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Scottish Burgesses, excluding Edinburgh
« on: Saturday 18 April 15 23:17 BST (UK) »
I’m posting some helpful sources for researching Scottish burgesses other than Edinburgh, which was in my previous post.
Published Burgess Registers
Aberdeen
Register of Guild Burgesses of Aberdeen, 1399-1631. Miscellany of New Spalding Club, I. Aberdeen, 1890.
Register of Burgesses of the Burgh of Aberdeen, 1399-1700, 2 vols., ed. Alexander Macdonald Munro.  Aberdeen: New Spalding Club, 1890-1906.
Register of Merchant and Trade Burgesses of Aberdeen, 1600-1700, 5 vols., ed. Frances McDonnell.  St. Andrews: F. McDonnell, 1994.
Register of Merchant and Trade Burgesses of Old Aberdeen, 1605-1715, ed. Frances McDonnell.  St. Andrews: F. McDonnell, 1994.
Register of Merchant and Trade Burgesses of Old Aberdeen, 1726-1885, ed. Frances McDonnell. 
St. Andrews: F. McDonnell, 1994.
Roll of Guild Burgesses of the Royal Burgh of Aberdeen, 1399-1631.  Aberdeen: s.n., 1890.
Extracts from the records of the Aberdeen Burgh 1625-1642'"
Published: Scottish Burgh Records Society, 1871
http://www.deansofguildscotland.co.uk/guildries/aberdeen/

Ayr
Burgesses and Guild Brethren of Ayr, 1647-1846, ed. Alistair Lindsay and Jean B. Kennedy, eds., The Burgesses and Guild Brethren of Ayr 1647-1846 (Ayrshire Federation of Historical Societies, 2002)

Banff
Burgess Roll of Banff, 1549-1892, ed. Frances McDonnell.  St. Andrews: F. McDonnell, 1994
Dumbarton
Roll of Dumbarton Burgesses and Guild-Brethren, 1600-1846 . . ., ed. F. Roberts.  Edinburgh: Scottish Record Society, 1937.

Dumfries
Dumfries Town Chamberlains' Accounts 1793-1801 and Dumfries Dean of Guild Plans 1892-1974
http://info.dumgal.gov.uk/HistoricalIndexes/Home/DisplayQuickSearchResults/6?page=1

Dundee
The Lockit Book of Dundee - The Burgess Roll 1513 to 2009
http://www.fdca.org.uk/Burgh_Records.html

Elgin
Burgess Roll of Elgin, ed. Frances McDonnell.  St. Andrews: F. McDonnell, 1994.

Glasgow
The Burgesses and Guild Brethren of Glasgow, 1573-1750, ed. James R. Anderson.  Edinburgh: Scottish Record Society, 1925.
https://archive.org/details/scottishrecordso43scotuoft
The Burgesses and Guild Brethren of Glasgow, 1751-1846, ed. James R. Anderson.  Edinburgh: Scottish Record Society, 1935.
http://www.archive.org/stream/scottishrecordso51scotuoft#page/n5/mode/2up
Glasgow   " Volume 1 (1573-1642) of 'Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Glasgow'" Published: Scottish Burgh Records Society, 1876
Glasgow  " Volume 2 (1630-1662) of 'Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Glasgow'"  Published: Scottish Burgh Records Society, 1881
 
Inveraray
The Burgesses of Inveraray, 1665-1963, ed. E. Beaton and S. W. MacIntyre.  Edinburgh: Scottish Record Society, 1990.

Kirkcudbright
Kirkcudbright Burgesses 1576 to 1975, ed. D. Richard Torrance.  Edinburgh: D. R. Torrance, 1997.

Lanark
http://www.deansofguildscotland.co.uk/guildries/lanark/
Perth
Burgesses of Perth, 1600-1699, ed. David Dobson.  St. Andrews: David Dobson, 2002.
The Perth guildry book, 1452-1601; Author: Stavert, Marion L.; Scottish Record Society

St. Andrews
Burgess Rolls of Fife, 1700-1800, and St. Andrews, 1700-1775, ed. David Dobson.  Westminster, Maryland: Willow Bend Books, 2000.
Burgess Roll of St. Andrews, 1700-1750, ed. David Dobson.  s.l.: D. Dobson, 1994.

Stirling
Stirling Burgesses, 1600-1902, 3 vols.  Available from the Scottish Genealogical Society.
Register of Burgess Entries 1659 – 1964 Stirling
Stirling Burgess List, 1700-1799 (Occasional monograph series / Central Scotland Family History Society) 1991 by J. Lockhart Whiteford

General information on burgesses and merchants, Scotland
Ancient Laws and Customs of the Burghs of Scotland. [By Cosmo Innes.] Scottish Burgh Records Soc. Edinburgh, 1868. H. B.
Miscellany of the Scottish Burgh Records Society. Edinburgh, 1881. H. B.
Records of the Convention of Royal Burghs. [1295-1738. By J. D. Marwick.] 6 vols. Edinburgh, 1866-90. H
Scottish Transatlantic Merchants, 1611-1785. Baltimore, Md.: Clearfield, 2007.
Canongate. Extracts from the Records of Canongate, 1561-1588. Maitland Club, Miscellany, II. 281-360. Edinburgh, 1840.
Burgh laws of Dundee, with the history, etc. of the guild of merchants and fraternities of craftsmen, Warden, A. J. London. 1872
Dean of Guild Accounts, National Archives of Scotland
Dean of Guild court records
The Dean of Guild Court in many burghs became the first effective “Dept of Planning” regulating building standards until 1975. Records include building plans and are a rich source of information about burgesses in various towns in Scotland. Dean of Guild court records for most burghs passed to local authorities in 1975 but some are held by the NRS:Dunbar (B18/19); Dunfermline (B20/14); Haddington (B30/16); Linlithgow (B48/11); Musselburgh (B52/7); East Linton (B75/2); Newport on Tay (B79/4).
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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Re: Scottish Burgesses, excluding Edinburgh
« Reply #1 on: Friday 23 March 18 16:00 GMT (UK) »
I have discovered that the Trades House has digitised their Burgess Roll from 1846 (just after Anderson's book ends) to 1956.   These records are not the full Incorporation records as many people now join more than one Incorporation, so they only really hold the mother Incorporation of the individuals.

On looking through the records I noticed that they have the names and details of the soldiers who volunteered to fight in the Boer War, all of whom received a free Burgess ticket.

Another interesting point to note is that there are lots of females in the records.   These were ladies who wished to acquire a Burgess ticket.   Sadly they were not allowed to join any of the Incorporations until about 2002.

The address for the records are:  https://www.tradeshousemuseum.org/trades-house-of-glasgow-books.html

The site holds lots of information about the Incorporations and also Glasgow.

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