Chartulary of the Hospital of the Holy Trinity at Soutra, written in 1399 by William de Cranstoun, notary public. Edit




  • 1162-circa 1330. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    i (paper) + 27 folios.



  • Physical Description

    0.00 linear metresi (paper) + 27 folios.160.00 x 250.00 millimetres

  • Dimensions

    160.00 x 250.00 millimetres

  • Scope and Contents

    The charters, which are not in chronological order, cover the period 1162-circa 1330. They are followed by a copy of Cranstoun`s notarial instrument concerning the making of the chartulary (folio 25) and copies of two charters of 1426 and 1440 in different hands (folio 26 verso).

    Some of the initials have simple penwork decoration by the scribe, whose notarial sign is also given (folio 25 verso).

  • Arrangement

    Collation: 1⁸ (-5), 2⁸, 3-4⁶. Frame ruling. 29-41 lines.

  • Related Materials

    For three transcripts of the manuscript, 1758, circa 1816 and circa 1847, see Adv.MS.35.2.4(ii), folios 1-39, Adv.MS.22.2.3 and MS.2104, folio 139.

  • Bibliography

    The chartulary was published in ‘Registrum Domus de Soltre’, edited by David Laing (Edinburgh: Bannatyne Club, 1861), pages 1-53. Of the last two charters in Laing`s edition, number 57 survives only as a fragment (folio 27) and number 58 is not present. Three have been copied into the chartulary twice (folios 1 and 16, 6 and 23, 15 and 22 respectively).

    See also ‘Medieval Cartularies of Great Britain’ by G R C Davis (London, 1958), number 1182.

  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements


  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

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