List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Anstruther Wester
Anstruther Wester
West Anstruther
Mr. M. F. Conolly Chesterhill
Alexander McDougall Parish School
Mr. Gourlay Anster [Anstruther] Easter
Johnston's Co. [County] Map
027 [Situation] In the Eastern Portion of the County of Fife.
This is the Burghal part of the Parish of the Same Name. It Consists of a Main Street with lanes branching from it. The houses are of various heights - And occupied for the Most part by the proprietors - who are generally engaged in the fisheries for which the Burgh has obtained a local Celebrity. The Streets are Clean and the Burgh is lighted with Gas - And well Supplied with water In the Burgh Are the Parish Church & School - And the Town House - the Burgh as a Corporation was disfranchised in 1853 - And its affairs Are Managed by three persons appointed by the Court of Session. It is included in the St. Andrews district of Burghs in returning a Member to Parliament.

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58 Parish of Anstruther Wester.

[Note] From the present constitution of the Burgh it may be regarded as a Burgh of Barony of which the Court of Sessions acts as Baron and therefore the boundary of his jurisdiction is marked by the old municipal boundary. it is also a Royal Burgh including a district West of the Town which is included in the St. Andrews District according to the Reform Act of 1832.

[signed] James Ireland c/a [Civilian Assistant] 26th August 1853

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