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Location : Bowling Green,  King Street

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= Property demolished or site redeveloped

Notes:      built over

 

Introduction

Opened 28 June 1869 as the green for Newport Bowling Club. Used by them until 1877 when they moved to Scott Street. Thereafter, this green was used by the Maryton Bowling Club from 1877 - 1901, and for Seacraig Lawn Tennis Club c. 1915.

 

Commentary

See the blog Seacraig.

 

Location and Old Maps

Latitude, longitude:      56.442418,-2.938574

View location on the 1855 6-inch map, the 1895 25-inch map, the 1914 25-inch map, the 1966-73 25-inch map, or a 1944-50 aerial photograph at the National Library of Scotland website.

Nearby properties (demolished in red):   19 King Street   21 King Street   23 King Street   25 King Street   27 King Street   29 King Street   30 King Street   (Garage, formerly 31, King Street)   32 King Street   34 King Street   36 King Street   38 King Street   40 King Street   42 King Street   44 King Street   (Seacraig House [1], King Street)   (Seacraig House [2], King Street)   (Seacraig House [3], King Street)   (Seacraig Cottages [1], King Street)   (Seacraig Cottages [2], King Street)   (Seacraig Cottages [3], King Street)   (former coal shed, King Street)   15 Robert Street   17 Robert Street   19 Robert Street   21 Robert Street   23 Robert Street   25 Robert Street   27 Robert Street   29 Robert Street   31 Robert Street   33 Robert Street   35 Robert Street   36 Robert Street   37 Robert Street   1 Seacraig Court   2 Seacraig Court   3 Seacraig Court   4 Seacraig Court   5 Seacraig Court   6 Seacraig Court   7 Seacraig Court   8 Seacraig Court   9 Seacraig Court   10 Seacraig Court   11 Seacraig Court   12 Seacraig Court   13 Seacraig Court   14 Seacraig Court   15 Seacraig Court   22 Union Street   50 Union Street   (former quarry & stables, Union Street)  

Later use of the site :   (Seacraig Garage)     

 

Information and Photographs on Other Sites (open in a new window)

Seacraig Tennis Club     source: Newport History Group
Seacraig Bowling Club     source: Newport History Group

 

Old Addresses (any dates are approximate and are usually the latest occurence of the address)

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House Names (any dates are approximate and are usually the latest occurence of the name)

Bowling Green

 

 

