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Lovat and Cromarty Estates (report of rentals and tenants)

Senate House Library, University of London -- Special Collections


Rental agreement for the tenants of the Lovat estates. Useful to local historians, and gives some good contextualising information about the tenants, so may be of use to family historians.

Detailed usage description

A series of reports on the rental agreements of the tenants of the Lovat estates. (The crown assumed control of the estates after the 11th Lord Lovat was beheaded for his part in the Jacobite rebellion of 1745-46, but then allowed his son to take over the estates in 1774). The reports describe in some detail the rental arrangements of the tenants.

This volume would give an interesting picture of the lives of the tenants of the Lovat estates to a local historian, and would also give good contextualising information to a family historian who believes that they have an ancestor who lived on the estates.

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More Information

The catalogue number for this collection is MS 118. A collection level description of this collection is available on AIM25.

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Abstracting information

Usage Themes Geographic area covered Size of collection Dates
  • Family history
  • Local history
  • Contextualising information
  • Agricultural history

The Lovat Estates in Scotland, including Stratherrick, Beauly Priory in Invernesshire, part of the south shore of Beauly Firth, and the whole of Bisset.

Around 200 tenants are named in the volume.



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