Act in favour of the burgh of Kinghorn

Our sovereign lord, with advice and consent of the three estates of this present parliament, ratifies, approves and confirms the charter made and granted by his majesty's late dearest father of worthy memory, under his highness's great seal, of the date at Edinburgh, 12 December 1611, containing a confirmation of all charters, infeftments, sasines, confirmations, erections, donations, titles, licences and privileges whatsoever made and granted by his majesty's said late dearest father or by the late King Alexander, or by the late King David, or by the late King James V, or by any other of his majesty's progenitors to the burgh of Kinghorn, burgesses and inhabitants of the said burgh and their predecessors and their successors of the same burgh, and of all lands, shelters, harbours, mills, lochs, watercourses, annualrents and others belonging to the said burgh or possessed by them, their tenants and vassals in their name, at any time preceding the date foresaid of the said charter, with all privileges and immunities therein contained and whole contents thereof, and containing a new erection and incorporation of the said town and burgh of Kinghorn with all and sundry houses, buildings, lands, tenements, yards, acres, wastes, tofts, crofts, ruids, mills and others lying within the burgh ruids and territory thereof and others therein mentioned, in a free burgh royal called the burgh of Kinghorn. And likewise containing a new gift, assignation and disposition and incorporation to the said burgh, provost, bailies, council and free burgesses thereof and their successors of all and sundry houses, buildings, tenements, yards, acres, ruids, wastes, tofts, crofts and others lying within the said burgh ruids and territory thereof, together with the mill lying within the said burgh, called the Nether Mill, mill lands, multures and sucken thereof, with the Loch of Kinghorn and water going thereof from the said loch to the said Nether Mill of Kinghorn, as also all and sundry the lands called the Gallowhill, with the loning and passage leading from the said burgh to the said Loch of Kinghorn and from the said loch to the said Gallowhill, with the pertinents, the lands and mire called Kethy Mire, with the pertinents, the lands called Roddenbraes, with the pertinents, the lands called Kirksteads, with the pertinents, the lands called the common of Kinghorn, with the pertinents, the lands called the Easter and Wester Mires, with the pertinents, the lands and mire called the Bow Butts, with the pertinents, the lands and mire called the Mylnemire, and with all and sundry other lands, infield and outfield, far and near, parts, pendicles and pertinents thereof, with the haven and harbour of the said burgh of Kinghorn and cocket thereof, and the haven and harbour called Pretty Cur beside the said burgh, with all and sundry customs, harbouring silver, anchorages and other duties and casualties whatsoever pertaining and belonging thereto, and the two yearly free fairs mentioned in the said charter and sundry other privileges and liberties therein specified, to be held of his majesty and his successors in feu ferm, free burgage and free ports and harbours for ever for payment of the duties therein mentioned, with the precept of sasine following upon the said charter and instrument of sasine given by virtue of the said precept in all points, articles and clauses therein contained, after the form and tenor thereof. And declares, statutes and ordains this present ratification of the said charter, precept and instrument of sasine is, and shall be, as sufficient in all respects as if the same were inserted herein and that the same shall be sufficient rights, titles and securities to the provost, bailies, council and burgesses of the said burgh and their successors for possessing and enjoying of the said burgh with the foresaid houses, buildings, lands, tenements, yards, acres, wastes, tofts, crofts, ruids, mills, multures, shelters, harbours, fairs, privileges, liberties and others particularly and generally above-mentioned contained in the said charter.

  1. NAS, PA2/21, f.91r-v. Back