Decisions of the Court of Session (practicks), 1540-1549, 1570-1593, collected, late 17th century, by Alexander Colvill, and John or Henry Sinclair. Edit




  • 1540-1549, 1570-1593. (Creation)


  • 388 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • 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. II. Law" (F.R.185).

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows.

    (i) 'Sinclair, Maitland, Culroes, decisions MS’, to which Thomas Ruddiman has prefixed a note which informs us that it was a copy from the originals in the library of Sir Alexander Seton of Pitmedden, who has himself explained the collection;

    (ii) Subjoined to it is ‘a compend of decisions by an uncertain author’;

    (iii) Transcript of the manuscript inventory of pious donations from James I’s reign to that of James VI.

    The description of the manuscript in the folio catalogue (F.R.185) includes the reference: (a.3.3).

  • Arrangement

    388 folios.

    The decisions are arranged chronologically.