Manuscript concerning crown patrimony and south-west Scotland, written by two hands, the first, of the first half of the 18th century, being responsible for section (i), the second, circa 1760, for the remainder. Edit




  • First half of 18th century-circa 1760. (Creation)


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    65 + many blank folios. Folio.



  • Scope and Contents

    The contents of the volume are as follows:

    (i) `An Accompt of His Majestys Proper Rent...`, by Sir William Purves. This is a copy of MS.201. See the catalogue record for Adv.MS.31.1.16. (Folio 1.)

    (ii) `State of the Stipends, Glebes, Grass andc. of the parishes within the presbitrys following [Dumfries, Penpont, Lochmaben, Annan]. Made out by Mr Andrew Chalmer from the Attested Copies of the Reports of the particular Ministers 10 Decr. 1750.` (Folio 47 verso.)

    (iii) `List of Parsonages [in Wigtown, Kirkcudbright, Annandale, and Dumfries] as found in the Collectors Books, Taken from [Robert] Keiths History of the affairs of Church and State in Scotland [Edin., 1743] Appendix page 192.` (Folio 50 verso.)

    (iv) `Retours in Nithsdale, Annandale, and Eskdale,` extracted from the Chancery records, 1569-1681. (Folio 52.)

    (v) “Index to the Record of Tailzies presented Subsequent to 6th Decemr. 1754. to wch date and no further Robert Innes`s Abridgement is brought down”, 23 August 1759. (Folio 65.)

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