Saturday, 30 May 2015

1825 Trade Directory

Pigot's Highlands Directory 1825, Golspie
Golspie, in the parish of the same name is a small village, 39 miles north of Tain (Ross and Cromarty) and 64 south west of Wick (Caithness), chiefly inhabited by fishermen. Near this place is Dunrobin castle, the seat of the Marquis of Stafford, an ancient magnificent fabric, with all the elegance of modern accommodation. A fair is held at Golspie on the third Wednesday in October.
As with all our lists Mc and Mac names all shown as Mac.

Post Office

Golspie post master James Duncan, Jnr. The mail arrives from Inverness every night at ten, and immediately proceeds to Wick, whence it returns every afternoon at two, and departs immediately for Inverness.

Nobility, Gentry and Clergy

Stafford the Most Noble the Marquis of, Dunrobin castle
Suther Francis Esq. factor to the Marquis and Marchioness of Stafford

Tradesmen &c.

Alexander George, architect and builder Golspie
Anderson Jas. Willoughby, surgeon Golspie
Brander James, writer & Agent to the Marquis of Stafford, Golspie
Duncan, James, senior, Sutherland Arms, Golspie
Gibb Margt. Linen draper, Golspie
Macdonald Alexander, linen draper, grocer, Golspie
Macleod Andrew, Linen draper, grocer, Golspie
Pendreth Alexander, Corn miller, Golspie
Ross Andrew, Vintner, Highlander , Golspie
Ross, Angus, linen draper, grocer,. Golspie


Inverness, the Royal Mail leaves Helmsdale every forenoon at eleven, and Golspie every afternoon at two.
Wick, the Royal mail, leaves Helmsdale every morning at one, and Golspie every night at ten.
Thanks to Judy Meibusch, Australia, for transcribing the above.
page updated 01/03/2016

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