The Papers of William Kerr Lothian

Scope and Content

Documents relating to payments including: Receipt from Captain James, 1779; bill on Drummond and Company to Lord Lothian, 1784; dividend certificate for Lord Lothian's English creditors, 1786; bill for Frederick Newman to Lord Lothian for payments on his behalf, 1787; Bill on Drummond and Company, 1788; bond of provision (copy) for Lord Lothian, 1794; receipt of "New Supply" money for Lord Lothian' property on Canongate, 1797; land tax bill, 1797; income, 1796; insurance receipt, Edinburgh Friendly Insurance, 1800.

Administrative / Biographical History

Administrative/Biographical History

William John Kerr (1737-1815) 5th Marquess of Lothian. Son of William Henry Kerr, 4th Marquess of Lothian (d 1775) and his wife, Caroline (d 1778), daughter of 3rd Earl of Holderness. A General in the Army, Col 1st Life Guards and a Representative Peer, 1778-84.

Reference: Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage ( Macmillan & Debrett's Peerage Ltd. 2000 ).


The collection is arranged chronologically.

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Acquisition Information

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Further deposits are not expected.