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The History Of Dundee


Dundee Hospital Petitions. 1717 to 1847

Town’s Charter Chest Box 14.

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.



18th Century

 

1717

 

1

Geo. Moncur, indweller in Dundee: has been turned out of post in Custom House of old age.

30th Jul 1717

2

Andrew Watsone, weaver in Dundee: has been “a tenant to the Hospital these six & thirty years & upwards ……”

7th Nov 1717

3

David Fyfe, wheelwright in Dundee: seeks admission to vacant place in hospital.

1717

4

Thos. Gillays, maltman in Dundee

1717

 

1718

 

1

Thos. Watt, Glover* (*glover is deleted)

11th Feb 1718

2

Wm Galloway, merchant in Dundee: no longer in receipt of monthly pension from Guildry

1718

3

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.

 

 

 

 

1718

4

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.

 

 

1718

5

Jas Garden, merchant: seeks augmentation of his portion

1718

 

1719

 

1

Jas. Gourlaw, wretter: seeks portion from hospital fund having recently incurred a great loss

1719

 

1720

 

1

Robert Christie, cordiner in Dundee

20th Sept 1720

2

Patrick Constable, late Deacon of the Fleshers

6th Dec 1720

 

1721

 

1

Jas. Smith, wright burgess of Dundee

25th May 1721

2

David Fleeming, indweller in Dundee

1721

 

1722

 

1

Geo. Ogilvie, maltman in Dundee

18th July 1722

2

Walter Mitchell, maltman burgess in Dundee

28th Nov 1722

3

Wm. Rodger, elder, merchant in Dundee

1722

4

Wm. Gray, combmaker, son of late Richard Gray, sometime packhouse master of Dundee

n.d. [circa 1722]

5

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]

6

Andrew Skirling, wa[u]ker

n.d. [circa 1722]

19th Century

 

1846

 

1

Janet Gray; Neil’s Land, Lilly Bank, aged 72

2nd Jan 1846

2

David Adamson, weaver; Laing’s Land, Scouringburn, aged about 70

3rd Jan 1846

3

Marjory Whitton or Justice, widow of John Justice, ironmonger; New Inn Entry, Dundee; aged 64; seeks addition to present allowance. [ms.]

8th Jan 1846

4

Jane Low for Willamina Low; Alford, Aberdeenshire; aged 9

12th Jan 1846

5

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

6

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

7

Grace Kidd or Wallace, relict of Jas Wallace, tool maker; Pitcairn’s land, 104 Nethergate; aged 52.

26th Jan 1846

8

Thos. B. Crichton, plain maker, Knight’s Land, 136 Hawkhill; age 31.

2nd Feb 1846

9

Mrs Barbara Morrison or Shaw, widow of John Shaw, calenderer in Dundee, Butchart’s Land, Strait Brae, Dundee, aged 40.

10th Mar 1846

10

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

11

Margaret Graham or Peattie, widow of Jas. Peattie, wright in Dundee; Archer’s Land, Dundee, aged 39.

25th Mar 1846

12

John Webster, weaver; Lowson’s Land, centre of Lochee, aged 75

27 Mar 1846

13

Margaret McLean, daughter of Matthew McLean; Binney’s Land, Dens Brae, aged 59.

28 Mar 1846

14

Isabela Deuchars, widow of Jas. Glenday, flaxdresser in Dundee; Messrs Hean Land, Henderson’s Wynd, aged 41.

24th Apr 1846

15

Chas. Beatt; 19 Meadowside, Dundee, aged 71

25th Apr 1846

16

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

17

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

18

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

19

Hannah Walker or Thomson, widow of Robert Thomson, shoemaker, Grieves Land, Guillan’s Close, Overgate, aged 76.

26th June 1846

20

John McLean, weaver; Mr Gray’s Land Blacks Croft; unmarried; aged 56, together with certificate from Matthew Nimmo, surgeon.

25th July 1846

21

Isobella Chisolm, daughter of David Chisolm, late brewer in Dundee; Castle Street, aged 42

20th Aug 1846

22

Edith Liston, widow of John Chapman, dyer in Dundee; McCosh’s Land, Murraygate, Dundee; aged 43

17th Sept 1846

23

John Archibald, gardener; Phillip’s Land, Roseangle Road, Dundee; aged 63

23rd Sept 1846

24

Mary Baxter or Low, widow of Thos. Baxter, manufacturer; Mr Gray’s Land, Chapelshade.

