List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
STRATHMIGLO [village] Strathmiglo
P.G. Skene Esq. Pitlour.
Mr. J. Skinner.
Mr. Senior - Strathmiglo.
Full. [Fullartons] Gazetteer [of Scotland]
016 [situation] On the N. [North] bank of the River Eden.
A considerable Village, about one mile directly north of the Lomond Hills, and situated on the level ground which forms the banks of the River Eden, commonly called the "Water of Miglo". It consists of one long irregular street, extending east and west, principally two story houses; with lanes diverging on both sides. It is a place of some antiquity, and is in old Records called "Eccles Martin", probably from the original church which stood in the centre of the present burial ground, being dedicated to St. Martin.
Strathmiglo was Constituted a Burgh of Barony in 1509, by a crown charter from James IV, [4th] and confirmed about 100 years afterwards by another Charter, by James VI.[6th] (Now in possession of the Feuars)
"After the passing of the act, abolishing heritable jurisdiction, in 1748, the superior having the power of nominating the Baillies, the Burgh of Strathmiglo fell under the sweep of that act and were consequently deprived of their magistrates, a want which they still continued to feel. Notwithstanding that the Burgesses have again fallen into the state of simple feuars they are still fully vested in the property which belonged to the Burgh.
The affairs of the Burgh are now managed by a committee of the Feuars, elected at an annual general meeting of their body and Consisting of a preses, six members and a clerk." Full. [Fullartons] Gazetteer
Linen weaving is the chief employment of the inhabitants of Strathmiglo & other villages in the Parish. Strathmiglo is not a Post Town, but there is a penny post office, subordinate to Auchtermuchty.

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35 Plan 16B Strathmiglo Parish.

Transcriber's notes

I have checked Fullartons Gazetter (p279 Vol II) for this page. The word "Preses" is used although I am not familiar with it.

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