CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 2606
TitleKincardineshire: legal papers
Date1530 - 1809
Extent1 folder: 0.02 linear metres
Creator NameWilliam Alexander MacNaughton (d c. 1933), physician and historian
Administrative HistoryWilliam Alexander MacNaughton was a medical graduate of Edinburgh University (1878) and sometime Medical Officer of Health for Kincardineshire. He was editor of Caledonian Medical Journal from 1897 - 1932 and author of The medical heroes of the 'Forty-five (Glasgow: MacDougall, 1897), Caledonian medical journal (1897-1900). Though he is not recorded as a graduate of Aberdeen University, he contributed antiquarian articles to the Aberdeen University Review, and gifted or bequeathed several manuscripts to the University.
SourceMS 2606 was originally deposited with MS 2307 and MS 2605. They were extracted from this collection in 1967and accessioned separately at this time. The papers were collected by William A. Macnaughtan.
DescriptionCollection of legal papers relating to persons and places in Kincardineshire, in particular Stonehaven, including: inventory of writs of the barony of Morphy, 16th century; commission for the collection of customs in Stonehaven, 1681; notarial copy of precept of clare constat, undated; letter declaring tax increase for burgh of Stonehaven, 1708; three discharges, 1708 - 1711; certificate of requisition to the burgh court of Stonehaven, 1722; disposition, 1744; disposition, 1761; disposition, 1783; inventory of writs, 1795 - 1817; portion of chronological list of hornings, inhibitions or suspensions in actions for debt, 1687 - 1709; note for Patrick Campbell of Corries in cause against Jean Macduff, 1807; memorandum, 1807; disposition, 1809.
AppraisalThis material has been appraised in line with normal procedures.
AccrualsNone expected.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThe records are available subject to the signed acceptance of the Department's access conditions.
Physical DescriptionMS 2606/2 and 2606/5/1-3 are quite fragile and MS 2606/7 in particular is badly damaged, with page 3 torn in half.
Related MaterialMS 2605 - Menzies family papers, 1526 - 1808.
Other Macnaughton deposits: MS 1070, MS 1071, MS 1079, MS 1083, MS 2093, MS 2192
Finding AidsPreliminary list available in deposit file at University of Aberdeen, Special Libraries and Archives.
Related RecordMS 1083
MS 2093
MS 2192
MS 2307
MS 2605
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