CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3861/4/4
TitleAccounts and vouchers, inventories and writs
Date1696 - 1951
Extent1 bundle
DescriptionLarge mixed bundle with late 19th-century label "XXI Not titled", containing:

Three sub-bundles of 20th-century accounts and vouchers:

1. Statements of rents 1940 - 1942

2. Cash account current, Trustees of Bishop Dunbar's Hospital to and withMessrs Peterkin & Duncan, advocates in Aberdeen 1942, with rent statements, vouchers, and list of payments to bedesmen 1942

3. Statements of rents 1944 - 1951

The bundle also includes a series of 18th-century documents mainly consisting of writs of property in Old Aberdeen associated with the names of Principal Chalmers and Mr John Forbes. These are numbered 9 -27 (incomplete):

Sasine in favour of Robert Forbes of one half of two tenements and 16 roods of land in Old Aberdeen, 5 December 1696

Various 18th-century dispositions and bonds in the names of Mr John Forbes and his family, Adam Thomson, William Barclay, George Donaldson, Margaret Watt, James Turreff, and Mr George Gordon

Copy charter by the Master of the Hospital in favour of Colonel John Middleton 1729/1903, cf. Bain section XIV

Inventory of household furniture received from Anna Ritchie, wife of Robert White, shoemaker in Old Aberdeen 1745

Inventory and appreciation of the timber and iron work of the houses […] lying in College Bounds and belonging to the Hospital of Old Aberdeen 1758

Inventory of writs of tenements of land in Old Aberdeen sold by Dr John Chalmers to Hugh MacLean of Coll 1770

Inventory of writs of town riggs of land sold by Principal Chalmers 1773

Also included:

Typed draft of Richard Bain's memorandum on the Hospital 1902 (cf. MS 3861/1/2/4) with amendments to 1930.
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