Business papers and accounts of William, James and Charles Chisholme of that Ilk. Edit


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Level of Description


  • 1747-1814, undated. (Creation)


  • 34 Volumes (Whole)



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  • Scope and Contents

    The papers presumably came into the possession of Charles St Clair, 15th Lord Sinclair, after his marriage to James Chisholme’s daughter in 1802. Charles Chisholme was captain of the East India ship 'Gatton'; James and William Chisholme, his brothers, owned sugar plantations in Jamaica.

    William Chisholme became the owner of Thomas's River, North Hall, Health Crawl and Breadland Pen in Clarendon, Jamaica, as well as owning a quarter share of Trout Hall, Green River, Troys and Chisholm's Mammee Gully pen in Jamaica, the latter estates being mainly owned by his brother James.

  • Arrangement

    The papers are arranged as follows:

    MSS.5462-5475. Accounts and miscellaneous papers; MSS.5476-5477. Letter-books; MSS.5478-5495. Separate account-books.

  • Bibliography

    Mackenzien (Alexander). 'History of the Chisholms.' (Inverness, 1891.) University College London database: 'Legacies of British Slave-ownership': William Chisholme.