Dumfries Midsteeple Minutes


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Record 1
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : -
First_Name : Davie
Date : 27 Jul 1704
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Drummer
Topic : Paid £4 12s for making 5 flotts and a days casing
Page/s : 22
Keyword : flott
Year : 1704
Record 2
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Affleck
First_Name : William
Date : 27 July 1704
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Paid £1 for hooping and blowing 2 Hogsheads (barrels)
Page/s : 22
Keyword : Barrels
Year : 1704
Record 3
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Ahanay
First_Name : Gilbert
Date : 8 Aug 1704
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Paid 7d for a days work flotting
Page/s : 21
Keyword : flott
Year : 1704
Record 4
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Akershead
First_Name : David
Date : 30 Jun 1704
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Paid money for the cord to tie the timber from Garlies wood together
Page/s : 16
Keyword : Floating, timber
Year : 1704
Record 5
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Alexander
First_Name : James
Date : 2 Aug 1704
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Paid 3s 4d for 4 flotts
Page/s : 21
Keyword : flott
Year : 1704
Record 6
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Anderson
First_Name : John
Date : 27 July 1704
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Paid £1 12s for 8 cart draughts of timber taken to the steeple
Page/s : 22
Keyword : timber, wood
Year : 1704
Record 7
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Bachup
First_Name : Tobias
Date : 23 Jan 1705; 13 Feb 1705; 15 Feb 1705
Place : Dumfries, Abercorne
Trade : Architect, Master Builder
Topic : To be summoned by the council if James Smith doesn’t turn up and Bachup is to be employed if that happens; 13 Feb 1705, Present in Dumfries to discuss with the council construction of the mid steeple; Paid £10 Sterling in expenses for coming to Dumfries;
Page/s : 25, 26, 28
Keyword : Architect
Year : 1705
Record 8
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Bachup
First_Name : Tobias
Date : 29 May 1705, 14 Nov 1707
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Architect, Master Builder
Topic : Paid 3 Dollars for drink money; 14 Nov 1707, The council oblige Bachup to build a stone ravell at the steeple but then decide on an iron one as it would be safer, more 'profitable' and 'more adorning' for the council house stair
Page/s : 31, 41
Keyword : Architect
Year : 1707
Record 9
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Bachup
First_Name : Tobias
Date : 10 Feb 1708
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Architect, Master Builder
Topic : Let the council know he had completed all work on the steeple except some 'finall trivial things which the season fo the year will not allow'. He wanted paying in full but promised to give bond to complete the final small works when weather permits it
Page/s : 44
Keyword : Architect
Year : 1708
Record 10
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Bachup
First_Name : Tobias
Date : 11 Dec 1708
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Architect, Master Builder
Topic : Demands the remaining 3000 marks Scots the council owe him. Paid £22 Scots also for partly of previous money owed for the steeple but also for his visits to other steeples to get an idea of how to build Dumfries steeple
Page/s : 52
Keyword : Architect
Year : 1708
Record 11
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Bancroft
First_Name : John
Date : 16 Nov 1708
Place : Stockpool (Stockport?), County of Chester (Cheshire)
Trade : Clockmaker
Topic : Expenses paid for work done on the clock as well as the work itself. £21 for the clock, £3 1s 4d for expenses. Bond taken in case the clock broke
Page/s : 49
Keyword : clock
Year : 1708
Record 12
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Barclay
First_Name : George
Date : 11 Aug 1707
Place : Edinburgh
Trade : Founder
Topic : The steeple committee decided they wanted bells so employed Barclay. He said the bells had to be cast soon or else wait til next summer. Provost wrote to him for 3 bells, one each of 800, 500 & 300 weight. To be inspected and paid for March 1708
Page/s : 39
Keyword : Bells
Year : 1707
Record 13
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Barclay
First_Name : George
Date : 13 Oct 1707
Place : Edinburgh
Trade : Founder
Topic : Wrote to the council asking for money to bring materials to Dumfries to which they agreed and gave 500 marks on Barclays giving of bond
Page/s :
Keyword : Bells
Year : 1707
Record 14
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Barclay
First_Name : George
Date : 16 Dec 1707
Place : Edinburgh
Trade : Founder
Topic : The Provost met Barclay and agreed upon the bells and gave 17s 6d for every lb of weight of the bells. They also had to be hanged and tanged. The town would pay carriage of the bells to Dumfries. If the town didnt like the sound the contract would be void
Page/s : 42
Keyword : Bells
Year : 1707
Record 15
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Barclay
