Memorial to shew that the eldest son of the King has right by his birth to the principality and great steward ship of Scotland, and is a peer of that Kingdom, by the style and titles of Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, and Lord of the Isles.

  • (Peerage of Scotland)
  • [Edinburgh?]: Printed in the year 1791
  • ESTC T83694.


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4to, pp. 38. Stitched as issued with original marbled paper covers (with no backstrip). Some creasing to corners and edges, a few short tears to edges of wrappers.


A scarce, privately printed pamphlet providing arguments from history and use that the Prince of Wales (later George IV) held the titles of Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, etc., in the Peerage of Scotland. It evidently answers a charge that these had lapsed - perhaps stemming from the regency crisis of 1789, combined with the preference for Prince of Wales as the heir apparent's title following the Union, or else perhaps the dispute goes all the way back to the absence of a holder of the titles between 1751 (the death of Frederick Louis) and 1762 (the birth of the future George IV). ESTC locates copies in the BL, House of Lords, and NLS (x3) only in the UK, plus just the Huntington elsewhere.

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