Papers of the 4th Marquess of Tweeddale concerning the Court of Session. Edit


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Level of Description


  • 1721-1754, undated. (Creation)


  • 157 Leaves (Whole)



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  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The papers consist of the following:

    (i) Papers, 1721-1725, concerning the attempted appointment of Patrick Haldane of Gleneagles as a judge of the Court of Session (folio 1);

    (ii) Answers, 1725, for the King's Solicitor to the petition of Margaret Jamieson (folio 109);

    (iii) ‘The alterations proposed to be made in the Criminall Law of Scotland*, undated (folio 111);

    (iv) Memoranda, 1754, concerning the appointment of Thomas Hay of Huntingdon as a judge of the Court of Session (folio 117);

    (v) Printed Act of Sederunt, 9 August 1754, concerning poindings and arrestments (folios 125);

    (vi) Memorial, undated, concerning the Court of Justiciary (folio 128);

    (vii) 'Memorial for Coll. Erskine of Carnock in the mutual appeals betwixt him & Mr. Blackwood of Pitrevy...' undated (folio 141);

    (viii) 'Some further proposalls for making criminal prosecutions more easy & current in Scotland’, undated (folios 152).

  • Arrangement

    157 folios.