Location: Dundee, Scotland
Surnames/tags: Glas Lyons
This is an extract from the family history of the Lyons family, The Lyons of Cossins and Wester Ogil which relates to three documents
The three following conveyances relative to the connection of George Glas's forbears with the glasite community are noted from the Dundee burgh register of deeds :
By disposition and assignation dated at Dundee, 4 August 1773, Mr John Glas, minister of the independent congregation in Dundee, set forth that he held certain heritable property in that town on behalf of the congregation, and that it was proper, considering his great age, that he should convey it to other trustees for them ; he therefore conveys to William Lyon , writer, and Alexander Morison, merchant, both in Dundee, a tenement of land on the south side of the Seagate of Dundee ; witnesses—Robert Lyon, late manufacturer in Dundee, now in London, Robert Marr, taylor in London, and James Scott, clerk to Messrs Crichton and Chalmers, merchants in Dundee.
William Lyon and Alexander Morison, by their disposition and assignation, dated 21 July 1777, after referring to the preceding conveyance by Mr Glas to them, and stating that the independent congregation had purchased a piece of ground in the Cowgate of Dundee and had erected thereon a more commodious place of worship, sell the Seagate property to James Hind, weaver in Dundee.
Disposition by George Lyon, of London, merchant, heir of the deceased William Lyon , late writer in Dundee, the last survivor of the trustees after- mentioned, and as such, heritable proprietor of the subjects after disponed, sets forth that Robert Ferrier, late minister of the gospel in Dundee, Alexander Morison, merchant there, and the above William Lyon jointly as trustees for the independent congregation in Dundee, stood infeft in the subjects aftermentioned, and all died either without assuming other persons to act with them in the trust, or conveying the property to new trustees ; that application had now been made to him as apparent heir of William Lyon, the last survivor of the trustees, in name of the whole members of the said congregation, to dispone the property to the persons aftermentioned, as trustees, for behoof of the congregation ; therefore he dispones to David Reid, late bleacher at Douglas bleachfield and residing in Dundee, James Scott, merchant, Charles Peat, manufacturer, James Murray, blacksmith, James Thomson, manufacturer, James Reid, residenter, John Hall)', manufacturer, William Philip, manufacturer, George Moir, manufacturer, and George Coupar, mason, all in Dundee, the tenement or building presently used as a meeting house or place of worship by the members of the independent congregation, lying on the north side of the Cowgate of Dundee ; subscribed at London, 7 march 1805 ; witnesses—Robert Oliphant, of Leadenhall street, merchant, and Charles Rutt, of Cornhill, stationer, both of the city of London.