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MANUSCRIPT.
Inviter of the Laird of Niddries Furniter at Niddrie the 14 September 1703 [so titled].

Ledger inventory with these sections : Compt of HINGENS -:- Memorand of COURTAINS -:- WINDOW COURTAINS -:- CUSHONS -:- BLANKETS -:- FETHER BEDDS -:- SHEETS -:- NEPPRIE -:- SILVER PLAIT -:- SHUFFLS & TONGUS -:- BRASS WORK -:- IRON WORK -:- CHEARS -:- BEDSTEEDS -:- PRESSES -:- TABLES -:- TRUNKS & CHISTS.

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Folio Ledger [39.1 x 15.8 cms.], 18 pages of fine manuscript on 13 leaves, plus 78 blank leaves. Contemporary vellum with ties, a little torn at the head of the spine, else in excellent condition.

*A wonderful, evocative listing of the household material of this noble household from over three hundred years ago. There are 26 entries for blankets and 48 entries for pewter; by contrast, 9 for silver plait and 11 for trunks and chists. Niddry [Niddrie] Castle is in Linlithgow, West Lothian. It was owned by a branch of the Hope family, descendants from Sir Charles Hope, grandson of Sir James Hope, sixth son of Sir Thomas Hope, 1st Baronet, of Craighall (see Hope baronets). In 1703 he was created Lord Hope, Viscount Aithrie and Earl of Hopetoun in the Peerage of Scotland, with remainder to the heirs male and female of his body. He later served as Lord Lieutenant of Linlithgowshire and as Governor of the Bank of Scotland. Lord Hopetoun married Lady Henrietta, only surviving daughter of William Johnstone, 1st Marquess of Annandale (died 1721). He was succeeded by his eldest son, the second Earl. In 1763 he succeeded his kinsman as fourth Baronet, of Kirkliston (see Hope baronets for earlier history of this title). Perhaps this inventory was written for the newly created Lord Hope in anticipation of the family removal to Hopetoun House.

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Stock No. 63648

Price: 1,750.00

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