Ardchattan Estate - Campbell- Preston - estate papers :
Campbells of Ardchattan were connected with the Campbells of Cawdor
Have owned much of the North Shore of Loch Etive, and around the bend towards Barrs (which belonged to Campbell of Breadalbane in the 1700's)

The current family house is part of the site of Ardchattan Priory
The Name of Ardchattan p207
354 'Pieres the prior of Eralttan' in 1296 (Ragman Rolls, 117 via OPS, 149). This, though, docs not necessarily mean a saint called Catan was perceived to be in the name, which might derive from the O. word for small cat (Dwelly, 173). There is, however, a reference to Martinus Prior de ~ Kattans in 1371 (HP vol ii, 147 drawing from a Macfarlane transript in Adv. Bib, Oct 12 1371. A papal letter of 1395 has a similar reference - 'Martin Filani, prior of St Cathani' (Papal Lett Ben XIH,41).
356 The dedication of the priory of Ardchattan (founded c1230) was to Mary and John the Baptist and the former name of the parish appears to commemorate a saint called Baodin (Watson 1926, 122). Clan Chattan make various conflicting claims about the origin of the clan name, one of which is that it derives from a baillie of Ardchattan named after the saint, but rival claims over which family is the true Clan Chattan and where their origin might be makes this kind of history confusing and unreliable.

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