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Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference GD170
Title Papers of the Campbell Family of Barcaldine
Dates 1539-1961
Access status Open
Location Off site
Description Titles to Land - Argyllshire (GD170/1-GD170/132)
Barcaldine 1657-1829 (GD170/1-30)
Lagnaha 1540-1703 (GD170/31-39)
Glenorchy 1550-98 (GD170/40-43)
Annat 1595-1776 (GD170/44-60)
Glenure, Elrig and Sallachan 1745-1828 (GD170/61-68)
Achacha and Ardeonaig 1733-1735 (GD170/69-75)
Island of Lismore 1705-1801 (GD170/76-83)
Other lands in Sheriffdom of Argyll 1674-1818 (GD170/84-132)

Titles to land - Perthshire (GD170/133-GD170/158)
Glenlyon 1653-1740 (GD170/133-134)
Kethick 1733-7 (GD170/135-140)
Craighead 1765-99 (GD170/141-146)
Other lands in Sheriffdom of Perth 1676-1761 (GD170/147-158)


Titles to other lands (GD170/159-GD170/196)
Cambuskenneth, Stirlingshire 1572-1696 (GD170/159-166)
Edinburgh 1738-1756 (GD170/167-173)
Fife 1618-1735 (GD170/174-178
Lanarkshire 1757-1760 (GD170/179-181
Miscellaneous 1659-1759 (GD170/182-196


Accounts and Estate Papers
John Campbell of Inveryeldies (GD170/197-GD170/200)
bonds and discharges 1662-82
chamberlain of Breadalbane 1647-84
taxes 1680
teinds 1677

Alexander Campbell of Barcaldine, elder (GD170/201-GD170/231)
bonds discharges of annual rent and miscellaneous receipts 1673-1720
books 1671
chamberlain of Breadalbane 1671-1719
building and house repairs 1698, 1706
children and family expenses 1693-1716
clothes, tailoring and materials 1691-1719
estate correspondence 1692-1714
excise of Argyll 1692-6
feu-duties 1676-1719
garden 1719
hearth tax n.d.
household sundries 1688-1719
revenue of the bishopric of the Isles 1693-5
legal accounts 1698-1702
legal papers 1693-1718
livestock 1694-1716
Lt Col John MacDougall 1691-1719
medicine, doctors' bills 1704-16
miscellaneous estate papers 1693-1720
nails 1703
Poll Tax of Argyll and the Isles 1693-9
payments of rent, tacks etc. 1679-1715
rentals 1687-93
shoes 1697
smith 1694-7
stipend 1685-1719
taxes (cess) 1680-1714
teinds and vicarage 1683-1714
wages 1719
wig 1714
wood 1688-1700

Patrick Campbell of Barcaldine (GD170/232-GD170/271)
bonds, discharges, bills of exchange 1698-1740
books 1734
Bailie depute of Benderloch and Lismore 1717-36
building, house repairs 1725-33
burgess ticket 1735
John Campbell, depute chamberlain of Argyll 1735-40
china 1723-4
clothes, tailoring, dress materials 1698-1739
drink 1721-37
estate correspondence 1708-39
excise, malt 1727-36
family expenses 1700-40
feu duties 1718-39
Forfeited Estates Papers 1716-27
funerals 1732-9
furniture and wright work 1733-40
garden 1729, 1738
heritors' papers 1721-38
household sundries 1718-39
inventories 1728-36
legal accounts 1705-36
lists of debts 1717-40
livestock 1700-40
marches and dykes 1729-30
meal and victual 1716-40
medicines 1724-34
memoranda 1725-34
miscellaneous legal papers 1720-39
rent and other payments by tenants 1717-38
rentals 1719-35
saddlery 1733, 1738
schoolmaster's salary 1722-31
stipend, teind and vicarage 1718-39
tack duty 1726-35
tacks 1721-37
taxes (cess and supply) 1716-38
travel, lodging 1704-39
wages 1730-5
weaving and bleaching 1730-4
wood 1723-39

