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TITLE
Letter to Soirle Macdonald Regarding Military Pension
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D928_A_II_11
DATE OF IMAGE
1820
PERIOD
1820s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
5512
KEYWORDS
letters
army
pensions
accounts
military
lotteries
Letter to Soirle Macdonald Regarding Military Pension

This letter dated 1 May 1820 is from military agent D. Stoddart, Carlton Chambers, 12 Regent Street, Waterloo Place, London, to Lieut. Soirle Macdonald. In it, Stoddart acknowledges receipt of Macdonald's letter and affidavit and advises that a recent bill will be honoured. Stoddart goes on to confirm that an officer's widow may continue to receive her pension after remarrying and concludes by reporting he has been unsuccessful in locating, in any of the London Lottery Offices, a number specifically requested by Macdonald.

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 Regarding Military Pension

1820s

letters; army; pensions; accounts; military; lotteries

Highland Archive Centre

Sheriff JLM Mitchell (documents)

This letter dated 1 May 1820 is from military agent D. Stoddart, Carlton Chambers, 12 Regent Street, Waterloo Place, London, to Lieut. Soirle Macdonald. In it, Stoddart acknowledges receipt of Macdonald's letter and affidavit and advises that a recent bill will be honoured. Stoddart goes on to confirm that an officer's widow may continue to receive her pension after remarrying and concludes by reporting he has been unsuccessful in locating, in any of the London Lottery Offices, a number specifically requested by Macdonald.<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