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I have a very busy writing group of ancestors. During the 18th & 19th Century they seem to have sent many letters throughout Scotland. Even seemed to be one of them in Jamaica. Now Many of these pre stamp letter survive today and I have a good collection of them. However I am thinking do any GB pre stamp collectors have the Smyth family in their collection? If so I would like to be emailed clear scans of the cover & or letters.

My ancestors included

John Smyth of Lietfie, the earliest cover I have seen from him is 1748.

James Smyth writer to the signet. Sometime listed as writer in Edinburgh

and often list as Smyth at Balharry in Alyth. There are a lot of letters from late 1740s write to 1800s where some descendants appear on covers and letters

also there are John Smyth junior and Robert Smyth covers.

I am also looking for William Leggatt in Wigtown, Ayrshire.

Does anyone have these names in their prestamp collection? If so please email me scans of the covers and letters as I have an interest in the wording in the letters.

I look forward to hear from you all. Thank u

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Here is an example of an early cover Smyth letter

Letter, 1758

To
Mr James Smyth, Clerk to the Signet
Edinb[u]r[gh]

John Steall
Anent Mes[sr]s Campbell
& Mitchell
McLean &

18 Feb[ruar]y 1758

Letter, 1758

Dear Sir,

When I uas in Edinburgh in June Last I Bought off Messrs Campbell & Mitchell merchants in the Grass market Ashes and Soap etc to the value of 21/1/1 St[e]r[ling] For which I granted two bills, one for 14/6/1 payable 2 Sept[embe]r and the other for 6/15 St[e]r[ling], which makes 21/1/1 in all,
And for paying of which I aloted my money that would be dew for Cloath bleaching about the time of paying s[ai]d bills, in the hands of Mr Murdoch McLain in Skinners Close and James Harper on the ... ... Leith, to ansure the same, which I thought the most proper way of paying them, notwithstanding the money being received for the cloath by both of them and they in like manner promising to pay Campbell some time ago, but have not done it as yet,
And Consequently Campbell have Transmitted a horning into the Hands of ... Bruce, writer in Dundee, For the first of the above bills, which they have given him orders to commence, which they gave me but very little notice off.
Yow have here Inclosed James Harpers Bill f[or the] Balance of our acco[un]t being 6 St[e]r[ling] who will pay yow ...edly, & likewise Send for Mr McLain who owes me a Ball[an]ce of 9 St[e]r[ling] by his own acco[un]t but by mine It's more, how[e]ver that to be distand between our selves.
The 6 & the 9 will answer the end. McLain I believe will pay yow Instantly, mean time get Campbell to Stop diligence ag[ains]t me for I am not sure but the horning may be executed this night, which may hurt my Credit.
Tell McLain that I would have wrote him of this in my last but did not know of it until it was gone.
If it happens that He cannot give you the money Instantly take his Bill for 9 payable in 8 or 10 days for which I shall ne caution, & pay Campbell & co or try to put them off until these bills becomes due.
I shall pay the 6/15/- to them in a few weeks as its but ... ... due no merchan[t] with us in Perth or Dundee ... have skarce asked ... mony in so short a time ... ... pursue for it, and you may tell them so, for if ue ... ... there, notwithstanding the date of our bills ... ...

I Got only 22 St[e]r[ling] of the 50 You gave my Father on my Acco[un]t, and yow know that how but little may to go considering risques and bad debts, I have much to do to raise my money for Bleaching.
However I beg you will manage this affair speedily, and Charge me for your
Trouble, for I've been too much obliged to yow in other matters to take it by uay of Compliment.
Everybody says your horse is not worth above 2 12 at the Highest rate. If you please to sell him at that I shall take him away Immediately as your straw scarce no body thinks he'll last above 2 years.
I expect your answer as soon as you have got matters settled.
My compliments to Mrs Smyth & I am,
Dear Sir,
Your friend & humble Serv[an]t
John Steill

Leitfie 18 February 1758
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and some more examples, I would like to see more of this material and I am sure collectors must have more Smyth letters relevant to the below.