Directory entries (before 1975)      There are 64 entries

SourceEntry 
1889-90 dirStorrier, John; Vice-President, [under Marytown Bowling Club]
1889-90 dirYoung, Wm.; Treasurer, [under Marytown Bowling Club]
1889-90 dirBrown, Thomas; President, [under Marytown Bowling Club]
1889-90 dirMitchell, David; Committee, [under Marytown Bowling Club]
1889-90 dirM'Arthur, Peter; Committee, [under Marytown Bowling Club]
1889-90 dirFerrie, William; Committee, [under Marytown Bowling Club]
1889-90 dirArmstrong, John, 1 King st. ; Secretary, [under Marytown Bowling Club]location 2
1888-89 dirStorrier, John; Vice-President, [under Marytown Bowling Club]
1888-89 dirMitchell, David; Committee [under Marytown Bowling Club]
1888-89 dirBrown, Thomas; President, [under Marytown Bowling Club]
1888-89 dirM'Arthur, Peter; Committee [under Marytown Bowling Club]
1888-89 dirYoung, Wm.; Treasurer, [under Marytown Bowling Club]
1888-89 dirArmstrong, John, 34 Seagate; Secretary, [under Marytown Bowling Club]
1888-89 dirFerrie, William; Committee [under Marytown Bowling Club]
1887-88 dirStorrier, J; Committee [under Marytown Bowling Club]
1887-88 dirClark, John; Treasurer, [under Marytown Bowling Club]
1887-88 dirArmstrong, John, King street; Secretary, [under Marytown Bowling Club]location 2
1887-88 dirShepherd, Wm.; Committee [under Marytown Bowling Club]
1887-88 dirBrown, Thos.; Vice-President, [under Marytown Bowling Club]
1887-88 dirWatson, Thos.; President, [under Marytown Bowling Club]
1887-88 dirFerrie, W; Committee [under Marytown Bowling Club]
1886-87 dirJack, James S.; President, [under Marytown Bowling Club East Newport]
1886-87 dirLanglands, John, King street; Secretary, [under Marytown Bowling Club East Newport]location 2
1886-87 dirFerrie, W.; Committee, [under Marytown Bowling Club East Newport]
1886-87 dirWatson, Thos.; Vice-President, [under Marytown Bowling Club East Newport]
1886-87 dirJust, Robert; Treasurer, [under Marytown Bowling Club East Newport]
1886-87 dirArmstrong, J.; Committee [under Marytown Bowling Club East Newport]
1886-87 dirM'Gregor, D; Committee [under Marytown Bowling Club East Newport]
1885-86 dirM'Arthur, P; Committee [under Marytown Bowling Club - East Newport]
1885-86 dirJack, James; Vice-President, [under Marytown Bowling Club - East Newport]
1885-86 dirLanglands, John, King street; Secretary, [under Marytown Bowling Club - East Newport]location 2
1885-86 dirTait, R.; Committee [under Marytown Bowling Club - East Newport]
1885-86 dirMitchell, D; Committee [under Marytown Bowling Club - East Newport]
1885-86 dirJust, Robert; Treasurer, [under Marytown Bowling Club - East Newport]
1885-86 dirFerrie, William; President, [under Marytown Bowling Club - East Newport]
1885 Clark dirJust, Robert, Treasurer. : Marytown Bowling Club East Newport
1885 Clark dirFerrie, Wm., President : Marytown Bowling Club East Newport
1885 Clark dirLanglands, John, King st, Secretary : Marytown Bowling Club East Newportlocation 2
1884-85 dirMitchell, David; President, [under Marytown Bowling Club East Newport]
1884-85 dirJust, Robert; Treasurer [under Marytown Bowling Club East Newport]
1884-85 dirBrown, T.; Committee [under Marytown Bowling Club East Newport]
1884-85 dirLatto, David; Vice-President, [under Marytown Bowling Club East Newport]
1884-85 dirTait, R; Committee, [under Marytown Bowling Club East Newport]
1884-85 dirLanglands, John; Secretary, [under Marytown Bowling Club East Newport]
1884-85 dirFerrie, W; Committee [under Marytown Bowling Club East Newport]
1876-77 dirBrown, Captain; Green Committee, [under Newport Bowling Club]
1876-77 dirMann, David; Green Committee, [under Newport Bowling Club]
1876-77 dirTurnbull, John; Green Committee, [under Newport Bowling Club]
1876-77 dirWhyte, George D; Director [under Newport Bowling Club]
1876-77 dirCampbell, Alexander; Secretary and Treasurer, [under Newport Bowling Club]
1876-77 dirMilne, William; Director [under Newport Bowling Club]
1876-77 dirM'Farlane, John; President, [under Newport Bowling Club]
1874-75 dirRobertson, Bailie; Director [under Newport Bowling Club]
1874-75 dirCampbell, Alexander; Secretary and Treasurer, [under Newport Bowling Club]
1874-75 dirDryden, William; Green Committee [under Newport Bowling Club]
1874-75 dirMann, David; President 1874-75, [under Newport Bowling Club]
1874-75 dirThoms, James H; Green Committee, [under Newport Bowling Club]
1874-75 dirCarr, Michael C.; Director [under Newport Bowling Club]
1874-75 dirDove, John F; Green Committee [under Newport Bowling Club]
1874-75 dirSmith, James; Director [under Newport Bowling Club]
1871-72 dirDove, Alexander G., Secretary and Treasurer; [under Newport Bowling Club East Newport]
1871-72 dirSidey, Duncan, President; [under Newport Bowling Club East Newport]
1869-70 dirMills, James, President; [under Newport Bowling Club, East Newport]
1869-70 dirAlexander, David, Secretary and Treasurer; [under Newport Bowling Club, East Newport]

 

 

Census records

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Valuation Roll entries      There are 22 entries

