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January to December 1815

The Court Officers from 6 October 1814

Dean of Guild
John Walker

Council
Robert Johnston, Old Dean of Guild
David Bridges, merchant
Robert Hall, merchant
John Inglis, mason
Thomas Beattie, mason
David White, wright

Mr. Patison, assessor

Procurator Fiscal, Alexander Ponton
Clerk, David Turnbull WS
Court Officer, James Mitchell

BOX: 1815/1   
WARRANT GRANTED: 10 January 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 10 January 1815.
PETITIONER: The Directors of the Assembly rooms: Gilbert Innes for them.
SITE: George Street, Assembly Rooms, behind.
PROPOSAL: To build gates at the rear and improve access for carriages.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation and plan of the gates.
Size: 45.7 x 30.4 cms.
Watermark: J Whatman 1811

BOX: 1815/2   
WARRANT GRANTED: 26 January 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 12 January 1815.
PETITIONER: William Wallace, builder.
SITE: Lawnmarket, corner with Bank Street, west side.
PROPOSAL: To open a new door to Bank Street.
NOTES: This petition was challenged by Robert Hall and Kinkaid & Mackenzie, merchants as trustees of the late William Hall, merchant. They entered a reclaiming petition on 2 February 1815 stating that the tenement in question had been damaged by fire in 1790 and as a result the gable wall to the east was supported by a new gable. They claim that the alteration will weaken this. The Court asked for a report from members: David Whyte, John Inglis and Thomas Beattie who stated there would be no danger.
DRAWINGS: 2 sheets.

Description: a. Plan and elevation of the ground floor.
Size: 47.0 x 29.1 cms.
Watermark: Edmeads & Co 1810

Description: b. Section of the entire tenement.
Size: 47.3 x 29.2 cms.

BOX: 1815/3   
WARRANT GRANTED: 26 January 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 22 December 1814.
PETITIONER: John Donaldson.
SITE: Lawnmarket, Milnes Entry.
PROPOSAL: Complaint about a stove.
NOTES: The complaint is against Henry Duncan, merchant who occupies the flat below as a printing house. He has placed a stove in his flat and the smoke is coming up through the floorboards. Thomas Beattie and John Inglis, members of the Court were asked to report and they did so in the negative. The stove was ordered to be removed and expences were awarded in April 1815. There is a letter here from John Wood, cashier to the Hercules Insurance office dated 16 December 1814 in which he refuses to insure the petitioner’s property until the stove is removed.
DRAWINGS: None.

BOX: 1815/4   
WARRANT GRANTED: 2 February 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 26 January 1815.
PETITIONER: Alexander Giles, upholsterer and builder.
SITE: 75 Princes Street.
PROPOSAL: Alterations to a shop front.
NOTES: The property is rented from David Shaw, WS. The proposal is to lower the window sills and erect a cast iron balcony.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation, plan and section of the shop front.
Size: 36.3 x 27.9 cms.
Watermark: C Ansell 1813
Draughtsman: [Alexander Giles?].

BOX: 1815/5   
WARRANT GRANTED: 23 February 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 15 February 1815.
PETITIONER: James Ritchie, builder.
SITE: Charlotte Square, east side, south of George Street.
PROPOSAL: To build the central tenement.
NOTES:
DRAWINGS: 2 sheets.

Description: a. Elevation.
Size: 27.4 x 36.5 cms.
Watermark: J Whatman 1806.
Inscriptions, recto: Signed Thomas Bonnar, Edinr. 30th January 1815 to certify that the elevation ‘corresponds with No’s 4, 3 & a part of No. 2 lots on the feuing plan and completes the south wing to George Street exactly corresponding with the north wing to George Street, the cornices, columns, dressings &c. to be made to the same moulds and patterns’.
Also headed: Elevation of Mr. Butterworth’s Houses East Side of Charlotte Square.
Inscriptions, verso: Produced with petn. for Mr. Butterworth. With a pencil drawing of an arch.

Description: b. Detailed plan of the ground floor.
Size: 28.5 x 40.0 cms.

BOX: 1815/6   
WARRANT GRANTED: 9 February 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 21 May 1814.
PETITIONER:  The Procurator Fiscal.
SITE: Greenside.
PROPOSAL: Complaint about the insufficiency of a tenement built by Robert Simpson, builder.
NOTES: The complaint is against Ebeneezer McGeorge, writer and messenger and refers to a group of tenements that appear to have been affected by settlement. He states that he applied to the Court to demolish and rebuild his tenement but that the warrant had been delayed because of the action of the Procurator Fiscal in dealing with a neighbouring tenement belonging to John Purves, smith in Sterling that will also have to be demolished. See warrants granted 8 December 1803 (Purves) and 26 May 1808 (Purves) for further information on this building.
DRAWINGS: None.

BOX: 1815/7   
WARRANT GRANTED: 23 February 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 8 February 1815.
PETITIONER: Thomas Simpson, wright.
SITE: High School Yards.
PROPOSAL: Alteration to a tenement.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation and plan.
Size: 51.3 x 25.4 cms.
Watermark: James Whatman T[urkey Mill]
Inscriptions, recto: Signed Edinr. Febr. 1815 Thos. Brown.
Architect: Thomas Brown.


BOX: 1815/8   
WARRANT GRANTED: 23 February 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 8 February 1815.
PETITIONER: Charles Dalrymple, merchant.
SITE: 51 Princes Street.
PROPOSAL: To convert upper flats into separate houses.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Plan of the staircase and elevation of a door.
Size: 37.6 x 23.4 cms.
Watermark: Hadway 1812

BOX: 1815/9   
WARRANT GRANTED: 2 March 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 23 February 1815.
PETITIONER: William Lumsden and James Peddie, builders.
SITE: Jamaica Street, south west corner.
PROPOSAL: To build a tenement.
NOTES: The building plot had been purchased from John Thin and James Ritchie, builders.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation and detailed plan of the ground floor.
Size: 53.7 x 42.0 cms.
Watermark: J Whatman 1814

BOX: 1815/10   
WARRANT GRANTED: 2 March 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 27 February 1815.
PETITIONER: William Molle, WS, factor for the trustees of the deceased Thomas Tod, merchant.
SITE: Castle Hill, Tod's Close.
PROPOSAL: To demolish a tenement.
NOTES: The west side wall had given way, forcing out the lining in the interior.
DRAWINGS: None.

BOX: 1815/11   
WARRANT GRANTED: 2 March 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 22 February 1815.
PETITIONER:  The Procurator Fiscal.
SITE: North Bridge Street, south corner, east side.
PROPOSAL: Complaint about work without a warrant.
NOTES: The complaint is against Robert Paterson, saddler, who was fined 2 guineas.
DRAWINGS: None.

BOX: 1815/12   
WARRANT GRANTED: 9 March 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 22 February 1815.
PETITIONER: Thomas Roger, merchant in Leith.
SITE: Canongate.
PROPOSAL: Alteration to a shop front.
NOTES: The petitioner does not give an address but states that his shop is next to Mr. Lamond’s Lint shop. The Post Office Annual Directory 1811-12 (Edinburgh 1811) gives Mr. Lamont, lint shop at 121 Canongate.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation of the shop front.
Size: 25.7 x 36.5 cms.

BOX: 1815/13   
WARRANT GRANTED: 9 March 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 9 March 1815.
PETITIONER: Robert Watson, coal merchant.
SITE: Leith Wynd.
PROPOSAL: Alterations to a tenement.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Before and after elevations of the entire tenement and plans of the ground floor.
Size: 43.4 x 49.0 cms.

