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From Falcon Hall, built by Mr. Falconer early in the 19th century, o.& n.e. iii. 39. D. 1827. Demolished early 20th century. Occupied for a time by Dr. G. Bartholomew, chartographer. Gate pillars, with falcons re-erected at Zoological Gardens. Alexr. Falconer of Falconhall, bought ground in new enclosure in Grceyfriars, tomb 51, m.t.c. 7/9/1814. Falcon Hall owned formerly by Bailie, later Provost Wm. Coulter, hosier. See also Falcon Court-Part II.
FERRY ROAD From Leith to Queensferry. See also Ferry Road Avenue etc. -Part II.
From Fettes College, which was named from Sir. Wm. Fettes, D. 1827. m.t.c.20/6/1810. Shewn named Ainslie 1804. West part only built. Lothian Map 1825. "A street called Fettes Row", m.t.c. 17/7/1816. See also Fettes Rise-Part II
FILLYSIDE Maitland 178.c.2. Part of the lands of Coatfield 14/1/1796, eec.js. Belonging to Trinity Hospital to West of Scafield Toll 25/1/1796, eec.j.s. Mentioned 1596, i.w.c.h. voL 4, p.193. Greenbank called Fillyside bank, i.w.c.h. 5, p.297. 3/6/1597. March stones needed there for bounds of lands of Trinity Hosp, m.t.c. 20/5/1674. Phillyside Brae, between Black Rocks and Leith, riding the marches, m.t.c.. 9/4/1718. See also Fillyside Ave. etc. -Part II..
FINDHORN PLACE From the river Findhorn, in the Morayshire estates of the Dick Lauder Family of St. Giles Grange, superiors of the property.
FINGAL PLACE Shown as Argyle Place q.v. The district is Campbell of Argyllshire, and the Celtic hero, Fingal, figures largely in local tradition, D. 1827.
FINGZIES PLACE From builder, jr., Wm. Fingzies, builder, 1866-1880.
FISHER'S CLOSE Edgar. Ainslie. Kirkwood. Kerr. Shown as Hamilton's Close (probable),Prot. A.W. 3, 21/8/1707. It was named from Fisher's land in the close,Reg. 9/3/1743. Thomag Fisher, merchant, built a great tenement on the south side of the Lawnmarket, Prot. W.F.5, 5/12/1752, apparently rebuilding a tenement owned formerly by Thos.Cant, of Sanct Geillic Grange, Prot. A.W. 7, 20/10/1725. He was probably the Thos. Fisher who was sent by the Royal Burghs in 1595 on a fiscal mission to the French Court, o.e.c. iii. 197. Fisher's Close seems to have been called Hamilton's Close, which contained Cant's land, at the foot of the close, on the west-side, on the south side of the Landmarket, bounded on the north by Fisher's land, Reg. 3/5/1861, and to have been so named from Hamilton's alias Hopeton's land, on the north side of the Cowgatehead, at the foot of the Old Bank Close, opposite the Magdalen Chapel, and owned sometime by Mr. James Hamilton, Reg. 3/5/1861. It is described as a property on the west of Baillie's Close, owned at. one time by Thomas Hope of Craighall, who rebuilt the house, and by the heirs of John Hamilton, minister in Edinburgh, Prot. G.H.4, 4/8/1714. Kerr shows Fisher's Close as a thoroughfare to the Cowgate - the whole seems to have been called Hamilton's Close also. There was property on the west side of Baillie's Close, owned in succession by heirs of John Wardlaw: Wm. Little: Thos. Hope of Craighall, who rebuilt the house: and the heirs of John Hamilton, minister in Edinburgh, Prot. G.H.4, 4/8/1714. Hamilton's alias Hopeton's land was at the foot of the Old Bank Close, opposite the Magdalen Chapel, owned sometime by Mr. Jas. Hamilton, Reg. 3 21/5/1861.
FISHWIVES' CAUSEY The road followed by the fishwives from Musselburgh to Edinburgh an old Roman road, o.& n.e. iii. 165. Torn up by the N.B. Railway, circa 1891,Irons 7, who had tried to close it, March 1845, but had preserve the right of way in a new road, Baird 377.
FLESHMARKET CLOSE Edgar. Ainslie. Kirkwood. Kerr. Shown as Provost's Close, o.& n.e. ii. 277. There were three closes leading down to the Fleshmarket. The west most seems always to have been known as the Fleshmarket Close, I. Lawson's Gazetteer, quoted in o.& n.e. 277, speaks of it as form the Provost's Close, from the official residence of the provost. This lacks confirmation.
FORBES ROAD On the ground of Sir John Stuart Forbes of Pitsligo, owner of the Greenhill estate, o.e.c. x. 197. Acquired by Sir Wm. Forbes, Bt.,m.t.c. 30/8/1809. Acquired 1806, o.e.c. x. 197.
FORRES STREET On the grounds of the Earl of Moray, one of whose seats is Damay Castle , near Forres, D. 1827, Lothian map 1825.
From Sir James Forrest of Comiston, Lord Provost, who was asleep when Queen Victoria first visited Edinburgh in 1842. Began during his provostship.
FORSYTH CLOSE Ainslie. Kirkwood. Strachan's Close, D. 1809 map. p.w. 1780, p.1 and M.216 may refer to this close. Derivation unknown. The name is derived from Alexander Forsyth, coachmaker, burges of Edinburgh, who acquired land there, 12th May 1719, which wainherited by his son Alexander, coachmaker in London, Can. Char 8/6/1744, 5/5/1813. The tenement and lands were bounded by la of Gilbert Duncan, mason, on the west, and of the Earl of Winton the east, Can. Chart. 30/10/1838. They were on the east side of Callender's Entry, Can. Chart. 21/9/1768. Agnes, sister of Alexan Forsyth, junior, married John Brodie, baker in London, and had a daughter Mary, who married Edward Meadows of Bishopsteignton Devonshire, Can. Chart. 16/4/1817.
