Arnmore House

This is the ruin of Arnmore House, near Kippen. It was at one time a two storey Laird’s house.

GD17/81 December 1528: Charter under Great Seal in favour of John Stirling of Kere, knight, of the lands of Carnok, Durrisrail, Carnebrok, Carnecabir, and the Plane in the sheriffdom of Striuiling, the lands of Arnmore, with the mill thereof, in stewartry of Menteith, and the half of the lands of Culquhailze and Ballachargy in the stewartry of Stratherne and sheriffdom of Perth, and a tenement of land in the burgh of Struiling, which lands were in the King’s escheat by reason of the forfeiture of Alexander Drummond, formerly of Carnok, for treason and lese majestie, the said John receiving the said lands as compensation for the sum of £4000 or more which he had lost by decree of forfeiture against him, his escheat having been disponed to George Douglas. [Tag, seal wanting. R.M.S. iii, 718].

GD15/840  Letter from David (Graeme) of Orchill, Kippen, to Mr. Swan, Arnmore relating to an agreement to be made between the Earl of Moray and the heritors of Menteith concerning the mill of Goodie  c 1700

GD15/840  Letter from David (Graeme) of Orchill, Kippen, to Mr. Swan, Arnmore relating to an agreement to be made between the Earl of Moray and the heritors of Menteith concerning the mill of Goodie  c 1700

GD22/3/177 Alexander Leckie of Arnmore  25/10/1704  : General discharge by Alexander Leckie of Arnmore to Sir John Grahame [Graham] of Gartmuir [Gartmore] and Robert Grahame of Gallengade [Gallangad] for all debts due to said Alexander or to deceased James Leckie, his father

Archibald Leckie and Jean Stewart (lintel AS 1722 IS) note this should be read as ‘J.S’ and stands for Jean Stewart: Bond of liferent by James Stewart of Finnich to Jean Stewart, wife of Archibald Leckie of Arnmore, his sister, and to William and Elizabeth Leckie, her children  18 Jul 1737  

GD47/805  SIG1/122/1  Signature of the lands of Kep and Arnmore granted to Walter Monteith (Menteath, Monteath, Montieth).  10 Dec 1765

CS181/3697 Archibald Leckie (1731) of Arnmore vs Cuningham : Exhibition  1731   National Archives of Scotland:

CS228/L/1/92  Tenants of Leckie of Arnmore v Creditors of Arnmore: Multiplepoinding  1732  

JOHN TAYLOR 30/03/1749, TENANT IN ARNMORE, PARISH OF KIPPEN TD DUNBLANE COMMISSARY COURT CC6/5/25

MARGARET KEY 12/06/1752, IN BOQUHAN, SOMETIME SPOUSE TO THE DECEASED JAMES HARVIE, IN ARNMORE, PARISH OF GARGUNOCK   STIRLING COMMISSARY COURT CC21/6/48

GD22/1/466  1762-1777:  Papers relative to the dispute between Robert Cunninghame [Cunningham] Graham of Gartmore and Walter Monteath [Monteith] of Kep [Kepp] over the settlement of march boundaries between Gartmore’s land of Arnbeg and Monteath’s lands of Arnmure [Arnmore], the lands of Arnmanuell [Arnmanuall] and Broich, and others.

JOHN BLAIR at Arnmore in a letter dated May 13, 1786 to son Robert Blair in Barnet

William Forrest born Arnmore c1809

WILLIAM MCALPINE 20/05/1810, CAPTAIN, RESIDING AT ARNMORE, PARISH OF KIPPEN TESTAMENT TESTAMENTAR DUNBLANE COMMISSARY COURT

1841 census – Arnmore, Kippen
CHRISTIE   Willm   M   36   Farmer    Outside Census County (1841)
CHRISTIE   Mary   F   25       Perth
ZUILL   James   M   20       Outside Census County (1841)
KENNEDY   Kath   F   23   Female Servant    Perth
FERGUSON   Hugh   M   11       Outside Census County (1841)
CHRISTIE   Robt   M   16m       Perth

