Weavers named in 18th and 19th Century Chartularies of King James VI Hospital, Perth

Part Two: 1805-1831

The King James VI Hospital was established in 1569, its remit to raise money on behalf of the "poor and indigent members of Jesus Christ" through the adminstration of the former monastic lands of Perth prior to the Reformation some nine years earlier.

 

In 1891, R. Milne transcribed the original rental books of the Hospital, covering the 16th and 17th Centuries. The preface to his book contains a potted history of the hospital until the end of the Eighteenth Century, and as such, whilst studying for my Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogical Studies, I decided to take on the next stage for my dissertation. The project analysed the Hospital records for the 19th century, in order to work out the role of the institution as a feudal superior throughout the 1800s. To help on that front, I summarised three full chartularies and three rental books from the mid 18th century to the end of the 19th Century. As on the previous pages, I have scoured the chartularies for all mentions of weavers, and the results are listed below.

 


 

Contract of Feu between the Hospital of Perth and Mr William Blair, dated 15 MAY 1805

Recorded in Sheriff Court Book of Perthshire 15 MAY 1805, witnessed by Robert Fisher, Weaver in Perth.

 

 

Charter of Conformation Resignation & Novodamus In favour of Robert Ross Esq. 21 MAY 1805

 

Recorded at Perth 21 MAY 1805, witnessed by Robert Fisher and James Graham, weavers in Perth.

 

 

Charter of Resignation & Novo Damus in favour of Doctor Alexander Robertson

21 MAY 1805

 

Recorded at Perth 21 MAY 1805, witnessed by Robert Fisher and James Graham, weavers in Perth.

 

 

Contract of Feu between the hospital and John Young esquire of Bellwood

28 MAY 1805 regd with the Sheriff Court Books same day

 

Recorded at Perth 28 MAY 1805, witnessed by Robert Fisher, weaver in Perth.

 

 

Contract of Feu between The Hospital and Adam Ferguson

4 FEB 1806

 

Recorded at Perth 4 FEB 1806, witnessed by Robert Fisher, weaver in Perth.

 

 

Charter of resignation The Hospital in favour of Misses Mary and Ann Grimshaw    6 MAY 1806

 

Recorded at Perth 6 MAY 1806, witnessed by James Graham and Robert Fisher, weavers in Perth.

 

 

Charter of Resignation The Hospital of Perth in favour of Alexander Miller

 

Recorded at Perth 23 JUL 1806, witnessed by James Graham, weaver in Perth.

 

 

Charter of resignation and Novodamus The Hospital of Perth In favour of Charles Husband 5th and 7 August 1806 (Athole Crescent)

 

Recorded at Perth 5 AUG 1806, witnessed by Robert Fisher weaver in Perth.

 

 

Contract of Feu Betwixt the Hospital of Perth and James Kelt

28 and 29 AUG 1806

 

Recorded at Perth 28 AUG 1806, witnessed by Robert Fisher weaver in Perth. 

 

 

Precept of Clara Constat The Hospital of Perth in favour of Archibald Murray as Heir to Robert Murray his Uncle

27 & 28 AUG 1807

 

Recorded at Perth 28 AUG 1806, witnessed by Robert Fisher, weaver in Perth.

 

 

Charter of Resignation and Novodamus The Hospital of Perth In favour of John Young Esquire 29 NOV 1808

 

Recorded at Perth 29 NOV 1808, witnessed by Robert Fisher and James Graham, weavers in Perth.

 

 

Charter of Confirmation The Hospital of Perth in favour of James Paton Esqr of the Lands of Blackfriars 1809

 

Recorded at Perth 24 FEB 1809, witnessed by Robert Fisher and James Graham, weavers in Perth.

 

 

Charter of Confirmation The Hospital of Perth in favour of James Paton Esqr

of the first three Lotts of the South Division of Rose Terrace

Dated 14 & 24 FEB 1809

 

Recorded at Perth 24 FEB 1809, witnessed by Robert Fisher and James Graham, weavers in Perth.

 

 

Precept of Clara Constat The Hospital of Perth in favour of Captain James Ross as heir to the deceased William Ross his brother.

Dated 26 & 27 Decr 1809

 

Recorded at Perth 26 DEC 1809, witnessed by Robert Fisher weaver in Perth.

 

 

Charter of Resignation The Hospital of Perth In favour of David Laurie Miller in Perth   Dated 13 and 31 JUL 1810

 

Recorded at Perth 13 JUL 1810, witnessed by Robert Fisher, weaver in Perth.

 

 

Contract of Feu Betwixt The Hospital of Perth and Ninian Malcolm Mason Perth

Dated 13 & 31 JUL 1810 and recorded Sheriff Court Books of Perthshire 31 JUL 1810

 

Recorded at Perth 13 JUL 1810, witnessed by Robert Fisher, weaver in Perth.

 

 

Charter of Resignation The Hospital of Perth In Favour of James Menzies Writer in Perth & Patrick Chapman Merchant there

26 NOV 1810

 

Recorded at Perth 26 NOV 1810, witnessed by Robert Fisher, weaver in Perth.

 

 

Contract of Feu Betwixt the Hospital of Perth and Messrs John Anderson Junior & Francis Laing Wood Merchants in Newburgh  26 NOV & 4 DEC 1810

 

Recorded at Perth 26 NOV 1810, witnessed by Robert Fisher, weaver in Perth.

 

 

Contract of Feu Betwixt the Hospital of Perth and Alexander Readdie Wright and Thomas Readdie Mason both in Pomarium Perth  26 NOV 1810 and 17 JAN 1811

 

Recorded at Perth 26 NOV 1810, witnessed by Robert Fisher, weaver in Perth.

 

 

Charter of Resignation The Hospital of Perth in favour of James Menzies & Patrick Chapman   (inserted before p.152)

 

Recorded at Perth 26 NOV 1810, witnessed by Robert Fisher, weaver in Perth.

 

 

Charter of Resignation The Hospital of Perth in favour of John Cameron Shoemaker in Perth

Dated 25 & 26 FEB 1811

 

Recorded at Perth 25 FEB 1811, witnessed by Robert Fisher, weaver in Perth.

 

 

Charter of Confirmation The Manager of the Hospital of Perth In favour of John Johnston Tanner Perth

 

Recorded at Perth 14 NOV 1816, witnessed by John Fisher, weaver in Perth.