Monday, August 14, 2017

Major Clephane's Company's Expenses from Kilravock to Glasgow, 1757

A detailed account of Major Clephane's company's expenses on their march from Kilravock to Glasgow, Scotland encompassing approximately 180 miles over a 10-day period, with layovers for entertainment, supplies, and fresh horses. The soldiers would stay in Glasgow for an additional 10 days or so, presumably waiting on the arrival of the remaining companies from the regiment.

Newspaper accounts depict the recruits' uniforms reviewed in Glasgow during this period, and about April 19th proceeding west to Port Patrick en route to Donaghadee, Ireland. From there, they would eventually march south to Cork, Ireland and depart for North America in 10 transport ships under cover of the Enterprize, a 40-gun man-of-war, on June 30, 1757.

In a letter to his brother, dated April 8, 1757 at Kilraick, Major Clephane discussed the first two companies departing together for Glasgow. "...I have at last sent off for Glasgow 124 recruits along with Colonel Fraser’s company (our two companies making the first division of the battalion)." Captain Arthur Rose, Kilraick's uncle, would accompany Clephane's men on the march due to his pressing business around the country.

Expenses from Kilravock to Glasgow

Marcht from Kilraick Thursday 31 March 1757
Dulcey, 31st
- For Entertenment:  £0  10  0

Avemore, April 1st
- For horse hire:  £0  3  6
- For Entertenment:  £0  5  6
- To McCoulmore for horse hire:  £0  6  0

Ruven, April 2d & 3d
- For Drams to the men:  £0  13  6
- For Entetenment for 2 days:  £0  15  6

Dalnacardigk, April 4th
- For Entetenment:  £0  6  6
- To the Seven Nairn men accounted for:  £0  7  0
- To John Innes 6 mens pay for 2 days accounted for:  £0  6  0
- To John Fraser 8 mens pay for 2 days accounted for:  £0  8  0
- To Donald McIntosh the Cook accounted for:  £0  1  6
- To the seven men sent back to Inverness:  £0  7  0
- To John Robertson accounted for:  £0  ?  0
- To Donald Cuthbert accounted for:  £0  ?  0
- To McCoulmore for hors hire:  £0  5  0
- To John Watson and Gray:  £0  10  6
- To McCoul:  £0  5  0
- To Donald McDonald & Little Donald McDonald one sh each:  £0  2  0

- To John Watson at Crief April 6th for the men:  £3  0  0
- To McCoulmore for horsehire at Crief:  £0  3  6
- For Drams to the men at Rumelru:  £0  10  6
- For Entertenment at Tay Bridge:  £0  6  0
- To McCoul:  £0  3  6

Sterling April 7th
- To John Watson more for the mens pay:  £2  0  0
- For Entertenment:  £0  4  0
- To the piper:  £0  3  6

Kirkintullock April the 8th
- To Entertenment:  £0  3  0
- For Servants and horse:  £0  3  0

Glasgow April the 9th
- To John Watson more money for the mens pay:  £5  5  0

Glasgow April 11th
- To McCoule for carreing him home:  £?  ?  0
- To old McKenzies accounted for:  £0  0  6
- To McCoule for horse hire at Glasgow:  £0  3  6
- Got back from John Watson of the 5 guineas:  £0  18  0
- Given to John Watson for the mens pay:  £5  0  0
- To James Geddes and his comerad Six pence each the same:  £0  1  0

Glasgow April 13th
- To John Watson for the mens:  £5  0  0
- Recived Back for John Watson:  £1  1  0
- To Robertson from Holland:  £0  3  0
- To the Piper:  £0  2  0

Saturday Aprile 16th paid all the men their pay & arrears
from the time they left Kilraick till the above date

April 6 gave John Watson:
£3  2  0
-To Sandie Rose:
£3  3  0
- More to Sandie Rose:
£2  2  0
- More to Sandie Rose Sunday:
£2  2  0
     £01  9  0
Gave more to the mens use:
£5  5  0
18 more to Sandie Rose:
£1  1  0
  £16  15  0

April 18th Glasgow
John Watson & Rose Debers
- To Sandie Rose:
£21  0  0
- from 16th till 18th:
£16  15  0
- from 13th till 16th:
£5  0  0
- from 11th till 13th:
£5  0  0
- from 9th till 11th:
£5  5  0
Stirling April 7th
- from 7th till 9th:
£2  0  0
April 6th at Crief: 
£3  0  0
£21  0  0

Glasgow April 18
John Watson Credetor
Credetor:
£1  1  0
Credetor: 
£0  18  0

The different cantonments en route to Glasgow, 31 March - 9 April, 1757:
- Dulsie, 31 Mar.
- Aviemore, 1 Apr.
- Ruthven Barracks, 2-3 Apr.
- Dalnacardoch, 4 Apr.
- Crief, 6 Apr.
- Stirling, 7 Apr.
- Kirkintulloch, 8 Apr.
- Glasgow, 9 Apr.

Note: Donald McDonald and "Little" Donald McDonald are most likely father/son.

Sources:
Major James Clephane, "Account of the company's expenses on the march to embark at Greenock, 31 March - 18 April, 1757." NAS, GD125-22-16-16.

Rose, H., and Lachlan Shaw. A Genealogical Deduction of the Family of Rose of Kilravock: with Illustrative Documents from the Family Papers, and Notes. Edinburgh, 1848.

©  Jeffrey Campbell, Fraser's 78th Regiment of Foot, 2017.

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