Women Tagged 'Burgess'

Airlie, Rt Hon Mabell, Countess – Burgess

Posted on March 22nd, 2012 · Posted in Further Footsteps

(obituary 7/4/56 in City archive, portrait in Victoria Art Gallery) was made Dundee’s third lady Burgess in 1902 in recognition of her enlightened interest in the welfare of the people of Dundee and her husband’s generosity in funding Auchterhouse Sanatorium… read more

Gold Ducat

Mariote Ker

Posted on May 28th, 2012 · Posted in Twenty-five Footsteps

She was made a burgess of the City of Dundee at the king’s request – the first woman to be so honoured and privileged. It was to be 360 years before another female burgess was appointed. You’ll find her plaque… read more

Symers, Miss Helen Halyburton – 3rd Woman Burgess

Posted on November 10th, 2012 · Posted in Further Footsteps

Miss Symers, of St Helen’s, Dundee was born in about 1831, the last of a long line dating back to the 16th century. Her father was an agent of the British Linen Company Bank.  A member of St Paul’s United… read more