BOX: 1815/14   
WARRANT GRANTED: 16 March 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 3 March 1815.
PETITIONER: William Cockburn and John Allan, spirit dealer.
SITE: 7 St. Andrew Street.
PROPOSAL: Complaint about building without a warrant.
NOTES: The complaint is against Robert Watson, coal dealer who has taken an area behind the petitioner’s property to store coals and has begun to erect a wooden wall or fence immediately behind their property.
DRAWINGS: None.

BOX: 1815/15   
WARRANT GRANTED: 16 March 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 16 March 1815.
PETITIONER: Alexander Swinton, writer and Colonel Fullarton, residing at 33 Albany Street.
SITE: Albany Street, north side, lots 1 and 2.
PROPOSAL: To build two houses.
NOTES: Alexander Swinton is building on lot 1 and Col. Fullarton on lot 2.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation.
Size: 36.0 x 53.7 cms.
Inscriptions, recto: Signed Thomas Bonnar, Edinr. 13th March 1815 to certify that the elevation is in terms of the articles of sale ‘excepting the windows being placed at equal distances to improve the rooms and substituting the balcony in place of the carved ornament’.

BOX: 1815/16   
WARRANT GRANTED: 23 March 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 23 March 1815.
PETITIONER: William Sommers, residing in Broughton.
SITE: North St. Andrew Street, east side.
PROPOSAL: To erect a storm window. 
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation of the entire tenement.
Size: 40.5 x 27.0 cms.
Watermark: J Whatman 1808

BOX: 1815/17   
WARRANT GRANTED: 23 March 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 1 March 1815.
PETITIONER: William Christie, merchant in Leith.
SITE: Leith, Charlotte Street.
PROPOSAL: To convert a window into a door.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation.
Size: 32.0 x 19.3 cms.
Watermark: J Snelgrove 1814

BOX: 1815/18   
WARRANT GRANTED: 23 March 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 15 September 1814.
PETITIONER: Walter Reid, solicitor in Leith for himself and Andrew Waddell, [blank] Beatson, both of Leith, James Glover of the tax office, Edinburgh for the heirs of Mr. Howison, the Deacon and Boxmaster of the Incorporation of Tailors of South Leith, Alexander Gray, merchant in Leith and David Monro, apothecary in Lasswade or Charles Broughton, accountant, trustee for the creditors of Charles Addison & sons, merchants in Borrowstoness.
SITE: Leith, Shore, Trails land.
PROPOSAL: To demolish and rebuild a large tenement.
NOTES: The tenement was partly destroyed by fire on 20 August last [1814] and was ordered to be demolished.
DRAWINGS: 5 sheets, bound within a cover.

Description: a. Elevation.
Size: 22.6 x 34.0 cms.

Description: b. Plan of the 4th and 5th flats.
Size: 21.0 x 34.0 cms.
Watermark: J Whatman 1813

Description: c. Plan of the 3rd flat.
Size: 22.5 x 34.0 cms.
Watermark: J Whatman 1813

Description: d. Plan of the shop flat.
Size: 21.2 x 33.7 cms.
Watermark: J Whatman 1813

Description: e. Plan of the cellars.
Size: 22.3 x 34.0 cms.

BOX: 1815/19   
WARRANT GRANTED: 23 March 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 2 March 1815.
PETITIONER: George Crichton, manager of the Edinburgh, Glasgow and Leith Shipping Company.
SITE: Leith, Shore.
PROPOSAL: To convert lower floors to shops.
NOTES: The property is occupied by Mrs. Buchanan, vintner.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation of two floors and plan of the ground floor.
Size: 46.0 x 31.5 cms.
Watermark: J Whatman 1811

BOX: 1815/20   
WARRANT GRANTED: 30 March 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 23 March 1815.
PETITIONER: William Hogg, cabinet maker.
SITE: Greenside Place, behind.
PROPOSAL: To build a house and workshops.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevations and plans of two floors.
Size: 64.0 x 51.5 cms.
Inscriptions, recto: Edr. 28 Feby. 1812 Approve of the plans Rob Burn
Architect: [Robert Burn]. With other signatures by neighbouring proprietors dated in March 1812.

BOX: 1815/21   
WARRANT GRANTED: 13 April 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 15 March 1815.
PETITIONER: Archibald Hamilton, currier.
SITE: Halyburtons Close, foot and west side, south back of Canongate.
PROPOSAL: To demolish and rebuild an old coach house.
NOTES: The petitioner had begun work on rebuilding the coach house but had also begun more extensive work on a currying house.  The Currying house had been roofed in December 1814 and the house fronting the street had also been roofed. He was now building another house on the south end of the area. The drawings and b. and c. were produced after a Court visit. The Post Office Annual Directory 1811-1812 (Edinburgh 1811) lists James Scott, builder in Jamaica Street.
DRAWINGS: 3 sheets.

Description: a. Elevation and plan of the ground floor.
Size: 48.2 x 35.6 cms.
Watermark: J Whatman 1805
Inscriptions, recto: Edinburgh March 13th 1815 JS.
Architect: [James Scott?].

Description: b. Elevation of a house and a currying house.
Size: 50.7 x 31.5 cms.
Watermark: J Whatman 1808
Inscriptions, recto: Edinburgh March 23rd 1815 J Scott Delineated.
Architect: [James Scott?].

Description: c. Plan.
Size: 50.5 x 31.5 cms.
Inscriptions, recto: Edinburgh March 23 1815 J Scott Delineated.
Architect: [James Scott?].

BOX: 1815/22   
WARRANT GRANTED: 13 April 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 13 April 1815.
PETITIONER: Adam Gifford & Son, leather case makers.
SITE: Niddry Street [east side].
PROPOSAL: To slap out a new window.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation.
Size: 34.3 x 24.0 cms.

BOX: 1815/23   
WARRANT GRANTED: 13 April 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 5 April 1815.
PETITIONER: The proprietors of the Bull Turnpike.
SITE: High Street, the Bull turnpike.
PROPOSAL: To renew the staircase.
NOTES: The warrant was granted on condition that they also remove and replace any broken lintels.
DRAWINGS: None.

BOX: 1815/24   
WARRANT GRANTED: 13 April 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 5 April 1815.
PETITIONER: George Lawson, tanner at the head of the Canongate.
SITE: Canongate, south back.
PROPOSAL: To build a tenement.
NOTES: The coach yard on which the petitioner wishes to build was previously occupied by Peter Wilkie, coach maker and his sub tenants.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevations and plans of the front walls.
Size: 33.0 x 44.7 cms.

BOX: 1815/25   
WARRANT GRANTED: 13 April 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 3 April 1815.
PETITIONER: Thomas Arrol, merchant.
SITE: Princes Street, corner with west side of St. Andrews Street.
PROPOSAL: To move the entry to the common stair.
NOTES: The area floor and the one above are fitting out as shops. The new entry will be in St. Andrews Street. The two sheets of drawings below were originally a single sheet (see scale).
DRAWINGS: 2 sheets.

Description: a. Elevation to Princes Street and plan of the ground floor.
Size: 42.8 x 26.5 cms.

