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Register of the nobility of England from 1066 to circa 1600, with genealogical tables.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.3.17

Scope and Contents

‘A noble and memorable register of all estates of nobilite created or restored sithence the conquest, etc., and of such nobles as were when the land was conquered by the Normanes’ with pedigrees and heraldic blazons. It endeth about the fortieth yeare of Queen Elizabeth’.

The description of the manuscript in the folio catalogue (F.R.187) includes the reference: (W.2.17).


  • Creation: ?17th century.

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1 Volumes ; Folio.

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Other Finding Aids

The description is based on the “Catalogue of the manuscripts in the Advocates’ Library. IV. Genealogy and Heraldry" (F.R.187), published as ‘Catalogue of Manuscripts relating to genealogy and heraldry, preserved in the Library of the Faculty of Advocates at Edinburgh’ (London, 1852).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

National Library of Scotland Catalogue of Manuscripts
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Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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