The Garden family acquired the lands of Troup in Banffshire in the mid-17th century. Alexander Garden founded the village of Gardenstown in 1720 as a fishing port. The family also developed Laurencekirk in Kincardineshire from the 1760s to be a small manufacturing town. The records include writs, title deeds, tacks, leases, renunciations, valuations, accounts, correspondence about disputes with tenants and farm improvements, and other papers relating to the family. These records are held at our Old Aberdeen House office.