Description: b. Elevation to St. Andrews Street.
Size: 26.3 x 43.0 cms.
Watermark: J Whatman

BOX: 1815/26   
WARRANT GRANTED: 13 April 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 20 April 1815.
PETITIONER: Hugh Warrender, WS, George Baird, principal of the University of Edinburgh and others, proprietors of both sides of Castle Hill.
SITE: Castle Hill.
PROPOSAL: To lay a foot pavement.
NOTES: The original petition appears to be missing. There is a scheme of division between the proprietors and a property valuation.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: Plan of Castle Hill between the Castle Esplinade and the corner with the West Bow.
Size: 29.2 x 1335 cms 
Inscriptions, recto: [signed] Edinburgh 17 February 1815, Thomas Bonnar.

BOX: 1815/27   
WARRANT GRANTED: 27 April 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 20 April 1815.
PETITIONER: John Baxter, slater and glazier.
SITE: Abercromby Place.
PROPOSAL: To build two tenements.
DRAWINGS: 2 sheets.

Description: a. Elevation and plan of the front wall.
Size: 57.0 x 49.5 cms.
Watermark: C 1814
Inscriptions, recto: Signed Thomas Bonnar, Edinr. 20th April 1815 to certify that he has compared the elevation with the original referred to in the articles of roup [sale] dated 11th march 1807 and with the houses already built. He has no objection to it being built on condition that the pier at A is made with only three lengths of rustication so as to correspond with those already built.

Description: b. Outline plan of the ground floor.
Size: 37.7 x 55.0 cms.
Watermark: IPING 1804

BOX: 1815/28   
WARRANT GRANTED: 27 April 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 10 April 1815.
PETITIONER: Alex Williamson, baker in Leith.
SITE: Leith, St. Andrew Street, corner with Sheep Head Wynd.
PROPOSAL: To build an oven.
NOTES: The property belongs to John Galloway, builder in Leith.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation with a plan of the area.
Size: 49.0 x 30.7 cms.

BOX: 1815/29   
WARRANT GRANTED: 27 April 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 12 April 1815.
PETITIONER: Thomas Hay, weaver in Leith.
SITE: Leith, foot of Kings Street, fronting Sheriff Brae.
PROPOSAL: To build a tenement.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation and plans of two floors.
Size: 52.7 x 43.8 cms.
Watermark: J Whatman 1813

BOX: 1815/30   
WARRANT GRANTED: 27 April 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 15 March 1815.
PETITIONER: David Brash, merchant in Leith.
SITE: Leith, Coalhill, corner with St. Andrew Street, opposite the site of the old Drawbridge.
PROPOSAL: To dig out a tenement and build cellars.
NOTES: The tenement was built by the deceased William Drysdale, merchant in Leith and part of it was lately possessed by Thomas Gladstones and Sons as a counting room and warehouse and afterwards by Robert Ewing, spirit dealer as a warehouse or shop. The petition was refused on 30 March 1815 on the grounds of safety. The petitioner entered a reclaiming petition with plans by James Pitkethly, builder and an assurance from him that the work could  be carried out safety, with a full description of the intended work here.
DRAWINGS: 3 sheets stitched together.

Description: a. Elevation to the Coal hill.
Size: 27.5 x 44.7 cms.
Watermark: J Whatman 1813

Description: b. Plan of the flats above the shop and section.
Size: 27.5 x 44.7 cms.

Description: c. Plans of the ground floor and cellars.
Size: 41.8 x 34.5 cms.

BOX: 1815/31   
WARRANT GRANTED: 27 April 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 20 April 1815.
PETITIONER: Thomas and John Alexander, surgeons.
SITE: Grassmarket.
PROPOSAL: Shop front alteration.
DRAWINGS: 2 sheets.

Description: a. Elevation, before.
Size: 16.6 x 20.5 cms.

Description: b. Elevation as intended.
Size: 16.6 x 20.5 cms.

BOX: 1815/32   
WARRANT GRANTED: 27 April 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 18 April 1815.
PETITIONER: James Innes, gun maker.
SITE: 14 Princes Street.
PROPOSAL: To build on the back area.
NOTES: The property is held from James McGrigor.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation, plan and section.
Size: 24.4 x 35.7 cms.
Watermark: Fellows 1808
Inscriptions, recto: Initialled I or JN.
Architect: [John Neil, builder?]

BOX: 1815/33   
WARRANT GRANTED: 27 April 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 27 April 1815.
PETITIONER: William Sommers, residing in Broughton.
SITE: North St. Andrew Street.
PROPOSAL: To harl the gable of a tenement.
NOTES: The gable towards Elder Street is to be harled. See previous warrant granted 23 March 1815.
DRAWINGS: None.

BOX: 1815/34   
WARRANT GRANTED: 27 April 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 27 April 1815.
PETITIONER: John Jackson, house and ornament painter.
SITE: High Terrace.
PROPOSAL: Alteration to a shop front.
NOTES: The petitioner has taken the premises from John Pattison, WS for the coming year.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation and plan of the shop.
Size: 54.0 x 34.0 cms.
Draughtsman: [John Jackson?].

BOX: 1815/35   
WARRANT GRANTED: 27 April 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 20 April 1815.
PETITIONER: Thomas Pringle, builder.
SITE: Albany Street, west division, Lots 9 and 10.
PROPOSAL: To build two tenements.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation.
Size: 39.5 x 52.8 cms.
Inscriptions, recto: Signed Thomas Bonnar, Edinr. 19th April 1815 to certify that the elevation is in terms of the articles of sale ‘which articles bears that the feuars may erect stormont windows or not at their pleasure’.

BOX: 1815/36   
WARRANT GRANTED: 4 May 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 27 April 1815.
PETITIONER: William Auld, watch maker, Princes Street.
SITE: 74 Potterrow.
PROPOSAL: To divide a flat into two houses.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Plan.
Size: 20.7 x 21.8 cms.

BOX: 1815/37   
WARRANT GRANTED: 11 May 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 18 April 1815.
PETITIONER:  James Brown.
SITE: Grassmarket, Browns Close.
PROPOSAL: To demolish and rebuild a tenement and stables.
DRAWINGS: 4 sheets.

Description: a. Elevation.
Size: 28.5 x 40.5 cms.
Watermark: J Whatman 1811

Description: b. Plan of the ground floor.
Size: 31.5 x 43.2 cms.

Description: c. Plan of the first floor.
Size: 31.5 x 44.5 cms.

Description: d. Plan of the upper floor of the stables.
Size: 31.2 x 44.5 cms.
Watermark: J Whatman 1811

BOX: 1815/38   
WARRANT GRANTED: 11 May 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 20 April 1815.
PETITIONER: William Dunlop, merchant.
SITE: Grassmarket, north side, the White Hart Inn.
PROPOSAL: Alteration to a shop front.
NOTES: The petitioner has only recently purchased the property, with entry at Whitsunday next. His purchase is attested by his solicitor.
DRAWINGS: 2 sheets.

Description: a. Elevation of the shop front and plan of the ground floor.
Size: 51.2 x 33.0 cms.
Watermark: J Whatman 1813

Description: b. Plan of cellars
Size: 24.0 x 33.0 cms.
Watermark: J Whatman [1813]

BOX: 1815/39   
WARRANT GRANTED: 11 May 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 17 January 1815.
PETITIONER:
The Procurator Fiscal.
SITE: Candlemaker Row and Merchant Street.
PROPOSAL: To lay a foot pavement.
NOTES: Some proprietors have requested paving similar to that in Bristo Street but there are several who refuse to contribute. The proprietors are named here. A plan and specification of the work was made by Thomas Bonnar. Estimates were sought from John Inglis, James Aikman and Archibald Paterson, builders. However, there is an estimate here from William Wallace dated, Canongate 27 April 1815 which is countersigned by Thomas Bonnar, 10 August 1815 to certify that the work to which the estimate refers was properly executed.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.


