CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3021
TitleDouglas of Glenbervie and Nicolson of Glenbervie: papers
Date1490 - 1925
Extent6 archive boxes: 1.98 linear metres
Administrative HistoryThe Douglas family of Glenbervie was descended from Sir William Douglas (d 1715), the 2nd son of the 5th Earl of Angus who acquired the lands at Glenbervie, Mearns, Kincardineshire, through his wife Elizabeth. His descendent, Sir William Douglas (d 1653), was created a Baronet of Nova Scotia in 1625. In 1812, with the death of Sir Alexander Douglas, the Baronetcy became dormant. The name and arms of Douglas passed, through the female line, to Sir Kenneth Mackenzie (d 1833), afterwards Douglas, in 1831 who was created a Baronet in the same year.
SourceThe papers were given by C. Stewart Macphie, whose mother in law was Edith Badenoch-Nicolson (later Mrs. C.G. Pearson), on behalf of Mrs. Badenoch-Nicolson, in 1979.
DescriptionWrits of land and other land-related documents (lands in Auchtochter, Ballencrieff, Blairs, Dilivard or Dullivard, Drumlithie or Drumlethy, Fordoun, Glenbervie, Haukhill, Inchbreck, Knockbank, Mergy, Mondynes, Newbigging, Pitdrichie, all in Kincardineshire) 1490 - 1819; Lists of Glenbervie writs borrowed by Sir William Fraser, 1898; Papers relating to the chaplainry of Drumlithie in the parish church of Glenbervie, 1570 - 1590; Legal papers, 1555 - 1835; Accounts, 1705 - 1773; Correspondence on estate business, personal and financial matters, 1720 - 1886, 1900 - 1917; Personal correspondence of Nicolson and Monboddo families, including letters from Sarah Siddons, Sir Walter Scott, the Duke of Wellington, Thomas Chalmers, etc., 1782 - 1845; Personal and business correspondence of the Burnett family, 1785 - 1847; 'Memoir of the Irvines of Monboddo' by Mrs Helen Burnett and sketch for a memoir of Lord Monboddo, with other genealogical papers, mostly 19th century; 'Life of Bishop William Nicolson' by Rev. George Bennett, 1924 - 1925; Genealogical material on Nicolson, Burnett and Johnston families, 1729 - 1927; Poor Law material, 1845 - 1898; Miscellaneous printed material, 1785, 1804; Printed and manuscript notes on history of Glenbervie area, 1844 - 1974; Portraits of Mrs William Barclay Grahame, niece of Lord Dundonald, Sir Robert Graham of Morphie and an unnamed gentleman.
Access StatusOpen
Related MaterialNRAS Survey No. 1919.
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