Papers of the Tayler family of Rothiemay, Aberdeenshire

Scope and Content

Rothiemay estate papers, including estate and household accounts, 19th century - 20th century; list of game killed on estate, 1884 - 1887; weekly states of labour on Home Farm of Rothiemay and Inchcorsie, 1886 - 1887; roup rolls of sale at the Home Farm and of furniture at Rothiemay House, May 1887; valuation of Rothiemay House, Home Farm and Inchcorsie Farm, 1887.

Papers relating to Major Tayler's executry, 1845 - 1855, including inventory and valuation of Rothiemay House and estate, and of Castle Lodge, Aberdeen, 1854.

Trust papers of late William J. Tayler of Glenbarry, including sederunt book to 1896, correspondence, 1886 - 1887, states of intromissions, 1886 - 1896; accounts of charge and discharge of trustees, 1888.

Legal papers, 19th c - 20th c, including marriage contract between Major Alexander Francis Tayler, of the 21st regiment of foot, and Jane Duff, eldest daughter of the Hon Alexander Duff, residing in Aberdeen, Jan 1803; marriage contract between Charles Dawson, surgeon in the 54th regiment of foot, and Jane Marion Tayler, only daughter of Major A.F. Tayler and the Hon Jane Duff Tayler, Aug 1848.

Further accounts and misc. papers, 19th c - 20th c, largely unsorted, but including copy of plan of Bilbohall estate, Elgin, the property of William J. Tayler Esq., surveyed by P. MacBey, 1859.

Administrative / Biographical History

Rothiemay is a small village and rural parish in Aberdeenshire (formerly lying in the east of the ancient county of Banffshire).


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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 Mar 1991, by Lindsay, Duncan and Black, W.S., Edinburgh.

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.

Appraisal Information

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Additional Information

Original plan of Bilbohall estate, Elgin, the property of William J. Tayler Esq., surveyed by P. MacBey, 1859, is deposited in the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh (RHP 48, 970). All other material in this collection is original.