File 006 - Glendaruel estate papers

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Glendaruel estate papers


  • 1760-1833 (Creation)

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(1902 - [1985])

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Bond by Duncan Campbell of Glendaruel and Discharge by Colonel Charles Campbell HEICS at Fort St George, initial Bond dated 8th July 1760, Discharge dated 17th September 1768.
Abstract rental of the estate of Auchinbreck, and upset price of the several lots thereof [after the Auchinbreck bankruptcy of 1762].
Details of purchase of a parcel of Auchinbreck lands, including Lechuary, the two Kirnans, Knockamillie, etc, in a Disposition and Assignation by Neil Mackellar of Stroneskar to Duncan Campbell of Glendaruel, completed 6th February 1764.
Letter, Edinburgh, 14th February 1798, from John Campbell Quartus WS to Duncan Campbell of Glendaruel, seeking agreement to pay his share of the increase in the stipend of the minister of Inverkip, and the likely payment of prize money for the share of the capture of the Cape of Good Hope from the Dutch.
Letter, Strachur Park, 26th July 1789, From Donald MacLachlan of Strathlachlan to Colonel John Campbell of Glendaruel, sending greetings and a note about the marches with Evanachan.
Letter, Glendaruel, 26th July 1789, from John Campbell of Glendaruel to Donald MacLachlan, regarding agreement on the marches of Evanachan, being purchased by MacLachlan.
Duplicate copy of expense claims made on 1st May 1793 by Lt Colonel John Campbell, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, expenses accrued between 8th October 1775 and 25th June 1785.
Letter, Customs House, Port Glasgow, 6th September 1796, from Alexander Campbell to his son-in-law and daughter Mrs and Mrs Duncan Campbell in Montreal, regarding the sale of his house in Greenock to Dr Hill, and social gatherings.
List of Heritors' subscriptions towards the intended new road through Glendaruel, dated 2nd March 1805.
Copy of Edinburgh lawyers correspondence, March - June 1833, covering appeals for funds to cover expenditure by Duncan Campbell in Hobart, Van Dieman's Land, and other outstanding actions regarding the Trust Fund.

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      Colonel Charles Campbell (c1723-92) was a son of John Campbell of Barbreck and his wife Elizabeth Hay of Hartfield. Valuable information on the values, feu duties and feudal superiors of the various lots for sale.
      Among Duncan Campbell's acquisitions while in Greenock was the property of Langhouse, above Inverkip, hence his liability as a heritor of the parish for part of the minister's stipend.
      The British invaded and took possession of the Dutch colony at the Cape of Good Hope in 1795, and held it until 1802.
      Lt Colonel John Campbell, 42nd Highlanders, served under Wolfe at Quebec in 1759, superintendent of Indian Affairs in Canada, born 1721, married but had no children, succeeded his father to Glendaruel in 1776, and died on the 3rd June 1795.
      Duncan Campbell of Glendaruel pleged £500, John Campbell of South Hall pledged £400 and, 4 days later at Dunans, Angus Fletcher pledged £200.

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