Re:1825/26 Pigot Directory
- 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?
- 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.AlisonThese are the details of the town of Peterhead taken from the Pigot Directory of 1825/26PETERHEAD - 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.MAGISTRATESRobt. 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 SCHOOLJohn Imray, MasterGENTRY, & c.Anderson Miss Jane, Queen-stAnderson Mrs. Wm. Merchant-stArbuthnot Adam, esq. Jamaica-stArbuthnot Jas. esq. Broad-stBaxter Lieut. John, RN. Keith-stBrodie Mrs. Keith-InchCordiner Mrs. Peter-stDowie A. esq. Merchant-stForbers Mr. Duncan, Maiden-laneForbes Mrs. Geo. Merchant-stGordon Mr. Geo. Broad-stGroat Miss Eliz. Queen-stHutchison Mrs. Jane, South-shoreKeith Capt. Jas. RN. Maiden-laneMcCulloch Misses, Maiden-laneMarshall Mrs. Maiden-lanePark Miss, Jamaica-stRobertson Miss E. Merchant-stRoss David, esq. Jamaica-stSkilton Mrs. Jane, Jamaica-stShives Mr. Wm. Broad-stMERCHANTS, TRADESMEN & c.ACADEMIES.Able Miss, Maiden-laneAnderson Miss, Ellis-stGray & Pringle, Well-stAGENTS.Brande Charles, (corn) Tolbooth-wyndGray Rod. (corn) Jamica-stGunn A. (cotton) Windmill-stAUCTIONEERS.Boyd James, Merchant-stGray Adam, Broad-stBAKERS.Anderson A. Broad-stConnon Jn. BackgateMorrison Robt. Long-gateRobertson A. Broad-stYoungson A. BackgateBANKERS.Aberdeen Banking Co. Jas. Anderson, agent, Jamaica-stCommercial Bank, John Elrick, agent, Jamaica-stBLACKSMITHS.Cassie Thos. KirktownFlorence Jn. Keith-InchGordon John (and bell-hanger) KirktownHenderson A. Keith-InchInnes Wm. Broad-stMuirison A. North-shoreRannie Geo. James-stSmith Jas. and Wm. Broad-stYule And. Keith-InchBOAT BUILDERS.Hutton and Mackie, Keith-InchScott & Stevenson, Keith-InchBOOKSELLERS AND STATIONERS.Lawder Andrew, (and binder) Long-gateMudie Geo. Maiden-laneSangster A. Broad-stSmith A. Rose-stWemyss Wm. Broad-stBOOT & SHOE MAKERS.Brodie Geo. Broad-stBurgess Jn. & Co. Jamaica-stCouper Jas. South-shoreJohnston John, KirktownKing A. KirktownLindsay And. North-shoreOgilvie A. BackgateSaunders Jas. jun. Marischal-stSoutter Wm. Tolbooth-wyndStrachan Wm. Ellis-stThom Jas. Jamaica-stWallace David, Marischal-stYoung John, Long-gateYoungson A. Queen-stYule Geo. Marischal-stBREWERS.Merns John, Queen-stPaton Jn. & Co. School-braeBROKERS (INSURANCE).Cordiner Robt. & Co. Broad-stDaniel Jn. Marischal-stGamack Wm. Jamaica-stGray Rod. Jamaica-stMudie Geo. (general) ShoreCABINET MAKERS.Brands A. and P. BackgateHay Jas. Thistle-stLockie Jn. A. and Co. Merchant-stSouttar John, St. Andrew-stCARPENTERS AND CARTWRIGHTS.Copland John, KirktownCruickshank A. BroadgateMathew Jas. Broad-stMaule Thos. Church-stMitchell Robt. Maiden-laneReid John, Broad-stStewart A. Queen-stTaylor John, jun. (ship) Jamaica-streetCLOTHIERS AND HABERDASHERS.Anderson James S. and Co. Marischal-streetCordiner Robt. and Co. Broad-stDaniel John, Marischal-stGrant Robt. St. Andrew-stLawrence Thos. Broad-stPark Jas. & Co. Broad-stSilver Francis, Broad-stStrachan Thos. Rose-stStrachan