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Location : Matthewson's Land [1],  William Street

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The property is the large one in the foreground of the historic photograph.

= Property demolished or site redeveloped

Notes:      demolished; ground floor

Part of a block. Other parts: Matthewson's Land [2]     Matthewson's Land [3]     Matthewson's Land [4]     Matthewson's Land [5]     Matthewson's Land [6]     Matthewson's Land [7]     Matthewson's Land [8]     

Using the information here, it is impossible to be certain who lived in each property or part of the building before 1885. Other properties involved : Matthewson's Land [2]     Matthewson's Land [3]     Matthewson's Land [4]     Matthewson's Land [5]     Matthewson's Land [6]     Matthewson's Land [7]     Matthewson's Land [8]      One possible interpretation is given below.

 

Commentary

A building, subdivided into 3 or 4, was on the site by 1860. It was extended by 1864, probably to its final size. Internal divisions complicate the picture.

1910 Valuation Act ref. no. : 318

 

Location and Old Maps

Latitude, longitude:      56.44067,-2.940182

View location on the 1855 6-inch map, the 1895 25-inch map, the 1966 25-inch map, or a 1944-50 aerial photograph at the National Library of Scotland website.

 

Old Addresses (any dates are approximate and are usually the latest occurence of the address)

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House Names (any dates are approximate and are usually the latest occurence of the name)

Matthewson's Land [1]

 

 

Directory entries (before 1970)      There are 45 entries

SourceEntry 
1920-21 dirDon, Jas. C., landscape and practical gardener, 1 William st., E. Newport
1918-19 dirDon, Jas. C., landscape and practical gardener, 1 William st., E. Newport
1915-16 dirDon, Jas. C., landscape and practical gardener, 1 William st., E. Newport
1914-15 dirDon, Jas. C., landscape and practical gardener, 1 William st., E. Newport
1913-14 dirDon, Jas. C., landscape and practical gardener, 1 William st., E. Newport
1912-13 dirDon, Jas. C., landscape and practical gardener, 1 William st., E. Newport
1911-12 dirDon, Jas. C, landscape and practical gardener, 1 William st., E. Newport
1910-11 dirDon, Jas. C, landscape and practical gardener, 1 William st., E. Newport
1909-10 dirDon, Jas. C, landscape and practical gardener, 1 William st., E. Newport
1908-09 dirDon, Jas. C., landscape and practical gardener, 1 William st., E. Newport
1908 Tayside AnnualDon, Alex., plumber, 1 William Street.
1908 Tayside AnnualDon, James C., gardener, William Street.
1907-08 dirDon, Jas. C., landscape and practical gardener, 1 William st., E. Newport
1907 Tayside AnnualDon, Alex., plumber, 1 William Street.
1907 Tayside AnnualDon, James C., gardener, William Street.
1906-07 dirDon, Jas. C, landscape and practical gardener, 1 William st., E. Newport
1905-06 dirDon, Jas. C, landscape and practical gardener, 1 William st., E. Newport
1904-05 dirDon, Jas. C, landscape and practical gardener, 1 William st., E. Newport
1903-04 dirDon, Jas. C, landscape and practical gardener, 1 William st., E. Newport
1902-03 dirDon, Jas. C, landscape and practical gardener, 1 William st., E. Newport
1901-02 dirDon, Jas. C, landscape and practical gardener, 1 William st., E. Newport
1900-01 dirDon, Jas. C, landscape and practical gardener, 1 William st., E. Newport
1899-00 dirDon, Jas. C, landscape and practical gardener, 1 William st., E. Newport
1898-99 dirDon, Jas. C, landscape and practical gardener, 1 William st., E. Newport
1897-98 dirDon, Jas. C, landscape and practical gardener, 1 William st., E. Newport
1896-97 dirDon, Jas. C., landscape and practical gardener, 1 William st., E. Newport
1895-96 dirDon, Jas. C, landscape and practical gardener, 1 William St., E. Newport
1894-95 dirDon, Jas. C, landscape and practical gardener, 1 William st., E. Newport
1893-94 dirDon, Jas. C, landscape and practical gardener, 1 William st., E. Newport
1892-93 dirDon, Jas. C, landscape and practical gardener, 1 William st., E. Newport
1891-92 Lamburn dirDon, James C., William st, E N : Gardeners.
1891-92 dirDon, James C., landscape and practical gardener, William st., E. Newport
1890-91 dirDon, James C, landscape and practical gardener, William st., E. Newport
1889-90 dirDon, James C, landscape and practical gardener, William st., E. Newport
1888-89 dirDon, James C, landscape and practical gardener, William st., E. Newport
1887-88 dirDon, James C, landscape and practical gardener, William st., E. Newport
1886-87 dirDon, James C., landscape and practical gardener, William st., E. Newport
1885-86 dirDon, James C, landscape and practical gardener, William st., E. Newport
1884-85 dirDon, James C., landscape and practical gardener, William st., E. Newport
1882-83 dirDon, James, landscape gardener, William street
1882 Slater dirDon James, landscape gardener, William st : Miscellaneous.
1878-79 dirFoggie, John, jun., joiner, 1 William street. East Newport
1878-79 dirFoggie, John, joiner, Gas Work lane ; h. 1 William street. East Newport
1876-77 dirFoggie, John, joiner. Gas Work lane ; h. William street. East Newport
1876-77 dirFoggie, John, jun., joiner, William street, East Newport [* ms. alteration - 'William street, East Newport' deleted]

