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Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference GD150
Title Papers of the Earls of Morton
Dates 1250-1940
Access status Open
Location Off site
Description GD150/1-28 Writs of date 1250-1372. GD150/29-82 Writs of date 1375-1401. GD150/83-106 Writs of date 1402-1450. GD150/107-160 Writs of date 1451-1475. GD150/161-261 Writs of date 1475-1500. GD150/262-267 Inventory, cartulary, protocol books and court books. GD150/268-319 General series of charters, deeds etc. 1503/4-1550. GD150/320-493 General series of charters, deeds etc. 1551-1597 GD150/494-533 General series of charters, deeds etc. 1601-1649 GD150/534-567 General series of charters, deeds etc. 1651-1699 GD150/568-591 General series of charters, deeds etc. 1700-1752 GD150/592-594 General series of charters, deeds etc. 1791-1844

Titles, etc., arranged topographically:- Lothian: GD150/595-645 Town and territory of Dalkeith, 1517-1693. GD150/646-652 Woods of Dalkeith, 1573-1619. GD150/653-674 Lands of Easter and Wester Colden, 1553-1630. GD150/675-695 Barony of Lugton, 1565-1616. GD150/696-757 Barony of Caldercleir, 1506-1824. GD150/758-759 Dalmahoy, 1671-1770. GD150/760-764 Warriston and Curriehill, 1693-1762. GD150/765-767 Temple lands of Halcerston and Esperston, 1518-1564. GD150/768-772 Lands of Pinkie, etc., 1527-1544/5. GD150/773-783 Subjects in Edinburgh and Canongate, 1502-1753. Fife: GD150/784-838 Barony of Aberdour, 1520-1793. GD150/839-886 Town of Aberdour, 1504-1732. GD150/887-904 Sisterlands of Aberdour, 1560-1647. GD150/905-927 Craigfoodie, 1530-1611 GD150/928-955 Barony of Rosyth, lands of Balram and barony of Orrock, 1529-1754. GD150/956-1007 Bishopshire and Muckartshire, 1507-1649. GD150/1008-1013 Barony of Kirkness, 1548-1619. GD150/1014-1032 Fife - Various, 1509-1751. Kinross and Perthshire: GD150/1033-1091 Fossoway, 1504-1634. GD150/1092-1126 Barony of Kinross, 1506-1701. GD150/1127-1137 Various, (Kinross-shire), 1560/1-1633. GD150/1137-1168 Barony of Keillor, 1507-1576. GD150/1169-1180 Cuthilgurdie, 1544-1627. GD150/1181-1185 Longforgan, 1567-1591. GD150/1186-1195 Various (Perth), 1561-1617. Peebles: GD150/1196-1244 Barony of Linton, 1514-1622. GD150/1245-1282 Barony of Newlands, 1505-1642. GD150/1283-1319 Barony of Kilbucho, 1525-1630. GD150/1320-1378 Burgh and parish of Peebles, including the lands of Eshiels, Soonhope, Smithfield and Franksland, 1506-1707 GD150/1379-1388 Baronies of Stobo and Eddleston, 1577-8. GD150/1389-1397 Lands of Oychellis and Spittleholme, 1531-58. Roxburgh: GD150/1398-1438 Lands of Longnewton and Fairnington, 1508-1733. Berwick: GD150/1439-1446 Lands of Mordington, 1531-1622. GD150/1447-1498 Abbey of Melrose and its lands, 1524-1618. Dumfries: GD150/1499-1526 Baronies of Preston and Morton, 1507-1611. Kirkcudbrught: GD150/1527-1548 Baronies of Buittle and Borg. 1513-1618 Stirling: GD150/1549-1559 Hill of Dundaff etc., 1505-1571. Ayr: GD150/1560-1584 Cesnock, etc., 1502-1622. Lanark: GD150/1585-1599 Baronies of Edmonston and Roberton etc., 1502-1608. Aberdeen: GD150/1600-1648 Earldom of Buchan and lordship of Auchterhouse, 1506-1606. GD150/1649-1723 Orkney and Shetland, 1536-1767

Ecclesiastical GD150/1724-1817 Writs and papers mainly of ecclesiastical interest, 1516-1800. GD150/1818-1869 Papers relating to stipends, teinds and other ecclesiastical affairs, arranged chronologically, 1526-1803. GD150/1870-1898 Ecclesiastical affairs relating to Orkney and Shetland 1615-1758.

