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TITLE
Letter to Soirle Macdonald concerning military pension (back)
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D928_A_II_05A
PLACENAME
Sconser
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duirinish
DATE OF IMAGE
1817
PERIOD
1810s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
5496
KEYWORDS
letters
army
pensions
accounts
military
Letter to Soirle Macdonald concerning military pension (back)

This letter dated 18 April 1817 is from James Fraser, military agent at Cleveland Row, London, to Soirle Macdonald. Fraser advises that 'the Poundage formerly detained from officers' half-pay (has) ceased to be deducted by Government'. This is shown on Macdonald's account with Fraser (February 1810 - June 1817) on the reverse of the document.

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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Letter to Soirle Macdonald concerning military pension (back)

INVERNESS: Duirinish

1810s

letters; army; pensions; accounts; military

Highland Archive Centre

Sheriff JLM Mitchell (documents)

This letter dated 18 April 1817 is from James Fraser, military agent at Cleveland Row, London, to Soirle Macdonald. Fraser advises that 'the Poundage formerly detained from officers' half-pay (has) ceased to be deducted by Government'. This is shown on Macdonald's account with Fraser (February 1810 - June 1817) on the reverse of the document.<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