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1784.00939Cupar, 4 Sep 1784. On 1 Aug 1784 compeared personally John Lyon senior Kinnaird merchant in Dundee & George Ramsay servant to John Hay of Newport baillie, the said John Lyon having & holding a disposition granted by Alexander Duncan of St Fort, 13 Feb 1783, whereby Alexander Duncan disponed to John Lyon liferent & John Lyon younger in fee
(1) all & whole two land acres & a half arable land, part of lands called Newport … bounded by certain acres of arable land also part of Newport, formerly belonging to the estate of Inverdovat of old called Lightons Lands thereafter to the Guildry of Dundee & now to said John Lyon, on the W; by an acre of land belonging to John Lyon on lands of Inverdovat & by 2 acres of Alexander Duncan's estate of St Fort respectively on the E; by the King's highway on the N; & by certain march stones dividing the same from the lands of Inverdovat on the S; & teinds … liberty of grazing & pasturing in the commonty of Inverdovat … £35 … Alexander Duncan … ; & also
(2) barron ground lying between the King's highway on S and water of Tay on N, & the rocks & land within the floodmark opposite to 2 acres of land or thereby lying on the E side of Caldwell with the piers or harbours built thereon … reserving to Alexander Duncan & his tenants the right to drive sheep & cattle along said barron ground … & to eat of the grass as they go, but not to continue at pasture … RS 32/35/24
1784.00940Cupar 4 Sep 1784… on 24 Aug 1784 appeared personally John Hay of Newport for himself & as attorney for Sophia Kirkaldie, his spouse, & John Hay his only son, & George Ramsay, servant to said John Hay as bailie … disposition where John Lyon sold to John Hay & spouse liferent & John Hay, son, in fee
(1) all & whole the town and lands of Newport formerly consisting of about 6 acres of arable land, now consisting of 5 acres or thereby, bounded the said lands thereby feued out & disponed, by certain full stones or march stones dividing the same from that part of the lands of Newport presently taken off on the W by an acre of land belonging to the said John Lyon, lands of Inverdovat, & by 2 acres of estate of St Fort respectively on the E, by the highway on the N, & by certain … march stones dividing same from lands of Inverdovat on S, which lands are presently occupied by the said John Lyon & subtenants and were disponed by the Guildry of Dundee & by Alexander Duncan of St Ford to the said John Lyon; and also
(2) all & whole that acre and a half of arable land part of the lands of Inverdovat lying contiguous and on the S side of the lands thereby feued, bounded the said acre and a half by a road leading from Ferryport on Craig to Newport on the W, by stones dividing it from lands of Inverdovat on S, & Mr Dalgleish's lands on the E, & lands of Newport on N; and also
(3) barron ground between the King's highway on S and River Tay on N including rocks opposite said lands of Newport … & whole piers & harbours thereon … bounded said barron ground on W by the eastmost dyke of the small enclosed yards & houses presently possessed by George Robertson, Isobel Landsman & said John Hay, & by the barron rocks & ground lying on the N side of these yards betwixt them and the sea & which small inclosed yards and barron ground are part of the lands purchased by John Lyon from the Guildry of Dundee & Alexander Duncan … [extensive] … RS 32/35/26
1786.01529Cupar, 19 Dec 1786 … on 30 November 1786 … Thomas Just of Justfield and John Meldrum tenant in Innerdivot, baillie … Thomas Just having a disp by John Lyon of Kinnaird in favour of Thomas Just … (1) all & whole that land called Wellgate Park enclosed with stone dykes on 3 sides and a hedge on the E side; (2) & also that croft of land with the houses thereon being the whole possessed by George Ireland commonly called Breadheugh, bounded by Robert Russell's land on E; by land feued by John Lyon on W; by highway which divides this land from the Wellgate Park on the S; & flood mark on N; both which pieces of land are parts of Innerdivot … priviledge of shipping & unloading … whatever … by a road leading from the King's High Road … and he, Thomas Just, being obliged to build a sufficient stone fence upon the E & S sides of Wellgate Park, reserving the right of John Lyon's tenants etc. use of said road to the sea … £1-10-0 yearly feu duty … in presence on the ground of Alexander Gourlay, smith, & George Ireland, weaver, both of Innerdivot. … RS 32/36/156
1795.04273Edinburgh 27 Aug 1795. Appeared on the ground 23 Aug 1795: Paterson Saunders writer in Dundee as attorney on behalf of Anne Lumsden relict of Peter Kid, late merchant in Dundee, in whose favour the bond & disposition are made, and George Mawer writer in Dundee, baillie … sasine … bond & disp by William Gordon vintner in Dundee to pay to Anne Lumsden £800 and interest & disp to her … (1) all & whole the formerly 2 now 3 mills of Seamills of Inverdivot with the multures & sequels thereof, used & wont, with the den and den lands, the lands & houses formerly possessed by David Webster, the house & yard possessed by Alexander Gourlay, the house possessed by John Rollo, the house & lands possessed by Andrew Lanceman, being all parts of the lands of Inverdivot … all bounded as follows: from the sea south the stripe leading up the Den by the number of - march stones to the uppermost of these stones and then westward in a line to the head of the new inclosure about the Woodmuir then north to the sea by the east ditch of that inclosure, reserving always to Dr James Walker and his tenants and others having his commission a thoroughfare or passage to the [? sand /said] quarry, and which lands were feued by Robert Russel from said Dr James Walker and disponed by Robert Russel to said William Gordon; also (2) all and haill that possession of the lands of Inverdivot with houses and yards all as sometime ago occupied and possessed by Elizabth Paterson, consisting of about 2 acres of ground … bounded the said houses & yards by the high water mark on N, by the King's high road on the S, by the subjects belonging to the heirs of the late James Rae late at Woodhaven on the W, & subjects formerly belonging to John Lyon of Kinnaird now to - divided from the said subjects by march stones on the E; and the arable land of said possession is bounded by subjects belonging to heirs of William Syme of Woodhaven on W, bounded by subjects belonging to heirs of the late James Rae on E, by high water mark on N and by subjects formerly belonging to John Lyon now to - occupied by - on the S side, which last subjects were feued out by John Lyon to David Adam and John Adam, by them to James Taylor and by him to William Gordon; also (3) all & whole that park or field of land called Woodmuirpark, part of the lands of Inverdivot … feued out by said John Lyon to Charles Drummond shoemaker in Dundee, & by him to said William Gordon, bounded by said subjects disponed by said Robert Russel to said William Gordon on E, by Thomas Just's ground on W, by lands of Inverdivot disponed by John Lyon to - Berry & now called Tayfield on the S, by the highroad to the N; … RS 3/547/102
1800.05640Cupar 21 July 1800. Resig. on 18 July 1800 appeared Robert Campbell of London as procurator for Agnes Rae daughter of James Rae sometime vintner Woodhaven … resig ad rem … of lands in sasine 7 Nov 1796 … by Agnes Rae in favour of John Berry … personal appearance of John Berry … all & whole that acre of land or thereby with the houses biggings … etc thereto belonging, lying on the S side of the water of Tay, & teinds large & small, parsonage & vicarage, which lands formerly belonged to Sir Thomas Nairn of St Fort and were disponed by him to William Kirkaldy in Inverdivot and Margaret Dickson his spouse, afterwards by progress to David Smith weaver & Agnes Harley his spouse & were disponed to them by said James Ray vintner in Woodhaven and by him to Agnes Hallie his spouse, by her to said Agnes Rae, by her to John Walker merchant in Charlestown, South Carolina, & thereafter by said John Walker to said Agnes Rae, bounded betwixt part of the lands of Inverdivot and feued to Thomas Just on E, the lands formerly of Andrew Wilson now of --- on W, with free ish & entry thereto with powers to cast fual feal & divot upon the commonty of Inverdivot together with all right & title … RS 32/51/369