Various GD150/1899-2005 Various deeds, arranged chronologically, 1502-1863, several early ones relating to Douglas of Lochleven. GD150/2006-2007 Exchequer papers, 1539-1605. GD150/2008 Seals. GD150/2009 Papers relating to estate of Bellfield, 1716-1773. GD150/2010-2013 Tacks - Orkney and Shetland, Midlothian, Fife and miscellaneous, 1523-1792.

Rentals GD150/2014 Suit roll of earldom of Morton (undated). GD150/2015-2026 Orkney and Shetland rentals, 1651-1766. GD150/2027-2060 Midlothian rentals, 1554-1823. GD150/2060A-2078 Fife rentals, 1616-1820. GD150/2079-2122 Miscellaneous rentals, 1574-1775.

Financial Papers GD150/2123-2149 Bonds and assignations, 1553-1871. GD150/2150-2185 Financial statements, cash books and accounts, 1620-1881. GD150/2186-2210 Discharges and receipts, 1502-1783. GD150/2211 Receipts for writs, 1591-1632. GD150/2212-2223 Schoolmaster's receipts, various places, 1591-1769.

Judicial Papers GD150/2224-2229 Judical papers, 1532-1717.

Testamentary Documents GD150/2230-2270 Testamentary Documents, 1542-1878.

Genealogical Material GD150/2271-2277 Miscellaneous genealogical material relating to Morton family, abstracts of baptismal and marriage certificates, etc.

Commissions etc. GD150/2278-2334 Commissions, gifts, grants, pensions and licences etc., 1557-1845.

Communications. GD150/2335-2345 Papers relating to roads and bridges, 1718-1827. GD150/2346-2349 Papers relating to canals and ferries, 1767-1820.

Minerals. GD150/2350-2353 Papers relating to iron, lead and miscellaneous mineral workings. GD150/2354-2344 Papers relating to coal, 1792-1814. GD150/2356-2359 Papers relating to lime, 1788-1822.

Military Papers. GD150/2360-2362 Fifeshire Regiment of Militia, 1808-1822. GD150/2363 Royal Fifeshire Yeomanry Cavalry, 1811-1824. GD150/2364-2369 Midlothian Yeomanry Cavalry, 1684-1862. GD150/2369-2374 Miscellaneous military papers, 1627-1803.

Scottish Representative Peers. GD150/2375-2387 Papers relating to Scottish Representative Peers, 1714-1822.

Aberdour Papers. GD150/2388-2404 Miscellaneous papers relating to Aberdour estate, 1611-1864. GD150/2405-2407 Letters relating to Aberdour estate, 1659-1823. GD150/2408-2418 Aberdour accounts, 1657-1797. GD150/2419-2431 Aberdour receipts and vouchers, 1666-1783.

Dalmahoy Papers. GD150/2432-2446 Miscellaneous papers relating to Dalmahoy estate, mainly accounts, 1739-1896. GD150/2447-2464 Household accounts and account books, 1606-1860 GD150/2465-2471 Miscellaneous estate papers, including letters, 1732-1865. GD150/2472-2481 Household receipts, 1660-1785. GD150/2482-2490 Estate vouchers and discharges, 1732-1811.

Orkney and Shetland GD150/2491-2496 Petitions, memorials, etc, relating to reinstatement of earl of Morton in lands in Orkney and Shetland, 1670-1743. GD150/2497-2500 Petitions of William Brown and Andrew Loss relating to loans on land in Orkney and Shetland, 1643-1720. GD150/2501 Papers relating to loan by Sir Andrew Dick and Dame Jean Leslie to earl of Morton, 1636-1683. GD150/2502-2504 Papers relating to Crown rents and Bishop's rents, 1696-1761. GD150/2505-2507 Papers relating to elections of members of parliament, 1713-1761. GD150/2508-2540 Miscellaneous papers, 1608-1764. GD150/2541-2572 Letters relating to affairs in Orkney and Shetland, 1626-1802. GD150/2573-2587 Orkney estate and household accounts and receipts, 1648-1767. GD150/2588-2593 Papers relating to wrecks off Shetland, 1664-1737. GD150/2594-2611 Papers relating to wrecks off Orkney, 1651 - 1746.

Watsons of Saughton GD150/2612-2621 Miscellaneous papers, relating to Watsons of Saughton, 1714 - 1881. GD150/2622-2673 Miscellaneous general papers, 1550-1892. GD150/2674-2692 Prints and Pamphlets, 1716-1824. GD150/2693-2727 Miscellaneous receipts and deeds, 1583-1864. GD150/2726-2740 Miscellaneous accounts, some of Douglases of Lochleven, 1547-1870. GD150/2741-2766 Miscellaneous receipts and vouchers, 1630-1867. GD150/2767-2768 Sederunt books, 1744-1768. GD150/2769 Registrum Honoris de Morton GD150/2770 National MSS of Scotland, I, II and III

Inventories GD150/2771-2837 Inventories of Morton writs, 1267-1783. GD150/2838-2843 Inventories of furniture and gear, 1608-1744.

