Kames Estate and Castle: Bannatynes and later owners.
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i Munro, D, Description of the Western Isles of Scotland, Birlinn, Edinburgh, 1999, p. 301.
ii Blain, J, History of Bute. Ross Rev W ed), W.C. Harvey 1880, p 105.
iii Lord Bute, Isle of Bute Charters, TBNHS Vol XIII (1945), p 7.
iv Tranter, N, The Queen's Scotland, Hodder and Staughton 1977, p. 357
v Hewison, Rev J King, The Isle of Bute in the Olden Time, Vol 2, William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1893, p 176
vi Lord Bute, Charters, p 10
vii Hewison, Bute, p 176
viii Registrum Magni Sigilli Regum Scotorum (The Register of the Great Seal of the Kings of Scots), Paul J B (ed) H.M. General Register House, 1882, Vol ii, no 1214
ix The Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, Burnett G (ed), H.M. General Register House 1889, Vol XII
x Reg Mag Sig, Vol ii, no. 2987
xi Lord But, Charters. pp15-16
xii Inventory of the Lamont papers, SRO 1914
xiii Reid, J E, History of the Country of Bute, T Murray & Son, Glasgow 1864, pp 71-73, quoting Calendar of State Papers, Vol 1, pp 46-47
xiv Reid, History, p 73, footnote, quoting McKinlay's ms 59 (Kames papers)
xv Ibid, p. 73 ; Hewison, Bute p 324
xvi Hewison, Bute, p 326
xvii Wyte, R D, The Representation of Bute and Rothesay in Parliament, TBNHS Vol IX (1925), pp 49-50.
xviii Hewison, Bute, p 329 ; Acts of the Parliament of Scotland, Vol XI part 1
xix Hewison, Bute, P 335
xx Reid History, P 93, quoting Blain's ms
xxi Ibid, p 91
xxiiRothesay Town Council Records 1653-88, privately printed for John, 4th Marquis of Bute, 1935, pp 366-7
xxiii Hewison, Bute, p 202
xxivJournal of James Erskine of Carnock, 1683, quoted by Hewison, Bute, pp 331, 339-40
xxv Wilson, J, Guide to Rothesay and the Isle of Bute, 1848, pp 33-35
xxvi Scottish Journal of Topography, Antiquities and Traditions, Mitchell Library 479625
xxvii Hewison, Bute, pp 178, 312
xxviii Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, H.M. General Register House 1882, Vol V p 210
xxx Hewison, Bute, P 384
xxxi Gen Reg Office, Scotland, OPR 558/1 (1695)
xxxii Argyll and Bute Council Archives, Lochgilphead, on loan to Bute Museum, DR 9/28, Retour
xxxiii Robertson, G, A geneological account of the principal families in Aryshire, Cunningham Press, Vol 1, p 63
xxxiv Stamp, G, Robert Weir Schultz and his work for the Marquess of Bute, Curwen Press, 1981, p 43
xxxv Borrowman, Rev. A S, The Parish of North Bute, 1962, p 43
xxxvi The late William Roy, Local head postmaster, pers comm.
xxxvii Blain, History
xxxviii DR 9/26, letters to architect
xxxix Whyte, R D, John Blain's Diary, TBNHS Vol X (1930), p 34
xl DR 9/26
xlv Reid, History, p 250
xlvi DR 9/26, Kames Estate Letters
l Carlyle, T, Life of John Sterling, 1851, Oxford University Press, P8
li MacKenzie, M., Some local reminiscences, TBNHS Vol VIII (1915), pp 35-36 ; also DR 9/26
lii MacCandlish, E., The Scots Magazine, April 1984, pp 20-28
liv DR 9/26
lix Borrowman, North Bute, pp 13-18
lx Ibid. Also Brown, A. Port, past and present, 1922
lxi Maclagan, I., Piers and Ferries of Bute, Buteshire Natural History Society, 1998, p 42
lxii Rothesay Express, 21 July 1923
lxiii Walford, L B, Recollections of a Scottish Novelist, Kylin Press, 1984, pp 122-128
lxiv Burke's Landed Gentry Vol 3, Ist Edition, Burke's Peerage, London, 1965, p 597
lxv Rothesay Express, 7 and May 1912
lxvi Ibid, 6 March 1912
lxvii Glasgow Weekly Herald, 15 July 1915 ; Scots Pictorial, 12 March 1913
lxviii Rothesay Express, 21 August 1921
lxix Drummond, M, John Bute, Michael Russell, Norwich, 1996, pp 21-22