Copies of rules and directions concerning the Exchequer. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
MS.6290, folios 140-156
Level of Description


  • 1726. (Creation)


  • 17 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1949.

  • Scope and Contents

    Included is a copy of "Rules of the Procedure of His Majestie's Court of Exchequer in North Brittain", with diplomatic forms relating to Exchequer writs, 1726 (folio 140); and 'Rules and Directions to Read, write and understand the Exchequer Hand', 1726 (folio 151).

  • Related Materials

    The rules of procedure (folios 140-148 verso); but not the forms or the palaeographical instructions, are found in another copy in MS.5134.

  • Bibliography

    The rules are also printed in the appendix of ‘Historical view of the forms and powers of the Court of Exchequer in Scotland’, by Baron Sir John Clark, Baronet, and Mr Baron Scrope (Edinburgh, 1820).