Friday, 19 September 2008

Weavers of Perth website updated

I have just updated my Handloom Weavers of Perth website at to now include entries from the rental books of King James VI Hospital from the 16th and 17th centuries, and entries from the hospital's chartularies in the 18th and 19th centuries. The King James VI Hospital was endowed in 1569, its remit to provide for the "poor and indigent members of Jesus Christ" within the burgh. To do this, it became the feudal superior of all the lands held by the many monasteries in and around Perth prior to the reformation some nine years earlier. In listing the names, I have only listed those recorded as 'weavers', 'websters' or 'brabonars', though there are undoubtedly many other weavers listed in the book without their occupation listed alongside their name.

Scotland's Greatest Story now provides three genealogical research aids, free of charge. These are:

The Ruhleben Story - WW1 British civilian POWs interned in Germany

The Handloom Weavers of Perth - records of the weavers from the 16th to the 19th centuries

The Largs War Memorial - the names and stories of all those soldiers from Largs in North Ayrshire who died in the two world wars.

Happy hunting!

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