The People of the Scottish Burghs
A Genealogical Source Book
The People of Kirkcaldy 1600-1799
by David Dobson
Published by Clearfield Company; printed by the Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore MD. 104 pages.
This book is a compilation of families of Kirkcaldy, Scotland.
The introduction is a brief historical overview of Kirkcaldy, a burgh of barony since medieval times located on the Firth of Forth on the east coast of Scotland.
The author “does not claim [this book] to be an exhaustive list of all the inhabitants of Kirkcaldy during the period but rather an illustration of some of the records available.” There are approximately 1500 names listed alphabetically.
Each family entry is referenced to a source. There are approximately 1500 names listed alphabetically, thusly: “Adam, Graham, son of deacon John Adam, was admitted as a weaver burgess of Kirkcaldy, 1791. [KBR].”
A guide page explains the abbreviations and their meanings.
The author’s sources are: the Calendar of Treasury Books; Dundee Shipping Lists; Edinburgh Advertiser; Edinburgh Burgh Records, Edinburgh, 1938; Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae, Edinburgh, 1915; Kirkcaldy Burgh Records; List of Person [sic] in the Rebellion, Edinburgh, 1890; Monumental Inscription; National Archives, London; National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh; National Register of Archives, Scotland; Old Notarial Archives, Rotterdam; Prerogative Court of Canterbury; Register of Edinburgh Apprentices; Register of the Great Seal of Scotland; and the Register of the Privy Council of Scotland.
Mr. Dobson has quite a few books in print, it appears he concentrates his studies and publishing on the Scottish people.
If Scotland research is your research, I’d recommend you look at this book and the others. This gentleman may have some rich source material for you.
The People of the Scottish Burghs by David Dobson is available from the publisher at http://goo.gl/ov6BD.