Person NameRoyal Burgh of Elgin; c1200-1975; City of Elgin
EpithetCity of Elgin
ActivityIt was a royal burgh in the time of David I and received a charter from Alexander II. Elgin became the seat of the bishopric of Moray from 1224 when Bishop Andrew de Moravia settled his episcopal see at the Church of the Holy Trinity at Elgin.
Elgin Town Corporation in the 19th century consisted of a provost, 4 baillies and 12 councillors. The town council acted as the police commissioners and under a special Road Act for the burgh, as the road trustees for the burgh. The police force was separate from the county and consisted of a superintendent, a sergeant and 4 constables Trade in grain. Seat of the county sheriff court.
Situated on right bank of River Lossie. National Grid Reference ND2162
A town, until 1975 in the county of Moray and a royal burgh until 1975. A police burgh from 1833. A small burgh from 1930 until 1975.
Elgin united with Banff and MacDuff, Cullen, Inverurie, Kintore and Peterhead to form Elgin Burghswhich returned an MP to the British parliament
Corporate NameRoyal Burgh of Elgin
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