- SAMUELSTON, a village, in the parish of Gladsmuir, county of Haddington; containing 215 inhabitants. This village, which is situated on the north bank of the river Tyne, consists of irregularly built and widely detached houses, and is chiefly inhabited by persons employed in agricultural pursuits, and in the various trades requisite for the supply of the parish. The inhabitants formerly carried on an extensive trade in meal; and though it has been greatly diminished, there are still two corn-mills in operation, to one of which is attached a saw-mill for cutting palings and other purposes. A school for about thirty children has been established in the village; the master has a house and garden rent-free, in addition to the fees, which are, however, very inconsiderable.
A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. Samuel Lewis. 1856.
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