First_Name : George
Date : 4 Oct 1708
Place : Edinburgh
Trade : Founder
Topic : Barclay came to Dumfries for payment once the council had heard the bells
Page/s : 46
Keyword : Bells
Year : 1708
Record 16
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Barclay (Barklay)
First_Name : Alexander
Date : 1 May 1703
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth
Trade : Baily
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates; 1703- Oct 22. 1704- Mar 13, 14, Apr 3, May 3, 22, June 30, July 27, Oct 14, Nov 7. 1705- Jan 23, Feb 13,14, May 29, Aug 16, Nov 10,16. 1708- Feb 10
Page/s :
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1703
Record 17
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Bell
First_Name : Thomas
Date : 8 Aug 1704
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Paid 7d for 1 days work at flotting
Page/s : 21
Keyword : flott
Year : 1704
Record 18
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Bell (Bale)
First_Name : Andrew
Date : 3 Apr 1704
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth
Trade :
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates; 1704- May 3, 22, Jun 30, Oct 14. 1705- Jan 23, Feb 13, May 29, Aug 16. 1708- Feb 10
Page/s :
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1704
Record 19
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Bishop
First_Name : James
Date : 3 Apr 1704
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth
Trade :
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates; 1704- May 22, Jul 27, Oct 14, Nov 7. 1705- Aug 16, Nov 10,16
Page/s :
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1704
Record 20
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Boyd
First_Name : Robert
Date : 30 Jun 1704
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Appointed by the council to give 40 extracts on the moneys owed to the council
Page/s : 15
Keyword : debt
Year : 1704
Record 21
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Broadfoot
First_Name : John
Date : 13 Mar 1704
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth
Trade : Shoemaker
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates; 1704- Mar 14, May 3, 22, Jul 27. 1705 Nov 16. 1708- Feb 10
Page/s :
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1704
Record 22
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Brown
First_Name : John
Date : 1 May 1703
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth
Trade : Merchant, Tailor, Deacon
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates; 1704- Mar 13, 14, May 3, 22, Jul 27, Oct 14. 1705- Jan 23, Feb 14, Nov 16. 1708- Feb 10
Page/s :
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1703
Record 23
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Bruce
First_Name : Robert
Date : 16 Dec 1707
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Cautioner for Robert Dickson
Topic : The last 4,000 marks owed by Sir Robert Dickson was collected
Page/s : 42
Keyword : Debt
Year : 1707
Record 24
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Byers
First_Name : George
Date : 23 Jun 1704
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Council bought lime from him for midsteeple construction at £5 1s 6d and again on the the 12th July 1704 at £12 7s
Page/s : 20
Keyword : Lime
Year : 1704
Record 25
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Car
First_Name : William
Date : 29 May 1705
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Workman
Topic : Paid 36s for watching the timber over 6 nights
Page/s : 29
Keyword : Timber, wood
Year : 1705
Record 26
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Caremont
First_Name : John
Date : 27 Jul 1704
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Paid £3 for loaning his horse to Deacon Johnstone for 14 days
Page/s : 22
Keyword : Horse
Year : 1704
Record 27
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Caremont
First_Name : William
Date : 27 Jul 1704
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth
Trade :
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates;
Page/s : 17
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1704
Record 28
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Carlile
First_Name : Gawin
Date : 29 May 1705
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Vintner
Topic : Paid £24 10s Scots for supplying Bachup with alcohol for entertaining council members over 12 days
Page/s : 30
Keyword : Architect
Year : 1705
Record 29
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Carlile
First_Name : Gawin
Date : 14 Oct 1704
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Paid £3 2s Scots to him for drawing up timber to the steeple
Page/s : 24
Keyword : timber
Year : 1704
Record 30
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Carlile
First_Name : Gawin
Date : 27 Jul 1704
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth
Trade :
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates;
Page/s : 17
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1704
Record 31
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Chandlay
First_Name : John
Date : 16 Nov 1708
Place : Chedle (Cheadle, Cheshire?)
