The papers detail family business, including land ownership and estate management and improvement, as well as some private papers. Regarding coal mining activities on estate land they comprise title deeds, mineral lease agreements, correspondence, plans of coal workings, statements of output of coal and legal papers.
CLD - Tab 2
David Carrick Robert Carrick Buchanan, James Nimmo, George Simpson, George Fyffe Christie
Drumpellier Estate, New Monkland Parish, Shotts Parish, Old Monkland Parish, Mount Vernon
Times/Periods associated with the collection:
January 1755 - January 1951
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The Drumpellier Estate was purchased from the Colquhouns of Langloan by Andrew Buchanan (1690-1759), Provost of Glasgow, in 1740. Apart from the years 1777 - 1809, when the Estate was the property of Andrew Stirling (a cousin), Drumpellier has remained the property of the Buchanan family ever since. The family name was changed to Carrick Buchanan on the Entail of Robert Carrick, the Glasgow Banker, who left the Buchanans large tracts of land in New Monkland and Shotts Parishes. Prior to this date the Drumpellier Estate comprised lands mostly in Old Monkland Parish. The Estate prospered under David Buchanan's son Robert Carrick Buchanan (1797-1844). The family also held property abroad including Virginia, USA.
By the late nineteenth century, under Robert’s son, Sir David Carrick Robert Carrick Buchanan (1825-1904), the estate also included the lands of Mount Vernon in Old Monkland and Barony parishes; Corsewall, by Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway (another part of the Carrick Entail); Carradale in Argyll & Bute; and lands throughout the former County of Lanark.
The Estate land, particularly in the Old and New Monkland area was rich in coal and the family ran the Drumpellier Coal Company and leased land and mineral rights to various local coal and iron companies.
The family sold the estate in 1919 and the house was demolished in the 1960s. Part of the Drumpellier Estate is now a country park.
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