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Bighouse in 1820s
« on: Friday 10 August 07 19:53 BST (UK) »
Does anyone know who owned the Bighouse estate in the 1820s, and whether there are any estate records still extant?
thanks,

Janet
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Re: Bighouse in 1820s
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 15 August 07 13:54 BST (UK) »
Perhaps a (snail mail) letter addressed to
The Factor
at the address given at bottom of this site -

http://www.bighouseestate.com/termsAndConditions.html

might help?

James.
Ayrshire: Craig, Orr.

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Re: Bighouse in 1820s
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 15 August 07 14:20 BST (UK) »
Thanks James; I'll give it a try.

Janet
Suffolk, England Benstead, Boldero, Boldy, Boyns, Boynes, Collins, Cooper, Elliott, Fletcher, Laflin, Laws, Lankester, Markham, Marshall, Orriss, Steward, Taylor, Thimblethorpe
Scotland Barclay, Campbell, Finlay, Freeland, Grove, Hay, Horn, Laird, McDonald, McKay, Milne, Mills, Peebles, Robertson, Shearer, Stewart, Strang, Thomson

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Re: Bighouse in 1820s
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 15 August 07 14:24 BST (UK) »
Most Estates have a Factor (for definition, please google it yourself as on a need to know basis, I don't ;D)
Ever been up here and seen it?

Good Luck.

James.
Ayrshire: Craig, Orr.

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Re: Bighouse in 1820s
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 15 August 07 15:39 BST (UK) »
I've been in touch with the estate manager; unfortunately the estate changed hands within the last ten years and they weren't given any records, but she kindly sent some information provided by the Clan MacKay Society, and suggested I contact the Strathnaver Museum. I've just emailed them, so will let you know if I turn up anything!
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Scotland Barclay, Campbell, Finlay, Freeland, Grove, Hay, Horn, Laird, McDonald, McKay, Milne, Mills, Peebles, Robertson, Shearer, Stewart, Strang, Thomson

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Re: Bighouse in 1820s
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 21 October 07 22:53 BST (UK) »
I heard back from the museum; they say that a previous estate owner (Katherine Wares?) kept the estate records, but didn't have contact details for her.
Suffolk, England Benstead, Boldero, Boldy, Boyns, Boynes, Collins, Cooper, Elliott, Fletcher, Laflin, Laws, Lankester, Markham, Marshall, Orriss, Steward, Taylor, Thimblethorpe
Scotland Barclay, Campbell, Finlay, Freeland, Grove, Hay, Horn, Laird, McDonald, McKay, Milne, Mills, Peebles, Robertson, Shearer, Stewart, Strang, Thomson