[24 June 1609]

Procedure: preamble

Parliamentum excellentissimi principis Jacobi Dei gratia Magne Britannie Francie et Hibernie regis fidei defensoris tentum apud Edinburgh vicesimo quarto die mensis Junii anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo nono, per dictum commissionarium Georgium comitem Mariscalli virtute dicte commissionis de data apud Grenwitche sexto die mensis Junii 1609, et per omnes regni status, vnacum Jacobo Stewart pro mariscallo, Willelmo Hay pro constabulario, Magistro Roberto Lermonth pro vicecomite de Edinburgh, et Dauide Lyndesay adiudicatore.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Judicial proceedings: summons of treason

The quhilk day Schir Thomas Hammyltoun of Bynnie, knycht, advocat to oure soverane lord, producit in presens of the said nobill and michtie lord the said Erle Marschaill, commissionar, and in presens of the haill estaittis, lykas he did divers tymes of befoir, ane summondis of treassoun rasit and persewit be oure said soverane lord and be his hienes advocat aganis Johne, lord Maxwell, to have answerit to the pointis of the said summondis and to the crymes of treassoun and lesemajestie contenit thairintill; the quhilk summondis and ressones and caussis thairin cotenit being first red in presens of the lordis of articlis of this present parliament, they fand the samin summondis relevant, and thaireftir this instant day the samyn summondis of treassoun, being red in presens of the said lord commissionar and of the haill estaittis of this present parliament, the said Lord Maxwell being thryse callit at the tolbuth windo to have answerit to the said summondis of treassoun and comperit not, the saidis haill estaittis fand the said summondis rasit be oure said soverane lord and his hienes advocatt aganis the said Lord Maxwell and the haill thrie ressones and causes thairin contenit and everie ane of thame relevant, and thairfoir they admittit the samyn to the said advocattis probatioun.

And immediatlie thaireftir, the said Schir Thomas Hammyltoun of Bynnie, knycht, advocat to oure soverane lord, in his hienes name, for preving of the pointis of the said summondis of treassoun and haill ressones and causes contenit thairin, repetit all the depositionis of the witneses examinat befoir the lordis of articlis and lordis of secreitt counsaill of befoir for preving of the saidis haill thrie ressones and everie ane of thame, togidder with divers actis of parliament, lawes and constitutionis of this realme, Schir James McConeillis convictioun for braking of waird furth of the castell of Edinburgh, lettre of horning aganis the said Lord Maxwell for not comperance befoir the lordis of secrete counsaill to answer befoir thame for his breking of waird furth of the castell of Edinburgh, for the burning maid be him at Dalfeble and for slauchter of the laird of Johnestoun, with divers utheris wryttis and probatiounes producit be the said lord advocatt for preving of the foirsaid summondis of treassoun and haill thrie severall ressones and causes contenit thairin, and everie ane of thame, and renuncit forder probatioun; and thairupoun the said advocat askit instrumentis. And lykwayes the said advocat producit in presens of the said lord commissionar and haill estaittis lettres of relaxatioun beirand the said Johne, lord Maxwell to be relaxit be James Dowglas, messinger, fra the proces of all horningis at the marcat croces of Lochmaben and Drumfreis upoun the fiften day of Marche, jM vjC and nyne yearis, and at the marcat croce of Edinburgh be Johne Moncur, messinger, upoun the tuentie thrid day of Marche, the yeir of God abonewrittin, as at mair lenth is contenit in the saides lettres of relaxatioun subscryvit be James Primrose, clerk to the secrete counsaill, of the date the sext day of Marche last bipast, and registrat in the clerk of registeris buikis the xxiij day of Marche jM vjC and nyne yeiris. And upoun the productioun of the saidis lettres of relaxatioun, the said advocat lykwayes askit instrumentis and desyrit the said proces of foirfaltour to be advysit be the saidis haill estaittis.

The quhilk day the said Schir Thomas Hammyltoun of Bynnie, knycht, eftir he had repetit and producit all his probatiounes to the saides haill estaittis quhilkis he wald use for preving of the pointis of the said summondis and ressones and causes thairin contenit, rasit and persewit at the instance of oure said soverane lord and his hienes advocat aganis the said Johne, lord Maxwell, quhairby he wes summonit befoir oure said soverane lord and his estaittis of parliament at ane certane day bigane, with continewatioun of dayes, to have answerit to the pointis and crymes of treassoun and lesemajestie contenit in the said summondis; off the quhilk summondis the tennoure followes:

