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Contracts. Agreements.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Documents, enforceable by law, embodying agreements between two or more competent parties to do or not to do something, and specifying the terms and conditions of the agreement.

Found in 484 Collections and/or Records:

Extract of contract, 31 March 1623, between Alexander, Lord Garlies, Sir William Cunningham of Caprington, and Mr William Forbes of Craigievar and James Inglis elder, merchant, James McMath merchant, and John Inglis, skinner, burgesses of Edinburgh. Registered, 9 July 1624., 31 March 1623.

Identifier: Ch.13506
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

William Forbes of Many, afterwards of Craigievar, and his son Sir William, succeeded in acquiring all rights to Saltoun, which was ultimately sold, after being held briefly by Sir William Gray of Pittendrum and various relations of Forbes, to Sir Andrew Fletcher of Innerpeffer.

Dates: 31 March 1623.

Extract of contract of John Strang of Balcasky and Richard Strang, advocate, and John Wardlaw in Leith, by which they dispone to him under reversion a fourth part of the lands of Pitdeanie. Registered, 8 June 1571., 6 June 1571.

Identifier: Ch.6166
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The charter and legal material contained here is of importance as giving the continuous history of a landed family in Fife from the 13th to the 18th century. The Halkett family appear to have risen partly on the decline of the Lochores of Lochore. By 1431, the former are having transumpts made of charters of the early 13th century granted to the latter (Ch.6018-6019).

Dates: 6 June 1571.

Family legal and financial papers of the Marquesses of Tweeddale., 1550-1764.

Identifier: MSS.7105-7107
Scope and Contents

The papers include, in one chronological sequence, formal legal documents such as bonds and contracts (except those too large to be bound, which have been treated as charters), informal legal notes, personal accounts, and estate accounts and papers.

Dates: 1550-1764.

Family papers, including contracts, retours and sasines, some concerning Gilbert Skene., 1540-1661.

Identifier: Acc.12092/3
Scope and Contents Contains:39. Copy assedation Alexander, Bishop of Brechin, in favour of James Guthrie burgess of Edinburgh and Christiane Barron his spouse of the teinds of the lands of Bannabrioth and half of the mill-lands thereof in liferent and for three heirs lives and 90 years thereafter. Edinburgh, 27 January 1577.40. Contract at Edinburgh 16 September 1575 between Mr Gilbert Skene, doctor of medicine on one part and John Melros, writer burgess of Edinburgh on the other part...
Dates: 1540-1661.

Fragment of draft of contract between [Sir] Alexander Menzies of that ilk, [1st Baronet] and Alexander Menzies of Rotmell., ?23 September 1665.

Identifier: Ch.10639
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Most of the formal documents relate to members of the family of Menzies of that ilk (formerly Menzies of Weem and Enoch) and other persons of the name; Ch.10647 is a passport issued, 1846, to Sir Hew H. Dalrymple, 6th Baronet, whose descendant, the Hon Sir Hew Dalrymple compiled the collection to which all these papers belong.

Dates: ?23 September 1665.

Fragments of the Kilbride collection, in Gaelic, consisting of poems illustrating the life of Colum-cille, part of a tale of Caithréim Conghail Cláiringhnigh, and a contract between Duncan MacDougall and his servitor.

Identifier: Adv.MS.72.1.31
Scope and Contents The contents consist of three fragments from the Kilbride collection, but two of these (folios 1-5, Colum-cille poems, and folio 8, a MacDougall contract) are of very great independent value.Folios 1-5 (Mackechnie’s ‘A’, ‘B’).These fragments, ?15th century, contain an orderly sequence of poems illustrating the life of Colum-cille. The hand is that which inscribes the Colum-cille poem “Aingeal Dé dom dhín” on the fly leaf of British Library MS. Egerton 2899...
Dates: ?15th century-17th century.

General and East Lothian papers., 1541-1891, undated.

Identifier: MSS.14750-14756
Scope and Contents From the Series: The papers catalogued here are especially rich in political material, 17th century-19th century, in estate and local affairs correspondence and papers, 16th century-20th century, in financial and legal material, 15th century-20th century, and in personal, household and estate accounts, 17th century-19th century. There is material concerning India in the correspondence and papers of the 8th, 9th and 10th Marquesses of Tweeddale, and concerning the Peninsular War in the correspondence and...
Dates: 1541-1891, undated.

Instrument of contract between Thomas Pigot and James Kyninmond, tailor in Forfar., 7 July 1581.

Identifier: Ch.15072
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Some of the items in this series belong in other parts of the Saltoun collection, but their relationship was not discovered until after the arrangement had been finalised; others may have been acquired by various members of the family.

Dates: 7 July 1581.

Lauderdale affairs., 1632-1729.

Identifier: Ch.11313-11440
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Papers deemed unsuitable for inclusion in the MS. bound series.

Dates: 1632-1729.

Leases, contracts and related correspondence and papers concerning the title to Barberfield Farm., 1883-1979.

Identifier: Acc.11021/3-5
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Correspondence, accounts, diaries, and miscellaneous papers, 1861-1993, largely of and relating to Barberfield Farm, near Haddington, East Lothian. With personal correspondence, accounts, and photographs of Charles Blythe, Farmer, and his family, 1861-1993.Charles Blythe became tenant of Barberfield Farm in 1904 in partnership with his brother-in-law, William Millar, Draper, Tranent. In 1928, Blythe took on the lease of the neighbouring Heatheryhall Farm. Previously, he had been...
Dates: 1883-1979.

Legal documents of the Stuarts of Castlemilk and the Stuarts of Torrance., 1569-1814.

Identifier: MS.5320
Scope and Contents

The documents comprise the following:

(i) Resignations, 1643-1709 (number 1);

(ii) Copies of charters, 1656-1697 (number 5);

(iii) Sasines, 1569-1776 (number 16);

(iv) Marriage contracts, 1634-1781 (number 21);

(v) Other contracts and agreements, 1617-1814 (number 60);

(vi) Wills (number 77).

Dates: 1569-1814.

Legal documents relating to properties in the West Indies belonging to Alexander Ellice and his descendants., 1768-1862.

Identifier: Ch.12633-12707
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

The papers relate to the various activities in which members of the family were involved. An inventory of these charters is available.

Dates: 1768-1862.

Legal papers concerning Hannagalla Coffee Plantation, Ceylon., 1844-1865.

Identifier: MS.19227
Scope and Contents In 1844 Bruce Bremner, his brother Dugald, and Alexander Geddes, an Aberdeenshire farmer, entered into partnership to purchase and cultivate this plantation, Geddes being the resident partner. Included here are copies of the 1844 agreement (folios 1,6), and of the case between Bruce and Dugald Bremner v Mrs Bathurst Geddes, widow of Alexander, in 1854 (folio 9), there are also plans of the Hannagalla estate, 1854, 1856 (folios 6-19), and insurance policies for Hannagalla coffee shipped from...
Dates: 1844-1865.