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Steuart, Sir James, 1635-1713 (Lord Advocate of Scotland)

 Person

Sir James Steuart of Goodtrees was born in 1635. He was called to the bar on 20 November 1661. He published a political pamphlet in 1669 in defence of peoples' rights and had to flee the country, to Rouen. Later, after another difficulty, he fled again, this time to England. On his return, he had to flee yet again, this time to The Hague in 1681. He was later pardoned, and in 1692 he was appointed as Scotland's Lord Advocate. He resigned in 1709, and died in 1713.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Coltness family papers and letters, including 27 letters from Sir James Steuart of Goodtrees to his father and documents relating to Sir James Steuart Denham's pardon from the government, 1623-1774

 File
Scope and Contents Coltness family papers and letters, dated 1623-1774, including 27 letters from Sir James Steuart of Goodtrees (1635-1713), later Lord Advocate, to his father, dated 12 October 1671-30 May 1673 and two undated, and items relating to Sir James Steuart Denham's pardon from the government. 79 documents in total.

Coltness Papers

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-17
Scope and Contents The collection of Coltness Papers contains letters, family documents, commonplace books, accounts, historical and bioraphical manuscripts, and certificates dating mainly from the 17th-19th centuries, and relating to the Steuart family. See the box list fore more details.

Fragment of a tract relating to the Picts and other early inhabitants of Scotland, unknown author and fragmentary draft by Sir James Stewart of Goodtrees relating to political theory, c 1670; c 1730s

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Scope and Contents Fragment of a tract relating to the Picts and other early inhabitants of Scotland, c 1730s and fragmentary draft of a work by Sir James Stewart of Goodtrees on political theory, c 1670. 21 fols.

Part of a letter book of James Stewart of Goodtrees, 1672-1673

 Item
Scope and Contents Part of a letter book of James Stewart of Goodtrees, future Lord Advocate and grandfather of the economist. The letters relate to business transactions with Rouen, 1672-1673. 8 fols.

Two religious work by Sir James Stewart of Goodtrees; relating to Roman Catholicism; and a verse-by-verse commentary on Isaiah, c 1660-1713

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Scope and Contents Two religious work by Sir James Stewart of Goodtrees, relating to Roman Catholicism, and a verse-by-verse commentary on Isaiah, c 1660-1713. The items consist of 31 double sheets, with a single insert between the first and second.

Work in holograph by Sir James Stewart of Goodtrees, written in the form of a letter to a fellow Presbyterian, 1660s-1670s

 Item
Scope and Contents Work in holograph by Sir James Stewart of Goodtrees, written in the form of a letter to a fellow Presbyterian. The letter relates to the ordination of ministers, c 1660s-1670s. 30 fols.