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Country Code GB
Repository Code 230
Repository Aberdeen City Archives
Reference GB230/C1/D1
Title Corporation of the City of Aberdeen/Royal Burgh of Aberdeen: Town Clerk's Department
Dates 1185-1984
Access Status Open
Description Burgh court roll, 1317; Council register, 1398 - 1883; Scroll council register, 1584 - 1585, 1597 - 1598, 1652 - 1657; Indexes to council register, 1398 - 1883; Municipal committee minutes, 1871 - 1884; Police committee minutes, 1871 - 1884; Town Council as local authority under the Public Health Act minutes, 1871 - 1884; Town Council as local authority under Public Health Act scroll minutes, 1871 - 1875; Minutes of individual committees, including Marches, Torry, Grammar School building, statue of King Edward VII, waste depot, emergency, distress, watch, mortification funds, and vegetable products, 1754 - 1975; Reports and returns, including schools returns, Abercrombie's report on the state of city streets, 1794, Inspector of Marches, report on City Hospital, and reports on valuations, 1858 and 1871, 1794 - 1871; Minutes, reports and papers of the Education Committee, 1860 - 1875; Grammar School visitation record, 1700 - 1872; Charters (alphabetical series), c1190 - c1851; Inventories of charters, 1772, 1851; Charter chest borrowing register, 1651 - 1733; Title deeds (numerical series), nd; St. Nicholas' cartulary, 1328 - 1574; Freedom lands cartularies, 1729 - 1936; County lands cartularies, 1756 - 1936; Burgh lands cartularies, 1876 - 1937; Cartularies, various, 1810 - 1959; Entries of vassals, 1729 - 1860; Tacks of mills and customs (cartularies), 1618 - 1775; Register of leases, 1737 - 1937; Articles of roup, contracts and agreements, 1804 - 1969; Draft dispositions - Footdee Squares, 1872 - 1913; Sasine register (protocol books), 1484 - 1679; Sasine register minute books, 1597 - 1618; Table of fees for Town Clerk, 1737; Sasine register dues books, 1915 - 1931; Sasine register dues cash books, 1916 - 1931. Letter books: incoming, 1552 - 1846; incoming supplementary, 1615 - 1827; outgoing, 1729 - 1846; Town Clerk's incoming, 1834 - 1975; municipal outgoing, 1847 - 1956; Police Department incoming, 1847 - 1936; Police Department outgoing, 1871 - 1953; Diseases of Animals Acts, 1904 - 1912; Town Council as local authority under Public Health Act, 1871 - 1884; Lord Provost's , 1930 - 1942; ordinary, 1936 - 1953.

Register of admission of burgesses, 1632 - 1796; Register of admission of guild burgesses, 1796 - 1974; Register of admission of trade burgesses, 1797 - 1973; Register of free burgesses, 1783 - 1975; Roll of burgesses, 1833, 1862 - 1900; Remits for entering craftsmen, 1821 - 1844; Register of indentures, 1622 - 1878; Registers of municipal electors, 1832 - 1915; Assessor's list of municipal non-Parliamentary electors, 1907 - 1914; Assessor's list of female municipal electors, 1895/1896; Municipal poll books, 1833 - 1871; Registers of Parliamentary electors, 1832 - 1913; Assessor's list of Parliamentary electors, 1906 - 1913; Burgh statutes, 1650 - 1683; Proclamation books, 1592 - 1857; Local acts of Parliament relating to Aberdeen, 1795 - 1940; Local acts of Parliament plans and books of reference, 1768 - 1862; Papers concerning local acts of Parliament, 1868 - 1930; Acts and parliamentary papers relating to Aberdeen Harbour, 1733 - 1940; Acts and parliamentary papers relating to railways, 1845 - 1915; Acts and parliamentary papers relating to tramways, 1878 - 1923; Miscellaneous local legislation, regulations and schemes, 1819 - 1960; Byelaws, 1861 - 1978; Memorials and opinions of counsel, 1726 - 1937; Papers relating to legal cases, 1718 - 1832; Papers relating to Kincorth estate competition, 1937; Registers of baptisms, 1838 - 1850; Index to register of baptisms, 1849 - 1853; Burial registers: St. Nicholas' churchyard, 1824 - 1925; St. Clement's churchyard, 1855 - 1927; John Knox churchyard, 1837 - 1894; Old Machar churchyard, 1863 - 1907; Mounthooly smallpox hospital list of patients, 1872 - 1874; Subject files, nd; Town Clerk's Department plans, nd; Scrapbooks, 1848 - 1974; Councillors' photograph albums, 1883, 1888; Films, nd; Copy acts of Convention of Royal Burghs, 1552 - 1669; Miscellaneous papers, including Old Aberdeen Miscellany, nd

