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=== Chancery Record Availability Chart ===
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***Retours could have been recorded many years after the fact, so you should search accordingly.
The following book will be Before 1848, retours and services of special interest for people heirs are also found in North America using Scottish service sheriff, burgh, and regality court records. Sometimes their verdicts were not ‘retoured’ to Chancery, so the records of heir records: these other courts should also be searched.
Dobson, David. ''Scottish American Heirs 1683-1883''. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.Beginning in November 1847, 1990. (FHL book 941 D2d.) This work names every Scot who is listed in the service services of heirs records who has a North American tiewere granted from the Chancery Court only, though local courts continued to hold inquests and issue retours.
{| style="width: 766px; height: 681px" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"|-| The <spanu>&nbsp;''records of inquest''</spanu> <span>&nbsp;Time Period</span> <center></center>| <span>&nbsp;<of the local courts may contain more information and may have survived. Locating a list of local archives and their websites at [http:/span> <center><span>Kept by</span><www.scan.org.uk/center>| <span>&nbsp;<directory/span> <center><span>Records</span></center>| <span>&nbsp;</span> <center><span>Availability</span></center>|-| <span>&nbsp;</span> contactdetails.htm SCAN]. You will find indexes to Inquests and Services of Heirs.
<span>1530,</span> === References ===
<span>1544-1700</span> The following book will be of special interest for people in North America using Scottish service of heir records:
<span>&nbsp;</span>  <span>&nbsp;</span> | <span>Chancery</span>  <span>&nbsp;</span>  <span>&nbsp;</span> | <span>Summary &amp; Index Retours&nbsp;</span>  <span>Printed Abstracts (in Latin) – called--</span>  Dobson, David. ''<span>Inquisitionum an Capellum Regis Retornatarum Abbreviato</span>Scottish American Heirs 1683-1883'' (volume 3 contains the index to volumes 1 &amp; 2) | <span>NAS; FHL</span>  *<span>NAS; FHL British Q 941 <span>&nbsp;</span>A2i. Baltimore, 3 vols.&nbsp;&amp; film 908847</span> *<span>Also available for purchase on CD from [httpMaryland://wwwGenealogical Publishing Co.scotsgenealogy.com www.scotsgenealogy, Inc.com] (Scotland Genealogical Society (SGS)</span> <span><span>&nbsp;</span></span> |-| <span /><span>1700-1959</span> | <span>&nbsp;</span>  <span>Chancery</span> | <span /><span>Retours (each volume indexed)</span>  <span>Indexes 1700-1959</span> | *<span>NAS; FHL (1700-1901)</span> *<span>FHL British Q 941 R2ch, 14 vols1990.</span> *<span>Also available for purchase on CD from SGS listed above</span> |-| <span>1700-1860</span> | <span>Chancery</span> | <span>Indexes</span> | <span>NAS; FHL film 990340</span> |-| <span>1855-1955</span> | <span>Chancery</span> | <span>Abstract of Services</span> | *<span /><span>NAS (CS345)</span> *<span>FHL book 941 P2scs, volsD2d. 31-130 (1855-1955)</span> *<span>FHL film 1441082</span> -1441099 <span>&nbsp;</span> |-| <span>1860-1929</span> | <span>Chancery</span> | <span>Indexes 1860-1929</span> | <span>NAS; FHL fiche 6068606 (102 fiche)</span> |-| <span>&nbsp;</span>  <span>1586-1901</span> | <span>&nbsp;</span>  <span>Chancery</span> | <span>&nbsp;</span>  <span>Retours--Each volume indexed</span> | <span>&nbsp;</span>  <span>NAS; FHL film 231260</span> |} Note: Also found This work names every Scot who is listed in Sheriff Courts, Regality Courts and Burgh Courtsthe service of heirs records who has a North American tie.
An excellent guide to these records is produced by the National Archives of Scotland and can be found at: http://www.nas.gov.uk/guides/inheriting.asp
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