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Edinburgh Burgesses
« on: Saturday 18 April 15 23:12 BST (UK) »
Im posting some helpful sources for researching Scottish burgesses due to my Edinburgh heritage, my main interest has been the rolls relating to Edinburgh, but I have included other places too. Most of them will be known, but its handy to have them in one place. First post will be of Edinburgh sources:

The following rolls provide the "right of burgess-ship or guild-brotherhood" (through the father's, spouse's father or apprentice master's name, noblesse oblige) , profession, date, etc.

Roll of Edinburgh Burgesses and Guild-Brethren, 1406-1700, ed. Charles B. Boog Watson.  Edinburgh: Scottish Record Society, 1929.
https://archive.org/details/scottishrecordso46scotuoft

Roll of Edinburgh Burgesses and Guild-Brethren, 1701-1760, ed. Charles B. Boog Watson.  Edinburgh: Scottish Record Society, 1930.
Roll of Edinburgh Burgesses and Guild-Brethren, 1761-1841.  Part I.--Abercrombie--Huie, ed. Charles B. Boog Watson.  Edinburgh: Scottish Record Society, 1933. 

https://archive.org/details/scottishrecordso53scotuoft
A-H only.
http://www.archive.org/stream/scottishrecordso53scotuoft#page/n1/mode/2up

Edinburgh (Canongate):
Register of the Burgesses of the Burgh of the Canongate from 27th June 1622 to 25th September 1733, ed. Helen Armet.  Edinburgh: Scottish Record Society, 1951.

Register of the Burgesses of the Burgh of the 1790 to c.1856 :archive of of Fraser, Stoddart, and Ballingall, Writers to the Signet: (NAS,GB234/GD232).

Book of records of the ancient privileges of the Canongate; Wood, Marguerite (Main Author) Edinburgh : J. Skinner, 1955

Edinburg Dean of Guild Accounts
The Dean's and the Guild's account books with burgess and wife names not found in the above named Edinburgh burgess rolls.
http://web.archive.org/web/20080602101740/http://www.scotsfind.org/guildry_access/guildry.pdf

https://sites.google.com/site/edinburghdeanofguild/home

Edinburgh Guildry
http://web.archive.org/web/20080602101740/http://www.scotsfind.org/guildry_access/guildry.pdf
DUFFUS of Edinburgh, Scotland/Murray/Coulter/Anderson/Cauvin/McGillivray/Carstairs
FALLEN, /Dunbartonshire & Partick /Cherry/Main/Gallacher
SCOTT of Gladsmuir/Pencaitland East Lothian
STEVEN of  Caithness, Edinburgh, Scotland/Campbell/Calder/McManus/Waugh/Hoy/Cadzian
McKENZIE of Glenisla, Forfarshire/Farquharson/Robertson/Jack/McNicol/Tosh

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