Misc. Research Notes. No. 8.

NRS Register of Deeds First Series, RD1/9/abstracts. 9. Contract between Archibald, Earl of Argyle, having the ward and relief of all of the lands of umquhille William MacLeod of Dunvegan, […]

Misc. research Notes No. 7.

1. Testament of the deceased William Reidheugh of Aberlednock who died upon the 27 February 1572, given up by himself upon the 27th day foresaid at Colquhalzie before these witnesses: […]

Misc Research Notes No. 6.

RD1/3/286. Contract of marriage between James Wood of Bonnyton for himself and Jean Wood, his daughter, on he one part; and James Herring of Glasclune, and Andrew Herring, his son […]

Sheirglass Writs

Blair Atholl Archives, Parcel III Box 9, Sheirglass Writs. 1. Charter by Neil Stewart of Sheirglass to Elizabeth Robertson, his wife, in liferent and John Stewart, his son, in the […]

Tullochmoulin Writs

Blair Atholl Archives, Parcel IV Box 20: Tullochmoulin Writs. 1. Disposition by John, Earl of Atholl, to John Dewar in Urlar of Bolfracks and Barbara Campbell, his wife, for 2000 […]

Progress of Dalcapon Writs

The Progress of writs relating to the lands of Dalcapon, near Pitlochry, are contained within the Faskally papers which are to be found under MSS 1433 in the Advocate’s Library, […]

Blair of Denhead and Cronan – Origins

I have received several enquiries from persons requesting further clarification on the evidence proving the descent of the Blairs of Wester Denhead and Cronan from Blair of Balgillo. The evidence […]

Scott of Melby – Revised Descent

When it comes to the origins of the Scotts of Melby it has been generally accepted – and widely promulgated – that they descend from John Scott of Gibliston, who […]

NRS CS7 Extracts

4/210 Helen Campbell, relict of Laurence Crawford of Kilbirny, and Archibald MacLachlan of Askog, now her spouse, on the one part; and Mr. Thomas Marjoribanks of Ratho, tutor dative to […]