Records of Kinharrachie Estate, Ellon, Aberdeenshire

Scope and Content

Collection of title deeds, inventories and related papers (including John Turner's last will and testament, 17 Jan 1688) from Colonel C.H. Turner's trust, relating to Kinharrachie Estate, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, 1603 - 1885. Lands mentioned in the papers include Blindburne, Arnage, Little Arnage, Kinharrachie, Tillydesk, Kirkhill, and Hilton. Abstracts of the documents, with list of persons and places mentioned are deposited with the collection.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Trustees of the late Colonel C.H. Turner sold Kinharrachie Estate to Sir Ian Forbes-Leith in 1967.


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Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to signature accepting conditions of use at reader registration sheet

Acquisition Information

Deposited in the University in Jun 1967, by Messers James and George Collie, Advocates, Aberdeen

Other Finding Aids

Very brief collection level description available on Aberdeen University Library Catalogue, accessible online

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Conditions Governing Use

Subject to the condition of the original, copies may be supplied for private research use only on receipt of a signed undertaking to comply with current copyright legislation.

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Head of Special Libraries and Archives (e-mail: and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. Where possible, assistance will be given in identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

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