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TITLE
Letter from Margaret McDonald (tenant on Baillie Estate) page 2
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D456_A_10_50_2
PLACENAME
Inverness
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1796
PERIOD
1790s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
4945
KEYWORDS
Baillies of Dunain
John Baillie
Balmacaan
tenants
landowners
rents
hired help
correspondence
letters
Letter from Margaret McDonald (tenant on Baillie Estate) page 2

The Baillies of Dunain were an Inverness family who lived in and around the area from the mid-15th century onwards. Although their estate was small in comparison with many of the principal Highland families, they occupied a niche in the upper levels of Highland society.

A substantial collection of the family's papers is held by The Highland Council Archive Service. The papers cover the period c.1760-1860.

This document is dated 21 July 1796. It is a letter from Margaret MacDonald (a tenant on the Baillie Estate) to Colonel John Baillie. In it she requests that her son, John, a corporal in the colonel's regiment, be discharged in order that he might help her out on the farm at Balmacaan. For many years she has been in dire straits, her husband having been bed-ridden and unable to work on the farm. Her husband has now died and she is in desperate need of help as she cannot afford labourers or servants


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Letter from Margaret McDonald (tenant on Baillie Estate) page 2

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1790s

Baillies of Dunain; John Baillie; Balmacaan; tenants; landowners; rents; hired help; correspondence; letters

Highland Archive Centre

Baillie of Dunain family papers

The Baillies of Dunain were an Inverness family who lived in and around the area from the mid-15th century onwards. Although their estate was small in comparison with many of the principal Highland families, they occupied a niche in the upper levels of Highland society.<br /> <br /> A substantial collection of the family's papers is held by The Highland Council Archive Service. The papers cover the period c.1760-1860.<br /> <br /> This document is dated 21 July 1796. It is a letter from Margaret MacDonald (a tenant on the Baillie Estate) to Colonel John Baillie. In it she requests that her son, John, a corporal in the colonel's regiment, be discharged in order that he might help her out on the farm at Balmacaan. For many years she has been in dire straits, her husband having been bed-ridden and unable to work on the farm. Her husband has now died and she is in desperate need of help as she cannot afford labourers or servants <br /> <br /> <br /> For further information about this item and the collection to which it belongs, please <a href="mailto: archives@highlifehighland.com">email</a> the Highland Archive Service