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Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference GD149
Title Papers of the Cuninghame Family of Caprington
Dates 1380-1886
Access status Open
Location Off site
Description The collection has been divided into three sections, though numbered consecutively throughout. For the sake of continuity of reference, the first section is based on the original inventory of the muniments compiled in 1719, retaining the original numbering of the documents. The second section contains the volumes deposited in 1935. The third and final section contains all the other documents deposited, arranged chronologically.

GD149/3-263 Writs listed in Inventory of 1719 1380-1718
GD149/264 Royal letter book 1524/5-1548/9
GD149/265 Royal letter book 1565-1628
GD149/266 Regent Lennox letter book 1570-1571
GD149/267-276 Legal Volumes 1424-1707
GD149/277-413 Miscellaneous Papers 1584-1886
Section 1 - Writs listed in Inventory of 1719 (GD149/1-263)

All lands are in the sheriffdom of Ayr, unless otherwise specified.

The contents of GD149/270-272, must have been compiled in 1609 or soon afterwards from the official records of the Justiciary Court, and supplement these records. See JC catalogue.
Level Fonds
Format Text
Language English
Related material See also NRAS2331
Archival history The Cuninghame of Caprington Muniments are deposited in the Scottish Record Office on indefinite loan. The volumes (see section 2 of this catalogue), which are of a public nature, were deposited in 1935 by Lieutenant-Colonel W.W. Cuninghame of Caprington Castle per Messrs J.K. & W.P. Lindsay W.S., Edinburgh. The rest of the collection was deposited by Captain R.W. Fergusson-Cuninghame in 1964 and 1965. A few records of historical value have been retained at Caprington Castle.

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