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Accounts of the early Hays of Yester and of the 1st Earl of Tweeddale., 1577-1654, undated.

Identifier: MS.14618

Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows:

(i) Account, 1577-1583, undated, of moneys owing to the 5th Lord Hay of Yester out of the lands of Robert Home of Heuch (folio 1);

(ii) Accounts, 1600-1608, being chiefly Edinburgh merchants’ and tradesmen's bills, of the 7th Lord and Lady Hay of Yester (folio 3);

(iii) Personal, household and estate accounts, 1609-1614, for the 1st Earl of Tweeddale during his minority (folio 37);

(iv) Estate accounts, 1616-1617 (folio 62);

(v) Tailors' and mercers' bills, 1615, 1633, to the 1st Earl of Tweeddale, the 1633 bills relating to the royal visit to Edinburgh in that year (folio 86);

(vi) London jeweller's bill, 1633, to the 1st Earl of Tweeddale for a gold and silver cross (folio 94);

(vii) Accounts, 1623, of Sir William Hay of Linplum concerning his proceeding against the 2nd Earl of Dunfermline (folio 95);

(viii) Bills to the 1st Earl of Tweeddale from Edinburgh merchants and tailors: Thomas Adinston, 1621-1625 (folio 99); Thomas Binnie, 1622-1624 (folio 113); various, 1623, 1640-1644 (folio 119);

(ix) List of the debts of Andrew, Master of Jedburgh, 1628 (folio 129);

(x) Discharges and accounts, 1635-1655, of and concerning James Fleming, Minister of Yester (folio 131);

(xi) Bill, 1642, of James Cranston, cordwainer, Edinburgh, to the 1st Earl of Tweeddale (folio 138);

(xii) Household accounts, 1641-1643, of the 1st Earl of Tweeddale at Edinburgh (folio 139);

(xiii) Bill, 1642, of William Castlelaw, apothecary, to the 1st Earl of Tweeddale (folio 157);

(xiv) Stabler's bill, Edinburgh, 1646 (folio 158);

(xv) Baker's bill, Edinburgh, 1647 (folio 164);

(xvi) Account of expenses, 1647, for the 1st Earl of Tweeddale's patent of nobility (folio 172);

(xvii) Household and estate accounts, 1649-1650, of William Hay, Yester (folio 175);

(xviii) Itemised list, 1649-1652, of the 1st Earl of Tweeddale's accounts (folio 185);

(xix) Accounts, 1654, of Margaret, Countess of Tweeddale, paid in 1654 (folio 193);

(xx) Account, 1650, for Andrew Hay of Haystoun to the 1st Earl of Tweeddale for sums paid to the Exchequer (folio 205).


  • Creation: 1577-1654, undated.

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206 Leaves


206 folios.

Repository Details

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

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