Letters and papers, mostly concerning the Church of Scotland. Edit

Summary

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Adv.MS.29.2.8
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Language
English

Dates

  • 1231-1641. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    277 folios.

Subjects

Notes

  • Language of Materials

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  • Scope and Contents

    The subjects include the case brought by John Lindsay, Lord Menmuir, against Robert Wallace; the ‘Second Book of Discipline’; the Act of Revocation; and the protests against the Service-book. Most of the papers concerning the Covenant have been published more than once, and some appeared as contemporary pamphlets.

    Copy of a charter, 1360, granted by David II to the Bishop of Aberdeen; in Latin (folio 1).

    - This was printed from Adv.MS.16.1.10 in ‘Registrum episcopatus Aberdonensis’, volume i, page 86.

    Copy of a charter, 1 September 1404, of John Wemyss of Rires in favour of the chapel of Saint Mary, Rires, Fife; in Latin (folios 2-3).

    Copy of privileges granted by James II to the Vicars-General, 1449; in Latin (folios 4-5).

    - This was partly printed in ‘Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland’, volume ii, page 37.

    Copy of a charter, Kilconquhar, 1 June 1499, of Patrick Dunbar of Kilconquhar in favour of the Lady Chapel in Kilconquhar; in Latin (folios 6-7).

    Decree, Saint Andrews, 16 January 1513/1514, of Hugh Spens, Provost of Saint Salvator`s College, in favour of Thomas Borthwick in a case brought by Patrick and William Matheson; in Latin (folio 8).

    Copy of letters of protection, Edinburgh, 28 April 1531, granted by James V to John Cantley, Archdeacon of Saint Andrews, on his departure for Rome (folio 9).

    Copies of obligations of Gilbert of Cleish and Gilbert of Crambeth to Dunfermline Abbey, 1231; in Latin (folio 10).

    - These were printed from Adv.MS.34.1.3A in ‘Registrum de Dunfermelyn’, page 108.

    Extract of an Act of Parliament for the repossession of ministers, 1585 (folio 11).

    - ‘Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland’, volume iii, page 395.

    Extract of an Act of Parliament for the annexation of temporalities of benefices to the Crown, 1587 (folio 12). Another extract from the act is at folio 54.

    - ‘Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland’, volume iii, page 433.

    Rental of the archbishopric of Saint Andrews, [?1589] (folio 14-16).

    Copy of the ratification of the Act of dissolution of the archdeaconry of Saint Andrews from the Crown, and incorporation with the Archbishopric, Perth, 9 July 1606 (folios 17-18).

    - This is apparently an extract of an Act of Parliament, but does not appear in ‘Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland’.

    Few maills and teind silver of the archbishopric of Saint Andrews not disponed in pensions, undated (folio 19).

    Roll of parishes in the presbytery of Saint Andrews, 7 November 1617 (folios 21-25).

    Answers of the Lord Advocate, Sir Thomas Hope of Craighall, concerning the rights of the Earl of Lauderdale to the lordship of Musselburgh, 11 October 1641 (folios 26-27).

    Two receipts of Thomas Wardlaw of Logie for books, registers and writs from Lord Menmuir, Balcarres, 10 April 1597 (folios 28-31).

    Letter, Edinburgh, 8 April 1597, of Sir Henry Wardlaw to Lord Menmuir (folio 32).

    - This letter does not appear to have been published or summarised elsewhere, and is briefly summarized here:

    Wardlaw asks Lord Menmuir to send the books and writs by his brother, Thomas. The king is in Dumfries and the queen has just returned to Holyrood. Also discussed are the strange illness of the Treasurer, possibly brought on by witchcraft, and financial affairs of the queen.

    Copy of the nomination of William Crerar to the prebendal stall of Menmuir, by the Chapter of Dunkeld, 7 December 1559; in Latin (folio 33).

    Assignation of the surplus and thirds of the prebendary of Menmuir to Lord Menmuir, by Sir William Stewart, Commendator of Pittenweem, Holyrood, 9 March 1584/1585 (folio 34).

    Memorandum concerning certain ministers in the diocese of Dunblane, January 1627 (folios 35-36).