1800.05723Edinburgh 23 Oct 1800. On 11 October 1800 appeared Andrew Keddy, writer in Dundee attorney for John Cairncross, merchant, Dundee & John Ogilvie, writer, Dundee as Trs for deceased Ann Lumsden, relict of Peter Kidd, merchant in Dundee … deed of settlement … also appeared John Watson jun, boatman Dundee as baillie … trust deed with sasine which relates that William Gordon, vintner Dundee, by his bond & disp. security 16 May 1795 to Mrs Ann Lumsden for £800 … (1) All & whole these formerly 2 now 3 mills of Inverdovat with the multure & sequels, Den & Den lands thereof, with the houses & pertinents, being all pt of Inverdovat herein described … & also (2) possession of the lands of Inverdivot, houses & yards consisting of about 2 acres of ground lying & bounded as herein mentioned & also (3) all & whole park or field of land called Woodmuir Park, part of Inverdivot … [described again, in more detail:] (1) formerly 2 now 3 mills of Sea Mills of Inverdovat … with the Den & Den lands, the lands & houses formerly possessed by David Webster, the house & yard possessed by Alexander Gourlay, the house possessed by John Rollo, & lands possessed by Andrew Lanceman, all parts of Inverdivot and bounded as follows: from the sea south the stripe leading up the Den by the number of - march stones to the uppermost of these stones & then westward in a line to the head of the new Inclosure about the Woodmuir then north to the sea by the east ditch of that inclosure, but always reserving to Dr James Walker & his tenants & others having his commission a thoroughfare or passage to the said quarry, & which lands were feued by Robert Russel from the said James Walker & deponed by Robert Russel to William Gordon and also (2) all and hail that possession of the lands of Inverdivot with houses & yards alls sometime ago occupied by Elizabeth Paterson consisting about 2 acres grouns bounded said houses & yards by high water mark on N, by King's highway on S, by subjects belonging to Heirs of James Rea on W, & subjects formerly belonging to John Lyon of Kinnaird now to - and divided from the subjects by march stones on E parts, and the arable land of said possession is bounded by the subjects belonging to heirs of William Syme of Woodhaven on the W, the subjects belonging to heirs of James Rea on E, by high water mark on N, and by the subjects formerly belonging to John Lyon now to - on the S, parts of which last subjects were feued out by John Lyon to David Adam and James Adam and by them to James Taylor and by him to William Gordon; and also (3) all and whole … the park of Woodmuir feued out by John Lyon to Charles Drummond shoemaker in Dundee and by him to William Gordon, & bounded by said subjects disponed by Robert Russel to William Gordon on E, Thomas Just's ground on W, by lands of Inverdivot disponed by John Lyon to John Berry & now called Tayfield on S, and by highway on N … RS 3/624/46
1802.06288Cupar, 4 Nov 1802 … on 24 September 1802 … Thomas Just of Justfield as procurator for & in name of John Stein snr of Kennetpans & John Christie tenant Causehead baillie … feu charter by John Hay of Newport consent of Sophia Kircaldie, mother, to John Stein of piece of ground which extends along the High Road of Newport W from the W side of the slated stable of Newport for the space of 30 yds, and between said road and the high water mark in the opposite direction, the breadth of the ground to be 30 yds … privileges of
(1) a road not exceeding 12 feet breadth from the W side of the harbour along the face of the bank,
(2) and also of gathering stones along the shore as far as John Hay's lands of Newport extend for the purpose of erecting buildings on said land, declaring that should John Stein build a granary on said land the possessor thereof should pay for each boll delivered out of the granary for shipping a plack Scots of shore dues, & John Stein has liberty to bring vessels into the harbour of Newport … for shipping corn out of such granary but not have power to erect a public house or public stable on said ground nor to convert the buildings erected thereon into a public house or stable … witnesses include William Haig distiller Kincaple, & John Pitcairn excise officer Kincaple. … RS 32/52/499
1803.0663717 Dec 1803 at Cupar. On 3 Dec 18033 appeared personally Thomas Brown residenter in Woodhaven as attorney for Archibald Campbell Stewart of St Fort, and Frederick Smith chaise driver at Woodhaven as baillie for William Gordon eldest son and heir of deceased William Gordon late of Woodhaven, holding a disposition signed by William Gordon gounger ... whereby he sold to Archibald Campbell Stewart ... (1) all & whole the lands of Flasshill commonly called Harlowshiells with houses biggings yards malt barn kiln coble and pertinents ... with salmon fishings on River Tay belonging thereto with harbour of Woodhaven & anchorages shore dues & customs & casualties; and (2) all & whole town and lands of Woodhaven, houses buildings port & harbour of same & salmon fishings within the whole bounds of same upon Water of Tay adjacent thereto; and (3) all & whole park or field of land called Woodmuir Park part of the lands of Inverdovat, bounded by ground sometime of Robert Russell afterwards of said William Gordon junior and now sold by him to John Berry of Tayfeild on the east, by Thomas Just's ground on the west, by lands of Inverdovan lately belonging to John Lyon of Kinnair now to said John Berry on the south, and by the high road on the north parts, together with the salmon fishings to the west of Newport Pier and extending as far up the river west only as the house formerly possessed by Alexander Gourlay with the seaware opposite the said park, privilege of Archibald Campbell Stewart & aforesaids of spreading their fishing nets on the rock or piece of vacant ground on the north side of their houses and yards formerly possessed by William Robertson, & free ish ... to said fishings by the brae on the north side of said high road; and (4) all & whole that possession of (a) lands of Inverdovat & (b) houses & yards all as occupied and possessed by Elizabeth Paterson consisting of about 2 acres of ground; (a) the houses & yards bounded by the high water mark on the north, by the King's highway on the south, by subjects sometime belonging to fiars of deceased James Rae now to said John Berry on the west, and by subjects feued by John Lyon when proprietorof Inverdovat to Thomas Just mason and separated by march stonesfrom this part on the east; (b) the arable ground of the said possession is bounded by the lands of Woodhaven also disponed on the west,on the east by subjects formerly of James Rae and now of John Berry, on the north by the high water mark, and on the south by subjects of John Berry occupied by Andrew Lanceman ... [but] (i) £400 ... in bond ... 8 Nov 1794 by deceased William Gordon to Mrs Alison Grieg relict of William Syme late of Woodhaven in liferent and Alexander Syme merchant late in Dundee now in London & heirs in fee ... (ii) £2600 the balance by William Gordon to Alexander Syme, assigned by him to William Bisset merchant in Dundee 13 Nov 1797 ... (iii)£1400 bond by Alexander Syme while proprietor of said lands of Flasshill & Woodhaven to William Dingwale of Buckley 2 Nov 1791 to which William Bisset acquired right by conveyance Nov 1793 ... as real burdens ... witnessed upon the ground by George Nicoll innkeeper at Woodhaven & David Gardner his servant ... RS 32/56/140
1821.00395Cupar 25 Sep 1821 … was produced this sasine: on 17 Sep 1821 appeared Robert Duncan mason Scotscraig as procurator for William Just & John Ritchie labourer residing at Inverdovat Cottown as bailie .. charter of resignation by William Berry containing sasine by William Berry disp. to William Just … (1) all & whole .. .the Wellgate Park which is enclosed with a stone dyke on 3 sides & a hedge on the E side with the houses built thereon; (2) also that croft of land with houses thereon being the whole as sometime possessed by George Ireland commonly called Broadhaugh bounded by Robert Russell's land on E, by land feued by John Lyon, Kinnaird to - on W, by King's highway which divides this land from the said Wellgate Park on S, and by the high water mark on N; both pieces of land being parts of Inverdovat, with privilege of shipping & unloading … by a road on the said lands leading from the King's high road, declaring that William Just shall build a sufficient stone fence on E & S sides of Wellgate Park and reserving to William Berry the use of said road on said lands for carrying goods to & from the sea … witnessed by David Just, mason, residing upon the lands, & George Ritchie, servant to Thomas Just, tenant in said lands … RS 32/121/139
