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6 July 1704 Parliamentary Minutes
Parliamentary Minutes
6 July 1704 6 July 1704
6 July 1704
6 July 1704 [Opening of session; protests over precedency]
[M1704/7/1]* [Opening of session; protests …]
11 July 1704 11 July 1704
11 July 1704
11 July 1704 [Oaths taken; addition to roll of parliament]
[M1704/7/2]* [Oaths taken; addition to roll …]
13 July 1704 13 July 1704
13 July 1704
  1. NAS. PA3/7 is solely a collection of printed material, which does not seem to have been used when APS was being complied. Written inside the cover of the book is the following note: 'A very curious and scarce collection of the whole minutes, votes and procedure of the Scots parliament relative to the union of the two kingdoms from the beginning to the end of that affair. Formerly belonging to Patrick Grant, lord Elchies. Price £4 4 sterling'. There are no folio numbers in this volume, although some of the printed documents are numbered by page. There are also no dated sections. Documents are bound together in a roughly chronological manner, so a date reference, where applicable, has been given to aid identification. Position in the volume has also been used as an identifying tag, e.g. 'bound after 1704 printed minutes'. Back
  2. NAS. Mar and Kellie GD124/10/434, 'Journal of what passed in the parliament of Scotland, 1704' - Account of opening day. After reading of rolls and commissions, large number of patents read, 'the narratives of some of which might have been very well minutes as not contributing very much to the flavour of the patentees'. NAS. GD90/2/172, 'Diurnals of the parliament of Scotland', by William Bennett of Grubbet, commissioner for Roxburghshire - Brief history of the court and country divisions in parliament. Account of opening day's proceedings. Back
  3. All NAS. PA6/36 folios are headed 'Minutes of the proceedings in parliament'. NAS. PA3/7, Printed Minutes No.1, 1-2 or NAS. PA6/36,75, f.1-1v. Back
  4. NAS. Mar and Kellie GD124/10/434, 'Journal of what passed in the parliament of Scotland, 1704' - Controversy over the clerk register not taking the oath of faithful administration. He argued that he had taken the oath of parliament and that both were the same thing. Nevertheless, as he was 'unwilling to take up the time of the house', he subscribed it. States that William Seton of Pitmedden gave in a resolve against naming a successor to the crown this session. Patrick Hume, earl of Marchmont opposed it as being against the rules of house, which occasioned renewal of orders of the house. More discussion on this, and ordered to be marked in minutes (which it is not). Some amendments to act adjourning summer session voted down. Parliament adjourned. NAS. GD90/2/172, 'Diurnals of the parliament of Scotland', by William Bennett of Grubbet, commissioner for Roxburghshire - Account of reading of queen's letter, speeches etc. Contentious debate over whether the house of lords' address touching on Scotland should be printed. Not proceeded on. Some business regarding elections. Back
  5. NAS. PA3/7, Printed Minutes No.2, 1 or NAS. PA6/36,76, f.1. Another copy at NAS. PA6/36, 77. Back
  6. NAS. Mar and Kellie GD124/10/434, 'Journal of what passed in the parliament of Scotland, 1704' - James Douglas, duke of Hamilton complained that the previous day he had recommended George MacKenzie, earl of Cromarty's speech be printed, and this was to be so ordered in the minutes. Instead, it had been omitted. The chancellor stated that only speeches made from the throne and addressed to parliament were printed, and Patrick Hume, earl of Marchmont agreed, stating that it would only encourage long, tedious speeches. John Campbell, duke of Argyll supported Hamilton, and said that the only way to end the controversy was for the earl of Cromarty to agree to not having his speech printed, which he refused to do. Account of double election of Kirkcudbright given. Duke of Hamilton's resolve against naming a successor to the crown submitted. NAS. GD90/2/172, 'Diurnals of the parliament of Scotland', by William Bennett of Grubbet, commissioner for Roxburghshire - Particulars of election in Kirkcudbright. Hamilton's resolve debated. Majority of this entry is missing. Back