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[BANKTON (Andrew MacDowell, Lord)]. An Essay upon Feudal Holdings, Superiorities, and Hereditary Jurisdictions, in Scotland. Shewing, 1. The Nature of Feudal Holdings, ..... 11. The Errors and gross Misrepresentations, touching the same, .... 111. That these Holdings, Superiorities and Jurisdictions have not been any of the Causes of the Rebellions 1715, or 1745. 1V. That the infringing the same may be dangerous to our happy Constitution.1747

Printed for R. Lee, at the Dove in Fleet-street, First Edition, 59, [1] pp., disbound. Lord Bankton, (1685–1760), judge, supported the reforms of laws affecting major landholdings that followed the Jacobite rising of 1745, but in his "Essay upon Feudal Holdings", published anonymously in London in 1747, warned against radical reform of the feudal system.

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