Description: Plan of Candlemaker Row between the Cowgate and the entry to Society.
Size: 25.7 x 192o cms [three pieces pasted].
Inscriptions, recto: [signed] Edinburgh 18 February 1815, Thos Bonnar.

BOX: 1815/40   
WARRANT GRANTED: 18 May 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 28 April 1815.
PETITIONER: James Widdell, confectioner and grocer, Princes Street.
SITE: South Hanover Street.
PROPOSAL: To convert the basement floor to a shop.
NOTES: The ground floor and basement had been purchased from Robert Dick, writer.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation of the entire tenement and plan of the basement floor.
Size: 36.1 x 51.7 cms.
Inscriptions, recto: Edinb 12th April 1815 J.B.
Architect: [John Brown?]

BOX: 1815/41   
WARRANT GRANTED: 18 May 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 15 May 1815.
PETITIONER: Andrew Wauchope, ivory turner.
SITE: South Bridge.
PROPOSAL: Shop front alteration, bow windows.
NOTES: The warrant was granted on condition that the windows should not project nay further than Mr. Hutton’s shop next door. The Post Office Annual Directory (Edinburgh 1820) gives Andrew Wauchope, ivory turner at 21 South Bridge, house, Salisbury road. The 1812 Directory gives P & D Hutton, haberdashers at 18, 22 and 99 South Bridge.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation.
Size: 29.7 x 42.7 cms.

BOX: 1815/42   
WARRANT GRANTED: 25 May 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 18 May 1815.
PETITIONER: William Henry, builder.
SITE: 18 and 19 Abercromby Place.
PROPOSAL: To build two tenements.
NOTES: No. 17 belongs to James Farquhar Gordon WS and No. 20 to John Patison and George Watson.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation and plan of the front wall.
Size: 35.4 x 44.3 cms.
Inscriptions, recto: Signed Thomas Bonnar, Edinr. 19th May 1815 stating that he had no objection to it being built. Signed, Edinr. 1815, Thos. Brown.
Architect: Thomas Brown.

BOX: 1815/43   
WARRANT GRANTED: 25 May 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 16 May 1815.
PETITIONER: Alexander Reid, merchant in Leith.
SITE: Leith Walk, Kings Buildings.
PROPOSAL: To convert a shop into a dwelling.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation of the entire tenement.
Size: 46.4 x 30.5 cms.
Watermark: S & C Wise 1813
Inscriptions, recto: Signed, James Pitkethly.
Architect: James Pitkethly.

BOX: 1815/44   
WARRANT GRANTED: 25 May 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 10 May 1815.
PETITIONER: David Ogilvy, manager of the Edinburgh Roperie Company at Leith.
SITE: Leith, Bath Street.
PROPOSAL: To demolish and rebuild as a dwelling and wash house.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation and plan.
Size: 44.9 x 65.7 cms.
Watermark: S & C Wise 1813
Inscriptions, recto: Signed James Pitkethly.
Architect: James Pitkethly.

BOX: 1815/45   
WARRANT GRANTED: 8 June 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 24 May 1815.
PETITIONER: Dr. James Buchan, Physician to His Majesty’s Forces and James Herriot, residing in Fisherrow.
SITE: North Bridge, east side.
PROPOSAL: Shop front alteration.
NOTES: The property is occupied by Mr. Moncreiff, apothecary and John Campbell, watch maker. The Post Office Annual Directory (Edinburgh 1820) gives Moncreiff and Cooper, apothecaries at 17 North Bridge Street.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevations and plans, before and after.
Size: 62.0 x 46.0 cms.
Watermark: J Whatman 1811

BOX: 1815/46   
WARRANT GRANTED: 8 June 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 25 May 1815.
PETITIONER: Thomas Gowans, residing in the West Bow.
SITE: Grassmarket, south side.
PROPOSAL: To build a vent in a garret room
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation and plan of the garret rooms.
Size: 24.5 x 34.3 cms.

BOX: 1815/47   
WARRANT GRANTED: 8 June 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 27 May 1815.
PETITIONER: James Lorrimer, merchant and others.
SITE: Queen Street, west corner with Hanover Street.
PROPOSAL: Complaint about a cistern.
NOTES: The complaint is against Mr. Forman, WS who has removed cistern in the area in front of his flat but which is used by the other occupiers. They ask to build a new cellar and cistern.
DRAWINGS: None.

BOX: 1815/48   
WARRANT GRANTED: 8 June 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 31 May 1815.
PETITIONER: John Dryden, mast, block and pump maker in Leith.
SITE: Leith, Citadel.
PROPOSAL: To build on a vacant area.
NOTES: The petitioner owns an area acquired from the trustees of the deceased Captain William Smith.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevations and plan of the area.
Size: 46.0 x 32.5 cms.

BOX: 1815/49   
WARRANT GRANTED: 15 June 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 15 June 1815.
PETITIONER: Donald Anderson.
SITE: 24 South Castle Street.
PROPOSAL: To enlarge a storm window.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation and plan of the windows.
Size: 46.5 x 28.5 cms.

BOX: 1815/50   
WARRANT GRANTED: 15 June 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 2 June 1815.
PETITIONER: Charles Stobie, wright in Canongate.
SITE: Pauls Work.
PROPOSAL: To build an additional floor.
NOTES: The petitioner refers to a previous warrant granted 14 July 1814 (Stobie) a full copy of which is here, to build the additional floor with a condition regarding the staircase. He has now been challenged by James Cargill Muir, merchant, trustee on the sequestrated estate of John Bartley, smith in Pauls Work, a conterminous heritor.
DRAWINGS: 3 sheets.

Description: a. Elevation of the entire tenement.
Size: 23.0 x 20.3 cms.
Watermark: J Whatman 1810

Description: b. Plan of the shop floor.
Size: 26.0 x 17.3 cms.

Description: c. Plan of the upper flat.
Size: 26.0 x 17.5 cms.

BOX: 1815/51   
WARRANT GRANTED: 15 June 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 5 June 1815.
PETITIONER: Dicksons Brothers.
SITE: St. Andrew Street.
PROPOSAL: To create access to a building behind the shop and alterations.
NOTES: The Post Office Annual Directory (Edinburgh 1820) lists Dicksons Brothers, nursery seedsmen and florists, 10 South St. Andrew Street.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation and plan.
Size: 32.7 x 24.2 cms.
Watermark: J Whatman 1811

BOX: 1815/52   
WARRANT GRANTED: 22 June 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 15 June 1815.
PETITIONER: The New Edinburgh Barm Company.
SITE: Pauls Work.
PROPOSAL: To demolish and rebuild a tenement.
NOTES: The property lies between Mr. Denholme’s hat manufactory and the petitioner’s barm works.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation and plan.
Size: 32.3 x 47.5 cms.
Watermark: Whatmans 1813

BOX: 1815/53   
WARRANT GRANTED: 22 June 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 8 June 1815.
PETITIONER: Thomas Arrol, merchant.
SITE: 20 and 21 Union Place.
PROPOSAL: To move a partition between shops.
DRAWINGS: None.

BOX: 1815/54   
WARRANT GRANTED: 22 June 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 13 June 1815.
PETITIONER: Thomas Brown, tailor.
SITE: St. Mary’s Wynd.
PROPOSAL: To rebuild a shop front in hewn stone.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation of the shop front.
Size: 15.5 x 23.4 cms.

