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The Newport, Wormit & Forgan Archive

Burgh of Newport Councillors - up to 1961

In 1887 Newport became a police burgh under the General Police and Improvement (Scotland) Act 1862 (25 & 26 Vict., c.101). Burgh administration was carried out by the Newport Police Commission, consisting of 9 elected Commissioners who were responsible for the cleansing, lighting, policing and public health of the burgh. The Commissioners elected a Chief Magistrate and First & Second Bailies.

Under the Town Councils (Scotland) Act 1900 (63 & 64 Vict., c.49) the Police Commission was replaced by Newport Town Council in January 1901. The Commissioners became Councillors. The leading councillor was now the Provost (although Newport was calling its Chief Magistrate the Provost before that date) and the bailies were now Senior and Junior. When Wormit was added to the burgh in 1902, the burgh was divided into 3 wards (see map) and three Councillors were now elected for each of the three wards. The name was officially changed to Newport-on-Tay in 1955.

Newport-on-Tay Town Council was abolished in 1975 under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c.65). Its powers were assumed by Fife Regional Council and North East Fife District Council. These in turn were replaced by Fife Council in 1996 under the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994 (c.39).

Each year, one third of the Councillors retired, in order of date of election, so each person served for 3 years but was then able to stand for re-election. Newport's Councillors were never elected on party lines but were always independents.

(P) denotes Provost (or Chief Magistrate in the early years), (SB) is the Senior Bailie, (JB) is the Junior Bailie.

