Ratification in favours of Alexander Udny of that ilke and his sone

Our soveraigne lord, with advice and consent of the estates of parliament, ratifies, approves and, for his highnes and his successors, perpetuallie confirmes the chartor past, undir his highnes['s] great seall, upon the resignation of Alexander Udny of that ilke, daited at Whitehall, the tuentie-fourth day of May jM vjC and sevintie-one years, wherby his majestie, with consent of the commissioners of the thesaurie and of the remanent lords of exchequer gives, grants and dispones and, for his highnes and his successors, perpetuallie confirmes to the said Alexander Udny of that ilke, in lyfrent dureing his lyftime, and to John Udny, his eldest sone, and the aires maill to be procreat of his body, which failyieing the aires male of the said Alexander Udny, which failyieing his nearest aires and assigneys whatsumever, all and haill the lands and barrony of Udny, comprehending the lands and maynes of Udny, with the tower, fortalice, maner place, houses, biggings, yairds, orchyairds, dowcats and stankis therof; the lands of Preistfauldis and Strickmeadow, with the pertinents; the lands of Kilmortoun, milne and milnelands of Udny, astrict multures, sequills, sucken and knaveships therof, with all there pertinents, with the priviledge of the said barrony and haill profeits therto belonging with all parkes, meadowes, yairds and others abovewrittine, with the priviledge of ane mercat or fair called Christ's fair, with the haill customes and casualities therto belonging, with all lands and anualrents of old mortified to the church and chaplanrie of Udny, and all priviledges and dewties therto belonging, lying within the barrony of Udny and sherifdome of Aberdein, with all and sundry the teynd sheaves and others teinds, personage and viccarage of the saids lands, and others abovespecified, with the pertinents lying as afoirsaid; and alse, all and haill the barronie of Fiddes, comprehending the particular tounes, lands, milnes and others all at lenth mentioned in the said chartor, with advocatione, donatione and right of patronage of the chaplanrie of St Marie, within the said barronie of Fiddes, with all priviledges and pertinents therof and haill pertinents of the said barrony, and ane yeirlie anualrent of fyve pounds to be uplifted out of the lands of Auchaydelie, or any pairt therof, lyand within the said sherifdome of Aberdein, and with the haill teynd sheaves and parsonage teynds of the saids lands and barronie of Fiddes, comprehending as afoirsaid, and of the lands of Monkishill, with the pertinents therof included, and alse that small piece of land of Hawgh and piece of land called Waird, lying within the parochine of Foverne and shirrefdome forsaid, togidder with the advocatione, donatione and right of patronage of the kirk of Udny, called Christ's kirk and chaplanrie of Udny, with the lands and anualrents of old given and mortified to the samyn, with all priviledges and dewties therof, lyand within the said barrony of Udny and sherifdome forsaid. And wherby his majestie, with consent forsaid, gives, grants, dispones and perpetuallie confirmes to the said Alexander Udny and Anna Rentoun, his spous, the longest lievar of them two in conjunctfie, and to the said John Udny, their sone, and the aires male of his body, which failyieing the others aires male of the said Alexander Udny his body, which failyieing his owne nearest aires and assigneys whatsumever heretablie, all and haill the lands and barronie of Newburgh, commonlie called Knockhall, with the burgh of Newburgh, tofts, croftis and burrow ruddis therof, maner place therof and milne of Newburgh, milnelands, multers and sequills of the samyn, with advocatione and donatione of the chappell and chapplanrie of Newburgh, with the fishing upon the water of Ythone, als wiel by sea as by land, within the haill bounds of the saids lands and barronie, lying within the said shyre of Aberdein, excepting from the said fishing that pairt of the water of Ythone that ascends from Maucherfoord to Seggiefoord of Fyvie, and that in soe fare allanerlie as concernes the propertie therof, with the haill teind sheaves of the lands and barronie of Newburgh and lands of Knockhall, burrow ruddes therof and pertinents of the samyn, with the teynds of the salmond fishing of the water of Ythone, excepting furth of the said Anna Rentoun hir lyfrent infeftment of the saids lands and barrony of Newburgh, the particular portions of land, fishings, teynds and others as the samyn are possessed, and at lenth exprest in the said chartor in maner therin relaited. Lykeas his majestie, with consent forsaid, of new gives, grants and dispones and, for his highnes and his successors, perpetuallie confirmes to the said Alexander Udny, and his said spouse in lyfrent and to the said John Udny, their sone, and to their aires and assigneys abovenamed in maner and be the divisione abovespecified, all and sundry the forsaids lands and barronies of Udny and Fiddes, comprehending the particular tounes, lands, superioritie, milnes, milnelands, teinds, rights of patronage and others abovespecified, with the said piece of land called Hawgh and piece of land called the Waird; and als, all and haill the saids lands and barronie of Newburgh, commonlie called Knockhall, with the burgh of barronie therof, milne, milnelands, multurs, fishings and right of patronage of the chaplanrie therof, and others abovespecified with the pertinents, excepting from the saids fishings as afoirsaid, togidder with all right, title, interest, clame of right, propertie, possessioun, petitor and possessor, which his highnes and his predicessors, or his highnes['s] successors had, hes or anywayes may have, clame or pretend therto, or anie pairt of the samyn, or to the mailles, fermes, profeits and dewties therof, for whatsumevir years or termes bygone and to come, be reasoun of waird, releiff, nonentrie, mariage, escheat, lyfrent, forfaulter, disclamatione, recognitione, purpresture, bastardy, last aire or be defect of confirmatione, not productione of holdings or change therof, or be reductione or improbatione of anie infeftments or retoures, or loss of the old evidents or be any clause irritant