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RUSSELL'S 



MORAYSHIRE REGISTER, 



ANB 



ELGIN AND FORRES DIRECTORY, 



FOR 



1847. 




ELGIN : 
PRINTED BY A. RUSSELL, COURANT OFFICE, 

AND SOLD BY ALL BOOKSELLERS. 



Price 2s. Bound in Cloth. 



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INDEX- 



Bank Holidays 
Cattle Markets 

PART II. 

Co.binet Misisters 
Royal Family - 



PART L— THE KALENDAR, &e. 



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Kalendar 
Terms 



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-USEFUL TABLES, &c. 

27 1 Stamp Duties - - 2! 

25-27 1 Succession & Legacy Duties 23 



PARV III.— COUNTY OF MORAY. 



Assessments - - 52 
Agricultural Society of 

Forres - - 62 

Bridge, Spey - - 57 

— P'indhorn - 58 
Baronets connected with 

County - _ 73 

County of Moray - 28 

Commissioners of Supply 31 

Court, Justice of Peace 34 

— Sheriff - . 34 

— Small Debt - 35 

— Criminal - 35 

— Registration - 36 
Electors of County - 36 
Findhorn Bridge Trust 58 
Fiars Prices - - 59 
Grain Tables - - 65 
Horticultural Society 67 
Justices of Peace - 32 
Lieutenancy - - 30 
Moraysliire Farmer Club 60 



Morayshire Fire and Life 
Insurance Company 

Morayshire Railway Coia- 
pany _ - - 

Members of Parliament 
for County and Burghs 

Population 

Procurators 

Parliamentary Constitu- 
ency - - - 

Prison Board - 

Police Board - 

Property and Income Tax 

Presbyteries of Estb. Ch. 

— of Free Church 

— of United Seces. 
Peers connected with Cty. 7 1 



64 

73 
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34 

36 
55 
5G 

6Q 
68 
70 
70 



Roads, Turnpike 

— Commutation 
Road Money Assessment 
Rural Police - 
Sheriff Officers 
Spey Bridge Trust - 



PART IV.— ECCLESIASTICAL, &c. STATE. 



Alves, Parish of 
Abernethy, do. 
Bellie, do. 
Birnie, do. 
Boharm - 



74 
75 
75 
79 
79 



Rurghead 
Dallas, Parish of 
Drainie, do. 
Duthill, do. 
Duff us, do. 



52 
53 
54 
56 
35 
57 



80 
81 

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Djke, Parish of 
Edinkillie, do. 
Elgin, do. 

— Population 

— Ministers, &c. 
Elgin Mortifications, &c. 

— Free Church Minis- 

ters & Elders 

— United Seces. do. 

— Congregational, 

Episcopal, Baptist, 
and Roman Catho- 
lic, do. 

Fochabers 

Forres, Parish of 

— Population - 

— Free, United Seces 

sion, Congrega- 



80 
87 
83 
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89 
91 

93 
93 



tional, and Epis- 
copal Churches 97 
Findhorn - - 98 

Gar mouth and Kingston 105 
Hopeman - - 84 

Kinloss, Parish of - 98 

Knockando, do. - 100 
Lossiemouth - - 81 

New Duffus - - 84 

Newspynie, Parish of 101 
Pluscarden Church - 95 

Eothiemurchus, Parish of 82 
Rafford, do. - - 102 
Rothes, do. - - 102 
Speymouth, do. - 105 

St Andrews- Lhanbryd do. 104 
Urquhart, do. - 107 

The Parochial Boards 108- 11 7 



PART v.— BURGH OF ELGIN. 



Academy - - 133 

Association, Literary 156 

Auctioneers - - 167 

Burgh Property - 126 
Burgess & Guild Brethren 127 

Bequests, Educational 134 

Bank, Savings' - 148 

Bank Agents - - 165 

Courts, Burgh and Guild 127 
Charities & Mortifications 128 

Coaches - - 162 

Coach Fares - - 163 

Carriers - - - 163 

Chemists and Druggists 166 

Corn Merchants - 167 

Cathedral - - 168 

Electors - - - 119 

Educational Seminaries 132 

Elgin Institution - 138 

Excise Office - - 160 

Fine Art Agents - 1 (iQ 

Gray's Hospital - 140 



Guildry Charity Fund 143 

— Mortifications 144 
Gas Light Co. - 153 
Harbour Co., Lossiemouth 149 
Harbour Dues - 151 
Hotels and Principal Inns 167 
Insurance Agents - 165 
Improvements - 127 
Lunatic Asylum - 142 
Library, Circulating 160 
Library, Law - - 166 
Light-House, Covesea 152 
Magistrates - - 125 
Ministers - - 132 
Mason Lodge, Trinity 157 

— do* Kilmolymock 158 
Medical Practitioners 166 
Member of Parliament 119 
Markets - - - 167 
Newspapers - - 160 
Odd-Fellows Lodge - 159 
Population - - IIB 



Police Establishment 1 59 

Petty Customs - 161 

Post Office - - 162 

Public Offices - - 164 

Reading Room - 166 
Registei- Office, Servants 167 

Schools, Private, &c. 129 

— Trades - 137 

— Infant - 139 
Name and Origin of 

Burgh - - - 117 

Society, Ladies - 147 



_ Ladies Benevolent 1 47 

— Bible - - 155 

— Missionary - 155 
Society, Scientific - 154 

— Aux. Edin. Moray. 
Mechanics - - 156 

Shambles Mails - 162 
Town Council - 124 

Trades In coi'po ration 146 
Town Criers - - 168 
Valuators - - 1"' 
Water Company - 153 



PART VI.— DIRECTORY. 
Directory for Elgin - 170 | Directory for Bishopmill 183 



PART VII.— BURGH OF FORRES. 



Academy - - 193' 

Association, Working- 
Men's - 7.1^'' 

— Literary Periodi- 
cal Reading - 197 

Auctioneer - - 204' 
Burgh Property - 189 
Burgess Dues - - 190 
Bequests, Charitable 190 

Bank, Savings - 198 

Bank Agents - - 202 
Courts, Burgh and Guild 190 

— Justice of Peace ] 94 

— Sheriff Small Debt 194 
Club, Literary Debating 197 

— Trafalgar - 200 

— Subscription - 197 
Coaches - - - 204 
Carriers - - - 205 
Chemists and Druggists 203 
Corn Merchants - 203 
Electors - - - 186 
Fine Art Agents - 201 



Gas Light Company - 
Hotels & Principal Inns 
Insurance Agents - 
Magistrates and Council 
Ministers 
Mortifications - 
Mason Lodge, St Law- 
rence 

— St John's 
Member of Parliament 
Medical Practitioners 
Markets - - - 
Newspaper 

Police Board - 
Population 
Petty Customs 
Post Office - 
Public Offices - 
Register Offices 
Schools, Ladies, &c. 
Societies, Friendly - 

— Bible - 

— Tract - 



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204 
203 
188 
191 
190 

200 
200 
186 
203 
205 
198 
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185 
201 
204 
202 
204 
194 
195 
195 
196 



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Societies, Female - 197 

— Ladles' Missionary 197 

— Auxil, Morayshire 
Mechanics - 197 

— Total Abstinence 197 



Shambles Maills - 202 

Town Council, &c. - 187 

Town Crier - - 202 

Water Company . 1§9 

Writers - - 203 



PART VIII— DIRECTORY. 
Directory for Forres I - - _ - 20G-212 



PART IX.— ADVERTISING LIST. 



PACT L 

THE K A L E N D A R, &c. 

BANK HOLIDAYS. 

New Year's Day... January 1 

Martyrdom of King Charles I January SO 

Queen's Marriago February 10 

Good Friday April 2 

Queen's Birthday May 24 

Restoration of King Charles II May 29 

Accession of Qneen Victoria June 20 

Coronation of Queen Victoria June 28 

Gunpowder Plot November 6 

Christmas Day.... December2d 



TERMS IN SCOTLAND AND ENGLAND. 

IN SCOTLAND. 

Candlemas o... February 2, N.S. 

Whitsunday May 15, „ 

Lammas August 1, „ 

Martinmas.... November 11, „ 

IN ENGLAND. 

Lady Day March 

Midsummer Day June 

Michaelmas Day September 29 

Christmas December 25 

In Elgin, the 2Gth May is the Whitsunday, and the 22d 
November the Martinmas term. When a term-day falls on 
a Sunday, the following Monday is considered as the terna. 



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JANUARY, XXXI Days. 



Full Moon. . ..1st, 30 m. p. 2 A. 
Last Quar. . ..9th, 28 m. p. 6 A. 



New Moon.. 17th, 32 m. p. Om. 
Sec. Quar..,. 23d, 6 m. p. 4 a. 



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Sundays & Remarkable Days. 



t The Circumcision. 



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H.M, 

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Forres Town Council meet. 

6 Old Christmas 

St John's Market, Forres . . 



I Sunday after Epiphany. 



Court of Session sits... 
Old New Year's Day. 



II Sunday after Epiphany. 



Fochabers Market. 



Ill Sunday after Epiphany... 
Elgin Town Council meet 



Sun. 



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33 
32 
32 
8 32 
8 31 
8 31 
8 30 
8 30 
29 
8 28 
8 27 
8 26 
8 25 
8 24 
8 23 
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Septuagesima Sunday. 



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Moon. 



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5 15 

6 20 

7 27 

8 35 

9 41 

10 47 

11 64 



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20 
29 
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8 36 

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9 28 
9 51 

10 15 

10 41 

11 9 
11 44 

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2 3 

3 6 



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7 43 

8 23 

8 54 

9 19 
9 42 

10 3 
10 22 
10 39 
10 58 



1 20 
1 46 
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10 52 



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7 25 



PRINCIPAL FAIRS IN SCOTLAND. 



JANUARY— iVm Style. 
CuUen, 7th day 
Banff, 7th day 



Keith, 1st Friday 
Badenscoth, 2d Monday 
Brechin, 3d Tuesday 



FEBRUARY, XXVIII Days. 



[1847- 



LastQuar... oth, 2G m. p. 1 A. 
New Moon.. ISth, 13 m. p. 11m. 



Sec. Quar.. . .22dj 4G m. p. 3 m. 



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Sundays & Remarkable Days, 



Forres Town Council meet 

1 Fisheries North of Tweed open 

1 Partridge & Pheas. shoot, ends 

2 Candlemas 

Morayshire. Farm. Club Anniv 
Loss. Harbour Co. Ann. Meet 
Sexagesima Sunday 



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Quinquagesima Sunday... 
Tweed Net & Rod fishing opened 



Ash Wednesday 

17 Forres Candlemas Market.. 

Elgin Cattle Market 

lOFastren'sE'en 

i Sunday in Lent 

Elgin Town Council meet 

22 Fiar Prices struck at Elffin.. 



II Sunday in Lent , 



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7 27 


8 34 


9 40 


10 47 


11 55 


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3 14 


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5 8 


5 52 


6 30 


7 1 


7 28 


7 54 


8 19 


8 45 


9 12 


9 46 


10 24 


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7 48 

8 9 
8 28 

8 47 

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9 26 
9 50 

10 15 

10 50 

11 31 

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2 42 

4 5 

5 33 

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9 52 
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2 44 

3 37 

4 21 

4 57 

5 27 
5 52 



Inverury, 2d Tues. and every 

alternate Tuee. till April 
Invergordon, 1st Thui-sday 
Old Deer, Th. after 25 
Forres, 1st Wednesday 
Fochabers, 3d Wednesday 
Falkirk cattle, last Thursday 



Huntly, catt. & hor. last Wed. 
Strichen, catt. & hor. 1st Tues. 
Turriff, Wed. aft. Badenscoth 

Old Style. 
Mortlach, 1st Tuesday 
Drumblade, 2d Tuesday 
Lockerby, 2d Thursday 



1847.] 



MARCH, XXXI Days. 



Full Moon ... 2d, 5G m. p. 2 M. 
LastQuar. . .lOth, 20 m. p. 4 m. 
New Moon..lGth, 58 m. p. 8 a. 



Sec. Quar.. . .23d, 28 m. p. 5 A. 
Full Moon...3] St, 4 m. p. 9 a. 






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Sundays & Remarkable Days. 



Forres Town Council meet. 



Ill Sunday in Lent. 



Mid-Lent Sunday. 



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Elgin Cattle Market 

Court of Session Out-Houses rise 

V Sunday in Lent 

21 Day and Night equal. 



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6 53 
6 50 
6 48 
6 45 
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6 40 
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8 37 

9 44 

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Fochabers Market. 
Lady- Day 



Palm Sunday 

Elgin Town Council meet. 



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5 56 
5 63 
5 50 



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10 52 

11 63 
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FEBRUARY— iVgw Style. 
Abernethy, cattle, 12th 
Badenscoth 2d Monday 
Dornoch; 1st Wednesday 



Turriff, Wed. af. 5 & last Mon. 
Mintlaw, Tuesday after 25 
Charl. of Aboyne, 3d Wed. 
Forres, 3d Wednesday 



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[1847. 



LastQuar. .. 8th,13m.p.3 A. I Sec. Quar. 
New Moon. .15th, 9 m. p. 6 m. | Full Moon. 



.22d, 66 m. p. 8 M. 
30th, 13 m. p. 1 A. 



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Maunday Thursday . 
t Good Friday 



Easter Sunday 

Easter Monday 

Easter Tuesday 

5 Forres Town Council meet, 



Low Sunday , 



Elgin Cattle Market. 



II Sunday after Easter. 
20Rafford Cattle Market;... 

Rothes Cattle Market 

Forres Peace Market 

Forres Sacramental Fast.... 



Ill Sunday after Easter.. 
25 Sacrament at Forres 

25 Princess Alice b. 1843.... 

26 Elgin Town Council meet. 

27 Synod of Moray meet 

County Annual Meeting 



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6 57 

7 46 

8 41 

9 43 

10 46 

11 51 
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4 16 

5 23 

6 31 

7 38 



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Kuthven (Badenoch) 2d Tuea. 

Old Style. 
Inverness, catt. he, 1st "Wed. 

aft. 11th, or nth if Wed. 
Huntly, last Tuesday 



Banff, 1st Tuesday 
Cornhill (Park) 1st Thursds 

after Candlemas 
Botriphnie, ioth day 

MARCH— iVetu Style. 
Eadenscoth^ 2d Monday 



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MAY, XXXI Days. 



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LastQuar... 7th, 37m. p. 10a. 
NewMoon...l4th,llm.p. 3 a. 



Sec. Quar 22d, 46m. p. 1 M. 

Full Moon...30tli,33m.p.2M. 



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Sundays & Remarkable Days 



Moon. 



IV Sunday AFTER Eastek. ...... 

Forres Town Council meet 



Napoleon £?. 1821 

Elgin Sacramental Fast 



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Rogation Sunday 
9 Sacrament at Elgin 

Ascension Day oeHoly Thurs 
Elgin Cattle Market 

Sunday after Ascension 

25 Princess H. Aug. Vict. b. 1846 
Forres Cattle Market 
General Assembly meet 
20 Free Church do. meet 

20 Court of Session sits 

Whitsunday 

Whit-Monday 

Whit-Tuesday 

21 Elgin Feeing Market 

22 Forres Feeing Market 
24 t Queen's Birthday, b. 1819. 

26 Fochabers Cattle Market 

Thinity Sunday 

Elgin Town Council meet.. 




Old Deer, Thursday after 18 
Keith, 1st Friday 
Dornoch, 3d Wedaesday 
Elgin, 3d Friday 
Fochabers, 4th Wednesday 



Falkirk, cattle, 1st Thursday 
Inrergordon, 1st Thursday 

Old Style. 
Fiudhorn, 2d Tuesday 
Pitmachie; 1st Monday 



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Sec. Quar.....20th,19m.p.7A. 



LastQuar... 6th, 54m. p. 3 m, 
New Moon...l3th,40m p.OM 



Full Moon.. . .28th, 10 m. p. 1 a. 



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Elffin Cattle Mai^ket. 



I Sunday aftek Trinity... 
Forres Town Council meet. 



St Barnabus the Apostle. 



II Sunday after Tiunity. 



Battle of Killicrankie, 1689. 
Battle of Waterloo, 1815 



Ill Sunday after Trinity 

20 Access, of Queen Vict., 1837 

Longest Day 



Midsummer Day. 



Sun. 



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3 24 
3 23 

3 22 
3 21 



IV Sunday after Trinity 

■j" Coronation of Queen Victoria.. 

28 Elgin Town Council meet 

Garmouth St Maro-aret's Fair... 



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10 59 

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8 26 

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Inverury, 2d Tuesday 
Fife-Keith, 1st Thursday 
Cornhill, 1st Thursday 
Huntly, last Tuesday 
Inverury, 2d Tuesday 



Inverury, 2d Tues. & Wed. 
Rothes, 3d Tuesday 
Toraintoul, cat. horses, sheep, 

Tuesday after Beauly 
Inverness, hiring-j last Friday 



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Dog-days begin 

V Sunday after Trinity. 
Forres Town Council meet... 



Forres Cattle Market. 



VI Sunday' after Trinity-, 



Conven. of Royal Burghs meet.. 



VII Sunday' after Trinity.... 

Elgin Cattle Market 

20 Court of Session rises 

21 Rothes Cattle Market 

VIII Sunday after Trinity.. 

Elgin Town Council meet , 

Cattle Show at Forres 



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Geddes, 5th if Tuesday, if not 

Tuesday after 
Grantown, cattle, sheep, Mon. 

after 3d Wednesday 
Falkirk, hiring, 1st Thui-s. 



Caithness (Tryst), last Tues. 
Turriff, Wednesday after the 

6th 
Aberlour, 1 st Thursday 

Forres, 3d Wednesday 



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Last Quar 3dj47m.p.l a. 

New Moon... 11th, IGm.p.QM. 



8gc. Quar.... 19th, 49m.p. 4m. 
Full Moon...26th,57m.p.5M. 






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IX Sunday after Trinity 

Forres Town Council meet 

1 Lammas Day 

1 Battle of the Nile, 1798 

Prince Alfred-Ernest b. 1844... 



X Sunday after Trinity. 



11 Dog-days end 

Fochabers Catt, & Horse Mar 

Grouse & Ptarmigan sh. begin 

Old Lammas Day 

13 D. Queen Adelaide b. 1792... 
XI Sunday after Trinity 



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Elgin Cattle Market, 



Black Cock shooting begins.... 
XII Sunday after Trinity. 



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Forres Cattle & Horse Market.... 



XIII Sunday aftbr Teinity. 
Elgin Town Council meet 



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Muir of Ord, 3d Wednesday 
Bogbain,Friday af. Muir of Ord 
Elgin, 3d Friday 
-Nairn, 3d Friday 



Kingussie, Tues. aft. Beauly, 
every month between April 
and Nov. inclusive 
Old Style. 

Keithp 1st Tuesday 



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Partridge shooting begins. 



XIV Sunday after Triritt.... 
Forrea Town Council meet.... 
6 Rebellion began, 1715 



XV Sunday after Trinity.... 

Elgin Trades' Elections 

Fisheries north of Tweed close. 



XVI Sunday after Trinity.... 

Elgin Cattle & Horse Market.... 
Forres Cattle and Horse Market 
Day and Night equal 

XVII Sunday after Trinity... 
Elgin Town Council meet 

Michaelmas Day..... 



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5 26 
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6 53 
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Hawkhall, 3d Tuesday 

MAY—Neiv Style. 
Aberlour, Thurs. before S6th 
Abernethy, cattle, 4th Wed, 
Turriff, Friday after 7th 



Glammis, 1st Wednesday and 

Wednesday after 26th 
Muir of Ord, 2d Wednesday 
Bogbain, Friday after 
Cornhill, Park, 2d Thursday 
Kintore, day before Huntly 



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LastQuar.... l8t,23m.p. 7m. 
New Moon . . . 9th, 54 ni. p. 8 M. 
Sec. Quar.... 17th, 28m. p. 7m. 



Full Moon... 2ad, 23 m.p. 11a. 
Last Quar.. 3 0th, 43m, p 9a. 



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Pheasant Shootmg Leghis 

1 Michaelmas County Meeting... 
XVIII Sunday after. Triniti' 
Forres Town Council meet 



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Old Michaelmas Day 

America disco veredj 1492 



Tweed Net Fishing closes , 



XX Sunday after Trinity. 

Elgin Cattle & Horse Market.. 
Rothes Cattle Market 



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XXI Sunday after Trinity... 

Elgin Town Council meet 

Forres Farm. Soc. An. Meet 

Fochabers Cattle Market 

Elgin Saci-amental Fast 

26 Longbride Market 

31 Hallow E'en 

XXII Sunday after Trinity... 



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6 57 

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Elgin, 2d Friday 
Forres, 3d Wednesday 
Cullen, 3d Friday 
Pitmftchie, Monday before 22d 



Banff, Tuesday after 26th, or 
on that day, if a Tuesday 

Inveraven, Tuesday before 
26th 



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Sec. Quar.... 15th, 2m.p.GA. 



EuU Moon. 
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Sundays & Remarkable Da'ys. 



Moon. 



Forres Town Ceuncil meet 

Election of Town Councillors.. 
2 (Jut. House Court of Sess. meet 



t Gunpowder Plot, 1G05. 



XXiri Sunday AFTER TraNiTY.. 

7 Tweed Rod Fishing closes 

Prince of Wales b. 1841 

Rafford Cattle Market 

Martinmas 

Inn. House of Court of Sess. sits 

XXIV Sunday afteu Tkinity... 



Forres Cattle & Horse Market. 



Elgin Feeing Market 

Forres Feeing Market 

XXV Sunday after Trinity. 

21 Princess Royal 6. 1840 

Old Martinmas 

John Knox c?. 1572 



Advent Sunday 

Elgin Town Council m®et. 
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Inverury, Wed. before 26th 
Forres, Feeing, Sat. bef. 26th 
Fochabers, 4 th W^ednesday 
Falkirk, 3d Thursday 
Grantown, Mon. aft. 2d Wed. 
Marnochj Friday before 26th 



Huntly, hiring, Wed. before 
2Gth; cattle last Tues. 0. s. 
Kingussie (Bad.) cat. last Tu- 
Rothes, hiring, Thu. bef. 26th 
Tomintoul, Thur. bef.26th^ or 
2Gth if Thursday 



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[1847. 



New Moon.... 7th, 18m. p. 8 a. 
Seo. Quar....l5th, I3m.p.3M. 



Full Moon.. ..21st, 55m. p.9 A. 
Last Quar.. . .29th , 35 m. p. 1 A. 



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Sundays & Remarkable Days. 



Presbytery of Elgin meet 

II SuKD AY IN Advent 

Election of Elgin Police Com 
6 Forres Town Councl meet. 



Grouse, Bk. Cock & Ptar. sh. ends 

III Sunday in Advent 

Elgin Cattle & Horse Market- 
Court of Session rises... 

IV Sunday in Advent 

Shortest Day 

22 Fochabers Cattle Market.... 

t Nativity of ourLokd 

I Sunday after Christmas.. 

St John's Day 

27 Elgin Town Council meet... 



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8 31 
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8 33 
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8 34 
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8 35 
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3 28 
3 27 
3 26 
3 25 



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10 34 

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6 31 

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8 16 

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10 11 
10 35 

10 58 

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11 57 

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Old Style. 
Drumblade, 2d Wednesday 
Fife-Keith, 3d Thursday 
JUNE— iV^w Style. 
Dufftown, Mon. bef. 1st Tues. 



Turriff, Sat. bef. Trinity Muir, 
and Wednesday after 28th 
Elgin, 1st Tuesday 
Huntly, 2d Tuesday 
Qarmoutb, 30th day 



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Inrerury, eat. horses, grain, 

Mon. before 2d Wed. ; and 

Tuesday Lef, last Wed. o. s. 
Trinity Muir, 2d Wednesday 
Muir of Ord, 2d Wednesday 
Ballater, wool, last Tuesday 
Cornhill, 1st Frid. & 4th Thu. 
Auldearn, 20th if Wed. or 

Thur. ; if not, Ist Wed. aft. 
Brechin ( J Vinity Muir) begins 

2d Wed., and continues 3 

dctys; — 1st day sheep j— 2d, 

cattle; — 3d, horses 
Grantown, cows, 1st Frid. o.s. 

■ — cat, §B sheep, Monday aft. 

2d Vf ednesday 
Kingussie Tryst, Tues. after 

Beauly 
Nairn, cattle and hor, IDth if 

Tues., if not, 1 st Tues. aft. 
Eulhven (Badenoch) 3d Tues. 

Old Style. 
Keith, 1st Tuesday 
Kintore, 2d Tuesday 
Huntly, Wed. aft. 2d Tuesday 
St Sair's, Wednesday after 

last Tuesday 
Do., eheep, Thursday before 

JULY— ^'cw Style. 
Gornhill, 3d Friday 
Inverness, wool, 2d Thursday, 

(two days) 
Forres, 1st Wednesday 
Mortlach, 2d Thursday 
DuflTtown, 2d Thursday 
Inverury, wool, day after 19th 
Elgin, 3d Tuesday 
Aberlour, 3d Thursday 
Muir of Ord 3d Thursday 
Kintore, 4th Tuesday 
Bogbain, Friday after Beauly 
Brechin, Friday after 19th 



Cabrach, Thurs, after Glass 
Cawdor, 26th if Wed., if not, 

1st Wednesday after 
Fakirk, 2d Thursday 
Grantown, Mon. af. 3d Thur. 
Kingussie Tryst, Tuesday aft. 

Beauly 
Mortlach, 2d Thursday 
Bathven, Friday before Glass 
Eothes, 3d Wednesday 
Tomintoul, last Thursday 

Old Style. 
Huntly, Wed. after 1st Tuea. 
Keith, Frid. after 1st Tues. 
Faldy, Wed. Thur. and Frid. 

after 1st Tuesday 
Inveraven, 2d Tuesday 
Fife-Keith, 2d Thursday 
Glass, Wed. after 3d Tuesday 
Forgue, Thurs. after last Tues. 
Findhorn, 2d Tues. & Wed. 
AUGUST— iV^cw Style. 
Falkirk, 2d Tues, 
Fochabers, 2d Wednesday 
Forres, 4th Wednesday 
Aberlour 2d Thursday 
Bafftown, 3d Thursday 
Muir of Ord, Ist Thuraday 

after 3d Tuesday 
Bogbain, Friday after do. 
Grantown, Monday after Muir 

of Ord 
Longside, 2d Tuesday 
Elgin, 3d Tuesday 
Brechin, 2d Thurs. & Sd Tues. 
Mortlach, 3d Thursday 
Aberdeen, last Wednesday 
Campbeltown, (Invern.) 12th 
Kingussie Tryst, Tuesday aft. 

Beauly 
Nairn, 13th, or 1st lawful day 

after Campbeltown 



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Tomintoul, Tuos. after Beauly 

Old Style. 
Inverui'y, clay after Oldrain 
Oldrain, Wed. after 1st Tues. 
• Sheep and Timber, Thurs. 

and Friday before 
Huntly Wed. after 2d Tues. 
Cornhill. 1st Thur.af. 3d Wed. 
SEPTEMBER— .Vtw Style. 
Forres, 4th Wednesday 
Kingussie, Frid. aft. P alkirk 
Aberlour 1st Thursday 
Falkirk, 2d Tuesday, and day 

before for sheep 
MuirorOrd,Thur. af 3d Tues. 
Bogbain, Friday after 
Gran town, ISIonday after Muir 

of Ord 
Elgin, 3d Tuesday 
Trinity Muir, Tuesday before 

last Wednesday 
Naii^n, 4 th Tuesday 
Ehynie, day after 
Brechin (Trinity Muir) Tues. 

before last Wednesday 
Tomintoul, Tues. after Beauly 

Old Style. 
Keith, Wed. aft. 1st Tues. 
Inverury, 1st Tuesday 
Cornhill, 2d Thursday 
Cullen, last Tuesday 
Huntly, AVed. after 2d Tues. 

and 4th Tuesday 

OCTOBER— iVew Style. 
Turriff, Wednesday after Tith 

and Thursday after 27th 
Falkirk, 2d Tues. 
Muir of Ord, 1st Thursday 

after 3d Tuesday 
Bogbain, Friday after 
Grantown, Monday after Muir 

of Ord 



Elgin, 3d Tuesday 
Nairn, 1st Fri. after 3d Tues. 
Longbride, 4th Tuesday 
Fochabers, 4th Wednesday 
Kingussie, Frid. bef. Falkirk 

Oct. Tr. & Tu. aft. Beauly 
Rafford, Wednesday aft. 24th 
Rothes, 3d Wednesday 
Tomintoul, Tues. aft. Beauly 
Oldrain, day after 1st Turriff 

Old Style. 
Rothiemay, 1st Thursday 
Kintore, 4th IMonday 
Dufftown, Sat. before 2d Tues, 
Lossiemouth, 2d Wednesday 
Cornhill, 2d Thursday 
Fife-Keith, last Tuesday 
Daviot, Wed. after 3d Tues. 
Inverury, 1st Tuesday 
Fordyce, last Wednesday 
Findhorn, 2d Tuesday and 

Wednesday 
NOVEMBER— iVw Style. 
Longside, Tuesday after 7th 
Inverury, 1st Tues., and every 

alternate Tues. till April 
Peterhead, Tuesday after 18th 
Turriff, Saturday before 23d 
Kintore, 22d day 
Edinburgh, (All Hallowfair,) 

2d Monday 
Falkirk, let Thursday 
Muir of Ord, 2d Wednesday 
Bogbain, Friday after 
Grantown, Monday aft. Muir 

of Ord 
Nairn, Ist Friday 
Aberlour, 2d Thursday 
Cullen, 2d Friday 
Forres, 3d Wednesday 
Pitmachie, Monday bef. 22d 
Banff; feeing, Friday do. 



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Huntly, hiring-, Tluir. bef. 22d 
Inveraven, Tuesday bef. 23d 
E,olhiemay, Thursday do. 
Forres, cattle, 3d Wednesday 
Forres, Saturday before 22d 
Abernethy, 2d Thursday 
Auldearn, 1st Tu. aft. Invern. 
Elgin, Friday before 22d 
Kingussie Tryst, Tugs, after 

Beauly 
Rothes, Thur. bef, Martinmas 
Tomintoul, Thur. before 22d, 

or 22d if Thursday 



Grantown, Mon. aft. 2d Wed. 

Old Style. 
Huntly, 1st Tuesday 
Keith, 3d Tuesday 
Fordyce, 4th Thursday 

DECEMBER— iVw Style. 
Turriff, Wednesday aft. 12tk 
Elgin, Sd Wednesday 
Mortlach, 3d Thursday 
Fochabers, 4th Wednesday 
Banff, St John's Day 
Badenscoth, 2d Monday 
Huntly, l8t Tuesday, o. s. 



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8,000 9,000 .....85 

9,000 10,000 95 

10,000 12,500 ... 110 

Agreements, 2s. 6d, 

If more than 1080 

words £1 ISs. 

And ©very 1080 words 
additional £1 58. 

Insurance Policies. 

LIFE. £ 8. d. 

When sum not ab. £50..0 2 6 

Ab.£50andnotab.l00..0 6 

1 GO and under 500.. 1 

"Whn.SOO — 1000..2 

1000 — 3000..3 

3000 — e000..4 

5000 and upwards... 5 

FIHE. 

Duty on each Policy.... 1 
Besides 3s per cent, per ann. 
on every insurance made or 
renewed. 

MARINE INSURANCE. S. d. 

Premiums not above 10s 
percent,..,..,.. = ...,,,0 3 



Do. ab. 1 Os and under 203=0 ^ 

Do. 20s ... SOs.l 

Do. 303 ... 40S.2 

Do. 403 ... 50S.3 

Do. 50s 4 

TIME. 

For any certain sum not ex- 
exceeding six months... 2s 6d 
Exceeding six months... 4s Od 
Leases. £ s. 

Where rent ucder iE20..,l 
If L.20 and uadeF 100... 1 10 
100 — 200.. .2 
200 — 400...3 
400 — 600.. .4 
600 — 800... 5 
800 — 1000.. .6 
1000 or upwards 10 

Letteb of Powek of At- 
torney, £1 lOs 

Progressive Duty ok 

WOKDS 1 Os 

Receipts. b. d. 

If L. 5 asd ondsr L 10. ..0 3 

10 — 20... 6 

20 — 60.. .1 

50 — J00...1 6 

100 — 200.. .2 6 

200 — 300.. .4 

300 — 500.. .5 

600 — 1000...7 6 

1000 ar upwards 10 

Fop aaj sum acknowledg- 
ed to be ia fall of all de- 
mands 10 

A purchaser to the amount of 
£l at one time, is entitled to 
a discount of 7^ per cent. 
Rates of Postage. 
To any place within the 
United Kingdom, the Chan- 
nel islands, and Isle of Man, 
not exceedins: i ounce... Id.- 



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Not eseeoding 1 ounce.... 2d. 

— 2 ounces... 4d. 

— 3 ounces... 6d. 
And so on, at the rate of 2d 

every oz. or fractional part 
of an oz. up to 16, above 
which no packet can be for- 
warded, with certain excep- 
tions. 

MONEY ORDERS. 

L.2 and under, 3d. 

From L.2 to L.5, 6d. 

Sasine Instrument 98 

Progressiv* duty on wordB..98 

Settlements, 

Any deed, whether voluntary 
or upon any consideration, 
other than a bona fide pecu- 
niary consideration, whereby 
any definite sum or sums of 
money shall be settled upon 
or for the benefit of any 
person or persons. 
If such sum or sums shall £ % . 

be under £1000 1 16 

J1,000 & snde; ^2,000...2 
3,000 — 3,060... 3 

8,000 — 4,000... 4 

4,000 — 6,000... 5 

5,000 — 7,090.. .7 

7,000 — 9,000.. .9 

9,000 — 12,000,. 12 
12,000 — 15,000..I6 
15,000 — 20,000..20 

20,008 ©r upwards 25 

Fregressive doty en words, 25s 
Exemptions. — Wills, testa- 
ments, and testamentary in- 
struments, and dispositions 
mortis causa of every de- 
scr iption. 



Succession-duties, 
inventories. 



Amt.ofde 


ceased's 
££tate. 

Under. 




Duty. 


1 


PersoQal 


TestateJntestate 


AbaTe. 




1 




L.20 


L.50 £0 


£0 


10 


20 


100 


10 








50 


100 





1 





100 


200 2 





8 





200 


300 5 





8 





309 


450; 8 





11 





450 


600, 11 





15 





600 


800: 15 





22 





800 


1,000 


22 





30 


© 


1,000 


1,500 


30 





45 





1,600 


2,000 


40 





60 





2,000 


3,000 


60 





75 





S,000 


4,000 


60 





90 





4,000 


5,000 80 


120 


@ 


6,000 


6,000100 


0150 





6,000 


7,000 120 


O'ISO 





7,000 


8,000 140 


210 





8,000 


9,000 160 


240 





9,000 


10,000 


ISO 


270 


oj 



iBoreasing progressively to 
L. 1,000,000. 



Legacies, Annuities, Residties, 
Duty 
To per otnt. 

Children or their de- 
scendants, or lineal 
ancestors of the de- 
ceased £ 10 

Brother or sister, or 
their descendants... 3 

Uncle or aunt, or 

their descendants.... 5 

Qranduncle or aont, 

or their descendants, 6 

All other relations or 
strangers 10 

1 he husband or wife of th« 



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deceased is not chargeable 
with duty. The Royal Fa- 
mily are also exempt. 

Annuities are valued for le- 
gacy duty by the Northamp- 
ton Fable, 4 per cent. 

Duty is not eligible on lega- 
cies or residues under £20: 
but if legacies under any 
testament, which shall toge- 



ther be of the amount of £20 
each shall be charged with 
duty, though each or either 
may be separately under 
that amount. 

N.B. — Printed forms and 
regulations regarding all the 
succession-duties, will be ob- 
tained gratis on application 
at any stamp oflfice. 



ASSESSED TAXES. 
"N.B. — By Act 3 Vict. cap. 17, an additional duty of two 
shillings per pound is payable on all assessments, commencing 
Gth April, 1840, or any subsequent year, except on "Car- 
riages kept to be let for hire." 



Male Servants. 



No. 


Each 
Servant. 


1 

2 

3 
4 


£14 
1 11 

1 18 

2 3 G 



Male Servants kept by Bache- 
lors £1 each in addition. 
Waiters in taverns, &c. £1 
Coachmen on job, each.. 1 

CAnCIAGES. 

Private Carriages with 
four wheels, where 
one is kept 6 

Carriages kept to be let 
for hire with post 
horses, each 3 

Private Carriages with 
two wheels, each 3 5 

Ditto drawn by two or 
more horses or mules 1 10 



10 



Four-wheel Carriages 
drawn by one horse 
only, each 4 10 

Horses. 

For every horse for riding or 
drawinjr carriages — 



1 ...£1 


8 


9 


5 . 


..£2 15 


9 


2 ... 2 


7 


3 


G . 


.. 2 18 





3 ... 2 


12 


3 


7 


.. 2 19 


9 


4 ... 2 


15 





8 . 


.. 2 ly 


y 


Kace-horses 


. e 


ach. 


...£3 10 





Horses 


for 


ri 


ding or 




drawing 


ca 


rri 


iges not 




exceeding 


the 


hei 


ght 




of 13 hands, ea 


LCh,. 


....1 I 





Windows. 










For 8. 









.£0 15 


6 


— y. 


. . .. 






. 1 





— 10 


. .. 




.... 


. 1 7 





— 11. 


., 






. I 15 


o 


— 12 








. 2 3 

. 2 12 


y 


— 13 








6 


— 14 








. 3 

. 3 1) 
. 3 17 


'.) 


— lr» 








«) 


— IG 








6 



— 



25 



THE ROYAL FAMILY. 

Her most excelt.e.nt Majesty (Alexandrina) Victo'ri.v, 
By tke Grace of God of the United Kinodom of Great Bri- 
tain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith. Her Ma- 
jesty, the only child of His Royal Highness Edward Duke of 
Kent, fourth son of King George III., was born on the 2-}th 
May, 1819, succeeded to the Crown on the demise of hei* 
uncle, his Majesty WilUara IV., on the 20th Juno, 1837, 
crowned 28th June, 1838, and raarried Feb. 10, 1840, her 
cousin, Francis Albert- Augustus- Charles-Emanuel, Duke of 
k^axe, Prince of Coburg and Gotha, who was born Aug. 26, 
1819. Issue, 

1. Victori.\-Adelaide-Maiiy-Louisa, Princess Royal, b. 
Nov. 21, 1840. 

2. Albert- Edward, (Heir apparent to the British 
Throne,) b. Nov. 9, 1841; created Prince of the United 
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, (Duke of Saxony, 
Duke of Cornwall and Rothsay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of 
Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, and Great Steward of Scotland,) 
Pkixce of Wales, and Earl of Chester. 

3. Alice-Maud-Mary, b. April 25, 1843. 

4. Alfred-Ernest- Albert, b. August (J, 1844. 

5. Helena-Augusta-Victoria, b. May 25, 1846. 

Issue of George III.. Avho was b. June 4, 1738; d. January 
29, 1820; and of Queen Charlotte, b. May, 19, 1744 ; c^. ^iov. 
17, 1818. 

1. George- Angrtstus- Frederick, Princa of Wales (Geo. IV.) 
b, August 12, 1762; ?ttc. his father George III., January 29, 
1820; «?. April 8, 1795, his cousin. Princess Caroline of 
Brunswick, who d. August 7, 1821. Issue, Princess Char- 
lotte, b. Jan. 7, 1796; m. May 2, 1816, Prince Leopold of 
Saxe-Coburg; d. Nov. 6, 1817. His Majesty died June 26, 
1830. 

2. Frederick, Duke of York, b. August 16, 1763 ; m. Sept. 
29, 1791, Frederica-Charlotte, Princess Royal of Prussia, 
who d. Aug. 6, 1820. His Royal Highness died Jan. 5, 1827. 

3. Wiiiiam-Henyy, Duke of Clarence (William IV. ) h. 
August 21, 1765; sue. his brother, George IV., June 26, 
1830; m. July 1 1, 1818, Princess Adelaide, sister of theDuke 
cf Sax8-Meiningen. His Majesty died June 20, 1837. 

4. Charlotte- Augusta- Matitcl'i, Princess Ro^-al, 6, Sept, 



20, 1766 ; m.. I^Iay 18, 1797, Frederick I., late Kiug of 
Wurtemberg; d. October 6, Iij28. 

5. Edward, Duke of Kent, h. Nov. 2, 1767; m. May 29, 
1818, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg. Issue, her present 
Majesty. His Royal Highness d. January 23, 1820. 

(J. Augusta- Sophia, b. Nov. 8, I76S; d. Sep. 22, 1840. 

7. Elizabeth, h. May 22, 1770; m. April 7, 1818, Freder- 
ick-Joseph, Landgrave of Kesse-Homburg, who died April 
2, 1829. Her Royal Highness died January 10, 1840. 

8. Ernest-Augcstus, Duke of Cumberland (King of Han- 
over,) b. June 5, 1771, nic. his brother William IV. (King of 
Great Britain,) June 20, 1837; m. May 29, 1815, the Prince, s 
Dowager of Solms, sister of the Grand Puke of Mecklenburg- 
Streiitz, who died June 29, 1841. Issue, George, Prince 
Pvoyal, b. May 27, 1819; m. Feb. 18, 1843, Princess Maria of 
Saxe-Altenberg, and has issue a Prince, b. Sep. 21, 1843. 

9. Auqtistus- Frederick, Duke of Sussex, h. Jan. 27, 1773,- 
d. Aprir2), 1843. 

!0. ADOLrHUs-FREDEiiicK, Duke of Cambridge, b. Feb. 
24, 1774; m. May 7, 1818, Augusta, daughter of Frederick, 
Landgrave of Plesss-Cassel, b. July 25, 1797. Issue, George, 
h. MaVch 26, 1B19; Augusta, h. July 19, 1822; m. June 2a, 
1843, Frederick, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg- 
Strelitz ; Mary, b. Nov. 27, 1833. 

11. Mari), Duchess of C4ioucester, h. April 25, 1776 ; m. 
July 22, 1816, her cousin, William-Frederick, Duke of Glou- 
cester, who died Nov. 30, 1834. 

12. Sophia, b. November 3, 1777. 

13. Octavius, b. Feb. 23, 1779; d. May 2, 1783. 

14. Alfred, b. Sep. 22, 1780; d. August 26, 1782. 
25. Araeiia, b. Aug, 7, 1783; d. Nov. 2, 1810. 

The Queen- Dowager. — Adelaide, sister of the Duke of 
Saxe-Meiningen, 6. Aug. 13, 1792, espoused his late Majesty 
William IV., July 11, 1818. 

Mother of the Qwce?!.— Victoria, Duchess of Kent; daugh- 
ter of Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg, b. August 17, 1786; m, 
(1st,) Dec. 21, 1803, Emich-Charles, Prince of Leiningen, 
■who died July 4, 1814, Issue, Charles, Prince of Leiningen, 
h. Sep. 12, 18 )4; Princess Feodore, b. Dec. 7, 1807. (2d,) 
May 29, 1818, Edward, Duke of Kent, who died Jan. 23, 
1820. Issue, the Queen. 

Unde of the Q.ueen. — Leopold L, King of the Belgians^ 
brother to the Duchess of Kent. 



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GENEALOGY OF HER M.UESTY QUEEK 
VICTORIA IN THE SAXE LINE, 
Conrad, styled the Pious, Margrave of Misnia or 

Meissen, died in 1 156. (1.) 
1 15G. Otho, stjled the Rich. (1 189 Albert, styled ihe Proud.) 
] 195. Dietrich or Theodoric, married Judith, heiress of Thu- 

ringia. 
1221 . Henry, slyled the lilustriouSj also, in 1248, Landgrave 

of Thuringia, in right of his Mother. 
1287. Albert, styled the Froward. 
1314. Frederic, styled the Bitten. 
1324. Frederic, styled the Grave. 
]3¥J. Frederic, styled the Valiant. 
1380. Frederic, styled the Warlike, First Elector of Saxon j 

of this line. (2.) 
1428. Frederic, styled the Meek. 
1464. Ernest, founder of the senior or Ernestine line. (1486 

Frederic, styled the Wise.) 
1525. John, styled the Constant. 
1532. John Frederic, styled the Magnanimous, lost the 

Electorate in 1547. (3.) 
1554. John William of Thuringia, the second son. 
1 573. John, the younger son, founder and first Duke of the 

House of Weimar. (4.) 
1605. Ernest, styled the Pious, a younger son, Duke of 

Gotha. (5.) 
1675, John Ernest, the seventh son, Duke of Saalfeld, after- 
wards of Cobourg- Saalfeld, and founder of the line 

of Saxe Cobourg-C^otha. (1729 Christian Ernest,) 
1745. Francis Josias. 
1764. Ernest Frederic. 
1800. Francis Frederic Antony. 
Victoria, Duchess of Kent. 
(Alexandrina) Victoria, Queen of Great Britain. 



HEPv MAJESTY'S MINISTERS, 

THE CABINET. 

Lord Ohancellor, Lord Cottenham. 

President of the Council, Marquis of Lansdowue, 

Lord Privy iSeal, Earl of Minto. 



2^ 

k^ccretcmj of State for Home Afairs, Sir George Grey. 

Do. for Foreign do., Viscount Palnierston, 

Do. for Colonial do., Earl Grey. 

First Lord of the Treasury, (Prime Minister) Lord John 

IlUSS€^ll. 

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Charles Wood. 
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Lord Campbell. 
Paymaster General, Mr Macaulay. 
First Commissioner of Woods and Forest.?, Viscount 

Morpeth. 
Pos'.master-GeneraJ, Marquis of Clanricarde. 
President of the Board of Trade, Earl of Clarendon, 

Do. of the Board of Control, Sir John Hobhouse. 
Chief Secretary fur Ireland, Mr Labouchere. 
First Lord of the Admiralty, Earl of Auckland. 
Secretary at War, Hon. Fox. Maule. 

NOT IN THK CABINET. 

Lord- Lieutenant of Ireland, Earl of Besborough. 
Commander-in-Chief, Duke of Wellington. 
Master-General of the Ordnance, Marquis of Anglesey. 
Attorney-General, Sir Thomas Wilde. 
Lord-Advocate for Scotland, Mr Rutherfurd. 
Solicitor-General for Scotland, Mr MaitJand. 
Master of the Mint, Mr Shell, 
Secretary of the Admiralty, Mr S. H. "Ward. 
Under-Secretary for Home Department, Sir Wm. Somerville, 
Under-Secretary for Foreign Department, Mr E. J. Stanley. 
Under-Secretary for Colonial Department, Mr B. Hawes. 
Vice-President of Eoard of Trade, Mr T. Milner Gibson, 



PART III. 

COUNT Y O F M O R A. Y. 

Name. — The most probable derivation is from the Celtic 
words " Mur" or '- Mor," the sea, and " Taobh" or " Tav,'^ 
the side, being in construction "Mor'av," the seaside — thus 
answering the situation of the county, lying as it does along 
■the shores of the Moray Firlh. 



29 

Situation. — The county is situated on the east side of the 
northern division of Scotland, and is 177 miles north of 
Edinburgh, and 67 miles north-west of Aberdeen. It forms 
the central part of the ancient Province, and lies between 
the 57o and 089 of north latitude. 

Boundaries. — The Moray Firth forms its northern boun- 
dary, the counties of Nairn and Inverness adjoin it on the 
West, Banffshire on the East, and on the South the northern 
range of the Grampian mountains terminating in Benrinnes, 
which has an elevation of nearly 2300 feet, from which there 
is a gradual descent to the sea level. 

Extent. — The extreme length of the C(>unty, in a straight 
line, is about 40 miles from North to South, and from East 
to West its breadth varies from 8, 15, to 23 miles. By the 
most direct roads, from Lossiemouth to Upper Craigellachie, 
its extreme length is 58^ miles, and its extreme breadth from 
Fochabers to Dyke about 26 miles« It contains 302,720 
imperial acres. 

Soil and Climate. — -The soil is generally light and sandy, 
interspersed with tracts of clay and rich loam. In the Duffus 
or lower district there is a deep clay; and for productiveness 
it is equal to the vale of the Clyde or the plains of the Lo- 
thians. — The climate is vei-y mild and salubrious, the average 
temperature being 4oo 33. 

Parochial Division. — There are 21 parishes within the 
county, b^esides portions of the parishes of Boharm, lavtr- 
aven, Keith, and Croradale. 

Rental.— The valued rent in 1674 was £65,603. Os. 9d 
Scots, which is still the rule by which the public assessments, 
except the prison assessment, are allocated; and in 1835 a 
valuation of property, not included in the above rental, was 
made, which amounted to £4837. 7s. 2d. sterling, making the 
total rental £70,44. 7s. lid. sterling. 

Population. — According to last census, taken in 1841, the 
population was 

Houses 

Males. Females. Total, Inhahiled, UninVinbited. 

16,079 18,933 36,012 8154 372 

Population in 1831 34,231 

Do. inIS41 35,012 

Increase, 781 being 2.3 per cent* 



so 



LIEUTENANTCY OF COUNTY. 

Lord Lieutenant. 

The Right Hon. the Earl of Moray, 

Vice- Lieutenant. 

The Hon. John Stuart. 
Deputy-Lieutenants. — Urqiihart or First Suhdivtsion, 
Brander, Colonel James, of Pitgaveny, 1827. 
Brown, Peter, of Dunkioty, 1822. 
Cameron, Patrick, Sheriff-Substitute, 1823. 
Duff, Richard Wharton, of Orton, 1805. 
C/c^r/t.— (Vacant.) 

■Rothes, or Second Subdivision. 
Brown, Peter, of Dunkinty. 
Duff, Richard Wharton, of Orton. 

Clerk.— Arthur Duff, Sheriff-clerk of Elgin. 

Dufus, or Third Subdivision. 
Bruce, Charles Lennox Cumming, of Dunphail, M.P. 

1822, 
Cumming, Sir Wm. G. G., of Altyre and Gordonstown, 

Bart., 1805. 
.Dunbar, Sir Archibald, of Northfield, Bart., 1794. 
Dunbar, Archibald, yr., of Northfield, 1827- 

Clerk. — Patrick Duff, Town-clerk of Elgin, 

Forres, or Fourth Subdivision. 

Brodie, W^m., of Brodie, 1822. 

Cumming, Sir Wm. G, G.^ of Altyre and Gordonstown, 

Bart. 
Lauder, Sir Thomas Dick, of Fountainhall.. Bart,, 1817. 
M'Leod, Norman, of Dalvey, 1822. 
Tytler, Wm. Fraser, of Burdsyards, 1822. 

Clerk. — John Forsyth, Writer, Forres. 
Elgin, or Fifth Subdivision. 
Brander, Colonel James, of Pilgaveny. 
Brawn, Peter, of Dunkinty. 
Dunbar, Sir Archibald, of Northfield, Bart. 
3)unbar, Archibald, yr. of Northfield. 

Clerk. — Jamss Cumming, Writer, Elgin. 



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Strathspey, or Sixth Subdivision. 
Bruce, Charies Lennox Cumraing, of Dunphail, &c., M.P. 
Gumming, Sir Wm. G. G., of Altyre and Gordonstown^ 

Bart. 
Gordon, Captain James, late at Revack, 1827. 
Grant, John, Birchfield, 1827. 
Lauder, Sir Thomas Dick, of Fouatainhall, Bart. 
Seafield, the Right Hon. the Earl of, 1806. 
Cleric. — Lewis Alex. Grant, Rothiemoon. 
General Cleric. — Patrick Duff, Elgin. 



COMMISSIONERS OF SUPPLY. 

Qualification. — ^.AU proprietors of lands or superioritiea, 
valued in the cess books at £100 Scots or upwards, and their 
eldest sons. 

Convener of the County. 
The Hon. Sir Archibald Dunbar of Northfield, Bart. 
Commissioners. 

Bruce, Major C. L. Gumming of Roseisle, &c., M.P. 
Brodie, Wra., of Brodie. 

Brander, Lieutenant- Colonel James, of Pitgaveny, 
Brown, Peter, of Dunkinty. 

Brodie, James Campbell, of Lethen and Coulmony. 
Gumming, the Hon. Sir Wm. G. G. of Altyre, &c., Bart. 
Gumming, A. Penrose Gordon, yr. of Altyre, &c. 
Gumming, A., of Logie. 

Duff, the Hon. Lieutenant-General Sir Alex, of Leuchars 
Dunbar, the Hon. Sir Archd. of Northfield, Bart. 
Duff, James, M.P. 
Duff, Richard Wharton, of Orton. 
Duff, Rear-.\dmiral, of Hopeman. 
Dunbar, Archd., yr. of Northfield. 
Duff, Captain A. T., yr. of Orton. 
Duff, George Skene, of Milton. 
Dunn, H. J. Brodie, of Milton Brodie. 
Fife, the Right Hon. the Earl of 
Fife, the Trustees of the late James Earl of 
Forteath, Alex., of Newton. 

Grant, the Hon. Sir George Macpherson, of Ballindallocli 
-and Invereshie, Bart. 



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Grant, John, jt. of Ballinuallocli and Invereshie. 
Grant, the Hon, Sir John P. of Rotbiemurchus, Bart. 
Grant, J W. of Wester Elchies 
Grant, Wm., Esq., yr, of do. 
Grant, Robert, of Kincorth 
Grant, James Murray, of Moy 
Leslie, Archd.. of Beinageith 
Moray, the Right Hon. the Earl of 
Munro, Hugh A. J., of Novar 
Macleod, Norman, of Dalvey 
Mackilhgin, Wm., of Relugas 
March, the Right Hon, the Earl of 
Peterkin, Blajor P. Grant, of Grange, &c. 
Richmond, his Grace the Duke of 
Keidhaven, Lord 

Seafield, the Right Hon. the Earl of 
Stuart, the Hon. John 
Sellar, Patrick, of Westfield 
Stewart, Captain James, of Newmill 
Tayler, Major, of Monaughty 
Tayler, William, yr. of do. 
Tytler, W^ra. Eraser, of Burdsyards 
Tytler, Alex, F., yr. of do. 
Toung, W'illiam, of Burghead 

The Sheriff and Shenff- substitute of the County, and the 
Provosts of the burghs of Elgin and Forres. 

Clerk of Supply — Patrick Duff, Elgin. 



JUSTICES OF THE PEACE, 

IN COMMISSION DATED 2d MAY, 1838, 

(Those who have qualified to act are marked with an asterisk,) 

P. B. Ainslie of St Colme i J. C. Brodie of Lethen, &c. 
*W. Brodie of Brodie I John Brodie, W,F. Edinb. 

^Lieut.-Colonel J. Branderof ^ Sir W. G. G. Cumming of 
Pitgaveny Altyre, &c. 

