Skip to main content

Transcripts and notes, II, early 20th century, all typed, concerning the 'Forty-five., 1740-1748.

Identifier: MS.299

Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows.

(i) "Mr. McLourin’s Journall of what passed relating to the defence of Edinburgh from Monday Septemr. 2d. till Monday Septemr. 16th 1745", journal of Professor Colin Maclaurin. (Folio 1.)

(ii) ‘A succinct genealogical account of the Grosett family, and a narrative of services performed for the Government by Walter Grosett of Logie, Esqr., during the Rebellion in 1745. Lisbon, January 1764’, with a further account of the family at folio 53. See "Origins of the ‘Forty-five", edited by Walter Biggar Blaikie, page 338 note. (Folio 14.)

(iii) ‘Notes and transcripts from French Archives of Paris’, made by Miss Henrietta Tayler. They include a letter of ‘McGriegoir’ (William Macgregor of Balhaldie) to Francis, the Jacobite Lord Sempill, 1740 (folio 64); "Réprésentations des confederés d’Ecosse au Cardinal de Fleury, Juillet, 1741" (folio 70); extracts from the memoirs of the Jacobite Lord Sempill and others, 1744-1745, undated (folio 78); and lists of Jacobites in Paris, etc., 1748, 1746 (folio 83).


  • Creation: 1740-1748.

Conditions Governing Access

Normal access conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.


88 Leaves ; Quarto.

Language of Materials

From the Series: Undetermined


88 folios.


“Origins of the ’Forty-five”, edited by Walter Biggar Blaikie, in ‘Publications of the Scottish History Society’, 2nd series, volume ii (Edinburgh, 1916).

Repository Details

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

Archives and Manuscript Division
National Library of Scotland
George IV Bridge
Edinburgh EH1 1EJ
0131 623 3700