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Absolvitors. Legal documents.

Subject Source: Other Source
Scope Note: The judgement pronounced when a Court assoilzies [meaning to absolve or decide finally in favour of a defender]. Source: Dewar, A. 'Students' Glossary of Scottish Legal Terms' (Edinburgh, 1946).

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Decreet, by Lords of Privy Council, of absolvitur, in favour of Elizabeth, Jane and Margaret Danielstouns, from complaint and petition of David Halkheid, son and heir of Henry Halkheid, who was son and heir of David [rectius Adam] Halkheid, who was killed at Flowdoun, and petition of Patrick Halkheid of Pitfirrane in name of George, his son, respecting lands of Petlever and Braidley., 9 February 1565/1566.

Identifier: Ch.6153
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: 9 February 1565/1566.

'Decreet of absolvitor, Mr. John Mackenzie, Writer to the Signet, against Kenneth Mackenzies of Seafort Esqr.', 1760.

Identifier: MS.1199
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Contains correspondence and papers of John Mackenzie, Advocate and a Principal Clerk of Session, of Cramond and later of Delvine (died 1731), his sons Alexander, Writer to the Signet and a Principal Clerk of Session (died 1737), and John, Writer to the Signet, Deputy-Keeper of the Signet (died 1778), and Alexander's grandson Sir Alexander Muir Mackenzie, 1st Baronet, Writer to the Signet (died 1835); formed a distinguished line of lawyers who were active in the affairs of their day and...
Dates: 1760.