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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
JAIL Gaol
Gaol
Gaol
Mr Kilgour Town Clerk
Mr Soutar Writer
Mr Gillespie Governor of Gaol)
035 [Situation] About 5 chains S.W. [South West] from the Poorshouse
A substantial Stone building erected in 1844, It is fitted up for the confinement of 20 prisoners on the seperate system, & is superinteded [superintended] by a Governor (£70 per annum), Matron (£20 per annum) & 1 Warder. The prisoners are employed at maKing Mats & various other duties. CranK labor is resorted to for the refractory. It is a County Gaol
POORHOUSE Poorhouse
Poorhouse
Poorhouse
Poorhouse
Poors house
Mr Hay Architect
Mr Kilgour Town clerk
Mr Morris (albany cottage)
Mr Ross Governor
New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]
035 [Situation] About 5 chains N.E. [North East] from the Jail
A substantial stone building to which considerable additions are now being made, The original building comprised only the S E [South East] face with a few outbuildings, A great number of worKmen are now employed maKing additional buildings on the N North] & N [North] East sides of the present buildings, It was originally intended
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[Note Jail] -- Jail [Initialled] J.B.
[Notes Poorhouse] -- Trace 7
Poor's House with the word Poor in the genitive
could be correct but as the word Poor is both
irregular and plural, Poorhouse: not
Poorshouse should be used in the Compound word -- O,M O

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