Alex. Brander of Springfield j A. Cumraiog of Logie 

Kev. A. Brander, minister of ^ 
DufFus 
■^P. Brown of Dunkinty 

John Barclay, Calcots 

Gen. Brown, Rifle -brigade 



R. H. Cumming of do. 
^Major C. L. Cumming Bruce 

of Roseisie, &c., M.P. 
Captain P. Cruickshanks of 

Delrachnis 



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Alex. P. G. Camming:, yr. of 

Ally re 
J. A. Cameron, late of Banff 
*P. Cameron, Sheriff-substi- 
tute of Elgin 
James Coull of Asligrove 
P. Christall, Burghead 
Lieut. -General Sir A. Duff 
of Leuchars 
*Sir A. Dunbar of Northfield 
James Duff, M.P. 
^'Arch. Dunbar, yr. of North- 
field 
John Dunbar, (second son of 
Sir Arch. Dunbar) 
*R. W. Duffof Orton 

Admiral Duff of Drumnauir 
*Thos. Davidson, Forres 
^"Capt. A. T. Wharton Duff, 
yr, of Orton 
G. Skene Puff of Milton 
H. J. Brodie Dunn of Milton 

Erodie 
James Forbes of Kinloss 
*Alex. Forteath of Newton 
John Fraser, CuUen House 
'■^Isaac Forsyth, Elgin 
Wm. Forbes, Advocate 
* W. Grant Forsyth, Elgin 
Sir J. P. Grant of Rothie- 

murchus 
Sir G. Maepherson Grant of 

Ballindalloch 
Wra. Grant Macdowal of 

Arndilly 
"W- Grant, yr. of Rothiemur- 

chus 
Pet?r Grant of Redcastle 
J. W. Grant of Wester 

Elchies 
J. Macphei'son Grant, yr. of 
Ballindalloch 



*Capt. John Grant, Congash 
'^'Capt. J. Grant, Eirchfield 

J. A. Grant of Yiewfield 
^''Robert Grant of Kincorth 
*Alex. Gi-ant, Muirton 
F. Grant of Mount Cyrus 
John G'l'ant, late staff- sur- 
geon, Forres 
Jas. Murray Grant of Moy 
■* William K. Gi^ant, yr. of 
^Vaster Elchies 
Geo. Gordon of Liecheston 
Jas. Gordon, late of Revack 
Sir A. L. Hay of Rannes 
'^Wm. Innes, Elgin 
'^Wm. Jenkins, late of Strow- 
an Grove 
Alex. Johnston, Newmill 
Sir T. D. Lauder of Foua- 

tainhall 
Archd. Leslie of Belnageith 
*John Lesslie, Garmouth 
'-^John Lawson of Chapeltoa 
John D. Lauder, yr. of 
Fountainhall 
*Adam Longmore of Deans- 
haugh 
Sir Charles Leslie, late of 

Findrassie 
Thomas Miln of Milnfield 
H. A. I. Munro of Novar 
'^Norman Macleod of Dalvey 
*John Macinnes, Dandaleith 
*Wm. Mackilligin of Relugas 
*Major P. Grant Peterkin 

of Grange, &g. 
*Alex. Reid, Easter Elchies 
^Colonel R. Ray, Bishopmill 
The Right Hon. the Earl of 

Seafield 
The Hon. John Stuart 
*Capt. J. Stewart of Newmill 



James Stephen of Bruceland i Ja. Souter, W.S., Edinburgh 

M.D. Major Taylor of Monaughty 

P. Stewart of x-^uchlunkart Wm.Fraser Tytler of Burd3- 
Patrick Sellar of Westfield yards 

James Shoarer, Elgin Alex. F. Ty tier, yr. cf do. 

*A. Sutherland, Shompston ! J. Wilson, Tochineal, Culleu 

*The Provost, eldest Bailie, and Dean of Guild of Elgin 
'^The Provost, eldest Bailie, and Dean of Guild of Forres 
■^The Sheriff-Depute and Sheriff-Substitute of Elginshire 
The Sheriff-Substiiute of Nairnshire 
The Sheriif-Depute and Sheriff-Substitute of Banffshire 
The She riff- Depute and Sheriif-Substitute of Inverness- 
shire, 



JUSTICE OF PEACE COURT. 
Judges — Any two Justices. 
This Court is appointed to be held on the first Monday of 
every raonth, except September and October, for the decision 
of claims not exceeding £5 each ; but the Sheriff Small Debt 
Court has now altogether superseded its operations in this 
respect. 

. C/gj-Zc— Patrick Duff, Elgin. 

Depute-Clerk — Robert Watson, Writer, Forres. 
Procurator- Fiscal — Alex. Cooper, Writer, Elgin. 



SHERIFF AND COMMISSARY COURTS. 

Sheriff-Depute. 
Cosmo Innes, Advocate, Edinburgh. 

Sheriff- Substitutes. 

Patrick Cameron, Elgin, and Patrick Duff, Town-Clerk. 

Sheriff-Clerk and Auditor of Court — x\rthur Duff, Elgin. 

Procurator- Fiscal — Alex. Brown, Writer, Elgin. 

Proem ators. 

Elgin. — Patrick Duff, Alexander Brown, Alex. Gordon, 

Wm. Grigoi', James Grant, Geo. Gatherer, Robert Young, 

John G. Cameron, James Mollis, Alexander Cooper, James 

Gumming, George Leshe, John Geddes Brown, and William 

Murdoch. 

FoKKKs.— Robert Watson, Robert IJrquhart, Jas. Grant 
Maaford, William Sclanders, and Donald C, Grant. 



Fochabers. — Arthur Reid. 

Poors' Agenis. — John G. Brown and Wm. Murdoch, 

Sheriff Officers. 

Elgin. — Robert Hoy, Peter Grant, Jolin Anderson, James 
Scott, Lewis Shaw, Robert Taylor, William Grant, Charles 
M'Gillivray, and Findlay Munro. 

FoKRES. — Alex. Stewart, J. Macdonald, Maulin Thomson^ 
L. Murray, Donald Grant, and John Donaldson. 

Fochabers. — William Sivewright. 

Rothes. — John Mackenzie. 

Grantov/n.— ]3. Dunbar, Robert Cumming, James Find- 
lay, and Lachlan M'Queen. 

The ordinary SheritF Court is held every Friday at eleven 
o'clock, A.M., during session. The summer session commences 
on first court day after the loth May, and continues till last 
Friday of July. The winter session commences on 1 5th Oct., 
or first Friday thereafter, and ends 4th April, During each 
vacation there are t^vo ordinary Courts held, which are fixed 
by the Sheriff. 



SHERIFF CRIMINAL COURT. 

The Sheriff-Depute, or his Substitute, presides at this 
Court, which is held for the purpose of trying criminal cases, 
as these occur. The prosecutions proceed at the instance 
of the Procurator-fiscal of the county. 



SHERIFF CRIMINAL JURY COURT. 
The Sheriff, or his Substitute, presides in this Court, which 
Is held for the trial of more important criminal cases, as 
directed by the Lord- Advocate or his Deputies. Forty-five 
respectable individuals in the county (fifteen of whom are 
special, and thirty common jurors,) are summoned as Jury- 
men for each Court, of whom fifteen are balloted for each 
case that goes to proof. 



SHERIFF SMALL DEBT COURTS. 
The Sheriff, or his Substitute, holds a Court every second 
Thursday, at Elghi, (except during the month of August,) 
for hearing and determining all claims not exceeding £8^ 
6s. 8d,— Arthur Duff, sleriff-derk. 



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Similar Courts are held 

At FoudES, upon the second Monday of February. April, 
June, August, October, and December, each year. — Robert 
Watson, depiite-det'k. 

At Grantown, on the "Wednesday thereafter of Februai'j', 
June, and October. — A. G. Ross, depute-clerk . 

At Rothes, on the Thursday thereafter of February, June, 
and October. — James Davidson, depute-clerk. 

At FocH.\BERS, on the Saturday thereafter of February, 
June, and October. — Arthur Reid, depute -clerk. 



REGISTRATION OF VOTIR5. 

FOR COUNTY. 

Claims must be lodged with Parish Schoolmaster on or 
before 20th July, yearly ; Objections to claimants and parties 
on roll on or before 5th August. 

All claims and objections must be delivered or transmit- 
ted to the Sheriff- clerk on or before 8th August. 

FOR BUKGH. 

Claims must be lodged with Town-clerk on or before 
20th July; Objections on or before 10th August, 



PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCY. 

Member of Parliament. 

Major Charles Lennox Gumming Bruce of Roseisle and 

Dunphail, &c. 

List of Electors on the Register^ as revised at last Registration 
Courts, held in September, 1846. 

PARISH OF ALYES. 

Anton, James Ellis, farmer, Easter Coltfield. 

Collie, John, farmer. Ardgay. 

Coul, Alexander, minister of Alves. 

Cruickshanks, John, farmer, Cloves, 

Dunn, Henry Joseph Brodie, of Milton-Brodie. 

Dickson, William, farmer. Wester Alves. 

Forteath, Alexander, of Newton. 

Grigor, James, farmer, Mviirhead. 

Hay, John, farmer, Ordies. 

Johnston, James, farmer, Dykeside, 



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.tohnston, Thomas, farnner, Monauglity, 

Keirj James, farmer, inchtellie. 

Kay, Charles, farmer, Earnside. 

Leitch, James, farmer, Wester Coltfield. 

Masson, John, farmer, Morayscairu. 

M'llvain, Lewis, fanner, Cothill. 

Mitchell, Robert, farmer, Wester Alves. 

Mitchell, John, farmer, do. 

Mackie, James, schoolmaster of Alves. 

Ehind, James, farmer, Kirkton. 

Rhind, Alexander, farmer, Miltonhill. 

Ehind, John, farmer, do. 

Ehind, William, farmer, Muirhead. 

Bose, James, farmer, Toreduff, 

Russell, James, farmer, Claydales. 

Sinclair, John, farmer, Coltfield. 

Stewart, James, farmer, Gateside. 

Tayler, Major Alexander Francis, Monaughty, 

Watson, James, farmer, Upper Hemprigg3. 

Toung, John, farmer. Lower Hempriggg. 

Young, James, farmer, do. 

Young, William, farmei", do, 

FABISn OF ABERNETHY. 

Fraser, Sweton, farmer, Auchernick. 
Grant, Peter, farmer, Ballifurth. 
Grant, John, Captain H. P., Birchfield. 
Grant, Duncan, farmer, Lettoeh, 
M'Doiiald. John, farmer, Lurg, 
Stewart, James, farmer, Couluakjle. 
Stewart, G rigor, farmer, do. 
Stewart, Rev. James, minister of Abernethy. 

PABISH O? BELLI E. 

Erempor, Eev. Robert, minister of Banff. 
Boytie, John, wright, Fochabers. 
Clapperton, James, merchant, do. 
Coull, Alexander, saddler, do. 
Christie, George, blacksmith, do. 
Cuthbert, William, servant, do. 
Cushnie, Rev. Robert, minister of Bellieo 
Duncan, James, merchant, Fochabers. 
Gray, Alexander, merchant, do, 



Gray, John, cabinetmaker, Fochabers, 
Jamieson, John, vintner, do. 
Ingram. James, farmer, Aulthash. 
lanes, William, shoemaker, Fochabers-. 
Laing, John, cartwright, do. 
Milne, James, schoolmaster, do. 
Milne, James, mason, do. 
Menzies, George, residing in do. 
Menzies, George, sm'geon in Dufftown. 
Mantach, Peter, farmer in Dundurcus. 
Murdoch, James, cartwright, Fochabers. 
Marquis, George, feuar, do. 
Mitchell, Alexander, merchant tailor, do. 
Munro, James, house-carpenter, do. 
Paterson, William, shoemaker, do. 
Proctor, Robert, residing in do. 
Sivewright, William, sheriff- officer, do. 
Steele, James, vintner, do. 
Tod, Alexander, builder, do, 
Younie, James, do, 

PARISH OF BIRNIE. 

Adam, William, farmer, Bardon. 

Adam, John, farmer, Easterton. 

Gordon, the Rer. George, minister of Birnie. 

M'Kessack, John, farmer, Hill-head. 

Stewart, John, farmer, Stankhouse. 

Stronach, Alexander, farmer, Dykeside. 

Shanks, James, farmer, Level. 

PAEISH OF BOHARM. 

Bennet, William, farmer, HoU. 

Crombie, James, farmer, Tam. 

Clark, John, schoolmaster, Boharm. 

Foi'bes, Rev. Lewis William, rainistei", Boharm, 

Fraser, John, farmer, Delfur. 

Jock, Alexander, farmer, Jockslodge. 

Lobban, Geoi'ge, farmer, Cummineston. 

M'Williara, James, farmer, Mulben. 

M'William, John, farmer, Stonytown. 

Paterson, Alexander, farmer, Mains of Mulbea, 

Proctor, Alexander, farmer, Garlands. 

Stewart, Andrew, of Auchlunkart. 



PARTSII Of CROMDALE. 

Grant, Alexander, farmer, Dellay. 

Gi'ant, Rev. James, minister of Cromdale. 

Grant, Charles, farmer, Kinrorie. 

Gordon, Peter, schoolmaster, Advie. 

M'f herson, Allan, farmer, Wester Finlarig. 

M'Kenzie, William, farmer, Achvochkie. 

Malcohnson, James, London. 

Stewart, Alexander, farmer. Mains of Dalvey. 

Stewart, Grigor, surgeon, do. 

PARISH OF DALLAS. 

Anderson, John, farmer, Tomcork. 

Cameron, James, farmer, Little Eranchill. 

Graickshanks, John, farmer, Coldhome. 

Gumming, William, farmer, Woodend. 

Findlay, James, farmer, Ardoch. 

Findlay, James, farmer, Ardoch and Oughts. 

Findlay, James, farmer, Edinville. 

Findlay, Alexander, farmer, do. 

Gordon, John, farmer, do. 

Grant, James, farmer, Torchastle. 

Hardie, John, farmer, Torecastle and GarralL 

James, Alexander, farmer, Kellas, 

Leslie, William, Craigroy. 

Masson, John, farmer, Edinville. 

Miller, Alexander, farmer, Leonach. 

Mitchell, William, wright, village of Dallas. 

Maver, James, Mains of Craigmill. 

M'Donald, Rev. John, minister of Dallas. 

Robertson, James, farmer, Easter Craigend. 

Smith, Alexander, farmer, Hatton. 

Sutherland, Andrew, farmer, Blackhill. 

Young, Alexander, farmer, Tombreak and Gervault. 

Young, Robert, Wester Torchastle. 

PARISH OF DPiAINIE. 

Adam, James, merchant, Lossiemouth. 
Allan, John, house-carpenter, do. 
Anderson, Lewis, merchant in Elgin. 
Anderson, John, mason, Lossiemouth. 
Anderson, Eric, farmer, Windmill. 
Barclay, Charles, farmer, Inchbroom. 



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Be2,eck, Alexander, farmer, Sunbank. 

Cattle, James, farmer, Ballgreen. 

Collie, James, farmer, Ettles. 

Edward, Alexander, farmer, Tarland of Greens. 

Edward, James, farmer, Balorraie. 

Edwards, John, senior, Lossiemouth. 

Falconer, Alexander, farmer, Ardivot. 

Falconer, James, farmer, Siiverhills. 

Falcoi.er, John, farmer, Little Drainie. 

Grant, Lieutenant Edward, R.N., Lossiemouth. 

Gordon, John, farmer. Wester Plewland. 

Hoyes, James, farmer, Kiimeddar. 

Innes, William, of Dunfermline Cottage, Elgin. 

Innes, Jonathan, ma'^oa, Lossiemouth. 

Innes, William, carrier, do. 

Laing, Alexander, farmer, Maryland. 

Lawson, John, banker, Elgin. 

Mustard, John, roadmaker, Lossiemouth. 

M'LEtchlan, Peter, Wick. 

Phimister, James, baker, Lossiemouth. 

Reid, William, farmer, Salterhill. 

Khind, Alexander, farmer, Muirton. 

Rose, Rev. Doctor Richard, minister of Drainie. 

Riach, John, merchant in Dundee. 

Stephen, John, farmer, Coulartbank. 

Stewart, William, farmer, Westerfolds. 

Simpson, David, farmer, Covesea. 

Stewart, Peter, seaman, Lossiemouth. 

Stewart, George, seaman, do. 

Sinclair, William, meal- dealer, do. 

Thorn, John, farmer, Newlands. 

Thorn, William, R.N., London. 

Wilson, James, tailor, Lossiemouth. 

Wiseman, Alexander, merchant, do. 

Winchester, John, mason, do. 

PARISH OF DUXaiL. 

Allan, George Grant, farmer, Easter and "Wester Duthil 

Allan, James, farmer, do. 

Gumming, Alexander, raorchant, Inverness. 

Gumming, Alexander, farmer, Mullochard. 

Eliis, Alexander, farmer, Delrachnymore. 



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Grant, Rev. William, minister of Duthil. 

Grant, Colquhoun, surgeon, Kinchurdy and Delgrinish. 

Grant, William, farmer, Lynechurn. 

M'Baio, Alexander, farmer, Auchterblair. 

M'Grigor, James, farmer, Invei'larder. 

M'Kenzie, William Patrick, innkeeper, Aviemore. 

Urquhart, George, farmer, Gartenbeg. 

PARISH OF DYKE. 

Allan, Alexander, farmer, Newton of Dalvey. 

Brodie, William, of Brodie. 

Collie, Alexander, farmer, Blackhill. 

Colvin, Alexander, farmer, Earlsraill. 

Cruickshanks, Alexander, farmer, Craigfield. 

Fearn, Alexander, Cottarton of Brodie. 

Forbes, James, of Edit. 

t'raser, Alexander, farmer, Dyke. 

Grant, Murray James, of Moy. 

Grant, Robert, advocate, of Kincorth. 

Grigor, William, farmer, Crowhall. 

Kelly, Alexander, farmer, Whitemire. 

Kerr, William, farmer, Wellhill. 

Loudon, David, farmer, Earnhill. 

M'Beath, Peter, farmer, Muirside of Flockleya. 

M'Donald, Duncan, farmer. Wester Moy. 

M'Kenzie, Kenneth, farmer, Mudhall. 

M'Leod, Norman, of Dalvey. 

M'Kessaek, Robert, farmer, Grangegreen, 

Munro, Donald, farmer, Longley. 

M'Ewan, Rev. John, minister of Dyke. 

Ogilvie, William, schoolmaster, do. 

Peterkin, James, farmer, Abbotsbill, 

Raff, Alexander, farmer, Bliukbonny. 

Ross, Alexander, farmer, Feddan. 

Ross, William, do. 

Scott, James, farmer, Darklass. 

Souter, WiUiam, farmer, Banrach. 

Torrie, William, farmer. Dyke. 

White, Alexander, farmer. Waterside. 

Wight, Alexander, farmer, Barleymill of Brodie. 

Williamson, Alexander, farmer, Mains of Kintessack, 



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PARISH OF DUFFUS. 

Anderson, James, shipmaster, Burghead, 

Anderson, William, farmer, Gray's Park, 

Anderson, William, quarrier, liopeman. 

Erown, William, shipmaster, Burghead. 

Brander, Rev. Alexander, minister of DufFus. 

Bruce, Charles L. C, Major, of Roseisle. 

Cobban, John, farmer. Bank of Roseisle. 

Cook, John, shipmaster, Burghead. 

Cruickshanks, John, farmer, Waterymains. 

Collie, James, farmer, Roseisle. 

Christall, Peter, harbour-master, Burghead. 

DufF, Rear- Admiral, of Hopeman. 

Duncan, Alexander, farmex', Bigroe. 

Dunbar, Sir Archibald, of Northfield, Baronet. 

Dunbar, Archibald, yr. of Northfield. 

Duncan, Alexander, farmer, Newton. 

Davidson, John, farm.er, Inchkeil. 

Edward, Charles, shipmaster, Burghead. 

Forsyth, William, farmer, Standingstones. 

Forsyth, Alexander, farmer, Waterymains. 

French, James, farmer, Broomhill. 

Fraser, Alexander, junior, merchant, Burghead* 

Gill, George, farmei", Easterton. 

Gilzean, Alexander, farmer, Waterymains. 

Garden, James, farmer, Ruthills, 

Grigor, John, farmer, Roseisle. 

Grigor, John, farmer, Starwood. 

Grigor, George, farmer. Bank of Roseisle. 

Hutcheon, John, farmer, Sandymoss. 

Ilutcheson, James, farmer. Wards. 

Huteheson, John, farmer, Oldtown of Roseisle. 

Jenkins, John, tishcurer, Barghead. 

James, John, farmer, Roseisle. 

Laing, William, farmer, Longhillock. 

M'Hardy, William, farmer, Wetherhills. 

Mackay, Lewis Dunbar, Brodie. 

Mackay, Rev. David Non'is, Lossiemouth. 

Petrie, Alexander, farmer, W^aterymains. 

Petrie, George, farmer, do. 

Petrie, James, farmer, South Waterton. 

Koss, "William, shipmaster, Burghead. 



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Riach, John, schoolmaster, Duffus. 

Kobb, William, farmer, Kirkhill. 

Eobbj James, farmer, Keara of Duifus, 

Robb, John, farmer, Keam. 

Russell, John, farmer, Bathill. 

Robertson, Alexander, farmer, Mains of Inveru^ 

Robertson, Hugh, farmer, do. 

Robb, William, junior, farmer, Bruntland. 

Sutherland, Alexander, farmer, Shempstono 

Smith, John, farmer, Wester Untbank. 

Simpson, James, farmer, Buthill. 

Stephen, James, farmer, Easterton, 

Sandison, John, residing in Burghead, 

Shand, William, farmer, Buthill. 

Shaw, Alexander, baker, Inverness, 

Scott, David, farmer, Easterton. 

Smith, James, farmer. Old Duffus. 

Taylor, John, shipowner, Hoperaan, 

Walker, James, farmer, Phillaxdale. 

Watson, Peter, farmer, Easter Unthank, 

Young, John, farmer, Waterton, 

PARISH OF ELGIN. 

Adam, George, farmer, Thornhill. 
Allan, John, farmer. Upper Manbecn, 
Alves, Vvilliara, residing in Elgin. 
Anderson, William, farmer, Pittendriech. 
Brander, Alexander, of Springfield. 
Brown, John, farmer, Milton of Blackhills. 
Brander, James, farmer^ Pittendriech. 
Burgess, James, farmer, Wester Whitewreath. 
Cruickshanks, Alexander, farmer, Barnhill, &c. 
Cruiekshanks, Alexander, farmer, Inverlochty. 
Gumming, David, farmer, Westerton. 
Dean, John, farmer, Blackhills. 
Duff, The Hon. Sir Alexander, of Whitcfield, 
Duff, James, M.P., of Whitcfield. 
Duff, George Skene, of Milton. 
Forsyth, David, farmer, Longraorn. 
Oeddes,' William, H.E.I.C.S., Blackhills, 
Geddes, Alexander, of Jamaica. 
Gilzean, Charles, farmer, Mosstowie, 



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Govt, Alexander, farmer, Netherbyre. 

Grant, Peter, farmer, Burnside. 

Inglis, John, miller, Pittendriech. 

Leslie, James, farmer, Boggs. 

Leslie, Robert, farmer, Whitewreath. 

MassoD, George, farmer, Redhills. 

Masson, George, farmer, Nether Bogside. 

Masson, John, farmer, Mosstowie. 

Masson, Alexander, farmer, Hill of Mosstowie. 

M'Kessack, Alexander, farmer, Braeside of Milton, 

M'Kessack, Charles, farmer, Crossleys. 

M'Intosh, Robert, vintner in Elgin. 

Mm-doch, John, farmer, Cloddach. 

Muile, James, farmer, Clackmarras, 

Muile, Alexander, farmer, do. 

Newlands, John, residing at Upper Ashgrov®. 

Pearey, Andrew, farmer, Milton Duff. 

Philip, David, farmer, Riach. 

Reid, James, farmer, Greenhead. 

Riach, Alexander, farmer, Coldburns. 

Russell, William, farmer, Panns. 

Russell, Thomas, farmer, Torehead. 

Russell, Alex., Courant Office, Elgin. 

Scott, Alexander, farmer, Easter Manbeen. 

Scott, George, farmer, Newfield. 

Stephen, James, M.D. of Bruceland. 

Stronach, James, farmer, Muiryhall, 

Stewart, Andrew, farmer, Glassgreen. 

Taylor, Alexander, fai'mer, Springfield. 

Torrie, Jahn, farmer, Ordieside. 

Winchester, William, farmer, Burnside of Mosstowie. 

Young, Alexander, farmer, Mayne. 

Young-, William, farmer, Wester Manbeen. 

PARISH OF EDINKILLIE. 

Allan, James, farmer, Tomlea. 

Barron, David, farmer, Craigroy. 

Brown, Francis, farmer, Greens. 

Farries, Rev. Peter, minister of Edinkillie. 

Forsyth, William, farmer, Newton of Darnawajo 

Fraser, William, farmer, Craigroy. 

Forbes, John, schoolmaster, Edinkillie. 



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Kutclieson, James, miller, Dunphail. 
M'Killigin, Goorgo, Auehnagairn, 
M'Killigin, William, of Relugas. 
Petrie, Alexander, farmer, Balvlair. 
Rose, Alexander, farmer. Tomnamooa. 
Smith, Georo-e, farmer, Tomcork. 
Stalker, William, farmer, Alldusaig. 
Wilson, George, farmer, Downduff. 
"Wilson, Rob(>rt, M.l).,, Glenarnie Cottage. 
Watson, David, farmer, Brylack, 
Wood, William, farmer, Burntack. 
Y/alker, Alexander, farmer, Gervally. 

PAKISH OF FORRES. 

Anderson, George, farm^^r, Mundoie. 

Anderson, Alexander, fiesher, Edgefield. 

Anderson, James, flesher, do. 

Anderson, James, farmer, Grieshop. 

Anderson, Robert, farmer, Watei'side of Belnageith. 

Boyne, William, senior, farmer, Netherton of Grange. 

Forbes, James, of Echt. 

Grant, Alexander, of Bogton. 

Johnston, George, Inverness. 

Kelly, James, farmer. Mains of Sanquhar. 

Kelly, William, farmer, Invererne. 

Lillie, Alexander, farmer, Clovenhill of Forres. 

Leslie, Archibald, Mmidole. 

Mantach, William, farmer, Lingieston. 

M'Kessack, John, tacksman, Belnaferrj. 

M'Intosh, Donald, farmer, Broomhill. 

Ogilvie, Alexander, farmer, Little Tanaachy. 

Peterkin, Major P. Grant, of Grange and Invererne. 

Roy, RolDert, W.S., Edinbm-gh. 

Smeaton, Alexander, farmer, Springfield. 

Stewart, Alexander, farmer, Monkland. 

Shaw, Colin, farmer. Mains of Invererne. 

St John, Charles Wilham, Invererne. 

Tytlpr, William Fraser, of Burdsyards. 

Watson, David, farmer, Whiterow. 

PARISH OF INVEKAVEN. 

M'Pherson Grant, Sir George, Bart,, of BalHndalloch, 



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Stewart, Robert, farmer, Tomorc. 
Stewart, Charles, farmer, do. 

PARISH OF KEITH, 

Faskin, James, farmer, AUanbuie. 
M'Williara, Alexander, farmer, Mulderie, 
Shand, John, farmer, AUanbuie. 

PARISH OF KNOCKANDO. 

Asher, Eev. William, minister of luveraven. 

Dan, James, farmer, Kir dels. 

Grant, John, farmer, Ballintomb. 

Grant, John, farmer, Ringorum. 

Grant, Charles, Tomindougle. 

Grant, Robert, farmer, Kirdelbegs. 

Gordon, Thomas, farmer, Laggan. 

Heard, James, farmer, Overton of Elchies. 

Heard, John, farmer, do. 

Milne, John, farmer, Borlum. 

Milne, Charles, farmer, Knockanriach. 

Morrison, John, farmer, Mains of Knockando. 

M'Conachie, Robert, farmer, Blackfolds. 

Robertson, Thomas, farmer. Mains of Knockando, 

Robertson, Robert, farmer, Allaehrow. 

Robertson, John, farmer, Knockando. 

Robertson, William, farmer, Lyne of do. 

Robertson, John, farmer, Sandyhillock of Elchies. 

Reid, Alexander, farmer, Easter Elchies. 

Rose, Thomas, farmer. Mains of Wester Elchies. 

Sirae, Alexander, farmer, Nether Ringorum. 

Stewart, Robert, farmer, Corgyle. 

Shaw, James, farmer, Tomlea. 

Wink, Rev. John, minister of Knockando. 

PARISH OF KINLOSS. 

Bain, John, cooper, Findhorn. 

Baxter, John, do. 

Clark, David, fishcurer, do. 

Davidson, Thomas, merchant, do. 

Forbes, James, of Echt. 

Ferguson, James, farmer, Easter Grange, 

Forsyth, Robert, farmer, Struthers. 

Garrow, William, farmer, Muttonhole. 



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Grant, Alexander, farmer, Muirtown. 

Grant, Sir John Peter, of Rothiemurchus. 

Grant, John M'Pherson, yr. of Ballindallocb. 

Hogarth, George, Aberdeen. 

Ho<2;arth, William, do. 

Kelly, James, farmer, Easter Grange. 

Laing, James, wright, Kinloss. 

Leal, John, farmer, Crooks of Struthera. 

Munro, H. A. I., of Novar, Muirtown. 

Murray, William, of Marshalmeadow. 

Milne, James, merchant, Findhorn, 

M'Andie, James, farmer, Damhead, 

Nicol, James, farmer, Woodhead. 

Smith, Lewis, farmer, Milton of Grange. 

Smith, Robert, farmer. Wester Grange. 

Sutor, Joseph, farmer. Nether Longcot. 

TuUoch, Charles, farmer, Oldmains of Muirtown. 

PARISH OF NEWSPYNIE. 

Bain, Hvigh, farmer, Findrassie. 

Cruickshanks, George, farmer, Newfield. 

Forster, Robert Dewey, of Findrassie. 

Gilzean, Erick, farmer, Rosebrae. 

Gillan, John, farmer, Kintrae. 

Gillan, Alexander, farmer, Leggat. 

Gillan, William, farmer, Westerton. 

Grigor, William, farmer, Findrassie. 

Harper, John, farmer, Westfield. 

Jamieson, Robert, farmer, Sourdale. 

Lawson, Alexander, farmer, Easter Kintrae. 

Hanson, David D., farmer, Spynie. 

Petrio, Alexander, farmer, Kintrae. 

Russell, James, farmer, Myreside. 

Reid, John, farmer, Loanhead. 

Robb, James, farmer, Findrassie. 

Simpson, Rev. Alexander, minister, Newspynie, 

Sellar, Patrick, of Westfield. 

Turnbull, William, H.E.I.C.S., Aldrough(y. 

PARISH OF EAFFORD. 

Clark, Donald, farmer, Blervie Castle. 
Cruickshanks, David, farmer, Granary. 
Cruickshanks, John, farmer, Marcassie. 



Cumming, Sir W. G. G., of Ally re, &c.j Bart. 

Forsyth, John, tacksman, Tarras. 

Fraser, William, farmer, Phorp. 

G rigor, James, farmer, Newmill. 

Hardie, Robert, farmer, Elaekhills of Altyre. 

Laing John, farmer, Blackhillock of Burgie. 

Logie, William, farmer, Cassieford. 

Ijumsden, Alexander, farmer, Blervie. 

M'Donald, John, farmer, TuUoch. 

Munro, Alexander, flesher, Leys of Tarras. 

I^iurray, James, farmer, Mains of Burgie. 

Miller, Robert, farmer, Wester TuUoch. 

M'Intosh, Rev. Hugh, Minister of Rafford. 

Ogilvie, John, farmer, Lavvrencetown. 

Paul, William, farmer, Kilnflat. 

Paterson, William, farmer, Skiaehhill. 

Shepherd, George, farmer, Lochyhiil. 

Smith, John, farmer, Hillhead. 

Watson, Alexander, farmer, Farnaley. 

Watson, James, farmer, Cluny, 

Watson, John, farmer, do. 

Watson, John, farmer, do. 

Watson, William, do , Cluny. 

Younie, John, farmer, Rafford. 

PAKISH or ROTHES. 

Prancer, William, saddler, Rothes. 
Cameron, John, farmer. Mains of Orton. 
Cameron, Alexander, farmer. Chapel of Orton. 
Christie, Henry, shoemaker, Rothes. 
Davidson, James, merchant, Rothes. 
Davidson, George, mason, do. 
Dean, James, merchant, do. 
Duff, Richard W^harton, of Orton. 
Forsyth, Alexander, weaver, Rothes. 
Forsyth, John, shoemaker, do. 
Grant, James, banker, Elgin. 
Grant, John, distiller. Glen Grant. 
Gray, Rev. George, Minister of Rothes. 
Leslie, William, mason, Rothes. 
Leslie, John, farmer, Cont'ock. 
Mantach, John, farmer, Dundurcus. 



J.Tasnn, John, mason, llorlies. 
M'PhersoT), Alexander, M.D., Garbify, 
M'Innes, John, farmerj Dandaleith. 
Riach, JaraeSj junior, weaver^ Rothes. 
Riach, James, mason, do. 
Riach, Peter, mason, do. 
I'^-irapson, James, mason, Eothes. 
Simpson, WilUam, mason, do. 
Stephen, John, vintner, do. 
Stephen, Alexander, farmer, Netherglen. 
Stewart, Hugh, mason, Rothes. 
Shiach, William, farmer, Arcanny. 
Shiach, Alexander, farmer, Blackhall. 
Sutor, James, farmer, Collie, <^'c. 
Simpson, Alex., farmer, Birchfield.- 
Sutor, James, shoemaker, Rothes. 
Thomson, George, farmer, Greens. 
Watt, James, farmer, Dundureas. 
Wilson, William, mason, Rothes. 
Wright, Archd , schoolmaster, Rothes. 

PAFilSH OF SPEY.MOUTH. 

Annand, Alexander, fann-er, Newton, 

Buie, James, senior, butcher, Garrauuth-. 

Buie, James, junior, feuar. do. 

Breraner, John, farmer, Dunkirk. 

Cant, John, residing in Garraouth. 

Clark, James, blacksmith, do. 

Carmichael, Alexander, feuar and blacksmith, dc^ 

Dean, George, farmer, Millhill. 

Downie, Charles, of Ashfield. 

Duncan, John, shipbuildpr, Garraouth. 

J^ife, Captain William, residing in do. 

Geddes, James, farmer, Orbliston. 

Geddie, William, feuar, Garmoutb. 

Geddie, James, wood merchant, do. 

Geddie, John, wright, do. 

Gillan, Rev. James, minister, Alford. 

Gordon, Rev. John, minister, Speymoutb, 

Hay, Alexander, of Edintore. 

Ha}', James, feuar, Garmouth. 

Logie^ James, farmer^ RedhaU-. 



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Marcii, Right Hon. C. H. Gordon Lennox, Earl of 

Marshal!, Alexander, feuar, Garmouth. 

Mitchell, William, farmer, Essie. 

Mitchell, James, farmer, Burnside. 

Murdoch, James, carpenter, Garmouth. 

Milne, William, fai-mer, do. 

Robertson, John, residing in Garmouth. 

Robertson, Andrew, feuar, do. 

Robertson, James, General agent, do. 

Ross, Palmers! on Alex., wood merchant, dov 

Shand, Alexander, junior, wright, do. 

Symon, Peter, wright, do. 

Stewart, Robert, merchant, do. 

Stewart, Charles, residing at Deskie. 

Simpson, John, farmer, Cowfords. 

Thomson, John, farmer Mathewmill. 

Taylor, William, farmer, Bauds. 

"Winchester, John, carpenter, Garmouth. 

Walker, James, Merchant, Elgin, 

PARISH OF ST. ANDREWS-LHANBRYDS. 

Brown, Petor, of Dunkinty. 

Brander, Lieut. -Colonel James, of Pitgaveny^ 

Brown, Alexander, writer, Elgin. 

Baddon, James, farmer, Waulkmill. 

Barclay, John, farmer, Galoots. 

Cruickshank, John, farmer, Barmuckity. 

Buff, Alex. T. Wharton, yr. of Orton. 

Daffus, Alexander, farmer, Tyockside. 

Grigor, John, farmer, Teinland. 

Hardie, Wra., farmer. Wester Calcots. 

Hardie, Patrick, do., do. 

Johnston, Alexander, manufacturer, Newmili. 

Laing, William, farmer, Todholes. 

M'William, George, land-surveyor, Sheriffston, 

M'Lean, James, farmer. Scotstonhill. 

Milne, James, farmer, Pittensair. 

M'Donald, Robert, Boggs of Linkwood. 

Petrie, John, farmer, Easter Coxton. 

Petrie, William, farmer, Kirkhill. 

Rose, William, farmer, Foresterseat. 

Kdbertson, Alex., Barflatbills. 



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Shiach, William, junior, farmer, Cotts. 

Sellar, Peter, Mills of Linkwood. 

Stephen, James, farmer, Coxton. 

Stewart, Captain James, of Lesmurdie, 

Taylor, John, farmer, Hatton. 

Thomson, William, farmer, Coxton. 

Watson, John, farmer, Troves. 

Walker, Rev. John, Minister, St. Andrews-LhanbrY&, 

Young, John, farmer, Gordonsward. 

Young, John, farmer. Scarf banks. 

PARISH OF URQUHART. 

Anderson, George, farmer, Folds of Innes. 
Anderson, James, farmer, Easter Clockeasy. 
Brander, Alexander, farmer, Nether Meft. 
Brander, James, farmer, Finfan. 
Brown, James, farmer, Cotts of Innes. 
Cruickshanks, George, farmer, Upper Meft. 
DuflP, Major-General A., of Leuchars. 
Donald, William, farmer, Viewfield. 
Duncan, John, farmer, Mains of Innes. 
Duff, Rev. James, schoolmaster, Urquhart, 
Forsyth, James, farmer, Nether Meft. 
Forsyth, Andrew, farmer, Brandston. 
Forsyth, James, do., Broomhill. 
Forsyth, Alexander, farmer, Speyslaw, 
Hay, John, do,, Waterscott. 
Panton, John, farmer, Newton. 
Reid, Cosmo, farmer, Gladhili. 
Reid, James, farmer, Loch-hill. 
Roy, George, farmer, Urquhart. 
Smith, Alexander, farmer, Stonewalls. 
Symon, "William, farmer. Nether Meft. 
Taylor, Alexander, farmer, Wester Clockeasy. 
Taylor, John, do., Cotts of Innes. 

The total number of Electors on the roll is 592. 



COUNTY ASSESSMENTS-1846. 

IvItHtary road assessQient £280 1 3 

E(.i.f;'ue monej' 80 

Cuiitingentdo... £20 

Por public buildiiigs 10 

SO 

Kuralpoiice SUO 

Clerk and Collector's salary 60 Q 

Assessment for general prison purposes 115 9 2 

T>o. for local do 198 IG 8 



Total Assessment £1064 7 1 

C&llector — Patrick Duff, Clerk of Supply. 



TURNPIKE ROADS. 
The various turnpike roads of the county were formed 
under the following Acts of Parliament: — Ibt, Act passed in 
59 Geo. III. cap. 57; 2d^ Act passed in 2 Gen. IV. cap. 
129; and 3d, by Act passed in 3 Victoria, on the 4tli of 
June, 1840. 

LIST OF KOADS. 

The turnpike roads comprehend the Great Road leading 
from Fochabers towards Nairn ; branch roads from Elnin to 
Garraouth, Lossiemouth, Burghead, and Duffus branch; to 
Ivlortlach, by Rothes and Craigellachie; Pitnisk, by Pluscar- 
den; from Garmouth to Rothes and Graatown; from Forres 
to Pitnisk, Burghead, and Findhorn branch, to Craigellachie; 
from Boat of Bridge to the great road near Sheriffston; 
from Dava to Pitnisk, with branch from Edinkillie to Craig- 
mill, and from thence to Rimmichie. The toll bars are 
serected at a distance of about six miles apart, except where 
different trusts exist. 

RATES OF TOLLS. 

For a riding horse or other animal, 2d; for gig or other 
ono horse vehicle, having two wheels, Gd; for do., four 
wheels, 8d; for do. drawn by 2 horses, Is 6d;by three horses, 
2s; by 4 horses, 3s; by 6 or more horses Gs: for waggon or 
cart drawn by one horse, 4d; by 2 horses, 8d; by 3 horses. 
Is 6d; by 4 horses, 3s; and by 6 or more horses, 7s. Cattle, 
horses, or sheep, &;c. in droves, odjDer score. Steam, &c. 
carriages, 2s each. 



The toll bars are let annually in April, by public roup. 
The amount of last set was £1771 sterling. The Treasurer's 
accounts are examined every year by a committee of Trus- 
tees, and submitted to the General Meeting of 30th 
April. 

Trustees. 

The Sheriff, or in his absence, the Sheriff-substitute of the 
county; the Provost, or in his absence, the eldest Bailie of 
Elgin; the Provost, or in his absence, the Dean of Guild of 
Forres; the Baron Bailie of Fochabers, Rothes, Lossiemouth, 
Burghead, Grantow^n, Covesea, Lhanbryd, and Findhorn. 

Every proprietor or life-renter in his own or his wife's 
right in possession of property in the county, rented at £100, 
or valued ia cess-books at £100 Scots; and, in his absence, 
his factor; the eldest son of every luch proprietor or life- 
renter; ono guardian of each Minor, one trustee of each 
Estate, and one manager of each Corporation, holding pro- 
perty of that amount. 

Treasurer — Alex. Brown, Writer, Elgin, 
aeryfc— Patrick Duff, Town-Clerk of Elgin. 
Inspector — John Grigor, Nurseryman, Forres. 

Salaries. 

Treasurer £ 43 

Clerk 41 5s. 

Inspector 100 

COMMUTATION ROADS. 

All the roads in the county not mentioned as turnpike 
were made and are kept in repair in virtue of the Act 59 
Geo. III. cap. 67- The funds are raised by yearly assess- 
ments. 

The assessment on the valued rent of lands in the county 
is the rule and foundation for the other assessments. The 
maximum rate is 50s. sterling for every £100 scots of valued 
rent, and the minimum 30s. sterling. But it is in the power 
of the trustees to fix these two sums, or any sum between 
them, as exigencies may require. 

The following statement is made to show how the pro- 
prietors and occupiers in Elgin district may be affected ac- 
cording to certain rates which may be assessed by the 
trustees on the valued rent:— 



BURGH rROPUlETORS. 

1^13 maximum for every £1 Sterling of real rent is....6d. 

If the medium, viz.:— 40s 4(1. 4-5ths. 

If the minimum, viz.:— 30s 3d. 3-5ths, 

OCCUPIERS, WHETHER PROPRIETORS OR TENANTS. 

Maximum Medium Wininium 
Rents. Hate. Rate. Hate. 

Iftherentis£I&under£3 £0 2 £0 1 7J £0 1 2i 

£3 £5 3 2 4f 1 Sf 

£5 £10 4 3 2* 2 4i 

£10 £15 5 0040 030 

£15 £18 7 6 6 4 6 

£18 £20 10 0080 060 

£20 £25 12 9 7 7 2^ 

£25 £30 15 00 12 090 

£30 £35 1 »0 16 12 

£35 £40 1 6 1 15 

And for all above £40 2001 12 140 



Assessment on yakied Maximum Medium Minimum 

Rent. Rate. Rate. Rate. 

Parish of Elgin £159 14 3£127 15 4t £95 16 7i 

Assessments on lands I 55 g 3 40 2 7 33 16 U 
notincess-bcoks... j 

Do on bouses in the I J g2 3 q 130 12 9 99 1 3 
burgli 01 Llgm j 

Total assessment ) 
for Parish of I £378 6 £303 10 83£228 14 9| 
Elgin j 

X.B.— The medium assessment is that at present in oper- 
ation in the parish and town of Elgin ; but the Trustees 
adopt either of the rates in the different parishes as the state 
of the roads situated therein require. 

Tlie county is divided into the six following districts, and 
the Trustees, whose property is situate within Ibem, have 
the management of the roads in their respective districts : — 

1st District — Parishes ot Speymouth, Urquhart, and St 
Andrew3-Lhanbryd— C^grA; and Collector, Alex. Cguper, 
^•Vriter, Elgin; Inspector, Peter G.ant, Purnside. 

2d District — Elgin, Newspynie,, and Birnie — Collector^ 



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William Grant, Accountant, Elgin ; Insi^ecior, John Grigor, 
Forres. 

3rf District — Drainie, Duffus, and Alves — Clerk and Col- 
lector, Alex. Cooper, Writer, Elgin ; Inspectors, for Alves, 
John Grigor, Forres; for Duffus and Drainie, Peter Grant, 
Burnside. 

Ath District— 'KivAos.s, EafFord, Forres, Dyke, Dallas, and 
Edinkillie— C^er^, Wm. Sclanders, Writer, Forres. 

bth District — Knockando, Rothes, Boharm, and lavxaraven 
— Clerk, Peter Grant, Burnside. 

Q)th District— Advie, Abernethy, Duthel, and Inverallan — 
Clerk (Vacant.) 

Annual district meetings are held in May and June, for 
fixing and allocating the assessments. No tolls are exacted 
on the roads. 

Trustees. 

All proprietors, &c. having the same qualification as trus- 
tees under the Turnpike Act are also the trustees under this 
Act, the only difference being in ex officio trustees, who 
are — 

The ProYost and eldest Bailie of Elgin. 

The eldest BaiUe and Dean of Guild of Forres. 

The Baron Bailie of Fochabers, Rothes, Lossiemouth, 
Burghead, Grantown, anel Findhorn, and the Sheriff and 
Sheriff-substitute of the county. 

General Clerk — Patrick Duff, Elgin. 
Procurator-Fiscal for Road Offences — William Hay, Super- 
intendent of Rural Police. 



COUNTY PRISON BOARD. 
" By the General Prisons' Act for Scotland, the charge of 
the prisons of the county was transferred from the Magis- 
trates of the burghs to a Board of Directors, six of whom 
are annually elected by the Commissioners of Supply, and 
one by the Town Councils of each of the burghs of Elgin 
and Forres, the Sheriff or his Substitute being ex-officio 
chairman. This Board acts under the superintendence of a 
General Board in Edinburgh appointed for Scotland, and 
holds quarterly meetings at Elgin, and oftener when neces- 
sary, A new gaol has lately been erected on a plan by the 
architect of the General Board, and was opened on 1st May? 



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1842. The expense of the buildmg (£2183, 3s. Id.) was 
paid by assessments laid on the county and burgh proprie- 
tors, and by an advance of £650 from the General Board, to 
be repaid by annual assessments on the county and burghs 
of Elgin and Forres, in terms of the Act. 

The average number of prisoners during last year was eight 
males and two females. The system of classification, edu- 
cation, and employment, is in full operation, under salutary 
regulations, and a number of instructive books have been 
purchased for the use of prisoners. 

The establishment is supported by an annual assessment 
on the county and burghs of £260 per annum, of which the 
county pays £198, IGs. 8d., the burgh of Elgin, £37, 123, Id., 
and Forres, £23, lis. 3d. 

Directors. 
The Sheriff or Sheriff- substitute — Chairman. 
Sir Archd. Dunbar, Bart. Wm. INI'Killigin of Relugas. 

E. Wharton Duif of Orton. Wm. Young of Burghead. 
Alex. Forteath of Newton. Provost Wilson, Elgin. 
Alex. Lawson, Oldmills. Frovost Urquhart, Forres. 

Clerk — Patrick Duff, Town-clerk of Elgin, 
Chaplain and Teacher — Alexander Davidson, 
Medical Attendant — Alex. Cruickshank, M.D. 
Keeper of Prison — John Rutledge. Matron — Mrs Rutledge. 
Salaries — Clerk, £20 ; Chaplain and Teacher; £20; and 
Physician, £15 per annum; Keeper, £45, with free house; 
Matron, £10 per annum. 

RURAL POLICE. 

On the 30th April, 1840, the county Proprietors assessed 
themselves in the sum of £300 sterling for tlie support of a 
constabulary police, which has since been continued under 
the management of a Committee elected at the annual gene- 
ral meeting of Commissioners of Supply, held on the said 
30th of April. 

Committee. 

Rear- Admiral Duff of Drummuir; N. M'Leod of Dalvey; 
Alex. Lawson, Oldmills; Peter Brown of Dunkinty; Alex. 
Brown^ Procurator -fiscal; Alex. Colvin, Earlsmill; Thomas 
Balmer, Commissioner, Fochabers; Alex. Forteath of New- 
ton ; Mr Sheriff Cameron ; R. Wharton Duff of Orton ; and 



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Ai'chd. Dunbar, jr. of Northfield — three a quorum, and 
Sheriff Caraoron, Conve)ter. 

The establishment consists of a superintende/it, at a salary 
of £loO sterling per annum, and five officers, at 12s. per week, 
and a uniform dress yearly. The sufierintendent has also 
the privilege of acting as a criminal officer with the usual 
fees, 

SujJerintenderit — William Kay, Elgin. 

Ofiicers. Rf'sic^encps 

1. District Samuel Alexander Fochabers. 

2. ])o ..Donald Grant Rothes. 

3. Do George Gumming Grantown. 

4. Do John Gumming Forres. 

5. Do John M'Intyre Alves. 



SPEY BRIDGE TRUST. 
The memorable flood of 1829 carried away the two princi- 
pal arches of the former bridge, and they w&re rebuilt of 
wood in one arch, under the Act 11th Geo. IV. cap. 12^, 
passed in 1830, at an expense of £6061, 4s. 4d. sterling. 
This sum having been advanced by the late Duke of 
Gordon, the collection of the pontage dues was assigned oveir 
to him in security, and in payment of the interest of the 
advance; and is now retained by his Grace's successor, the 
Duke of Richmond. 

The pontage duties for the year ending 26th May last, 
amounted to £578 8s.; and after payment of the interest of 
the advance, at 5 per cent., and other expences, the yearly 
surpluses have reduced the debt to £3266 9s. Id. sterling. 
An account of thy Treasurer's intromissions is laid before tha 
Annual General Meetings of Commissioners of Supply. 

Clerk — Patrick Dutt^ Elgin. 

Treasurer — ^Alex. Marquis, Factor, Fochabers. 

Collector of Pontage Duties— John Shand, Spey Bridge. 
Salaries — Clerk £10, and Treasurer £10; Collector, £30 
83. 4d. per annum, with a house. 

RATES OF rONTAGE. 

For every horse, &c., drawing any coach, chaise, or other 
such carriage, with four wheels, and drawn by 6 or 3 
horses, Is. Od. 

When drawn by 4 or 2 horses........ 1 ,3 



68 

When drawn by one horse,.. «y. 2 

For do. drawing do. do., with two wheels, and 

by 2 horses, 10 

When 1 horse, 1 6 

For do. do. drawing a taxed cart, 1 

For do. do. drawing any waggon, cart, &c., with 

5 or 6 horses, 1 

With 4 horses, 9 

"W ith 3 horses or 2, or 1 horso, 6 

For every van or caravan, w^aggon, wain or cart 
\rith more than two wheels, drawn or propelled 
otherwise than by any horse or other beast,.... 2 6 

Do. do., with only 2 wheels, 2 

For every horse or mule, with or without a rider, 

laden or unladen, and not drawing, 2 

For every drove of oxen, horses, &c,, unshod, per 

score, 1 8 

For do, do. of calves, hogs, sheep, &c. per do, 6 

For every foot passenger, | 

N.B. — The charge for a carriage repassing same day 
empty, or with same pai'ty, has been discontinued; and the 
pontage of a four or two-wheeled carriage, drawn by one 
horse, was reduced to Is. in passing, and 6d. in returning. 

Stage coaches are charged at the following reduced rates: 
— Mail, 3s; Defiance, 2s; and Earl of Fife, Is. per day. 

Exemjytions — The Duke of Richmond and establishment, 
and the tenants of land on the west side of the river were 
exempted from pontage, as were also persons carrying or 
conveying materials for defence of bridge or embankment of 
river. 



FINDHORN BRIDGE TRUST. 
This elegant suspension bridge was erected on the site of 
the former stone bridge, (which was carried away by the 
flood of 3d and 4th August, 1829,) in virtue of the above 
mentioned Act of Parliament, The funds were raised by a 
Joint Stock Company, in shares of £10 each, who have right 
to the pontage duties, till their subscriptions are paid off 
with interest. The subscribed capital is £6170 sterling, and 
the holders receive 5 per cent, interest. The pontage duties 
for the year to 26th April last, were £598 2s. 6d. and ar© 
annually let by public roup, in the month of April 



THE KATES OF TONTAGH 

are, by the Act, one -half of those authorised to be exacted 
at the Bridge of Spey, except in two cases— for every horse, 

not drawing, 2d, and for every foot passenger, one half- 
penny. 

Treasurer—Thomsis Davidson, banker, Forres. 

Clerk — Robert Watson, Town-clerk, Forres. 

ASti/anes— Clerk, £10, lOs.; Treasurer, £10, 10s. 

FIARS PRICES— CROP 1816. 

BLGINSHIUE. 

tV heat, f> Imperial Quarter £2 12 3 

Barley, f^ do , 1 9 5 

Oats, Jp- do 1 5 8 

Pease and Beans, ^ do , 2 11 

Bye 1 10 

Oatmeal, f> cvn , ,.,, 16 11^ 

INVERNESS-SHIKE. 

Oatmeal, ^ Imperial cwt £0 17 2 

Oats, of all kinds, per Quarter 13 9 

Do. with fodder , ., 19 9 

Barlev, ^ Quarter 1 7 7 

Do.' with fodder 1 12 1 

Wheat, ^ Quarter 2 11 5 

Do. with fodder, , 2 16 11 

Bear or Bigg, ^ Quarter 13 6 

NAIRNSHIRE. 

Wheat, ^ Imperial Quarter , „.£2 14 G 

Barley, |> do 18 

Barley, ip- do. with fodder 1 12 6 

Oats, ^ do 15 

Oats, ^ do. with fodder 1 11 

Oatmeal, ^ cwt 16 

BANFFSHIRE, 

Imp. Measure, 

Wheat, ^ Quarter £2 14 3 

B^rleyj^do ,,...., I 7 7 



60' 



Do. with fodder, ^ do =. 112 I 

Best Bear, %> do 1 5 

Do. with fodder, ^ do 1 9 6 

Second, ^ do 119 

Do. with fodder, 5j> do 1 (5 3 

Potato Oats, ^ do 1 4 2 

Do. with fodder, ^ do... 19 8 

Common Oats, ^ do 12 7 

Do. with fodder, ^i^- do.. o 1 7 « 

Oatmeal, ^3- boll of 140 lbs 18 10 

l^ease, ^ Quarter (no evidence.) 

Beans, ^ do 118 

Rye. .....(no evidence ) 

ABERDEENSHIRE. 

Barley, ^3^ Quarter £1 7 

Bear,'^lst quaUty, ^ do 1 7 

Do. 2d quality, ^9- do 1 3 G 

Oats, 1st quality, c|> do 1 2 G 

Do. 2d quality, ^ do 1 1 (> 

Pease and Beans, %>' do 1 10 

Wheat , .{no evidence.) 



MORAYSHIRE FARMER CLUB. 

