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Call Number: MS Hunter 48 (T.2.6)
Title: The History of the Royal Line of Scotland and of the Noble Families allied thereto; from the most early times, to the year MDCLXXXVIII
Date of Creation: Between 1687 and 1688
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: J. Frederick Van Bosen, The History of the Royal Line of Scotland and of the Noble Families allied thereto; from the most early times, to the year MDCLXXXVIII.
J. Frederick Van Bosen's Royal Genealogy of Scotland.
1. Epistle Dedicatory:
Begins (1, 1 recto lines 1, 2): To | the Right Honourable James Earle of Pearth Lord |.
Ends (2, 1 recto lines 3-6): Your Lordships most humble and obedient Servant. | Sic Subscribitur J.F.U.B. i.e. J. Frederick Van Bosen, Edinburgh 12 June 1688 [the full name in another hand].
2. The Genealogy:
Begins (2, 1 verso [page 1] lines 1-8): The Royall Genalogie of the Antient | High borne And most famous Kings | of Scotland Which Formerly | was called Albion, Their | Descendance and Successione | The First Pairt, | Gattellus was Sone of Cyprus King of Attine he Esp- | -oused Scota Daughter of Pharaoh King of Egypt and went |
Ends (38, 2 recto [page 145] lines 29-38): the Royall Blood, and Here Ends ye Genalogie of the | Royal Stewarts Kings of Scotland England France and | Ireland, but I am heartily Sory that I could not be | informed of ye antient and noble Stewarts Barrones and | Shrives of Bute Although it has been my Business severall times to Aske after itt. And I wish all who bears | this Royall name of Stewart may be Loyall and faith | full to their King. and Prince And uphold the Cedar that she may flourish while the Sun is in the firmam | -ent. | Finis.
3. Traditional Origin of the Earls of Buchan:
Begins (38, 2 verso [page 146] line 1): Here for my Informalities I begg the Readers.
Ends (39, 2 verso [page 149] lines 14, 15): Signifying his owne Mother Alda Cumming Sis | ter to ye Earle of Buchane.
4. Appendix concerning the name of Menzies and the First Progenitor of the Earls of Galloway:
Begins (39, 2 verso [page 149] lines 16, 17): Appendex | Concerning the most antient.
Ends (40, 2 verso [page 153] lines 6, 7): Barrone of Cockpull This is all I know of this | Honourable Familie.
5. The Royal Cedar and List of Authorities:
Begins (41, 1 recto unpaged, lines 1-4): The Royall Cedar | Which was Planted in Albione Anno : Mundi | 3641 | Which was 330 . years before the comeing of Christ.
Ends (41, 2 verso unpaged, lines 3-14): Mr. James Cuninghame.. Writter in Edinburgh all worthy and true Genalogisters - | God Save | King James the Seavent | of Great Brittane, and | his young sone | Prince James. | who was Born the 10th | day of June | 1688 and Baptised upon the | 11th of ye Samyne Moneth.
Remarks: On the recto of ii, 2. is a title page in red and black, enclosed in red-lined border: THE | HISTORY | OF | The Royal Line | OF | SCOTLAND, | AND OF | The noble Families | allied thereto; From the most early Times, | TO THE YEAR | M,DC,LXXX,VIII: | By J. Frederick Van Bosen. A name has been effaced in the top corner, indecipherable though treated by Dr. Young with chemicals.
[Formerly Q.1.4; Q.1.4]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 12 x 7 3/4, ff. 82, in single cols. of 38 lines, each 10 x 5 5/8, not ruled or margined, pagination in same hand, incomplete, catchwords, no signatures. Late Cent. XVII. (1688).
Binding: Original, millboards, covered spattered calf, recently re-backed, title (gilt) on modern crimson morocco shield: ROYAL | LINE | OF | SCOTLAND. Cent. XVIII.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 55.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 55.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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author: J. Frederick van Bosen
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