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Source

Lot No.

Text

Surnames

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

17th/18th Century

Bloomsbury 11 Nov 1999

106

BALL (HENRY, Windsor Herald, d. 1687).- BARONAGIUM ANGLIE; GENEALOGIES OF SCOTLAND, 2 parts in 1 vol., manuscript in several hands, c. 154pp. including an index for the first part only, a further 16pp. with paper onlays pasted over the genealogies, some pp. with onlays removed, some extra ff. tipped-in or loose, c. 107 ink coats of arms, later ink inscription of Peter Le Neve, Norroy King of Arms (1661-1729) on fly-leaf, browned, bookplate of William Constable on front pastedown, free endpapers loose, 18th century half calf, worn, joints and spine splitting, folio, November 1600-92/3 Includes notes or genealogies on the Brudenells, dukes of Norfolk, earls of Arundel, Northumberland, Rutland, Bedford, Lincoln, Winchester, duke of Lennox, earls of Atholl, Marr, Rothes, lords Sinclair, Lovett etc. The coats of arms all fall within the second part relating to Scotland. Inscription reads, "Memorand this book with severall others were bought in my bargain of Mr Ball exectutrix of Henry Ball esq Windsor Herald but this and two more were subducted by Thomas Holford senior Windsor Herald who gave or sold them to Piers Mauduit esqr Windsor his successor who mortgaged this book for money lent to Samuel Hobbing esqr who sold this tome for a twenty five shilling six pence broad piece of Gold. Peter Le Neve Norroy 20th of June 1717." Henry Ball fought in the Civil War under Charles I, became Customer of Newcastle and Clerk to Sir Joseph Williamson who obtained his nomination as Rose Rouge Pursuivant. His sister married Thomas Holford, his successor as Windsor Herald (fl. 1663-91). He sold his position in 1691 to Piers Mauduit (d. 1729) who was suspended in 1710 and imprisoned on a charge of stealing from the College of Arms, but was later discharged. #600 - 800

Ball

Le Neve

Constable

Brudenell

Holford

Mauduit

Hobbing

Williamson

2

1516

Bloomsbury 11 May 2000

1

Charter by Elen Murray widow of Jas Edmonstone in favour of John Murray of Touchadam her Cousin of that piece of ground called the Knows docket title, manuscript on vellum, in Latin, 22 lines, hole slightly affecting two words, a few natural flaws, soiled but text clearly legible, a few small wormholes, docket title on verso, 145 x 335mm., 18th October 1516. #50-75

Murray

Edmonstone

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

18th century

Dominic Winter 8 Mar 2001

445

Glasgow/Danzig. Archive of manuscript and printed documents, mainly 18th c., relating to Johan Jacob Thomson, a merchant from Danzig, Germany, and what would appear to be a legal claim to his grandfather's estate in Glasgow, including memorials, a family tree, correpondence, a passport of 1751, official documents issued in Prussia and a hand colour coat of arms of Thompson, etc. (36) 100-150

Thomson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

1740s-1760s

Dominic Winter 8 Mar 2001

535

The Morton Papers. Extensive archive of letters , documents, etc, to the 14th Earl of Morton and his wife, 1740's-1760's, including an important series of letters from Lady Morton to her husband during his term of imprisonment in the Bastille in Paris, correspondence to Morton from leading British and French figures, including the Duke of Newcastle, Henry Pelham (both when Prime Minister), the Earl of Orford, and Lord Winchelsea (when President of the Royal Society), important contemporary accounts of the Jacobite rebellion of 1745, a letter pleading with Lady Morton to intercede on behalf of a leading Jacobite prisoner, a manuscript 'Memorial account of the descent of the title and honour of the Earl of Morton', a manuscript Court Book for Woodhuish, a collection of seven vellum legal documents, a manuscript copy of the verses said to have been written by Charles I during his captivity in Carisbrook Castle in 1648, a manuscript journal kept by Solto Douglas (the 15th Earl) in 1774 recording his journey to Sicily, with manuscript note that it was on this journey that he died, and many many more. A highly important and historic archive of papers connected with a particularly high status Scottish Lord. James Douglas, 14th Earl of Morton (1702-68), was a leading astronomer, elected member of the Royal Society in 1733, was Lord of the King's Bedchamber (1739) and representative Scottish Peer at the House of Lords. In1742 he was granted ownership of the Orkeys and Shetland, and in 1746, while visiting Paris was arrested and imprisoned in the Bastille for three months. Although he was released, he was still required to remain in Paris until May 1747. Reasons for the imprisonment are not clear, but it is highly likely that Morton had sympathies with the Jacobite cause, and his high status presence in England during the aftermath of Culloden would have been a considerable embarrassment to George II's Government. In 1763 he became President of the Royal Society in succession to the Earl of Macclesfield, and was one of the first trustees of the British Museum. Of particular interest are the contemporary accounts of events during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, which includes a particularly graphic account of the surrender of Carlisle, describing the demeanour and behaviour of the Rebels. Letters written between the Mortons while he was in the Bastille were written in French, no doubt a requirement by the French authorities to prevent secret messages. These papers have remained undiscovered and unknown to scholars until their recent discovery. They will doubtless provide considerable new information about one of the most turbulent periods of British history, culminating in the last battle to have taken place on mainland British soil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

1711

Dominic Winter 7 Mar 2002

159

Large vellum indenture dated 1711, being the bargain and sale of a large area of land in the Kirton of Culsalmond area of Aberdeenshire, written in a neat legible hand and signed by all parties and witnesses to base, dusting to the outer surface, but interior in clean condition, together with a manuscript decree, dated 1751, settling a land dispute between Alexander Leith of Freefield and Alexander Leslie of Warthill, written in a neat hand on 82pp folio. The area appears to have been extensive and changed hands for the then considerable sum of 1,500. Kirkton of Culsalmond today lies on the A96 , 29 miles north west of Aberdeen.

Leith

Leslie

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

1677

Dominic Winter 7 Mar 2002

262

Fine indenture signed by Charles, 10th Earl of Mar, dated August 2nd, 1677, written in a neat and legible hand in English on a single sheet of paper and signed by all parties including the Earl, some creasing but in generally good condition, 380x305mm. The document concerns the letting land in the parish of Kinbethocke, Aberdeen, to Patrick Innes of Towy. Charles, Earl of Mar was the father of John, 11th Earl who led the 1715 Jacobite Rebellion in Scotland

Innes

Mar

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

1798

Dominic Winter 7 Mar 2002

263

A series of extremely interesting and extensive letters to Robert Davies, a 'steam boat agent' in Findhorn, by his son John, a businessman in Glasgow, 1798, discussing in great detail a variety of topics including the discovery of cheap coal near Glasgow and their intentions in developing the coal mine, an account of a ship being taken by as Privateer off Shetland, and taken to Norway, and discussions on developing manufacturing businesses in Glasgow, but the difficulties created by the wars, a little dusting to some letters but all in very legible condition, together with two alss of General Alexander Stirling to a 'Mr Watt' dated 1819 regarding repairs to the road and bridge over the River Forth at Gartmore, in all 28pp folio and 4to. A rare reference to pirate activity off the far north of Scotland. The extensive references to the development of coalmining will also doubtless yield new information on industrial development in the area

Davies

Stirling

Watt

 

 

 

 

 

8

1743

Dominic Winter 7 Mar 2002

264

A scarce example of a Glasgow Burgess ticket dated 1743, written on a single sheet of vellum, with elaborate calligraphic introduction, and the coat of arms of the City executed in colour, some dusting and one small stain, 200x200mm. The ticket admits William Gregory, a Kilmarnock merchant, to be a Burgess of the City of Glasgow.

Gregory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

19th century

Dominic Winter 7 Mar 2002

265

Collection of twenty-nine decorative tradesman's receipts all from the Leith area, 19th c., covering various trades and including a bill from the North British Paint Colour and Varnish Works, Leith, featuring a highly decorative vignette showing the works in operation, together with an example of a cheque drawn on the Leith Bank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

1677

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This document relates to a land transfer or sasine (Scottish legal term)in favour of John Samsone. A note written on the back states that he was the grandson of James Samsone & Agnes Crawford who are named in the document which we are currently selling (item 2511414379). There is a good signature on the bottom - John Dewar. This item measures 10 inches by 12 inches. It is in fairly good condition with some staining along the folds. it is written in Latin.

