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DATES OF CHARTERS OF THE ROYAL BURGHS

OF SCOTLAND.

During the reign of Alexander I., which commenced in the year 1107, and ended in 1124, Edinburgh, Berwick, Roxburgh, and Striveling, (Stirling,) received their Charters.

During the reign of David I., which commenced in the year 1124, and ended in 1153, Jedburgh, Haddington, Linlithgow, Renfrew, St. Andrews, Dunfermline, Crail, Elgin, and Forres, received their Charters.

During the reign of William the Lion, which commenced in the year 1165, and ended in 1214, Inverkeithing, Perth, Aberdeen, Rutherglen, Inverness, Dumfries, Lanark, Glasgow, Irvine, Ayr, Forfar, Dundee, Aberbrothick, Morros, Inverury, Kintore, Banff, Cullen, and Nairn, received their Char

ters.

During the reign of Alexander II., which commenced in the year 1214, and ended in 1249, Annan, Dumbarton, Dingwall, and Rosemarkie, received their Charters.

During the reign of Alexander III., which commenced in the year 1249, and ended in 1292, Kinghorn, Peebles, and Selkirk, received their Charters.

During the reign of Robert I., which commenced in the year 1306, and ended in 1330, Kirkaldy, Queensferry, and Lochmabin, received their Charters.

During the reign of David II., which commenced in the year 1330, and ended in 1332, Cupar, Inverberrie, Dunbar, Brechin, Lauder, and Wigton, received their Charters.

During the reign of Robert III., which commenced in the year 1390, and ended in 1406, North Berwick and Rothesay received their Charters.

During the reign of James II., which commenced in the year 1437, and ended in 1460, Kirkcubright received its Charter.

During the reign of James III., which commenced in the year 1460, and ended in 1489, Kirkwall received its Charter.

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During the reign of James V., which commenced in the year 1514, and ended in 1544, Pittenween, Burntisland, and Dysart, received their Charters.

During the reign of James VI., which commenced in the year 1567, and ended in 1625, Anstruther, Easter and Wester, Culross, Wick, Sanquhar, and Stranraer, received their Char

ters.

During the reign of Charles I., which commenced in the year 1625, and ended in 1649, Dornock, Inverary, New-Galloway, and Newburgh, received their Charters.

During the reign of Charles II., which commenced in the year 1649, and ended in 1685, Tain, Cromarty, and Kilrenny, received their Charters.

During the reign of William III., which commenced in the year 1689, and ended in 1702, Campbeltown received its Charter *.

SHIRES, STEWARTIES, AND BURGHS, WHO SENT MEMBERS TO PARLIAMENT BEFORE THE UNION.

Counties which sent Members.

Members.

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1. Edinburgh,

2. Haddington,

3. Berwick,

4. Roxburgh,

5. Selkirk,

6. Peebles,

7. Lanark,

8. Dumfries,

9. Wigton,

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10. Ayr,

11. Dumbarton,

12. Bute,

13. Renfrew,

14. Stirling,

15. Linlithgow,

16. Perth,

17. Kincardine,

18. Aberdeen,

Members.

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The order of the Charters has been collected from Chalmers's Caledonia.

and Buchan's Chronology.

The Royal Burghs which are not mentioned in the above order, have received their Charters during the 18th century,

19. Inverness,

20. Nairn,

21. Cromarty,

22. Argyle,

23. Fife,

24. Forfar,

25. Banff,

26. Kirkcubright,

1. Edinburgh,

2. Perth,

3. Dundee,

4. Aberdeen,

5. Stirling,

6. Linlithgow,

7. St. Andrews,

8. Glasgow, 9. Ayr,

10. Haddington,

11. Dysart,

12. Kirkaldy,

13. Montrose, 14. Cupar,

15. Anstruther, Easter,

16. Dumfries,

17. Inverness,

18. Burntisland,

19. Kinghorn,

20. Brechin,

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21. Irvine,

22. Jedburgh,

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Royal Burghs which sent Members.

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2 27. Sutherland,

2 28. Caithness,

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29. Elgin,

3 30. Orkney,

4 31. Clackmanan,

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32. Ross,

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33. Kinross,

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1. Aberdeen,

2. Ayr,

3. Argyle,

4. Banff,

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1.56. Dingwall,

1 57. Dornoch,

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Counties which send Members to Parliament.

Members.

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58. Queensferry,

59. Inverary,

60. Inverury,

61. Wick,

62. Kirkwall,

63. Inverberrie,

64. Stranraer,

65. Campbeltown,

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COUNTIES AND BURGHS WHICH SEND MEMBERS TO PARLIAMENT SINCE THE UNION.

Since the Union, Scotland sends only forty-five Members to Parliament; viz. the Counties thirty, and the Burghs fifteen.

16. Kirkcubright,

1 17. Lanark,

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18. Linlithgow,

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19. Moray and Elgin,

5. Berwick,

1 20. Nairn and Cromarty,

6. Bute and Caithness,

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21. Orkney,

7. Clackmannan & Kinross, 1

22. Peebles,

8. Dumbarton,

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23. Perth,

9. Dumfries,

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24. Renfrew,

10. Edinburgh,

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25. Ross,

11. Fife,

1 26. Roxburgh,

12. Forfar,

1 27. Selkirk,

13. Haddington,

14. Inverness,

15. Kincardine,

1 28. Stirling,

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29. Sutherland,

30. Wigton,

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Burghs which send Members to Parliament.

The Burghs which send Members to Parliament, are divided into the following classes; each class sends only one. 1. Aberdeen, Inverberrie, Montrose, Aberbrothick, and Brechin.

2. Anstruther, E. & W., Crail, Kilrenny, and Pittenween. 3. Ayr, Irvine, Inverary, Rothesay, and Campbeltown. 4. Banff, Cullen, Kintyre, Elgin, and Inverury.

5. Dumfries, Sanquhar, Annan, Lochmaben, and Kirkcubright.

6. Edinburgh.

7. Glasgow, Renfrew, Dumbarton, and Rutherglen.

8. Inverness, Fortrose, Nairn, and Forres.

9. Jedburgh, Haddington, Lauder, Dunbar, and North Berwick.

10. Kinghorn, Dysart, Kirkaldy, and Burntisland.

11. Perth, Dundee, Forfar, St. Andrews, and Cupar.

12. Selkirk, Peebles, Linlithgow, and Lanark.

13. Stirling, Culross, Inverkeithing, Dunfermline, and Queensferry.

14. Stranraer, Wigton, Whitehorn, and New Galloway. 15. Tain, Dingwall, Dornoch, Wick, and Kirkwall.

CONVENTION OF ROYAL BURGHS AND FREE INCORPORATIONS.

Royal Burghs, are Corporations made so for the advantage of trade, by charters granted by several Kings of Scotland, at different times, which Corporations have a privilege of sending Commissioners to represent them in Parliament.

These Burghs have all their particular privileges by themselves, and, in general, they have all of them, within their respective bounds, sole power of trade and merchandise, exclusive of all others. They can keep courts, have the jurisdiction of Sheriffs, and can make bye-laws for the government of their Burghs and the regulation of their trade; actions also

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