BOX: 1815/55   
WARRANT GRANTED: 22 June 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 14 June 1815.
PETITIONER: James Harper, merchant.
SITE: Wester Portsburgh, head of St. Cuthbert’s Entry.
PROPOSAL: Alteration to the shop floor.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevations and plans of the ground floor, before and after.
Size: 25.7 x 43.2 cms.

BOX: 1815/56   
WARRANT GRANTED: 22 June 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 14 June 1815.
PETITIONER: Daniel Gilchrist, mason in Canongate.
SITE: Canongate, Riddel’s Court.
PROPOSAL: To demolish and rebuild a shade with other alterations.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation, plans and sections.
Size: 50.0 x 67.4 cms.
Watermark: J Whatman 1813
Architect: [James Pitkethly on the basis of style]

BOX: 1815/57   
WARRANT GRANTED: 22 June 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 15 June 1815.
PETITIONER: James Scott, merchant in Leith.
SITE: Leith, Constitution Street
PROPOSAL: To build an additional floor above his counting house.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevations and plans.
Size: 66.7 x 45.0 cms.
Watermark: S & C Wise 1813

BOX: 1815/58   
WARRANT GRANTED: 23 June 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 15 June 1815.
PETITIONER: John Gray, solicitor, factor for the trustees of George Stiell’s hospital.
SITE: North Bridge, east side.
PROPOSAL: Shop front alteration.
NOTES: This is a reclaiming petition against the warrant granted 8 June 1815 (Buchan and Herriot). The petitioner points out that one bay of the shop front in question had been a public entry to Halkerston’s Wynd but had been converted into a private access by George Maxton on purchase of the tenement from George Stiell, who retained the shop immediately next to the one in this petition. Mr. Maxton’s tenants still use this daily as access to a ‘necessary’ [toilet]. The drawing below is a modified copy of the one in the previous petition.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevations and plans, before and after.
Size: 62.0 x 46.0 cms.

BOX: 1815/59   
WARRANT GRANTED: 29 June 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 7 June 1815.
PETITIONER: Mrs. Agnes Heriot, widow of Thomas Heriot, merchant.
SITE: Lawnmarket, immediately west of Gosford Close.
PROPOSAL: To enlarge windows on the shop floor.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation and plan of the front wall.
Size: 28.3 x 30.5 cms.

BOX: 1815/60   
WARRANT GRANTED: 29 June 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 15 June 1815.
PETITIONER: Watson Stott of Kelton.
SITE: 104 Princes Street.
PROPOSAL: To build a scullery on the back area and a Venetian window.
NOTES: The petitioner recently purchased the property, formerly belonging to Mrs. Hay Mackenzie of Cromartie and her sister.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation of the tenement, plan of the ground floor and section.
Size: 43.0 x 27.5 cms.
Watermark: ET & P

BOX: 1815/61   
WARRANT GRANTED: 6 July 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 28 June 1815.
PETITIONER: James Sommers, attorney
SITE: Abbey Strand.
PROPOSAL: Alteration to shop floor windows.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevations of the tenement, before and after.
Size: 30.7 x 50.2 cms.

BOX: 1815/62   
WARRANT GRANTED: 6 July 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 27 June 1815.
PETITIONER: James Bishop, cowfeeder.
SITE: Cowgate, Rattray Close.
PROPOSAL: To rebuild as a byre and dye house.
NOTES: The property had been a brewery, the greater part destroyed  by fire.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation, section and plan of the ground floor.
Size: 32.6 x 50.8 cms.

BOX: 1815/63   
WARRANT GRANTED: 13 July 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 6 July 1815.
PETITIONER: Peter Dickson, builder.
SITE: [Great] King Street, south side, west end.
PROPOSAL: To build a tenement.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation.
Size: 42.2 x 28.0 cms.
Inscriptions, recto: Signed Thomas Bonnar, Edinr. 3rd July 1815 to certify that the elevation ‘corresponds with the original drawing in every respect but the chimney tops and the rustic pillars which must be made to correspond with those already built’. Signed, Edinr. 1815. Thos Brown.
Architect: Thomas Brown.

BOX: 1815/64   
WARRANT GRANTED: 13 July 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 7 April 1815.
PETITIONER: William Murray, residing in Greenside Place.
SITE: Canongate, New Street.
PROPOSAL: Complaint about damage to a ceiling.
NOTES: The petitioner owns a flat in a house, occupied by Mr. [Hector] Swanston, writer in the Excise. The flat above is owned by Mr. Lee ‘residing in Kelso’ whose flat is occupied by Mr. McRae, writer. There is a letter here addressed to Mr. Lee at Meikle Pinkerton, Dunbar. The damage had been caused by Alexander Nicholson, a previous tenant and he was ordered to make the repairs. He had not done so by 24 October 1815 and the petitioner had the work carried out by Anderson and Ramage, plasterers whose account is also here.
DRAWINGS: None.

BOX: 1815/65   
WARRANT GRANTED: 13 July 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 29 June 1815.
PETITIONER: William Lawson, plasterer.
SITE: Lawnmarket, east side of Paterson's Court, corner with Bank Street.
NOTES: The petitioner is owner of the second flat on the public stair.
PROPOSAL: Alterations to windows.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation and plan of the front walls.
Size: 42.8 x 26.5 cms.

BOX: 1815/66   
WARRANT GRANTED: 20 July 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 7 June 1815.
PETITIONER: William Pringle, residing in Temple.
SITE: Greenside, at the foot of Calton Hill.
PROPOSAL: Complaint.
NOTES: The petitioner purchased the two lower floors of the property from John Purves, smith, late in Calton now in Stirling and Barbara Watson, his spouse. The property had been declared ruinous and hazardous by the Court but the petitioner has rebuilt his portion on a warrant granted to Mrs. Black and William Galbraith. The complaint is against Robert Dickson, plumber; William Wotherspoon, accountant; John Fraser, wright and James Bell, smith who own (or owned) the two upper flats in the building but who refuse to rebuild the upper floors. There is a missive of sale here for the sale of the upper floors for £35 dated 15 November 1814. The Court ordered the work to start within 14 days.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation and plan of the ground floor.
Size: 34.7 x 30.5 cms.
Watermark: J Whatman 1811

BOX: 1815/67   
WARRANT GRANTED: 20 July 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 6 July 1815.
PETITIONER: Alexander Lawson, merchant in Leith.
SITE: Leith, Horse Wynd.
PROPOSAL: To build an additional floor.
NOTES: See warrant granted for the same alteration to the neighbouring house (10 August 1815 Thomson).
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation and plans of three floors.
Size: 31.4 x 23.4 cms.
Watermark: E & Co 1809

BOX: 1815/68   
WARRANT GRANTED: 20 July 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 20 July 1815.
PETITIONER: John Crawford, merchant in Leith and Archibald Haig, baker.
SITE: North College Street.
PROPOSAL: To create an entrance.
NOTES: John Crawford owns a large tenement in Adam Square, the lower part of which is possessed by Peter Forbes & Company and Archibald Haig owns a tenement in North College Street, contiguous to Mr. Crawford. They wish to open a new entry to North College Street (from Mr. Crawford’s property?).
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation to North College Street and plan of the ground floor.
Size: 36.4 x 25.7 cms.
Watermark: J Whatman 1811

BOX: 1815/69   
WARRANT GRANTED: 20 July 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 13 July 1815.
PETITIONER: John Russell, Clerk to the Signet.
SITE: 95 George Street.
PROPOSAL: Alterations to the lower floors.
NOTES: The house had been purchased from Mr. Clerk of Mavisbank.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevations and plans of the kitchen flat, before and after and a plan of the dining room floor.
Size: 40.0 x 47.0 cms.

