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Heritable Jurisdictions (Scotland) Act 1746

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14 Proceedings of the courts, had before 25th March, confirmed. Proceedings, &c. after 24th June 1748, to be transmitted to the sheriffs courts. Registers of hornings, &c. to be transmitted to the register house at Edinburgh.E+W+S

And that all suits, decrees, sentences, interloquitors, judgements, executions, and proceedings of or in any court hereby abrogated, taken away, and dissolved, which were depending, pronounced, awarded, or had before the said twenty-fifth day of March, shall be and remain of the same force, effect, and validity, and in the same state and condition, as the same would respectively have been in case this Act had not been made; and that all records, rolls, books, and entries of any such suits, decrees, sentences, interloquitors, judgements, executions, or proceedings relating to any civil or criminal cause in any such court shall, on or before the twenty-fourth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty-eight, be transmitted by the possessor of any such justiciary, stewartry, sheriffship, deputy sheriffship, regality, constabulary, or baillierie to the courts of the respective sheriffs or stewarts of counties, and there lodged and kept amongst the records of such courts, which shall proceed thereupon as if the said civil or criminal causes had been commenced originally in such courts; and that the register books of hornings, inhibitions, and interdictions heretofore kept in any bailleries of royalty or regality or stewartries hereby abrogated shall, on or before the said twenty-forth day of June, be transmitted to his Majesty’s general register house at Edinburgh.

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