Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Musselburgh. You may be able to find further references to Musselburgh in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Musselburgh a post-town and parliamentary burgh Groome

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Musselburgh within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Daniel Defoe Letter 11: South-Eastern Scotland 10
Charles Wesley Jan. 1 - Aug. 26, 1751: London to Bristol and the north 2
John Wesley 1751-3: Wesley's Marriage; Cornwall Smugglers; Illness and Recovery 2
William Camden Scotland: South of the Antonine Wall 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 12, Part 2: Glasgow and central Scotland 1
Thomas Pennant July 17-23: The Borders and Edinburgh 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Inveresk 4 2
Pinkie 0 2
Easter Duddingston 0 1
Morrisons Haven 0 2
Carberry 0 2
Smeaton 0 2
Esk 0 2
Millerhill 0 1
Portobello 0 2
Newton 0 2
Prestonpans 4 4
Craigmillar 0 2
Lugton 0 2
Cousland 0 2
Elphinstone 0 2
Dalkeith 8 2
Tranent 0 2
Duddingston 0 3
Restalrig 0 2
Cockenzie 0 2