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GD497Papers of the Sprot Family of Riddell, Roxburghshire1584-2009
GD497/9General Correspondence.1760-1947
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference GD497/9/7
Title Sprot family correspondence
Dates 1792-1874
Access status Open
Location On site
Description Includes:
1. 1871, Mar 8: Letter from Thomas Sprot, 10 Drummond Place, Edinburgh, to John Sprot, 91st Highlanders, Aldershot, regarding the family connection between them, includes a rough family tree.
2. 1807: Letter from Helen Borthwick, Lawrieston Lodge to Mrs Sprot, Edinburgh.
3. 1871, Mar 12: Letter from Thomas Sprot, 10 Drummond Place, Edinburgh, to Lieutenant Colonel Sprot, 91st Highlanders regarding family connections with the Blair family.
4. 1874, May 28: Letter from Thomas Sprot, 10 Drummond Place, Edinburgh, to Lieutenant Colonel Sprot, 91st Highlanders, regarding a book 'History of the Gurney Family' which mentions a Princess Sprot who was grandmother of William the Conqueror. Also mentions family tombs in the West [?] and Canongate churchyards.
5. 1872, Sep 14: Letter from the Sheriff Clerk's Office, Kirkwall, regarding a tablet on the wall of the South Aisle of Kirkwall Cathedral erected in memory of Reverend Robert Yule.
6. 1797, May 12: Letter from John Sprot, Kings Road, to James King, London, requesting money from Stewart Inglis in payment of 675 consols.
7. 1792, Sep 11: Letter from Mark Sprot to Patrick Lindsay of Coats regarding the constitution, the war with France and funding.
8. 1818, Mar 5: Letter to Mark Sprot, Stowing Rectory, Aythe, Kent, from John Sprot, Clapham Common, London, regarding his studies. Also contains short note from Mark's mother.
9. nd: Letter from Fanny Shawell to her nephew Colonel Sprot.
10. nd: Letter from Mrs Morrish, Vallis, to Fanny Shawell regarding the Sprot family at Riddell.
11. nd: Letter from Augusta Parsons to her niece, Fanny Shawell regarding Edward Shawell.
12. nd: Genealogical list of the George and Mawhood family members.
13. nd: Genealogical list of the Sprot family, mainly births and deaths.
14. 1906: Genealogy of Lieutenant General Sprot, Riddell, and Alexander Sprot, Garnkirk, North Lanarkshire, and Stravithie, Fife.
15. 1842: Prospectus of the Stanwix Grammer School, Carlisle.
16. 1814, Aug 26: Letter to Mark McKenzie, from his uncle acknowledging letter.
17. 1818, Feb 11: Letter to John Sprot, Clapham Common, London, reporting that he had signed the power of attorney.
18. 1819, Feb 4: Contact note in respect of £198.2.10 Navy 5% for Alexander Sprot and Edward Boyd, by William Scott, 2 Hercules Court.
19. 1798, Sep 5: Letter to Mark Sprot, London, from Edward Burn and Sons, Lisbon, enclosing eight bills on Goodain Young & Sons which have been protested for non-payment owing to their failure. They were passed to Boyd Benfield & Co. then to Mark Sprot, then to Burn and Sons. A copy of the protest is enclosed [10 items].
20. nd: The crest of William Sprot [2 items].
21. 1848, Apr 22: Letter from the Duke of Buccleuch, Dalkeith, inviting Mark Sprot to become a Deputy Lieutenant for Roxburghshire.
Level File
Extent 21 items
Language Item 2 written in French

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