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Statutes. Legislative acts.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Acts of a legislature declaring, commanding, or prohibiting something, expressed according to the forms necessary to constitute law. For regulations having the force of law issued by a government agency in order to interpret or implement the provisions of a statute, use ""administrative regulations."".

Found in 63 Collections and/or Records:

14th-century manuscript produced in England containing English law statutes and writs.

Identifier: Adv.MS.28.6.1
Scope and Contents 14th-century manuscript produced in England containing English law statutes and writs. The Summary Catalogue of the National Library of Scotland dates the manuscript to the 14th century. Dolezalek suggests that the manuscript may be of the beginning of the 15th century. The manuscript is written in a single column in an Anglicana chancery hand. The volume is incomplete and is wanting folios at the beginning and end. On the turn-in of the front board are 18th-century ownership...
Dates: 14th century.

15th-century manuscript containing the first statutes of the Ordre de Saint-Michel drawn up in 1469, but not those of 1476.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.7.15
Scope and Contents The statutes (folio 5) are preceded by a list of their articles (folio 1). There are lacunae in the text following folios 14 and 16. Written in littera bastarda. Ruling in red ink. Folios 4 and 25 blank but ruled. Initials in gold on red and blue grounds. On folio 5 is a large miniature of the French king, crowned and wearing the collar of the Order, seated on a throne. There are no figures of other members of the Order. The arms of France, surrounded by the collar of the Order,...
Dates: 1469-1476.

Book of the Incorporation of Coopers of South Leith.

Identifier: MS.3411
Scope and Contents According to a note on folio 2, the book was purchased by the Incorporation of Coopers of South Leith in 1669, and it contains records of transactions from the Acts and Statutes, 1525 to 1754. These records, which are not continuous, are chiefly of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. They include: a note of entry-fees to be paid by freemen and their sons, with the Oath of Admission (folio 22 verso); minutes of the admission of freemen from 1601 to 1754, with their marks...
Dates: 1525-1754.

‘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.

Commonplace book of James Gray, priest of the diocese of Dunblane.

Identifier: Adv.MS.34.7.3
Scope and Contents Composite manuscript produced in Scotland and compiled in the late 15th century, probably circa 1500, by James Gray, priest of the diocese of Dunblane and secretary to William Scheves, Archbishop of St Andrews. The manuscript is a commonplace book and consists of a variety of religious, historical, legal, and literary material. There are several hands evident throughout the manuscript. Anderson states that folios 1r-24v are written by very similar hands, and could...
Dates: Late 15th century.

Copies, 17th century, of documents relating to heraldry.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.3.18
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) A treatise on heraldry in 28 chapters, with particular reference to the Court of the Lord Lyon, 1661 (page 1). The last chapter is a copy of the proclamation, 1447, of Arthur, Constable of France and later Duke of Brittany. See Adv.MSS.31.5.2, folio 1, and 31.3.20, folio 1.(ii) `Kinges of armes and heraulds in Ingland 1628` (pages 75, 79). This has been numbered Cap.29 in continuation of (i). The work has been printed,...
Dates: 1385-1661.

Copy, 17th century, of the statutes of Christ`s College, Cambridge, 1506.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.7.4
Scope and Contents The text is followed (folio 28) by an additional chapter in the form of question and answer: `Dubia quaedam per socios Collegij Christi ... suo visitatori proposita et per eundem declarata`. On folio 29, in another hand, are copies of a declaration by the Vice-Chancellor,Andrew Perne, 1581, a memorandum of Thomas Osborne`s admission to the college, 1581, and the finding of Lord Burghley in a dispute between Osborne and the college, 1584.The initial on folio 1 is...
Dates: 1506.

Copy, late 15th or early 16th century, of material, early 14th century-1364, concerning the Parlement de Paris.

Identifier: Adv.MS.18.4.15
Scope and Contents (i) List of contents (folio 1).(ii) Guillaume du Breuil, `Stylus curie Parlamenti` (folio 5). This manuscript was known to Félix Aubert who edited the ‘Stilus curie Parlamenti’ (Paris, 1909). It belongs to Aubert`s second family of manuscripts; chapter 25 follows chapter 21, and chapter 37 item 39 is omitted. There are many inaccuracies and the scribe made a number of additions in the margin.(iii) `Sequuntur ordinationes adiunctiones et statuta parlamenti` (folio...
Dates: Late 15th or early 16th century.

Copy of Adv.MS.31.3.18, documents relating to heraldry, made for Walter Macfarlane of Macfarlane by his earlier copyist.

Identifier: Adv.MS.34.3.22
Scope and Contents

Translations have been provided with the material in Latin.

Dates: 1385-1661.

Copy of the statutes of the Order of the Garter in English, written probably in 1558, containing the statutes of Henry VIII, and of Mary and Philip, and a further statute, dated 12th of January in the first year of Elizabeth, added in another hand.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.7.18
Scope and Contents The title, and the statutes of Henry VIII, are introduced by small gold initials within blue and brown parti-coloured squares. Many of the statutes of Henry VIII, and most of those of Mary and Philip have a title or a summary in red in the margin, written in the same hand as the text; several have marginal annotations in another hand of the late 16th or early 17th century. All the statutes, except that of Elizabeth, have been numbered, and at folios i-ii is a list of contents, written in a...
Dates: 1558.

Copy of the statutes of the Order of the Garter presented to James V of Scotland when he was invested with the order in 1535., 1535.

Identifier: MS.7143
Scope and Contents

The text is preceded by a large drawing in colour (most of the silver in which is oxidized) of the royal arms of England (impaled with those of St George) and of Scotland (folio ii verso). The preface and the first of the statutes are introduced by large illuminated initials and the remainder by small gold initials within alternate red and blue squares. Lacking the seal formerly attached to the cords visible at folios 1 and 18 verso.

