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Of the Borough of Rutherglen, its Charters, Set, Antiquities, &c., Part VIII. – pp.78-89.

TO the charters of the corporations are suspended seals, containing impressions of the Town-coat of Arms. It consists of the Virgin and Babe, attended by two Priests, holding up thistles in their hands. On the reverse is a ship with two mariners on board. In the modern seal the shop is placed on the back … Continue reading Of the Borough of Rutherglen, its Charters, Set, Antiquities, &c., Part VIII. – pp.78-89.

Of the Borough of Rutherglen, its Charters, Set, Antiquities, &c., Part VII. – pp.71-78.

BESIDES the education of youth, the morals of the people were strictly inspected by the Magistrates.      1668. “The Provest, Baillies and Counsell, considdering the frequent drinking and drunkennes of J—— P——, Cowper; and the severall abuses committed be him frequentlie; and that no admonitione, nor punishment, can gett him restrained theirfra. Whairfor the … Continue reading Of the Borough of Rutherglen, its Charters, Set, Antiquities, &c., Part VII. – pp.71-78.

Of the Borough of Rutherglen, its Charters, Set, Antiquities, &c., Part VI., pp.63-71.

THE following qualifications are requisite, in all who are allowed to vote for the Magistrates and Council, according to an act, in the year 1775, and recorded in the council books.      “ENACTED, that no person be allowed to vote for the Magistrates, unless he lives within the royalty; and none to be admitted … Continue reading Of the Borough of Rutherglen, its Charters, Set, Antiquities, &c., Part VI., pp.63-71.

Of the Borough of Rutherglen, its Charters, Set, Antiquities, &c., Part V., pp.52-63.

The following is a list of the Fairs of Rutherglen, with the times of the year in which they are, at present [1793], held. MARCH, first Frid. old style. Not frequented.  APRIL, last Frid. o. s.  JUNE, first Tuesd. after Trinity Sunday.  JULY, third Frid. o. s.  AUGUST, third Frid. o. s.  OCT. third Mon. … Continue reading Of the Borough of Rutherglen, its Charters, Set, Antiquities, &c., Part V., pp.52-63.

‘Selection from the Family Papers Preserved at Caldwell’ (1883)

This is a set I was convinced into by Alex so he could get me them as a birthday present. My maiden name is Caldwell and we thought it might make for an interesting peek into the history of the family of Caldwell, surnamed Mure. I've already uploaded the write-up from the  'London Quarterly Review' … Continue reading ‘Selection from the Family Papers Preserved at Caldwell’ (1883)

Of the Borough of Rutherglen, its Charters, Set, Antiquities, &c., Part IV., pp.37-51.

THE best frequented and, probably, the most ancient of all the fairs in Rutherglen, is the one called St. Luke's; it begins on the 3d Monday of October, old style, and continues the whole week.  FROM an old ballad published in Pinkerton’s collection of Scotch poems, 1786, author unknown, it appears that this fair was … Continue reading Of the Borough of Rutherglen, its Charters, Set, Antiquities, &c., Part IV., pp.37-51.

Of the Borough of Rutherglen, its Charters, Set, Antiquities, &c., Part III., pp.20-36.

CHARTAR in favour of Rutherglen, granted by the King and Parliament, ann. 1640.  In the Parliament, halden at Edinburgh, the sevintene day of november, the yeir of God Jaj vi & fourtie yeirs. Our Soverane Lord, and estates of Parliament, Ratefies, approves, and perpetualie confermis, The Charter of Confirmune, grantit be his maties umqle. darrest … Continue reading Of the Borough of Rutherglen, its Charters, Set, Antiquities, &c., Part III., pp.20-36.