|Title||Papers from the Estate of the Murray Stewarts|
|Archive Reference||IE DON P 2|
|Web Link to this Entry||https://iar.ie/archive/papers-from-estate-murray-stewarts|
|Extent Medium||20 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 ↴Donation
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.
The collection is listed in the following order: maps, rentals, accounts; and by date.
Conditions of Access & Use
|Access Conditions||Full access.|
|Conditions Governing Reproduction||Photocopying of bound volumes not allowed. Digital photography of part of the collection permitted under certain conditions.|
|Extent Medium||20 items|
|Material Language Script||English|
|Characteristics Tech Req||The collection is in good condition.|
|Finding Aids||Descriptive list Archive Web Link →|
|Originals Information||Held at Donegal County Archives.|
|Copies Information||Not copied.|
|Related Material||The National Library of Ireland holds some archival material relating to the Murray Stewarts.|
Descriptive Control Area
|Archivist Note||Niamh Brennan|
|Rules/Conventions||ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.|
|Date of Descriptions||2000|