The Shoremaster's Account Book 1753-1800.

From Martinmas 1753 (11th November)
To Martinmas 1800

The year end accounts for……… to………shown in the first table (s) prompted the question “How was the money that had been raised spent?”

In the Dundee City Archives there is a record of income and expenditure for 1753 to 1800 a cargo handling methods would have been similar in both centuries these later records offer some clues.

The records are bound in date order in a stiff cloth binding.
Pages are approximately 9.5 inches (24 cm) by 15 inches (38 cm) deep and have a hand ruled margin (or margins) for the date on the left hand side and three columns on the right hand side for the Pounds (£), shillings (s) and pence (d), at the rate of 20 shillings to the pound and 12 pence to the shilling.

Debits (Expenditure) are usually, but not always shown on the left hand page and Credits (Income) on the right hand side.

The accounts are in Pounds sterling not Pounds Scots. N.B. the expenditure and income figures may include balancing items.

Watermarks

There are three different watermarks: -

  1. Sieve marks only – 5 sheets (at start and finish), which may be the covering sheets when the accounts were bound.
  1. Accounts written on sheets marked capital letters “IV” – 40 sheets including one of the end sheets.
  1. “Crown & Fleur de Lys” with capital letters “IVC”, 42 sheets

General Comment

Accounts are usually expected to be Comprehensive, Accurate, and Transparent. These accounts are accurate to the quarter of a penny (farthing).
They are also a summary of sub-accounts, which may be numbered e.g. 1762/63. These would have been available to the auditors. However, the accounts for 1788/89 show a payment for stones of £480 to Mr Mylne of Mylnefield and a payment by him of £200. Since Provost Alexander Riddoch signed the audit the deal had his approval.

It is also clear from the names and titles of the Auditors that they were recruited from a rather small pool and that, in modern terms, their independence is not evident.
It is clear from the text of the audit of the last year (1800) that the accounting arrangements, which had lasted for a long time, were being changed. There is no indication in the text as to why or what the new system was.

Names of Auditors and those who have an identifiable role, e.g. Mason, Hammerman are to be found in the ‘sortable’ tables.

The first year’s entry is as follows: -

Title “from Martinmas 1753 to Martinmas 1754 The Shore of Dundie’s Revenue in Accot with John Haliburton”.

“The left hand page is headed “Dr” (Debits) and the right hand one “Cr” (Credits). Note. Money is recorded as £ s d and not in three columns as in the original.

‘Dr’ page as follows: -

To cash paid the expense of cleaning the harbour p (= per) particular accot (account) & rects (receipts).
  £ 47 6s 4d
To Do (= ditto – “Cash”) repaid Andrew Mitchell what he has laid out in setting up the West Beacon including a Boatfreight and sixpence paid – MS has blank space 17 cm (7 in) Tosh (the meaning of this word “Tosh” is unclear) for saving the iron work of the old one.
4s
To Do (Cash) allowed him for a pound of candles attending the sluice under night.
5d
To Do (Cash) paid Mrs Mathew p. accot (per account).
£1 2s 10½d
To Do (Cash) paid James Muir p. accot.
£4
To Do (Cash) paid Bell & How p. accot.
£2 8s
To Do (Cash) Andrew Tod p. accot.
2s 3d
To Do (Cash) paid William Mitchell p.accot.
6s 4d
To Cash paid by Provt (Provost) Wardroper’s orders for removing a part of the sleek (= slag? A marshy place) next the shorewalk & laying down rubbish and levelling it for a road.
6s 6d
To Do (Cash) paid for taking up of stones fallen off the West Head.
1s
Paid expense of a fire on the King’s Birthday.  
5s 3d
Stamped papers for Andrew Cook’s Bond.
6s 5d
To Cash paid Andrew Mitchell 46 weeks wages at 5 shills (shillings) p (per) week from the first of January 1754 to the 12th of November thereafter.
£11 10s
To Interest of £50 allowed by order of Council for advance of money to clean the Harbour.
£2 5s
To Salary as Factor on this Branch of the Revenue (i.e. salary as Shoremaster) from Martinmas 1753 to Martinmas 1754 - £32 Scots.
£2 13s 4d
  Total for year
£72 17s 4d

 

