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Information on the village of Bowden in Scotland.
Lady Grisell Baillie who lived at Eildon Hall and Maxpoffle for many years, before she went to live at Dryburgh, was a great supporter of Bowden church, taking responsibility, with her brother, for the Sunday school education of the children of the parish. In 1888, she was ordained, in Bowden Kirk, as the first deaconess of the Church of Scotland. She was commemorated by the erection of the Lady Grisell Baillie Hospital in Edinburgh, later renamed the Deaconess Hospital.
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