Dates: 1535.

Decisions of the Lords of Council and Session, 1702-1706, reported, early 18th century, by Sir John Lauder of Fountainhall., 1702-1706.

Identifier: Adv.MS.24.4.5
Scope and Contents

‘MS. C. – Decision of the Lord of Council and Session from June 1702 till February 1706’.

‘At the other end of this volume, reversed are copies of Acts, Decreets and Informations, in several cases, chiefly between the years 1677 & 1682, extending to page 304.

The description of the manuscript in the folio catalogue (F.R.185) includes the reference: (W.2.10).

Dates: 1702-1706.

Early 15th-century manuscript containing copies of English law statutes, including the 'Magna Carta' and the 'Statuta Lincolni'; 'Prerogativa regis'; 'Consuetudines Londoni'.

Identifier: Adv.MS.28.7.5
Scope and Contents Early 15th-century manuscript produced in England, containing a collection of English law statutes. The work is written by a number of contemporary hands in a bastarda script, normally with 23 lines to a page.The contents are as follows:Paper and vellum flyleaves with ownership and shelfmark inscriptions. Folios i-iv.Table of contents, in a 15th-century hand. Folio 1rv.Later insertions of various statutes, in a 15th-century hand. Folios...
Dates: Early 15th century.

Early 17th-century manuscript of copies of various historical and legal papers made for Thomas Hamilton, 1st Earl of Haddington, with material covering the years 1400-1626.

Identifier: Adv.MS.34.2.16
Scope and Contents Manuscript written in Scotland in the early 17th century, before 1637, for Thomas Hamilton, 1st Earl of Haddington. The volume consists of copies and extracts of various historical and legal works.The full contents are listed below, primarily taken from Dolezalek's census and the 'Historical Catalogue' record. Any gaps in the foliation refer to blank sheets or sheets used for titles and headings.Extracts of the rental book of the Abbey of Dunfermline. This is printed...
Dates: Early 17th century, before 1637.

Legal documents concerning the families of Stuart of Castlemilk, and the Stuarts of Torrance., 1469-1818.

Identifier: MS.5326
Scope and Contents

The legal documents comprise the following: (i) Acts, 1469-1815 (number 1), number 19 being a record of the head court of the barony of Castlemilk, 1717; (ii) Cases to lawyers, 1761-1812 (number 30); (iii) Opinions of lawyers and others, 1769-1807 (number 43); Queries to lawyers, 1675-1796 (number 47); (iv) Answers on legal questions, 1679-1815 (number 55); (v) Petitions, 1677-1818 (number 71).

Dates: 1469-1818.

Manuscript concerning the offices of a herald.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.7.22
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) Description of the offices of Constable, Admiral, Marshal, etc. (folio 1).(ii) ‘A nobile trety belangand the making of heraldis and ye properteis to yis office` (folio 3). It includes (folio 22) a set of rules for tournaments attributed to Philip of France.(iii) Statutes of the law of arms attributed to Louis III of France (folio 34 verso). This is followed by material on the coronation of emperors and...
Dates: 1st half of 16th century.

Manuscript of the ‘Regiam Maiestatem’, statutes, burgh and guild laws, ‘De judicibus’, ‘Quoniam attachiamenta’, forest laws, and other smaller legal texts, a few in Scots, written in the early 16th century.

Identifier: Adv.MS.25.4.12
Scope and Contents The contents of the volume are as follows:(i) ‘Ad componendum cartas’, ‘Exceptiones contra cartas’, and ‘Expositiones quorundam vocabulorum’ (folio 1).(ii) 11 verses, beginning ‘Hoc trahit ad lumen antiqua statuta volumen’ (‘Acts of the Parliament of Scotland’, i, page xv), and table for section (iii) (folio 4).(iii) ‘Regiam Maiestatem’ in 4 books of 36, 75, 34, and 68 chapters (table in section (ii)) (folio 10). ‘Acts of the Parliament of Scotland’, i,...
Dates: ?14th century-early 16th century.

Manuscript of the ‘Regiam Maiestatem’, statutes, burgh laws, `Quoniam attachiamenta`, and `De judicibus`, written by Alexander Foulis in 1454; the last two items have been completed and other statutes, etc., added by a later hand.

Identifier: Adv.MS.25.4.10
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) Fragment of chapters in a later hand (folio 1).(ii) `Regiam Maiestatem` in 3 parts of 34, 108, and 58 chapters (parts 1 and 2 are numbered continuously) with table at the beginning (folio 2). ‘Acts of the Parliament of Scotland’, i, pages 233-277.(iii) `Assisa Regis David` in 46 chapters (modern numbering) (folio 30 verso). ‘Acts of the Parliament of Scotland’, i, pages 3-13.(iv) `Statuta regis...
Dates: 1209-late 16th century.

Manuscript of the Regiam Maiestatem, statutes, Leges Portuum, forest laws, Quoniam attachiamenta, burgh and guild laws, and other smaller legal texts, some in Scots.

Identifier: MS.21246
Scope and Contents The manuscript was written by two hands in the second half of the fourteenth century, with one slighly later addition (section (i)) and fifteenth-century additions (sections (ii), (x) etc.). In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries the volume had East Fife connections.The contents are as follows. (i) Styles of writs, brieves, etc., in 107 chapters. The majority belong to the reign of Robert II. (Folio 2.) (ii) An alphabetical index to the volume, 15th century. (Folio 17...
Dates: 2nd half of 14th century-15th century.