1723 From John Smyth of Balhary to John Ogilvy at Cupar.
Sent in July 1723 by John Smyth or Smith who states he has just arrived at the Balhary estate. The earliest known Smyth letter. John Smyth is father of James Smyth who was Clerk or Writer to the Signet. Previous information suggested the Smyth's had owned Balhary since 1730. This letter proves they were there earlier than 1730.

1738 Neat Entire Letter to JAMES SMYTH Junior a Writer to the Signet in EDINBURGH 'at Mr Alexander Christie's Writing Chamber there' showing 'Dun 4' in manuscript on Obverse before the town used an actual handstamp for its postmark (earliest recorded is JULY 1739) - toned filing fold through base of address and a little general ageing to Letter but good for vintage. Letter written by Jo. SMITH (father of the addressee) at ALYTH concerning a land dispute by the sound of things......'JOHN ANDERSON is wronged ...with a bond of caution.....seek to forward a Letter by EXPRESS to me....there is a Charter by the Marquis of ATHOLL in favour of JOHN RATTRAY of BORELAND in january 1695'

1741 From James Rattray at RANAGULZION to James Smith Junior writer at Edinburgh, personal letter mentioning James Rattray's wife and something about cooks.

1742 28th April, Larger than foolscap fragile single paper sheet, what could well be an important Scottish Church document - a list of names and contributions for the EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION in PERTH given on an annual basis - between 50 and 60 names and amounts are listed such as JOHN SMITH, LADY LOVAT, Dr CARMICHAEL, LADY MERCER, LADY MONCRIEF, LADY MONZIE etc. On the back there are signatures for ROBERT LYON, GEORGE STIRLING, WILLIAM LINDSAY, JAMES SMYTH and LORD MURRAY giving the chance to obtain several good autographs. The document has been folded in 3 places and has some minor stains and splitting but a super document. Further research on the names listed will find some connected to the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion.

1743 From James Bissett at Dunkeld to James Smyth Writer to the Signet at Edinburgh. Lengthy legal letter sent 17th April 1743. Torn on edge & difficult writing to read but very early postmark for Dunkeld.

1745 from James Bissett at Dunkeld sent 30 June 1745 to James Smyth Writer to the Signet at Edinburgh. Letter has been previously repaired so has sell tape marks on it. Slight tears to parts of the edges but text still readable, however the text would take sometime to decipher since the writing is from 260+ years ago. Should be of a legal nature from during the year of the Jacobite Rebellion.

1747 From John Smyth of Balhary to James Smyth Writer of the Signet, Edinburgh. Letter written 4th September 1747 by John Smyth talking about a Lady Ruthven. John Smyth died in 1769 in his 84th year. These are the only two known letters written by him.

1748 From John Ogilvy to James Smyth Writer to the Signet. Sent 6th June 1748 advising about land papers, and rental costs of land belonging to a John Dalgairn of Meigle. Legal Letter.

1748 From Will Fullerton at Craig to James Smyth Writer to the Signet. Sent 14th July 1748 describing his personal seal. Mentions Mrs. Smyth and son. Personal letter.

1748 From Thomas Drummond at Logiealmond to James Smyth Writer to the Signet at his house in Skinners Edinburgh. Sent 16th Aug. 1748 information about a court case for Mr. Bishop.

1748 From Will Fullerton at Craig to James Smyth Writer to the Signet. Sent 17th September 1748 asking if Mr. Smyth had received a letter meant for a Mr. Greg. Short non legal letter.

1749 From James Paterson at Sterling to James Smyth Writer to the Signet. Short letter sent 18th December 1749 about a payment.
Legal letter

1750, 18th Feb From John Steill at Lietfie brother in law of James Smyth, to James Smith, Clerk to the Signet, Edinburgh. Mentions Mrs. Smyth and John Steill's father.