    Memorandum concerning the members of the Chapel Royal, 1627 (folios 37-38).

    Names of persons serving in the Chapel Royal, June 1627 (folio 39).

    Memorandum concerning the rents of Adam Bothwell, Bishop of Orkney, undated (folio 40).

    Copy of the stent roll of Holyroodhouse, barony of Broughton, 1578 (folios 41-42).

    - Innes, page cxvi.

    Copy of the stent roll of Holyroodhouse, barony of Ogilface, 1578 (folios 43-44).

    Minute of resignation of the Priory of Haddington to the Crown, 21 February 1588/1589 (folios 45-46).

    Valuation of stock and teinds of the parish of Lauder, 24 June 1627 (folios 47-50; the correct order should be folios 49, 47-48, 50).

    Extracts, with slight variations, from the constitution of the Danish and Norwegian Lutheran Church, concerning the income of ministers, undated; in Latin (folio 51).

    - ‘Ordinatio ecclesiastica regnorum Daniae et Norwegiae’, folios xxxix-xliii.

    Extract of an Act of Parliament, 1587, in favour of the Treasurer, concerning ratifications (folios 52-53).

    - ‘Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland’, volume iii, page 458.

    Extract of an Act of Parliament, 1587, for the annexation of temporalities of benefices to the Crown (folio 54). Another extract from the act is at folio 12.

    - ‘Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland’, volume iii, page 433.

    Copy of a letter, Saint Andrews, 31 January 1596/1597, of Robert Wallace (afterwards minister of Tranent and Seton) to Lord Menmuir (folio 55).

    - This letter does not appear to have been published or summarised elsewhere, and is briefly summarized here:

    Wallace understands Lord Menmuir`s accusations against him, and never expected to keep his charge in Saint Andrews for long.

    Copy of a letter, Leith, 1596/1597, of procuratory in favour of James Wemyss of Lathockar, by Lord Menmuir, in his case against Robert Wallace (folio 56).

    Four letters of Lord Menmuir to James Wemyss (folios 57-60):

    mostly on estate matters, 1596/1597 (folio 57);

    asking for Robert Wallace`s defence in writing, 1596/1597 (folio 58);

    concerning a theft by John Bruce, Holyrood, 25 January 1596/1597 (folio 59);

    instructing him to hand the complaint against Robert Wallace to the presbytery of Saint Andrews, Holyrood, 4 February 1596/1597 (folio 60).

    Draft of a letter, Leith, 17 February 1596/1597, of Lord Menmuir, possibly to Andrew Melville, complaining of Robert Wallace (folio 61). Another draft of the letter is at folio 80.

    Letter, Leith, 18 February 1596/1597, of Lord Menmuir to James Wemyss, saying that he has had to rewrite his complaint against Robert Wallace (folio 62).

    Letter, Balcarres, 26 February 1596/1597, of James Wemyss to Lord Menmuir recounting his meeting with the presbytery of Saint Andrews (folio 63).

    Letter, Saint Andrews, 21 February 1596/1597, of Andrew Melville to Lord Menmuir (folios 64-65).

    - This letter does not appear to have been published or summarised elsewhere, and is briefly summarized here:

    Melville is sorry that Lord Menmuir feels injured, and approves of his attempt to settle the affair in private. He regrets that it occurred at all, but much has been happening to the disgrace of the ministry.

    Letter, Saint Andrews, 23 February 1596/1597, of Andrew Melville to Lord Menmuir (folio 66).

    - This letter does not appear to have been published or summarised elsewhere, and is briefly summarized here:

    Melville would do all he could to appease Lord Menmuir`s displeasure, but he can answer only for himself, and trusts that his brethren will act in good conscience.

    Poem of Andrew Melville addressed to Lord Menmuir, 1597; in Latin (folios 67-68).

    - ‘Delitiae poetarum Scotorum’, volume ii, page 121.

    `Faults found in the process against Mr Andrew Melville`, undated (folio 69).

    Copy of a letter, Leith, 1 March 1596/1597, of Lord Menmuir to James Martine, Provost of Saint Salvator`s College, complaining of the presbytery of Saint Andrews (folio 70).

