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TITLE
Claims to War Office by Captain Soirle Macdonald (back)
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D928_A_II_03A
DATE OF IMAGE
1803
PERIOD
1800s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
5489
KEYWORDS
letters
army
allowances
accounts
military
Claims to War Office by Captain Soirle Macdonald (back)

This letter dated 1 October 1803 is from James Fraser, Cleveland Row (London) to Captain Soirle Macdonald, late Southall Volunteers, Scarthill, Sconser. It concerns Macdonald's claims for the year 1802 which Fraser, a military agent, has obtained from the War Office. One claim of £17.14.11¾ is being allowed but a second, for clothing - £33.10s. is not. On the reverse is a statement of Macdonald's account with Fraser.

Captain Soirle Macdonald emigrated to North Carolina from Skye in 1771 and settled in Anson County. He served as a Loyalist during the American War of Independence after which he settled in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. He returned to Skye c1792 where he lived until he was over 90. He left a young widow who was still living at Feaul, Kilmuir in 1886, when she had reached the age of 100.

The document is part of the JLM Mitchell Archive of the Gaelic Society of Inverness. Sheriff James Lachlan Martin Mitchell (b. 13 June 1929) was a native of Inverness and son of well-known doctor, Lachlan Mitchell. He was appointed full-time sheriff in Edinburgh in 1978 and served there until his retirement in 1995. He died on 26 November 2001


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Claims to War Office by Captain Soirle Macdonald (back)

1800s

letters; army; allowances; accounts; military

Highland Archive Centre

Sheriff JLM Mitchell (documents)

This letter dated 1 October 1803 is from James Fraser, Cleveland Row (London) to Captain Soirle Macdonald, late Southall Volunteers, Scarthill, Sconser. It concerns Macdonald's claims for the year 1802 which Fraser, a military agent, has obtained from the War Office. One claim of £17.14.11¾ is being allowed but a second, for clothing - £33.10s. is not. On the reverse is a statement of Macdonald's account with Fraser.<br /> <br /> Captain Soirle Macdonald emigrated to North Carolina from Skye in 1771 and settled in Anson County. He served as a Loyalist during the American War of Independence after which he settled in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. He returned to Skye c1792 where he lived until he was over 90. He left a young widow who was still living at Feaul, Kilmuir in 1886, when she had reached the age of 100.<br /> <br /> The document is part of the JLM Mitchell Archive of the Gaelic Society of Inverness. Sheriff James Lachlan Martin Mitchell (b. 13 June 1929) was a native of Inverness and son of well-known doctor, Lachlan Mitchell. He was appointed full-time sheriff in Edinburgh in 1978 and served there until his retirement in 1995. He died on 26 November 2001 <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