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CodeNA6844
Dates1484-1975
Person NameRoyal Burgh of Sanquhar; 1484-1975; Dumfriesshire
EpithetDumfriesshire
ActivitySanquhar, Dumfriesshire, was a burgh of barony dependent on the Crichton family well before its re-erection in favour of Robert Crichton in 1484. In 1598, it was constituted a royal burgh by James VI.
In the 19th century Sanquhar was governed by a provost, 2 baillies, a dean of guild, a treasurer and 4 councillors.
The town enjoyed prosperity under the auspices of the third Duke of Queensberry.
Sanquhar is a small town and parish of Upper Nithsdale, Dumfries-shire. National Grid Reference NS7809
A town, until 1975 in the county of Dumfries and a royal burgh until 1975. A police burgh from 1890. A small burgh from 1930 until 1975.
Sanquhar united with Dumfries, Annan, Kirkcudbright and Loochmaben to return one MP to the British parliament in the 19th century.
Corporate NameRoyal Burgh of Sanquhar
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