Note: This series consists of petitions for admission as pensioners to the Hospital Fund. The earlier petitions are in manuscript form while those for 1846 and 1847, unless otherwise stated, are returned on standard printed forms. The ages of the petitioners are, in many cases, only an approximation.
Geo. Moncur, indweller in Dundee: has been turned out of post in Custom House of old age.
30th Jul 1717
Andrew Watsone, weaver in Dundee: has been “a tenant to the Hospital these six & thirty years & upwards ……”
7th Nov 1717
David Fyfe, wheelwright in Dundee: seeks admission to vacant place in hospital.
Thos. Gillays, maltman in Dundee
Thos. Watt, Glover* (*glover is deleted)
11th Feb 1718
Wm Galloway, merchant in Dundee: no longer in receipt of monthly pension from Guildry
Jas. Gourlaw, wretter: seeks charity and paying off of his debts in return for which he will dispose of “twa roods of land …. on the East side of the hill of Dundee” to the hospital or kirk poor; requests that precept of clare constat be made out to him as heir to his late brother Robert Gourlaw, minister of Tillycoultry.
Jas Gourlaw, wretter in Dundee: requests that above transaction be proceeded with without delay and that, meanwhile, he be given a portion to live on as he is in great need.
Jas Garden, merchant: seeks augmentation of his portion
Jas. Gourlaw, wretter: seeks portion from hospital fund having recently incurred a great loss
Robert Christie, cordiner in Dundee
20th Sept 1720
Patrick Constable, late Deacon of the Fleshers
6th Dec 1720
Jas. Smith, wright burgess of Dundee
25th May 1721
David Fleeming, indweller in Dundee
Geo. Ogilvie, maltman in Dundee
18th July 1722
Walter Mitchell, maltman burgess in Dundee
28th Nov 1722
Wm. Rodger, elder, merchant in Dundee
Wm. Gray, combmaker, son of late Richard Gray, sometime packhouse master of Dundee
n.d. [circa 1722]
Andrew Nicoll, baxter: apologises for his offence in not doing his duty to the men in the hospital and asks that he granted food and raiment as before.
n.d. [circa 1722]
Andrew Skirling, wa[u]ker
n.d. [circa 1722]
Janet Gray; Neil’s Land, Lilly Bank, aged 72
2nd Jan 1846
David Adamson, weaver; Laing’s Land, Scouringburn, aged about 70
3rd Jan 1846
Marjory Whitton or Justice, widow of John Justice, ironmonger; New Inn Entry, Dundee; aged 64; seeks addition to present allowance. [ms.]
8th Jan 1846
Jane Low for Willamina Low; Alford, Aberdeenshire; aged 9
12th Jan 1846
Margaret Mathew, widow of Wm. Anderson, weaver, and daughter of the late Wm Mathew, Flesher in Dundee; Chalmer’s Land, Hawkhill, Dundee; aged 60.
21st Jan 1846
Isabell, Robert and John Anderson (aged 14, 4 and 2 respectively) children of the late Wm Anderson, shipmaster, and Helen Anderson, lately residing in Gellatley’s Land, Shore, now in Lochee.
23rd Jan 1846
Grace Kidd or Wallace, relict of Jas Wallace, tool maker; Pitcairn’s land, 104 Nethergate; aged 52.
26th Jan 1846
Thos. B. Crichton, plain maker, Knight’s Land, 136 Hawkhill; age 31.
2nd Feb 1846
Mrs Barbara Morrison or Shaw, widow of John Shaw, calenderer in Dundee, Butchart’s Land, Strait Brae, Dundee, aged 40.
10th Mar 1846
Isabella Miller “who was formerly supported by Keeping a Mangle”; Miller’s Land, Nethergate, aged 62.
Together with Burgess ticket of David Miller, wigmaker in Dundee.
23rd Mar 1846
Margaret Graham or Peattie, widow of Jas. Peattie, wright in Dundee; Archer’s Land, Dundee, aged 39.
25th Mar 1846
John Webster, weaver; Lowson’s Land, centre of Lochee, aged 75
27 Mar 1846
Margaret McLean, daughter of Matthew McLean; Binney’s Land, Dens Brae, aged 59.
28 Mar 1846
Isabela Deuchars, widow of Jas. Glenday, flaxdresser in Dundee; Messrs Hean Land, Henderson’s Wynd, aged 41.
24th Apr 1846
Chas. Beatt; 19 Meadowside, Dundee, aged 71
25th Apr 1846
Chas. Guild, plumber, and Agnes, children of David Guild; Mr Paton’s Land, Aurther Street, top of Dallfield Walk; aged 19 and 20
21st May 1846
Susan Stevenson, widow of Jas. Martin, junior, merchant; Gray’s Land, Union Street, aged 42.
Together with certificate from David C. Carruthers, medical practitioner.
29th May 1846
30th May 1846
Wm. Douglas for John (apprenticed to John Miller, grocer, top of Crichton Street) Robert and Helen, children of the late John Douglas, haberdasher and clothier in Dundee; Mr Cross’s Land, Seagate, Dundee
2nd June 1846
Hannah Walker or Thomson, widow of Robert Thomson, shoemaker, Grieves Land, Guillan’s Close, Overgate, aged 76.
26th June 1846
John McLean, weaver; Mr Gray’s Land Blacks Croft; unmarried; aged 56, together with certificate from Matthew Nimmo, surgeon.
