Miscellaneous writs relating to Cassindonald, Boarhills, Strathkinness, Dalladies, Orkney, Dunninald and other estates.

Scope and Content

Writs of land of:

  • Cassindonald, by St Andrews, Fife, 1509-89, 1656-1758
  • Boarhills (Byrehills), by St Andrews, Fife, 1608-76, 1642-1718, 17th century
  • Boarhills and Cassindonald, by St Andrews, Fife, 1543-1642, 17th century
  • Brakenrig in parish of Avondale, Lanarkshire, 1649-1734, 1749-1807
  • Brakenrig and others in sheriffdom of Lanarkshire, 1750-1835
  • Strathkinness, by St Andrews, Fife, 1566-1675, 1632-1702, 17th century
  • Dalladies, Edzell, Brechin, Forfarshire, 1356-1526, 1615-1616, 1672-1677, 1696-1698, 1729-1745, ?1356-1619, 1676-1769, 1356, 1696
  • Orkney, 16th-18th centuries (2 bundles)
  • Bunchrew, parish of Wardlaw and Fernua, (Kirkhill), Inverness-shire, 1603-1772
  • Fraser of Inverallochie and lands of Bunchrew, 17th-19th centuries
  • Writs of Scott of Dunninald, Craig, Angus, 17th-18th centuries
  • Fore tenement of John Syme, merchant, Burgess of Edinburgh, at head of Borthwick's Wynd, on south side of High Street a little below the cross, 1681-1725
  • Miscellaneous writs etc. 1657-1737
  • Miscellaneous writs, Elphinston, Midlothian, Inchgothrig, Ayr, Clava Nairn, 1741-94;

Other papers:

  • Tacks of coal, Auchlodmont, Abbey parish, Paisley, Renfrewshire, 1793-1820
  • Miscellaneous papers, 1707-1894
  • Plan of Logoch farm, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, 1795
  • Bonds and estate papers 17th-19th centuries including relating to mill of Easter Aberchalder, by Fort Augustus, Inverness-shire,1820-21
  • Legal papers of Turnbull of Cassindonald, 1758-1798
  • Notes on the register for Peebleshire, Scotch fictitious votes, Mr Horsman's committee 1837
  • Commission of James Burness as adjutant to Montrose volunteers, 1803

Administrative / Biographical History

This appears to be a gathered collection of material which came together in the office of the solicitor in Edinburgh. It includes different estates of the Turnbull family.


Original bundles.

Access Information

By appointment with the Archivist. Access to unpublished records less than 30 years old and other records containing confidential information may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

National Archives of Scotland, 1987


The collection covers and relates to many different areas of Scotland.

Description compiled by Rachel Hart, Archives Hub Project Archivist.

Other Finding Aids

NRA(S) list 2834 functions as the handlist to the collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Custodial History

Messrs Macrae, Flett and Rennie WS, Edinburgh

Additional Information

This material is original.