1824.019734 Sep 1824 … David McEwan writer Dundee … and Adam Symon, bailie … sasine by William Just mason formerly residing Scotscraig cottown now at Newport … William Just disponed to David McEwan & heirs all & whole that piece of ground and growing timber thereon part of the croft of Broadhaugh, part of the subjects in disp. 1 Feb 1817 by deceased Thomas Just, father of said William Just, & charter of renegotiation by William Berry 3 Aug 1821 in favour of said William Just & registered in sasines 25 Sep 1821, which piece of ground thereby disponed is bounded by property belonging to Robert Just, half brother of said William Just, and conveyed to him by said Thomas Just on S, by property belonging to David Just, brother of said William Just, and which runs in a straight line N from the W boundary of the property belonging to him part of said field called Broadhaugh on E, by flood mark on N, by property belonging to said William Just running in a straight line N from the E wall of William Just's said property on W; together with any rights which William Just enjoys to a road leading from the King's highway running from Newport to Woodhaven to the sea and the said piece of ground, & the privilege along with the feuars and tenants of Tayfield of shipping & unloading whatever goods or anything else the said David McEwan and his foresaids think proper to & from the sea by said road … RS 32/137/275
1824.02108Cupar, 2 Dec 1824 … On 4 Nov 1824 … George Fotheringham mason Woodhaven, procurator & attorney for Thomas Just jun now residing near Woodhaven son of late Thomas Just feuar at Justfield, & William Just mason Newport as bailie, said attorney having & holding a disposition by Thomas Just to Thomas Just jun of all & whole that piece of land called the Wellgate Park formerly enclosed by a stone dyke on 3 sides & a hedge on the E side with the house built thereon excepting therefrom the 2-storey house & yard disponed by said Thomas Just to his son Robert, & also excepting a house & yard formerly disponed by him to his son George … which subjects were disponed by John Lyon of Kinnaird to Thomas Just … privilege of cart road leading from the subjects disponed down to the pier through the croft belonging to him called Broadhaugh with privilege of shipping … £1 feu duty … Thomas Just jun [has already agreed] to pay to Christian Just daughter of late Thomas Just a £4 liferent annuity & is to pay Ann Just daughter of late Thomas Just & spouse of Arthur Baird £5 … the bailie received the disposition ... RS 32/139/46
1825.024135 May 1825 at Cupar. On 28 Mar 1825 appeared Charles Hunter servant to Alexander Rhind cornmerchant Woodhaven house as procurator & attorney for Isabella Walker formerly at St Fort now spouse of George Just builder & contractor Tayside near Woodhaven ... and John Cowe Farquharson wood merchant Dundee bailie ... having & holding in his hands a post-nuptial contract containing sasine entered into between George Just proprietor ot the subjects after described and Isabella Walker whereby George Just ... disponed to Isabella Walker in leferent ... (1) all & whole that square piece of ground and dwelling house thereon, part of Wellgate Park in Inverdovat which was feued to late Thomas Just of Justfield by late John Lyon of Kinnaird, which piece of ground is bounded by a wall dividing it from the ground belonging to said deceased Thomas Just and now to Thomas Just his son to the east & south, the Kirk Road on the west, and the King's highway on the north ... privilege of shipping and unloading ... by a road made out of the said land leading from the King's high road & also privilege along with Thomas Just's other feuars & tenants of the spring well in Wellgate Park & bleaching green adjacent thereto & free ish & entry to & from the same ... reserving always to successors of said John Lyon, their feuars & tenants the use of said road for carrying goods to & from the sea ... and said Isabella should during her lifetime be bound to frequent the mill of Sea Mills with her corns as usual and to pay the accustomed multures thereupon; and also (2) all & whole ... the Holes alias Justfield lying upon the east side of Causeyhead & Inverdovat ... privilege of pasturage & casting feal & divot which are now done away with ... compensated for by 2 riggs or butts of land ... [description of 2 riggs near cottar town of Causeyhead ... RS 32/142/38
1826.02901Cupar 1 Feb 1826 … to David Gibb presently residing at Maryton … in presence of David Gray servant to Thomas Honeyman, innkeeper at Maryton … from … Robert Dalgleish Esq in favour of David Gibb … that part of the lands of Seacraig belonging to him plots 3 and 17 on the plan of the ground feued out by the deceased William Dalgleish to form a village called Maryton & made out by David Neave, architect Dundee … no. 3: 42 falls 17 ells Scotch measure, no. 17: 40 falls 4 ells; no. 3 bounded by lot no. 4 of said plan on the E, by a cart road 25' breadth on the S, by lot no. 2 on the W, by a cart road 30' broad on the N; no. 17 bounded by lot no. 18 on the E, a cart road of 24' breadth on the S, by lot no. 16 on the W, and a road of 25' on the N; … one half of the road is included in the measurements of the ground … reserving always to Robert Dalgleish the full & exclusive property of the Seabraes betwixt the northmost road or street and the river Tay with liberty to build thereon so as not to obstruct the said vassals lights, but the vassal shall have the use of the braes for the purpose of taking water there from & bleaching clothes thereon … to make up pavements; … not to block pavements … in presence of … John Thomson groom to the said Thomas Honeyman, innkeeper at Maryton … PR 147/14, RS 32/147/14
1826.03117Cupar, 6 June 1826 … on 17 Apr 1826 appeared John Thomson chaise driver to Thomas Honeyman innkeeper at Maryton as procurator for David Low slater in Dundee John Cowe Farquharson wood merchant in Dundee and David Grieve ostler at Maryton Inn as bailie … having feu charter by Robert Dalgleish in favour of John Cowe Farquharson 29 Dec 1825 … pce of land pt of Seacraig ... Nos. 1 & 2 on plan ... 2 roods 4 falls 34 ells Scotch … yearly feu duty of 3/11d. sterling per fall, bounded by 30' road on N, lot 3 on E, 25' road on S … measurement includes half of the roads … reserving right to build … right to take water & bleaching clothes [on braes] … entrances to back ground … maintain roads & footpaths … footpaths to be 4' wide on 30' roads and 3' wide on 25' roads … to take infeftment on the precept of sasine within 6 months … witnessed upon the ground by Thomas Honeyman, innkeeper at Maryton & Charles Hunter his waiter. … RS 32/149/64
1826.03118Cupar, 6 June 1826 … on 17 Apr 1826 appeared John Thomson chaise driver to Thomas Honeyman innkeeper at Maryton as procurator for David Low slater in Dundee and David Grieve ostler at Maryton Inn as bailie … having feu charter by Robert Dalgleish in favour of David Low … pce of land pt of Seacraig ... No. 5 on plan ... 52 falls 10 ells Scotch … yearly feu duty of 2/1d. sterling per fall, bounded by 30' road on E, 30' road on N, lot 4 on W, 25' road on S … measurement includes half of the roads … reserving right to build … right to take water & bleaching clothes [on braes] … entrances to back ground … maintain roads & footpaths … footpaths to be 4' wide on 30' roads and 3' wide on 25' roads … to take infeftment on the precept of sasine within 6 months … witnessed upon the ground by Thomas Honeyman, innkeeper at Maryton & Charles Hunter his waiter. … RS 32/149/70
1826.03119Cupar, 6 June 1826 … on 17 Apr 1826 appeared John Thomson chaise driver to Thomas Honeyman innkeeper at Maryton as procurator / attorney for George Just mason in Tayside and David Grieve ostler at Maryton Inn as bailie … having feu charter by Robert Dalgleish in favour of George Just … pce of land pt of Seacraig ... No. 6 on plan ... 52 falls 10 ells Scotch … yearly feu duty of 2/1d. sterling per fall, bounded by 30' road on W, 30' road on N, lot 7 on E, 25' road on S … measurement includes half of the roads … reserving right to build … right to take water & bleaching clothes [on braes] … entrances to back ground … maintain roads & footpaths … [see 1830.05729] footpaths to be 4' wide on 30' roads and 3' wide on 25' roads … to take infeftment on the precept of sasine within 6 months … witnessed upon the ground by Thomas Honeyman, innkeeper at Maryton & Charles Hunter his waiter. … RS 32/149/76
1826.03206Cupar, 7 Aug 1826 … instrument on 27 July 1826 appeared personally John Murray labourer at Maryton … & George Wilson wright Maryton, bailie … feu ch by Robert Dalgleish of date underwritten … Robert Dalgleish sold in feu form in favour of said John Murray all & whole 5 pieces of ground part of Seacraig numbers 22 - 26 on plan … by Neave … 40 falls 4 ells each Scotch measure (lots 22-25) and 49 falls 14 ells (lot 26) [the original plan has measurements on the back] yearly feu duty 9d. sterling per fall (lots 22-24) and 1/3d sterling per fall (lots 25-26) … bounded by 30' road on E; a 24' road on S; lot 21 on W; a 25' road on N … inclusive of half of roads … rights of Dalgleish to sea braes … vassal shall have use of braes for taking water & bleaching clothes … [entrance at back of houses] [upkeep of roads] written at Dundee 19 June 1826; witnesses Capt. George Buchan at Blackscroft of Dundee & Alexander Bell spirit dealer in Dundee. … RS 32/150/63
