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  • Wade Buchan
    Hi Alison, ... Thank you very much for sending this to the list. I would like to put this up on the web page to hopefully help others. If possible could you
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 21, 2000
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      Hi Alison,

      Alison Anderson wrote:

      I recently came across the following and thought it may be of interest to other members of the Peterhead list.  Hope it's of some interest.
      Thank you very much for sending this to the list.  I would like to put this up on the web page to hopefully help others.  If possible could you tell me the title of the book (I would assume it covers Aberdeenshire), publisher, year published, and ISBN?  Did you buy this or where can it be found?

      Regards, Wade.

    • Alison Anderson
      I recently came across the following and thought it may be of interest to other members of the Peterhead list. Hope it s of some interest. Alison These are
      Message 2 of 2 , Jun 22, 2000
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        I recently came across the following and thought it may be of interest to other members of the Peterhead list.  Hope it's of some interest.
         
        Alison
         
        These are the details of the town of Peterhead taken from the Pigot Directory of 1825/26
         
        PETERHEAD - Is a parish, and a considerable seaport in the district of Buchan and county of Aberdeen.  The town is thirty-two miles north by east of Aberdeen, thirty-four south-east of Banff, eighteen south-south-east of Fraserburgh, nine from Mintlaw, and one hundred and forty-five north by west of Edinburgh.  It is situated upon a peninsula, about a mile south of the mouth of the river Ugie, this is the most easterly point of land in Scotland, the longitude being 1 degree 39' west from Greenwich, and the latitude 57 degrees 30' north; and the isthmus between the peninsula and the main land is only 800 yards wide.  The town is built in the form of a cross, and is divided into four districts, which are united to each other by a continuation of streets; these districts are called Kirktown, Ronheads, Keith-Inch, and Peterhead proper.  It was founded and erected into a burgh of barony by George earl Marischal, in the year 1593; but, in 1715, it was forfeited by this family in consequence of their adherence to the unfortunate house of Stuart, and purchased, with the neighbouring lands in 1738, by the trustees, or governors of the Maiden Hospital, Edinburgh, who are still the superiors.  The nomination of the magistrates is by charter vested in them, and the magistrates and councillors, the latter of whom are elected by a majority of the feuars, are invested with the management of the revenue, which is considerable.  The houses, which are built of granite, so abundant in various parts of the county, are all of them neat and comfortable, many of them commodious and elegant.  The public buildings, which claim more particular attention, are the town-house, at the head of the principal street; it is an elegant building sixty feet long, forty feet wide, with a spire one hundred and ten feet high and a fine clock; this edifice cost upwards of 2000l. sterling - the established church, situate at the conjunction of the south and west roads, combines elegance with convenience and has a fine spire - and the episcopal chapel is a handsome modern building, in the design of which the architect has displayed great taste. Besides the preceding places of worship, there are three others, as well as a coffee-room, several friendly societies, and a literary one.  As a commercial town, Peterhead ranks pretty high.  At an early period its vessels traded to the ports in the Baltic, to the Levant, and to America; and in 1795 its merchants could fit out twenty-eight ships, carrying upwards of 3000 tons.  However, until late years, little attention was paid to the fisheries, which have since raised many of its enterprising inhabitants to comparative affluence.  In whale-fishing it may probably be ranked the third or fourth port in the island.  For shipping it possesses very considerable accommodations.  The district of Keith-Inch divides the harbour into a north and south haven, the entrance to which is protected by two piers and a jettie; and in the bay is excellent anchoring ground.  The wells of Peterhead have long been resorted to; the waters are chalybeate, often very efficacious indebility of the stomach and disorders in the bowels, and have been in repute about two hundred years.  The strongest is called the "wine well" from the water sparkling in the glass, like Champagne, and lies to the south of the town.  As the beech affords excellent opportunities and conveniences for sea-bathing, Peterhead, during the summer-season is a very cheerful gay place.  Pleasure and dancing parties are frequent here, as at other watering places, where hilarity, exercise, society, and freedom from care contribute not a little to the restoration of the patient's health.  Fossil shells in great quantities, & of various kinds are found in the neighbourhood, twenty or thirty feet above the level of the sea; and these of kinds not to be met with in a natural state.  Many sorts of pebbles may be met with on the shore.  The market is held on Friday; and there are two annual fairs, with one the third Tuesday in May, and the second Tuesday in November (both old style).
         
