Act anent non-covenanter estates

The convention ordains the estates and rents of all such as are sentenced for not subscribing the covenant to be made forthcoming and uplifted for the use of the public, reserving always power to the committee of estates to modify some allowance for maintenance of their wives and children within the country as they shall think fit, and that the loan, tax, annuities and ministers' stipends be paid forth thereof, and that the committee give warrant to pay annualrents due to covenanters, the persons receiving the same first giving assignation of their right thereof to the public, that restitution may be had of the estates of such as shall be sentenced as said is. Likewise it is hereby declared that the annualrents paid and assigned in manner aforesaid shall still affect and be a burden upon the livings of the persons sentenced in favour of the public.

  1. NAS. PA8/1, f.111v. Back