Cr Page

By Cash from Andrew cook for the Tonnage, Anchorage & Beconage sett to him from Martinmas 1753 to Do 1754.
£ 50 1s 8d
Balance due to the Compter (i.e John Halliburton & carried forward to next Years Account.)
£ 22 15s 8d
Total for Year
£ 72 17s 4d

 

Audit transcript for years 1753 to 1759

“At Dundee the twenty eight day of April One Thousand seven hundred & sixty. The Accompts of John Haliburton as Factor for the Shores Revenue from Martinmas one thousand seven hundred & fifty three to Martinmas one thousand seven hundred & fifty nine contained on the twelve preceding pages these audited and approved off (of) and the Council find a Balance due to the said John Haliburton of Twelve Pounds eighteen shillings & one penny sterling. Money for which they appoint him to take credit in his next accots (accounts). The said John Haliburton has delivered up to the Councill the whole instructions of the foresaid accots which are put up in the Shore’s press (usual meaning of “Press” is a cupboard on the wall – in this instance with a lock – equivalent to a safe)            and the said accomps are hereby approven of & Discharged”.
This with some variation is typical of these audited records.

The audit for 1753 to 1759 was signed by: -

Willm Marshall * Geo: Yeaman Provost  
  Geo: Kinloch Bailii (Bailie)
  Patrrick Yeaman Colr (Councillor)
  And: Wardroper Shore mr (Shore Master)
  John Fferguson Councr (Councillor)
  James Moor Counsler (        “        )
  Geo: Triall Councr (        “        )
  David Hay Councler (        “        )
  John Rollo Councler (        “        )
  Patt Lyon Councellor (        “        )

 

* There is a mark after Marshall’s name but it may be the cleaning of the quill pen – or it could be a “B” (for Bailie?)


Transcript of the year 1788/9 which was a year of High Spending.
Title “The Shore of Dundee in Acct with Robt Patullo Shoremaster from Mart (Martinmas) 1788 to Mart 1789.
The left hand page is headed “Dr” (Debits) and the right hand one “Cr” (Credits). Note, money is recorded as £ s d and not in the three columns as in the original.
Dr page as follows: -

To cash paid (to) Mr Myle of Mylnefield for stones for building of the New Southeast Pier p (per) acct. 
£480
To (cash) paid (to) Mr Robbie in part of the Mason work p (per) Measurement of Contract
£267 3s.
To (cash) paid Freights of Boats
£57 3s 4d.
Pd John Young & John Duncan p (per) Accott.
£32 10s 6d
Pd Rankine & McNicol  Do. (ditto)
£20 4s.
Pd William Lyell Do.
£6 7s 2d
Pd John Guild Do.
£13 3s 6d
Pd Adam Clark Do.
6s 2d.
Pd John Bennet Do.
£2 2s.
Pd James Nicoll Do.
6s.
Pd Thomas Webster Do.
9 s 10d
Pd William Kid Do.
18s 6d
Pd James Lundie Do.
£1 15s 3d
Pd Mrs Patrick Do.
£1 5s.
Pd Bell Balfour Do.
4s 6d.
Pd Mr Thornton Do.
18s 9d.
Pd John Simpson Do.
£13 4s.
Pd William Bisset Do.
£3 13s 7d.
Pd John Guild Do.
£1 7s 6d.
Pd Young & Duncan Do.
£6 18s.
Pd Tomas Edward attending Bason Do.
£2
Pd Rankine & McNicoll.                 Do.
£7 16s 8d
To sumories (= sundries) Articles paid out per small book no Vowhers (Vouchers).
£12 14s 11d
Shore Masters salary £5 Stirg (sterling).
£5
(Total) 
£ 943 10s.

 

Under the Total a line has been drawn across the page and the following note made: -

Total Amt (Amount) of the measure of the Mason work of the South East Pier agreeable to Contract (agreed for the Contract).
£ 314 – 10s – 6d.
Paid by R. Patullo as above.
£ 267 – 3s.
Balance due to A McRobie.
£ 47 – 7s – 6d

 

Cr Page as follows: -

By Cash from Patrick Smith Treasurer at times
£ 305 – 14s – 6d.
By Cash Do. (Ditto) from Mr Mill of Mylnfield. 
£ 200
Ditto Cash from Do. In Full.
£ 437 – 15s 6d.
Total
£ 943 – 10s.

