Elder Family of Nether Dryburgh, Camperdown, Dundee

Scope and Content

Book belonging to David Elder, used for school exercises? c.1807, accounts 1814-1834; Elder family tree and record of succession to 8 acres of the estate of Camperdown from 1737, compiled by David Elder Senior 1930; plan of the lands of Thomas and John Elder in Lochee 1815.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Elder family owned 8 acres of land, part of the Camperdown Estate in Dundee. The land passed through at least six generations of the family, beginning with James Elder (c1737-1778) who was infeft of the land by instrument of sasine in 1749.


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Access Information

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

The records were deposited by Mr Elder in 2000 (AccM/423).

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Alternative Form Available

Digital copies of the records are available in the Archives.

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Additional Information

The material is original.

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