Jacobus Dei gratia Magne Britannie Francie et Hibernie rex fideique defensor dilectis nostris Leoni regi armorum, Ilay, Albanie, Ross Rothesay Snawdoun Merchemont heraudis, Dauid Brysoun Alexandro Dowglas Jacobo Chalmeris et Magistro Willelmo Stewart clavigeris, Ormont Bute Unicorne Carrik signiferis, nuntiis et eorum cuilibet coniunctim et diuisim vicecomitibus nostris in hac parte specialiter constitutis salutem. Mandamus vobis et precipimus quod summoneatis legitime et peremptorie coram testibus Joannem dominum Maxwell personaliter si eius personalem presentiam commode habere poteritis, sin minus per publicam proclamationem apud cruces forales burgorum nostrorum de Edinburgh et Drumfreis, et apud arces de Carlaverok et Drumfreis et domicilia dicti Joannis domini Maxwell ante suam a legibus fugam et rebellionem, necnon apud portum vulgo lie schore and peire of Leith aliaque loca necessaria super premonitione sexaginta dierum quia extra regnum nostrum Scotie esse existimatur, quod compareat coram nobis nostroue commissionario et iusticiario ac regni nostri Scotie ordinibus in parliamento nostro apud Edinburgh, vel vbi nos dictumve nostrum commissionarium et iusticiarium ac dicti regni nostri status pro tempore convenire contigerit tenendo duodecimo die mensis Aprilis proxime futuri hora causarum cum continuatione dierum ad respondendum nobis nostrove commissionario et iusticiario in prefato parliamento necnon ad instantiam dilecti et fidelis consiliarii nostri Thome Hammyltoun de Bynnie militis advocati nostri pro nostro interesse pro ipsius Joannis nefariis sceleratis et proditoriis lese maiestatis criminibus infrascriptis per ipsum et alios eius mandato persuasione consilio auxilio et ratihabitione perpetratis et commissis ac quarum conscius particeps ars et pars fuit; et est necnon dictus Joannes dominus Maxwell ad videndum et audiendum per nos nostrumve commissonarium et iusticiarium ac dicti regni nostri Scotie ordines decerni se crimina lese maiestatis infrascripta modo subsequente commisisse, penasque illas constitutas vite scilicet terrarum et bonorum omnium mobilium et immobilium dignitatum officiorum iurium aliorumque omnium infra dictum regnum nostrum ad se pertinentium vel que vllo modo ad illum spectare vel pertinere poterunt amissionem incurrisse, ac dicta omnia bona predia terras tenementa officia dignitates iura et commoda quecunque illi infra dictum regnum nostrum competentia, vel que ad illum vllo modo spectare poterunt, nobis forisfecisse, eaque ad nos pertinere et nobiscum in perpetuum remanere iuxta leges et regni nostri consuetudinem ob causas et rationes subsequentes. Imprimis quod non solum charissimi quondam avi nostri Jacobi quinti regis illustrissimi constitutione in parliamento suo anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo vigesimo octauo promulgate, sed etiam lege per nos in parliamento nostro anno millesimo quingentesimo sexagesimo septimo lata, cautum est quod quecunque homines infra domicilia sua comburunt omnesque incendiarii edificiorum et frumentorum, omnesque alii voluntarii et maligni incendiarii dictum crimen certo proposito et deliberato consilio committentes lese maiestatis rei erunt; ac certum est quod dictus Joannes dominus Maxwell ab ipsa iuventute ad contumaciam rebellionem legum et authoritatis nostre contemptum, tum natura et prava consuetudine deditus, quum plurimis literis nostris in annis domini millesimo quingentesimo nonagesimo octauo nonagesimo nono, sexcentesimo, sexcentesimo primo et millesimo sexcentesimo secundo, sub pena rebellionis ei imperatum fuisset vt redditus prediorum suorum de Duncow Trive Grange et molendini eiusdem que pars dominii corone nostre unite et annexate sunt, et per dictum Joannem dominum Maxwell et predecessores suos tanquam emphiteutas feudifirmarios et tenentes nostros possesse fuerunt persolueret, necnon vt rationes nobis de aliis redditibus et taxationibus infra senescallatus nostros vallis Annandie et Kircudbricht predictis annis multisque aliis precedentibus nobis debitis tanquam dictarum provinciarum et limitum senescallus vt ei ex officio incumbebat nobis et nostris scaccarii auditoribus redderet, et dictos redditus deuorias taxationes aliasque pecuniarum summas vbi debuerat, sub pena rebellionis persolueret, ac etiam vt coram consilii nostri dominis per se in dictis annis compareret ad respondendum pro variis suis contemptibus rebellionibus carcerum nostrorum effractionibus et violentis extra custodias nostras eruptionibus, aliisque delictis et maleficiis per ipsum commissis et perpetratis; ille tamen omnia nostra imperia et mandata pertinaciter contemnens, easque ob causas multasque alias rebelliones ad cornu nostrum existens quo tamen omnem venie sibi a nobis spem prescinderet et flagiciosissimis criminibus extremas legum penas mereretur [...] die mensis Februarii aut eo circa anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo secundo comitatus Carolo Maxwell vocato de Kirkhous Roberto Maxwell de Dunwiddie et aliis suis satellitibus et criminum sociis ad numerum viginti hominum illegitime convocatorum, galeis, lanceis, loricis, bombardis, sclopis, aliisque armis prohibitis munitorum, pro inveterato odio et malicia diu ante per dictum Joannem contra quondam Gulielmum Johnestoun fratrem Wilkini Johnestoun de Elcheschellis et Joannem Johnestoun fratrem Jacobi Johnestoun de Hisliebray concepta, ob capitales inimicitias inter Maxwellios et Johnestones accessit ad villam de Dalfibbill infra parochiam de Kirkmichaell et vicecomitatum nostrum de Drumfreis iacentem, ibique per se ipsum dictosque Carolum Maxwell vocatum de Kirkhouse Robertum Maxwell de Dunwiddie, aliosque seruos et socios suos dictum Willelmum Johnestoun in dicta villa de Dalfibbill quiete et pacifice degentem, nullasque iniurias insidias aut invasionem suspicantem, immaniter et maliciose aggressus, eundem infra habitationis sue domum in dicta villa de Dalfibbill fugauit, vt omnis salutis spes ei auferretur, dicti Willelmi domum certo proposito et per industriam proditorie incendit et flammis vastauit, cumque ignis violentia dictum Willelmum erumpere coegisset, crudeliter eum interfecit ac statim ad domum Cuthberti Bratten in eadem villa existentem accedens, eam pariter maliciose crudeliter consulto et deliberato animo proditorie incendit, ac dictum quondam Jacobum Johnestoun vocatum de Briggis infra eandem viuum combussit, domumque dicti Cuthberti incendio penitus consumpsit; eaque proditoria crimina ipsius Joannis domini Maxwell consilio mandato auxilio et ratihabitione perpetrata sunt, dictusque Joannes domins Maxwell eorum ars et pars (vulgo airt and pairt) fuit et est, et dictas penas proditionis et lese maiestatis iisdem criminibus de iure constitutas subire et perferre debet. Secundo quia per nos et dicti regni nostri Scotie ordines in parliamento nostro vndecimo statutum est quod homicidium alicuius subditi nostri, quando is qui trucidatur existit sub fide, fiducia assecuratione et potestate occidentis (vulgo under the trust credit assurance and power of the slayer), omne tale murthurum et homicidium imposterum committendum lese maiestatis crimen erit, et qui illius criminis legitimo iuris ordine convictus fuerit, vitam, terras et bona omnia nobis forisfaciet Atque verum est quod dictus Joannes dominus Maxwell vndecimo die mensis Iunii aut eo circa anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo quinto coram dominis secreti nostri consilii, in gratiam et amicitiam cum quondam domino Jacobo Johnestoun de Dunskellie milite rediit, ac omnium preteritarum inimicitiarum oblivionem sancte promittens, in signum sincere reconsiliationis et future amicitie fidem et dextram ei dedit, et ab omni iniuria damno invasione et periculo a se parentibus, affinibus, amicis clientibus, seruis aliisque omnibus assistentibus suis imposterum inferende se dictum quondam dominum Jacobum saluum et incolumem prestiturum magno interposito sacramento promisit, et reconciliationis literas (vulgo ane letter of slaynes) manu sua signatas ad premissorum testimonium et confirmationem dedit, quarum fiducia illectum dictum quondam dominum Jacobum quum negligentius et incautius se gerere dictus Joannes dominus Maxwell intelligeret summa fedissime vindicte cupiditate flagrans, consilium cum dicto Carolo Maxwell vocato de Kirkhouse in mensibus Martio et Aprili proxime preteritis iniit, quibus potissimum dolis dictum quondam dominum Jacobum Johnestoun in insidias pertrahere et proditorie occidere possit, tandemque concluserunt dominum Robertum Maxwell de Spottis militem nobis vtrisque charum et fidum ad dictum dominum Jacobum in insidias pertrahendum maxime idoneum futurum, ideoque vocato ad se dicto domino Roberto, dictus Joannes dominus Maxwell diligenter cum eo egit, vt dictum quondam dominum Jacobum ad colloquium ad se pertraheret, vt et arctiorem amicitiam et familiaritatem contrahere et dicti domini Jacobi opera criminum suorum veniam ob predictarum rebellionum multarumque aliarum propter literarum nostrarum in annis domini millesimo sexcentesimo tertio etc. sexcentesimo quarto et sexcentesimo quinto