I WAS born at St. Mary’s Isle, near the ancient town or burgh of Kirkcudbright, Scotland, July 21, 1816. St. Mary’s Isle, an island by nature, but made a peninsular by art, is located in Loch Dee, or Kirkcudbright Bay. It is about a mile and a half in length, and nearly half a mile in breadth. The centre of the peninsular is about one mile from Kirkcudbright. It is one of the most beautiful and romantic spots any where to be found being finely diversified …
Nisbet, William, 1816-1886.