Tuesday 11 March 1707

[Patent read and oaths taken; act read and approved; petition granted]

Prayers said.

Rolls called.

Minutes of the last sederunt read.

Patent in favour of John Gray of Creichie to be Lord Gray, upon a resignation by Patrick [Gray], lord Gray, read and ordered to be recorded, whereupon he took the oath of allegiance, subscribed the same with the assurance and took the oath of parliament.

Act of dissolution from the crown of the mines and minerals within the dukedom of Queensberry in favour of his grace James [Douglas], duke of Queensberry read a second time and voted and approved.

Petition of William Montgomery, servant to the lord chancellor, for an allowance out of the dead stock of the African Company, in consideration of his brother's losses and service in the expedition of the said company, read and an allowance granted in the terms of a deliverance on the said petition.

  1. NLS. A.115.a.1, Printed Minutes No.83, 1 or NAS. PA6/36, 260, f.83. Back
[Report read and approved; report read and delayed; continuation]

Report brought in from the committee anent the payment of some debts found due by the African and Indian Company not formerly stated out of the dead stock of the said company, and recommending several other persons in consideration of their losses and sufferings to be paid out of the said dead stock, read and the report approved. As to the payment of the company's debts out of the dead stock, and the remainder of the said dead stock after payment of £650 sterling formerly appointed to be paid forth thereof, and, after payment of the above debt, was granted to be applied and divided amongst the persons mentioned in the said report and among the representatives of Mr Alexander Ogilvie, Andrew Brown, Hugh Ross and Captain Alexander Montgomery, and none others, by such proportions as the committee shall think fit, to whom the determination thereof is remitted.

Report of the committee anent the coin again read, and the first paragraph thereof thereafter read, and, after some debate thereon, the further consideration adjourned until the next sederunt of parliament.

Then the lord chancellor, by order of her majesty's high commissioner, adjourned the parliament until Thursday next at 10 o'clock.

[James Ogilvy, earl of] Seafield, chancellor, in the presence of the lords of parliament

  1. NLS. A.115.a.1, Printed Minutes No.83, 1 or NAS. PA6/36, 260, f.83. Back