List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
PERTH [city] Perth
New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]
Old Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]
Fullarton's Gazetteer
Johnston's Co. [County] Map
Stobies Co. [County] Map
Macfarlane's Plan of Perth 1792
Buists Plan of Perth 1765
Marshall's Hist. [History] of Perth
Peacock's Hist. [History] of Perth
Book of Book
097; 098 [Situation] On the western bank of the river Tay. In the parish of Perth.
A royal burgh the capital of Perthshire, situated on the west bank of the Tay in the central portion of a low lying plain of fertile or alluvial ground.
The town is very ancient and tradition which is recorded by the earliest historians of Scotland says that it was founded by the Roman under Agricola and antiquaries are generally of opinion that it is the same town which on Plotomeys map of the Britain is called Victoria, and there are many circumstances which would lead to this conclusion. The old part of the present town which will be seen by the "Site and remains of the City Walls" now shewn on the Ordnance plans was the shape of a Roman Camp, and Roman coins have been sometimes found in the
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Parish of Perth

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Plotomey = Ptolomey

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