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Collection GD298 - Messrs Hunter, Harvey, Webster & Will, WS, Edinburgh

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GB 234 GD298


Messrs Hunter, Harvey, Webster & Will, WS, Edinburgh


  • 1522-1916 (Creation)

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7.52 linear metres

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Messrs Hunter, Harvey, Webster & Will, WS, Edinburgh (1522-1916)

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Messrs Hunter, Harvey, Webster & Will was incorporated into the Messrs Weir & MacGregor, WS, Edinburgh in April 1957

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Titles to lands in Dumfries-shire and North Uist, 1522-1866.
Miscellaneous estate and legal papers regarding Sir John P Orde of Kilmory, Argyll, and the Orde family 1845-1924, including, papers relating to Lochmaddy pier and harbour 1878-1909.
Papers relating to the estate of Dr A. G. Clugston, of Bombay, 1789-1813, including, accounts and miscellaneous papers of Dr Clugston and the Clugston family 1785-1817.
Agnew family papers, including, titles and rentals relating to land in possession of the Agnew family 1792-1815; legal and financial letter of John Agnew 1779-1801; legal papers relating to the bankruptcy of John Agnew 1803-1804.
Miscellaneous legal and estate papers of Dunbar of Grange and Dunbar of Burgie, including, titles 1473-1778; bonds and receipts 1694-1761; rentals 1707-1761; bonds and discharges, 1620-1675; tacks 1692-1750; household accounts of Grange 1690-1760; miscellaneous legal papers relating to dispute between Grange and other 1590-1725; legal, estate and personal correspondence 1676-1780; account book of Captain Dunbar's Company of the Second N B Militia 1801-1802.
Kelso of Dalkeith, Ayrshire, papers, including, accounts and receipts 1796-1865; Dankeith estate papers 1796-1865, including, letters from John Dunlop relating to estate administration 1855, tack book 1818-1849, farm book 1859-1965, rentals 1844-1847, Dankeith cash book 1861-1865, factors' accounts and related papers 1868-1872; notebooks and accounts of voyages of Captain Kelso to India 1780-1783.
Writs of Sprot, East Lothian 1365-1738.
Castlestewart Papers, including, correspondence on Castlestewarts affairs 1793; mandates by creditors 1783-1795; papers relating to Castlestewarts trust 1780-1790.
Bowman of Ashenyards (now Ashgrove, Kilwinning, Ayrshire) papers, including, titles 1543-1779; tacks 1701-1782; volume of genealogy of Glencarin family [19th century]; memoranda on Ashenyeards estate c1806.
Hunter of Barjarg papers, including, factors' accounts 1839-1858; trustees accounts 1840-1848; letters and other estate papers 1840-1870; titles of Barjarg 1815-1825; printed valuation book of the sheriffdom of Dumfries 1807.
Architectural and estate plans, Argyll, Inverness, Ayr, (RHP30070-30081, 32945-32950) 1752-1915

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  • English

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Full catalogue available through National Records of Scotland online catalogue at catalogue reference GD298

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