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GB233/MS.21103 correspondence of Murray of Ochtertyre

  • Letters to Augusta, wife of General Duncan Campbell of Lochnell, from her brother, General Sir George Murray, 1795-1817. Most of the letters are written from the peninsula, with some from later postings in North America and France, 1809-17. 282 ff. Folio and under.

GB233/20.5.6 Hutton Transcripts: Church Cartularies

  • Various. Copies mostly by Hutton 1815-16, 1819-21, of groups and collections of documents at Lochnell House (ff.9-31, 44)

GB233/Adv.MS.29.1.1 Correspondence and papers of the Murrays of Stanhope
Purchase of estates in Ardnamurchan (bought in 1726 from Sir Duncan Campbell of Lochnell, in order to develop the lead mines at Strontian)

GB233/MS.993-995 Lorn Furnace Company 1752-1813 Contracts between the Ironmasters and Sir Duncan Campbell of Lochnell regarding the working of their forests, 1752-1773; Letters of the Company?s agents at Bunawe, 1759-1813; Company letter books, 1786-1812.

Genealogy of Campbells of Lochnell

File of Lochnell

  • Medal Cards - Alexander A Lochnell Campbell WW1 found, yet to buy
  • Weekly Irish Times (Nov 28 1885) story from records of Argyll
  • The Laird of Lochnell and the Cow - Abbots Island, Loch Etive, Achnacree, Livingston,

Caledonian Mercury 06 March 1741
On Monday was fe'n-night, at 11 forenoon, a Fire broke out in the Upper-apartments of the House of Ardmuchness in Argyllshire, the seat of Sir Duncan Campbell of Lochnell, by the Chamber-maid's leaving a Backet of Live-ashes in the Room: and tho' all Care imaginable was taken by Sir Duncan and his Servants, 15 Firerooms were burnt down before it was mastered, together with most of the Furniture to an immense Value. The House being new, and not full plaistered, it burnt like Tinder; but at last by striking down a Colonade, its communicating with the Outhouses was prevented.

1853 : 09 February 1853 Newspaper

Conflagration in the Highlands.—On the night between Friday and Saturday last the magnificent mansion-house of Lochnell, in Argyllshire, was totally destroyed by fire. broke out in one of the rooms of the second story, and the flames soon obtained such mastery as to set all attemps to subdue them at defiance. The view during the conflagration from the low hills of Lorn was particularly solemn and imposing; the blaze and volumes of smoke which floated over the ancient oaks and pines surrounding the building and lighted up the deep waters of Lochnell rendered the scene one never to be forgotten. Hundreds of the tenantry and peasantry were attracted to the spot by the glare of the flames, but their efforts to save were unavailing. The roof fell in on Saturday morning, and the magnificent fabric became an utter wreck. The origin of the fire is not yet explained.

Records of Argyll - Lochnell Tales

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