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Answers. Legal documents.

Subject Source: Other Source
Scope Note: Written pleadings given in to a court usually in reply to a claim. Source: Gibb (A D). 'Students' glossary of Scottish legal terms.' (Edinburgh: W Green and Son Ltd, 1946.).

Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:

Answers for Alexander Forrester, minister at Tranent, and Elizabeth Bothwell, his spouse., 4 May 1580.

Identifier: Ch.6774
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: 4 May 1580.

Correspondence and papers, 1807-1815, and printed legal papers, 1808-1810, concerning the lawsuit between Admiral John Elliot and Archibald Cochrane of Ashkirk concerning Essenside Loch., 1807-1815.

Identifier: MS.12868
Scope and Contents From the Series: John Elliot entered the Royal Navy in 1745 and reached the rank of Admiral in 1799. He was Member of Parliament for Cockermouth, 1767-1768, and served as Governor of Newfoundland, 1786. Most of this material relates to his estate of Essenside in the parish of Ashkirk, Roxburghshire, and to his mining interests, especially the affairs of the White Water Mineral Company. In the family and general correspondence, there is material relating to his naval career, especially his Governorship of...
Dates: 1807-1815.

Documents, including accounts, petitions and memorandums, of George Skene and John Skene of Halyards., 1666-1752.

Identifier: Acc.12092/6
Scope and Contents Contains:144. Account between John Skene of Halyeards and Mr Thomas Skene, 1690-99. 1700.145. Testament dative of Mr Thomas Skein, advocat who deceased November 1700. Inventory given up by Beatrix Hepburne his relict. [part torn away] after 16 August 1701.146. Copy disposition by Elisabeth Ker, relict of Mr Christopher Irvein, Dr of medicine in. Edinburgh to her son, John Irveine of a bond for 1200 merks granted by Sir William Ker of Greenhead, Kt, Bt...
Dates: 1666-1752.

Electoral litigation correspondence and papers., 1790-1792, 1806.

Identifier: MS.13363
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The founder of the family was Gilbert Elliot (1651-1718), a younger son of Gavin Elliot of Midlem Mill. Gilbert Elliot was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1688, created a baronet in 1700, and appointed a Lord of Session as Lord Minto in 1705; he acquired the lands of Headshaw in Roxburghshire in 1696, and added Minto to his property in 1703. Sir Gilbert Elliot, 2nd Baronet (1693-1766), likewise had a distinguished legal career, becoming a Lord of Session as Lord Minto in 1726, a...
Dates: 1790-1792, 1806.

Legal and financial papers of the regality of Dunfermline., 1567-1730, undated.

Identifier: MS.14770
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) Localities, stipends and gifts of pension, 1567-1698, undated (folio 1);(ii) Precentorship and church affairs of Dunfermline, 1640-1730 (folio 48);(iii) Teinds, 1675-1701, of Pittencrieff disponed by the 2nd Earl of Dunfermline to Alexander Clerk of Pittencrieff (folio 97);(iv) Teinds, 1693, of Cluny and Lugton (folio 118);(v) Answers and memorials, 1738-1742, in relation to a reddendo claimed to be...
Dates: 1567-1730, undated.

Letters and papers, mostly concerning the Church of Scotland., 1231-1641.

Identifier: Adv.MS.29.2.8
Scope and Contents The subjects include the case brought by John Lindsay, Lord Menmuir, against Robert Wallace; the ‘Second Book of Discipline’; the Act of Revocation; and the protests against the Service-book. Most of the papers concerning the Covenant have been published more than once, and some appeared as contemporary pamphlets.Copy of a charter, 1360, granted by David II to the Bishop of Aberdeen; in Latin (folio 1). - This was printed from Adv.MS.16.1.10 in ‘Registrum episcopatus...
Dates: 1231-1641.

Material deposited with George Hogarth, Writer to the Signet, relating to the dispute between Robert Cadell, publisher of the Waverley Novels, and Ballantyne and Company, printers, about the quality and price of the printing of ‘Guy Mannering’ by Sir Walter Scott., 1829-1830.

Identifier: MS.6290, folios 173-219
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows:

Copies of correspondence between Robert Cadell and Ballantyne and Company (folio 173), and of a letter, 1829, of Ballantyne and Company, appealing to the proprietors of the Waverley Novels (folio 193);

A draft of a Memorial of Ballantyne and Company, presenting their case (folio 201), and the answer of Counsel, signed John Hope, 1830 (folio 213).

Dates: 1829-1830.

Opinions and answers of James Ferguson, Lord Pitfour, to memorials., 1738-1746.

Identifier: Adv.MS.23.1.25
Scope and Contents

Contains copies of charters of the 15th century at the beginning of the volume.

Dates: 1738-1746.

Papers and accounts concerning the University of Saint Andrews., 1438-1630.

Identifier: Adv.MS.29.2.7
Scope and Contents Most of the papers relate to, or resulted from the various Royal Commissions to Saint Andrews University in the late 16th century. Copy of the statutes of the Faculty of Theology, 1438; in Latin (folios 1-8). - This has been printed from other manuscripts in Hannay, page 112.Transcript, 1570, of the statutes of the Faculty of Arts, signed by John Rutherford; in Latin (folios 9-15). - This has been printed from another manuscript in Hannay, page...
Dates: 1438-1630.