List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
CROSS [Hamilton] Cross (ancient)
Cross (ancient)
Cross (ancient)
Dr. [Doctor] Fairbairn Effiescroft House
Francis Hamilton Esq T.C. [Town Clerk]
William Henderson Town Clerk
017.04 This name applies to the place where formerly the Fairs and Markets were held.
DUCHESS ANNE'S HOSPITAL Duchess Annes Hospital
Duchess Annes Hospital
Duchess Annes Hospital
Duchess Annes Hospital
Dr. [Doctor] Fairbairn
James Nisbet, Esq. Provost
Francis Hamilton Esq. T.C. [Town Clerk]
William Henderson, Town Clerk
017.04 An old house occupied by a number of poor families. Dr. [Doctor] Fairbairn informs me that it was built by the Duchess Anne about the middle of the 17th century as an Hospital, and had been occupied as such till about the beginning of the 18th century when it became disused as an Hospital, and ever since it has been occupied as a dwelling house. There are still 6 or 7 old individuals who receive about £8 per annum from the House of Hamilton in lieu of a house rent, who reside where they choose

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Dr. [Doctor] Fairbairn was the only person I could find to give me information respecting the above names. It so happens that William Henderson, Town Clerk & Francis Hamilton Esq. are confined very poorly to their beds. D.H.
This Hospital is not noticed in the history of Hamilton House or Palace.

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