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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Brother, Bruther son, n. Also: brether sone(s). [Brother n. 4.] The son of a brother.(a) 1501 Acta Conc. MS. XI. 60.
The sade Patrik had nowther tak nor … gift of the ward of his bruther son
c 1525 Wemyss Corr. 67.
I thynk neuer to gang fra your gait, as my brwthyr sone can schaw you
1535 Stewart 10151.
To King Corbreid the eldest sone … And bruther sone to gude quene Voida
1557 Reg. Cupar A. II. 151.
John Hall, bruther sone to the said Andrew
1563 Crim. Trials I. 432.
Bruthir sone to the gudemanne of Thirstanemanis
(b) 1565 Edin. B. Deeds I. 162.
William Scot, my brother sone
1578 15th Rep. Hist. MSS. App. viii. 28.
Master Johnne Dowglas, my brothir sone
1585 Thanes of Cawdor 186.
I laiff John Campbell … my brother soyne my only executor
1587 Buccleuch Mun. II. 341.
The said Arche Armstrang is my neyr cowsein, and my wyfis brother sone
1600-1610 Melvill 10.
Four hounder of my brother-sonnes gear
c1650 Spalding I. 21.
No redres could be gottin of Balnadalloche for the innocent slauchter of his brothersone
1665 Decis. Lords G. 119.
David Boswell brother son to the deceast David Boswell
(c) 1569-73 Bann. Memor. 310.
Archibald and Andro Hammiltones, brether sones to Andro of Cochno
1588 St. A. Baxter Bks. 44.
That na brother … ressave ane prenteis [under 17] … except onlie brether sonne

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