Protestation of [Archibald Campbell], marquis of Argyll against [George MacKenzie], earl of Seaforth's ratification

In the parliament held at Edinburgh, 17 November 1641, the which day Archibald, marquis of Argyll, earl of Kintyre, lord Lorne, protested that the ratification granted in favour of George, earl of Seaforth, lord MacKenzie of Kintail, of the charter and infeftment granted by our sovereign lord to the said George, earl of Seaforth of the lands and barony of Lewis, comprehending the particular lands and others comprehended therein, lying within the sheriffdom of Inverness, with the reservations mentioned in the same charter, which charter is dated 13 March 1637, together with the contract made between the king's majesty on the one part and the said George, earl of Seaforth on the other part, dated at Theobalds and Edinburgh, [...] October 1636, and the said 13 March 1637, with the procuratory and instrument of resignation whereupon the foresaid charter proceeded, together with the precept and instrument of sasine following thereupon, as the said act of ratification in the self more fully purports and bears, should be always without prejudice to the said Marquis of Argyll, his heirs and successors, regarding the infeftments and rights of the heritable office of justiciary of the foresaid lands and barony of Lewis and whole privileges, liberties, immunities and casualties belonging to the said office of justiciary, and that the same infeftments and rights granted and pertaining to the said Marquis of Argyll and his foresaids relating thereto be in no way prejudiced, hurt nor in any way impaired by the foresaid charter and infeftment granted to the said Earl of Seaforth, contract, procuratory and instrument of resignation whereupon the same proceeded, with the precept and instrument of sasine above-mentioned following thereupon, nor by the foresaid ratification thereof above-specified; and hereupon the said Archibald, marquis of Argyll, personally present in parliament, asked instruments.

  1. NAS, PA2/22, f.363v-364r. Back