Note “Mr Mylne of Mylnfield” also received £ 420 payment for stones.

Audit transcript for year 1788 to 1789

“At Dundee the third day of April one thousand seven hundred and ninety years the preceeding Accounts of Robert Patullo late Shoremaster of the Burgh of Dundee from Martinmas One thousand seven hundred and eighty eight to Martinmas One thousand seven hundred and eighty nine. Having been audited and Approven of by the Town Council they found the same equal balanced and the whole Instruction of the said Accounts having been delivered up and put in the Town’s press the same are hereby discharged”.

The audit for this year was signed by the following together with the note (shown on the left hand side of the page in the original text).

Alexr Riddoch P (Provost)
Jas Johnston Bailie  
Patrick Smith Bailie  
John Guild Bailie  
James Wallitoniton (might mean “Wallington”) DG (Dean of Guild)
David Mylls Corl (Councillor)
Alexr Thoms Cour (Councillor)
John Patrick Shore (Shore Master)
Peter Kid Counr (Councillor)
John Cairncross Counr (Councillor)
Wm Puderiam Counr (Councillor)
Thomas Webster Counclr (Councillor)
Thomas Blair Counr (Councillor)
Nat Buist Counr (Councillor)
Tho Mawer Councr (Councillor)
Andrew Peddie Treasurer  

 

NB – The total measure of the Mason work of the southeast pier agreeable to contract amounts to
£ 314 10s 6d
p (Paid) by R Patulo as noted in his accd on the other side (of the sheet)
£ 267  3s
Deduce from the above advanced by D Myles for act of A Mr Robie
£ 9 5s 6d
 
£ 38  2s.
The above thirty eight pounds two shillings sterg (sterling) is due to Alex Mr Robie, Mason & must be paid by the succeeding shoremaster – as also the nine pounds five shillings and six pence advanced by Dad (David) Myles together
£ 47 7s 6d.

 

  Tables giving a very brief summary of yearly expenditure
 
 
 
Year Items
£
s
d
1753/54 Expence of cleaning the harbour
47
6
4
  Paid for a pound of candles attending (to) the sluice under night
5
  Expenses of a Fire on the King’s Birthday
5
3
  Shoremasters salary Martinmas 1753 to Martinmas 1754 - £32 Scots recorded as sterling
2
13
4
   
1754/55 53 weeks wages 12th Nov 1754 to 11th Nov 1755 @ 5 shillings per week to Andrew Mitchell – probably equivalent to a foreman.
13
5
  Expense of a Fire on the King’s Birthday
5
4
   
1755/56 Masons work beginning and carrying on the New Pier on the East side of the Harbour
58
10
9
  A years salary to Andrew Mitchell
13
5
  Expences of a Fire on the King’s Birthday
5
4
   
1756/57 Expense of cleaning the Harbour
62
13
8
  Paid James Niccoll (mason) for work done on the West Side of the Harbour
2
10
  Paid James Niccoll for work done at the Pier at the Craig to the Westward
15
9
  Expenses of a Fire for the King’s Birthday
5
4
  A years salary to Andrew Mitchell
13
5
  Expense in setting down the buoy
4
6
  Shoremaster’s salary
2
13
4
   
1757/58 Aug 12th, Paid to Thomas Smart & James Niccoll for work done at the East Pier
91
9
  Paid (later in the year) to Thomas Smart & James Niccoll for continuation of their work at the East Pier
67
13
5
  Paid expenses of a Fire on the King’s Birthday
5
4
  Paid Andrew Mitchell’s salary
13
5
  Paid for bringing the buoy ashore to be cleaned
1
6
  Paid Charles & John Tosh for placing it right after being carried off by the tide to the westward of the harbour
2
  Shoremaster’s salary
2
13
4
  Paid expenses of a Fire on the King’s Birthday
5
4
Year Items
£
s
d
1758/59 Paid for setting down of the Buoy
4
6
  Paid for setting up the Beacon
3
1
  Paid expenses of a Fire on the King’s Birthday
5
4
  Paid Andrew Mitchell’s salary
13
5
  Paid Shoremaster’s salary
2
13
4
  Paid the Fraternity of Seamen Interest due them at the preceding Martinmas 1759 on £150 borrowed as in last year accott (account)
9
   
