CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 902
TitleRutherford of Hunthill family legal papers
Date1668 - 1706
Extent7 items: 0.01 linear metres
Creator NameRutherford family; family
Administrative HistoryThe name Rutherford (Rutherfurd) is one of the oldest in Scotland and accounts of the name date from the 12th century. The first Rutherfords of Hunthill originated when Robert Rutherfurd of Chatto was granted lands in the west part of Scraisburgh, commonly known as Hunthill, Roxburghshire, and his descendents were known as the Rutherfords of Hunthill. The first Lord Rutherford, Andrew Rutherford, son of William Rutherford of Wrightslands, was created in 1661 in recognition of his successful army career. He was created Earl of Teviot in 1663. He named as his heir Thomas Rutherford of Hunthill and on the latter's death in 1668, the title passed to his brothers. After the death of Robert, 4th Lord Rutherford in 1724 the title was contested and later became dormant. Before his death Robert had already disposed Hunthill to Thomas Rutherford of Wells.
SourceThe manuscripts were listed as accessions to the University Library in January 1918. Nothing further is known of their provenance.
DescriptionCollection of legal papers relating to the Rutherford family, including: a bond of relief of Archibald, 3rd. Lord Rutherford, in favour of his brother Robert, 1668; an inventory of papers belonging to Andrew, Lord Rutherford, post 1670; a memorandum for Robert, 4th Lord Rutherford, concerning writs, 1686; an extract discharge of William Simpsone, MD, in favour of Sir John Scott of Ancrum, 1692; obligement of Robert, Lord Rutherford, concerning lordship and barony of Traquair, 1692; a copy of rentals of lands pertaining to Sir George Ogilvie of Carnowsie, 1600s, and a letter from Lord Rutherford concerning legal proceedings, 1706.
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 DescriptionNo physical conditions affecting use of collection.
Related MaterialNRAS 713 (National Register of Archives for Scotland)
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