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.
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.