1759/60 Paid expense of cleaning the Harbour
59
2
6
  Paid for carrying on the works at the New pier on the East side of the Harbour to Thos Smart & James Niccoll
134
17
2
  Paid James Niccoll for work done at the Craig etc
8
10
  Paid (cash) for recovery of a plank carried away by the Tide
3
  Paid And Mitchell wages for 4 Townsmen employed in casting (digging?) a canal at the East Side of the Harbour
9
  Paid for six soldiers employed thereat
13
6
  Paid to the Fraternity (of Seaman) one years interest rate due to them from Martinmas 1759 to Martinmas 1760 of £150 borrowed for the shore as in preceding accott (account). (Note previous year £9).
6
15
  Paid Andrew Mitchell’s salary
13
5
  Paid to a man assisting him to draw the sluices thro the year prsed (previous year)
10
  Paid salary (to Shoremaster?) for uplifting this branch of the revenue & carrying on the work this last year.
12
13
4

 

1760/61 Paid wages to man employed at cleaning the East
  Side of the Harbour per Andrew Mitchells accott of
4
5
7 5
  this date (June 20)
  Paid drink money given at different times during
5
  the work
  Paid setting up the West Beacon
5
3
  Paid setting up the East Beacon
6
8
  Paid Charge for the fire on the King's birthday
6
4
  Paid Andrew Mitchell's salary @ 5 shillings per
13
5
  Week.
  Paid for a man to assist in drawing the sluices thro the year
15
  Paid (Shoremaster) salary as a Factor
5
  Paid 1.5 years interest from Whitsun 1760 to Martinmas 1761 of £60 borrowed of Steven's Mortification as accounted for
4
1
Year Items
£
s
d
1760/61 cont Paid 1.5 years interest of £55 11 shillings one and one third penny borrowed of Provost P. Yeaman in like manner
3
15
   
1761/62 1761 February 27, Paid John Downie for assisting to draw the sluices thro the year per receipt
15
  Paid Andrew Mitchell for work at the new pier - £2. 8s 7d; £4 3s 4.5d; £4 10s 1 1.5d; £4 15s 7.5d; £4 14s 2.5d; £4 14s 10.5d; £4 15s 5.5d; £4 12s 11.5d; £4 14s 7.5d; £2 19s 7d; £3 Is 10.5d; £2 19s 7d; £3 17s 1 Id; Total 13 payments from November to August. Further payments were made for the work on the new pier together with a salary for the year of £13
52
10
7.5
  Paid John Lyon for expence of a fire on the King's Birthday (This is the last recorded payment for the fire)
7
1.5
   
1762/63 Paid for a 20 foot plank at 2d per foot
3
4
  Paid James Stuart for saving 20 foot of timber
11.5
  Paid 12 men laying the foundations of 3rd opening in the East Pier
3
  Paid the Masons & Labourers drink in finishing the East Pier
3
  Borrowed £100 str (sterling) from the Guildry by Order of the Council
100
  To Juan (Join?) of glas brok in John Lamb's ship by the work
6
   
1763/64 Borrowed from Ann Hume per J Fr's (shoremaster) Acceptce
27
15
4
  Borrowed from Mrs Mary Yeaman per Do (ditto) 25.5.1764
60
  Paid 4 days of a man mending the Shore Walk
2
8
  Paid 2 Tides of 4 men taking stones out of ye Harbour
3
4
  Paid Ann Humes bill with interest 1.11.1 764
28
7
10
   
1764/65 Paid for carriage of the crane from Peep o' Day (Lane?)
1
3
  Paid for 2 men filling up holes in ye Piers
2
  Paid for 3 days work of one man tarring the bridges Palls (mooring posts) & railes
3
  Paid for 2 lib (pounds weight) candles for going to the Basons at night
11
   

 

Year Items
£
s.
d.
1765/66 Paid cash for a log for a Pall
10
  Paid 2 men for 2 days setting up the Pall
3
4
  Paid bread & drink to the workmen
6
  Paid Thos Baillie for setting up the West Beacon on the 20th March 1764 omitted before
4
2
   
