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18th century and 19th century legal documents some in favour of Dr. Sophia Jex-Blake

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-622
Identifier: Coll-1553

Scope and Contents

The collection of legal documents is composed of:

  1. 1 x Discharge by William Pirie in favour of Dr. Sophia Jex Blake, 15 May 1890. Of a Bond and Disposition in Security of £400 over subjects in Grove Street, Edinburgh. Andrew Urquhart SSC Edinburgh
  2. 1 x Disposition by Thomas Fairweather Weir with consent, In favour of Sophia Jex Blake MD. 1884. Subject 6 Grove Street, Edinburgh. Andrew Urquhart SSC
  3. 1 x Feu Charter by James Home Rigg Esq. in favour of Alexander Baird and of Margaret Imrie or Baird his Spouse in liferent, 16 April 1852
  4. 1 x Instrument of Sasine In favour of Agnes Gillespie Taylor, 1857. John Torrance, Notary Public
  5. 1 x Disposition. John Husband to John Airth, 1782 or 1786


  • Creation: 1786-1890

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Conditions Governing Access

Open to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance of visit.

Biographical / Historical

In modern terms, a discharge is the act or instrument by which a contract or agreement is ended. A mortgage is discharged if it has been carried out to the full extent originally contemplated or terminated prior to total execution. Discharge also means to release from some legal obligation such as the payment of debts.

The act of disposing, is the transferring to the possession of another. It is the parting with, alienation of, or giving up of property. The final settlement of a matter and, with reference to decisions announced by a court, a judge's ruling is commonly referred to as disposition, regardless of level of resolution.

In Scots law a feu is a right to the use of land in return for a fixed annual payment.

Ownership of a property does not pass to a purchaser until the disposition is registered in the Register of Sasines or Land Register of Scotland.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Material acquired by donation. Accession no: E2014.42.

Small collection of 18th century and 19th century Legal Documents, including 2 in favour of Sophia Jex Blake (1840-1912)
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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