Wm. Merchant-stCOOPERS.Brook Geo. Back-stLeask Wm. Church-stLeslie John, Jamaica-stLeslie Peter, Queen-stSimpson Wm. & Jas. Marischal-stWilliamson Wm. Broad-stWilson And. Marischal-stDRUGGISTS.Dalrymple Wm. Broad-stWill Ogilvie, Broad-stEARTHENWARE, GLASS, & CHINA DEALERS.Dalrymple Robt. Marischal-stHogg Wm. (and salt) Long-gateScott Robt. Long-gateFIRE OFFICES & AGENTS.BRITISH COMMERCIAL, Jas. Anderson, Jamaica-stFRIENDLY, Roderick Gray, Jamaica-streetHERCULES, James Kilgour, Jamaica-streetNORTH BRITISH, James Mackie, Long-gateUNION, Rod. Gray, Jamaica-stFISH CURERS.Leask Wm. Church-stLeslie John, Jamaica-stSimpson Wm. & Jas. Marischal-stWilson And. Marischal-stFISHING COMPANIES.Arbuthnot Geo. & Co. Keith-InchArburhnot Thos. and Co. Keith-InchNew Co. John Hutchison, Manager, QuinieSkelton, Mudie and Co. Geo. Skelton, ManagerUnion Co. Jas. Hutchison, sen. Manager, QuinieWhale Fising Co. Wm. Volum, Manager, Keith-InchFLAX DRESSERS.Dickie Thos. Broad-stForrest A. Broad-stFLESHERS.Davidson John, Long-gateMcDonald John, BackgateMcKenzie John, Long-gateMcLean John, Long-gateMatheson And. Broad-stMoir Alex. North-shoreReid Thos. Town-houseVass David, Town-houseYoung And. sen. South-shoreYoung And. South-shoreGROCERS AND SPIRIT DEALERS.Alexander Thos. Broad-stAllan A. Broad-stAnnand Jas. Long-gateBannerman Wm. Marishcal-stForrest Chas. Long-gateGilchrist Jn. (& wine) Broad-stHastings Margaret, Long-gateLaw Geo. Broad-stLawrance Geo. Broad-stMorrice Robt. KirktownSangster David, Ellis-stSeller Wm. Long-gateShives A. Broad-stSmith Cosmo, Long-gateSmith Geo. Marishcal-stWebster A. Broad-stHAIR DRESSERS.Bennett Jas. South-shoreThomson John, Long-gateIRONMONGERS.Gilchrist John, Broad-stShires A. Broad-stWebster A. Marischal-stLINEN AND WOOLLEN DRAPERS.Anderson Jas. Jamaica-stMackie Jas. and Robt. Long-gateMANUFACTURERS.Ewen David & Co. (cotton) KirktownRobertson J. (cotton) Windmill-stMAST, BLOCK, AND PUMP MAKERS.Hay John, James'-stMitchell A. ShoreRobertson Wm. Keith-InchMEAL, & C. DEALERS.Annand Wm. Broad-stLawrence Peter, Broad-stMilne A. Marischal-stSangster David, Ellis-stMERCHANTS.Alexander Gilbert, jun. (flour) Windmill-stArbuthnot Geo. & Rt. South-shoreArbuthnot Ts. (general) Broad-stArbuthnot Wm. Maiden-stArgo James, sen. South-shoreArgo James jun. South-shoreHutchison James and Co. Keith-InchHutchison James, jun. (general) Merchant-stHutchison John, Merchant-stHutchison Robt. Merchant-stSkelton Geo. & Co. Keith-InchSkelton Geo. South-shoreSkelton Jas. South-shoreSkelton John, Broad-stMESSENGERS.Boyd James, Merchant-stGray Adam, Broad-stMILLINERS AND DRESS MAKERS.French Jane, Broad-stStrachan Misses, Maiden-lanePAINTERS & GLAZIERS.Robertson John, South-shoreThom Al. Marischal-stROPE, TWINE AND SAIL MAKERS.Abbot Jas. Keith-InchChristian Chas. North-shoreHutchison Jn. & Co. South-shoreSADDLERS.Keith Geo. Broad-stMcIntosh Wm. Broad-stSHIP BUILDERS.Hutchison James, ShoreHutchison Jn. Keith-InchHuton and Mackie, Keith-InchScott and Stevenson, Keith-InchSkelton