etc. sexcentesimo sexto etc. sexcentesimo septimo etc. et millesimo sexcentesimo octauo contra se sub pena rebellionis et ad cornu nostrum denunciationis directarum contemptum a nobis obtinere possit, quod quum dictus dominus Robertus revera expeti existimaret, dicti Joannis hortatu fide prius ab eo data congressum dum tutum et regressum pacificum et indemnem futurum, cum dicto quondam domino Jacobo sepius egit, eidemque tandem persuasit vt dictum dominum Maxwell vno tantum comitatus amico seu arbitro ad effectum predictum pacifice conveniret, sancte promittens nomine et mandato dicti Joannis domini Maxwell accessum et recessum ei securum tutum et incolumem futurum; quibus adductus persuasionibus et promissis dictus quondam dominus Jacobus sexto die mensis Aprilis vltime elapsi accito secum Gulielmo Johnestoun vocato de Lockerbie gladio sine vllis aliis armis accinctus dictum dominum Robertum Maxwell secutus ad moram inter Arthurstane et Trailftatt pervenit, vbi duos equites adventum suum operientes percepit, dictique domini Roberti hortatu paulatim in eo loco substitit, donec dominus Robertus progrediens dictosque duos equites Joannem dominum Maxwell et Carolum Maxwell vocatum de Kirkhous esse perspiciens, adduxisse se dictum dominum Jacobum Johnestoun ad destinatum coloquii declarauit a dicto domini Maxwell iurisiurandi prius dati pro dicti domini Jacobi et Gulielmi Johnestounes incolumitate, saluoque et tuto accessu et recessu a dicto colloquio, renouationem exegit et dei nomine et numine interposito a dicto domino Maxwell pro seipso et dicto Carolo Maxwell obtinuit, sicque dictum quondam dominum Jacobum Johnestoun tot promissis et iuramentis fidentem ad locum colloquio destinatum ad dictum dominum Maxwell aduxit et mutua data et accepta vt inter amicos fieri solet salute, detectis capitibus congressi dicto Carolo Maxwel et Gulielmo Johnestoun imperarunt vt seorsum subsisterent, ipsique ad colloquium ita progressi sunt vt domino Roberto Maxwell medio vnus ei ad dextram alter ad sinistram obequitaret, dumque de rebus ob quas convenerant pacifice et vti videbatur amanter colloquerentur, dictus Carolus Maxwell, ita vti prius inter eum et dictum Joannem dominum Maxwell convenerat, ad dictum Willelm´ Johnestoun contra quem constitutum erat accessit, et vt discordie et rixe ansam nacisceretur; adeo ingratum sibi illum congressum esse affirmauit vt si illius causam prius intellexisset ei se haud affuturum profiteretur; respondenti vero Gulielmo sperare se colloquii illius finem dictis nobilibus viris amicisque et clientibus eorum gratum et vtilem futurum id fieri non posse Carolus asseruit, dictumque dominum Jacobum omnesque alios Johnestones latrones et proditores vocauit; Gulielmus autem ne sua culpa discordie initium preberetur dixit se quamlibet iniuriam passurum potius quam duorum colloquium disturbaturum, et quamvis tanta dicti Gulielmi patientia frustratus Carolus nullam pugne occasionem inveniret, illud tamen quod prius intenderat omnino peracturus dictum Gulielmum nec verbo nec facto prouocatus crudeliter et proditorie parato sclopo invasit et pallium et vestes eius duobus globalis transmisit, cuius fragore et Gulielmi voce proditorie vim vite sue inferri clamantis turbatus quondam dominus Jacobus Johnestoun ab eo se convertens, et que tam fedi facinoris causa esset rogans dictus Joannes d+s Maxwell a tergo dicto quondam domino Jacobo Johnestoun nil tale metuenti imminens sclopo quem sub palio clam paratum habebat in dictum dominum Jacobum proditorie directo per humerum duabus glandibus plumbeis venenatis in corpus et vitalia eius addictis eum inhumaniter crudeliter fede et proditorie occidit, ac sub fide fiducia assecuratione et potestate sua (vulgo under his trust credit assurance and power) trucidauit contra fidem datam et amicitiam initam coram dictis consilii nostri dominis et dicti domini Roberti Maxwell intervento sepius iuramento per dictum Joannem dominum Maxwell renovatam; quorum criminum dictus Joannes dominus Maxwell est conscius et particeps ars et pars; ideoque penas lesemaiestatis iis iure constitutas vt antea dictum est subire et perferre debet. Tertio quia tam communi gentium omnium quam civili Romanorum iure et regni nostri legibus statutum et vltra omnem memoriam recepta et approbata consuetudine observatum est, eum qui maiestatem publicam leserit cuiusue opera consilio dolo malo consilium initum est quo quis contra rem publicam arma ferat, aut qui lese maiestatis reum in vincula coniectum dimiserit, maiestatis teneri. Ac vero manifestum est dictum Joannem dominum Maxwell in arcem Edinburgenam, quia nostris consilii nostri mandatis obtemperare pertinaciter recusauerat in custodiam missum, consilium cum Jacobo Mcconneill de Dwnyveg milite in eadem arce ob multa lese maiestatis et proditionis crimina in vinculis detento inisse, quibus potissimum rationibus de dicta custodia violenter et proditorie in maiestatis nostre manifestum contemptum et lesionem erumperent, et affito in sceleris conscientiam dicto Roberto Maxwell de Dunwidie conspirasse ereptis custodum armis, illis sibi exitum a dicta arce per vim proditorie parare, quod vt facilius perfecerent [...] die mensis Decembris anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo septimo ad hilariorem et liberiorem compotationem nouitatis invitatis custodibus, gladiisque illorum per vim ereptis, ipsos deinde custodes in cubiculum obseratum inermes incluserunt, et ad interiorem dicte arcis ianuam armati accedentes Alexandrum Strutheris eius custodem quia pro sua in nos fide eos exitu prohibere conatus est multis vulneribus in capite brachio manu aliisque corporis partibus saucium et prope exanimem prostraverunt, et ob parem causam Margareta Philop vxore eius barbare et crudeliter etiam vulnerata per dictam ianuam interiorem ad mediam arcis portam pervenerunt vbi Archibaldum Cunynghame illius custodem claves tradere recusantem proditorie etiam invaserunt et in brachio crudeliter vulnerato claves ei violenter eripuerunt, et aperta per vim porta proditorie erumpentes, muro qui portam vrbis occidentalem pertingit transcenso, dicti Joannes dominus Maxwell et dominus Jacobus Mcconnell proditorie et violenter aufugerunt, donec sub castellam nostri et aliorum fidelium subditorum insequentium diligentia captus et in carcere retractus est dictus Jacobus Mcconnell, dicto Joanne domino Maxwell celeri fuga euadente; sicque Joannes dominus Maxwell maiestatem nostram lesit eiusque opera consilio dolo malo, consilium initum est quo arme contra nos perseipsum et dictos Jacobum dominum Mcconneill et Robertum Maxwell de Dunwiddie lata sunt, ac etiam dictum Jacobum Mcconneill militem maiestatis reum in vincula coniectum dimisit, dictorumque omnium lese maiestatis criminum conscius et particeps ars et pars fuit et est, et penas iis a iure constitutas subire et perpeti debet; et propterea dictus Joannes dominus Maxwell ad videndum et audiendum per nos dictumve nostrum comissionarium et iusticiarium ac dicti nostri regni Scotie ordines decerni et ordinari se predicta lese maiestatis crimina per seipsum et alios ipsius mandato et persuasione consilio auxilio et ratihabitione commisisse et perpetrasse, ac eorum conscium et participem (vulgo airt and pairt) fuisse et esse; ideoque penas dictis proditionis et lese maiestatis criminibus competentes ferre et subire debere, vite scilicet et bonorum omnium mobilium et immobilium terrarum tenementorum dignitatum officiorum iurium aliorumque omnium ad se spectantium amissionem et confiscationem, dictasque terras predia bonaque omnia mobilia et immobilia dignitates officia iura aliaque omnia ad dictum Joannem dominum Maxwell spectantia et pertinentia vel que ad illum spectare et pertinere vllo modo potuerunt nobis confiscari ad nos pertineri et perpetuo nobiscum in proprietate permanere; et vlterius in premissis respondendum et iuri parendum; intimando dicto Joanni domino Maxwell quod siue dictis die et loco cum continuatione dierum comparuerit siue non nos tamen dictusue noster commissionarius ac iusticiarius et dicti regni nostri ordines in premissis iusticia mediante procedemus et procedent. Insuper summoneatis ad comparendum coram nobis nostroue commissionario ac iusticiario et dicti regni nostri statibus in dicto parliamento dictis die et loco hora causarum cum continuatione, ad perhibendum fidele testimonium in premissis sub pena legis. Et presentes literas debite executas et indorsatas earundem latori reddatis. Et vos qui presentes executi fueritis sitis ibidem dictis die et loco cum continuatione dierum coram nobis dictoue nostro commissionario et iusticiario ac tribus regni ordinibus, portantes vobiscum vestre summonitionis testimonium in scriptis pro premissis aut ipsos testes. Ad quod faciendum vobis et vestrum cuilibet coniunctim et divisim vicecomitibus nostris in hac parte nostram plenariam virtute presentium committimus potestatem. Datum sub testimonio nostri magni sigilli, apud Edinburgh vigesimo sexto die mensis Januarii anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo nono, et regni nostri annis quadragesimo secundo et sexto.

