‘Breviary of the Decisions of the Lords of Session ... and of the Acts of Sederunt, from June, 1661, to July, 1681, observed by Sir James Dalrymple of Stair.’ Edit




  • 1661-1681. (Creation)


  • 0.00 Linear metres (Whole)
    ii + 255 + 5 inverted folios. Quarto.



  • Scope and Contents

    The Acts of Sederunt, 1661-1681, as in the printed ‘Decisions of the Lords of council and session’, are followed by a summary of Decisions arranged alphabetically according to subject. The text is apparently copied from an incomplete manuscript.

    At the end, inverted, is a copy of ‘Instructions and rules ... to the Commissaries, clerks, procurators fiscalls, and other members of the court of the whole ecclesiasticall jurisdiction,’ forwarded under cover of a Royal letter dated Oxford, 21 January 1666.

    The manuscript is in a 17th-century hand.

  • Bibliography

    ‘Decisions of the Lords of council and session’ (Edinburgh, 1683, 1687).

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Deposited, 1941, by the Faculty of Advocates.10 January 1941

  • Custodial History

    The manuscript is believed to come from the Library at Kildalton Castle, Islay, and was presented to the Advocates’ Library by H Talbot de Vere Clifton, Kildalton Castle, 1939.