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Collection GD201 - MacDonald Family of Clanranald

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GB 234 GD201


MacDonald Family of Clanranald


  • 1520-1881 (Creation)

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Macdonalds of Clanranald (1520-1881)

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Titles to lands in Inverness-shire, 1531-1933. Estate papers, including, rentals, 1691-1839; tacks, 1625-1864; estate vouchers, 1809-1825; accounts of the judicial factor on the trust estate of Clanranald, 1855-1873; inventories of factors' accounts, 1731-1811. Legal and financial papers, including, marriage contracts and related papers, 1657-1841; testaments and related papers, 1664-1835; miscellaneous Clanranald accounts, 1657-1872; bonds, 1617-1891; discharges, 1627-1873; legal and business correspondence, 1742-1878; papers relating to debt to Donald McCay, 1682-1702; papers relating to transactions between Clanranald and the Argyll family, 1633-1713; papers relating to dealings with the MacEachans, 1723-1781; conveyances of claims against Clanranald estate in favour of Mr. Alexander McKenzie, P.C.S., 1723-1724; papers concerning debt to family of McKenzie of Royston, 1742-1766; papers relating to transactions with Alan Macdonald of Belfinlay, 1763-1803; papers relating case arising out of affairs of the deceased Lt. Donald Fraser, 1765-1775; papers concerning case between Angus Macdonald of Glenaladale and Clanranald, 1776-1838. Correspondence, mostly relating to personal, estate and legal business, 1668-1878. Kelp papers, including correspondence, reports, accounts and vouchers relating to the sale of Kelp in Uist and Benbecula, 1756-1878. Documents concerning Dr. Robert Daun and property in Aberdeen and Edinburgh, 1700-1862. Miscellaneous reports, correspondence and legal papers concerning construction and repair of roads in Inverness-shire, 1781-1836. Papers of the Clanranald Trust, including, trustees' Minutes, 1777-1881; trust letterbook, 1817-1826; trust sederunt book, 1822-1827

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  • English

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Full catalogue available through National Records of Scotland online catalogue at

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