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Scottish laws and statutes, Mid sixteenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ee.04.21

Scope and Contents

According to an index on the inside of the title-page, the collection contains: ‘Modus componendi cartas’; ‘Exceptiones contra cartas’; ‘Expositiones vocabulorum’; ‘Tabula librorum’; ‘Prologus libri regie majestatis’; ‘Tractatus qui incipit In eligendo maritu’; ‘Statuta regis Malcolm Mackeneth’; ‘Statuta regis Roberti secundi (cognominati de Bruce)’; ‘Statuta Willi regis’; ‘Leges Alexandri regis filii Willi’; ‘Statuta secunda regis Roberti’; ‘Modus procedendi in itinere camerarie’; ‘Leges quatuor burgorum’; ‘Consuetudines porticum Scotie’; ‘Statuta Roberti Bruce super recenti deforciatione in burgo’; ‘Gilda regni Scotie’; ‘De judicibus’; ‘Leges baron de attachiamentis’; ‘De legibus foreste’; ‘A treatise of wager of battell’; ‘Leges Malcolmi Makemmonth’; ‘Fforma brevium cancellarii regis’; ‘Modus tenendi curias baronum’; ‘The lawes and customes of shippes’; ‘Leges marchiarum’. Pages 21 and 22 have been damaged by fire.


  • Creation: Mid sixteenth century

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1 volume(s) (313 leaves.)

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Custodial History

At the commencement of the first page is written 'Liber Magistri Roberti Reid subdecani Moraviensis' (he occurs as subdean of Moray in 1525 and 1526). In the Library by the mid 1750s.

Physical Description



Repository Details

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