Clathick Estate Papers

Scope and Content

Collection consists of one estate cash book and 13 bundles of miscellaneous papers, including accounts, legal case against James Graham, leases, factors' accounts, servants' pay book, Lochearn Road assessment, land purchases and correspondence with J. McLeish, Central Bank, Perth.

Administrative / Biographical History

Clathick estate (sometimes spelled Clathic) is situated in Monzievaird and Strowan Parish, Perthshire. The papers held document aspects of the administration of the estate from 1813 to 1861. During the period in question Clathick estate consisted of around 1,000 acres, with a mansion.

Clathick came into the possession of the Campbell family by a charter of 21 November 1628, granted by John Drummond, Earl of Perth, to John Campbell, 1st of Ardeonaig and Innergeldie, who was a son of John Campbell, 3rd of Lawers and Beatrix, daughter of Sir Colin Campbell, 6th of Glenorchy.

In 1695, ownership of the estate passed to Jean Campbell, as the only surviving child of John Campbell, 4th of Clathick. She married Archibald Coats, Merchant and Provost of Glasgow, in 1718. When their son inherited the estate, he changed his name to John Coats Campbell.

John Coats Campbell (1721-1804), 6th of Clathick, was a wealthy Glasgow tobacco merchant and one of the founding partners of the Thistle Bank in 1761, as well as Lord Provost of Glasgow 1784-1785. He married Agnes Colquhoun.

During the period covered by the records, the estate was in the ownership of Archibald Campbell, 7th of Clathick (1756-1820). On succeeding his father John Coats Campbell in 1804, Archibald Campbell took the additional name of Colquhoun (his mother's maiden name), and succeeded also to the lands of Killermont (through his mother). He also inherited Garscadden, another estate that had belonged to his mother's family. Archibald Campbell Colquhoun was a lawyer and politician, as well as a landowner. He was Sheriff of Perthshire (1793-1807) and MP for the Elgin Burghs (1807-1810). He also served as Lord Advocate (1807-17) and Lord Clerk Register (1816-1820). Additionally, he was a partner in the Thistle Bank.

On Archibald's death, Clathick Estate passed to his 2nd son, William Laurence Campbell-Colquhoun (1810-1861).


The collection is arranged as follows:

  • GB1830 CLA/1 Cash book 27 Aug 1844 - 29 June 1861
  • GB1830 CLA/2 Miscellaneous Papers including documents re lease of Ballig and Craigrannie, Productions by Pursuer in legal case W. L. Colquhoun Esq. against James Graham, Inventory of writing produced in case, sketch map of Clathick estate etc. 1813-1840
  • GB1830 CLA/3 Miscellaneous Papers 1814-1821
  • GB1830 CLA/4 Miscellaneous Accounts and Leases 1813-1855
  • GB1830 CLA/5 Miscellaneous Accounts 1819-1850
  • GB1830 CLA/6 Factor's Accounts 1818-1828
  • GB1830 CLA/7 Miscellanea including servant's pay book, bundle of paid cheques 1818-1850
  • GB1830 CLA/8 Repairs, Maintenance and Leases 1819-1845
  • GB1830 CLA/9 Leases of farms, quarry and woods, and related papers 1828-1855
  • GB1830 CLA/10 Papers re Lochearn Road Assessment, including dispute with Lochearn Road Trustees 1823-1825
  • GB1830 CLA/11 Insurance Policies 1824-1840
  • GB1830 CLA/12 Correspondence with Lord Balgray concerning purchase of land 1829-1830
  • GB1830 CLA/13 Factor's Accounts 1844-1860
  • GB1830 CLA/14 Correspondence with J. McLeish, Central Bank, Perth 1846-1848

Access Information

Access is by appointment only, and at the discretion of the Archivist. Closure periods apply to some records less than 100 years old. Please e-mail for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

Copying of material is permitted at the discretion of Lloyds Banking Group Archives.

Custodial History

The records in this collection were found amongst historical papers of Bank of Scotland. It is not clear how they came into the Bank's custody. The collection does include a bundle of correspondence with an official of the Central Bank of Scotland, J McLeish. It seems possible the records were deposited with the Central Bank, which was then taken over by Bank of Scotland in 1868.


No further accruals expected.

Related Material

GB1830 THI/14/24 Correspondence between A Colquhoun and Richard Duncan of the Thistle Bank 1814-1817.

Records relating to Campbell and Campbell-Colquhoun family of Clathick held by National Records of Scotland (GD50/43 Inventory of writs 1601-1718).

Private collection (NRAS569 Family and estate papers 1654-20th cent.) - enquiries should be directed to the National Records of Scotland.


"Clathick - Perthshire estate of Campbell Colquhoun family" in The Chronicles of Clan Colquhoun, Winter 2008, No. 20.

"The Campbell Colquhouns, History of Cadet branch of family" in The Chronicles of Clan Colquhoun, Winter 2004, No. 4.

George Fisher Russell Barker, "Colquhoun, Archibald Campbell" in Dictionary of National Biography (London, 1887).

R.G. Thorne (ed.) "Campbell Colquhoun, Archibald (c.1754-1820), of Killermont, Dunbarton" in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, (London, 1986)