Twelve questions and answers concerning a vow

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 123 DWL/RB/1/112
  • Former Reference
      GB 123 Treatises iv.79
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      ff 167-168 (f 168r is blank), 305 x 198 mm.

Scope and Content

Statement of a case respecting a vow, with 12 ‘Questions which you are desired to answer’. By an unknown hand. f 168v: ‘A great case resolved & a poem on Ballcarres death.’ yet no resolution or poem is recorded within now. Includes in summary: ‘A Gentleman of good parts & sound understanding in all other respects, being of a Melancholy disposition, is much hurryed & troubled with suggestions & molestations, about sin & duty, especially under a burdensome scrupulosity & urgent reasonings one way & the other’


Alexander Lindsay, first Earl of Balcarres (1618-59), was a Presbyterian who supported Charles II in his claim to the throne. However his attempts to secure the king’s allegiance to the covenant resulted in his being banished from the court in exile. He died at Breda. His widow, Anna Mackenzie (1621?-1706?), shared his religious beliefs and later became friends with Baxter

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Black iv.79, not in Thomas

Custodial History

Missing from Thomas


Rel. i. 120-1, Corr 641, 662, 664, 682, 686, 715, 716, 808, 853, 1177 and ODNB as Anna Mackenzie Campbell, Countess of Argyll). For her see also Treatises vii, 278-9

For Alexander Lindsay see 460, 523, 682, 715, and ODNB.