Patron, 
His Grace the Duke of Richmond. 

Honorary Members. 



w. Fraser Tytler of Aldourie 
John Milne, iMill of Boyndie 
The Marquis of Tvveeddale 
Eight Hon. Fox Maule, M.P. 
Wra. Sime, Drummond House 
John Morrison of Balhagerty 
Alexander Craig, Kirkton 
C. Chalmers, advocate, Aberd. 
Adam Longmore, Edinburgh 
John Wilson, Brangan 
Andrew Longmore, Raitie ' 

Members 



Alex. Milne, Blairshinnock 
John Jopp, Seggat 
Robert Stewart, Forgufe 
Alex. Keith, Nether third 
Robert Wilson, Brangan 
Alex. Wilson, Tochineal 
Georgs Lumsden, Keir 
Geo. Stoddart, Coulter-CuUen 
Geo. Miln, Haddo 
Geori;e Bonnet, Aberdeen. 



Isaac Forsyth, Elgin 
Jam-OS Jlcllis, Shcriffmill 



William Innes, Flgin 

R. ^^^harton Duff of Or+iOn- 



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tir G. M Phei'son Grant of 

Ballindalloch, Bart. 
Peter Brown of Dunlcinty 
Right Hon. the Earl of Movrj 
Sir W. G. G. Cumrainn-j Bait. 
Riji-hi Hon theEarlof Seafield 
Job.n Barclay, Galcots 
Ili,c;ht Hon. the Karl of Fife 
Vv'in. Stewart, Westoi-folds 
John Cameron, M ains of Orton 
Alexander Brown, EU';xn 
.Alexander Youn.^;, Main 
Alex. Sutherland, Shenipston 
F^itrick Duff, Fl-in 
John Lawson of thapelton 
James Geddes, Hornby 
Alex. Eeid, Kaster Elchies 
James 'Vliteh'-ll, Burnside 
Jcunes Keir. Incht'dly 
G e o . 'v 1 ' W i 1 ! i a m , S h e r i ff o t o n 
John Ste^iheri, Coulurtbanlc 
T'oii. John c--tevvart 
Geo. Menzies, Fochabers 
Sheriff Gameron, VA:\lii 
Capt. J. Stewart ef [ eomurdie 
Alex. Fortfath of Newlon 
Andrew Pearey, Milton Duff 
Wm. Young- of Burghead 
Alex. Young, Inehallon 
Alex. Smith, Sionewalls 
Wm. Paul, RilnHat 
James Geddes, Oibliston 
Goloriei Hran.ler of Pit^-aveny 
Vim. Grig'or, viritr-r_, Elgin 
V\'VA. Brodie of Erodie 
Captain Fife, Garmouth | 

P. B. Ainslie, St Golme House 
Alex. Lawson, GMmills 
John M'Innes, Dandaleith 
lli;<,-ht Hon. the Earl of Islarch 
.^Icijor Cummini; Bruee ' of 
iiuscisleaiid Kinnaird, M.F. 

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John M'Pherson Grant, yr. of 

Ballindalloch 
j3avid Simpson, Covesea 
A. Lumsden, Mains of Blervie 
James Grant, banker, Elgin 
John Cruickshank, Cloves 
James Anton, Coltfield 
Wm. Donald, A'iewfield 
Thos. Falconer, Coilargreen 
Dr M'r'her.son, Garb'ty 
John Allan, corn factor, Elgiu 
James Hoyes, Kinneddar 
Tho5. Bahner, Fochabers 
Dr Manson, Spynie 
Geo. Skene Duff of Milton 
Captain \Y . Duff, yr. of Ortou 
David Murra)* Edinburgh 
Wm. M'Killigin of Pielugas 
Geo. Gatherer, writer, Elgin 
Admiral Duff of Drunimuir 
John Smith, Hillhe'^d 
A. Cameron, Chapel of Grtou 
Lord .Hfidhaven 
Dr Turnbull, Aldroughty 
John Mitchell, Wester Alves 
Alex. Grar.t of Aberlour 
Alex. Cj-ui(:kshanks,Struthcrs 
Alex. Seott, Manl)e?-n 
Eric Anderi.on, V\lndmill 
John Grant, I-rumbain 
John Fiunter, Dipple 
^^'m. Ptose, Forresterseat 
J. Crinckshank.s, Earmuckify 
Wm. Stephen, Coularthank 
And. Stewart of Auchhinkar|i 
Eric Sutherland, Sbempstou 
James Rose, Toreduff 
John Cruickshanks. iMarcassie 
Ale.x. Falconer, A i divot 
Geo. Cruickshank?, Newtield 
Charles Kay, Earnside. 
Alex. Cay, Corn-factor, Elgin 



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Standinj Committee. 



fsftac Forsyth, Elgin 
John Smith, Hillhead 
John. Mitchell, Wester Alves 
Alex. Forteath of Newton 
Thos. Balraer, Fochabers 



AVm. Stewart, Westerfoldg 
A. Lawson, Oldmills 
John Cruickshanks 
])r ISIanson, Spynie. 
And the Secretary, 
Alexander Brov.-n, Writer, Elgin, Secretarij. 
A Show of Stock is beid annually in August, and the Club 
offer premiums for seed wheat, &c. The Forty-SevEiNTEI 
Anniversary was celebrated on 6th February last. Meetings 
are held quarterly, at which subjects connected \Tith agri- 
culture are discussed. 

Admission of Members — New Members are proposed afe 
on\,' raeeting, and balloted for at the next. 

i>ues of Entnj. — £5, 5s. each, and IBs. per annum. 



AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF FORRES. 

Patron. 
The Right Hon. the Earl of Moray. 

Members. 

, James M. Grant of MoV 



J. C. Brodie of Lethen 

J. Stewart, Gateside 

John Smith, i-lillhead 

J. Ferguson, East Grange 

A. Simpson, Outlawell 

11. Mitchell, Larnaway 

G. Wilson, Downduff 

A. Walker, Brightmony 

K. Urquhart, writer, Forres 

C. Kay, Earnside 

James Milne, Fiudhorn 

J). Clark, Bier vie 

C. L. Cumraing Bruce of Dun- 

phail, M.P. 
H. J. Brodie Dunn of Milton 

Brodie 
G. II. Ramsay, Uerwont- 

haugh, Newcastle 
i*. B. Ainslie, commissioner 

for Earl of Moray 
Jchii Cruickshank, Cloves 



G. Rennie, Newton of I'ark 
W. Kelly, Middlefield of I:i- 

vererne 
R. M'Kessock, Grangegreen 
Robert Fraser, Brackla 
W. Macki'iigin of Ru'lugas 
Akx. Lumsden, Blervie 
W. Logie, Blackbiltock 
Major Grant Peterkin of 

Grange 
John Cruickshank, Marcassie 
A. Scott, Manbeen 
J. Grigor, Forres 
]). Loudon, Earnhill 
James Johnston, Dykesido 
Thomas Davidson, banker,. 

Forres 
Wm. Sclanders, writer, do. 
W. Brodie of Brodie 
Norman Macleod of Dalvey 



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L. Cummins:, Cardow 

W. Paul, Ililnflat 

A. Souter, Dundee 

J. Forsyth, Tarras 

J. Kelly, East Grange 

A. Forsyth, distiller, Forres 

llobt. Malcolm, writer, ]N aim 

A. Cruickshank, Pluscarden 

I)a\id Cruickshank, Granary 

James Russ( ii, Claydales 

J. Mitchell, Alves 

Sir Wm. G. Gumming, Bart. 

John Rhind, MiltonhUl 

J. M'Kissock, Belnaferry 



r>. C. Grant, writer, Forres 
Francis Tolmie, Auchindown 
^lex. Lawson, Morriston 
Archd. Leitch, Coltfield 
John Ogilvie, Laurenceston 
Alex. Ogilvie, Invererno 
Wm. Mantach, Lingieston 
Alex. Cruickshank, Newton 
Wm. Dickson, Wester Alves. 
John Fraser, Hotel, Forres 
Andrew Keir, Kinloss 
Alex. Sutherland, Shempston 
James E. Anton, Coltfield 
Eric Sutherland, Shempston 
James Cooper, Fornighty 
~ " ~ Royal Hotel, 



J. Dow, Altyre 

Robert Anderson, Cooperhill D. M'Garrovv, 
Dr Manson, Spynie I Forres 

Wm. Russell, Teario 

Secretary ~Wii\ia.m S danders, Writer, Forres. 

There are three General Meetings in the year, and a stand- 
ing committo© of ten members to conduct the business of the 
society in the intervals between the meetings. A Show of 
Stock has been held annually, at Forres, on the last Tuesday 
of July ; and competitions in grain, &c. at the proper sea- 
sons, at which premiums are awarded to the successful com- 
petitors. 

Admission of Members — New members are admitted at any 
of the meetings of the society. 

-Dues of Entnj are £1, Is , and 16s. 6d. of an annual con- 
tribution. 



MORAYSHIRE FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE COY. 
This Joint Stock Company was established on the 17th, 
and commenced business on the 25th December, 1845. The 
capital stock is £150,000 sterling, divided into 15,000 shares 
of £10 each, of which two instalments of 6s. each have been 
called up. The books of the Company to be balanced on 
the 31st May, and tha statutory general meeting to be held 
on the 20th June annually. 



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Directors. 
Chairman — John Paul, Esq., M.D., Eigin. 

James Johnston, Esq , i^'Jewmill. 

John Allan, Esq., corn-tEerchant. 

Alexander Young, Esq., Main. 

John Grant, Esq., of Glen Grant. 

D. D. Man.son, Esq., M.D., Spyiiie. 

James Culbard, Esq., merchant, bJgin. 

John Walker, Esq., merchant, Elt!,in. 

Alexander Robertson, Esq., Vroodsicie. 

James Wilson, Esq., Provost of Elgin,; 
Manager — Jaraes Grant, Esq., banker. 

THE MORAYSHIRE EAILV/AY. 
An Act of Parliament was obtained on 16th July, iLMfi, 
f-ar the construction of a railway from Stotfield and Lossie- 
mouth harbour to Elgin, Rothes, and Craigellacirle, under 
the above title. The capital stock of the Company is 
£75,000, divided into 3750 shares of £20 each, of which £2 
per share has been paid up, in compliance with the standing' 
orders of Fariiaraent. Tho first ordinary general meeting 
of the Company was held on the 9th September last, and the 
subsequent ordinary meetings are appoiated to be held in 
Elgin, annually, in October. The work has not yet bjeu 
commenced ; but the Company are allowed seven years to 
complete it. 

Directors. 

Chairman — Alex. Forteath, Esq. of Newton. 
Henry Ingiis, \Y.S., Esq., Edinbur^^h. 
Jame.T) Wilson, Esq., Provost of Elgin. 
J^avid D. Manson, PJsq., M.D., Spynie. 
John Walker, Esq., merchant, Elgin. 
John Grant, Esq. of Glen Grant. 
Alex. Grant, Esq., merchant, Inveraven, 
Auditors — Win. Grant, Accountant, and George LesliGj 
Writer, Elgin, with a salary of £2, 2s. each for the first 
year. 

Secretary and Treaszirer — James Grant, Banker, Elgin, 
i-Vith salary, for first year, of £20. 



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COMPARATIVE TABLES OF PRICES 

Behmxt the Old Morayshire Measure and the Imp. Standard 

PREPARED BY THE REV. P. MERSON, ELGIN. 

Value of an Imperial Qr. of Wheat, Pease, or Beans, compared 
with ptrice of an Elgin Boll of 22 Pints to the Firlot. 



Elgin Eoll. 


Value of Qr, 


Elgin Boll. 


Value of Qr. 


Shillings. 


£ s. d. 


Shillings. 


£ s. d. 


20 


1 18 


29 


2 15 li 


21 


1 19 10| 


30 


2 17 


22 


2 1 9i 


31 


2 18 10| 


23 


2 3 U 


32 


3 9^ 


24 


.. 2 5 7l 


33 


3 2 8^ 


25 


2 7 6 


34 


3 4 7i 


as 


2 9 4| 


35 


3 6 6 


27 


2 11 U 


36 


3 8 4f 


28 


,. 2 13 n 






Value of an 


Imperial Qr, of 1 


3arley or Beai 


•, compared with 


price 


of an Elgin Boll 


of 32 Pints to 


a Firlot. 


Elgin Boll. 


Value of Qr, 


Elgin Boll. 


Value of Qr. 


Shillings. 


£ s. d. 


Shillings. 


£ s. d. 


17 


1 2 2i 


25 


1 12 11 


18 


13 6 


26 


1 13 lU 


19 


1 4 9t 


27 


1 15 3| 


20 


1 6 li 


28 


1 16 6| 


21 


1 7 51 
1 8 8| 


29 


1 17 10:^ 


22 


80 


1 19 21 


23 


1 10 0^ 


31 


2 6 


24 


1 11 4^ 






Value of an 


Imperial Qr. of 


ats, compared 


with price of an 




Elgin Boll ( 


f 5 Firlots. 




Elgin Boll. 


Value of Qr, 


Elgin Boll. 


Value of Qr. 


Shillings. 


£ s. d. 


Shillings. 


£ 5. d. 


15 


15 8| 


23 


1 4 0^ 


16 


16 8f 


24 


1 5 1 


17 


17 9i 


25 


1 6 1| 


18 


18 9| 


26 


1 7 n 


19 


19 104 


27 


1 8 22 


20 


1 11 


28 


1 9 31 


21 


1 1 Uh 


29 


1 10 3J 


22 


13 


30 


1 11 41 



66 



Value of a Hmtdrecweijh*- of Oatmeal, compared with jyrioe 



of an Elgin Boll of 9 Stones Dutch 
duftois. 



or lo7i His. Avoir- 



Elgin Boll. 


Value of Cwt. 


Elg 


in Boll. 


Value of Cwt. 


Shillings. 


£ s. d. 


Shillings. 


£ s. d. 


15 


10 8 




2-6 


H) A\ 


^Q 


11 41 




24 


17 Of 


17 


12 1 




25 


17 9t 


18 


12 dh 




26 


18 hi 


Vd 


13 ('i 




27 


19 2i 


2iJ 


14 2| 




28 


19 11 


21 


14 lU 




29 


10 7^ 


22 


15 7^ 




30 


114 



Value of a Hundredweight of Barley Meal, comjjared tuiih 
jjrice of an Elgin Boll of 12 Stones Dutch, or 210 lbs. 
Avoirdupois. 



Eljrin Boll. 


Value of Cwt. 


EI- 


in Boll. 


Value of Cwt 


Shmimjs. 


£ s. 


(/. 


Shdlings. 


£ s. d. 


\b 


8 







23 


12 3^ 


IG 


8 


Gh 




24 


12 9.^ 


17 


9 


n 




25 


13 4 


IS 


9 


i\ 




26 


13 10^ 


19 


10 


n 




27 


14 41 


20 


10 


8 




28 


14 lU 


21 


11 


2h 




29 


15 5h 


22 


11 


8| 




30 


16 



PROPERTY AISD INCOME TAX. 

5tli & 6th Vict. chap. 35. 

The Tax is to be levied under five schedules. 

Schedule A imposes 7d per £1 on the annual income or 
profits from lands, tenements, and liereditaments, "in respect 
of the property thereof' 

Schedule B imposes three-pence halfpenny per £1 in 
England, and two-pence halfpenny per £i in Scotland, upon 
the occupiers of land. 

Schedule C imposes 7d per £1 upon all property arising 
out of any public revenue, without deduction. 

Schedule D imposes 7d per £l upon tha annual profits 
arising from any kind of property, business, or employment 
^situated or exercised in Britain, and not included in the 



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other schedules; and also upon persons resident there^ de- 
riviujj iucomes from other places. 

Schedule E imposes 7d per £l upon all salaries, pensions, 
fees, &c. derived from every public office or employment. 

Incomes undePc £150.- — Although the intent of the act is 
not to charge the duty on such incomes, yet it imposes the 
duty in the first instance on all derived from rents or land, 
or from annxiities and interest (except government half- 
yearly dividends under 50s) payable through other parties; 
but any person on proving to the Commissioners for General 
Purposes that his aggregate income is under £160, will ha 
exempted from the duties, and be repaid the amount of all 
deductions or payments made on account thereof. 

Commissioners. 
The Hon. Sir Archibald Dunbar, Bai't. of Northfield. 
Peter Brown of Dunkinty. 
Alexander Forteath of Newton. 
Provost Wilson. 

Captain A. T. Wharton DufP, yr. of Orton. 
John Lawson of Chapelton. 
Thomas Miln of Milnfield, and the 
tSheriff or Sheriff-substitute ex officio. 
Surveyor and Assessor — William Grigor, AVriter. Elgin, 
Collector — Robert Young, Writer, Elgin. 
Clerk — Arthur Duff, Sheriff-Clerk of Elginshire. 
General Inspector — J. Munro, Aberdeen. 

ELGIN AND MORAYSHIRE HORTICULTURAL 
SOCIETY. 

ESTABLISHED IN 1843. 

Patron. 
The Right Hon. the Earl of Fife. 

Pv€ S2 (A Silt 

The Right Hon. the Earl of Seafield. 
Vice - Presidents. 
The Right Hon. the Earl of March. 
Fir Archd. Dunbar of Northfield, Bart. 
Rear-Adraii-al Duff of Drummuir. 
Richard Wharton DufF, Esq. of Orton. 
Archd. Dunbar, Esq., yr. of Northfield. 
Alex, Forteath, Esq. of Newton., 



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William Grant M'Dowall, Esq. of Arndilly. 
Colonel James Brandei' of Pitgaveny. 
Peter Brown, Esq., Linkwood. 
Alex. Grant, Fsq. of Aberlour. 
Sir F. W. Dunbar of Boath, Bart. 
Wm. Grant, Esq., yr. of Wester Elchies. 

Secretart/. — James Cumming-, Writer, Elgin. 

I'reasurer. — Alex. Eussell, Courant Office, Elgin* 

Committee of Management. 
James Allan Bookseller. 
Kobert Brander, Banker. 
Aliex. Cooper, Writer. 
J. J. Audsley, King Street. 
James Duncan, gardener, College. 
James McDonald, Palraercross. 
George Sutherland, Dunfermline Gardens^ 
Alex. Winehouse, Dunkiiity do. 

"William Nicol, Findrassie. 
George Arbuthnott, Elgin. 
The Secretary and Treasurer. 

Convener — The Secretary, or, in his absence, the Treasurer. 
Annual Subscription — Amateurs, 6s. j gardeners, 2s. 6d. 
Number of members, 137. 

There are three Exhibitions held each year : — The 
Spring Show is appointed to be held on Friday, the 14th. 
May; the Summer Show on Friday, the 9th July, and the 
Autumn Show on Friday, the 10th September, next. There 
are from 80 to 100 prizes offered at each exhibition, amount- 
ing for the whole to about £30. 



ESTABLISHED CHWRCH PRESBYTERIES. 

PEESBYTEUY OF ELGIN. 
Parishes. Ministers. Ordination. Patrons. 

Alves Alex. Coull 1843 EarlofMoray. 

Birnie George Gordon 1832 EarlofMoray. 

■p.. . Rich. Rose,D.D. 1794 1 Sir Wm. Cum- 

■^"^^^"^^ Jas. "Weir.A.&S.1846j ming. 

DufFus Alex. Brander... 1828 Sir A. Dunbar. 

T7, . / Francis Wylie... 1842 Crown. 

•^'S^^ jPhilip J.Mackiel843 Crown. 



PanMies, Minishrs. (U.lin:iiion. Patr. ns, 

,-r . ■ ., o- in-i,^ \ Carneij;-"e of 

Isewspynie Alex.bimpson..,18'2() i i>^ :^:.q 

St Andrews-Lhan- ( -. ,^ „, „ ^„ ,^00 S Crown and Earl 
, J -^ John vV aiker.,..i8o9 ^ r t,,, ,„, 

j' Sir Wrn. C'um- 
Speymoutli... ....... John Gordon ....] 829 < mingar.dEari 

{ of iVjoray. 
Urquhart............ Alex. Vvalke>r..J805 Earl of Fife. 

Clerk — Rev. I eter Merson, Elgin Academy. 

TRESBYTEKY OF FORRES. 

Dallas.............. . J. McDonald I84G { ^'''^-^l^\J^' ^'''''^ 

-r. T -r 1 -IT T7 10I0 f Crown & Grant 

Dyke Jonnx'ii'Ewan...l843 { r.,; 

•' ( or Moy. 

Edlnkillie Fetor Farries...l828 Earl of Moray, 

Forres ............... R. M-'Pherson. . .1843 Earl ofMoray. 

r Earl of M())ay 
Kinloss...... Thos. Stephen... 1843 ^l and Brodie of 

i Lethen. 

Eaflford H.M'Intosh......l843]^'^']jJ;^ ^^ ^^" 

Cleric— Rev. II. Manto.sh, Minister of Rafiord. 

PRESBYTERY OF ABERLOUR. 

Aberlour...... iTames Seilar.. ...1843 Earl of Fife. 

-,-, 1 T iir -p 1 ioT> ( Crown and Earl 

Boharm. ....... ...... L, W . Forbes... ]81o ^ o rp-, 

[ of rue. 

Tnveraven ........... Wm. Asher 1826 Earl of Seafiold. 

Knockando. ........ John Wink.. ....1840 Earl of Seafield. 

Ko'ihes Geo. Gray 1843 Earl of Seafleld. 

Clerk — Rev. ¥v'^illiam Asher, Minister of Inveraven. 

PRESBYTERY OF ABERNETHY. 

Abernethy.. ........ Jas. Sfewart 1838 Earl of Sea6,eld. 

Alvie. ........ ........ JohnM'Donald..l806H^"^''' f ^^'''^' 

I mond. 

Croradale.. .......... James Grant.... ,1830 Earl of Seafleld. 

Duthei...... ......... Wra. Gri?nt...... 1810 Earl of Seafield. 

Kingussie. CharIesLGrant...l8S0 5^"^'® f ^''^^" 

'^ ** I mond 

Kirkmichael ,, .James Grant 1843 Earl of Seafield, 

Clerk — Rev. Charles Gra.nt, Jlinistcr of King-ussie. 



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TPIE FREE CHlTRCrL 

rRESBYTEUY OF ELGIN. 
Parishes. I*ost Towns. Ministers, Ordination. 

Alves Elgin Alexander Gentle.... 1828 

Enrghead El,s>in David Waters 1 826 

Elgin Elgin Alexander Topp 1838 

Garmouth Fochabers John Allan 1843 

Lossiemouth Elgin D. N. Mackay 1844 

Pluscarden Elgin Robert Dunbar 1840 

Urquhart Elgin James Morrison 1844 

Clerk — The Rev. James Morrison, Urquhart. 

PRE.SBYTERY OF ABERLOUR. 

Mortlach Craigellachie... John Shoolbraid 1824 

Knockando Craigellachie ...Alexander Rhind ....1844 

Rothes Craigellachie... Alexander M'Watt..l83D 

Inveraven Ballindalloch.... Patrick Tulloca 18 13 

Clerk — The Rev. Alexander Rhind, Knockando. 

PRESBYTERY OF FORRES. 

Dyke... Forres Mark Aitken 1816 

Forres Forres Duncan Grant 1814 

Kinloss Forres William Robertson... 18 13 

RafFord.. Forres George Mackay 1816 

Dallas Forres Alex. Davidson 1844 

Edinkillie Forres Donald M 'Donald.... 1844 

Clerk— Rev. D. M'Donald, Edink:llie. 

FRESBYTERY OF ABERNETHY. 

Kingussie Kingussie George Shepherd 1 8 1 8 

Kirkmichael Ballindalloch... Alexander Tulloch... 1820 

Grantown Grant ov.'u 

Duthill Carr Bridge.... 

Laggan Laggan. 

Clerk— Rev. George ''Shepherd, 



UNITED SECESSION CHURCH. 

PRESBYTERY OF ELGIN. 

Archiestown Craigellachie Andrew Sprott 1837 

Burghead Elgin Alexander 'lillie 1835 

Boghole Forres John White.... 1842 



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PaiislifS. Post Towns. ftjinistefs. OiMitiatloK, 

Campbeltown . . . Ardersier (Vacant.) 

Chapelhill, Nigg.Parkhill (Vacant.) 

-PI . y., . ^ John Prinelo 1829 

° ° ^ Adam Lincl I83(j 

-c, -ri \ Thomas Stark. 1802 

I Adam Lmd Simpson. 1842 

Grange Keith John Meikleham 1831 

J T \Jame,s Scott..... 1821 

Inverness.. Inverness ,< ., , ^.t mi-n 

I Alexander Munro....l842 

Keith Keith ....Robert Graham 1843 

Lossiemouth..... Elgin (Vacant) 

Nairn ..Nairn ...John Bisset.,..*, 1843 

Tain , ....Tain Robert Ferrier. 1844 



William Stewart. 1808 

Andrew Ke 

Clerk— Uev. John Fringle. 



Wiek...... Wick. | . ^ f iu,t 

( Andrew Key ...1844 



PEERS CONNECTED W^TH THE COUNTY. 
1G75. LENNOX. Cpiaklks Gordon Lennox, D«ke of 
Lennox, Earl of Darnley, Baron of Torbolton ; in the Peer- 
iige of England, 1675, Duke of Richmond, Earl of March, 
and Baron of Settrington ; in the Peerage of France^ 
1684, Duke d'Aubignyj k. g., Chancellor of Marischal 
College and University, Aberdeen; a Privy Councillor 5 
Lord-Lieutenant of Sussex ; Vice-Admiral of the coast 
of Sussex, Colonel of the Royal Sussex Militiaj Aide-de- 
Camp to the Queen; b. 1791, sue. his father, Charles, 
4th Duke, 1819, nl. 181/, Lady Caroline Paget, daughter of* 
the Marquis of Anglesea, and has issue^ Charles, Earl of 
jNIaecm akd DAnNLEY, b. 1818, one of the Representatives 
of the county of Susses, in. 1843^ Frances-Harriet, eldest 
daughter of Algernon Greville, Esq.-, and has issue; Lady- 
Caroline-Araelia, &. 1819; Lord Henry-Charles-George, &". 
1821 ; Lord Alo.xander-Francis-Charles, b. 1825; Lady 
Augasta- Catherine, &. 1827] Lord George, b. 1823; Lady 
Catherine Cecilia, b. 1838. Seats, Gordon Castle, BantF- 
.shire; Huntly Lodge, Aberdeenshire ; Kinrara, Inverness- 
shire; Goodwood Park and West StokO; Sussex. Ke&i-^ 
dence in London, 51, Portland Place, 



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im± ^lORAY. Francis Stoart, Ead of Moray, I08I 
Baron Doiitie, it>il Baron St Colme; iti the Peerao^e of 
i^ritaia, 1706 Baron Stuart of Castle Stuart; K. T., Lord- 
lieut. of Elginshire; 5. 1771, sue. his father, Francis, 9th 
i^arl, 18! 0, m. Ist, 1?95, Lucy, daughter of the late Major- 
,ceneral John Scott of Balcomio, who died 1798; 2d, 1801 
7*Iaraaret-Jane, daughter of Sir Philip Ainslie, Knt., who 
died 18:57, and has i<sue, by his tirst marriage, Francis, 
LoiiD DouNE, 5. 1795; Hon. John, 6. 1797; by his second 
raarrias^e, Lady Jane, 6. 1803, m. iH32, the l:ite Sir John 
Archibald Stewart of Grandtully, Bart; Lady ?-1aro-aret- 
Jane, b. 1807; Lady Anno-Graoe, b. 1B09; Hon. Archibahl, 
b. 1810; Hon. Charles, b. 1812; Lady Louisa, b. 1813; Hon. 
Geor;^e, h. 1814. Seats, Donibristle Castle, Fifeshite; 
l^arnaway Castle, Morayshire: Castle-Stuart, Inverness- 
shire; Donne Lodg-e, Perthshire. 

1701. SEAFIELD. Fkancis VfiLUAM Grant Ogilvv, 
1698 Visconnt of Seafield and Baron Ogilvv of CuUen, 1701 
Earl of Seafield, Visco-ant of Reidhaven, LordOgilvy of Desk- 
ford and Cuilen; 1704 a Paronet of Scotland and Kova 
Scotia; a Eeprssentative Peer ; Lord-lieut. of Invernoss- 
fhir^, and Colonel of its Militia; b. 1778, sue. hh brotht^r 
Lewis- Alexander, 5th Karl, 1840, m. 1st, 18! I Mary-Anne, 
only dauq;hter of John-Charles Dunn, Esq. of Hip;hain House, 
who died 1840; 2d, 1843, Louisa -Emma, second daughter (,f 
Robert-Gyorge Maunsell, Esq. of Limerick; and has issue, by 
his first marriage, Lady Jane, fc. 1813, on. 1843, E. W. F. 
Walker, I/ieut. -Colonel, Scots Fusilier Guards; Johk- 
Cha!{u;.=!, Vlscotjnt OF Ef;i dk av ii.N- , b. UViv", Hon. jatnes.o. 
18 1 7. 55?. 1841 Caroline-Louisa, daughter of Eyre Evans, Esq. 
of Ashhill Towers, Limerick; Hon. Lewis-Alexander, b. 
1820; Hon. George-Henry, Z>. 182.'k &?af^-, Castle Grar.t, 
«:nu Balnacaan, Inverness shire; Cuilen House, Banffshire; 
Grant Lodg':*, Morayshire, liesidence in London, 57, St 
James's Street. 

U'*)*.). FlFi'L Jam'^s Duff, 1735 Baron Braco of Eil- 
bryde. Earl of Fife and Visconr.t Maedutf. in the I'cerage of 
Ireland; 1827 Baron Fife, in that of the United Kingdom ; 
K. T., G. c. H., Knight of the Spanish Order of St Ferdinand, 
and of the Swedish Order of the Sword, Lord-lieut. of 
lianfrshire: b. 177{-5, si^c. hi-i father, Alexander, 3d Ear' 
lull; m. 1799, Maria-Caroline, daughter of the Countess ... 



Ijy^&vt, who died without issue 1805. The presumptive heir 
to the Irish titles is his Lordship's brother, the Hon. Gene-> 
RAL Sin. Alexander Duef, g. c. h., Colonel of the 37th Foot, 
in. 1812 Anne, daughter of James Stein, Esq., and has issuo^, 
James IJuff, Esq , M.P., and others. Seats, Duff House, 
Ealvenie Castle, Rothiemay, and Montcoffer House, Banff- 
shire; Innes House, Morayshire; Mar Lodge. Skene House, 
and Dalgety Castle, Aberdeenshire; Caraldstone Castle^ 
Forfarshire. Residence in London, Union Club. 



BARONETS OF SCOTLAND AND NOVA SCOTIA 
Connected with the County of Elgin. 
Creation 

1698. Dunbar, Sir Archibald, of Northfield, h. 1772, mc, 
1791- Seats, DufFus House^ Dnfms, and North- 
field House, Elo-in. 

1G25. Gordon, Sir William, of Gordonstown and Letter- 
fourie, (Premier Baronet); sue. 1843. Seat, 
Letterfourie, near Buckie, Banffshire. 

1G31. Innes, Sir David, of Orton and Cockstoune. Resi- 
dence in Edinburgh, 14, Brandon Street. 

1G25. Leslie, Sir Charles A., of Wardes and Findrassiej; 
h. 1798, sue. 1825. 

BARONETS OF GT. BRITAIN & UNITED KINGDOM- 

Connected with the Coimty of Elgin. 
Creation 

1804. Gumming, Sir William Gordon-Gordon, of Alfyre' 
and Gordonstown; h: 1707, siic. 1806. Seats,- 
Altyre and Gordonstown. 
1838. Grant, Sir George Macpherson, of Ballindalloch' 
and Invereshie, F.R.S.E.; h. 1781. Seats, Bal- 
lindalloch Castle, Elginshire, and Invereshie, In- 
verness-sbirc. 



MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT FOR THE COUNTY 
AND BURGHS. 
Bruce, Charles-Lennox Camming, Esq. of Eoseisle and 
Kinnaird, second son of the late Sir Alex. Penrose Cn'^iming, 
Bart., of Altyre and Gordonstown, in the County of Moray |- 
h. 1 790, m. J 820 Llary-Elizabeth, only daughter of Jameis? 



7-± 

Bruce, Esq. of Kinnaird; sat for the Inverness district of 
burghs from 1831 to 1837, and has represented the com- 
bined counties of Elgin and Nairn since 1840. Residences, 
6, Wilton Street, London; Dunphail, Morayshire; and 
Kinnaird Ilouse^ Stirlingshire. 

Hay, Sir Andrew Leith, of Rannes and Leith-Hall; k. ir.j 
son of the late General x\lexander Leith Hay; 7??, 1816, Mary 
Margaret, daughter of the late W. Clark, Esq. of Buckland 
House, Devonshire; held in 1834 the office of Clerk of tne 
Ordnance, which he again filled in 1835-36; sat for the 
burghs of Elgin, &d., from 1832 to 1838, and was chosen to 
represent them in 1841. Residences, 2 Great Ryder Street, 
London; Rannes and Leith-hall, Aberdeenshire. 

Morrison, James, Esq. of Fonthill, a merchant in Lon-* 
don, son of Joseph Morrison, Esq.; ra. Mary- Anne, daugh- 
ter of Joseph Todd, Esq. of Twickenham Park, Middlese.x ; 
sat for Stives in 1830-31, and for Ipswich from 1831 to 
1837; has represented the burghs of Forres, &c., since 1840. 
Residences, 67 Upper llarley Street, London; Fonthill, 
Wiltshire; Basildon Park, Berkshire* 



PART IV 



ECCLESIASTICAL AND EDUCATIONAL 
STATE, &c. OF THE COUNTY. 

ALVES. 

Name. — No authentic etymology can be found. 

Extent. — 6 and a-half miles from north to south, by 5 and 
ji-half from east to west. 

Situation. — The church, which is nearly in the centre of 
the parish, is about six miles west of Elgin. 
Population in 1841 was 910. 

Patron — The Right Hon. the Earl Moray. 

Minister — The Rev. Alex. Coitll, ordained 7th Sept. 1843, 

Stipend — 14 chalders of victual, half meal half barley, and 
£8, 69. 8d. sterling, with manse and offices, and a glebe of 
three acres^ 



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Parochial School — Rev. James Mackie, teacher. 

Salary — Maximum rate - - - £34 4 4 

Dick Bequest 32 

School-fees, &c. - - - - 20 

Allowance for garden, besides a house, 3 9 9 

£89 14 1 

The Free Church — Rev. Alexander Gentle, Minister. 
Heritors — 11ie Earl of Moray, the Trustees of the late 
James Earl of Fife, Henry Joseph Brodi® Dunn. Esq. of 
Milton Brodie, James Campbell Brodie, Esq. of Lethen and 
Coulraony, Major C. L. Gumming Bruce of Roseisle and 
Kinnaird, and Alexander Forteath, Esq. of Newton. 
Pobt-Office at Crook of Alves. 
Post 2'owu — Elgin. 

ABERNETHY. 
NAJriE — From the river Nethy, which runs on the south- 
east side of the parish. 

Extent — 7 miles long by 5 broad; including the parish of 
Kincardine, to which it was united. 

Situation — North side of the Cairngorum mountains, 
and south-east of the river Nethy j and is distant 41 miles 
from Elgin. 

Population in 1841 1832. 

Patron-— The Right Hon. the Earl of Seafield. 
Minister— The Rev. James ^tewart, ordained in 1838. 
Stipend — 120 boils of oatmeal, 120 bolls barley, and £8, 
6s. 8d., with manse, offices, and glebe. 

Parochial School — Mr James Grant, Teacher. 
Salary — Minimum rate - - .. £25 13 3 
Average of Dick Bequest - - 30 

School fees, with house and garden, &c., 15 



£70 13 3 

Heritor — The Earl of Seafield. 
Post Town — Grantoyvn. 

BELLIE. 

Name — From Beal-aith, a Gaelic word signifying the 
m^uth of the ford. 



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Extent — From 5 to G nrJes in length, by 3 broad. 
Situation — On the banks of the Spey, about 1) miles east 
of Elgin. 

Population in 1841 2433. 

Patron — His Grace the Duke of Richmond. 
Minister— Ticv . Robt. Cushny, inducted '2Gth Oct., 1843. 
Stipend — £150, and £o, Gs. 8d. sterling, with manse., 
■ofti<jdS,and a glebe of twelve acres. 

School — James Milae, Pai-ochial Teacher. 

Salary — Maximum rate - - - £34 4 4 
Dick Bequest average - - - 31 
School-fees, &c. - - - - 25 



£90 4 4 



\\'ith house and garden. 

En.zie Cliapel of Ease. 

Minister — The Rev. James Wilson. 

Sti2yend—T\\e minister has the interest of a sum of £150Q, 
managed by the Royal Bounty Committee, with a house and 
fcmali farm at a nominal rent from the Duke of Richmond. 



FOCHABERS. 

Population ip 1841 108G. 

Baron Bailie — Edward Wagstaff, Gordon Castle. 
Fiscal— {Yacan',); Clerk — John Laing ; Officer — William 
Sive Wright. 
Eree Church — Rev. David Dewar, Miuister. 
.Scotch Episcopal Church. — Rev. Mr Douphrate, Minister. 
Moinan Catholic Church. — Rev. Mr Cavan, Minister. 
Church J/ms/c— James Leslie, teacher. 
Dancinff— James Geddes, teacher. 

Milne'' s Free School. 
Alex. Milne, Esq. of the City of New Orleans, a native of 
Fochabers, by his will, dated IJth October 183G, bequeathed 
to the town of Fochabei;s the sura of 100,000 dollars, to be 
employed in establishing a Free School, with competent 
teachers, in Fochabers, for the use of the parishes of Bellie 
and Ordifish. An act of Parliament was obtained 28th 
July 1843, incorporating and appointing the following per- 
sons as directors, viz.: — The Most Noble Charlc-s Gordon 
X)uke of Richmond and Lennox; the Sheriff of the County 



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of Elgin; the Minister of the parish of Bellie; the Duke of 
Richmond's Chamberlain; the Baron Bailie of the town of 
Fochabers, and their successors, and three feuars of the 
town, to be elected by the feuars themselves, one of whom 
goes out annually. 

Directors — His Grace the Duke of Richmond, Mr Sheriff 
Innes, in his absence Mr Sheriff Cameron, the Rev. R. Cushny, 
minister of Bellie, Thomas Balraer, Chamberlain, Edward 
Wagstaff, Baron BaiUe, Alex. Logie, James Younie, and 
James Munro, feuars. 

Alex. Marquis, Factor, Treasurer. 
Arthur Reid, banker. Secretary. 

The Directors opened the schools on the 16th November 
last. The Rev. Alex. Anderson, Rector. James Duncan, 
English Teacher. James Watson, Writing and Arithmetic 
Master. 

School for Sewing and Knitting — Miss Saunders, teacher. 

Infant School — Miss Brodie Davidson. 

The Rector is paid £150, with house, garden, and accom- 
modation for ten boarders; English teacher £100 ; Writing 
and Arithmetic Master £60; Miss Saunders £40; Miss 
Davidson £-<0; Treasurer £15; Secretary £20; Alex. Kemp, 
Porter, £20. 

About £21,000 of the funds has been oMained. 

ASSOCIATION FOR RELIGIOUS PURPOSES. 

Patroness. — The Duchess of Gordon. 
President — Rev. David Dewar. 

Vice -presidents — The Rev. R,. Bremner and J. Hay. 
Alex. Marquis, Treasurer ; James Duncan, Secretary ; and 
A. Gray, Librarian. 

Markets. 
On 3d Wednesday of January 

„ 4th March 

„ 4th May 

,, 2d ... ... August 

„ 4th October 

., 4th ... ... December 

Post Master — George Marquis. 

Sub-Distributor of Stam2?s — Arthur Reid, banker. 

GAS LIGHT COMPANY. 

John Hunter, Chairman, 



Directors — Alex. Tod. Thomas Christie, George Menzies, 
Thomas Baimer, James Steel, James Clapperton, John Gray, 
James Duncan, Andrew Milne, Dr Ruxton, Alex. Gray. 
Arthur Reid, Secretary. 

Annual meeting held on 3d Thursday of July. Price of 
gas per 1 000 cubic feet, 16s. 

saying's bank. 

President — The Eev. Robert Cushny. 

Trustees — Messrs Balmor, Christie, Coull, Gordon, Sive- 
■wrightj'Munro, Mitchell, Eraser, Murdoch, Macewen, Brown, 
and Logie. 

Alex. Marquis, Treasurer. James Milne, Actuary. 

The bank is open on Thursday before last Saturday of 
each month, for transacting business, and the Annual 
General Meeting is held on Wednesday evening, 20th 
November. 

Bank ^^eni— Aberdeen Banking Co., Arthur Reid. 

Insurance Agent — Aberdeen Fire and Life Assurance Co., 
Arthur Reid, banker. 

Medical Practitioners — Henry Ruxton, \Ym. Robertson, 
and Robert Smith. 

DISPENSARY. 

Patron and President — His Grace the Duke of Richmond, 

Vice-President — Rev, R. Cushny. 

Committee. — Messrs Wagstaff, Clapperton, Balmer, 
Marquis, Christie, and A. Gray. Thomas Balmer, jun., 
Secretary and Treasurer. Drs Smith, Ruxton, and Robert- 
son, Medical Attendants. Dispenser, Thomas Clappertoa. 

FINE ARTS, 

Honorary Secretary for the Association for Promotion of 

Fine Arts in Scotland. 

Ax'thur Reid, banker. 

Honorary Secretary for Neiv Association. 

Alex. Marquis, factor. 

PRINCIPAL INNS. 

Gordon Arms Hotel — John Hunter. 
Plough Inn — Mrs Grant. 
Coaches. 
The Mail to Aberdeen passes at eight a.m., and to Inver- 
ness at a quarter to two o'clock, P.M. Defiance to Aber- 



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deen at half-past eleven a.m., and to Inverness at one r.M. 
Earl of Fife to Banff at seven a.m., and to Elgin at six p.m. 
Mail gig to Banff is despatched at 8 a.m., and returns at 12, 
night. 

BIRNIE. 

Name — From *' Brenoth," a brae or high land. 
Extent — 7 miles long, and averaging 1| broad. 
Situation— About three miles south of Elgin. 

Population in 1841 415. 

Patron— The Right Hon. the Earl of Moray. 
Minister — Rev. George Gordon, ordained in 1832. 
Stipend— £150 and £8, 68. 8d. sterling, with manse, offices, 
and a glebe of 8 acres. 

School — Mr John Wink, Parochial Teacher. 

Salary — Minimum rate - . _ £26 
Dick Bequest (retired allowance), with 

house and garden - - - - 1200 



£38 

Assistant Teacher — Mr Wra. M'PIierson. 
Salary — The school-fees and an allowance by Dick's 
Trustees. 
Heritor —The Right Hon, the Earl of Seafield. 
Post Town — Elgin. 

BOH ARM. 

Name — From the Castle of Bucharn, now in ruins, near 
Gauldwell, a seat, in the 12th century, of the great family 
of the Morays of Duffus. 

Extent — About 13 miles long from south-west to north- 
east, and about 4 miles in breadth across that line. 

Situation — One-half, including church, manse, and school- 
house, in that part of Elginshire which crosses the river 
Spey at Gordon Castle, and extends upwards to Auchlun- 
kart, in Banffshire. The other half in Banffshire. Both, 
together, occupying the east bank of the Spey from near 
Fochabers to the mouth of the Fiddich. 

Population in 1841 was 1257, less since. 

Patrons ^T\xQ Crown one vote ; the Earl of Fife two. 



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17 





2 


2 



80 

Minister — The Eev. Lewis W. Forbes ordained and ad- 
mitted 20th August, 181G. 

Stipend — Surrendered tiends, money, £169, barley, 34 
bolls, oatmeal, CI bolls nearly; no allowance for communion 
elements. Last year's stipend amountt='d to about £265, with 
manse and offices, and a glebe of 28 acres. 

Parochial School— Mr John Clarke, admitted Nov. 1843. 
Salartf—MsLximuxn . - _ - £34 4 4 
J3ick Bequest - - - - - 
School Fees - _ _ - ~ 
Allowance for garden, _ _ - 

with a house. £91 6 4 

Free Church. 

The Rev. Mr Fairweather, minister of the Free Church 
of the neighbouring parish of Boti-iphnie. 

Heritors— \Yi\\\a,m Grant Macdowal, Esq. of Arndilly; the 
Right Hon. the Earl of Seafield; Andrew Stewart, Esq. of 
Auchlunkart; Admiral Duff of Drummuir. 

Post Towns—Kehh. and Craigellachie. Sub-office to both, 
Blackhillock, near the centre ot the parish. 

Distance of Chitrch — From Keith, 6 miles; from Craig- 
ellachie, 6 miles ; from Rothes, 6 miles; from Fochabers, 7 
miles; from Port-Gordon, 11 miles ; from Elgin, ISg miles, 
by suspension bridge. 

Boharm Suspension Bridge over the Spey, 7iear Orton — 
Tolls at the same rate as at the ordinary turnpike gates ; 
but payable both going and returning. Foot passengers also 
pay gd, each. Distance between Elgin and Keith by this 
route, 18 2 miles, 

DALLAS. 
Name— From the Gaelic, dall, a vale, and uis, water. 
Extent — 15 miles long, by 9 broad. 
Situation — About 1 1 miles south-west of Elgin. 

Population in 1841 1179 

Patron — Sir Wm. G. G. Gumming, Bart, of Altyre, &c. 
Minister.— Rev. J. M'Donald, ordained 4th June, 1846. 
Stipend — £158, 6s. 8d,, including communion element mo- 
ney, with manse and offices, and a glebe of 10 acres.. 
Parochial School —Mr James Young, Teacher. 



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Solar If — Maximum rate - - - £34 4 4 
Dick Bequest - - - - - 28 
School Fees, &;c., with house & garden 12 

£74 4 4 
Heritors — Sir Wm. G. G. Cumming, Bart,, the Earl of 
¥ife, and W. Grant, Esq. of Elchies. 

Post Toivn — Forres. 



DRAINIE. 

Extent — 4 miles long, by 2 broad. 

Situation — Between the Loch of Spynie and the Moray 
Firth. 

Population in 1841 1517. 

Patron — Sir Wm. G. G. Gumming of Altyre and Gordon- 
ston, Bart. 

Ministers— 'Kev. Dr Rose, inducted 23d July, 1816 ; Rev. 
James Weir, A.M., assistant and successor, ordained SJth 
April, 1846. 

Stipend— \5 chalders, and £8, 6s. 8d., with manse and 
■offices, and a glebe of 6 acres. 

ParocJiial ScJwol— Mr Alex. Milne, A.M., Teacher. 
Salary — Maximum rate - - - £34 4 4 

Dick Bequest 32 

School Fees, &c., with house, and an 
allowance for garden - - - 12 

£78 4 4 

LOSSIEMOUTH. 

Free Church — Rev. David N. Mackay, ordainijd in 1844. 

United Secession Minister — (Vacant.) 
General Assembly School — James Finnis, Teacher. 
Free Church School — James Brown, Teacher. 
Lossiemouth and Stotjield Harbour. 
Erected in 1839— (for particulars, see Harbour Coy.) 
Tide-waiter — James Gatherer, Lossiemouth. 
' Postmaster — Robert Sim, tailor. 

Post-runner — \^niliam Reanie, wright, leaves Lossiemouth 
.daily, and returns after the arrival of the Aberdeen maiL 
Coast Guard — Miles, Chief-boatman. 



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Agent for Lloyds, Sunderland, and Cocisttng Insurance 

Associations, Clubs, and Aberdeen Marine 

Insvrance Co. 

John Tod, R.N., who is also agent for the Aberdeen, 

Loith, and Inverness Steam Shippijig-, Co., &c. 

IIeritors — ^\v Wm G. G. Gumming. Bart., Col. James 

Brander of Pitgaveny, and the Burgh of Elgin. 

Principal Inns. 
Lossiemouth — Wiseman's Inn, by Alexander Wiseman, 
merchant. 

Branderbiirgh — Brander Arras Inn, by John M^Con- 
nachie. 

Branderburgh — By John Fleming. 

Post Toivn — El-jin. 



DUTFIEL. 
Name — From the Gaelic Taob-hall, north side, or Tua- 
thal northern, the name of a largo stripe of land on the 
southern district of the parish. 

Extent — 16 miles long, by 13 miles broad. 
Situation — On the banks of the Spey, adjoining Aber- 
nethy — 2C miles from Forres. 

Patron— The Right Hon. the Earl of Seafield, 
Minister — The Rev. Wm. Grant, ordained in 1810. 
St'qyend — 15 chalders, half meal half barley, and £100 
Scots; with manse and offices, and a glebe of 3 acres. 
Parochial School — Mr Patrick Grant, teacher. 

Salarr/ — Minimum rate _ - - £25 13 5 

Dick 'Bequest 30 

School F^es &c. - - - - 16 



with a house and garden. £71 13 

There are other three schools in the parish. 
Sole Ileritor—ThQ Earl of Seafield. 

Post-office — Carr Bridge. 



ROTHIEMURCHUS (A Parliamentary Parish.) 

Name — From the Gaelic, Rath a mhorghiuthais, signify- 
ing the plain of great pines. 

Extent — 7 miles long, by 10 miks broad. 



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SrntATT03? — On tlie south banks of the Spey, which sepa- 
rates it from Duthel. 

Population in 1841 521. 

Patron— The Crovvn» 

Minisier—'RQv. Andrew Eutherford, ordained in 1844. 

Stipend— £\20 sterling, witli manse and offices, and glebe 
of 4 aci-es. 

ScJiool —Tlonrdd Anderson, teacher. 

Salarif — £10 per annum, with school fees and house aad 
garden. 

Sole Heritor — Sir J. P. Grant, Puisne Judge, Calcutta* 
Post office — Lynvilg. 



IXTFFUS. 

Name — Derived from the GaeUc word '' Duburst," signify- 
ing " Black lake." 

ExTHNT — Length 6 miles, breadth 3 miles, of which about 
GOOO acres arc arahle. 

Situation — About five miles from Elgin, extending along 
the Moray Firth. 

Population in 1041 ....<. ......2oo0. 

Patron The lion, Sir Arch. Dunbar of Northfield, Bart 

Minister — The Rev. Alex. Brander, ordained in 1828. 

Stipend — ^As augmented in 1822^ is 120 bolls oatmeal. 
120 bolls barley, with £8 6s 8d of element money, besides 
manse, oflfices, and a glebe of 9 acres. 

Parochial Schoolmaster — Mr John Riach. 

Salary and emoluments — Maximum rate - £34 4 4 

Allowance by Dick's Trustees - - 30 

School fees and salary and fees as Session- 
clerk ---.^---20 00 



Tvith house and garden £84 4 4 

Heritors The Han. Sir vlrchd. Dunbar of Northfield, 
Bart., Archd. Dunbar, Esq., yr. of Northfield, the Hon. Sir 
Wra. G. G. Gumming of Gordonston, Bart., Major C. L. 
Gumming Bruce of Roseisle, M.P.. Rear- Admiral Duff of 
Hopeman, Wm. Stewart, Esq. of Inverugie, W-n. Young, 
Esq. of Burgboad, and Archd. M'Pherson, Esq. of Roseisle- 
haugh. 

J^ost Town — Elgin , 



SBAPOiiTs AND Villages. — Thero are four of these in tbff 
parish — New DufFus, Iloperaan, Burghead, and Cumming = 
ston, 

NEW DUFFUS, 

On the estate of Sir Archd. Dunbar, Bart. 

Postmaster — Andrew Anderson, merchant. 
Post-rimnef — James Bower, Bishopmill. 

HOPEMAN. 

A seaport on the estate of Rear-Admiral Duff of Drum- 
ftiuir, who has made great improvements by the erection of a 
new harbourj and by the establishment of successful herring 
and salmon fisheries. 

Elementary School — Alexander Stewart, Teacher. 

Salary — £10 from Admiral Duff, and £10 from General 
Assembly's Society. 

Free Church School — Donald Levach, Teacher. 

Harbour Master — Alexander Stewart. 

Post Office — Francis Forsyth, merchant, postmaster. 

Post-runner — James Bower, Bishopmill. 

Savings Bank — Established in 1839, as a branch of the 
Elgin National-Security Savings Bank. Meetings held in 
School-house on the last Friday of every month for trans- 
acting business. The annual general meeting is held on the 
first Tuesday of November. 

President — Rear-Admiral Duff of Drummuir. 

Vice-President — Bev. Alex. Brander, minister of Duffus. 

Actuary — Alex. Stewart. Treasurer — Alex. Anderson^ 
Innkeeper— GGOTi^e Grant. 

BURGHEAD. 

A flourishing Seaport, distant from Elgin 8| miles, the 
property of William Young, Esq An excellent harbour 
1\'as erected upwards of thirty years ago, and the outer pier 
■was some years since extended, so as to allow the London 
and Leith steamers to enter. — The salmon, herring, and 
white fishings are successfully carried on at the port. 
Baron Bailie. — William Grigor, writer, Elgin. 
Ministers. 
Established Church — Rev. Alex. Leslie; ordained in 1840? 
Free Church — Rev. David Waters; ordained in 1826. 
United Secession — Rev. Alex. Tillie ; ordained in 1835. 
Schools. 
Established Church School — Alex. Sime, teachero 



Free do. do.— James Bailie, teacher. 
Female, School — Mrs Dgilvie, teachpr. 

Principal Ian — Lewis Grant, innkeeper, 
lost Office. 
Alex. Frascr, Postmaster. 

ijamcs Bower, Post-runner, arrives every da}' at 10, 
ancl leaves at II, a.m. 

Carriers. 
John Clark, to Ei^in, every lawful day. 
William Mitchell, to Forres, Tuesdays and Thursdays. 
.t'0({i<t fr!!'//-;?— Lieutenant Erunton, Chief officer. 
Tide Waiter — Robert Spence. 
Constable — David Kay. 

Principal Articles Exported and Inipxjrted, and Rates of 
&Iiore-ducs. 

A 1 iirles Cxpuite '. ^"Iinrp Dues, i Articles 1 inpniteil. Sliore nii!= s. 

Wheat, - - 2d ^ Quarter. ' Coals, - - .. - Hd f^ Ton. 

Barley, - - Ud ^9' Do. i .Salt, - lOd ^> do. 

Oats, ld?t|> Do. i Iron, Is ^ do. 

Flour, - - - 2d 1!> Sack. I Timber, foreif;'n, Is '^\p' Load. 

Stop.ps, - - 2d qi^ Ton. General Goods, Id ^<{> B.ll 

Herrings, - Id^ Barrel. ' Do.^Steamc?rs,yd |> E.B. 

Tacksman of Slivre Dues, c^^c. — P. Christali. 
Vessels belonging to the Px)rt. 
V-'sncli. Tons Rt'g. lMann<;in£j Owneis 

John and Margaret, - - 74 "W. R.oss. 

Brave, - - - - 128 John Cook. 

Ceres, - - . - S8 P. Christali. 

James and Jessy, - - 52 Wm. Brown. 

