Volume entitled (folio 2) `Memoirs of the Family of Rose of Kilravok`, being the epitome by Lachlan Shaw, minister of Elgin, of `A Genealogical Deduction of the Family of Rose of Kilravock`, by Hugh Rose, minister of Nairn. Edit




  • 3rd quarter of 18th century. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    84 folios (folio 84 blank). Quarto.



  • Scope and Contents

    Rose`s work was first written in 1683-1684: Shaw`s epitome records also later members of the family until about 1756 (folio 69 verso), with a supplement until about 1772 (folio 83 verso). This copy appears to have been written for the antiquary William Rose in Montcoffer in the same hand as Adv.MS.32.6.8, and has a note inside the front cover, a contents list at folio 1 and a few textual additions in his hand.

  • Existence and Location of Copies

    Microfilm available: Mf.Sec.MSS.13.

  • Related Materials

    Adv.MS.32.6.8: Volume of copies and extracts apparently made for William Rose, the antiquary.

    Adv.MS.49.7.7: `Inventory of the late William Rose`s Manuscripts’.

  • Bibliography

    Hugh Rose`s original work was printed in ‘Genealogical Deduction of the Family of Rose of Kilravock’, edited by Cosmo Innes (Spalding Club, 1848). Most of Shaw`s account of the Kilravock Family appears to be unpublished, but his accounts of the later members of the family (folios 57, 68 verso) and his genealogies of other branches (folio 74) are printed at the end (pages 379, 405, 521).

  • 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

    The volume is number V in the inventory of William Rose’s manuscripts (Adv.MS.49.7.7, folio 2 verso) and may have been the copy bought for the Spalding Club at Rose`s sale (see ‘A Genealogical Deduction of the Family of Rose of Kilravock’, page vii, where it is described as being in Shaw`s hand).