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CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
LevelFonds
Ref NoMS 503
TitleExtracts from burgh records and other legal documents concerning the Chanonry, Old Aberdeen and text of William Orem's Description of the Chanonry
Date1660 - 1725
Extent0.04 linear metres
Creator NameOrem; William (-1725); local official
Administrative HistoryLittle is known about William Orem but that he was Conjunct Clerk of Old Aberdeen in 1691 and that he is thought to have died in 1725. A William Orem graduated MA in 1697. He is known for 'Description of the Chanonry, King’s College and the Cathedral in Old Aberdeen' in the years 1724 and 1725 which was available for many years in manuscript form before it was published in 1791 and again in 1830.

Aberdeen was created a Royal Burgh by David I (1124 - 1153). Nearby Old Aberdeen was created a Burgh of Barony in 1498. The Chanonry in Old Aberdeen was the site of the original cathedral precinct.
DescriptionExtracts from burgh records and other legal documents concerning the Chanonry, Old Aberdeen, late 17th century; text of William Orem's Description of the Chanonry, 1724 - 1725.
AccrualsNone expected.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThe records are available subject to the signed acceptance of the Department's access conditions.
LanguageEnglish
Physical DescriptionNo physical conditions affecting use of collection.
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Persons
CodeName
NA15890Orem; William (-1725); local official
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