John Campbell of Barcaldine (GD170/272-GD170/306)
bonds, bills, unidentified receipts etc. 1724-76
books and paper 1742-60
building, house repairs 1755-76
chaise 1752
children, family expenses 1741-78
clothes 1722-74
lists of debts 1762-75
dykes 1756, 1764
estate correspondence 1744-77
fish 1763
Forfeited Estates Papers 1748-68
freight, carriage 1758-76
furniture 1757-76
goldsmith 1765
gun 1753
household sundries 1734-74
insurance 1775
inventories 1743-75
legal accounts 1755-85
legal papers 1748-88
limestone 1764, n.d.
lint n.d.
livestock 1746-76
medicine 1766-75
rent and other payments by tenants, tacks etc. 1737-77
saddlery 1754-66
schoolmaster 1769, 1773
smith 1764-75
sword 1757
taxes 1765-77
teinds 1742
travel 1758-77
wages 1758-77
wigs, shaving 1742-3
wood 1749-77

Colin Campbell of Glenure (GD170/307-GD170/348)
bonds, discharges, bills of exchange etc. 1732-52
books, newspapers 1748-56
brewmen 1742-7
building, house repairs 1740-51
burgess tickets 1736, 1751
Campbell of Blaircherin 1744-9
china and glass 1741-50
clothes, tailoring, materials 1734-52
drink 1749-51
estate correspondence 1741-52
factor's accounts 1746-8
family expenses 1744-50
feu duty 1739-49
fish 1745-51
Forfeited Estates Papers 1746-55
furniture 1740-51
garden equipment, seeds 1742-54
grain, meal 1736-51
guns 1747-8
hairdressing, wigs 1742
heritors' papers 1749-50
household sundries 1732-52
inventories 1745-9
ironmongery 1741-51
legal expenses 1747-51
livestock 1738-52
medicine, doctors' accounts 1744-53
military papers 1746-52
miscellaneous legal papers 1745-50
miscellaneous memoranda 1742-51
rent and other payments 1741-51
rentals 1742-9
saddlery and luggage 1735-52
silver plate, jewellery 1738-51
smith and farrier 1744-53
tacks 1735-51
taxes (cess and supply) 1743-52
teind and vicarage 1739-52
travel 1742-52
wages 1741-52
washing 1744
wood 1741-51

Lt Alexander Campbell, third son of Patrick Campbell of Barcaldine (GD170/349-GD170/375)
bonds, bills 1742-51
burgess ticket 1743
charge and discharge 1750-3
illegitimate children 1747-57
clothes, tailoring, materials 1739-51
coal 1750-1
lists of debts 1746-51
ditches 1751
drink 1750-1
funeral expenses 1751
household expenses 1744-51
inventories 1746-51
legal accounts 1749-51
legal papers 1746-88
livestock 1745-50
luggage 1751
medicine, doctors' accounts 1748-51
military papers 1745-51
miscellaneous items 1751, n.d.
payments of rent 1736-51
saddlery 1742-8
shaving etc 1748
smith 1746-51
swords 1744
tacks 1747
travel, lodging 1748
wages 1748-51