    Letter, Leith, 7 March 1596/1597, of Lord Menmuir to James Wemyss (folio 71).

    - ‘Letters of John Johnston and Robert Howie’, page 350;

    - ‘Analecta Scotica’, 2nd series, page 12.

    Letter, Leith, 1 March 1596/1597, of Lord Menmuir to James Wemyss, instructing him to deliver certain communications to the presbytery, Robert Wilkie, and James Martine (folio 72).

    Letter, Holyrood, 15 March 1596/1597, of Lord Menmuir to James Wemyss, mostly on estate matters (folio 73).

    Memorandum, [?1597], of Lord Menmuir concerning the case against Robert Wallace (folio 74).

    Copy of a letter, Balcarres, 4 March 1596/1597, of David Lindsay the younger (afterwards minister of South Leith) to Lord Menmuir, reporting on his meeting with Andrew Melville and others concerning the Robert Wallace case (folio 75). Another copy of this letter is at folio 78.

    Letter, 1596/1597, of John Johnston, Professor of Divinity in Saint Mary`s College, to Lord Menmuir (folio 76).

    - ‘Letters of John Johnston and Robert Howie’, page 120.

    Copy of a letter of Lord Menmuir to John Johnston, 1596/1597.

    - ‘Letters of John Johnston and Robert Howie’, page 335.

    Copy of a letter, Balcarres, 4 March 1596/1597, of David Lindsay the younger (afterwards minister of South Leith) to Lord Menmuir, reporting on his meeting with Andrew Melville and others concerning the Robert Wallace case (folio 78). Another copy of this letter is at folio 75.

    Letter, Saint Andrews, 10 March 1596/1597, of David Lindsay the younger to Lord Menmuir, reporting on his meeting with the presbytery of Saint Andrews and on the improbability of their dealing justly with the Robert Wallace case (folio 79).

    Draft of a letter, Leith, 17 February 1596/1597, of Lord Menmuir, possibly to Andrew Melville, complaining of Robert Wallace (folio 80). Another draft of the letter is at folio 61.

    First supplication of Lord Menmuir to the presbytery of Saint Andrews against Robert Wallace, [1597] (folios 81-82).

    Second supplication of Lord Menmuir to the presbytery of Saint Andrews concerning Robert Wallace, [1597] (folios 83-84).

    Third supplication of Lord Menmuir to the presbytery of Saint Andrews, 1596/1597 (folio 85).

    Warrant under the Signet to summon witnesses to appear in the case against Robert Wallace, Edinburgh, 7 March 1596/1597 (folios 86-87).

    Summons to witnesses to appear before the presbytery of Saint Andrews, 10 March 1596/1597 (folio 88).

    Account of the process against Robert Wallace, 10 March 1596/1597 (folios 89-94). Includes copies of folios 55, 82-84, 86-88.

    Extract from the minutes of the presbytery of Saint Andrews, 10 March 1596/1597 (folio 95).

    Two copies of a commission, Holyrood, 15 March 1596/1597, to Sir William Stewart, Commendator of Pittenweem, and -- Learmonth of Dairsie, to examine witnesses in the case against Robert Wallace (folios 96-99).

    Draft, [1597], by Lord Menmuir of his petition to the King and the Commissioners of the General Assembly against Robert Wallace and the presbytery of Saint Andrews (folio 100).

    Draft, 28 June 1597, by Lord Menmuir of his petition to the King and the Commissioners of the General Assembly, for letters against Robert Wallace (folio 101).

    Copy of assertions against the King and the Kirk, made by Robert Wallace in his sermons, April 1597 (folio 102).

    Two copies of questions on the rights and authority of a presbytery, [?1597] (folios 103-106).

    Questions on ecclesiastical jurisdiction, [?1597] (folios 107-108).

    Part of a decree against David Black, minister of Saint Andrews, [1596] (folio 109-110).

    - This was printed with variations in ‘Register of the Privy Council of Scotland’, 1st series, volume v, pages 341, 335.

    Report, 22 June 1597, to the King and Commissioners of the General Assembly of charges against David Black, Robert Wallace, and Andrew Melville (folios 111-116).

