The contents of the volume are as follows:
(i) Retours in Kirkcudbrightshire, extracted from the Chancery records, 1542-1682; in two series (folios 1, 15).
(ii) Copy of an extract (certified by Thomas Gibson, Principal Clerk of Session) of the tax-roll of Kirkcudbrightshire in 1613 (folio 44).
(iii) Copy, from the Exchequer records, of the rental of the Bishopric of Galloway in 1685 (folio 46).
(iv) Copy of the tax-roll of the Lordship of Galloway, undated, certified by David Arnot, Chamberlain of Galloway (folio 48).
(v) Copies of papers concerning the right to vote, especially of the Honourable Colonel James and the Honourable Captain William Stewart, in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright in the election of 1741 (folio 50 verso).
(vi) Note of temple-lands in a charter under the great seal [not in ‘Registrum Magni Sigilli Regum Scotorum’] on the resignation of John Earl of Haddington in favour of Captain William Ross of Drumgarland, 1658 (folio 61).
(vii) Account of the lands that belonged to the Abbacy of Dundrennan and lay within the Barony thereof (folio 63 verso).