Family and Estate Archives

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Family and Estate Archives

​Landed Families and Estates

Archives of the landed families and their estates are among the most valuable we hold and include a wide variety of subjects and type of record, including the following: titles and other legal papers; rental rolls; personal family correspondence; estate accounts, including records of foreign estates, such as Jamaica; witchcraft; tobacco lords; maps and plans; records of local and national affairs; and very many others.

The Family and Estate Archives include the following:

  • Colquhoun of Luss, 1188-20th century
  • Maxwells of Pollok, Glasgow and Renfrew, c1200-1975
  • Stirling of Keir, Keir and Cadder, 1338-c 1940
  • Speirs of Elderslie, Renfrewshire and Dunbartonshire, 1561-1999
  • Lennox Family of Woodhead, Dunbartonshire, 1421-1960
  • Islay Estate, Islay, 1741-1966
  • Ramsay of Kildalton, Islay, 1707-1984
  • Shaw Stewart Family of Ardgowan, Greenock and Renfrewshire, 1250-1966
  • Cochrane-Baillie of Lamington, Lanarkshire, 19th-20th century
  • Crum Family Papers, Thornliebank, Renfrewshire, 1782-1960
  • Blythswood Estate, Glasgow and Renfrew, 1662-20th century
  • Campbell of Succoth and Garscube, 1533-1965
  • Houston of Johnstone, Renfrewshire, 1664-1951
  • Hamilton Family of Barns, Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, 1537-1827
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