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Location : Matthewson's Land [5],  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 ground floor

Part of a block. Other parts: Matthewson's Land [1]     Matthewson's Land [2]     Matthewson's Land [3]     Matthewson's Land [4]     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 [3]     Matthewson's Land [4]     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 :   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 [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 [5]

 

 

Directory entries (before 1970)      There are 3 entries

SourceEntry 
1876-77 dirMathewson, Oliver, coal merchant, William street, East Newport [* ms. alteration - entry deleted]
1871-72 dirMathewson, Oliver, contractor, 1 William Street, East Newport
1869-70 dirMathewson, Oliver, carter, 1 William Street, East Newport

 

 

Entries in the Registers of Voters

SourceEnrol DateNameOccup.AddressQualificationPropertyatNotes
1900 Male Voters Duncan, James Gardener William Street, Newport Tenant of House William Street

 

Census records

YearHead Notes
1911 Wallace Robina
1901 UninhabitedView household
1891 Mitchell George View household
1881 Mitchell George View household
1871 McIntosh Alexander View household
1861 Crawford Janet View household

 

 

Valuation Roll entries      There are 21 entries

YearNo.PropertyProprietorTenantOccupierValue
1937-38768House Charles Clark Duncan, solicitor, Dundee per John Rattray & Sons, 50 Barrack St, Dundee James Watson 6-6-8View details
1932-33707House Charles Clark Duncan, solicitor, Dundee per John Rattray & Sons, 50 Barrack St, Dundee William Gray 6-6-8View details
1927-28695House Charles Clark Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform Street, Dundee per John Rattray & Sons, 50 Barrack St, Dundee Robert Mathewson 6-1-8View details
1922-23648House Charles Clark Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform Street, Dundee per John Rattray & Sons, Barrack St, Dundee Mrs J Davidson same 6-1-8View details
1917-18625House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform Street, Dundee per John Rattray & Sons, 50 Barrack St, Dundee Miss Maggie Morrison same 4-5-0View details
1912-13605House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform Street, Dundee Miss Maggie Morrison same 3-15-0View details
1907-08585House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform Street, Dundee James Duncan, labourer same 4-5-0View details
1903-04565House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform St, Dundee empty 4View details
1900-011142House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform St, Dundee James Duncan, gardener same 4View details
1896-971009House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform St, Dundee William Rodger, gardener same 4View details
1893-94891House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform St, Dundee John Fleming, baker same 4View details
1889-90770House Miss Sarah Low, Coupar Angus, heritable creditor per David Duncan & son, solicitors, Dundee John Robinson, tailor same 4View details
1885-86735House Miss Sarah Low, Coupar Angus, heritable creditor per David Duncan & son, solicitors, Dundee empty 4View details
1881-82617House Miss Sarah Low, Coupar Angus, heritable creditor per David Duncan, jun., solicitor, Dundee same George Mitchell stonebreaker 4View details
1878-79585House Miss Sarah Low, Coupar Angus, heritable creditor per David Duncan, jun., solicitor, Dundee same George Mitchell 4View details
1875-76459House, Stable, etc. William Matthewson, sen., joiner same Oliver Matthewson, carter 8View details [? includes [8] ]
1871-72412House, stable etc William Matthewson, joiner Oliver Matthewson, carter 7View details [? includes [8] ]
1867-68240House, stable & cart shed William Matthewson, joiner Oliver Matthewson, carter 8View details [? includes [8] ]
1865-66227House William Mathewson, joiner said Charles Wright Charles Wright, sailor 5-10-0View details
1864-65211House William Mathewson, joiner Charles Wright, sailor 5View details
1860-61181House and Garden James Smith, wright Charles Wright, sailor 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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