Search Legislation

Registration Act 1617

 Help about what version

What Version

  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As enacted)
 Help about advanced features

Advanced Features

 Help about opening options

Opening Options

More Resources

Changes over time for: Registration Act 1617

 Help about opening options

Changes to legislation:

There are currently no known outstanding effects for the Registration Act 1617. Help about Changes to Legislation


Changes to Legislation

Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. At the current time any known changes or effects made by subsequent legislation have been applied to the text of the legislation you are viewing by the editorial team. Please see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ for details regarding the timescales for which new effects are identified and recorded on this site.

Legislation Crest

Registration Act 1617

1617 c. 16

Anent the Registratione of reuersiones Seasingis and vtheris writis

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Short title “The Registration Act 1617” given by Statute Law Revision (Scotland) Act 1964 (c. 80), Sch. 2

C2Functions of Clerk of Register as Keeper of the Records, Registers and Rolls for Scotland now exercisable by Keeper of the Registers of Scotland: Lord Clerk Register (Scotland) Act 1879 (c. 44), s. 6, Reorganisation of Offices (Scotland) Act 1928 (c. 34), s. 5 and Public Registers and Records (Scotland) Act 1948 (c. 57), s. 1(2)

C3This Act is listed in 12mo edition as 1661 c. 16

Oure Souerane Lord Considdering the gryit hurt sustened by his Maiesties Liegis by the fraudulent dealing of pairties who haveing annaliet thair Landis and ressauit gryit soumes of money thairfore Yit be thair vniust concealing of sum privat Right formarlie made by thame rendereth subsequent alienatioun done for gryit soumes of money altogidder vnproffitable whiche can not be avoyded vnles the saidis privat rightis be maid publict and patent to his hienes liegis FOR remedie whereoff and of the manye Inconvenientis whiche may ensew thairupoun HIS Maiestie with aduyis and consent of the estaittis of Parliament statutes and ordanis That thair salbe ane publick Register In the whiche all Reuersiounes regresses bandis and writtis for making of reuersiounes or regresses assignatiounes thairto dischargis of the same renunciatiounes of wodsettis and grantis off redemptioun and siclyik all instrumentis of seasing salbe registrat . . . F1 F2... And gif it salhappin any of the saidis writtis whiche ar appoynted to be registrat as said is not to be dewlie registrat . . .. Then and in that cace his maiestie with aduyse and consent foirsaid Decernis the same to mak no faithe in Judgment by way off actioun or exceptioun in preiudice of a third pairtie who hathe acquyred ane perfyit and lauchfull right to the saidis landis and heretages but preiudice alwayis to thame to vse the saidis writtis aganis the pairtye maker thairof his heiris and successoures F2... And to the effect the said register may presentlie and in all tyme cuming be the moir faithfullie keipit THAIRFORE Oure said souerane Lord with aduyis and consent foirsaid Statutes and ordanis the same registeris and registratiounes foirsaidis to be insert thairin to appertene and belang to the present Clerk of Register and his deputtis to be appoynted be him to that effect and decernis and ordanis the same Registeris to be annexed and incorporated with the said office And that the Clerk of Register present and to cum haue the said office as ane proper pairt and pertinent of the Clerk of Register his office . . . F1 AND OURE SAID SOUERANE LORD with aduyse and Consent of the estaittis Decernis and Declairis this present act to haue the force strenth and effect of ane decreit and statute of parliament whiche sall have force strenth and executioun according to the tennoure thairoff in all tyme to cum . . . F1

Textual Amendments

F2Words in Act repealed (28.11.2004) by Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 9), ss. 122(1), 129(2), Sch. 15 (with ss. 119, 121) (see S.S.I. 2003/456, art. 2)

Back to top


Print Options


Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made): The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.


See additional information alongside the content

Geographical Extent: Indicates the geographical area that this provision applies to. For further information see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.

Show Timeline of Changes: See how this legislation has or could change over time. Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. Return to the latest available version by using the controls above in the What Version box.


Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources

Timeline of Changes

This timeline shows the different points in time where a change occurred. The dates will coincide with the earliest date on which the change (e.g an insertion, a repeal or a substitution) that was applied came into force. The first date in the timeline will usually be the earliest date when the provision came into force. In some cases the first date is 01/02/1991 (or for Northern Ireland legislation 01/01/2006). This date is our basedate. No versions before this date are available. For further information see the Editorial Practice Guide and Glossary under Help.