Copies of legal documents, 2nd half of 17th century, and copies, 1657 and early 18th century, of valuations, 16th century, of places in Scotland. Edit




  • 16th century, 2nd half of 17th century. (Creation)


  • 56 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    (i) 'Taxtio super integra ecclesia Scoticana tam super pralatiuris quam aliis beneficis numonluis ad valarem annuum £40 sel ad rationem £30,000' (page 1); (ii) 'Libellus taxationum seu contrivutionum spiritualitatis conceparcum S.D.N. Regi per fraelator et Clericas Regni Scotiae' (page 16); (iii) Extent rolls of the Shires of Scotland in some instances distinguishing the property of the Crown, kirklands, and temporal lands, all apparently of the 16th century but dated at the end Sept 10 1687 (page 29); (iv) Regulations and practice of Commissary courts, 1566 (page 73); (v) Notes on legal subjects (page 81); (vi) “The orders of the Chancellarie”, with a discussion on brieves and their forms (page 103).

    The description of the manuscript in the folio catalogue (F.R.186) includes the reference: Jac.v.5.7.

  • Separated Materials

    The manuscript is in a hand much resembling that of Adv.MS.31.1.18.

  • Arrangement

    112 pages.

  • Other Finding Aids

    The description is partly based on the “Catalogue of the manuscripts in the Advocates’ Library. III. History” (F.R.186).

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

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