Duncan Campbell of Glenure (GD170/376-GD170/439) (See also GD1/775/1).
banks 1765-85
blasting and quarrying 1749-82
boats 1763-81
bonds, discharges, receipts, bills of exchange 1740-84
books and paper 1745-74
building, house repairs 1749-82
china, glass 1741-81
clocks 1760, n.d.
clothes, tailoring, materials 1731-84
commissions, burgess tickets 1748-61
dairy produce 1775-83
drink 1753-83
dykes and marches 1751-83
estate correspondence 1741-84
factor's accounts 1752-70
family expenses 1747-1818
ferries 1757-84
feu duty 1753-84
fish 1752-82
flax and lint 1761-81
freight, carriage and postage 1757-82
furniture 1753-83
garden equipment, seeds 1753-83
grain, meal 1752-84
guns, gunpowder 1754-8
heritors' papers 1753-84
household sundries 1743-84
insurance policies 1770-80
inventories 1742-84
Justices of the Peace and Commissioners of Supply of Argyll 1753-84
kelp 1772-82
Kincardine 1771-84
Kinlochleven 1760-82
legal expenses 1752-84
lists of debts 1753-88
livestock 1747-84
children of Alexander McPherson, drover in Glenfine 1735-61
medicines, doctors' bills 1753-82
memoranda and other miscellanea 1746-82
military papers 1764-81
mills, waulkmilnes 1759-84
miscellaneous legal papers 1746-84
newspapers 1767-83
payments of rent 1746-84
rentals 1753-84
saddlery 1738-81
schoolmaster's salary 1756-84
sheriff substitute of Perthshire 1748-53
shaving, hairdressing etc. 1752-80
shoes 1754-83
silver, plate and jewellery 1739-72
smith, farrier, ironwork 1750-84
Stewart of Appin 1734-70
stipend, teind, vicarage and manse money 1755-84
tack duty 1747-82
tacks, renunciations etc. 1743-84
taxes, public burdens 1753-84
lists of tenants etc. 1753-81
travel 1752-78
vermin 1769-77
wages 1750-83
weaving and bleaching 1754-85
wood 1749-81
wool 1763-83

Alexander Campbell of Barcaldine, advocate (GD170/440-GD170/502)
banks 1779-98
boats 1785
bonds etc. 1764-1800
books 1762-95
building and house repairs 1785-95
Campbell of Comby 1797
chaise hire 1792
children and family expenses 1797-8
china 1788
clothes, tailoring etc. 1757-99
coach repairs 1785-93
coal 1798
crinan canal 1796-7
lists of debts 1783-1800
drink 1784-96
dykes and marches 1771-97
education 1768
estate correspondence 1765-1800
feu duty 1785-1800
fish 1786-92
flax 1785
freight and postage 1770-94
funerals 1784-8
furniture 1771-99
garden equipment, seeds 1785-96
grain, meal etc. 1781-1800
guns 1797
hairdressing etc. 1766-98
heritors' papers 1791-9
Highland Society 1792-7
household sundries 1766-98
insurance 1786-1800
inventories 1769-95
Justices of the Peace 1774-94
kelp 1784-90
Kincardine 1783-98
Alexander Campbell at Kenlochlaigh 1791-4
legal accounts 1771-97
legal papers 1787-96
livestock 1784-1800
lottery tickets 1771-91
Neil McLaren, tacksman of Inveresregan 1781-96
medicines and doctors 1769-92
memoranda etc. 1707-99
mills and waulkmilnes 1787-96
newspapers 1785-1800
peat 1786-99
quay 1788
rent and other payments by tenants 1772-1800, and
tacks 1771-1800
rentals 1786-1800
saddlery, luggage 1763-93
schoolmasters' salary 1785-98
shoes 1758-97
silver, jewellery etc. 1765-92
slates 1785-91
smith 1785-98
stipend 1784-1800
taxes 1785-1800
travel, horsehire 1767-99
wages 1778-98
washing 1768-85
weaving, dying and bleaching 1787-98
wood 1769-99

