Miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to lands and families of the north-east of Scotland, collected by William Rose. Edit


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Level of Description


  • 1580-18th century. (Creation)


  • 0.00 Linear metres (Whole)
    189 folios. Folio and under.



  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows:

    (i) Papers concerning Rothes and Aikenway, 1684, 1689, and the 8th Earl of Rothes, 1710, and undated, with especial reference to an agreement with William Duff of Dipple (Inv. LX, Mac. 59) (folio 1).

    (ii) Excerpts, taken by Rose, of the household accounts of the Duke of Lennox during his residence at Holyrood and his journeys as High Commissioner, 1607 (Inv. LXI, Mac. 53) (folio 19).

    (iii) `Memorandum for the Laird of Monymusk, with ane nott on the holdings and reddendoes of his lands,` circa 1680 (Inv. LXII, Mac. 56) (folio 22).

    (iv) ‘Nott of the productione made be the Vassills of the Earle of Buchan in the proces of improbatione John Keirie of Gogar agt them’, 1687 (Inv. LXV, Mac. 61) (folio 25).

    (v) Preface, written by William Forbes in 1667, to ‘Genealogy of the Family of Forbes’ by Matthew Lumsden of Tulliekerne, 1580 (Inv. LXVI, Mac. 53) (folio 28).

    (vi) Letter of Alexander Duthie to William Rose, enclosing a note of the Temple Lands in Aberdeenshire, 1776 (Inv. LXVII, Mac. 54) (folio 32).

    (vii) Genealogical notes on the family of Weymss, 18th century (Inv. LXVIII, Mac. 60) (folio 35).

    (viii) Treatise on Thanes in Scotland, about half in Rose`s hand (Inv. LXXX, Mac. 56) (folio 40).

    (ix) Papers relating to the kirk and stipend of Mortlach, chiefly of Robert Mitchell, schoolmaster, and Alexander and William Duff of Braco, 1632-1715, and undated (Inv. LXXXIII, Mac. 60) (folio 74).

    (x) `Observes upon the memoriall for Lord Aboyn, James Farquharson of Invercauld, Alexr Farquharson of Inverey, and others feuars of the lands of Braemar,` `taken from old writings and sundry transactions with the Earls of Mar and their vassalls`, giving a history of the Earldom of Mar, 1777, in Rose`s hand (Inv. LXXXV. Mac. 60) (folio 140).

    (xi) Memorial on the lands of St. Andrews, Morayshire, claimed by John Innes of Dunkinty as a forty-shilling land; being a history of the Barony of Kilmalemnock, 18th century (Inv. LXXXVII. Mac. 53) (folio 155).

    (xii) Copy of a disposition by Archibald Dunbar of Newton to the Duke of Gordon, of the lands of Kintrae, Roseisle, etc., 1747 (Inv. XC. Mac. 61) (folio 165).

  • Bibliography

    ‘Genealogy of the family of Forbes: from the account of Mr. Mathew Lumsden of Tulliekerne, written in 1580’ (Inverness, 1819).