1826.03335Cupar, 4 Nov 1826 … on 9 October 1826 appeared personally Arthur Colville residing at Maryton, procurator … for Robert Berry having a feu by Robert Dalgleish disponing to Robert Berry all & whole the pce grnd, pt of Seacraigs beloinging to Robert Dalgleish no. 7 on plan … by David Neave architect Dundee … 41 falls 31 ells Scotch at 1/9d per fall feu duty, bounded by lot 8 on E, by 25' road on S, lot 6 on W, 30' road on N … measurement includes half of these roads … reserving to Robert Dalgleish full & exclusve property of seabraes betwixt N-most road and River Tay with liberty to build thereon, not to obstruct vassal's lights, but in so far as not exercised, vassal shall have use of braes for taking water therefrom & bleaching clothes thereon … entrances to the back ground … Witnesses on the ground - David Ross mason in Inverdovat & Thomas Honeyman vintner at Maryton. … RS 32/151/192
1826.03336Cupar 4 Nov 1826 … on 9 October 1826 appeared David Eadie mason at Maryton, procurator for John Campbell innkeeper Dundee, & Arthur Colville presently residing Maryton, bailie … feu by Dalgleish, Scotscraig to Johjn Campbell … piece of ground part of lands of Seacraig lot 4 of Maryton, 42 falls 17 ells Scotch - yearly feu duty 2/- per fall … bounded by lot 5 on E, by a 25' road on S, by lot 3 on W, by a 30' road on N … reserving to Dalgleish the full & exclusive property of the seabraes between said N road and the river, and the liberty to build so as not to obstruct said vassal's lights but [if not used] vassal shall have right to take water and bleach clothes on the braes … witnessed on the ground by David Ross presently in Inverdovat, & Thomas Honeyman vintner at Maryton. … RS 32/151/198
1828.04132Edinburgh 24 March 1828 … on 14 March 1828 on ground personally James Wilson corn merchant in Cupar and David Greig tacksman of Newport toll residing there bailie … James Wilson having … feu by Robert Dalgleish of Scotscraig … to James Wilson … all & whole that part of Robert Dalgleish's lands of Craighead extending to 10 acres 32 falls Scots bounded on E by centre of a mutual march dike between said lands & lands of John Rodger of Northfield, on S by a line of march stones set betwixt [these] lands and others belonging to Robert Dalgleish, on W by another line of march stones set betwixt [these] lands & others of Robert Dalgleish, & on the N by the sea, together with the houses thereon … entry by a carriage road … burden of a footpath leading through said subjects along the top of the sea braes towards Ferryport on Craig as would be shown legally to exist by persons having interest therein … power & liberty to James Wilson to use water of spring in Robert Dalgleish's park south of [this ground] & also to quarry away at their expense from quarries then opened or as might be opened in Robert Dalgleish's park to the S such stones as might be useful for building on and enclosing the lands feued … yearly feu duty £56-18/- sterling … & £20 for entering the said subjects … [freed] from all cess … & parochial taxes … witnesses [to the feu] at Marytown 7 March 1828 - Robert Brown farmer, St Nicholas near St Andrews & John Shepherd residing at Marytown [witnessing Robert Dalgleish's signature]; witnesses [at the hand over] at Craighaed 14 March 1828 - Thomas Honeyman, vintner Marytown & James Forbes his clerk [sic, ?clerk of William Pagan, notary public] … RS 3/1473/285
1828.0427010 June 1828 appeared Arthur Baird, weaver, named in the following feu disp & residing in the subjects adjoining the property hereafter described on the west, as procurator for Charles Landale, formerly druggist in Dundee now civil engineer, and William Baird, also weaver, son of Arthur Baird, also residing as above as bailie, the said procurator having in his hand a feu disp dated 12 June 1809 by Thomas Just, feuar at Justfield, in favour of said Charles Landale whereby Thomas Just disp. To Charles Landale & heirs … ground & houses built thereon, part of Broadhaugh, bounded by the road from Newport to Woodhaven on S, by a piece of ground feued by Thomas Just to said Arthur Baird on W, by sea flood on N, and by property belonging to Mr Berry, Tayfield, on E; with privilege with Arthur Baird & others to the well on E side of the house then possessed by Thomas Just … feu duty 5/- and double on first year of entry of each heir … disp to Charles Landale & heirs … witnessed by Thomas Stewart residing Woodhaven … RS 32/162/16
1828.043139 July 1828 … appeared personally David Just, mason Justfield, and Thomas Josephus Corbyn, teacher of 'Gmnastics' in Dundee bailie … David Just having & holding a feu disp by Thomas Just feuar at Justfield to said David Just of piece ground 48 yards or thereby in length N - S and 43' or thereby in width E - W and set off from the E and W by march stones & the house built by said David Just thereon, pt of Broadhaugh …
bounded the said Broadhaugh by Robert Russell's land on E, by land feued by John Lyon of Kinnaird on W, by highway which divides Broadhaugh from the Wellgate Park on S, by flood mark on N.
The said ground thereby disponed is bounded on N by a stone dyke the property of said David Just, on S by said road …, on E & W parts by the rest of Broadhaugh then belonging to the said Thomas Just with privilege along with Arthur Baird & Thomas Just's tenants of the well and bleaching green on the E side of the house then possessed by Thomas Just & free ish & entry thereto;
said David Just should be obliged when required by said Thomas Just or his successors to open a road 8' wide to run through his property E - W on the south side of the said house built by David Just on the ground above described
and also that the said David Just & his foreaids should not be at liberty to erect and they are hereby prohibited from erecting on the ground thereby disponed within the space of 20 years from the date of said feu disp any Missionary Church meeting house or place of worship & should they … attempt to contravene this stipulation by erecting such a building or converting any building or house that might be erected on the said ground to such a use then the feu disp … shall become void & the ground should revert to Thomas Just or his heir … 28 March 1809 … RS 32/162/127
1828.043149 July 1828 … appeared David Just son of Thomas Just, & Thomas Josephus Corbyn teacher of gymnastics at Dundee bailie … David Just holding a feu disp by Thomas Just to David Just & heirs of
all & whole the E half of that park of Broadhaugh bounded by subjects belonging to Thomas Just on the E, by the high road on S, by a stone dyke on N, & by the W half of said park disp by Thomas Just on that date to his son John Just on the W,
which croft of Broadhaugh was disp to said Thomas Just by John Lyon of Kinnaird, pt of the lands of Inverdovat … privilege of shipping & unloading goods by a road to & from the sea & with privilege of quarrying stones in the common quarry … 1 February 1817 … RS 32/162/131
1828.043159 July 1828 … appeared David Just brother of William Just mason previously at Scotscraig Cot town now at Newport, & Thomas Josephus Corbyn, teacher of gymnastics Dundee … David Just holding a feu disp as dated below by William Just to David Justof part of Broadhaugh, part of the subjects in disp. 1 February 1817 by Thomas Just to William Just … & charter of reneg … Berry … 25 September 1821,
bounded as follows - partly by property of said David Just & partly by property of Robert Just, said William Just's brothers uterine, on S, by the River Tay on N, by property disp to David McEwan, writer Dundee, on W, and by subjects belonging to Charles Landale on E … 1 February 1825 … RS 32/162/131
1828.043169 July 1828 … appeared James Duncan, aleseller, Woodend, as procurator & attorney for David Henderson, eldest son of Thomas Henderson, wright at Newport, & Thomas Josephus Corbyn, teacher of gymnastics at Dundee, bailie … said attorney holding a feu disp of date underwritten by William Just, mason at Justfield, to David Henderson & heirs … piece of ground part of Broadhaugh bounded on E by property belonging to William Patrick, on W by Andrew Kilgour's property, by King's high road on S, and by march stones infixed on N … privileges of shipping etc … feu given to David Henderson … signed William Just at Broadhaugh 2 December 1826, witnesses David McEwan, & James Johnstone, shoemaker, Waterside … RS 32/162/137
1828.0453914 Nov 1828. William Martin Black, smith, Newport in person as procurator for Miss Elizabeth Meldrum residing Maryton, & David Rose, mason, Newport as bailie … Robert Dalgleish, Scotscraig to Elizabeth Meldrum … 2 pieces ground part of the lands of Seacraig, nos. 8 & 9 on plan by Neave … 1 rood 30 falls 34 ells bounded by no. 10 on E, by a 25' cart road on S, by lot 7 on W, by cart road 30' broad on N … 4' path (on 30' road), 3 foot path on 25' road… in presence … Thomas Honeyman innkeeper Maryton & Thomas Stewart factor St Fort residing at Woodhaven … [? previous documents ?] … RS 32/165/72