Sir Duncan Campbell of Barcaldine, 1st bt (GD170/503-GD170/588)
accounts of Mary Campbell and Campbell of Achallader 1800-11
banks 1821-37
baths 1827
beadle's salary 1822-31
bills 1800-37
boats 1819
bonds, discharges of annualrent 1800-40
books 1800-32
bricks 1830
brewing and distilling 1816, 1818
bread and cake 1808-31
building, house repairs 1800-38
candles and lamps 1800-26
carriages 1804-34
children and family expenses 1800-20
china, earthenware and glass 1800-33
church and heritors 1812-33
clothes, tailoring and materials 1800-42
clocks and watches 1822-31
coal 1806-31
curators' minutes 1800-3
dairy produce 1809-26
lists of debts 1800-40
Elizabeth D Dennistoun, wife of Duncan Campbell of Barcaldine 1825-39
drink 1800-36
dykes and marches 1800-32
factor's accounts 1800-15
fairs and markets 1814, n.d.
ferries 1801-34
feu duties 1800-27
fish 1818-32
freemasons 1808
freight, carriers, postage 1800-34
funeral 1800
furniture 1800-34
game including deer 1817, 1829
garden 1804-32
Glendow 1793-1807
guns 1829
hairdresser, wigs, soap and gloves 1804-34
household sundries 1800-38
insurance 1805-6
ironmongery 1800-33
inventories of household goods 1801-26
legal inventories 1801-29
jewellery, silver 1800-35
kelp 1814-18
legal accounts 1800-40
legal papers 1800-32
lime 1814-32
livestock 1800-34
luggage 1809-33
meal, grain and potatoes 1800-32
meat 1810, 1841
medicines, doctors' bills etc. 1808-37
mills 1801-26
miscellaneous estate papers 1800-35
musical instruments 1801-35
newspapers 1805-31
paper 1805-40
peats 1816-28
petitions 1803-32
pictures and prints 1811-29
quay n.d.
unidentified receipts 1800-34
papers relating to payments of rent 1800-32
rentals, reports and valuations 1800-40
roads 1801-33
saddlery 1803-34
schoolmasters' salary 1803-33
seat rents 1800-1
shoes and boots 1800-40
slates 1824
smith 1808-30
stipend 1802-30
stone 1813
surveying 1814, 1835
taxes 1800-34
lists of tenants and cotters 1800-17
toys 1829
travel, horsehire etc.
vermin 1823-9
wages, lists of workmen 1800-38
weaving n.d.
wood 1800-37
wool 1818-24

Other later accounts 1842-1915 (GD170/589)


CORRESPONDENCE (GD170/590-GD170/3259)
Note - these letters are arranged alphabetically under the recipients; when both recipient and sender have groups of letters, their letters will be found under the recipient's heading.
Alexander Campbell of Barcaldine, elder 1679-1720 (GD170/590-GD170/693)
John Campbell, 1st earl of Breadalbane 1679-1711 (GD170/694-GD170/713)
(For the Earl's own letters to Alexander Campbell of Barcaldine, elder, see GD170/629)
Colin Campbell of Achnaba, minister of Ardchattan 1698-1712 (GD170/714-GD170/717)
(For letters to Alexander Campbell of Barcaldine, elder, see GD170/611 and for letters to Patrick Campbell of Barcaldine, see GD170/751)
Patrick Campbell of Barcaldine 1707-40 (GD170/718-GD170/897)
Colin Campbell of Glenure 1730-52 (GD170/898-GD170/999) See also Appin Murder
John Campbell of Barcaldine 1722-76 (GD170/1000-GD170/1034)
Duncan Campbell of Glenure (later of Barcaldine) 1731-86 (GD170/1035-GD170/1450)
Mary MacPherson, wife of Duncan Campbell of Glenure 1759-87 (GD170/1450a-GD170/1464)
Robert Campbell, merchant in Stirling, son of Patrick Campbell of Barcaldine 1747-57 (GD170/1464A-GD170/1473)
Lt Alexander Campbell, son of Patrick Campbell of Barcaldine 1736-51 (GD170/1474-GD170/1501)
Captain Patrick Campbell, son of John Campbell of Barcaldine 1750-83 (GD170/1502-GD170/1540)
Captain James Campbell, son of Duncan Campbell of Glenure 1772-82 (GD170/1541-GD170/1552)
Alexander Campbell of Barcaldine, advocate 1763-1800 (GD170/1553-GD170/2081)
Captain Hugh Campbell, son of Duncan Campbell of Glenure 1776-96 (GD170/2082-GD170/2098)
Mary Campbell, wife of Alexander Campbell of Barcaldine, advocate 1785-1814 (GD170/2099-GD170/2209)
Sir Duncan Campbell of Barcaldine, 1st bt. 1802-37 (GD170/2209-GD170/2778)
(As a great part of these letters is concerned with the payment of bills, the series of Sir Duncan's accounts, GD170/503-GD170/589, should also be consulted, as it contains many of the accounts for which payment is asked in these letters.)
Elizabeth Dennistoun, wife of Sir Duncan Campbell of Barcaldine, 1st bt. 1812-43 (GD170/2779-GD170/2877)
Duncan Campbell, factor to Sir Duncan Campbell of Barcaldine, 1st bt. 1798-1808 (GD170/2878-GD170/2917)
John Campbell, WS 1788-1826 (GD170/2918-GD170/2974)
John Archibald Campbell, WS 1811-37 (GD170/2975-GD170/2986)
Sir Alexander Campbell of Barcaldine, 2nd bt. 1833-58 (GD170/2987-GD170/3024)
Miscellaneous letters 1657-1920 (GD170/3025-GD170/3259)


