Re: [dundee-history] Re: The Maxwell's of Dundee
Jimmie kindly pointed me at 'The History of old Dundee' by A Maxwell (1884). I have obtained a copy and will continue the journey - a massive read comprehensively detailing events of the period 1550-1650.
Between the pages were several cuttings, one of which is attached. I hope that it will be of interest to others looking for links with their past.
From: Jim Robertson <jimjar@...>
Sent: Friday, December 26, 2008 10:51:32 PM
Subject: [dundee-history] Re: The Maxwell's of Dundee
--- In dundee-history@ yahoogroups. com, "dacmaxwell@ ..."
<dacmaxwell@ ...> wrote:
> Hello All,
> I am interested in trying to unravel the many Maxwell families in
> Dundee in the 18th Century.
If you can ever sight a copy of "an A-Z of the Hilltown" edited by
Neil Robertson, and published by Grey Lodge in dundee, you will see a
short write up about Maxwelltown. This area at the top of the Hilltown
was gifted by the Maxwell family of Tealing.
In 1780 David Maxwell, Lord Dean of Guild,was the benefactor, he was
the last of the family to have a Tealing connection. Many of the
streets were named after members of his family - Ann,Eliza, George,
Alexander, Elizabeth and William.
Amongst the references quoted is "The History of old Dundee"
by A Maxwell (1884)
The Dundee City Library will be sure to be glad to help you.