Star, - ... 24 Wm. Anderson, 

Elsie and Isie, - - - 27 Thos. Gainmie. 

Inirghead Packet - - 20 P. Christali. 

Favourite - - - - 86 Do. 

The number of vessels frequenting the harbour yearly is 
1G5; and tlio tonnage is OiJUO. 

Tonnage dues payable by coasting vessels loading or dis- 
ehariring. 2d. ^(:> register ton. Regular traders. Id. ^>ton. 
Vessels wind bound, Id. ^!> ton. The harbour has been 
much improved by the late addition to the pier, both as to 
safety and depth of water. Depth of Avater at neap tides, li 
fyot, and at stream tides, 14 feet. 



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Sieciin Vessels and rcgiday Traders frequenting the 
Ilarhour . 

For London — The North Star, steamer, Jaoies Ander- 
son, commander, once a fortnig]>t; generally comes alongside 
•{he pier to load. Her Sailing day frera Hurgbead is everj 
alternate Tuesday, and from London Monday. 

Agents — At London, C. W. Willougbby, Aberdeen Steam 
Wharf; at Burghead, P. Christall. 

The London, trader, Walter Strachan, master. Earl 
Grey, trader, John M'Kedie, master. London — Downe's- 
Wharf. Agent at Burghead — P. Christall. 

For Leith — The Dukk of Richmond, steamer, Wm. Camp- 
l^ell, commander, from Leitb, Aberdeen, &c., calls off every 
Wednesday morning, and on her return to Leith, &c., every 
Friday morning. Agent at Burghead — P. Christall. 

The CiCRES, trader, Alex. Masson, master; the Favouritt;, 
trader, Wm. Jack, master. Wm. I>aing, Agent, Leitb. 
Heroine, Thos, Congalton, master. John Saiinders, 
agent. Leith. Agent at Burghead — P. Christall. 
To Aberdeen r One of the Aberdeen "> ^ t,, 

, . ,, 1 T -iU r-i 5 f K. MiTCIIELTy 

durmg the { and Leith Company s > » i i 

• ,1 iu c u \ manager, Aberd. 

TFUiter months, i, bcnooners. 3 

For Llttleferrij, Sutherlandshire. 
The Burghead Packet, Norman M'Kay, master, leaves 
Burghead every Wednesday, on the arrival of the Duke of 
Kichmond steamer, usually about 9 a.m., and Littleferry for 
Burghead every Thursday, at 2 p.m. Agen-ts — Alex. M'Kay, 
Littleferry, and P. Christall, Burghead. 
Herring Boats. 
Number last season, 32. Quantity of berrings cured 
about 5,000 barrels. 



DYKE AND MOY. 

Name — Dyke is derived from the Gaelic word Dig, a 
drain, and Moy from the Gaelic word Mayh, a plain. 

Extent — About 27 square miles. 

Situation — On the south east of the Moray Firth, and on 
the west side of the river Findhorn^ about four miles west of 
ih.0 town of Forres. 

Population in 1041.; 13G5.' 



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/'ac'rou— James Murray Grant of Moy and Glenmorriston. 

Afinuter—Rev. John M^Ewan. inducted 2;^d Nov. 1843. 

^Stijiend — 16 chalders, one half barley and one half mea', 

with £8, Gs. 8d. for coramunion element^, and £20 Scots, in 

lieu of a grass glebe, with manse, oiiices, and two glebt"* of 

iO acres, worth £25 per annum. 

&i-/iOol — Mr William Ogilvie, Parochial Teacher. 

K-:ahiri/ — ^Maximum rate - - - £34 4 4 

Dick t^equest 3-2 

School Fees, &c. - - - - 85 

with house and garden. £101 4 4 

Free Church — Kev. Ivlark Aitken, Minister. 
There is one village in the parish called Dyke. 
Font Totvii — Forres. 



EDINKILLIE. 
Namr — From the Gaelic, Aodincoillie, signifying 'the face 
of the wood. 

Extent — 13 miles long, by 7 miles broad. 
Sjtuation — About 9 miles south of Forres, on the higli 
grounds, from which it is often called Brae Moray. 

Population in 1 84 1 1234. 

Patron —'i'he Right Hon. the Earl of Moray. 

Minister — The Rev. Peter Farries, ordained in 1828. 

Stipend — £123 (!s lOd, 46 bolls, 2 pecks, one-half lippy of 

barley; 4 bolls, 1 firlot, 2 pecks, one-half lippy of oatmeal, 

and I firlot, 1 lippy of oats, (average £185,} with manse, 

offices, and a glebe of 10 acres. 

Parochial School — Mr John Forbes, teacher. 
Salary — Maximum rate - - £34 4 4 

Dick Bequest - - _ . 38 5 1 

School Fees „ _ _ - 20 



with house and garden. £92 9 5 

BBANCH savings' BANK. 

Established 1841, in connection with the Forres National 
Security Savings' Bank. 

Post Town — Forres. 

Heritors — The Earl of Moiay, Major C. L. Gumming 
Bruce, Sir Wm. G. G. Gumming, Bart., and William 
Mackilligin, Esq. of Relugas, 



g8 

ELGIN.. 

Xamt.— -Frcm HeJy, holy, antl Dun, a hill, or, as some 
suppose, fi'om Helgy, a Pictish general, who, it is said, 
built the town. 

Situation and Eoundahiks. — The parish is extremely 
irregular in its figure. The town hesin a valley, from which 
there is a gradual acclivity to tho base of the Blackhiils, the 
summit of which forms the southern boundary of the parish. 
On the north and north-west, it is protected by tho Bishop- 
mill and Quarrywood plantations, in the parish of New- 
spynie. The parish of St Andrews bounds it on the east, and 
Alves on the west. 

Extent. — Abuut 18 superficial square miles. 
Population Statistics. — 1841. 

Burgh district - 4421 

Valley of Pluscarden . _ - - GOO 

Milton DufF (west) and Mosstowie - - 250 

Pittendriach district, west of run of Lossie 220 

Blackhiils and Whitewraath _ _ . 402 

Pans, Mossend, and Bruceland districts 130 

16C2 



Total of burgh and parish - 6083 

compakative statement. 

Males. Females. Total. 

In 1841 2725 3358 G083 

1831 2824 330G G130 



Decrease on the parish from 1831 to 1841 47 

Males. Fera. Total. 

Population in 1841 of landward district. . .813 84!) 1 GG2 

Dx in 1831 of do 1G37 

Showiag an increase of 25 

And by adding the number of inhabitants in the dis- 
trict, now included in the burgh, but which was 
in the landward in 1831, being 90 



The actual increase since 1831 in the land- ? ,r,. 
ward district, is \ 

Xnniber of fimilies in landward part, ?,td,\ uninhabited 



89 

liouses, 18. The average number of each family is 47V, bti'is 
in tlie upper part of Cluscarden it is 6. 

The parish is a collegiate charge, and has been so since 
1613, The Magistrates and Council had the patronage 
granted them in 1642 by Charles XL, and, ia 1645, two 
ministers were presented by them; but on the re-establish- 
ment of Prelacy, the right of patronage fell to the crown, 
and is now exercised by her present Majesty. The stipend, 
as fixed in 1809, is 240 bolls of barley, and £10 for com- 
munion-money, being, according to last fiars prices, £202 8s 
5d sterling., to each clergyman, who has also a glebe of about 
four acres each. There is also a manse, offices, and garden, 
which are occupied by the senior clergyman. The com- 
munion is dispensed on the first Sabbath of May and Novem- 
ber, every year. 

The following- is a list of the Protestant Presbyterian 
ministers of the parish, as given by Shaw, the historian of 
Moray, and made up to the present date : — • 

Mr Alexander Winchester, minister in 1568. 

Mr Thomas Robertson, reader in 1569. 

Mr William Douglas, vicar in 1579. 

Mr Alexander Douglas, ordained about 1582, Bishop in 
1610, died 1623. 

Mr David Philip, ordained in March, 1S13, died in Sep- 
tember, 1632. 

Mr John Gordon, from Kinneddar, admitted March 31, 
1633, deposed for immoralities, 1639. 

Mr Gilbert Ross, admitted September 24, 1640, died Aug. 
14, 1644. 

Mr Murdoch Mackenzie, from Inverness, admitted Apiil 
17, 1645, Bishop, 1662. 

Mr Thomas Law, from Boharm, admitted Aug. 28, 1645, 
died August 13, 1657. 

Mr James Horn, from Bellie, admitted July 28, 1657, Re- 
mitted in 1682, for the Test. 

Mr Alexander Tod, from Lhanbryd, admitted July 11, 
1682, demitted in 1689. 

Mr Robert Langlands, from Barony of Glasgow, admitted 
June 21, 1696, died August 12, that year. 

Mr James Thomson, from Colington, admitted June 21 j, 
-1696j died June 1, 1726. 



90 

Mr Alexander King', from Boniilj admitted April 27, 1 70i , 

died December 2'2, 1715. 
Mr Charles Primrose, from Forres, admitted May 7, 1717. 

Transported to Crichton, IT'iy. 
%/[v Joseph Sanderson^ from Alves, admitted May 2, 1727? 

died July I5, 1733. 
Mr James Winchester, from Auldearn, admitted May 5, 

1730. Transported to Jedburgh, 1737. 
Mr Lauchlan Shaw, from Calder, adraitted May 9, 1734, 

resigned, 1774. 
Mr Alexander Irvine, from Auldearn, admitted Aug". 12, 

1735, died December 22, 1758. 
Mr David Eintoul, from Kirkaldy, admitted September 

28, 1759, died October 26, 1778." 
Mr William Peterkiu, ordained July 14, 1774, died Jan. 

8, 1788. 
Mr James Hay, D.D., from Dyce, admitted July 15, 1779, 

died January 22, 1784. 
Mr WiUiara Gordon, itinerant missionary in the Enzie, 

ordained July 30, 1776, admitted August 2C, 1784, and 

died 19th September, 1837. 
Mr John Gi-ant, from Boharm, admitted October 14, 1788j 

died October 22, 1814. 
Mr Lewis Gordon, D.D., from Drainie, admitted Sept. 

5, 1815, died June 29, 1824. 

Mr Alexander Walker, from Urquhart, admitted January 

6, 1825, and translated to Urquhart, 23d Sept. 1841. 
Mr Alexander Topp, ordained 25th January, 1838; signed 

the Deed of Demission and Separation from the Estab- 
lished Church on 18th May, 1843. 
Mr Francis Wylie, ordained 17th March, 1842, and is at 

present the senior minister. 
Mr Philip Jervis Mackie, ordained 21st September, 1843^ 

and is .it present the junior miniiter. 
Kirk- Session Begistrar — Rev. James Jenkins, Academy. 
Fees — Baptism, Is. Gd. ; Marriages, 5s.; Deaths, 6d, j Ex- 
'tracts. Is. Gd. 

Elders. 
Alexander Brander of Springfield 
James Petrie, merchant, Elgin 
James Young, Elgin Brewery 
■Rev. James Jenkins, Elgin Academy 



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John Martin, teachor, Elgin InGtitutioa 
James Adam, proofman, Elgin 
Peter Ciniiming, imason, do. 
Alexander Scott, farmer, Manbeen 
John Dean, farmer, Blackhills. 

Treasurer and Clerk — John G. Cameron, writer* 
Precentor — W. J. P. Kidd, singing master. 
Kirk-Officer — Duncan Graham, manufacturer. 
Door-Keeper — Andrew Laing, blacksmith. 
Bellman — Alexander Dick, shoemaker. 

BeqiiesU to the Poor. 
The management of the poor is now vested in the Paro^ 
cbial Board, under the Act B & 9 Victoria, cap. 83; but the 
Kirk-session still distribute tlie interest of the following lega- 
cies, bequeathed by charitable individuals for the benefit of 
the poor: — 

1. Mortification of £1000 Scots, by Wm. Duff of Dipple 
or Braco, for poor in Pluscarden, Quarrywood, and 
Dykeside, in Newspytiie, 7th May, 17^0, and registered 
30th October, 1722...., £83 6 8 

2. Mortification by John Murdoch, per 200 
merks Scots, for the poor of Pluscarden, 

IGth May, 1752 ..>....., 11 2 2| 

3. Mortification by Jas. Thomson, minister of 
Elgin, per £400 Scots, for Bibles to chil- 
dren of religious parents in town and parish, 
176G £30 6 8 

To interest since last distribution... 7 6 8 

40 13 4 

4. Mortification by John Peti'ie, merchant, 
Elgin, for education of six orphan poor 
children, being ten acres of Aughteen Part 

Lands, present rental 25 

5. Mortification by said John Petrie, 17th 

January, 1785, for poor of parigh 30 

And for Pluscarden.. 10 

G. Mortification by Rev. Dr James Hay, mi- 
nister of Elgin, Gth March, 1783, for a 
preacher at Pluscarden ,. 100 

'7. Mortification by George M' Gumming or 
M'Kiramie, of London, per £200 in the 3 



92 

per cpnt, consols, for poor in parish not 

receiving alms, 1801 143 C 

8. Mortification in 1819, by Geo. Hossaclc, in 
Milton, and his spouse, for poor west of the 

Losbie, (less legacy duty) G8 G 1 

9. Mortification by Mr Jas. M' Andrew, Elgin, 
6th September, 18*22, to poor inhabitants of 
the tovA'n (not street beggars,) natives to be 
preferred 200 

10, Mortification by Mrs Munro of Newmill, 
for poor householders of burgh, 28th March, 

1824 200 

11, Mortification by James Grant, R.N., Los- 
siemouth, 29th October, 1826, per £200 
stei'ling, for coals to the most indigent poor 
of the town, at Martinmas yearly, with a<;- 
eumulation of interest thereon, at 31st 
December, 1844 300 

12, Mortification by John Allan, M.D., Hon. 
E.I.C.S., dated 30th April, 1833, per £500 
sterling, to be invested on heritable secu- 
rity, the interest thereof to be divided on 
the 30th December yearly, if a working day, 
or the first working day thereafter, among 
the worthy poor in his native town and pa- 
rish of Elgin, as shall be certified by the 
ministers thereof, who have the sole distri- 
bution 500 



Amount of mortifications, now in the 

managementof the Kirk-session £1G86 14 3| 

The heritors, at a general meeting held on 22d October, 
1828, set aside the sum of £91, 9s. 5d. to be applied towards 
procuring accommodation for the poor in the parish church. 
At the same meeting, the heritors set aside £300 for the 
repair and preservation of the church ; both which sums are 
in the hands of the Magistrates and Council at 4 per cent, 
interest. The Sheriff-substitute of the county, Provost of 
the burgh, and the Earl of Fife's factor, along with the 
ministers, are the committee of management. 



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THE FUEE CTIURCIT. 
ISThihter. — The Eer. Alexander Topp, Elgin. 
Ulders. 
Andrew Geddes, farmer, Springfield. 
Isaac Forsyth, bookseller. 
James Wilson (Provost) 
John Mackirnmie, leather merchant. 
Alexander Stephen, cabinetmaker, 
^Villiam Gordon, baker. 
John Mortimer, farmer. 
Alexander Skeen, gardener. 
George Reid, farmer, Greenhead. 
James Burgess, farmer, White wreath. 
George Findlay, junior, farmer, Mosstowie. 

FIRST UNITED SECESSION CHURCH. 
Mi'nister — The Rev. John Pringle, ordained in 18'29. 

Elder.?. 
John Mann, baker. 
William Taylor, tinsmith. 
John Henry, shoemaker. 
William Sutor, Foundry. 
John M'Caskie, shoemaker. 
Donald M'Leod, Milton-lJuff. 

SECOND UNITED SECESSION CHURCH. 
Minister — The Rev. Adam Ijind, ordained ia 1830. 
Elders. 
Alexander Falconer, sen., merchant. 
William Russeil, weaver. 
James Reid, wright. 
James Millar, farmer. 
William Giilice, do. 
George Kay, tailor. 
Thomas Ross, mason. 
James Phimister, weaver, 
Alexander Proctor, farmer. 



94 

CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. 
Minister—The Rev. N. M'Neil, Pastor since 1S08. 
Deacons. 
Alexander Allan, shoemaker. 
Alexander Edward, farmer. 
Hugh Munro, maltster, East; Brewery. 
Charles Merrilees, printer. 
George Anderson, bookbinder. 

Managers. 
James Jack, merchant. 
John Russell, weaver, 
^\'illiam Edward, Sto;field. 
James Main, Stotfield. 
James Mitchell, Stotfield. 
Robert Souter, Lossiemouth. 
Alexander M'Leod, Lossiemouth. 

BAPTIST CHURCH. 
Minister — The Rev. William TuUoch, 
Deacons. 
Alftx. Urquhart, builder. 
Lewis Anderson, merchant. 
Peter Macdonald, bookseller. 
Thomas Nicol, merchant. 

SCOTCH EPISCOPAL CHURCH. 

TRINITY CHAPEL, NORTH STREET. 

Minister — The Rev. W. C. A. Maclaurin. M.A.; ordained 
in 1834; instituted in 1S37. 
Managers. 
Archibald Dunbar, yr. of Northneld. 
James Grant, Prospect Lodi^e. 
Alexander Johnston, Newmill. 
James Johnston, do. 
Alexander Sutherland, Shempston. 
Alexander Brander. Innes House. 
Hugh W. Gordon, Torehouse. 
Alexander Cay, corn-mershant. 

Treasurer — John Allan, corn-m(>rchant. 



t)5 
llOM AN CATHOLIC CHURCll 

ST SIT.VESTER's CHAPEL, INSTITmTION uoad. 

Minister — The Rev< John Forbes. 



pluscarden church. 

A part of the old Pritiiry of Pluscarden was fitted up as a 
chapel, to contain about 200 hearers, and an ordained Mis-» 
sionary, supported by the Royal Bonnty, interest of legacies, 
and the heritors and people, has been stationed there for 
upwards of a Century^ and the mission has continued till the 
recent disruption in connection with the Establi.died Church. 
The present minister seceded from the Establ'shed Church 
at the time of the ''disruption ;'' but officiates in the chapel, 
and lives in the manse, which are both the private propei'ty 
of the Earl of Fife, by whose kindness and liberality the 
accommodation, both for the minister and people, Avas pro- 
Tided. 

Minister— 'K&\, Robert Dunbar, ordained 17th Dec. 1840. 
aiders. 

William Hardie, farmer, PliiscardeDd 

Charles M^Kessack, Crossley^ 
Deacons. 

Thomas Russell, Torehead. 

George Sim, Barnhill. 

George Gumming, Reddavie. 



FORRES, 
Name — Fi'am Gaelic word Far-uis, signifying nfeitr watef , 
Situation — On the banks of the Findhorn. 
Extent and Boundakies — Its length is four miles from 
north to south, and its breadth from one to nearly three miles,) 
The bay of Findhorn bounds it on the north, the river on 
the west and north-west, the parishes of Ratford and Edin- 
kiUie on the south, and on th» east by those of Rafford and 
Rinloss. It comprises an area of nearly 7 square miles. 
PorULATION IN 18-tl, 

Males, 1382 Females. 2158 Total, 3720. Families, 1023 
Population in 1831 . _ - - 3895 

Do. in 1841 . . - . 3720 

Decrea^se - ° - - 175 



96 

ruiron. 

The Right Hon. the Earl of Moray^ 

List of Protestant Presbyterian Ministors made up to tbe 
|oresent date. 

Mr David Rae, minister In 1503. 

Mr John Patersotij reader in 1 5G7. 

Mr Andrew Simpson;, n^inister of Forres and Altyrej 15G0. 

Mr Gavin Dunbar, minister in 1574 and 157U. 

Mr John Forrester, minister in 1590. 

Mr Patrick Tulioch, in U!i2, died in summer, irAC. 

Mv Joseph }3rodie, from Keith, admitted December, iGiGj 

died 27th October, 165G. 
IvJr Colin Falconer, from Essil, admitted 24th JNIarch, 

1G58, became Bishop, 1680. 
Ml' William Law^ ordained !6th September, 1080, demit- 

ted 1690. 
l^Ir Thomas Thomson, ordained about 1693. Transported 

to Turriff 1 607. 
Mr Charles Primrose, from Bellie, admitted Januar}', I7O0, 

Transported to Elgin, 1717. 
Mr John iSqnaire, ordained 17th June, 1718, died 27th 

January, 1 7o8. 
Mr 7Eneas Sliaw, from Petty, admitted 14tli December, 

1758, died 5th July, 1773. 
Mr Alexander Watt, from Alves^, admitted 23d June, 

177-i, died 14th May, 1701. 
Mr John M'Donnell, from Edinkillie admitted 28th June, 

1792, died IGth April, 1824. 
i^Ir William Ployes, admitted 23d September, 1824, died 

20th January, 1827. 
Mr Duncan Grant, from Alves, admitted 27th September, 

1827, signed the Deed of Demission U'th May, 1843. 
Mr Robert M'rherson, from Fort-George, admitted Gth 

September, 1843, and is the present minister of Forres. 
tS!ij:>eiid-~lQ chalders, half meal and half barley, and £8, 
fjs Sd. for communion, with manse, offices, and a gU-be of 
five and a half Scotch acres. 

Elders. 

William Purse, merchant. 

WiUiam Bovnc. farmer, Xetl!e.l•to^v^! 



Thomas Davidson, banker, Forres. 

Session Clejk — Alexandi^r Urquhart, Teacher. 

Dues of Registration. 

Baptisms, Is; marriages, ns; extracts. Is. 

Frecentor ~\\"\\\mvn Boyne, wiii;ht. 

Kirk 0^'cer— William Alliitosh. 

FREE CHURCFT. 

ReT, Duncan Grant, Minister, ordainec in 18l4. 

Elders. 
William Lains^, merclunt, P'orres. 
James Kelly, farmer, Eogs. 
Alexander bhearer, masuti, Forres, 

Precentor — William JJownie. 

Officer — Hugh Ross, shoemaker. 

UNITED SECESSIUN CHURCH. 
Ministers. 
Rev. Thomas Stark, | Rev. A. Lind Simpson, A* & S. 

Elders. 
John M'Kerras William Shiach 

John Fraser Alexander Munro 

Robert Fraser Alexander Naughty 

Robert Millar P. Hiaeh 

William Grigor John K>noch. 

rrecent&r—K. Ingram. 
SessioH'^Clerk — P. Kiach. Treasurer — John Kynoch. 

CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. 
Minister — Rev. Nisbet Galloway. 
Beacons— John M'Hattie, Darnaway; James Smith, Raf- 
ferd ; Ihomas Angus ; Angus Ross, Coathall; Wm. Leal, 
Caliphar; Geo. Stronach, 1-i afford; John Ll'Kay, Findhorn. 
Managers — .- lex. Bain, shoemaker j J. M'Kay, Findhora.. 
Precentor — William M'JJonald. 



SCOTCH EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 

The Rev, Alexander Ewing, Minister; ordained iu lBZ^ 

instituted ia iS4l, 



Trustees and Vestry. 

The Eight Hon. the Earl of Moray. 

The Hon. Sir Wm. G. Gordon Gumming, Bart, 

John Ewing, Esq. 

Archibald Campbell of Biythswood. 

C. L. Cumming Bruce of Dunphail. 

P. B. Ainslie, Esq. of St Colme. 

Dr Wilson, Glenairney. 

C. St John, Esq., Invererne. 

J, B. Minty, Forres. 

EI^LOSS. 

Name — From the two Celtic words Cean-loch, pronounced 
Kinloch, the form in which it appears in a charter of endow- 
ment granted to the abbey by King William. 

Situation — On the east banks of the FinJhorn, bounded 
on the north by the Moray Firth, on the south by the parish 
of Rafford, and on the east by the parish of Dufius. 

Population in 1841 1202. 

Patrons — The Right Hon. the Earl of Moray, and J. C. 
Brodie, Esq. of Lethen. 

Minister — Rev. Thos. Stephen, ordained December, 1843, 

Stipend — 66 bolls, 2\ lippies meal ; 9i bolls, S firlots, 1 

peck, 1 2-5th lippies barley; 18 bolls, 3 firlots, 2 pecks, 2-5th 

lippi@s oats, £60, 10s. 6|d. sterling, with manse, offices, and 

a glebe of 5 acres. 

"Parochial School — Mr James White, Teacher. 

Salary — Maximum rate - - - £34 
Dick Bequest - - - - 31 
School Fees, &c. - » - - 22 



£87 

riNDHORN. 

This village is the sea-port of Forres, from whica it is 
distant about three miles. 

Population in 1841 830. 

Free Church — Rev. William Robertson, minister. 

Schoolmaster — Hugh M'Sween. 

Savings Bank — Established in 1841, as a branch of the 
Forres National- Security Savings Bank. 

Actuary and Treasurer —William Sclanders^ Forresv 



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Friendly Societi/ —1797 . 
ir'reses — Robert Munro. Clerk — Alexander Forsyth. 
Post-Ofice — James Hossack, postmaster. James Fowler, 
post-runner, arrives at Findhorn from Forres at 9, a.m., and 
leaves at 1, p.m. ; and on Sundays at 11, a.m. 

:Principal Articles Exported and Imported, and Rates 
of Shore-dues. 

Articles Exported. Shore'DuPS. I Articles Ira ported. 

Wh^at - 8s 4d ^ 100 Qrs. Coals 



Barley - Ss'lOd ^ do. 
Oats - - 5s lOd ^ do. 
Flour - - Id ^ Sack. 
Stones - - 3d ^ Ton. 
Herrings - |d f^ Barrel. 



Salt - - 
Iron - - - 
Timber, foreign 
General Goods 



Shore Dues. 

AU ^ Ton. 
Bd^ do- 
8d ^ do. 
5d ^ Load. 
Id ^ B.B. 



Tacksman of Shore-Dues, 6fc. — James Milne. 
Vessels belonging to the Port. 



Tons Burthen. 
180 ... 

- 120 ... 
140 ... 

- 170 ... 
170 ... 

- 70 ... 
70 ... 

- 150 ... 
100 ... 

- 220 ... 
220 ... 

- 25 ... 
25 ... 

- 90 ... 
Anchorage Dues — From 3d. to 9s. 

Steam Vessels and Traders frequenting the Port. 

For London— The Swift and the Kinloss, traders. 
Agent— Thomas Davidson. 

For Leith — The Duke of Richmond, steamer, William 
Campbell, commander, from Leith, Aberdeen, &c., calls off 
every Wednesday morning, and on her return to Loith, &c., 
every Friday morning. The Queen, steamer, Wm. Camp- 
bell, jun., commander. Agent at Findhorn — Thos. Davidson. 



Vessels. 

Kinloss 

Morayshire 

Ma,4d of Moray 

Earl of M oray - 

Constitution - 

Thistle ~ 

Rose - - - 

Novar - _ _ 

Isabella and Margaret 

Swift 

Grace Milne - 

Gleaner _ - - 

Findhorn Packet - 

Elspet - _ - 



Managing Owners. 
Thomas Davidson. 

Do. 
James Milne. 

Do. 

Do. 

Do. 

Do. 
Alexander Forsyth. 
John Baxter. 
Thomas Davidson. 
James Milne. 
Thomas Davidson. 
Lewis Walker. 
Alex. M'Donald. 



100 

Tha Maid and the Mohayshise, traaers. Agent-~Tho8. 
Davidson. 

Tide Waiter —John Ross. 

Principal Inn - Robert M'l.aren. 

3farice's— Horse, Cattle, and sheep Marltets on the second 
'Wt dnesday (o s ) of .v?arch, July, and < ctuber. 

Carriers —Lewis ^V'alker, to Forres; William Mitchell, 
fro.n Forres. 

Heritors— H. A.J, Munro of Novar; Sir J. P. Grant of 
Rothiemurchus, Bart.; Sir John M'Pherson Grant of Ballin- 
dalloch, Hart.; Vajor P Grant Peterkin of Grange; James 
Campbell Brodie of Lethen; and Miss Dunbar of Seapark. 
Post Town — Forres. 

KNTOCKANDO. 
Name — Derived from two Gaelic words, signifying black 
hill. 

Extent — ^^15^ to 10 miles in length, and 2 to 6 miles in 
breadth It includes the old pariah of Macallan, which was 
united to it after the Revo ution. 

Situation — On the north siie of the Spey, between Rothes 
on the east, and Ci oradaie and EdiaUillie on the west. Dis- 
tant from cl^in abour I. 5 miles. 

Population in 1841 1652. 

Pa'ron -Th(> iii^ht ilon, the Earl of Seafield. 
Minister — Rev, John Wink, ordain* d 19th March, 1840. 
Stipend— £5^, 6.s. Hd . including element money, besides 
mansf and ofnces, and a glebe of 14 acres; of which *1 are 
arable. 

Fees of Rsgistra ion — Births, Is.; Marriages, 3s. 6d. to 5s.; 
Deathi. is.; r .\ tracts. Is, 

Parochial Schools — Mr James Keith, schoolmaster at 
Knocka do; Mr James Cruickdiank, schoolmaster at Elchies. 
Salary — Minimum rate • - - £26 13 3 

Dick Bequest 32 00 

School ffes - - - - - 1500 

Salary of each, with hou.ses and garden. £72 1 3 3 
Schools under Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge. 

Mr Ahaa Or„nt, I'eaciier, Archiestown ; Mrs Mitchell, 
do , Kirdells. 

Jrtdependent Church — The Rev. John Munro, minister. 



101 

United Secession Church — The Rev, A. Sprott, minister. 

Free Church— ^The Rev. Alexander Rhind, do. 

Village — Arcliiestown is the only village in the parish. 

Weekly Carriers — Riach & Paterson, to Aberdeen ; John 
Cattnach, to Elgin. 

Ferry Boats — At Wester Elchies, to Charlestown of Abcr- 
lour, &c. ; at Black's boat to Glenlivet, &c. 

Bates — Foot passengers, Id., horses, 4d. each. 

Heritors — The Right Hon. the Earl of Seafield ; James 
William Grant of Wester Elchies; and Sir John M'Pherson 
Grant of BaUindalloch and Invereshie, Bart. 

Post-Offi,ce, at Knockando, sub-office to Craigellachie, from 
which there is a daily foot-runner. 



NEWSPYNIE. 

Name— From the Loch of Spynie situated in the parish. 
It is also frequently called " Quarrywood.'' 
Extent — 4 miles long by 2 broad. 

Situation — North of the river Lossie, and adjoining Elgin, 
Population in 1841 was 1164. 
Patron. 

Lindsay Carnegie, Esq. of Spynie. 
Minister — The Rev. Alex. Simpson, ordained in 1826. 
Stipend. — 91 bolls of meal, 91 bolls of barley, and £3; 
with manse and offices, and gl ebe of 6 acres. 

Parochial School Mr William Ogilvie, teacher. 

Salary — Maximum rate - - - £34 4 4 

Dick Bequest 32 

School FeeSj &c., with house and allow- 



ance for garden '' 



£86 4 4 
Heritors. — The Earl of Fife, the Trustees of the late James 
Earl of Fife, the Earl of Seafield, Patrick Sellar of Westfield, 
and the Heirs of the late J. O. Tod of Findrassie. 
Post- Toiun — Elgin. 
Village. — The villageof Bishopmill is in this parish, and 
lies contiguous to the town of Elgin, and is included within 
the Parliamentary boundaries. 

Sclwol — Alexander Leal, teacher. 






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RAFFORD. 

Name — Puppospd of Celtic origin, and from the situation 
of the parish, there bein,/ a niimi er ot eminences similar to 
hill forts in Irelai.d. which are called Kaths. 
Extent — Length 8 railed, breadth from .i to 5 miles. 
Situation and Boundaries — About '6 miles south-east of 
Forres, bounded on the east by Alves and EUin, on tho 
north by Kinloa and Porre^, on the west by the river Find- 
horn, and on the south by Dallas and Edinkillie. 

Population in 1841 987. 

Patron — Jas. Campbell Brodie ot Letben and Coulmony, 
Minister -The Hev. Hu.oh MMntosh, ordained in 1844. 
Stipent '-^^A chalders, with allowance for grass glebe, and 
£>{, <is. fid t\>r communion elements, besides manse, offices, 
and a glebe of 5^ acres. 

Parochial School — Mr James Watson, Teacher, 
Salari/—\\ ax'inaum rate - - - £.34 4 4 
Dick Bequest average - - - 32 
School-fees, &c. - - = - 20 



besides house and garden. ,£86 4 4 

Free Church— Rev. George M'Kay, Minister. 

Fife Arms Jwn— I homas Hood. Innkeeper. 

Cattle Markets — 1st, On th«* third Tuesday oi April an- 
nually ; '2d, on the second Wednesday of iN<>v»-niber annually. 

Heritors — Charles Tulloch nf Lurgie ; Sir William (7. G. 
Cummi ig of Altyre. &c. ; the Earl of Moray j the Trustees 
of the late James Earl of ir ife. 

ROTHES. 

N'M^— From Raudh-iu^. si^nif\ing red water, from the 
r?d banks of the river and brooks. 

SiiUATiOiN — In a beautiful plain on the west bank of the 
river .""pey. 

Extent and Boundaries — Part of the parish of Dun- 
durcus having bfen united to it, it extends from north to 
south along the river upwards of 9 miles, with an average 
ireadth i>f nearly three miles; bounded on the south and 
south-west by Aberiour and Knot-kando, on the west by 
Llgin, Birnie, .^c , and on the ea^t by the river Spey. 
Population in lb4I . 184:5. 

Patron —The Ki^ht Hon. the Earl uf Seafield. 



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Minister — Rev. George Gray, ordained 22d Sept., 1843. 

Stipend- £ln8, 6s fid. Stg., including eommui ion element 
money, with manse, offices, and a gleb.' of nearly •!{> acres. 

Parochial School— ^'^r Archibald Wright, teacher. 
Salary — Maximum rat« = -. - £H4 4 4 
liick Bequest - - - » - 32 
Dr Simpson's Bequest =■ • = 12 190 
School Fees, &c. - » - - 32 

besides house and garden. £111 3 4 

The Free Church, 
Minister—The Rev. Alex xM'W'att. ordained in 1839, 
Teacher — Mr Munro Sutherland. 
Innkeeper. 
Grant Arms Inn — U illiam Mantach, 
Carriers to Elgin. 
Archibald Leslie, every F' riday, at Plough Inn. 
James Hiach, every Friday, at 0;zg's Inn. 
Post OJice James Henry, saddler, postmaster. 
National Security Savings' Bank. 
Established in lb4(), in connection with the Elgin National 
Security Savings' Hank. 

ratron—'lha Right Hon the Earl of Seafield. 
Presidents. 
Richard \^ barton I ufTof Ort/>n, 
W GrantM nowall of Arnddly, 
Peter Brown, Linkwfmd. 
Vice-President and Treasurer— 'V\\^ Rev. Alex. M^Watt, 
Trustees. 
John M*Tnne.«!, Pandaldlh. A. Cameron. Chapel of Orton 
Colonel Marshall, do. James Dean, village. 

Arch'i. Simpson, Upper Glen. Kichard Entwistle. do. 
A. M'Pher.^on M.D..(iaibity. Wm. ^hiach. Ardcanny. 
J. Cameron, Mains of Orton. James Sutor, Collie. 
Feter Mantach, iJundurcus. Alex. Stephen, IS ether Glen. 

Operative Mason Lodye. 
Alex. Smpson, tt. VV. Master; Alex. Riach, Depute- 
Master; Alex, ^harp, Senior Warden; Peter Gordon. Junior 
Warden; ^^'illiam Orahain, Secretary; James Watson, 
Treasurer; James Davidbon, Clerk j James Riach, Chaplain j 
James Gordon, Officer, 



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Friendly Society. 

"Peter M'Kerron, Preses ; William Braiider, Treasurer; 

"Wm. Simpson, Bosmaster; Robert Simpson, First Director; 

James Riach, Comptroller; James Davidson, Clerk, 

Stibscription School at Dundurcus. — Alex. Harp, teacher. 

Markets. 

1st on the third Thursday of April. 

2d Wednesday of July. 

3d Wednesday of Oct. 

Post Town — Craigellachie. 
Hsritors — The Earl of Seafield, Richard Wharton Diiff of 
Orton, the Duke of Richmond, Wm Grant M'Dowall of 
Arndilly, the Trustees of the late Wm. Robertson of Auchin- 
roath, and the Representatives of the late Alex. Cumming of 
Logie. 



ST ANDREWS-LHANBRYD. 
Name — Lhanbryd signifies, in Welsh, the church of St 
Bridget, and was united to St Andrews in 1782, during the 
incumbency of the late minister, Mr Leslie. 

Situation — The church, which is in the centre of the 
parish, stands about 3 miles east of Elgin. 
Extent — 9 miles long, by 3^ miles broad. 

Population in 1841 1176. 

Patron. — The Crown and Earl of Moray. 
Minister. 
The Rev. John Walker, ordained 5th Sept., 1839. 
Stipend — The stipend is 16 chalders, one-half barley and 
one-half meal, with £8 6s. 8d. for communion elements. 
Parochial School — Mr Wm. Ross, teacher. 
Salary — Maximum rate - - £34 4 4 

Interest of £27 16s. 6d. bequeathed by 

DuflPofDipple - - - - 17 8 
Average of Dick Bequest - - 32 

School Fees, &c. - - - - 20 



with a house and £2 in lieu of a garden. £87 12 
Boys' Private Boarding and Educational Seminary. 
Mr John Barclay, Calcots. 
ViiLiGE.— Lhanbryd, situatfd near the east end of he 
parish, where there is a post-office for letters, &c.; to that 
district. 



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Post Master — James Fraspr, merchant and innkeeper. 
Mfarket—Voavlh Tuesday of October, being vho 2Gth 
Oclober. 
Post Town— Fochabers. 

SPEYMOUTH. 
Extent, Sic. — 7 miles in length by 2 miles broad, and in 
formed of the two old parishes uf cssii and Dipule, united a 
fi73h 

Population in 841 1773. 

Patrons. 

The Eight Hon. the Earl of .vp»iay, and Sir Wm. Q. G. 

Cumming ot A It v re, Bart. 

Minister. 

The Eev. John Gordon presented by Lord Moray, and 

ordained in 1829. 

Stipend -77 bolls, I firh^t, 2 peeks bear; 32 bolls, one nnd 
a-half peck @ ii^ stones per boll, and £34<i Scots; with 
manse, offices, and a s'ebe of 2'» acres. 

ViLLAGKS —There are two viilai^es in the parish — Gar- 
Bfsouth and Kingston Port, beinj? contiguous to one another, 
and contanirig a population uf about 1 luO. 

I arochial School — Mr James Dawson, teacher. 

SalarT/ jE/y 18 9 

A ve;'age of School Fees - - 15 

Average t>f Dick hiequest - - 32 

Session Clerk, fc alary and Fees - 8 © 



with allowance for house and garden. £84 18 9 

School at Dipple — James Riach, teacher. 

GARMOUTH AND K1^GSTUN. 

Iree Church. 

Minister— Tho "Rev. John Allan, ordained 1843. 

Session Cleric- Josiah ^inclair. 

Teaclter — Josiah Sinclair, Garmouth. 

Priiate Schools. 

Miss Lesslie, - argaret Aacdunald, and C. Mitchell. 

Post Office. 
Postmaster — Alexander Yuuiij;. 
Post Runner to and from Fochabers— John Scott. Leaves 



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Garraouth at half-past eleven o'clock, a.m., and Fochaberg 
at half-past 1 , arriving in Garraouth at half-past 2, p.m. 
Savings'' Bank, Established in 1837. 
As a Branch of Elgin National-Security Savings' Bank. 
President. 
The Rev. John Allan. 
Managers — Alexander Milne, Jan., John Duncan, William 
Murdoch, Wm. Geddie, A. Annand, James Murdoch, Rev. 
John Gordon, Capt. Fyfe, James Geddie, Josiah Sinclair, and 
J. Mitchell. 
Actuary and Treasurer — H. R. Thomson, timber agent. 
Meetings held in ( aledonian Bank Office, on the Thurs- 
day before the last Saturday of every month, at half-past six 
o'clock, P.M. 
Garmouth and Kingston Mechanics'' Library, Established 
in 1825. 
President — John Lesslie, Garmouth. 
Vice-President — James Smith, Kingston. 
Directors — Jas. Geddie, Alex. Duncan, Andrew Forsyth, 
Alex. Reid, John Cameron, John Hay, and Robt. Menzies. 
Treasurer and Secretary — Alexander Milne, jun. 
Librarian — J. Cant. 
Banker. 
H. R. Thomson, agent for the Caledonian Banking Company. 

Lisurance Agents. 
For Aberdeen Fire & Life Assurance Co. — H. R. Thomson, 

Bank Agent. 
For Morayshire Fire & Life Insurance Co. — Josiah Sinclair. 

Sabbath School Library, Established in 1827. 
Managers — J. Murdoch, J. M'Andrew, J. Sinclair, William 
Forsyth. 

Librarian — William Spence. 
Secretary and Treasurer — H. R. Thomson, timber agent. 
Garmouth Shipping. 
IVames. ftlastsr. Owner or Agent, Tons. 

Elizabeth Scott John Anderson, jun 70 

Marshall Hustwick, sen... The Master 71 

Janet Duncan The Master 66 

Margaret Anderson John Anderson, sen 62 

Mary Ann Logie Alex. Leslie 57 

Violet Smith Robert Anderson 74 

Jack Tar Hustwick, jun. =. Alex. Leslie 65 



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Names. Master. Owner or Agent. Toiis 

Guardian Jeffrey The Master.... 64 

Fidelity John Geddie The Master 86 

Vine Ro. Anderson. ..The Master .94 

John Jo. Winchester. .The Master 90 

Patriot Alex. Duncan... John Duncan 98 

Farmers ..James Young. ..The Master 14 

Pilots — Alexander Falconer and Alexander Russell. 
Principal Inn — Mrs Syers. 

Carrier. 

To Elgin, James Farquhar. 

Market — St Margaret's Fair — 30th June. 

Medical Practitioner — George Cobban. 



URQUHART. 

Name — Derived from the Gaelic words oire, a coast^ fad^ 
long and amhan, a water. 

Extent— Five miles along the sea coast, and three ia 
breadth. 

Population in 1841 1083. 

Patron. 

The Right Hon. the Earl of Fife. 

Minister. 

The Rev. Alexander Walker, inducted 23d Sept., 1841. 

Stipend — As modified in 1829, is 15 chalders, half meal 

and half barley, and £10 of money, besides manse, offices, 

and a glebe of five acres. 

School — Rev. James Duff, Parochial Schoolmaster. 
Salarif, (Sfc. — Maximum rate - - £34 4 4 
Earl of Dunfermline's mortification of 12 

bolls meal (Sft stones Dutch) - - 12 
Dick Bequest - - - - - 32 00 
School Fees, session-clerk salary and 

fees, 1500 



with house and garden. £93 4 I 

Female Schools — Miss Skinner, and Miss Kay, teachers. 

Free Church. 
3Iinister-^'Rey, James Morrison,— ordained ia 1844. 



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Tectcket — Alex. A>son, 

Post ojics -Lonajbryfle. Jame? Fraser, po§tmastef« 
Subscriptioii Libraty ~-\^l\itinited la'oA.) 
John Russell, l^ibrariin. 
The vila^e.s of Garmouih an-l Ki-iiJ^stoa are attached to 
the parish of ^ppytnouth quodl s iCra; but belong to Urqu* 
hart quoad civilia, 

Hariioi's—'lha £arl of Fife's Truiteesj the Duke of Rich' 
tnond. 



THE PAROCHIAL BOARDS. 

PAHISH OF ALVES. 

"The new Board not being yet farmed, the Poor's Funds 
are mana,!J;ed by the Heritors and Kii'k Session. An assess- 
ment amountinu; to £l7t> has ben imposed according 
to the first moc'e prescribed by the :i4th teciion of the new 
Poor Law Act. Rate of Assss-raent 3 per cent ; number of 
Poor on the roll 4). who have permanent allowances vary- 
ing from fill to 2s. and in some urgent cases rising to 3s pef 
week. Inspector — James Sinclair, Llgin. 

PARISH OP ABRUNRTliY. 

The parochial board of this parish consists of the three 
heritors, four membeis of kirk-session, and two elected mem- 
bers. 

Amount of assessment for the year, £206, 2s r|d. 

Rates of assessment on propria tors, and tenaut* and occtt- 
jpants, 4 per cent 

Number of poor on roll, 82. Rates of allowances from 38. 
to 8s. per munih. 

PARI?H OF BELTTE. 

Members for Jteritors —Thoma,s Balmer, George Menzies, 
Arthur K<id, John Gray, Alex. Gray. James L'lapperton, 
James Milne, and the R ght Rev, ]^r (iillis. 

Members/or Kii'k- Session— The Rev. Kobt. Cushny. Alex. 
Marquis, i»obert Thomson, James Munro, James Annand, 
and Robert Mackay. 

Members for Inhabitants— The Rev. "David Dewar, John 
Jamioson, and Alex. Mitchell — Thos. Balmer, Chairman. 
Asaouiit of Assessment for the jear, £000* 



100 

Rates of Assessment. 

^"'or Proprietors, Is. Id. ^£1. 

For Occupants of houses, 2 8g „ £l. 

For Tenants of land, .0 cl „ £1. 

Number of poor on the roll, 96. 

Rates of allowance, from 9d. to 3s. per week. 

Inspector — George Christie, Fochabers, 

PARISH OF BIRNIE. 

The new Board not being yet appointed, the poors' funds 
are manao-ed by the heritor and kirk-session. An assess- 
ment of £75 has been imposed. The number of poor on. 
the rjll is 9. Inspector — VVm. M'Pherson, teacher. 



PARISH OF BOHARM. 

Memhers—'H.QviioTs, and kirk-session. The parochial 
board, as under assessraent, not yet constituted. 

Inspector of Poor — Mr J. Clarke, schoolmaster, salary, £7. 

Sub-Inspector and Visitor of Poor — J. Gordon, salary £5. 

Amount of assessment for current year, £160. 

Eates of assessment not yet settled. 

Number of poor on roll, 32, besides occasionals. 

Rate of allowances per week, lowest, Is., general. Is., with 
1 peck of oatmeal additional in lieu of potatoes^ highest, 6s. 



PARISH OF DALLAS. 

Members — For Heritors — Alex, Sutherland, Esq., factor 
for Sir Wm. G. Gordon Cumming ; Grant Fraser, Esq*, 
factor for James \V. Grant, Esq. of Elchies ; and Alex. 
Lawson, Esq., for the Earl of Fife's Trustee. 

For Kirk-Session — Rev. John Macdonald, (chairman) ; 
John Miller, John Littlejohri, John Anderson, and Patrick 
Weir, elders. 

Fleeted Members — Alexander Smith, farmer, Hattonj 
and Andrew Sutherland, farmer, Blackhilla. 

Amount of assessment for last year , £190 

Rate of do. on heritors £95 

Rate of do. on tenants and occupants... £95 

Number of poor on the roll, 39 ; allowances from 6d. to 
3s, per week. 

Inspector — James Young, Schoolmaster, 



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PARISH OF Ur.Ali^IE. 

Members — For Heritors^ Alex. Sutherland, Esq , factor 
for Sir Wm. G. G. Cumming; Geo. Gatherer, Esq., factor 
for Lieut. -Colonel James Brander of Pitgaveny ; Charles 
Barclay, Esq, Ini-hbroora ; Edward Grant, Esq , R.N. ,Kock 
House ; John Stephen, Esq., Coulartbank, mandatory for 
"Wm. Innps, Esq., Elj^in ; Joim Lawsun, Esq.. banker, Elgin j 
Wm. Thom, Esq., ll.N.j and Mr Aiex. Wiseman, merchanti 
Lo siemouth. 

For Ktrk-^ession — Rev. Dr Richard Eosti; and Mr Alex. 
Rhind. elder. 

For Community -"Rq-v . D. N* Mackay ; Messrs William 
Stewart, \\ este. tulds; and JaniPS Hoyea, Kinneddar. 

'I'he assessment imjios. d araoants to £23J for the year, 
being at the rate of A\6., per £i on proprietors, and 4|d. per 
Xl "n tenants and ociu^ants. The number of paUj.era oa 
the roll is 3M, who recti/e allowances varying from id. to 
23. Ud. per week. 

Inspector — Alexander Milne, Teacher. 



PARISH OF DUTHILL. 

Members — For Heritors— Q&^^t&m Grant, Congash, for 
Lord S atield; and Mr Alex. .M'intosh. for Rothiemnrchus. 

For Kirk- Sessiop.-l^ev. Messrs Grant and liutheriord; 
and Peter Grant, Donald Grant, and John Grant, elders. 

For Coramnniiy — Lieutenant Alexander li'Bean, James 
M'Gregor, and \\ iliiam Grant. 

Thf assessment impcsed amounts to £212, 6s. for the yGar= 

Rate of Assessment — 'Js. per £1 rent, on proprietors, one- 
half ; on tenants one-half. Number of paupers on the mil, 60^ 
who receive allowances of (lom "is,, L. (>d , to Is. per week. 
Inspector — Alex. Cumming, Muilochard. 



PARISH OF DUFFUS. 

For Heritors — Alex, Sutherland. Esq., for Sir William G. 
G. Cumming-, Bart., >" ir Archibald Dunbar, Eart.. Major ( um- 
niiiig Eruce, and Archibald Dunbar, Esq., yr. of Noi-thfield; 
Al'.'^ander Brown, Esq., for HearAdrairal Duif of Hopeman; 
John Geddes ( anitron, hsq , for the Commissioners of the 
late Win. t^tewart, Esq. of inverugie; Robert Young, Ejq , 
writer; for William Young, ii^q. of Burghead: Arch. 



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M'Pherson, Esq. of TRoseislehaugh, for hiraself ; and Rev- 

D. N. MKay, Lossiemouth. 

For Kirk -Session — Rev. Alexander Brander, ministpr ; 
Mes8rs VVm Roij;, John Gray, Alex, Sime, Alex. Stewart, 
and Aley:. 3Iiinr..), elder,-?. 

Ei.dded IJemhsrs — Wev. A\(i\. Tillie and Rf'v. David 
tVaie-d: Z.leisrs iiugh Robertson and Donald Davidson. 

iiinjunt of assess\uent for last year, £A'M). 

Kate of asseisraent on heritors, 2^ per cent. ; on tenants 
ar.d occupants, 2^ per cent. 

N. K. — iiut. for the present year, the rate must be con- 
siderably increased. 

Number of poor on the roll, 109. Allowances from Gd, 
to -Is per week. 

jjispecfor— Alexander Le.slie, Burghead. 

PAKISH OF DYKr, 

Mevnbers — For Heritors — 1 he l^'ail of Moray; William 
Brodie of '.rodie; .\orman M'Leud of l>alvey ; James M. 
(sraut or' .Moy ; Robi-rt a'au': of Kincorth ; and Ale.xander 
Gordon, factor for Binsnet-s. 

lor K<Tk- Session. — Kev. Joha, M'Ewen, minister; David 
Lou ion, elder. 

Elected Members - Not appointed. 

Amount of as.-5e^.s'Rent for last year, £200, 

Rate of assessment on heritors. 4d. per pound. 

Kate of do on tenants and occupants. 4d. prr pound. 

Ninnbcr of poor on the roll, iOl. Allowanced from Gd. to 
3s. per v/eek. 

Inspector- -James Williamson. 

PARISH OF EDINKILLIE. 

Memhers — For Heritors — C. L. Cumraing Bruce, Esq. of 
Dunpiiail, M P., chairman; Ales. Colvin, Lsq , for the Jiarl 
of Moray; Alex ." utherlar.d, i ■^^q.. fur Sir \^ ra. G. G. Cum- 
tnini^ of Alt.vre, Bart.; "i r Wii^on. for Miss (. urami-^g of 
Lo^ie; ani (ieorge M Killigin, lisq., for hs son, William 
Ivi'Kill ,ijin, Esq. of Relugas 

For K rJc- session -Ihe Rev. P. Parries ; Messrs Donald 
Manson, John ISicoI, and \Vm. Boyne, elders. 

Amount of ast6s3m>.'nt on heritors for last year, £120, 



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besides private allowances by the heritors in meal and mo- 
ney; tenants and occupants not being yet assessed. Allow- 
ances from 6d to fJs. per week. 

Inspector and Collector — John Forbes, parish schoolmaster. 

PAKISH OF ELGIN. 

Members of Committee of Board — For Heritors — Alex. 
Lawson, Esq , factor for the Earl of Fife ; Alex. Forteath, 
Esq., factor for the Fife Trustees; Peter Brown, Esq., factor 
for the Earl of Seafield; Alex. Colvin, Esq., factor for the 
Earl of Moray ; Thomas Miln, Esq. of Milnfield (chairman); 
antl Wra. Grigor, Esq., one of the trustees of the late Col. 
Hay of Westerton. 

For Kirk-Session — Rev. Messrs Wylie and Mackie, minis- 
ters; Messrs James Petrie, John Dean, Alex. Scott, and Jas. 
Adam, elders. 

For Magistrates — Provost Wilson ; Bailies Chalmers, 
Walker, Sivewric;ht, and Ferguson. 

For Burgh Heritors — Messrs David Macbean, chemist; 
John M'Kimmie, merchant ; George Robertson, banker ; 
Alex. Urquhart, mason; Alex. Brander, banker; and F. 
Gordon, flour-merchant. 

For Rate-Payers — Rev. Messrs Topp, Lind, and M'Neil, 
Elgin ; Pr Geddes, Elackhills ; Messrs Pearey, Milton Duff; 
Cruickshank, Barnhill ; and Jeans, Mosstowiu. 

Amount of assessment for last year £1248, 7s. 

Kate of assessment on landward heritors, after deducting 
To per cent, from rental, 4 per cent. 

Rate of do. on tenants of land 2^ per cent. 

Rate of do. on proprietors of houses, after deducting 20 
per cent, for repairs, &c., 4 per cent. 

Rate of do. on tenants of houses, 65 per cent. 

Rate of do. on tenants of ehops, 3 per c«^nt. 

Number of poor on the roll, 220, besides 9 lunatics. 

Rate of allowances to each, per week, frorj ()d. to 3s. 6d. 

Board, &c.,of Lunatics about £14 each per annum. 
Inspector and Collector — John Shepherd, auctioneer. 

PARISH OF FORRES. 

Members of Committee — For Landward Heritors — Thos. 
Davidson, factor of Burdsyards; Robert Watson, factor of 
Lingieston; Robert Munro of Gorshinnock. 



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For Burghal Heritors —Gear go Ross, John Seal, Rev. 
Thomas Stark. 

For Magistrates — Provost Urquhart; Bailies Kynoch, 
Mariforcl, aiul Itiach. 

For Kirk- Session— ^ev. Robt. M'Pherson, minister; Wm. 
Purse, i'l<i(-r. 

For Com r.iuniti/— James Gill, merchant; John M'Kisscck, 
Belnaferry; V\ m. Ki l!y, Invererne. 

Amount of assessment for the year. £900. 

Kate of do. on proprietors of laud, real rent, deducting 7 
per cent. 

Bate of do. on tenants of land, 1-lflth of real rent. 

