea where he ended his life, which indeed was very lamentable.

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