        POST OFFICE, Broad-street.  Post-Master, Mr. Ogilvie Will.  The mail arrives from Aberdeen every evening at a quarter before nine, and is despatched at ten in the morning.
         
        PLACES OF WORSHIP.
        ESTABLISHED CHURCH, Maiden-st., Rev. Wm. Donald, Minister.
        EPISCOPAL CHAPEL, Merchant-st., the Right Rev. Patrick Torry, Bishop.
        CONGREGATIONAL MEETING, Cardwell-st., Rev. James Scott, Minister.
        UNITED SECESSION CHAPEL, School brae, Rev. Robert Campbell, Minister.
        METHODIST CHAPEL, Chapel-st., Re. Wm. Flint, Minister.
         
        MAGISTRATES
        Robt. Robertson and Roderick Gray, esqrs. Bailies and Vice-Admirals.
        Geo. Arbuthnot, esq. Town Treasurer.
        Robt. Cordiner, Harbour Treasurer.
        And. Boyd, Procurator Fiscal.
        Adam Gray, Clerk to the Justices.
         
        PAROCHIAL SCHOOL
        John Imray, Master
         
        GENTRY, & c.
        Anderson Miss Jane, Queen-st
        Anderson Mrs. Wm. Merchant-st
        Arbuthnot Adam, esq. Jamaica-st
        Arbuthnot Jas. esq. Broad-st
        Baxter Lieut. John, RN. Keith-st
        Brodie Mrs. Keith-Inch
        Cordiner Mrs. Peter-st
        Dowie A. esq. Merchant-st
        Forbers Mr. Duncan, Maiden-lane
        Forbes Mrs. Geo. Merchant-st
        Gordon Mr. Geo. Broad-st
        Groat Miss Eliz. Queen-st
        Hutchison Mrs. Jane, South-shore
        Keith Capt. Jas. RN. Maiden-lane
        McCulloch Misses, Maiden-lane
        Marshall Mrs. Maiden-lane
        Park Miss, Jamaica-st
        Robertson Miss E. Merchant-st
        Ross David, esq. Jamaica-st
        Skilton Mrs. Jane, Jamaica-st
        Shives Mr. Wm. Broad-st
         
        MERCHANTS, TRADESMEN & c.
         
        ACADEMIES.
        Able Miss, Maiden-lane
        Anderson Miss, Ellis-st
        Gray & Pringle, Well-st
         
        AGENTS.
        Brande Charles, (corn) Tolbooth-wynd
        Gray Rod. (corn) Jamica-st
        Gunn A. (cotton) Windmill-st
         
        AUCTIONEERS.
        Boyd James, Merchant-st
        Gray Adam, Broad-st
         
        BAKERS.
        Anderson A. Broad-st
        Connon Jn. Backgate
        Morrison Robt. Long-gate
        Robertson A. Broad-st
        Youngson A. Backgate
         
        BANKERS.
        Aberdeen Banking Co. Jas. Anderson, agent, Jamaica-st
        Commercial Bank, John Elrick, agent, Jamaica-st
         
        BLACKSMITHS.
        Cassie Thos. Kirktown
        Florence Jn. Keith-Inch
        Gordon John (and bell-hanger) Kirktown
        Henderson A. Keith-Inch
        Innes Wm. Broad-st
        Muirison A. North-shore
        Rannie Geo. James-st
        Smith Jas. and Wm. Broad-st
        Yule And. Keith-Inch
         
        BOAT BUILDERS.
        Hutton and Mackie, Keith-Inch
        Scott & Stevenson, Keith-Inch
         
        BOOKSELLERS AND STATIONERS.
        Lawder Andrew, (and binder) Long-gate
        Mudie Geo. Maiden-lane
        Sangster A. Broad-st
        Smith A. Rose-st
        Wemyss Wm. Broad-st
         
