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Volume of works relating to Scots law in various seventeenth-century hands., 1583-17th century.

Identifier: MS.3170

Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows.

(i) Haddington's ‘Decisions’, from 1609 to 1623 (folio 1), 'wryten be Johne McKenzie, servitor to Mr. Rorie McKenzie, Advocat' (folio 101 verso); the same version as in MS. 2707;

(ii) 'Informationes anent Consistories, qrby the usefulness and necessitie of these is evinced and prejudices against them is satisfied and declared', in the same hand (folio 102);

(iii) 'Instructions to the Commissrs of Edr.', in the same hand (folio 109);

(iv) 'Injunctiones to the Comissares ... appointed by the Archbishopes & Bishopes of this kingdome' (folio 114 verso) and 'Ordoures to be observed in confirmatione of all testaments' (folio 115 verso), corresponding, with some differences, to MS.3060, folio 154;

(v) 'The Decreit Arbitrall pronunced be the King Mātie and wthrs ... betwixt the merchants and craftsmen of Edr.', 1583 (folio 117); printed in ‘Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland’ (1844-1875), volume iii, page 360.

(vi) 'The forme & ordor of the Chancellarie' (folio 123); The latest date mentioned is 1590.


  • Creation: 1583-17th century.

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133 Leaves ; Folio.


i + 132 folios.

Repository Details

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

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