1887-88James ThomsonAlexander Scott (P)John Millar (JB)Thomas ScottJohn Walker (SB)Robert HunterLewis McKenzieJohn McLagganMichael Carr
1888-89James ThomsonAlexander Scott (P)John Millar (JB)Thomas ScottJohn Walker (SB)Robert HunterLewis McKenzieJohn McLagganMichael Carr
1889-90Andrew LeitchAlexander Scott (P)John Millar (JB)Thomas ScottJohn Walker (SB)Robert HunterAlexander RobertsonJohn McLagganEdward Moir
1890-91Andrew LeitchAlexander Scott (P)John MillarJohn WelchJohn Walker (SB)Robert HunterAlexander Robertson (JB)Alexander DuncanEdward Moir
1891-92Andrew LeitchAlexander Scott (P)John MillarJohn WelchJohn Walker (SB)James GoldAlexander Robertson (JB)Alexander DuncanEdward Moir
1892-93Andrew LeitchAlexander Scott (P)John MillarJohn WelchJohn Walker (SB)Thomas RogerAlexander RobertsonJames DurhamEdward Moir (JB)
1893-94Andrew Leitch (JB)Alexander Scott (P)John MillarJohn WelchHenry PattulloThomas RogerAlexander RobertsonJames DurhamEdward Moir (SB)
1894-95Andrew Leitch (SB)Alexander Scott (P)John MillarJohn Welch (JB)Henry PattulloThomas RogerAlexander RobertsonJames DurhamEdward Moir
1895-96Andrew Leitch (SB)Alexander Scott (P)John MillarJohn Welch (JB)Henry PattulloJames LawsonAlexander RobertsonThomas WintonEdward Moir
1896-97Andrew Leitch (P)James YoungThomas RogerJohn Welch (SB)Henry PattulloJames LawsonAlexander RobertsonThomas WintonEdward Moir
1897-98Andrew Leitch (P)James YoungThomas Roger (JB)John WelchHenry PattulloJames LawsonAlexander RobertsonThomas WintonDavid Brand
1898-99Andrew Leitch (P)James YoungThomas Roger (SB)John WelchHenry PattulloJames Lawson (JB)Alexander RobertsonAlexander ThomsonDavid Brand
1899-00George ThomJames YoungThomas RogerJohn WelchRobert LeitchJames Lawson (SB)Alexander Robertson (JB)Alexander Thomson (P)David Brand
1900-01George ThomJames Young (JB)Thomas RogerJohn RobertsonRobert LeitchWilliam CarswellAlexander Robertson (SB)Alexander Thomson (P)David Brand
1901-02George Thom (SB)James YoungThomas RogerJohn RobertsonRobert Leitch (JB)William CarswellAlexander RobertsonAlexander Thomson (P)David Brand
Ward 1Ward 1Ward 1Ward 2Ward 2Ward 2Ward 3Ward 3Ward 3
1902-03George ThomJames Young (SB)Thomas Roger (P)John RobertsonRobert LeitchWilliam CarswellJames AdamsWilliam Robertson (JB)William Cowley
1903-04George ThomJames Young (SB)Thomas Roger (P)John RobertsonRobert LeitchWilliam CarswellJames AdamsWilliam Robertson (JB)William Cowley
1904-05George ThomJames YoungThomas Roger (P)John RobertsonRobert LeitchWilliam Carswell (JB)James AdamsWilliam Robertson (SB)William Cowley
1905-06George ThomJames Young (JB)Simon ForrestJohn RobertsonRobert LeitchWilliam Carswell (P)James Adams (SB)William RobertsonWilliam Cowley
1906-07George RolloJames Young (SB)Simon Forrest (JB)John RobertsonRobert LeitchWilliam Carswell (P)James StrachanWilliam RobertsonWilliam Cowley
1907-08George RolloJames YoungSimon Forrest (SB)Daniel LawsonRobert LeitchWilliam Carswell (P)James Strachan (JB)William RobertsonJames Coutts
1908-09George Rollo (JB)James YoungSimon ForrestDaniel LawsonRobert LeitchJ Percy SturrockJames Strachan (SB)William Robertson (P)James Coutts
1909-10George RolloJames YoungSimon ForrestDaniel Lawson (SB)Robert LeitchJ Percy SturrockAlexander LindsayWilliam Robertson (P)James Coutts (JB)
1910-11George RolloJames YoungSimon ForrestDavid ThomsonRobert Leitch (SB)J Percy SturrockAlexander Lindsay (JB)William Robertson (P)James Coutts
1911-12George RolloJames YoungSimon ForrestDavid Thomson (JB)Robert Leitch (P)Charles BuikAlexander Lindsay (SB)J Barry RobbJames Coutts
1912-13George RolloJames YoungSimon Forrest (JB)David Thomson (SB)Robert Leitch (P)Charles BuikJohn GilchristJ Barry RobbJames Coutts
