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CodeNA7954
Dates1506-1975
Person NameRoyal Burgh of Kintore; 1506-1975
ActivityKintore was created a Royal burgh on 4 February 1506 by King James IV (1488 -1513). It is believed that the town once possessed extensive lands but that these were transferred to the Earls Marischal in the 16th century. The Earl of Kintore exercised considerable control in the burgh up to the mid 19th century: there was no guildry and no incorporated trade, and the Earl built the jail and oversaw the town sergeant. By the census of 1831, there were eighty-six houses in the burgh. By the Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1833 (2 & 3 Will. IV, c.65) it and five other burghs were combined within the Elgin District of Burghs to elect an MP. Kintore was created a police burgh under the General Police and Improvement (Scotland) Act 1862 (25 & 26 Vict., c. 101). Burgh administration was carried out by police commissioners who were responsible for the cleansing, lighting, policing and public health of the burgh. Under the Town Councils (Scotland) Act 1900 (63 & 64 Vict., c. 49) the police commissioners were replaced by Kintore Town Council in January 1901. Kintore Town Council was abolished in 1975 under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c. 65). Its powers were assumed by Grampian Regional Council and Gordon District Council. These in turn were replaced by Aberdeenshire Council in 1996 under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39).
Corporate NameRoyal Burgh of Kintore
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