Magistrates: Minutes, 1798 - 1971; Minutes of magistrates on appeals against assessed taxes, 1798; Register of ale certificates, 1828 - 1853; Subscriptions by street porters, 1838 - 1863; Regiser of licensed porters, 1864 - 1910; Register of licensed coal metters, 1833 - 1938; Register of hackney carriage owners, 1846 - 1900; Register of hackney carriage drivers, 1864 - 1912; Register of brokers' licenses, 1863 - 1906; Certificates for omnibuses, 1877 - 1903; Premises licensed under Explosives Act, 1879 - 1906; Register of applications for licensed premises, 1949 - 1966; Certificates of registration of nursing homes, 1939 - 1970.

Baillie Court: Court books, 1572 - 1691; Court diet books, 1731 - 1779; Register of delinquents, 1648 - 1685; Criminal court book (magistrates as sheriffs within royalty), 1738, 1783; Enactment books, 1701 - 1854; Incarceration and liberation books, 1625 - 1829; Propinquity books, 1637 - 1777; Burgh register of deeds, 1569 - 1710; Burgh register of deeds (second series), 1809 - 1880; Registered deeds, 1597 - 1880; Register of deeds minute books, 1569 - 1880.

Justice Court: Minutes, 1657 - 1783; Accounts, 1657 - 1744.

Admiralty Court: Court book, 1730 - 1796.

Treasurer's records: Accounts, 1577 - 1812; Stent rolls, 1576 - 1835; Receipt book of teinds, 1683 - 1729.

Master of Shoreworks: Shore work accounts, 1596 - 1810; North Pier accounts, 1768 - 1780.

Master of Guildbrethren's Hospital: Accounts, 1607 - 1812.

Master of Mortifications: Register of mortifications, 1596 - 1864; Record of annuitants on mortification funds, 1860 - 1878.

Master of Kirk and Bridgeworks: Accounts, 1571 - 1812; Bridge of Don Fund accounts, 1640 - 1824.

Lands Valuation Appeal Court: Minutes, 1870 - 1951.

County of the City of Aberdeen Lieutenancy: Commissions to Deputy Lieutenants, 1899 - 1920; Copy certificates of Deputy Lieutenants, 1952 - 1975; Qualifications of Deputy Lieutenants, 1900 - 1918; Letter book, 1899 - 1903, 1904 - 1939.

County of Aberdeen Lieutenancy, Aberdeen Division: Minutes, 1827 - 1831; Militia list, 1828.

County of the City of Aberdeen Justices of the Peace: Oaths of allegiance, 1899 - 1984.

Miscellaneous records: Kirk session accounts, 1602 - 1663; Sheriff Court diet books, nd; Weavers' enactment books, 1729 - 1738; Echt and Midmar Road Trustees papers, 1806 - 1815.
Level Fonds
Extent 173.206 Linear Metres
Finding Aids Mostly listed to item level. Municipal committee minutes, title deeds, applications for licensed premises, registration of nursing homes, enactment books, certificates of Deputy Lieutenants and oaths of allegiance of Justices of the Peace unlisted. For Charters, Francis Shaw's 'Inventory of Writs and Charters', 1851, is still in use. Separate catalogue for articles of roup, contracts and agreements. Separate catalogues for legal and parliamentary papers. Separate catalogue for subject files. Separate catalogue for miscellaneous papers. Electronic list only for plans. Burials fully listed. Lists available in Aberdeen City Archives, Town House searchroom.
Language English Latin
Related Material For other material on the Town Council as local authority under the Public Health Act see Police Commissioners' records. Further Sasine material is held under Charge and Superintendence. For earlier Police material see Police Commissioners' records. List of free burgesses is continued by City of Aberdeen District Council from 1975. For further material on the Masters of Kirk and Bridgeworks, Mortifications, Shoreworks and the Guild Brethren Hospital, see GB 230 C/D2. Microfilm copies of some registers in City Archives; microfilm copies of registers from 1433 to 1468 held in Edinburgh University Library; list in ?Charters relating to the Burgh of Aberdeen? (Spalding Club), pp.407 - 409. List of council minute book material in Spalding Club, p.424
Associated Persons
NA4556Corporation of the City of Aberdeen
 

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