Followis the executionis upoun the tuentie sevint day of Januar, the yeir of God jM vjC and nyne yeiris:

I, Johne Yallowleyis, Dingwall pursevant, past at command of thir oure soverane lordis summondis of foirfaltrie, gevin undir the testimoniall of his hienes great seall, to the marcatt croce of Edinburgh, and thair be oppin proclamatioun, eftir thrie severall soundis of trumpett with his majesteis coitt of armes displayit upoun me and reading of the summondis within writtin, lauchfullie and peremptourlie summond Johne, lord Maxwell to compeir befoir oure soverane lord or his majesteis comissionar of parliament of his hienes realme of Scotland, justice generall and thrie estaittis of the said realme in the parliament to be haldin at Edinburgh, or quhair it salhappin oure said soverane lord or his commissionar, justice and thrie estaittis of the said realme to convene for the tyme, the tuelf day of Aprile nixtocum in the hour of cause, with continewatioun of dayes, to answer to his majesteis justice. And als at the instance of his hienes weilbelovitt and trustie counsallor Schir Thomas Hammyltoun of Bynnie, knycht, his hienes advocat for his majesteis interes, that is to say, the said Johne, lord Maxwell to heir and sie him self decernit be his majestie, his hienes commissionar, justice and thrie estaittis of Scotland, to have committit the crymes of treassoun and lesemajestie within writtin and to have incurrit the punischement dew thairto, to wit the tynsall of his lyfe, landis and gudis, and lykwayes to have foirfaultit and tynt his hope and apperance of successioun and all utheris richtis and commoditeis competent to him for the causes within specefeit conforme to the tennoure of the said summondis of foirfaltrie rasit aganis him in all pointis; off the quhilkis I affixit and leaft ane just and authentik copie upoun the said mercat croce. This I did befoir thir witneses, Archibald Bald, Johne Moncur, messingeris, and James Chapman, my servitour. And for the mair verificatioun heirto, subscryvit with my hand, my signet is affixit. Sic subscribitur, Johne Yallowleyis, Dingwall purswyvant.

