The People of the Scottish Burghs: A Genealogical Source Book. The People of Aberdeen, 1600-1799
This volume concentrates on the period 1600 to 1800 when Aberdeen was one of the main cities in Scotland. By the middle of the 17th century it had a population around 5,000; however, by the close of the 18th century it had nearly tripled, to 17,500. Dr. David Dobson, the compiler of this collection of Aberdeen┬Æs inhabitants during the era of New World emigration has consulted a range of documentary sources, including testaments, deeds, sassines [property], marriage contracts, bonds, court records, and others, all of which provide a useful insight into the lives of the people of the period. Dr. Dobson identifies each of the nearly 2,000 inhabitants of Aberdeen by name, occupation, a date, and the source. In many instances he also provides additional facts, such as the name(s) of family members, if/when traveled to the Americas, contestants in civil suits, and so on.
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