1766/67 Paid Andrew Mitchell's accott (account) for setting the Beacons
14
  Paid a man for levelling the Walk before the Wharehouse
1
  Paid Alexr Airth for Iron Work for the Beacons
4
15
4
  Paid 4 carts Blue Clay for the Bason
3
  Paid ropework Compys (company) accott, Cordage & Shovells
10
10
  Paid Willm Hackney for 1A barrel tar & carriage
5
8
  Paid for a tar brush
10
   
1767/68 Paid Andrew Mitchell's salary
13
And Paid Shoremaster's salary
5
1768/69 Paid And Mitchell (for) 21b Candles
1
1
   
1769/70 Paid James Nicoll, Mason for the West Pier (account No 24)
79
   
1770/71 Paid Geo Gibb for carrying of the Sleek taken out of the Bason to the new takn (taken) in ground at the Chapel undone by the preceeding Shoer Mar per receipt
2
17
  Paid ditto (i.e Geo Gibb) for the south side of Bason that was fallen down
2
4
3.5
  Paid Geo Steel, Carter for carrying of the slak taken out of the Bison to the new takn in ground at Chapel
3
  Paid James Nicol, Mason accott for work done in the preceeding Shore Masters time
12
4
16.5
  NB Will Hakny refused to pay up the balance of his bill for this years shore dues being £16 Is 3d

 

Year Items
£
s
d
1771/72 NB Will Hakny refused to pay up balance of his bill for this years shear dues being £23 1 s 8d.
  The audit of 13th June 1777 found that Geo Maxwell Shoremaster was owed £11 lls 1d - paid 1st March 1 779 by Alex Riddoch, present Town Treasurer
   
1772/73 Income - for the Old Office House
2
10
  Debts due by the Shore Revenue (shoremaster)
67
5
1
  Paid James Milne for going to Boness (Bo 'ness)
1
   
1773/74 Largest single item of this year out of total spend of £133 3s. 3.5d was to James Nicoll in full of this agreement (on Nov 22, 1774)
15
  The next largest was also to James Nicoll (on June 1 1th 1773) for part of his agreement for building the sluice and part of the walls of the Bason (Total £25)
10

 

1774/75 Paid Rob Milne for Candles
1
1
   
1775/76 Paid Geo Gibb for mending the Beacon 12s 8d & 4s 2d
16
10
  Paid 2 boatmen taking beacon on shore
1
  Paid Geo Gibb for expenses at Beacon 17s 8.5d, wages 3s l0d
1
1
6.5
   
1776/77 Paid Andrew Pen for work done at the Cutt through the rock at the Craig from 1 6 Jan 1 777 to July
67
11
6
  Paid John Simpson, Mason for said peer (pier)
32
11
3.5
  Paid Labourers cleaning harbour
14
17
2
   
1777/78 Paid John Adamson, Mason
26
9
  Total Income & Spend
60
10
10.5
   
1778/80 Two years total Income & Spend
60
  (Largest single item –I Alex Airth, Hammerman
14
4
  Paid Andrw Wood Boatman for his attendance at the two Beacons putting up that was broke down in the winter storm
6
   
Year Items
£
s
d
1780/81 The largest item of expenditure for the year £190 8s 2d out of a total of £266 Is 7.5d was for work at the Craig Pier. The breakdown is as follows * -
190
8
2
  John Simpson, Mason
90
  David Hunter of Blackness for Stones
70
  Mr Myln of Mylnefield for Kingoodie stones
28
18
2
  Masons & Quarriers drink money
1
10
  Shoremaster’ s salary
5

 

1781/82 Paid Thos & Jas Dewchars, Masons for building the
94
  Peer (on the) South side of the Bason
  Paid Thos Mylne of Mylnefield for Kingoodie
78
15
6
  Stones
  Paid unloading Cartage & Driving said stones to the
16
3
10
  Peer
  Paid Adam Clark, Hammerman
14
9
4
  On 1st August 1783 - David Mylls signed that the
  balance due to the shoremaster John Patrick for this
  year had been paid by Alexander Riddoch,
  Treasurer
50
1
4
   
