Friday, 17 April 2015

1809 Golspie, Summons of Removal

1809 Golspie Summons of Removal from the Sutherland Papers (SC9/7/58)

"Upon the second and third days of March eighteen hundred and nine years, I, Alexander Sutherland, one of the Sheriff officers of Sutherland passed at Command of the Sheriff of Sutherland his lybelled Summons of Removing dated at Dornoch the sixteenth day of February last, raised at the instance of Elizabeth, Marchioness of Stafford and Countess of Sutherland, Heritable Proprietrie of the lands of Kirktown, Sallachtown, Ballone and others lying in the parish of Golspie and County of Sutherland with the special advice and consent of George Grenville, Marquis of Stafford, her husband and him for his right and interest": 


Captain John MUNRO tenant of Kirktown, Hugh GUNN, James MACPHERSON, George MACPHERSON, William ROSS, Donald GUNN Wright, Robert MACPHERSON, Alexander MACPHERSON, Anne GUNN widow of James GRANT and Angus GUNN, all tenants in Sallachtown

Ebenezer GRANT and Ann GRAY his mother, Donald GRANT, Martin INNES, Robert GRANT, John GRANT and George GORDON, tenants in Ballone.

James GRANT and Margaret GRANT his mother, Sergeant Hugh GORDON and Alexander GORDON, tenant in Rihorn.

James GORDON, John MACLEOD senior, John MACLEOD junior and Alexander MACKAY, tenants in Old Rhives

George SUTHERLAND tenant in Croftvaliach of Old Rhives

George MACLEOD, Janet POLSON widow of Alexander MACDONALD, Alexander MACLEOD, John GRANT, Catherine GRANT widow of David CAMPBELL, all in Drummuie

John MACPHERSON, Gilbert MATHESON, Donald BANNERMAN and Marion GRANT widow of William MACLEOD, all in Balblair.

Angus ROSS merchant in Golspy possessor of Miss Mackay’s house Golspytower.

James DOUGLAS possessor of a house and garden on the shore east of Golspy Burn

Donald SUTHERLAND in Blarnafidoch, John GRANT and Donald MACKAY in Ledriach of Glen of Dunrobin

Hugh GRANT in Inchfoury

Thomas MATHESON and John GORDON in New Backies

John MURRAY, Donald SUTHERLAND and George SUTHERLAND in Lonmore of Rhives

William MACKAY in Coirgrean

Alexander MURRAY in Lednafurran of Corgrean

John MURRAY and Elspet CUTHBERT in Strathlundy

William GRANT in Badravan

William MURRAY, Alexander CAMPBELL, Adam MACPHERSON tailor, GEORGE INNES and Isobel INNES widow of John SUTHERLAND all in Easter Aberscross

It is not clear that all the people mentioned were actually removed but this is a useful list of names and place where they lived at the time.


Photograph of Dunrobin above by C Stokes
updated 01/03/2016

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