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1770/1 Freedom of burgh granted to John Mackenzie 1930

1770/1 Freedom of burgh granted to John Mackenzie 1930

Date Added: 06 June 2010 Year: 1930 Institution Name: dnhhl Cat No: | 2004_316_0922_6 | Picture No: 9126

Black and white photo of the front of the freedom of the burgh of Dornoch awarded to Captain John Mackenzie in 1770/1. Transcript below. Sent with letter dated Oct 29th 1930.

"At Dornoch the eleventh day of February one thousand seven hundred & seventy years. In presence of The Honble James Wemyss of Wemyss Provost, John Duncan Merchant, Capt James Sutherland of Oldany, Major George Sutherland Midgarty, Capt George Sutherland Rearquhar, Bailies, John Barclay Dean of Guild, & Dugald Gilchrist Treasurer & other permanent(?) Members of the said Councill & Comunities.

Compeared Captain John Mckenzie late Master of The Margaret & Betty of Aberdeen, who was created, admited & received free Burgess & Guild Brother of the said Councill & Comunity. With power to him from hence forward to hold & enjoy, all & Sundry Liberties, priviledges and Immunities thereunto belonging. And he being accordingly sworn conform to use & wont Did thereupon ask & take Instruments. Extracted by Hugh McCulloch Clerk."

Document was in the burgh document chest. (2204_316)

Dimensions: Height 159mm - Width 117mm


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