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`Certane records touching the state of the Church of Scotland, since the reformation of religion therein, till the parliament holden at Perth, 1606`, a 17th century copy in a neat italic hand of John Forbes, minister of Alford`s church history, which concentrates on the years 1605-1606.

Identifier: Adv.MS.32.4.5

Scope and Contents

The manuscript bears the inscription of one John Gibson `Dec. 22nd 1704`, but he was not the copyist.


  • Creation: 17th century.


0.00 Linear metres (303 pages. Quarto.)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Related Materials

Two other copies exist in the Advocates` manuscripts: an early 18th century copy at Wod.Qu.XHI(f.lll) and a 17th century copy at Adv.MS.34.5.8, item 4, marked `ex authoris autographo`.


It is printed in ‘Apologetical Narration of the State and Government of Scotland since the Reformation by William Scot, minister of Cupar and Certane Records Touching the Estate of the Kirk in the years 1605, 1606 by John Forbes, minister of Alford’, edited by D Laing (Wodrow Society, 1846), page 343.
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