Kames Estate and Castle: Bannatynes and later owners.

Jess Sandeman.

Transactions of the Buteshire Natural History Society Vol.25, 2000.


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

xxix Ibid

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

xli ibid

xlii ibid

xliii ibid

xliv ibid

xlv Reid, History, p 250

xlvi DR 9/26, Kames Estate Letters

xlvii ibid

xlviii ibid

xlix ibid

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

liii ibid

liv DR 9/26

lv ibid

lvi ibid

lvii ibid

lviii ibid

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