YearNo.PropertyProprietorTenantOccupierValue
1925-26343Ground William Mackay, Lorneville, E Newport Seacraig Garage Co Ltd same 1View details
1922-23325Ground William Mackay, Lorneville, E Newport unlet 1View details
1920-21314Ground William Mackay, Lorneville, E Newport Walter Stark same 1View details
1917-18313Ground William Mackay, Lorneville, E Newport unlet 7-10-0View details
1915-16309Ground William Mackay, Lorneville, E Newport Seacraig Lawn Tennis Club per William Grant, secretary, E Newport same 7-10-0View details
1901-02982Bowling Green Robert Brown Wilkins, commission agent, Invertay, 3 Elvendon Rd, Palmers Green, London per D W Logie, solicitor, Stirling James S Sturrock, assistant manager, Dundee Advertiser same 9View details
1900-01965Bowling Green Robert Brown Wilkins, commission agent, 67 Leadenhall St, London per D W Logie, solicitor, Stirling James S Sturrock, assistant manager, Dundee Advertiser same 9View details
1899-00931Bowling Green Robert Brown Wilkins, commission agent, 67 Leadenhall St, London per D W Logie, solicitor, Stirling James S Sturrock, assistant manager, Dundee Advertiser same 9View details
1897-98884Bowling Green Robert Brown Wilkins, clerk, 67 Leadenhall St, London per D W Logie, solicitor, Stirling James S Sturrock, assistant manager, Dundee Advertiser same 9View details
1896-97856Bowling Green Robert Brown Wilkins, clerk, 19 Beresford Rd, Canonbury, London per D W Logie, solicitor, Stirling James S Sturrock, assistant manager, Dundee Advertiser same 9View details
1895-96822Bowling Green Robert Brown Wilkins, clerk, 19 Beresford Rd, Canonbury, London per D W Logie, solicitor, Stirling James S Sturrock, assistant manager, Dundee Advertiser same 9View details
1894-95778Bowling Green Robert Brown Wilkins, clerk, 19 Beresford Rd, Canonbury, London per D W Logie, solicitor, Stirling James S Sturrock, assistant manager, Dundee Advertiser same 9View details
1893-94755Bowling Green Robert Brown Wilkins, clerk, 19 Beresford Rd, London per D W Logie, solicitor, Stirling James S Sturrock, assistant manager, Dundee Advertiser same 9View details
1892-93740Bowling Green Robert Brown Wilkins, clerk, 154 Southgate Rd, London per D W Logie, solicitor, Stirling James Sturrock, Asst. manager, Dundee Advertiser same 9View details
1891-92724Bowling Green Robert Brown Wilkins, clerk, 154 Southgate Rd, London per D W Logie, solicitor, Stirling James Sturrock, Asst. manager, Dundee Advertiser same 9View details
1890-91677Bowling Green Robert Brown Wilkins, clerk, 154 Southgate Rd, London per D W Logie, solicitor, Stirling James Sturrock, Asst. manager, Dundee Advertiser same 9View details
1889-90651Bowling Green Robert Brown Wilkins, Glasgow per D W Logie, solicitor, Stirling Ernest Hassberger, merchant same 9View details
1885-86614Bowling Green Trs. of late Robert Brown per D W Logie, solicitor, Stirling Maryton Bowling Club per Robert Just jun, secretary same 10View details
1881-82506Bowling Green Mrs Mary Brown Wilkins same Working Mens Bowling Club per Secretary Bowling Club 10View details
1878-79482Bowling Green Captain Robert Brown same Bowling Club 11View details
1875-76369Bowling Green Captain Robert Brown same Bowling Club 11View details
1871-72331Bowling green Captain Robert Brown Bowling Club 30View details

 

 

Early Sasines:

Sasine Plots:

Plot: 317  view details Maryton 79.36 pol part of 5 pieces of ground (Brown) Seacraig Bowling Green, King St; quarry etc, Union St See the blog Seacraig.

 

Sasine Abridgements:

