Index of Manuscripts contained within Part Two of the National Manuscripts of Scotland, 1296 to 1488, linked to each individual page. Note; No's I - VI, being of earlier dates, are supplementary to Part I:
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I. The Chronica de Mailros, containing notices of the kings from Malcolm Canmore to Malcolm the Maiden, in a hand of the latter part of the twelfth century.
II. Charter of William de Moreville, Constable of Scotland, to James of Laudun, of the lands of Laudun. About 1190.
III. Obligation by the Abbot and Convent of Abirbrothoc to pay 100 shillings to the Prior and Convent of the Church of the Holy Trinity of Canterbury, on behalf of Alexander III, for feeding thirteen poor people each Tuesday. AD 1279.
IV. The Charter of Constitution of Balliol College, Oxford, by Devorgilla of Galloway, Lady of Balliol. AD 1282.
V. Precept by Edward I of England to the Prior and Convent of Christ Church, Canterbury, to record in their chronicles two deeds of submission to him by the competitors of the Crown of Scotland. AD 1291.
V.a. Map of Great Britain, by Matthew Paris, about AD 1250. From his Abbreviatio Chronicorum.
VI. Agreement between Florence, Count of Holland, and Robert Bruce of Annandale, in view of the judgement to be pronounced by the King of England in the matter of the competition for the Crown of Scotland. AD 1292.
INTERREGNUM, 1296 - 1306
VII. Petition of the People of Scotland, praying to be governed by the laws which were in use at the time of King Alexander.
VIII. Letter from Robert Hastangis to Edward I, telling of a meeting of Scotch nobles at which Sir David de Graham demanded the lands and goods that had belonged to Sir William Wallace. About AD 1300.
IX. Memorandum about the delivery of certain engines of war. AD 1304.
X. Indenture of the Names of the Horse and Foot Soldiers in the Garrison of the Castle of Edinburgh, from 27th November AD 1300 till Whitsunday AD 1301.
XI. Memorandum of Stores provided for the Castle of Edinburgh. AD 1299.
XII. Notarial Instrument on an Appeal by Master Baldred Biset to Rome, against the unjust seizure of his church of Kinghorn by Peter of Donewyche. AD 1304.
KING ROBERT I., 1306 - 1329
XIII. Letter of News from the Camp of Edward I at Carlisle, mentioning that the King had been much enraged at the retreat of his troops before "King Hobbe" without doing any exploit. AD 1307.
XIV. Writ of Privy Seal of Edward I to Eymar de Valence, commanding him to lay waste the lands and manors of Sir Michael of Wemyss, whom Edward accuses of being a traitor. AD 1306.
XV. Petition by the Burgesses of Perth to Edward I, complaining that his Chamberlain had deprived them of a rent belonging to their bridge of Tay, and that Robert Bruce at the time of his coronation had imprisoned their bailies till they should pay a certain sum. About AD 1307.
XVI. Letter of Elizabeth de Bruce to Edward I, complaining of insufficient clothes and furniture, and praying for remedy.
XVII. Declaration by the Clergy of Scotland that Robert Bruce is lawful king. AD 1309.
XVIII. Charter of King Robert I to Walter the Steward, of the Barony of Bathgate and other lands in marriage with his daughter Marjory. AD 1315.
XIX. Lease of lands by the Abbot of Scone to Edmund Hay of Leys and his son William, with an ancient gloss of many terms of the lease. AD 1312.
XX. Writ of Privy Seal of Edward II summoning Aymer de Valence to meet him at Berwick with horses and arms to march against the Scots. AD 1310.
XXI. Charter of King Robert I to Hugh de Ross of the Sheriffdom and Burgh of Cromarty. AD 1315.
XXII. Charter of King Robert I to James of Douglas of the lands of Polbuttby in the valley of Moffet. AD 1316.
XXIII. Robert I confirms a Charter of his brother Edward, King of Ireland, to John de Carltoun. AD 1323.
XXIV. Letter of the Barons to Pope John XXII asserting the Independence of Scotland. AD 1320.
XXV. Robert I confirms the great Charter of William the Lion to the Monastery of Abirbrothoc. AD 1322.
XXVI. Treaty of Northampton, settling peace between England and Scotland, arranging a marriage between David the son of Robert I and Joan the sister of Edward III, and engaging that all the instruments and muniments touching the claim of superiority on the part of the Kings of England shall be given up and restored to the Kings of Scotland. AD 1327.
XXVII. Transcript of Indenture between Robert I and the Community of Scotland, wherebye the Estates grant to the King the tenth penny of all fermes and rents for the maintenance of the Crown, and the King engages to abstain from illegal exactions. AD 1327.
