Minute-book of the chapmen of the shires of Stirling and Clackmannan. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Level of Description


  • 1726-1816. (Creation)


  • 246 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    246 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The minute book includes: ‘The Laws and Acts of the Fraternity of Chapmen in Stirling Shire’, 1726 (folio 28); the minute of ’incorporation’, ‘having obtained the concurrence of the magistrates of Stirling and of the Justices of the Peace of the shires of Stirling and Clackmannan upon parchment’ (folio 30); election of officials; admission of new members; occasional statement of accounts. On 20 September 1800, the Society resolved to convert itself into ‘The Chapmen Friendly Society of Stirling and Clackmanan Shires’.

  • Other Finding Aids

    There is an index of names at the beginning.

  • Physical Description

    Leather binding; lock.

  • Bibliography

    The contents of this minute-book are discussed by R S Fittis in ‘Curious episodes in Scottish history’ (Paisley and London, 1895), pages 240-246. See also D B Morris, ‘The Stirling merchant gild and life of John Cowane’ (Stirling, 1919), pages 112-119.

  • Related Materials

    See MSS.198-200.