F ^0 R
REPRINT OF THE FIRST DUNDEE
REGISTER FOR 1783.
We have before us a reprint in facsimile of the
first number of the "Dundee Register" or Direc-
tory, which was published in the year 1782 Wo
believe there is only one copy of the original
known to exist, and it is from this unique volume
that the present reprint has been prepared.
I he quality and kind of paper and style of type i
of the original have all as far as possible been
rigidly adhered to. The edition has been limited
to 100 copies, and, as showing the interest taken
in the quaint reprint, n.arly all that number hare '
been already subscribed for. The few remaining
copies will doubtless be eagerly sought after by
local antiquarians and others interested in the
history and progress of the town. Mr A. C.
Lamb, who owns the rare original, has made !
its republication a labour of love, and has bestowed
an amount of attention in securing an exact fac
sto'nu'Io t~ -»-.-» — £>«• «*c»^o jus me ssiapie *"
which there have been above four millions of yarda
annually stamped of late. Threads have been long
famous in Dundee, and are now manufactured to a
large amount, employing about 3000 people. The
inhabitants are reckoned to be about 16,000."
. The Provost was John Pitcairn, Esq., mer-
chant ; the Bailies were Jas. Haliburton, Alex.
Riddoch, David Myles, and Alex. Thorns, |
merchants ; the Old Bailies, William
MaxweU, John Guild, and John Thorns,!
merchants ; the Dean of Guild, Mr Ja. Johnston,
surgeon, and his Counsellor, James Ballinghall ; I
the Treasurer, David Ford, merchant ; the Shore- [j
master, Pat. Maxwell, merchant; and the Mer«'
chant Counsellors were George Dempster, Esq.,
Alex. Pitcairn, Jo. Jobson, jun., Pat. Mitchell,
merchant, and John Patrick, shipmaster.
The List of the Inhabitants contains the
names of the Lady of Ballinshoe, Nethergate; / "
George Blair, Esq. of Adamston, Nethergate ; (
Lady of Blackness, Murraygate; Thomas
Crichton, Esq. of MillhiU, Murraygate; Miss
,Fife of Dron, Nethergate; William Gray,
| Dundee Regifter,
TRAD E S,
WITH ALL THE
PUBLIC OFFICES, &c.
Printed by and for T. Colvill, and fold at
the Printing-office, Kirk tuynd.
Only l oo copies reprinted in Facsimile ', /ri'^r /iv
only copy known, in my posifision.
F.S A., Scot.
J my, 1879.
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The Dundee Regifter,
IS MOST RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED,
TO THE HONOURABLE,
THE PROVOST AND MAGISTRATES,
OF DUNDEE ;
TO THE CONVEENER,
AND NINE INCORPORATED TRADES
BY THEIR MOST OBEDIENT,
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For the Year 1783.
An Account of the Town of Dundee, &c.
DUNDEE, the AUclum or laodunum of
the antients, is a well built flourifh-
ing town, in the fhire of Angus, or Forfar,
and ranks as third of the royal boroughs.
It is feated on the north fide of the ri-
ver Tay, about eight miles from its mouth,
in W. L. 2. 48. N. L. 56, 26. It is very
advantageoufly fituated for commerce. Trad-
ing veffels of a large burden can get into its
harbour. There are convenient and hand-
fome warehoufes built in 1756 ; and alfo a
good area for fhip building, which has been
carried on to a good extent. The houfes
are built of ftone.
The High ftreet is a very fpacious oblong
fqiiarc, in the centre of the town : — from
h branch out the four principal ftreets, viz.
the Methergate, Overgatc, Seagate, and
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Murravgate, which, with feveral leiler ones,
have all been lately paved. On the fouth
fide of the High ftrcet (lands the Town-
houfe. It is a noble ftrufture of architecture,
and was finifhed in 1734. ^ contains two
elegant rooms, one of which is ufed oc-
casionally as a mafon lodge and affembly
room ; the Baillies Court-Room, Poft-
office, Bank-office, and vaulted repofitory
for the records. At the eaft end of the
ftreet is a Trades-hall, lately erecled : It
contains a very large and well finifhed room,
and nine lefler ones, for the ufe of the nine
incorporations Three eftabliihed churches,
befides feveral chapels and meeting houfcs,
having been found infufficient for the in-
creasing number of inhabitants, a hand-
fome new church has been lately built in the
Cowgate, on the north part of the town.
There is alfo a magnificent fquare Gothic
tower or fteeple : it is now feparated from
the other buildings ; but was formerly a
part of a venerable and fuperb building of
churches in the form of a crofs, erefted by
David Earl of Huntindon, brother to Wil-
liam I. of Scotland, and was dedicated to
the Virgin Mary. This he did on his third
crufade (in which, with 500 of his country-
men, he had accompanied Richard I. of
England, anno 1 1 89), in gratitude for his
deliverance from feveral imminent dangers,
and particularly from fhipwreck, by which
he had nearly perifhed when in view of the
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Ac this period he changed the name of
the town from AleSium to Dcidonum ; and
under this name we find it increafing eon-
fiderably in the 13th century. The de~
ftruction of the churches adjoining to this
tower, was the work of Edward I. of
England, that barbarous deftroyer of mo-
numents and records. He was fo enra-
ged that the inhabitants mould oppofc him,
and aid his inveterate foe the famous
Wallace, that he fet fire to the churches
and town, the flames deftroying all but a
part on the eaft fide, now called the Old
Kirk. The town fufrered very much about
the middle of the lafl century ; for jull fix
years after it had been ftormed by Mon-
trofe, it was beiieged in form by General
Monk ; and although it. made a gallant
defence under Lumfden, it was at laft car-
ried by force on the ift September 1651,
when all that were in arms were put to
the fword. There were above lixty veffcls
in the harbour at that time. In order to
enable the inhabitants to recover from
thefe calamities, and to repair their har-
bour and other public works, Charles JI.
granted them a excife of one third of an
Englifh penny upon every gallon of ale or
beer fold in the town for twenty-five years.
This act has been continued by five fubfe-
quent acts At prefent Dundee is in a very
ftouri filing ftate ; manufactures go on bnfkly,
and there are near one hundred fail of fhip-
ping belonging -to the place. The feveral
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manufactories coniift of linnen ; (efpeciaily
Ofnaburghs), fail cloth, cordage, threads,
ftockings, buckrams, tanned-leathers, (hoes,
and hats. A fugar-houfe has been erected
lbme years ago. The Ofnaburgh trade is
the ftaple, of which there has been above
four millions of yards annually flamped of
late. Threads have been long famous in
Dundee, and are now manufactured to a
large amount, employing ibout 3000 peo-
ple. The inhabitants are reckoned to be
about 16000. There has lately been built
an excellent new quay for the common
pafiage, and which accommodates travel-
lers, in palling at all times of the tide.
And a new ftreet leading to the more has
been lately opened, which promifes to be
of much fervice. The town is well and
plentifully fupplied with water and all forts
of vivres, and has an excellent butchery
market-place, lately built.
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John Pitcairn, Efq; merchant, Provoft
MeiT. Ja. Haliburton, merchant, -^
Alex. Riddoch, merchant, ( p ....
David Myles, merchant, ( billies
Alex. Thorns, merchant, -^
Ja. Johnfton, furgeon. Dean of Guild.
Wm. Maxwell, merchant, j n] ,
John Guild, merchant, >
John Thorns, merchant,
James Ballinghall, merchant, counfel-
lor to the Guild.
David Ford, merchant, Treafurer.
Pat. Maxwell, meichant, Shdre-mafter.
George Dempftcr, Efq; "}
Alex. Pitcairn, merchant, ,., ,
r u v> . • 1 n • a Merchant
John Patrick, fin pin a iter, S-~ - .,
i t i ,- , , Uounicllors
Jo. Joblon, jun merchant, j
Pat. Mitchell, merchant, J
Peter Ritchie, baker, / ^ ,
Peter Will, tailor, > ^ * ™ d ,f
LIST of the INHABITANTS.
Ballinfhoe, Lady of, Nethcrgatc
Blair George, Efq: of Adam&on, Netherg.
Blacknefs, Lady of, Murraygate
Ballingall James, Efq; Overgate
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Bell Mr John, Murraygate
Crawford Henry, Efq; Hawkhill
Campbell Duncan, Efq; Nethergate
Crichton Thomas, Efq; of Millhill, Murrayg.
Cay David, landwaiter, Nethergate
Crichton Mrs. foot of the Vault
Douglas Wm, Efq; of Bridgeton, Seagate
Duff John, landj'urveyor, Seagate
Davidfon Mr-james, Nethergate
Dempiler John, Efq; foot of the Vault
Fife Mifs, of Dron, Nethergate
Gray William, Efq; of Balledgarno, W C.
