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TITLE
Land inventory of Soirle Macdonald, North Carolina, page 1
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D928_A_I_11
PLACENAME
North Carolina
DATE OF IMAGE
1776
PERIOD
1770s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
5535
KEYWORDS
USA
emigration
emigrants
land inventories
colonies
Land inventory of Soirle Macdonald, North Carolina, page 1

This land inventory dated January 1776 lists the land and stock belonging to Soirle Macdonald in the province of North Carolina, 'at the time that he and several of his friends of Government got under Arms at the desire of Governor Martin then of that Province'. Macdonald's plantation atTownsend's fork of Cheeks Creek, county Anson, comprised 427 acres; four other plantations totalled 1000 acres (three presumably in county Anson, one in county Cumberland). Tracts of land in county Bladen totalled 550 acres. The total area of 1977 acres was valued at £4017.10s.

Macdonald's stock included 53 cattle (itemised) at £159; four horses (itemised) at £85.18s; 264 hoggs (itemised) at £134.8s. The crops for the year 1776 - corn, wheat, oats, rice, and potatoes - were valued at £119.10s; 200 gallons of 'brandy', made from the orchard fruit, at £40; and furniture at £183. '2 Negro wenches and 1 fellow' were valued at £50 each. The total value of the estate was £4789.6s.

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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Land inventory of Soirle Macdonald, North Carolina, page 1

1770s

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Sheriff JLM Mitchell (documents)

This land inventory dated January 1776 lists the land and stock belonging to Soirle Macdonald in the province of North Carolina, 'at the time that he and several of his friends of Government got under Arms at the desire of Governor Martin then of that Province'. Macdonald's plantation atTownsend's fork of Cheeks Creek, county Anson, comprised 427 acres; four other plantations totalled 1000 acres (three presumably in county Anson, one in county Cumberland). Tracts of land in county Bladen totalled 550 acres. The total area of 1977 acres was valued at £4017.10s.<br /> <br /> Macdonald's stock included 53 cattle (itemised) at £159; four horses (itemised) at £85.18s; 264 hoggs (itemised) at £134.8s. The crops for the year 1776 - corn, wheat, oats, rice, and potatoes - were valued at £119.10s; 200 gallons of 'brandy', made from the orchard fruit, at £40; and furniture at £183. '2 Negro wenches and 1 fellow' were valued at £50 each. The total value of the estate was £4789.6s.<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