A Guide to the Public Records of Scotland Deposited in H. M. General Register House, Edinburgh (Classic Reprint)

A Guide to the Public Records of Scotland Deposited in H. M. General Register House, Edinburgh (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A Guide to the Public Records of Scotland Deposited in H. M. General Register House, Edinburgh Chapel or Chancery, and then and subsequently recognised as their responsible custodian. From 1290 onwards, though the record for the first fifty years is broken and the series of names for that reason perhaps incomplete, there is a constant succession of officials under the designation of clerk of the rolls, or, as the importance of the office became more fully recognised and its duties extended, under the wider descriptions of clerk of the rolls and register, or clerk of the register, council, and rolls, latterly abbreviated to clerk-register, to which, as to the titles of other high officers of State, was added, more Scotz'co, the honorary prefix of Lord. Ultimately the Lord clerk-register became presiding clerk of Parliament, of the Privy Council, of the Courts of Session and Exchequer, and of all royal and parliamentary commissions, including the Com mission of Teinds, with the power, partially with drawn in 17 28, of appointing deputies or assistants in these respective offices. The records of these bodies and of various administrative departments of State, with their warrants or instructions and all State papers, remained ea: oficio in his custody. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 363g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
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  • 0243142420
  • 9780243142422