Leith Burgh Police - Nominal Roll from Census of Scotland 1861

The Nominal Roll below is taken from the Ancestry version of the Census of Scotland, 1861.


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 1861


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 49 1812   Latheron, Caithness
James Walker Inspector of Police 34 1827   Stonehaven, Kincardineshire
George  Carter Constable 26 1835   Berriedale, Caithness
James Beaton Constable 27 1834   England
John Cockhorn Dock Constable 28 1833   Haddington, Haddingtonshire
Donald Coutts Constable 35 1826   Ballater, Aberdeen
Angus Davids Constable 28 1833   Alford Bridge, Aberdeen
Peter Deas Constable 29 1832   Carnock, Fife
John Finlayson Constable 21 1840   Sutherland
William Gunn Constable 25 1836   Sutherland
William Mackay Constable 29 1832   Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
James MacPherson Constable 34 1827   Kirkmichael, Banffshire
Alexander Mann Constable 29 1832   Cruden, Aberdeen
William Marrison Constable 22 1839   Madderty, Perth
John Mason Constable 34 1827   Wick, Caithness
James McCabe Constable 31 1830   Ireland
Daniel McGregor Constable 25 1836   Earlsferry, Fife
Alexander McKay Constable 28 1833   Inveravon, Banffshire
John McLeod Constable 33 1828   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Alexander Newlands Constable 33 1828   Cuminestown, Aberdeen
William O'Dogherty Constable 40 1821   Ireland
Alexander Swanson Constable 32 1829   Halkirk, Caithness

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