Jas. Keith-InchTaylor John, Keith-InchSHIP OWNERS.Arbuthnot George and Robert, South-shoreArbuthnot Thos. Broad-stArgo Jas. jun. South-shoreDarg Thos. South-shoreElrick John, Jamaica-stHutchison James and Co. Keith-InchHutchison Jas. jun. Merchant-stHutchison Jas. Broad-stHutchison John, Merchant-stHutchison Robt. Merchant-stMcIntosh Donald, Broad-stNicol Gilbert, South-shoreSangster Wm. Jamaica-stSkelton Geo. and Co. Keith-InchSkelton Geo. South-shoreSkelton Jas. South-shoreSoutter John, Keith-InchSoutter Wm. Merchant-stVolum Wm. Maiden-stSHIPPING COMPANIES.London and Leith, Geo. and Rbt. Arbuthnot, ManagersSURGEONS.Argo Geo. ShoreBruce Wm. Jamaica-stForbes Maxwell, Jamaica-stGray Wm. A. Maiden-laneJamieson Patrick, Broad-stPerry Jas. C. Jamaica-stTAILORS.Arthur And. Marischal-stClub David, Broad-stDinnes John, Long-gateGall Wm. South-shoreKynoch John, Long-gateMathew Thos. Jamaica-stTaylor John, Broad-stWallace A. Marishcal-stWatson Wm. Thistle-stTALLOW, CHANDLERS.Alexander Gilbert, jun. Windmill-streetCatto And. St. Andrew-stTANNERS.Alexander Gilbert, jun. Windmill-streetStewart Chas. and Co. KirktownTAVERNS AND PUBLIC HOUSES.Baxter John, Keith-InchConon A. Marischal-stCowie John, Marishcal-stDaniel Al. KirktownFraser Donald, Jamaica-stJaffray Jas. (hotel) Maiden-stJamieson Benj. Tolbooth-wyndMcLeod John, North-shoreMilne Jas. North-shoreNewbond John, James-stRobertson Jos. Keith-InchThom Jas. James'-stThomson And. North-stWilson David, Broad-stYoung And. South-shoreTEACHERS.Brown Arch. BackgateDavidson John, Society-closeSmith John, Town-houseTIN PLATE WORKERS.Annand John, South-shoreLedengham Jas. (and coppersmith) Marischal-stWhite Al. Broad-stTURNERS.Robertson Al. Long-gateWebster Jas. Marischal-stWATCH & CLOCK MAKERS.Blaik Jas. Rose-stJohnston John, Broad-stKing Alex. Rose-stWRITERS & NOTARIES.Alexander Wm. Broad-stGamack Wm. Jamaica-stGray Rodk. Jamaica-stRobertson Robt. Jamaica-stMiscellaneous.Alexander Gilbert, jun. oak timber dealer, Windmill-stAngus George, silversmith, Jamaica-stBleak James and Co. hatters, Rose-stBoyd Wm. plasterer, Charlotte-stBrand Misses, straw hat makers, Maiden-laneBrown thos. nailor, Keith-InchBuchan peter, letter press printer, Long-gateCouper Wm. town drummer, Tolbooth-wyndCruickshank James, stone cutter, Windmill-stDuncan Andrew, stonemason, Maiden-laneForsyth Walter, leather dealer, Broad-stHay W. sheriff's officer, Broad-stMorice John,dyer, KirktownMurray Alex. and Co. distillers, KirktownRhind Jas. confectioner, Rose-stWight Jn. millwright, KirktownCUSTOM HOUSE.Douglas Leslie, surveyor and principal coast officerPeter Douglas, collector and land waiterJohn Crighton, coast waiterRobt. Herriot, tide waiterAndrew Doyle, tide waiterJas. Skelton, harbour masterEXCISE OFFICE.Jas. Cruickshank supervisorPeter Milne and A. Watt, officersPOLICE OFFICE.Robt. Gray, presesWm. Gamack, treasurerAndrew Boyd, secretaryJames Knox, constableSTAMP OFFICE.J. Anderson, distributor, Jamaica-stCOACHES.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.