therin contained, be any maner of way, right or title for whatsumever cause or occasione bygone, which his majestie, with consent forsaid, renunces and ovirgives in their favours for evir. And morover, with consent forsaid, [also] unites, annexis, erects and incorporates all and sundry the forsaids lands, barronies, milnes, milnelands, burgh of barronie, teynds, fishings, anualrents, rights of patronages, superiorities and others abovespecified, with the pertinents, in ane haill and frie barronie to be called the barronie of Udny, ordaining the tower and maner place therof to be the principal messuage, and ane saisine to be taken theratt, or upon the ground of anie pairt of the saids lands, be the said Alexander Udnie, his said sone and there forsaids and be his said spous, to be sufficient for all and sundry the lands, barronies and others abovespecified, albeit they ly discontigue, to be holden of his highnes in fie heritage and frie barronie for evir, giveing therfor yearlie, for the teynd sheaves and other teynds, personage and viccarage of the saids lands and barrony of Udny, and of the saids lands and barronie of Fiddes, comprehending the lands and others abovespecified, and of the saids lands of Monkishill, and alse for the rights of patronages and the said burgh of barrony of Newburgh, and burrow roodes therof, and for the haill personage teynds and teynds of the salmond fishing of the saids lands and barronie of Newburgh, and others abovespecified, the blench dewties and other dewties mentioned in the forsaid chartor and former infeftments of the samyn, and als giving yeirlie, for all and sundry the lands, barronies and others abovespecified, lying and designed as afoirsaid, the rights and services used and wont to be payed to his highnes and his predicessors; lykeas be the tennor of the said chartor, his majestie, with consent forsaid, grantis and ordaines that, whensoevir it should happin, all and sundry the forsaids barronies, fishings and others abovespecified, with the pertinents, to fall and become in his highnes['s] hands, be reasoun of waird or nonentrie or aither of them in any time comeing, that then and in that caice it should be leisum to the aires and successors of the said Alexander Udney, and his said sone, to bruike and enjoy the samyn, and to intromett with and uplift the haill rents, casualities and dewties therof, dureing the said waird or nonentrie, or any of them in any time comeing, without anie objectione or impediment to be maid be his highnes, his advocat, thesaurers, donators, paying therfor yeirlie to his highnes and his successors yeirlie, dureing the said waird and nonentrie or aither of them, the soume of fyve hundreth merkis Scots money, at Whitsunday and Martimes be equall portions, with the lyke soume for the releiff therof, with ane thousand merkis for the mariage of the aire or aires of the said Alexander Udny and his sone and their successors succeiding to them in the said estaite, soe oft as the samyn shall occurr, for all other burdein etc., to the which soumes modified, as aforsaid, his highnes did tax and restrict all and sundry the lands, barronies and others abovespecified with the pertinents, and did change the samyn from the said simple holding be service, waird and releiff to be holdin in taxed waird, as afoirsaid, and now as if the samyn wer become in the hands of his highnes and successors be reassoun of waird and nonentrie, his highnes did give and dispone to the aires and assigneys of the said Alexander Udny, and his said sone, all and sundry the said waird, nonentrie, fermes, rents, casualities and dewties of the samyn, als oft as the samyn should occurr, with the releiff and mariage of the aires succeiding to them therin, with all right and title which his highnes can clame therto, and did decerne that it should be leisum to the aires of the said Alexander, and his said sone and their assigneys, to obtaine themselvis served and infeft as aires in the lands and others abovespecified, in anie time in their minoritie, as if the samyn held blench, paying the taxed dewties abovespecified, wheranent his highnes did dispense for evir, as in the said chartor beiring therin a provisione that it should be leisum to the said Alexander Udny, be himselfe without the consent of his said sone, at anie tyme, to sell, wodsett and dispone the lands, barronies, teynds and others abovespecified, and to sett tacks therof and to redeim the samyn be payment to his said sone and his aires of ten merks Scots, and that the samyn should be affected with his haill true debts due for the tyme, with severall other heads and clauses, with the precept of sasine direct therupon, undir his highnes['s] quarter seall, at more lenth is contained, in all and sundrie the heids, pointes, clauses, articles, circumstances and provisions and conditions theirof conceived and sett doune in favours of the said Alexander Udny, and his said spous, and of the said John Udny, there said sone, their aires and assigneys abovenamed, in maner above, and as is therinexprest, and aftir the formes and tennors therof in all pointes. And our said soveraigne lord, and his estates of parliament, wills and grants and his highnes, for him and his successors, decernes and ordaines that this present ratification of the forsaid chartor bearing the forsaid novo damus and change of the holding, with the precept and infeftment to follow therupon, is and shall be [of] als great force, strenth and effect to the said Alexander Udny, and his said spous and to the said John Udny, their said sone, their aires and assigneys abovenamed, for bruiking and enjoying all and sundry the forsaids lands, barronies, fishings and others abovespecified, with the pertinents lying and designed as said is, conforme therto according to their interests in all tyme theraftir, as if the same wer particularlie and at lenth ingrossed and sett doune heirin; wheranent and with all other defects, objections and imperfections that may be proponed or alledged against the samyn, or this present ratification and confirmatione therof, our said soveraigne lord and estates of parliament, hes dispensed and, be thir presenttis, dispenses for evir.

  1. NAS. PA2/30, f.12v-14. Back