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Miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to families of the north-east of Scotland, collected by William Rose., 1644-early 19th century.

Identifier: Adv.MS.49.7.13

Scope and Contents

The contents of the manuscript are as follows:

(i) Biography and pedigree of Gavin Douglas, 18th century. (Inv. XXX, Mac. 65.) (Folio 1.)

(ii) Account of the Caldees of Loch Leven, `taken from the Cartulary of St. Andrews, Folios 50, 51 and 52.` (Inv. XXXI. Mac. 65.) (Folio 17.)

(iii) `Abstract of the History of the Parish of Aberchirder alias Marnach` from 1057 to 1795, circa 1800. (Inv. XLVI, Mac. 67.) (Folio 19.)

(iv) Papers concerning the death of Sir John Gordon of Haddo: `Declaratione by the Laird of Haddo Anent Jon and George Gordones and James Stewart his servants, 1644`; “Double of Johne and George Gordones` Supplication to the Comittee of Estaittes, 1644, with the deliverances pend thereon”; `Double of the minuttes pend on Jon Gordon and his brothers bill with the advocate of estaittes report theroff to the Comittee, 1644`. See also Ch.A.97. (Inv. XLVII, Mac. 67.) (Folio 28.)

(v) Paper on Turiff Hospital, 18th century, and copies of inscriptions from north side of Turriff Church, early 19th century. See also Ch.A.92. (Inv. XXVI, Mac. 64.) (Folio 33.)

(vi) `The inventar of the silver work of St. Machar in old Aberdeen delivered to the custody of the Channons by B. Wm. Gordon

7 July 1559.` (Inv. XXXII. Mac. 65.) (folio 40.)

(vii) Paper on the proportion of gold and silver in coinage, with examples from various European states, 18th century. (Inv. XL, Mac. 66.) (Folio 41.)

(viii) Copies of rules and maxims of character and conduct, written at Elgin, 1720, by Hugh Campbell. (Inv. XXXIV, Mac. 65.) (Folio 42.)

Sections (i)-(iv) and (vii) are in the autograph of Robert Mylne.


  • Creation: 1644-early 19th century.


0.00 Linear metres (42 folios. Folio.)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Related Materials



Mackenzie, George. ‘Genealogie of The Mackenzies, preceeding ye year M.DC.LXI’ (Edinburgh, 1829)

Spottiswood, John. ‘History of the church and state of Scotland’ (London, 1677).

Dalrymple, James. ‘Collections concerning the Scottish history’ (Edinburgh, 1705).

Repository Details

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