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Glenbuchat Heritage

57 Henry Burra (picture of daughter above)
The Glenbuchat Image Library
57 Henry Burra (picture of daughter above)

The Glenbuchat estate has changed hands over the years. One of the lesser-known Landowners was Mr Henry Burra a Banker from Sussex.

1883 Mr. Henry Burra purchased the estate from the Duff family.
The family only had the estate for 18 years. Henry Burra died in 1886, and it passed to his trustees. In 1891 his trustees let the shooting to Mr. Percy Hargreaves. From them it was purchased by Henry Curtis Burra, who sold it in 1901 to James William Barclay.

There is no picture that I can find of Mr Burra, but the picture above (from the National Portrait Gallery) is of his daughter Lady Frances Bloomfield (née Burra) and his son in law Sir Reginald Bloomfield (See below) a famous architect and who prepared plans for the renovation of Glenbuchat Castle, although they were never carried out.

Little is known about Mr Henry Burra, what is available is shown below:
Henry Burra Esquire was a banker and is described as living in Playden, Ashford, Kent, although Playden is actually near Rye, Sussex.
He owned land in the parishes of Glenbuchat and Strathdon in Aberdeenshire.

Henry Burra was born on 15 Sep 1835.
He died on 26 Feb 1886.
He married Frances Curteis on 3 Mar 1864.
Marriage announcement:
“March 3 At Thorney, Notts, Henry Burra esq of Rye Sussex, late of the Bombay CS second surviving son of W Burra esq of Ash ford Kent, to Frances second daughter of Major Curteis of Leasain Rye Sussex”

Frances Curteis died on 16 Jun 1870.
They had the following known children:
Henry Curteis Burra (Henry Curteis Burra was a barrister and his wife Ermentrude Anne Robertson-Luxford.)
Elizabeth Margaret Burra (see below)
Anne Frances May Burra.

In 1886 Sir Reginald Theodore Blomfield (20 December 1856 – 27 December 1942) married the daughter of Henry Burra of Rye. He was one of the most prolific and distinguished British architects, garden designers and authors of the Edwardian period. He designed several houses, including his own, the very informal Point Hill, Playden, where his family still live. One he let to the American novelist Henry James. The same year, Blomfield and the printer T.J. Cobden Sanderson (1840-1922) built themselves a pair of pretty houses in Frognal, Hampstead, Middlesex; 51 Frognal remained Blomfield's London home and he died there.

Elizabeth Margaret Burra was born on 29 Jul 1866 in Springfield, Rye.
She died on 15 Mar 1897 in Benenden, Kent.
She married Major Herbert Neve on 17 Apr 1890 in Rye, Sussex.
They had the following children:
Elizabeth Frances Neve
Richard Burra Neve

After the Second World War the Burra estates were gradually sold off.

Burra and Glenbuchat

Henry Burra and his family only had the estate for 18 years
In 1886 Mr Burra applied for plans for restoration of the castle prepared by his son-in-law Sir Reginald Blomfield. Unfortunately the restoration was not carried out

Click for picture of proposed restoration

“Name: Glenbuchat Castle
The following date-based events are associated with this building:
1886 Proposed restoration
The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. (Sir) Reginald Theodore Blomfield Architect”


Ken Cruickshank has located Burra Documents at:

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/archives/gen2.htm
MS 105/XVII GLENBUCKET ESTATE [PROPERTY OF HENRY BURRA]
Letter books 1884-1903, rental book 1884-1889, rent ledger 1884-1911, cash book 1884-1890.

Reference: MS 105/XVII/4,5
Collection: Glenbucket [Property of Henry Burra]
Date: 1884-1911

Description: Rental book and rental ledger

Burra archives at Dundee University Library

IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference Code:
GB 0254 MS 105/XVI
Title:
Lands of Henry Burra Esquire in Glenbucket [Glenbuchat] and Strathdon
Dates of Creation:
1884-1911
Level of Description:
Sub-fonds
Extent of Unit of Description:
6 volumes (0.33 linear metres).

CONTEXT
Name of creator:
Shiell and Small
Administrative / Biographical History:
Henry Burra Esquire is described as living in Playden, Ashford, Kent, although Playden is actually near Rye, Sussex. He owned land in the parishes of Glenbuchat and Strathdon in Aberdeenshire.
Archival History:
Unknown
Immediate source of acquisition:
Unknown

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Scope and Content:
Letter books 1884-1903, rental book 1884-1889, rent ledger 1884-1911, cash book 1884-1890.
Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling Information:

Accruals:
None expected.
System of Arrangement:
Records are arranged within series.

