List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Anstruther Easter
Anstruther Easter
Mr. Gourlay. Bookseller
Mr. Scott. Merchant
Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Scott Anstruther Wester
027 [Situation] About 1 1/2 Miles East from Pittenweem.
A Considerable burgh having the Ph. [Parish] and burgh boundary the Same. originally it formed a part of the parish of Kilrenny. it is bounded on the east by Cellardyke on the North by Kilrenny and on the West by Anstruther Wester. As a town it is of great antiquity and was erected into a Royal Burgh by James VI but holds few of the Anstruther family - It is an irregularly built town Consisting of A Number of Narrow Crooked Street And Wynds etc. It is governed by a Chief Magistrate two bailies a treasurer, 9 Councillors and a Clerk - there is a weekly market held within the burgh every Saturday, and three Annual fairs - There is a good harbour. but can only be entered and left at Mid tides - The principal trade Carried on is fishing, And An Average of 50 thousand barrels of herring is Cured Annually -

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Ph. [Parish] of Anstruther Easter Plan 27A Trace 3

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