Papers from the Estate of the Murray Stewarts

Repository: Donegal County Archives

Identity Statement

TitlePapers from the Estate of the Murray Stewarts
Archive ReferenceIE DON P 2
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1749-1905
Extent Medium20 items


Creator(s): Murray Stewart family

  • Administrative History ↴

    The Murray Stewarts including Horatio Granville Murray Stewart of Donegal inherited the land in south Donegal from the Murrays, descendants of the Murrays of Broughton, Scotland. Lands in Donegal included in Killybegs, Kilcar, Inishkeel, Killymard.
  • Archival History ↴

    Donegal County Archives acquired the archives from Donegal County Library when the Archives was established in 1999.
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Murray Stewart family ↴

    Papers, maps and rentals from the Murray Stewart estate, south Donegal, including Horatio Granville Murray Stewart in the 19th century.

    A Book of Maps of Alexander Murray’s Estate in the County of Donegal’. A 1749 survey and valuation of lands which are part of Murray’s estate. Lands surveyed include Ballywell and divisions; Drumrusks with divisions; Minacalley, Corporation Lands of Killybegs; Ballyara; Drumaghy; Gortnasillagh; Killterney; Laghey; Bawn; Muckross. Describes type of farming land (arable, pasture etc), and valuation (P/2/1/1 – P/2/1/2). Photocopy of Book of Maps of lands of Alexander Stewart Murray; surveyed by David Johnston. For years 1813 – 1814 (P/2/1/3). Map of part of Baghanbuoy and part of Carnamanna, the property of Alexander Stuart (sic), surveyed by David McCool, in 1783 (P/2/1/4).
    Rentals are for years 1846, 1852, 1859, 1865, 1870, 1876, 1885 – 1886, 1891, 1896 – 1904, 1905, rent rates, 1880. (P/2/2/1 – P/2/2/12), areas and townlands include Killybegs, Kilcar, Killymard, Inishkeel, Killaghtee.
    Also included is a detailed accounts of the Irish and Scottish estates of Horatio Granville Stewart Murray, including payments, disbursements, and receipts. 1855 – 1863 (P/2/3)

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Accruals ↴

    No further accruals expected.
  • Arrangement ↴

    The collection is listed in the following order: maps, rentals, accounts; and by date.

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Full access.
Conditions Governing ReproductionPhotocopying of bound volumes not allowed. Digital photography of part of the collection permitted under certain conditions.
Creation Dates1749-1905
Extent Medium20 items
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Characteristics Tech ReqThe collection is in good condition.
Finding Aids Descriptive list Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Originals InformationHeld at Donegal County Archives.
Copies InformationNot copied.
Related MaterialThe National Library of Ireland holds some archival material relating to the Murray Stewarts.

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteNiamh Brennan
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions2000