Manuscript of the ‘Regiam Maiestatem’, statutes, burgh and guild laws, ‘De judicibus’, ‘Quoniam attachiamenta’, forest laws, and other smaller legal texts, a few in Scots, written in the early 16th century. Edit

Summary

Identifier
Adv.MS.25.4.12

Dates

  • ?14th century-early 16th century. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    ii + 301 + 15 blank folios.

Subjects

Notes

  • Physical Description

    0.00 linear metresii + 301 + 15 blank folios.195.00 x 265.00 millimetres

  • Dimensions

    195.00 x 265.00 millimetres

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents of the volume are as follows:

    (i) ‘Ad componendum cartas’, ‘Exceptiones contra cartas’, and ‘Expositiones quorundam vocabulorum’ (folio 1).

    (ii) 11 verses, beginning ‘Hoc trahit ad lumen antiqua statuta volumen’ (‘Acts of the Parliament of Scotland’, i, page xv), and table for section (iii) (folio 4).

    (iii) ‘Regiam Maiestatem’ in 4 books of 36, 75, 34, and 68 chapters (table in section (ii)) (folio 10). ‘Acts of the Parliament of Scotland’, i, pages 233-277.

    (iv) 21 miscellaneous chapters (folio 93).

    (v) `Statuta Regis Roberti Bruce` in 18 chapters (numbered 22-39) (folio 98 verso).

    (vi) `Statuta Willelmi Regis` in 11 chapters with table at the beginning (folio 102 verso). ‘Acts of the Parliament of Scotland’, i, pages 47-61.

    (vii) `Statuta Alexandri Regis` in 29 chapters with table at the beginning (folio 105 verso). ‘Acts of the Parliament of Scotland’, i, pages 65-74.

    (viii) `Statuta secunda Regis Roberti Bruce` in 27 chapters with table at the beginning (folio 113 verso). ‘Acts of the Parliament of Scotland’, i, pages 107-114.

    (ix) Modus procedendi in Itenere [sic] camerarie infra Regnum Scocie` in preface and 24 chapters (folio 120). ‘Acts of the Parliament of Scotland’, i, pages 329-338.

    (x) `Leges et consuetudines quatuor burgorum scocie` in 137 chapters with table for sections (x)-(xiii) at the beginning (folio 129 verso). ‘Acts of the Parliament of Scotland’, i, pages 17-44.

    (xi) `Consuetudines portuum Scocie` in 16 chapters (numbered 138-153) (folio 154). ‘Acts of the Parliament of Scotland’, i, pages 303-308.

    (xii) `Statuta ultima Regis Roberti Bruce` in 2 chapters (numbered 154-155) (folio 159 verso). ‘Acts of the Parliament of Scotland’, i, pages 357-358.

    (xiii) ‘Gilda Regni scocie` in 1 chapter (numbered 156) (folio 161). ‘Acts of the Parliament of Scotland’, i, pages 89*-96*.

    (xiv) 2 chapters, in Scots (folio 164). ‘Acts of the Parliament of Scotland’, i, page 389, number 31, 30.

    (xv) `De Judicibus` in 160 chapters (170 in table) with table at the beginning (folio 164 verso). ‘Acts of the Parliament of Scotland’, i, pages 83*-86*.

    (xvi) `Quoniam attachiamenta` in 82 chapters (80 in table) with table at the beginning (folio 213). ‘Acts of the Parliament of Scotland’, i, pages 281-295.

    (xvii) `Leges forestarum` with table at the beginning (folio 239). The table gives 114 chapters; but the text omits 92 middle -96 and 109-114, noting the omissions and leaving folios 263-264 and 268 verso-269 blank. ‘Acts of the Parliament of Scotland’, i, pages 323-328.

    (xviii) `How ye Batall within listis salbe gouernit`, in Scots (folio 270).

    (xix) `Leges Macolmi Makenneth` (folio 272 verso). ‘Acts of the Parliament of Scotland’, i, pages 345-348.

    (xx) `Quedam forme Literarum Cancellarie supremi domini N R` (folio 275).

    (xxi) Acts of Parliament, 3 December 1540, in another hand (folio 300 verso).

    Headings and initials are in red. As far as folio 73 there are frequent marginal notes in a contemporary hand.

  • Arrangement

    Collation: 2 leaves, 1-17¹⁶, 18¹⁴, 19¹⁶ (-16), 20¹⁶ (-16). No signatures or catchwords. No ruling. 1 column. 27-31 lines. Text area 170-185 x 115-125 millimetres.

  • Bibliography

    ‘Acts of the Parliament of Scotland’.

  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    Paper (watermarks: gatherings 1-15, 19 gothic P, similar to Briquet 8636, Low Countries, 1509-1520; gatherings 16-18 and folios 9 and 98 one-handled pot, similar to Briquet 12627, Low Countries 1510-1511; folio 112 coat of arms with 3 fleur-de-lys; folio ii and blank leaves at end, one-handled pot, similar to Briquet 12801, France, mid 16th century). Full leather binding, with Advocates` Library stamp, late 18th century, rebacked 1937.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.

  • Custodial History

    Among pen-trials on folio i are the names James and William Bannatyne, on folio ii is the name William Anderson, and on folio 301 verso is an ownership note of Mr Thomas Bannatyne, all 16th century. Former pressmark: Jac.V.6.13. The volume was acquired by the Advocates’ Library before circa 1803.

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