1828.0455126 Nov 1828. John Bailie mason Woodhaven as procurator for Alexander Bell spirit dealer Dundee and his wife Margaret Hill or Bell, and John Kidd mason Newport as bailie holding the feu disposition by William Just mason at Justfield in favour of William Patrick boatman at Newport whereby William Just dispones to William Patrick & heirs … piece of ground part of the croft of Broadhaugh bounded by property belonging to William Duncan on E, by property of David Henderson on W, the King's highway on S, and by march stones infixed on the N parts, part of Inverdovat, … privilege of 4' road leading from the N boundary of said piece of ground to the sea & privilege of shipping & unloading … power & liberty of William Just to … lay pipes … for conveying water from the well on the S side of the road leading to the house presently occupied by said William Just, & power to open up ground to repair pipes … at Broadhaugh 2 Dec 1826 (William Just). 18 Oct 1828 - William Patrick dispones to Mrs Margaret Hill or Bell in liferent & Alexander Bell & heirs. … RS 32/165/121
1829.04701Cupar 9 March 1829 … On 22 January 1829 appeared David Just, mason Newport as procurator & attorney for Alexander Bell spirit dealer in Dundee & Mrs Margaret Hill or Bell his wife, and James Duncan, wright at Newport, bailie … holding disp by David Henderson, eldest son of deceased Thomas Henderson, wright Newport, to Alexander Bell & spouse … of
(1) parts and portion of that piece of ground feued by David Henderson from William Just with the Eastmost of the 2 dwelling houses built upon the said piece of ground together with ground in front of said E-most house between it and the King's highway and also the garden behind said dwelling house extending between the back wall thereof and the N garden wall or dyke, bounded on N by said garden wall or dyke, bounded on E by property belonging to William Patrick, on S by the King's highway, on W by mutual gable wall between the house thereby disponed and said other adjacent house on the W thereof and by a continuation of a straight line of centre of said mutual gable prolonged on each side till it reach the said southern & northern boundaries,
(2) as also the ground, situated to the N of the said garden ground before mentioned and also to the N of the coterminous garden ground sold by said David Henderson to David Jack bounded on the N by march stones, being the N boundary of the whole ground feued by David Henderson, on E by property belonging to William Patrick, on S partly by the garden ground before described and partly by the wall of the coterminous ground sold to David Jack which wall should be the sole property if the disponees, and on W by the property of Andrew Kilgour, together with erections on the E piece of ground last before mentioned & free entry to the whole subjects by a 3' road or passage leading from the King's highway N along the W side of the W-most dwelling house built on the piece of ground feued by David Henderson and since sold to David Jack and then running E along the back of said house till it reach the subjects beforementioned … right of shipping … reserving to David Jack and heirs of remaining parts of said piece of ground feued by David Henderson which have been disponed to him … entry to and from the same across the ground last mentioned by a footpath communicating therewith by a door in the said mutual garden wall … to frequent the Sea Mill … witnesses David Jack, late farmer Balmerino, & William Just, mason … RS 32/167/140
1829.04702Cupar 9 March 1829 … On 22 January 1829 appeared personally David Jack, late farmer Balmerino, for himself and as attorney for Margaret Crow his wife, and James Duncan, wright, Woodhaven, as bailie … having a disp by David Henderson, eldest son of deceased Thomas Henderson, wright, Newport, where David Henderson sold to David & Margaret Jack in fee & liferent all & whole that part and portion of that piece of ground feued by David Henderson from William Just, mason at Justfield, part of the croft of Broadhaugh, which is a portion of the lands of Inverdovat, viz: the westmost of those 2 houses built upon said ground with the piece of ground in front of the westmost house between it and the turnpike road, and likewise the garden ground behind said house extending from the back wall thereof to the North garden wall or dyke, bounded on N by said garden wall (the sole property of the proprietor of the rest of the property); bounded on E by a mutual gable wall between this house and the one on the E and extensions N and S to boundaries; bounded on S by the King's highway; bounded on W by Andrew Kilgour … free entry to subjects above mentioned across the ground to the N thereof by a footpath communicating with the subjects disponed by means of a door in the mutual garden wall … right of shipping via said footpath [& road to beach from King's highway] … reserving to proprietor of said remaining part of piece of ground feued by David Henderson as aforesaid the privilege of ish and entry to & from the same by a 3' road or passage from the King's highway N along the W side of said dwelling house and then E along the back of it till it reach the said remaining part of the ground feued by David Henderson … witness Alexander Bell, apprentice to McEwan & Miller, writers, Dundee; witness Alexander Bell, merchant Dundee; witness Willam Just, mason, Newport … RS 32/167/145
1830.0531813 March 1830. John Murray mason Newport as procurator for William McGrigor tailor Maryton, & David Clark jun, mason Leuchars as bailie … Dalgleish, Scotscraig to William McGrigor… lot 12 on plan by Neave … 29 falls 22 ells bounded by the turnpike road now forming on the N, by a 25' wide road on S, by lot 11 on W, by intended street to E, measurement includes half of road to south … RS 32/175/140
1830.05515Cupar 11 June 1830 … on 22 May 1830 appeared personally Alexander Kidd, wright at Marytown as procurator in name of John Kidd residing Strathkinnes, & Alexander Rollo, quarrier at Balmerino, bailie, … Alexander Kidd … holding a feu charter by Robert Dalgleish [selling] to John Kidd all & whole the piece of ground lying in that park immediately behind the village of Marytown numbered 20 on a plan & on which John Kidd has erected dwelling houses & others … 1 acre 34 falls bounded on W by westmost street / approach from Maryton to said park, on E by lot 19, on S & N by property of Robert Dalgleish … £7 annual feu duty… witnesses on the ground 22 May 1830 - William Clark quarrier at Marytown & William Brown hostler to Mr Honeyman, innkeeper there… RS 32/177/247
1830.05718Cupar 23 September 1830 … obligation as follows: I, Robert Dalgleish of Scotscraig, considering minute of agreement between me and William Berry, Tayfield, 25 November 1828, William Berry gave his assent to the line of the turnpike road between Newport and Ferryport on Craig as proposed by me on a plan prepared by Alexander Martin, surveyor in Cupar, relative to the new Turnpike Bill for … Fife, such road not to interfere with or injure the right of access to the shore held by said William Berry, & William Berry also agreed to allow me to make such part of the said road connected with his lands when I should think proper so to do, and in consideration thereof I became bound by said agreement to execute these precients [?] in favour of William Berry as under written and now seeing that said line of road has been completed in terms of the agreement, William Berry has fulfilled his part of the same, wherefore in implement of my part of the agreement I hereby bind & oblige myself, heirs & Successors, that from and after Martinmas last the house & offices connected therewith lately possessed by Thomas Honeyman at Maryton shall not be let or used as an inn nor as a posting house nor in any way connected with an inn or for the purpose of stabling or giving public accommodation thereat or for a coaching establishment, & in the event of I or my foresaids selling or disposing of said premises I do so … only under the restriction above written & to insert same into the conveyances so as to render it effectual … RS32/180/102