Samsone

Crawford

Dewar

 

 

 

 

 

11

1726

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This document relates to a land transfer or sasine (Scottish legal term) in favour of James Dickson of Belchester relating to land in the south of Scotland. The town of Lauder is also mentioned. It is in good condition and written in English. It bears an embossed revenue stamp with silver strip to the value of 2 shillings and 3 pence. It is 18 inches by 15 inches.

Dickson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

1583

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This document relates to a land transfer or sasine (Scottish legal term) relating to land in the south of Scotland. The back is dirty and it is therefore not easy to read in whom it was in favour of.It is in good condition and written in Latin. There is a hole in it but I think that is original and most likely caused by a warble fly larva burrowing into the skin of the animal while it was still alive. It measures at the greatest dimensions 10.5 inches by 10.25 inches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

1749

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This document relates to a land transfer or sasine (Scottish legal term) relating to land in the south of Scotland in the year of 1749. There is a marvellous signature for William Smith. It measures at the greatest dimensions 19.5 inches by 6 inches. It is beautifully written in Latin and in very good condition. The towns of Edinburgh and Berwick are mentioned in the text. There is a very neat 4 inch cut at the bottom rh corner but this may be true of any copies of this document that were made at the time to show that they are genuine. Mentions Jacobi Dickson de Newbigging.

Smith

Dickson

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

1724, 1727

Dominic Winter 15 May 2002

479

Two manuscript documents sent in the form of letters by a Scottish merchantman named John Gordon, whose ship, the Rose, plied between Rotterdam and Scotland, to his customer William Lyme, a merchant of Banff, dated 1724 and 1727, both written in a good legible hand, some slight creasing and two small tears, not affecting text, 4pp folio. In the first document, Gordon appears to be sending a number of texts for various correspondents in Scotland, and in the second there is a detailed breakdown of cargo being carried aboard the Rose including tar, brandy and flax.

Gordon

Lyme

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

1746

Dominic Winter 2 & 3 Oct 2002

855

Remarkable letter from William Chaloner from Guisborough to his attorney at Leek in Staffordshire, dated April 20th, 1746, including a long reference to the state of the Highland Rebels and predicting an inevitable battle, written in a fluent legible hand, fine seal in black wax, straightline Northalerton mark, with direction on address panel 'by Stone bag', 1p, folio. The Battle of Culloden had actually taken place five days before this letter was written, but with the lack of instant communication in those days, Chaloner would not have known this. He comments that '...the rebels have met their match Gen Bland having forced his way across the River Spey and cut a great many to pieces several hundreds have surrendered up their arms to him and gone about their affairs with a partdon to go and cultivate their lands...' He also comments on the dreadful state of the Highland Army, saying that they are 'obliged to eat horse and dog flesh' and that 'they neither will, nor dare fight against that deavelish mann cauld Wolly Cumberland, which I really believe to be true'. He then goes on to say that 'last Tuesday the two armies were within eight miles of each other so that a battle must be either by this or in a few dayes, provided they will stand.' he also reports on a vast army transported from London by ship landing in Newcastle to bolster Cumberland's already considerable force of 15,000. A remarkable and extremely scarce letter, which gives a vivid picture of the end of the grant enterprise of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the fate of his Highland followers. It also reinforces the fact that the majority of the army didn't want anything to do with the Rebellion, and it is interesting that even at this late stage of the Rebellion those who deserted the cause were pardoned and returned to their lands.

Chaloner

Bland

Cumberland

 

 

 

 

 

16

1746

Dominic Winter 2 & 3 Oct 2002

856

Fine autograph letter from William Chaloner from Guisborough to his attorney at Leek in Staffordshire, dated January 27th, 1746, reporting on the movements of the Duke of Cumberland in pursuit of the Jacobite rebels and commenting on the Battle of Falkirk, written in a fluent legible hand, seal tear but otherwise in good condition, straightline Northalerton mark, and freefranked by 'Bowes', with direction on address panel 'by Stone bag', 1p, folio. Contemporary reports on the progress of the Highland Rebellion are now becoming scarce on the market. In this letter Chaloner comments, '...this very morning the Duke of Cumberland went from Northallerton on his way to Scotland in order to intirely rout all ye Rebels. God knows our forced behaved very badly at Falkirk, & a third of our army did not engage ...'

Chaloner

Cumberland

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

1668

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Scottish land transfer document written in Latin relating to land in the south of Scotland. The signatures of Dewar and Young can be made out. It measures 12 inches at the widest and is 13.5 inches long. Please see the detail at the start of the manuscript, it is like illuminated script. Overall condition is very good but there is a one inch tear along a fold at the top

Dewar

Young

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

1595

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Scottish land transfer document written in Latin relating to land in Whitsome in the south of Scotland. The name of William Samson is mentioned. It measures 10 inches at the widest and is 7.5 inches long. Overall condition is very good, there is some fading towards the bottom, but this is probably just 4 centuries of dust, and the back is dirty. There is a natural hole in the hide and it appears that the writer actully wrote around the hole

Samson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

1677

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Scottish land transfer document written in Latin relating to land in the south of Scotland dated March 1677. The name of John Dewar is signed. It measures 12.5 inches at the widest and is 10 inches long. Overall condition is excellent for a document that is 325 years old, even the back is relatively clean.

Dewar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

1699

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Scottish charter written in Latin, dating from 1699. It mentions George Hume of Wedderburn Castle, these were (and still are) the Earls of Hume and also mentions George Waddell and James Innerwick. The village of Coldingham on the coast of south east Scotland is also mentioned. It measures 20 inches wide and is 10 inches long. Overall condition is excellent for a document that is 300+ years old, even the back is relatively clean.

Hume

Waddell

Innerwick

 

 

 

 

 

21

1800s

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Scottish legal doc. Lt.John McLellan 1800's. Legal Document pages numbered from 1-11.Lieutenant John Mclellan is claiming title and honour of Lord Kirkubright.with large family tree of the Bruce family and others to help his case

McLellan

Kirkudbright

Bruce

 

 

 

 

 

22

1749

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8 PAGE SCOTTISH VELLUM CHARTER 1749 CAMPBELL. This document is bound with a red & white woven silk cord. It is written in Latin and the calligraphy is particularly fine. It relates to land in the Scottish borders and the parties to the charter are Geo Trotter, archibald Campbell and Wm Smith.It is in excellent condition with only the outside cover being dirty with storage.

Trotter

Campbell

Smith

 

 

 

 

 

23

1612

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This document of sasine is written in Latin and refers to a transfer of land in south east Scotland in favour of the sisters Agnes & Helen Crawford.It has a hand written seal of the lawyer and Notary Public John Dewar. It is approximately 10.5 inches by 9.75 inches.It is in good condition albeit a little dusty as might be expected of a document of this age.

Crawford

Dewar

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

1625

ebay

 

This document of sasine is written in Latin and refers to a transfer of land in south east Scotland in favour of George Innerwick. It is 10.75 inches by 10 inches overall.It is in good condition albeit a little dusty as might be expected of a document of this age.

Innerwick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

1821

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1821 ANTIQUE PAPER DOCUMENT BREWERS PATENT. A DOCUMENT GIVING DETAILS OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN MR JAMES NEEDHAM WHO HELD AN INVENTERS PATENT UNDER THE GREAT SEAL OF SCOTLAND FOR BREWING INVENTIONS - ASSIGNING THE LETTERS PATENT TO WILLIAM FARLAR. THIS DOCUMENT IS ON FOUR SHEETS OF FOLDED FLEUR DE LYS WATERMARKED PAPER ; SIZE 10 X 15 INCHES.

Needham

Farlar

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

1714

Bloomsbury 13 Dec 2002

26

Anne (Queen of Great Britian & Ireland, 1665-1714) Charter confirming the grant of Robert Martine of Mool to Alexander Agnew of Dalreagle, of the lands of Mool in the parish of Kirkmaiden in the sheriffdom of Wigtown, manuscript on vellum , in Latin, folds, slightly dusty, lacks great seal, 267 x 488mm., 26th July 1714; and a small quantity of others, v.s., v.d. (sm. qty).

