`Minutes of the proceedings of the Lords of Council and Session in the triall of Mr Patrick Haldane Advocat named to be one of their Number`, 12-28 February 1723. Edit




  • 1723. (Creation)


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    i + 25 folios. Folio.



  • Scope and Contents

    On the death of Lord Fountainhall in September 1721, Patrick Haldane of Gleneagles, who had been admitted advocate in 1715, sought to become a judge. The Faculty objected, and a long struggle ensued until 12 February 1723 when the Lord Justice-Clerk presented to the Lords of Session the judgement of the House of Lords in Haldane`s favour. The Faculty voted by seven Ordinary Lords to six against him (two Extraordinary Lords voted for him), and after further litigation the candidature was withdrawn.

  • Bibliography

    For an account of this affair see ‘Haldanes of Gleneagles’ by Sir J Aylmer L Haldane (1929), page 137 and what follows.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Deposited, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates.

  • Custodial History

    The manuscript was bought by the Advocates’ Library at David Constable`s sale, 13 December 1828, lot 2992.