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FRASERBURGH [town] Fraserburgh
Lord Saltoun
New Statistical Account
The Imperial Gazetteer of Scotland
003 Fraserburgh, a post-town, a sea-port and a burgh of regality, stands on the north-west side of the bay of Fraserburgh, and south side of Kinnairds head. 17 ½ miles north-north-west of Peterhead. 22 miles East of Banff and 42 North of Aberdeen. It was founded early in the 16 Century, on the Estate of Fraser of Philorth; and was constituted a burgh of regality in 1613. It no doubt took the name of Fraserburgh from Fraser of Philorth, either originally as lord of the soil or subsequently as the procurer of its charter and it seems to have very soon communicated its name to the parish. It is neatly built of a square form, with most of the Streets, which are spacious, crossing each other at right angles.
Numerous improvements have been made in recent times. Elegant and comfortable houses have been erected and new streets laid out
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Parish of Fraserburgh

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