Rate of do on proprietors of houses and shops, real rents, 
deducting- "20 per cent. 

Kate of do. on tenants of houses, real rents. 

Rate of do. on tenants of shops, l-hth of real rents. 

Number of poor on the roll, 212. Allowance to each, 
weekly, from 6f1. to 3s. Gd. 

Inspector and Collector — John Bluntach. 

PARISH OF INVRKAVEN. 

Members — For Heritors — James Skinner, Esq., factor for 
the Puke cf Richmond (chairman): t^ir John -Vl'fherson 
Grant of Ea lindalloch ; and Grant Fraser, Lsq., factor for 
James VV. Grant, Ksq. of Wester Klchies. 

For Kirk- Session - Rev. Wm. Asler; Messrs .Ale.xander 
M' William, Robert Hay, John Nicholson, Charles Smith, and 
John Watt, elders. 

For Community— Rq-7. R. Stewart j Messrs Alex. Grant, 
and George Smith. 

Amount of assessment for the year £600. 

Am lunt of do. for winter half-year..... £ii*iO. 

Rate of do. on proprietors, ti^ . per £1. 

Rate of do. on tenants and occupants, Ggd. per... £l. 

Number of poor on roll, 112. Rate of allowances from 
2s. 6d. to lOs. each per month. 

Inspector and Collector — John Cameron, Garline. 

Assistant Inspector— Rohevi Hay, Lyne of Shcnvall. 

PARISH OF KINLOSS. 

Members — For Heritors — Major Grant Peterkin of Grange 
and Invererne; James C. B.rodie, Esq. of Lethen and Coui- 



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mony ; Peter Brown, Esq., factor for H. A. J. Munro, Esq. 
cf Novar ; John M'Innes, Esq., factor for Sir John M'Pherson 
Grant of Ballindalloch and Invereshie, Bart.; Wm. Grigor, 
Esq., writer, Elgin, agent for Sir John P. Grant of Rothie- 
murchus, Bart. ; Win. Sclanders, Esq., agent for Messrs 
Forbes, Murray, and Arbuthnott; Kobert Urquhart, Esq., 
writer, Forres, agent for Miss Dunbar of Seapark ; Thomas 
Davidson, Esq., bank agent, Forres, and James Milne, Esq., 
shore-master, Findhorn. 

For Kirk- Session — Rev. Thomas Stephen, minister ; with 
Messrs John Leal and James Ferguson, elders. 

Elected Members — Messrs John Mackay, merchant j and 
James Ramsay, blacksmith, Findhorn. 

Amount of assessment for the year, £140. 

Rate of do. on heritors, 45d. per £l rent. 

Rate of do. on tenants and occupants, Is. 8d. per £1 rent. 

Agricultural tenants pay on one-sixth of their rents; ten- 
ants of shops and other places of business, on one-third of their 
rents; and tenants of houses and gardens on their whole 
rent,— all Is. 3d. per £I. 

Number of poor on the roll, 51. Allowances to each vary 
from 6d. to 5s. a-week. 

Inspector — James White, Schoolmaster. 



PARISH OF KNOCK ANDO. 

Members — For Heritors — Grant Fraser, Esq., for Wester 
Elchies ; Peter Brown, Esq., for Earl of Seafield ; and John 
M'Innes, Esq., for Ballindalloch. 

For Kirk-Session — The Rev. John Wink, minister ; and 
Hugh Sime, William M'Lean, John Miln, Alex. Gilbert, 
James Daun, and Donald M'Donald, elders. 

Elected Members — The Rev. John Munro, and Messrs Jas. 
Hoard and James Robertson. 

Amount of assessment for the year, £173, 8s. Gd. 

Rate of assessment on heritors, 2^ per cent. 

Rate of do. on tenants and occupants, 2 & l-12th per cent. 

Number of poor on roll, {JO. Rate of allowances from is. 
6d. to 10s. per month. 

Inspector <§• Collector — Arch. M'Gregor, Archiestown. 

PARISH OF NEWSPYNIE. 

Members — For Heritors — Alexander Forteath, Esq. of 



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Newton, factor for the Trustees of the late James Earl of 
Fife, chairman; Alex. Lawson, Esq., Oldmills, factoi* for the 
Earl of Fife ; Peter Brown, Esq., Linkwood, factor for th® 
Earl of Seafield ; Patrick Sellar, Esq. of Westfield ; Alex, 
Brown, Esq., writer, Elgin, one of, and factor for, the Trus- 
tees of the late J. O. Tod, Esq. of Findrassie. 

For Kirk-Session — The Rev. Alex. Simpson, minister of 
the parish; Wm. Harewood, tailor, Quarry wood; and Alex. 
Findlay, mason, Bishopmill, elders. 

The new Board has not yet been formed. 

Number of poor on roll, 51. AUowancss to each from Is. 
to 4s. per week. 

Inspector and Collector — Wm. Murdoch, writer, Elgin, 



PARISH OF EAFFORD. 

Members — For Heritors — Rev. Geo. Mackay; Alexander 

Sutherland, Esq., Shempston ; Alex. Colvin, Esq., Earlsmill; 

Alex. Forteath, Esq. of Newton. 

For Kirk-Session — Rev. Elugh M'Intosh; Mr William 

Logie, Cassieford. 
Fleeted Members — Messrs D. Cruickshank, Granary; Wm. 

Paul, Kilnflat. 

Amount of assessment for the year ..£130 

Rate of do. on heritors £65 

Rate of do. on tenants and occupants £65 

Number of poor on the roll, 30. Rate of allowances to 

each per week, from Is. to 3s. 6d. 

Inspector — James Watson, parochial schoolmaster. 



PARISH OF ROTHES, 

Members — For Heritors — The Right Hon. the Earl of 
Seafield ; Richard Wharton Duff of Orton ; William Grant 
M'Dowall of Arndilly; the Duke of Richmond; the Trustees 
of the late Wm. Robertson of Auchinroath ; the Represen- 
tatives of the late Alex. Gumming of Logie; James Dean, 
merchant; James Davidson, merchant; Wm. Leslie, tene- 
menter ; John Forsyth, tenementer ; and John Grant of Glen 
Grant. 

For Kirk-Session — The Rev. Geoi'ge Gray; Wm. Shiacb, 
James Sutor, John Leslie, James Stables, and James Riach. 



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Elected Members — John Mantach, Alex. Yoanie, and Alex. 
Simpson. 

Amount of afspssment for the year, £325. 

Rate i»f do on lieiitors. 3 per cent. 

liatc of do. on tenants and occupants, 3 ppr cent. 

Is uinb<'r of poor on the roll, tJJ. Rate of allowanceg, eacb^ 
per wetk, from id. to 3s li)d. 

Inspector— John Masson, Rothes. 



PARISH OF SPEYMOUTH. 

The parochial board of Speyraouth has no elected mem* 
bprs. the rate payers not having attended on the day inti- 
mated fur their election. Houses and land under £2 not 
ass« s.*ed. 

Mtvnhsrs — For Heritor ~T\\oms.s Balmer, Esq., commis- 
sioner to the iJuke of Richmond. 

For Kirk-Session — Rev. John Oordon; and Alex. Annand; 
George i e>lie, John 1 rown, and Will aui Shand, elders. 

Amount of assessment for the year £226 

Rate of assessment on heritors, 2^ per cent £1 13 

])o on occupants. 2| per cent £113 

Number of poor on the roll, .35. Allowances from Is. to 
2s. 6d. each per week, inspector's salary, £l(). 
Inspector — Georgo Christie, Fochabers. 



PARISH OF ST ANDREWS-LHANBRYD. 

Members — For Heritors— The Trustees of the late James 
Earl of i-ife, or their factor (Alexander Forteath, Esq); 
the Earl of Seafield, or his factor (P. Brown, Esq.); Colonel 
Brander, Pitgaveny, or his factor (George Gatherer, Esq.); 
R. W. I^uff, Esq. of Orton, or his factor (Alex. Browa, 
Esq ); Captain Stewart of Lesmurdie; Alexander Johnston, 
Esq. of Newmill; the Heirs of James M'Williara, Esq., 
Scotstonhill ; Managers of Episcopal Chapel, Elgin. 

For Kio^k-Sesnon— The Rev Mr Walker, ht Andrews- 
Lhanhtyd; iNiessrs John Barclay, James M'Lean, and Robt, 
Cru'ckhiiank, elders. 

Flee ed Members— Mess.rs Claries Barclay, Inchbroom; 
and John ( ruickst^ank, Barmuckity. 

Amount of assessment ior the year, £223, I4s. lid*. 

liAle of do, oa heritoi's. one-half. 



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Rate of do. on tenants and occupants, one-half. 
Number of poor on the roil, 53. Average allowance to 
each per week, from 29. to 3s. 

Inspector — Poter Grant, Burnslde. 

PARISH OF URQUHART. 

Members —For Heritors — The Trustees of the late James 
Earl of Fife, the Duke of Richmond, and the Feuars of Gar- 
mouth possessinrj the requisite qualification. 

For Kirk- Session — Rev. Alex. Walker; Messrs William 
Donald, Wra Cook, John Duncan, Wm. Taylor, and A. 
Taylor, elders. 

The new board has not yet been formed. 

Amount of assessment for year ended loth Nov., £250. 

Amount of do. from 15th Nov. to 26th May next, £140. 

Rate of assessment on heritors, last year, 2| per cent. 

Rate of do. on tenants and occupants, 2| per cent. 

Number of poor on the roll, 65. Allowance to each from 
6d. to 3s. Gd. per week. 

Inspector and Collector — John Brown, Elginshill. 



.^ V. 



THE BURGH OF ELGIN, 
The town of Elgin was erected into a Royal Burgh by 
charter, granted by Alexander II. in 1234, and its rights 
and privileges were subsequently confirmed, and grants of 
land, &c. made, by Alexander, Robert, James I,, James II., 
James VI., and rat fled by Charles I., in a charter dated the 
8th Oct., 1633. The derivation of the name seems to be 
doubtful. In the Chartulary of Moray it is stated that prior 
to 1226 it was called Elgin, or Helgyn, after Helgy, a real 
or supposed General of the Picts, who, it is said, about the 
beginning of the 10th century, conquered Moray, and other 
three northern counties, and built a town in the southern 
district, supposed to be Elgin; while Shaw attributes the 
derivation of the name to the Saxon words Ilely, holy, and 
Dun, a hill, or Helgyn, by changing d into^^f; and there is an 
iron seal in the town's repositories, on which the following 



lis 

inscription is ea^ravea in Saxon characters: — " S. Com- 
mune c;viTATis DT'^ Hs-LGYN." No other distinct informa- 
tion can be obtaii^ecl of the origin of the town; bul: there 13 
rso doul't of its haviiijr be^n, at an parly period a ])lace of 
considerable importance. St f7il s is the 1 atron Saint, and 
the bir^h arms reprenenl him sandiivi; in a pastoral habit, 
with book in his riijht, and crosier in hi> l.'-ft hand, and be- 
neath is inscribed the m it to of ' Sic itur ad astra.''^ — such is 
Ihe way t<> heaven, i I;j;in is the county tnwii where all the 
Courts of Justice are holden, and th.' public business of the 
county transacted. It returns a Mcnibei' of I'ariiament ia 
conjunclion uith the bur;;hs of Banff, Pet'^rhead, Cullen, In- 
veiury, and Kintore. '1 here existed no regular written sett 
for the bu jj-h previous to .70\>; the i>rocpedin^s of elections 
of office-bearers, ^c, beipg regulated ! y usa;.je. and the g-e- 
neral rules established by tiie ScMiish i ariiainent. In that 
year, houever, in cnns quence of certain di>put('S respect- 
inj^ the mode of election the matter was sul)iiiitted to the 
Convention of i^oyal lurijhs. and the act passed by that 
body at the time, was acted upon a.s the sett of the burgh till 
the Reform Bill was pa>se i iu I o."i2. 

Pul'LLATlOiN IN 1841. 

IVJa'es. Females. Total. 

Population of Rursh -2259 2957 5*ilt> 

it is somewhat difficult to make a di>tinct comparison of 
the present state df the popidati.m with the returns of lo'Jl, 
because at that time the statement of the popul.ttion of the 
burji-h included only so far as continuous houses extended, 
and lyinu^ entirely within the parish of Elgin; while the 
present Parlia ;enta y boundaries, as given above, include 
aKo a part of the parish of llgin formei ly reckoned land- 
ward as v\eil as a small part of the parish of St Andrews, 
and the wh le villa. e i-f BishopnuU, with Morriston and 
Deanshaugh, forming aiout half ihe entire population of the 
pali^h of Ae^spyiiie. The following statement, however, ia 
believed to be correct: — 

Kewmill in parish of St Andrews.. 18 22 40 

Bishopriiill, Morriston and Deans- [ „.,q ..j,, -„- 

haugh j " "^ 

Formerly reckoned landward 42 54 95 

Totalto be deducted 389 502 891 



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Population as per census of ISO, 6256 

From wh'th deduc' districts above-mentioned as not ) q^. 
included in census of bur^h taken in 183 1 \ 

Making the population of the bur^h, in !841, ac- ) i oti 

cordin,^ to the boundaries of lb31... S 

Population as per census of 1831 441)3 

Showing a decrease in these ten years of. 163 

MEMBER OF PARLTAMEKT. 
Sir Andrew Leith Hay of Rannes, Leithhall. 

PARTJAMENTARY VOTERS. 
The number of Voters on fh^ Register, as revised at the 
Reaistration Courts in September last, was 2Jd, of which wq 
subjoin t.'ie follow pf^ list, ornittino; those who have siiicedicd. 
Those marked wth the letter '• 6" are Mirinesses, and are, 
therefore, eligible to be elected Councillors, provided the 
premises on which they are registered are situated within die 
old royalty: — 

John Allan, corn merchant. 

"\A'illiain Alves, residenter. b 

William Anderson, late merchant. 6 

James Arnot, shoemaker. 6 

William Arnot, slater. 

John Anderson, grocer, b 

Lewis Anderson, merchant, 6 

Joseph Auckland, horse hirer. 

Alex. Allan, wright. 

James Allan, bookseller. 

John Adam, saddler. 

James Anderson, sawyer and vintner. 

Alex. Asher, painter. 

Alex. Asher, mei chant, 

1^ illiam Asher, vintner. 

Peter Brown, Linkwi.od. 6 

Alexander Brown, writer, b 

Jno. Brander. baker and confectioner, h 

Alexander Brander, banker, b 

Jam«3 Eegg, house paint«r, 



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James Bowie, flesher. b 

George Barron, cabinetmaker. 

Vj illiam Bowie, farmer. 

Alexander Cosmo Brander, printer, b 

Joseph Collie, late merchant, b 

Capt. William Chalmers, residenter. 6 

Alexander Culbard, residenter. b 

James Campbell, mason. 

William Cattnach, saddler, b 

James Coull, residenter. 

Alexander Cooper, writer. 

James Culbard, leather manufacturer, b 

INIajor A. B. Campbell, residenter. 

Alexander Clark, farmer, b 

John Geddes Cameron, writer. 

Wra. Leslie Cruickshank, merchant, b 

Alexander Cruickshank, M.D. 

Peter Cumming, mason. 

I3avid Clark, merchant. 

Robert Cruickshank, druggist, b 

Sir Archd. Danbar, Bart., residenter. b 

John Dunbar, bookbinder. 

John Dallas, coach-builder. 

Alexander Duffus, farmer. 

Arthur DuflF, sheriff-clerk. 

James Dean, farmer. 

Alexander Douglas, farmer. 

Alexander Duffus, farmer. 

John Forsyth, jun., merchant, b 

Alexander Forteath, merchant. 6 

James Frigg, farmer. 

James Forsyth, merchant, b 

William S. Ferguson, jeweller, b 

Alexander Falconer, jun., clothier. 6 

James Falconer, baker. 

Captain Peter Falconer, South Yilla. 

Isaac Forsyth, late bookseller, b 

Andrew Forsyth, builder. 

Alexander Falconer, merchant, b 

Wm. Grant Forsyth, residenter. 

Rev. J. Forbes, St Sylvester's ChapeL 

John G oldie, square wright, b 



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Wjliiam Gilzean, residentero 

John Grant, painter. 

Francis Gordon, flour merchant, b 

Wilham Gordon, sen., baker. 

Robert Grigor, skinner and glover. 

Hugh Gordon, residenter. 

Robert Grinror, writer, b 

Alexander Gordon, writer. 6 

George Gatherer, writer. 

Donald Grant, mason. 

James Grant, writer. 

George Gordon, merchant. 6 

John Grant, grocer, b 

James Grant, residenter, 

Hugh William Gordon, residenter. 

Wm. Grant, accountant. 

John Grant, jun., grocer. 

Alex. Grigor, nurseryman. 

William Gordon, jun., baker. 

Thomas Gamie, mason. 

Robert Gill, vintner. 

James Gordon, gunsmith. 

John Hay, mason. 

George Hay, clothier, b 

Jam.es Hay, merchant, b 

William Innes, residenter. 

Wra. Inglis, cabinetmaker. 6 

William Jack, merchant, b 

John Johnston, merchant, b 

Rev. James Jenkins, teacher. 

W^illiam Jeans, carrier. 

George Jamieson, merchant. 6, 

Robei't Jeans, printer. 

Alex. Laing, sen., shoemaker. 6 

John Leslie, merchant. 6 

Alex. Laing, jun , shoemaker, b 

Robert Lamb, merchant. 6 

The Rev. Adam Lind, minister. 

George Lawson, distiller. 

John Littlejohn, farmer, Kellas. 

John M'Kiramiej merchant, b 

John Mortimer^ farmer, h 



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John Mann, late baker. 

Harry Milne, late merchant, b 

John Murdoch, carrier. 

William Mathieson, vintner. 

John M'Naughtan, residenter. 

Kev. Peter Merson, matheniatical teacher,. 

James Maebean, merchant, b 

"^Yiiliara Murduch, Inverness carrier. 

George Morrison, nurseryman, b 

William M 'Donald, carrier, 

James Mellis, v>'riter. 

Peter M' Donald, bookseller, h 

Kobcrt M'Intosh. vintner. 

Kobert Munro, late vintner. 

John M'Hattie, blacksmith, b 

Hagh Maebean, suri^eon. b 

James Ma thew vintner. 

George M'Intosh, shoemaker, b 

William Murdoch, baker. 

Rev. W. C. A. Maclaurin, Episcopal clergyman, 

I'ev. Neil M'Nei!, Congregational clergyman. 

James M Iver, saddler. 

David Maebean, chem st and druggist, b 

Peter Maebean, sadiUer. b 

John M'Kenzie, hDuse-carpenter. 6 

William Aioir. i'e>identer. 

Kev. P. J. Mackie, mini-.ter. 

David Mair, confectioner. 

Wra. Miller, hairdresser, b 

Peter Murray, baker. 

John Miller, farrr.er, Kellas. 

Alex. Maebean, painter. 

3)onakl Morrison, tedcher. 

George M'Kain, tanner. 

Donald M'Kenzie, seedsman. 

Alexander Naughty, niillwrij;ht, 

Kvelyn Norrie, Commander, R.N", 

Peter Nicholson, residenter. b 

Thomas Nicol, merchan . 

i,ieuto-Colonel, T. W. Nicholson, LadyMIl, 

David Ogilvie. merchant, 

Feter Ogg, vintner, 



12S 

Eev. John Pringle, minister. 

John Paul, M.l). 

Jamps Petrie, merchant. 6 

William Patterson, squarewright. b 

George Phimister, tailor. 6 

Genroe Robertson, hanker. 6 

William Hobb, M.i). b 

Alexander Riach, merchant, b 

"W illiam i^'obertson, tiardener. 

j^l.'xatider Russell, la lor b 

John Russell, jtin., merchant, b 

\\ illiam Russell, farmer. 

Alex. Russell, printer. 6 

Wiliiam Ramsay, baker. 

William Rfiind, blacksmith, b 

Robtjrt Reiil. cabinetmaker. 6 

Wra. Robertson, carter, 

John Ross, farmer. 

Alex. L. Kauisjiy. merchant. 

Joseph Ro<2jers, hatter. 

James Stephen, W.D. 6 

Wiliiam Scott, hairdresser, b 

Alexander Sivewi-ight, merchant, b 

A\ illiara Stephen, merchant. 

Captain James Stewart of Lesmurdie. 

John Stewart, wheelwright. 

James Stephen, mason. 

John Shand, surgeon. 

James Sinclair, miller. 

John Shanks, baker. 

Alexander Stephen, cabinetmaker, b 

Alexander Su>herland. residenter. 

John Sellar, merchant, b 

James Stronach, farmer, 

George Sutherland, gardener. 

James Simpson, grocer, b 

William bkene, manu acturer, Ivlilton Duff. 

John Scott, tinsmith, b 

John Smith, merchant, b 

John Smart, house carpenter, b 

Kev. John Shoolbraid. 6 

Alexander Stephen, merchant. 



12# 

Wm. Sutter, founder, h 
John Sutherland, coal merchant. 
Alex. Simpson, jun., merchant. 6' 
Alex. Simpson, sen., grocer. 
William Taylor, tinsmith, h 
John Taylor, grocer, h 
Kev. Alex. Topp, minister. 
Alexander Urquhart, mason, 
James Wilson, residenter. b 
James Walker, merchant, h 
William Winchester, cooper. 
James Winchester, merchant, h- 
John Walker, merchant. 6 
William Walker, merchant. 5 
Eev. Francis Wylie, minister- 
George Walser, baker. 
George Winchester, cooper. 
Alexander Young, brewer. 6 
James Young, brewer. 
William Young of Maryhill. 

BISHOPMILL — (parish OF NEWSPYNIS.) 

Archibald Duff, Rear- Admiral of the Red. 

Robert Hay, cartwright. 

John Innes, mason. 

Alexander Lawson, residenter. 

Colin M'Kenzie, wood-merchant. 

Lieutenant- Colon el Kobert Ray, residenter. 

William Robertson, farmer and miller. 

John Robertson, farmer and miller. 

James Smith, junior, miller. 

Peter Smith, dyer. 

James Smith, senior, miiller. 

Alexander White, blacksmith. 

2SIEWMILI — (PAKISH OF ST ANDREWS-LHANBRYO. 

Alexander Johnston, of Newmill. 
James Johnston, manufacturer, do. 
John Robertson, miller. 

THE TOW^N COUNCIL. 

By the Act 3d & 4th Will. IV. cap. 76, the Council con- 
sists of seventeen burgesses, who must be Parliamentarj 



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electors of tho burgh, one-third of whom go out everj year 

by rotation, and the election of thoir successDrs takes placo 
on the first Tuesday of Nuveraber by the votes of the Par- 
liamentary electors regis ered on premises situated within 
the royalty. 'I he poll opens at ei.^ht, a.m., and closes at 
four, F.M , at which hour the parties having the greatest 
number of votes are dec'ldred elected. Should any party so 
elected decline accepting; the office, another day for voting, 
to supply the vacancy, takes place within three days there- 
aiter. ''J'he Magistrates, consisting of a Provost, four 
Bailies, and IJean of (juild, are elected along with the other 
office-bearers, not sooner than two nor later than three days 
after the Council is complete. 

Tlie Council holds stated meetings in the Council-room on 
the last Monday of every month for the despatch of the 
ordinary business of the burgh. Special meetings are also 
occasionally held as circumstances require. 

The election of oftice bearers took place, last year, on tha 
6th November. Q he following are the 

PHESENT MAGISTRATES AND TOWN COUNCIL. 

Provost. 

James Wilson, residenter. 

Bailies. 

William Chalmers, residenter. I A\. Sivewright, LossieWynd 

John Walker, merchant. j VVm. S. Ferguson, jeweller. 

Dean of Guild — Robert Lamb, merchant. 

Treasurer — William Anderson, residenter. 

Councillors. 



A\. Sivewright, LossieWynd. 
Wni Anderson, residenter. 
William ^'cott, hairdresser. 
Alex. Laing, Jan., .•-hoemaker. 
James Wilso;!, residenter, 
Wm. S. Ferguson, jf^weller. 
Eobert Lamb, merchant. 
George hay, do. 
George Gordon, do. 



Wm. Chalmers, residenter. 
John Walker, merchant. 
V/illiara A Ives, residenter. 
John Mortimer, farmer. 
John Taylor, grocer. 
Hugh Macbean, surgeon. 
Wm. Paterson, wrigh'. 
Robert Cruickshanks. drua:- 
gist. 



Town- Clerk — Patrick Duff. 
Chamberlains and Law Agents. 
Jfpssrs Giigor & Young, writtrs. Sabiry. £20. 
Oj^cer^- James fckeeO; cooper. Salary, £:l^ 2, 



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BURGH PROPERTY AND DEBTS. 

Value of unproductive property £1387 11 4| 

Value of productive do 13,818 



£15,205 11 43 



BURGH DEBTS. 

Feu-duties £107 11 4| 

Sums mortified 301 10 8 



Kirk-session bond... 91 9 5 

M'Andrew Bequest.. 200 

Church Repair Com. 300 

Gen. Stewart'sTrus.3000 



409 2 Oi 



3591 9 5 

£4000 11 6| 



Balance in favour of the burgh £11/204 19 11 

THE BURGH FUNDS. 

Abstract of Revenue and Expenditure since 1788. 
Revenue, Expenditure. 

1788 £212 15 9 £85 8 10 

1798 358 11 10 410 5 8 

18u8 354 19 lOi 376 11 9 

1818 491 10 Ah 458 10 6 

1828 573 6 6i 725 7 11 

1833 621 6 8 890 14 11 

1838 649 4 bl 637 10 5| 

1843 716 14 8 876 5 8 

1844 813 16 2 830 8 6 

1845 705 4 5 602 19 9 

1846 725 13 1 780 7 2 

SOURCES OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE 
FROM OCTOBER, 1845, TO OCTOBER, 1846. 

KEVENUE. 

Land Tax £5 6 2 

Jail assessnient 60 10 5 

Feu-duties, petty customs, land rents, &c. 509 12 10 

Carryforward ....£575 9 5 



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Brought over, £575 9 6 

Harbour dividend 120 

Land entries 27 6 

Mortcloth and gowns 2 10 S 

Miscellaneous 7 



£725 13 1 

EXPENDITURE. 

Salaries to teachers, &c £200 10 6 

Maisondieu pensions , 32 3 

Interest of loans 158 12 7 

Jail assessment 60 4 8 

Feu-duties, rents, and public burdens 43 2 6 

Repairs of property 27 3 8 

Erection of Beid-houses 159 11 6 

Miscellaneous 98 18 9 



£780 7 2 



IMPROVEMENTS. 

In the course of last year, the old Maisondieu Beidhouse 
was taken down, and a very comfortable and neat building 
erected on the same site, which, it will be observed, has 
materially added to the amount on the debit side of the 
burffh accounts. 



BURGH COURT. 

Judges — The Magistrates. ] C^erA;— Patrick Duff. 

GUILD COURT. 

Judge — Robert Lamb, Dean of Guild. 

Assessors — The Provost and Magistrates of the Burgh. 

Clerk — Patrick Duff, town-clerk. 

Officer — James Skeen, cooper. 



BURGESS AND GUILD BRETHREN. 
Under the old exclusive system, every person who opened 
shop or carried on trade in any article not of his own manu- 
facture was liable to enter as a burgess and guild brother, 
the dues of which were payable to the common good of the 



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bur^h. The eldest sons of burgesses were exempt, and the 
second and younger sons were enfered at half-diu s, as were 
also apprentices of burgesseji. Parties who had served as 
soldiers, and had regular discharges, were also exempted. The 
dues exacted were. burji;ess entry, £12, and guild brothers, 
£S ; making £'20, besides stamp and writint^ dues, aniouut- 
in;r to £'A, i)6. 8d. But by the Act 9th Vict ^ eap. 17, passed 
on l-lth May. liS4G. all exclusive privileaes of burghs and 
trades" corporations have been abolished ; and all and surd.-y 
may now open shop or carry on any trade or profession in 
any myal burgh wirhdut bein^ called upon to |)ay any dues 
■whattver. It is now proposed to reduce the burgess and guild 
dues to a noniinai sum iu order to qualify i arties for muni- 
cipal offices. 



CHABITIES UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF THE 
PROVOST, MAGISTRATES & TOWN COUNCIL. 

1. MAISONDIEU ENDOWMENT. 

After the Eeforniation, the Preceptory of Maisondieu 
having fallen to the ( rown. James ihe Sixth of Fcotland and 
First iif Kngland. by loyal ( haiter of Confirmation, dated 
the last day df February. 162i>, granted to the Provost, 
1 iiili s, Counciliois and ('(immunity oi" El in, and their suc- 
cessors, ihe Hospice or House of Pieceptory ot ^'aisondieu, 
lyinj ad'acent tc the said burah, lo^ndell foi* tiie aliment and 
support of c rtain poor and needy person-, with the right of 
patronage to the same; together uith all lands, tenements, 
lent.s, kt'. ^c. belonging thereto, und of which the pieeeptor 
and beidmen thereof were in [jissession at any former period; 
togetiior with tlie tov\n and lands of Over and Nether ?.''au- 
been and Haugh of Man! een, the lands of < "ver and Nether 
Kirdels, the lands of Over and Nether Fittensear, for the 
support (»f certain poor and need}' per.sons, ficjording to the 
oriuinal e-tablis!imeiit thereof; aid also to maintain and sup- 
port a teacher of music, properly qualified, to instruet 
the youth wit'. in said burgh in music and other liberal 
arts, {ind al.-^o to ansvver and prornnte the aflF^urs nf the said 
buryh. because the comiuon revenue was barely sufficient lor 
it;s own purposes. 

^! he lands (if N'a^-.ondicu wore accordingly appropriated 
by dio ma^Ltrales fur iLe purpuiLS desigutd by the chaiter. 



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No evidence can be found that those of Maubeen, Kirdels, 
and Fittenscar had ever been in their actual possession; but 
that the charter gave right to the casualties of these lauds, 
payable at the tinae to the hospital of Maisondieu, the Domi- 
nium tittle being in the hands of lay proprietors. 

The lands of Maisondieu contained 29 acres, 2 roods, and 
6 falls. A considei'able part of them being moss and 
barren moor, the magistrates and council, in 1788, set them 
on an improving lease of thirty years from 1789, one half to 
Alex. Cobban, merchant, and the other half to Patrick Duff, 
town-clerk, at the yearly rent of £59, 16s. 7d. By the im- 
provements effected by these tenants, the lands, at the ex- 
piry of their lease, were set for seven years for an annual 
increase of £38. The present rent of the land is £68. 10s. 
sterling, besides £42, 1 7s. 6d. of a feu rent, being, in all, 
£91, 7s. 6d. sterling. 

A beidhouse was erected at the east end of the burgh in 
1624, to contain four poor persons, with a piece of garden 
ground attached. This building having become ruinous, a 
new beidhouse was erected by the Magistrates and Council 
last summer. So far back as can be ascertained, each occu- 
pant received one boil of Barley quarterly ; but the allow- 
ances are nov/ paid in money, and each beidman, besides 
the accommodation of house and garden, receives £8 per 
annum. 

The present incumbents are — Alexander Smith, tailor; 
Alexander M'lver, shoemaker ; John Pyper, carpenter j 
Alexander Jenkins, weaver. 

2. AUCHnAY's OR pitullie's mortification. 

The charity under this title was instituted by Wm. Cum- 
mine of Auchray and Pittulie, who, by deed of mortification, 
dated the 12th October, 1693, bequeathed a sum of money to 
to be laid out in the purchase of lands, the rents of which 
w'ere to be applied for the maintenance of four poor old de- 
cayed or broken merchants, being residenters within the 
burgh, and burgesses thereof. With part of the amount the 
" Leper" lands bad been purchased previous to the date of 
the deed of mortification, and since that time the four crofts 
called the " hospital crofts," and a rood of burgh land, have 
been purchased for the purposes of the charity. The bal- 
ance, £2022, 17s. 9d. Scots, or £168, los. sterling, lies in the 



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hands of thp town cfiiincil, for which interest «t 5 per eent. 
js p.iid vfarlv into thp funds nf tlip charity. The lands are 
in the pospossion and under the tnimagement of ihe magis- 
trates, and the 

Pi-esfnt rpntal is - - - - £54 10 
Interest oi' £liQ, l5o. in town's hands 8 » 9 

£(',2 la 9 
Thi^ snTi, after deduoti'-p' a few f^hniint:;s for local taxes, is 
divided equally among the four decayed raerclinnts pi-e.-ented 
to tiu? charity. The pre pntation h vestpd in the donor's 
hrii s nnd successors jointly with the maiii.-.trates of Klgin, 
who alternately have the ri.ht "f iiornination. 

The pre'^ent incumbents ai'e— fJeorije Stronach (blind), 
p.pnointed in 1*^11; James Calltim. carpenter, appointed in 
\S'l>i; ''^amps Henry, merchant, appointed in Mii'd; and Wm. 
liu-iscll merchaiit appoi:tte»l in iS-Jo. 

1 he ri^ht of patronncre wa^ last exercised by Mr Cum- 
mine of Auchray. and the magistrates live, therefore, the 
right of presentation on next vacancy occurring. 

n. darkland's mortifications. 

1. On the (^th December, ir,i)8, John Innes of Darl<land 
bequeathed the >nm of £!0i!0 Pcots {£\i'A, (is fid. sterlin).!;) 
the in eipst nf which to be divided anuniu; the poor of the 
bnrtih of I'l^in and the parishes of Lhanbryd and Birnie, ia 
the followinjr proportions : — 

To the poor of 1 Isjin - - 

I'n the [tar" sh of Lhanbryd 

To the pari>-h of Ijirnie 

The b;i!ance of - - - - 
To b • di ii'ed on the burial day 

of Wiiiiara Innes. 

£1000 £83 6 8 

The patrons are the Magistrates of Elgin for tht ir O'-^n 
share and for the two parishes, the Kirk-hcs^ions of Lhan- 
bryd and liirnie, and the Lairds of Coxton and Uuukinty or 
their heirs. 

'I. On the -iOth Xovember, 1707, IMr Innes also bequeathed 
the sum of £1100 Scots, with which he purcliased, from 
Robert M'Kain, merchant in Elgin, the lands called th^ 



^ cots. 


[Sterling. 


£6fl(> 13 4 


£.55 11 1| 


13;'. 6 a 


112 2^ 


l;.3 (5 8 


11 2 '4 


UQ 13 4 


5 11 ii 



I SI 

" Shooting Acres,'" ai'id appointed the free rent thereof ta 
be divided yearly among the poor of the undermentioned 
parishes, in proportion to the foliov/ing sums ; — 

Scots. Sterlinr^. 

Town and parish of Elgin £6G(j 13 4 £5.> 11 U 

Parish of Lhanbi-vd ., ., ,. 2r;f> 13 4 22 4 H 
Parish of ft Ar.drevvs I ^^"^^^^'>' ] B3 6 8 11 2 if 

Parish of Birnie , 133 6 8 1 1 2 2^ 

Parish of Urquhart ,.,..... 133 6 8 1 1 2 2| 

£1333 C 8 £111 2 £f 

The Shooting Acres are in the possession and under the 
management of the Magistrates and Town Council. 1 he 
first distribution took place with crop I jOt), when the rent 
was oiily £9 J k^cots, or £?. 10s, sterling. The presmt reat 
is £'2o, 5s sterling, which, after deducting the public bur= 
dens, is annually dividtd according to the above proportions. 
Ttie pal runs are the Magistrates and Alinistersof Elgin, and 
the Lairdi of Co.Kton, Uuukinty, and Leuchars, and their 
successors. 

'6. Mr Innes, on the (Jth April, 1713, bequeathed the 
sum of lUiJiJ nierks .cots to the poor of the towii and 
parish of El^^in, and parioh of Lhanbryd, to be divided as 
ioilows: — 

Scots. Sterling, 

To the totvnard parish of Elgin £4{)t> 1 3 4 £38 17 b| 
To tiie parish of Lhaiibryd - 20U lt> 13 4 

£6GiJ 13 4 £53 11 4 

The patrons are the ?*Fagis'rates and Ministers of Elgin ;, 
the iviiaister of Lha .brvd,and the Laiids of iunes, Dunkinty, 
Leuchars, ar.d biohopiuiil 

4. Johii iiii;es(.f i'unkinty, by detd of settlement, recorded 
at iidinburgh i.n the 2Sth .^^ay, I'/ul, bequeathed the sum uf 
£I0U stei-li.ig to the .* agistraies a.d iViiuisteri of i Igin, for 
tbe benetit of the poor, aiu! the .sum of ctlbU tt iliug lo^ the 
Ejjiscupai cnaj.eL r,oih the legaci' s lay in the i.Hnd.s of 
tue donor s ncpiiew, loiui iniiesil Leuchars, a. id the amuusit 
recovered, iu iuhb, from his e.3tate. was £> .2, I lis. 'id. ster- 
ling, wliicii was ap^toitiuntjd as undtTj afttr deductiiig eX' 
peuses;— 



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To the Episcopal chapel - - £62 15 2 

To the poor of Elgin - - - 39 4 5 

The formei' sum now lies in the hands of the trustees of the 

chapel, and the latter (with interest amounting to £42), is 

lodged in the Savings Bank . 

4. dick's mortification. 
On the 21st December, 1719, Alexander Dick, glover in 
Elgin, mortified the sum of 1000 mei'ks Scots (£55, lis. 
l^d. sterling) to the poor of tiie town, which lies in the 
town's hands. The interest, £2, 15s. G|d., is annually 
divided among the poor at Christmas. 

5. oordom's mortification. 
Bailie Charles Gordon, Elgin, on the 22d October, 1733, 
bequeathed the sum of £200 Scots (£16, i3s. 4d. sterling) to 
the poor ot the town. The money also lies in the town's 
bands and the interest, (I63. 8d. sterling) is annually divided 
among the poor at Christmas. 

6. cramond's mortification. 
Bailie Cramond, merchant, Elgin, of date the 9th February, 
1737j bequeathed the sum of 500 merks Scots £27, 15^ 6|d. 
sterling) to the poor of the town. The money also lies in 
the hands of the town, and the interest, £1, 7s. Old. is annu- 
ally divided among the poor at Christmas, along with the 
other mortifications. 



MINISTERS OF ELGIN. 

1 The Rev. Francis Wylie. 

SSTABLISHED CHURCH } ^^^ ^^^ p j^^.^.-^ ^/^^j^j^^ 

FREE do The Rev. Alex. Topp. 

FIRST UNITED SECESSION do.... The Rev. John Pringle. 

SECOND UNITED SECESSION do.. The Rcv. Adam Lind. 

CONGREGATIONAL do The Rcv. N. M'Neil. 

BAPTIST do The Rev. William Tulloch. 

SCOTCH EPISCOPAL do TheRev. W.C . A.Maclaurln. 

ROMAN CATHOLIC do The Rev. John Forbes. 



EDUCATIONAL INSTITTTTIONS. 

Ladies^ Seminaries for Board and Educaiion — Miss 
Shand ; Miss Evershed ; Mrs Macquistan ; and Miss Helen 
M'Kinnon. 

For Female Education— Mvs Russell ; Miss Roy ; "Mrs 
Watson^ Miss Dunbar j Miss Henry; Miss Kay j and Mrs Ross. 



133 

THE ACADEMY. 

This seminary was established about 45 years ago. 
Previous to that date there were two schools in the town, 
called the Grammar and " Sang" schools, in which all the 
ordinary branches of education wore taught, la 1800, the 
magistrates added a third teacher, and divided the duties 
into three classes, allocating to each master a separate de- 
pai'tment. For that purpose new buildings y\'ere erected, 
pai'tly from the town's funds, but principally by public sub- 
scription, and the institution thus formed was designated, 
*• The Elgin Academy,"' The classical master teaches the 
Latin and Greek languages; the mathematical master 
teaches all the parts of Mathematics, Arithmetic, Booki» 
keeping, French, Natural Philosophy and Geography, and 
the English master teaches English Grammar, Heading and 
Yv"riting, 

Patrons. 
The Provost, Magistrates, and Town Council. 

Departments. Masters. Appointed 

Classical .."P^r Donald Morrison, AM.... 1845 

Assistant do Mr Jas. Watson, A.M.. 184G 

Mathematical The Rev. P. Merson 1821 

English & Writing.The Rev. J. Jenkins.., 1828 

Assistant do... Mr J. Russell... „ JC43 

Drawing .Mr J. Stiven IC35 

French...... Mr M'Phail,.... 184a 

Janitor — James Gumming, wright. 
Salaries— C\B.ssica\ master £50, Mathematical, English 
and Writing masters, each £45 per annum, from the Town 
Council. The assistants are paid by the Classical and 
English masters, and the teachers of French and Drawing 
have no salary. The janitor is paid 4d. per quarter by each 
pupil, and has a free hous^e. 

Fees. 
Latin, per quarter, 6s Od Arithmetic, per quartei* 4s Od 



Latin and Greek, do.... 7^ 6d 
Mathematics, each part 10s 6d 

French, do... iOs Gd 

Geography, per course. 2l3 Od 

Hours of Tuition — Summer session, commencing' on th'^j, 
Jst April, and ending the 3Ist Oct., 7to 9 A.?.!.., 10 a-.m-. to i r.M', 



Book-keeping,3 sets do. 2 1 s Od 
English reading, do.... 2s Od 
Reading & v/riting, do. Ss Od 
Grammar, do 2s Od 



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and 1 to 4 P.M. Wintei' session, commencing on Isi ^ 
and ending on 30th March, the hours are 9 a.m. to 12 noon, 
and 1 to 4 p.m. 

Examination — The annual examination usually takes 
place on the last Wednesday and Thursday of June, in 
presence of the Patrons, clergymen, and inhabitants of the 
town and neighbourhood ; and the prizes are delivered by 
the Provost to the successful competitors. 

Vacations — The summer vacation of six weeks com- 
mences after the examination, and the winter vacation of 
two weeks, on Christmas day^ 

Library — A library was instituted some years ago by 
public subscription aud donations of books, and is under the 
management of the masters, aided by two pupils as libra- 
rians. The library consists of books in history, biography, 
travels, voyages, and general literature. 

Frizes — The money for prizes, besides medals and 
valuable books furnished by the Edinburgh Morayshire 
Society, for the encouragement of education in the town, 
and several other prizes presented occasionally for particular 
merit, by private individuals, is raised from the following 
sources: — 

Interest of £200 left by the late Mr M'AHdrevr., £8 

Interest of £400 left by the late Dr Allan... 16 

Donation by the town of Elgin , 5 

£29 



EDUCATIONAL BEQUESTS. 

MAISONDIEU ENDOWMENT. 

The particulars of this royal grant we have already given 
in pp. 128, 129, to which we refer our readers. 

LESLIE AND BRANDEr's BEQUESTSi 

The above two bequests were both made to the Grammar 
School, as noticed in the minutes of the Town Council. On 
the 24th May, 1794, there is a state of accounts entered, 
showing that a sum of £420 sterling had been left to the 
seminary by James Leslie of Jamaica, which had been duly 
recovered, with interest, by Mr Ross of Main; and on the let 
February, 1706, we find it stated that a sum of £50 sterling, 
bequeathed by Mr Brander of London, had also been ve^' 
eeived. 



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petrie's mortification. 

John Petrie, merchant in Elgui, by deed of mortification, 
dated 12th June, 1777, disponed to the Kirk-session of Elgin 
two aughteen parts of the Greeshop lands of Elgin, the rent 
of which to be applied towards defraying the expence of the 
education of six poor orphans, or children within the parish 
of Elgin whose parents cannot afford to pay their school 
fees, for teaching them to read and write, or any other 
branches the Kirk-session might judge necessary, under 
the following conditions: — The children to be of the age of 
eight or nine years, and to enjoy the benefit for three years; 
the school-fees to be paid for each to be Is. per quarter, and 
to be sent to any public or private teacher who would agree 
to these terms; the children to be of parents living within 
the parish, who have been exemplary as good Christians, 
and those of the names of Petrie or Murdoch to be preferred. 
The donor bequeathed the balance of the rents, after pay- 
ment of school-fees and public burdens, to be expended in 
the maintenance in bed, board, washing, and clothes of the 
children, the Kirk- session having a discretionary power to 
take in girls as well as boys, and to apply the money destined 
for their education towards instructing them ia any other 
branch of industry. 

The lands are at present let at a rent of £25; but from 
that sum public and parochial burdens have to be deducted. 
dick's mortification. 

John Dick of Hart Street, Covent Garden, London, by a 
codicil to his last will, dated 12th March, 1786, bequeathed 
the^sum of £120 sterling *' to the Magistrates and Provost of 
Elgin for the time being, to be placed out at interest from 
time to time, to be paid by them and their successors for 
ever, to the Teacher of the Free Grammar School of Elgin 
for the time being; in augmentation of his salary." The 
Classical Master receives the benefit of this mortification by 
an addition to his salary of £5 more than those of the other 
Masters. 

Duncan's mortification. 

John Duncan, Bishopmill, by his will, dated 15th October, 
1 822, bequeathed to the Magistrates of the Burgh of Elgin, 
and to the Minister and Kirk-session of the parish of Alves, 
in the county of Elgin for the time being, the sum of £25 



13(5 

sterling each, in trust, to be laid out by them at interest, and 
the interest to be applied by the said Magistrates of Elgin 
and Kirk-session of Alves in defraying the expense of edu- 
cating a poor boy at each of the parish schools of Alves and 
Elghj, to be named by them respectively, for four years, iu 
the common branches of education deemed by them most 
proper for him to learn, such as reading, v/riting and ac-. 
counts." The amount effeiring to Elgin, under deduction of 
£2, 1©9. of legacy duty, is in the hands of the town, and the 
interest, £1, 2s. 6d., is annually paid for the purpose of the 
charity. 

THE MACANDREW BEQUEST. 

The late James Macandrew, Elgin, by his will, dated the 
6th September, 1822, bequeathed the sum of £200 sterling 
'' for the benefit of the Grammar or Latin School of Elgin, 
the pi'incipal to be sunk for ever, and the interest to be ap- 
plied for books or otherwise, as premiums to three boys at 
the annual public examination of the school who shall give 
the most approved specimen of their yearly progress." The 
bequest to be administered by the Grammar School Master, 
the two established Ministers, and the Provost, The amount 
is in the hands of the town, and £8 is paid of yearly interest 
for the prizes, and the successful competitors have the option 
of receiving the amount in cash or in books, &c. 

The subjoined were the prize holders at last examination : 
—George Bowie, College, son of the Rev. M. Bowie, of 
Madras; Jas. Coull, son of Mr William Coull, Sheriffmill ; 
and Alexander Marquis, son of Mrs Marquis, West Park, 
Elgin. 

DS Allan's bequest. 

The late John Allan, M.D., H.E.I.C.S., a native of Elgin, 
by his will dated 30th April, 1833, bequeathed to the Chief 
Magistrate of Elgin and the several Teachers of the Aca- 
demy, in succession, as Trustees, the sum of £400 sterling, 
to be lent out on heritable security, for the purpose of estab- 
lighicg, from the annual proceeds, three annual prizes in the 
Academy, to be payable on the 30th December yearly, being 
the anniversary of his birthday, equally among three pupils, 
one in each of the Latin, Mathematical, and English classes, 
who shall be found at the annual examination best to merit 
a prize on account of profieieney in their respective studies. 



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No pupil to receive the prize two years for one branch, and 
a preference to be given to pupils of the name of " Allan." 
The pi'ize to be called " Allan's Reward of Merit ;" and a 
regular record of prize holders to be kept, and their names 
advertised. The bequest came into operation in December, 
1837, when the sum of £1G sterling, being the annual inte- 
rest, was divided into three prizes. 

The following were the successful competitors, last year : — • 
Classics— James N. Bell, son of the late Dr Bell, Forres j 
Mathematics — Malcolmson Morrison, son of Mr George 
Morrison, nurseryman, Pinefieldj UngUsh—Jsimes N. Bell 
Forres. 



TRADES' SCHOOL. 

This seminary was established in 1824, under the patron- 
age of the Six Incorporated Trades, for the education of the 
children of their class, and the public in j::;eneral, in Lan- 
guages, Mathematics, English Reading, Writing, &c. Aa 
excellent class-room, with house and garden for the teacher, 
was built a few years ago, by public subscription, aided by a 
grant of £120 from Parliament. The teacher has no other 
emolument than his school fees. 

The number of scholars average about 80. The school is 
annually examined by the Ministers, Magistrates, and Con- 
venery of the town; and prizes, furnished by the Edinburgh 
Morayshire Mechanics' Society, are awarded to the best 
scholars. There are vacations of three weeks in July, and 
two weeks at Christmas. 

Teacher — Mr George Mackenzie, appointed in Sept. 184G« 
Fees. 

Reading and writing (half -day,) per quarter Is 6d 

Reading, writing, and arithmetic (half-day,) do.. . 2s Od 

Reading (whole day,) per do 2s Od 

Reading and writing, do. do 2s 6d 

Arithmetic, grammar, reading, writing, and geo- 
graphy, do, do 3s Od 

Latin, including the above, do 5s Od 

Greek, do. do 5s Od 

Book-keeping, do. do 6s Od 

Mathematics do. do , 5s Od 

Private School. 
Teacher m^GeorgQ Crawford. 



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Dancing Schools. 

Classes for dancing and calisthenics are annually opened 
in the Assembly Rooms. Tei-ms, 21s. for the whole course, 
and 12s. 6d. for half course. 

Teachers — John Lowe, Perthj and Mrs Alexander, Aber- 
deen, 

Classes are also opened during the winter months by Jas. 
Geddes, teacher of dancing. 

Singing Master — Wna. J. P. Kidd, teacher of vocal music. 

Fees — Town and country classes, 2s. each per month. If 
above 40 pupils, Is. 6d. ; at 100 and upwards, Is. per do. 



THE ELGIN INSTITUTION, 

FOR THE SUPPORT OF OLD AGE AND THE EDUCATION OF YOUTH, 

This charity was founded and endowed by a native of 
Elgin, the late Major-General Andrew Anderson, H.E.I.C.S., 
who, by his will, dated the 23d Nov., 1815, bequeathed his 
large fortune, amounting to £70,000, under the burden of 
throe annuities, one of £100, and two of £200, for educa- 
tional and charitable purposes. The institution consists of 
(1.) an hospital for the maintenance of indigent men and 
■women, not under 65 years of age ; persons from the burgh 
to be preferred, failing their application, those from the 
parish, and failing both, applicants from any part of the 
county. (2.) A school of industry, for the maintenance and 
education of poor male and female children, and afterwards 
for placing them as apprentices to some ti'ade or occupation. 
(3.) A free school, for the education ©f such male and female 
children whose parents are in narrow circumstances, though 
still able to maintain and clothe them, to be taught by a 
master and mistress. 

The free school was opened on the 4th Oct. 1831, and the 
average number of children attending it is from 200 to 300. 

The hospital and school of industry was opened on the 5th 
June, 1833. There are 5 old men and 5 old women in the 
former, and 19 boys and 14 girls in the latter, selected from 
every parish of the county, in proportion to the population. 
In both the number has been about the same since the 
•apening. 

Trustees. 
The Sheriff-depute of the county. 



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The Sheriff-substitute of the county. 
The Provost or Chief Magistrate of the burgh. 
The two Established Ministers of the town. 
The Moderator of the Presbytery of Elgin. 
Physician — James Stephen, M.D. 
Clerk and Registrar — George Gatherer, writer, Elgin. 

Treastirer — Wm. Grant, accountant. 
Gardener — Alex. Skene. Hair-dresser — Jas. Sutherland. 
Porter — Eobert Mitchell. 

TEACHERS, &C. 

School of Industry — R®v. John Eddie, house governor and 
teacher. 

Female Teacher — Miss Simpson. Matron — Miss Cassie. 

Free School Teachers — Mr and Mrs Martin. 

Salaries — House governor and teacher, £55 ; female 
teacher, £20; matron, £40 — all with maintenance and lodg- 
ing in the institution ; teachers of free school, £75, with a 
house attached ; physician, £20 ; registrar, £20 ; treasurer, 
£15; gardener, £24; with house attached; porter, £20, with 
house attached ; hairdresser, £4. 

The School of Industry is examined annually on the 1st 
June, by the trustees, in presence of a number of the clergy- 
men and respectable inhabitants, and the annual meeting of 
the trustees is also held that day. The ordinary meetings 
take place for the institution quarterly, on the first Tuesdays 
of March, June, September, and December, and for the Free 
School on the first Tuesday of every month. 

The Free School is annually examined on the last Tuesday 
of August; after Avhich there is a vacation of six weeks. 

The annual revenue of the institution is £1313, 43, lid., 
and the expenditure for last year is stated at £1271, lis. Id., 
including a sum of £128, 7s. 2d. for board and clothes to 
boys, who, after being educated in the institution, were ap- 
prenticed to some trade or profession. 

INFANT SCHOOL. 
This establishment was opened on the 19th September, 
1832, and has since been supported principally by the libe- 
rality of a few ladiee and gentlemen in the town and neigh- 
bourhood. A few years ago, a commodious school-room 
with suitable accommodation for the teacher, was built, by 



140 

subscription, aided by a grant of £160 from Government. 
The number of children, from two to seven years of age, in 
attendance, is about 140, Avho pay a weekly fee of Ihd each, 
■which, with a salary of £12 raised by voluntary subscription, 
and a free house, is the whole of the teacher's emoluments. 

The children are annually examined by the managers and 
clergy of the town, in presence of their parents and others 
interested in infant education, in the middle of June, and a 
vacation of three weeks is then given. 

Patroness — Her Grace the Duchess of Gordon. 

President— ^Rear- Admiral Duff of Drummuir. 

Committee of Management — Mrs Admiral Duff, Mrs Dr 
Gordon, Darlston Cottage, Mrs Middlton, Mrs Dudgeon, Mrs 
Bowie, College, Mrs Arthur, Duff, Mrs M'Neil, Miss Shand, 
Miss Catherine Forsyth, Misses M'Kenzie, West Villa, 
Misses Milne, Miss Johnston, Newmill, Rev. Mr Gentle, 
Alves, Rev. Francis VVylie, Elgin, Rev. Adam Lind, Elgin, 
and Hugh Gordon, Esq., Torr House. 

Secretaries — The Rev. Messrs N. M'Neil, Alex. Topp, 
and W. C. A. Maclaurin. 

Treasurer — Alex. Johnston, manufacturer, Newmill. 

Teacher— A\qx. Davidson. 

Female Attendant — Mrs Cameron, 



GRAY'S HOSPITAL. 

This institution was erected and endowed by the munifi- 
cent bequest of £20,000 made by the late Alexander Gray, 
surgeon on the Bengal Establishment, who, by his will, dated 
at Calcutta the 4th August, 1807, bequeathed the above sum 
for the establishment of an hospital for the benefit of the sick 
poor of the town and county. The hospital was opened for 
the reception of patients in 1819. The average number ad- 
mitted during a year is about 300, and the average number 
in the house at one time is 35. About 750 out-patients an- 
nually receive medicines and advice at the hospital. Hours 
of attendance of physicians, from twelve to one, p.m. 

