The following is a list of authorities for the statements contained in Sections I and II ;

1. Rotuli Scaccarii (Accounts of the Lord High Treasurer of Scotland): Perth 1390; Lib. XXII No. 177.
2. Registrum Magni Sigilli (Register of the Great Seal of Scotland):
Rot. XII, No.6, Lib. 111-132, 175; IV-249; VII-209; XIII-199; XX-68; XXII-228; XXV-237; XXVI-65,87, 180, 253; XXVII-140; XXVIII-534; XXX-535; XXXI-557; XXXII-356; XXXIV-57, 308; XXXV-3, 864, 874; XXXVI-149, 380; XXXVII-39, 110; XXXIX-1; 1594-5;XLI-370; XLIV-227; XLVII-323; L11E-25; A.D. 1513-46 No. 1873.
3. a. Privy Council Register 1583-4; 1586-92; 1595-8; 1599-1609; 1611-17; 1619-20.
b. Register of Privy Council of Scotland, 2nd series Vols. 1 to 8; 3rd series Vols. 1 to 6.
c. Privy Council Records, Vols. 1 (1545 -69), II, III, IV, V, VI, XIII.
4 a. Register of Sasines, Forfar, Vol. 1 1620-21; 2nd series Vols. 1 1637-42, II 1642-48, III 1648-52, IV 1652-55, V 1655-58.
b. Register of Sasines, Forfar, 1620-1780, Vols. I to VII.
5. a. Acts and Decreets, Vol. VI.
b. Register of Acts and Decreets Vols. 21, 42, 53, 101, 128.
c. Register of Deeds, Vols. II, V, 114.
6. Retours in Chancery, A.41, IV.126; VII.85; IX.203; XVIII.227; XXIV.175; 1607: 1626: 1618.
7. Reg. Sec. Sig.Lib. 53, Vol. 72.
8. Selkirk Sasines.
9. a. Protocol Book Jaffray No. 86 Register Office
b. " " Boig 121 " "
c. " " Robeson 13 " "
d. " " Harlaw 14 " "
e. " " of Sir William Corbet (Scottish Record Society, Part LII, March 1911) 34.
10. Roxburgh Sasines Vol. V (W.S.)
11. Stoddard's Scottish Arms.
12. Lithgow Series 6th March 1659.
13. a. Selections from the Records of the Regality of Melrose, and from the Manuscripts of the Earl of Haddington, edited from the original volumes in the Register House, Edinburgh, and in the possession of Mr. James Curle, the Earl of Haddington, and others, by Charles S. Romanes, C.A.
b. Melrose Regality Records, Vols. 1? 1607-1660, 2 1662-76, 3 1547-1706,


14. Bishops of Scotland - Bishop Dowden.
15. Scots Peerage, Vol.2.
16. Liber Cartarum Sante Crucis (Holyrood) - Cosmo Innes.
17. Crawford, Edinburgh, 1726.
18. Black book of Kincardineshire by James Anderson, Stonehaven, 1843.
19. Acts of Parliament of Scotland; 1649 VII 720a; 1528 LL 330b; 1646 c 42 VI i 629, 1592.
20. Webster's International Dictionary - Accounts of the Lord High Treasurer of Scotland Vol. V 1515-31.
21. The Weekly Scotsman: 26th December 1919; 11th April, 1931.
22. Elwyndale and Its Three Towers - John Freir F.S.A. Scot. (Berwickshire Naturalist Club Transactions 1890).
23. Douglas Baronage of Scotland 1798.
24 Fairbairn's Crests
25. An Ordinary of Arms contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland - James Balfour Paul, Lyon King of Arms 1893.
26. Description of Melrose Parish - Rev. Adam Milne, Parish Minister of Melrose 1711-47.
27. a. Melrose Marriages 1645-1757.
b. Melrose Session Minutes - Baptisms 1651.
c. Melrose Testimonials 1660-1.
d. Melrose Mortuary Roll from 1781 (1785, 1809).
e. Melrose Record of Baptisms 1644-83.
28. Lists of Provosts etc. of Edinburgh.
29. Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh, 1562, 1573-89.
30. Monifieth Kirk Session Records, 1621-49, 1596-1604.
31. Commissariots:-
a. Brechin Register 1597; 1590;
b. St. Andrews Register 1656, 1615, 1613, 1685;
c. Edinburgh Register 1608, 1609, 1635, 1638, 1575, 1598, 1667;
d. Lauder 1671, 1601;
e. Peebles 1682;
f. Dumblane;
g. Perth 1649.
32. Scott's Fasti Ecclesiae Vols. 1 and 2.
33. Journal of the Hon. John Erskine of Carnock (Scottish History Society).
34. Chalmer's Caledonia Vol. 2.
35. Ecclesiastical History of Scotland - George Grub, A.M., Vol. 3.
36. Dictionary of National Biography.
37. Register of Brechin - Prof. Cosmo Innes Vol. 1.


