Grahame of Morphie, Kincardineshire: Surveyors' reports, accounts and miscellaneous legal papers
- 1854-1891 (Creation)
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The Grahame family is an ancient one, which can trace its history back to the early 12th Century, and the family were styling themselves 'of Morphie' by 1398. By the mid 19th Century the estate had passed from the last male line of Morphie, to his cousin, a representative-male of Barclay of Balmiquuan, on the condition that he and his heirs bear the name and arms of Grahame of Morphie only. It appears that the family deeds were sold at that time. In 1852 the estate was increased with the purchase of Stone O'Morphie from J R Scott Esquire.
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Papers, correspondence and accounts relating to drainage of land on the Morphie estate 1854-1884, with states of rents payable by the tenants of Morphie and Stone of Morphie 1876-1883; reports and specifications, offers and other correspondence relating to construction of Morphie Hill Road,1873-1878; inventory of leases and policies of insurance belonging to Baron Grahame 1877; valuations and copies of surveyors' reports re. Morphie Dam Dyke, 1879-1881, and to buildings at Stone of Morphie and Mill of Morphie, 1882; statements of offers for lands and property, draft leases and other legal correspondence relating to Morphie estate 1880-1889; accounts of the trustees of Baron Grahame with Thomas Thornton Son & Co, Dundee 1881-1885; accounts and receipts of James Barclay Grahame as curator bonis to Baron Francis Barclay Grahame 1890-1891.
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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.
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The records are on paper. May require conservation
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Related units of description: MS 17P/135 Plan of steading at Sillicots on the estate of Morphie 1907
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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997
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