7th Oct 1846

25

Mary Matthew or Smith, relict of John Smith, free burgess of Dundee; Dr Alex Webster’s Land, 127 East Cowgate, Dundee; aged 53

5th Nov 1846

26

Wm Leatch, weaver; Guthrie’s Close, Overgate; aged 65

16th Nov 1846

27

Isabella Smith, widow of John Smith, shoemaker; Borrie’s Land, Hilltown; aged 58

17th Nov 1846

28

Geo Law, shoemaker; Miss Ogilvie’s Land, Castle Lane; aged 63

23rd Nov 1846

29

Andrew Glenday, weaver; No.2 backland, St Rooks Lane; aged 68

1 Dec 1846

30

John Gowans, late Shipmaster; Watson’s Land, Butcher Row; aged 61

1 Dec 1846

31

Wm Shaw for Peter, John, James, Margaret, and Helen (aged 15, 12, 10, 7 and 5 respectively) orphan children of John Shaw and Barbara Morrison; Butcher’s Land, Dens Brae.

4th Dec 1846

32

Andrew Small, tin smith, Mint Close, High Street; aged 70.

16th Dec 1846

33

Jas Gordon, mason, No.206 at East end of Seagate; aged 69

22nd Dec 1846

34

David Palmer, late tailor; Hean’s Land, Henderson’s Lane, aged 80

28th Dec 1846

 

1847

 

1

Willamina Low, daughter of the late Wm. Low, auctioneer in Aberdeen; Alford, Aberdeenshire; aged 14

7th Jan 1847

2

Robert Storrier (or Storrer), weaver, Souter’s Land, 26 Hilltown, Dundee; aged 62

25th Jan 1847

3

Thos. B. Crichton, plain maker, McLaggans’ Land, Step Row, Perth Road; aged 33.

1st Feb 1847

4

Rachel Barron, widow of James High, shipmaster in Dundee; Ferry-Port-on-Craig, Fifeshire; aged 57.

2nd Feb 1847

5

Margaret Ann Watson, daughter of Wm. Watson; 49 Summer Street, Aberdeen; aged 51.

8th Feb 1847

6

Helen Drummond, widow of Geo. Leslie; mason in Dundee; requests continuance of allowance, [ms.]

23rd Feb 1847

7

Catherine Murdoch or Alexander, widow of Wm. Alexander, druggist, Tait’s Land, Scouringburn; aged 48

23rd Feb 1847

8

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

9

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

10

Margaret Duncan, widow of Wm Anderson, wood merchant; Miss Watt’s Land, Seagate; aged 72

30th Mar 1847

11

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

12

Wm. Jeffers, late shipmaster in Dundee; Milne’s Land, Wellgate Street, Dundee; aged 70.

3rd April 1847

13

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

14

John Barclay, late manufacturer in Dundee; Thos. Barclay’s Land, Miller’s Wynd, Perth Road; aged 66.

30th April 1847

15

Jas Saunders, weaver, Malcom’s Land, Malcom’s Entry, Scourinburn; aged 69.

17th May 1847

16

Susan Martin, widow of Jas, Martin, merchant of Park Wynd; Gray’s Land, Union Street; aged 43.

31st May 1847

17

Wm. Douglas for John, Robert and Helen, the children of his late brother, John Douglas; Mrs Cross’s Land, Seagate.

1st Jane 1847

18

Thos. Calman, son of the late John Calman, shipbuilder, Candle Lane, Dock Street; aged 34.

17th July 1847

19

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

20

Janet Saunders, daughter of the late Jas. Saunders, coal merchant in Dundee; 15 Dudhope Crescent; aged 34

20th Aug 1847

21

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

22

Amelia Miln or Nicol, widow of Wm. Nicoll, clerk; Crichton’s Land, Middle Street, Blackscroft; aged 50.

14th Sept 1847

23

Eleanor Barry, daughter of the late Geo. Barry; Fort Street, Broughty Ferry; aged 63.

20th Sept 1847

24

John Clark, tailor; Watson’s Land, top of Murraygate; aged 79.

5th Oct 1847

25

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

26

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

27

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

28

Margaret Butcher, widow of Peter Small, wright, Quarry Land, King Street, Dundee; aged 65.

25th Oct 1847

29

Betsy Robertson or Ross, wife of Daniel Ross, sometime brewer in Dundee; Mudie’s Land, King Street; Aged 32.

26th Oct 1847

30

Robert Dtorrier, weaver; Mr Souter’s Land, Hilltown; aged 65.

13th Nov 1847

31

Maryan Fenton, spinster in Dundee; Watt’s Land, Seagate; aged 41.

17th Nov 1847

32

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

33

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.

 

8th Dec 1847

34

Jas. Rattray, wright; Monro’s Land, Dalfield Wynd; aged 73.

n.d. [c. 1847]

Transcribed by Friends of Dundee City Archives

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