|Scotland - a glossary of archaic terms, as well as a number of Modern Scots words and phrases, useful for genealogical research. Legal terms, words linked to property and possessions, found in wills and testaments.|
seat (sedilium) of oak.
of tun, a saltcellar of pewter.
pits where salt is made.
act giving legal possession of property of land or house ; the deed recording
shrine, desk, screen.
SCULE, sculis, school(s).
contraction for severall,
SENSYNE, since that time.
(servitor, servites), agent,
secretary, apprentice ; also napkin.
SPECIAL, as heir to a special subject, as property, etc.
sewln, seuyn, seven.
SEX, six, sext, sixth, sexten, sixteen.
north side of land.
cloth having a rough nap.
made of chamois leather.
portions or fields of land.
clerk to the sheriff court, and keeper of the records.
SHERIFF IN THAT PART
(i.e., in that behalf), one appointed by the crown to act in place of the
sheriff in a particular instance.
the district under jurisdiction of sheriff, a county ; see s. Barony,
small enclosed drawers of a cabinet.
shot, " lie shot,"
i.e., lying separate from the rest.
like as, likewise, in like manner.
without hurt or damage.
hurt or damage.
vagabond ; lazy slothful person.
a rope or chain by which a plough is drawn.
SONE, soune, 1. son, 2. sun.
SOUTHT, south, southyn, southern.
spite ; also spit for roasting.
(A PAIR OF), splints.
RAPPER, springy rapier.
robbed or despoiled.
delivery by, symbols used on resignation of lands by a vassal into the hands of
tyn, stoups, large pitchers of
STEDDYNGIS, steding, farmhouse and outhouses.
tax. Also as a verb, to tax ; stentar,
one who collects the stent.
a vessel for carrying water from the well.
iron and girdis (stirroubis, stirribis),
stirrups (iron) and girths.
a Dutch coin ; cp. "Stiver."
; see s. Decreet
south lying portion of lands.
OF LANDS, the overlord from whom title is derived.
DECREET OF, ordering the tithes
to be yielded to the crown.
ordering the non-execution of charges proceeding on bills, bonds, or decrees
until pleas be heard.
syllabub (drink made of milk mixed with cider, rum, whisky etc, sweetened,
spiced, served warm).
SYMBOL; see s. Notarial.
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O my deir hert, young Jesus sweit,
Prepare thy creddil in my spreit,
And I sall rock thee in my hert
And never mair from thee depart.
But I sall praise thee evermoir
With sangis sweit unto thy gloir;
The knees of my heart sall I bow,
And sing that richt Balulalow!
Text by the brothers Wedderburn, 1567
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