List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Stewart's Modern Geography
Burgh Boundary Reports for Scotland
Johnston's County Map of Aberdeen
Oliver and Boyd's Almanac 1865-66
Post Office Directory 1866-67
Fullerton's Gazetteer Volume 1
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"Of these, two retire from each ward every year, and their places are of course supplied by a new election. The number of Municipal voters during 1865 was 2825. By a Charter of Charles I., 1638, the Provost of Aberdeen, for the time being, is ordained high Sheriff and coroner, and the baillies, his deputy Sheriffs and coroners within the Town and Liberties. About the end of the 18th Century, an act of the Town Council devolved the powers of this Court on the 4 baillies, who have since that period sat successively for 3 months each, attended by a legal assessor - The Dean of Guild Court, is a burgh court established by the Council in 1609, who subsequently committed to it the duty of examining and reporting on the qualification of candidates for burgesships. Since 1833 the Dean and his twelve assessors have been chosen by the burgesses. The Dean is also custodian of the standard weights and measures. The Corporation of Guildry of Aberdeen is a very ancient body, and appears to have been in existence at the end of the 12th Century. The receipt of the City Treasury, for the year 1855 was £24,033.13.8, and expenditure for the same period, was £21,069.2.9. For police purposes the city and suburbs are divided into 9 wards each of which returns two Commissioners, who, with four Commissioners ex officiis, are intrusted with the power of carrying the police act into effect. The City Arms are gules, three towers, triple towered, within a double tressure, counter flowered argent, supported by two leopard cats, proper; the motto, is aro escroll above,
"Bon Accord"; and upon the reverse of the seal, in a field azure, is a temple argent, St Nicholas standing in the porch, mitred and vested proper, with his dexter hand lifted up to heaven, praying over three children in a boiling caldron of the first, and holding in the sinister hand a Crosier.
The edifices of Aberdeen, both public and private, are for the most part constructed of a very fine granite from the neighboring quarries; and those of the modern and principal streets are so clean, so massive, so uniformly surfaced, and reflect the light so clearly from the glittering mica of the granite as to look, on a sunny day, as if they had been hewn and polished from the rocks on which they stand. Union Street is about a mile long, spacious, straight, and elegantly edificed, well gemmed with public buildings, and altogether one of the finest streets of the empire. The other institutions of Aberdeen, educational, benevolent, religious, literary, and miscellaneous, and very many and various, and do great honor to the city. The chief are several free schools, several largely endowed schools, several partially endowed schools, a boys' hospital, a girls' hospital, a female orphan hospital, a ragged school, a house of refuge, a mechanics' institution, an asylum for the blind, a magdalene asylum, a number of mortifications and funds for behoof of the poor and the sick and the aged, a ladies' working society, a clothing society, females' society, a general dispensary, a saving's bank, a seamen's friend society, many missionary, tract, and sabbath-school societies, five public libraries, a medical society, and advocates' society, a shipmasters' society, and an agricultural society. But immensely the grandest Institution is Marischal College. This" [was founded by George Keith, fifth Earl-Marischal, in April 1593.]

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