    Copy of a letter, 31 January 1616, of Thomas Wood to William Wemyss, Commissary of Saint Andrews, concerning the claim of the minister of Largo that he was not responsible for his wife`s debts; in Latin (folio 117).

    Letter, Paris, 9 August 1579, of James Lindsay [?minister of Fettercairn] to James Guthrie, burgess of Edinburgh, on financial matters (folio 118).

    Articles, undated, concerning the rights of the King and the Church, signed by Patrick Adamson, Archbishop of Saint Andrews; in Latin (folios 119-120).

    Instructions by Lord Menmuir for William Scot to confer with Robert Bruce, Moderator of the General Assembly about the College of Justice, [?1592] (folio 121).

    Answers by a minister to questions on the ministry, [before 1580] (folios 122-123).

    `Off ministers and of their officis`, [before 1598]: twenty-two articles in two hands, endorsed `David Ferguson` (folios 124-127).

    Criticisms of the ‘Second Book of Discipline’, [circa 1585] (folios 128-129).

    Imperfect comments, undated, on the discipline and power of the Church (folios 130-131).

    Petition of the Commissioners of the Church of Scotland concerning the Catholic Saris, 1593 (folio 132 recto).

    - This is summarised in Spottiswoode, volume ii, page 439.

    Decrees of the Commissioners of Fife, 1593 (folio 132 verso).

    Advice to James VI on methods of government, [?1583] (folios 134-135).

    Letter, undated, from a minister to James VI concerning the office of bishops (folios 136-137).

    Draft of a supplication by the Commissioners of the Church of Scotland to the Lords of the Articles, for the ratification of certain articles of the ‘Second Book of Discipline’, [?1581] (folios 138-141).

    Grievances of the Church of Scotland presented to the Privy Council, with their answers, [1582] (folios 142-143).

    - The grievances are printed with variations in ‘Booke of the Universall Kirk of Scotland’, page 256;

    - Melvill, page 92.

    Articles, [1582], to be passed in Parliament, and for the redress of certain wrongs (folios 145-147).

    - Most of this appears in ‘Booke of the Universall Kirk of Scotland’, pages 265-269.

    Articles, [circa 1580], on the vocation and election of ministers, based on chapter 3 of the ‘Second Book of Discipline’ (folios 148-149).

    - Cf. ‘Booke of the Universall Kirk of Scotland’, page 541.

    Certain articles, [circa 1580], concerning the Church of Scotland`s policy: `Of the Kirk’, `Of functions ecclesiastic`, `Of bishops`, and `Visitations` (folios 150-153; the correct order should be folios 152, 151, 150, 153). Some of these correspond with parts of the ‘Second Book of Discipline’.

    - Cf. ‘Booke of the Universall Kirk of Scotland’, page 53, and what follows.

    Two papers concerning the teaching of the catechism in Edinburgh, [1581] (folios 154-156).

    Draft of a letter, [?circa 1580], concerning the Church`s policy towards bishops; in Latin (folio 157). Cf. folio 164.

    Memorandum of objections to bishops, undated (folio 158).

    Notes of reasons for ordaining a general fast, and Latin memoranda, [1582] (folio 159).

    - Cf. ‘Booke of the Universall Kirk of Scotland’, page 250.

    Memorandum, [circa 1590], concerning the punishment of adultery (folios 160-161).

    Matters of concern to the Church, endorsed ‘M. David Lyndesay`, undated (folios 162-163).

    Draft of a letter, [?circa 1580], concerning the power of presbyteries and bishops, and commending James Lindsay; in Latin (folio 164). This is possibly part of the letter at folio 157.

    Dissertation, undated, concerning offices in the Church; in Latin (folios 165-168).

    Opinions on civil and ecclesiastical jurisdiction, probably of a Scottish minister in Switzerland, undated (folios 169-174).

    Copy of Patrick Adamson`s version of the articles concerning Church policy, with his answers, [1583] (folios 175-176).

    - Melvill, page 106.

    Definitions of the Church and of the duty of its members, endorsed `To our brether intreating upone the policie of the Kirk`, undated (folios 177-178).

    Letter, 20 August 1593, of the congregation of Clerkington to the presbytery of Dalkeith, complaining of their minister, Alexander MacGill (folio 179).