CHARLES MACGREGOR 03/01/1848, FARMER AT ARNMORE, DUNBLANE SHERIFF COURT SC44/44/7

1851 census – Arnmore, Kippen
MCGRIGOR   Charlie   Head   U   M   15   Farmer 130 Acres Emp 4 Lab    Stirlingshire – St Ninians
MCGRIGOR   Isabella   Sister   U   F   17   House Serv    Stirlingshire – St Ninians
MCGRIGOR   Alexr   Brothr   U   M   12   Scholar    Stirlingshire – St Ninians
MCGRIGOR   Wm   Brothr   U   M   10   Scholar    Stirlingshire – St Ninians
MCGRIGOR   Anne   Sister   U   F   10   Scholar    Stirlingshire – St Ninians
MCGRIGOR   Mary   Sister   U   F   8   Scholar    Perth – Kippen
MCGRIGOR   Sarah   Sister   U   F   6   Scholar    Perth – Kippen
WATSON   Alexr   Granpa   M   M   76   Annuitant    Clackmannanshire – –
MCDONALD   Hellen   Servnt   U   F   15   House Serv    Ireland – Derry
TAYLOR   John   Servnt   U   M   22   Farm Lab    Perth – Dunblane
PATERSON   David   Servnt   U   M   21   Farm Lab    Stirlingshire – St Ninians

JOHN THOMAS 02/05/1856, FARMER IN ARNMORE, PARISH OF KIPPEN, PERTH COUNTY, THEN RESIDED AT BONHILL, DUNBARTON COUNTY   DUMBARTON SHERIFF COURT SC65/34/7

1861 Census – Arnmore, Kippen, Stirlingshire
Isabella Mcgregor, widow, head, age 52, Farmer of 120 acres, born c1809 Nk, Clackmannan
Alexander Mcgregor 21, son, born St Ninians
William Mcgregor 20, son, born St Ninians
Mary Mcgregor 18, dau, born Kippen
Sarah Mcgregor 16, dau, born Kippen
Robert Mc Ruther 40
Daniel Mckerracher 19
Alexander Mcfarlane 18

1871 census – Arnmore, Kippen
George Lambie, Head, married, age 50yrs, farmer of 122 acres employing 4 labourers, born c1821 in Eaglesham, Renfrewshire
Isabella Lambie, wife, age 40, born Cathcart, Renfrewshire
Jane Lambie 16
Christina Lambie 13
George Lambie 11
Lomas Lambie 5
Isabella Lambie 1
John Walkes 16
Isabella Barie 16
Robert Mc Rouer 52

1881 census – Arnmore, Kippen
Alexander Blair, Head, age 71, Farmer Of 168 Acres Arable Employing 2 Men, born c1810 in Killearn
Elisabeth Maitland Blair, Wife, age 68yrs
Mary Ann Blair 35
Archibald M Blair 32
Alexander Blair 27
Agnes M Blair 22
Elisabeth B McNie 20
Mary Ann Blair 17
William Mason 16
William Bain 15

1891 Census – Arnmore, Kippen
Alexander Blair, Head, widower, age 81 yrs, Farmer, born Killearn c1810
Mary A Blair 46
Alexander Blair 37
Agnes M Blair 32
Eliza Kirk 28
Elisabeth B Kirk 2
Peter Watson 27
Alexander McIntyre 18
Alexander Vass 17

ALEXANDER BLAIR 10/01/1894 SR, FARMER, HILL OF ARNMORE, KIPPEN, D. 05/07/1893 AT HILL OF ARNMORE, TESTATE, FATHER OF MARY ANN AND AGNES MAITLAND BLAIR, ETC INVENTORY; TRUST DISPOSITION AND SETTLEMENT STIRLING SHERIFF COURT SC67/36/102

1901 Census – Arnmore, Kippen
Archibald M Blair, Head, married, age 54yrs, Farmer, born Drymen c1847
Mary Blair 59
John Honeyman 17
Louis Ballantyne 18
Jessie McPherson 19

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