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Brown's Close

 
 

BROWN'S CLOSE

First recorded as Sommerville's Close after local gunsmith John Sommerville, this became widely known as Paterson's Close or Golfer's Land in deference to John Paterson, who built a tenement here from the proceeds of a golfing wager.

Depending on source, Paterson later sold the land to John Brown, a gardener, Joseph Brown, a merchant, or Andrew Brown, of undisclosed standing, any of whom would account for the current name.

 
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