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Genealogical and legal papers.

Identifier: Adv.MS.2.1.13

Scope and Contents

(i) Copy of `Appeal to the House of Lords, George Udny v. John Henry Allat or Udny and William Skinner: Supplemental Joint Appendix [list of interlocutors in the case and genealogical tree of the family of Udny of Udny]’, London, 1866. (Folios 1-11.)

(ii) Printed list of witnesses in the trial of Thomas Hardy, indicted for High Treason, 1794. The names of the witnesses are annotated, e.g. `L.C.S.` [London Corresponding Society], `informer`, etc. (Folios 12-15.)

(iii) Settlement, 1839, on the marriage of Thomas Erskine May, Barrister, later Baron Farnborough, and Louisa Johanna Laughton, daughter of George Laughton, Southampton. (Folios 16-39.)

(iv) Account, 1796-1801, of money due by George Chalmers to William Anderson, Writer, Edinburgh, for searching records, etc. There are some pencil notes in Chalmers` hand. (Folios 40-57.)

(v) Affidavit, 1799, by Aeneas Macpherson, Portrait-painter, Edinburgh, concerning the debt owed him by Menzies Baillie, Merchant, London, now bankrupt. (Folios 58-59.)

(vi) Genealogical trees, circa 1842, of various families, mainly in the south of England, but including Fleming, Earl of Wigtown, and Murray of Philiphaugh. (Folios 60-67.)

(vii) Pedigrees of some Scottish Baronetical Families, by William Betham, antiquary, with arms emblazoned and in trick. From the list of contents (folio 70) and from the original pagination, it appears that only about half of the work is preserved. The paper is watermarked 1799, and the last entry is dated 1806. (Folios 68-90.)


  • Creation: 1794-1866.

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0.00 Linear metres (90 folios. Folio.)

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Custodial History

Bought by the Advocates` Library at Sotheby`s, 11 June 1898, lots 1049 and 1052.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.

Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm available: Mf.Sec.MSS.32.


`Catalogus Librorum Manuscriptorum in Bibliotheca D. Thomae Phillipps, Bt` (1837-1871): manuscripts 15256 and 34603.
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