Kilninver Summary

Kilninver

 

Principal Sources

 

RMS I App 1 (107) 1306-29

RMS II (3075) 1506-7

RMS VI (891) 1599, (1377) 1602

RRS V (27) 1313

APS VII p 339 c. 1647

 

DR 6/62A 1592 (Argyll & Bute Archives, Lochgilphead)

DR 6/67 1650 (Argyll & Bute Archives, Lochgilphead)

DR 6/71 1657 (Argyll & Bute Archives, Lochgilphead)

DR 6/73 1659 (Argyll & Bute Archives, Lochgilphead)

DR 6/74 1658 (Argyll & Bute Archives, Lochgilphead)

DR 6/75 1660 (Argyll & Bute Archives, Lochgilphead)

DR 6/83 1660 (Argyll & Bute Archives, Lochgilphead)

DR 6/84 1657 (Argyll & Bute Archives, Lochgilphead)

 

GD 1/426/1/3/1 1626

GD 112/1/7 1448-9

GD 112/2/9/1/1 1596-7

GD 112/2/9/1/2 1596

GD 112/2/9/2 1608

GD 112/2/9/5,6,7 & 8 1618

GD 112/2/9/9 & 11 1621

GD 112/2/9/13 1623

GD 112/2/9/20 1654

GD 112/2/9/27 1685

GD 112/2/9/28 1685

GD 112/2/9/31 1741

GD 112/2/25 1655

GD 112/2/36/1 1572

GD 112/2/36/2 1588

GD 112/2/36/4 1614

GD 112/2/107 1470

GD 112/2/116/6 1570

GD 112/2/116/11 1571

GD 112/2/134 1656

GD 112/3/5 1470

 

AS I (39) 1618, (82) 1619, (95) 1620, (155, 158) 1621, (194) 1622, (300, 308, 313) 1649, (326-7) 1650, (343) 1651, (358) 1652, (374-5, 376-80) 1658, (426-8) 1659, (430, 437) 1660

 

AS II (23) 1618, (53, 77, 79-80) 1619, (155, 159, 167) 1623, (237, 244, 247, 250) 1628, (265, 269) 1629, (324) 1630, (528) 1634, (569) 1636, (628) 1638, (669) 1641, (695-6) 1642, (892-4, 896-7, 907) 1655, (924) 1656, (941, 964) 1657, (973-4) 1658, (1101, 1108) 1663, (1373-4, 1378) 1667, (1407, 1409) 1668, (1507) 1669

 

Argyll Retours (18, 19) 1617, (57) 1636

 

RHP 720 A Langlands

RHP 964/4

RHP 972/5 Robertson’s report, 1796

RHP 30399/1

RHP 30407

RHP 35991 1873

 

NAS CS 46/1913/May No 6 pp 344-6 1669

Misc SHS IV pp 276-7 No 66 1631

Miscellany of the Spalding Club, Vol 5, Aberdeen, 1852

W Fraser, The Stirlings of Keir and their papers, Edinburgh, 1858

 

 

The 1751 Argyll Valuation Roll gives 97½m for Kilninver. Smith’s table gives 137m for Kilninver and Kilmelfort. Since the latter was about 40m we can deduce 97m for Kilninver. I find 111m although there are one or two difficulties. My total for the lands of Brae Lorne (supposedly 18m) is actually 18¾ or 19m. I also think Auchnasaul may have been more than 4m. Some early farms such as Peinfuar, Garpyne and Pennylochan were divided amongst other farms in later years and I am not sure that their values were always retained.

 

There is little direct evidence of the pennyland to markland conversion ratio but, on the basis of the evidence from Barnacarry, Garpyne and the various farms of Brae Lorne, I think it was probably 1d : 2m. This would then be the same as the ratio in Kilmore and Kilbride.

 

If this is the case then Kilninver was probably notionally 120m or 60d or three ouncelands. I am also inclined to think it once included Musdale and Grianaig which are listed under Kilmore and Kilbride in 1751. Their position in the Loch Scammadale drainage-basin suggests Kilninver was their natural home.

 

Although I am not sure of its precise components Glen Euchar is specified as a 22m unit and Brae Lorne was an 18m unit. If we add these together we arrive at a compact 40m or 20d unit which may represent the southernmost ounceland of Kilninver parish. It is also worth noting that both Laggan and Bragleen would have been 5d or quarterland units whilst Kilninver, the parish church, was a 2d unit. Kilveran is possibly a lost ecclesiastical unit of 1d which makes a total of 3d of church lands between three ouncelands.

 

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