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A Sasine Explained

Sasines follow a set form and a knowledge of what is contained in each section often makes it unnecessary to read the whole document. The following is an outline of the usual form of a sasine recorded in the general or particular register:

The most important parts of a sasine are:

Reproduced from Tracing Scottish Ancestors, by Rosemary Bigwood, published by Collins, 1999.


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