Act discharging quots of testaments

Our sovereign lord, with advice and consent of the estates of parliament, taking to consideration the great burden, hurt and prejudice his majesty's lieges have sustained these many years bygone by exacting of great quot the time of the confirmation of the deceased's testaments, to the wasting and consuming of the means and estates of minors in special and to the general grievance of persons of all sorts, therefore, our sovereign lord, with consent foresaid, out of his highness's gracious care and fatherly affection to the well and ease of all his majesty's subjects, statutes and ordains that no quot hereafter shall be paid by any of his majesty's subjects for any testament of whatsoever quality to be confirmed by them, and for that effect discharges all commissaries, commissary clerks, fiscals and others to whom it pertains not to exact nor uplift any quot for whatsoever testament to be confirmed hereafter, the party confirmer paying only the other ordinary dues as appertain.

  1. NAS, PA2/22, f.185v-186r. Back