Rental of the Danna Estate in 1791

This estate was purchased in 1773 (along with the Inverneill Estate/Farm) for the price of £ 4771.15.6.
Today's equivalent would be £ 267,362.55.
The Rental total of £ 248.15.1 was further decreased by Feu Duties,
a Minister's Stipend and the Baron Officer's and Baillies' Salaries,
arriving at a net of
£ 243. 3. 10, or in today's terms, £ 13,657.55

".... The income Inverneil accrued from his Argyllshire Estates during the 1780s, on average around £ 1550 yearly, (today, £ 97,417.50) was but a fraction (just over a tenth after adjustments for arrears) of the moneys he accumulated annually from his stocks and shares in the East India Company, the Scottish Banks and Consolidated Government Funds, and as financier to his regimental and diplomatic associates. Conversely, the sums initially expended (£ 7977; or £ 501,354 today) in acquiring the estates of Inverneil and Danna in Mid Argyll, were but a tenth of his total expenditure in 1776, over £ 9785 (today, £ 614,987.25) being laid out in stock and £ 55, 560 (£501,354 in today's money) in interest-bearing notes."
Allan I MacInnes, "From Clanship to Clearance in Argyllshire," in Scottish Elites, proceedings of the Scottish Historical Studies Seminar,Edinburgh, 1994.

In 1793, the Farmers were the following:

DannanaCloiche, divided into quarters:
Angus Campbell, Duncan Campbell
Hugh Fletcher and Donald Graham

Danna Mansion, garden and office:
Donald Campbell, "Late of Ulva"

Danna Midtown, divided into quarters:
Alexander McGilp, Donald McInlerand,
John McLachlan and Archibald Paterson.
Archd Paterson has died, and his wife has taken over his lease.

Danna Newtown, divided into thirds:
Archibald McLean, Hector McLean
Ronald Munro



Farm NameLeaseRent AmountSubtotal
DannanaCloicheWhit 1788 - 1801111. 4. 7 
Danna Mansion House, garden, officeNo Lease2. 10 
Danna MidtownWhit 1786 - 179560. 4. 3 1/2 
Danna NewtownNo Lease59. 11. 8 
Kelp ShoresNo Lease14. 13. 3248. 3. 10


For a listing of people as recorded in the Inverneil Papers, go here.