Back of Fort, D. 1827. From vicinity to the Fort, which began to built after 16/8/1780. Caled. Merc. jr. m.t.c. 19/10/1803.
FORTH STREET Compliment to the river. Built after 1801. eec.js. 5/9/1801. Ainslie 1804. South side seems only planned, Hart St. is marked North Forth St., m.t.c. 6/11/1805.
FOUNTAIN CLOSE Edgar. Ainslie. Kirkwood. Kerr. Shown as Moubray's Close, Prot.;17.3, 16/1/1756, Stevenson's, Prot. TV.F.4, 11/5/1750, or David Stevenson's Close, cc.2141, 18/2/1568-9. Bassendean's Close, P.W. F. 9, 17/5/1759, Fullarton's Close, Wilson, ii. 69, John Barton's Close Reg. 4/2/1744. The name is derived from the fountain or street well, which apparently stood opposite to the close, until removed farther up to where the street is wider, above the 'John Knox' house. There was a tenement known as the Fountain a little above the Netherbow on the south of the High Street, Wilson, ii, 68: Prot. A.W. 8, 30/5/1725. The fountain well is mentioned in 1736, t.b. 76. The Town Council gave instructions, 16th June 1813, that the well be moved farther up the street. The close was also known as Moubray's Close, formerly Aloubraw now the Fountain Close: Prot. A. W. 7, 15/4/1723; J.11.3, 16/1/1756 from the property of that Robert Moubray who gave his name to the adjacent Moubray's or Foulis' Close. Mr. Wm. Moubray is mentioned in connection with Moubray's Close near the Netherbow, Not. G.I. 1, 10/9/1729. Yet another name was Stevenson's Bassendean's, thereafter Stevenson's Close; Prot. W.F.4, 11/5/1750 or David Stevinson's Close, cc.2141, 18/2/1568-9; 25 73, 17/11/1780, or (South) Bassendean's Close, Bassendean's, thereafter Stevenson's Close; Prot. J.F.4, 11/5/1750. A tenement stood on the south side of the King's Street above the Netherbow, having David Stevinson's Close on the west, c.c.2141, 18/2/1568-9; 25 73, 17/11/1780. James Bassendean owned a tenement at the Netherbow, afterwards the property of David Stevinson, c.c.2141, 18/2/1568-9; 25 73, 17/11/1780. There were three entrances to the front of the great building owned by John, Marquis of Tweeddale, namely (first) one by the close sometime of Alexr. Young, thereafter of James Brown, (second) by Sweit's Close, and a third by Bassendean's, thereafter Stevenson's Close, W.F.4, 11/5/1750. The tenement mentioned above, called the Fountain, which sometime belonged to Nicol and Alexander, sons to Michael Bassendean, lay in 'Bassendean's Close, Wilson, ii. 68. The distinct alias is given, 'Bassenden's, now Fountain Close', Reg. 25/7/1856. There was also a property owned by Ronald and James Bassenden, just east of South Foulis' Close, Prot. A.W. 8, 8/5/1727. A close called Fullartoun's Close seems to be the same as the Fountain Close. It was on the south side of the High Street, a little above the Netherbow, and contained the tenement sometime owned by James Bassendean, Prot. A.W.2, 4/4/1706. Adam Fullartoun, bailie in 1561, bid it or rebuilt a house on the east side of Fountain Close in 1573, . see Wilson, ii. 69, for particulars of the house and Adam Fullartoun. And a final, but untraced name seems to belong to the close, John Barton's Close, which was immediately west of Mr. John Laing's, ie. Entrance to Tweeddale Court, Close, Reg. 4/2/1744. Only once is it mentioned.
FOUNTAIN PLACE (WEST) From the fountain which gave name to Fountainbridge.
FOUNTAINBRIDGE Thomas Hodge, portioner in Portsburgh, feuar & brewer in Fountainbridge, died April 1715. His wife Isobel Paterson, died Feb. 1713. Buried West Kirkyard, near De Quinay's tomb . East Fountainbridge marked 'GlasgowRoad'. Ainslie l780. Both East and West marked 'Fountainbridge', Ainslie 18O4. The Bridge was over the Dalry Burn, flowing from the Borough Loch by Lochrin to Coltbridge-not over the Canal which was made about 1816. Fountain House, now at Greig's Engineering Works, 28/30 Dundee St, for sale, built a few years ago, between. Fountainbridge and Dairy. That fountain from which the street Fountainbridge obtains its name, a famous perennial one, is near, eec.js. 12/3/1774. Whence also Fountain Close, 113 Fountainbridge, D. 1827. Fountainbridge, Prot. 6/9/1758. Bailie Alexr. Gray had houses and Brewery on land feued by Sir Alexr. Brand, in the Barony of Dalry, beside the ditch conveying the water from the Burrow Loch to the bridge at Bailie Gray's commonly called Lochrin bridge. The Town gave instructions for clearing the channel, m.t.c. 1/8/1722 & 7/8/1722.
FOUNTAIN COURT D.1827. Ord. Surv. 1852. South side of Fountainbridge, anon. map 1730. The water supply in Edinburgh Lip to 1672, when the Comiston water supply was undertaken, was from draw (or pump) wells. The fountains shown by Gordon were thus really wells. In the later editions of Gordon's map, the "wells", or fountains, are inserted.
FOUNTAINHALL ROAD From the Estate of the Lauders of Fountainhall and Grange of St. Giles, on which it is built, o.& n.e. iii. 49-54. See also St. G. 310 et al.
FREDERICK STREET D.1827. From Frederick, son of George II and father of George II Built 1790.