Local affairs and election papers of the 4th Marquess of Tweeddale. Edit


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  • 1695-1748. (Creation)


  • 139 Leaves (Whole)



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  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows:

    (i) Extract of Haddington Presbytery minutes concerning Andrew Dunlop, 1722 (folio 1);

    (ii) Printed Act of the Justices of the Peace of East Lothian dividing the county into three districts, 1737 (folio 2);

    (iii) Printed Act of the Justices of the Peace of Roxburghshire for the maintenance of the poor, supressing vagarancy and repairing roads, bridges and ferries, 1737 (folio 3);

    (iv) Printed queries of the East Lothian committee for considering the state and funds of the poor, addressed to parish ministers, 1745 (folio 5);

    (v) Papers, 1752-1753, concerning arrears due to the Exchequer for the Marquesses of Tweeddale as Sheriffs of Haddington, with related accounts and papers, 1695-1748 (folio 7);

    (vi) Extract of the minutes and related papers, 1723, of the poll for election of councillors and magistrates for the burgh of Haddington (folio 52);

    (vii) 'Form of a letter to be sent by the burrows to their representative in Parliament’ concerning the malt tax, 1724 (folio 81);

    (viii) Petition of Sir Alexander Murray of Stanhope and memorial concerning the Peebleshire election, 1732-1733 (folio 83);

    (ix) Memorandum and copies of instructions from Scottish constituencies, 1734-1735, concerning a land tax for the charges of Scottish MPs (folio 67);

    (x) Copy of a letter, ?1739, of the freeholders and heritors of Fife to Sir John Anstruther (folio 94);

    (xi) Copy of the parliamentary writ, 1741, for the return of M.P.s from the county of Fife (folio 95);

    (xii) Minutes, 1743, of the West Lothian parliamentary election (folio 101);

    (xiii) Papers, 1744, concerning the Scottish elections bill (folio 111).

  • Arrangement

    139 folios.