List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
BLAIRGOWRIE [town] Blairgowrie
James Anderson
The Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Baxter
The Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Fraser
Mr. Robertson
052 A considerable thriving town lying in the parish of the same name, on the West side of the River Ericht, about 16 miles north east from Perth. It has fortnightly markets for Grain and Cattle; and it is tolerably well laid out with a number of tidely kept streets and villas, besides graced with its share of Churches, School, Banks &c &c.

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"The only market-town in the parish is the town of
Blairgowrie, which was erected into a barony in favour
of G. Drummond of Blair, the then proprietor of the
Estate of Blairgowrie, by a Royal Charter from Charles I,
dated 9th July 1634. In the year 1809 the town was created
a free burgh of barony by a Charter from Colonel McPherson,
the feudal superior, whereby the burgesses were empowered
to elect a bailie and four councillors for the management
of the affairs of the burgh. The police of the town is regulated
by the provisions of the General Police Act & is under the Management
of the Chief Magistrate and four Commissioners. The town
is now well lighted with gas, supplied by a Joint Stock Company
established in 1834". New Stat: [Statistical] Account

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