Ratification and act in favour of the kirk of Crichton

Our sovereign lord, with advice and consent of the estates of parliament, has ratified and approved and, by this legislation, ratifies and approves the erection of the kirk of Crichton and confirms the foundation thereof, and declares that the college kirk of Crichton shall be the parish kirk, and has converted and, by this ratification, converts and appropriates all and sundry teinds, fruits, rents, emoluments and other duties whatsoever due to the vicars or prebendaries thereof to the said kirk of Crichton and to the ministers now serving the cure and that shall happen to serve the cure at the said kirk in all time coming, with the rents and emoluments that pertained to the ministers or vicars of old, or to the ministers now serving the cure at the said kirk, and whereof the said ministers, vicars and prebendaries or any of them have been in possession at any time; and decrees and ordains that this present ratification and act of converting and appropriating in manner foresaid is and shall be a good, valid and sufficient right to them and their successors for possessing and enjoying the same perpetually in all time coming, providing that the erection and conversion be not prejudicial to the right honourable Sir Patrick Murray of Elibank, knight, and his right he has of these lands which are held by him of the provost of the said kirk, and of the tacks of the teinds belonging to him within the said parish, but that he shall possess these in time coming as he does presently.

  1. NAS, PA2/22, f.354v. Back