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The Newport, Wormit & Forgan Archive

Location : old St David's Inn,  Boat Road

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Photo / old map: Image Courtesy of the University of St Andrews Library, ID JV-972

= Property demolished or site redeveloped

Notes:      Sorry for the clunky nature of the historic photo, but you can enlarge it. The property has 2 smoking chimneys & is to the right of the Newport Hotel

Part of a sometimes divided property. Other parts: part of old St David's Inn     

 

Introduction

Photo taken early 1878. Used as an inn before the Newport Inn was built in 1806. After that date it was divided into different properties. Part used as Post Office before c.1865. Building demolished late 1881 to make way for Trinity Church.

 

Commentary

Entries in local taxation returns listed here are speculative for John Hay - I am not certain whether they are for this property or Newport House at the top of the High Street.

 

Location and Old Maps

Latitude, longitude:      56.438875,-2.942340

View location on the 1855 6-inch map, the 1895 25-inch map, the 1914 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):   (formerly stores, 7, Boat Road)   (formerly garages & workshop, 9, Boat Road)   (part of old St David's Inn, Boat Road)   (Tayside Cottages [NE], Boat Road)   (Tayside Cottages [mid], Boat Road)   (Tayside Cottages [SW], Boat Road)   (former house [1], Granary Lane)   (Smithy, formerly 9, Granary Lane)   (former house [4], Granary Lane)   (Chapel House [1], High Road)   (part of Chapel House [2], High Road)   (part of Chapel House [3], High Road)   Newport Hotel, 1, High Street   Trinity UF Church, 2, High Street   4 High Street   office at front, 6, High Street   8 High Street   10 High Street   St Mary's Church, High Street   (cottage south of 4, High Street)   (the Waterside (East Water), Old Places)  

Later use of the site :   Trinity UF Church     

 

1854 Ordnance Survey Name Book Entry    (originals at ScotlandsPlaces)     (more information on the O.S. Name Books page)

List of names to be corrected if necessaryOrthography, as recommended to be used in the new plansOther modes of spelling the nameAuthorities for these other modes of spelling when knownSituationDescriptive remarks or other general observations which may be considered of interestSource
Post OfficePost OfficePost Office; Post Office; Post OfficeMr. Young Newport; Post Office letter stamp; Mr. Bell, Innkeeper.In the South end of the Village of Easter Newport.A dwelling house two stories high and in good repair, one room of which is used as a post office for Newport and its vicinity: letters are received and dispatched daily.OS1/13/32/66

 

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)

Farmer's Inn 1780s
12 Newport Road 1861
Tayside 1871
St David's Inn 18th century
Tayside Cottages pre 1881
Post Office pre-1865

 

 

Directory entries (before 1972)      There are 9 entries

SourceEntry 
1867 Slater dirWebster Thomas, Post master, Newport : Miscellaneous[?]
1866 Fife dirWebster, Thomas, postmaster, Newport
1862 Fife dirWebster, Thomas, postmaster, Newport
1861 Slater dirWebster Thomas, postmaster, Newport
1856-57 Dundee dirShepherd, J, receiver of mails, Newport Post Office
1853-54 dirSheppard, John, Receiver and Letter Carrier. [under Post Office Receiving House (Connected With Tayport) ]
1853-54 dirShepherd, John, Post Office.
1852 Slater dirShepherd, John, Post master, Newport
1837 Pigot dirMcGregor, Margaret, post mistress, Newport

 

 

Census records

YearHead Notes
1881 Brown Thomas View household
1871 Brown Thomas View household
1861 Webster Thomas View household
1851 Scott George View household
1841 Fenn Sarah View household

 

 

Valuation Roll entries      There are 8 entries

YearNo.PropertyProprietorTenantOccupierValue
1878-7961House William Berry Esq. (a minor) same Thomas Brown, labourer 7View details
1875-7661House John Berry Esq. same Thomas Brown, labourer 7View details
1871-7264House John Berry Thomas Brown, labourer 7View details
1867-6863House John Berry Thomas Webster, postmaster 7View details
1865-6664House John Berry of Tayfield said Thomas Webster Thomas Webster, postmaster 7View details
1864-6560House John Berry of Tayfield Thomas Webster, postmaster 7View details
1860-6168House John Berry of Tayfield Thomas Webster, postmaster 7View details
1855-5661House & yard John Berry of Tayfield James Martin, salmon fisher said James Martin 7View details

 

 

Early taxation records (either at this exact location or an earlier one)