Guthrie James, Esq; of Cragie, Murraygate
Guthrie William, Esq; of Cleapenton
Gregorie, Mr John, iandwaiter , Overgate
Hunter David, Efq; of Blacknefs
Hunter Charles, Efq; of Burnfide, Seagate
Halliburton Mr John, compt cuft. Hawkhill
Hunter Mr Robert, clerk cuftomboufe, Shore
Hay Mrs, Eaft Chapelfhade
Hay Mrs, head of the Vault
Lamy John, Efq; of Dunkenny, W. Shore
Laird Mifs, Weft Shore
Luke Michael, Murrraygate
Lyon William, Nether Didhope
Maxwell David, Esq; of Bogmill, Buckle-
Maxwell George, Efq; of Balmyle Overg.
Mitchell William. Efq; Peepo'day
Maxwell, Mr Robert, Nethergate
Muirrie, Lady of, Nethergate
M-Kenzie Mrs, foot of the Vault
Morrifon Mrs, Murraygate
Ogilvie Mrs, foot of the Vault
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Parkhead, Lady of, Overgate
Read Alexander, Efq; of Loggie
Read David, Efq; Weft Shore
Read William. Efq; Netheigatc
Read Mrs, Hillbank
Rankin Mr , Upper Didhope
Robertfon Mr James, landwcuter, Netherge
Speid Mrs, Crofs
Thomfon Mifs, boarding fchool, Crofs
Alison William, merchant, Overgate
Anderfon Ebenezer & William, Murraygate
Anderfon George, head of the Vault
Anderfon James, Murraygate
Adamfon James, Crofs
Anderfon & Swap, Overgate
Adamfon George, Overgate
Adamfon Robert, Overgate
Blair David, Murraygate
Bruce John, Crofs
Blyth Henry, Crofs
Bell Thomas, Crofs
Biffet William, Crofs
Bell John, Murraygate
Bell William, tobacconijl, Crofs
Burns George, tobacconift, Murraygate
Blair James, Murraygate
Black Alexander, Crofs
Bell Alexander, Crofs
Brown James, Netjiergate
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Brown Peter, Thorter-row
Criftall John, head of the Vault
Crichton Thomas, Murraygate
Chalmers William, Vault
Crailc James, Murraygate
Cook David, Murraygate
Crichton Peter, lint-merchant, Vault
Campbell James, Crofs
Cairncrofs John, Crofs
Campbell James, Murraygate
Croll Archibald, Nethergate
Couper Peter, Overgate
Duncan David, head of the Vault
Duncan James, Crofs
Doig James, Overgate
Dunn, John, lint -merchant, Overgate
Edefon George, Weft Shore
Fairwcather Oliver, Crofs
Fairweather James, Murraygate
Ford David, Murraygata
Fenton James, Crofs
Falconer James, weigh-houje, Vault
Falconer Widow, Vault
Guthrie Mr John, Murraygate
Greenhill Alexander, Murraygate
Geekie Henry, Overgate
Guild John, wood merchant, Weil Shore
Guild James, Overgate
Gibfon Francis, Murraygate
Gowrlay Frederick, Murraygate
Gray William, feed and nurfryman, back or'
Garland Andrew, tohacconift, Thorter-row
Gray Mrs Crofs
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Gray George, wood-merchant, Shore
Gowrlay Grciham, Murraygate
Gibfon John, Nethergate
Gowrlay Robert, confeclioner, back of Guard
Hackney William, packboufe, Shore
Haliburton George, Murraygate
Hill Robert, head of Crich to n-ftrect
Hunter Peter, Crofs
Hunter John, Crofs
Hog William, Murraygate
Hog David, Murraygate
Henderfon John, Murraygate
Hunter Mrs, head of Couth. '3 wynd
Hally Thomas, tobacevnift, Overgate
Hoy John, tobaccamjf, Overgate
Jobfon John fenior, Murraygate
Jobfon Charles, Seagate
Jobfon Robert, Shore
Jobfon James, Murraygate
Jobfon John, junior, Murraygate
Jobfon Andrew, mercbant-taylor, Crofs
Kyd Peter, Crofs
Keith James, leather-merchant, Overgate
Kirkcaldy Mifs Nethergate
Kid James, back of the Guard
Lyon fohn, Murraygate
Low David, Murraygate
Lyall George, Crich ton flreet
Maxwell Peter, wine merchant, Nethergate
Maxwell William, Nethergate
Moncur David, Weft Shore
Mitchell Peter, fenior, Crofs
Marr James, Murravgate
Menzie John, back of the Trades-hall
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Marfhall Mr William, Murraygate
Mitchell William, Crofs
Maiden William, Crofs
More James bcokfelkr, Crofs
Mill Mrs Nethergate
Mackie Mrs, confeclioner, Thorter-row
Meffen George, Nethergate
Milne Mifs, Nethergate
Mitchell Peter, junior, Crofs
Milne George, bochfeller, Murraygate
Neilfon Mr Archibald, Murraygate
Nicoll Robert, bookfelkr, Crofs
Ogilvie Mr John, Murraygate
Ogilvie Mr James, Murraygate
Ogilvy James, Overgate
Ouchterlonie David, Crofs
Pitcairn Provoft John, Nethergate
Pitcairn Alexander, Nethergate
Preilon Robert, & James, Murraygate
Patullo William, Murraygate
Proffit Mrs, tobacconifl Crofs
Prefton David, Overgate
Rankin Mr John, Murraygate
Rankin Mr William, Murraygate
Ramfay Mr David, Seagate
Riddoch Alexander, Crofs
Robertfon Mr Alex zoine-mer chant, Netherg.
Robertfon , wood-mercbani, W. Shore
Robertfon Thomas, tobaccomji, Murraygate
Ramfay James, Nethergate
Sandieman Mr David, Seagate
Small James, Crofs
Stirling & Adie, woodmerchant, Weft Shore
Steward David, Overgate
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Spence John, Murraygate
Smith Peter, Crofs
Smith William, Murraygate
Strachan Mr Alexander, Seagate
Sturrock & Stewart, Long-wynd
Syme James, Overgate
Swap Alexander, Overgate
Swap & Anderfon, Overgate
Smart James, Murraygate
Scott Robert, Murraygate
Syme Thomas, lint-merchant, Crofs
Stewart James, tohacconift, Vault
Stark James, bookfeller, back of the Guard
Smith Thomas, Crofs
Thomfon James, Overgate
Thorns Alexander, Crofs
Thorns John, Overgate
Thornton , head of Tindal's wynd
Watt Alexander, Murraygate
Watt John, Murraygate
Webfter William, fenior, Crofs
Webfter William, junior, Crofs
Wife David, hofier, Crofs .
Will Peter, merchant t 'ay '/or, Crofs
Williamfon Alexander, Murraygate
Wilfon George, Murraygate
Wilfon , wood-merchant, Vault
Walker John, hofier, Murraygate
Webfter George, Murraygate
Wiedman Mrs, Seagate
Webfter William, Overgate
Wiifon Andrew, Overgate
Yeaman, Mr George, Murraygate
Yeaman William, Murraygate
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James Haliburton, Weftport.