XXVIII. Charter of Robert I to William of Irvine, of the Forest of Drum. AD 1323.
XXIX. Deathbed letter of Robert I recommending the Monastery of Melrose to the care and protection of his son David and his successors. AD 1329.
XXX. Bull of Pope John XXII authorising the coronation and anointing of Robert I and his successors Kings of Scotland by the Bishop of St. Andrews or the Bishop of Glasgow. AD 1329.
KING DAVID II, 1329 - 1371
XXXI. Extract from Chamberlain Roll, showing payments relative to the burial of King Robert I. AD 1329.
XXXII. Roll of Account of William de Fordoun, Clerk of the Queen's Wardrobe. AD 1331-2.
XXXIII. David II confirms the Lordship of Ureys to William of Irvine. AD 1331.
XXXIV. Letter from Archebald de Douglas to the King of England with reference to the postponement of a day of truce on the Marches.
XXXV. Indenture between Edward Balliol and Sir Richard Talbot regarding the Castle of Kildrummy. AD 1333.
XXXVI. Extract from a Roll of "Answers of Adam of Bothirgask to the charges of Reginald More, Chamberlain of Scotland, concerning the collection of the Customs on the North side of the Forth." About AD 1337.
XXXVII. Indenture between Edward Balliol and Sir Richard Talbot touching the lands of Keth and the delivery of the Castle of Kildrummy. AD 1333.
XXXVIII. Edward Balliol confirms a Charter of his father King John Balliol to William of Silkesworth, of the lands of Balmutach. AD 1339.
XXXIX. Acquittance by Edward Balliol to the Prior of Durham of 16l, 15s, 4-1/2d. AD 1343.
XL. Charter of Robert the Steward of Scotland to Sir Adam of Foullartoun of the lands of Foullartoun and of Gaylis in Kyle-Stewart. AD 1344.
XLI. David II confirms the great Charter of William the Lion to the Monastery of Abirbrothoc. AD 1341.
XLII. Two pages of the Record of Parliament from the "Blak Buik", in which the Estates appoint commissioners to treat of peace with England, provide for the payment of the King's ransom, and maintenance of the Crown, and restrict the application of the taxes for these purposes. AD 1366.
XLIII. Extract from a Roll of Parliament narrating the procedure in an Appeal from the Court of the Justiciar to Parliament. AD 1368.
KING ROBERT II, 1371 - 1390
XLIIIa. Declaration by the King and Parliament, settling the succession to the Crown on John, Earl of Carrick, eldest son of Robert II. AD 1371.
XLIIIb. Declaration by the King and Parliament, settling the succession to the Crown among the five sons of Robert II, and their descendants in the male line. AD 1373.
XLIV. Commission by Robert II, to Sir Archibald of Douglas to swear for him to a treaty with Charles V, King of France. AD 1371.
XLV. Letter from the Earl of Douglas to the King of England, complaining that John Mercer, his man, had been arrested and imprisoned by the Earl of Northumberland, in violation of the truce, and asking his release.
XLVI. Letter of Robert II, to Richard II, King of England, with reference to a place of meeting for the Commissioners of the two kingdoms, for reforming attempts against the truce. AD 1380.
XLVII. Letter in Scots by Robert, Earl of Fife and Menteith, Guardian and Chamberlain of Scotland, exempting the Abbot and Convent of Melrose from payment of customs on their wool. AD 1389.
KING ROBERT III, 1390 - 1406
XLVIII. Robert III confirms a Charter of Confirmation by Robert II of a Charter by David I to Holyrood. AD 1391.
XLIX. Letter from Annabella, Queen of Robert II, to Richard II, King of England, announcing the birth of a son (James I of Scotland), and consenting to a marriage between one of the children of Robert and one of Richard. AD 1398.
L. Extract from the "Haddington MS" of an Act of Parliament, ordaining that a contribution of 2000 pounds be raised for "commen nedis of the kynrike, and the common profyte." AD 1398.
LI. Letter to the King of England from David Prince of Scotland, Duke of Rothesay. AD 1398.
LII. Letter from the Countess of March to the King of England, telling him of the hardships she and her husband were enduring, and asking his aid. AD 1404.
LIII. Letter in Scots from the Earl of March to Henry IV, King of England, complaining of the wrong done to him by the Duke of Rothesay "the quhilk spousit my douchter and now agaynes the law of halikire spouses ane other wif", asking for a safe-conduct into England, and explaining that he was of the fourth degree in kin to the King of England. AD 1400.
LIV. Letter from James of Douglas, Warden of the March, to Henry IV, in answer to letters from Henry charging the Scots with breaking the truce. About AD 1400.
