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Copies made by the Reverend James Scott, probably between 1774 and 1788, of the Perth registers of marriages, baptisms and deaths, 1560-1582, supplemented by material taken from other records for dates thereafter., 1560-1671.

Identifier: Adv.MSS.31.1.4-31.1.6

Scope and Contents

The supplementary material is taken from `The Chronicle of Perth` (Adv.MS.35.4.4 and see Adv.MS.31.1.3), another small chronicle which had belonged to `Patrick Dundee, merchant in Perth in the beginning of the last century` and from the Kirk Session records of Perth (see Adv.MSS.13.1.3-13.1.4 and 31.1.1-31.1.1A).

According to Scott`s preface to Adv.MS.31.1.4, prominent families with houses in or near the town at that time who feature in the records included Stewart Earl of Atholl, Hay, Earl of Errol, Ruthven, Lord Ruthven (later Earls of Gowrie), Crighton, Lord Sanquhar, Campbell of Glenorchy, Campbell of Lawers, Oliphant, Lord Oliphant and Rollo of Duncrub.

The volumes are interspersed with Scott’s usual historical notes.


  • Creation: 1560-1671.


0.00 Linear metres (3 volumes.)

Related Materials

Adv.MSS.13.1.3-13.1.4, 31.1.1-31.1.1A, 31.1.3, 35.4.4.

Repository Details

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