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Brechin Diocesan Library: Miscellaneous Papers and Volumes

1600 - 2008

1

Brechin Diocesan Library: Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Printed Papers

1592-2008

1

Title deeds of lands within the city of Brechin, 1592 and 1627-1673: particularly the Kirkwynd lands and lands of Clayshade.

1592-1673

1

Disposition by Mathew Dempster, citizen of Brechin to Thomas Low, cordiner, citizen thereof. Brechin.

5 June 1592

2

Instrument of sasine in favour of John Murtoun as heir to his father William Murtoun.

16 May 1627

3

Charter by John Murtoun, with consent of Thomas Ramsay to John Dempster, late of Balrowny and Euphemia Liddell, his spouse. Brechin.

16 May 1627

4

Instrument of sasine in favour of John Murray, citizen of Brechin.

6 May 1630

5

Charter by John Dempster, citizen of Brechin, with consent of Euphemia Liddell, his spouse and Thomas Ramsay to Elizabeth Watt, daughter of Euphemia Liddell. Brechin.

10 July 1630

6

Charter by Thomas, Bishop of Brechin in favour of Alexander Bisset and Charles Dempster, as trustees for the poor of Brechin. Brechin

15 November 1634

7

Charter by Alexander Carnegie of Crikstoun to Master David Carnegie, Dean of Brechin and Chaplain of the Chaplaincy of the Virgin Mary, his brother.

15 April 1635

8

Part of disposition by John Ramsay of Wester Ogill in favour of James Burnett, sometime in Saughine [?]. Brechin

9 October 1650

8a

Instrument of Sasine in favour of Mary Simpson wife of John Hay

April 1650

9

Extract service in favour of Cirstane Burnett, spouse to John Balfour, gardener in Fetteresso and Agnes Burnett, spouse to Alexander Spalding in Lochend as sisters and heir to the deceased John Burnett, sometime burgess in Brechin.

26 July 1661

10

Instrument of sasine in favour of John Gardner and Catherine Mather his spouse.

12 May 1669

11

Instrument of sasine in favour of Master David Liddell and John and Andrew Liddell.

18 September 1673

12

Part of disposition by James Balfour, merchant burgess in Aberdeen to George Lindsay, merchant burgess there

n.d.

2

Baptism Register

1723-1780

3

Statements of seat rents of the Episcopal meeting house at Redmire. List of Communicants at Redmire and Drumlithie.

1761-1815

4

Correspondence and miscellaneous printed papers mainly addressed to Walter H. de Voil, Dean of the Episcopal Diocese of Brechin

c 1931-1969

5

Legal papers

1858-1859

6

Miscellaneous pamphlets, printed papers, circulars, newspaper cuttings.

c 1710-1975

7

Miscellaneous papers, fragments etc., found in printed works in the Brechin Diocesan Library.

1645-1954

8

Envelope containing 'contemporary copies of two documents of 1744', both from Reverend David Fife, "intruder", in Seagate Meeting House [Dundee].

1744

9

Miscellaneous papers relating to the election and collation of H.W. Jermyn, to the see of Brechin; 1875-1876. Includes list of the electors of the diocese of Brechin, 14 December 1875 and certificate of collation in favour of Hugh Willoughby Jermyn signed by the Bishops of Scotland

January 1876

10

'A somewhat incoherent MS and typescript written after 1760. (MS in Brechin Library, written by someone like Mr Dick and at about the same period'. Refers to the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion and its aftermath but the style of writing makes it almost incomprehensible. It may be a translation or copy from a printed work. Headed: 'Continuation Eleventh Section XVIII', also includes 'sections XXIX and XXX'. Begins: "An officer was likewise found whom we too shall name Sir John Cope ..." Ends: "The human mind ... It is but criminal, as it neglects the wisdom with it or Prostitutes that which it ought to protect in virtuous practice. Catterinal".

c 1760

11

Miscellaneous papers and correspondence with no apparent common factor.

1746-1895

12

Correspondence relating to the Episcopal Church at Laurencekirk, 1854-1874, particularly as to controversy over Scottish Communion Office.

1854-1874

13

Presentations and petitions with related correspondence c.1851-1875. Also includes petitions, agreements, correspondence relating to church buildings, cemeteries etc.

c 1782-1876

1

Contract of agreement between Walter Bain, Mason in Dundee and Dr James Hutcheson, Physician of Edin banks, 1782 for work by the former on the land lying south side of the Overgate and immediately on the west side of the Overgate well. Gives specific description of work to be carried out, materials used and payment required.

1782

2

Presentation by members of the vestry, in favour of Albert W. Loinsworth to St. Mary's Episcopal Chapel, Broughty Ferry

1851

3

Letter, 27 December 1863, Lochlee, Alexander Simpson to Bishop Forbes. Relates to extract from "the late Rev. Davidson's register, Lochlee" [not enclosed].