Upoun the tuentie aucht day of Januar, the yeir of God jM sex hundreth and nyne yeiris, I, Johne Yallowleyis, Dingwall pursevant, past at command of thir oure soverane lordis summondis of foirfaltrie gevin undir the testimoniall of his hienes great seall to the peir and schore of Leith, and thair be oppin proclamatioun, eftir thrie soundis of trumpett with his majesteis coitt of armes displayit upoun me and reiding of the withinwrittin summondis, lauchfullie and peremptourlie summond the said Johne, lord Maxwell to compeir befoir oure soverane lord or his majesteis commissionar of parliament of his hienes realme of Scotland, justice generall and thrie estaittis of the said realme in the parliament be haldin at Edinburgh or quhair it salhappin oure soverane lord or his hienes commissionar, justice and thrie estaittis foirsaidis to convene for the tyme, the tuelf day of Aprile nixtocum in the hour of cause, with continuatioun of dayes, to answer to his majesteis justice, and at the instance of his hienes weilbelovit and trustie counsailloure Schir Thomas Hammyltoun of Bynnie, knycht, his hienes advocat for his majesties interes, that is to say, the said Johne, lord Maxwell to heir and sie him self decernit be his majestie, his hienes comissionar, justice and thrie estaittis of Scotland to have committit the crymes of treassoun and lesemajestie within writtin, and to have incurrit the punishement dew thairto, to wit the tynsall of lyfe, landis and gudis, as lykwayes to have foirfaltit and tynt the hoip and apperance of successioun and all utheris richtis and commoditeis competent to him for the cause within writtin, conforme to the tennoure of the said summondis of foirfaltrie rasit aganis him in all pointis; off the quhilkis I affixit ane just and authentik copie upoun the said peir and schore of Leith. This I did befoir thir witneses, Johne Moncur, messinger, and James Chopman, my servitour. And for the mair verificatioun heirto, subscryvit with my hand, my signet is affixit. Sic subscribitur, Johne Yallowleyis, Dingwall pursevant.

