Subordinate and Minor Office-holders in the College

John Finlay

in The Community of the College of Justice

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780748645770
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780748676545 | DOI:
Subordinate and Minor Office-holders in the College

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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

Chapter.  12948 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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