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Country Code GB
Repository Code 800001
Repository Private
Reference NRAS776
Title Murray Family, Earls of Mansfield and Mansfield
Dates 12th century-20th century
Access Status Restricted
Access Conditions These records are held privately. All enquiries should be addressed to:

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Description Charters, writs,titles and legal papers, c. 1214 - 19th century, relating mainly to properties in Perthshire, Fife and Dumfriesshire, but also for estates in England (mainly Cheshire and Middlesex). Logiealmond charters, c.1260-1748, those dated c 1260-1537 are printed in 'The Red Book of Grandtully'. Annandale titles, 14-17th c; Scone, 15-19th c., Arngask, 15-17th c. Chartulary of Monastery of Scone, 1538-1562. Mansfield chartularies, c.1559-1956. Kincarrathie chartularies, 1827-1900. Papers relating to wills, settlements, trusts and marriages, 16th-20th c.

Personal, business and political correspondence, 16th - 20th c. including letters and accounts of David, 1st Viscount Stormont as Comptroller to James VI and I, 1603-5, with letters from James, 1578-1621. Other correspondents include: Charles I, George III, Queen Charlotte, Queen Adelaide, Sarah Duchess of Marlborough, Henry Dundas, William Pitt, M and Mme Necker and Mme de Stael. Personal correspondence of Lady Caroline Murray and Louisa Cathcart, Countess of Mansfield, 1805-1894, and of Margaret MacGregor, Countess of Mansfield, c 1870-1924.

Papers of William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield (1705-1793), judge: including judges notebooks, correspondence and papers, 1757-1786. The notebooks and papers relating to his judicial work and career, 1742-93, are available on microfilm in the National Archives of Scotland (NRS ref: RH4/151). Requests for permission to consult this microfilm should be addressed to the NRAS.

Papers of David Murray, 7th Viscount Stormont and 2nd Earl of Mansfield (1727-1796), envoy to the king of Poland, ambassador to Vienna and Paris and Secretary of State: letter books, 1759-78 and diplomatic correspondence, 1756-1783, correspondents include George III, Stanislas II Augustus Poniatowski, King of Poland, Lord North, Edmund Burke, Lord Sandwich, Sir Horace Mann, Sir William Hamilton, Robert Walpole and Lord Weymouth. Account book, 1748-56. Historical and literary notes and translations including notes of House of Lords debates, 1786-7

Papers of David William Murray, 3rd Earl of Mansfield (1777-1840): personal and political correspondence and papers including notes on conversations on political matters and subjects discussed in the House of Lords, 1814-39.

Personal and miscellaneous accounts and inventories, 17th-20th c, including household accounts and inventories of Scone and Comlongan, Balvaird, Kenwood, and Paris; inventories of china, jewellery and paintings, 1840 and 1873; china and linen at Scone Palace, 1903-25; inventories of furniture, china etc, and catalogue of library at Kenwood, 1904-22. Accounts of Sir John Murray, tutor to David Murray (d.1731), 5th Viscount of Stormont, 1671-84; unidentified Protestant writings in Latin and Scots [? compiled by Sir David Murray (d.1631)], c.1600; accounts and correspondence of General John Ramsay, regarding the War of the Second Coalition against France, 1799-1802; record of officers' services, 2nd battalion Grenadier Guards, 1877-87; accounts of Lady Mabel Emily Murray (1866-1969), wife of Admiral Sir Herbert Goodenough King-Hall (d.1936), 1891-1901;

Estate papers relating to Mansfield lands in Perthshire, Clackmannanshire, Dumfriesshire and Fife, including factors' correspondence and accounts, vouchers, rentals, tacks and accounts, 17th-20th c. Scone Abbey rentals, 14th-15th c. Perthshire estate records, 1854-1968 including papers relating to timber, game and fishing. Records for Mansfield, Scone and Comlongon estate, 1899-1979, including report on farm rents, 1887; correspondence concerning factoring of Comlongon estate, 1762-80; memoranda of building and repairs etc at Scone Palace, and on estates of Scone, Lynedoch, Logiealmond, Taymount, Innertytie, Balvaird and Schawpark, 1802-1900; albums of photographs of estate management, forestry etc, c.1981. Accounts, 1928-74, leases, 1863-1940, and forestry reports, 1878-1964, Perthshire estates; factor's accounts, Annandale estates, 1786.Accounts of Alexander Barclay, writer in Edinburgh, and successors, 1649-1797.

Papers relating to English estates, 18-20th c: Cheshire and Derbyshire, including rentals, 1796-1852; Middlesex estate records, 18th-20th c and rentals for lands in Northumberland and Donegal held by the Earl of Annandale, c1600-1647; Kenwood estate accounts, correspondence and vouchers, 18th and 19th c, including tradesmens accounts and house, wages, kitchen and garden accounts, and account book relating to improvements, 1793-6. Book containing proposals by Humphrey Repton for the Improvement of Kenwood House and parkland, with watercolour illustrations, 1973, has been copied and is available for consultation, with the owner's permission, inthe National Archives of Scotland (NRS ref: RH2/8/113). Legal papers concerning lands in Hampstead, Hornsey, St Pancras. Gospel Oak, Tottenham and Kentish Town, 19-20th c., including papers relating to the Tottenham and Hampstead Junction Railway, 19th c.

Papers relating to Sauchie colliery, 1749-51; New Sauchie Colliery, 19th c; Devon Iron Work Co., 1847 and Devon Coal Company, 1819-49; Alloa Coal Company, 1881-1917; limestone quarries at Comlongon, 1804-5; Clarencefield Lime Works, 1781-8; Anderton Salt Works, Cheshire, c1823-1860; Innerbuist Mills cash books and ledgers, 1899-1906; Craiglea Quarry, Logiealmond, inventories, abstracts of slates sold, accounts, 1884-1911.

Papers of the East Middlesex Militia including correspondence, muster rolls and accounts, 1798-1803; Clackmannanshire troop of Yeomanry Cavalry, 1823-5; Perthshire Home Guard, 1942-6. Papers relating to the Countess of Mansfield's war work, 1914-18.

Estate and architectural plans, 18-20th c, including architectural drawings of Scone Palace by George Saunders, William Atkinson, John Macdonald elder and younger, 1802-76 and Kenwood House, 1815-32.
Level Fonds
Copies NRAS776/ boxes 66 (part), 67, 68, 75 (items from bundles 1 & 2), 121 (bundle 11); second series bundles 45-46, 49-51, 54, 58, 578, 584, 642,1230, 1355, 1359, 1385, 1430, 2347 and vols 449-503, available on microfilm in the NRS (ref: RH4/151/1-10).
Related Material Replaces Survey 220. Material relating to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Earls of Mansfield is held by the Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood

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