The interest of a sum of £4000, left by Dr Gray on the 
death of his wife, for a new church, not being required for 
that purpose, has been applied for the purposes of the 
hospital. 

Tlie reventie for 1845-0 was £847, 2s. 7d., and the ex- 



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penditure £918, 8s. lOkl; showing jvti excess of expenditure 
over revenue of £71, 6s. 3 Ad., occasioned by the increased 
number of patients, and the consequent additional expense of 
food and medicines, and by repairs made on the buildings. 

Trustees. 
The Hon. Sir Archibald Dunbar of Northfield, Bart. 
(the only trustee named ia the donor's will now 
alive.) 
The Member of Parliament for the county. 
The Sheriif of the County. 
The two Established Clergymen of the town. 
Archd. Dunbar, yr. of Northfield. 
Colonel James Brander of Pitgaveny. 
Alexander Brander of Springfield. 
John LawsoH of Chapelton, banker, Elgin, 
Alexander Forteath of Newton. 
Patrick Cameron, sheriff-substitute of Elgin, and 
Rev. Alex. Walker, Minister of Urquhart. 
Physicians — John Paul, M.D., and Alexander Cruick- 
shank, M.D. 

House Surgeon — Alex. Ingram, Surgeon. 
Cler^k and Treasurer — Patrick Duff, town-clerk. 
Matron — Mrs McDonald. 
Salaries — Physicians, L.50 each, per annum; House-sur- 
geon, with bed, board, and washing, L.31, 10s. per annum; 
Matron, with do., L.16, per do. ; Clerk and Treasurer, L.21, 
per do. 

Meetings —The Trustees meet quarterly on the first Tues- 
days of March, June, September, and December. 

Admission — Patients admitted on certificate of Trustees, 
Parish Ministers, or two elders. 

OLD maids' charity. 

Dr Gray also bequeathed the annual interest of £2000 
for the use of reputed old maids in the town, daughters 
of respectable but decayed families, the amount to be 
placed in the British Funds, and the annual interest to be 
remitted to the Provost and Town Council, who, on receipt 
thereof, have to pay the same to the two clergymen and phy- 
sicians, to be distributed by them to the proper objects. 
Another sum of £1000 was left for the same object on tho 
death of Mrs Gray, which took place a few years ago. 



142 

PAUPER LUNATIC ASYLUM. 

A pauper lunatic asylum, including the necessary 
accomraodation for keepers and servants, was built in 
1834, by a voluntary assessment of £850 on the land- 
owners of the connty. The buildings have since been con- 
siderably enlarged, and there are at present 27 patients, 
male and female, in the asylum. The establishment is con- 
ducted in connection with Gray's Hospital, and is supported 
by the interest of £1200, subscribed for the purpose, and a 
board of £12 per annum, paid for each patient, by the 
parishes who send them. In addition to which a bequest of 
£50 has been left to it by the late Miss Cuming of Black- 
hills. The revenue of last year amounted to £362 12s Id, 
and the expenditure to £440 18s showing an excess of ex- 
penditure over revenue, occasioned by the erection of addi- 
tional accommodation, of £78 6s lid. 
Directors. 

For Life — 'The Earl of Moray ; the Earl of Seafield*; 
Sir Wm. G. G. Gumming, Bart.; the Provost of Forres, and 
Major C. L. Gumming Bruce, M.P. 

For Comity — Alex. Lawson, Oldmills; Peter Brown, 
Linkwood; Alex. Sutherland, Shempston; P. B. Ainslie of 
St Colme; George Gatherer, writer, and the Trustees of 
Gray's Hospital. 

Honorary Directors — Isaac Forsyth, late bookseller, and 
Alex. Brodie Spark, New Holland. 

Ex-officio — The Convener of the county. Provost of Elgin, 
and Moderators of the Presbyteries of Llgin, Forres, Aber- 
Eethy, and Abeilour. 

For Subscribers — John M'Kimmie, leather merchant, 
James Wilson, proprietor, James Petrie, Merchant, James 
Grant, banker, and the Convener of the Trades of 
Elgin. 

Physicians — John Paul, M.D., and Alex. Cruickshank, 
M.D. Surgeon — Alex. Ingram. 

Male and Female Keepers — Mr and Mrs M'Lennan. 

Salaries — The Physicians and Surgeon attend gratui- 
tously ; Male and Femal® keepers, £36 per annum, with bed, 
board, &c. 

Admission — Patients admitted on certificates of parish 
minister, two elders, and medical attendant, and by Sheriff's 
warrant. 



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THE GUILDRY CHARITY FUND. 

This charitable institution was established in 1714. In & 
meeting of guild brethren,held on the 2d February of that 
year, at which James Charles, dean of guild, with his asses- 
ssrs, \Vm. Ross, bailie; John Gordon, treasurer; James 
Innes, senior, merchant; and John Duff, merchant, were 
present, the dean of guild brought forward a scheme for the 
settlement of a fund for the maintenance of decayed guild 
brethren, whereby the subscribers voluntarily bound them- 
selves to pay six shillings, Scots money, quarterly^ towards 
said fund, which subscriptions were allowed to accumulate 
for seven years without any pai't of them being applied for 
the purposes of the charity. From this small beginning the 
society gradually acquired considerable wealth in heritable 
property and cash, although the number of contributors was 
never very large. The entry-money has been raised at 
various times from £1 each to the amount at present exacted, 
jG40 sterling ; but the quarter-pennies are still the same. 
Present number of members, 38. 

The pre-^ent rental is £392 sterling, from which the sum 
of £275 sterHng is at present divided among twenty-three 
decayed members, widows, and sons and daughters of de- 
cayed members, who are paid quarterly, on the 1st of 
February;, May, August, and 20th November. A decayed 
member receives from £10 to £15; a widow, £13 to £16; 
and a aon or daughter from £5 to £10 each, per annum. 

The laws of the society have undergone several changes 
as to the admission of members since its institution; and by 
the present code, no person can be admitted uidess he is a 
merchant burgess and guild brother, and under forty years 
of age* The eldest son of a member is admitted free on 
coming of age, and the second and younger sons on the 
payment of £4 sterling. 

The annual meeting takes place on the second Saturday 
of November, when the office-bearers are elected, applica- 
tions for the benefit of, and admission to, the fund are dis- 
cussed, and all other business transacted. 

President —James Petrie, merchant. 
Manaffers. 



Alex. Forteath of Newton 

Robert, Young, writer, 

J. M'KJoimie, leather mereht. 



Alex. Brander, bankor. 
Patrick Duff, town-clerk. 
James Culbard, North Street- 



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Treasurer— J. Russeil, mGrchant, Clerk-~K Brown, writer 
Officer — James Skeon, 



MORTIFICATIONS UNDER TEE MANAGEMENT 
OF THE GUILDRY CHARITY FUND. 

I. BSACO'S MORTIFICATIOK. 

This mortification was made by the Right Hon. William 
Lord Braco, only lawful son and heir of William Duff of 
Dipple, and grandfather of the present Earl of Fife. By 
disposition of date the 17th April, 1729, Lord Braco disponed 
to and in farour of the Provost, Magistrates, and Dean of 
Guild, and Treasurer of the bargh for the time being, "all 
and haill thirteen crofts of land, lying contignoua together 
on the south side of the burgh of Elgin, betvviKt the crofts 
of land called St Catherine's Crofts at the west, and one 
croft of land belonging to Kenneth M'Kenzie, apothecary, 
at the east, with the taills of land thereto belonging, bound- 
ed,'' &c. The reason as well as the purpose of the grant 
are specially stated in the deed; and while thej'^ both exhibit 
a praiswortby instance of benevolence and charity on the 
part of the right lion, donor, the former cannot but excite 
admiration at th® truly honourable feelings which prompted 
him to the generous act. " For as much as my said deceased 
father having died in the month of May, 1722 years, did out 
of a pious and charitable intestion sometime before his death, 
verbally order me to give for the benefit of decayed 
merchants within the burgh of Elgin, the sum of one 
thousand merks Scots money, the interest of which sum 
having run on without any payment or annual dividend, 
and v/ill be current nntil the term of payment hereafter 
mentioned, which was retained with a view to augment the 
yearly interest, so as it should be sufficient to maintain ane 
honest decayed merchant, a residenter and burgess of 
Elgin; aad I being most willing to implement my father's 
will, therefore, and for the glory of God, and from pure 
pi'inciples of charity, to have given, granted, doted and 
mortified," &c. The object of the mortification, as will 
appear from the above Qxtracts, wa^s forth© ma.intcnance of 
" ane honest poor and decayed merchant burgesa and guild 
brother, resident within the town of Elgin;" and it is 
specially provided that the person presented " be a man of 



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honest life and conversation, and a Protestant, who frequents 
the ordinances and pubUc worship." His Lordship reserved 
the right of presentation to himself during" his lifetime, and 
afterwards to be exercised by his heirs or anj- person whom 
he might appoint; and in the event of their not presenting a 
qualitied person within six months after a vacancy, the right 
jure devoluto fell to the Dean of Guild and managers of the 
Guildry Charity Fund for the time being, to whom was also 
committed the whole management of the mortification. The 
term of entry to the lands was with crop 1730, the rental of 
which was £44 Scots, or £3, 13s. 4d. sterling. In 1830 the 
rents amounted to £27, 13s. 2d sterling, but they have since 
eonsiderably fallen, being at present only £23, 5s. sterling, 
which, after deducting miaisters' stipend, &;c., leaves a clear 
annuity of about £20 sterling. 

The present incumbent is David Christie, shoemaker, pre- 
sented 21st Nov., 1828. 

2. BAILIE LAING's MORTIFICATJON. 

On the 3d May, 1775, John Laing, Over Manbeen, and 
sometime one of the magistrates of Elgin, disponed in favour 
of the Provost, Bailies, Treasurer, and Dean of Guild, for 
th® time being, a park of land, commonly called " Laing's 
Cat-tails," lying in the wards of Elgin, the rents of which 
he ordained to be applied for the maintenance of " ane de- 
cayed merchant Burgess and Guild brother,'* and the 
nearest relation of the donor resident within the county has 
the right of Patronage. The management of the funds is 
vested in the Managers and Treasurer of the Guildry 
Charity Fund. The patronage was last exercised by the 
Magistrates and Town Council. 

In 1775 when the charity first came into operation, the 
rent was £4 sterling. The land is at present held by the in- 
cumbent, and is sublet by him at an annual rent of £7, 7s 
with payment of public burdens. 

The present incumbent is William Russell, merchant, ap- 
pointed in 1832. 

3. Hutchison's bequest. 

Alexander Hutchison, sometime merchant in Edinburgh, 
by his will, dated the 26th v^ugust, 1820, bequeathed the sum 
of £1000 sterhng to the Guildry Charity Fund, under the 
burden of an annuity of £30 per annum to Misses .Janet and 
Christian Stephen, and on© of £20 per annum to Miss Mary 
Hutcheon, Elgin, during their lives. The above annuities 



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were tcgularly paid several years before any part of tlid 
legacy was received, and only about £900 was ultimately re- 
covered. Only one of the annuitants, Miss Christian Stephen^ 
is now alive. 

THE INCORPORATED TRADES. 

These incorporations consist of members of the hammcP- 
inan, glover, tailor, shoemaker, weaver, and square wright 
trades, and received their rights from the Town Council by 
Charter, dated the 5th October, 1657s by which the mode 
of election of office-bearers was regulated, and the exclusive 
privilege of carrying on any of the above-mentioned trades 
granted to all the members of each incoi'poration. The 
members of each trade meet at Michaelmas annually, and 
elect a deacon and boxmaster, and a convener for the whole 
body; and, besides the sis incorporations, there is a con- 
Yenery, consisting of eighteen members— the acting six 
deacons and six boxmasters, with the six old deacons. The 
Act 9th Victoria, cap. \7, passed on 14th May, 1846, has, 
however, abolished the exclusive privileges of these, as well 
as all other incorporations, and they may now be said to be 
extinct as such. During last year the several crafts have 
been making every exertion to dispose of their heritable 
property, with a view to a division of their funds, and a 
©onsiderable portion of it has already been sold. One of 
them — th® tailors— having realised their funds, have 
divided them among the members, reserving their interest 
of £100 in the Lossiemouth Hai-bour Company, and the in- 
come arising from their share of the Convenery property to 
meet allowances to v/idows, &c. &c. 

THH gonvenbrt. 
This body has the management of valuable house proper ty^ 
and land in the immediate neighbourhood of the town^ 
yielding an annual rental of about £165 sterling, which sum, 
under deduction of the expenses of management, is divided 
equally among the six incorporations, and forms part oi 
their funds for the support of widows, sick, and decayed 
members, and for other charitable purposes. 

Convener — William Paterson, house-carpenter. 
Collector — J. G. Brown, writer. Clerk — A. Brown, writer^ 

HAMMERMEN. 

Dtiacon^Joh-R Machattie. Boxmaster — Wm. Clark. 



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Clerk — Alexander Brown, writer. 

GLOVERS. 

Deacon — James Smith, jun. Boxmaster — Wm. Bowie. 
Clerk — Alexander Brown, writer. 

TAILORS. 

Deacon — James Gatherer. Boxmaster — George Phimister. 
Clerk — Alex. Cooper, writer. 

SHOEMAKERS. 

Deacon — James Duncan. Boxmaster — David Sim. 
Cfer/c —Patrick Cameron, sheriff-substitute 

WEAVERS. 

Deacon — Alex. Christie. Boxmaster — John Russell, jun. 
Clerk — Alexander Brown, writer. 

SQUARE-WRIGHTS. 

Deacon — "Wm. Paterson. Boxmaster Sohn M'Kenzie. 
Clerk — ii lesander Brown, writer. 

ELGIN LADIES' SOCIETY, 

FOR PROMOTING INDUSTRY AMONG THE POOR. 

This Society was established in 1830, and gives employ- 
ment to aged and infirm females, in knitting, sewing, and 
spinning; and the articles manufactured are sold by private 
bargain, by the managers, at the ware-room. It is supported 
by the proceeds of these sales, and annual subscriptions. An 
annual meeting is held about the 1 st January. 

Patroness — Lady Dunbar of Northfield. 

Preses — Rev. N. M'Neil. 

Managing Committee. 



Mrs Major Duff, Ladyhill 
Mrs Gordon, Darliston 
Mrs Inglis, Southfield 



Mrs Middleton 

Miss Grant, Prospect Lodge 

Miss Johnston, Newraill. 



Secretaries — Miss Grant, Prospect Lodge j Miss Inglis, 
Southfield; and the Rev. Francis Wylie. 
Treasurer — John G. Cameron, banker. 
Officer — Duncan Graham. 

ELGIN LADIES' BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION, 
Established in 1841, 

For the purpose of supplying the poor of the town with 
blankets and warm clothing during the winter, and is sup- 
ported by voluntary subscription. There were 100 blankets, 
45 petticoats, and 25 flannel jackets given out last year. 



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Commiffee — Mrs Gordon, Darliston Cottage, Mrs Grant 
Forsyth, Mrs Gillan, Mrs Culbard, Miss Dunbar, Northfield, 
Miss Johnston, Nevvraill, Miss H. Milne, Miss 0. Forsyth, 
Misses Law, Miss Robertson, Miss Jamiraa Grant. 

Secretary — Mrs Arthur Duff. Treasurer — Miss M. Duff. 



ELGIN NATIONAL-SECURITY PAVINGS' BANK. 
This admirable institution was established in 1815, and, in 
1&36, the trustees and managers took the advantage of the 
Act of Parliament for the investment of the money deposited 
in the hands of the Commissioners fur the Reduction of the 
National Debt, by which a higher rate of interest was ob- 
tained, and the benefits of the bank considerably extended. 
Under the former system the amount deposited did not ex- 
ceed £6000 ; but the amount lodged is now upwards of 
£25,000. There are branch banks in connection with it at 
Garmouth, Hopeman, Rothes, and Fochabers, at each of 
which a considerable amount of business is transacted. The 
following table exhibits a state of the transactions up to 25th 
November last : — 



Banks. 


1o 

> O 

'i- 

1176 

145 

41 

103 

86 

1551 
1545 

6 


•g.2 

M o 
CJCO 


1 




I 
1 


Principal. 


Interest. 


Amount. 


Central Bank 

Spey mouth Bran. 
Hopeman 


£ S. D. 

19659 17 9 
1619 1 6 

708 9 4 
1330 3 4 

973 5 11 


£ S. D. 

529 1 6 
44 12 3 
19 15 11 
36 5 8 
25 16 1 


£ S. D. 

20188 19 3 
1663 13 8 

728 5 3 
1366 9 

999 2 


Rothes 


Fochabers 




Total 


24290 17 9 
24681 9 4 


655 11 5 
664 1 

10 9 7 


24946 9 2 
26346 10 4 


Last year 

Increase 

Dinriinution ., 




.390 11 7 


400 1 2* 



* Ths above-mentioned diminution of L.1089, 188. falls 
to be diminished bjr the am@uBt of interest recsired during 
the j«ar; so that the actual dinainiitioD is odIt L.400, Is. 
2d., as stated above. 



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Average amount of each account, £16, ts. 8d. 

President — Patrick Cameron, sheriff-substitute. 

Trustees — Pat. Cameron, sheriff-substitute ; John MKim- 

mie, leather merchant ; Rev. Alex. Walker of Urquhartj 

John Jack, merchant ; and Colonel R. Ray, Bishopmill. 

Managers. 



James Mollis, writer 
Wm. Murdoch, do. 
Alex. Duncan, banker 
Rev. P. J. Mackie 
Robert Young, writer 
David Macbean, chemist 
John G. Brown, writer 
James Allan, bookseller 
John M'Kimmie, leather mer- 
chant 
John Jack, merchant 
Wm. Grant, accountant 
Arthur Duff, sheriff-clerk 



James Young, brewery 

James Johnston, Newmill 

Wm. Jack, North Street 

Bailie Chalmers 

Henry Arnot, West Brewery 

Provost Wilson 

Rev. Francis Wylie 

Bailie Walker 

John Johnsten, merchant 

Dr Robb 

Wm. Grigor, writer 

Robt. Cruickshank, chemist 

Alex. Cay, corn-merchant. 



James Grant, banker 

Actuaries — Rev. P. Merson, James Jenkins, and Mr D. 
Mori'ison, of the Academy. 

Treasurers — R. & W. Brander, bankers. 
Auditors — John G, Cameron, and Jas. Gumming, writers. 

Officer — William Ingram. 
Meetings — On the second and last Saturday of each month, 
at half-past six o'clock, evening, in the Museum, opposite the 
Little Cross. 



THE STOTFIELD AND LOSSIEMOUTH HARBOUR 
COMPANY. 

INCORPORATED BY ACT OF PARLIAMENT, 25tH JULY, 1834. 

In 1834, measures were adopted for constructing the pre- 
sent admirable harbour at Stotfield Point, distant 5| miles 
from Elgin. A Joint Stock Company was soon thereafter 
formed, and a capital of upwards of £11,000, in shares of 
£20 each, subscribed. An Act of Parliament having been 
obtained, the harbour was erected by Mr Bremner of Wick, 
from a plan of his own. It was founded by Colonel Brander 
of Pitgaveny, with masonic honours, on the 15th June, 1837, 



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and opened on the 1st October, 1830, In consequence of 
the increased traffic, a large addition ;^has just been made to 
the inner basin, and the north quay extended 115 feet to- 
wards the sea, which will render it one of the safest and 
easiest entered harbours on the coast. Expense of additions 
about £4200. The fii'st let of the shore and anchorage dues, 
for one year, took place, by public roup, on the 8th Febru- 
ary, 1840, when they were struck out at £450 

In 1841, for two years, at an annual rent of 753 

In 1843, for do. do 852 

In 1845, for do. do » 1023 

The annual general meeting of the Company takes place on 
the first Saturday of February, when a state of the funds is 
submitted, along with a report of the proceedings of the 
Directors during the preceding year, and a dividend de- 
clared. The number of Directors is twenty-one, of whom 
three are elected by the Town Council, three by Colonel 
Brander of Pitgaveny, one by the late James Earl of Fife's 
Trustees, and the remaining fourteen by the other share- 
holders. One-third go out annually by rotation, and are 
either re-elected or others are appointed in their room at 
the general meeting in February. 

Capital of the Company paid up to 1st Feb. 1843. ..£11,120 
To which add the amount borrowed 7,000 

Total capital £18,120 

The shareholders receive annually a dividend of four per 
cent. 

Depth of water at entrance, at low water spring tides, 
under 4 feet; rise of tide at springs, 11 feet ; neaps, 8 feet, 
and sometimes 2 feet more. The Duke of Richmond, steamer, 
plying between Leith and Inverness, from about 1st March 
to 30th November, calls off the port every Wednesday 
morning, on her way to Inverness, and every Friday morn- 
ing, on her return to Leith, landing, and taking on board 
passengers, goods, and cattle. 

BOAED OF DIRECTORS. 

Chairman — Peter Brown of Dunkinty. 
Provost Wilson ; Bailie Ferguson; Convener Paterson ; 
Colonel James Brander of Pitgaveny; George Gatherer, 
writer, Elgin; Dr Wm. Geddes, Biackhills ; Alex. Forteath 



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of Newton; Capt. James Stewart of Lesmurdle; Alexander 
Sutherland, Shempston; James Petrie, merchant; George 
M' William, Sheriffston ; James Grant, writer ; James Smith, 
Bishopmill; Robert Lamb, merchant ; Bailie Walker; Francis 
Gordon, flour merchant ; Wm. Aires, Elgin ; Alex. Russell, 
Courant Office; Alex. Young, Brewery; and Captain Tod, 
R.N., Lossiemouth. 

Clerk — Patrick Duff, town- clerks 

Treaswer — The Commercial Bank, Elgin. 



RATES OF SHORE-DUES 



Ass or mule Is 

Ballast, f> ton... 

Bark, oak, ^ ton 2 

Barrels, empty, !|> bar. 

Barrels, full, ^ do 

Beef or pork, ^ cwt.. 

Bones,^ton 1 

Butter,^ cwt.. 

Carriages. ^ B.B 

Cattle — bulls, cows, 

and oxen, each 1 

Calres, do 

Causeway, dressed, ^ 

ton 

Do.rubble,^ton... 

Cheese, ^ ton 3 

Coals, Scotoh, ^ ton.. 1 
Do. English, smithy, 

per two bushels 

Corn and meal, barley 
and bigg, beans, 
pease, malt, oats, 
rye, and wheat, ^ 

quarter 

Eggs, ^ B.B e 

Flour, JP' sack 

Glass, ^ B.B 

Hardware, hats, ^BB. 
Horses 2 



Si 

4 

41 

4 

4 





EXPORTED AND IMPOE,TED. 

Iron— bar, plate, bolt, 

and rod, ^ ton S 

Do. foz'ged, do 3 4 

Do. made work, do.... 5 

Leather, ^ cwt 3 

Lime, ^ 2 imp. bush.. Of 

Lambs, &c 2 

Oatme. ^ 10 stones... 1| 
Passengers' luggage, 

^B.B 4^ 

Pavement, ^ ton 6 

Pony, under 12 hands.. I 

Pigs, 3 

Sheep, 3 

Sugar — raw, ^ ton... 2 8 

Do. refined, do 5 4 

Salt, ^bushel Ot 

Salmon, ^ ton 3 4 

Seeds— clover, ^ cwt. 2 
Do. rye-grass, ^ 8 

bush 4i 

Slates, ^ 1000 3 

Spirits, foreign, ^ 50 

gallons 1 4 

Do. home lO 

Stones — rubble, hewn, 
rough ashler, ^ 

£100 60 

Tallow, ^ ton 3 Q 



162 



Tea, ^80 lbs 9 

Wood, all kinds, r^£l 6 



Wool, raw, ^ 80 lbs. 4| 
Do. combed, ^100 do. 4^ 



TONNAGE-DUTIES. 



^ regd. Ton. 

Vessels entering for 
safety or conveni- 
ence , Os 3d 

"With carg., or to load 3| 

For safety, &c. during 
a foreign voyage.... 4 

To load or unload, to or 
from a foreign port.. G 

Foreign vessels enter- 
ing for safety 1 

Do. to load or unload.. 1 



^ regd. Ton. 
Vessels landing or load- 
ing goods, passen- 
gers, or touching at 
the harbour, ^ ton 
Herring boats, each, 

per season 7 

Boat, under 20 tons... I 

Under 30.. ' 1 

Above 30, same charges as 
I coasting vessels. 



Rates of Pilotage. 



Vessels under 

20 

30 

40 

60 

60 

70 

80 

90 

100 



120 



1st Boat, 

5s ..., 

8s .... 

lis .... 

133 .... 

153 .... 

17b .... 

183 .... 

19s ..., 

20s .... 

22s .... 



2d Boat, 
. 4s 
. 63 

. 8s 
. 93 

. lOs 

. lis 

. 133 

. 14s 

. 16s 

. 17s 



Vessels under 1st Boat, 2d Hoat, 

140 25s 188 

160 27s 20s 

And so on in proportion. 

Removing to either har- 
bour, half dues. 

Each vessel communicating 
with shore, 2s. 6d. 

Passengers landed. Is. j 
children, 6d. each. 



Tacksman-^'RohQTt Brander, shipping agent. 
Harbour Master — Capt. Tod, R.N. 



COVESEA SKERRIES LIGHT-HOUSE, 
Erected in 1845, and vras first lighted on 15th May last. 
It is a revolving light, and gradually attains its brightest 
state once every minute, and then as gradually declines, until, 
to a distant observer, it totally disappears. From W. by 
N. i N. to S.E. by E. i- E., the light is of the natural ap- 
pearance ; but from S.E. by E. ^ E. to S.E. \ S. it is 
coloured red. The lantern is 160 feet above the sea-l®veL 
Keeper — William Baird. 



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THE ELGIN GAS LIGHT COMPANY. 

ESTABLISHED IN 1830. 

The capital stock of the Company (as now increased) is 
£5000, divided into shares of £11, 10s. each. An annual 
dividend, at the rate of 5 per cent., is paid to the share- 
holders, and the surplus has hitherto been used in extending 
the works ; but in consequence of the greatly increased con- 
sumpt, large additions are being built, at an expense of 
about £1500, The annual meeting takes place in June for 
the election of Directors and other business. 
Directors. 
Chairman — John Lawson of Chapelton, banker, Elgin. 



William Grigor, writer 
William Chalmers 
William Grant, accountant 
Provost James Wilson 
James Smith, Bishopmill 
Wm. Anderson, Lossie Wynd 



Alex. Russell, Courant Office 
Geo. Robertson, banker 
A. Si vowright, Lossie Wynd 
John Kay, Bishopmill, and 
The Deacon of the Tailor 
Incorporation. 



Secretary and Treasurer — James Mellis, writer. 
Manager — William Taylor, tinsmith. 
Price of Gas — 10s. per 1000 cubic feet, and from Is. 6d. 
to 2s. 6d. for the use of a meter. 

Salaries — Manager, £34, and Secretary and Treasurer, 
£15 per annum. 

THE ELGIN JOINT-STOCK WATER COMPANY.. 

This Cenipany was established on the 7th November, 1843. 
The capital amounts to £2300 sterling, in shares of £10 
each; and a dividend of 5 per cent, has boen paid to the 
shareholders. 

Directors. 
Chairman — Patrick Cameron, sheriflp-substitute. 



Alex. Forteath of Newton. 
Provost Wilson. 
George Robertson, banker. 
William Grigor, writer. 



James Petrie, merchant. 
John Walker, merchant. 
James Mellis, writer. 
Robt. Cruickshanks, chemist. 



Clerk and Treasurer —3a.mQs Grant, banker, salary, £15. 
Manager — John Roy, plumber, salary, £30. 

RATES. 

All occupying premises rented or valued under £5, four-- 
pence per £l. 



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All occupying premises rented or valued at £5 and under 
£10, sixpence per £1. 

Do. do. at £10 and under £1.5, ninepence per £1; and 

Do. do. at £15 and upwards, Is per £1. 

A Proprietor having water for several Tenants renting; 
small houses in streets or lanes, 4d. per £l upon the gross 
amount of their rents. 

The rate of charge upon Public Institutions, Manufac- 
turers, and others requiring more than an ordinary supply 
of water, is fixed by special agreement. 

Consumers are at the expense of bringing the water from 
the main pipes to their premises, which costs about Is. 3d. 
per yard. 

ELGIN AND MORAYSHIRE SCIENTIFIC 
ASSOCIATION. 

This asssociation was established in 1836, and consists of 
about 100 members, who pay a yearly contribution of 5s. each. 

An elegant hall, of Italian style of architecture, was 
erected three years ago by subscription, at a cost of about 
£1000 sterling. The museum contains a variety of curious 
and ancient articles, as also excellent collections of speci- 
mens in the geological, mineralogical, zoological, botanical, 
and conchological departments, besides about 1000 coins of 
gold, silver, and copper. 

The Museum is open every day to the inspection of mem- 
bers and their friends, free of charge. Admission to stran- 
gers 6d. each. 

The anniversary meeting takes place about the 20th 
January . 

President — John Lawson of Chapelton. 
Committee of Management. 

Eear-Adra.Duffof Drummuir James Petrie, merchant. 
Isaac Forsyth, bookseller. j Rev. F. Wylie, Elgin. 
Rev. George Gordon, minister Jas. Grant, Prospect Lodge. 

of Eirnie. ; Dr Geddes, Blackhills. 

Rev. W. C. A. M*Lauria. John G. Cameron, banker. 
Trinity Chapel. ' 

Secretary— Vairic^ Duff, toarn-clerk. 

Treasurer — James Johnston, Newmill. 

Librarian — James Curaming, writer. 



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Curator 0/ 3Iiiseum — John Martin, teacher. 
Officer — William Ingram, turner. 
Miectioyi of Members — New members are proposed at a 
ttieeting, and admitted on payment of the annual subscrip- 
tion. 



EJLGIN and MORAYSHIRE BIBLE SOCIETY, 
President — Rear-Admiral DufFof Drummuir. 

Vice-Presidents. 



Her. Alex. Gentlej Alves; 
Rev. Alex. Topp, Elgin. 
KeVi John Allan, Garmouth. 
liev^. R. Dunbar, Pluscarden 
Eey. Alex. M'Watt, Rothes^ 



Rev, Wm. Talloch, Elgin. 
Kev. D. Waters, Burghead, 
Rev. Jas. Morrison, I'rquhart 
Wm. Grant Forsyth^j Esq.j 
Elgin. 
Committee. 

Thomas Ross 
Provost James Wilson 
George Findlay, Mosstowie 
Ji Burgess, Whitewreath 
J, Mitchell, Wester Aives 
J. Watson, Herapriggs 
Robert Oruickshanksj and 
Peter Macdonald, Elgin 



Joha fSntherland 

John Batchen 

Alexander Falconer 

James Gatherer 

James Smith, Bishopmili 

John Ritchie 

William Gillice, Bishopmili 

George Kay 

Alexander Urquh&rt 

Treasurer — Alexander Sivewright. 

Secretary — Rev. Adam Lind. 

Depositary —'WilWa.xa Stephen, merchant* 

Clerk — George Crawfords teacher. 



fiLGIN & MORAYSHIRE MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

RSTABLISHED IN 1818. 

The object of this association is to collect funds for the 
support of the missions for propagating the Gospel in foreign 
countries, and during the twenty-eight years of its existence 
it has transmitted to various misssonary societies for that 
purpose, £1056, 10s. 4d. sterlieg, chiefly contributed in small 
subscriptions from the middle or poorer classes. The sum 
annually collected is now about £50 sterling. 

President — Rear-Admiral Duff of Drummuir. 

directors. 

Rev. John Munro, Congregational ministerj Knockando* 



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Rev. John Pringle, United Secession minister, Elgin. 
„ Adam Lind, do. do. 

„ Thomas Stark, do. do. Forres. 

Committee of Management. 



John Russell, merchant 
George Kay, tailor 
John Findlay, shoemaker 
John M'Caskie, do. 
James Phimister, tailor 
Wm. Gillice, Eishopmill 
James Reid, DufTus. 
John Cobban, Nevvspynie 
Joseph Asher 
James Muil 



Joseph Collie 
John Batchen 
Alex. Allan, Bishopmill 
Wm. Souter, Foundry. 
Geo. Anderson, bookbinder 
Robert Bain, shoemaker 
James Gatherer, tailor 
Wm. Dingwall, weaver 
John M'Kellar, Bishopmill 
Alex. IJrquhart, builder 
Wm. Taylor, tinsmith 

Treasurer — Alex. Falconer, manufacturer, Elgin. 

Secretari/ — Rev. N. M'Neil, Congregational minister, Elgin. 

Clerk — George Crawford, teacher. 

LITERARY ASSOCIATION. 

ESTABLISHED IN 1818. 

President — The Rev. Alex. Walker, Urquhart. 

Members — Patrick Duff, town-clerk; Patrick Cameron, 

gheriflF-substitute; Colonel Ray, Bishopmill; Rev. Alex. 

Walker, Urquhart; Rev. George Gordon, Birnie; Rev. 

James Jenkins, Academy; Alex. Cooper, writer; James 

Cumming, writer; Dr Cruickshanks ; Rev. F. Wylie, and 

Rev. P. J. Mackie, ministers of Elgin; Admiral Duff of 

Drummuir, and Arthur Duff, sheriff-clerk of Elginshire. 

Secretary and Treasurer — Alex. .Cooper, writer. 

Librarian — Rev. James Jenkins, Academy. 

ELGIN AUXILIARY EDINBURGH MORAYSHIRE 

MECHANICS' SOCIETY. 

This Society was established in 1845, for the purpose of 
countenancing and aiding the efforts of the parent institu- 
tion, the Edinburgh Morayshire Mechanics' Society, in its 
laudable objects — the promotion of education in this county, 
and the relief of distressed natives of it at a distance from 
their friends. The Elgin Auxiliary, although only of recent 
date, numbers about 100 members, who each contribute l3» 



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annually, and the amount thereof, after deducting expenses, 
is remitted to Edinburgh. 

The members meet annually in November for the eh'ction 
of office-bearers and transaction of business, and on the same 
evening celebrate the anniversary of the Parent Society by 
a supper in the Plough Inn. 

Office-Bearers. 

Patron— The Right Hon. the Earl of Fife. 

Preses — Provost Wilson. 

Committee. 
Chairman — Convener Paterson. 

Mr John Adam, saddler 
Mr A. Asher, painter 
Mr James Allan, bookseller 
Mr G. M'Intosh, shoemaker 
Mr Robert Batchen, do. 



Mr R. Cruickshank, chemist 



Mr W.L. Cruickshank, merch 
Mr "Wm. Miller, perfucuer 
Mr Jas.. Smith, jun., Bishop- 
mill 
Mr John M-Kenzie, wright 
Mr G. Jamieson, merchant 



Treasurer — J. Begg, painter. Secretary — R. Jeans, printer. 



THE TRINITY LODGE OF MASONS. 
This lodge was instituted in 1775, and obtained its charter 
in 1777. in 1820, the members of the lodge, assisted by 
subscriptions from the proprietors and others connected 
with the town and county, purchased a site in North Street, 
and erected the present Assembly Rooms, than which there 
are none so handsome, commodious, and elegant in the North 
of Scotland. The original cost of the building amounted to 
upwards of £3000, and the interior decorations and furni- 
ture, since completed, to £1000. The average annual in- 
come is from £90 to £100, and the permanent annual 
burdens about £40. The number of members on the roll 
in 1775 M^as 24, and for the last twenty years, from 100 to 
120. The dues of entry are new members £3, 3s; members 
sons £2, 2s. each — annual dues 8s. The lodge holds meet- 
ings when business requires, and celebrates the anniversary 
of St Andrew on the 30th November annually by a dinner, 
ball, and supper. At the anniversary meeting the office- 
bearers are elected every second year, and other business 
transacted. Present office-bearers, elected 30th Novem^ 
ler, 1846. ■ ' 



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R. W. Master. 
John Allan, corn- merchant. 

Depute Master — William Grigor, writer. 
Senior Warden — John G. Cameron, banker. 
Junior V/arden — Thomas M'Kenzie, architect. 
Treasurer — Alex. Brown, v/riter. 
Secretary/ — Alexander Cooper, writer. 
Chaplain — Rev. Alex. Walker, minister of Urquhart. 
Managers — Wm. Innes, Captain Peter Falconer, Alex. 
Forteath, Sheriff Cameron, and Alex. Young, Main. 

Steiuards or Deacons—i)v Gilzean, and George Leslie, 
writer. 

Key Keepers — James Grant of Prospect T^odge, James 
Petrie, merchant. 

Tyler — Robert Munro. 



KILMOLYMOCK LODGE. 

This is a very ancient society of masons, and now stands 
high in the books of Ihe Grand Lodge, being at present No. 
45. The members hold an annual meeting on St John's 
Day (27th December,) for the transaction of business, and 
celebrating the festival by a masonic procession, dinner, and 
ball. 

The dues of entry are — new member, 34s; member's son, 
17s. 6d; and one shilling of an annual payment. 

OFFICE-BEARSRS. 

R. W. Master — Alex. Hay, sen., Bishopmill. 
Depute Master — John Lamb, Bishopmill. 
Senior Warden — William Wilkie. 
Junior Warden — Thomas Laing. 
Secretary — James Sutherland. 
Clerk — ^ Alexander Smith, Bishopmill. 
Treasurer — William Lamb, do. 
Chaplain — William Hay. 

Town's Deacons — Wm. Chalmers and Wm. Asher. 
Country Deacons — Wm. Smith and Alex. Dunbar„ 
Key Keepers — John Gordon and Jas. Miller. 
Standard Bearer — John Roy. 
Tyler — James Scott, 



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LOYAL CATHEDRAL LODGE OF ODD-FELLOWS, 
No 3012. Established, 1841. 
The object of this Society, which is established in con- 
nection with the Manchester Unity, is to provide a fund for 
the support of widows and families of members, and of sick 
members. The entry dues vary according to age, from 21s. 
to £5; and the weekly payment of each member is 4 id. 
Fortnightly meetings are held for the transaction of busi- 
ness; and the office-bearers are elected every six months. 

OFFICE-EEARERS. 

G. ilf.— "William Clark, blacksmith. 

N. G. — John Gordon, plumber. 

V. G. — William Anderson, do. 

Warden— Hugh. M'Coll, wright. 

Secretary and Treasurer — John Forsyth, shopman. 

Medical Attendant — James Ross, Surgeon. 

POLICE ESTABLISHMENT. 

The whole of the provisions of the Act 3d and 4th Will. 
IV. cap. 46, passed in 1833, have been adopted, with the ex- 
ception of the clauses relative to the erection of water 
works ; and for the support of the establishment, besides a 
sum of £40 voted from the common good, an assessment of 
8d. per £1 — 3d. for lighting, Sd. for cleaning and sewers, 
and 2d. for watching, haa been laid on all persons occupying 
premises, whether houses or land, situated within the Par- 
liamentary boundaries, of the yearly rent or value of £2 and 
upwards. The rental of the burgh, after deducting all 
rents under £2, and those of poor householders, is given in 
at £9432, 2s., and the amount thus annually realized will be 
£314, 8s. Ofd. A statutory public meeting of the rate 
payers is held in the month of October every third year, for 
the purpose of determining on the amount and application 
of the assessment for the three following years. The esta- 
blishment is under the mamagement of seventeen commis- 
sioners, including the Provost of the burgh, who is a com- 
missioner ex officio, and president of the meetings, one- 
third of whom go out annually by rotation. Three of the 
commissioners are elected by the town council, and the re- 
maining thirteen by the rate payers; the election by the 
latter takes place on the 9th December annually. The 



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commissioners hold quarterly statntory meetings upon the 
second Monday of Febi-uary, May, August, and November, 
and special meetings are held when necessary. 

Coimnissioners, 

Provost Wilson, ex-offi-cio Chairman. 



"W. S. Ferguson, jevi^eller. 
Jas. Culbard, leather manufr. 
Wm. Alves, residenter. 
F. Gordon, flour merchant. 
Arthur Duflf, sheritF-clerk. 
John Allan, corn merchant. 
Alex. Sivewright, merchant. 
James Smith, Bishopmill, 



Alex. Stephen, merchant. 
R. Cruickshanks, druggist. 
Wm. Paterson, wright. 
Wm. Stephen, merchant. 
John G. Cameron, banker. 
Peter Macbean, saddler. 
Wm. Scott, hairdresser. 
Wm. Miller, do. 



Officers — James Douglas, superintendent. Salary, with 
uniform dress, £28 ; John Proctor, No. 1 officer, with do., 
£21 ; Donald M'Queen, No. 2 officer, with do., £21 ; 
Scavengers and Constables, Wm. Stephen and John Murray 
— salary, £21 each. 



EXCISE OFFICE. 

Collector — John Jones. 

Clerk— 3. J. Audsley, King Street. 

Supervisor — James Oswald, South Street. 

Officers— Domdd M'Kay, High Street, Elgin ; Alex. 

Sutherland Begg, Moss Street ; George Edward Anderson ; 

and George P. Robertson. 

Hours of attendance at Excise Office, from 8, a.m. to 2 p.m. 

CIRCULATING LIBRARY. 

ESTABLISHED IN 1789, AND CONTAINS 3,000 VOLUMES. 

Proprietor — George Wilson, bookseller, opposite the 
Church. 



NEWSPAPERS. 

The " Elgin Courant, and Morayshire Advertiser," esta- 
blished in 1834, pi'intecT and published every Friday morn- 
ing, by Alex Russell, High Street, opposite the Court-house. 

The '' Elgin Courier, and Province of Moray Advertiser," 
established in 1845, printed and published every Friday 
morning, by Jeans & M'Gillivray, Batchen Lane. 



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RATE OF PETTY CUSTOMS. 



Flour, per sack of 236 tbs. 6d 
Barley or mixt meal, per 

112 Its. - - - Id 
Or old boll do. of 210 lbs. 2d 
Oatmeal, per 112 lb. - l^d 
Or old boll - - 2d 

Each mare, horse, geld- 
ing, colt, &c. - - 3d 
Each mare and foal - 3id 
Each ox or cow, &c., or 

do. slaughtered or sold 2d 
Each cow and calf - 2^d 
Each sheep or goat - 1 d 
Each lamb or kid - nd 
Three sheep, lambs, or 
kids, slaughtered or 
sold - - - l^d 
Calves or swine, each- l^d 
Each large hide - - Igd 
Each small do. - - ^d 
Each pair of men's double 
shoes, or two pair wo- 
men's do. - _ ^d 
Six pair men's brogues, or 

12 pair women's do. 2d 
Each goosa or turkey Id 
Each hen, duck, or pair 

of chickens - - Id 
On« egg for each dozen 
Butter, per 3 lbs. - Id 
Butter, per imp. stone 3d 
Cheese, per do. - - 1 ad 
Each pint, or 5^ ibs. 

honey - - - Id 
Each creel of fish, dilse, 

partans, &c. - - id 
Cart of mackerel or salm. 4d 
Cart load of fish - 3d 

Creel of mackerel or salm. Id 
Three imp. pints of oil ^d 
Firkin of apples, pears, 
cherries, plums, &c - Id 



Hamper of goosebei'ries, 

currants, &c. - 
Cart load of do. do. - 
Cart load of potatoes- 
Cart load of turnips, car- 
rots, or onions 
Tenpence value of seeds, 

vegetables, &c. 
Cart load of earthen 

ware, crystal, &c. - 
Wool, per 24 lbs. 
Woollen cloth, not ex- 
posed in stand, per ell 
Plaid or blanket, do. - 
Stuffs, checks, or plaid- 

ings, do., per ell 
Three pair stockings, do. 
Tenpence value of all 

other cloths or yarns 
Chapman's stands, 8 ft. 

in length, greater or 

less in proportion - 
Table and sweetmeat 

stand - ~ - 
Pewter or white iron 

stand - - - 
Hawker with maps, 

hardware, &c., per 

day 
Tent in market 
Travelling auctioneer, 

per day - - 5s 

Puppet or juggler, do. la. 
Caravan, mountebank, 

stage, &c., do. - 2s. 
Wheels, per pair 
Axle-trees, per dozen 
Riddlo or range 
Tenpence value of 

other wright or 

cooper work 
Basses, per dozen 



1«. 



Is. 



Id 
Sd 
2d 

4d 

id 

8d 
3d 

2d 

Id 
Id 



6d 
2d 
Od 



8d 
6d 

Od 
6d 

6d 
2d 
3d 



hd 



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SHAMBLES MAILLS. 



Each beef above 28 stone 9d 
Under that weight.. 6d 

Each calf 3d 

Each pig 3d 

Eachlamb 2d 



Each sheep, 40 ibs., and 

upwards 3d 

Under that weight... 2d 
Each goat.... 2d 



POST OFFICE. 

Thfe South and North Mail, via Perth, Inverness, &c. ar- 
rives at half-past six, a.m. 

Office opened, and letters, &c. delivered at seven. Box 
closed at half-past nine o'clock, p.m. 

The South Mail via Aberdeen, arrives at half-past iwo,P.M. 

Office opened, and letters, &c. delivered at three. Box 
closed at a quarter to two, p.m. 

The Mail, to DufPus, Hopeman, and Burghead, despatched 
at seven, a.m.' — James Bower, runner. 

To Lossiemouth, at three o'clock, p.m. — Wm. Bennie, do. 

Hours of Attendance — Seven to nine, a.m. 5 ten to five, 
P.M.; seven to ten, p.m. 

Postmaster — John Forsythe. 



COACHES. 

The Royal Mail via Perth, Inverness, Campbeltown, Nairn, 
arid Forres, arrives at the Gordon Arms Hotel at half-past 
six, A.M., and leaves for Fochabers, Keith, Huntly, Alaer- 
deen, &c., after changing horses. The Mail via Aberdeen, 
Huntly, Keith, and Fochabers, arrives at half-past two, p.m., 
and starts for Forres, Nairn, Campbeltown, Inverness, &c., 
on changing horses. 

The L»efiance arrives from Inverness at the Gordon Arms 
Hotel at half-past ten, a.m., and starts for Aberdeen on 
changing horses. The Defiance from Aberdeen arrives ait 
jhalf-past one, p.m., and leaves for Inverness on changing 
Jiorses. 

The Earl of Fife Coach leaves the Gordon Arms Hotel at 
six, A.M., arriving at Banff at half-past ten, a.m. ; starts 
from Banff at three, and arrives in Elgin at seven, p.k. 

The Star Coach to Inverness starts from the Gordon Ai'ms 
Hotel at seven, a.m., arriving in Inverness at twelve noon ; 
'leaves Inverness at three, and arrives in Elgin at eight, p.m. 



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The Morayshire Coach leaves the Royal Hotel for Inver- 
ness at seven o'clock, a.m., arriving there at twelve noon; 
starts from Inverness at three, and arrives in Elgin at 
eight, P.M. 

FARES ^ MAIL AND DEFIANCE. 



In. Out. 

Fochabers 3s Od 2s Od 

Keith.., 6s 6d 3s 6d 

Huntly 10s 6d 5s 6d 

Aberdeen 243 6d IBs Od 



In. Out. 

Forres 4s 6d 2s 6d 

Nairn 8s 6d 6s Od 

Campbeltown.... lis Od 7s Od 
Inverness 15s Od 9s Od 



FARES W EARL OF FIFE. 



Portsoy 93 6d 6s Od 

Banff. 12s Od 8s Od 



Fochabers 3s Od 2s Od 

Cnilen 8s Od 5s Od 

FARES ^ STAR AND MORAYSHIRE COACHES. 

Forres 2s Od Is Od I Campbeltown.... 5s Od 30 d 

Nairn 4s Od 2s Od [ Inverness 8s Od 50 d 



CARRIERS. 

From and to Aberdeen — Addison & Stables, every Monday, 
Wednesday, and Friday, at the Plough Inn ; Phimister & 
M'Kenzie, every Wednesday and Saturday, at M'Donald's 
Inn, South Street. 

To Banff— Wm. Sutherland, High Street (Winchester's 
Close,) every Thursday, and returns every Saturday. 

To Inverness — Wm. Murdoch, South Street ; and John 
Murdoch, Batchen Lane, every Thursday, returning on 
Saturday. 

To Garmouth — James Farquhar, North College Street. 

To Lossiemouth — Wm. Walker, High Street, adjoining 
Court-house, every Wednesday and Friday from March to 
November. 

From Forres — John James, at Gill's Inn ; and John Ar- 
nott, at Plough Inn, every Monday and Tuesday, returning 
same day. 

From Rothes — Archd. Leslie, at the Plough Inn; and Jas. 
Riach, at Ogg's Inn, every Friday, returning same day. 

From Inveraven — James Bower, every Friday; and Wm. 
Cameron, every Tuesday, at the Plough Inn, retui-ning same 
day. 

From Knockando — John Cattnach, at McDonald's Inn., 
every Thursday, returning on Friday. 



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From Burglbead — John Clark, at Plough Inn ; and Robert 
Sim, at Collie Street. 
From Hopeman — Alex. Walker, at Plough Inn every Friday 
From Tomintoul — Wm. Cameron, at do., every Tuesday. 
From Glerdivet — Wm. M'Pherson, at do., every Friday. 

PUBLIC OFFICES. 

offices. ISames & Designations. 

Burgh Sasine Kecord, Court-house... Pat. Duff, town-clerk. 
Burgh Fiscal OflSce, Batchen Lane,. ..Alex. Gordon, writer. 

Billet Master, High Street Wm. Miller, perfumer. 

County Clex'k& Colltr., Court-house.*. Patrick Duff. 

Commissary Clerk, Court-house Patrick Duff. 

County Sasine Record, Court-house. ..Arthur Duff. 
Clerk to Commissioners of Assessed ) a i.i, D ff 

Taxes, Court-house J 

Collector of Taxes, North Street Robt. Young, writer. 

County Fiscal, North Street Alex. Brown, writer. 

Courant Office, oppos. Court-house... Alex. Russell, printer. 

Coux'ier Office, Batchen Lane Jeans & M'Gillivray, do. 

Excise Office, opposite Lossie Wynd.J. Jones, collector. 
Justice of Peace Clerk, Court-house... Patrick Duff. 
Jnsticeof Peace Fiscal, High St., east. .Alex. Cooper, writer. 

Provost's Office, Academy Street James Wilson. 

Presbytery Clerk, Academy Street... Rev. P. Merson. 
Police Assest Office, Batchen Lane. ..Alex. Gordon, writer. 

Police Office, E. of Court-house James Douglas. 

Poor-Rate Collector and Inspector, 1 John Shepherd, Auc- 

High Street J tioneer. 

Post Office, Craigellachie Place J. Forsythe, postmast. 

Registrar of Baptisms, Marriages, 1 ^ j Jenkins 

South Street i ^®^- "^^^^^ Jenkins. 

Road-money Colltr., Steinson's Court.W. Grant, accountant. 
Rural Police Supt., E. of Court-house. William Hay. 

Sheriff- Substitute, Court-house Patrick Cameron. 

Sheriff-Clerk, Court-house Arthur Duff. 

Surveyor of Taxes, North Street Wm. Grigor, writer. 

Stamp Distributor, School Wynd Patrick Cameron. 

Session-Clerk, opposite the Church... J. G. Cameron, writer. 

Town-Clerk, Court-house Patrick Duff. 

Town-Chamberlains, North Street... .Grigor & Young, wrts. 
Turnpike Road Treasurer, North St, . .Alex. Brown. 



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BANK AGENCIES. 
British Linen Co., oppos. the Church. .R. & "W. Brander. 

Aberdeen Bank, do J. G. Cameron. 

Commercial Bank, High Street John Lawson. 

North of Scotland Bank, North St.. ..George Robertson. 
Caledonian Bank^ High Street, op- ) j^^^^ ^^^^^ 
posite Kojal Hotel > 

FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE AGENTS. 

Sun Fire Office James Petrie, merchant. 

Phoenix Insurance Company.... John Lawson, banker. 

Westminster Life Assurance... James Petrie, merchant. 

Caledonian Fire and Life Arthur Duff, sheriff-clerk. 

Scottish Union Insurance Co. ..Robert Brander, banker. 

Edinburgh Life Insurance Co.. Do. do. 

Hercules Fire Insurance Co Du(F & Curoming, writers. 

North British Fire and Life ) Wm. Grant, accountant, and 

Insurance Company \ George Gatherer, writer. 

Norwich Union Insurance Co. ..John Barclay, Calcots. 

Alliance Fire and Life Co Alex Forteath of Newton. 

Scottish Equitable Life do John G. Cameron, banker. 

Scottish Provident Institution. .Alex. Cooper, writer. 

Insurance Co. of Scotland Do. do. 

Standard Life Assurance Co.. ..James Petrie, merchant. 

European Life Assurance and ) ^ r^ ., ., 

M *^ -. n t George Gatherer, writer. 

Annuity Company J ° ' 

Palladium Fire and Life do. ...Hugh Gordon, High Street. 

British Commercial Life do Alex. Gordon, writer. 

Aberdeen Fire and Life do Wm. Murdoch, writer. 

North of Scotland do Grigor & Young, writers. 

Yorkshire Fire and Life do James Mellis, writer. 

East of Scotland Fire and Life. Do. do. 

Argus Life Assurance Co James Gumming, writer. 

Scottish Widows' Fund do John G. Brown, writer. 

National Fire and Life do Alex, Hussell, Courant Office . 

National Mercantile Life do.... David Macbean, chemist. 

Morayshire Fire and Life do... Grant & Leslie, writers. 

Agricultural Insurance Co Wm. Murdoch, writer. 

British Guarantee do Grigor & Young, writers. 

English and Scottish Law Life. Do. do. 

Britannia Insurance Co John G. Cjiineron, banker. 



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Experience Life Co James Allan, bookseller. 

Friendly Fire do Alex. Cooper, writer. 

Medical Invalid Life do James Petrie, merchant. 

Mutual Accumulation Do. do, 

Scottish Free Mason's liite Duff & Gumming, \?riters. 

United Deposit Wra. Murdoch, writer. 

National Loan Fund Alex. Cooper, writer. 

FINE ART ASSOCIATIONS. 

Honorary Secretaries. 

For the Edinburgh Association for the Promotion of the 
Fine Arts in Scotland — John G. Cameron, writer. 

For the Art Union of Scotland— James Mellis, writer. 
For the Art Union of London — Alexander Cooper, writer. 



READING ROOM. 

ASSEMBLY ROOMS, KORTH STREET. 

Established in 1840, and consists of thirty members, who 
pay £l, 5s. each per annum ; and country members, 10s Gd. 
each, which, with the sale of the newspapers after being read, 
meets the annual expenditure. 

Treasurer — J. G. Cameron, writer. 

LAW LIBRARY. 

Established in 1840, by the Sheriff and Sheriff-substitute 
of the county and members of the bar. Annual subscription, 
£1, Is. each. Librarian— 5 dixne^ Gumming, writer. 
Treasurer — James Mellis, writer. 



MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS. 
James Stephen, M.D., High Street, opposite Court-house. 
John Paul, M.D., Roy Place, High Street, opposite Church, 
Alex Oruickshank, M.D., High Street, West End. 
William Robb, M,D., School Wynd, 

Hugh Macbean, surgeon, High Street, and Lossie Wynd. 
James Ross, surgeon, High Street, opposite the Church, 



CHEMISTS AND DRUGGISTS. 
David Macbean, corner of North Street. 



Robert Cruickshank, High Street, opposite the Cross. 
Hugh Macbean, High Street, east of Lossie Wynd, 

CORN MERCHANTS. 
John Allan;, King Street, office at Bishopmill. 
Alex. Cay, High Street, opposite Commercial Bank, 
Wm. Stephen, Coulartbank. 
John Hay, Waterscott. 
David Falconer, Strathisla Mills, Keith. 
James George, Mills of Keith. 
James Milne, Findhorn. 

SERVANTS' REGISTER OFFICES. 

John Forsythe, Post Office, Craigellachie Place. 

Grigor M'Donald, saddlen 

Jane Urquhart, merchant, High Street, west. 

Wm. Cattanach, saddler, corner of Murdoch's V/ynd. 

D. M'Kenzie, seedsman, High Street, west of Court-house^ 

HOTELS AND PRINCIPAL INNS. 

Gordon Arms Plotel, High Street, James Murray^ 
Royal Hotel, High Street, Peter Davie, V.S. 
Plough Inn, Pligh Street, James Mathevv. 
Stag Inn, School Wynd, Robert M'Intosh. 

AUCTIONEERS. 
John Shepherd, High Street, east of School Wynd, 
James Adam, High Street, west of Murdoch's Wynd. 
George Falconerjj upholsterer, opposite Court-house. 



LICENSED VALUATORS. 
John Shepherd, auctioneer. High Street, east. 
Thomas Ross, mason. High Street, west. 



CATTLE MARKETS. 

1. On the third Friday of February^ being the 1 9th February,- 

2. On the third Friday of March, being the 1 9th March. 

3. On the third Friday of April, being the 16th April. 

4. On the second Friday of May, being the 14th May. 
6. On the first Tuesday of June, being the 1st June. 
(j. On the third Tuesday of July, being the 20th July.^ 



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7. On tlie third Tuesday of August, being the 17th August. 

8. On the third Tuesday of September, being the 21st Sept. 

9. On the third Tuesday of October, being the 19th October. 

10. On the third Wednesday of Dec , being the loth Dec. 
There is an extra market, which is generally appointed to 

be held on the third Tuesday of November. 

FEEI^^G MARKETS. 

1. On Friday the 21st May, being the Friday preceding 
the term day (26th.) 

2. On Friday the 19th November, being the Friday pre- 
ceding the term day (22d.) 

GRAIN MARKETS 
Are held every Friday during the year, as are also flesh> 
poultry, and Vegetable mai'kets ; and fish on almost every 
lawful day. 

TOWN CRIERS. 
Drum, Is. each advertisement — Geoi'ge Edward, first close 
Vest of Royal Hotel. 

Bell, 6d. do. — James Skene, Laing's Close. 



THE CATHEDRAL. 

This venerable and celebrated ruin of Gothic architecture, 
is the principal object of attraction to strangers. The foun- 
dation stone was laid by Bishop Andrew Moray on 19th 
July, 1224, who, having lived about eighteen years there- 
after, it is supposed, finished the building. In 1390, it was 
burned by Lord Badenoch, son of Robert II., commonly 
called " The Wolf of Badenoch ;" but its re-building was 
soon thereafter begun by Bishop Bar, and was continued by 
his successors till wholly completed. The Cathedral remained 
entire for many years, till about the year 1506, when the 
great steeple fell. It was again re-buiit in 1538, when the 
height of the tower, including the spire, was 198 feet. By 
an act of Privy Council, dated at Edinburgh, 15G7-8, the 
lead was directed to be taken off the roof and sold for tho 
purpose of providing for the maintenance of soldiers during 
the rebellion, which was accordingly done, and shipped at 
Aberdeen ; but the vessel sunk near the harbour. The 



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"building being thus unroofed, soon began to decay 5 and lO. 
lyllj on a Peace Sunday raoi'ning, the great tower fell, and 
no attention having for many years been paid to its preser.^ 
vation, other parts of it continued from time to time to give 
way. Several years ago, by the exertions of Provost King, 
a wall was built around it, and the ruin was soon after taken 
in charge by the Barons of Exchequer, and by the praise- 
worthy exertions of the then keeper, John Shanks, an im- 
mense mass of rubbish was removed, and many hidden 
specimens of ancient architecture brought to light. The 
ruin is now carefully preserved by the Commissioners of 
Woods and Forests, and has lately undergone extensive re- 
pairs. A new and substantial wall has been last year 
erected around part of the grounds, and it is intended, in 
the course of a few months, to remove the line of houses at 
the west, and wall in the whole in the same manner. The 
churchyard of the burgh and parish being within the Cathe- 
dral walls, the inhabitants have free access to it, and stran- 
gers are admitted on payment of a gratuity to the keeper. 
Gate-keeper— John Taylor, weaver. 



ORNAMENTAL FOUNTAIN. 

In 1845, a subscription was opened for the erection of an 
Ornamental Fountain, to fill the large vacant space in the 
centre of the High Street, and the necessary funds having 
been nearly procured, the work was contracted for and 
finished about a year since. 

Cost of building, including railing, £250. 

Committee. 



Hon. Sir A. Dunbar, Bart. 
Patrick Cameron, sheriff-sub. 
Alex. Forteath of Newton. 
George Robertson, banker. 



P. Duff, town-clerk. 
Isaac Forsyth, Elgin. 
John Jack, Elgin. 
Dr Geddes, Blackhills. 



Secretaries — A. Duff, sheriff-clerk, & J. G. Cameron, banker. 
Architect — Thomas Mackenzie, Bishop's House. 

NEW STREET, &c. 

A new street, on the property of Captain Stewart of 

Lesmurdie, called " Queen Street," has lately been opened, 

leading from South College Street to Institution Road^ 

through the Grey Friars parks. The whole of the building 



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stances liaTing- been taken up, comfortable dwelling-houses 
are in course of erection. Other streets are in contempla- 
tion in the adjacent grounds; and a prospectus for the estab- 
lishment of a Joint Stock Company, for the erection of suit- 
able markets, has just been published. The capital proposed 
to be raised is £3,500, in shares of £l each, for which a 
dividend of 65 per cent, is anticipated. The particulars of 
these and other subsequent improvements will be given in 
next "Kegister." 



PART VI. 



DIRECTORY FOU ELGIN, 

Aberdeen Bank, Eoy Place, High Street 

Adam, John, saddler, High Street, opposite the churcli 

Adam, Alex., Eden Cottage 

Adam, James, auctioneer, High Street, west [Arms 

Allan, James, bookseller, High Street, opposite Gordon 

Allan, John, eorn-merchantj house, King Street; office, Mills 

of Bishopmiil 
Allan, Alexandei', wright. South Street 
Allan, James, painter, Old Blason Buildings, High Street. 
Allan, Miss, dressmaker. Hay Street 
Arnott, Wm., slater, High Street 
Arnott, James, late shoemaker, do. 
Arnott, Wm., baker, School Wynd 
Ashei', Alexander, painter, Batchen Street 
Asher, Wm., vintner. Shambles 

Asher, Alex, merchant and horse trainer. Old Mason Build- 
Audsley, J. J., Excise clerk. King Street [ings, High Street 
Anderson, Wm., cartwright, South College Street 
Anderson, James, letter carrier. High Street, east 
Auckland, Joseph, V.S., and postmaster, Miss Stephen's 
Anderson, Lewis, merchant. High Street [Close 

Anderson, Wm,, plumber, School Wynd 
Anderson, John, thatcher, High Street, east 
Anderson, Mrs, late of Birnie, South Street 



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Anderson, John, South College Street 

Andei'son, James, vintner, west end 

Anderson, Wm., Lossie Wynd. 

Anderson, John, sheriff-officer, Craigellachie Plaea 

Anderson, Miss, dressmaker, Craigellachie Place 

Ander'son, George, bookbinder, Trades Hall, High Street 

Anderson, John, grocer, High Street, opposite the cross 

Alves, Wm, proprietor, Moss Street 

Alexander, Mrs, merchant, corner of do. 

Alexander, A., watchmaker. High Street, east 

Alexander, Lieut, George, Academy Street 

Brown, Alexander, writer, North Street 

Brown, JohnG., writer, North Street 

Brown, John, vintner, South College Street 

Brander, Mrs, late of Roseisle, High Street, west 

Brander, John, baker, do. west 

Brander, Alex., of Springfield, High Street, opposite the 

British Linen Co. Bank, opposite the church [church 

Brander, E. & W., bankers, do do. 

Bi'ander, A. C, bookseller, opposite the cross 

Brander, Fletclaer & Co., grocers. High Street, east 

Brand<?r, Robert, house- carpenter, Grey Friars Street 

Brander, John, mason, do. 

Bulk, John, carter, do. 

Bower, James, shoemaker, Lossie Wynd 

Bennet, Peter, tailor, Forteath's Property, High Street 

Bovvie, Mrs, North College House 

Bowie, James, butcher, opposite Lossie Wynd 

Bruce, Benjamin, Star Coach Guard, Academy Street 

Begg, James, painter. High Street, west end of Court-house 

Begg, Alex. S., Excise Officer, Moss Street 

Brodie, Wm,, gardener. High Street, east 

Bain, Robert, shoemaker. Old Mason property 

Barron, George, cabinetmaker. Little Cross 

Black, Wm. gardener. High Street, east 

Batchen, Robert, shoemaker, High Street 

Batchen, John, carrier's managei', Baptist Ciiurcli 

Blaikie & Son, plumbers, Academy Street 

Baxter, James, flesher, Hungryhaugh 

Cameron, Pat., sheriff-substitute, High Street, Little Ctoss 
Cameron, John G,^ writer, Aberdeen Bank, opposite Church 



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Cameron, John, shoe shop. High Street, west 
Cameron, J, & D., do., South College Street 
Caledonian Bank Office, Bigh Street, opposite Eoyal Hotel 
Cattnach, Wm. saddler, do. corner of Murdoch's \Vynd 
Cormie, Wm. shoemaker, High Street, west 
Cook, Joseph, grocer, (Coffee-room) do. 
Cook, Mrs Joseph, Cathedral 
Cook, John, cabinetmaker. South College Street 
Cruickshank, Alex., M.D., High Street, west 
Cruikshank, W. L., clothier, Dalmeny Place, High Street 
Cruickshank, Robt., druggist, High Street, opposite the Cross; 
house, Gill's Close [North Street 

Culbard, James, leather manufacture!*, Lossie Wynd; house, 
Culbard, Alexander, High Street, east 
Culbard, John, skinner. North College Street 
Coull, James, farmer. Pans Port 
Collie, Joseph, late merchant, Collie Street 
Christie, Mrs, Little Cross 

Christie, Alex, flesher, Forteath's Close, High Street, east 
Christie, David, shoemaker. Grey Friars Street 
Colville, Miss, dressmaker. Moss Street 
Calder, Ann, cook shop, Craigellachie Place 
Calder, Mrs, Academy Street 
Cooper, Mrs, do. Lane 
Cooper, John A., merchant, High Street 
Cooper, Alexander, writer, High Street, east 
Connon, Charles, vintner, Stephen's Close 
Clark, William, blacksmith, do. 
Clark, Alexander, farmer, Maisondieu 
Clark, Angus, wright, Gauldie's Close, High Street, east 
Clark, David, merchant. High Street, west 
Cay, Ales., corn merchant, Miss Ross's lodgings. High St. 
Chalmers, Wm., flesher, mealhouse 
Chalmers, Peter, mason. King Street 

Chalmers, Captaia, Park Place [Cottage 

Gumming, James, of Duff & Cumming, writers; house, Eden 
Gumming, Peter, mason, Guildry Street 
Carmichael, Mrs, Academy Lane, Moss Street 
Cook, Lewis, Maida Cottage, do. 
Campbell, Major, do. 
Campbell, Mrs, High Street, west 
Campbellj James, mason, King Street 



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Ci'avvf'oi'd, George, teacher, Fraser's Close 
Commercial Bank, Hig-h Street, west 
Courant Offic©, High Street, opposite the Com't-house 
Courier Office, Eatchen Lane 

Dunbar, Sir Archibald, Northfield House 

Dunbar, Sir F. W., of Boath, Bart., (Duff's) College 

Dunbar, Lady, of Boath, do. 

Dunbar, John, bookbinder, South Street 

Duncan, Alexander, accountant, British Linen Co. Bank 5 

house, Mrs R. Forbes' lodgings 
Duncan, James, shoemaker. High Street, west 
Duncan, Miss, dressmaker, Ratchen Street 
Duncan, James, gardener, (Duff's) College Gardens 
Duncan, Wm., vintner, Ha3''s Close 
Douglas, J., vintner, West End 

Douglas, Jas., Police Sergeant, High Street, west of Ragg's 
Davie, Peter, V.S., Royal Hotel, High Street [Wynd 

Duff & Gumming, writers, Court-house [tution Road 

Duff, Patrick, tovv'n-clerk ; office. Court-house; house, Insti- 
Duff, Arthur, sheriff-clerk, Court-houss ; house, Hay Street 
Duff, Mrs Majoi% King Street 
Duffus, Alexander, farmer, High Street, west 
Duffus, John, cabinetmaker, do. 
Duffus, James, do.. High Street, east 
Denoon, Alexander, weaver. South College Street 
Donaldson, Mrs, merchant, High Street, west 
Dallas, John, coachmaker, do. 

Davidson, Alexander, Infant School, Academy Street 
Davidson, V/m., tailor, High Street, v.'cst of Batchen Lane 
Davidson, Mrs, North Street 
Dean, Miss C, dressmaker. South Street 
Dick, Alex., blacksmith. Moss Street 
Dick, Archibald, Grey Friars 
Distin, Dr, Cumming's lodgings, Guildry Street 

Edward, George, town's drummer. High Street, west 
Evershed, Miss, Ladies' Boarding and Day School, Grey 

Friars Street and High Street, beside the Court-house 
Excise Office, High Street, opposite Lossie Wynd 
Ferguson, W, S., jeweller, High Street, opposite Batcheri. 
Fiudiay-; M.> merchant, doi ' CS^.re^^ 



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f indlay, George, cooper, Ritchie's Close 

Findlay, John, shoemaker. Institution Road [site churcls 

Forbes, Mrs Robert, (private lodgings) High Street, oppo- 

Forbes, Misses, dressmakers, Bennett's Close 

Forbes, Rev. John, St Sylvester's Chapel, Institution Road 

Forbes, Mrs Captain, Forbes Lodge, Moss Street 

Falconer, Alex., jnu., clothier, opposite North Street 

Falconer, James, baker, High Street 

Falconer, Captain, South Villa, Moss Street 

Falconer, Alex., sen., merchant, High Street, west 

Forsyth, Isaac, late bookseller, do., opposite the Cross 

Forsyth, John, jun., merchant, do. do. 

Forsyth, James, merchant, do., opposite church 

Forsyth, W. G., Maryville Cottage, Moss Street 

Forsyth, Andrew, builder, West Road 

Forsyth, William, upholsterer. South Street 

Forsyth, Misses, Academy Street [Craigellachie Flaca 

Forsythe, J., postmaster, and Register Office for Servants, 

Forsythe, Miss, dressmaker. Bower Cottage, North Street 

Forteath, Miss, opposite the Cross [church 

Forteath, Alex., hardware merchant. High Street, opposite 

Fletcher, "Wm., of Brander & Co., merchants. High St., east 

Farquhar, James, Garmouth carrier. North College Street 

Fraser, Hugh, tailor and habitmaker, High Street 

Eraser, Mrs William, Fraser 's Close 

Gall, James, guard of Earl of Fife coach, North Street 

Gallon, Alex., merchant, opposite Cross 

Gammie, Thomas, builder, High Street, west 

Gatherer, George, Avritex', High Street; house, North Street 

Gatherer, James, tailor, Batchen Street 

Gauldie, Miss, (private lodgings), High Street, oppos. School 

Gordon, Mrs, of Abergeldie, Palmercross [Wynd 

Gordon, Mrs, West Lodge 

Gordon, Miss, Rosemount 

Gordon, Mrs, Dar listen Cottage 

Gordon, Hugh W., Torr House 

Gordon, Aie.x., vintner, Gordon's Close 

Gordon, Hugh, residenter. High Street, west 

Gordon, William, jun., baker, do. 

Gordon, Misses, dressmakers. Gill's Close 

Gordon, George, merchant, oj^posite the cross 



Gorrlon, Jamos, gunsmith, High Street, oppos. North Street 

Gordon, John, clothier, High Street 

Gordon, Francis, flour-merchant, Batchen Lane 

Gordon, Alexander, writer, do. 

Gordon, Wm., sen., baker, High Street, west 

Govv, James, farmer, High Street, east 

Grigor, Wm., shoemaker. South Street 

Grigor, James, shoemaker, High Street 

Grigor & Young, writers, North Street 

Grigor, Wm., writer, North Street ; house, the Haugh 

Grigor, Robert, writer. Moss Street 

Grigor, Alexander, nurseryman, Haugh 

Grigor, John, carter, Fraser's Close 

Grigor, Wm,, do., High Street, west 

Gill, James, baker, High Street, west of Court-house 

Gill, Misses, Guildry Street 

Gill, Robert, vintner, Stephen's Close 

Gillan, Mrs, Guildry Street 

Gilzean, James, surgeon, Miss Gauldie's, High Street 

Gilzean, Wm., late farmer, South Street 

Graham, Duncan, kirk-officer, Kay*s Close 

Graham, Mrs, midwife, do. 

Grant, George, merchant. South Street 

Grant, Misses, South College Street 

Grant, Wm., officer, Batchen Street 

Grant, Wm., accountant, Steinson's Court 

Grant, James, Prospect Lodge 

Grant, Mrs, of TuUochgribban, Westpark 

Grant, John, merchant, King Street 

Grant & Leslie, writers, Caledonian Bank 

Grant, James, banker, do. do. 

Grant, Peter, officer, Batchen Street 

Grant, John, painter, Craigellachie Place 

Grant, Misses, Bonnetmakers, do. 

Grant, Donald, mason. High Street, east 

Grant, Miss, High Street, do 

Grant, John, merchant, do. 

Grant, Mrs, merchant, High Street, east 

Grant, Thomas, shoemaker, do. 

Grant, James, gardener, Batchen Street 

Grant, Mrs Allan, (Private Lodgings), Batchen Laos 

Grant, Mra^ vintner, White Horse lun, High Street 



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Goldie, John, wright, High Street 

Goldie, Alex, merchant, Little Cross 

Goldie, Charles, shoemaker, South College Street 

Goodair, li. W., hatter, High Street, west 

Harrold, James, mealman, High Street, v/est 

Harrold, Alex , baker, Little Cross 

Henry, Thomas, shoemaker, opposite Cross 

Henry, James, Lossie Wynd 

Henry, Ann, merchant, South College Street 

Hay, John, mason, do 

Hay, G. & J., merchants, High Street, opposite the church 

Hay, Wm., merchant. High Street, corner of Lossie Wynd 

Hay, John, hardware merchant, High Street, east [house 

Hay, Wm., Superintendent of County Police, beside Court- 

Innes, Alex,, wright. Collie Street 

Innes, Wm., Dunfermline Cottage, Little Cross 

Inglis, Wm., baker, Steinson's court 

Inglis, Wm,, cabinetmaker, South Street 

Inglis, Mrs, Southfield Cottage, Moss Street 

Irvine, Miss, Grey Friars Street 

Jamieson, George, grocer, opposite School Wynd 
Jamieson, John, shoemaker, High Street, east 
Jeans, Robert, printer, Ladylaue 
Jeans, J, & J,, tailors, Craigellachie Place 
Jeans, Wm,, carrier, Grey Friars Street 
Jeans & M'Gillivray, printers, Batchen Lane 
Johnston, & Son, clothiers, opposite Church 
Johnston, Alex , of Nevvmill 
Johnston, James, manufacturer, do. 

Johnston, Mrs, High Street, west [stones 

Jack, John, candlemaker. High Street j house, opposite Plain- 
Jack, Wm,, general merchant, do. 
Jack, Wm., merchant, High Street, west 
Jack, James, do., do. 

Jenkins, Rev., James, teacher, Academy; House, South Streefc 
Jenkins, John, shoemaker. High Street 
Jenkins, James, vintner. High Street, west end 

Knight, Mrs, vintner. High Street, west 

Kintrae, John, painter, do. 

Kay, George, tailor^ do. oj^posite Gross 



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Kuld, AV. J. P., teacher of music, King Street 
Kerra, M., merchant, High Street, west 
Keith, John, carter, Fraser's Close 
Kynoch, Peter, weaver, King Street 

Lamb, Robert, merchant, top of School Wynd 

Law, Mrs, Academy Street 

Lawson, John, banker, High Street, west 

Lawson, Alex., factor, Oldmills 

Lawrence, Jean, cook-shop. High Street, west 

Leslie, John, merchant, corner of School Wynd 

Leslie, James, tailor, High Street 

I^eslie, Miss, dressmaker, Gauldie's Close, do. 

Leigh, J. K., musician, Lossie Wynd 

Laing, Mrs, vintner, do. 

Laing, Alex., sen., shoemaker. High Street, near Church 

Laing, Mrs, Munro's property, High Street, east 

Laing, Wm., watchmaker, do., west 

Laing, Andrew, blacksmith, Forteath's Close 

Lind, The Rev. Adam, Secession Manse, Moss Street 

Morrison, D., classical teacher, (Boarding Seminary) Hay 

Street 
Morrison, George, seedsman, opposite the plainstones; nur- 
Middleton, Mrs, Miss Gauldie's, High Street [sery Pinefield 
Murray, Peter, baker, do., oast 

Murray, James, Gordon Arms Hotel, High Street, opposite 
Murdoch, Wm, baker, Murdoch's Wynd [Plainstones 

Murdoch, Mrs, Academy Street 
Murdoch, Wm., writer. High Street, opposite Cross 
Murdoch, Wm., Inverness carrier, Delmany Place 
Murdoch, Misses, Milliners and drc:;smakers, opposite the 
Macbean, Peter, saddler, do [plainstones 

Macbean, David, druggist, corner of North Street 
Macbean, James, grocer. High St., corner of Batchen Lano 
Macbean, Alex, painter, Batchen Street 
M'Bean, Wm., vintner, Goldie's Close 

Macbean, Hugh, surgeon. High Street, east; house, Lossie 
M'Intosh, George, shoemaker. High Street, east [Wynd 
M'Intosh, Mrs, vintner, opposite the Cross 
M'Intosh, Robert, vintner, Stag Inn, School Wynd 
Macdonald, Peter, bookseller, High Street 
M'Donald, Wm., vintner, South Street 



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M'Donell, Angus, gilder, High Street 

Mackinnon, Misses, Academy Place 

MackinHon, Miss H., Woodbine Cottage, Academy Street 

M'Kiramie, John, ironmonger. Academy Street 

M'Kimmie, John, leather merchant, North Street 

M' Bride, Mrs, do. 

M'Bride, Miss, dressmaker, do. 

Mackenzie, Thomas, architect. Bishop's House, High Street, 

Mackenzie & Mathews, ai'chitects, do. do. [west 

M'Kenzie, John, wright. High Street, west 

M'Kenzie, John, gardener, near Park-place 

M'Kenzie, Duncan, founder, High Street 

M'Kenzie, Donald, fruiterer and vintner (Farmers' Inn), do. 

M'Kenzie, Misses, West Villa, Hay Street 

M'Kenzie, George, Teacher, Trades School, Moss Street 

M'Pherson, Mrs, (Private Lodgings), South Street 

M'Pherson, Mrs, vintner, Trades Hall 

M'Pherson, J. & A., road contractors, do 

M'Adam, Mrs, West Park 

M'Kay, Donald, excise ofiicer. High Street, west 

M'lver, James, saddler, do., east 

M'Caskie, John, shoemaker, do. 

M' All an, Wm., cabinetmaker. South Street 

M'Phail, George, tailor. South College Street 

M'Naughtan, John, Grey Friars Lane 

M'Lean, Mrs, mercht., (Private Lodgings), South College St. 

M'Lean, Mrs, South Street 

M'Leod, James, fish and poultry shop, Moss Street 

M'Hattie, John, blacksmith. Trades' Hall 

McNeil, Rev. N., Batchen Lane 

M'Kean, Mrs, do. 

Macgillivray, John, printer, Lossie Wynd 

M'Kain, George, tanner, west end 

Macquistan, Mrs, Ladies Boarding and Day School, High 

Maclaurin, the Rev. W. C. A., North Street [Street, west 

M'Queen, Donald, No. 2, Police Officer, Collie Street 

M'Cubbin, John, dyer, w^est end 

Mellis, James, writer. School Wyud 

Marquis, Mrs, West Park 

Munn, Mrs, (Private Lodgings), High Street, west 

Mel via, George, baker, High Street, west 

Melvin, Robert, hairdresser, do, east 



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Mimro, Findlay, officer and messenger-at-arms, High Street, 

Munro, Alex,, meal dealer, Duifus' close, west [oast 

Miller, James, vintner, Lossia Wynd 

Millei", Wm., hairdresser, Hi/rh Street, east 

Miller, Thomas, blacksmith, South College Street 

Mackie, Rev. P. J., minister, opposite the cross 

Milne, Alex., sawyer, Hay's Close, do. 

Moir, Wm., Southbank, Academy Street 

Munro, Hugh, North College Street 

Munro, R., High Street, w^est end 

Miln, Thomas, of Milnfield, Mess Street 

Milne, James, blacksmith, South College Street 

Milne, Mrs, Hay Street 

Milne, Harry, Hay Street 

Mil a, Miss, of Milnfield, opposite the church 

Mathew, James, Plough Inn, do, 

Mann, John, late baker. High Street west 

Masson, Miss, M'Pherson's lodgings, South Street 

Mair, David, confectioner. High Street 

Merrilees, Charles, compositor, Hay Street 

Mathieson, Wm,, vintner, Delmany Place 

Mortimer, John, farmer, Plungryhaugh 

Merson, Rev. Peter, Academy Street 

Martin, John, teacher, Institution Road, east 

Mitchell, John, blacksmith, Gill's Close 

North of Scotland Bank, North Street 

Nicol, Thomas, merchant. High Street, east 

Nicol, Mrs John, do. do. 

Norrie, Commander, R.N,, King Street 

Nicholson, Peter, late merchant, High Street, west 

Nicholson, Colonel, Ladyhill, west end 

Newlands, John, Lime House, New Elgin 

Oswald, James, Supervisor of Excise, Academy Street 
Ogg, P., vintner. Gill's Close 
Ogilvie, John, flax-dresser, High Street, east 
Ogilvie, D., shoe dealer, High Street, west 

Paterson, Wm., wright, Courant Court 
Paul, John, M.I)., Roy Place, opposite the church 
Phimister, George, tailor, opposite the cross 
Phimister, James, weaver, South College Street 



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Peddie, Alexander, shoemaker, Courant Court 
Petrie, James, merchant, corner of North Street 
Petrie, Mrs, washerwoman, Walker's Close 
Petrie, John, coach driver, Batchen Street 
Proctor, John, No. 1 bm-gh policeman, Collie Street 
Philip Robert, flesher, High Street 
Piper, John, wright do. do. 
Pringle, Rev. John, South Street 

Robb, Wm., M.D., School Wynd 

Robb, Peter, dyer, Lossie Wynd 

Robb, Wm., gardener, Old Mason Close 

Rae, Miss, North Street 

Rhind, Sutter, & Co., Morayshire Foundry, North Street 

Rhind, Wm., of do, do. do. 

Rhind, Mrs., private lodging house. High Street 

Ritchie, George, heritor, opposite the plainstones 

Ritchie, James, do. do. do. 

Ritchie, John, shoemaker, Hi^h Street, west 

Ramsay, Alex., merchant, corner of School Wynd 

Ramsay, Wm., baker. High Street, east 

Roy, Miss, teacher, Gill's Close 

Roy, Robert, officer, opposite the cross 

Roy, Misses, High Street, west 

Roy, Mrs, midwife. High Street, west 

Roy, John, plumber, Craigellachie Place 

Riach, Alex., merchant, High Street, opposite the cross 

Riacb, Miss, dressmaker, Batchen Street 

Reid, Robert, cabinetmaker, Guildry Street 

Reid, A. & W. architects, Market Green, west end 

Reid, John, shoemaker, High Street, west 

Ross, Miss, private lodging house, do, do. 

Ross, Thomas, mason, do. do. 

Ross, James, surgeon, Mrs Forbes's Lodgings, opposite the 

Robertson, Miss, the Cottage, West Road [church 

Robertson, George, banker, North Street 

Robertson, Wm., gardener. South Street 

Robertson, Wm., carter, Lamb's Property 

Robertson, Wm., ropemaker, South Street 

Robertson, John, watchmaker. High Street, east 

Robertson, John, Kings Mill 

Robertson, John & Wm., Deanshaugh 



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llogers, Joseph, hatter, Frasor's Close, High Street. 
Russell, Mrs, Moss Street 

Russell, Wm., letter can-ier, opposite th® plainstones 
Russell, Alex., vintner, opposite the church 
Russell, Mrs, late of Alves, Batchen Lane 
ilussell, James, candlenaaker, Muraro's property 
Russell, Joseph, carter, Begg's Close 
Russell, John, late merchant; Courant Court 
Russell, Alex., printer, Courant Office, opposite the Court- 
Russell, Wm., farmer^ opposite the Institution [house 
Russell, Wm., merchant, High Street 
Russell, Misses, dressmakers, do. 
Rutledge, John, jailor. Grey Friars Street 

Stewart, Captain, ©f Lesmurdie, Lesmurdie Cottag® 

Stewart, Mrs General, Moss Street 

Stewart, Robert, bookman, High Street 

Stewart, Thos. & Son, plasterers, opposite the cross 

Stewart, John, wheel wright, High Street, west 

Stiven, Jonathan, artist, do, 

Somerville, Mrs, do, 

Sellar, John, ironmonger^ Delmany Place, High Street 

Sellar, John, sen., Moss Street 

Shaw, Lewis, messenger, Walker's Close, opposite Batchen 

Smith, George, flesher, Lossie Wynd [Street 

Smith, John, merchant, High Street, west 

Smith, James, mason, (lodgings) Craigellachie Place. 

Shoolbraid, Rev. John, High Street 

Sutherland, John, coal merchant, do., east 

Suthei-land, George, watchmaker, opposite the cross 

Sutherland. James, hairdresser, Trades' Hall 

Squair, Hugh, flesher, Craigellachie Place 

Squair, James, do., opposite cross 

Smith, Miss, bonnetmaker. King Street 

Shand, J., merchant, opposite plainstones 

Simpson, John, tailor, do. 

Sim, J. & D., shoemakers, corner of Batchen Street 

Sim, D., shoemaker, High Street, west 

Sim, James, cartel', Gow's Cloae, west end 

Sim, James, jeweller. High Street, we'^t [College Street 

Sutherland, George, gardener, Dunfermline Gardens, North 

Sutherland, Lieutenant, South College Street 



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Sutherland, James, cartvvright, Grey Friars Street 

Sutherland, John, mason, Fraser's Close 

Sivewright, Alex., Lossie Wynd 

Stephen, Alex., cabmetmaker, High Street, east 

Stephen, Miss, dressmaker, do, do, 

Stephen , James, of Bruceland, M.D,, do 

Stephen, Thomas, vintner, Batchen Street 

Stephen, Miss, Moss Street 

Stephen, James, mason, west road 

Stephen, Alex,, merchant, opposite the School Wynd 

Stephen, Wm., merchant, High Street, west 

Stephen, Alex., shoemaker, do. 

Shiach. James, bakei", do. do. 

Scott, Wm., hairdresser, opposite the plainstones 

Scott, John, tinsmith. High Street, east 

Simpson, Alex., sen., merchant. South College Street 

Simpson, Alex., jun., grocer, High Street, west 

Simpson, James, merchant. High Street, opposite North Street 

Sleinson, Mrs, High Street (private lodgings) opposite the 

Shanks, John, baker, corner of School Wynd [cross 

Shand, Miss, boarding school, Delmany Place, High Street 

Shand, Mrs, merchant, do. 

Shand, Mrs Wm., Grey Friars Street 

Shand, John, High Street, west 

Shearer, James, South Street 

Smart, John, house carpenter, Guildry Street 

Sutor, Mrs, (private lodgings) High Street, west 

Sutter, Wm., of Rhind, Sutter, & Co., founders, North Street 

Sinclair, James, King Street [Street, east 

Shepherd, John, auctioneer and inspector of poor, High 

Trinity Lodge, Assembly Rooms, North Street 

Torrance, Mrs, High Street, west 

Thain, Charles, hairdresser. White Horse Inn 

Trades' Hall, High Street 

Taylor, Wm., coppersmith, do.j house, Gas Works 

Taylor, Robert, sheriff-officer 

Taylor, Mrs Francis, High Street, east 

Taylor, Alex., wright, Begg's Close 

Taylor Miss, Wiseman's Wynd, east end 

Taylor, John, grocer, corner of Batchen Street 

Thomson, MrS; merchant, High Street, west 



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Thomson, John, merchant, High Street, east 

Thomson, Mrs, King Street [High Street 

Tolmie, Wra., grocer and spirit dealer, Bishop's House, 

Tulloch, Rev. Wm., Walker's Close, High Street 

Topp, Mrs, South Street 

Topp, The Rev, Alex., Guildry Street 

Topp, Vfni., do. do. 

Urquhart, J, B., watchmaker. High Street, west 
Urquhart, Alex., baker, High Street 
Urquhart, Alex., builder Academy Street 
Urquhart, Jane, merchant, High Street, west 

Vibart, John, Grant Lodge 

Walker, James, distiller, High Street 

Walker, George, baker, School Wynd 

Walker, J. & J. merchants, opposite the cross 

Walker, Wm., Lossiemouth carrier, Begg's buildings 

Winchester, James, merchant, corner of Lossie Wynd 

Winchester, George, cooper, High Street, Avest 

Wright, Charles, millwright. High Street, east 

Watt, Mrs. vintner, New Elgin 

Wylie, The Rev, Francis; manse. Hay Street 

Watson, Mrs, female school, High Street, west 

Watson, Miss, staymaker, Grey Friars Street 

Wilson, James, heritor. Academy Street 

Wilson, George, bookseller, &c., Roy Place, High Street 

Wallace, Mrs, washerwoman, Academy Street 

Winehouse, Alex., IJunkinty Gardens 

Wiseman, Lewis, ropemaker, High Street, west 

Young, Wm., of Burghead, Lossiebank 

Young, Robert, of Grigor & Y'oung, writers 

Young, Miss, Maryhiil, west end 

Young, Mrs, Lossiebank, do. do. 

Y^oung, Mrs Joseph, lodging-house, Goldie's Close 

Y'oung, A. & J., brewers, east end 

Y^'ounie, James, shoemaker. Little Cross 

BISHOPMILL AND NEIGHEOUJEOIOOD. 

Alves, Robert, tailor. North Street 
Allan, Alexander^ shoemaker, do 



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Allan, Thomas, tailor 

Asher, Misses, Back Street, east 

Anderson, James, shoemaker, Back Street, east 

Brown, IVHsses 

Brander, Mrs, midwife, Bridge Street, west 
Bower, James, Burghead runner, do., east 
Barron, John, mason, Back Street, east 
Eadenoch, Charles, cooper, do 

Carmichael, Ann, merchant, Waterside 

Duff, Rear- Admiral, of Drummuir, Braemorriston 
Dawson, James, vintner, High Street 
Donaldson, James, mason, North Street 
Duncan, James, mason, High Street 

Forsyth, George, baker and vintner, do. 
Fraser, Misses, dressmakers, Bridge Street, west 
Findlay, James, shoemaker 
Findlay, Alex., mason. Back Street, west 

Geddes, Misses, Morriston 

Gilhce, William, farmer. Back Street, west 

Gow, John, carter. Bridge Street, west 

Gra}"^, Mrs, do. 

Grant, Captain, Deanshaugh 

Hardie, John, wright. Back Street, east 
Hay, Robert, cartwright, do. 
Hay, Alexander, mason, do. 

Innes, John, builder 

Innes, James, mason, Back Street 

Innes, Miss, dressmaker, do 

Kinnear, William, contractor. North Street 

Kay, John, residenter 

Kennedy, Alexander, road contractor, Bridge Street, west 

Lamb, Robert, mason, Waterside 
Lamb, John, mason. North Street 
Lamb, William, merchant 

Mathieson, "WiUiam, painter. High Street 
M'Lennan, Duncan, shoemaker, do. 



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Meivin, Joseph, shoemaker, Waterside 
Malcolm, William, carter, Bridge Street, wcsl 
M'Kenzie, Colin, wood merchant, do. 
M'Kellar, Miss, dressmaker, Bridge -end 
Miller, John, tanner, Bridge Street, west 

Petrie, Alex., tailor, High Street 

Ray, Colonel, Robert 

Rhind, Mrs 

Robertson, John and William, farmers, Deansliaugh 

Robertson, John, King's mills 

Smith, James, Bridge-end 

Smith, James, jun., miller, High Street 

Smith, Peter, dyer. Waterside 

White, Alex, blacksmith, High Street 

Young, Mrs, late of Windmill, Bridge Street,, east 



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BURGH OF FORRES. 

The town of Forres appears to be of very ancient origin: 
during the 9tli and 10th centuries it was a plac9 of consider- 
able note, having been frequently the temporary residence of 
the reigning Kings of Scotland; some of whom lost their 
lives there. The ariginal charter having been burned in 
time of war, no distinct date of the royalty can be given ; but 
a new charter was granted by James IV, in 1496. 

The Arms of the burgh consist of ths Patron Saint, St 
Lawrence, in a long habit, standing on a brander; a Chaplet 
round his head; at his right side a Crescent, and at the left a 
Star of six points; holding in his right hand a book, with tha 
motto. " Jehovah tu mihi Deus, quid deest,' — Jehovah is my 
God, what is wanting. 

PoPULATiOxN 1841— Males, 15G2; females, 2158 ; total, 3720. 



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MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT. 
James Morrison of FonthilL merchant in London. 



PARLIAMENTARY VOTERS. 
The number of voters on the register, as revised at the 
last registration court, was 138, of which we subjoin the fol- 
lowing list, omitting those who have since died : — 
Anderson, John, merchant Forsyth, John, writer 

Eraser, Robert, tailor 
Eraser, John, merchant 
Eraser, John, innkeeper 
Fimister, James, carrier 



Anderson, Walter, painter 
Andei'son, Alex., butcher 
Anderson, James, iiesher 
Allan, J. B., M.D. 



Austin, John, baker & vintner Frasei", Simon, baker 



Aitken, Rev. Mark, Dyke 
Alves, John, shoemaker 
Asher, Alex., Mills of Forres 
Bowie, Alex., pork-dealer 
Butler, Richard, Thornhill 
Baker, Richard, vintner 
Bremuer, James, merchant 
Bain, Alexander, shoemaker 



Forsyth, Alex., distiller 
Fridge, James, carrier 
Eraser, James, innkeeper 
Gillan, George, cabinetmaker 
Gillan, James, jun., merchant 
Grant, James, merchant 
Grant, D. C, writer 
Gill, James, bookseller 



Brands, Archd. Duff, surgeon Gillan, John, jun., merchant 



Bowie, Thomas, shoemaker 
Bell, David, carrier 
Calder, Peter, baker 
Cant, Alex., merchant 
Chisholm, Francis, residenter 
Creyk, Alex., surgeon 



Gillan, John, wine merchant 
Grant, James, cabinetmaker 
Grant, James, carrier 
Grigor, John, nursery 
Gillan, John, innkeeper 
Grant, D., gardener & vintner 



Cruickshanks, Robert, wright , Grant, the Rev. D. 



Campbell, James, labourer 
Campbell, William, grocer 
Gumming, Sir W. G. G. Bart. 
Douglas, Wm., carrier. 
Duffus, John, merchant 
Duffus, Alex., plasterer 
Donaldson, Wm., labourer 
Downie, Wm., merchant 
Dustan, Wm., carrier 
Davidson, James, shoemaker 
Davidson, Thomas, banker 
Eddie, Alex., hairdresser 
Ferguson, James, gardener 



Grant, Robert, meal-dealer 
Hendry, Alex., jun., merchant 
Hendry, William, wright 
Hunter, James, tailor 
Harrold, Alex., wright 
Hendry, George, merchant 
Hutchieson, James, merchant 
Innes, John George, surgeon 
Jamieson, William, merchant- 
Kerr, William, butcher 
Kynoch, John, merchant 
Kerr, Thomas, \lo. 
Laing William, do. 



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Logie;, William, farmer 
Lauder, Francis, shoemaker 
Laing, John draper 
Leal, John, farmer, Crooks 
Laing John, jun., merchant 
Leitch, Andrew, baker 
M'Culloch, John, carrier 
Milne, Alex., bookseller 
Murdoch, John, vintner 
Munro, George, fiesher 
M'Rae, John, confectioner 
M'^Kenzie, Alex., plasterer 
M'Pherson, Jas., blacksmith 
M'Garrow, Wm., merchant 
M'Lean, Alex., baker 
Murdoch, Alex., vintner 
M'JJonald, Charles, baker 
Manford, J. G., writer 
Munro, D., Bulletloan 
McDonald, A., corn-merchant 
Miller, John, printer 
Munro, James, merchant 
M'Pherson, Wm., baker 
M'Donald, Robt., shoemaker 
M'Lean, D. I., druggist 
M'Garrow, D., innkeeper 
M'Ewan, James, draper 
Munro, Alexander, flesher 
Munro, Robert, do. 
M'Donald, H. G., merchant 
Mellis, John, blacksmith 
M'Kid, Wm., merchant 
Mitchell, Robert, do. 
Nairn, Duncan, plasterer 
Naughty, George, carrier 



Peterkin, Major P. Grant, of 

Grange, &c. 
Purse, William, merchant 
Pirie, Patrick, residenter 
Rose, John, merchant 
Ross, George, do, 
Ross, Hugh, mason 
Russell, Thomas, Torehead 
Raff, James, saddler 
Raff, James, jun., do. 
Riach, Peter, merchant 
Rose, Alexander, carrier 
Sinclair, John, mason 
Sim, Robert, farmer, Alves 
Smith, James, wright 
Souter, W^m,, road contractor 
Seal, John, merchant 
Smith, Alex., house- carpenter 
Smith, George, watchmaker 
Stark, Rev. Thomas, minister 
Smith, Alex,, merchant 
Stewart, Robert, jeweller 
Simpson, Rev. Adam L. 
Thomson, Peter, wright 
Taylor, Peter, manufacturer 
Urquhart, Alex., builder 
Urquhart, George, brewer 
Urquhart, Jas., builder, Mills 
Urquhart, John, architect 
Urquhart,' Robert, writer 
White, Alex., merchant 
Williamson, Alex., do. 
Williamson, Alex., vintner 
Watson, Wm., shoemaker 



THE TOWN COUNCIL. 

The council of the burgh consists of 17 burgesses, who must 

also be Parliamentary electors of the burgh ; one third go out 

annually by rotation, and their places are supplied by a poll 

oil the 2d Tuesday of November, in the same manner as that 



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of Elgin. The magistracy consists of a Provost, tbreo Bailies, 
and a Dean of Guild, who are elected by the council within 
thi'ee days after that body itself is complete. 

The council holds its ordinary meetings on the erening of 
the first Monday of every month, and other meetings when 
business renders them necessary. 

PRESENT MAGISTRATES AI^D TOWN COUNCIL. 

Provost. 
Eobert Urquhart, writer. 
Bailies. 
John Kynoch, merchant P. Riach, merclian t 

J. G. Manford, writer 

Dean of Guild — George Ross, merchant. 
Treasurer — James Gill, merchant. 

Councillors. 



George Henry, merchant 

Alex. Urquhart, Mills 

Wm. Laing. merchant 

D. C. Grant, writer 

W. M'Pherson, confectioner 

Robert Munro, flesher 

A. M'Donald, corn-merchant 



Robert Urquhart, writer 

Alex. White, merchant 

Alex. M'Kenzie, plasterer 

James Gill, merchant 

John Kynoch, do. 

J. G. Manford, writer 

P. Riach, merchant 

A. D. Brands, surgeon John Fraser, merchant 

George Ross, merchant 

Town-Clerk and Agent — Robert Watson, writer. 
Stent Masters — George Smith, Alex. White, John Fraser, 
Walter Anderson, and James Kaif, senior. Line Masters — ■ 
Peter Thomson, and James Urquhart, wrights ; and Alex. 
Hendry, and John Bezeck, masons. Assessors to the Dean 
of Gidld-^The three Bailies, the Treasurer, George Smith, 
and Walter Anderson. Inspectors of the Wood Markets — 
Peter Thomson and Charles Dean, wrights. Inspectors of 
Hides and Shoes — John Jenkins, John Bisset, and Alexander 
Hood, shoemakers. Inspectors of the Shambles and Flesh 
Market — Thomas Murdoch and James Andex'son, fleshers. 
Billet Master — Serjeant Gilchrist. Treasurer of Anderson's 
Institution — Robert Watson, writer. Town's Ojjicers — Alex. 
Stewart and James M'Donald. Toiun's Drummer — John 
Ross. Keeper of Weighing Machine — A. Stewart. Collector 
of Mortif cations — Robert Watson, writer. 



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(Salaries— Town-clerk, £20 ; treasurer, £25; billetmaster, 
£l, Is. Officers, £6 each; drummer, £4, 43., per annum. 



BURGH PROPERTY AND DEBTS. 
No valuation of the heritable property, &c., of the burgh 
being made, it can only be calculated from the annual revenue. 
Several of the lands are at present to be let, and having been 
greatly improved, a considerable additional revenue from 
them is anticipated. 

PROPERTY OP BURGH. 
Heritable subjects, property of Little Crook,"^... 

Shares of public works £297 2 2 

Arrears of rents 51 8 

Balance of overpaid stipend, due by heritors 508 3 

Bank account, and miscellaneous ^.... 100 11 3 

BUKGH DEBTS. 

Amount contained in bonds and bills granted by the council, 
and balance due on bank account £3900 1 



SOURCES OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE, 
From October, 1845, to October, 1846. 

KEVENUE. 

Land rents £549 10 6 

Feu-duties and church seats 62 8 2^ 

Petty customs, weighing machine, and quar- 
ries. 65 3 

Schoolmaster's barley and road-money 13 2 9 

Sales of wood, dividend of gas shares, over- 
paid stipend, &c, 104 12 



£794 16 5h 



EXPENDITURE. 

Salaries to teachers £141 

Salaries to officers 74 3 

Public burdens 108 7 0| 

Literests 173 14 I 



Carry forward, £497 4 lf£794 16 5i 
■* Ya\ie not stated. 



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Brought forward, £497 4 ll£70i \G 5h 

Lighting- ! 25 

Printing, advertisements, &c 19 13 5 

Inproveraents and repairs 205 11 3h 

Law and business accounts 28 10 5 

Miscellaneous 31 10 2i 

807 9 5^ 

Excess cf expenditure £12 13 

BURGH COURT. 
Judges — The Magistrates. | Clerk — Rolert Watson. 

GUILD COURT. 
Judgs — George Ro,?3, Dean of Guild. 
Assessors— ''£he Provost and Magistrates of the Burgh, 
"with Messrs George Smith and Walter Anderson. 
Clerk — ivobert Watson, town-clerk. 

BURGESS AND GUILD DUES. 
Burgess fees of entry - - - £ 1 
Clerk's dues - - - - - 10 (> 



£!0 10 6 



MORTIFICATIONS AND BEQUESTS. 

1. dick's bequest. 

L James Dick, sometime merchant in London, a native of 
Forres, bj deed of mortification of date the 23d August, 
1810, bequeathed the sum of £500 stg., for behoof of decayed 
burgesses, and poor inhabitants of the town. The donor set 
the charity in operation in his own lifetime. The minister 
of the parish and the two eldest bailies were appointed 
Trustees. The funds are in the town's hands, and the hi - 
terest, at the rate of four per cent, is divided annually in 
September. 

2. Mr Dick also bequeathed the sum of £1500, the interest 
of which to be applied for the purpose of providing coals for 
the poor of Forres, to be divided by the minister of the 
town. The amount is principally invested in the Govern- 
ment funds, and partly in private haud^-j and the interest is 



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duly applied in the purchase of coals, which are divided 
among the poor at various times, as occasion requires. 

*;^^' The above mentioned donor is the same benevolent 
and patriotic individualj who has contributed so liberally to 
increase th© comfort and remuneration of the parochial 
schoolmasters of the three counties of Aberdeen,^ Banff, and 
Moray, by which the standard of education in all the 
parishes has been considerably raised. 

2. NICHOLSOJS'S BEQUEST. 

John Nicholson, sometime writer in Edinburgh, a native 
of Forres, by his will dated the 2d September, 1651, be- 
queathed the sum of 2000 merks Scots (£111, Is. 8d. stg.,) 
to the provost and magistrates, " to be consolidated, and re- 
main as an patrimonial to the poor, indigent, and de- 
cayed brethren, and members of Jesus Christ, in the said 
burgh of Forres, and the annual rent thereof to be applied 
and bestowed for the help and supply of the poor." A piece 
of land was obtained for the purposes of this charity. 
3. Taylor's mortification. 

Robert Taylor, of Starrwells, by his will, dated 18th Oct., 
1710, mortified the sum of 4000 merks Scots (£222, 3s. 4d. 
stg.) to the magistrates, for the following purposes — " The 
annual rent of 2000 merks for the subsistence of the master 
of the music school of Forres, who can both play and sing; 
and the annual rent of the other 2000 merks to be applied 
for th© use of the poor, specially poor families within the 
burgh of Forres, at four terms in the year, viz.: — Christmas, 
Easter, Ascension, and Fenticost; and for the security of the 
same he disponed the lands called Orchyard, Katherine's 
Yard, and the brae of Thornhill. 

The yearly rent arising from the two preceding mortifi- 
cations amounts to about £30 stg. 

4. Anderson's bisquest. 

Jonathan Anderson, sometime of Sweethope, thereafter of 
Rochsoles, by his disposition and deed of settlement, dated 
the 29th August, 1814, disponed to the magistrates and 
town council of Forres, the lands of Cowiaii's or Sighthill, 
near Glasgow, then yielcing a feu-duty of £207 stg., per 
annum, which he ordered to be applied for the following 
purposes — " In the first place to pay therefrom the price or 
expence of a piece of ground in a convenient situation, for 
the purpose of erecting a school-bouse thereon, and in de- 



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fraying the expense of building' the said school-house 
and keeping the same in repair; also in paying a salary to a 
schoolmaster, for educating the children of necessitous 
parents and orphans, inhabitants of the parishes of Forres, 
Eafford, and Kinloss, in i-eading, English, writing, arithme- 
tic, and such other branches of education as the said provost, 
magistrates, and town council shall judge proper; the extent 
of which salary to be not less than £40, nor more than £70 
annually. 

The master to be appointed by the magistrates and 
council, and the institution to be to all intents and purposes 
a free charity school, and denominated " Anderson's Institu- 
tion.'' In the second place, he appointed the balance of the 
feu-duty to be divided annually among poor house-keepers in 
Forres, in such manner as the magistrates and council 
should judge proper; but not to exceed £5 yearly to any in- 
dividual. 

Owing to adverse circumstances, the trustees failed in rea-^ 
lising a great part of the yearly feu-duty; and they, a few 
yeai's ago, sold the property to the Sighthill Cemetry Co., 
by which they now receive £200 annually. 

A considerable amount of debt was incurred by the erec= 
lion of a suitable building for the purposes of the institution 
and there has, therefore, been no surplus to divide among 
poor housekeepers. 

5. fkaser's bequest. 

The late Peter Fraser, of St John, New Brunswick, a 
native of Forres, by his last will, left the sum of £1200 
currency, besides a residuary legacy, for advancing, improv- 
ing, or inereasing education in his native town. Mr Fraser 
having died lately, no copy of the will has yet been 
obtained. The exact amount of the bequest has not been 
ascertained nor any part of it received. The town-clerk is 
however in correspondence with the executor on the subject; 
and there is no doubt every exertion will be made to obtain 
the full amount. 
Clerk 4" Treasurer of Mortifications — Robt. Watson, writer. 



MINISTERS OF FOURES. 

ESTABLISHED CHURCH , The Sev. Robert M'Therson. 

FBEE do.,...,,,, ,., ., The Rev, Duncan Grant. 



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. ^x 1 S The Rer. Thomas Stark. 

UNITED SECESSION do. J ^.j^^ ^^^_ ^ j^ Simpson, A & S, 

CONGREGATIONAL do The E,ev. Nisbet Galloway. 

SCOTCH EPISCOPAL do The Rev. Alex. Ewlng. 



FORRES ACADEMICAL INSTITUTION. 
Patrons — The Provost, Magistrates, and Town Council. 
J?sctor— William Steele, A.M. 
Classics, modern languages, mathema- 
tics and geography. 



Wm. Steele, A.M. 



English reading, grammar, arithmetic, * 

writing, book-keeping, English com- > John Kynoch, A.M. 

position, history, and elocution j 

Elementary or initiatory class Alex. Riach, A.M. 

Free School in Anderson's Institution — George Dick- 
son, teacher. 

Salaries — Rector and classical master, £40; English mas- 
ter, £30 ; Elementary master, £20 per annum, wilh fees; and 
free school teacher, from £40 to £70 per annum. 

Hours of Tuition — Summer session, from 1st April to 
Nov., 7 to 9 A.M. ; 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and 2 to 4 p.m. Win- 
ter session, from 1st Nov. to 1st Apr-il, 9 am. to 12 noon, 
and 2 to 4 p.m. 

Fees — Per 
English reading, writ- 



ing and arithmetic... 3s 
English reading and 

writing 2 

English reading and 

arithmetic 3 

English reading alone 2 
English grammar add- 
ed to either of these, 
Is more per quarter. 

Elocution 

Book-keeping per set, 

7s. or three sets 18 

Latin 6 

Latin and Greek 10 

Latin, Greek, and ma- 
thematics 15 

Matheraatics alone,,,.. 8 



6d 



7 6 



6 






Quarter. 

Practical mathematics 1 Os 6d 

French 10 6 

Italian 10 6 

Geography 6 

Drawing 2i 

Natural philosophy.... 21 

English reading, writ- 
ing, arithmetic, and 
English grammar. 
For one or all of the 
above branches, for 
pupils attending one 
hour each day 1 6 

And for those attend- 
ing for 2 hours each 
day ., 2 © 



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Examination. — The examination takes place annually, 
Sibout the middle of July, in presence of the clergy of the 
town and district, and others interested in the education of 
the young. 

Vacations. — The summer vacation, of four weeks, com- 
mences after the examination , and the winter vacation, of 
teh days, at Christmas. 

Prizes. — Prizes are annually furnished by the Edinburgh 
Morayshire Society, and by the Town Council, to be awarded 
to the best scholars in the different classes ; and the Edin- 
burgh Moi'ayshire Mechanics' Society forward a considerable 
number to the Free School. 



