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Date: 1250-2000
History:

Sir Lawrence Dundas, 1st baronet (d. 1781), a younger son of Thomas Dundas of Fingask (Perthshire) was Commissary-General and contractor to the army, 1748-59, and made extensive purchases of land. By 1770 he had acquired estates in the North Riding of Yorkshire (Aske, near Richmond, and Marske, in Cleveland) from the Darcy and Lowther families respectively, the Hope estate (Kerse etc.) in Stirlingshire and Clackmannanshire, the Ballinbreich (Fife) lands of the Earls of Rothes, and the Orkney and Shetland estates of the Earls of Morton (see Douglas, Earls of Morton). Other estates, sold by 1883, included property in Surrey, Hertfordshire (Moor Park, acquired 1763, sold 1788), Ireland and the West Indies. His son was created Baron Dundas of Aske in 1794, and his grandson Earl of Zetland in 1838. The 3rd Earl was created Marquess of Zetland in 1892.

Estates in 1883: 11,614 acres in North Riding of Yorkshire; 5,566 acres in Fife; 4,656 acres in Stirlingshire; 2,726 acres in Clackmannanshire; 162 acres in Dunbartonshire; 29,846 acres in Orkney; 13,600 acres in Shetland; worth a total of £49,324 a year exclusive of mineral rights.

Places:
  • Aske, Yorkshire
  • Ballinbreich, Fife
  • Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire
  • Falkirk, Stirlingshire
  • Flisk, Fife
  • Grangemouth, Stirlingshire
  • Kerse, Stirlingshire
  • Loftus, Yorkshire
  • London
  • Marske, Yorkshire
  • Moor Park, Hertfordshire
Sources of authority: Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996, p. 53.
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/F84013 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/F8416 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
15th cent-20th cent: Yorks (Aske, Marske, etc) deeds, manorial records, family and estate papers 15th-20th cent, Herts (Moor Park) deeds, estate and household papers c1675-1788 and estate papers for Scotland (Stirlingshire, etc) c1751-1813, Ireland 1762-1860 and the West Indies c1755-1833, with misc deeds and papers rel to properties in London, Notts and Surrey 17th-19th cent, etc
North Yorkshire County Record Office
NRA 16269

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [32a]
2
1719-1727: Yorks rental and account book
North Yorkshire County Record Office
See Annual Return 1993
3
18th cent-20th cent: Clackmannanshire (Clackmannan, etc), Fife (Flisk, etc) and Stirlingshire (Kerse, etc) estate accounts and papers 18th-20th cent and misc Orkney and Shetland estate papers 18th-19th cent
National Records of Scotland (formerly National Archives of Scotland)
NRA 10745 Dundas

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [32b]
4
c1250-1517: Ballinbreich (Fife) charters (8 items)
Unknown location
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [32d]
5
1594-1834: Orkney estate papers 1765-1834, with writs rel to Scottish estates 1594-1764
National Records of Scotland (formerly National Archives of Scotland)
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [32c]
6
c1776: Orkney estate map
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [32i]
7
16th cent-20th cent: Orkney and Shetland legal and estate papers and papers rel to Orkney and Shetland affairs
Orkney Archive
NRA 15343

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [32e]
8
1772-1880: Shetland rental 1772-78 and rent and feu duty ledgers c1850-80
Shetland Museum and Archives
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [32f]
9
1785-1788: Shetland factory instructions, rent ledger and letter book
Shetland Museum and Archives
NRA 13555

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [32g]
10
1792, 1876-1881: Shetland rental 1792 and factory letter book 1876-81
Shetland Museum and Archives
NRA 13554 Shetland Archives

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [32h]
11
1761-1762: letter book of Sir Lawrence Dundas (d 1781)
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [32j]
12
1899-1958: Indian and Burmese papers of the 2nd Marquess of Zetland (1876-1961)
British Library: Asian and African Studies
NRA 20539

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [32k]

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