James Wright, thredd-mattzfa£turer,Overgate
Morrifon & Son, thread-manufacturers Well-
Thomas Wcbfter, Hawkhill
James Fairwcather, Eaft Chapelfhade
Sturrcck & Stewart Long wynd
John & Thomas Wymfs, thread-manufaclurers
John Crichton, Bonnybank
John Nicoll, Weftport
William Gourlay, Weftport
Robert .Doig, Tindal's-wynd
Gellatly & Anderfon, weft fide of the Crofs
Dry fd ale Mifs, near Trades Hall
Hutton Mifs, Seagate
Young Mifs, head of the Vault
Scott Mifs, mantuamaker, Crols
Taylor Mrs, mantuamaker , Nethergate
Gardners Mifs, mantuamakers, Murraygate
Macay Mrs, Semftrefs, Weil Shore
Henderfon Mrs. femftrefs, Overgate
Millar Mrs, femftrefs, Hill
Hill Margaret, I'emftrefs, Hill
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Mawer Robert, bcx-majter Shore
Brown James, Vault
Brown Thomas, Murray gate
Boyter David, Shore
Bowman George, Seag;ue
Cathre William, Goat- wynd
Crawford William, Overgate
Clark Robert, Shore
Clark George, Shore
Caithnefs George fen. Vault
Caithnefs George, jun Tindal's-wynd
Duff Peter, Shore
Farmer Peter, Shore
Findlay Alexander, Seagate
Findlay Andrew, Weft Shore
Hutton William, Shore
Hinton Alexander, head of the Seagate
Jobfon John, Crofs
Kyd Alexander, Crofs
Kennedy James, Weft Shore
Kennedy, John, Weft Shore
Knight William, Shore
Kay David, Vault
Liddel David, Tindal's wynd
Lanceman David Shore
Leflie Edward, Wellgate
Lyal William, Shore
Lorimer John, Tindal's-wynd
Myles David, Shore
Myles Alexander, Weft Shore
Machan John, Shore
Mitchell James, Goat wynd
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Mackay Alexander. Shore
Maiden William, Crofs
Norrie Robert, Nethergate
Patullo Robert, Murraygate
Peddie Andrew, Overgate
Patrick John, Weft Shore
Ramfay George, Shore
Rangen William, Thorter-row
R.obfon 7 homas, Murraygate
Scott David, Overgate
Shepherd George, Shore
Shepherd John, Shore
Spink Andrew, Crofs
Scott Robert, Tindal's-wynd
Thornton William, Weft Shore
White Alexander, Nethergate
Webfter James, Cowgate
Young John. Weft Shore
Blair Alexander, officer, Shore
THE NINE INCORPORATED TRADES
Mudie George, deacon, Murraygate
Watfon John boxmafter, head of Seagate
Brown Kinnaird, Weft Shore
BifTet James, Wellgate
Craig John, Murraygate
Cupar John, Overgate
Chalmers William, Nethergate
Crichton John, Vault
Cowan James, Murraygate
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Cowan Thomas, Wellgate
Guild Alexander, Nethergate
Galloway Alexander, Crofs
Grewcr Peter, Ovcrgate
Hill Alexander, Crofs
Henderfon William, Nethergatc
Jackfon Jofeph, Thorter-row
Lyon Peter, Nethcrgate
Murray George, Seagate
Pullar James, Overgarc
Proctor Widow, Goat- wy rid
Ritchie Peter, Murraygate
Smart David, Overgate
Steel William, Over, ate
Thain Alexander, Overgate
Tod John, Overgate
Whittet John, Nethcrgate
Mitchell John, officer , head of Murraygate
z. SHOEMAKER S.
Gray Andrew, deacon, Thorter-row
Roger John, boxmaftcr. Ov< rgate
Alexander William, Wcllgate
Airth John, Nethergate
Allan James, Overgate
Anderfon David, Murraygate
Blair Thomas, Overgate
Bruce David, Murraygate
Brown Robert, Overgate
Bruce William, Overgate
Brand James, Murraygate
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Bowden James, Shore
Black William, Nethergate
Bran Peter, Tindal's wynd
Clark James, Nethergate
Carnegy John, Nethergate
Coke Alexander, Nethergate
Doig David, Murraygate
Drummond Charles, Blackfcroft
Drummond George, Seagate
Duncan George, Overgue
Dron Robert, rear the Guard
Fife James, Overgate
Hutchinfon James, Overgate
Hucket Alexander, Nethergate
Irons David, Overgate
Jobfon David, back of the Grammar-fchool
Keith William, Overgate
Keith James, Overgate
Lawrie Alexander, Overgate
Langiands William, Seagate
Lovvden James, Tindal's-wynd
Laurence John, Coutie's-wynd
Matthew Peter, Murravgate
Meffen George, Murraygate
Monro John, Overgate
Millar William, Shore
M'Gregor James. Kirk-wynd
Nicoll Robert, Hill
Neilfon William, Whitehall
Powrie Robert, Overgate
Reid John, Nethergate
Ramfay Andrew, Overgate
Rodger Thomas, Overgate
Rofs John, Queenftreet
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Rofs James, Murraygate
Speid Thomas, near the Guard
Sanders Thomas, Nethergate
Simmers John, Shore
Spence William, Overgate
Simmers Alexander, Seagate
Simmers George fen. Nethergate
Simmers George, jun Murraygate
Smith George, Thorter-row
Thomfon Andrew, Wellgate
Wilfon James, Overgate
Weft Robert, Murraygate
Wad del James, Overgate
Watfon James, Hill
Watfon R.obert, Crofs
Wanlefs William, Murraygate
White James, Overgate
Frazer Ninian, officer, Overgate
Gowrlav William, deacon. Overgate
Walker John, hoxmafter, Murraygate
Buift Matthew, Overgate
Gowrlay Frederick, Murraygate
Hill Abram, Crofs
Proctor Andrew, Murraygate
Proctor James, wool-comber ^ Murraygate
Svme John, Overgate
Svme David, Overgate
Wilfon George, Murraygate
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Mullo James, deacon, Overgate
M 'Donald William, boxmajter, back of Guard
Aberdein ]ohn, ftay ma for Crofs
Brechin George, ftaymaker Overgate
Cameron Hugh, upholfterer, Nethergate
Clark David, Thorter-row
Duff James, Vault
Dick Francis, Murraygate
Duncan James, Overgate
Dick James, Tindal's-wynd
Fife lames, Murraygate
Gib Peter, Kirk wynd
Henderfon George, ftaymaker, Overgate
Hutton John, Murravgate
Hill Peter, Nethergate
Jobfon Andrew, Crofs
Jeffery William, Nethergate
Keeller William, back of the Guard
Kinnear Thomas, Overgate
Low Thomas, Crofs
Lundie James, Murraygate
Lamb Alexander, Overgate
Langlands Alexander. Crofs
Mullo Alexander Shore
Millar William, Crofs
Mitchell Peter, Crofs
Millar, James, Hilltown
Millar Peter, Nethergate
Milne William, ftaymaker, Thorter-row
Mathers John, Murraygate
Ogilvie Alexander, Overgate
Ogilvie John, Goat-wynd
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Robinfon John, Overgate
Reid James, Ov< rgate
Rodger James, Murraygate
Sime Jofeph, Murraygate
Stewart Mrs, fta\maker, Overgate
Smith George, Shore
Thomfon Henry, Overgate
Will Peter, Crofs
Wilfon James, Murraygate
Hunter James, officer, Nethergate
Langlands John, deacon, Wcllgate
Baillie George, Hilltown
Grieve Andrew, Murraygate
Innes George, officer, Murraygate
Mathers Samuel, deacon, Murraygate
Small David, boxmafter. Shore
Black Alexander, Shore
Conftable James, Shore
Lowfon James, Shore
Lindfay William, Shore
Matthew William, Blackfcroft
Matthew Thomas, Shore
Smith James, Jen. Seagate
Smith James, jun. Seagate
Small John, Shore
Small Archibald, Shore
V/ailon William, Seagate
Elder William, officer, Overgate
Billet Willi im, deacon-convener, Overgate
Maclagan Alexander, boxmaftet , Tr. Hall
Billet William, watchmaker, Overgate
Culbert Andrew, Nethergate
Currance David, whiteironlmith, Nethergate
Clark Adam, Nethergate
Farquharfon Charles, watchmaker, Crofs
Fergufon Alex watchmaker, back ol Guard
Flight Walter, copperjmith, Nethergate
Ivory James, watel maker, Crofs
Kinnear William copperjmith, back of Guard
Kirkland William, Coutie's wynd
Muir Thomas, Murraygate
Millar John, ironmonger, Murraygate
Murray Mungo, Horfewynd
Millar Robert, whiteironjmith , Overgate
Murray James, Horfewynd
Ogilvy George, fadler, Overgate
Ouller William, Overgate
Rough James, Nethergate
Scott Thomas, Nethergate
Scott William, jeweler, Crofs
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Skinner Robert, copperfmitb, Overgate
So u terThomas , wbiteironfmitb, C r ic h ton (tree c
Wilfon James, fad/er, Crofs
Will Charles, Overgate
Watfon John, Ovetgate
Watfon David, cutler, Nethergatc
Will John, officer, Overgate
Paton John, deacon, Dens
Jack Henry, boxmafter, Seagate
Anderfon John, Overgate
Anderfon James, jun. Hill
Anderfon James, fen. Hill
Barclay Thomas, Seagate
Baxter John, fen. Cowgate
Bixter George Cowgate
Baxter John, jun. Cowgate
Baxter Thomas. Cowgate
Crawford Mr James, Murraygate
Chrhial William, Overgate
Chalmers David, Overgate
Cupar William, Marraygate
Chapman John, fenior, Cowgate
Cole Peter, Hill
Coins James, Overgate
Chapman Thomas, Seagate
Chapman John, jun. Hill
Chalmers William, Overgate
Donaldfon Alex mder, Overgate
Dane in James, Seagate
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Davidfon Alexander, Hill
Elder Robert, Cowgate
Farquharfon James, Cowgate
Faulds William, Hilltovvn
Gibfon Francis, Murraygate
Gibfon James, Murraygate
Guthrie Robert, fen. Scouringburn
Gowans James, Overgate
Gray Robert, Overgate
Gray John, Overgate
Guthrie Robert, jun, Seagate
Guthrie James, Seagate
Gowans Thomas, Murraygate
Gowans William, Murraygate
Hay James, Weftport
Hay Alexander, Overgate
Henderfon Thomas, Weftlands
Hill Alexander, Overgate
Hill James, Overgate
Jack Thomas, Weftport
Keel Robert, Shore
Keeler Alexander, Weftport
Lindfay Robert, Cowgate
Leach John, Scouringburn
Leach Andrew, Hill
Mudie Thomas, Overgate
Mill George, Overgate
Morice John, Overgate
Mill William, Blackfcroft
Mealmaker John, Seagate
Mill Henry, Cowgate
Meddifon Robert, Wellgate
Mill John, Cowgate
Martin George, Hill
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Mudie Peter, Cowgate
Mudie David, Hill
Matthew James, Overgate
Martin William, Overgate
Mudie Thomas, fen. Hill
Mudie John, Hill
Mudie Thomas, jun. Hill
Millar Peter, Hill
Martin Ifaac, Hill
Nicoll Peter, Hill
Martin James, Hill
Mill James, jun. Hill
Mitchell David, Hill
Nicoll James, Wellgate
Prefton David, Overgate
Petrie John, Overgate
Rodger Charles, Cowgate
Robertlon David, Cowgate
Rait James, Blackfcroft
Rough James, Strachan's Park, Hawkhill
Rob John, Hill
Rait William, Blackfcroft
Spied Mr James, Murraygate
Souter James, Hill
Smith William, Strachan's-Park
Smith Robert, Strachan's-Park
Simfon John Wellgate
Stool Thomas, Cowgate
Smith David, Overgate
Smith John, Seagate
Tough Peter, Nethergate
Wemyfs Mr John, Seagate
Wcmyfs Mr Thomas, Seagate
Wem)fs Alexander, Weft Lands
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Wighton James, fen. Overgate
