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New Tay Valley Talk - the Burgh Hospitalmaister of Dundee

17 July 2023
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The latest talk - by our President, Iain Flett - is on the Burgh Hospitalmaister of Dundee.  This is a follow-up to Iain's previous talk (for members only) on the Kirkmaister, giving much on the history of our area and the resources available to researchers. Remember that the Q&A will be on Monday 31st July, at 8.00 p.m. UK time! UPDATE - video talk now available! - For link see Members Resources https://tayvalleyfhs.org.uk/resources/research-information/ (log into members' area).

Here's a little bit of background to the talk:

About 1392 King Robert III confirmed the gift made by his beloved kinsman James Lindsay, knight, of his tenement of land lying within the burgh of Dundee (now under DCA in the Nethergate) for a Hospital and House of God (Maison Dieu) for the brethren of the order of the Holy Trinity for the support of the said brethren and of infirm and sick old men. A Master of the Almhouse was appointed, later to be the Master of the Hospital. In Victorian times the charity was reformed and reorganised in 1864 and the office of Hospitalmaster continued and could be traced up to 1952 when it was held by Mrs M Meredith, town councillor for the tenth ward.
Its funds, although much diminished, still survive and can be traced in the City's accounts for 2022 ...
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