Russel & Aitken Estate Particulars
Russel & Aitken
Particulars of estates, plans and correspondence for estates and farms in the Falkirk area. Particulars contain details of extent of the estate, any mineral rights or other rights, and incumbrances on the estate, such as feu duties and casualties, and the annual rental value of the land and property.
Particulars of estates and farms outwith Falkirk area were deposited with the appropriate local authority archives.
Russel & Aitken is a solicitors firm that was founded in Falkirk in 1818 when James Russel took over the business of James Aitken, who had been practising in Falkirk since the 1790s. When Aitken died, his son Henry Aitken was too young to continue the business on his own and therefore Aitken's widow arranged for James Russel, a former apprentice of Aitken, to take over. This was on the understanding that Henry Aitken would become a partner once he qualified. James Russel died in 1858. James Aitken of Darroch, the son of Henry Aitken, took over the practice with John Russel, son of James Russel. Aitken soon became sole partner in the firm and remained so until his death in 1911. The company still carries on its business in the same premises, in King's Court, that were owned by the original James Aitken in the 1790s.