Martine

Agnew

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

1797

Dominic Winter 29 Jan 2003

416

care of the poor. Manuscript Memorial on behalf of the poor of Scotland, drawn up by John Smyth of Balherry, Perthshire, dated 1797, making an impassioned plea for more measures to be taken to look after the welfare of the growing numbers of poor people in Scotland and for the introduction of formal welfare laws, along the lines of those adopted in England, together with another memorial, unsigned, dated 1791, calling for the acceptance in Scotland of an oath of alliegence. An interesting memorial written at a time when poverty was endemic in Scotland. Following the collapse of the Highland Rebellion, many able men were executed or transported to the colonies. The clearances which followed destroyed many local economies, and this was followed by the Napoleonic Wars, then at their height, in which many able men perished in the army and navy.

Smyth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

1743

Dominic Winter 29 Jan 2003

417

Glasgow. A scarce example of a Glasgow Burgess ticket dated 1743, written on a single sheet of vellum, with elaborate calligraphic introduction, and the coat of arms of the City executed in colour, some dusting and one small stain, 200x200mm. The ticket admits William Gregory, a Kilmarnock merchant, to be a Burgess of the City of Glasgow.

Gregory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

1612

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This vellum charter dates from 1612 and relates to Sir George Hume (or Home) of Wedderburn in south east Scotland. It is also signed by Agnes Helen Crawford, to whom he is selling land. The document measures 14.5" by 10". It is in very good condition, all in Latin! The back is grubby, as one would expect of a document almost 400 years old, but the text is perfectly legible. Anther signatory is David Nisbet.

Hume

Crawford

Nisbet

 

 

 

 

 

30

1714

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This is a large size 'instrument of sasine' dating from 1714 written in English and perfectly legible. The document relates to a sale of land in south east Scotland which was part of the Barony of the Hirsel. It is signed by William Earl of Home (Hume) and conveys land to George Trotter and George Whyte. It measures 18 inches by 26 inches and would frame beautifully. There is a blue George II revenue stamp.

Hume

Trotter

Whyte

 

 

 

 

 

31

1654

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This is a remarkable vellum document in excellent condition, clean and legible and in English. Dating to 1654 it is entitled 'An Inquisition'. Mention is made of the Lord Protector of the Commonwealth, who was of course Oliver Cromwell during the brief period of republicanism in British history when King Charles I was executed in 1649 and from 1653 to 1658 Cromwell ruled as Lord Protector. He defeated the Scots at Dunbar in 1650. Names mentoned on this document are: John Dickson of Newbiggin, Archibald Johnston, Philip Nisbet, George Strachan, Robert Hume, Robert Earl of March. The notary public was Patrick Baxter. There is a tiny hole in the vellum which can be seen in the photos, this was obviously a natural part of the hide. The document was signed in the Sheriff Court of Berwick within the Tollbooth and relates to land in Berwickshire in South East Scotland. A fascinating piece of history, measuring 9.5 inches by 18.5 inches.

Dickson

Johnston

Nisbet

Strachan

Hume

Baxter

 

 

32

1764

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This is a vellum document in good condition, there is some staining but it is all still legible and in English. Dating to 1764 it is a 'sasine' document relating to a sale of land in Berwickshire, south east Scotland between John Heriot and John Innerwick. Names mentioned are: John Blackadder, John Virtue of Edrom, Berwickshire, James Lorain, Thomas Ker and Robert Thomson. A fascinating piece of history, measuring 15.5 inches by 11.25 inches. There is a George III revenue stamp on the document.

Heriot

Innerwick

Blackadder

Virtue

Lorain

Ker

Thomson

 

33

1617, 1656

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This is an intriguing vellum document in good condition, and in English. Originally dating to 1617 it has an appendix added to both the front and back in 1656 during the Commonwealth period when Cromwell was in power, mentioning an act of Parliament. The Lord Protector is mentioned in the text. Cromwell's forces had defeated the Scots at Dunbar in 1650, which is not too far from this part of south east Scotland to which the document relates. The document appears to be a 'sasine' document relating to a sale of land in Berwickshire, south east Scotland to John Dickson. Marvellous signature by notary public Patrick Baxter. A fascinating piece of history, measuring 24 inches by 7.75 inches. There is a small hole .75 inch by .25 inch.

Dickson

Baxter

 

 

 

 

 

 

34

1677

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This is a vellum document dating from 1677, signed on February 6th, written in Latin relating to a land transaction in Berwickshire, south east Scotland between Hume and George Innerwick, and signed by George Hume of Wedderburn, witnessed by George Browne. It is officially titled as a 'Precept of Clare Constat'. There is an interesting website "Scottish Archive Network" which has a glossary of old Scottish legal terms - do look it up. This document measures 12" by 8.5" and is in very good condition.

Hume

Innerwick

Browne

 

 

 

 

 

35

1787

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This is a beautifully written 3 page document with quite exceptional calligraphy. It is a 'Charter of Resignation Novodamus' with Revenue Stamps. It relates to a transaction between Patrick Home (Hume) of Wedderburn and John Herriot of Whitsome, Berwickshire, in South East Scotland. All written in English it is fascinating, talks about 'riggs, crofts and tofts'. Signatories to it are: William Johnston, John Fairbairn, and David Renton, writer in Eyemouth. Unopened it measures 13.5" by 9.8". There is some discolouration which looks worse in the digital photos than in reality, but the whole is perfectly legible and really in very good condition.

Hume

Herriot

Johnston

Fairbairn

Renton

 

 

 

36

1707

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This is a vellum document of sasine (Scottish land transaction) dating from 1707 It is difficult for me to be precise but mentioned in it is Purves Hall, which is just outside Coldstream in South East Scotland. All written in Latin. Signatories to it are: John Gray, Robert Home, George Archer, David Brown The document is in very good condition with no staining. The vellum is very thick.

Gray

Home

Archer

Brown

 

 

 

 

37

1838-1889

Bloomsbury 12-13 Jun 2003

652

Vansittart (Henry, Vice-Admiral, 1777-1843) Small collection of documents and letters relating to the estate of Henry Vansittart in Edinburgh and Canada, including the marriage settlement between Spencer Mackay of Eastwood Farm and Mary, daughter of Vansittart, correspondence concerning the estate, 2 hand-colouredc maps of land in Mara (bordering Lake Simcoe) and Port Franks near the river Aux Sables, Ontario, manuscripts and letters, v.s., v.d., 8th June 1838 - 5th September 1889 (c. 40 pieces).

Vansittart

Mackay

 

 

 

 

 

 

38

1616

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This is a vellum document dating back to 1616 relating to a land sale in Berwickshire, Scotland involving Patrick Innerwick and George Hume of Wedderburn. It has a very interesting signature of John Dewar who was the notary involved. There is a bit of staining which perhaps shows up more in the photographs, but it in no way detracts from the document which is perfectly legibible (if you read Latin!!). The vellum measures 14.5" by 9". There are 3 minute holes which do not obscure any text.

Innerwick

Hume

Dewar

 

 

 

 

 

39

1677

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This is a vellum document dating back to 1677 relating to a land sale in Berwickshire, Scotland involving John Samson and George Hume of Wedderburn. It is a 'Precept of Clare Constat'. It is in excellent condition. The vellum measures 10" by 8.5". It is all in Latin and has 4 marvellous signatures at the base: George Hume, George Browne, John Dewar.

Samson

Hume

Browne

Dewar

 

 

 

 

40

1741

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3 PAGE DOCUMENT 1741 EARL OF HOME SCOTLAND. This is an interesting document written in English on 3 pages of paper, not vellum with a 'tenn pence quire stamp'. The document relates to land in Eccles, south east Scotland sold by William Earl of Home to George Trotter merchant of Berwick. It talks of feu duty of half a merk Scots money to be paid yearly!! It is in very good condition and bears signatures of the Earl of Home, David Home of Wedderburn and David Finlayson, servant. Each page measures 13" by 8".

