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A Collection of the Decisions of the Lords of Council and Session.

 
Printed by James Watson, for John Vallange, Book-seller, and are to be Sold at his Shop on the North-side of the Street, a little above the Cross. MDCCI - 1701.  
   
A very interesting work for people researching family history, genealogy and Scottish history aswell as early Scottish Law. Many names and relationships can be found here in addition to the court's judgement - see the example below. A complete list of surnames is also listed below. It compliments "The Decisions of The English Judges During the Usurpation" which covers the preceding years.

A Collection of Decisions of the Lords of Council and Session - In Two Parts

The First contains Decisions from July 1661, to July 1666. Observed by Sir John Gilmour of Craigmiller, President of the College of Justice.

The Second part contains Decisions from November 1681, to January 1686. Observed by Sir David Falconer of Newton, President of the College of Justice.

There follows the Acts of Sederunt from 1681 to 1691 and continued to 1696.

A total of 311 pages.


The information contained within summarises many court cases of the time, including names of pursurers and defenders, and often their spouses and relationships between one another. The full court case can then be looked up at the Scottish Record Office.

An example of the type of information to be found:
XLVI Wright against Butchart
There being an Adjudication purchast of certain Tenements in Leith, and of the Heirship-Moveables, belonging to umquhile James Johnstoun in Leith, against Isobel Johnstoun his Sister, who had renunced to be Heir to him. This Adjudication is assigned to James Wright Hat-maker, Husband to the said Isobel, who sets the Lands to Alexander Comrie; and he as Tenant, enters to the Possession thereof, and of the Heirship-Moveables within the House; which, Alexander having possest the House and Goods divers Years, he did thereafter dispone the Goods to John Butchart, who medled there-with; where-upon the said James Wright pursued Butchart for the price of the Goods. It was alleged for Butchart, That he ought to be Assoilized, because he had Right to the Goods by a written Disposition from Cromrie, who as Owner, had possest the samen without payment of any Dutie therefore; and conform to the Disposition, the Goods were delivered to the Defender by way of Instrument, and he in Possession accordingly.......


Surnames in Part 1

Adamson - Afleck - Agnew - Anderson - Alburst

Baillie - Baird - Balcanquhal - Laird of Balhousie - Laird of Balligerno - Lord Balmerino - Laird Baloagouan - Bannerman - Baptie - Barclay - Laird Bassindean - Beaton - Beg - Bells - Birch - Bishop of Caithness - Bisset - Black - Blacket - Laird of Blantyre - Blaw - Bogle - Boides - Borthwick - Boswell - Boyd - Boyde - Brag - Breadie - Bready - Brown - Bruce - Bruntifield - Buchanan - Bunckle - Butcharr - The Lady Bute - Butter

Calderwood - Earl of Calendar - Campbel - Lady Carnegie - Laird of Carnoch - Chalmers - Clerk - Cline - Claperton - Laird of Craigyvar - Lord Cranburn - Colvil - Corstorphine - Couper - Lord Couper - Cowan - Craig - Cranston - Crow - Crawfurd - Cumming - Cuningham - Cuninghame - Cuthbertson

Laird of Dairsay - Dalgarno - Dalgleish - Deniston - Deuar - Dick - Dickson - Dingwal - Dobie - Douglas - Dumbat - Drummond - Earl of Dundee

Lady Ednem - Ednim - Edgar - Elliot - Ellis - Elphinston - Earl of Erroll

Fairholme - Laird of Fairny - Farquhar - Farquharson - Ferguson - Laird of Fernie - Fiddes - Fisher - Fleeming - Floyd - Laird of Foord - Forbes - Fork - Forrester - Forsyth - Frazer

Geddes - Glendining - Gordon - Garden - Gardner - Graham - Grant - Gray

Hamilton - Duke of Hamilton - Harper - Hay - Hepburn - Herries - Hodge - Earl of Holme - Home - Hope - Hutchesons

Inglis

Jack - Jameson - Johnstouns

Kae - Keith - Kellie - Kennedy - Ker - Lady of Klichattan - Kincaid - Kinloch - Kintore - Kirkland

