Royal Burgh of Rutherglen

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Royal Burgh of Rutherglen

​Archives of Rutherglen

Archives hold the records of the Royal Burgh of Rutherglen which was founded by David I in the first half of the 12th century and which existed until local government reorganisation in 1975. 

The records include:

  • Council Minutes - the main record of the burgh from 1619 until 1975

  • Burgh Charters - from 1542 to 1617

  • Court Records - from the 17th to the 20th century

  • Building Records - registers and plans of buildings in the Burgh from c.1870 to 1975

  • Financial Records - various financial records from the 17th century including stent rolls, 1663-1742

  • Burgesses - records of the admissions of burgesses, 1620-1975

  • Electoral Registers - 1832 to1931

  • Valuation Rolls - 1864 to 1975

  • Incorporations - records of the Incorporations of Weavers, 1641 -1866, and of the Incorporations of Masons and Wrights, 1636-1758

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