38. Bodleian Library, Oxford, "Lang's Supplemental Catalogue of Ancient Scottish Arms."
39. Black's History of Brechin.
40. Scottish Record Society:
a. Edinburgh Marriage Register from 1595 to 1700 - Dundee Reference Library, Book No. 22139 B.
b. Parish of Holyroodhouse or Canongate, Register of Marriages 1564-1800, edited by Francis J. Grant W.S. Rothesay Herald, Dundee Ref. Lib. Book No. 22151 B.
c. Register of Burials in the Chapel Royal or Abbey of Holyroodhouse; Dundee Ref. Lib. Bk. No. 22137 B.
d. Edinburgh Register of Apprentices 1583-1666. Dundee Ref. Lib. Bk. No. 22140 B.
41 Buchanan's History of Scotland.

With regard to dates, it should be borne in mind that various changes have been made in the calendar in centuries gone by. The Julian Calendar of 12 months commenced in the year 46 B.C. on 1st January. The Gregorian Calendar, known as the New Style, came into effect in the year A.D. 1582, in which year the 4th of October was followed by the 15th of October. The Protestant nations, however, adopted the change much later. In England, for instance, it was only done in A.D. 1752, in which year the 2nd of September was followed by the 14th September, while at the same time the commencement of the legal year was changed from 25th March to the 1st January. In Scotland, however, the 1st of January was adopted for New Year's Day from A.D. 1600, according to an act of the Privy Council in December, 1599. (The original Roman Calendar, introduced in 738 B.C., consisted of 304 days and 10 months - hence the present day anomaly of December (derived from "Decem", meaning the 10th) being the 12th month.)


APPENDIX No. 4 - Addendum

The following works, listed in the order of appearance in the Text, have also been quoted from:
Liturgy and Ritual of the Celtic Church F.E. Warren p.1 fn.
Celtic Church of Scotland Bishop Dorden 1 fn.
Celtic Scotland W.F. Scene 2
Chronicles of the Picts and Scots 2.3
Registrta de Pannae Dr. John Stuart 3
Land of the Lindsays Jerrise 7, 18
History of Early Scottish Education John Edgar 3
Scotland Under Her Early Kings E.W. Robertson 4
Aberdeen wkly Journ. 30-7-1913 Laurence, Archdeacon of St. Andrews' 4.9
Records of the Earldom of Orkneys 1299 - 1614. 9.9
Scottish Land Names Sir Herbert Maxwell 10.9
The Historians of Scotland. Vol.IX. Andro of Wyntoun III 12, 160
Scotichronicon John Fordun & Walter Bower 14.5
Scottish Myths: Notes on Scottish History Dr. Maclagan 15.0
The Raid of Clan Donnachie Mr. Fittis of Perth 15.9
Chronicles of Scotland Robert Lindsay 16.2
Robertson's Index of Missing Charters 16.4
Officers of State Crawford 16.9
The Commission of General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 27.6
Historic Scenes in Forfarshire Marshall 28.1
Old Dundee, Ecclesiastical, Burghal & Social Alex Maxwell 30.9
History of Old Dundee Maxwell 30.9
The Chronicles of Melrose (Monks ?) 51.4
The House of Lords Finding - re Calfhill-Hilslop Succession 83.5
Scottish Castellated Architecture Macgibbon & Ross 84.3
Vindication of Dr. Alex. Cairncross, late Archbishop of Glasgow by Himself 106.6
Heraldry Nisbet 111.1
History of Scotland Rev. W. Robertson 162.9
Historie of Scotland John Leslie 162.1
The Perth Incident of 1396 R.C. Maclagan 162.2
Caledonia Chalmers 162.7
The Story of The Tweed Sir H. Maxwell 162.9
The Monastery Sir Walter Scott passim

Historians and Antiquarians quoted:
John A. Henderson 9.3
Dr. John Hill Burton 13.2
Alexander Hutcheson F.S.A. Soot. 13 fn.

Click here to go back to the Title page.

Click here to go back to the CONTENTS page.

Click here for the Kings of Scotland.

Click here to go to APPENDIX No. 5.