1782/83 Patrick Maxwell was Shoremaster but David Myles acted for him. David Ford|Deceast/was the Treasurer but Alex Riddoch acted for him. The balance of£1143s9.5d due to David Myles at Martinmass 1783 was paid by Alexr Riddoch on 10th January 1784
114
3
9.5
  Total spend for the year
164
7
3.5
   
1783/84 George Dempster was Shoremaster for this year but David Myles acted for him. Salary remained at £5 )
5
  Total spend £78 14s 5d. Largest single item was paid to James Anderson and other Labourers cleaning the Harbour and Bason from 14th May to 29th September
52
9
3
   
1784/85 Thos Wood, mason had agreed a contract for £830 for arching and widening the East Pier. He had worked on this from 10th July 1784 to 17th September 1785. He was dismissed the work from this date by Order of the Council being paid a total of
727
17
7

 

Year Items
£
s
d
1784/85 cont The work was completed under the inspection of Baillies Riddoch, Myells, Samuel Bell and the compter (Alexr Pitcairn, shoremaster?) for £1 14 Is
114
1
  Total Cost £841 18s7d
841
18
7
  Total expenditure for year
930
14
6
  Income for this included Sundry orders on the Town's Cash accott with the Dundee Banking Company
500
  And borrowing from the Fraternity of Seamen
200
  The Harbour account paid interest on the Town's Cash Account from 10th November 1784 to 21st February 1785
4
13
0
  Cash for stampt Receipts
2
4
   
1785/87 Expenditure for 85/86 of which the 3 biggest items were
259
6
6.5
  Paid John Barry, Mason for Building Piers
80
  Paid Rankin & Nicoll filling up new ground by agreement
40
  Paid (Mylne) of Mylnefield for stones
36
3
9
  Expenditure for 86/87 of which the 3 biggest items were: -
192
16
2
  Paid Mylnefield for stones
45
12
8
  Paid Hegart & others building Pier at Yeaman Shore
37
7
  Paid John Mitchell, Mason
17
1
11
   
1787/88 Paid Thos Rankin & David McNicoll & other Labourers
27
17
8
  Paid for two shovels — 5s 8d & for a cartload of Clay-8d. (+0.5d?)
6
4.5
  Paid Andrew Badger for 12 bolls Lime & Cartage ofDo(=ditto)
1
11
6
  Paid Daniel Morgan for 1930 cartloads of rubbish for the new ground
4
  Paid Shoremaster 's Salary
5
   
1788/89 Income from Patrick Smith Treasurer £305 14s 6d (cash) and cash from Mr Mill (Mr Mill & Mr Mylne are in different scripts - probably the same man) of Mylnefield £6371 5s 6d.
943
10
  Paid Mr Mylne of Mylnefield for stones for building the new South East Pier
480
   
Year Items
£
s
d
  Total Amt (amount) of the measure of the Mason
  work of the South East pier agreeable to contract,
  there is a note at the foot of the page that R. Patullo
  paid £267 3s of this
314
10
6
  The balance of £47 7s 6d was due to A. McRobie
  Paid for freights of boats
57
3
4
  Shoremaster's salary
5
   
1889/90 Income from Andrw Peddie, Treasurer
527
  Top 5 items of expenditure were to: -
  James Berry his acct (account) for building a pier on the North east side of the Harbour including stones & sundrie other toles (=toils/works) at the shore
298
  Alexr McRobie, Mason, balance of his acct for the South Pier
47
7
6
  James Berry his Acct for dyks (walls) round the new ground & a sihier thr do (= such other things?) ?? & stens include (included)
42
2
6
  Messrs Nicoll, Rankine Butler & other men their wages working in the Harbour all summer
37
17
  Duncan Hardie & Young for driving of Rubbish, Rubbish filling up new ground
37
16
   
1790/91 Income from John Cairncross, Treasurer £285 and
285
6
8.25
  by Balance due from A. P. (Andrew Peddie -
  Shoremaster) - 6s 8.25 d
  Top 4 items of expenditure were to: -
  James Berry for Mason work done to the shore
136
19
3.5
  William Doig for Iron work done to the shore
25
7
  Andrew Peddie & Co for wood for Fenders to the
24
4
8.25
  Pier
  Alex Drummond for 3198 Cart loads of rubbish
  drove from the Cowgate Yards to the new ground at
16
13
1 25
  the shore
   
