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GD170Papers of the Campbell Family of Barcaldine1539-1961
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference GD170/787
Title Letter from James Campbell of Raray to Barcaldine, his brother
Dates 1729-1738
Access status Open
Location On site
Description Dated at Clachansale, Inveraray.
1730, March 29. " ... I have punctually observed your directions by causing the officer wairn all the removeing tennants in Nathirlorn personally or at their dwelling places, and lykewayes by fixing a coppi at the kirk door of Killninver aftir Divyne Service before witnesses. The officer already wairn'd all the removeing tennants in Lung and Saile and I have this day for the more security sent a coppy of wairning to the preaching house door of Ballichuarsale and ordored the same to be read before witnesses ... Glenuir will not come this year to Barangarie ... quhat mov'd him most to com was the exspectation of a scoole at Clachan, and since that will not be this year ... he thinks it his interest not to com ..."

1730, February 27. "You may easily understand by Corquhin's letter that he is very anxious to have you with him at the sett, being he is very much a strainger quhom to prefer or not Conform to his instruction as I expect this may be the last trip you'l have occatione to take to this country about the lyke, I hope you'l not neglect to come again Munday nixt that you may concert all your measurs before you begin a sett ... its absolutly necessar to have a nottar to signe for the tennants that cannot subscrive ... I much reather have Duncan Campbell if he can be gott then Alexander Steuart ..."

1733, September 8. Narrating his efforts to collect money on recipient's behalf. "... I am glad to understand you've gott the reversion of Acha and Achinrayre as alsoe the Earl's fearm lands in Lessmore ..."

1734, December 16. Describing a personal conflict he is having with "our cusine Braiglin" over the braes of Lorn, and their respective efforts to obtain rights to the braes from the Earl of Breadalbane.

" ... I am told Braglin does it in resentment for the offers you made for the Mull tacks ..."

1735, November 17. Intimating that John Campbell, son of Colin in Invergaunan, has proposed marriage to Ann, the writer's daughter, "... quhich I approved of, if my friends and the lass were satisfyed ...". Asks for recipient's assistance in making financial arrangements.

1736, February 7. Commenting on "quhat happened at Inverarary betwixt the McPhersons and you".

1737, October 18. Relating that his [the writer's] son 'litle Johni' is gravely ill of the spotted fever, and imploring recipient to send "Sanders the Doctir" or his brother Achnaba if they be in the district.

n.d. Does not think John McDiarmid can pay his debt sooner than 4 March, even if recipient 'should horn and hang him'.
Level File
Extent 16 letters

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