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Introduction to Breadalbane
The title of Earl of Breadalbane (see wikipedia page for more details) was created in 1681 for Sir John Campbell, 5th Baronet, of Glenorchy. He had previous held the title of Earl of Caithness having acquired the lands as principal creditor of the previous encumbant whose successor successfully reclaimed title and property. Sir John Campbell was created on Lord Glenorchy, Benederaloch, Ormelie and Weick, Viscount of Tay and Paintland, and Earl of Breadalbane and Holland on 13 August 1681.
Breadalbane was a junior branch of the clan Campbell clan; commonly represented Argyll in parliament in the 1700's;
What were Breadalbane lands in Ardchattan?
The lands owned by the Breadalbane estate have variously extended into modern day Benderloch as well as deep in to Loch and Glen Etive. The forests of the Glen were long part of the estate.
Understanding where these boundaries lay over the centuries is just one of our significant challenges in understanding the parish history.
What were the Breadalbane families in Ardchattan?
Researching Breadalbane lands and people
http://catalogue.nrscotland.gov.uk/ - search for breadalbane
Breadalbane muniments : National Records of Scotland : GB234/GD112 : 95.03 Linear metres !!
Titles, estate papers, legal documents, correspondence, military, railway, family
|GB224/CH3/1242||Killin Breadalbane Kirk Session (Free Church, United Free Church)||1843-1931|
|GB233/Acc.11785||Aeneas MacKay, publisher||19th-20th century|
|GB233/Acc.12146/Appendix/12||Scottish Text Society Secretary's Incoming Correspondence||1899|
|GB233/Acc.12385||Three letters of John Francis Erskine, 26th Earl of Mar to David Douglas, bookseller and publisher on the Mar peerage and his wish to issue a book on its recent history||1888|
|GB233/MS.1081||Papers relating to the Jacobite Rising of 1745||1745-1755|
|GB233/MS.3134||Yule Collection: Miscellaneous Letters and Papers||17th century-18th century|
|GB233/MS.16123-16178||Lynedoch Papers: Political Papers, 'Perthshire Politics'||1773-1842|
|GB233/MS.6525-6624||Lauriston Castle Collection||1696-1928|
|GB234/CH3/45||Free and United Free Presbytery of Breadalbane||1843-1929|
|GB234/CH3/453||Aberfeldy Free Church (later United Free and Church of Scotland Breadalbane)||1843-1950|
|GB234/GD1/53||Irvine Robertson papers||1462-1997|
|GB234/GD1/641||James Macdonald, ground officer on Breadalbane estates||1818-1944|
|GB234/GD1/1050||Campbell of Barcaldine: letters||c1695-1784|
|GB234/GD1/1072||Cartulary of lands in Caithness||Early 18th century|
|GB234/GD13||Papers of the family of Campbell of Balliveolan, Argyll||1628-1829|
|GB234/GD16||Papers of the Earls of Airlie||1161-1963|
|GB234/GD50||The John MacGregor Collection||1202-1926|
|GB234/GD112||Breadalbane Muniments||1306-20th century|
|GB234/GD170||Campbell of Barcaldine||1539-1961|
|GB234/SC14||Wick Sheriff Court||1602-1993|
|GB237/Coll/845||Papers of the Leslie family of Warthill, Old Rain||1826-1842|
|GB241/D1/901||Letter from Lord Orkney||1708|
|GB247/MS Gen 1032||John Campbell, 1st Earl of Breadalbane, household-book||1659-1671|
|GB247/MS Gen 1473||Settlement of land, Breadalbane||1694|
|GB252/CC1/2||Perthshire Highway Authorities||1765-1910|
|GB252/CC1/5/9-146||Perth County, Kinross County and Perth and Kinross County Council School Boards, School Management Committees, Local Education Sub Committees||1845-1975|
|GB252/CC1/19||Atholl, Weem and Breadalbane Combination Poorhouse / Cuil-An-Daraich Home, Logierait, Upper Strathearn Combination Poorhouse/Upper Strathearn Home||1859-1975|
|GB254/MS7/1||Files relating mainly to Hydro Board projects, including documents relating to conservation, rivers, fish||1940-1972|
|GB254/MS57/1/2||Writs relating to the Graham and Stirling families||1632-1794|
|GB254/MS115/2||David Robert Robertson Collection 'Reprints'||1875-1934|
|GB1741/P197||Rental book of the Caithness Properties of the Earl of Breadalbane||1701-1880|
|GB1741/P405||Copy of lands Barony of Caithness of John, Earl of Breadalbane||1694|
|GB1741/P411||Contract of Vendition between the Earl of Breadalbane and James Sinclair of Lybster (envelope only)||1691|
|GB1741/P416||Contract of sale between the Earl of Breadalbane and William and James Sutherland||1727|
|GB3218/L/D1||Scrapbook of Douglas C Logan|