 

 

Entries in the Registers of Voters

SourceEnrol DateNameOccup.AddressQualificationPropertyatNotes
1900 Male Voters Don, James C. Gardener William Street, Newport Tenant of House William Street
1900 Male Voters Duncan, David Solicitor 41 Reform Street, Dundee Proprietor of Houses William Street

 

Census records

YearHead Notes
1911 Don James C
1901 Don James C View household
1891 Don James C View household
1871 UnoccupiedView household
1861 Walker William View household

 

 

Valuation Roll entries      There are 21 entries

YearNo.PropertyProprietorTenantOccupierValue
1937-38764House Charles Clark Duncan, solicitor, Dundee per John Rattray & Sons, 50 Barrack St, Dundee David Stewart 8-10-0View details
1932-33703House Charles Clark Duncan, solicitor, Dundee per John Rattray & Sons, 50 Barrack St, Dundee Mrs Margaret S Dick 12-7-10View details
1927-28690House Charles Clark Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform Street, Dundee per John Rattray & Sons, 50 Barrack St, Dundee Mrs Catherine Don 12-2-10View details
1922-23643House Charles Clark Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform Street, Dundee per John Rattray & Sons, Barrack St, Dundee James C Don, gardener same 12-2-10View details
1917-18620House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform Street, Dundee per John Rattray & Sons, 50 Barrack St, Dundee James C Don, gardener same 8-10-0View details
1912-13600House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform Street, Dundee James C Don, gardener same 8-10-0View details
1907-08580House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform Street, Dundee James C Don, gardener same 8-10-0View details
1903-04560House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform St, Dundee James C Don gardener same 8-10-0View details
1900-011137House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform St, Dundee James C Don gardener same 8-10-0View details
1896-971004House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform St, Dundee James C Don gardener same 8-10-0View details
1893-94886House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform St, Dundee James C Don gardener same 8View details
1889-90765House Miss Sarah Low, Coupar Angus, heritable creditor per David Duncan & son, solicitors, Dundee James C Don gardener same 8View details
1885-86730House Miss Sarah Low, Coupar Angus, heritable creditor per David Duncan & son, solicitors, Dundee James Don gardener same 8View details
1881-82612House Miss Sarah Low, Coupar Angus, heritable creditor per David Duncan, jun., solicitor, Dundee same James Don gardener 8View details
1878-79581House Miss Sarah Low, Coupar Angus, heritable creditor per David Duncan, jun., solicitor, Dundee same John Foggie, joiner 9View details
1875-76456House William Matthewson, sen., joiner same John Foggie, joiner 8View details
1871-72408House William Matthewson, joiner Alexander Taylor, labourer 6View details
1867-68243House William Matthewson, joiner John Puller, joiner 9View details
1865-66230House William Mathewson, joiner said Captain Lawson Captain William Lawson 6View details
1864-65214House William Mathewson, joiner - Lawson, sailor 6View details
1860-61182House and Garden James Smith, wright William Walker, wright 5View details

 

 

Sasines pre-1900:

Sasine Plots:

Plot: 72 St Phillans lot 17 25 pol 23 yd view plot details

 

Sasine Abridgements:

RefIn BriefAbridgementRecordedPlots
1875.04317loan by David Duncan junBond £100 by William Mathewson joiner Newport & disp by him and his spouse Isabella Duncan to David Duncan jun, solicitor, Dundee of 25 pol 23 yds grnd lot 17 & dw houses etc t/on, : E by William Street, pt of park between t/p and East Newport21 Apr 187572
1858.01537James Smith to Caledonian Property & Investment CoCaledonian Property & Investment Co seised lot grnd or building stance 25 pol 23 yd, lot 17 of park between East Newport and the turnpike from Newport to Cupar & bldgs thereon, on disp by James Smith, wright Newport15 Apr 185872
1857.01137Tayfield to James SmithJames Smith seised lot of 25 pol 23 yd no. 17 of park between East Newport and turnpike Newport - Cupar on W side of William Street on feu ch by John Berry, Tayfield9 Oct 185772, 249

Brief explanation of sasine abridgements     Explanation of the format of a sasine

Abbreviations in the notes
t/on - thereon;   t/p - turnpike;   dw - dwelling;   ho - house;   pt - part;   pce - piece;   grnd - ground;   bldg - building;   Tr/Trs - Trustee/Trustees;   ... - words omitted;   pol - poles;   yd - square yards;   : - bounded

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