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TITLE
Letter to Soirle Macdonald Concerning Military Pension (back)
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D928_A_II_07A
DATE OF IMAGE
1818
PERIOD
1810s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
5502
KEYWORDS
letters
army
pensions
accounts
military
Letter to Soirle Macdonald Concerning Military Pension (back)

This letter dated 13 August 1818 is from military agent D. Stoddart, Cleveland Row, London, to Lieut. S (Soirle) Macdonald. In it, Stoddart acknowledges receipt of Macdonald's recent letter and affidavit. He also accepts Macdonald's bill of £20 in favour of a Mr. McPherson. Stoddart refers to Macdonald's account with the late James Fraser (shown ont he reverse with credit balance of £45.19.9¾ ) and notifies that the balance has been transferred to Macdonald's account with Stoddart. He advises Macdonald to send his affidavits via the War Office to save postage.

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)

1810s

letters; army; pensions; accounts; military

Highland Archive Centre

Sheriff JLM Mitchell (documents)

This letter dated 13 August 1818 is from military agent D. Stoddart, Cleveland Row, London, to Lieut. S (Soirle) Macdonald. In it, Stoddart acknowledges receipt of Macdonald's recent letter and affidavit. He also accepts Macdonald's bill of £20 in favour of a Mr. McPherson. Stoddart refers to Macdonald's account with the late James Fraser (shown ont he reverse with credit balance of £45.19.9¾ ) and notifies that the balance has been transferred to Macdonald's account with Stoddart. He advises Macdonald to send his affidavits via the War Office to save postage.<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