Home

Trotter

Finlayson

 

 

 

 

 

41

1850s

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MANUSCRIPT SCOTTISH MERCHANTS ACCOUNTS 1850s. SCOTTISH MERCHANT:A manuscript account book, lettered "Stores Ordered" to upper cover, comprising on 114-pages details of diverse goods ordered, including Bobbins, Ladder Rounds, & Skewers etc. from Alexander Johnston, Turner, of Glamis; Glue pot, Oil Can, Brass Padlock, 1 Gallon of Sperm Oil, etc. from J & D Lawson, Murraygate; 12 doz. Bannisters, 3 dozen Brooms, Spindles, etc. from Joseph Bardsley of Ashton under Lyne; 200lbs of best Buffallo hides from Wm. Oxley, Manchester; and numerous other varied items, e.g. 120 gallons Lard Oil, belting, shuttles, bobbins 1cwt of green paint, springs, bolts, etc. etc. from many varied suppliers. All written up on the first 114-pages of a ruled single cash account book, some leaves blank. Together with index leaves at front. The remainder of the volume used as a news-cuttings album at a later date. 10 x 8 inches, contemporary half leather with the label of William Middleton, Bookseller & Stationer, Dundee, on front endpaper 1850's & 1860's.

Johnston

Lawson

Bardsley

Oxley

Middleton

 

 

 

42

1855

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1855 ANTIQUE PAPER DOCUMENT. TYPE OF DOCUMENT: ATTESTED COPY MADE OUT IN 1856 OF AN 1855 APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY'S BY THE REVEREND THOMAS PARIS FENNER OF GLASGOW ON HIS LEAVING FOR AUSTRALIA AND THE MANAGEMENT OF HIS LANDS HOUSES AND FARMS. FEATURE: FOUR IMPRESSED REVENUE STAMPS. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION - 13 INCHES BY 17 INCHES ON SIX SHEETS OF FOLDED WILMOT WATERMARKED PAPER FOR 1856.

Fenner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

43

1699

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This is a 'sasine' Scottish legal document dating to 1699 in excellent condition on thick vellum. Written in Latin it relates to a land transaction at Whitsome, in south east Scotland, (the Scottish Borders, about 6 miles from Berwick). Names mentioned in the deed are James Innerwick, John Gray, John Ford (!), George Brown. It was signed in Lauder and has a good selection of seventeenth century signatures. Measures 12" x 10" (30cm x 25cm).

Innerwick

Gray

Ford

Brown

 

 

 

 

44

1699

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This is a 'sasine' Scottish legal document dating to 1699 in very good condition on thick vellum. Written in Latin it relates to a land transaction at Whitsome, in south east Scotland, (the Scottish Borders, about 6 miles from Berwick). The handwriting is beautifully clear, crisp and legible. Names mentioned in the deed are Sir George Hume, James Innerwick, John Gray, John Ford (!), George Brown. It mentions Robert Clarkson notary in Coldingham and has a good selection of seventeenth century signatures. Measures 12.5" x 13" (33cm x 30cm).

Hume

Innerwick

Gray

Ford

Brown

Clarkson

 

 

45

1888

Dominic Winter 25 June 2003

549

Nightingale (Florence, 1820-1910). Autograph letter signed, 26 July 1888, 2pp. with integral blank, to Mrs James Robertson [of Helensburgh] who had been writing her in reference to the recent death of Miss [Beatrice] Clugston, "We ought to bless God for such a life as dear Miss Clugston - such a work...", 8vo, with a small contemp. newscutting reporting the letter in full loosely inserted and offset to signature and facing blank

Beatrice Clugston of Kirkintilloch (1827-88, philanthropist and Scottish hospitals founder) formed the "Scottish National Institution for the relief of patients with incurable diseases".

Nightingale

Robertson

Clugston

 

 

 

 

 

46

1749

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This vellum document dates back to 1749 and is beautifully written in English and is extremely legible. It is very interesting and mentions Lieutenant James Hume younger brother German to David Hume of Wedderburn, Lieutenant late of of his Majesty's ship Parfleur. It is a 'Precept of Clare Constat' in favour of Alex Wrangham as heir to his mother Jean Spence and relates to a land transaction in the Scottish Borders. There is a blue revenue stamp for 11 shillings and threepence. The document is in excelent condition and is signed by Patrick Hume of Caldra. Caldra still exists and is near Duns in Berwickshire. Measures 15.5 inches by 11.25 inches.

Hume

Wrangham

Spence

 

 

 

 

 

47

1699

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This vellum document dates back to 1699 and is beautifully written in Latin and is extremely legible. It mentions George Hume of Wedderburn Junior. It is a 'Precept of Clare Constat' and relates to a land transaction in the Scottish Borders with James Innerwick. The document is in excellent condition and is signed by George Hume of Wedderburn. Wedderburn Castle still exists and is near Duns in Berwickshire. Measures 12.5 inches by 7.5 inches.

Hume

Innerwick

 

 

 

 

 

 

48

1707

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This vellum document dates back to 1707 and is beautifully written in Latin and is extremely legible. It mentions George Hume of Wedderburn. It is a Charter of Resignation and relates to a land transaction in the Scottish Borders with James Innerwick. The document itself is in excellent condition and is signed by George Hume of Wedderburn. Wedderburn Castle still exists and is near Duns in Berwickshire. Measures 22 inches by 9.5 inches.

Hume

Innerwick

 

 

 

 

 

 

49

1613

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This agreement for the transfer of 2 acres of land in southern Scotland was drawn up on January 22 1613. It is written in Latin and bears the hand drawn seal of the lawyer John Dewar. The sasine or transfer was in favour of James Samsone and Agnes Crawford.It was folded up in a drawer since it was written so therefore there are folds in it. The measurements are 10.5 inches by 8.5 inches.The back is dusty where it has been on a shelf but the front is clean and there are no tears or holes.

Dewar

Samsone

Crawford

 

 

 

 

 

50

1585, 1656

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This charter was drawn up for Robert, Earl of March in favour of John Dickson of Newbigging in the south of Scotland. On the back are later amendments in 1585 & 1656. This document is written in Latin. The back is somewhat dirty in parts having lain on a shelf for centuries. The main text however is in quite clean condition and easily readable. There are 4 very small holes probably caused by an insect larva.The dimensions are 13.5 by 12 inches not including the tabs. There appears never to have been a wax seal.

Dickson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

51

1860s

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THE SELF-INTERPRETING ILLUSRTATED FAMILY BIBLE 1860S. THIS IS A LARGE LEATHER BOUND FAMILY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS TO WHICH ARE ANNEXED MARGINAL REFERENCES AND AN EXACT SUMMARY OF THE SEVERAL BOOKS, A PARAPHRASE ON THE MOST OBSCURE OR IMPORTANT PARTS, EXPLANATORY NOTES EVANGELICAL REFECTIONS ETC BY THE LATE REV. JOHN BROWN, MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL AT HADDINGTON. IT HAS MANY ADDITIONAL REFERENCES AND NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS. IT WAS PUBLISHED BY J. G. MURDOCH LONDON. THE PRINTS ARE COMPLETE AND BEAUTIFUL IN COLOUR WITH TISSUE PAPER TO PROTECT THEM. THERE IS FOXING ON THE PAGE EDGES AND THE FRONT COVER IS DETACHED FROM THE SPINE BUT THE BOOK IS COMPLETE. THE BOOK HAS GILT EDGE AND HAS AN EMBOSSED LEATHER COVER WITH AN HANDWRITTEN INSCRIPTION INSIDE DATED 1880. THE WRITING IS CLEAR AND LEGABLE AND THE COLOUR PLATES BEAUTIFUL. THERE IS HANDWRITTEN INSCRIPTIONS UNDER CHILDREN DATES VARY FROM 1881 TO 1915, AND ALSO UNDER MARRIGES AND DEATHS. THE FAMILY WHO ORIGIANLY OWNED THIS BOOK SEEM TO BE CALLED CHAMBERLAIN. NOT THE BEST CONDITION FAMILY BIBLE, BUT GOOD TO REPAIR, OR RESTORE, I KNOW SOME PEOPLE BUY THESE AND BREAK THEM JUST FOR THE PLENTIFUL COLOURFUL ILLISTRATIONS INSIDE.