Trade : Pointer or Limer
Topic : Expenses paid for work done on the clock as well as the work itself. £11 sterling for painting the dial plates, £2 10s 10d paid in expenses. Bond taken to uphold paintwork for 7 years
Page/s : 49
Keyword : Clock
Year : 1708
Record 32
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Chreichton
First_Name :
Date : 27 Jul 1704
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth
Trade : Deacon
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates;
Page/s : 17
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1704
Record 33
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Chrisler (Christy, Christie)
First_Name : Alexander
Date : 13 Mar 1704
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth
Trade : Toune Couper
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates; 1704- Mar 14, Jun 30, Jul 27. 1708- Feb 10
Page/s :
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1704
Record 34
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Copland
First_Name : Andrew
Date : 22 Oct 1703
Place : His house
Trade :
Topic : Council held a meeting there
Page/s : 1
Keyword : Meeting
Year : 1703
Record 35
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Copland
First_Name : Andrew
Date : 27 Jul 1704
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth
Trade :
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates;
Page/s : 17
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1704
Record 36
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Copland
First_Name : William
Date : 27 July 1704
Place : Edinburgh
Trade : Provost
Topic : He went to Edinburgh to claim money from Robert Dickson and come back with it. Put it in the hands of the Baily Barclay who was then declared treasurer
Page/s : 17
Keyword : Money, debt
Year : 1704
Record 37
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Copland
First_Name : William
Date : 1 May 1703
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth, Coliston
Trade : Provost
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates; 1703- Oct 22, 1704- March 13, 14;April 3; May 3, 22; June 30; July 27; Oct 14; Nov 7. 1705- Jan 23; Feb 14; May 29; Nov 10,16. 1707- Nov 13,14. 1708- Feb 10
Page/s :
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1703
Record 38
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Corbert
First_Name : Jon
Date : 13 Mar 1704
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth
Trade : Late Bailie
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates; 1704- Mar 14, Apr 3, May 22, Jun 30. 1705- Jan 23, Feb 14, May 29, Aug 16, Nov 10, 16
Page/s :
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1704
Record 39
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Corbert
First_Name : Robert
Date : 1 May 1703
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth
Trade : Baily
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates; 1704- Mar 13, 14, May 3, 22, July 27, Oct 14, Nov 7. 1705- Feb 13, 14, May 29, Aug 16, Nov 10, 16. 1708- Feb 10
Page/s :
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1703
Record 40
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Corbet
First_Name : Robert
Date : 13 Mar 1704
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth
Trade : Late Baily
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates; 1704- Mar 14, May 22, Jun 30
Page/s :
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1704
Record 41
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Corrie (Corry)
First_Name : William
Date : 7 Aug 1704, 27 May 1707
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Baily, Late baily
Topic : To be paid by Alexander Barclay £100 Scots on behalf of the council as the last of the timber boats had landed; 27May 1707, The council borrowed 2194 marks form him to pay Bachup
Page/s : 20, 37
Keyword : Timber, Payment
Year : 1707
Record 42
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Corrie (Corry, Cowry)
First_Name : William
Date : 22 Oct 1703
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth
Trade : Baily
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates; 1704- Mar 14, May 3, June 30, July 27, Oct 14, Nov 7. 1705- Feb 13, May 29, Aug 16, Nov 10,16. 1708- Feb 10
Page/s :
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1703
Record 43
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Cowan
First_Name : John
Date : 16 Dec 1707
Place : Dumfries, Dalswinton
Trade :
Topic : To be paid 1000 Scots marks equally with Mary Rayning that they had loaned to the council
Page/s : 43, 47
Keyword : Loan
Year : 1707
Record 44
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Craik
First_Name : John
Date : 12 Jul 1704
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Council bought lime from him for midsteeple construction at £3 16s
Page/s : 20
Keyword : Lime
Year : 1704
Record 45
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Craik
First_Name : William
Date : 1 May 1703
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth, Duchrae
Trade :
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates; 1703- Oct 22. 1704- Mar 13, 14, Apr 3, May 22, Jul 27, Oct 14, Nov 7. 1705- Feb 13, 14, May 29, Aug 16
Page/s :
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1703
Record 46
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Crosbie (Crosby)
First_Name : John
Date : 1 May 1703
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth
Trade : Baily
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates; 1703- Oct 22. 1704- Mar 13, 14; Apr 3; May 3, 22; June 30; July 27; Oct 14; Nov 7. 1705- Feb 13, 14; 1708- Feb10
Page/s :
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1703
Record 47
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Crosby
First_Name : Andrew
Date : 29 May 1705
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth
