List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
KIRRIEMUIR [burgh] Kirriemuir
Old Stat: [Statistical] Account
New Stat [Statistical] Account
Fullarton's Gazetteer
Oliver & Boyd's Almanac
D. Wilkie Esqr. Bailie
Mr. Black Writer
Estate Plans
031 "A burgh of barony, & a town of considerable antiquity and provincial importance, stands partly on level ground & partly on an inclined plain in the centre of the lower district of the parish to which it gives name. The town consists of several streets. Though containing numerous mean and and ungainly houses, it has an improved & thriving appearance, & gives indications of the presence both of taste & of successful industry, has many good shops, and is lighted at night with gas. Since the middle of last century, it has been the seat of an extensive manufacture of brown linen. No other trade than that of weaving is carried on. A Weekly Market, equal to any in Forfarshire, is held on Friday; & annual fairs for Cattle are held in June, July, Octr. [October] and Decr. [December] The town is a burgh of barony under Lord Douglas; but as a burgh, has neither property, revenue, nor debt. No taxes are levied, except some customs by the superior at fairs & markets The streets are kept in repair by the Statute labour conversion money of the county to which the inhabitants contribute. A baron bailie, appointed by the superior, is the only Magistrate. The burgh is under the charge of the County Police & all offences are prosecuted before the Sheriff. It is the seat of a small debt court"
Fullarton's Gazetteer.

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Kirriemuir [note]
in the Character for
Market Towns.
(By order)
[Signed] A. Gwin
Corpl. R.E. [Corporal Royal Engineers]

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