Brown

Chamberlain

 

 

 

 

 

 

52

1838

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The Illustrated Family New Testament Of Our Lord And Saviour Jesus Christ Withe The Self Interpreting and Explanatory Notes and Mariginal References Of The Late Rev John Brown Minister of the Gospel at Haddington. 1838 Smith, Elder and Co. Cornhill beautifully illustrated full black leather bible, published and dedicated to the Queen Victoris, with beautiful decorations and engravings on front and rear board, also with one chromolitographic print at the beginning and many two colour prints throughout. Brown, John, Rev., The Illustrated Family New Testament, or Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, Smith, Elder and Co. Cornhill, London, 1838, printed by G. Balne, title page printed in two color, pink and black, dedication to the Queen Victoria with rose ornaments, six serial titles printed rose and black, with ornaments, preliminary half title page printed in gilt and blue, gold and white border, printed and glazed by G Balne, publisher original black decorated leather with ornaments, gold floral decoration on front cover, and rear, with a picture of young Queen, large central circular gilt ornamental title both covers, gilt on head, tail and fore edge, gilt lettering and decorations on spine, very slight rubbing on joints, very slight rubbing to gilt decorations on spine, minor rubbing to far corners on front board, original yellow pastedown, all prints protected by tissue guard, ornamental gilt edge on pastedown, 256 pages

Very interesting edition: The embossing not in Jamison The glazed Balne half title page similar in technique to the Balne 1834 New Testament Apparently not in Darlow and Maule - it is a version of 1828, the Charles Knight Pictorial Bible of 1838 and reprinted by various publishers with some modification in 1838-39 under the title The Illustrated Family Bible Very good copy Ideal gift for collectors of rare illustrated family bibles.

Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

53

1699

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This is a wonderful small vellum document, written in Latin. It would frame beautifully. Dated October 27 1699 it relates to George Hume of Wedderburn the Younger, Jane Spence an Alexander Wrangholm. It is a 'Precept of Clare Constat' and was witnessed in Coldingham by Robert Clarke Notary. The lands referred to are situated in Berwickshire, south east Scotland. The document measures 10.75" x 6.5" and is in excellent condition.

Hume

Spence

Wrangholm

Clarke

 

 

 

 

54

1732

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This is a wonderful vellum document, written in Latin. Dated May 31 1732, it is a 'Charter of Resignation and Confirmation' from David Home (Hume) of Wedderburn to William Cunningham. There is a blue revenue stamp on it and also a very early printed revenue stamp. The lands referred to are situated in Berwickshire, south east Scotland. The document measures 23" x 9" and is in excellent condition.

Hume

Cunningham

 

 

 

 

 

 

55

1749

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This is a wonderful vellum document, written in English and perfectly legible. The photograph highlights some discolouration and makes the document appear to be stained. It isn't. Dated June 5th 1749, it is a sasine document relating to a land purchase in Whitsome, Berwickshire to William Cunningham. There is a blue revenue stamp on it and also a very early printed revenue stamp. The lands referred to are situated in Berwickshire, south east Scotland. The document measures 16" x 11.5" and is in excellent condition.

Cunningham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

56

1731

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This is a wonderful, large vellum document, written in English and perfectly legible. The photograph highlights the discolouration and makes the document appear to be stained. It isn't. Dated April 16th 1731, it is a sasine document relating to a land purchase in Whitsome, Berwickshire to William Cunningham and his wife, Isabel Roughead ! (later called Rouched in the text!). Witnesses are James Broomfield and John Gray There is a blue revenue stamp on it and also a very early printed revenue stamp. The lands referred to are situated in Berwickshire, south east Scotland. The document measures 19.5" x 14" and is in excellent condition.

Cunningham

Roughead

Broomfield

Gray

 

 

 

 

57

1671

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This document is on a small piece of hide - the 'cut out' bit on the bottom left hand side is due to the shape of the hide. It is not damage, just a natural material, 330 years old! Dated 1671, it is a 'Precept of Clare Constat', written in Latin and relates to a land transaction between George Hume of Wedderburn, Laurence Scott of Clerkington and Robert Dundas of Harvingstown. Witnesses are William Spence and George Brown. It is signed by George Hume. The lands referred to are situated in Berwickshire, south east Scotland. The document measures 11" x 10" and is in excellent condition.

Hume

Scott

Dundas

Spence

Brown

 

 

 

58

1731

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This is a beautiful work of calligraphy. The handwriting is superb, and the document is in near mint condition. Written in Latin it relates to Mr Dickson of Newbigging, mentions Belchester, Greenlaw and Berwick in the text. It is signed by Alex Campbell. If you have any interest in early calligraphy you will love this! The lands referred to are situated in Berwickshire, south east Scotland. The document measures 18.5" x 14" and is in excellent condition.

Dickson

Campbell

 

 

 

 

 

 

59

1700

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This is a Scottish vellum legal document dating from 1700, 303 years old!!! The document is in very good condition. The digital camera highlights colour changes on the document, but it is all perfectly legible (if your Latin is good enough!) It is clean and there is no fading. There is an amazing signature of some sort, which is very stylized, see the close up. Written in Latin it relates to a land transaction in the Scottish Borders. It came from a Scottish solicitor's office. Lots of names are mentioned: Jane Spence, Alex Wrangholm, John Gray, George Hume of Wedderburn, George Brown. The document measures 18.5 inches by 8.5 inches and it would frame beautifully.

Spence

Wrangholm

Gray

Hume

Brown

 

 

 

60

1749

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This is a wonderful vellum document in superb condition. It is clean and there is no fading. The calligraphy is wonderful. Written in Latin in 1749 it relates to a land transaction in the Scottish Borders. Sorry but my O' level Latin no longer lends itself to translations but there are a lot of names mentioned: James Dickson, Alexander Marjoribanks, Robert Trotter, witnessed by William Smith. Berwick is also mentioned. The document measures 24.5 inches by 8 inches and it would frame beautifully. This is an interesting piece of the art of the calligrapher from the eighteenth century.

Dickson

Marjoribanks

Trotter

Smith

 

 

 

 

61

1732

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This is a large vellum hand written document which measures 26.5 inches by 13.5 inches. It is beautifully written - all in Latin! It is a sasine document relating to a transfer of land in 1732. It has a revenue stamp from the period. It is very good condition for an item that is 271 years old, and would frame well! The signatories are William Cunningham and Isobel Roughed (!) The land referred to is in Berwickshire, south east Scotland.

Cunningham

Roughed

 

 

 

 

 

 

62

1788

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This is a document which runs to 4 pages. each page measures 14.75 inches by 9.75 inches. It is beautifully written - and in English! The digital photographs highlight the staining and make the document look far worse than it is. In fact it is all perfectly legible. It is a sasine (land transfer) document written in 1788 between Patrick Home of Wedderburn and John Herriot. The text is fascinating for the historian of Scottish agriculture, mentioning: riggs, biggings, yards, tofts and crofts. It even talks about feu duty (an annual tax) of 2 capons and 1 hen to be paid yearly!! The land referred to is in Berwickshire, south east Scotland. Signatures on this amazing piece of history are by Robert and Walter Elliot, witnesses and notaries David Renton and John Fortune. It's a wonderful piece of calligraphy.

Home

Herriot

Elliot

Renton

Fortune

 

 

 

63

1654

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This is a small fascinating vellum hand written document which measures 10.75 inches by 7.5 inches. It is in excellent condition for a document which is nearly 350 years old! The split vellum at the bottom of the document is, we believe a security measure. The hole which can be seen on the bottom left is a natural hole in the hide of the animal. It is beautifully written in English during the time of Cromwell, and starts by saying "Under Lord Protector of of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland....." In the text 'landes of the Earl of March' are mentioned. It is a land transfer document to John Dickson in Berwickshire, south east Scotland. It is rare to find Scottish documents written in English during Cromwell's short reign.

Dickson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

64

1751

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This is a large fascinating vellum hand written document which measures 15.75 inches by 11.5 inches. It is beautifully written in English. it is a Precept of Clare Constat between Patrick Hume of Caldra and his brother Lieutenant James Home of His Majesty's Ship Cumberland. it mentions in the text that feu duty (a land tax) should be paid to the said Lieutenant. The feu is 2 capons and one hen!!(I wonder if this is still paid?!). It is signed by Patrick Hume. Caldra is a country estate just outside Duns in Berwickshire, south east Scotland. Condition: There is a fair amount of fading, but apart from this it is still legible and the front is very clean with only a small amount of staining. There is an old blue revenue stamp for 2 shilling and threepence.