1751 From Thomas Drummond at Logiealmond to James Smyth Clerk to the Signet at his house in Skiners Edinburgh. Sent 10th July 1751 about land sale in Balathie and also other money matters mentioned. Case of Mr. Murray mentioned. Legal letter.

1752 From Alexander Duff at Aberdeen to James Smyth Writer to the Signet, Edinburgh. Legal letter sent 16 June 1752, difficult writing!

1753 From John Smyth at Balhary to James Smyth esquire Writer to the Signet Edinburgh. Personal letter damaged! Side torn and much wording lost, signature still visible. Sent 21st Nov. 1753.

1755 Neat Entire Letter sent 18 November 1755 from JAMES STARK in ALLOA carried privately to JAMES SMYTH a Writer to the Signet in EDINBURGH - contents refer to purchaser of the EYEMOUTH ESTATE and the writer is seeking his money....'Mrs RAMSAY who lives at the Turn of the West Bow will inform you of all the circumstances of that affair'. I cannot remember seeing an earlier Letter from ALLOA, slight age toning at base of sheet inside, a couple of words affected by small hole in text when seal torn away.

1755 From James Doctor at Coupar Angus to James Smyth Writer to the Signet Edinburgh. Sent 30th January 1755 informing James Smyth that a person he wrote to that morning named George Johnston at Coupar Angus could not be found. James Doctor then informs James Smyth about the postage cost he laid out.

1758 From Charles Hay at Ballathie to James Smith Writer to the Signet at Edinburgh. Beautiful written letter sent 15th March 1758 about a misunderstanding over 5 pounds and rent due on land at Logiealmond. Mentions Mr. Drummond assuming that is his response in the letter sent to Smyth February 1759.

1758 From Pat Duncan at Perth to James Smith Clerk to the Signet at Edinburgh. Sent 12th April 1758 discussing legal matters.

1759 Neat Entire Letter sent 9th October 1759 in super clean fresh condition written by JOHN RENTON at EYEMOUTH to JAMES SMYTH at EDINBURGH, endorsed 'WITH 20' and sent without charge as an early CARRIER's LETTER. The Letter apologizes for late arrival of funds and is sending 20 'which will be delivered by Mr JAMIESON' who may have been a local Carrier.

1759 From John Drummond at Logiealmond to James Smyth Clerk to the Signet at his house in Skiners Edinburgh. Sent 12th February 1759 by Thomas Drummond's brother John discussing Balathie tenants and the rent due by the tenants. Legal Letter, very neat writing!

1759 From Alexander Anderson at Dunkeld to James Smith Writer to the Signet Edinburgh. Sent 24th August 1759 requesting information about proceedings against Joseph Anderson. Short Letter.

1759 From Pat Duncan at Perth to James Smyth clerk to the signet. Sent 23rd July 1759 with information on money matters. Legal Letter.

1760 From Pat Duncan at Perth to James Smyth Clerk to the Signet Edinburgh. Short letter sent 4th July 1760 advising Mr. Smyth's proposition on proceedings being refused by a third party.

1760 From James Matheson at Edinburgh to James Smyth Clark to the Signet. Sent 19th May 1760 about a crop dispute. Mentions Lord and Lady Dowager. Legal Letter.

1760 From James Moir at Sterling to James Smyth Clark to the Signet. Sent 30th Dec. 1760 mentioning John Drummond's family and also mentioning a dept owed to MR. Moir in which Smyth has represented Moir to get regular payments. Legal Letter.

1761 From James Moir at Sterling to James Smith Clerk to the Signet at Edinburgh. Sent 3rd April 1761 discussing the Kinnaird affair and various money matters. Legal Letter.

1761 From James Baddmach at Glammis to James Smith Writer to the Signet, Edinburgh. One of the neatest entire letters sent 11 Jul 1761 mentioning money matters.

1764 From Andrew Laird at Dundee to James Smyth Writer to the Signet, Edinburgh. Neat entire letter sent 10 May 1764 mentioning Balhary and a second property.

