Re: Alexander Simpson of Fetteresso
- Hi Terry,
Arbroath is located in Angus with a population of,
roughly, 25,000. It is a fishing port and resort
town. It's original name was more descriptive of
it's origin- Aberbrothock, "at the mouth of the
Brothock" (Burn). Probably most well known for it's
abbey which was completed in 1233. Arbroath became
a royal burgh on the 23rd November 1599.
In the 18th and 19th centuries Arbroath became a
centre for linen weaving, spinning, bleaching &
tanning with mills dotted all the way down the
Brothock valley and, it is believed, Arbroath
mills supplied the sails for the "Cutty Sark". It
is also famous for it's delicacy, the "Smokie",
which was really an Auchmithie invention.
As for whether the Stonehaven Journal is indexed
or not, I'm not quite sure, but to the best of my
knowledge the Stonehaven Public Library does have
copies of the Stonehaven Journal, real ones, not
microfilm, from 1845 on. This library is one of
the best places to research for anything to do
with Stonehaven and area. They also have an
extensive local history section of books as well
as the appropriate OPR microfilms.
You can try contacting them at:
Tel 01569 762136
Fax 01569 765483
Victoria, B.C. CANADA
Can you tell me where Arbroath is ?
Is there an index for "The Stonehaven Journal"?