[Sentence pronounced against William Hay of Delgatie, William Ross and David Drummond]

Sentence against Delgatie, Drummond and Ross

31 May 1650

The estates of parliament, having taken into their consideration the sentence of treason given and pronounced against William Hay of Delgatie in the year 1645 for his invasion of the kingdom upon the south borders thereof, with others mentioned in the said decreet, and withal considering that now he is taken in the late rebellion in the north, being joined with the enemies of the kingdom in a new invasion, they have ordained the aforesaid sentence of forfeiture pronounced against him to be put to execution upon him in manner, time and place as follows, namely: they ordain the said William Hay of Delgatie to be taken to the market cross of Edinburgh upon Tuesday next, 4 June, and there his head to be struck from his body at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, and ordain the magistrates of Edinburgh to see this put into execution.

The estates of parliament, having taken the report from the committee of processes concerning William Ross, and likewise a report made by [Sir James Hope], laird of Hopetoun concerning David Drummond, into their consideration, they have graciously pardoned them as to their lives and banish them from the kingdom, and ordain them to enact themselves never to return to this kingdom without liberty of parliament, nor to do any thing in prejudice of the kingdom under the pain of death; and appoint them to go to France under the command of [Archibald Douglas], lord Angus and Sir Robert Moray.

[John Campbell, earl of] Loudoun, chancellor, in the presence of the lords of parliament

  1. NAS. PA7/23/2/75/1, no.75/1r-v. Back