1830.05729Cupar, 29 September 1830 … on 21 August 1830 appeared David Cousins, tollkeeper, Newport as procurator / attorney for Andrew Philp, corn merchant, Maryton, now in Leith, and Robert Berry, weaver, Maryton as bailie … having a feu charter by Robert Dalgleish of Scotscraig in favour of Thomas Farquharson, merchant in Edinburgh … all & whole the 2 pieces of land, … nos. 10 & 11 on plan … by Robert Neave … 80 falls & 29 ells Scotch measure … feu duty (yearly) is 1/6d. Per fall, bounded by road 30' broad on N, by a 25' road on S, by lot 9 on W, and by lot 12 on E - measurements to include half of roads on N and S … reserving to Robert Dalgleish the full and exclusive property of the sea braes betwixt the northmost road and the River Tay with liberty to build … vassal shall have the right of taking water from [the braes] & bleaching clothes thereon … to have sufficient entrances to their back ground if they build houses immediately contiguous to the roads … to maintain the roads … construct a 4' footpath … infeftment on the precept of sasine within 6 months [otherwise it shall be null & void] … also having a disp … 17 January 1929 … sold to Andrew Philp … [the above 2 lots] … RS 32/180/133
1830.05782Cupar 28 October 1830 … James Scott, wright, Tayfield, procurator and attorney for Andrew Corstorphin of the Royal Marines residing Kingsbarns … & David Black, wright, Tayfield, bailie … bond & disp by John Murray, mason Marytown … wherein Murray was to repay to Andrew Corstorphin £200 stg … + £40 in event of failure & due & legal annualrent of the principal sum … to recoup this money, Murray disp. to Corstorphin … that lot of ground & 2 dwelling houses thereon, part of these 2 lots of ground of Marytown feued by John Murray from Robert Dalgleish … feu 19 June 1826 (recorded 7 August 1826) … which lot is 80' in front and 94' of medium depth, 23 falls 7 ells, : E by 30' road, : S by 24' road, : N & W by ground to said John Murray … [first sasine records the 2 dwelling houses as 'presently building'] … RS 32/181/17
1833.013814 Oct 1833. George Milln by seq. estate of Robert Dalgleish. Alexander Murray, labourer Newport, appeared personally as procurator & attorney. ... (1) all & whole that new lodging or dwelling house at Maryton lately possessed as an inn by Thomas Honeyman and consisting of 2 stances together also with a small house attached thereto in the area & a piece of garden ground, the whole premises measuring 34 falls or thereby, (2) as also all & whole the back court attached to the foresaid tenement with the 3 stables erected thereon and which have lately been converted into dwelling houses, the said back court & area on which the stables or dwelling houses stood measuring in all 10 falls ... marked no. 12 on a plan of said village docqueted by James Brown (accountant Edinburgh, Trustee of Mr Dalgleish) as relative to the feu charter which he is now in the course of granting as Trustee dated 20 Mar 1832 ... bounded on N by the road from Ferryport-on-Craig to Newport or street called Tay Street, on S by street called Union Street, on E by ground feued to John Cowe Farquharson 7 on W by theroad leading betwixt the same and the property of Mr William Berry, Tayfield or street called William Street ... [burden by Berry / Dalgleish about prohibition of use as inn dated - (blank)]. RS 32/198/264
1834.0172028 June 1834 William Berry of Tayfield, superior of the subjects … Katherine Taylor or Black spouse of James Black, formerly shoemaker, Newport, now tenant in Spearhill, heritable proprietor of the subjects … to William Berry … all & whole that piece of ground lying upon Dundee Waterside being 32' along the highway opposite to the houses formerly possessed by Andrew Johnston & Andrew Ogilvie, boatmen, upon the S, the same measure being continued down to the high water mark marching with the yard formerly possessed by John Duncan upon the W, & the yard formerly possessed by Christian Reekie upon the E, & also dwelling house & other buildings on said piece of ground, always reserving free and constant access to others in the neighbourhood to the well at the foot of the piece of ground disponed within the tenandry of Tayfield … RS 32/202/150
1834.01857Cupar 7 Nov 1834 … On 22 Oct 1834 appeared personally Alexander Kidd wright Newport for himself & as procurator & as attorney for John Kidd his son, also Robert Graham, servant to Mrs McGregor vintner Newport, bailie … said Alexander Kidd having disp & settl reg. in Sheriff Court Book of Fife on 10 Sep 1834 made by John Kidd wright Strathkinness, proprietor of subjects to said Alexander Kidd his son & John Kidd son of Alexander Kidd … John Kidd granted to Alexander Kidd in liferent & John Kidd in fee … all & whole pce grnd lying in the park immediately behind the village of Maryton marked lot 20 on plan of said park laid out for feuing, with the dwelling houses & others erected by said John Kidd … grnd measuring 1 acre 34 falls, bounded W by W-most street or approach from Maryton to said park, bounded E by lot 19, bounded S & N by land owned by Dalgleish … free ish & entry by said W-most approach from Maryton … (to said Janet Kidd or her foresaids heritable male with real actual in … possession of all & whole the foresaid house barn shop & piece of ground together with the additional house built thereon …) . At Strathkinness 11 Jan 1831, witnesses Alexander Aitken weaver in Strathkinness & John Aitken mason there. PR 204/90, RS32/204/90
1835.02346Cupar 27 October 1835 … On 17 September 1835 appeared Ann Just / Baird, daughter of deceased Thomas Just mason Broadhaugh and spouse of Arthur Baird weaver at Broadhaugh, & John Just, mason Newport, bailie … Thomas Just, mason, disp to Ann Just / Baird all & whole the 2 houses & yard at Broadhaugh now or formerly possessed by William Scott, weaver, & said Arthur Baird with garden behind & on W side of same, bounded by the high road on S; by Thomas Just's property divided by a hedge on W; by high water mark on N; by Thomas Just's property on E, which E boundary runs in a straight line with the E gable wall of the house possessed by said William Scott to the said high water mark; & privilege of well on W side of said hedge … part of those feued to said Thomas Just from John Lyon late of Inverdovat, … dated at Dundee 11 February 1807 … witnesses 1835 [include] James Duncan, spirit dealer, Newport … RS 32/209/147
1836.02472Cupar 4 February 1836 … On 20 January 1836 appeared James Johnston, shoemaker Woodend Fifeshire as procurator for Barbara Mackie widow of Thomas Just, feuar at Justfield, & James Duncan residing at Woodend as bailie … a feu by Thomas Just to Barbara Mackie & Robert Just his son of
(1) all & whole the W half of that small park, part of the croft of Broadhaugh, bounded by the High Road on S, by a stone dyke on N, by William Just's subjects on W, and the E half of said park (disp. 1 February 1817 to David Just) on E … 10/- feu duty … and also
(2) all & whole that 2-storey house lately built by him [Thomas Just] with the yard belonging thereto, part of the lands of Wellgate, bounded by a hedge on E, by a stone dyke on N, by a road 5' wide on W, and by a straight line from the corner of the quarry on S; … pt of that piece of land Wellgate feued by said Thomas Just from John Lyon, Kinnaird … 7/6d. Feu duty … feu duties to double on each successive heir / entry … [whole is duplicated at 1852.01462] RS 32/210/255
1836.02473Cupar 4 February 1836 … On 17 January 1836 appeared Adam Symon, engineer Dundee, & James Duncan, publican Woodend, as bailie … a feu by Barbara Mackie & Robert Just disp to Adam Symon all & whole about 1 rood Scots (1 rood 10 poles 13 yds imperial) bounded on S by the high road; on E by that stripe of ground pt of subjects disp by Thomas Just to David Just & now belonging to Adam Symon & has been converted by him into a road for his own exclusive use; on N by a stone dyke (the property of Adam Symon) and dividing it from the subjects hereby disponed; on W by a straight line running from said N boundary to the highway, marked by 2 march stones - 1 N, 1 S; 90' 6'' broad,
and also a small piece of land adjoining the said subjects stretching from the NW corner thereof, bounded on S by a straight line W from the first march stone up to the dyke forming the W boundary of the property of William Just proceeding over a third march stone about 4' from said dyke; on E by the subjects before disponed; on N by foresaid stone dyke; on W by said dyke forming the boundary of William Just's property;
which 2 pieces are part of the W half of the small park of land pt of Broadhaugh …
Adam Symon to leave in all time coming a space of 4' leading down to the Tay from the remaining land still belonging to the disponees beginning at the W-most end of piece 2 above thence along the W side of the property already belonging to Adam Symon for access to the River Tay by Robert Just … witnesses include William Philp, seaman residing Woodend, James Johnston, shoemaker residing Woodend, James Duncan, publican residing Woodend … RS 32/210/259
