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Location : Matthewson's Land [3],  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 [2]     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 [2]     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 [2], 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 [3]

 

 

Directory entries (before 1970)      There are 57 entries

SourceEntry 
1949-50 MacDonald dirDuncan, W., William street : Coal Merchants
1942-43 MacDonald dirDuncan. W., William st. : Coal Merchants
1941-42 MacDonald dirDuncan, W., William st. : Coal Merchants
1940-41 MacDonald dirDuncan, W., William st. : Coal Merchants
1939-40 MacDonald dirDuncan, W., William st. : Coal Merchants
1938-39 MacDonald dirDuncan, W., William st. : Coal Merchants
1938-39 dirDuncan, William, William Street : Coal Merchants
1938-39 dirDuncan, William, coal merchant, William street
1938-39 dirDuncan, William, William Street : Coal Merchants
1938-39 dirDuncan, William, William Street : Coal Merchants
1937-38 MacDonald dirDuncan, W., William st. : Coal Merchants
1937-38 dirDuncan, William, coal merchant, William street
1937-38 dirDuncan, William, William street : Coal Merchants.
1936-37 MacDonald dirDuncan, W., William st. : Coal Merchants
1936-37 dirDuncan, William, coal merchant, William street
1936-37 dirDuncan, William, William street : Coal Merchants
1935-36 MacDonald dirDuncan, W., William st. : Coal Merchants
1935-36 dirDuncan, William, William street : Coal Merchants.
1935-36 dirDuncan, William, coal merchant, William street
1934-35 MacDonald dirDuncan, W., William st. : Coal Merchants
1934-35 dirDuncan, William, William street : Coal Merchants.
1934-35 dirDuncan, William, coal merchant, William street, East Newport
1933-34 MacDonald dirDuncan, W., William st. : Coal Merchants
1933-34 dirDuncan, William, William street : Coal Merchants.
1933-34 dirDuncan, William, coal merchant, William street, East Newport
1932-33 dirDuncan, William, coal merchant, William street, East Newport
1932-33 dirDuncan, William, William street : Coal Merchants.
1931-32 MacDonald dirDuncan, W., William st. : Coal Merchants
1931-32 dirDuncan, William, William street : Coal Merchants.
1931-32 dirDuncan, William, coal merchant, William street, East Newport
1930-31 MacDonald dirDuncan, W., William st. : Coal Merchants
1930-31 dirDuncan, William, William street : Coal Merchants.
1930-31 dirDuncan, William, coal merchant, William street, East Newport
1929-30 MacDonald dirDuncan, W., William st. : Coal Merchants
1929-30 dirDuncan, William, William street : Coal Merchants.
1929-30 dirDuncan, William, coal merchant, William street, East Newport
1928-29 MacDonald dirDuncan, W., William st. : Coal Merchants
1928-29 dirDuncan, William, William street : Coal Merchants.
1928-29 dirDuncan, William, coal merchant, William street, East Newport
1928 Kelly dirDuncan Wm. coal mer, William st. E [under Commercial]
1927-28 MacDonald dirDuncan, W., William st. : Coal Merchants
1927-28 dirDuncan, William, coal merchant, William street, East Newport
1927-28 dirDuncan, William, William street : Coal Merchants.
1926-27 MacDonald dirDuncan, W., William st. : Coal Merchants
1926-27 dirDuncan, William, William street : Coal Merchants.
1926-27 dirDuncan, William, coal merchant, William street, East Newport
1925-26 dirDuncan, William, William street : Coal Merchants.
1898-99 dirM'Intosh, Alexander, mason, William street
1897-98 dirM'Intosh, Alexander, mason, William street
1896-97 dirM'Intosh, Alexander, mason, William street
1891-92 Lamburn dirBrown, Wm., William st, E N : Gardeners.
1891-92 dirBrown, William, jobbing gardener, William street
1890-91 dirBrown, William, jobbing gardener, William street
1889-90 dirBrown, William, jobbing gardener, William street
1888-89 dirBrown, William, jobbing gardener, William street
1882-83 dirSmith, Mrs W., dressmaker, 1 William street
1876-77 dirLaw, David, (ship carver, Dundee), William street, East Newport [* ms. alteration - entry deleted]

 

 

Census records

YearHead Notes
1911 Uninhabited
1901 UninhabitedView household
1891 Cunnison John L View household
1891 Brown William View household
1881 Ireland Ann View household
1881 Ritchie Ann View household
1881 Smith Ann R View household
1871 UnoccupiedView household

 

 

