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Discover Scottish Land Records

Our Price: AU$17.00 Inc GST
Media: BOOK - paperback, 68 pages
Author: C. Paton
Year: 2012
Other Data: colour photos, index
ISBN: 9781921956089

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Product Code: UTP0283

This latest guide from family historian Chris Paton takes a look at the complicated records concerning land and property based research in Scotland. For centuries property transactions within the county were governed by feudal tenure, a system which was abandoned in England and Wales in the Middle Ages, but which continued in Scotland until 2004. But feudalism was not the only method by which land was held, with udalism, duthcas, leasehold and more competing as forms of tenure across the country at different times.

Connected with the rules surrounding property transactions were those associated with the inheritance of land and heritable estate, all of which is explained in great detail. From sassines to skat, from retours to precepts of clare constant, and from apparent heirs to heirs apparent, this concise guide will help you get to grips with one of the most exciting and useful topics within Scottish family history.

1. Where were they?
- The vital records
- Parish records
- Census records
- Street directories
- Phone directories
- Electoral registers
- Valuation rolls
- Burgh assessmernt rolls
- Earlier tax and valuation rolls
- Newspapers
2. A Sense of place
- Maps
- The Statistical Accounts of Scotland
- Other gazetteers
- Forfeited estates
- Other National Records of Scotland collections
3. Land tenure
- Scottish laws
- Feudalism
- Charters
- Sasines
- Locating the records
- Pre-1781 sasines
- Liferents and trusts
- Registers of Scotland
- Registers of deeds
- Rental records
- Tacksmen
- The end of feudalism
- Other forms of tenure
4. Inheritance
- Apparent heirs
- The service of heirs
- Precept of Clare Constat
- Types of heir
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