1913-14George RolloJames YoungSimon Forrest (SB)David ThomsonRobert Leitch (P)Charles BuikJohn GilchristJ Barry Robb (JB)James Coutts
1914-15George RolloJames YoungSimon Forrest (P)David ThomsonWilliam ReidCharles Buik (JB)John GilchristJ Barry RobbJames Coutts (SB)
1915-16William CarswellJames YoungSimon Forrest (P)David ThomsonWilliam ReidCharles Buik (SB)John GilchristJ Barry RobbJames Coutts (JB)
1916-17William CarswellJames YoungSimon Forrest (P)David ThomsonWilliam Reid (JB)Charles BuikJohn GilchristJ Barry Robb (SB)James Coutts
1917-18William CarswellJames Young (JB)Simon Forrest (P)David ThomsonWilliam Reid (SB)Charles BuikJohn GilchristJ Barry RobbJames Coutts
1918-19William Carswell / Thomas RogerJames Young (SB)Simon Forrest (P)David Thomson (JB)William ReidCharles BuikJohn GilchristJ Barry RobbJames Coutts
1919-20John T YoungJames Young (JB)W Forrest FrenchAlexander AndersonWilliam Reid (JB) / -Charles Buik (SB)Francis OakleyJ Barry RobbJames Coutts (P)
1920-21John T YoungRobert DavisW Forrest French (JB)Alexander AndersonGarnet WilsonCharles BuikFrancis Oakley (SB)J Barry RobbJames Coutts (P)
1921-22John T YoungRobert DavisW Forrest French (SB)Alexander Anderson (JB)Garnet WilsonCharles BuikFrancis OakleyJ Barry RobbJames Coutts (P)
1922-23John T Young (JB)Robert DavisW Forrest FrenchAlexander Anderson (SB)Garnet WilsonCharles Buik (P)Francis OakleyJ Barry RobbGeorge Tudhope
1923-24John T Young (SB)Robert DavisW Forrest FrenchAlexander AndersonGarnet Wilson (JB)Charles Buik (P)Francis OakleyJ Barry RobbGeorge Tudhope
1924-25John T YoungRobert Davis (JB)W Forrest FrenchAlexander AndersonGarnet Wilson (SB)Charles Buik (P)William RamsayJ Barry RobbGeorge Tudhope
1925-26John T YoungRobert Davis (SB)W Forrest FrenchAlexander AndersonGarnet WilsonCharles McCullochWilliam RamsayJ Barry Robb (P)George Tudhope (JB)
1926-27John T YoungA Henderson SmithW Forrest FrenchGeorge ScrymgeourGarnet WilsonCharles McCullochWilliam Ramsay (JB)J Barry Robb (P)George Tudhope (SB)
1927-28John T Young (JB)A Henderson SmithW Forrest FrenchGeorge ScrymgeourGarnet WilsonCharles McCulloch / Charles BuikWilliam Ramsay (SB)J Barry Robb (P)George Tudhope
1928-29John T Young (SB)A Henderson SmithW Forrest French (P)George Scrymgeour (JB)Garnet WilsonJohn DavidsonWilliam RamsayJ Barry RobbGeorge Tudhope
1929-30John T YoungA Henderson Smith (JB) / -W Forrest French (P)George Scrymgeour (SB)Garnet Wilson / James YoungJohn DavidsonWilliam RamsayJ Barry RobbGeorge Tudhope
1930-31John T Young (SB)(P)David McPhersonW Forrest French (P) / William MackayGeorge Scrymgeour (JB)George PeattieJohn DavidsonWilliam RamsayJ Barry Robb (JB) / George LittleGeorge Tudhope (SB)
1931-32John T Young (P)David McPherson / Arthur CramFrank FairweatherGeorge Scrymgeour (JB)George PeattieThomas MitchellWilliam RamsayGeorge LittleGeorge Tudhope (SB)
1932-33John T Young (P)Arthur CramFrank FairweatherGeorge Scrymgeour (JB)George PeattieThomas MitchellJohn WilkieGeorge LittleGeorge Tudhope (SB)
1933-34John T Young (P)Arthur CramFrank FairweatherGeorge Scrymgeour (SB)George Peattie (JB)Thomas MitchellJohn WilkieGeorge LittleGeorge Tudhope
1934-35Charles HunterArthur CramFrank FairweatherGeorge Scrymgeour (P)George Peattie (SB)Thomas MitchellJohn WilkieGeorge Little (JB)William Ramsay
1935-36Charles HunterArthur CramFrank FairweatherGeorge Scrymgeour (P)George PeattieThomas Mitchell (JB)John WilkieGeorge Little (SB)William Ramsay
1936-37Charles HunterArthur CramFrank Fairweather (JB)George Scrymgeour (P)George PeattieThomas Mitchell (SB)John WilkieGeorge LittleWilliam Ramsay
1937-38Charles HunterArthur CramFrank Fairweather (SB)John T YoungGeorge PeattieKenneth HayensJohn Wilkie (JB)George Little (P)William Ramsay