Laird of Lambeiton - Lawry - Leckie - Laird of Lee - Earl of Levin - Laird of Leyes - Leitchfeild - Duke of Lennox - Lewis - Laird of Linton - Liston - Laird of Livingston - Lockerby - Lockhart - Logie - Earl of Lothian - Loudoun - Lundie - Lyon

Mackenzie - Mackgrigor - Mackie - McKitrick - Mackpherson - McLellan - McMath - Earl of Marr - Earl of Marshal - Meikle - Mein - Lord Melvil - Milne - Mitchels - Moffet - Monteith - Montgomery - Morison - Moriston - Mouat - Murray - Countess of Murray - Earl of Murray - Musewell

Newal - Nicol - Earl of Niddidale - Niddrie - Laird of Niddrie - Nisbet - Notman

Viscounts of Oxford - Oliphant

Laird of Philorh - Pollock - Porreous - Pott - Laird of Prestongrange - Pringle - Pury

Ramsay - Reid - Richard - Riddel - Rig - Rires - Earl of Rorhes - Rosewel - Earl of Roxburgh - Russel

Sandilands - Scot - Seton - Shaw - Skeen - Laird of Skermorly - Smeiron - Sprenel - Spruel - Steel - Steidman - Steveinson - Stewart - Stevenson - Stirline - Viscount of Stormont - Laird of Strichan - Strouan Murray

Tailziefer - Telfer - Thomas - Thomson - Thoratoun - Laird of Tofts - Torsonce - Laird of Torsonce - Lord Touch

Veitch

Wallace - Wardlaw - War - Watherston - Watson - Wauchop - Wedderburn - Weems - Weir - Lord Whitekirk - Wilkie - Wilkieson - Wilson - Earl of Winton - Wolfe - Wolmer - Wright

Young - Younger

Zeaman


Surnames in Part 2

Abercrombie - Aikenhead - Aikman - Aldie - Allan - Anderson - Arburthnet - Arnot

Laird Balgownie - Lord Ballantyne - Barclay - Lord Bargenie - Lady Bathgate - Laird of Beirfoord - Belhes - Bethan - Bethun - Bird - Blair - Blyth - Bonner - Boussy - Bonner - Brown - Bruce - Buchan - Burdon - Burnet

Caldwall - Earl of Callander - Cambel - Campbel - Cant - Carstairs - Earl of Cassills - Chalmers - Chrystie - Clerk - Cockburn - Cohran - Colt - Craw - Crichtoun - Cunningham

Dalyel - Dawick - Deans - Dick - Dickson - Dowglas - Dowie -
Drummond - Earl of Dumfermlin - Dundas - Dunlop - Durham - Dury

Ellis - Lady Ethie

Finnison - Fleming - Forrest - Forrester - Viscount of Frendraught - Fury

Gallarlie - Galbraith - Geddie - Godsir - Gordon - Graham - Grant - Gray

Halliday - Hamilton - Hay - Hepburn - Heriot - Herries - Hiestoun - Home - Earl of Home - Lord Huntingtour

Bishop of Isles

Jarden - Johnstoun

Kennedy - Ker - King - Kinloch - Laird of Kirkland

Laird of Lambertoun - Earl of Lauderdale - Earl of Lawdoun - Lawson - Earl of Leven - Earl of Lisk - Lord Livingston - Lockhart - Lundie - Lyon

Mackbrair - Mackdougal - Mackintosh - Earl of Marshal - Mauld - Maxwell - McKenzie - Earl of Medletoun - Menzies - Mercet - Merison - Merston - Milne - Countess of Monteith - Earl of Monteith - Montgomery - More - Morphie - Moultray - Muir - Murray

Nasmith - Neilson - Newtoun - Laird of Niddrie - Nisbet - Earl of  Northask

Oliphant - Laird of Orrock

Phin - Phinhaven - Lord Pitsligo - Polwarr - Pope - Porteus - Preston

Earl of  Queensbury

Reochs - Riddoch - Robertson - Rollock - Romes - Ross - Rutheven

Sanders - Sandilands - Savock - Scot - Scotland - Shaw - Shawes - Skeen - Somervel - Stamfield - Stewart - Strachan - Straiton - Symson

Telfer - Thin - Trottes

Vanie - Vintam

Wadletters - Watson - Wauchop - Weems - Countess of Weems - Wedderburn - Wilkie - Wilson - Wischants

Lady Yester

 
 
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