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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Statutes or regulations, especially as enacted by local government.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

‘Booke of the actis, statutis and ordinances of the Glovers of Kelso anno 1631’ -1746.

Identifier: MS.70
Scope and Contents

The volume contains the statutes of the Incorporation, 1631-1660 (pages 3-9), which are thrice repeated (pages 39, 45, 59), and records the admission of freemen up to September 1746.

Dates: 1631-1746.

Charters collected by Sir James Balfour of Denmilne., 12th century-1553.

Identifier: Adv.MS.15.1.18 (2 of 2)
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Confirmation by William I of gift by Hugh and William Giffard to the church of St. Andrews of the church of Tealing. Kincardine, 1189x1195. (Hugh de Roxburgh, chancellor; no date). Printed in ‘Regesta regum Scotorum’, volume ii, number 358.(ii) Confirmation, [1173-1178], by William I of gift by Walter, son of Philip to the church of St. Andrews of the land of Adhebrecces. Kinghorn, 1173x1178. (D.G.: Richard, Bishop of Dunkeld). Printed...
Dates: 12th century-1553.

Collection of Icelandic laws and ordinances.

Identifier: Adv.MS.21.3.10
Scope and Contents

Note by F Magnusson: `No. 15. Vetus Collectio Variarum legum et constitutionum in Comitiis Islandicis editarum - inedita - Exemplar fere Unicum.`

Dates: 1778.

Miscellaneous letters and documents.

Identifier: MS.500
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) Ordinance of the Committee of War of the Sheriffdom of Fife on the arming of heritors within the Presbytery of Cupar, 1644 (folio 1);(ii) Information for John Balfour, probably Portioner of Kinloch (died 1651), regarding the succession to certain lands of Christian Williamson, daughter of John Williamson and Helen Balfour, 1644 (folio 2);(iii) Breakfast bill of ‘Langshaw’ [? David Montgomery of Lainshaw], receipted by Thomas...
Dates: 1644-1760, undated.

Register of constitutions and other legal documents concerning the bishopric of Aberdeen, written in the 16th century and covering the 13th to 16th centuries.

Identifier: Adv.MS.34.4.4
Scope and Contents Chartulary produced in Scotland containing various documents relating to the Bishopric of Aberdeen. The documents include constitutions, ordinances, royal charters, inquisitions, and lists of bounds.Davis has dated the manuscript to the 1st half of the 16th century. Innes suggests that the volume was begun circa 1520 due to two factors. The first is the mention in an inscription on folio 50r of Alexander Galloway as a canon of Aberdeen and patron of the manuscript. Galloway was a...
Dates: 1st half of 16th century.