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The Bailie’s Great Adventure
Or
Grant vs Fife

Sources & Further Reading

Moray Council Archives

Archive of the Royal Burgh of Elgin, Burgh Court Records
ZBEl/B329/821/1 : Court action by William Rae, Advocate, against James Grant, James Farquhar, Alexander Christie & William Brander for kidnapping Francis Taylor, 1820:

01 Indictment  
02 George Winchester, Servant at Grant Lodge, Elgin  
03 John Grant, Surgeon in Forres  
04 Bailie William Mitchell, Forres  
05 Bond of Caution  
06 Notes of Evidence  
07 John Ross, Clerk or Shopman, Elgin  
08 James Grant, Crofter or Farmer, Wester Elchies  
09 Additional Witnesses  
10 Bailie Joseph Collie, Merchant, Elgin  
11 William Gauldie, Merchant, Elgin  
12 Bailie Francis Taylor, Merchant, Elgin  
13 Information for the Crown Agent  
14 Francis Taylor, junior, Elgin  
15 William Young, Maryhill  
16 Thomas McLachlan, Vintner, Elgin  
17 Memorandum anent Bailie Taylor  
18 Patrick Duff, junior, Writer, Elgin  
19 Margaret Urquhart or Anderson, Elgin  
20 Alexander Adam, Clerk or Shopman, Elgin  
21 Hugh Rose Thomson, Clerk or Shopman, Elgin  
22 George Findlay, Farmer, Wester Elchies  
23 Bailie Joseph Collie, Merchant, Elgin  

Archive of the Royal Burgh of Cullen, Council Minutes
ZBEl/B2/32 : Council Minutes, 1820

Archive of the Royal Burgh of Elgin, Burgh Magistrates Court Minute Book
ZBEl/B2/32 : Court record of 20th June 1820

Newspapers & Periodicals

Aberdeen Journal:

  08 September 1819, p. 3(4-5), Visit of Prince Leopold  
  09 February 2810, p. 3(5), Proclamation of King George IV  
  22 March 1820, p. 3(5), Burgh Politics  

Inverness Courier:

  16 March 1820, p. 3(1-2) - General Election  
  23 March 1820, p. 3(1-2) - From a Correspondent  
  06 April 1820, p. 3(3) - Cullen, 31st March 1820  
  06 April 1820, p. 3(4) - To the Editor of the Inverness Courier  
  20 April 1820, p. 3(3-4) - On the Elgin Election  
  21 September 1821, p. 3(2) - To the Inhabitants of Elgin  
  21 September 1821, p. 3(2) - Circuit  
  21 September 1821, p. 4(2-3) - Royal Burghs of Scotland  

Northern Scot:

  21 November 1896, p. 3(4-5) - Strathspey Raid to Elgin in 1820  
  28 November 1896, p. 3(1-2) - Strathspey Raid to Elgin in 1820  
  05 December 1896, p. 3(1-2) - Strathspey Raid to Elgin in 1820  
  12 December 1896, p. 6(1-2) - Strathspey Raid to Elgin in 1820  
  19 December 1896, p. 3(5) - Strathspey Raid to Elgin in 1820  
  26 December 1896, p. 6(4-5) - Strathspey Raid to Elgin in 1820  
  02 January 1897, p. 4(6) - Strathspey Raid to Elgin in 1820  
  09 January 1897, p. 5(1) - The Strathspey Raid  
  23 January 1897, p. 3(3-4) - March of the Strathspey Highlanders  

Northern Scot Christmas Number:

  1938, p. 47-48 - Claymore  
  1947, p. 23 - They Watched History  
  1959, p. 25-27 - Douce Citizens Trembled  

Books & Pamphlets

Barron, James, The Northern Highlands in the Nineteenth Century, Vol I, 1800-1824 (Inverness: Robert Carruthers & Sons, 1903), pages 180-188 - Files of the Inverness Courier.

Cramond, William, Inventory of the Charters, Burgh Court Books, Etc. belonging to the Burgh of Cullen (Banff: Banffshire Journal, 1887).

Cramond, William, The Annals of Cullen (Buckie: W J Johnston & Sons, 1888), pages 113-114 - Last Election held at Cullen.

Douglas, Robert, Annals of the Royal Burgh of Forres (Elgin: Robert Douglas, 1934).

Douglas, Robert, The Lord Provosts of Elgin (Elgin: W R Walker & Co, 1926).

Dunbar-Dunbar, Edward, Social Life in Former Days, Second Series (Edinburgh: Edmonston & Douglas, 1866), pages 164-174 - Elgin Burgh Politics.

Fraser, William, The Chiefs of Grant, Vol I (Edinburgh: 1883), pages 464-466 - March of the Strathspey Highlanders to Elgin in 1820.

Macandrew, Isaac Forsyth, Major-General, Memoir of Isaac Forsyth, Bookseller in Elgin, 1768-1859 (London: Kegan, Paul, Trench & Co., 1889), pages 129-131 - Political Character.

Mackenzie, William Ross, A Century of Wit and Wisdom (1888), pages 11-13 - True Origin of the Grant and Fife War.

Mackintosh, Herbert Bannerman, Elgin Past and Present (Elgin: J D Yeadon, 1914), pages 254-255 - The Incorporated Trades of Elgin.

Prebble, John, The King's Jaunt (London: Collins, 1988), pages 279-280 - A Plaided Panorama.

Rampini, Charles, A History of Moray and Nairn (Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons, 1897), pages 226-228 - The Raid of Elgin.

Strathspey, Donald Patrick Trevor Grant, Baron, A History of Clan Grant (Chichester: Phillimore, 1983), pages 39-41 - March of the Strathspey Highlanders to Elgin in 1820.

Stuart, W G, Strathspey Raid to Elgin in 1820 (1896).

Stuart, W G, Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, Vol XXI (Inverness: The Gaelic Society of Inverness, 1899), pages 37-55 - Strathspey Raid to Elgin in 1820.

Tayler, Alistair & Henrietta, The Book of the Duffs, Vol I (Edinburgh: William Brown, 1914) pages 218-219 - Sir Alexander Duff of Delgaty, and his sons.

Tayler, Alistair, Elgin Burgh Members (Banff: Banffshire Field Club, 1931).

Tayler, Alistair, Morayshire MP's since the Act of Union (Elgin: James D Yeadon, 1930).

Watson, J, Morayshire Described (Elgin, Russell & Watson, 1868), pages 176-177 - Elgin, Grant Lodge.

Watson, W E, The Convenery of the Six Incorporated Trades of Elgin (Elgin: 1960).

Young, Robert, Annals of the Parish and Burgh of Elgin (Elgin: Watson, 1879), pages 258-267 - Burgh of Elgin, 1800-1876.

 

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