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TITLE
Letter to Soirle Macdonald Concerning Military Pension, page 2
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D928_A_II_08A
DATE OF IMAGE
1818
PERIOD
1810s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
5506
KEYWORDS
letters
army
pensions
accounts
military
Letter to Soirle Macdonald Concerning Military Pension, page 2

This letter dated 28 September 1818 is from military agent, D. Stoddart, Cleveland Row, London, to Lieut. Soirle Macdonald. In it, Stoddary refers to letters received from Macdonald and explains changes to rates of half-pay to certain 'officers of the line'. He recommends that Macdonald fill in an application form to be placed on the new rate of half-pay.

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, page 2

1810s

letters; army; pensions; accounts; military

Highland Archive Centre

Sheriff JLM Mitchell (documents)

This letter dated 28 September 1818 is from military agent, D. Stoddart, Cleveland Row, London, to Lieut. Soirle Macdonald. In it, Stoddary refers to letters received from Macdonald and explains changes to rates of half-pay to certain 'officers of the line'. He recommends that Macdonald fill in an application form to be placed on the new rate of half-pay.<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