1836.02474Cupar 4 February 1836 … On 10 January 1836 appeared Adam Symon, engineer Dundee, & James Johnston, bailie … a feu disp by David McEwan, writer Dundee, to Adam Symon of all & whole that piece of ground & growing timber thereon, part of the croft of Broadhaugh, part of that in disp 1 February 1817 by Thomas Just to William Just, & ch of resig 3 August 1821 by William Berry to William Just, & sasine 17 September 1821, bounded by Robert Just's property to the S; by David Just's property and which runs in a straight line N from the W boundary of property belonging to him, pt of field of Broadhaugh, on E; by flood mark on N; by William Just's property on W, running in a straight line N from the E wall of said William Just's property; & rights to a road from the King's highway to the sea & the said piece of ground, & right of shipping by said road … sasine signed at Dundee 31 May 1828 … RS 32/210/264
1838.039696 November 1838 … William Duncan, formerly coachman to Archibald Campbell Stewart of St Fort, now residing Newport, & James Dincan, vintner Newport, as bailie, holding … feu disp by William Just, mason Justfield, in favour of William Duncan & heirs all & whole … ground pt of Broadhaugh bounded by property conveyed by said William Just to Miss Mackie on E; property of William Patrick boatman on W; King's highway on S; by a dyke built by said William Duncan on N boundary of said piece of ground … privilege of shipping … reserving to William Just & his foresaids the full power and liberty to place pipes in the said piece of ground thereby disponed for the purpose of carrying water from the well on the S side of the road leading to the house occupied by him … signed at Broadhaugh 2 December 1836, witnesses David McEwen, James Johnstone, William Just … liferent to Margaret Walker / Duncan his spouse … RS 32/228/236
1838.0406720 Dec 1838 … appeared personally Thomas Honeyman, innkeeper Ferryport-on-Craig as attorney / procurator for George Wilson, feuar in Maryton, & John Shepherd, Maryton as bailie … James Brown (Trustee[?] Scotscraig) to George Wilson - 3 contiguous pieces lots 29, 30, 31 on plan of 20 March 1832; no. 29 - 29 falls 30 ells; no. 30 - 28 falls 15 ells; no. 31 - 26 falls 33 ells; bounded on N by new public road or street called Robert Street, : on S by lot 32 presently possessed by Mrs Raitt, : on E by road or street, Queen Street, : on W by road or street, King Street, … water, bleaching … entrances to back grounds … upkeep roads … 4' pavements where roads are 24' wide or more …RS32/230/28
1839.04355Edinburgh 20 Jun 1839, registered. On 10 Jun 1839 appeared George Knight farm servant at Wester Gourdie near Dundee attorney for Henry Stewart, St Fort, & George Spence chaise driver in Dundee as bailie for William Berry of Tayfield lawful superior of the lands, fishings and others ... charter of confirmation by William Berry containing a sasine called a precept of clare constat for infefting Henry Stewart as immediate brother german of deceased Archibald Campbell Stewart his eldest brother who died without issue, therefore as lawful heir [gets] a disp dated 16 & 18 Nov 1803 granted by William Gordon eldest son of deceased William Gordon late of Woodhaven whereby he sold to Archibald Campbell Stewart ... (1) whole park or field of land called Woodmuir Park, part of Inverdovat, & salmon fishings, & (2) that part of Inverdovat at one time occupied and possessed by Elizabeth Paterson (about 2 acres of land) recorded in Particular Register os Sasines 17 Dec 1803 ... (1) Woodmuir Park bounded the said field of land by the ground formerly belonging to Robert Russell afterwards to said William Gordon son of deceased William Gordon & sold by him to John Berry, Tayfield, on the east; by Thomas Just's ground on the west; by the lands of Inverdovat sometime belonging to John Lyon of Kinnaird & now to said William Berry on the south; and by the high road on the north parts; including salmon fishings west of Newport Pier as far west as the house formerly possessed by Alexander Gourlay smith, & with the sea ware opposite to said park & privilege & liberty to said Henry Stewart of spreading their fishing nets on the rock or piece of vacant ground on the north side of the house & yard formerly possessed by William Robertson; ... (2) all & whole the lands of Inverdovat with houses and yards all as sometimes occupied and possessed by Elizabeth Paterson consisting of about 2 acres (a) bounded the said houses & yards by the high water mark on the north; by the King's high road on the south; by subjects sometime belonging to heirs of deceased James Rae and now by me [Berry] on the west; and by subjects feued by the deceased John Lyon to Thomas Just mason and divided by march stones from the foresaid subjects on the east; (b) and the arable land of the said possession is bounded by the lands of Woodhaven belonging to Henry Stewart on the west; by subjects formerly belonging to the heirs of deceased James Rae and now to me [Berry] on the east; by the high water mark on the north; and by subjects belonging to me and sometime occupied by Andrew Landsman on the south; ... feu duty of £5-5-0 for Woodmuir Park + (for salmon fishings) 3 fresh clean salmon weighing 18 lbs at least each (or 5/- for each salmon not delivered to me at my house of Tayfield) ... feu duty of 2/6d. for Elizabeth Paterson's land ... lands shall be astricted to the Sea Mills of Inverdovat with their whole grindable corn ... witnessed at Tayfield by David Baillie my gardener, & William Whitton my servant ... signed William Berry. RS 3/1990/257
1840.0512912 Nov 1840 … - Black, wright Newport appeared personally … Isobel Landsman & others … William Berry to Landsman - 2 pieces of land contiguous, lots 29 & 30 on Neave's plan; ground with half of roads - lot 29 - 27 falls 9 ells; lot 30 - 28 falls 32 ells; bounded on S by lot 28, property of Berry, on N by lot 30, property of George Wilson, on E by 20' road, on W by 24' road, … right to water from well on braes, right to bleach clothes on braes … RS3/2054/22
1841.00217Cupar 16 June 1841 … On 29 May 1841 appeared Alexander Kermath, lately baker Dundee now residing at Waterside & for Mrs Isabella Mackie or Kermath his spouse, & Robert Rintoul, merchant, residing Newport as bailie … holding a feu disp by David Just, mason at Waterside, consent David McEwan, writer Dundee, to Adam Symon, machine maker in Dundee, all & whole these subjects, being no. 3 in that disp, and a disp by Adam Symon to Isabella Kermath
(1) all & whole the piece of ground with the growing timber thereon, pt of Broadhaugh Croft, part of the subjects in disp 1 February 1817 by deceased Thomas Just to his son William & charter of resig 3 August 1821 by William Berry to William Just & recorded 25 September 1821, bounded by property belonging to Robert Just & secondly hereinafter described on the S; by property belonging to David Just & which runs in a straight line N from the W boundary of the property belonging to him, part of said field called Broadhaugh on E; by high water mark on N; & by property of William Just running in a straight line N from the E wall of William Just's property on the W; with dwelling house etc erected by Adam Symon upon the piece of ground before described, together with the right to a road leading from the King's highway to the sea & right of shipping via that road … which subjects first disponed were acquired from William Just mason formerly residing at Scotscraig Cottown afterwards at Newport by David McEwan, writer Dundee, by whom were disponed to Adam Symon 21 May 1828 …
(2) all & whole that piece of ground about 1 rood Scots (1 rood 10 poles 13 yds imperial) bounded on S by King's high road; on E by that stripe of ground pt of the subjects which were disp by Thomas Just feuar at Justfield to David Just his son, & which portion belonged to Adam Symon & has been converted by him into a road for his own exclusive use & is also hereinafter described; on N by subjects first here described which were formerly separated from the subjects (2) by a stone dyke which was the property of Adam Symon; & on W by a straight line running S from the said N boundary to the foresaid highway, the division of which line is pointed out by 2 march stones, 1 at N, 1 at S of said line, 90' 6'' in breadth;
(2a) as also that small narrow piece of ground adjoining (2) and stretching along from NW corner thereof, bounded on S by a straight line running W from the first march stone until it reaches the dyke forming the W boundary of the property of William Just, son of Thomas Just, proceeding over a third march stone fixed about 4' from the said dyke; on E by subjects (2); on N by subjects (1) from which they were separated by a stone dyke; and on W by said dyke forming the boundary of William Just's property, which 2 pieces of ground making up (2) are parts of all & whole the W part of a small park of land, pt of Broadhaugh bounded by high road on S, by a stone dyke on N, by William Just's lands on W, & by E half of said park disp by Thomas Just 1 February 1817 to David Just his son on E, … duty to leave a path of 4' leading downwards to the river from the remaining parts of the subjects second disp in that disp & still belonging to Barbara Mackie / Just relict of Thomas Just & said Robert Just, beginning at the most W portion of the piece of ground last mentioned thence along the W side of the property first described giving access to the river from the lands second disp by Thomas Just to Barbara Mackie & Robert Just to Adam Symon by feu disp 20 January 1836;