LV. Letter from Robert Duke of Albany to the King of England, complaining of the seizure of a ship coming from the parts of Flanders, laden with goods, to the city of St. Andrews, estimated at the value of 1000 pounds. About AD 1405.
LVI. Letter from Henry Wardlaw, Bishop of St. Andrews, to the King of England, making the same complaint. About AD 1405.
LVII. Letter from Robert Duke of Albany to the King of England, with reference to his son Murdoch Stewart. AD 1405.
LVIII. Letter of Protection to Melrose from the King of England. AD 1405.
KING JAMES I, 1406 - 1437
LIX. Charter in Gaelic by M'Donald of the Isles to Brian Vicar M'Kay of lands in Islay. AD 1408.
LX. Letter of Pension by Archibald Earl of Douglas to Alexander of Home of 20 pounds yearly from the rents of the Priory of Coldingham, written in Scots. AD 1406.
LXI. Indenture between Robert Duke of Albany and Sir Gilbert Kenedy of Dunure, written in Scots. AD 1408.
LXII. Letter of James I, King of Scotland, promising to confirm to Sir William of Douglas of Drumlanrig all the lands he is possessed and chartered of within Scotland, written with the King's own hand from Croydon. AD 1412.
LXIII. Bull of Pope Benedict XIII, confirming the foundation of the University of St. Andrews. AD 1413.
LXIV. First page of the Record of the Faculty of Arts of the University of St. Andrews, giving the names of the Bachelors for the year, AD 1413.
LXV. Act of Parliament settling the dispute in regard to the Priory of Coldingham between Durham and Dunfermline, in favour of Sir William Drax, Monk of Durham. AD 1424.
LXVI. Henry VI of England acknowledges the receipt of 1000 merks from James King of Scots, as part payment of his ransom. AD 1426.
LXVII. Obligation by James I to the Provosts and Bailies of the Burghs of Edinburgh, Perth, Dundee and Aberdeen, to relieve them of the payment of 50,000 merks for which they are bound to the King of England for his ransom. AD 1424.
KING JAMES II, 1437 - 1460
LXVIII. Topography of Scotland, by John Hardyng. No. I. From the Border to the Water of Tay. From a MS of Hardyng's Chronicle in the Bodleian Library, Selden MSS.B.10(3356)
LXIX. Topography of Scotland, by John Hardyng. No. II. From the Water of Tay to the Water of Suthyrland. From a MS of Hardyng's Chronicle in the Bodleian Library, Selden MSS.B.10(3356)
LXX. Topography of Scotland, by John Hardyng. No. III. From the Water of Suthyrland northwards. From a MS of Hardyng's Chronicle in the Bodleian Library, Selden MSS.B.10(3356)
LXXI. Autograph Letter of King James II to Charles VII, King of France.
LXXII. Letter of Retinue of Sir John Kenedy and his son to Sir Gilbert Kenedy of Dunure, by which they become men to the said Sir Gilbert for the space of ten years, and he agrees to pay Sir John twenty merks yearly and to his son ten merks for their service. AD 1444.
LXXIII. Wyntown's Chronicle, Brit. Mus. Cott. MSS. Bib. Reg. No. 17D.xx.fol.1
LXXIV. Two pages of Lydgate's Troy Book, with passages supplied from a Troy Book by Barbour, Camb. Univ. Lib. Kk.v.30
LXXV. Two pages of a Book of Legends of the Saints, by Barbour Ibid, Gg.II.6
KING JAMES III, 1460 - 1488
LXXVI. Two pages from Instructions for Sir Alexander Napier of Merchistoun, Knight, as Ambassador to Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy.
LXXVII. Two pages from the Accounts of the Lord High Treasurer of Scotland.
LXXVIII. Norse Deed of Sale of lands in Unst.
LXXIX. Letter from the King to the Duke of Burgundy, complaining of the robbery and imprisonment of Master Archibald Knollis by the Duke's soldiers, and desiring his release and the restoration of his goods.
LXXX. Two pages of the MS. known as Bishop Elphinstone's History, in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, Fairfax MSS. 8.
LXXXI. A page of Fordun's Scotichronicon, from an MS. which belonged to Hector Boece, in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge.
LXXXII. Two pages from the MS. of Barbour's "Brus", in the Library of St. John's College, Cambridge.
LXXXIII. A page of Fordun's Scotichronicon, from the MS. in the Library of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, with a drawing of Scota and Gathelos.
LXXXIV. A page of Fordun's Scotichronicon, from the same MS., with a drawing of the Coronation of King Alexander III.
LXXXV. A page of Fordun's Scotichronicon, from the same MS., with a drawing of the Funeral of King Alexander III.
LXXXVI. A page of Fordun's Scotichronicon, from the same MS., with a drawing of the Battle of Bannockburn.
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