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The Boxmaster of the Society of Free Fishermen

Old Photos  -  Social History  -  The Boxmaster of the Society of Free Fishermen, Newhaven

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to The Museum of Edinburgh

Boxmaster

'Boxmaster' is a Scottish word, meaning a treasurer, especially of a guild or corporation.  This name was used particularly in Aberdeenshire and Angus.

The "box" was a strongbox.  e.g.. the guild's treasury.

 

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1.

Ramsay Tubb

near Newhaven / Bonnington, Edinburgh

Thank you to Ramsay Tubb who wrote:

"The above photo is of my great grandfather, James Raeburn Ramsay (1851-1921) alongside his wife, Margaret Seaton Anderson (1859-1913).  He was elected Boxmaster in 1910."

Ramsay Tubb, near Newhaven /Bonnington, Edinburgh:  November 7, 2010

 

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2.

Maggie Montgomery

Northern Ireland

Maggie Montgomery replied:

"Thank you Ramsay Tubb for identifying the photograph of James Raeburn  Ramsay, the Boxmaster of The Society of Free Fishermen in Newhaven, 

He also happens to be my great grandfather.

My grandfather was  his eldest son, James Ramsay who unfortunately did not carry on the  tradition of fisherman and became a cooper in Edinburgh."

Maggie Montgomery, September 20, 2011

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