Leith Burgh Police - Nominal Roll from Census of Scotland 1851

The Nominal Roll below is taken from the Ancestry version of the Census of Scotland, 1851.


There may be discrepancies and omissions in addition to the many transcription errors from the original documents which have proven difficult to correct. Please feel free to contact me with any obvious errors or suggested corrections. Thank you. 


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Leith Burgh Police 1851


Superintendent /Chief Constable


Lieutenant of Police


Inspector of Police


Sergeant of Police




Police Constables


First Name Last Name Rank Age Estimated Birth Year Birthplace
James Grant Superintendent of Police 29 1822 Latheron, Caithness
Robert Perie Sergeant Major of Leith Police 34 1817 Dunnottar, Kincardine
James Blackie Constable 40 1811 Edinburgh, Midlothian
Peter Cormack Constable 28 1823 Caithness
Finlay Cumming Constable 37 1814 Glenurquhart, Inverness
John Gilchrist Constable 36 1815 Falikirk, Stirling
James Gordon Constable 37 1814 Inveravon, Banff
Benjamin Gunn Constable 24 1827 Caithness
James McKay Constable 32 1819 Sutherland
James McKay Constable 23 1828 Wick, Caithness
Samuel McLelland Constable 52 1799 Belfast, Ireland
John McLeod Constable 23 1828 Kilmuir, Skye, Invernesshire
William McLeod Constable 45 1806 Kilmuir, Skye, Inverness
Donald McWilliam Constable 28 1823 Kilmuir, Skye, Invernesshire
James Milne Constable 25 1826 Laurencekirk, Kincardine
James Rain Constable 26 1825 Wick, Caithness
William Rendall Constable 18 1833 Orkney
Alexander Robertson Constable 29 1822 Inveresk, Midlothian
John Stewart Constable 24 1827 Ireland
John Sutherland Constable 64 1787 Latheron, Caithness
Joseph Tennyhall Constable 24 1827 Ireland
Charles Wilson Constable 48 1803 Burntisland, Fife
James Young Constable 40 1811 Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire

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