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Public Records (Scotland) Act 1809

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VIClerks of Burghs of Regality and Parony, to deliver their Registers of Deeds, and the Warrants if any to Sheriff Clerks.

And be it further enacted, That on or before the Expiration of Six Months after the palling of this Act, the Clerks of the several Burghs of Regality and Barony aforesaid, (hall in like Manner deliver to the Sheriff Clerks or Stewart Clerks of the Shires or Stewartries within which such Burghs are respectively situated, all the Books or Registers of Deeds or of Probative Writings, if any, which have been kept by them and their Predecessors in Office, and which shall be in their Custody, together with the Minute Books and Warrants of the same, and with an Inventory of the Whole, to the Accuracy and Completeness of which the said Clerks respectively shall make Oath in the Court of the Sheriff Depute or Stewart Depute; and that the laid Sheriff Clerks or Stewart Clerks mail receive the aforesaid Books, Registers and Warrants respectively, to be deposited with the other Public Records under their Custody and Care, and shall make and subscribe full Duplicates of such Inventories to be delivered to and deposited by the said Clerks of Burghs respectively with the other Public Records under their Custody and Care.

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