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Offline marcie dean

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what do sassiines tell you
« on: Tuesday 31 January 17 10:15 GMT (UK) »
would they for example tell you who designed them and for who, when they were built and who bought them , would it show you for example the design for say a castle, what they expected it to look like when it was finished.?
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Re: what do sassiines tell you
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 31 January 17 10:42 GMT (UK) »
Marcia,  Here is a live link to some info about Sasines from the National Records of Scotland.  It includes the following brief explanation.

An instrument of sasine .... is a legal document that records the transfer of ownership (usually a sale or an inheritance) of a piece of land or of a building. It will normally detail the names of the new and previous owners and will give a basic description of the property transferred. There will usually be an indication of the price paid for the property. Sasines can also give you information about family history, particularly where an individual is passing land to another family member, or where the family designation is revealed ...... Sometimes information given in one sasine will give you clues as to earlier titles in the chain and so lead you back to the earlier history of the ownership of a building or piece of land.

https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/research/guides/sasines  Click on this link and scroll through lots of info there.

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