Ladies^ Seminaries — Miss Eliza Templeton, High Street, 
and Miss M'Phail, Urquhart Street. 

Female Schools — Miss Duncan ; Janet Torie, Urquhart 
Street ; and Isabella Bain, Batchen Street. 

Private School — David Miller, Burnside. 
Dancing School — Mr Balfour. 



JUSTICE OF PEACE SMALL DEBT COURT. 
A Justice of Peace Small Debt Court is held on the first 
Monday of every month for all sums not exceeding £5. 
Judges— Any two Justices. Depute-Clerk — Robt. Watson. 



SHERIFF SMALL DEBT CIRCUIT COURT. 
The Sheriff of the County holds Courts for the decision of 
claims not exceeding £8, 6s. 8d., on the second Monday of 
February, April, June, August, Octo ber, and December. 
Depute-Clerk — Robert Watson. 
Messenger -at- Arms — Wm.Watson. Sheriff-officers — Alex. 
Stewart, J. M'Donald, D. Grant, M. Thomson, L. Murray, 
and J. Donaldson. Constables — John Ross, Wm. Robert- 
son, and Sergeant Gilchrist, Superintendent. 



POLICE BOARD. 

The Police Board meets on the last Monday of each month 
for the despatch of business; and two Commissioners are then 
delegated, in rotation, to do the interim duties of the Board. 

Commissioners — Robert Urquhart, provost, (chairman) ; 
Win. Laing, merchant) Peter Riach, Jeweller j Peter Thom- 



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son, carpenter ; Wm, Downie, merchant; John Miller^ 
printer; Robert Munro, flesher; J. G. Manford, writer;, 
James Gill, merchant ; Alex, Bain, shoemaker ; and Walter 
Anderson, painter. 

Superintendant — Sergeant Gilchrist. 

FRIENDLY AND BENEVOLENT SOCIETIES. 

GUILDRY SOCIETY. 

This society was established in 1740, for the benefit of de- 
cayed members and their widows. The funds are consider- 
able. No new member having entered during the last 
twenty years, the number is very small, there being only 
eight on the roll, and there are few burdens on the funds. 
The entry money was £10, with 2s. of annual dues. 
President — "Wm. Purse, merchant. 
Treasurer — Alex. White, do. 

FRIENDLY SOCIETY, 

Instituted 1 787, for the benefit of sick and aged members 
and their widows, and to defray funeral expenses. The 
amount of funds, £300, lent out on personal security. Entry 
fee from lOs. 6d. to £1, lOs. 

President — Peter Thomson. 
Treasurer — John Bisset. 
weight's society. 
Instituted 1798, for same object as above. Entry-money 
the same, aiid amount of the funds, £300. 

President — Peter Thomson. 

Treasurer — James M'Pherson. 

gardener's society. 

Instituted 1807, for the same benevolent objects. Amount 

of the funds upwards of £800. Entry-money from 8s. 4d. 

to £2. 

Master — Alexander M'Kenzie. 
Treasurer — Alexander Naughty. 



BIBLE SOCIETY, 
This society which had been allowed to lie dormant for 
several years, was revived at a general meeting held on the 
17th August 1843, and is now in active operation. Its 
object is similar to that of the Elgin society — to supply the 
poor of the to ,vn and district with Bibles, and to apply the 



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surplus funds in promoting the great cause of Bible circula- 
tion throughout the world. The society is supported by 
voluntary contributions, which at last collection amounted 
to upwards of £24. 

President — Prorost Urquhart. 
Yice-Presidents. 



Kev. Duncan Grant 
... Thomas Stark 
... Alexander Ewing 
... Nisbet Galloway 

Committee. 



Messrs John Kynoch 
Robert Watson 
James Gill 



Messrs Thomas Davidson 
Wm. M'Pherson 
Geo. Gillan 
Jas. Hamilton 
John Miller 
Robert Henry 



Rev. John White 
Messrs William S danders 
George Ross 
Alexander M'Kenzie 
... George Henry 
Bailie Manford 
Dr Allan 

!_ Secretaries — Rev. A. L. Simpson and Rev. R. M'Pherson. 
Treasurer — Mr Peter Riach. 
Depositary Mr W. Naughty. 

RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY. 

Established on 20th November 1843, for the distribution 
of religious tracts weekly. 

President — Provost Urquhart. I 

Vice-Presidents —YhQ Rev. Mr Stark, Bailies Kynoch and ' i 
Riach, and Messrs Thomas Davidson and Wm. Purse. 

Secretaries — Rev. Messrs M'Pherson and Simpson, with 
Mr John Miller, Gazette Office, who is also clerk, treasurer, 
and depositary. 

Committee — Messrs John Bluntach, William Downie, 
James Gill, George Ross, WiUiam Laing, William Sclanders, 
Alexander Bain, Alexander Milne, Thomas Ross, James 
Hamilton, Alexander Urquhart, and George Henry. 

The town is divided into thirty-six districts, and thirty- 
six ladies, connected with the different religious denomina- 
tions, volunteer their serrices as weekly distributors of 
tracts, and continue to prosecute their duties with laudable 
assiduity. 



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REM ALE SOCIETY. 

For providing clothing to poor females. 
President -^Miss Grant. Treasurer — Mrs Dr Brands. 

Lx4.DIES' MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

President — Miss C. Grant. Treasurer— Mrs Stark. 
Secretary — Miss Milne. 

AUXILIAHY EDINBURGH MORAYSHIRE 

MECHANICS' SOCIETY. 
On the evening of Tuesday the i7th October 1843, being 
the Anniversary of the Edinburgh Morayshire Mechanics' 
Society, several mechanics and others in Forres met in tho 
hall of M'Garrow's Inn, and formed themselves into an 
Auxiliary to aid the parent institution in its benevolent ob- 
jects of furthering the cause of education in the County, and 
assisting unfortunate natives thereof. 

President — Mr David Cooper. Secretanj — Mr John Miller, 
Treasurer — Mr Andrew Leitch. 

WORKING MEN'S ASSOCIATION. 
President — John Bisset. Secretary/ — William Sniith, 

LITERARY DEBATING CLUB. 
President — George Gillan, cabinetmaker. 



TOTAL ABSTINENCE SOCIETY^ 
President — Rev. Nisbet Galloway. 
Vice-Presidents — Rev. John Whyte, Boghoie, and Alex. 
Urquhart, banker, Forres, 

Treasurer — James Gill, bookseller. 
Secretary — John Miller, printer. 

FORRES LITERARY" CLUB. 
Members— Kay. R. M'Pherson, Dr Innes^ Messrs R. 
Davidson, Wm. Sclauderg, D. C. Grant, J. Allan, A. For- 
syth, J. M'Ewan, J. B. Minty, T. Murray, D. I. McLean: 
D. T. Gordon, Librarian. 



LITERARY PERIODICAL READING ASSOCIATION. 
Consists of twelve members, who arc supplied with liteiMry 



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and religious periodicals for a stated period, to eact member, 
for a subscription of 10s. 6d. per annum. 

Librarian — John Miller, Gazette Office. 



MONTHLY NEWSPAPER. 

The Forres Gazette is published the first week of every 
month, by John Miller, editor, printer, and publisher, Caro-* 
line Street. 



FORRES NATIONAL-SECURITY SAVINGS BANK. 

This useful establishment was instituted about seven years 

ago, and appears to be in a very flourishing condition. The 

following is a statement of its affairs up to 20th Nov. last : — • 

The sums due to depositors, including interests, are as 

follow: — 

320 depositors under £20 £1930 13 10 

79 do. under 50 2324 8 

10 do. under 100 607 8 4 

1 do. under 150 115 13 1 

1 do. under 200 163 17 G 

411 Total at 20th November, 1846 £ 5171 13 5 

398Depositorsat 20th November, 1845... 5187 14 3 

Decrease at 20th November, 1846...... £16 10 

13 of Increase in immber at do. do. 

The average amount at the credit of each 

depositor,is £12 11 8 

New accounts opened during the year 73 

Accounts closed 60 

Increase as above 13 

President — Bailie Kynoch, 

Trustees. 
John Forsyth, Tarras I Dr A. D. Brands 

Alexander White, merchant Wm. Laing, merchant 
~ Duncan Grant j James Gill, merchant. 



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tfohn Frasef, merchant 
James G. Manford, writer 
"VVm. Downie, merchant 
Alex. Bain, shoemaker 
Donald C. Grant, writer 
John Alves, shoemaker 
Rev. Robert Macpherson 
Provost Urquhart 
Robert Watson, writer 
Rev. Mr Stark 
Walter Anderson, painter 



Managers. 



Rev. A. Ewing 

Bailie Riach 

Robert Munro, fleshes? 

John Miller, printer 

A. Smith, carpenter 

John Grigor, nursery 

J. Rose, merchant 

Bailie Kynoch 

J. Gillan, jun.. grocer 

Wm. M'Pherson, baken 

A. Laing, tinsmith 



Wm. Grant, tailor 

Auditors — Bailies Manford and Riach. 
Acturj.r)/ — Wm. Sclanders, writer. 
Meetings on the second and last Saturday of every month, 
from half-past G till 9, in the St Lawrence Lodge. 

FORRES JOINT STOCK GAS LIGHT COMPANY. 

ESTABLISflED IN 1837. 

The capital stock of the Company is £2200, in shares of 
£2, 10s. each. The shareholders have received a dividend 
of six per cent, last year. The annual general meeting takes 
place on the second Monday of December. 

Directors. 



George Ross, merchant 
Wm. Purse, do. 
John Gillan, jun., grocer 
Alex, White, merchant. 

Laing, tinsmith. 
Robeit Watson, writer. 



Thos. Davidson, Chairman 

John G rigor, nurseryman 

John Seal, merchant 

John Fraser, do. 

John Kynoch, do. 

Mariacfer — Alex 
Clerk and Treasurer- 
Price of Gas — 12s. per 1000 cubic feet, and Is. 3d. for the 

use of a meter. 

Salaries — Manager, £60 per annum, with burden of pay- 
ing lamp lighter andfiremanj Clerk and Treasurer, £10, 10s. 

FORRES JOINT STOCK WATER COMPANY. 

ESTABLISHED IN 1845. 

The capital stock is £2000, in shares of £5 each. The 
works have not been Gommencedj but are in course of being 
contracted foVo 



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Directors. 
Patrick Riacli, Chairman I Thomas Davidson, banker 
Robert Urquliart, writer j John Seal, mercliant 

James Gill, merchant James B. Allan, M.D. 

George Ross, do. John Gillan, wine merchant 

John Kynoch^ do. | Cleric — Robt. Watson, writer. 

TRAFALGAR CLUB. 

INSTITUTED 21 ST OCTOBER, 1807- 

Stewards — Wm. Brodie of Brodie ; Norman Macleod of 
Dalvey ; C. L. Gumming Bruce of Roseisle and Kinnaird, 
M.P. ; and J. C. Brodie of Lethen. Secretary — John Seal. 

The Club celebrated the victory of Trafalgar by an annual 
dinner up to 1828, since which date no meeting has been held. 



ST LAWRENCE LODGE OF MASONS. 

The date of institution of the Lodge is 13th January, 177G, 
and of its charter, 13th Februarj"-, 1777. Jt is number 144 
on the Grand Lodge. In 1827-^, the members, assisted by 
public subscriptions, erected the present eleganc and commo- 
dious Assenibly Rooms, containing a ball-room, measuring 26 
by 40 feet, two parlours, retiring and waiting rooms, with a 
large hall for public purposes above. 

R. W. Master— Thomdia Davidson, banker. 
Depute Master — John Fraser, merchant. 
Substitute Master — ^Vm. Do»vnie, merchant. 

Senior Warden— John. Grigor, nurseryman. Junior 
Vfarden — D. I. M'Lean, druggist. Senior Deacon — James 
Forsyth, Tarras. Junior Deacon — T. D. Gordon. Grand 
JSteivart — Ales. Williamson, merchant. Chaplain — Rev. Dr 
Rose, Drainie. Treasurer — John Seal, merchant. Secretary 
— D. C. Grant, writer. Tyler — Alex. Stewart. 

The Lodge meets quarterly, and celebrates the annivers- 
ary of St John by a dinner, &c. The dues of entry are £2^ 
os.; and annual dues, 4s. 

ST JOHN'S OPERATIVE LODGE. 
The charter of this Lodge is dated 170G, and its number is 
37. It at one time mustered about 500 members ; but the 
number has now fallen off to about 80. The funds were ap- 
plied f(7r the relief of sick and superannuated members ai;d 
their widows, and for di'frayius: funeral charges. 



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R. W. Master — James Hendry. Depute Master — T. 
Ferrier. Senior Warden — Wm. Anderson. Junior Warden 
— Hugh Ross. Treasurer — E. Simpson. Secretary — Joseph 
Falconer. 

The Lodge meets and celebrates St John's Day by a din- 
ner. The dues of entry are £1, and 4s. annually. 



FINE ART ASSOCIATIONS. 
Honorary Secretaries. 
For the Edinburgh Association for the Promotion of the 
Fine Arts in Scotland — D. C. Grant, writer. 

For the Art Union of Scotland— J. G. Manford, writer. 
For do. of Glasgow— D. I. M'Lean, druggist. 



RATE OF 

For every head of black 

cattle - - Os 

Evei'y horse, mare, or 

gelding - - Os 
Every foal - - Os 
Every sheep - - Os 
Wool, per 14 lbs. imp. Os 
Each doz. of deals - Os 
Every ston® of salted 

butter, of 14 lbs. - Os 
Every cart or load of 

cheese - - Os 

If in smaller quantities, 
for each stone, of 14 
ft)., (nothing under a 
stone to pay custom) Os 
Each load of potatoes, 

vegetables, &c. - Os 
Each load of fruit - Os 
Two peats out of each 

load - - - 
One turf out of each 

load - - - 
Each load of firewood, 
one penn}'' ; or fire- 
wood, to the value of Os 
Shoes, for each table 



PETTY CUSTOMS. 

not exceeding 4 feet 

in length - 
Each tent in market 
Each merchant stand 
Each merchant table 

3d ; if above ten feet 
Each table for huxters 
Each head of black 

cattle slaughtered or 

sold within the burgh 

after slaughtered - 
Each sheep or lamb do. 
Each swine or pig do. 
Every calf do. 

Every hive of honey 
Every anker of oil - 
Evci-y cart 
Every boll of meal 
Every boll of flour 
Each riddle or ringe 
Every cart of cooper 

work, as tubs, &c. 
Pair of plaids or 

blankets 
Every yard of cloth, 

(home made) ^d, or 

4 yards ^ 



2d 

3d 
Id 
^d 
2d 
2d 

2d 

6d 



Id 

4d 
6d 



Id 



Os 


3d 


Is 


Od 


Os 


6d 


Os 


6d 


Os 


Id 


Os 


2d 


Os 


Id 


Os 


Id 


Os 


Id 


Os 


6d 


Os 


3d 


Os 


2d 


Os 


2d 


Os 


2d 


Os 


^d 



Os 4d 



Os lid 



Os Id 



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Ox, cow, or horse hide, 

dried, or undried, Os Id 

Caravan, mountebank, 

stage, &c., per day, Is Od 

Public exhibition of 



any description - Is Od 
Auctioneer for each 

market day - 23 6d 

Load of earthen ware, Os 6d 





Each pig 


- Os 


kd 


4d 


Each calf 


- Os 


Id 


Id 


Each lamb 


- Os 


Id 



SHAMBLES MAILLS. 

For each cow, ox, or 

bull slaughtered - Os 
Each sheep or goat, do. Os 

Note — Any live stock brought to the shambles are liable 
in the above rates, over and above the ordinary customs, 
whether slaughtered or not. Half custom only exacted from 
burgesses. Tacksman of Petti/ Cust07ns— Robert Grant. 



TOWN CRIER. 

John Ross, drummer, North Back Road ; fee, 6d. each. 

PUBLIC OFFICES. 

Burgh Sasine Record, Court-house Robert Watson. 

Burgh Fiscal Office, High Street Wm. Sclanders. 

Billet Master, Burn Green Sergeant Gilchrist. 

Gazette Office, Caroline Street John Miller. 

Justice of Peace Clerk, Court-house Robei't Watson. 

Justice of Peace Fiscal, High St., east.. Robert Urquhart, 

Provost's Office, do., Do. 

Police Assessment Office, Court-house. ..Robert Watson. 

Post Office, do Do. 

Road Assessment Office, High Street... .Wm. Sclanders. 

Road Assessment Collector, do Do. 

Police Office, Court House Serjt. Gilchrist, supt 

Ftamp Office, High Street Wm. Sclanders. 

Session-Clerk, Tolbooth Lane Alex. Urquhart. 

Savings' Bank, Assembly Rooms Wm. Sclanders. 

Town-clerk, Court-house Robert Watson. 

Tax and Cess Colicctoi-, Stamp Office. ...Wm. Sclanders. 



BANK AGENCIES. 

British Linen Co., High Street, west..,. ..Thomas Davidson. 
National Bank, do., opp. Fraser's Hotel. .Robert Watson. 
Caledonian Bank, do., east Robert Urquhart. 



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FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE AGENTS. 

Scottish Union Insurance Co Robert Watson, writer. 

Edinburgh Life Insurance Co John Seal, merchant. 

Caledonian Fire & Life Do William Laing, do. 

Fire Insurance Co. of Scotland...... Robert Watson, writer. 

Standard Life Assurance Co Do. 

Aberdeen Fire and Life Do Robert Urquhart, writei\ 

North British Fire and Life Do....Wm. Sclanders, writer. 

North of Scotland Do John Seal, merchant. 

Yoi'kshire Fire and Life Do D. C. Grant, writer. 

National Fire and Life Do J. B. Minty, merchant. 

Morayshire Fire and Life Do Alex. Creyk, surgeon. 

Bon-Aceord Fire and Life Do J. G. Manford, writer. 

Scottish Provident Institution Alex. Urquhart, writer. 

LAND AND EMIGRATION AGENT. 

New Zealand Land and Emigration Company — Robert 
Mitchell, merchant. 

WRITERS. 

Robei't Watson, Court-house. 

Robert Urquhart, of R. & A. Urquhart, High Street, 

James Grant Manford, Gumming Street. 

William Sclanders, High Street. 

D. C. Grant, High Street. 



MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS. 
Archibald Duff Brands, surgeon, Gumming Street. 
John G. Innes, surgeon, High Street. 
James B. Allan, M.D., High Street. 
Alexander Creyk, surgeon, High Street. 



CHEMISTS AND DRUGGISTS, 
David I. M'Lean, High Street, west. 
Donald Paterson, High Street, west. 



CORN MERCHANTS, 
Alexander M*I)onald, Forres; Robt. M'Kessock, Grange- 
green ; James Milne, Findhorn; John Allan, Elginj Alex, 
Cay, do. ; Robert Anderson^ Cooperhili. 



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HOTELS AND PRINCIPAL INNS. 
Fraser^s Hotel, High Street, east, John Fraser. 
M'Garrow's Royal Hotel, High St., west, D. M'Garrow. 
Murdoch's Inn, North Street, John Murdoch. 
Baker's Inn, High Street, Richard Baker. 
Fraser's Inn, Caroline Street, James Fraser. 

AUCTIONEER. 
John Annand, Tolbooth Street. 



SERVANTS' REGISTER OFFICES. 
Registrar — Robert Mitchell, merchant, High Street. 
Do. John Austin, hairdresser. High Street. 
Register of Houses, ^c, to be let or sold. Registrar-^ 
Robert Mitchell, High Street. 

POST OFFICE. 

The South aud North Mail via Perth, Inverness, &c. 
arrives at ten minutes past five, a.m. 

Office opened, and letters, &c. delivered at eight, a.m., 
from November to March, and at seven a.m. during the 
other months. Box closed at nine o'clock, p.m. 

The South Mail via Aberdeen, arrives at four, p.m. 

Office opened, and letters, &c. delivered at half-past four, 
p.m. Box closed at thirty-fire minutes past three p.m. 

Mails to Grantown are despatched every morning at six 
o'clock, and arrive at Grantown every afternoon at one 
o'clock. Despatched fi'om Grantown at eight a.m., and 
arrive at Forres at three, p.m. — Runners — John Gordon, and 
Donald Gordon, 

Mails to Findhorn are despatched every morning at seven 
o'clock, and return at three, p.m. Runner — James Fowler. 
Postmaster — Robert Watson. 



COACHES. 
The Royal Mail via, Perth, Inverness, Campbeltown, and 
Nairn, arrives at Fraser's Hotel at ten minutes past five a.m., 
and leaves for Elgin, Fochabers, Keith, Huntly, Aberdeen, 
&c., after changing horses. The MsXlvia Aberdeen, Huntly, 
Keith, Fochabers, and Elgin, arrives at Forres, at a quarter 
to four p.m., and starts for Nairn, Campbeltown, Inverness, 
&c., on ehanginff horses. 



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The Defiance arrives from Inverness at Fraser's Hotel at 
a quarter before nine a.m., and starts for Aberdeen on 
clianging horses. The Defiance from Aberdeen arrives at 
three, p.m., and leaves for Inverness on changing horses. 

The Star Coach to Inverness starts from Eraser's Hotel 
at half-past eight, a.m., arriving in Inverness at twelve noon; 
leaves Inverness at three, and arrives in Forres at a quarter 
past six, PM., and starts for Elgin on changing horses. 

The Morayshire Coach to Inverness, leaves the Royal 
Hotel, (M'Garrow's,) at half-past eight, a.m., arriving there 
at twelve noon, starts from Inverness at three, p.m., arrives 
in Forres at half-past six, and proceeds to Elgin on changing 
horses. 

CARRIERS. 

To Elgin — John James, Caroline Street, every Monday 
and Thursday ; John Arnott, Caroline Street, every Monday, 
Wednesday, and Friday, both returning same day. 

To Nairn — James Sim, Tolbooth Wynd, Tuesday and 
Friday, returning same day. 

To Findhorn and Burghead — Wm. Mitchell, High Street. 

From Nairn — James Robb, at Baker's Inn, every Tuesday 
and Friday, returning same day. 

From (jhxmtown, Cromdale, and, Rothiemurchus — John 
Stewart, Alex, Grant, Wm. Calder, and Grigor Grant, at 
Blurdoch's Inn, every Tuesday. 

From Badenoch — Duncan Cameron, at Eraser's Hotel. 

CATTLE MARKETS. 

1. St John's, on first Wednesday of Jan., being the 6th Jan. 

2. Candlemas, on third Wed. of Feb., being the 17th Feb. 

3. Peace, on third Wed. of April, being the 21st April, 

4. Whitsunday, on third Wed' of May, being 19th May. 

5. Midsummer, on first Wed. of July, being 7th July. 

6. St Lawrence, on fourth Wed. of Aug., being 25th Aug. 

7. Michaelmas, on fourth Wed. of Sept., being 22d Sept, 

8. St Leonard's, on third Wed., of Nov., being 27th Nov. 



FEEING MARKETS. 
1, On Satmday the 22d Blay. being the Saturday immc- 
liatfily pmceding thfi term day, 

IT 



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2. On Saturday the 20th November, being the Saturday 
immsdiately preceding fche term day. 

GRAIN MARKETS 
Are held erery Tuesday during the year. 



PART^VIII. 

DIRECTORY FOR FORRES. 
Adams, Mrs Dr, Tolbooth Wynd 
Alves, John, shoemaker, Urquhart Wynd 
Anderson, John, merchant. High Street, east 
Anderson, Walter, painter, High Street 
Anderson, Mrs James, merchant. High Street 
Anderson, James & Alex., fleshers, do., west 
Anderson, John, turner. High Street 
Aitken, Rev. M., Mayfield 
Annand, John, auctioneer, Tolbooth Street 
Austin, John, baker and vintner. High Street, east 
Austin, John, hairdresser, do., do. 
Allan, Dr James B., High Street, west 
Assembly Rooms, High Street 

Bain, Alex,, shoemaker. High Street, west 

Bain, John do., North Back Road 

Bain, James, do.. High Street, west. 

Brands, Archibald Duflf, surgeon, Gumming Street 

Bezeck, William, shoemaker, High Street, east 

Bremner, James, merchant, do., west 

Baker, Richard, vintner, do., east, and Caroline Street 

Bell, David, vintner and hirer, west end 

Bowie, Thomas, shoemaker, High Street, west 

Boyn, Lachlan, saddler, do., east 

British Linen Company's Bank, High Street, west 

Brichan, Mrs. Bulletloan 

Butler, Richard, pork-dealer and curer,, Thornbill 

Burges, Alex., Thornhill 

Chalmers, Misses, High Street, west 
Copland & M'Kimmie, tailors, do. 
Carmichael, Misses, Bogton Place 
Carmichael, Miss Helen, North Stffe 



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Oarmichael, Misses, Innes Garden 

Cooper, David, tailor, High Street, east 

Campbell, William, merchant, High Street, east 

Campbell, Mrs, High Street, west 

dimming, Miss, Mr Forsyth's Close 

Curaraing, Miss, High Street 

Chisholm, Francis, Little Bridge 

Cruickshank, Robert, wright, North Street. 

Cruickshank, Miss, dressmaker and milliner, North Street 

Creyk, Alex., surgeon, High Street 

Calder, Peter, baker, Tolbooth Wynd 

Cant, Alex., merchant, High Street 

Court House, High Street, centre 

Caledonian Bank, High Street, east 

Dallas, John, blacksmith, Urquhart Street 

Dean, Peter, cartwright, BuUetloan 

Downie, Wm., spirit-merchant and grocer. High Street, west 

Duffus, Alex., plasterer, Caroline Street 

Duffus, John, grocer and plasterer. High Street, west 

Dunbar, Miss, dressmaker, do. 

Dunbar, John, tailor, do. 

Dean, Charles, wright, North Street 

Dean, Misses, milliners and dressmakers, North Street 

Dickson, Geo., (Free Institution teacher) Trafalgar Place 

Davidson, Thomas, banker. High Street 

Eddie, Alex., hairdresser, do., east 
Ewing, Bishop, Eden Cottage 

Falconer, Miss, Tolbooth Stree t 

Fraser, John, Hotel, High Street, east 

Fraser, James, vintner, Caroline Street 

Fraser, John, innkeeper, Tolbooth Wynd 

Fraser, John, draper. High Street, west 

Fraser, Robert, cartwright, west end 

Fraser, Simon, baker, High Street 

Fraser, William, dyer, Mills of Forres 

Fraser, Robert & Son, tailors, High Street, east 

Fraser, Wm., draper. High Street 

Fraser, G., Excise Officer, Burnside 

Fridge, James, farmer and hirer, High Street, east 

Ferguson, James, gardener, North Back Road 



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Fimister & Son, James, carriers, Bridge Street 

Forbes, , Fishery Officer, Boj^ton Place 

Forsyth, Alex., & Co., distillers, Mills of Forres 

Gordon, Mrs Ensign, High Street 

Gill, James, grocer and bookseller. High Street 

Gillan, Mrs William, opposite Church 

Gillan, James, draper. High Street, do. 

Gillan, John, innkeeper, High Street 

Gillan, John, wine-merchant, beside Court-house 

Gillan, John, & Co., do , do. 

Gillan, John, jun., grocer. High Street 

Gillan, George, cabinetmaker, Gordon Street 

Gazette Office, Caroline Street 

Grant, "Wm., of Thornhill, North Cottage 

Grant, Mrs Dr, High Street, next Church 

Grant, Wm., tailor, High Street 

Grant, Miss Jessie, Mayfield, east end 

Grant, Dr John, High Street 

Grant, James, carrier and coal-merchant, Batchen Street 

Grant, Miss, Cherry Grove, South Side 

Grant, Donald, sheriff-officer, Kerr's Close 

Grant, Miss J. D., Burnside 

Grant, Mfs Donald, Bogton Place 

Grant, Mrs, Auchernick, High Street 

Grant, Rev. D., Tolbooth Wynd 

Grant, Duncan, gardener and vintner, Market Green 

Grant, D. C ., writer, High Street 

Grant, Robert, meal-dealer, do., east 

Galloway, Rev. N., Urquhart Street 

Grigor, John, & Co., nurserymen, west end 

Hossack, John, pumpmaker, High Street 

Hutchieson, James, grocer, do. 

Harrold, Alex., cabinetmaker, Caroline Street 

Hendry, George, grocer, High Street 

Hendry, Alex., draper, do. 

Hendry, Robert, watchmaker, do. 

Hendry, James, shoemaker, Cumming Street 

Hendry^ James, builder, Caroline Street 

Hepburn, Wm., millwright. Mills 

Hamilton, James, (Glasgow Warehouse), High Street 

Hunter, James, tailor, Tolbooth Wynd 



20^ 

Hood & Paterson, shoemakers Ross's Clo?;e, 

Iniies, Mrs Dr, east end 

Innes, John G., surgeon, High Street, west 

Jamieson, Wm., grocer, do. 

King, Mrs, Tolbooth Wynd 

Kynoch, John, English teacher, do. 

Kynoch, John, grocer and leather-merchant. High Street 

Kerr, Thomas, draper, do. 

Laing, Wm., draper, High Street 

Laing, Alex., tinsmith, do., manager of Gas Co. 

Laing, John, sen,, draper, High Street 

Laing, John, jun., do. do, 

Laing, Mrs James, vintner, do. 

Leitch, Andrew, baker, next Churchyard 

Manford, J. G., writer, Gumming Street 

Murdoch, John, vintner, North Street 

Murdoch, Alex., vintner. High Street 

Murdoch, Thomas, flesher, do., east 

Murdoch, James, bookseller, do. 

Mann, Alex., grocer, do. 

Murray, John, cabinetmaker, do. 

Milne, Alex., stationer, do, 

Milne, Mrs W,, Milne Place 

Mitchell, Robert, Register Office, High Street 

Muni'o, James, grocer, do., west 

Munro, Robert, flesher, Caroline Street 

Munro, George, flesher, North Back Street 

Munro, Mrs Robert, grocer, High Street, east 

Mvmro, Hugh, cartwright, do., do. 

Millar, David, teacher, Burnside 

Miller, John, printer, Gazette Office, Caroline Street 

M'Lean, D. I., druggist. High Street, west 

M'Lean, Alex, baker, do. 

M'Lean, Mrs Captain, Bronte Place, east 

M'Pherson, James, blacksmith, West End 

M'Pherson, The Rev. Robert, Manse, High Street, west 

Macpherson, Misses, High Street 

M'Pherson, William, baker, do. 

M'Rae, John, confectioner, do. 



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M'Kidd, William, grocer, High Street 

M'Donald, Mrs, do. 

M'Donald, Charles, baker, do. 

M'Donald, Robert, grocer, do., east 

M'Donald, Alex, corn-merchant, Gumming Street 

M'DoBald, Mrs Captain, East Back Road 

M'Donald, H. G., grocer, opposite Church 

M'Garrow, Donald, Royal Hotel, High Street 

M'Garrow, Wm., grocer, do. opposite Church-yard 

M'Kenzie, J., cabinetmaker. High Street, west 

M'Leod, David, painter, Urquhart Street ^ 

Mellis, John, blacksmith, do. j 

M'Queban, Wm., watchmaker, High Street, opposite Church- . 

M'Barnett, Mrs Captain, Bogton Place [yard 

M'Ewen, James, draper, High Street, east 

M'Kenzie, Alex., late plasterer, Urquhart's Wynd 

Mathieson, Wm., excise-officer, Bogton Place 

Mackintosh, Wm., bellman, High Street, opposite Church 

Nicol, John, pork-dealer, Birdshaugh 
Nairn, Duncan, plasterer, Batchen's Wynd 
Naughten, Wm., temperance coffee-house. North Street 
National Bank, High Street, opposite Eraser's Hotel 

Patterson, D., druggist, High Street, next Court-house 

Purse, Wm., draper, do. 

Pirie, Patrick, Milne's Houses, west end 

Rose, John, grocer. High Street, west 

Ross, George, draper, do. 

Raff, James & Son, saddlers. High Street 

Ross, Hugh, mason, Tolbooth Wynd 

Reid, Alex., grocer, High Street 

Reidpath, John, vintner, do., east 

Roy, Misses, Russell Place 

Riach, Mrs John, High Street 

Riach, Peter, ironmonger, do. 

Riach, Alex., Institution teacher, Tolbooth Wynd 

St John, Charles, Inverene 

Smith, George, watchmaker. High Street 

Stewart, Mrs Wm., grocer, North Street 

Stewart, Misses, South Back Road 

Stewart, Robert, jeweller, High Street, opposite Church 



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Stewart, Mrs, dressmaker, High Street, west end 

Stuart, John, Springfield House 

Steele, Wm., Rector, Institution 

Smith, Alex., grocer, High Street, east 

Smith, George, vintner, do., opposite Church-yard 

Souter, Wm., road contractor, Caroline Street 

Suter, Miss M., BuUetloan 

Seal John, merchant, High Street 

Sclanders Wm., writer. Stamp-office, do. 

Shearer, Robert, vintner and mason, BuUetloan 

Stephen, James, shoemaker. Warden's Buildings 

Smith, James, tailor, Caroline Street 

Shawe, Captain, Sanquhar House 

Stark, The Rev. Thomas, Cluny Cottage 

Simpson, The Rev. Adam Lind, Batchen Street 

Stamp Office, High Street 

Templeton, Miss, Boarding School, High Street, west 

Tulloch, Mrs A., Wardens Buildings 

Thomson, Misses, dressmakers, Caroline Street 

Thomson, Mawlin, sheriff-dfficer, North Back Street 

Thomson, Peter, wright, Caroline Street 

Taylor, Peter, manufacturer, Burnside 

Taylor, John, tinsmith, opposite Church-yard 

Trail, Mrs Dr, Ross's close 

TurnbuU, Eobert, ropemaker 

Tolmie's Lodgings, High Street, opposite Institution 

Urquhart, R. & A., writers. High Street 
Urquhart, Robert, of R. & A. Urquhart, do, 
Urquhart, Alex., of do. do. 
Urquhart, J. & A., architects. Mills of Forres 
Urquhart, George, brewer, do. 

Watson, Robert, tewn-clerk, High Street 

Watson, Wm., messenger-at-arms, Kerr's Close, High Street 

White, Alex., merchant, High Street, next Church- yard 

White, Miss, Milne's House, High Street 

Williamson, Alex., grocer, do. 

Wright, Mrs, Fife Place 

Webb, Alex., painter, Batchen Street 

WilIia,mson, vintner, east end 



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ADDENDA. 
Since tlie account of the Elgin Parochial Board was 
printed, (p. 112) the 'assessment has been considerably in- 
creased, and the following are now the rates for the current 
half-year from 1 st November : — 

As proprietor of land 8|d. per £1. 

As proprietor of houses y-jd.per £1. 

As occupant of land 2^ per Cent. 

As occupant of houses , 6^ per Cent. 

As occupant of shops 3 per Cent. 

Sir George M'Pherson Grant of Ballindalloch and Inver- 
Gshie, noticed in p. 73, as a Baronet of Great Britain, con- 
nected with this county, died on 24th November last, and is 
succeeded in his title and estates by his eldest son, now Sir 
John M'Pherson Grant, Bart. 

Erratum — In page 70, the Rev. John Pringle is stated 
as being Clerk of the Elgin United Secession Presbytery, 
instead of the Rev. Adam Lind. 



PARTiX 
ADVERTISING LIST- 

JAMES ALLAN^ 

BOOKSELLER <& STATIOHER, 

WOULD respectfully call the attention of his Friends, 
and the Public generally, to the following interest- 
ing Works, and to solicit their early orders for the same, 
specimens of which may be seen at his Shop : — • 

SCOTLAND DELINEATED 

In a series of Views of the principal Cities and Towns ; and 
of the Cathedrals, Abbeys, and other Monastic Remains; 
the Castles and Baronial Mansions ; the Mountains and 
Rivers, Sea-Coast, and other Grand and Picturesque 
Scenery, throughout all Scotland. 



21S 
From Drawings made expressly for this "Work by 



Clarkson Stanfield, R.A. 
George Cattermole, 
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ELGIN. 

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218 

NORTH BRITISH INSURANCE CO- 

roR 

ASSURANCE on LIVES and SURVIVORSHIPS, 

PURCHASE AND SALE or REVERSIONS and AN- 

NUITIES and insurance against FIRE. 

1, Hanover Street, Edinbdrgh ; 

4, New Bank Buildings, Lothbury, London ; 

AND 37, College Green, Dublin. 

Capital. iS 1,000,000. 

Incorporated by Royal Charter. 

His Grace the DUKE of SUTHERLAND. 

Vice-Presidents. 

The Most Noble the Marquis of Abebcorn. 

The Right Hoh. Viscount Melville, K.T. 

flpHlS Corporation ranks amongst thb first and most 

JL flourishing Companies in Scotland ; combining the 

principle of Mutual Assurance with the Security of a large 

subscribed Capital, and the support of an influential body of 

Proprietors. 

The Premiums are moderately rated at all ages; and are 
so modified, by ascending and descending scales, and otJierivise, 
as to suit the object of every Insurer, at the least immediate 
outlay, whether it be to secure a debt, to provide for his fa- 
mily, or to convert income into capital for his own use at a 
future period. 

When an Insurance is for the whole period or life, one 
half only of the Premiums require to be paid for the 
first five years, the other half may remain unpaid, subject 
to the payment of interest at five per cent, annually, to be de- 
ducted at death, or previously paid off at convenience. 

Participating Policies share in the Piofits without pay- 
ment of Entrance-Money, or incurring the risk attending 
Mutual Assurance. 

Bonuses may either be added to the sum Insured, or ap- 
plied in reduction of future Premiums. The last Bonus (de- 
clared December, 1837,^ averaged thirty-seven per cent, on 
the Premiums paid. 



219 

Loans are granted to Policy-holders ivithout expense, on 
approved personal security. 

Sums Insured may be made payable to the party himself 
on attaining any given age, or to his heirs, if he happen to 
die earlier. 

Property Insured against loss or damage by Fire at the 
Lowest Rates of Premium. 

Prospectuses, with full Tables of Rates, may be had, on ap- 
plication, from any of the Agents in the Country. 

AGENTS FOR ELGIN. 

William Grant, Accoantant. 
George Gatherer, Writer. 

THE SCOTTISH PROVIDENT 

INSTITUTION 

FOR ASSURANCES AND ANNUITIES ON LIVES. 
EDINBURGH— No. 14, St Andrew Square. 

THE Directors of the SCOTTISH PROVIDENT 
INSTITUTION beg to call attention to the Principles 
and Rates of the Society, in the conviction that they offer 
greater advantages to Assurers than those of any other 
Office, established or projected. 

AS COMPARED WITH PROPRIETARY OFFICES, 
this Institution possesses (in common with other Mutual 
Offices) this essential advantage, that the whole Profits 

BELONO to, and ARE DEVI8IBLE AMONG, THE POLICY- 
HOLDERS; while the Premiums are at the same time as low 
as by the Non-participating scale of any of these Offices. 
The large diviiiends drawn by their Shareholders sufficiently 
prove how important it is that the Profits should be secured 
to the Assured themselves. The following, again, are its 
advantages, 

AS COMPARED WITH OTHER MUTUAL 
OFFICES:— 
1st, Premiums at early and middle ages about a 

FOURTH lower • 



220 

2d, A MORE ACCURATE ADJUSTMENT OF THE RaTES OF 

Premium to the several ages : 
3d, A principle in the Division of the Surplus more 

SAFE, equitable, AND FAVOURABLE TO GOOD LIVES: AnD, 

4th, Exemption from Entry-Money. 

The First of these requires no comment. The advantage 
of receiving at once for the same Premium, a Policy for 
£l250, instead of one for £100, is sufficiently obvious. 

The Second point, although not so obvious, is yet one of 
primary importance, as will be evident from a single 
illustration. The Premium charged in these Offices at 
age 60 is actually lower than in this, while a member of 
30 or 40 is called on to pay between 20 and 25 per cent;, 
more. There is thus a great injustice done to the 
younger members, for, as all receive the same propor- 
tionate amount of Bonus, a part of the overcharge on 
their premiums must obviously go to make up the com- 
parative deficiency on those of the old. 

The principle of Distribution referred to in the third head 
is, — That the Surplus is reserved entire for those mem^ 
hers who survive the period at which their premiums, 
with accumulated interest, amount to the sums assured, 
and is thereafter devisible according to the values of the 
several Policies, and not hy a fixed per centage to all. 

By the practice of the other offices, a member dying 
in six or eight years after entry, will carry off, not only 
the original sum in his Poliey, but a further sum, in 
name ot profit, although the premiums which he has 
lived to pay will not amount to one-fourth of his origi- 
nal assurance. These sums should rightfully have be- 
longed to the surviving members, from whose long con- 
tinued payments they are drawn. 

In this Office, accordingly, they ar© reserved and ac- 
cumulated for the benefit of the survivors; and the sur- 
plus, being thus divided among a comparatively small 
number, the share, or bonus, falling to each, will neces- 
sarily be much greater than by the usual mode. 

The whole other provisions have been framed with an ex- 
clusive view to the common benefit of the Members, and are 



221 

as liberal as a due regard to safety and right principle will 
admit. 

The recent investigation exhibited a highly prosperous 
state of the Society's affairs. Copies of the Report, with 
Prospectus and every information, may be had on applica- 
tion. 

Examples of Annual Premium far Assurance of 
£100 at death. 

(By both Scales the Assured are entitled to Share in the 
whole Profits.) 





fayable for 


Payable 


Pavable for 


Payable 


Age 


the whole 


during 21 Age 


the whole 


during 21 




of Life 


years only. 


of Life. 


years only. 


26 


£1 18 6 


£2 11 3 1 31 


£2 2 6 


£2 15 5 


27 


1 19 2 


2 11 11 f 32 


2 3 5 


2 16 4 


28 


I 19 11 


2 12 10 1 33 


2 4 6 


2 17 5 


29 


2 


2 13 34 


2 5 7 


2 18 6 


30 


2 1 6 


2 14 6 35 


2 6 10 


2 19 



By the first of these scales, a person of 30 may secure £100 
at death, for a yearly payment, durmg lifey of £2, Is. 6d. 
only, little more than 9d. a-week. 

By the second scale, he may secure the same sum at death, 
for a yearly premium of £2, 14s. 6d., ceasing on his attain- 
ing the age of 50, being thus entirely relieved of payment 
before he has passed the prime of life, and that for nearly 
the same premium as other Mutual Ofiices require for the 
whole of Life. 

JAMES WATSON, Manager. 
Edinburgh, Dec, 1846. 



AGENTS. 

ELGIN, .........A.LEX. COOPEPt, Writer. 

FouRES, Alex. Urquhart, Writer. 

Keith, James SiMi?soN, Solicitorj 



522 



FIRE & LIFE INSURANCE company- 



Instituted 1845. 



CAPITAL, 150,000. 



HEAD OFFICE, ELGIN. 

FOR INSURING OF LIVES, AND ALSO 

FOR INSURING HOUSES, FURNITURE, GOODS, 

WARES, MERCHANDISE, OR OTHER PROPERTY, 

FROM LOSS BY FIRE. 

riRTS DEPARTMEWT. 

TABLE OF ANNUAL PREMIUMS. 

Class First. 
Common Insurances — At the Annual Premium of One 
Shilling and Sixpence, to Two Shillings per cent. 

BUILDINGS of Stone or Brick, standing alone, or sepa- 
rated by party-walls, wholly of Stone or Brick, and 
covered with Slate, Tile, or Metal, wherein no hazardous 
Trades are carried on, nor hazardous Goods deposited. 

GOODS.— Household Goods, Books, Plate, Wearing 
Apparel, and Liquors in private use. STOCK, not hazard- 
ous, in such Buildings as are above described, wherein no 
hazardous Trades are carried on, nor hazardous Goods 
deposited. 

Two Shillings per Cent, will be charged in the above 
cases, when the Sum Insured does not amount to £300; 
and where the Premises are in the Country. 

Class Second. 
Hazardous Insurances — At the Annual Premium of Two 
Shillings and Sixpence. 

BUILDINGS, as described in the former Class, wherein 
any hazardous Business is carrisd on, or hazardous Goods 



•• 223 

deposited. Stone or Brick Buildings, not having party- 
walls wholly of Stone or Brick (which Buildings are to be 
described Brick and Timber), Timber or Plastered Build- 
ings, covered with Slate, Tile, or Metal, wherein no hazard- 
ous Trades are carried on, nor hazardous Goods deposited. 
Thatched Buildings, in which there are no Fire Places or 
Buildings (as described in the First Class), in which Metal 
Stoves, with Pipes are set up. 

GOODS.— Hemp, Flax, Rosin, Pitch, Tar, Saltpetre, 
Turpentine, Tallow, Oil, and Spirituous Liquors; the Stock 
of Colour-men, Oil Leather-dressers, Soap Makers, Cun'iers, 
Timber Merchants, Bread Bakers having an Oven within 
the House, Innholders, Stable-Keepers, Ship- Chandlers, and 
all similar Trades or Employments, 

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE and FARMING 
STOCK (Live and Dead), and IMPLEMENTS of HUS- 
BANDRY on a FARM, may also be Insured in one item, 
comprehending the whole produce of Crops in Ricks, 
Stacks, Barns, Stables, and in all other Farm Buildings on the 
Farm named; also all Implements of Husbandry therein, 
and all Live Stock in the Farm Buildings, Thatched and 
Slated, at 2s. p«r Cent. 

Class Third. 

Doubly Hazardous Insurances — At the Annual Premium, of 

Four Shillings and Sixpence^ to Five Shillings per Cent. 

BUILDINGS.— All Thatched Buildings, in which Fire is 
used, although no hazardous Trade shall be carried on, or 
hazardous Goods deposited therein. All hazardous Build- 
ings, in which hazardous Goods are deposited. 

GOODS. — All hazardous Goods, deposited in hazardous 
Buildings. All Goods, deposited in Thatched Buildings ap- 
plicable to this Class. The Stock of Tallow-Melters, Wax- 
Chandlers, Japanners, Cork-Cutters (burning Cork), and 
Apothecaries ; also Musical Instruments, China, Class, Pot- 
tery, Pictures, Medals, Stationery Work, Jewels, and Curio- 
sities. 



A duty of 3s. per cent, per annum on all Property Insured 



224 

from Fire is payable to Government, with the excejMon of 
Farming Stocic, and Produce, and Fuhlic Hospitals. 

^^.* Household Furniture, Wearing- Apparel, Bed and 
Table Linen, Printed Books, Plate, and Liquors in private 
use, are Insured in one Sum, under the general denomination 
of Household Furniture. 

SPECIAL INSURANCES. 

The Building and Stock of Sugar Refiners, Distillers, 
Calico-Printers, Seed Crushers, Refiners of Oil, Spermaceti, 
and Wax, Floor-cloth Painters, Sea Biscuit Bakers, 
Chemists with Laboratories, Hemp and Flax Dressers; also, 
Hartshorn and Vitriol Works, Manufactories having Mill. 
Steam, or Engine Work, Corn Mills, Theatres, or places of 
Public Exhibition, and other extraordinary risks, may be 
insured by special Agreement. 

Jewels, Medals, Curiosities, Pictures, Paintings, Dravrings, 
Sculptures, Musical Instruments, and China and Glass, are 
not included in any Insurance exceeding the amount of £10, 
unless they are specified in the Policy. 

Books of Accounts, Deeds, Notes, Bills, Bonds, Written 
Securities, Stamps, Money, and Gunpowder, cannot be In- 
sured upon any terras. 

The Office not to be subject to any loss on Hay or Corn, 
occasioned by its own natural heating; nor for loss or da- 
mage on Stuck of any kind, occasioned by the misapplica- 
tion of fire-heat, while under the process of manufacture ; 
but losses by fire, from Lightning, will be made good. Any 
number of Buildings and Goods, in various places, belonging 
to one person, or held in joint trust, or in copartnership, 
may be insnred in one Policy, but each must be separately 
valued. All expenses attending the removal oi Goods in- 
sured in this Office, in time of danger will be cheerfully 
repaid. 

'''^'^ No charge is made for Fire Policies, when the sum 
Insured amounts to £200. 



LOANS AND ASSURANCES ON LIVES 
EFFECTED ON THE MOST LIBERAL TERMS. 



221 



TABLE. 

Annual Payment required for Insuring £100 at a 
Person^ s Death. 



Age. 


Premiam. 


Ag«. 


Premium. 


Age. 


Premium. 


15 


£1 9 





31 


£2 2 


9 


46 


£3 7 3 


16 


1 10 





32 


2 3 


8 


47 


3 10 


17 


1 11 





33 


2 4 


9 


48 


3 13 1 


18 


1 12 





34 


2 5 


11 


49 


3 16 4 


19 


] 13 





35 


2 7 


2 


50 


3 19 9 


20 


1 14 


6 


36 


2 8 


5 


51 


4 3 6 


21 


1 15 


10 


37 


2 9 


11 


52 


4 7 1 


22 


1 16 


6 


38 


2 U 


3 


63 


4 11 


23 


1 17 


1 


39 


2 12 


10 


54 


4 15 


'24 


1 17 


6 


40 


2 14 


5 


55 


4 18 11 


25 


1 18 





41 


2 16 





56 


5 3 1 


2G 


1 18 


6 


42 


2 18 


2 


37 


5 7 6 


27 


1 19 


1 


43 


3 


6 


68 


6 11 10 


23 


2 


3 


44 


3 2 


2 


59 


5 16 8 


29 


2 


11 


45 


3 4 


6 


60 


6 18 


30 


2 2 
















A G U N T S. 

,j J ) William Mackenzie. Merchant, 

Aherlour, "... t r^u ^ i 

' 1^ Chariest own. 

Dufftoivn, George Rutherford. 

Fochabers, James Clapperton, Merchant. 

Forres, Dr Creyk. 

Grantown, George Dickson, Banker. 

Garmouth,... Josiah Sinclair, Schoolmaster, 

Keith,.., William Fleming, Solicitor. 

Knockando, Lewis Gumming, Distiller. 

Lossiemouth, Robert Brander, General Agents 

Rothes, Adam Sharp, Merchant. 

Strathaven, John Gordon, Distiller, Dalnabo. 

JAMES GRANT, Manager, 

Elgin, December, 1846. 



226 

SCOTTISH EQUITABLE 

IiIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY. 

INCORPORATED BY ROYAL CHARTER, 

Edinburgh, 26 ST ANDREW SQUARE. 
Glasgow, 63 ST VINCENT STREET. 
London. 61 MOORGATE STREET. 
This is a MUTUAL ASSURANCE SOCIETY, 
in which the WHOLE PROFITS are divisible 
amongst the Policy Holders every THREE 
YEARS. 

The EXISTING ASSURANCES amount to 

TWO MILLIONS FOUR HUNDRED 

THOUSAND POUNDS. 

The ACCUMULATED FUND exceeds 

THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND 

POUNDS. 

The ANNUAL REVENUE exceeds 

NINETY THOUSAND POUNDS. 

ADDITIONS TO POLICIES. 

A Policy effected before 1st March 1832, for £2000, 

is now increased to TWO THOUSAND SIX 

HUNDRED AND NINETY^SIX POUNDS 

being an addition of THIRTY-FIVE per cent, on 

the SUM ASSURED. 

Other Policies have received Additions in pro- 
portion. 

ROBt. CHRISTIE, Manager. 

A G £: N T S. 

Elginj i...JoHN Geddes Cameron, Banker. 

Dufftown, James Petrie, Banker. 

Keith, William Fleming, Solicitor, 

Macduff, Robert Adam, Banker. 

Inverness, John Thomson, Accountant. 

Tain William Miller, Merchant. 

Cullen, William L. Taylor, Banker. 

DingwaU, Robert Falconer, Writer.. 



227 

NATIONAL FIRE & LIFE 
INSURANCE COY. OF SCOTLAND- 

Head Ofice, 
EDiNBtJRGH, 2, South St David Street. 

Ofice in Glasgow, 
St Mary's Buildings, 33, Renfield Street. 

EDINBURGH BOARD. 

ORDINARY DIRECTORS. 

Colonel Gsorge Cadell, H.E.I.C.S., Chairman. 
Jas. Wisfeart, Esq. merchant, Leith, Deputy-Chair^ 

man. 
Hew Crichton, Esq. S.S.C. 
Wm. Waddell, Esq. of Eaater Moffat, W.S. 
Adam LoDgtnore, Esq. of Doanshaugh. 
James Duncan, Esq. W.S. 
W. Spanse, Esq. Assistant - Secretary Britisk 

Linsn Oo. 
Arohd. M'Neill, Esq. W.S. 
Jag. Taylor, Esq. m«rchant, Leilh. 
D. Robertson Souter, Esq. accoantaat. 
Thas. G. Mackay, Esq. W.S. 
A^rchd. Gttddes, Esq. m«rchant, L«ith. 
Wm. Marshall, Esq. W.S, 
Ralph Richardson, Esq. merchant, Edinburgh. 
Patrick Graham, Esq. of Rohshill, W.S. 

LIFE ASSURANCE. 

The EMINENT SUCCESS which this Company 
has experienced, and the advantacfeous terms which it 
offers to Assarers, give it the strongest claims to pablic 
pveforence and support. 

During the year ending Whitsunday 184G, being the 
third of the Life Business, tML amount of new Insur- 
ances was no less than £118,5^1', while the total claims 
emerged sin:e the commencement did not exceed £450. 



22S 

The V/hole Pkofits on Prirticipation Polieies 
(under dedacSion only of one-fifth in liau of expenses of 
ManagemeBt, &c.) are to be divided annually among 
the Assured ; and fr©m the peculiar constita'ion of the 
Company, and its almost unexampled prosperity, th© 
addition of a large Bonus may be confidently Isoked 
for at the first period of Investigation. 

Tke Premiums are low and eqaitably graflaatcd ; 
the f®ll®wing ig a specimen ©f the Rates for Assuring 
£100 payable at death : — 



Age. 

20 
25 
30 
35 



With Without ^ ^ • With • Without 
Profits. ! Profits. » ', PrsSts. Profits, 



£1 15 8 £1 12 7 40 £3 2 £2 16 9 



2 8, 1 17 2 , 45 

2 6 7 12 2 7 ! 50 
2 13 3 i 2 8 9 1 55 



3 12 3 5 10 

4 6 5 3 19 1 

5 8 4 4 19 2 



Policies are also granted on payment of a Single 
Sum, howevep small, without any condition as to fature 
paymeats, and every facility is afforded for inereasing 
the amount assared at the convenience of the parties 



FIRE INSURANCE. 

Insuranoe against l/oss by Fire uiidertakan on the 
ordinary terms, and at the usual moderate rates. 

Farm Stock insured free of duty, and Damage there 
on from Lightning made good. 

HOLMES IVORY, Manager. 
JOHN M. M'CANDLISH, Seeretary. 

Edinburgh, 2, South St David Street, 
October, 1846. 

AGENT S. 

Elgin,... ALEX. RUSSELL, Gourant Office. 

Forres,.. .J. B. Minty, ]Merohaat. 

Nairn,... A^am Davidson, British Lia^m Co. Bank