Records of Dougalstoun Estate, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Bonds and titles 1695-1900
  • Accounts 1834-1884
  • Tacks, inventory and feu records 1871-1898
  • Kerr family business papers 1872-1895
  • Robert Kerr Trust papers 1885-1944

Administrative / Biographical History

The Dougalstoun Estate was situated in the parish of New Kilpartrick, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland, and about one mile outside of the town of Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire . The land was owned by the Glassford family before passing into the hands of Robert Kerr sometime prior to 1883  . Upon Robert's death in 1888, the estate was managed by a Trust comprising his family and close friends. The estate covered 1800 acres, includes a mansion house and Dougalstoun Loch. The Trust was still operating in 1944  .


The material is arranged into series as shown in the scope and content. Within series, items are generally arranged chronologically.

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Acquisition Information

Gift : Mackenzie, Roberton & Co : Glasgow : May 1971

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Custodial History

Held by Mackenzie, Roberton & Co , solicitors, and received via the Business Archives Council for Scotland


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Related Material

Collection deposited with the following other legal records of Mackenzie, Roberton & Co, solicitors:

GB 248 UGD 152/1 Records of Mackenzie, Roberton & Co, solicitors

GB 248 UGD 152/3 Legal titles concerning land acquired by Charles Tennant & Co, chemical manufacturers, Glasgow

GB 248 UGD 152/4 Records of Pinkston Estate, Glasgow

GB 248 UGD 152/5 Records of Meikle Cullock, land in the parish of Urr, Dumfries & Galloway

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