Wighton James, jun. Overgate
Watt Andrew, Overgate
Whitton Peter, Seagate
Whitton William, Dens
Walker William, Cowgate
Wilkie Thomas, Hill
Wilkie James, Hill
Young James, Cowgate
Hay John, officer, Cowgate
9. WALKER S.
Fcnton John, deacon, Murraygate
Mavver Thomas, boxmajler, Murraygate
Crichton James, Murraygate
Eider Peter, Murraygate
Mawer George, Murraygate
Smith David, Murraygate
Watt Alexander, Murravgat
Gray Robert, officer, Murraygate
Salter Peter, deacon, Weft Shore
Machan Silvefter. Overgate "J
Angus Robert, Fifh market ( ^ r „
n, r ■ 1 c ;■ Councilors.
Playrair James, Seagate /
Ormond Roderick, Mur. ga. __)
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Angus Alexander, Overgate
Adam Peter, Cmtie's wynd
Anderfon Peter. Seagate
Balharry James. Overgate
Bonner Alexander, Seagate
Cathro James, Murray gate
Cook Alexander, Shore
Duncan David, Overgate
Duncan William, Nethergate
Dalrymple David, Shore
Doig David, Seagate
Eddifon Widow, Overgate
Edward Alexander, Thorter-row
Eiffon John, back of the Guard
Elder James, Murraygate
Gibfon David, Overgate
Guillen David, Overgate
Gibb Thomas, Thorter-row
Hunter Robert, Shore
Kinnear Widow, Overgate
Lowden Alexander, Kirkwynd
Morgan Thomas, Nethergate
Morgan George, Murraygate
MFarlane James, Hill
Millar William Hill
Matthew James, Murraygate
Mitchell Peter, Goat-wynd
Mitchell Widow, Thorter-row
Moncur Peter, Nethergate
Matthew George, Nethergate
Neifh James, Fifh-market
Neave John, Cowgate
Ogt'vie James, Murraygate
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Ramfay John, Overgate
Sivewright Widow, Overgate
Spankie Thomas, Overgate
Sutor James, Overgate
Stirtan George, Seagate
Scott William, Seagate
Simmers Alexander, Murraygate
Tofh John, Tindal's vvynd
Taylor James, Shore
Taylor Andrew, Overgate
Ramfay David, officer, Wellgate
WRIGHTS, or CARPENTERS.
Steven William, deacon, Murraygate
Bell Samuell, arcbitecl, Crofs
Benvie Andrew, Overgate
Bran Alexander, Thorter-row
Baillie Thomas, Nethergate
Bruce David, Shore
Chifholm William, Overgate
Crombie Alexander, Overgate
How Peter, fen. Overgate
How Peter, jun Overgate
Kirkaldie Nathan, Murraygate
Kinmond Peter, Nethergite
Low John, Overgate
Lundie John, Nethergate
Low Thomas, Weft Shore
Mitchell David, fen Nethergate
Melven John, Crofs
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Meal Alexander, Overgate
Mawer Hugh, Crofs
Mill James, Nethergate
Mitchell David, jun Seagate
Mill James, Murraygate
Mill John, Murraygate
Mill Robert, Thorterrow
Mill Alexander, Wellgate
Mackie George, Croft
Petrie Alexander, Crofs
Petrie William, Nethergate
Peter John, Murraygate
Robertfon Thomas, Hill
Rait David, Murraygate
Rofs Charles, Crofs
Scott John, Nethergate
Sreven James, Murraygate
Simpfon Thomas, Overgate
Thomfon Thomas, Seagate
Thomfon David. Overgate
Wright James, Overgate
Wilfon Adam, Shore
Wilkie Robert, Crofs
Yool James, Murraygate
Yool Robert, Murraygate
Low Thomas, officer , Murraygate
Rofs John, deacon, Murraygate
Davidfon D.ivid, boxmafter, Murray gat
Baillie James, Nethergate
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Davidfon James, Murraygate
Gibfon Robert, Nethergate
Farquhar Robert, Murraygate
Thomfon James, Overgate
Glennie Peter, officer, Murraygate
Stormont William, Jbipbuilder, Weft Shore
Robertfon David, boat builder, Weft Shore
Bennet John, blockmaker, Shore
HEEL and LAST MAKERS.
Duncan James, Wellgate
Latiglands John, Wellgate
Smart Thomas, deacon, Overgate
Barrie James, boxmafter,
Alexander Ninian, Seagate
Bain Walter, Bucklemaker-wynd
Butchard William, Hill
Butehard David, Hill
Butchard Robert, Hill
Craik David, back of the Grammar-fchool
Deuchars Thomas, Coutie's-vvynd
Hamilton Robert, Overgate
Irvine Thomas, Overgate
Nicoll George, head of the Murraygate
Nicoll James, Seagate
Ouchtcrlonie Andrew, Overgate
Ouchtcrl niie John, Overgate
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Smart Thomas, jun. Ovcrgate
Smart David, Overgate
Ad amfon Robert, deacon, Murray^
Kinnoch Jofeph, boxmajlcr,
Crow Robert, Overgate
Hcnderfon James, Overgate
Law William, Murray gate
M'Dougal Peter, Tindal's-wynd
Stewart Charles, Ovcrgate
W r ebftcr John, Crofs
Mudie Thomas, officer, Overgate
Erfkine James, deacon, Wellgate
Allan John, Overgate
Bovd George, Murray-gate
Bell John, Overgate
Chapman Thomas, Crofs
Crofs John, Crofs
Glen Alexander, Overgate
Guthrie John, Overgate
Juftice William, Crofs
Low David, Murray-gate
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Morgon John, Coutie's-wynd
Millar David, fen. Shore
Millar, David, jun. Crofs
Morris George, Munaygate
Nimmo Peter, Murraygate
Ogilvie James, Thorter-row
Paton Andrew, Coutie's-wynd
Smith John, Murraygate
Thorns Charles, Murraygate
Hagart John, Crofs
Low George, Nethergate
Read David, Seagate
Methven James, Crofs
Petrie Alexander, Crofs
Cameron Hugh, Nethergate
Turnbull Alexander, Crofs
Scouler Mrs, Overgate
Glafs Mrs, Murraygate
Wood Mrs, Vault
Wilfon Mrs. back Grammarfchool
Thomfon Mrs. head of Seagate
Erfkinc Mrs, Wellgate
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Rev Dr Robert Small J
Dr James Blinfhall ) Dundee
Mr David Davidfon J
Mr John Millar, Inchture
Mr Alexander Strachan, Strathmarrine
Mr James Milne, Kinnaird
Mr George Lyon, Longforgon
Mr James Scott, Aughterhoufe
Mr John Playfair, Liff and Ben vie
Mr James Henderfon, Monifieth
Mr John Gihfon, Mains
Mr James Adamfon, Abernite
Mr Alexander Imlach, Murroes
Mr John Gellatly, Tealing
Mr Andrew Hally, Lundie and Fowlis
MINISTERS of DUNDEE.
