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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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Subordinate and Minor Office-holders in the College

Subordinate and Minor Office-holders in the College

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(p.219) 8 Subordinate and Minor Office-holders in the College
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The Community of the College of Justice
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John Finlay

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645770.003.0008

This chapter investigates those clerks and others who were vital to the proper running of the court but who were necessarily not attached to any particular working office. This includes those who acted as clerks to advocates and judges. It also includes the keepers of parliament house, the macers and those who kept various rolls and registers. Generally some of these men, particularly those reliant on income through fees, could buy their way into a position within the court and their role did not depend on any particular training or skill. In the case of advocates' clerks, they enjoyed the privileges of College membership whilst being privately appointed by members of the Faculty of Advocates.

Keywords:   Advocates’ clerk, Judges’ clerk, Keeper of the rolls, Keeper of the minute book, Hornings, patronage

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