1764 From John Ballingall at Dundee to James Smyth Writer to the Signet at Edinburgh. Sent 21st December 1764 discussing various legal matters including James Arnot, an Earle and others. Legal Letter.

1765 From John Kea at Cupar Angus to James Smyth Writer to the Signet at Edinburgh. Sent 3rd January 1765. Requesting answer re mill and farm.

1765 From John Murray at Lintrose to John Smyth Writer in Edinburgh. Sent 14th February 1765 discussing papers of Charles Husband. Legal.

1765 From John Ballingall at Dundee to James Smyth Writer to the Signet at Edinburgh. Sent 6th August 1765 discussing money matter to the value of 5 pounds.

1766 From Thomas Duncan & David Moncur at Alyth Perthshire to James Smith of Balharie Writer to the Signet at Edinburgh. Sent 17th January 1766 reminding James of their recent meeting at Balharie. Mentions a collection of signatures of locals and awaiting his response.

1766 From John Drummond at Logiealmond to James Smyth of Balhary Clerk to the Signet at his house in Skiners Edinburgh. Neat entire letter sent from Perth 8th March 1766. John Drummond suspects Smyth & his family to be ill since he has sent several letters with no answer.

1766 Early Scottish Bankers Letter signed by PATRICK MILLER on behalf of MANSFIELD, HUNTERS & Co. -(later RAMSAYS, BONARS & Co.) advising some bills of exchange due and paid, charged 6d postage, sent 31 May 1766 to JAMES SMYTH of BALHARY, COUPAR ANGUS and showing a good strike of red EDINBURGH BISHOPMARK just a little over edge on Reverse. There has been some bad damp toning and damage at one edge which is ragged but no text loss, the only Letter I can ever re-call seeing from this Bank which was established in 1738 and voluntarily retired from business in 1837

1766 From Pat Duncan at Perth to James Smyth Writer to the Signet at Edinburgh, sent 28th June 1766 referring to legal matters.

1767 From John Smyth at Edinburgh to James Smyth Writer to the Signet
Balhary by Coupar Angus. Personal letter sent 30th April 1767 mentions a visit planned by Mrs. Kinloch.

1767 From John Scott at Alyth to James Smyth at Balharry sent 5th August 1767 discussing various family matters of the Scott family

1767 From James Smyth at Edinburgh to John Smyth presently at Balharry by Coupar Angus. Sent 19th December 1767, 3 page personal letter but also discussing legal business.

1770 From John Wedderburn at Dundee to James Smith Esquire Writer to the Signet Edinburgh. Sent from Cortachy Dundee 28th March 1770 mentioning finding prices of draining water between two neighbours. Smith was involved in keeping the peace between the two.

1775 From John Smyth to James Smyth esquire at Balhary via Coupar Angus. Personal letter sent in 1775 discussing various matters. Very clear example of Smyth family seal on back of letter! This is by John Smyth the younger. John Smyth the elder actually signed his name with the spelling Smith in 1747.

1787 From David Smith at Jamaica to James Smyth at Balharry, neat entire letter sent 19 June 1787. Family Feud over money matters.

1789 Neat Entire Letter sent 31 March 1789 (toned on filing folds) charged 3d postage to SMITH (or SMYTH) of BALHARRY, a Writer to the Signet in EDINBURGH, sent with 2/line COWPAR/ANGUS fair strike on Reverse, from a Miss J.KINLOCH (sister in law of James Smyth) arranging a trip to LONDON but now finds her brother Willie has already left the city...'I beg if you will try if the STAGE COACH MASTER will take back my ticket....but I would rather go to London if my brother not be there than pay for the ticket and not get the seat'. The paper is partly a little toned generally inside but an early mention of a woman traveling by coach by herself, the letter is also headed ex KINLOCH a private estate of a well known family that lived next to Balharry estate.

