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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 :   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 [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, Robert, joiner, 1 William Street, East Newport
1871-72 dirMathewson, William, 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

 

 

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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