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The Community of the College of JusticeEdinburgh and the Court of Session, 1687 –1808$
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John Finlay

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780748645770

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645770.001.0001

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The Working Chambers of the College

The Working Chambers of the College

Chapter:
(p.188) 7 The Working Chambers of the College
Source:
The Community of the College of Justice
Author(s):

John Finlay

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645770.003.0007

This chapter examines the roles of some of the main office holders within the Court of Session who dominated the writing chambers which governed the functioning of the court. In particular, the role and significance of the clerks of session is investigated. At a less exalted level, the practical significance of lesser clerks and extractors is discussed, along with those who collected fees, worked in the chancery and privy seal office, and held custody of records. The preservation of records within the College, and the wider significance of College members in preserving legal and historical records, is also investigated.

Keywords:   Clerk of session, Extractor, Chancery, Privy seal, WS Society, Bill chamber, Court of Session

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