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Papers of the Douglas family used by the Hamilton lawyers in the Douglas Cause lawsuit, apparently to establish the principle of the Douglas succession., 1321-1707, 1712, 1761-1762.

Identifier: MS.5350

Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows.

(i) Inventories, 1712, 1761, of Douglas papers in the Douglas charter chest and elsewhere. (Folio 1.)

(ii) Copies and extracts, 1761-1762, of Douglas charters, 1321-1633. Many of these were printed from the originals by Sir William Fraser in ‘The Douglas book’, volume iii; only those charters not printed in this work have been indexed. (Folio 44.)

(iii) Copies and extracts, 1761-1762, of Douglas deeds and writs, 1588-1707. (Folio 105.)


  • Creation: 1321-1707, 1712, 1761-1762.

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178 Leaves

Language of Materials

From the Series: Undetermined


178 folios.


Fraser, William, Sir. ‘The Douglas book' (Edinburgh, 1885).

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