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Business papers and accounts of William, James and Charles Chisholme of that Ilk., 1747-1814, undated.

Identifier: MSS.5462-5495

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.


  • Creation: 1747-1814, undated.

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34 Volumes

Language of Materials

From the Fonds: Undetermined


The papers are arranged as follows:

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


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

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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