Primerose got an order from the king to put up all the public registers of Scotland...--From History of his own Times--
...They were now put up in fifty hogsheads: and a ship was ready to carry them down...
...But so much time was lost, that the summer was spent: so they were sent down in winter: and by some easterly gusts the ship was cast away near Berwick. So we lost all our records.
Fortunately, with modern technology and the ease of copying electronic records, we NEVER have this problem anymore.