Re: Civic Appointments 1800s
- Hi Barbara,
Broughty Ferry achieved burgh status in 1864. This remained until
it became part of Dundee in 1913. The Broughty Ferry Town Council
minutes (1877-1913) are with Dundee City Archives. These include
minutes of the Police Commissioners.
It is worth noting that the Police Commissioners were not like the
modern police but had responsibilities for certain civic amenities
(e.g. street lighting), functions which nowadays would rest with the
local council itself.
All the best,
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Barbara Neish"
> Hello Everyone :Elizabeth Neish)
> My ancestor, DANIEL WALKER, 1804 - 1878) (husband to Anna
> besides being the "Inspector of Factories for Scotland" was, priorto that appointment,
> POLICE COMMISSIONER and MAGISTRATE of the BURGH OF BROUGHTY FERRY.dates to those appointments.
> Might someone have an idea where I might search to be able to put
> Much obliged for any and all suggestions,
> Barbara Neish
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