Your search for 1661/1/7 produced no results.

Some tips for more useful search results

Basic searching can be for a single word, a RPS reference number, a phrase or several search terms joined using Boolean operators and grouped using brackets. A single word search, e.g. fair will search documents for any words which contain the words using the stem fair, e.g. fairs. Note that this search is case insensitive.

Searching for phrases means putting double quotes round two or more words, for example "St Andrews". Searches with quotes are still case insensitive. Some place names, e.g. Bo'ness use single quotes (apostrophes), so these can't be used to quote text.

The search engine uses stemming, so searching for the stem of a word will return words using that stem. For example, work will return documents containing works, worked and working. If you wish to expand a search further, you can use wildcards, e.g. work* would also match workmen.

To find a RPS reference number, enter this within the search box. There must be at least one slash character (/) in each query. Wildcards (*) can be used to complete a reference number. To find every record from, say, the 1633/6 session, enter 1633/6/*. Note that where a reference number contains an alphabetical character, this is case sensitive.

Boolean operators allow complex searches to be put together. Searches can be made more restrictive by using the AND keyword, or be widened by using the OR keyword. A search term can be negated with the not operator (-). For example, "St Andrews" AND cupar will search for pages which contain both terms. The search "St Andrews" OR cupar will return documents which contain either of the terms. And "St Andrews" -cupar will return the documents about St Andrews but not Cupar.

Brackets can be used to group search terms. It is possible to construct queries like dundee AND ("St Andrews" OR cupar), which would search for documents about Dundee and either St Andrews or Cupar.

It is important to make sure that brackets and quotes match, or the search results might not be what was expected.