Upoun the fourt day of Februar the yeir of God jM vjC and nyne yeiris, I, Johne Yallowleyis, Dingwall pursevant, past at command of this oure soverane lordis summondis of foirfaltrie gevin under the testimoninall of his majesties great seall to the castellis of Carlaverok and Drumfreis, duelling places of Johne, lord Maxwell of befoir his rebellioun and during the tyme of his being within this cuntrey, and als to the mercatt croce of Drumfreis, respective, and thair be oppin proclamatioun, eftir thrie soundis of trumpett with his majesteis coitt of armes displayit upoun me and reiding of the within writtin summondis, lauchfullie and peremptourlie [summond] Johne, lord Maxwell to compeir befoir oure soverane lord or his majesteis commissionar of parliament of his hienes realme of Scotland, justice generall and thrie estaittis of the said kingdome in the parliament to be haldin at Edinburgh or quhair it salhappin oure soverane lord or his commissionar, justice and thrie estaittis of the said realme to convene for the tyme, the tuelf day of April nixtocum in the hour of cause, with continewatioun of dayes, to answer to his majesteis justice, and als at the instance of his hienes advocat for his majesties interes, that is to say, the said Johne, lord Maxwell to heir and sie him self decernit be his majestie or his hienes comissionar, justice and thrie estaittis of Scotland to have committit the crymes of treassoun and lesemajestie withinwrittin, and to have incurrit the punishement dew thairto, to wit the tynsall of his lyfe, landis and gudis, and lykwayes to have foirfaltit and tynt the hope and apperance of successioun and all utheris richtis and comoditeis competent to him for the causes within specefeit, conforme to the tennoure of the said summondis of forfaltour rasit aganis him in all pointis; of the quhilkis I affixit ane just and authentik copie upoun ilkane of the saidis castellis and duelling places foirsaid eftir I had knokit sex severall knokis at ilkane of the yettis of the saidis casttellis respective, as alsua I affixit ane authentik copie of the said summondis upoun the said mercat croce of Drumfreis. This I did befoir thir witneses, Johne Diksoun in Layngholme, James Chapman, my servitour, and Thomas Greneleyis, trumpetour. And for the mair verificatioun heirto, subscrivit with my hand, my signet is affixit. Sic subscribitur, Johne Yallowleyis, Dingwall pursevant.

Upoun the fyft day of Februar, the yeir of God jM vjC and nyne yeiris, I, Johne Yallowleyis, Dingwall pursevant, past at command of thir oure soverane lordis summondis of foirfaltrie gevin under the testimoniall of his majesties great seall to the place of Langholme, being also ane of the said Johne, lord Maxwellis duelling houses, and thair be oppin proclamatioun, eftir thrie soundis of trumpett with his majesteis coitt of armes displayit upoun me, lauchfullie and peremptourlie summond the said Johne, lord Maxwell to compeir befoir oure soverane lord or his hienes commissionar of parliament of his majesteis kingdome of Scotland, justice generall and thrie estaittis of this realme, in the parliament to be haldin at Edinburgh or quhair it salhappin oure soverane lordis commissionar, justice and thrie estaittis of the said realme to convene and meitt for the tyme, the tuelf day of Aprile nixtocum in the hour of cause, with continewatioun of dayes, to answer to his majesties justice, and als at the instance of his majesties weilbelovit and trustie counsallour Schir Thomas Hamyltoun of Monkland, knycht, his hienes advocat for his interes, that is to say, the said Johne, lord Maxwell to heir and sie him self decernit be his majesteis hienes commissionar, justice and thrie estaittis of Scotland to have committit the crymes of treassoun and lesemajestie within writtin, and to have incurrit the punishement dew thairto, to wit the tynsall of lyfe, landis and gudis, and lykwayes to have foirfaltit and tynt the hope and apperance of successioun and all utheris richtis and commoditeis competent to him for the causes within specefeit, conforme to the tennoure of the summondis of foirfaltrie rasit aganis him in all pointis; off the quhilkis I affixit and leatt ane just and authentik copie upoun the principall yeat of the said place of Langholme, being ane of the said Lord Maxwellis duelling places as said is, eftir I had knokit sex severall knokis at the yett thairof, conforme to the act of parliament. This I did befoir thir witneses, Thomas Greneleyis, trumpetour, Johne Dicksoun in Langholme, and James Chapman, my servand. And for the mair verificatioun heirto, subscryvit with my hand, my signet is affixit. Sic subscribitur, Johne Yallowleyis, Dingwall pursevant, haveand the said Johne Yallowleyis signet or stampt affixit to ilkane of the saidis four executionis.