Of the EJlabli/bmeKt
Rev. Dr Robert Small, Weft end of Town
Dr James Blinfhall, Overgate
Mr David Davidfon, Murraygate
Mr Thomas Rait, Murraygate
Mr James Thomfon, Nethergate
Mr John Teifdale, Murraygate
Mr John Strachan,
Mr James Hutchifon,
Mr Andrew Scott, Weft end of Town
Mr Robert Ferrier, Cowgate
Mr James Black,
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PHYSICIANS and SURGEONS.
Sir Alexander Douglafs, pbyfician, Nethergate
John Willifon, pbyfician, head of Seagate
William Mitchell, pbyfician, nearTradcs Hall
Robert Stewart, furgeon Vault
J.imes fohnfton, furgeon, Overgate
Alexander Ogilvie, furgeon, Crofs
john Sv me, furgeon, Overgate
Peter Al ifon Jurgeon. Overgate
Andrew Wilkie, druggifi, Crofs
John Phillips, furgeon, Thorter-row
WRITERS and PROCURATORS.
Peter Crichton, back of the Guard
Andrew Pitcairn, Vault
David Jobfon, back of the Guard
William Lyon, Crofs
William Chalmers, Shore
Thomas Davidfon, Nethergate
James Hay, Overgate
James Anderfon, Overgate
Thomas Mawer, Crofs
John Ogilvie, Crofs
William Scott, Crofs
Thomas Smart, Crofs
Andrew Crichton, back of the Guard
George Mawer, Cross
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OFFICERSofHIS majesty's customs
Henry Crawford, Efq ; Colle&or.
John Haliburton, Efq, Comptroller.
John Duff, Efq; Land Surveyor
Meff. James Dick, Tide furveyor.
David Cay, )
John Gregorie, / Landwaiters.
James Robertfon, j
Mr Robert Hunter, Clerk to the ColJ.
Charles Guillan, ")
John Littlejohn, I ,_. ,
Robert Gray, "
OFFICERS OF EXCISE.
Duncan Campbell, Efq Collector.
Duncan Campbell, Clerk to the Coll.
William Young, Supervisor.
James Fletcher, ( ^g.
William Wardlaw, * um cen
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WINDOW and HOUSE DUTY.
James Hay, Colle&or
William Greig, Surveyor
Thomas Wemyfs, Kings tb re ad-maker.
David Jobfon, Paper Stampmajler.
James Crawford, Cloth, and Stampmafter,
James Kyd, Tarn-furveyor.
John Criftall, Pojimajier.
George Simmers, Letter-carrier.
John Watfon, RectoO
William Brown, > Grammar-fchooL
James Saunders, )
John Small, ~)
Francis Sievwright, > Englifh-fchool.
William Aitken, ^
John Ogg, Tindal's-wynd,
Alexander Millar, Hill,
James Davidfon Nethergate,
William Blackie, Nethergate,
Alexander Millar, Nethergate,
Andrew Gray, Seagate,
John Robertfon, Overgate
David Birnie, Seagate
William M'Gregor, Seagate
John Gray, Wellgate
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John Macdonald, v
John M'Intofh, / Dancing matters.
Paul Melvell, )
John Macdonald, Singing-matter.
William Speight, Mufic-mafter, & Organitt.
John R. Lamy, Efq;
George Blair, Efq; > Matters.
fames Ballingall, Efq. J
Peter Cromb, Matter
Thomas Smart, Dep Matter
David Smart, Paftmafter
George Nicoll, Senior Warden
Alexander Burns, Junior Warden
John Dunn, Treasurer
James Aitken, Secretary
James Davidfon, Chaplain
Robert Butchart, Matter Steward
David Fergufon, >
Robert Hamilton. ( „ ,
Donald Chriftie, > Steward..
John Stirling, r
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Jofeph Kinnoch, Swordbearer
John Pirrie, Infide Tiler
George Nicoll, Tiler
Edward Livingfton, Mafter
Andrew Low, Dep. Mafter
Walter Bain, Paftmafter
John Hagart, Senior Warden
William Mann, Junior Warden
Roderick Ormond, Treafurer
James Wilkie, Secretary
Thomas Muir, Chaplain
Thomas Howe, Steward
John Littlejohn, Swordbearer
John Spence, Tiler
James Ballingall, Efq; Mafter
James Prefton, Efq; Dep. Mafter
John R. Lamy, Efq; Paftmafter
John Duff, Senior Warden
Robert Hunter, Junior Warden
James More, Treafurer
James Keith, Secretary
Rev. John Teifdale, Chaplain
Capt. Robertfon, Swordbearer
Peter Stewart. Tiler
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DIRECTORS of the DUNDEE HANK
John Guthrie, "*)
David Ramfay, }- Merchants in Dundee
John Jobfon, jun. |
Alex. Riddoch, J
Prov. John Pitcairn, ,
Alex Green hill, ( n/r , . ^ ,
T , t> „ \ Merchants in Dundee
John Bell, r
Charles Jobfon, J
Robert Jobfon, Cafhier,
David Moncur, Accountant,
William Webfter, Teller,
SPECULATIVE SOCIETY MEMBERS
Rev Mr James Thomfon
John R. Lamy, Efq. of Dunkenny
Rev Mr Andrew Scott
Mr James Ballingall
Mr Robert Hunter
Bailie John Guild
Mr Alexander Pitcairn
Mr John Jobfon, jun.
Mr Robert Adie, Secretary & Treafurer
Mr James Ivory
Mr David Jobfon, jun.
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George Blair, Efq;
Mr James Prefton
Dr Robert Stewart
Mr John Duff
Rev Mr J. Teafdale
Mr William Crichton
Baillie Alexander Thorns
Mr James Duncan, jun
Mr William Scott, writer
Mr John Lyon, jun.
Mr William Wilfon
Mr David Ford
Mr Ebenezer Anderfon
Mr James Peter
TAVERNS and INNKEEPERS.
William Gordon, Vault
Mrs Trail, Crofs
Mrs Conftable, head of the Seagate
Peter Murray's Coutie's-wynd
Mrs Lamb, foot of Coutie's-wynd
James Mucklejohn. Vault
James Brown Vault
Mrs Lyon, near the Guard
Mrs Gutzmer, Co fee koufe, Trades- Hall
Mrs Smith, Nethergate
Thomas Morgan, Nethergate
Mrs Cameron, Nethergate
John Willox, Harry Ogilvie's Clofe
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Charles Stewart, Overgate
Peter Cromb dealer in fpirits, Overgate
William Cathre, dealer in fpirits Goat-wynd
Mrs Duncan, Crofs
George Lownie, Shore
Thomas Low, Flefh market
William Sharp, Shore
Kinnaird Brown, Weft Shore
George Doctor, foot of the Vault
CHAISE and HORSE LETTERS,
William, Gordon, Vault
Mrs Conftable, head of the Seagate
Peter Murray, Coutie's-wynd
David Watt, Overgate
Jofeph Shaw, Vault
David Rofs, Murraygate
Peter Horn, Horfe wynd
Thomas Sharp, Seagate
James Rob, Seagate
James Orquhard, Nethergate
Mrs Eddifon, Overgate
Peter Moncur, Nethergate
Andrew Hunter. Overgate
Robert Bruce, Overgate
Alexander Jack, Overgate
Thomas Spankie, Overgate
David Robertfon, Nethergate
George Doctor, Shore
John Young, Nethergate
Alexander Millar, Overgate
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Mrs Confhble, head of the Seagate
David Keeler, Nethergate
James M'Nucator, Weft Chapellhade
James Colvill, Cowgate
James Reid, Eaft Chapelfhade
Arther Cupar, Eaft Chapellhade
David Forrefter, Nethergate
James Leuchars, Scouringburn
Alexander Mitchell, Scouringburn
David Mitchell, Scouringburn
James Elder, Blacknefs
Alexander M'Nucator, Nethergate
Thomas Sand, Weft Chapelfhade
William Scott, Strachan's park
John Lamb, Eaft Chapellhade
James, Caird, Eaft Chapellhade
Andrew Wyllie, Bucklemaker-wynd
James Ogilvie, Eaft Chapellhade
Thomas Keeler, Bucklemaker-wynd
John Young, Bucklemaker-wynd
George Morris, Kirkvvynd
George Batchellor, Roleangle
Alexander Hill, Kirkroods
James Elder, Eaft Chapellhade,
James Smith, Eaft Chapellhade,
James Donaldlbn, Weft Chapellhade,
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MESSENGERS and SHERIFF-MA1RS.
