James Sutherland Chisholm (1806-1885) was born in Canada and was where he married his wife Annie, daughter of Angus Macdonnell, in 1861. He succeeded his kinsman Duncan MacDonell Chisholm (d. 1858) as Clan Chief and returned to Scotland living at Erchless Castle, Invernesshire. His obituary in The Times of the 2 June 1885 records that 'The Chisholm' as he was locally known, made 'great improvements on the estate, especially in the way of planting.' His son succeeded to the estate. The castle eventually passed to Edmond Rodolphe Chisholm-Batten who sold it and the estate in 1937.