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Public Records (Scotland) Act 1809

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VIIISheriff Clerks to record Deeds and Probative Writs in Books marked and issued by Lord Clerk Register.

And be it further enacted, That from and after the Expiration of Six Months after the palling of this Act, it shall not be lawful for the Sheriff Clerks or Stewart Clerks of the several Shires and Stewartries to use any Books for the Registration of Deeds or other Writings, unless the same shall have been previously marked, at least on the first and last Leaves thereof, and issued to them by the Lord Clerk Register or his Deputies authorized to that effect, for each of which Books there shall not be charged more than the prime Colt thereof, together with a Fee to the Deputy Keepers of Records not exceeding Five Shillings Sterling; and if any Sheriff Clerk or Stewart Clerk shall use any other Books or Registers than such as shall have been previously marked as aforesaid, and issued to him by the Lord Clerk Register or his Deputies, he shall be liable in a Penalty of Five Pounds Sterling for each Offence, to be recoverable, together with the Expences of Process, by the Lord Clerk Register, on a summary Complaint ac his Instance to 'he Lords of Council and Session such Penalty being in all Cafes folely applicable by the Lord Clerk Register to the Purposes of the Establishment of His Majesty's General Register House; and shall further be bound and obliged again to record the same Deeds and other Writings or Books duly marked and issued to him as aforesaid.

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