Titles to Land GD150/2844 Aberdeen, 17th century. GD150/2845 Argyll, 1643. GD150/2846-2850 Berwick, 1631-1713. GD150/2851 Perth and Clackmannan, 17th century. GD150/2852-2870 Edinburgh, 1560-1779. GD150/2871-2873 Fife and Forfar, 1615-1683. GD150/2874 Glasgow, 1650. GD150/2875 Lanark, 1578-1676. GD150/2876 Peebles, 1670-1673. GD150/2877 Roxburgh, 17th century. GD150/2878 Stirling, 1639.

Miscellaneous Writs. GD150/2879-2893 Miscellaneous writs - discharges, warrants etc, 1566-1818.

Marriage Contracts. GD150/2894-2908 Marriage contracts, 1597-1674.

Testamentary Papers. GD150/2909-2924 Testamentary papers, 1574-1807.

Tacks. GD150/2925-2936 Tacks, mainly relating to lands in Saughton, 1524-1812.

Naval and Military Papers. GD150/2937-2948 Miscellaneous Naval and Military papers, 1648-1816.

Royal Household Books. GD150/2949-2950 Royal Household books, 1650-1651.

Protocol Books, GD150/2951-2952 Protocol Books, 1650-1658.

Inventories. GD150/2953-2973 and 2976,7, 2979, 2981. Inventories of Writs relating to various properties, 1623-1800 GD150/2975,2978, 2980,2982, 2983. Inventories of household and personal belongings of Watsons of Saughton, 17th century - 19th century

Miscellaneous Writs. GD150/2984-3106 Miscellaneous writs, mainly relating to Saughton and Melrose, 1534/5-1661 GD150/3107-3172 Miscellaneous legal documents mainly relating to Watsons of Saughton, 1661-1897.

Bonds and Assignations. GD150/3173-3815 Bonds and assignations, mainly relating to Watsons of Saughton, 1597-1769.

Estate Papers. GD150/3186-3207 Estate papers, mainly relating to Watsons of Saughton, 1605-1896 GD150/3208-3210 Estate rentals and accounts for Corstorphine and Saughton, 1631-1898. GD150/3211-3212 Factory accounts for Saughton estate, 1709-1773. GD150/3213-3216 Vouchers for factory accounts, 1808-1811. GD150/3217-3219 Farm accounts for Hatton Mains and Dalmahoy, 1867-1876.

Discharges and Accounts. GD150/3220-3364 Discharges and Accounts, mainly relating to Watsons of Saughton, 1571-1823.

General Papers. GD150/3365-3425 Miscellaneous papers of general interest, including printed papers, 1618-1897.

Volumes. GD150/3426-3436 Volumes containing Saughton rentals, inventories of furniture, estate accounts and cash books, 1846-1903.

Correspondence. GD150/3437-3519 Morton correspondence, arranged chronologically, 1523-1907. GD150/3520-3537 Watson of Saughton correspondence, arranged chronologically, 1611-1821.

Additional Miscellaneous Material. GD150/3538-3543 Miscellaneous material, including printed items, 18th and 19th centuries.

GD150/3544-3896: additional items received from Dundas & Wilson (accessioned May 1993, previously listed as part of National Register of Archives for Scotland survey no 2710): title deeds of lands in various sheriffdoms, 1535-1921; family legal papers, 1733-1916; legal process papers, 1566-1910; estate papers, 1629-1940; accounts and vouchers, 1823-1914; correspondence etc, 1772-1886.

GD150/3897-98: additional items received from Dundas & Wilson (accessioned January 1994): sketch plans etc, 1826-1884

Plans.

RHP723-739 Plans of lands in Midlothian, 1797-1865. and 1001

RHP740-744 Plans of lands in Fife, 1823-1895.

RHP745-752 Miscellaneous plans, 1741-1858.

RHP35974-35978 Miscellaneous plans, 1762-1815

RHP92381-92302 Miscellaneous plans of lands in Edinburgh, Midlothian and Fife, 1818-1903
Level Fonds
Format Text
Language English
Related material N.B. Another group of Morton documents, including the 14th century Morton cartulary, is preserved in the National Library of Scotland (MSS 72-84).
 

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