Sunday, 30 August 2015

Serendipity Sunday - St Cuthbert's Parish, Edinburgh

My 7x great grandfather John Tait lived in Edinburgh.  The apprenticeship record of his son James reads:

Tait, James, son to umq (deceased). John Tait fermorer in Sauchton, p (apprentice) to George Yorstoun, goldsmith (Burgess.) 14 Mar 1694
So this tells me John is a fermorer (physician) in Sauchton (Saughton). Where??
Further research reveals that St Cuthbert's Parish, in 1642 was quite vast and had 21 divisions. Numbers 10 and 11 say Saughton...

Early Days of St Cuthbert's Church - pg 19

Relevant Links
Early Days of St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh
New Guide to the City of Edinburgh 1797
Division and Subdivision of the Parish of St Cuthbert's 1833

Boundaries of counties and parishes in Scotland 1892

Midlothian 1912

Midlothian Maps

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