Valuation Roll entries      There are 20 entries

YearNo.PropertyProprietorTenantOccupierValue
1937-38766House Charles Clark Duncan, solicitor, Dundee per John Rattray & Sons, 50 Barrack St, Dundee William Duncan 15-4-0View details
1932-33705House Charles Clark Duncan, solicitor, Dundee per John Rattray & Sons, 50 Barrack St, Dundee William Duncan 15-4-0View details
1927-28692House Charles Clark Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform Street, Dundee per John Rattray & Sons, 50 Barrack St, Dundee William Duncan 14-19-0View details
1922-23645House Charles Clark Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform Street, Dundee per John Rattray & Sons, Barrack St, Dundee William Duncan same 14-19-0View details
1917-18622House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform Street, Dundee per John Rattray & Sons, 50 Barrack St, Dundee William Johnston same 10-10-0View details
1912-13602House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform Street, Dundee David Wood, motorman same 10-10-0View details
1907-08582House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform Street, Dundee Mrs Margaret Cumming same 10-10-0View details
1903-04562House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform St, Dundee Robert Turnbull, caretaker same 10-10-0View details
1900-011139House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform St, Dundee George Mason, gardener same 10-10-0View details
1896-971006House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform St, Dundee Alexander McIntosh, mason same 10-10-0View details
1893-94888House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform St, Dundee empty 10View details
1889-90767House Miss Sarah Low, Coupar Angus, heritable creditor per David Duncan & son, solicitors, Dundee William Brown, gardener same 10View details
1885-86732House Miss Sarah Low, Coupar Angus, heritable creditor per David Duncan & son, solicitors, Dundee Mrs Charlotte Brown or Foggie same 10View details
1881-82614House Miss Sarah Low, Coupar Angus, heritable creditor per David Duncan, jun., solicitor, Dundee same Mrs Smith 10View details
1878-79583House Miss Sarah Low, Coupar Angus, heritable creditor per David Duncan, jun., solicitor, Dundee same James Law, ship carver 16View details
1875-76458House William Matthewson, sen., joiner same James Law, carver 14View details
1871-72410House William Matthewson, joiner 10View details
1867-68242House William Matthewson, joiner David Ross, grocer 14View details
1865-66229House William Mathewson, joiner said Robert Lee Robert Lee, writer 10View details
1864-65213House William Mathewson, joiner Alexander Milne, seaman 8View 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
1864.02333James Smith to William Scott junWilliam Scottt jun reg disp to himself by James Smith cabinet maker & joiner Newport of grnd & bldgs t/on 25 pol 23 yd no. 17 on plan of park between village of Easter Newport & t/p Newport - Cupar, on W of William Street21 Jan 186472
1863.02082apportionment of feu dutues by Church of ScotlandTrs General Assembly of Church of Scotland grant deed of appointment of trust declaring the following plots - plots 34th - 45th described in disp (11 Nov 1862) - held in trust by them inter alia for payment of the annual sum of £80 to minister of church & parish of St Lukes (see 01395)21 Sep 1863247, 256, 278, 285, 286, 284, 72, 204, 207, 290
1862.01454loan by William ScottWilliam Scott gets bond & disp & assig £30 + premiums of insurance by James Smith over lot of grnd 25 pol 23 yd no. 17 on plan of park between Easter Newport and t/p Newport - Cupar27 Nov 186272
1862.01395Tayfield to Church of Scotland (feu duties, rents) [1-21 Marytown, 22-23 south of Marytown, 24 Craighead, 25-43 St Phillans]Trs General Assembly of Church of Scotland regist disp to themselves by John Berry, Tayfield of the following lands & others, pts of lands of Inverdovat, Craighead & Causewayhead, viz (1) 3 cottages in village of Marytown (now Easter Newport); pce grnd with the 2 cottages t/on on E side of E-most of said 3 cottages; self-contained cottage with attics & garden grnd; 19 falls 5 yd (22 pol 29 yd) grnd with the 2 cottages t/on on S side of road Newport - Ferryport, being all pts of subjects described in the title deeds as 2 roods 4 falls 24 ells grnd pt of lands of Seacraig etc and therein descr as marked no. 1 & no. 2 on a plan; [lot 3 not mentioned]; (2) 42 falls 17 ells (1 rood 13 pol 12 yd) grnd no. 4 on said plan & erections t/on; (3) 52 falls 10 ells grnd no.5 on said plan & ho etc