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Family papers, chiefly of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, of the Stuarts of Castlemilk and the Stuarts of Torrance.

Identifier: MSS.5320-5404

Scope and Contents

Both families were descended from Archibald Stuart of Castlemilk and Fynart (died 1660).


  • Creation: Late 15th century-Early 20th century.

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85 Volumes ; Except where specially noted, each volume contains papers of various sizes, folio and under.

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The papers fall into two main sections, the first being Castlemilk and Torrance muniments, the second being the personal and legal papers of Andrew Stuart of Craigthorn and Castlemilk, Writer to the Signet, in whose person the two estates were for a time united.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1940, by Madam Stuart Stevenson, Culter, Lanarkshire.

Separated Materials

For charters, deeds and other formal documents relating to these families and their properties, see Ch.4549-4762.

For further papers of the families of Stuart of Castlemilk and Stuart of Torrance, see also MSS.8190-8462 and Ch.7713-8429.

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