Procedure: preamble

The parliament of our most excellent prince Charles, by the grace of God, king of Scotland, England, France and Ireland and defender of the faith, held at Edinburgh on the last day of August 1639 by the said John [Stewart], earl of Traquair, lord Linton and Caberston, etc., commissioner specially deputed thereto by virtue of the aforesaid commission under the great seal on the date written above, and all the three estates of Scotland mentioned below, along with the officers of parliament following in the present [document], also [...] for the earl of Erroll, [William Keith], earl Marischal, the marischal, being present, and John Milne, dempster.

With the suits having been called and the court lawfully fenced.

  1. NAS, PA2/22, f.4v. Back