From the Book of Eminent Burgesses of Dundee 1513 to 1885.

David Jobson, Baker (Provost) - 13 August 1831

 

DAVID JOBSON, BAKER, DUNDEE, WAS ADMITTED BURGESS FOR HAVING PAID TWENTY POUNDS STG. TO PATRICK HUNTER THOMS, TOWN CHAMBERLAIN, IN FULL OF HIS FREEDOM.

DAVID JOBSON entered the Town Council in 1849, and served as Councillor till 1854. In that year he was made Bailie, and held that office for two years. He was elected Councillor again in 1856 and the following year; and in 1858 was chosen Provost, and acted in that capacity for the usual term of three years (1858 59 60). At the termination of his Provostship he re entered the Council as a Common Councillor, but only remained in that position for a few months. He died on 7th February, 1879. His son, DAVID JOBSON, junior, was admitted Burgess on 7th November, 1873, and was a member of the Town Council for three years, but did not return to it after his term had expired. He lost his life in the melancholy disaster which destroyed the first Tay Bridge, on 28th December, 1879.

 

 

Iain D. McIntosh, Friends of Dundee City Archives