THE APPIN MURDER (GD170/3260-GD170/3323)
Legal papers 1752-8
Accounts 1752-4
Correspondence 1749-58

MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS (GD170/3324-GD170/3555)
Legal and estate papers 1636-1897
Marriage contracts and testaments 1620-[1818]
Military papers 1690-1840
Note, military papers directly concerning members of the Barcaldine family who have a section in the Accounts to themselves, will
be found under the person concerned.
Breadalbane and Mamlorn 1729-61
miscellaneous manuscripts and objects 1704-1852
printed miscellanea 1629-1925

BAILLIE OF POLKEMMET (GD170/3556-GD170/3712)
(The papers of Thomas Baillie of Polkemmet, W.S., which have no apparent connection with the rest of the collection, and have been placed at the end)
Letters mainly to Thomas Baillie, WS, of Polkemmet 1731-73
Miscellaneous 1708-74
Cunningham of Milncraig 1687-1754
William Walker, minister at Mackerstoun 1724-63
Tennent of Handaxwood 1672-1766

A genealogical table of the Barcaldine family can be found in the paper copy of this catalogue which is held by the National Archives of Scotland.
A second table is included which shows the relationship of Thomas Baillie of Polkemet to the other groups in this section.
Level Fonds
Publication note A brief history of the family, 'The Book of Barcaldine', by A. Campbell Fraser, ( London, 1936 ) is in the NRS library, ref. F. 95.15
Format Text
Language English
Related material Prior to the arrival of this collection in the National Records of Scotland, some correspondence and other papers relating to the Appin Murder had been removed; these were presented to the National Library of Scotland by Walter Blaikie, (MSS.315). Nearly all the letters are written to John Campbell of Barcaldine in 1752, and include the following correspondents:

Duncan Campbell of Glenure, 15 May (passing on the news of the murder received by him on the same day), 29 June, 2, 9, 10, 18 July (add to GD170/1011)

John Campbell, 3rd earl of Breadalbane, 16, 19 May, 16, 23 June, 25 July, 1 August (add to GD170/3294)

Mungo Campbell, witness of the murder, 14, 29, 30 June (add to GD170/3301)

Charles Areskine, 22 June

John Campbell of Achallader, 24 June, 10 July

Patrick Campbell, lord Monzie, 26 June

Alexander Robertson, 27 June. With an answer of 7 November (add to GD170/1033)

Robert Campbell, Glenure's brother, 17 July (add to GD170/3314)

Colonel Alexander Campbell, Barcaldine's son, 28, 31 July (add to GD170/1002)

Janet McKay, Glenure's relict, n.d., 1 August

John Campbell of Clochombie, 2 September (add to GD170/1014)

Dougal Stewart of Appin, 19 September.

Other papers include an abstract of the precognitions, a list of the persons on the assize, Barcaldine's account of intromissions with the money borrowed to prosecute the trial for the murder, and a copy of a letter written out by Breadalbane, from Henry Pelham, probably to Breadalbane himself, 13 June 1752.
Archival history The Campbell of Barcaldine papers have been deposited in the National Archives of Scotland by the family lawyers, Messrs. Campbell and Lamond.
 

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