The quhilk summondis, with the executiounes and indorsatiounes thairof respective foirsaidis, being this instant day red in presens of oure soverane lordis comissionar and estaittis of parliament, first in Latine and thaireftir in Scottis, the said Johne, lord Maxwell, being oft tymes callit of new at the tolbuth window of the said burgh of Edinburgh to have compeirit and answerit to the said summondis and ressounes and causes thairin contenit, and he not compeirand to have defendit in the said mater, and to have answerit to the said summondis, the said Schir Thomas Hammyltoun of Bynnie, knycht, advocat to oure soverane lord, desyrit the saidis estaittis declaratioun gif the ressounes of the said summondis wer relevant aganis the said Lord Maxwell; the quhilkis estaittis fand the said summondis and the ressones and causes thairin contenit and everie ane of thame relevant; thairfor the said advocat of new for preying of the foirsaidis thrie ressounes and everie ane of thame, beirand and contenand as is abone writtin, repetit all the depositiounes of the witneses examinat befoir the saidis lordis of articlis and lordis of the secrete counsaill respective, with divers actis of parliament, lawes and constitutionis of this realm, Schir James McConneillis convictioun for braking of waird furth of the castell of Edinburgh, lettres of horning aganis the said Lord Maxwell for not comperance befoir the lordis of secreit counsaill to answer for his braking of waird furth of the said castell of Edinburgh, for the burning maid be him at Dalfebbill and for the slauchter of the said umquhile laird of Johnestoun, with all utheris wryttis and probatiounes producit of befoir this instant day be the said advocat for preving of the foirsaidis summondis of treassoun and haill thrie ressounes and causes contenit thairin and everie ane of thame, and desyrit the saidis estaittis of parliament to advyse the probatiounes foirsaidis led and deducit in the said mater, and to pronunce thair sentence of parliament thairintill according to the samin probatiounes and thair consciences. And thaireftir, the haill wryttis, depositiones of witneses and probatiounes being red, sene and considerit be the saidis haill estaitis of parliament, and they thairwith being ryplie advysit, the saidis lord commissionar and estaittis of parliament findis, decernis and declaris that the said Johne, lord Maxwell committit and did oppin and manifest tressoun in all the pointis, articlis and maner contenit in the said summondis, and thairfoir it wes gevin for dome be the mouth of David Lyndsay, dempster of parliament, in maner and forme as followes:

This court of parliament schawes for law the said Johne, lord Maxwell to have committit and done all the foirsaidis crymes of treassoun and lesemajestie be him self and utheris of his causing, command, assistance and ratihabitioun aganis oure said soverane lord and his authoritie, and that he is and wes giltie and pairtaker, airt and pairt of the samin crymes of treassoun in all maner at lenth contenit in the ressounes of the said summondis; and thairfoir decernis and declaris that the said Johne, lord Maxwell aucht and sould underly and suffer the paynis competent to the saidis crymes of treassoun and lesemajestie, to wit the tynsall and confiscatioun of his lyfe and all his gudis, moveable and unmoveable, landis, tenementis, digniteis, offices, richtis and all utheris thingis belanging to him, and all the saidis landis, rowmes and all gudis, moveable and unmoveable, digniteis, offices, richtis and all utheris belanging and pertening to the said Johne, lord Maxwell, and quhilkis may ony way belang and pertene to him to be confiscatt, to pertene to oure said soverane lord and to remane with his majestie for evir in propirtie. And this I gif for dome.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back

