Charters and Other Writs

Charters and Other Writs : Illustrating the History of the Royal Burgh of Aberdeen, 1171-1804 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Charters and Other Writs: Illustrating the History of the Royal Burgh of Aberdeen, 1171-1804 Sasines (1484 the sixty-two volumes of the County Register (1599 the eighty volumes of Sheriff Court Diet books (1503 and Decree books (1597 the forty nine volumes of Deeds registered in the Burgh Court (1569 and in the Sheriff Court (1606 the Accounts, from the sixteenth century, of the Kirk and Bridge Works, and of the Shore Works; the Baillie Court books; the Propinquity books the collection of letters - are as yet practically unworked. The history of Aberdeen has been often attempted: its revision is understood to be now in progress in competent hands. The present volume is intended to serve but as a contribution of material; and hence it would be out of place in the preface to attempt to weave a continuous story from the disconnected threads of these charters and acts. Even a recapitulation of their con tents is rendered unnecessary by the ample Table subjoined. Some reference to one matter has been promised in a foot note (p. 3) - the dates of the three earliest charters. The insertion of a date, by year, was not practised in the time of William the Lion; the regnal year begins to appear Under his successor; the mums a'amim' not until the reign of the first James. In the absence of more conclusive internal evidence, limits between which the date of a charter must lie, may be deduced from the names of the witnesses. Thus the charter by William, printed on page 3, must have been written when Gilbert was Earl of Strathearn, not before 1171, and when Andrew was Bishop of Caithness, i.a., not after 1185' this is certainty. It is sealed at Perth, and hence Kennedy thinks it was granted by William in 1179, when advancing to Ross with an army to quell disturbances: this is conjecture. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 516 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 26mm | 684g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 34 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243147791
  • 9780243147793