James Adamfon, )
William Coupar, ? MefTengers.
Robert Gray, . J
John Rae, )
John Hogg, \ Sheriff-mairs.
Peter Smith, \
John Rae, William Jack,
Colin Briggs, Peter Stewart.
James Duncan, Dean of Guild officer.
Aberdeen ) Robert Stewart, Overgate
Arbtoath, at Peter Murray's Coutie's wynd,
Widow Eddifon's, Overgate, and Jofepli
A/ytb, at James Balharry's Overgate.
Anjirutber y zt George Spence's Coutie's wynd.
Brechin, at Robert M' Corn's, Murraygatc.
Blair and Rattery, at John Myles, foot of
Cupar Fife, at William Sharp's, foot of
Cupar Angus, at Widow Mitchell's, Thor-
ter-row, and JohnMyles foot of the Vault.
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Dunheld, at Robert M'Cofh's, Murraygate.
Edinburgh, Robert M Farlane, back of the
Grammar-fchool, and Peter Sinclair, in
Erro/, at William Duncan's foot of Thor-
/>r/rfr,atJamesElder's, and Robert M'Cofh's,
Glafgow, at Mrs Falconer's Vault.
Glammis, at Widow Lindfay's, Murraygate.
Kirremuir, at Widow Lindfay's, Murraygate.
Kin/ocb, at William Duncan's foot of the
Kingo/drum, at Mitchell's Murraygate
Mentrofe, William Drummond, Seagate.
Meigle , at Thomas Spankie's, Overgate;
and William Duncan's, foot of the Thor-
Newton Glammis, at James Matthew's Mur-
Perth, at Mr Gordon's, Vault, and at Wi-
dow Eddifon's, Overgate.
Panbride, Rarrie, and Monefetb^ at Widow
St. Andrew's, at Peter Salter's, foot of Cou-
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Ibings proper to be known and remembered
on particular occajions.
A Ream of Paper, 20 Quires.
A Quire of Paper, 24 Sheets.
A Bale of Paper, 10 Reams.
A Roll of Parchment, 5 Dozen or 60 Skins.
A Dicker of Hides, 10 Skins.
Ditto of Gloves, 10 Dozen Pair
A Laft of Hides, 20 Dickers.
A Load of Timber unhew'd, 40 Feet,
A Chaldron of Coals, 36 Bushels.
A Hogfhead of Wine, 63 gallons.
Ditto of Beer, 54 Gallons.
A Barrel of Beer 36 gallons.
Ditto of Ale, 32 gallons.
A Grofs, 144. or 12 dozen.
A Weigh of Cheefe, 256 pounds
Days in the Year, 365, Weeks 52, and
Pence in the Pound 240, Farthings 960
An Acre of Land, 160 fquare Poles or Perches
A Laft of Corn or Rape feed, 10 Quarters
A Quarter in England, 8 bufhels ; in Scot-
land, 4 bolls: in Spain, about 139
Pounds weight of Corn.
Ditto of Pot Ames, Codfifh, White herrings,
Meal, Pitch, and Tar, 12 Barrels.
Ditto of Flax and Feathers, 17 C. of Gun-
powder 24 Barrels or 24001b. of Wool
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A Tun of Wine, 252 Gallons, Oil of
Greenland, 252 Gallons, and fweet Oil
of Genoa, 236 Gallons.
A Ton in Weight, 20 C of Iron, &c. but
of Lead there is but 19 C and a half
called a Fodder, or Fother.
A Todd of Wool, 28 Pounds.
A Pack of Ditto, 264 Pounds.
A Load of Bricks 50o,andof plainTiles 1000.
A Stone of Fifh 81b. and of Wool, I4»b.
The fame for Horfemen's Weight, and
alfo Hay : but Pepper Cinnamon, and
Allum, have but 131b. and a half to
Ditto of Glafs, 5 Pounds, and a Seam of
ditto, 24 Stone.
A Truss of Hay, 56 Pounds ; and a Load
of ditto, thirty-nine Truffes.
Note, New Hay in June and August ought
to be 60 Pound to the Trufs as per Statute
of 2 William and Mary, 1693
A Cade of Red Herrings, 500 ; and of
Sprats, 1000, Iron and Shot 141b. to the
A firkin of butter, 56 lb.
Barrels of Sundry Commodities.
A double Barrel, 6olb.
Nuts or Aples, 3 Bufhels,
Pot afh or Barilla, 200 lb.
White or Black plates, 300
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Figs, 3qrs 141b. to 2C. 1-4
Oil 3 1 Gallons and half.
Candles, 10 doz. lb
Salmon or Eels, 42 Gall.
Spanifh Tobacco, 2 C. to 3 C.
Gunpowder, 1 C. wt.
Soap, 240 lb.
Herrings, 32 Gallons
1 kings in Wbolefale Trade, bought ana jote
by the Tboufand.
Oranges and Lemons.
Tacks and Tenter Hooks.
Pomegranates and Tazels.
Goofe Quills and Thimbles.
Clinkers or Flanders Tiles
Billets and Leaves of Horn
Slate and Hilling Stones.
Pins and fmall Needles by the 1000 dozen.
Things fold dnd bought at Six Score to the bun
Banks and Barlings
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Barrel and Pipe Boards
]?ompfpars and Bow-ftaves
Canfpars and Caprevans
Herrings and Deal Boards
Nails, Eggs, and Cod-fifh
Cole, Ling, and Newfoundland fifh, Stock-
fifh of all forts.
RUs of Canvafs, and mom Foreign Linens.
And Hogfhead Staves.
WEIGHTS and MEASURES.
i 6 Drams make I Ounce
1 6 Ounces I Pound
z$ Pounds I Quarter
4 Quarters I Hundred
20 Hundred I Ton.
Butter, Cheefe, Flejh, Grocery-wares, and
all Goods that have Wajie, are weighed by this.
7 Pounds make I Clove
z Cloves I Stone
2 Stone I Todd
6 i half Todd I Wey
\2 Ways I Sack
i z Sacks i Laft
J Pack of Wool is 12 Score or 24.0 Pounds.
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24 Grains make 1 Penny-weight
20 Penny -weights 1 Ounce
12 Ounces 1 Pound.
By this Weight, Jewels, Gold, Silver, Am-
ber ; Sec. are weighed, 14 Ounce, 11 Penny-
weights and 1 5 1 half Grains Troy, are equal
to a Pound Averdupoife
20 Grains make 1 Scruple
3 Scruples l Dram
8 Drams 1 Ounce
12 Ounces I Pound.
Apothecaries compound their Medicines h
this weight ; but buy and fell by Avoirdupoize.
3 Barley corns make 1 inch
12 Inches 1 foot
3 Feet 1 Yard
5 1 half Yards I Pole
20 Poles 1 Furlong
8 Furlongs 1 Mile
3 Miles 1 League
20 Leagues 1 Degree
This treats of Length only.
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5 I -half yards make I Perch
40 Perches 1 Rood
4 Roods 1 Acre
100 Acres 1 Hide of Land.
144 fquare inches a foot
9 fquare feet, a yard
30 1 fourth yards 1 Pole
40 fquare poles, a rood
4 fquare roods, an acre
4848 fquare yards, an acre
640 fquare acres, a mile
1728 folid inches, a foot
27 folid feet, a yard
231 folid inches, a wine gallon
26J84-5 Inches 1 Corn Gallon
282 ditto, a beer or ale gallon
2150 2-5 Inches 1 Winchcfter Bufhel.
This comprehends length, breadth, and
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2 i -half Inches make I Nail
4 Nails I Quarter of a Yard
4 Quarters I Yard
3 Quarters I Ell Flemifh
5 Quarters i Ell Englifh
6 Quarters I Ell French.
Scotch and Irijb Liners are bought and /old
by the Yard Englijh; but all Dutch Limn
are bought by the Ell Flemijb, and fold by the
2 Pints make I Quart
2 Quarts I Pottle
2 Pottles I Gallon
2 Gallons I Peck
4 Pecks I Bufhel
.5 Pecks I Bufhel, water meafure
4 Bufhels i Coomb
2 Coombs I Quarter
5 Quarters I Wey or Load
2 Weys I Laft of Corn.
By this Meafure, Salt, Lead, Ore, Oyflers,
Corn, and other dry goods are medfured.
