Duntrune Estate, Dundee (families of Stirling, Graham, Stirling-Graham, Lacon)

Scope and Content

Title deeds, writs, trust and executory papers and miscellaneous legal papers, 1632-1959; estate papers, 1767-1905, including rentals 1767 and 1892, farm labour books and wages books 1869-1893; Graham family genealogical notes 1679-1823; notes on Clementina Stirling Graham, and the Graham families of Duntrune and Fintry 1991.

Administrative / Biographical History

Duntrune was first granted to Walter Northington by King Robert Bruce and later appears to have passed to the Ogilvies of Easter Powrie, who were in possession by the beginning of the 15th century. The estate then passed to the Scrymgeours, Viscounts of Dudhope and Constables of Dundee, before it was acquired by Walter Graham in the early seventeenth century.

The Grahams of Duntrune were closely related to the Grahams of Fintry and Claverhouse; Walter Graham was the son of John Graham, who was the second son of Sir Robert Graham of Fintry. The estate remained in the Graham family until 1802, when Alexander Graham of Duntrune died without issue. His sisters Amelia (the wife of Patrick Stirling of Pittendreich) and Clementina (wife of Captain Gavin Drummond of Keltie) became his co-heirs. Mr and Mrs Stirling assumed the surname and arms of the Graham family, and were succeeded first by their son William Stirling Graham, who died without issue, and then by their daughter Clementina Stirling Graham, the author of Mystifications. She died in 1877 and was succeeded by her nephew John Edmund Lacon.


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Acquisition Information

Details of the original accession are unknown. Additional records were deposited by the Dundee City Archivist in 1987 (AccM/241) and by the director of the firm in 1991.

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Related Material

  • MS 57P/5 Plan of the estate of Duntrune, 1805
  • MS 17P/9 Plan showing proposed pipe line through estate of Duntrune, mid 19th C
  • MS 17P/136 Plan of Duntrune Pavement Quarry, Angus
  • MS 113 Clementina Stirling Graham
  • MS 124 Graham of Fintry: Household Records

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