Ratification to William Maxwell of Kirkhouse

Our sovereign lord, with advice and consent of the estates of this present parliament, by this legislation, ratifies and approves the infeftment under the great seal made by his majesty's late dearest father, with advice and consent of his comptroller and general collector of his majesty's new augmentations for the time, nominated therein to his highness's beloved William Maxwell of Kirkhouse specified therein heritably, of all and whole the lands of Justenlees, with meadows, parts, pendicles and pertinents of the same, the kirk lands of Kirkpatrick-Fleming extending to ten acres of land, together with the advocation, donation and right of patronage of the kirk and whole vicarage of the parish kirk of Kirkbean, with the teinds, fruits, rents and emoluments whatsoever pertaining and belonging to the said vicarage, all lying within the stewartry of Kirkcudbright and sheriffdom of Dumfries, with the precept and instrument of sasine following thereupon, and the act of parliament made in the parliament held at Edinburgh, 4 August 1621, ratifying the said charter under the great seal in all points, articles and clauses contained therein, after the forms and tenors thereof, and declares, statutes and ordains that this present ratification of the charter, precept, instrument of sasine and act of parliament above-mentioned is and shall be as valid in all respects as if the same charter, precept, instrument of sasine and act of parliament above-specified were at length and word by word inserted and engrossed herein, dispensing hereby with the not inserting thereof. And also his majesty, with advice and consent foresaid, finds, declares, statutes and ordains that the said charter, precept and instrument of sasine following thereupon, and the former ratification thereof in parliament, and this present new ratification of the same, are and shall be sufficient, valid and lawful rights and securities to the said William Maxwell and his foresaids for the peaceable possessing and enjoying in all time coming of the lands, teinds, patronages and others above-specified contained therein, according to the said charter and for payment of the duty contained therein, notwithstanding of his majesty's revocation, ratification thereof in this present parliament and all other laws, statutes and constitutions made or to be made in the contrary, concerning which his majesty, with advice and consent foresaid, dispenses in that part for ever.

  1. NAS, PA2/22, f.220r. Back