CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 224
TitleSir James Balfour of Kinnaird and Denmilne: 'A Genealogical Account of several dukes, marquesses and earls of Scotland'
Extent0.03 linear metres
Creator NameBalfour; Sir; James (1600-1657); of Kinnaird and Denmilne, Lord Lyon and historian
Administrative HistorySir James Balfour was born in 1600 in Denmilne (Denmiln), Fife. He travelled widely but his interests were mainly in Scottish history and antiquities. He was an associate of many Scottish historians and studied under William Dugdale in London for a time. He wrote numerous works including an account of Scottish religious houses and 'Annals of the History of Scotland from Malcolm III to Charles II'. He was Lord Lyon from 1630 until his death and was created a baronet of Nova Scotia in 1633. He was responsible for collecting many of the surviving records of Scottish monastic houses, many of which are in the National Library of Scotland.
Description'A Genealogical account of several dukes, marquesses and earls of Scotland', 1707. The manuscript was transcribed from the one in the Advocates' Library, Edinburgh, in January 1707, for the sum of £8.0.0, paid by King' s College, Aberdeen.
AccrualsNone expected.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThe records are available subject to the signed acceptance of the Department's access
Physical DescriptionNo physical conditions affecting use of collection.
Publication NoteTranscript of James Balfour's 'Genealogical account of several dukes, marquesses and earls of Scotland'. 1707. Northern Scotland, Volume 3, No. 1 (1977-78), p.97.
Related RecordMS 2168
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