Papers of the Hays of Yester concerning legal and miscellaneous estate and local affairs. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Level of Description


  • 1541-1687, undated. (Creation)


  • 130 Leaves (Whole)



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  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows:

    (i) Relief, 1541, of the castleward of Belton (folio 1);

    (ii) Copy of the instrument of sasine, 1603, of Lady (Margaret) Hay of Yester of the lands of Belton, Killpallet, Byrecleuch, Yester Park and 'Hedinghill' (folio 2);

    (iii) Papers, 1629-1648, concerning tacks of teinds to East Lothian lairds (folio 4);

    (iv) Papers, 1647-1653, of a dispute between the 1st Marquess of Tweeddale and Patrick Hepburn of Nunraw concerning the multures of the Steads (folio 23);

    (v) Various papers, 1580, 1635-1662, undated, concerning the Steads (folio 32);

    (vi) Papers, 1654-1687, concerning the lands of Oldhamstocks (folio 97);

    (vii) Memorandum, 1687, by the 1st Marquess of Tweeddale concerning the disposition of lands at Belton and Oldhamstocks and in Fife (folio 129).

  • Arrangement

    130 folios.