BOX: 1815/70   
WARRANT GRANTED: 3 August 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 19 July 1815.
PETITIONER: William Laing, bookseller.
SITE: South Bridge, opposite the College.
PROPOSAL: To alter the upper floor.
NOTES: The petitioner’s property ‘is usually called the General Agency office’ and he owns it on a disposition from the City with the power to heighten the roof of the back shop by 12 ft. but no more.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevations, before and after and plan of the ground floor.
Size: 34.0 x 24.3 cms.

BOX: 1815/71   
WARRANT GRANTED: 3 August 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 18 July 1815.
PETITIONER: John Donaldson.
SITE: Libbertons Wynd.
PROPOSAL: Alterations to windows.
NOTES: The property is described as ‘situated on the left hand side of the entry of the common stair leading from Libbertons Wynd, and communicating with the stair to the houses in front of Gosford’s Close and back Court thereof...’
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation and plan of the front wall.
Size: 32.4 x 48.0 cms.

BOX: 1815/72   
WARRANT GRANTED: 10 August 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 22 December 1814.
PETITIONER: Messrs. Learmonth & Company, coach makers.
SITE: Princes Street, between it and Court Street
PROPOSAL: To erect a shade for storing carriages.
NOTES: There is no explanation here as to why this took such a long time. The site is where the Balmoral Hotel stands today.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Plan and section.
Size: 33.0 x 23.8 cms.

BOX: 1815/73   
WARRANT GRANTED: 10 August 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 20 July 1815.
PETITIONER: Robert Thomson, merchant in Leith.
SITE: Leith, Horse Wynd.
PROPOSAL: To build an additional floor.
NOTES: NOTES: See warrant granted for the same alteration to the neighbouring house (20 July 1815 Lawson).
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation and plan of the ground floor.
Size: 30.5 x 34.2 cms.
Inscriptions, recto: Signed Leith, 19 June 1815  John Russel.
Architect: John Russel junior.

BOX: 1815/74   
WARRANT GRANTED: 10 August 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 27 May 1815.
PETITIONER: James Gillespie, architect and John McFarlane, WS.
SITE: Albany Street.
PROPOSAL: To build two tenements.
NOTES: The petitioner John McFarlane purchased the two lots at the public sale in February 1815, for himself and the other petitioner. The petitioners note ‘that on the elevation plan there is depicted as to be built upon the upper platt of the petitioner’s front stair, what they may call a Portico which, in their apprehension tends to disfigure the building as there is nothing on the street with which it can assimilate & besides offers from the top, a ready access from the one house to the other by the drawing room windows, which the petitioners would for various reasons, find very unpleasant’. They go on to state that they have obtained the consent of all the purchasers at the sale to do away with the portico and instead erect their houses ‘...conform to an elevation signed by them & herewith produced...’. This drawing is not here. The Court granted a warrant but refused their adjustment and insisted the tenements be built according the drawing here, countersigned by Thomas Bonnar.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

escription: a. Elevation and plan of the front wall.
Size: 37.2 x 50.0 cms.
Inscriptions, recto: Signed Thomas Bonnar, Edinr. 17th March 1815 to certify that the elevation is an exact copy of the one exhibited at the sale and referred to in the articles of sale.

BOX: 1815/75   
WARRANT GRANTED: 17 August 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 17 August 1815.
PETITIONER: William Wallace, architect.
SITE: Heriot Row, corner with India Street.
PROPOSAL: To complete a tenement.
NOTES: The petitioner refers to a warrant granted some years ago to build the westmost house in Heriot Row but which was never completed. He now wishes to complete the tenement gable.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation to India Street and plan of the front wall.
Size: 56.5 x 44.4 cms.
Watermark: Fellowes 1812
Inscriptions, recto: Signed Thomas Bonnar, Edinr. 17th August 1815 to certify that he has compared the elevation with the articles of roup [sale] regulating the building in India Street and Heriot Row and he has no objections to it being built.

BOX: 1815/76   
WARRANT GRANTED: 17 August 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 10 August 1815.
PETITIONER: Alexander Shearer, builder.
SITE: Albany Street, north side, Lot 5.
PROPOSAL: To build a tenement.
NOTES: The petitioner has entered into a contract with William Patrick, WS, to build a house on the lot lately feued by him.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation.
Size: 42.0 x 18.5 cms.
Inscriptions, recto: Signed Thomas Bonnar, Edinr. 10th August 1815 to certify that the elevation is an exact copy from the elevation exhibited at the roup [sale] and referred to in the articles of sale.

BOX: 1815/77   
WARRANT GRANTED: 24 August 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 17 August 1815.
PETITIONER: Charles Alison, builder.
SITE: Albany Street, north side, west division, Lot 2.
PROPOSAL: To build a tenement.
NOTES: The petitioner’s lot is ‘the eastmost except one’.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation.
Size: 37.0 x 25.0 cms.
Inscriptions, recto: Signed Thomas Bonnar, Edinr. 14th August 1815 to certify that the elevation is an exact copy from the elevation exhibited at the roup [sale] and referred to in the articles of sale.

BOX: 1815/78   
WARRANT GRANTED: 24 August 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 16 August 1815.
PETITIONER: Pringle and Edgar, builders.
SITE: [Great] King Street, south side, east end.
PROPOSAL: To build two tenements.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation and plan of the front wall.
Size: 33.0 x 28.3 cms.
Watermark: PTC(?)
Inscriptions, recto: Signed Thomas Bonnar, Edinr. 17th August 1815 to certify that he has compared the elevation with the original and with the houses already built and has set out the site of the house and that it conforms to the regulations for building in the street.

BOX: 1815/79   
WARRANT GRANTED: 31 August 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 14 August 1815.
PETITIONER: Traquair and Dobson, builders.
SITE: Pitt Street, corner with south side of Cumberland Street.
PROPOSAL: To build one tenement.
NOTES: The petitioners feued their stance from Messrs. Winton and Morrison and others. They propose building the house on the left of the drawing, the other half being the property of Messrs. Wright and McKean.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation and detailed plan of the ground floor.
Size: 42.3 x 34.1 cms.
Watermark: Ruse & Turners 1814
Inscriptions, recto: Signed Thomas Bonnar, Edinr. 31st August 1815, stating that he has no objection to it being carried out. ‘The plan was sett off by me to the general building plan and the elevations corresponds with those already built’.

BOX: 1815/80   
WARRANT GRANTED: 31 August 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 23 May 1815.
PETITIONER: Rev. Dr. Buchanan, one of the ministers of the Canongate Church and others, proprietors.
SITE: Canongate, Reids Court.
PROPOSAL: Complaint about encroachment.
NOTES: Dr. Buchanan states that he became proprietor of a two story house adjoining to the east gable of the property of Daniel Sanderson, vintner by a disposition dated 22 March 1792. He then disponed the same property on 19 February 1794 (Registered 8 March 1794) to himself and the other proprietors of Reids Court, jointly, so that it could be demolished and a parapet wall with iron gate fronting the Canongate, erected in its place. The complaint is against Mr. Sanderson who has opened a door into the court and placed steps there. The Court ordered him to remove it.
DRAWINGS: None.

