Judicial proceedings: act of the lords for the falsing of dooms

Of the falsing of dooms

On the same 12 June, in presence of the lord king

The lords auditors, chosen by the three estates in this present parliament to decide the dooms, decree and deliver that the doom given in the justice ayre of Cupar, in the tolbooth of the same, before John Haldane of Gleneagles, one of our sovereign lord's general justices on the northern half of the Forth water, by the mouth of [...], dempster, on 25 February 1477 [1478] for the surety found by Alexander Spens, advocate and spokesman for John Dishington of Ardross, for three brieves of mortancestry purchased by Andrew Bissett for the lands of Kinbrachmont, and against a counter-pledge made by William Richardson, advocate and spokesman for the said Andrew, was improperly given and properly redeclared by the said William for various and several reasons produced and shown before the lords.

Notice of a falsed doom

This court of parliament shows for law that the doom given in the justice ayre of Cupar in the tolbooth of the same before John of Haldane, etc., as is written above was improperly given and properly redeclared, and therefore each baron and freeholder who had suitors in the said ayre and warded and voiced the said doom are all to be fined just as they might lose in the said ayre, and all are in fine of this court of parliament as is fitting by law, and that I give for doom.

Which judgement our most excellent abovewritten lord and king confirmed in the royal estate and sitting in the place of the tribunal, with his own voice affirmed by mouth.

  1. NAS, PA2/2, f.59r. Back