Notes on Irvine Harbour, by ex-Provost John Paterson (1827-98), c.1880

From his notes, held by Irvine Burns Club, pages 116-137.
If quoting from this source, please credit ex-Provost John Paterson & Irvine Burns Club.

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The Harbour Trustees in 1896 were: the Magistrates, Town Council, Registered Convener of the
Trades, seven Shipowners annually chosen by Ship-owners, and four Traders annually chosen by
Qualified Traders [1896 Directory].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<end of John Paterson's notes on the Harbour>

Transcription by Ian J Dickson, Irvine Burns Club, 2013

The information above is also downloadable as a pdf document.

 

Other sources for research include:

James Paterson, "History of the Counties of Ayr & Wigton Scotland: Cunninghame, Vol. III, Cunninghame", 612pp, 1866, especially pp.264ff.,
reprinted 2001 by Heritage Books, Inc., Maryland, and partially accessible in Google Books,
also available in full at http://archive.org/details/historycounties02pategoog

The Muniments of the Royal Burgh of Irvine, digitised by Cornell University Library
(http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924091787634/cu31924091787634_djvu.txt)

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