DateTaxpayerTaxable itemsDuty paidTaxSource refNote
18 Nov 1798John Hay, NewportDuties on houses & 9 windows£1 5s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798John Hay, NewportDuty on 1 carriage with 2 wheels or taxed cart£1 14s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798John Hay, NewportDuty on 1 horse (for riding or drawing 2- or 4-wheel carriages)£1 4s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798John Hay, NewportTotal£3 13s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
2 Oct 1797John Hay Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house) + 8.4d. (10%) + 8.4d. (10%)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/143
2 Oct 1797John Hay, Newport1 clock3s. 9d.Clock & Watch TaxE326/12/2/29
4 Aug 1794John Hay Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house) + 8.4d. (10%)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/119
18 Jul 1793John Hay Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house) + 8.4d. (10%)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/99
25 Jul 1792John Hay Newport2 horses (1 at 10s. + 1 at 15s.)£1 5s. 0d. + 2s. 6d.Horse TaxE326/9/23/117
25 Jul 1792John Hay Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house) + 8.4d. (10%)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/82
1 Jul 1791John Hay in Newport2 horses (1 at 10s. + 1 at 15s.)£1 5s. 0d. + 2s. 6d.Horse TaxE326/9/20/105
1 Jul 1791John Hay in Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house) + 8.4d. (10%)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/60
1 … 1791John Hay in Newport1 cart with 2 wheels, duty 2s.2s. + 2.4d.Cart TaxE326/7/12/81
27 Aug 1790John Hay at Newport1 cart with 2 wheels, duty 2s.2s.Cart TaxE326/7/10/77
27 Jul 1790John Hay at Newport2 horses (1 at 10s. + 1 at 15s.)£1 5s. 0d.Horse TaxE326/9/17/104
27 Jul 1790John Hay in Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/35
24 Jul 1789John Hay in Newport1 cart with 2 wheels, duty 2s.2s.Cart TaxE326/7/8/83
24 Jul 1789John Hay at Newport for hyre2 carriage horses£1Horse TaxE326/9/12/127
24 Jul 1789John Hay of Newport2 horses (1 no charge, 1 at 5s. per annum)3s. 9d.Horse TaxE326/9/15/63
24 Jul 1789John Hay in Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/10
2 Aug 1788John Hay at Newport1 cart with 2 wheels, duty 2s.2s.Cart TaxE326/7/6/89
2 Aug 1788John Hay at Newport3 saddle horses£1 10sHorse TaxE326/9/9/130
2 Aug 1788John Hay at Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/48/99
10 ... 1787John Hay at Newport1 cart with 2 wheels, duty 2s.1s.Cart TaxE326/7/4/81
10 Aug 1787John Hay at Newport3 saddle horses£1 10s. 0d.Horse TaxE326/9/6/115
10 Aug 1787John Hay in Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/48/78
28 Jul 1786John Hay in Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/48/54
19 Sep 1785John Hay in Newport1 cart with 2 wheels, duty 2s.1s.Cart TaxE326/7/1/74
19 Sep1785John Hay at Newport3 carriage & saddle horses5s.Horse TaxE326/9/1/124
19 Sep 1785John Hay in Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/48/32
4 Aug 1784John Hay in Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/48/9
22 Jul 1783John Hay in Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/47/124
24 Jul 1782John Hay in Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/47/102
23 Jul 1781John Hay in Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/47/78
9 Aug 1780John Hay in Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/47/56
24 Aug 1779John Hay in Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/47/32
19 Aug 1778John Hay in Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/47/9
27 Jul 1777Mr John Hay in Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/46/101
- - 1776Mr John Hay in Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/46/77
3 Aug 1775John Hay in Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/46/54
30 Jul 1774John Hay at Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/46/33
15 Jul 1773John Hay at Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/46/11
19 Jul 1772Mr John Hay at Newport1 house, 10 windows8s. 4d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/161
31 Aug 1771Mr John Hey at Newport1 house, 10 windows8s. 4d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/140
23 Aug 1770Mrs Fermor at Newport1 house, 10 windows8s. 4d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/121
18 Aug 1769Mrs Fermor at Newport1 house, 10 windows8s. 4d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/102
.. Sep 1768Mr Fermor at Newport1 house, 10 windows8s. 4d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/82
20 Sep 1767Mrs Farmer at Newport1 house, 10 windows8s. 4d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/58
25 May 1767Mr Fermer at Newport1 house, 10 windows4s. 2d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/35
29 Jun 1766Willm Feathers in newport1 house, 9 windows0 + 0 + 3s. 9d. (windows) + 5d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/12
3 Dec 1765Mrs Farmer in Newport1 house, 10 windows2s. 6d. + 0 + 2s. 6d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/224
9 Jul 1765Mrs Farmer in Newport1 house, 10 windows2s. 6d. + 0 + 2s. 6d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/196
29 Mar 1765Mrs Farmer in Newport1 house, 10 windows2s. 6d. + 0 + 2s. 6d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/166
11 Jun 1764Mrs Farmer in Newport1 house, 10 windows2s. 6d. + 0 + 2s. 6d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/136
10 Feb 1764Mrs Farmer in Newport1 house, 10 windows2s. 6d. + 0 + 2s. 6d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/107
27 May 1763Mrs Farmer in Newport1 house, 10 windows2s. 6d. + 0 + 2s. 6d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/75
8 Feb 1763James Farmer in Newport1 house, 10 windows2s. 6d. + 0 + 2s. 6d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/46
15 Jun 1762James Farmer at Newport1 house, 10 windows2s. 6d. + 0 + 2s. 6d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/13
- Feb 1762Jas. Farmer in Newport1 house, 10 windows2s. 6d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/43/222
26 Jun 1761James Farmer in Newport1 house, 10 windows2s. 6d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/43/190
early 1761James Fermer1 house, 10 windows2s. 6d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/43/155
2 Aug 1760James Farmer1 house, 10 windows2s. 6d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/43/116

 

Other Sightings:

YearDetailSource
1825 Building shown on map: Ref. 2, Old Public House of St David's National Library of Scotland, Plan of the coast from Newport to Craighead, 1824-25, John Steedman
1821 Building shown on map: Ref. 1 - dwelling house, owner William Berry, occupier John Kennedy; ground between it and the river marked 'garden belonging to inn'; small coach house shown adjoining to the north. University of Dundee Archives, report & plans for new ferry harbours, 1821, Telford
1779 Farmer's Inn, in OPR Baptisms 1779-1786, James Young & family OPR Baptisms, Forgan parish
1763 See the blog about James Farmer, the tenant, who died in 1763, and read the testament detailing his belongings. ScotlandsPeople, Wills & Testaments, CC20/6/40, James Fermer or Farmer 1763

 

Early Sasines:

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