25th July 1846
Isobella Chisolm, daughter of David Chisolm, late brewer in Dundee; Castle Street, aged 42
20th Aug 1846
Edith Liston, widow of John Chapman, dyer in Dundee; McCosh’s Land, Murraygate, Dundee; aged 43
17th Sept 1846
John Archibald, gardener; Phillip’s Land, Roseangle Road, Dundee; aged 63
23rd Sept 1846
Mary Baxter or Low, widow of Thos. Baxter, manufacturer; Mr Gray’s Land, Chapelshade.
7th Oct 1846
Mary Matthew or Smith, relict of John Smith, free burgess of Dundee; Dr Alex Webster’s Land, 127 East Cowgate, Dundee; aged 53
Rachel Barron, widow of James High, shipmaster in Dundee; Ferry-Port-on-Craig, Fifeshire; aged 57.
2nd Feb 1847
Margaret Ann Watson, daughter of Wm. Watson; 49 Summer Street, Aberdeen; aged 51.
8th Feb 1847
Helen Drummond, widow of Geo. Leslie; mason in Dundee; requests continuance of allowance, [ms.]
23rd Feb 1847
Catherine Murdoch or Alexander, widow of Wm. Alexander, druggist, Tait’s Land, Scouringburn; aged 48
23rd Feb 1847
Jas. Mathers, smith, for Robert and John Anderson (aged 3 and 5) sons of Wm. Anderson, sailor; also for Isabella Anderson, his daughter, Lochee
27th Feb 1847
Margaret Graham or Peattie, relict of Jas. Peattie, wright, and daughter of David Graham, late shipmaster in Dundee; Archer’s Land, Matthew’s Close, Cowgate; aged 42
16th Mar 1847
Margaret Duncan, widow of Wm Anderson, wood merchant; Miss Watt’s Land, Seagate; aged 72
30th Mar 1847
Hannah Valintine or Thomson, widow, daughter of the late Robert Thomson, shoemaker burgess of Dundee; Griev’s Land, Guillan’s Close, Overgate; aged 35.
31 Mar 1847
Wm. Jeffers, late shipmaster in Dundee; Milne’s Land, Wellgate Street, Dundee; aged 70.
3rd April 1847
Margaret Brown, daughter of the late Patrick Brown, timber merchant in Dundee, and wife of Jas. Barry “presently abroad – in Liverpool or elsewhere”; Shand’s Land, Seafield, Dundee; aged 35.
20th April 1847
John Barclay, late manufacturer in Dundee; Thos. Barclay’s Land, Miller’s Wynd, Perth Road; aged 66.
30th April 1847
Jas Saunders, weaver, Malcom’s Land, Malcom’s Entry, Scourinburn; aged 69.
17th May 1847
Susan Martin, widow of Jas, Martin, merchant of Park Wynd; Gray’s Land, Union Street; aged 43.
31st May 1847
Wm. Douglas for John, Robert and Helen, the children of his late brother, John Douglas; Mrs Cross’s Land, Seagate.
1st Jane 1847
Thos. Calman, son of the late John Calman, shipbuilder, Candle Lane, Dock Street; aged 34.
17th July 1847
Wm. Webster, flax dresser; Channel Hall, parish of Falkland; aged 60. Together with a certificate from Wm. Baillie, surgeon.
29th July 1847
14th July 1847
Janet Saunders, daughter of the late Jas. Saunders, coal merchant in Dundee; 15 Dudhope Crescent; aged 34
20th Aug 1847
Margaret Nicoll, daughter of the late Wm. Nicoll, lime merchant, and widow of Jas. Brown, starcher in Dundee; Graham’s Land, Princess Street, Wallace Feus; aged 64.
6th Sep 1847
Amelia Miln or Nicol, widow of Wm. Nicoll, clerk; Crichton’s Land, Middle Street, Blackscroft; aged 50.
14th Sept 1847
Eleanor Barry, daughter of the late Geo. Barry; Fort Street, Broughty Ferry; aged 63.
20th Sept 1847
John Clark, tailor; Watson’s Land, top of Murraygate; aged 79.
5th Oct 1847
Margaret Low or Duff, widow of David Duff, machine maker and flaxspinner in Dundee; 54 Bedford Street, Toxteth Park, Liverpool; aged 48
6th Oct 1847
Sarah Playfair, daughter of the late Thos. Playfair, brewer in Dundee and widow of John Pullen, sometime grocer, afterwards Sheriff Officer in Dundee; High Street, Dundee; aged 57.
13th Oct 1847
Ann Wallace, daughter of the late John Wallace, spirit dealer, West Port, burgess of Dundee, and widow of Francis Bonnar, figure maker and formerly interpreter to Lord Exmouth and Captain Pellew; Joint Stock Land, George’s Place, Wellgate; aged 55.
25th Oct 1847
Margaret Butcher, widow of Peter Small, wright, Quarry Land, King Street, Dundee; aged 65.
25th Oct 1847
Betsy Robertson or Ross, wife of Daniel Ross, sometime brewer in Dundee; Mudie’s Land, King Street; Aged 32.
26th Oct 1847
Robert Dtorrier, weaver; Mr Souter’s Land, Hilltown; aged 65.
13th Nov 1847
Maryan Fenton, spinster in Dundee; Watt’s Land, Seagate; aged 41.
17th Nov 1847
Jean Cuthbert or Gray, widow., first of John Regan, Drummer, and, second of John Gray, sergeant and Drum Major, 70th Foot; Black’s Croft, Dundee; aged 68.
27th Nov 1847
John Shaw (aged 82) for Peter, John and Helen (aged 15, 13 & 6 respectively) orphan children of his son, John Shaw, and Barbara Cameron; Butchard’s Land, Dens Brae; Peter learning the tailor trade.