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Sinclair family, Earls of Caithness

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Date: 1500-1902
  • Dunbeath, Caithness-shire
  • Murkle, Caithness-shire
  • Reay, Caithness-shire
  • Thurso, Caithness-shire
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/F82616 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/F4378 )
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
1637-1775: Caithness-shire (Reay, Thurso, etc) estate and Sinclair family papers
Aberdeen University, Special Collections Centre
NRA 35370 Duff
16th-17th cent: Caithness-shire (Reay, Thurso, etc) writs, financial and estate papers
National Records of Scotland (formerly National Archives of Scotland)
NRA 31601 Campbell

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [14a]
c1527-1790: writs of the earldom of Caithness
Collection held privately: enquiries to National Register of Archives for Scotland
NRA 43315 Mackenzie
1798-1902: Sinclair family corresp and papers
Highland Archives: Caithness Archive Centre
See Guide to the Highland Council Archive p96
1476: resignation in favour of William, Earl of Caithness and Lord de St Clare, Lands of Noss, per Oliver Sinclair one of the sons of the said Earl
Nucleus: The Nuclear and Caithness Archives (Caithness Archives)
See Annual Return 2022