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Country Code GB
Repository Code 800001
Repository National Register of Archives for Scotland
Reference NRAS217
Title Stuart Family, Earls of Moray
Dates 1178-1837
Access Status Restricted
Access Conditions All enquiries should be addressed to:
The Registrar
National Register of Archives for Scotland
HM General Register House
EH1 3YY`
Description The collection can be split into the following subject areas:
1 Family Interest
a Letters and matters general
b Household accounts and matters of domestic interest
c Estate houses
d Funerals, wills, inventories, pictures or works of art
2 Estates general
3 Legal
4 Political
5 Letters associated with other families
6 Defence of the Realm
7 Forestry
8 Fishing rights
9 Sport generally
10 Coal and collieries
11 Railways
12 Verses, facts, phenonema, facetiae etc
Level Fonds
Extent 44 boxes
Admin History The inventory which was made between 1905-1908 originally consisted of 11 folio volumes and embodied the contents of 42 boxes which are placed in the charter room at Darnaway and numbered 1-42. It was revised in 1921 at Kinfauns. A portfolio was discovered in 1911 in the estate office at St Colme, which contained the documents selected for publication by the Report of the Historical Manuscripts Commission (now in Box 45)
Arrangement Arranged by box. Unfortunately there is no systematic guide to box contents or people to whom the contents relate.
Copies Copies of estate plans may be found in NRS RHP14303-RHP14344; RHP32998-RHP33000 and RHP37877-RHP37882.
Creator Name The following people are represented in the collection:
Stewarts of Doune, 1496-1611
1st Earl of Moray, 1550-1590
2nd Earl of Moray, 1580-1590
3rd Earl of Moray, 1638-1667
4th Earl of Moray, 1620-1685
5th Earl of Moray, 1650-1700
6th Earl of Moray, 1700-1731
7th Earl of Moray, 1720-1750
8th Earl of Moray, 1732-1766
9th Earl of Moray, 1767-1805
10th Earl of Moray, 1790-1848
12th Earl of Moray, 1822-1848
Countess of Moray and Argyll, 1570-1590
Eldest son of the 5th Earl of Moray, 1680-1705
Elphinstone Family, 1440-1755 and 1178-1837
Abbey of St Colme, 1178-1837
Moray Family, 1178-1837
Finding Aids 12 volumes of detailed catalogues for each box are available for consultation from the National Register of Archives for Scotland on request.
Publication Note Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts 6th Report Part 1 1877, Earl of Moray, pp 634-673
Associated Persons
DS/UK/25050Stewart of Darnaway. Donibristle, Doune and Castle Stewart

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