Executries And Trusts

Scope and Content

Sederunt books and some letter books of executries and trusts etc., particularly of Dundee businessmen and other local influential families, including William Blackadder, Civil Engineer; Peter Carmichael of Arthurstone; Sir William Chalmers of Glenericht; Robert Gilroy, Merchant and Millspinner, and his family; Alexander Low, Merchant and Millspinner; Hermann Luhrs, Flax Merchant; William Mackenzie, Managing Director of the Alliance Trust; James Mitchell of Affleck, Railway Contractor; William Moon, Silk Mercer; John Sharp of Balmuir, Merchant and Flaxspinner; James Tawes, Merchant and Flaxspinner; and James Farquhar White of Balruddery.

Administrative / Biographical History

These papers were kept on behalf of their clients by Shiell and Small in the course of their practice as solicitors.


Records are arranged within series.

Conditions Governing Access

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


Other Finding Aids

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Alternative Form Available

No known copies.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.

Custodial History



None expected.

Related Material

MS 105/P Maps and Plans

MS 102 Peter Carmichael of Arthurstone

Additional Information

The material is original.