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Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference GD424
Title Records of the Countess of Seafield Trust
Dates 18th century-1953
Access status Open
Location Off site
Description Sections
GD424/1. Executry of Caroline, Countess Dowager of Seafield, 1911-12.
GD424/2. Sederunt books of trust of Caroline, Countess Dowager of Seafield, 1911-48.
GD424/3. Indexes to sederunt books, 1911-50.
GD424/4. Trustees' papers, 1911-46.
GD424/5. Trustees' accounts, 1942-53.
GD424/6. Spey salmon fishings papers, 1849-1950.
GD424/7. Seafield family papers, c.1769-1858.
GD424/8. Blantyre family papers, 1837-1884.
GD424/9. Photographs.
Level Fonds
Admin history Ian Charles, 8th Earl of Seafield, died unmarried in 1884. The title passed to his uncle, James, 9th earl, but he bequeathed the Grant and Seafield estates to his mother, the dowager countess, Caroline, daughter of the 11th Lord Blantyre. She devised a trust which came into effect on her death in 1911, to provide for the 11th earl, her great nephew, and his successors in the title. It was wound up in the years after 1946 when Nina, Countess of Seafield in her own right, attained the age of 40 and inherited the estate outright. The Trust papers were deposited in the Scottish Record Office in August 1985 by Mr Eric Cuthbertson, W.S., son of Ranald Cuthbertson, W.S., one of the trustees. The run of 212 sederunt books covers the management of the estates from 1911-1948. Among the trust papers is a group relating to the regulation of salmon netting on the Spey, 1849-1950, and some papers of the countess's family, including letters from her brother, the Hon James Stuart [Stewart], written from the Crimea.
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Language English

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