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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

Breadalbane muniments : National Records of Scotland : GB234/GD112 : 95.03 Linear metres !!
Titles, estate papers, legal documents, correspondence, military, railway, family - search for breadalbane
Reference Title Date
GB224/CH3/1242 Killin Breadalbane Kirk Session (Free Church, United Free Church) 1843-1931
GB233/Acc.10442 Maitland Letters 1661-1820
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/GD1/1017 Miscellaneous correspondence 1772-1833
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
GB252/MS1 Miscellaneous letters 1745-1928
GB252/MS140 Mott MacDonald 1951-1972
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
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