t/on; (4) 52 falls 10 ells (1 rood 25 pol 28 yd) grnd no. 6on said plan & ho etc t/on; (5) 41 falls 31 ells grnd no. 7 on said plan; (6) 2 pces grnd extending to 1 rood 30 falls 34 ells nos. 8 & 9 on said plan & houses t/on; (7) E-most half with the houses etc t/on, and W-most half of 2 pces grnd 80 falls 29 ells no. 10 & 11 on said plan; (8) 29 falls 22 ells grnd lot no. 12 on plan; (9) 35 falls and (10) 35 falls grnd nos. 13 & 14 on plan; (11) 40 falls 4 ells grnd no. 15 on plan & bldgs t/on; (12) 40 falls 4 ells grnd no. 16 on certified copy of said plan; [lot 17 missing]; (13) 40 falls 4 ells grnd no. 18 on plan; (14) 35 falls (41 pol 4 yd) grnd no. 19 on certified copy of plan & ho etc t/on; (15) 49 falls 14 ells grnd no. 20 on plan & houses etc t/on; (16) 40 falls 4 ells grnd lot 21 on cert. copy of plan; (17-20) 4 pces grnd 40 falls 4 ells each nos. 22, 23, 24, 25; (21) 49 falls 14 ells grnd no. 26 all on said plan & houses t/on;
(22) 1 rood 34 falls 18 ells grnd no. 39 on a plan; (23) 3 roods 38 falls 15 ells (4 rood 39 pol & 14 sq yd) grnd to the S thereof with quarry therein, being all pts of lands of Seacraig;
(24) 10 acres 32 falls of lands of Craighead & houses t/on;
(25) lot of 41.66 pol and (26) lot of 42 pol grnd marked no. 1 & 2 of street called Hillside Crescent on a ground plan; (27) lot of 44 pol (28) lot of 34 pol and (29) lot of 35 pol 16 yd grnd nos. 3, 4 & 5 on said ground plan; (30) lot of 44 pol grnd no. 6 on said ground plan on which a ho or cottage has now been erected; (31)lot of 44 pol grnd forming lot 7 & pt of lot 8 on said plan; (32) lot of 39 pol 16 yd pt of lot 8 & pt of lot 9 on plan; (33) 39 pol 16 yd composed of stance marked no. 10 & pt of stance marked no. 9 on said plan; (34-41) lots of 29 pol 28 yd, 33 pol 4 yd, 28 pol 26 yd, 22 pol 14 yd, 22 pol 14 yd, 22 pol 12 yd, 25 pol 23 yd, 30 pol 21 yd of grnd lots 11, 12, 13,14,15,16,17,19 on said plan; (42) lot of 30 pol 7 yd grnd no. 20 on plan & ho etc t/on; (43) 58 pol 15 yd forming 2 lots marked no. 21 & 22 on said plan, being all pts of park or pce grndbewteen village of Easter Newport & t/p Newport - Cupar, & teinds ... reserving the feu rights …
[43 plots listed, but 1863.02082 refers to 45 plots - which is correct? Were lots 3 & 17 of Marytown added later?]
11 Nov 186295, 102, 147, 148, 112, 113, 157, 117, 146, 100, 153, 194, 150, 165, 152, 202, 149, 75, 67, 243, 292, 291, 287, 288, 311, 289, 312, 308, 247, 256, 278, 285, 286, 284, 72, 204, 207, 290
1861.00379loan by Tr Grace Mackie / ButchartTr Grace Mackie or Butchart gets bond & disp £285 by James Smith, wright Newport over lot of grnd & ho etc t/on 25 pol 23 yd no. 17 on plan of park between Easter Newport and t/p Newport - Cupar on W side of William Street19 Jun 186172
1861.00371Mary Rough / Blyth loan repaidMary Rough relict of Henry Blyth master mariner grants disch of bond & disp £250 by James Smith wright Newport (12 Jan 1861) declaring lot of grnd 25 pol 23 yd no. 17 on plan between Easter Newport and t/p Newport - Cupar on W side of William Street disburdened17 Jun 186172
1861.00019loan by Mary Rough / BlythMary Rough relict of Henry Blyth master mariner gets bond & disp £250 by James Smith wright Newport over lot of 25 pol 23 yd no. 17 on plan between Easter Newport and t/p Newport - Cupar on W side of William Street15 Jan 186172
1861.00018Laird loan repaidTrs Catherine, Isabella, Mary Jane & Violet Laird, children of James Baird Laird, grants disch of bond £200 by James Smith, wright, Newport & John Inglis, shipmaster declaring lot of grnd 23 pol 23 yd no.17 of park between Newport and t/p Newport - Cupar, with bldgs etc t/on on W side of William Street disburdened15 Jan 186172
1860.03491loan by Catherine, Isabella, Mary Jane & Violet Laird to James Smith & John InglisTr Catherine, Isabella, Mary Jane & Violet Laird, children of James Baird Laird, gets bond & disp £200 by James Smith, wright, Newport & John Inglis, shipmaster over lot no.17 of park between Newport and t/p Newport - Cupar, with bldgs etc t/on on W side of William Street4 Oct 186072
1860.03465Caledonian Property Investment Co to James SmithJames Smith registers disp to himself by Caledonian Property Investment Co of lot of grnd 25 pol 23 yd no.17 of park between Newport and t/p Newport - Cupar, with bldgs etc t/on on W side of William Street27 Sep 186072
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

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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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