1938-39Charles HunterArthur Cram (JB)Frank FairweatherJohn T YoungGeorge PeattieKenneth HayensJohn Wilkie (SB)George Little (P)William Ramsay
1939-40Charles Hunter (JB) / Thomas FergusonArthur Cram (SB)Frank FairweatherJohn T YoungGeorge PeattieKenneth Hayens (JB)John WilkieGeorge Little (P)William Ramsay
1940-41Thomas FergusonArthur CramFrank Fairweather (P)John T YoungGeorge PeattieKenneth Hayens (SB)John WilkieWilliam HuttonWilliam Ramsay (JB)
1941-42Thomas Ferguson (JB)Arthur CramFrank Fairweather (P)J Douglas LawsonJohn DunnKenneth HayensJohn WilkieWilliam HuttonWilliam Ramsay (SB)
1942-43Thomas Ferguson (SB)Arthur CramFrank Fairweather (P)J Douglas LawsonJohn DunnKenneth HayensJohn Wilkie / John RossWilliam Hutton (JB)William Ramsay
1943-44Thomas FergusonArthur CramFrank FairweatherJ Douglas Lawson (JB)John DunnKenneth Hayens (P)John RossWilliam Hutton (SB)William Ramsay
1944-45Thomas FergusonArthur Cram / Alfred NewellFrank FairweatherJ Douglas Lawson (SB)John Dunn (JB)Kenneth Hayens (P)John RossWilliam HuttonWilliam Ramsay
1945-46Annie SnodgrassWilliam EdwardRonald MortonJ Douglas LawsonJohn Dunn (SB)Kenneth Hayens (P)John RossWilliam HuttonThomas Wishart
1946-47Richard WestWilliam Edward (SB)Ronald Morton / -J Douglas LawsonJohn DunnCharles Beatt / Ronald MortonJohn Ross (P)R Fyfe SmithThomas Wishart (JB)
1947-49Richard West (JB)Leonard Boath- / Alexander ReidJ Douglas LawsonJohn DunnWilliam SmithJohn Ross (P)R Fyfe SmithThomas Wishart (SB)
1949-50Richard West (SB)Leonard BoathAlexander ReidJ Douglas LawsonJohn DunnWilliam Smith / Alexander LowsonJohn Ross (P)R Fyfe Smith (JB)Thomas Wishart
1950-51Richard WestLeonard BoathAlexander Reid (JB)J Douglas Lawson (P)John Dunn (SB)Alexander LowsonJohn WhitefordR Fyfe SmithThomas Wishart
1951-52Richard WestLeonard BoathAlexander Reid (SB)J Douglas Lawson (P) / Alexander ForrestJohn Dunn (SB)(P)Alexander Lowson (JB)John WhitefordR Fyfe SmithThomas Wishart
1952-53Richard WestLeonard BoathAlexander ReidAlexander ForrestJohn Dunn (P)Alexander Lowson (SB)John Whiteford (JB)R Fyfe SmithThomas Wishart
1953-54Richard WestAlfred NewellAlexander ReidAlexander Forrest (JB)John Dunn (P)Alexander LowsonJohn Whiteford (SB)R Fyfe SmithThomas Wishart
1954-55Richard WestAlfred Newell (JB)Charles BowmanAlexander Forrest (SB)John Dunn (P)Alexander LowsonJohn Whiteford (SB)R Fyfe SmithThomas Wishart
1955-56Richard West (P)Alfred Newell (SB)Charles Bowman (JB)Alexander ForrestRobert HowiesonAlexander Lowson / Alexander InglisJohn WhitefordR Fyfe SmithThomas Wishart
1956-57Richard West (P) / William SmithAlfred NewellCharles Bowman (SB)Alexander ForrestRobert HowiesonAlexander Inglis (JB)John WhitefordR Fyfe SmithThomas Wishart (P)
1957-58William SmithAlfred NewellCharles BowmanAlexander ForrestRobert HowiesonAlexander Inglis (SB)John WhitefordR Fyfe SmithThomas Wishart (P)
1958-59William SmithAlfred NewellCharles BowmanAlexander Forrest (JB)Robert HowiesonAlexander InglisJames G SoutarR Fyfe SmithThomas Wishart (P)
1959-60William SmithAlfred Newell (JB)Charles BowmanAlexander Forrest (SB)Robert HowiesonAlexander InglisJames G SoutarR Fyfe SmithThomas Wishart (P)
1960-61William Smith (JB)Alfred Newell (SB)Charles BowmanAlexander Forrest (P)Robert HowiesonAlexander InglisJames G SoutarR Fyfe SmithJ C F McIntyre
1961-62William Smith (B)Alfred Newell (B)Charles BowmanAlexander Forrest (P)Robert HowiesonAlexander InglisJames G SoutarR Fyfe SmithJ C F McIntyre
1962-63
1963-64
1964-65
1965-66
1966-67
1967-68
1968-69
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1972-73
1973-74
1974-75

 

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