The Register of the Quarter Seal records grants of property that have fallen to the Crown.
In practice the seal itself is not actually appended to these grants.
The earliest record of the Quarter Seal dates from the reign of James I of Scotland in the 15th century. Use of the seal varied. It had been appended:
- to civil summons
- to summonses for treason
- for the authentication of precepts of sasines following charters of Crown land to which the Great Seal had been appended
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