Trade : Merchant
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates;
Page/s :
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1705
Record 48
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Crosby
First_Name : Robert
Date : 27 Jul 1704
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth
Trade :
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates;
Page/s : 17
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1704
Record 49
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Currie
First_Name : James
Date : 27 Jul 1704
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth
Trade :
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates;
Page/s : 17
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1704
Record 50
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Dalzell
First_Name : James
Date : 13 Mar 1704
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth
Trade : Late Baily
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates; 1704- Mar 14, Apr 3, May 3, June 30, Jul 27, Oct 14, Nov 7. 1705- Feb 14, May 29, Aug 16
Page/s :
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1704
Record 51
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Dickson
First_Name : Herbert
Date : 27 Jul 1704
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth
Trade :
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates;
Page/s : 17
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1704
Record 52
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Dickson
First_Name : James
Date : 30 Jun 1704
Place : Whitehaven
Trade :
Topic : To be contacted to get lime for the construction and for a vessel to ge tit to Dumfries
Page/s : 17
Keyword : Lime
Year : 1704
Record 53
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Dickson
First_Name : Mark
Date : 3 May 1704
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Paid £4 Scots by the council to hire a horse used to take Deacon Johnstone to Glasgow
Page/s : 10
Keyword : Horse
Year : 1704
Record 54
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Dickson, Sir
First_Name : Robert
Date : 1 May 1703, 22 May 1704
Place : Inverask, Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Owed 20,000 marks to the council along with John Sharpe of Hoddam for construction of prisons and steeple; 22 May 1704 helped the provost pay those who sourced the timber; 10th Nov 1705, Council demand the last of the money he owes to pay Bachup
Page/s : 1, 12, 32-33
Keyword : Money, debt
Year : 1704
Record 55
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Dickson, Sir
First_Name : Robert
Date : 17 Jun 1707
Place : Inverrask
Trade :
Topic : The council decided they would take 5,000 of the 10,000 marks he still owes them
Page/s : 38-39
Keyword : Money, debt
Year : 1707
Record 56
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Duff
First_Name : Jon
Date : 27 Jul 1704
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth
Trade :
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates;
Page/s : 17
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1704
Record 57
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Duff
First_Name : William
Date : 8 Aug 1704
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Paid 1s 9d for a days work at the flotting
Page/s : 21
Keyword : Flott
Year : 1704
Record 58
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Euart
First_Name : John
Date : 13 Nov 1707
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth
Trade : Baily
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates;
Page/s :
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1707
Record 59
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Ewart
First_Name :
Date : 27 Jul 1704
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth
Trade : Treasurer
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates;
Page/s : 17
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1704
Record 60
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Ewart
First_Name : John
Date : 12 Jul 1704
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Boughts £12 1s 8d worth of lime for the midsteeple
Page/s : 20
Keyword : Lime
Year : 1704
Record 61
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Ewart
First_Name : Jon
Date : 27 Jul 1704
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth
Trade :
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates;
Page/s : 17
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1704
Record 62
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Ewart
First_Name : William
Date : 27 Jul 1704
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth
Trade :
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates;
Page/s : 17
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1704
Record 63
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Fairbairn
First_Name :
Date : 30 June 1704
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth
Trade : Deacon
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates; 1704- Nov 30. 1705- Feb 14
Page/s :
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1704
Record 64
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Farries
First_Name : John
Date : 8 Aug 1704
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Paid 2s 5d as officer for 5 days work at flotting
Page/s : 21
Keyword : Flott
Year : 1704
Record 65
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Ferguson
First_Name : Robert
Date : 13 Mar 1704
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth
Trade : Dyer, Deacon
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates; 1704- Mar 14, Apr 3, May 3, Jul 27, Oct 14. 1705- May 29, Nov 10. 1708- Feb 10
Page/s :
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1704
Record 66
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Fingass
First_Name : Mrs.