CONDITIONS OF ACCESS AND USE
Conditions Governing Access:
Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.
Conditions Governing Reproduction:
Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.
Language of Material:
English
Physical Characteristics:
The records are on paper.
Finding Aids:
Descriptive list. Subject source lists and databases are also available.

ALLIED MATERIALS
Existence / Location of Originals:
The material is original.
Existence / Location of Copies:
No known copies.
Related Units of Description:

Publication Note:

NOTES
Note:


DESCRIPTION CONTROL
Archivist’s Note:

Fonds level description compiled by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, February 2002.

ACCESS POINTS
Personal Name:
Burra -- Henry (fl. 1884) -- Esquire -- Playden, Sussex
Corporate Name:
Shiell and Small -- Solicitors -- Dundee (Scotland)
Subject:
Administration of estates -- Scotland (LCSH)
Place Name:
Glenbuchat -- Aberdeenshire (Scotland)
Strathdon -- Aberdeenshire (Scotland)

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/archives/gen2.htm
MS 105/XVII GLENBUCKET ESTATE [PROPERTY OF HENRY BURRA]
Letter books 1884-1903, rental book 1884-1889, rent ledger 1884-1911, cash book 1884-1890.

Reference: MS 105/XVII/4,5
Collection: Glenbucket [Property of Henry Burra]
Date: 1884-1911
Description: Rental book and rental ledger

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/heritage/collects/stiqcgi/fulltext/ms0997.html

Descriptive list of the letters and papers of Lady Lumley-Smith, 1568-1951 MS 997

Introduction

The Lumley-Smith collection was presented to Aberdeen University Library in the 1960s by Helen, Lady Lumley-Smith, second wife of Major Sir Thomas Lumley-Smith (1879-1961), and daughter of Hubert B Coulson and Constance J D Taylor. It had been acquired by her aunt, Henrietta Tayler (1869-1951).

Included are manuscripts relating to the family of Duff, and especially to William Duff, 1st Earl Fife; his son, James Duff, 2nd Ear Fife; the latter's factor, William Rose; and Rose's sons, Patrick and James (later James Rose-Innes of Netherdale). These papers (MS 997/1-3) had become detached from the collection of Duff and Rose manuscripts acquired by Miss Tayler and presented by her to the University (MS 2226/1-351). Another section consists of original letters and papers by or relating to the family of Hay of Rannes (MS 997/4/1-3), some of which were used by Miss Tayler in her book on Andrew Hay of Rannes, A Jacobite Exile (1937). Other more miscellaneous collections include manuscripts relating to the younger members of the Duff family, or of Jacobite interest (MS 997/5); copies of pamphlets and genealogical material, both manuscript and printed (MS 997/7); and photographic reproductions of Stuart or Jacobite MSS collected by Miss Taylor, with her notes and comments (MS 997/8).

MS 997/1/13
2 February 1736
Letter
A Stuart, Edinburgh
to
unidentified lord
Glenbuchat awaits reply regarding correspondent's decision about a purchase; reports marriage of Carnousie to Lady Drumuire; discusses meal prices.
MS 997/1/19
11 February 1749
Letter
Patrick Stuart [Tannachie]
to
Ld Braco, at Edinburgh
Covering letter apparently sent with list of tenants in Glenbucket and Invernatie who are to be warned out at the term; fodder is scarce and things will be very difficult for tenants if weather is bad in spring after hardest winter since 1740; will do best to collect arrears.
MS 997/2/10
6 May 1774
Letter
to
William Rose, Moncoffer
Discusses improvement plans for road over Glackinronach, miln of Balvery settlement and minister's houses at Glenbuchat



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History Texts

126 Cattle Rustling in the Glen88 1696 Poll Book Belnacraig87 Original 1696 Poll Book91 Wandering in the Highlands 188185 Sketch of 'Old Glenbucket' about 174575 Peatfold70 New Statistical Account of Strathdon 184571 Descendants of the Great Glenbucket69 My First Detachment -The Glenbucket Inn4 St Margarets Chronicle Free afternoon Glenbuchat