RE: Glen Creran Estate's
by robert watt - written 06/12/2014 10:03:57
Sally Eaton wrote (30/07/2014 16:55:34):
sally, sorry i cant help you with your research, but you may be able to help me in the future, i have familly connections with fasnacloich /glencrerran estates in the bullough/ cambell era, but the homes where they lived are gone, so any missing maps you find would be of interest, especially the glasdruim section, where my ferguson/mcphee connections were living, you probably know of the charcoal platforms above loch crerran, but apart from that, i cannot be of help, rob
I am a PhD student from Glasgow university trying to understand woodland management in the area of Glen Creran. I'm not a historian at all but an ecologist so i'm unsure where to start with my problem of identifying historic land ownership.
I've got records of timbers sold to the Bonawe Furnace Company from various estates (e.g. Fasnacloich) but i'm unsure of the extent of these estates in the mid 1700's to mid 1800's when these contracts were drawn up, and therefore exactly where the wood could have been extracted from.
I wonder if anybody within the society might have information on the land ownership/estate history of Glen Creran? Any maps, or the locations of maps would be fantastic.
In fact i'd be fascinated to hear anything at all about the history of the Glen!
(Sally Eaton, PhD student, University of Glasgow)
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