27 December 1863

4

Presentation by members of the vestry, in favour of James Crabb to St. Andrews Church, Brechin, 1865. Includes related extract from minute of meeting of St. Andrews Chapel, Brechin, 9 May 1864; relating to same.

1864-1865

5

Draft of dedication in the hand of Bishop Forbes with additional notes in unidentified hand, "Copy of Chapel Licence in February 3, 1866", dated 1865.

1865-1866

6

Presentation by George, James and Robert Masson, Alexander and James Christie and Alexander Lees, in favour of William Hatt to the Episcopal Chapel at Muchall's, 1865; with annotation in different hand, 'Formally granted 18 September 1868.

18 September 1868

7

Presentation by Andrew Nephew, David Taylor, Alexander Stephen and Andrew Stephen all of Catterline, in favour of Thomas Barr to the Episcopal Church of St. Philips, Catterline

1869

8

Presentation by Alexander Gibbon, Laird of Johnston in favour of F.P. Flemying to St. Laurence's Church, Laurencekirk

1870

9

Copy of letter by the vestry of St. Laurence Church to Alexander Gibbon Esq., of Johnston, 1871. Expresses dissatisfaction with Dr Flemying's incumbency and the unfinished work of rebuilding the new church.

1871

10

Petition by Alexander Gibbon of Johnston presenting William Walker to the Episcopal Church of St. Laurence's, Laurencekirk

1871

11

Presentation by Alexander Gold, James Will, James Caithness, James Watt and David Mitchell in favour of William Presslie to the Episcopal Church at Lochlee, Tarfside

1871

12

Presentation by Sir Thomas Gladstone, Baronet of Fasque in favour of Rev. Andrew Belcher to the Chapel of St. Andrews, Fasque, proposed by Sir Thomas Gladstone, Baronet of Fasque

1872

13

Presentation by members of the vestry in favour of Herbert Henry Flower to St. James, Episcopal Church, Stonehaven

1874

14

Presentation by Alexander, Bishop of Brechin, in favour of John Thompson to St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Lochee

1875

15

Presentation by Alexander Gibbon of Johnston, in favour of D'Arcy Simpson to the Episcopal Church of St. Laurence, Laurencekirk proposed by Alexander Gibbon

1875

16

Presentation by members of the vestry in favour of George McKinnes to the Episcopal Chapel, Broughty Ferry

1877

17

Appeal submitted by the congregation to the Bishop of Brechin for a permanent incumbent to be appointed to St. Mary's Cove, Aberdeen. Includes signature of the congregation

18

Petition by the congregation of St. Mary's Cove of James Dunbar to be appointed to St. Mary's Cove Mission

19

Copy of epitaph to the memory of the late Rev. Bishop Watson on his gravestone in the churchyard of Laurencekirk, d.1808; "The Stone having became much defaced by the weather. It has been cleaned and recut in the lettering; Summer 1857".

1857

20

Pencil note on and transcription of 18th century inscription on parchment found during demolition of St. Laurence's Church, Laurencekirk

1871

21

Petition by Claude, Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, to the Rev. Hugh Willoughby Jermyn, Bishop of Brechin setting aside a piece of ground within the estate of Glamis to consecrate as a cemetery.

1876

22

Agreement by [members of the congregation] of the Episcopal Church in Brechin to subscribe to the expense of building a new church; with list of subscribers and sums paid.

23

Petition by the Directors of the Western Cemetery, Dundee to the Bishop of Brechin, requesting that the land be consecrated as a cemetery; Dundee 1852. "Consecrated by us, Alex, Bishop of Brechin".

1852

24

Deed of dedication of "New Cemetery" at Brechin by Hugh Willoughby Jermyn, Bishop of Brechin

1882

25

Form [of service] of consecration of Brechin Cemetery

15 March 1882.

26

Plan of the addition to the Brechin Burial Ground

1877

14

Letters; [23] addressed to William Murray, incumbent at Muchalls, mainly relates to Murray's dismissal by Bishop Gleig from Muchalls and his subsequent financial difficulties. Includes references to publication by him.

1826-1837

15

Printed papers of the Scottish Episcopal Church Society

1852-1871

16

Scottish Episcopal Church Society: Reports and minutes of the sub-committee on finance. Also printed papers relating to the Church Finance conference.

1873-1875

17

Drafts of correspondence between Lord Kinnaird and Anthony A. Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury K.G.

1876

18

NRAS suvey 2702 [microfiche copy] and extract from NRAS survey 1500 relating to Bishop Forbes

c 1990s

19
2

Brechin Diocesan Library: Miscellaneous Manuscript Volumes, Commonplace Books and Scrapbooks

c 1600-1962

3

Brechin Diocesan Library: Miscellaneous Sermons

c 1730-1836

4

Brechin Diocesan Library: Sermons of Thomas J. Holland, Rector of Laurencekirk

1913-1948

5

Brechin Diocesan Library: Tracts, Prayers, Treatises and Lectures

c 1709-c 1939


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