Practicks and other legal papers, written by John Thomsone, 1657. Edit


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Level of Description


  • 1592-1653. (Creation)


  • 128 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    ii folios + 252 pages.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows.

    (i) 'Practiques of the Lords of Session'. According to a note, “they appear to be President Spotswoods tho' in some things different”; see Hector McKechnie, 'Practicks, 1469-1700', in ‘An introductory survey of the sources and literature of Scots law’, ‘Stair Society’, volume i (1936). (Page 1.)

    (ii) A version of Haddington's Decisions, 1592-1593; see also MS.2707. (Page 155.)

    (iii) Copies of statements in the process begun by the Earl of Argyll against the Earl of Montrose, 1641; see Mark Napier, ‘Memorials of Montrose and his times’, volume i, ‘Maitland Club’ (1848). (Page 205.)

    (iv) Copies of statements in a case of heirship and arrestment of rents of Dalswinton, 1653. (Page 235.)

  • Other Finding Aids

    There is an index by George Neilson to the whole volume (page 247).