General Band of Relief, 1639

This document lists the names of the subscribers and non-subscribers to the General Band of Relief in Aberdeen in 1639 and gives the occupations of individuals.  The payments were to be used to help pay for the efforts expended ensuring that Aberdeen would join the Covenant.  This is a fascinating list as not only does it give a glimpse into those who were living in Aberdeen at the time, there are also notes regarding those who were away, where they were, and why.  This is held at our Town House office.

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