        BOOT & SHOE MAKERS.
        Brodie Geo. Broad-st
        Burgess Jn. & Co. Jamaica-st
        Couper Jas. South-shore
        Johnston John, Kirktown
        King A. Kirktown
        Lindsay And. North-shore
        Ogilvie A. Backgate
        Saunders Jas. jun. Marischal-st
        Soutter Wm. Tolbooth-wynd
        Strachan Wm. Ellis-st
        Thom Jas. Jamaica-st
        Wallace David, Marischal-st
        Young John, Long-gate
        Youngson A. Queen-st
        Yule Geo. Marischal-st
         
        BREWERS.
        Merns John, Queen-st
        Paton Jn. & Co. School-brae
         
        BROKERS (INSURANCE).
        Cordiner Robt. & Co. Broad-st
        Daniel Jn. Marischal-st
        Gamack Wm. Jamaica-st
        Gray Rod. Jamaica-st
        Mudie Geo. (general) Shore
         
        CABINET MAKERS.
        Brands A. and P. Backgate
        Hay Jas. Thistle-st
        Lockie Jn. A. and Co. Merchant-st
        Souttar John, St. Andrew-st
         
        CARPENTERS AND CARTWRIGHTS.
        Copland John, Kirktown
        Cruickshank A. Broadgate
        Mathew Jas. Broad-st
        Maule Thos. Church-st
        Mitchell Robt. Maiden-lane
        Reid John, Broad-st
        Stewart A. Queen-st
        Taylor John, jun. (ship) Jamaica-street
         
        CLOTHIERS AND HABERDASHERS.
        Anderson James S. and Co. Marischal-street
        Cordiner Robt. and Co. Broad-st
        Daniel John, Marischal-st
        Grant Robt. St. Andrew-st
        Lawrence Thos. Broad-st
        Park Jas. & Co. Broad-st
        Silver Francis, Broad-st
        Strachan Thos. Rose-st
        Strachan Wm. Merchant-st
         
        COOPERS.
        Brook Geo. Back-st
        Leask Wm. Church-st
        Leslie John, Jamaica-st
        Leslie Peter, Queen-st
        Simpson Wm. & Jas. Marischal-st
        Williamson Wm. Broad-st
        Wilson And. Marischal-st
         
        DRUGGISTS.
        Dalrymple Wm. Broad-st
        Will Ogilvie, Broad-st
         
        EARTHENWARE, GLASS, & CHINA DEALERS.
        Dalrymple Robt. Marischal-st
        Hogg Wm. (and salt) Long-gate
        Scott Robt. Long-gate
         
        FIRE OFFICES & AGENTS.
        BRITISH COMMERCIAL, Jas. Anderson, Jamaica-st
        FRIENDLY, Roderick Gray, Jamaica-street
        HERCULES, James Kilgour, Jamaica-street
        NORTH BRITISH, James Mackie, Long-gate
        UNION, Rod. Gray, Jamaica-st
         
        FISH CURERS.
        Leask Wm. Church-st
        Leslie John, Jamaica-st
        Simpson Wm. & Jas. Marischal-st
        Wilson And. Marischal-st
         
        FISHING COMPANIES.
        Arbuthnot Geo. & Co. Keith-Inch
        Arburhnot Thos. and Co. Keith-Inch
        New Co. John Hutchison, Manager, Quinie
        Skelton, Mudie and Co. Geo. Skelton, Manager
        Union Co. Jas. Hutchison, sen. Manager, Quinie
        Whale Fising Co. Wm. Volum, Manager, Keith-Inch
         
        FLAX DRESSERS.
        Dickie Thos. Broad-st
        Forrest A. Broad-st
         
        FLESHERS.
        Davidson John, Long-gate
        McDonald John, Backgate
        McKenzie John, Long-gate
        McLean John, Long-gate
        Matheson And. Broad-st
        Moir Alex. North-shore
        Reid Thos. Town-house
        Vass David, Town-house
        Young And. sen. South-shore
        Young And. South-shore
         