BOX: 1815/81   
WARRANT GRANTED: 14 September 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 11 May 1815.
PETITIONER: William Molle, WS, factor for the trustees of the late Thomas Tod, merchant and tanner.
SITE: Mound Place.
PROPOSAL: To re-route a drain or sewer.
NOTES: The petitioner had a drain on the west side of his house, Mound Place, which has become damaged by the amount of earth lately thrown down upon it by the public. He asks to reconnect his house to a drain on its east side.
DRAWINGS: None.

BOX: 1815/82   
WARRANT GRANTED: 14 September 1815 [division of expences].
PETITION LODGED: 23 July 1807.
PETITIONER: James Herriot, merchant, Richard Cleghorn, solicitor and the Procurator Fiscal.
SITE: Allans Close, foot.
PROPOSAL: To repair the paving and drains in the Close.
NOTES: The petitioners are proprietors of property built by Thomas Herriot, wright ‘some years ago’. They refer to the grates in the Close and in the communication between the Close and Mary Kings Close ‘along the back ground of the Royal Exchange’ being washed away some time ago. Warrants were granted on 28 September 1809 and a previous division of expences on 15 July 1815. There are estimates here from John Paton and John Thomson, that of Paton being accepted.
DRAWINGS: None.

BOX: 1815/83   
WARRANT GRANTED: 21 September 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 21 August 1815.
PETITIONER: William Lord of the Caledonian Glass Works.
SITE: Canongate, south back.
PROPOSAL: To convert buildings to a glassworks.
NOTES: The petitioner lately purchased an old iron works from the creditors of William Thomson, iron founder and he wishes to convert them to a glassworks. There is no indication of the villa on the plan. 
The height of the chimney has been altered from 53ft to 70ft on the drawing at b.
DRAWINGS: 2 sheets.

Description: a. Elevation of a villa.
Size: 26.5 x 42.0 cms.
Watermark: John Dickinson & Co 1810

Description: b. Plan and section of the glassworks and chimney.
Size: 31.0 x 39.5 cms.

BOX: 1815/84   
WARRANT GRANTED: 16 September 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 19 August 1815.
PETITIONER: James Haig of Binnerside, Archibald Gibson, WS and William Wotherspoon, accountant.
SITE: Brown Square and Society.
PROPOSAL: To repair a drain.
NOTES: There is an estimate here from John and David Paton for ££78 19s 9d. There is also a scheme of division
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Plan of the area.
Size: 54.7 x 75.0 cms.
Watermark: E & P 1807
Inscriptions, recto: Signed Thomas Bonnar, Edinr. 21st October 1812 with an estimate of the expence. Signed by John and David Paton 26 July 1813 ‘relative to my offer of this date’.

BOX: 1815/85   
WARRANT GRANTED: 21 September 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 2 September 1815.
PETITIONER: Robert Brunton, merchant in Leith with the Procurator Fiscal.
SITE: Canongate, Hammermen’s Close.
PROPOSAL: Complaint about work without a warrant.
NOTES: The complaint is against the Incorporation of Bakers and their tenant, George Simpson, smith in Canongate who have knocked out windows that overlook the petitioner’s property. There is a long description here of petitioner’s property in which it refers to a disposition dated 15 December 1786 from William Arnot, baker in Canongate, then Deacon  and Archibald Niven, then boxmaster and ‘the remnant members’ of the Incorporation to William Hamilton and his son, James Hamilton, cabinet makers in Canongate.
DRAWINGS: None.

BOX: 1815/86   
WARRANT GRANTED: 21 September 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 14 September 1815.
PETITIONER: Henry Allan, flesher.
SITE: Market Street.
PROPOSAL: Convert a stable to a shop.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

escription: a. Elevation.
Size: 22.5 x 23.4 cms.

BOX: 1815/87   
WARRANT GRANTED: 13 October 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 15 August 1815.
PETITIONER: David Skae, builder.
SITE: Albany Street, east end.
PROPOSAL: To build a house.
NOTES: This application is for the plot of ground between the chapel and the first house on the north side of Albany Street. The area including the chapel was feued from the City on 5 February 1814 but now they wish to use a small part of it for a house. The drawing here was produced with a Minute following the original petition, as a substitute for the drawing first supplied. This one has been signed by Alex. Fowler, builder and owner of the feu immediately to the west. There was a dispute about a boundary wall with Major and Mrs. Campbell. This drawing is in fact an early design for the chapel built by a warrant granted 29 February 1816 (Skae).
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation and plan of the chapel and the house.
Size: 54.7 x 43.0 cms.
Watermark: C 1811
Inscriptions, recto: Signed Thomas Bonnar, Edinr. 12th October 1814 to certify that ‘this plan and  elevation is an exact copy of that approved in Council, 10th August 1814 from the perspective and agreed to by the adjoining feuars and committee of the Town Council of this date qualified with the express understanding that there shall be no low houses under the chapel, & that the Dome shall be raised in an octagon form above the square base’.

BOX: 1815/88   
WARRANT GRANTED: 26 October 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 17 October 1815.
PETITIONER: John Johnston, merchant.
SITE: South Bridge, opposite the College.
PROPOSAL: Alteration to a shop front.
NOTES: The Post Office Annual Directory (Edinburgh 1811) gives John Johnston, ladies boot and shoe wareroom, 16 South Bridge and then in 1820,  cloth merchant,  61 new buildings, North Bridge.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation of the shop front.
Size: 43.0 x 38.0 cms.
Watermark: J Whatman

BOX: 1815/89   
WARRANT GRANTED: 28 October 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 24 October 1815.
PETITIONER:
Edinburgh & Leith Shipping Company [Robert Liddell, manager].
SITE: North Leith, to the north of the Old Drawbridge.
PROPOSAL: To build a new front wall and gable.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation.
Size: 26.2 x 20.2 cms.

BOX: 1815/90   
WARRANT GRANTED: 23 November 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 1 November 1815.
PETITIONER: Peter Macgregor, merchant.
SITE: 34 George Street.
PROPOSAL: To enlarge a door.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation of the door.
Size: 26.5 x 18.3 cms.

BOX: 1815/91   
WARRANT GRANTED: 23 November 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 17 October 1815.
PETITIONER: John Macgregor, cashier of the Commercial Bank of Scotland,
SITE: 50 George Street.
PROPOSAL: to erect two storm windows.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation of the upper floors and plan of the attic.
Size: 36.5 x 25.8 cms.

BOX: 1815/92   
WARRANT GRANTED: 30 November 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 16 November 1815.
PETITIONER: Abram Newton and Robert Laurie, merchants in Leith.
SITE: Leith, Quality Street.
PROPOSAL: To demolish and rebuild a counting house.
NOTES: The petitioners recently purchased a yard from Peter Scott, merchant in Leith.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation.
Size: 32.2 x 21.0 cms.
Inscriptions, recto: Leith, 4th Novr. 1815 GA.
Architect: George Anderson.

BOX: 1815/93   
WARRANT GRANTED: 14 December 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 29 September 1815.
PETITIONER: Grieve & Scott, hat manufacturers.
SITE: North Bridge.
PROPOSAL: Alterations to windows.
NOTES: The petitioners have a workshop below the shop floor and they wish to open a window towards Hagarstons Wynd.
DRAWINGS: As part of the petition.

Description: a. Plan of the lower floor.

BOX: 1815/94   
WARRANT GRANTED: 21 December 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 14 December 1815.
PETITIONER: John Mckenzie, spirit dealer.
SITE: High Street, Old Assembly Close.
PROPOSAL: To convert a window to a door.
DRAWINGS: None.

