Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
†THESAURE, n. Also thr-. Treasure. Only in arch. use.
s.Sc. 1857 H. S. Riddell St Matthew ii. 11:
Whan they had openet their thesaures.
Derivs.: 1. thesaurary, a treasury, treasure house. Arch.; 2. thesaurer, -ar, -or, theas( a)urer, theauserer, thesuarer, -uerer, thr(e)asurer a treasurer. The (Lord) Theasurer was the Chancellor of the Scottish Exchequer before the Union. See Lord, 2.(16); 3. thesaury, -urie, theasury, thrasurie, thresaury, a treasury, the office of treasurer.
1. s.Sc. 1857 H. S. Riddell Psalms cxxxv. 7:
He brings the wund owt o' his thesauraries. 2. Edb. 1702 Burgh Rec. Edb. (1967) 4:
That the quantitie of the fyne may appear and be ane charge upon the Kirk Thesaurer. Sc. 1711 S.C. Misc. (1841) 199:
Fryday next, at six a clock, my Lord Thesaurer hath appointed another conference. Ags. 1716 Session Rec. Dundee MS. (20 Feb.):
A full meeting of the Session being called in order to choise a kirk theauserer. Wgt. 1724 Session Rec. Whithorn MS. (29 Oct.):
To the thrasurer of rest to the next account . . . ¥1 12 6. Ayr. 1756 Ayr Presb. Reg. MS. (18 July):
Bailie John Neil Threasurer and James fferguson Town Clerk of Ayr. Ayr. 1772 Burgh Rec. Prestwick (M.C.) 103:
The meeting recommend to the theasurer to call a sufficient tradesman to inspect the roof. 3. Sc. 1700 Letter to a M.P. 15:
Not to be obliged to come for every Triffle to the Thesaury. Sc. 1702 Marchmont Papers (1831) III. 248:
Three of the Lords of Thesaury, to sit, the Duke of Argyle, the Thesaurer Depute, and Mr Francis Montgomery. Sc. 1726 Records Conv. Burghs (1885) 388:
The thesaury agreed to explain the article of the surcharge.
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