This meafure is a mean, as it were, between
Wine and Beer Meajure.
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4 Pecks make i Bufhel
3 Bufhels i Sack
9 Bufhels i Vat or Strike
6 Bufhels i Chaldron
31 Chaldrons 1 Score
Scotch coals is fold by weight, and one cart.
is called a Load.
2 Pints make 1 Quart
4 Quarts 1 Gallon
10 Gallons 1 Anker
1 8 Gallons 1 Runlet
42 Gallons 1 Tierce
63 Gallons 1 Hogfhead
2 Hogfhead s 1 Pipe
2 Pipes 1 Ton.
By this Meafure [which anfwers to Troy
Weight] Brandies, Cyder, Perry Oil. &c are
meafured Jny <*ajk between a Hog/bead and
a Pipe is called a Puncheon
Ale and Beer Measure.
2 Pints make 1 Quart
4 Quarts 1 Gallon
8 Gallons 1 Firkin of Ale.
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9 Gallons I Firkin of Beer
3 Firkins I Kilderkin
2 Kilderkins I Barrel
3 Kilderkins I Hogfhead
2 Hogfheads I Butt
2 Butts i Ton
Tbismeafure anfwers to Avoirdupotze weight.
6o Seconds make I Minute
6o Minutes I Hour
24. Hours I Day
7 Days 1 Week
4 Weeks 1 Month
13 Months 1 Day 6 Hours, or 365 Day*
6 Hours 1 Year.
A Solar Tear is 365 Days 5 hours 48 mi-
nutes 57 feconds. A Syderal Tear, 265 dan
6 hours 9 minutes 14 I half fee onds. A Lu-
nar Tear, 354 days 8 hours 9 minutes 36 fe-
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A CRONOLOGICAL TABLE
EVENTS and INVENTIONS.
85. Julius Agricola, governor of South
Britain, to protect the Britons from
the incurfions of the Caledonians and
Pifts, built a line of forts between the
rivers Forth and Clyde, defeats the
Caledonians under Galgacus on the
Grampian hills, and firft fails round
Britain which he difcovers to be an
121 The Caledonians reconquer from the
Romans all the fouthern parts of
Scotland, upon which the Emperor
Adrian builds a wall between New-
caftie and Carlifle ; but this proving
ineffectual, Poilius Urbicus, the Ro-
man general, about the year 144, re-
pairs Agricola's forts, which he joins
by a wall four yards thick.
I39 Juftin writes his firft apology for the
217 The Septuagint found in a cafk.
313 The tenth perfecution ends by an e-
dict of Conftantine, who favours the
Chriftians, and gives full liberty to
426 The Romans, reduced to extremities
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at home, withdraw their troops from
Britain, and never return.
446 The Britons, now left to themfelves,
are greatly haraiTcd by the Scots and
449 Vortigern, king of the Britons, invites
the Saxons into Britain againft the
Scots and Pidts.
508 Prince Arthur begins his reign over the
685 The Britons, after a brave druggie of
150 years, are totally expel'ed by the
Saxons, and drove into Wales.
836 The Fleemings trade to Scotland for
838 The Scots and Pi&s have a deciiive
battle, in which the former prevail,
and both kingdoms are united by Ken-
neth, which begii s the fecond period
of the Scots hiftory
iooo Paper made of Cotton rags, that of
Linen in 1 170.
1 1 15 Children forbidden by law to be fold
by their parents.
1040 The Danes, about this lime, driven
cut of Scotland.
IO57 Malcolm JII king of Scotland, kill*
M'Bcath, at Dunlinanc, and marries
the princefs Margaret.
1066 The conqueft of England by William
Duke of Normandy, where Harold is
1 1 80 Glafs windows began to be ufed ia
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1 1 82 Pope Ahxannder III", compelled the
kings of England and France to hold
his ftirrups when he mounted hishorfe.
1 192 The battle of Afcalon, in Judea, in
which Richard king of England de-
feat Saladin's army, confifling of
200 000 combatants.
1 1 94. Dieu et mon droit firft ufed as a mot-
to by king Richard, on a victory o-
ver the French.
1200 Surnames began to be ufed among the
121 5 Magna Charta is figned by king John
and the barons of England.
1256 John Fourden a prieft of Meirns mire,
writes a hiftory of Scotland.
1263 Acho, king of Norway, invades Scot-
land with 160 fail of ihips, and lands
20,000 men at the mouth of the
Clyde, who are cut to pieces by Alex-
ander III. who recovers the weftern
1285 Alexander III. dies, and the kingdom
of Scotland is difputed by 12 candi-
dates, who fubmit their claims to the
arbitration of Edward king of Eng-
land, which lays the foundation of a
long war between both nations.
1298 Wine fold by apothecaries as a cor-
13 14 The battle of Bannockburn between
Edward II. and Robert Bruce, which
eftablifhes the latter on the throne of
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1 540 Gunpowder and guns firfr. invented by
Swartz, a monk of Cologn.
1346 The battle of Durham, in which Da-
vid king of Scotland is taken prifoner.
1354 The money in Scotland till now the
fame as in England.
1388 The battle of Otterburn between Bot-
fpur and the Earl of Douglas.
1 39 1 Cards invented in France for the king's
1412 The univerfity of St Andrews founded
1440 Printing invented by L. Koftcr at Har-
laem in Holland, and brought into
England, by W. Caxton in 147 1.
1446 The fea breaks in at Dorr, in Hol-
land, and drowns a hundred thoufand
1454 The univerfity of Glasgow founded.
1460 Engraving and etching on copper in-
1477 The univerfity of Aberdeen founded.
1843 Richard III. of England is defeated
and killed at the battle of Bofworth,
by Henry [Tudor] VII. which puts
an end to the civil wars between the
houfes of York and Lancafter, afier
a conteft of 30 years, and the lofs of
1513 The battle of Flowden, in which king
James IV is killed, with the flower
of his nobility.
1517 Martin Luther began the reformation.
1539 Tne firft tranflation of the bible au-
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thorifeJ, and the prcfent translation
finifhcd in 161 1.
1558 Oueen Elizabeth begins her reign.
1 560 Thereformation in Scotland completed
by John Knox.
1572 The malTacre of the proteftants at
1583 Tobacco firft brought into England
1587 Mary queen of Scotland is beheaded
by order of Elizabeth, after 18 years
1 588 The Spanifh Armada deftroyed by Ad-
1603 Queen Elizabeth dies, and nominates
James VI. of Scotland her fucceffor,
which unites both kingdoms under
the name of Great Britain.
1605 The gunpowder plot difcovered at
Weftminfter, being a project of the
Papifts to blow up the king and both
houfes of parliament
1 6 10 Henry IV. murdered at Paris by Ravi-
lac, a prieft.
1614 Napier of Merchiefton invents the lo-
1625 King James dies, and is fucceded by
his ion Charles I.
1635 Regular polls eftabliflied betwixt Lon-
don and Scotland
1640 King Charles difobliges his Scots fub-
je£b, on which their army under ge-
neral Lefley, enters England and
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The maflacre in Ireland, when40,ooo
Englifh proteftants were killed.
1643 Excife on beer, ale, Sec. firft impofed
1649 Charles I. beheaded by Cromwell,
at Whitehall 30th January, aged for-
1654 Cromwell affumes the protedlorfliip.
1655 The Englilh, under admiral Penn,
take Jamaica from the Spaniards.
1658 Comwell dies, and is fucceeded in his
proteclorfliip by his fon Richard.
1660 Charles II. reftored by Monk, com-
mander of the army, after an exile
of 12 years in France and Holland.
1665 The plague rages in London, where
68,000 people die.
1666 The great fire in London, in which
are deftroyed no lefs than 13,000
houfes, and 400 flreets.
1670 Muflin firft worn in England.
1676 Callicoe printing firft fet on foot in
1680 A great comet appeared, and, from
its nearnefs to the earth, alarmed the
inhabitants. It continued vifible from
Nov. 3 to March 9.
William Penn, a quaker receives a
charter for planting Penfylvania.
1683 Penny-poft inftituted at London.
168$ Charles II. dies, aged 55, and is fuc-
ceeded by his brother James II.
The Duke of Monmouth, natural
fon to Charles II. raifea a rebellion,
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but is defeated and beheaded.
1 688 The revolution in Great Britain be-
gan Nov. 5. King James abdicates,
and retires to France, Dec. 3.
