Manuscript, 18th century, containing lists of peers and barons taken from the Rolls of Parliament and lists and copies of charters taken from the records of the Great Seal (both sources being then unpublished). Edit




  • 1371, 1373, 1615-1707, 18th century. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    iv + 206 folios (several blank). Quarto.



  • Scope and Contents

    The contents of the manuscript are as follows:

    (i) List of peers mentioned in the Rolls of Parliament, 1424-1707 (folio 1).

    (ii) List of charters, etc., granting peerages, down to 1707 (folio 10).

    (iii) Index to sections (i) and (ii) (folio 23).

    (iv) Observations on section (i) (folio 36).

    (v) Observations on section (ii), generally quoting part of the deed (folio 59).

    (vi) Copy of declarations of Parliament on the succession to Robert II, 1371, 1373 (folio 122 verso).

    (vii) Excerpts of charters which contain titles proceeding on resignations, 1615-1707 (folio 128).

    (viii) Index to sections (iv)-(vii) (folio 172).

    (ix) List of the barons who sat in Parliament, 1467-1587 (folio 187).

  • Bibliography

    The manuscript was used by John Philp Wood in his edition of ‘Peerage of Scotland’ by Robert Douglas (Edinburgh, 1813); see volume 1, page ix.

  • 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

    `Ex Libris Bibliothecae Facultatis Iuridicae Edinburgi 1801.` The manuscript bears the bookplate of James Hardie, writer.