Muniments of the Stuarts of Castlemilk and the Stuarts of Torrance. Edit


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Level of Description


  • Late 15th century-early 20th century. (Creation)


  • 26 Volumes (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    The arrangement of these papers has been governed by the fact that most of the documents and letters were catalogued, 1862-1865, by Sir William Fraser, and arranged and bound by him in fifteen large folio volumes (MSS.5320-5334).

    Fraser arranged and classified the legal papers according to the type of document, thus separating related groups of papers; each document, however, except where noted below, has now been indexed, making it possible to read related papers together.

  • Scope and Contents

    The papers consist of miscellaneous legal documents, estate papers, letters, account-books and legal volumes, not only concerning the Stuarts of Castlemilk and Torrance, but also the Crawfurds of Milton; this family was linked to the Stuarts of Castlemilk when Margaret Crawfurd, heiress to the entailed estate of Milton, married Sir William Stuart, 2nd Baronet, of Castlemilk.

  • Other Finding Aids

    Each volume bound by Sir William Fraser, with the exception of MSS.5323 and MS.5334, has a table of contents, often giving a very full abstract of each document.