King William and Queen Mary,
daughter and fon in law to James,
•re proclaimed Feb 16
Vifcount Dundee Hands out for James
in Scotland, but is killed by general
Macay at the battle of Killycrankie.
»68o, The land tax paffed in England.
Several bifhops are deprived for not
taking the oath to K. William
1690 The battle of Boyne, gain'd by
William againft James, in Ireland
1691 Sir George M Kenzie, Dundee, writes
the antiquities and laws of Scotland.
The war in Ireland finifhed, by the
furrender of Limerick to William.
1693 Bayonets at the end of loaded mufkets
firft ufed by the French againft the
Confederates in the battle of Turin.
Bank of England eftablifhed by King
The firft public lottery was drawn
MafTacre of Highlanders at Glencoe
fey King William's army,
j 6^4 Queen Mary dies at the age of 33.
1699 The Scots fettle a colony at the ifth-
mus of Darien, in America, and calls
170Q King James dies at St. Germain*,
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1701 Pruffia ercfted into a kingdom.
1702 King William dies, and is fucceeded
by Queen Ann.
1704 Gibralter taken from the Spaniards by
1706 Union between Scotland and England
figned July 22.
1707 An extraordinary fall of flies in Lon-
don, fo that they covered the cloath&
of pafTengers, and the impreflion of
peoples feet were vifible on them as
The firft Britifh Parliament
1 71 2 Duke of Hamilton and Lord Mahonis
killed in a duel.
1 7 14 Queen Ann dies, and is fucceeded by
171 5 Lewis XIV. dies, and is fucceeded by
his great grandfon, Lewis XV. the
late King of France
The rebellion in Scotland begins in
September under the Earl of Mar, in
favour of the Pretender. The a&ion
of Sheriff muir, and furrender of Pref-
ton, both in November, when the
17 16 The Pretender married the Princefr
Sobiefka, grand daughter of John Sor--
biefka, late king of Poland
1727 King George I. dies, and is fucceeded
by his fon George II.
RufTia formerly a dukedom, is now e-
ftablifhed as an empire.
l 7$& Captain Porteous having ordered his
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men to fire upon the populace at an
execution of a fmuggler in Edinburgh,
is hanged by the mob.
1740 The seel: of the Methodifls firft appears
1745 The allies lofe the battle of Fontenoy.
The rebellion breaks out in Scotland,
and the Pretender's army defeated by
the Duke of Cumberland, at Culloden,
April 1 6th 1746
1746 Britifh Linen Company erected.
I751 Frederic, Prince of Wales, father to
his prefent majefty died.
1760 George II. dies on the 25th Oft. and
is fucceeded by his prefent majefty,
who married the Princefs Charlotte
of Mecklenburgh Strelitz, the 2 2d
September 1 761.
Black-Friar's bridge, confifting of
nine arches, begun ; finifhed in 1770,
at the expence of 152,8401. to be
discharged by a toll.
1762 War declared againft Spain.
Peter III Emperor of Ruffia, is de-
pofed, imprifoned, and murdered.
American Philofophical Society efta-
blifhed at Philadelphia
George Auguftus Frederic, prince of
Wales born Auguft 12.
1763 The definitive treaty of peace betwen
Great Britain, France, Spain, and
Portugal, concluded at Paris, Febru-
ary 10th, which confirms to Great
Britain the extenfive provinces of Ca-
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nada, Eaft and Weft Florida, and
part of Louifianna, in North Ameri-
ca ; alfo the iflands of Grenada, St
Vincent, Dominica, and Tobago* in
the Weft Indies.
Harrifon's time-keeper for discovering
the longitude invented.
1764 The parliament granted io,oool. to
Mr Harrifon, for his difcovery of the
longitude by his time-piece.
1765 His majefty's royal charter paffed for
incorporating the Society of Artifts.
1768 Academy of painting eftablifhed at
The Turks imprifon the Ruffian am-
baflador, and declare war againft
1770 Canal between Forth and Clye begun ;
finifhed in 1776.
1771 Dr Solander, and Mr Banks, in hi*
majeftv's ihip the Endeavour, Lieute-
nant Cooke, return from a voyage
round the world, having made feve-
ral important difcoveries in the fouth
1772 The King of Sweden changes the con-
ftitution from ariftocracy to a limited
The Pretender marries a princefs of
Germany, grand daughter of Thomas,
late Earl of Aylefbury.
The Emperor of Germany. Emprefs
of Ruffia, and the King of Pruffia,
ftrip the king of Poland of great
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part of his dominion, which they di-
vide among themfelves, in violation
of the mod folemn treaties.
l #$5 Captain Philips is fent to explore the
North Pole, but having made 81 de-
grees, is in danger of being locked
up by the ice, and his attempt to dif-
cover a paflage in that quarter provei
The Jefuites expelled from the Pope's
The Englifh Eaft India Company hav-
ing, by conqueft or treaty, acquired
the extenfive provinces of Bengal,
Orixa, and Banar, containing fifteen
millions of inhabitants, great irregu-
larities are committed by their fer-
vants abroad, upon which government
interferes, and fends out judges, &c.
for the better adminiftration of juftice.
The wars between the Ruffians and
Turks prove difgraceful to the lat-
ter, who lofe the iflands in the Archi
pelago, and by fea are every where
^774 Peace is proclaimed between the
Ruffians and Turks.
The Britifh parliament having pafTed
an aft, laying a duty of three-pence
per pound upon all teas imported into
America, the Colonifts, coniidering
this as a grievance, deny the right of
the Britifh parliament to tax them.
?775 The American Colonies fend deputies
C 67 3
to Philadelphia, who affume the title
of The Congrefs of the Thirteen Li-
nked Provinces, and all the powers of
1 766 The Congrefs declare theUnitcd State*
of America independant of the crown
and parliament of Great Britain, ±tk
of July, in Philadelphia.
1777 Lieut. Gen. Burgoyne's convention
and furrender of his army at Sarato-
ga, in Canada, to the Provincial ar-
my, under the command of Gen.
Gates and Arnold, 17th of October.
1778 Toleration of Popery in England, by
aft of Parliament.
Attempt to introduce the toleration
1780 A free trade granted to Ireland by the
American independance firft celebrat-
ed at Philadelphia, 4th of July.
Charleftown taken from the Ameri-
cans, 1 2th May.
A fignal victory obtained by Lord
Cornwallis over the American army,
commanded by General Gates, 16th
Declaration of hoftilities againft Hol-
land, publifh~d 20th December.
A TABLE of WAGES
the Day, Week, M
or EXPENCES, by
onth and Year.
1 s. d.
I 10 5
4 1* 3
6 1 8
7 12 1
10 12 II
12 3 4
>3 13 9
15 4 2
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Omitted Officers of St David's Lodge.
James Robertion, Mailer Steward.
George Lockhart, "")
George Barrie, j
John M Donald, tt j c j
r» -j wtt ^ Under Stewards.
Mr Robert Knox, Speculative Society.
Mifs Scott, Milliner, Shore.
Mifs Todd, Mantuamaker, Overgate.
Mrs Trail. Mantuamaker, Overgate.
William Smith, Surgeon, Coutie's wynd.
Mifs Liddell, Semftrefs, Murraygate.
Will Duncan, zvbiteironfmitb, Murraygate
Andrew Bartiam, fmitb, Seagate.
FORFARSHIRE FAIRS, for 1782.
White Wheat, 18s. 6d.
Red Wheat, 17s. 6d.
Barley, 1 is.
Chefter Bear, 10s.
Oat Meal, 12s.
White Oats, 10s. 9d.
Broad Oats, 9s. 6d.
Black Oats, double boll, 9s 6i.
Peafe, ios. 6d.
Rye, ios. per boll.
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MARRIAGES, BIRTHS, akd DEATHS,
From Nov. i. 1 781, to Nov. 1. 1782.
MARRIAGES, - i S o
BIRTHS, \ ^ a1 "'
BURIALS from ift November 1781
to ill November 1782.
Males. Females. Total.
94 259 453
Dundee, Nov. 5 1782. The above lift
is extracted from the record of interments
in the common burial ground belonging to
Ja. Ballingall, Hofpital-Mafter.
Account of the Town
Kings of Scotland,
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Prefbytery of Dundee
Slaters " -
Things proper to be known, Sec.
Window-light Collectors, &c.
Weavers - - J 6
Walkers - z g
Wrights - jo
Weights and Meafures - cq
Wages and Expences, - 68
N. B. // is intreated by the Publijher, that
any errors \ or omiffions, may be pardoned I
;'/ being the frji attempt of this hind in this
place : and any 0/ the/e pointed out, Jball I
crreSed in next year's publication, A A , , a