1791/92 Income from John Alison, Treasurer and £1 6s back from Captain Ewing, damage done to Pier
83
13
3
  Paid Mrs Patrick one years rent to (=for) celler forgot by A Peddie (previous years Shoremaster)
1
5
  Paid James Berry, Mason
12
16
10
  Paid workmen for widning Canals in the Harbour
2
2
  Paid Thomas Miln Esqr of Milnfield (probably for stone)
18
4
3
  Paid David Patrick one years Cellar rent
1
5
Year Items
£
s.
d.
1792/93 Income from Thomas Webster jun, Treasurer
144
12
1
  The top 3 items of expenditure were to: -
  Andrew Prain for paving the Shore
35
  Andrew Peddie & Co (for) wood for the Shore
20
9
4
  James Gellatly (for) Smiths work
18
4
   
1793/94 Income from Thomas Webster, Treasurer
143
17
9
  The top 5 items of expenditure were to: -
  James Gellatly, Hammerman
14
18
4
  Labourers cleaning the Harbour and working at the Yeaman Shore - in Total
11
7
  James Berry, Mason
65
11
3
  Thomas Miln Esqr (probably for stone)
16
3
9
  Shoremasters salary
5

 

1794/95 Income from Thomas Bell, Treasurer
206
14
10
  Top 3 items of expenditure were to: -
  James Berry, Mason
112
7
7
  Alexander Kidd depy (deputy) shore master
25
  William Hackney for acting Shoremaster from Martinmas 1795 to do (ditto) 1796
20
   
1796/97 Income from James Marr, Esqr, Treasurer
140
9
6
  Top 5 items of expenditure were to: -
  James Berry, Mason
44
13
1
  Alexr Kidd depy (deputy) Shoremaster
22
11
2.5
  Andrew Peddie & Co (probably for wood)
20
11
7
  James Gellatly, Hammerman
23
9
  Alexr Kidd depy Shoremaster sundries for cleaning the Harbour etc.
17
8
9.5
   
  Note - Thomas Wise Shoremaster had his £5 salary

 

1797/98 Income from Thomas Webster jun, Treasurer
135
6
5
  Top 3 items of expenditure were to: -
  James Berry, Mason
47
18
4
Year Item
£
s.
d.
1797/98 cont Andrew Peddie & Co (probably for wood)
34
6
5
  James Gellatly, Blacksmith
31
1
  A minor item was for greese (grease) for the Bason for 1 2 months
6
8
   
1798/99 Income from Mr Andrew Peddie jun
240
18
5
  Top 5 items of expenditure were to: -
  Andrew Peddie & Co (probably for wood)
76
3
6
  James Berry, Mason
47
2
  Robert Sievwright dep (deputy) Shore Mr (shoremaster) for
  cleaning the Harbour £21 2s l0d and one half years salary due
31
2
10
  Martinmas 1799 - £10
  William Doig, Hammerman
35
1
10
  Bailie Guild's accott (no detail given)
21
6
  Note - Alexr Riddoch had his £5 salary as
  Shoremaster and also signed as an Auditor
   
1799/ 1800 Income from Kewans (probably Hewins) & Horn for old broom £4 10s. From Mr John Alison, Treasurer - £435 Is lOd NB - "pence" column is obscured by the binding on "Debit" page
439
11
10
  Paid May 1800, Rob Sievwright, money laid out on the Harbour to this date
12
12
  Paid Rob Sivewright years salary
20
  Paid James Berry, Mason for East Pier
180
13
  Paid James Berry for Craig Pier
106
  Paid William Doig, Hammerman
36
13
  Paid one years salary for running the Beacon
4
  Paid one years salary (for) cleaning the necessary house (toilets)
1
10
  Paid James Taylor, Brewar - £7 8s & £13 18s -Total £21 6s.
21
6
  Paid George Bowman Cellar rents
2
5
  Paid William Doig, Hammerman
36
13
  Paid Patrick How, Wright
13
13
  Paid David Ramsay, Cooper
2
3
  Paid Thomas Nicoll, Blockmaker
13
7
  Paid Shoremaster’s salary
5