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Country Code GB
Repository Code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference GB234/GD16
Title Papers of the Earls of Airlie
Dates 1161-1963
Access Status Open
Description Titles to lands in Aberdeen, Angus, Banff, Fife, Lanark, Perth and the Airlie estates in general, 1161-1898.

Estate papers, including, tacks, 1477-1922; rentals, 1560-1927; factors' accounts of whole estate, 1712-1908; estate correspondence, 1589-1954; general estate papers and accounts, 1474-1938; papers concerning estate of Ferry Pen, Jamaica, (including list of slaves), 1812-1873.

Legal and financial papers, including, marriage contracts, certificates and dispensations, 1464-1886; testaments, 1545-1847; bonds of manrent and maintenance, 1486-1597; inventories of legal papers, 1612-1845; general legal letters and papers, 1460-1894; personal accounts, 1582-1898; household accounts, 1621-1954; bonds, discharges and assignations, 1495-1849; financial and business letters and papers, 1570-1897.

Correspondence, including that of: James, 7th Lord Ogilvy and 1st Earl of Airlie, and his wife, 1630-1667, subjects include personal, estate and financial matters; James, 2nd Earl of Airlie, and his wives, 1646-1703, subjects include, precedence between earls of Airlie and Findlater, 1660-1664, influence with Charles II, 1660-1684; master of Ogilvy's visit to Paris and Orleans, 1664-1666; Walter Ogilvy of Clova, later titular Earl of Airlie, 1751-1817, subjects include, the clan system in the Highlands, 1797, careers of his sons in the army and navy and in India, 1800-1816, peers' election, 1812; Clementina Drummond, later Countess of Airlie, 1809-1835, mostly on personal matters; David, 6th Earl of Airlie, 1809-1849, subjects include, riots in Angus, 1830, appointment of J.P.s, 1837, Chartist disturbances, 1839, registration of voters, 1839-1860; William Ogilvy of Loyal, 1814-1870, subjects include, Forfar burgh election, 1831, Roslin chapel, 1861-1862; Lady Anne Ogilvy, 1815-1831, mostly on personal matters; David, 7th Earl of Airlie, 1851-1879, subjects include personal matters and local affairs; David, 8th Earl of Airlie, 1875-1899, subjects include military service in India, 1875-1880, Sudan campaigns of 1884-1885 and 1898-1899.

Letters and papers of Mabell, Countess of Airlie (1866-1956), including, personal accounts, 1885-1905; papers relating to royal and ceremonial occasions, 1903-1937; papers relating to the Red Cross, 1910-1962; correspondence, 1935-1954.

Papers relating to the period of the Civil War, Commonwealth and Restoration, 1637-1684, including, papers relating to Lord Ogilvy's imprisonment in Scotland and the Tower of London and his claims for compensation for losses incurred, 1645-1684; papers relating to the negotiations between the English and Scottish parliaments, c.1647; papers concerning raising and quartering of soldiers in Angus and Perth, 1639-1656.

Military papers, including, papers concerning the Airlie troop of Horse [in Drummond's regiment, 1666-1667, and Graham of Claverhouse's, 1684-1687] and operations against the Covenanters, 1661-1687; papers concerning militia in Angus and Kincardine, 1668-1847; papers concerning the Ogilvy Regiment in French service, 1753-1780; papers concerning the Breadalbane Fencibles, 1793-1824; papers concerning the 15th Forfarshire Volunteer Rifle Corps, 1866-1871; papers and sketch-maps concerning the Nile Expedition, including order book and war diaries of Sir Herbert Stewart's brigade, 1883-1885; military commissions, 1666-1866.

Papers relating to local and ecclesiastical affairs, including, papers concerning roads and bridges in Angus and Perth, 1630-1878; papers concerning local Forfarshire and Perthshire elections, 1831-1835; papers concerning Dundee water supply, 1835-1836; papers concerning police and prisons in Angus, 1833-1866; court books, 1582-1748; general papers relating to the Church, 1410-1893; teinds and stipends, 1488-1903; papers relating to schools, 1668-1887.

Architectural, estate and railway plans (RHP5000-5184, 20633-20672, 38175, 42529-42532, 43371-43383, 93344), 1769-1917.
Level Fonds
Extent 71.08 Linear metres
Finding Aids Typescript catalogue available in National Archives of Scotland
Publication Note Where documents have been printed references are given in the text. A short report on the papers is contained in the Second Report of the Historical Manuscripts Commission and many have been printed in Wilson, 'The House of Airlie'.
Format Manuscript
Associated Persons
DS/UK/25071Ogilvy Earls of Airlie

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