BOX: 1815/95   
WARRANT GRANTED: 21 December 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 14 December 1815.
PETITIONER: Peter Hutton, haberdasher.
SITE: South Bridge Street, east side
PROPOSAL: Alteration to the shop front.
NOTES: The Post Office Annual Directory (Edinburgh 1811) gives P & D Hutton, haberdasher at 18, 22 and 99 South Bridge.
DRAWINGS: 1 sheet.

Description: a. Elevation of the shop front and plan of the front wall.
Size: 27.0 x 46.4 cms.


Unextracted processes.


BOX: 1815/1*   
WARRANT GRANTED: 29 January 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 27 May 1814.
PETITIONER: The Procurator Fiscal versus unfree tradesmen.
William McAra, druggist, 192 High Street.
David Davidson, druggist, 55 Candlemaker Row
James Russell, spirit dealer, Blackford's Wynd
John Cockburn, spirit dealer, High Street [crossed through and noted 'dead' in the margin]
James Henderson, spirit dealer, High Street
John Laurie, spirit dealer, 182 High Street
NOTES: William McAra wrote to the Court to say that he had only been trading since last summer and he would enter as Burgess by Whitsunday. David Davidson wrote that he believed his shop to the the oldest in its line in the City but that it had proved unpromising. They were fined £5 Stg. each plus a guinea of expences.

BOX: 1815/2*   
WARRANT GRANTED: 29 March 1815.
PETITION LODGED: 27 May 1814.
PETITIONER: The Procurator Fiscal versus unfree tradesmen [8 petitions set out below].
John Manuel, spirit dealer, entry to Parliament Close
[blank] Neil, spirit dealer,116 High Street
[blank] Lillie, spirit dealer, High Street
George Sim, grocer, 82 High Street
[blank] Waterston, haberdasher, 2 High Street
[blank] McFarlane, haberdasher, High Street

John Drummond, manufacturer, South Bridge
D. Miller & Co., 14 South Bridge
James Swan, merchant 20 South Bridge [crossed through and noted 'dead' in the margin
Mr. Mochie, broker, South Bridge
Mr. Gibb, 50 South Bridge
William Walker, teacher, 54 South Bridge
NOTES: William Walker wrote to the Court to state that he had given up teaching in July last and moved to Dumfries and that his wife Ann, who signed the letter, would be following him shortly. he also questioned the right of the Court to claim he was a tradesman

Gavin Anderson, cabinet maker, Brodies Close
Robert Findlay, merchant, 270 Lawnmarket
Abraham Thomson, merchant 281 Exchange
James Thomson, candlemaker, 222 High Street
Lamont Scott, brush maker, front of Exchange
Alexander Hay, brush maker, front of Exchange
NOTES: Thomson, Hay and Findlay are noted as having entered Burgess.

Marcus McDonald, haberdasher, 451 Lawnmarket [crossed through and noted 'left the place' in the margin
George Barry, shoe shop, 487 Lawnmarket
Donald Davidson, spirit dealer, 471 Lawnmarket [crossed through and noted 'Kings freeman' in the margin
George Porteous & Co, worsted shop, 405 Lawnmarket [crossed through]
David Cowan, show and coat shop, 349 Lawnmarket
[crossed through and noted 'Kings freeman' in the margin]
James Raith, spirit dealer and grocer, back of the Weigh house
NOTES: There are letters here from Walter Porteous explaining his meagre business and that the sign 'G Porteous' above his shop was put up by his younger brother, Graham. David Cowan wrote to say that he was a Kings freeman, his father William having served in the Regiment of South Fencibles under the command of the Duke of Buccleugh and he produced a note from the current Duke, dated at Dalkeith House, 14 January 1814.

George Landale, iron monger, 207 High Street
George Cameron, brush maker, 195 High Street
Peter Robertson, spirit dealer, 157 High Street [crossed through and noted 'delay on account of poverty']
William Bell, spirit dealer, High Street
D. Hutton, merchant, South Bridge
William Brown, spirit dealer, Infirmary Street
NOTES: There are letters here from George Landale and Peter Robertson

John Wallace, teacher, 59 South Bridge
James Mather, hatter, 92 South Bridge
William Sawers, book binder, 4 Catherine Street
A. B. Walker, druggist, 65 South Bridge
Walter Thorburn, upholsterer, 1 Drummond Street
John Carfrae & Co., booksellers, 3 Drummond Street

A. Hopetoun & Kinnear, 513 Lawnmarket
James Burgess, partner of George Brunton, Exchange
NOTES: There is a letter here from Anthony Hoptoun, wooden clock maker ...'All the wooden clockmakers who carried on business in Edinburgh have come from Germany. The respondent, who succeeded to the shop of Michael Shearer is from that country and has carried on the business of making wooden clocks for many years...'

James Kilgour, glove warehouse, South Bridge
Richard Bell, 42 Blair Street [crossed through]
A. P. Laurie, 86 South Bridge [crossed through and noted 'they say they have entered']
John Ramsay, Hosier, 26 South Bridge
William Innes, hatter, 78 South Bridge
David Redpath, grocer, High Street.
NOTES: There is a letter from David Redpath asking for more time.

BOX: 1815/3*
WARRANT GRANTED: 6 July 1815 [petition refused].
PETITION LODGED: 8 June 1815.
PETITIONER: Thomas Beattie, builder in Leith.
SITE: 
Leith, Bernard’s Street, south east corner with Constitution Street.
PROPOSAL: Complaint about encroachment.
NOTES: The complaint is against William Lamb, builder. See previous warrant granted 23 June 1814 (Lamb).
DRAWINGS: None.

BOX: 1815/4*   
WARRANT GRANTED: 30 May 1815 [no warrant].
PETITION LODGED: 23 May 1815.
PETITIONER: John Porteous, draper.
SITE: Luckenbooths, north side, Roxburgh Close, east side.
PROPOSAL: Alterations to a shop front.
NOTES: The petitioner made an error in describing himself as proprietor of the shop in question and this was challenged by James Ferguson of Pitfour, a neighbouring heritor. He admitted on 30 May that he was the tenant of Francis Marshall, merchant and William Clireheugh. On the front of the minute admitting his mistake there is a pencil inscription stating that the plan had been left with the petitioner.
DRAWINGS: Mentioned but not here.

BOX: 1815/5*   
WARRANT GRANTED: 16 November 1815 [no warrant].
PETITION LODGED: 14 September 1815.
PETITIONER: The Procurator Fiscal

SITE: Market Street.
PROPOSAL: Complaint about work without a warrant.
NOTES: The complaint is against Henry Allan, flesher who was fined one guinea.

BOX: 1815/6*   
WARRANT GRANTED: 21 December 1815 [petition refused].
PETITION LODGED: 23 November 1815.
PETITIONER: David Chalmers, baker.
SITE: Albany Street, west end, adjoining the chapel.
PROPOSAL: To build a bake house and shop.
NOTES: The petitioner refers to the warrant granted
13 October 1815 (Skae) and seeks permission to modify that proposal to build a bake house.
DRAWINGS: 2 sheets.

Description: a. Plan of the ground floor.
Size: 27.6 x 21.0 cms.
Inscriptions, recto: Edinr. 26th Sept 1815 DS.
Architect: David Skae.

Description: b. Elevations to the street and back area with a modified plan of the ground floor.
Size: 57.2 x 43.0 cms.
Inscriptions, recto: [signed] David Skae delt.
Architect: David Skae.

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