Date : 27 Jul 1704
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Paid £9 for lending her horse to Deacon Johnston for 36 days and £3 for lending another horse to Baily Barclay for 14 days
Page/s : 22
Keyword : Horse
Year : 1704
Record 67
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Forsyth (Forsyte)
First_Name : Thomas
Date : 30 Jun 1704, 27 Jul 1704, 8 Aug 1704, 29 May 1705
Place : Dumfries
Trade : Workman
Topic : Timber from Garlies wood floated down river to him; 27 Jul 1704, Paid £3 10s for 35 draughts of 2 horses; 8 Aug 1704, paid 7s 1d for making 5 flotts and with 5 to come; 29 May 1705, paid 36s Scots for 6 nights watching timber
Page/s : 16, 21, 21, 29
Keyword : Floating Timber, Flott
Year : 1705
Record 68
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Frazer, Mr
First_Name : John
Date : 13 Mar 1704
Place : Dumfries Tolbooth, Laggan
Trade :
Topic : Present at council meeting and on following dates; 1704- Mar 14, May 3, Jun 30, Jul 27, Oct 14, Nov 7. 1705- Jan 23, Feb 13, 14, Aug 16. 1708- Feb 10
Page/s :
Keyword : Council Member
Year : 1704
Record 69
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : Gemles
First_Name : Thomas
Date : 29 May 1705
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Paid 6s for casing stone taken from quarry to foot of stinking vennel
Page/s : 31
Keyword : stone
Year : 1705
Record 70
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : General Council
First_Name :
Date : 14 Feb 1705
Place : Dumfries
Trade :
Topic : Council to meet with Tobias Bachup to discuss costs of building the midsteeple both the design and materials. Employed him with some difficulty to complete all things masonry or that uses wrights.Basically terms and conditions of contract
Page/s : 27
Keyword : Architect
Year : 1705
Record 71
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : General Council
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Date : 13 Feb 1705
Place : Dumfries
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Topic : The committee decided against building the steeple on the site of the tolbooth and built it on vacant land owned by the town below the cross.They chose this rather than the tolbooth as they believed shopkeepers in the tolbooth would lose too much business
Page/s : 26
Keyword : steeple
Year : 1705
Record 72
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : General Council
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Date : 4 Dec 1708
Place : Dumfries
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Topic : Committee is to visit the steeple and council house to check Bachups work and see if anything else needs doing
Page/s : 50-51
Keyword : architect
Year : 1708
Record 73
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : General Council
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Date : 10 Nov 1708
Place : Dumfries
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Topic : The clock and dialplates have been finished and fixed onto the steeple so the clockmaker and painters need to be paid
Page/s : 49
Keyword : Clock
Year : 1708
Record 74
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : General Council
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Date : 6 Oct 1708
Place : Dumfries
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Topic : The committee agreed the two largest bells were sufficient but the other being 'too small and short'. Barclay however said it needed time so kepp it ringing for a year and then change after that if still no good.
Page/s : 48
Keyword : Bells
Year : 1708
Record 75
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : General Council
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Date : 6 Oct 1708
Place : Dumfries
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Topic : Barclay charged £1598 14s 6d Scots for 'stocking, tagging, tonguing, transporting and hanging' of the bells.
Page/s : 48
Keyword : Bells
Year : 1708
Record 76
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : General Council
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Date : 5 Oct 1708
Place : Dumfries
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Topic : Had a bond from Robert Dickson for £2333 5s 4d Scots
Page/s : 47
Keyword : debt
Year : 1708
Record 77
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : General Council
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Date : 25 Sep 1708
Place : Dumfries
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Topic : 3 bells for the steeple arrive & frames inside bell tower erected to take them but found that the 2 smallest weren't able to ring together due to lack of space.Tradesmen were sent to resolve the prob & altered internal cupolow frame with no adverse effect
Page/s : 45
Keyword : bells
Year : 1708
Record 78
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : General Council
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Date : 16 Dec 1707
Place : Dumfries
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Topic : Committee consider proposals concerning clocks and horologies, an iron railing for the new stairs, enlarge the church, heighten the steeple, and build a stone bridge over Lochar. Bridge to be paid for from legacies of deceased gentlemen
Page/s : 43
Keyword : clock, bridge, church
Year : 1707
Record 79
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : General Council
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Date : 14 Nov 1707
Place : Dumfries, Edinburgh
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Topic : The council have decided that because they owe Bachup money for completion of the steeple they will send the Provost to Edinburgh to claim money from Robert Dickson
Page/s : 41
Keyword : debt
Year : 1707
Record 80
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : General Council
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Date : 13 Oct 1707
Place : Dumfries
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Topic : The committee decided that a pendulum, clock and dial plate were needed for the steeple and so the magistrates were to write to anyone they knew who could do the job
Page/s : 40
Keyword : clock
Year : 1707
Record 81
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : General Council
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Date : 23 Jan 1705
Place : Dumfries
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Topic : Employ Alexander McGown to seek out James Smith and if Smith still does not come the council will choose another architect
Page/s : 25
Keyword : architect
Year : 1705
Record 82
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : General Council
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Date : 27 Jul 1704
Place : Dumfries
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Topic : Costs incurred for construction. Lime - £130 7s 4d Scots. Precept dated 7th July. £200 Scots for 2 fraughts of gabbards for bringing back timber. Baily Barclay took £10 1s 6d sterling for costs he incurred himself
Page/s : 18
Keyword : costs
Year : 1704
Record 83
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : General Council
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Date : 30 Jun 1704
Place : Dumfries
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Topic : Robert Dickson paid his 10,000 marks to the council which they received. Half of what he owed the town.
