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Chartulary of Dryburgh Abbey and a selection of deeds of Coldingham priory transcribed for Walter Macfarlane of Macfarlane., 15th century, 16th century, 1700-1707, or after.

Identifier: Adv.MS.35.3.8

Scope and Contents

The contents of the manuscript are as follows:

(i) `Registrum Coenobii de Dryburgh Impensis Walteri MacFarlan de Eodem Transcriptum, Anno MDCCXL` (folio 1), copied from Adv.MS.34.4.7, 15th century, with an extract from Hay on Dryburgh, 1700-1707, or after (folio 127 verso; from Adv.MS.34.1.8, pages 301-302) and a list of the charters (folio 129).

(ii) ‘Chartae Prioratus de Coldingham Impensis Walteri MacFarlan de Eodem Transcriptae Anno MDCCXLIV` (folio 135), a selection from the original deeds in the Library of the Dean and Chapter of Durham (almost all published or calendared in ‘The History and Antiquities of North Durham’, Appendix; Raine`s numeration has been added in pencil), with a copy of John Smith`s list of these charters (folio 226; from Adv.MS.15.1.13), and a 16th-century rental of the priory (folio 254; source unidentified). The list and the rental are in a different hand.


  • Creation: 15th century, 16th century, 1700-1707, or after.


0.00 Linear metres (265 folios.)

Existence and Location of Originals




Raine, James. ‘History and Antiquities of North Durham’ (London, 1852).

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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