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Appendix 1

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Chapter Summary

This chapter presents an appendix discussing the Local Office-Holding from 1661 to 1688. The jurisdictional power of the Scottish nobility was notoriously extensive, both in terms of their hereditable jurisdictions (like barony courts) and their near-monopoly of the key office of local government, the sheriffship. Highland elites certainly recognised the potential advantages of acquiring local government offices. When in 1661 George Sinclair, 6th earl of Caithness, petitioned Lauderdale to be appointed sheriff of Caithness. Caithness' awareness of the importance of local government office underlay the fierce jostling for positions which marked the Restoration settlement in the Highlands.

Keywords: Caithness; George Sinclair; Restoration settlement; Scottish highlands



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