Committee Members: committee for proportioning the loan
Committee for proportioning the loan

Forasmuch as the convention of the estates have thought fit that the sum of £800,000 be advanced by this kingdom by way of loan, and that five parts thereof be paid by the shires out of the spirituality and temporality, and the sixth part by the burghs, and to the effect that the said five parts be laid on in an equal proportion, the estates give warrant and commission to [Archibald Campbell], marquis of Argyll, the earls [William Keith, earl] Marischal, [John Gordon, earl of] Sutherland, [John Kennedy, earl of] Cassilis, [John Maitland, earl of] Lauderdale, [David Carnegie, earl of] Southesk (or in his absence, [John Carnegie, lord] Loure), [John Elphinstone, lord] Balmerino, [Robert Balfour, lord Balfour of] Burleigh, [Sir Adam Hepburn of] Humbie, [Sir Michael Balfour of] Denmilne, [Sir John Shaw of] Greenock, [James MacDowall of] Garthland, [Alexander Brodie of] Brodie, [Sir Alexander Falconer of] Halkerton, [Sir Robert Grierson of] Lag and [Sir John Veitch of] Dawyck, the commissioners for burghs Sir John Smith [of Grotehill] and James Dennistoun for Edinburgh, Thomas Durham for Perth, Patrick Leslie [of Iden] for Aberdeen, John Rutherford for Jedburgh (or in his absence, Gideon Jack for Lanark), Mr Robert Barclay for Irvine, Mr Alexander Douglas [of Downies] for Banff, Thomas Bruce [of Weltoun] for Stirling and James Airth for Pittenweem, or any fifteen or more of them, there being five of each estate, to take trial and information by all such lawful means as they shall think convenient for the time, according to their best knowledge and conscience, to appoint and set down without partiality what they shall judge to be the just and equal proportion of that sum that is to be advanced by each several shire. And the convention declares that there shall be no leading case hereafter, and is to be set down in the act as is expressed in the act of parliament.

  1. NAS. PA8/1, f.58r. Back
  2. A brief minute of this can be found at NAS. PA6/8 at 20 July 1643. Back