Return to Humbie: minister and heritors in the eighteenth century

Mutch, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-8054-6649, 2019. Return to Humbie: minister and heritors in the eighteenth century. Scottish Church History, 48 (2), pp. 126-147. ISSN 2516-6298

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The context of a significant eighteenth century court case involving the minister, session and heritors of the East Lothian parish of Humbie is reviewed using a range of documentation. Although the case has been seen as a significant one in the development of poor relief, the history of the dispute suggests that a broader struggle, perhaps particularly prevalent in the hinterland of Edinburgh, with its population of 'enlightened' lawyers and landowners, between the relative rights of church and the secular authorities, was overlaid with degrees of local personal animosity. These factors rather limited the impact of the legal decision.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Scottish Church History
Creators: Mutch, A.
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Date: 2019
Volume: 48
Number: 2
ISSN: 2516-6298
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 23 Oct 2019 08:58
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2019 08:58

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