Hume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

65

1868

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1868 Holy Bible You are bidding on a 1868 Holy Bible containing the Old & New Testaments Edinburgh : Sold by Cowan and Company In reasonable condition for 135 years old Inscribed inside front cover " William Doolittle July 29 1871 " Approx 768 pages some damaged, and some have blue ink on the edges The size is 17 cm x11 cm approx

Doolittle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

66

1796

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1796 neat Entire Letter from ALEX BROWN, Bookseller in ABERDEEN charged 5d to BELL & BRADFUTE, BOOKSELLERS in EDINBURGH sent with good ABER/DEEN in a circle postmark and a red arrival BISHOPMARK good to fine alongside, which will open out neatly to display both sides. The contents refer by number to books being shipped and some being ordered from Edinburgh....he also wants to order a Set of the Faculty Decisions 9 vols. 'as cheap and low as possible, being mostly of your own publishing, also 6 Hamiltons? (not certain of name) Arithmetic new Edition, advertised by Hunter & Co.' etc.

Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

67

1880, 1899, 1908

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Large vellum indenture with the several revenue stamps relating to two assurance policies taken out prior to the marriage at St Lukes Church Redcliffe Sq South Kensington of Daniel Carmichael Esq of Portree Isle Of Skye and Hannah Sarah Hawes Priory Grove South Kensington London, it also appoints two trustees John Stone Solicitor of Bath and Charles Frederick Tombs Gent of South Kensington, dated 28th December 1880. An additional indenture is recorded on the back appointing a new trustee Henry Charles Stone of Bath, dated 26th June 1899 and a memorandum is attached showing a claim was made against the policies in June 1908. Vellum, 28" x 24", signatures and seals, good condition.

Carmichael

Hawes

Stone

Tombs

 

 

 

 

68

1699

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A folded letter dated June 13, 1699 sent by Walter Nisbett from London to William Nisbett in Edinburgh. Interesting letter with content regarding a voyage to Benjarmasin on the south coast of Borneo as well as personla content. Nice Bishop Mark Postal stamp and red wax seal. Very Good condition, two pages plus attached integral address leaf, some fold breaks but overall nice example, measures 7.5 x 9". Accompanied by transcription of much of the letter

Nisbett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

69

1711-1718

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A group of five letters pertaining to Lidderdale (Lidderdaill) family of Kirkcudbright in Scotland mostly pertaining to father and son, David. Dated 1711, 1713, 1714, 1718, and 1719. Evidently some regarding voyage with one letter stating "I am troubled greatly wt ane great scurvy in my body and paine in my legs...". Another asks "...I forgoot to desair yow to give me a cownt when my son sellad from the Downs for I long to heir from him...". The letters in fair to poor condition. Else a rare and interesting lot. A few with remnants of red wax seals.

Lidderdale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

70

1667

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1667 old Entire Letter addressed 'For the Present Deacon of the Weavers in William Galt' from JAMES LASONE, present Deacon of the weavers in EDINBURGH, GEORGE JOHNSON present books master, written in old scots and has been fully transcribed into modern English.....'a great calumny and base aspersion put upon the weavers concerning one of our trade who should have hanged his own apprentice for divulging his master's secrets.....the truth bretheren, for anything we know, is that there is no such matter.....it is being hatched fomented and begun in hell to put an affront on our trade....there was indeed four men hanged here in this town shortly, one a borderer who yet hangs betwixt Edinburgh & Leith as a monument of God's wrath.....the other three Highland men hanged in the Grassmarket in Edinburgh for murdering and horse stealing. Of much interest from the trades union angle nearly 350 years ago, plus added interest as an item of postal history with EDINBURGH, GLASGOW & KILMARNOCK connections. Some soiling on outer leaf and with minor edge imperfections but quite sound for age. NO POSTAL MARKINGS.

Lasone

Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

71

1673-1740

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Archive of 288 manuscript documents regarding the Kilsyth and Cornwall of Bonhard and Banton Scotland including 12 documents regarding the 1715 Jacobite Rebellion. Two volumes bound with the documents mounted in the books entitled "Collection of Old papers connected with the Kilsyth Family made by the late George Macintosh Esq of Campsie and now the property of Colonel A.F. Macintosh" Each of the documents is numbered for a total of 288 items including many, many exciting items with several invoices some for medicinal supplies including infusions and tonics, invoices, legal documents, receipts with many signatures. TWELVE papers regarding the attempted rebellion in 1715 against King George including indictments, and petitions in favor of James Cornwall who was evidently arrested in the plot and held as a prisoner at Newgate. General indictment as well listing many pof those involved and great rhetoric in their plot against the King. I have attached several scans of these documents as well as others. The majority of the documents are dated 1673 through the early 1700's, mounted to leaves in the volumes (approx 150 leaves), many folios and smaller items. 19th century binding in with wear at spines, still with gilded title. Measures 8.5 x 11". An incredible amount of names, worthy of much research and study.

Kilsyth

Macintosh

Cornwall

 

 

 

 

 

72

1710-1718

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An interesting lot of our manuscript documents from group of correspondence from Scotland including 1710 Receipt for satisfaction of a note of a Thomas Dunn to a John Brown. Also 1713/4 manuscript document appears to be a letter mentioning the Lidderdale family. 1718 Receipt and a damaged folded letter. Other three documents in Good condition with wear. Measure approx 8 x 5.5 and larger.

Dunn

Brown

Lidderdale

 

 

 

 

 

73

1899

Lesley Aitchison Website

 

Ballater, Aberdeenshire MONALTRIE HOUSE - PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM Family photograph album, size 8" x 11", inscribed inside front board 'Mary Bacon, Monaltrie, June - Oct. 1899. Photographs taken by her daughter'. Containing 57 charming and beautifully composed photographs, mostly size approx. 4" x 6", all titled on mount. Includes several views of the house, gardens (with gardener working), salmon fishing, picnics, deer stalking party, family playing bowls, weavers wheel at Gairn, Ballater, Bishop Douglas fishing, Lead Mine, Fire Place at the Weavers, 'Abercrombie and his Sister' (the latter playing bagpipes), charming photo of two girls mending their bicycles, etc. Thick card mounts, a few loose in hinges, grained cloth boards, morocco spine, only small portion spine remaining, detached, boards stained. 1899.

Bacon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

74

1847

Lesley Aitchison Website

 

Banchory, Aberdeen FARRIER'S BILL to John Duncan of Nether Banchory, for sums owed to Joseph Milne, Horse Shoer and Farrier, 1842-44, for shoes removed etc., together with printed summons, 1847, from the widow of Milne to Duncan to recover the debt, 3pp., folio. 1847.

Duncan

Milne

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

1870

Lesley Aitchison Website

 

Edinburgh TRADE CARD of D. Goldston, Carver, Gilder, Printseller and Picture-Frame Manufacturer. Size 2 x 3", printed on one side only. c1870?

Goldston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

76

1774

Lesley Aitchison Website

 

Rutherglen, Lanarkshire BURGESS TICKET granted to Alexander Govan, Merchant of Glasgow, 1774. Vellum, manuscript, size 8" x 10", on verso is impressed engraving with hand-colouring showing madonna and child with two bishops holding thistles, with motto of Rutherglen. Colour rubbed. 1774.

Govan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

77

1861

Lesley Aitchison Website

 

Campbeltown, Argyllshire SALE OF GROWING CROP &c. Thursday 29th Curt., The Growing Crop and other sequestrated effects belonging to Hugh Bickett, on the Farm of Drum Kildavie.... 27 Acres of Oats, do of Beans.... 5 Stirks, 2 Quey Calves, 1 Stot... Poster, size 15" x 10". 1861.

Bickett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

78

1854

Lesley Aitchison Website

 

Kircudbright HIGHLAND AND AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY Printed letter dated 21st August 1854, from the Secretary, 1p, 4to, and on verso double page form to be filled in by farmer (David Welsh of 'Edinburgh, Rerwick) with columns for acreage of crops, nos. of stock etc. 1854.

Welsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

79

1800

Lesley Aitchison Website

 

Pinkerton (John) NOTE to a Mr Lowry, in the third person, apologising for not calling on him due to 'an overflow of litterary occupation'. He asks him to finish the three new maps, as soon as possible 'as the new edition of his Geography is passing through the press with great rapidity', and commends Lowry's idea of 'a drawing to represent the bearing &c of veings to cut and raise up'. Unsigned. 20th Nov. 1800. 18.00 Pinkerton was author of collections of Scottish poems, a history of Scotland, etc

Pinkerton

Lowry

 

 

 

 

 

 

80

1733-1747

Bloomsbury 6 Nov 2003

102

Menzies family.- (Lady Mary Menzies, of Castle Menzies, nr. Aberfeldy, Perthshire). Liber Amicorum, verses written to Lady Mary Menzies, Camilla, Felicia etc., manuscript verses in numerous hands, 158pp., many signed with ink symbols, including a heart enclosed within a circle, anchor, house, insect, signet ring, wax seals etc., some ink marks and crossing through, slightly browned, 19th century calf, slightly rubbed, Phillipps Mss 9509, sm. 4to, 1733-47. 2000 - 3000 With two poems written in 1740 on the dismissal of John Duke of Argyll (1678-1743), "What could our gracious King do more?". Argyll was a staunch defender of the Hanoverian cause but was deprived of all of his offices in 1740 when he made an outspoken attack on the government because of their handling of discontent in the country after the failure of the harvest that year."In thy roof Argyle, are bredSuch thoughts as prompt the brave to lyeStretch'd out in honour's nobler bedBeneath a nobler roof the sky.Such flames as high in Patriots burn,But stoops to bless a child, or wife;and such as wicked Kings may mournWhen freedom is more dear than life - To honour steady."An interesting collection of verses with a Jacobite connection. Contributions by numerous members of the Menzies family including Mary Menzies, Lieutenant John Menzies and Archibald Menzies of Shian. Others include the Stewart family (cousins, Mary Stewart married Sir Robert Menzies) William Maxwell of Stewart Green, Eleanor Bothwell, William Caulfeild etc. Favourite poems are signed with a heart enclosed within a circle and often inscribed: "Fix'd in My Choice" & "My only Choice".Castle Menzies, home to the Menzies family from the 1550s until 1918. A "Z" plan fortified tower house the castle was occupied by Cromwell and later in 1746 by Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender. The owner of the castle, Sir Robert Menzies who had refused to join the rebellion nevertheless gave the prince shelter on the 4th and 5th of February before proceeding to Blair Castle. Sir Robert was a Hanoverian sympathiser who on meeting the duke of Cumberland shortly after the battle of Culloden was informed "that he might thank his lucky stars that he had spared him his head". However the government whose forces occupied the castle a mere four days after the prince had left, granted him #12,000 compensation.

Menzies

Stewart

Maxwell

Bothwell

Caulfield

 

 

 

81

1888

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1888 ANTIQUE PAPER SETTLEMENT DOCUMENT DUNDEE. MANUSCRIPT LEGAL DOCUMENT; BEING A SETTLEMENT DOCUMENT FROM WILLIAM GREG, MANAGER, HEATHFIELD WORKS, DUNDEE, EXECUTOR OF THE DECEASED MRS AGNES M. RITHER OR WALKER RESIDING IN DUNDEE WIDOW THE DECEASED JOHN WALKER, COAL MERCHANT OF WEST DOCK STREET DUNDEE - INVOLVING CAPITAL STOCK IN THE DUNDEE, PERTH AND LONDON SHIPPING COMPANY. WITH IMPRESSED REVENUE STAMP - INTERESTING ITEM FOR COLLECTORS OF SOCIAL HISTORY, LOCAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY FOR THE RITHER FAMILY GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION - ON ONE FOLDED SHEET OF FLEUR DE LYS WATER MARKED PAPER SIZE 10 INCHES BY 15 INCHES

Greg

Rither

Walker

 

 

 

 

 

82

1739, 1740

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Two vellum Scottish Land documents dated 1739 and 1740. In booklet form. Document 1 : "Instrument of Resignation - In Favour of Mr Thomas Tod : of The Just and Equall half of the Ten Pound Land of Drumcrief". Dated : 12 February, 1739. Six page document. Document 2 : "Instrumentum Sasina" Re: Mr Thomas Tod. Dated 1740. Written in LATIN. Nine page document. Approx. size : 9.5ins x 11ins - 25 cms x 28cms). Condition : Well written documents, all text easily readable. The front cover / title page of both documents are a little soiled - probably due to storage over the last 260 years.

Tod

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

83

1816

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ANTIQUE PAPER DOCUMENT 1816 EDINBURGH -. TITLE COPY OF RELEASE AND ASSIGMENTS BETWEEN HUMPHREY GRAHAM AND MARGARET SCOTT AND AFFIDAVIT WITH IMPRESSED REVENUE STAMP FOR TWO SHILLINGS AN SIX PENCE JOSEPH COLES WATERMARKED PAPER FOR 1815 IN FINE CONDITION - GUARANTEED ORIGINAL - OF INTEREST TO SOCIAL HISTORIANS, COLLECTORS OF LEGAL DOCUMENTS AND GENEALOGY FOR THE GRAHAM FAMILY OF EDINBURGH ON ONE SHEET OF FOLDED PAPER - SIZE 13 INCHES BY 16 INCHES

Graham

Scott

 

 

 

 

 

 

84

1606

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1606 Scottish Document / Charter re: Alexandra Murray, concerning property called Roundabout near Aberdeen. One seal still attached.******* WRITTEN IN LATIN******. Dated 2 April, 1606. Condition : Very good, easily readable. Slight loss of text in two areas due to holes.

Murray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

85

1790

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1790 ANTIQUE PAPER DOCUMENT SCOTLAND EDINBURGH -.RARE EARLY NEWSPAPER DEED " PATRICK COCKRAN TO WYNNE. POWER OF ATTORNEY TO EXECUTE A DEED OF ASSIGNMENT OF 1790 BETWEEN JOHN MURRAY OF FLEET STREET LONDON, BOOKSELLER, WILLIAM LANE OF LEADENHALL STREET, LONDON, BOOKSELLER, JOHN PRESTON OF THE STRAND, MUSIC SELLER, PETER WYNNE OF WOOD STREET, LONDON STATIONER, PLUS OTHERS." FOR THE PURCHASE OF THEIR THIRTEEN PARTS OR SHARES IN A CERTAIN NEWSPAPER CALLED BY THE NAME OF THE STAR AND EVENING ADVERTISER AND OF ALL THE TYPES AND MATERIALS BELONGING THERETO.. IN FINE CONDITION - GUARANTEED ORIGINAL - WITH IMPRESSED REVENUE STAMP OF INTEREST TO SOCIAL HISTORIANS, COLLECTORS OF LEGAL DOCUMENTS AND GENEALOGY FOR THE COCKRAN FAMILY ON ONE SHEET OF FOLDED PAPER - SIZE 16 INCHES BY 12 INCHES - MANUFACTURES WATERMARK L MUNN

Cockran

Wynne

Murray

Lane

Preston

 

 

 

86

1674

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Nicely penned Discharge involving the Cornwall family of Kilsyth in Scotland dated 1674. With signatures, very good condition, measures 7.5 x 10", light worming at margins and mounting traces on verso, file docket.

Cornwall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

87

1697

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1697 fine early receipt document from the WEST LOTHIAN area in old scots...... received from DAVID WARDROP of QUILT....charter by JOHN LORD TORPHICHEN to HENDRIE POLLWART.....ane contract of marriage betwixt PETER KENNEWIE & MARION DOUGLAS, good document to research - clearly dated and comes with full transciption.