Page/s : 14
Keyword : debts
Year : 1704
Record 84
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : General Council
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Date : 3 May 1704
Place : Dumfries
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Topic : Baily Crosby & Deacon Johnston reported no suitable wood in Birkbush or Steilston woods & owner of Steilston would only sell wood if they cut down the whole lot.Instead the council tried Airdwood belonging to Earleston but instead got it from Garlieswood
Page/s : 9
Keyword : wood
Year : 1704
Record 85
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : General Council
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Date : 3 Apr 1704
Place : Dumfries tolbooth
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Topic : Provost told the council he had written to Robert Dickson for the 10,000 marks owed. Baily Crosby had been to Edinburgh to find a Danish or Swedish bottom to go to Norway to find reasonably priced timber but had found none and decided to source locally
Page/s : 8
Keyword : debt
Year : 1704
Record 86
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : General Council
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Date : 14 Mar 1704
Place : Dumfries
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Topic : Agreed that 10,000 marks should be claimed from Robert Dickson. John Moffat ahd arrived from Liverpool to go to Glasgow with John Johnston. Paid 40s each expenses
Page/s : 7
Keyword : Architect
Year : 1704
Record 87
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : General Council
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Date : 14 Mar 1704
Place : Dumfries
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Topic : 10,000 of the 20,000 marks owed by Robert Dickson was to be collected on the next Whitsunday
Page/s : 5
Keyword : debt
Year : 1704
Record 88
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : General Council
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Date : 13 Mar 1704
Place : Dumfries
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Topic : Voted that the midsteeple should be built upon ground owned by the town. Allow 4ft wide passage between it and the cross
Page/s : 4
Keyword : steeple, passage, cross
Year : 1704
Record 89
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : General Council
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Date : 13 Mar 1704
Place : Dumfries
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Topic : Review of points made in act written April 1703 concerning midsteeple construction. 1st James Moffat to be employed, 2nd midsteeple was to be buried for towns benefit, 3rd a bottom be sent to Norway for timber and 4th reclaim money owed by Robert Dickson
Page/s : 3
Keyword : act
Year : 1704
Record 90
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : General Council
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Date : 22 Oct 1703
Place : Dumfries
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Topic : Did not find an architect in Edinburgh but saw two letters in favour of John Moffat from Liverpool. To be brought to Dumfries and employed. Enter into agreement with William Mean about costs of stone from the quarry.
Page/s : 1-2
Keyword : timber, stone, architect
Year : 1703
Record 91
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : General Council
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Date : 22 Oct 1703
Place : Dumfries
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Topic : Timber was to be no less than 22ft long or 16ft for spares (?). Cheapest lime is from some 'gentlemen in Annandale' who live near lime kilns
Page/s : 1-2
Keyword : timber, lime
Year : 1703
Record 92
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : General Council
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Date : 1 May 1703
Place : Dumfries tolbooth
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Topic : Need to appoint an architect to survey the ground. Lime and limestone to be provided by Thomas Irving of Gribton, William Craik of Duchrae, Baily Barclay and Dean Mulligan
Page/s : 1
Keyword : quarry
Year : 1703
Record 93
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : General Council
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Date : 19 Nov 1706
Place : Dumfries
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Topic : The council owe Bachup a total of 2194 marks 3s 8d Scots but dont have it so have to borrow in order to pay it
Page/s : 36
Keyword : debt, architect
Year : 1706
Record 94
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : General Council
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Date : 10 Nov 1705
Place : Dumfries
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Topic : To request the remainder of money owed by Sir Robert Dickson as they need the money to pay Bachup
Page/s : 32
Keyword : debt
Year : 1705
Record 95
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : General Council
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Date : 10 Nov 1705
Place : Dumfries
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Topic : Paid Bachup his 3rd installment of 2000 marks
Page/s : 32
Keyword : wage, payment
Year : 1705
Record 96
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
Surname : General Council
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Date : 16 Aug 1705
Place : Dumfries
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Topic : Pay Bachup 2nd lot of 2000 marks as agreed in contract. However £1200 Scots was borrowed from the funds being used to pay for the steeple to pay for some of the 'town affairs'
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Year : 1705
Record 97
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Record 98
Ref : WA2/7 Midsteeple Minute Book 1703 - 1709
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Record 99
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Record 100
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