    Declaration of ministers, possibly of Aberdeen, opposing petitions against the Service-book, [?1637] (folios 181-185).

    Treatise on the Church and the duties of its officers, undated (folios 186-187).

    Extract from a letter of John Welsh, minister of Ayr, to the Countess of Wigtown, 1606 (folios 188-189).

    - This was printed from another version in Tweedie, volume i, page 24.

    Letter, Kinghorn, 21 April 1608, of John Scrimgeour, minister of Kinghorn Easter, to John Carmichael, minister of Kilconquhar, asking him to speak to the lord [?Balcarres] on financial matters (folio 190).

    Letter, Tarbat, 13 February 1612, of John Munro, minister of Tarbat, to John Carmichael, asking for news of ministers abroad (folios 191-192).

    Copy of a letter, Elie, [?1607], of John Carmichael (folios 193-194).

    - This letter does not appear to have been published or summarised elsewhere, and is briefly summarized here:

    Carmichael has been falsely accused of feigning ill-health, and of breaking his promise to the king. He denies his guilt and asks for a fair trial.

    Two copies of an act of the Privy Council for establishing an English school in every parish, 1616 (folios 195-197).

    - ‘Register of the Privy Council of Scotland’, 1st series, volume x, page 671.

    Copy of the ratification of the act of the Privy Council for establishing schools, 1633 (folio 198).

    - ‘Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland’, volume v, page 21.

    Draft of answers to the objections of the gentry to the estimation of teinds, June 1627 (folios 199-200).

    Letter, Holyrood, 17 January 1628, of Sir George Hay, Lord Chancellor, to Sir David Lindsay of Balcarres, summoning him to subscribe a submission on teinds (folio 201).

    Copy of the submission by the lords of erections and others concerning teinds, 1628 (folios 202-203).

    - ‘Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland’, volume v, page 189.

    Letter, Balcomie, 8 April 1628, of Sir James Learmonth, Lord Balcomie, to David Monro, minister of Kilconquhar, requesting him to inform his parishioners of the subscription of the submission concerning teinds (folio 204).

    Information concerning teinds submitted to Charles I, April 1628 (folios 205-216).

    Articles on the royal determination on the general submission concerning teinds, May 1628 (folio 217).

    Articles on the royal determination on the general submission concerning teinds, with the answers of the Earl of Roxburghe, 12 May 1628 (folios 218-219).

    Copy of a proclamation, 1628, summoning the lords of erections to produce their tacks and securities (folio 220).

    - ‘Tudor and Stuart proclamations, 1485-1714’, volume ii, part 2: ‘Scotland and the Borders’, number 1513.

    Objections raised by Sir David Lindsay, Archibald Primrose, John, Lord Lindsay, and the Earl of Kellie against the sub-commissioners for the valuation of teinds within the presbytery of Saint Andrews, Saint Andrews, 21 January 1629 (folio 221).

    Copy of a summons by the sub-commissioners of the presbytery of Cupar, at the instance of Lord Lindsay, concerning the valuation of the tithes of Ceres, Cupar, 23 April 1629 (folio 222).

    Execution of a summons by the sub-commissioners of the presbytery of Saint Andrews at the instance of Lord Lindsay, concerning the valuation of the teinds of Crail, [?1629] (folio 223).

    Copy of a proclamation, 1631, concerning the leading of teinds (folio 224).

    - ‘Register of the Privy Council of Scotland’, 2nd series, volume iv, page 304.

    Copy of a proclamation, 1638, against meetings held for protesting against the Service-book (folio 225).

    - ‘Register of the Privy Council of Scotland’, 2nd series, volume vii, page 3.

    Copy of a protestation, 1638, against the Service-book and the bishops (folio 226).

    - Peterkin, page 59;

    - Rothes, page 88.

    Declaration, 1638, annulling the Acts of Council enforcing the Service-book (folios 227-228).

    - ‘Register of the Privy Council of Scotland’, 2nd series, volume vii, page 32.

    Reasons for a protestation, 1638 (folio 229).

    - Rothes, page 119.

    Reasons against the ratification of the declaration of 4 July 1638 (folio 230).