Wardrop

Torphichen

Pollwart

Kennewie

Douglas

 

 

 

88

1767

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PROPERTY INDENTURE FOR THE SCHOOLHOUSE IN BEITH AYRSHIRE SCOTLAND FOR THE YEAR 1767 Approx 20X14 ins on velum all hand written with blue seal and official stamps. This document refers to the Schoolhouse in Beith Ayrshire Scotland and would be of great interest to anyone interested in this town. The script is quite hard to read and the document is a little grubby but generall in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

89

1749

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This Scottish legal document dates back to June 5th 1749 and is a land document relating to property at Whitsome in the Scottish Borders in Berwickshire. It mentions Patrick Hume of Caldra and James Home, Lieutenant of His majesty King George II's Ship, The Cumberland, so there is a slight naval interest. It measures 17.5 inches by 15.5 inches, it has a revenue stamp on it and is written in English. From the images the document is an "Instrument of Sesine in favour of Alexander Wrangholme of a husband land in Whitsome dated June 5 1749". Also mentions John Robertson, Jane Spence, James Samson

Hume

Home

Wrangholme

Robertson

Spence

Samson

 

 

90

1749

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This Scottish legal document dates back to 1749 and is an "Instrument of Resignation" land document relating to property in the Scottish Borders in Berwickshire. It mentions George Trotter and is witnessed by Hugh Robertson and James Arbuthnot. It measures 20 inches by 16 inches, and is written in English. It is written on very thick vellum.

Trotter

Robertson

Arbuthnot

 

 

 

 

 

91

1671

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This Scottish legal document dates back to 1671 and is an Instrument of sasine or land document relating to property in the Scottish Borders in Berwickshire, in favour of William Spence, dated Mar 16 1671. It is all written in Latin. There is a remarkable monogram by John Dewar, a Scottish public notary. Mention is made of George Hume of Wedderburn and William Spence. The Humes were a remarkable family and left for the U.S where one of them taught surveying to George Washington. It measures 11.5 inches by 11 inches, and is written in Latin. It is written on very thick vellum.

Dewar

Hume

Spence

 

 

 

 

 

92

1702

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This is an interesting Scottish letter written on 19th June 1702 in Duns in the Scottish Borders in Berwickshire. It is written by a solicitor in English about boundaries and dykes in Whitsome, Berwickshire. There is a charming 'signature' by Mary Bowie which is a cross. This is an interesting item of social or farming history. The paper has a marvellous watermark which appears to be a royal shield with a crown on top. This was impossible to photograph! It measures 12 inches by 7.5 inches.

Bowie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

93

1829-1840

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1829 - 1840 THREE ANTIQUE PAPER DOCUMENTS -.LOW START PRICE AND NO RESERVE THREE MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTS BEING A SOLICITOR'S ACCOUNT TO GEORGE WOODWARD DATED 1829 ~ RECEIPT JAMES WHITE EDINBURGH 1831 ~ RECEIPT OF TITLE DEEDS PORT DUNDAS SIGNED WILLIAM LOGIE 1840. IN FINE CONDITION - ONE IMPRESSED REVENUE STAMP - GUARANTEED ORIGINAL - OF INTEREST TO SOCIAL HISTORIANS, COLLECTORS OF LEGAL DOCUMENTS ON THREE SHEETS OF FOLDED PAPER SOME WITH MANUFACTURERS WATERMARK - MIXED SIZES

Woodward

White

Logie

 

 

 

 

 

94

1794

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61 PAGES OF... GENERAL INVENTORY (ABSTRACT OF TITLE) OF THE PROGRESS OF THE LANDS AND ESTATE OF CARCANT, CORSEHOPE AND HALL HERIOT ALIAS BORTH WICKHALL ALL LYING IN THE PARISH OF HERIOT AND SHERIFFDOM OF EDINBURGH, AND OF THE LANDS OF COLY LAW IN THE PARISH OF CHANNELKIRK AND SHERIFFDOM OF BERWICK BELONGING TO THOMAS ADMINSTON ESQUIRE OF CARCOURT. Dated 1794 with additions in 1832. This 61 page document records all the land transactions relating to 6 properties in Scotland. The first entries record the sale of lands in 1581 by William Lord Borthwick to Thomas Adinston and Margaret Lawson his spouse. All transactions are listed up to 1796. A wonderful item packed with information and names. Handwritten in English on laid paper. Paper has some ragged edges but otherwise is in good condition.

Adminston

Lawson

 

 

 

 

 

 

95

1844

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Here is a scalloped vellum/parchment Indenture dated 3rd September 1844 being a Conveyance of property situate in North Street, Pentonville, London. The contract is between John Hemming of Saint Johns Wood; George Stephen late a Student of Medicine at the University of Aberdeen but now at Haugh of Glass, Banff; and Edmund Bramston of Parker Street, Drury Lane, London an Army Accoutrement Maker. This beautifully handwritten document has four sheets each measuring approx 26" x 23", bears three original wax seals, each with a good signature, and has five revenue stamps. The document mentions several other names and refers to a marriage settlement, deed poll, and auction near the Bank of England. Although there is storage "dustiness" to the outer section, the main parts are in superb condition. There is a possibility that George Stephen may be the same George Stephen who was a leading figure in the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, but this would require further research. Edmund Bramston married into the London Wombwell family who were famous for their "Wombwell Menagerie".

Hemming

Stephen

Bramston

 

 

 

 

 

96

1813

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1813 easy to read 4 sided PRECOGNITION summary proceeding upon PETITION against PETER WARD of SELKIRK, prisoner in the Tolbooth at SELKIRK. All given in much detail....by trade a travelling chapman....came to Selkirk on their way to Carlisle selling....he and wife committed to jail Friday morning....drinking whisky in the Black Bull Inn...scuffle involved...constable etc. etc. Has some folds but all easy to read and a fine document for the social historian researching Scottish Borders life 200 years ago.

Ward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

97

1584

Bloomsbury 18 Mar 2004

10

Inchcolm (island in the Firth of Forth). Instrument of sasine [seisin], in favour of James, son of John Scott in Sulyea in Wester Aberdour proceeding on precept of Constat by James, Abbot of the Monastery on Inchcolm, D.s. large ornate signature "Andrew Chalmer" [notary of the Diocese of St. Andrews], manuscript on vellum, in Latin, 32 lines, 250 x 462mm., 4th March 1584; and 3 others, 1 further deed on Inchcolm and 2 strips with medieval script, v.s., v.d. (4).

Scott

Chalmer

 

 

 

 

 

 

98

19th century

Dominic Winter 3 Mar 2004

387

Scrap Album. An early 19th c. album of pencil sketches, prints, hand-written verse, etc., c. 1827-28, possibly belonging to a Miss F. Watkins (with carefully hand-written dedication leaf at front, presenting the album to James Wilson Horne of Edinburgh, dated 2nd November 1827), approx. 120 pp. in all, with num. mounted chromo. and col. printed illusts., b&w steel eng. views and portraits, approx. 15-20 orig. pencil sketches (mostly landscapes, incl. Craig Millar, St. Bernard's Well, several studies of dogs in the style of Landseer, etc), one or two printed invitations to a Ball, some caricatures, bookmarks, fashion interest, etc, orig. blindstamped calf, rubbed and worn on spine and to outer corners, with upper cover det., small 4to

Watkins

Horne

 

 

 

 

 

 

99

1888

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Here is an ornate scalloped parchment Indenture dated 17th September 1888 being a Lease of property situate in Canal Road, Kings Cross, London. The contract is between John Young of Glasgow, an Inspector of Cleansing; James Young and Allan Carruth Young, of Stevenage, Forage Merchants; and Edward Walker of York Road, Kings Cross, a Mechanical Engineer. This document opens out to 26" x 21", has two sheets, and bears four wax seals and two revenue stamps. In excellent condition and would make a striking framed display item.

Young

Walker

 

 

 

 

 

 

100

1850

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Middleby, Annandale ELIGIBLE FARM TO BE LET For such a number of Years as may be agreed on, The Farm of Crowdieknow.... as lately possessed by the deceased Robert Farries, cinsising of 155 Acres Arable, Imperial, and 337 Acres of Meadow..... 14th Feb. 1850. Poster, size 11" x 9".

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101

1774

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Rutherglen, Lanarkshire BURGESS TICKET granted to Alexander Govan, Merchant of Glasgow, 1774. 1774. Vellum, manuscript, size 8" x 10", on verso is impressed engraving with hand-colouring showing madonna and child with two bishops holding thistles, with motto of Rutherglen. Colour rubbed.

Govan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

102

1766

Lesley Aitchison Website

 

Jedburgh BURGESS TICKET of James Dickson of Antonshill, Advocate. 1766. Vellum 7" x 7", lacking all but a small portion of wax seal on tag.

Dickson