Person NameRoyal Burgh of Kirkcudbright; 1455-1975
ActivityGranted by David II to Archibald 3rd Earl of Douglas in 1369 when he became lord of this part of Galloway and remianed a Douglas possession until the forfeiture of their estates in 1455. Jedburgh was erected into a royal burgh by James II in 1455 and received another charter from Charles I in 1633. In the 19th century it was governed by a provost, 2 baillies, a treasurer, and 13 councillors. The incorporated trades were the hammermen, shoemakers, squaremen, tailors, weavers and clothiers.
Capital of Kirkcudbrightshire, situated on the left bank of the River Dee. National Grid Reference NX6851
A town, until 1975 in the county of Kirkcudbright and a royal burgh until 1975. A small burgh from 1930 until 1975. Burgh status was dissolved under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.
Kirkcudbright united with Dumfries, Annan, Lochmaben and Sanquhar to return one MP to the British parliament in the 19th century
Corporate NameRoyal Burgh of Kirkcudbright
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