1800 Part letter from John Ballingall at Dundee to John Smyth Esquire of Balharry. Letter torn so address no longer there for the sender however signature matches of an earlier letter in this collection. There is also no date on the letter though it was sold as advertised being from 1800. That could be correct since it is now addressed to Robert Smyth, the earlier letter being addressed to James Smyth.

Note in 1802 Meigle an estate close to Balhary got a postcode. Most letters around this date now show Balharry Meigle. The older letters all showed Balhary via cupar Angus. Note also the change in spelling from Balhary to Balharry at this time.

1802 From George Lyell at Edinburgh to James Smith Esquire of Balharry W.S. James in Court Edinburgh. Sent 15 May 1802 mentioning Mr. Wedderburn, Mr. Allan & Captain Lindsay over rights to ???

1805 From John Spalding at Darby to John Smyth Esquire of Balhary. Sent 26th September 1805 mentioning his visit to Balhary the day before, but John Smyth was out. Letter discussing farm matters.

1806 Cover only sent to James Smyth of Balharry from James Chalmers.

1810 Cover only sent to Robert Smyth Esquire Writer to the Signet, from a Mr. Chalmer of London dated 23rd Feb 1810.

1821 Cover Only sent to Robert Smyth esquire at Balharry Meigle.

1822 Letter sent 26th Oct. 1822 by James Smyth at Edinburgh to Robert Cunningham at Sea banks regarding the case of a Mr. Murdock. Letter is very detailed and has a good example of signature of James Smyth.

1833 From John Moon at Meigle to John Smyth at Balhary, sent 7th Oct 1833 regarding legal proceedings.

1843 From George Loudon or London at Forfarshire to John Smyth esquire at Balhary Meigle. Sent 3rd April 1843 discussing the will of a deceased person known to Mr. Loudon. Personal letter mentions Smyth's brother Robert and sister and a chest of drawers left in the will that is to be taken to Balhary.

1853 From the County Cess Office Perthshire to John Smyth of Balharry. Tax collector James Miller requesting John Smyth paying under noted taxes. No amount is shown on form.

1907 Postcard From Isobel Smyth to Mrs. Auguste Ebell at Bremen Germany. Postcard sent 12th August 1907 showing a picture of the main estate at Balhary with short message from Isobel Smyth. Fine example of the Meigle postmark on a red one penny King stamp.


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Just a quick look around and I found these names and addresses of people resident in Edinburgh in 1844

Smyth, David, accountant, 39 Dublin st.
..... J. esq. of Balharry, adv., 1 Hart st.
..... Robert, esq. W.S. 1 Hart street
..... W. teacher of dancing, 20 South bridge
..... Mrs, 8 Athole place
..... Mrs, 17 London street
..... Miss, of Balharry, 1 Hart street

Must have some relationship I believe. Robert Smyth was a Writer to the Signet... or solicitor as we now call them in Scotland I think.
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Hi yes the ones in Hart Street are all connected, not sure on the others but probably connected. Would be great to see some more prestamp covers and letters for them. There are a few examples on eBay at the moment.
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My point was that the name Smyth and Smith are OK if readable when looking for entires or letters but sometimes combined with addresses it makes things easier. Hart Street seems to have been a "family" house address so that there must also be a "business" address. Incidently in 1844 the records mention one Miss Smyth. Ten years earlier there is a record of "Misses, of Balharry, 1 Hart street".

Smyth, David, esq. writer, 15 Dublin street
..... George, esq. advocate, 12 Gloucester place
..... James, tailor, 39 St Mary's wynd
..... John, esq. of Balharry, advocate, 3 Hart st.
..... Robert, esq. W.S. 1 Hart street
..... Will, teacher of dancing, 20 South bridge
..... Mrs Colonel, 19 London street
..... Mrs, 10 St Andrew square
..... Mrs, 12 Gloucester place
..... Mrs, 8 Atholl place
..... Miss, sen. or'Methven, 9 south Charlotte st.
..... Misses, of Balharry, 1 Hart street

I'd love to see your scan of any Jamaica destination letters etc.

