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Stonehaven [continued from page 1] procurator-fiscal and two officers. The superior of the town, the magistrates, and three feuars chosen annually, are, with the Member of Parliament, the sheriff, and the convener of the county, commissioners under the Harbour Act of 1825. Previously, the harbour revenue formed part of the 'common-good'. The present amount of it has been already stated. The revenue, separate from the harbour dues, about £30. The town is charged by the Convention of Royal Burghs with the sum of £4 - 1O s [shillings] 4d, [pennies] annually, for the privilege of trade, and this is assessed among the traders. P. [Page] 229 - 30 - New Stat Act [Statistical Account]) "Herring fishing is now prosecuted with enterprise at Stonehaven, where curing establishments have been formed" (Ibid 224) Cotton and linen weaving is carried on pretty extensively at Stonehaven, under the agents of several houses at Aberdeen. A good many females find employment in this way, and of the men so employed in the winter time, some become fishermen in summer, particularly during the herring season" (Ibid 227.) The manufacture of coal gas was lately commenced at Stonehaven by a joint stock Company, with a capital of £2500. The works, though on a limited Scale, are very complete, and the gas produced is of the best quality, and is now used in lighting almost every shop and dwelling-house in both old and new town". (Ibid 227) "There is a weekly market at Stonenaven, on Thursday when butler, cheese, poultry, eggs, &c are exposed for sale. On that day there is a market for grain, during its season, attended by the farmers of the adjoining district, and in winter and Spring, for cattle. Immediately previous to Candlemas, Whitsuntide, Martinmas, and Christmas, the market is for cattle, feeing of servants &c [continued on page 3]

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