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Location : Matthewson's Land [2],  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; probably 1st floor

Part of a block. Other parts: Matthewson's Land [1]     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 [1]     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.

Nearby properties (demolished in red):   17 Cupar Road   19 Cupar Road   21 Cupar Road   23 Cupar Road   25 Cupar Road   27 Cupar Road   Rio Cinema, St Marys Lane   1 St Marys Lane   3 St Marys Lane   12 Tay Street   14 Tay Street   1 Union Street   3 Union Street   4 Union Street   5 Union Street   (formerly 6, Union Street)   7 Union Street   9 Union Street   11 Union Street   store for shop, Union Street   (store, formerly 1, William Street)   2 William Street   4 William Street   (Matthewson's Land [1], William Street)   (Matthewson's Land [3], William Street)   (Matthewson's Land [4], William Street)   (Matthewson's Land [5], William Street)   (Matthewson's Land [6], William Street)   (Matthewson's Land [7], William Street)   (Matthewson's Land [8], William Street)   (stable, Matthewson's Land, William Street)   (stable & store, Matthewson's Land, William Street)   outbuilding behind 12 Tay Street, William Street  

Later use of the site :   Rio Cinema     

 

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 [2]

 

 

Directory entries (before 1970)      There are 9 entries

SourceEntry 
1933-34 dirRodger, James, gas work stoker, 2 William street, East Newport
1932-33 dirHowitt, James, gardener, 2 William street, East Newport
1931-32 dirHowitt, James, gardener, 2 William street, East Newport
1930-31 dirHowitt, James, gardener, 2 William street, East Newport
1929-30 dirHowitt, James, gardener, 2 William street, East Newport
1928-29 dirHowitt, James, gardener, 2 William street, East Newport
1927-28 dirHowitt, James, gardener, 2 William street, East Newport
1908 Tayside AnnualBlackmore, Fred., seaman instructor, William Street.
1907 Tayside AnnualBlackmore, Fred., seaman instructor, William Street.

 

 

Entries in the Registers of Voters

SourceEnrol DateNameOccup.AddressQualificationPropertyatNotes
1900 Male Voters Blackmore, Frederick Instructor William Street, Newport Tenant of House William Street

 

Census records

YearHead Notes
1911 Blackmore Frederick
1901 Blackmore Frederick View household
1891 Duncan Adam View household
1871 Gibb James View household

 

 

Valuation Roll entries      There are 20 entries

YearNo.PropertyProprietorTenantOccupierValue
1937-38765House Charles Clark Duncan, solicitor, Dundee per John Rattray & Sons, 50 Barrack St, Dundee Adam Russell 10-19-4View details
1932-33704House Charles Clark Duncan, solicitor, Dundee per John Rattray & Sons, 50 Barrack St, Dundee James Rodger 10-19-4View details
1927-28691House Charles Clark Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform Street, Dundee per John Rattray & Sons, 50 Barrack St, Dundee James Howitt 10-14-4View details
1922-23644House Charles Clark Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform Street, Dundee per John Rattray & Sons, Barrack St, Dundee Frederick Blackmore, instructor same 10-14-4View details
1917-18621House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform Street, Dundee per John Rattray & Sons, 50 Barrack St, Dundee Frederick Blackmore, instructor same 7-10-0View details
1912-13601House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform Street, Dundee Frederick Blackmore, instructor same 7-10-0View details
1907-08581House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform Street, Dundee Frederick Blackmore, instructor same 7-10-0View details
1903-04561House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform St, Dundee Frederick Blackmore, instructor same 7-10-0View details
1900-011138House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform St, Dundee Frederick Blackmore, instructor same 7-10-0View details
1896-971005House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform St, Dundee Frederick Blackmore, instructor same 7-10-0View details
1893-94887House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform St, Dundee Frederick Blackmore, instructor same 7View details
1889-90766House Miss Sarah Low, Coupar Angus, heritable creditor per David Duncan & son, solicitors, Dundee James McKenna, waiter same 7View details
1885-86731House Miss Sarah Low, Coupar Angus, heritable creditor per David Duncan & son, solicitors, Dundee Thomas Laing, carter same 8View details
1881-82613House Miss Sarah Low, Coupar Angus, heritable creditor per David Duncan, jun., solicitor, Dundee 8View details
1878-79582House Miss Sarah Low, Coupar Angus, heritable creditor per David Duncan, jun., solicitor, Dundee same James Gray 9View details
1875-76457House William Matthewson, sen., joiner same David Grimmond, plumber 8View details
1871-72409House William Matthewson, joiner William Ramsdale, tile cutter 7View details
1867-68241House William Matthewson, joiner George Pope, sailor 7View details
1865-66228House William Mathewson, joiner said William Hunter William Hunter, sailor 5-10-0View details
1864-65212House William Mathewson, joiner William Hunter, sailor 5View details

 

 

Early Sasines:

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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