        GROCERS AND SPIRIT DEALERS.
        Alexander Thos. Broad-st
        Allan A. Broad-st
        Annand Jas. Long-gate
        Bannerman Wm. Marishcal-st
        Forrest Chas. Long-gate
        Gilchrist Jn. (& wine) Broad-st
        Hastings Margaret, Long-gate
        Law Geo. Broad-st
        Lawrance Geo. Broad-st
        Morrice Robt. Kirktown
        Sangster David, Ellis-st
        Seller Wm. Long-gate
        Shives A. Broad-st
        Smith Cosmo, Long-gate
        Smith Geo. Marishcal-st
        Webster A. Broad-st
         
        HAIR DRESSERS.
        Bennett Jas. South-shore
        Thomson John, Long-gate
         
        IRONMONGERS.
        Gilchrist John, Broad-st
        Shires A. Broad-st
        Webster A. Marischal-st
         
        LINEN AND WOOLLEN DRAPERS.
        Anderson Jas. Jamaica-st
        Mackie Jas. and Robt. Long-gate
         
        MANUFACTURERS.
        Ewen David & Co. (cotton) Kirktown
        Robertson J. (cotton) Windmill-st
         
        MAST, BLOCK, AND PUMP MAKERS.
        Hay John, James'-st
        Mitchell A. Shore
        Robertson Wm. Keith-Inch
         
        MEAL, & C. DEALERS.
        Annand Wm. Broad-st
        Lawrence Peter, Broad-st
        Milne A. Marischal-st
        Sangster David, Ellis-st
         
        MERCHANTS.
        Alexander Gilbert, jun. (flour) Windmill-st
        Arbuthnot Geo. & Rt. South-shore
        Arbuthnot Ts. (general) Broad-st
        Arbuthnot Wm. Maiden-st
        Argo James, sen. South-shore
        Argo James jun. South-shore
        Hutchison James and Co. Keith-Inch
        Hutchison James, jun. (general) Merchant-st
        Hutchison John, Merchant-st
        Hutchison Robt. Merchant-st
        Skelton Geo. & Co. Keith-Inch
        Skelton Geo. South-shore
        Skelton Jas. South-shore
        Skelton John, Broad-st
         
        MESSENGERS.
        Boyd James, Merchant-st
        Gray Adam, Broad-st
         
        MILLINERS AND DRESS MAKERS.
        French Jane, Broad-st
        Strachan Misses, Maiden-lane
         
        PAINTERS & GLAZIERS.
        Robertson John, South-shore
        Thom Al. Marischal-st
         
        ROPE, TWINE AND SAIL MAKERS.
        Abbot Jas. Keith-Inch
        Christian Chas. North-shore
        Hutchison Jn. & Co. South-shore
         
        SADDLERS.
        Keith Geo. Broad-st
        McIntosh Wm. Broad-st
         
        SHIP BUILDERS.
        Hutchison James, Shore
        Hutchison Jn. Keith-Inch
        Huton and Mackie, Keith-Inch
        Scott and Stevenson, Keith-Inch
        Skelton Jas. Keith-Inch
        Taylor John, Keith-Inch
         
        SHIP OWNERS.
        Arbuthnot George and Robert, South-shore
        Arbuthnot Thos. Broad-st
        Argo Jas. jun. South-shore
        Darg Thos. South-shore
        Elrick John, Jamaica-st
        Hutchison James and Co. Keith-Inch
        Hutchison Jas. jun. Merchant-st
        Hutchison Jas. Broad-st
        Hutchison John, Merchant-st
        Hutchison Robt. Merchant-st
        McIntosh Donald, Broad-st
        Nicol Gilbert, South-shore
        Sangster Wm. Jamaica-st
        Skelton Geo. and Co. Keith-Inch
        Skelton Geo. South-shore
        Skelton Jas. South-shore
        Soutter John, Keith-Inch
        Soutter Wm. Merchant-st
        Volum Wm. Maiden-st
         
        SHIPPING COMPANIES.
        London and Leith, Geo. and Rbt. Arbuthnot, Managers
         
        SURGEONS.
        Argo Geo. Shore
        Bruce Wm. Jamaica-st
        Forbes Maxwell, Jamaica-st
        Gray Wm. A. Maiden-lane
        Jamieson Patrick, Broad-st
        Perry Jas. C. Jamaica-st
         
