Burgess Rolls of Fife 1700-1800 and St. Andrew's 1700-1750


Burgesses were a self perpetuating oligarchy representing a minority of the population and comprised of merchants and craftsmen. Only the burgesses had the power to vote, operate businesses, and to trade within the burghs, while only the burgesses of Royal Burghs could engage in overseas trade. This book attempts to identify who were the burgesses of Fife of the 18th century on the eve of industrialization of the economy.

David Dobson

2000, 5½x8½, paper, alpha., 154 pp.

ISBN: 1888265434