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Location : Matthewson's Land [7],  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 building at side, 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 [5]     Matthewson's Land [6]     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 [5]     Matthewson's Land [6]     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 [3], William Street)   (Matthewson's Land [4], William Street)   (Matthewson's Land [5], William Street)   (Matthewson's Land [6], 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 [7]

 

 

Directory entries (before 1970)      There are 16 entries

SourceEntry 
1898-99 dirSharpe, William, gardener, 3 William street
1897-98 dirSharpe, William, gardener, 3 William street
1896-97 dirSharpe, William, gardener, 3 William street
1895-96 dirSharpe, William, gardener, 3 William street
1894-95 dirSharpe, William, gardener, 3 William street
1893-94 dirSharpe, William, gardener, 3 William street
1892-93 dirSharpe, William, gardener, 3 William street
1880-81 dirMatthewson, William, joiner, 1 William street, East Newport
1878-79 dirMathewson, William, joiner, William street. East Newport
1878 Slater dirMatthewson William, William st : Joiners.
1877 Worrall dirMatthewson Wm., William st : Builders.
1876-77 dirMathewson, William, joiner, William street, East Newport
1874-75 dirMatheson, William, joiner, 1 William street, East Newport
1871-72 dirMathewson, William, joiner, 1 William Street, East Newport
1871-72 dirMathewson, Robert, joiner, 1 William Street, East Newport
1869-70 dirMathewson, Robert, joiner and glazier, 1 William Street

 

 

Census records

YearHead Notes
1911 McKenzie Duncan
1901 Reid Edward View household
1891 Robinson John View household
1881 Mathewson William View household
1871 Mathewson William View household
1861 Smith James View household

 

 

Valuation Roll entries      There are 22 entries

YearNo.PropertyProprietorTenantOccupierValue
1937-38770House Charles Clark Duncan, solicitor, Dundee per John Rattray & Sons, 50 Barrack St, Dundee Matthew Lawson 10-19-4View details
1932-33709House Charles Clark Duncan, solicitor, Dundee per John Rattray & Sons, 50 Barrack St, Dundee Andrew Barclay 10-19-4View details
1927-28697House Charles Clark Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform Street, Dundee per John Rattray & Sons, 50 Barrack St, Dundee Andrew Barclay 10-14-4View details
1922-23650House Charles Clark Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform Street, Dundee per John Rattray & Sons, Barrack St, Dundee Robert H Baxter same 10-14-4View details
1917-18627House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform Street, Dundee per John Rattray & Sons, 50 Barrack St, Dundee Mrs William Hopton same 7-10-0View details
1912-13607House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform Street, Dundee Duncan McKenzie, motorman same 7-10-0View details
1907-08587House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform Street, Dundee Thomas Butchart, gardener same 7View details
1903-04567House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform St, Dundee John B Robertson, joiner same 7-10-0View details
1900-011144House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform St, Dundee Edward Reid, coachman same 7-10-0View details
1896-971011House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform St, Dundee William Sharp, shoemaker same 7-10-0View details
1893-94893House David Duncan, solicitor, 41 Reform St, Dundee William Sharp, shoemaker same 7View details
1889-90772House Miss Sarah Low, Coupar Angus, heritable creditor per David Duncan & son, solicitors, Dundee David Campbell, gardener same 7View details
1885-86737House Miss Sarah Low, Coupar Angus, heritable creditor per David Duncan & son, solicitors, Dundee Alexander Peebles, vanman same 7View details
1881-82615House and Workshop Miss Sarah Low, Coupar Angus, heritable creditor per David Duncan, jun., solicitor, Dundee same William Matthewson, sen., joiner 10View details
1881-82618House Miss Sarah Low, Coupar Angus, heritable creditor per David Duncan, jun., solicitor, Dundee 4View details
1878-79584House Miss Sarah Low, Coupar Angus, heritable creditor per David Duncan, jun., solicitor, Dundee same William Matthewson, sen., joiner 12View details
1875-76460House William Matthewson, sen., joiner Said William Matthewson 8View details
1871-72411House William Matthewson, joiner William Matthewson, joiner 6View details
1867-68238House and Garden William Matthewson, joiner Said William Matthewson 6View details
1865-66225House and Garden William Mathewson, joiner Said William Mathewson 5-10-0View details
1864-65209House and Garden William Mathewson, joiner Said William Mathewson 4View details
1860-61180Wright's shop, cellar & gdn James Smith, wright - 2-10-0View 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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