RefIn BriefAbridgementRecordedPlots
1891.01430Hendry loan repaidDisch by Andrew Hendry solicitor Dundee Tr for children of him & Ann Mitchell / Hendry disburd bond (28 Aug 1886 £700) by Robert Brown Wilkins 25 St James Sq Edinburgh, now in London over (1) 79.36 pol grnd & bldgs t/on (2) 119.95 pol grnd adjoining & bldgs t/on : E partly by 30' road, both : S by 25' road, parts of 5 pieces of grnd lots 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 of Marytown12 Nov 1891317, 316
1891.01424loan by Catherine Wright / ThomsonBond £400 by Robert Brown Wilkins resid sometime with his grandfather Robert Brown Seacraig House Newport presently in London to Catherine Wright or Thomson, Monzie Villa, Blairmore, Argyleshire of (1) 79.36 pol grnd & bldgs t/on (2) 119.95 pol grnd adjoining & bldgs t/on : E partly by 30' road, both : S by 25' road, parts of 5 pieces of grnd lots 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 of Marytown, see also 1891.1423 (both bonds ranking pari passu)12 Nov 1891317, 316
1891.01423loan by Mary Reid / TownsendBond £400 & disp secur by Robert Brown Wilkins resid sometime with his grandfather Robert Brown Seacraig House Newport presently in London to Mary Reid or Townsend resid St Clair House, 25 Aytoun Road, Pollockshields widow of (1) 79.36 pol grnd & bldgs t/on (2) 119.95 pol grnd adjoining & bldgs t/on : E partly by 30' road, both : S by 25' road, parts of 5 pieces of grnd lots 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 of Marytown, see also 1891.0142412 Nov 1891317, 316
1886.00877loan by Andrew Hendry & Ann Mitchell / HendryBond £700 & disp by Robert Brown Wilkins … to Andrew Hendry solicitor Dundee & wife Ann Mitchell … of (1) 119.95 pol, : S by 24' road, : N by 25' road, : E by 30' road, & bldgs t/on; (2) pce grnd 79.36 pol, : S by 24' road, : N by 25' road, : E by (1), & bldgs t/on, all being pts of 5 lots 2-26 of Marytown …28 Aug 1886316, 317
1886.00845Trs Robert Brown to Robert Brown WilkinsDisp by Trs deceased Robert Brown, Seacraig House, Newport to grandson Robert Brown Wilkins … now 25 St James Sq, Edinburgh, of Seacraig House Newport with grnd, bowling green, quarry & pertinents viz (1) 119.95 pol, : S by 24' road, : N by 25' road, : E by 30' road, & bldgs t/on; (2) pce grnd 79.36 pol, : S by 24' road, : N by 25' road, : E by (1), & bldgs t/on, all being pts of 5 lots 2-26 of Marytown …13 Aug 1886316, 317
1881.00697Robert Brown to TrsNot Instr Trs deceased Robert Brown, Sea Craig House, Newport of 79.36 pol & bldgs t/on, : S by 24' road, : N by 25' road, pt of 5 pieces of grnd lots 22-26 of Marytown9 Jun 1881317
1868.03143Robert Brown loan repaidRobert Brown grants disch of bond & disp £650 by Trs sequest est Alexander Rhind (Aug 1867) & declares 25 falls 4 ells lot 27 Maryton & lots 22-26 Maryton disburdened6 Aug 1868192, 149, 316, 317
1868.02745part of Robert Brown loan repaid; [plot ID 317] cleared of loan; remainder of loan now only over remaining ground [plot IDs 316, 192, 149]Robert Brown grants disch & restriction of bond & disp £650 extent of £50 to Tr sequest est Alexander Rhind (Aug 1867) declaring 25 falls 4 ells or 31 pol 20 yd grnd lot 27 on plan & 5 pieces grnd (4 x 40 falls 4 ells + 1 x 49 falls 14 ells) lots 22-26 on plan & ho etc t/on in Maryton disburdened thereof; & disburd. to the full extent of said bond & disp a pce grnd 79.36 pol with bldgs etc t/on, pt of said 5 pieces of grnd; & restricting the security for the balance of £600 to the remaining subjects (see 1867.02212)19 Mar 1868149, 317, 316, 192
1868.02744Trs Alexander Rhind to Robert Brown (another part)Robert Brown, Sea Craig House, reg disp to himself by Trs sequest est. Alexander Rhind of 79.36 pol grnd & bldgs etc t/on part of 5 pieces of land lots 22-26 of Marytown19 Mar 1868317, 149

Abbreviations in the notes
t/on - thereon;   t/p - turnpike;   dw - dwelling;   ho - house;   pt - part;   pce - piece;   grnd - ground;   bldg - building;   Tr/Trs - Trustee/Trustees;   dec - deceased;   ... - words omitted;   pol - poles;   yd - square yards;   : - bounded;   rd - road;   ' - feet;   " - inches;

Basic Types of Sasine Abridgements     Worked example explaining the sasine transactions on the property pages     Sasine entries - background information and explanation

 

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