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Most history textbooks - for example Michael Lynch SCOTLAND A New History (Century Ltd 1991) give the date of this act as 1712. Your citation is so precise I wonder if 1712 marks the Royal Assent or its application
Passed in August 1711, it came into force on 1 May 1712