At the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh:
The Board to Collector series comprises two types of communications (i) general orders addressed by the Board to all collections and (ii) particular correspondence addressed by the Board to individual ports. Sometimes these two types of correspondence were entered in separate series of letter books. But it was a not uncommon practice to mix both together and the titles of the various series "Boards Orders", "Board's General Orders", "Board's Letters", "General Letters", etc give no reliable indication of the character of the material. In addition it frequently occurs that no master set of Board's Orders was maintained in a port - each official keeping sets of those Orders which concerned his own particular functions. All volumes containing particular material addressed by the Board to a port have been retained and general material has been retained in all cases where it is not substantially duplicated in other series.
As part of the initial reorganisation following the Act of Union in1707, a series of ports, members and creeks was established in Scotland to bring it into line with the ports in England. Stranraer Outport was responsible for the following creeks: Ballantrae, Bay of Cairn, Scar, Loch Float, Drumore, Glenluce. Portpatrick was the member port.
As part of the initial reorganisation following the Act of Union in1707, a series of ports, members and creeks was established in Scotland to bring it into line with the ports in England. Wigtown Outport was responsible for the following creeks: Burn of Monreith, Isle of Whithorn, Newton Stewart, Creetown, Gatehouse of Fleet.
This precinct included Stranraer, Isle of Whithorn, Wigtown and some smaller ports.
At the Dumfries and Galloway Archives, Dumfries:
At the Ewart Library, Dumfries:
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