    - Rothes, page 174.

    Motions of the Scottish nobility concerning the Service-book, 1638 (folio 231).

    - Rothes, page 110.

    Memorandum by the Covenanters, 11 June [1638] (folio 232).

    Copy of a supposed speech of the Duke of Lennox, 1638 (folios 233-234).

    - Stevenson, volume ii, page 305;

    - There is a summary of the speech in ‘Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series, of the reign of Charles I’, 1637-1638, page 564.

    Copy of demands made by the king, and their answers, August 1638, with the remark `This is not a just coppie`, in a contemporary hand (folios 235-236).

    - Cf. Peterkin, page 76.

    Articles proposed to the Royal Commissioners, 1638 (folio 237).

    - Peterkin, page 62.

    Copy of a supplication for a free general assembly, 1638 (folio 238).

    - Peterkin, page 70.

    Answers to the King`s demands, 1638 (folios 239-240).

    - Peterkin, page 77.

    Articles for the peace of the Church and kingdom of Scotland, 1638 (folios 241-242).

    - Peterkin, page 63;

    - Rothes, page 100;

    - Stevenson, volume ii, page 318.

    Memorandum concerning military preparations in Scotland, July 1638 (folios 243-246).

    Letter of Robert Forbes of Rires to Thomas Strachan concerning numbers of men and weapons [at Balcarres?], July 1638 (folio 247).

    Reasons of the Covenanters against accepting the royal proclamation of 9 September 1638 (folios 248-249).

    - This item is closely related to Peterkin, page 85.

    Note of private articles, mostly concerning the election of commissioners from the presbyteries, 1638 (folio 250).

    - This was printed from Wod.Fol.LXII in Baillie i, 469.

    Directions for presbyteries, 1638 (folios 251-252).

    - Peterkin, page 82;

    - Stevenson, volume ii, page 398.

    Historical account of affairs from 15 February to 1 March 1638 (folios 253-256).

    - The account was printed with additions in Rothes, pages 54-70.

    Reasons of the University of Saint Andrews for refusing to sign the National Covenant, 20 March 1638 (folios 257-258).

    `Reassones aganes the rendering of our sworne and subscribed confessione of fayth`, 1638 (folios 259-260).

    - Stevenson, volume ii, page 345.

    `The Lawfullnes of the subscriptioune to the confessioune of fayth`, 1638 (folios 261-262).

    - Rothes, page 90.

    Copy of `Consideratiouns for those quho ar scrupulous in subscryving the covenant`, possibly by Robert Baillie, later Principal of Glasgow University, 1638 (folios 263-264).

    Copy of ‘Ane necessare warning to subiectis in Scotland` by John Forbes of Corse, including his dedicatory letter to the Marquess of Huntly, 1638 (folios 265-268).

    - This was printed with considerable variations in Forbes.

    `Of ruleing Elderis`, 1638 (folios 269-270).

    - This was printed with considerable variations in Stevenson, volume ii, pages 402-407.

    Quotations from the Bible and comments, apparently on a tract concerning the Church, undated; in Latin (folios 271-272).

    Extract from the records of the General Assembly, 1638, of the sentence of deposition against the Archbishops of Saint Andrews and Glasgow, and the Bishops of Edinburgh, Galloway, Ross, and Brechin (folio 273).

    - Peterkin, page 26.

    Extract from the records of the General Assembly, 1638, of the sentence of deposition against the Bishop of Dunkeld (folio 274).

    - Peterkin, page 28.

    Extract from the records of the General Assembly, 1638, of the sentence of deposition against the Bishops of Aberdeen and Dunblane (folio 275).

    - Peterkin, page 27.

    Extract from the records of the General Assembly, 1638, of the sentence of deposition against the Bishops of Moray, Orkney, Lismore, and the Isles (folio 276).

    - Peterkin, page 27.

    Copy of a commission to the Earl of Traquair to be Royal Commissioner to the General Assembly and Parliament, Whitehall, 5 August 1639; in Latin (folio 277). Cf. Adv.MS.29.2.9, folio 128.

  • Related Materials

    Adv.MS.16.1.10: Aberdeen cartulary.

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