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Hi, the Jamaica ones are coming from there to Scotland, I wish I had ones going to Jamaica! Anyway here is one of the ones I have coming from Jamaica to Scotland 1787, I got another somewhere around. Would like to have more of these. Pics under transcript

Westmoreland, Jamaica 19th June 1787

Sir,

In answer to your very angry letter I several months ago wrote you acknowledging in the most ample manner possible, the impropriety of my letter to you respecting my legacy and accounting to you for the reasons that induced me to act as I did, at the same time I requested as a most singular favour the continuance of your friendly correspondence as I require a letter of recommendation to some of your friends here, but as you have not complied with my earnest wish in either of these matters I must of course infer that you are still displeased, which I am really sorry for, particularly so as I made every concession that a gentleman could do upon the occasion.

Being much in want of the money I received it from Mr Thomas Ramsay and gave him a bill of execution upon you for 48:15S (48 pounds, 15 shillings), as the discharge will become part of it properly executed you will of course honour the Discharge,

I am sir with esteem your most obedient & very humble servant

David Smith

To John Smyth, Esq
Balharry & Edinburgh



[Westmoreland is where John Kinloch (brother of George Oliphant Kinloch) owned an estate, and where he died in 1770.]








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This might add to your 'collection'. It's 'put away', but if you can't read the letter, let me know and I'll try to get it out and scan in more detail. Good luck on your hunt!
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Here's some information on "Writers to the Signet":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Writer_to_the_signet
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1d2d the link you posted does not open, please post scan, thank you
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nigelc thanks for the link, I have a huge Scottish book about writers to the signet with an alphabetic list of all members
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Below is a transcript of a letter written to Mr James Smith, writer to the signet, Edinburgh and dated 1758. It is from a Henry Henderson concerning his tack or lease on land. I have given a transcript because Henry's spelling and grammar leave something to be desired. It is written from the Grange of Barry near Dundee Scotland. The address is written in a much neater script and the paper may have been given to Henry by James to write a letter if he needed. There are no post marks apart from a manuscript 2:

Grange Of Barry the 27th of July 1758

Sir, you may remember when I said (to) you at Monifieth I was by no means satisfied with a 7 years tack, only in case of life(?) for I never made one so far for any number of years but for certain whether alive or dead. Therefore I will by no means submit unto it and you told me that day I could see you again before you went to Edinburgh and bid me advice of it against that term and as that opportunity slipped I thought you would have written to me long before this time, for I expected a letter from you every past day which made me defer (from) writing to you and more than that you put it before the Lords and never without acquainting me about it and I assure you or I lose my right to the tack upon such naughty terms. I (had) rather lose it altogether and it cannot be called a 7 year tack unless there be a new method of granting tacks from (?) the time by gone. You have given me no account how the affair as to the eight thousand marks how it goes on but I hope you will do all in your power to preserve it for I depend initially upon you as my best friend . I am sir your most humble servant
Henry Henderson

I hope this is useful
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Thanks Alan did you get this from davidshawpostalhistory? I saw one on his site for sale the other week from Henry Henderson. Can you throw some pictures of the cover and letter up in this posting? I now have about 50 Smyth letters some coupar angus postmarks many Perth Edinburgh postmarks and some Dundee postmarks among others. A stunning collection.
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Yes I did purchase this from Sutherlandladdie - I have seen others involving James Smyth on his selling page. Have attached images as requested - hope they are OK.
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Hi Alan. Thanks for the nice images, nice to see. I was the under bidder on Henderson one you won. I buy most of mine from Sutherlandladdie. Yes there are a few more on his site but some are expensive. I keep watching for others that I may like. There is one on there now from Dublin. Soldiers letter to John Smyth.
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The link I posted is good, but for some reason my server host does NOT like your host's system. I can access from the same URL, but NOT if I use a link on your page/topic.

Cut and paste:

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