Accounts of the early Hays of Yester and of the 1st Earl of Tweeddale. Edit


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  • 1577-1654, undated. (Creation)


  • 206 Leaves (Whole)



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  • 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).

  • Arrangement

    206 folios.