Mrs. Montgomery of Coilsfield
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MRS. MONTGOMERY OF COILSFIELD. Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest version of this tune in print in Ayshire fiddler-composer John Riddell's 1766 first collection (p. 39), printed in Edinburgh by Robert Bremner. Mrs. Montgomery was Lilias, daughter and heir of Sir Robert Montgomerie, 4th Baronet of Skelmorlie, who married, in 1738, Alexander Montgomerie of Coilsfield, and was the mother of Hugh Montgomerie of Coilsfield, afterwards the 12th Earl of Eglinton (Robert Burns' "Sodger Hugh"). She died in 1783.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Riddell (A Collection of Scots Reels, Minuets, &c.), 1766; p. 39.