(3) all & whole the piece of ground 12' broad all the length S to N being the W-most part of all & whole the E half of a small park of land part of the croft of Broadhaugh disp by deceased Thomas Just to David Just, mason Waterside, his son 1 February 1817, bounded by high road on S, by stone dyke on N, by W half of Broadhaugh disp by Thomas Just to Robert Just brother uterine of said David Just on W, & remaining part of said park still belonging to David Just on E,
(3a) & also 12' clear breadth of ground leading straight N from N boundary of said piece of ground last mentioned to the River Tay being part of Broadhaugh disp by deceased Thomas Just to William Just and afterwards acquired by David Just which subjects 3rd disp to Adam Symon by David Just 31 May 1828 … & whole buildings etc … Alexander Kermath to have no right in rents while his wife is alive … RS 32/245/25
1844.01649Registered at Edinburgh 13 Aug 1844 …. On 3 Aug 1844 appeared personally Kenneth Gibson saddler Newport procurator & attorney for Ann Forrest or Gibson his wife, & William Duncan labourer Newport, bailie, procurator, having a feu disp by John Kidd wright, then residing in Dundee … proprietor of the subjects … who sold to Ann Forrest or Gibson all & whole 17 falls Scotch measure or 21 pol 13 yd imperial, part of all & whole pce of grnd in park … lot 20 … [description of lot 20] … which whole pce grnd was feued by late John Kidd sometime residing Strathkinness, the said John Kidd's grandfather. [The subjects] bounded partly on W by said W-most approach from Maryton & partly by a common green in which there is a well; bounded S by a road running eastwards through the said whole piece of ground; bounded E partly by a road or passage 6' wide & partly by John Kidd's own property, said road or passage separating the house presently upon said whole piece of ground from that thereby disponed & which passage should extend 6' N from the front wall & in a line with the gavel [gable] of said house & the same should be mutual between John Kidd & Ann Forrest; bounded N partly by said common green and partly by a road leading E-wards from said W-most approach … marked off by march stones fixed at the sight of said John Kidd & Ann Rattray or Forrest, residing Dundee, widow of deceased David Forrest sometime gardener in Dundee … privilege of use of roads presently or to be opened up by John Kidd through the whole lot; privilege of taking water out of the mutual well betwixt said whole piece of ground & lot 19 the property of - Landsman in so far as John Kidd has the right thereto… [on these subjects] Ann Rattray or Forrest is to erect a dwellingh ouse of value at least £100 sterling … [to be her property, not her husband's Kenneth Gibson] written 12 Jul 1844 … on the ground on date first written in presence of Andrew McLeish & Alexander Andrews both masons at Newport RS3/2241/52
1846.0030818 Aug 1846. On behalf of Alexander Rhind corn merchant Woodhaven. Feu charter granted by William Berry, Tayfield to John Duncan boatman residing Newport & also a disp & assig granted by the said John Duncan to Alexander Rhind dated 15 Aug 1846, by which feu charter William Berry in consideration of the yearly feu duty & of the other duties & services therein mentioned sold alienated & in feu form fee ... in favour of John Duncan ... all & whole that piece of ground pt of the lands called Seacraig ... belonging to William Berry & forming lot no. 27 on a certified copy of the original plan of the village of Easter Newport formerly called Maryton as made by David Neave architect Dundee, extending said piece of ground including half of the measurements of the roads aftermentioned opposite thereto to 25 falls 4 ells Scotch measure & bounded by lot 28 on the N of the said village then still belonging to William Berry, on S by a road 20' wide, on W by a road 24' wide, reserving alwayss to Berry, heire & successors, the right of a cart roador access of 15' wide on the E corner of said piece of groundleading from the road immediately E thereof to the road along the front of the houses belonging to himon lot 28 as marked by march stones. Declaring that the ground should also have the rise of the said road reserved & further reserving also to Berry the full & exclusive use of the sea braes between the N-most road of said village as delineated on the plan and then the turnpike road betwixt Newport and Ferry-port-on-Craig with a right to him & his heirs to build on said braes but providing he does not exercise this right ...John Duncan should have the use of the braes for taking water therefrom & bleaching clothes thereon; if John Duncan should build houses contiguous to the foresaid roads or streets he should be bound to reserve from his property sufficient entrances to his back ground & also should have no claim on the superior for any road thereto. ... John Duncan bound along with other feuars of the village to keep up & repair the roads or streets ... to the extent of the ground thereby feued & to make & keep up at the side of the streets immediately adjoining said ground a footpath for the whole length thereof which footpath should be 4' in breadth on each side of the streets which are 25' or more in breadth ... always to keep in a passable condition; John Duncan not to lay or allow to be laid any material rubbish or matter upon the streets or paths nor put any obstruction thereon ... except ... materials for building or repairong any houses on said ground in which case John Duncan should be entitled to the use of half of the street & footpath ... must leave space for cart or carriage to pass ... Berry to have free use of passing or repassingthrough the said roads... John Duncan to erect a dwelling house on the premises within 3 years after the term of entry otherwisse feu right should be null & void. ... John Duncan, when required, to meet half the expense of a wall between this ground and lot 28 ... not to keep a house of public entertainment or for selling wine or spirituous or malt liquors, nor keep public stables nor coaches chaises or gigs for hire or permit them to be kept upon the premises ...
1846.0045910 December 1846 … William Berry to George Murray, mason, Newport … lot 16 of Maryton … 40 falls 4 ells Scots … bounded N by feu acquired by David Gibb, lot 17; bounded S by feu acquired by late Captain Robert Foreman, lot 15; … measurement includes half of streets 24' wide on E & W … rights by Berry to sea braes but use of them by feuar … shold not be at liberty to keep a house of public intertainment or for selling wine or spirituous or malt liquors nor keep public stables nor coaches chaises gigs or horses for hyre nor permit them to be kept on the premises … liferent given to his spouse Margaret Rait … witnesses Thomas Black, tailor & Robert Duncan, mason, both Maryton … RS 32/271/45
1846.0047821 December 1846 … on behalf of Rev Thomas Just, residing Newport, eldest son & nearest heir of deceased Thomas Just lately residing Newport, brother of William Just, mason at Justfield, was presented a feu charter or feu disposition by William Just … William Just disp to Thomas Just & heirs … all & whole that piece of ground part of croft of Broadhaugh & buildings thereon bounded by the King's high road on S, by a mutual wall separating the property from property of Archibald Campbell Stewart of St Fort called Wellgate Garden on W, by the sea flood on N, and by a mutual wall dividing from Thomas Ritchie's property and the NW side of the common road down to the floodmark on the E side … part of Inverdovat … privilege of shipping or unloading goods or anything else to or from the sea by the road aftermentioned under reservation to said William Just & the other feuars of Wellgate Park & Broadhaugh of the privilege of the road as at the date of the feu disp leading from the King's highway through the said piece of ground to the sea … disp to Thomas Just was signed by William Just at Broadhaugh 2 December 1826, witnesses David McEwan writer Dundee & James Johnstone shoemaker Waterside … RS 32/271/67

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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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