Volume containing genealogical and other notes in a number of early 18th-century hands. Edit




  • Early 18th century. (Creation)


  • 0.00 Linear metres (Whole)
    iv + 54 + many blank folios. Small quarto.



  • Scope and Contents

    The contents of the manuscript are as follows:

    (i) a chronological list of hereditary and other offices under the Great Seal, and the names of those to whom they were granted, from 1499 to 1650 (folio 1);

    (ii) an inventory of the writs of the lands and barony of Tulliallan arranged chronologically from 1402 to 1536 (folio 25 verso);

    (iii) notes from writs then in the possession of David Erskine concerning the Earls of Countesses of Buchan and some other peers (folio 37 verso);

    (iv) notes of discrepancies between some of the genealogies in ‘The Peerage of Scotland’, and those contained in an unidentified manuscript, `M:S: Dunfermline` (folio 43 verso);

    (v) genealogy of the family of Oliphant, written shortly after the death of Patrick, 8th Lord Oliphant in January 1721 (folio 50).

    About one-third of the volume is blank. An intended index to the names of the office-holders at folios 1-22 verso (folios i-iv), which was previously pinned to folio 1 has been bound in at the front of the volume.

  • Related Materials

    Adv.MS.26.7.2: Notebook of John Riddell.

  • Bibliography

    Crawfurd, George. ‘Peerage of Scotland’ (Edinburgh, 1716).

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

  • Custodial History

    It is not known when, or in what circumstances the volume was acquired by the Advocates’ Library: it appears to have been there not long after 1825 when extracts were made by John Riddell (Adv.MS.26.7.2).