1515?, 8 May, Edinburgh, Parliament

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8 May 1515?

Judicial proceeding: reduction of forfeiture (abstract)

[King James, etc., to all good men, etc. Because in the parliament at Edinburgh on 8 May 1515, it was decreed by John [Stewart], duke of Albany, and protector and governor of the kingdom and the three estates of the realm that Andrew Heriot of Trabroun ought to be restored to his hereditary honours and his movable and immovable goods, and a new infeftment given of all his heritages, notwithstanding the forfeiture for many alleged treasonous crimes carried out before, as is more plainly contained in the acts of the aforementioned parliament, the king, with advice of the governor and authority of parliament, wishing to demand due execution of the statutes of parliament, grants hereditarily to Andrew all the lands of Trabroun, etc., in the sheriffdom of Edinburgh, constabulary of Haddington, which were his before and held in chief, and which are in the king's hands by reason of the pretended forfeiture, to be held in fee and heritage in perpetuity with all the usual rights as freely as he held them before the forfeiture, without any future impediment, revocation or contradiction. Making the oaths and services used and wont. Under the great seal. Witnesses omitted.

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At Edinburgh, 8 May 1516, third year of the reign.]

  1. This charter is stated to have been made in parliament on 8 May 1515, and the subsequent charter issued on 8 May 1516. The similarity of these dates raises the suspicion that there may be an error in dating. The issuing of a charter usually quickly followed the decreet being issued in parliament. The possibility that the act was issued in 1516 should therefore be considered. It is placed in the MS Register of the Great Seal among charters from 1517. Back
  2. NAS, C2, vol. 20, 49, f.16r. Back