        TAILORS.
        Arthur And. Marischal-st
        Club David, Broad-st
        Dinnes John, Long-gate
        Gall Wm. South-shore
        Kynoch John, Long-gate
        Mathew Thos. Jamaica-st
        Taylor John, Broad-st
        Wallace A. Marishcal-st
        Watson Wm. Thistle-st
         
        TALLOW, CHANDLERS.
        Alexander Gilbert, jun. Windmill-street
        Catto And. St. Andrew-st
         
        TANNERS.
        Alexander Gilbert, jun. Windmill-street
        Stewart Chas. and Co. Kirktown
         
        TAVERNS AND PUBLIC HOUSES.
        Baxter John, Keith-Inch
        Conon A. Marischal-st
        Cowie John, Marishcal-st
        Daniel Al. Kirktown
        Fraser Donald, Jamaica-st
        Jaffray Jas. (hotel) Maiden-st
        Jamieson Benj. Tolbooth-wynd
        McLeod John, North-shore
        Milne Jas. North-shore
        Newbond John, James-st
        Robertson Jos. Keith-Inch
        Thom Jas. James'-st
        Thomson And. North-st
        Wilson David, Broad-st
        Young And. South-shore
         
        TEACHERS.
        Brown Arch. Backgate
        Davidson John, Society-close
        Smith John, Town-house
         
        TIN PLATE WORKERS.
        Annand John, South-shore
        Ledengham Jas. (and coppersmith) Marischal-st
        White Al. Broad-st
         
        TURNERS.
        Robertson Al. Long-gate
        Webster Jas. Marischal-st
         
        WATCH & CLOCK MAKERS.
        Blaik Jas. Rose-st
        Johnston John, Broad-st
        King Alex. Rose-st
         
        WRITERS & NOTARIES.
        Alexander Wm. Broad-st
        Gamack Wm. Jamaica-st
        Gray Rodk. Jamaica-st
        Robertson Robt. Jamaica-st
         
        Miscellaneous.
        Alexander Gilbert, jun. oak timber dealer, Windmill-st
        Angus George, silversmith, Jamaica-st
        Bleak James and Co. hatters, Rose-st
        Boyd Wm. plasterer, Charlotte-st
        Brand Misses, straw hat makers, Maiden-lane
        Brown thos. nailor, Keith-Inch
        Buchan peter, letter press printer, Long-gate
        Couper Wm. town drummer, Tolbooth-wynd
        Cruickshank James, stone cutter, Windmill-st
        Duncan Andrew, stonemason, Maiden-lane
        Forsyth Walter, leather dealer, Broad-st
        Hay W. sheriff's officer, Broad-st
        Morice John,dyer, Kirktown
        Murray Alex. and Co. distillers, Kirktown
        Rhind Jas. confectioner, Rose-st
        Wight Jn. millwright, Kirktown
         
        CUSTOM HOUSE.
        Douglas Leslie, surveyor and principal coast officer
        Peter Douglas, collector and land waiter
        John Crighton, coast waiter
        Robt. Herriot, tide waiter
        Andrew Doyle, tide waiter
        Jas. Skelton, harbour master
         
        EXCISE OFFICE.
        Jas. Cruickshank supervisor
        Peter Milne and A. Watt, officers
         
        POLICE OFFICE.
        Robt. Gray, preses
        Wm. Gamack, treasurer
        Andrew Boyd, secretary
        James Knox, constable
         
        STAMP OFFICE.
        J. Anderson, distributor, Jamaica-st
         
        COACHES.
        ABERDEEN, the Royal Mail from Donald Fraser's, every morning at a quarter past ten, and returns in the evening at a quarter before nine.
        ABERDEEN, the Earl of Errol, from Jaffray's hotel, every morning at 6, and returns in the evening at half-past eight.
         
        CARRIERS.
        ABERDEEN, Anderson & May, from Tolbooth-wynd every Tuesday and Friday.
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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