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Country Code GB
Repository Code 800001
Repository Private
Reference NRAS934
Title Campbell-Preston Family, of Ardchattan, Argyll
Dates 1581-20th Century
Access Status Restricted
Access Conditions These records are held privately. All enquiries should be addressed to:

The Registrar
National Register of Archives of Scotland
H M General Register House
2 Princes Street
Edinburgh
EH1 3YY
Description Papers of Col Alexander Campbell (1776-1844): correspondence relating to the Board of Excise, 1810-1836, including material on the Scottish, English and Irish Excise; papers from his career in the 86th regiment in France and Canada including recruiting records, 1785-1800; general correspndence covering Irish affairs, the Napoleonic and Peninsular wars, parliamentary matters including elections and the Reform Bill, financial difficulties; household accounts and vouchers for personal and estate expenses.

Papers of Alexander Glynn Campbell (1796-1836), MP for Fowey, Isle of Wight, 1819-1820: including corrrespondence relating to the Fowey election and his financial difficulties.

Papers of Robert Campbell of Ardchattan (1765-1840): correspondence from J MacFarlane in South America, financial and political matters, 1797-1836, accounts, 1776-1824.

Papers of Patrick Campbell of Ardchattan (1722-1801) including correspondence, 1741-1801,on financial and regimental matters, finding jobs for his sons in India, the American wars, 1774-1780, Inveresregan Trading Company and Lorn Meal Company, with accounts, 1708-1762.

Correspondence of General Sir Robert Macfarlane (d 1843) to various members of the family regarding his military career, Indian affairs, the situation in Ireland, Sicily and Zeeland, the wars in Spain, the Italian campaign, c1779-1830.

Papers of Alexander Campbell, brother of above, relating to his career in India, 1761-1781.

Papers of Col. Robert Clarke Campbell-Preston (1865-1929), as ADC to Lord Glasgow, Governor of New Zealand, 1894-96, serving in South Africa, 1900-1901, and as commanding officer of the 3rd Battalion the Black Watch, 1914-1918.

Ardchattan legal and estate papers, 1632-1931 with Ardchattan titles, 1581-1883.

Papers regarding the management of Gatcombe Estate, including correspondence from when it was owned by the Worsley family, 18th and 19th centuries.

Correspondence, legal papers, accounts and vouchers of the Campbell of Inveresregan family, 1668-1755, including papers concerning their tutory of Campbell of Lossit.

Papers of the Loch Etive Meal Company, 1729-1743.

Papers of the 'Droving Company', 1741-1775
Level Fonds
Copies Microfilm copies of Loch Etive Trading Company Records available in the National Archives of Scotland (ref: RH4/93/1-4)
Related Material Replaces Survey 31
Archival History This collection relates to the estates of Ardchattan in Argyll and Gatcombe on the Isle of Wight. Colonel Alexander Campbell (1776-1844), army officer and commissioner of excise, married Jane, daughter and co-heiress of Edward Meux Worsley of Gatcombe in 1795 and thereby acquired Gatcombe estate in the Isle of Wight. Campbell went bankrupt in 1836 and the estate had to be sold. He and his son, also Alexander, went to live on the continent. After his brother Robert died in 1840, Col. Alexander succeeded to the Ardchattan estate in Argyllshire. Ardchattan eventually descended through the daughter of another brother, Thomas, to the Clarke family of Comrie and thence to the Preston family of Valleyfield. Robert William Piggott Clarke Preston adopted the surname Campbell-Preston when he succeeded to the estate in 1878.
 

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