“Swinton’s kirk MSS’, a collection of copies of Scottish historical documents, originally labelled ‘Kirk manuscripts A’. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Level of Description


  • 17th century. (Creation)


  • 309 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The manuscript contains copies of the following: (i) ‘The contraversie concerning the validitie of the obligation of the tendes for union in one commonwealth, discussed’; (ii) Part of a paper respecting the controversy between Resolutioners & Protesters; (iii) Continuation of section (i): ‘The contraversie concerning the validitie of the obligation…’ (folio 11); (iv) Continuation of section (i): ‘The contraversie concerning the validitie of the obligation…’ (folio 20); (v) Reasons against the proceedings of a commission of the General Assembly; (vi) The commissioner’s opinion upon the proposed associating of the shires of Ayr, Renfrew and Lanark; (vii) The charge of the associate forces of 2000 horse & 3000 foot with complete officers; (viii) A fragment of receipts for confections; (ix) Sir Francis Winnington’s speech concerning the pardon of the Earl of Danby; (x) Declaration of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England concerning the settlement of Scotland; (xi) ‘My Lord Argyle’s speech 27 May 1661’; (xii) Committee for the government of the Kingdom and protestation against it; (xiii) A few acts of Privy Council; (xiv) Overtures, letters, etc., one dated 1652, concerning church affairs; (xv) History from the 3rd volume of the manuscript of Mr Robert Baillie, 1649-1652, being many of “Baillie’s letters” and papers; (xvi) ‘Bulla Honorii Papæ de concilio provinciali Scoticano’; (xvii) ‘Statuta Generalia Ecclesæ Scoticanæ’; (xviii) Collections from Baillie’s manuscript, 2nd volume.

    The description of the manuscript in the folio catalogue (F.R.186) includes the reference: Jac.v.2.28.

  • Arrangement

    i + 308 folios.