Notes by Sir James Balfour on the precedency of England over Spain, and on the precedency of the English nobility. Edit




  • [Circa 1628.] (Creation)


  • 31 Leaves (Whole)



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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

  • Other Finding Aids

    The description is based on the “Catalogue of the manuscripts in the Advocates’ Library. IV. Genealogy and Heraldry" (F.R.187), published as ‘Catalogue of Manuscripts relating to genealogy and heraldry, preserved in the Library of the Faculty of Advocates at Edinburgh’ (London, 1852).

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows. (i) 'The precedence of England and subsequence of Spain’ written by James Balfour about 1628; (ii) A roll of precedency of the nobility etc., of England; (iii) 'Romani Imperii proventes quales Hodie Colliguntur in utroque imperio tarn orientali quam occidentali', the concluding part in the handwriting of Sir Robert Sibbald, but imperfect.