Papers of Duddingston of St Ford family

Scope and Content

Titles to lands of the Duddingston family of St Ford and other family papers including marriage settlements, financial material, muster roll of East district Fife Volunteers 1797-99 and correspondence 1751-1812. Also titles to lands in Luthrie, Creich, 1539-1740.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Duddingston family seat of Sandford or St Ford, in Elie parish was also a barony, the various parts of which were consolidated by Stephen Duddingston between 1488 and 1495. Under a confirmatory charter of 1504 the lands of Sandford were confirmed to the Duddingston family with whom they remained until 1776. Parts of the estate were alienated as early as 1690 when William Duddingston sold Hillhouse, Wellbank, Broomlees, Langfauld and Greysland to Robert Cleland who in turn sold them to the laird of Anstruther in 1720. The remainder of the Sandford estate was sold later to the Anstruthers. It became the property of the Baird family in the mid nineteenth century.


Original bundles.

Access Information

By appointment with the Archivist. Access to unpublished records less than 30 years old and other records containing confidential information may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

Moved from msdep26 in 2000.


This is a different deposit from the papers of the estate of St Fort, Forgan, Fife which are held as GB 227 msdep26.

Description compiled by Rachel Hart, Archives Hub Project Archivist.

Other Finding Aids

Very brief bundle list to part of collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Custodial History

Transferred from W and J Cook, WS of Edinburgh, via the National Register of Archives (Scotland) in 1983.

Related Material

GB227 ms37765 was deposited at the same time from the same source.

Additional Information

This material is original.