And siclyk the said Schir Thomas Hamyltoun of Bynnie, knycht, advocat to oure soverane lord, producit in presens of the said noble and michtie lord the said Erle Marschaill, commissionar foirsaid, and in presens of the haill estaittis, lyk as [he] did divers tymes of befoir, ane summondis of treassoun rasit and persewit be oure said soverane lord and be the said advocat aganis Robert Logane, eldest sone to umquhile Robert Logane of Restalrig, and his tutouris and curatouris, gif he ony hes, and all utheris haveand or pretendand to have interes in the said mater, for thair interesse, to have answerit to the said summondis and to the crymes of treassoun and lesemajestie contenit thairintill; the quhilk summondis and ressones and causes thairin contenit being first red in presens of the lordis of articlis of this present parliament, they fand the samyn summondis relevant; and thaireftir this instant day the samin summondis of treassoun and ressones and causes thairin contenit, being red in presens of the said lord commissionar and of the haill estaittis of parliament, the said Robert Logane, eldest sone to the said umquhile Robert Logane of Restalrig, and his tutouris and curatouris and all utheris haveand or pretendand to have interes, being thryse callit at the tolbuth window to have answerit to the said summondis of treassoun and comperit not, the saidis haill estaittis fand the said summondis of treassoun rasit be oure said soverane lord and his hienes advocat aganis the said Robert Logane and his foirsaidis and the ressoun and cause contenit th[air]in maist relevant causes of treassoun committit be the said umquhile Robert Logane of Restalrig, his father, in his lyftyme; and thairfoir the saidis estaittis all in ane voce admittit the samin summondis of treassoun and ressoun and cause of treassoun contenit thairin to the said advocat in oure soverane lordis name, his probatioun, quhairupoun the said advocatt, in name of his hienes, askit actis and instrumentis.

And immediately thaireftir the said Schir Thomas Hammyltoun of Bynnie, knycht, advocat to oure soverane lord, in his hienes name, for preving of the pointtis of the said summondis and ressone and cause of treassoun and lesemajestie contenit thairin, repetit divers missive billis, all writtin and subscryvit be the said umquhile laird of Restalrig, all the depositiounes of the witneses examinat befoir the lordis of articlis of befoir and befoir the lordis of secreit counsaill, George Sprottis depositiounes and convictioun and his executioun to the death for the samin cause of treassoun of Gowrie, togidder with divers wryttis and utheris probationis quhilkis wer presentlie producit befoir the saidis estaittis be the said lord advocat in oure soverane lordis name for preving of the foirsaid summondis of treassoun and ressone and cause of lese majestie contenit thairin; off the quhilkis missive billis and depositionis producit be the said advocat in oure soverane lordis name for preving of the said summondis of treassoun and ressoun thairin cotenit aganis the said Robert Logane and his foirsaidis, the tennouris followes: Richt honorable schir, my duetie with service remembered, pleis yow onderstand my lord of Gowrie and some utheris his lordis freindis and weilwillaris quha tendaris his lord preferment ar upoun the resolutioun ye knaw for the revenge of that cause, and his lord hes writtin to me anent that purpose, quhairto I will accorde incais ye will stand to and beir a pairt. And befoir ye resolve meit me and M. A. R. in the Cannogait on Twysday the nixt oulk, and be als war as ye can, indeid M. A. R. spak with me four or fyve dayes syn, and I have promesed his lord ane answer within ten dayes at farrest. As for the purpose how M. A. R. and I hes sett doun the course, it will be ane verie easie done turne and not far by that forme with the lyk stratagem quhairof we had conference in bis[...] h[...], bot incais ye and M. A. R. forgadder, becauss he is sumquhat conceatie, for Gods saik be verie war with his rakless to this of Padoa, for he tauld me ane of the strangest taillis of ane nobill man of Padoa that evir I hard in my lyffe resembling the lyk purpose. I pray yow, schir, think nathing althocht this berar understand of it, for he is the speciall secretar of my lyfe. His name is laird Boure and wes auld Manderstounes man for dead and lyfe and ewin sa now for me. And for my awin pairt he sall knaw of all that I do in this warld salang as evir we live togidder, for I mak him my houshald man. He is weill worthie of credite and recommend him to yow alwayes to the purpose. I think best for oure platt that we meit all at my hous of Fastcastell, for I have concludit with M. A. R. how I think sall be meittest to be convoyit quietest in ane boitt be sea, at quhilk tyme upoun sure advertesment I sall have the place verie quiett and weill provydit. And as I ressave youre answer, I will post this berar to my lord, and I pray yow as ye luse youre awin lyfe becaus it is not ane mater of mowis, be circumspect in all thingis and tak na fear bot all sall be weill. I have na will that ather my brother or yit Maister W. R., my lord auld pedagoge, knaw ony thing of the mater quhill all be done that we wald have done, and than I cair not quha gett wit that luffis ws. Quhan ye have red, send this my letter back agane with the berar that I may sie it brunt my self, for sa is the fassoun in sic erandis, and, gif ye pleis, writt youre answer on the back heirof, incais ye will tak my word for the credit of the berar and use all expeditioun, for the turne wald not be lang delayit. Ye knaw the kingis hunting will be schortlie and than sall be best tyme, as M. A. R. hes assurit me that my lord hes resolvit to interpryse that mater. Louking for youre answer, committis yow to Christis haly protectioun. Frome Fastcastell, the auchtene day of Julii 1600. Sic subscribitur, youris to utter power readie, Restalrig.

Laird Bour, I pray yow haist yow west to me about the earand I tauld yow and we sall confer at lenth of all thingis. I have ressavit ane new letter from my lord of Gowrie, concerning the purpose that M. A., his lords brother, spak to me befoir, and I persave I may have advantage of Dirltoun incais his uther mater tak effect as we hope it sall. Alwayes I beseik yow be at me the morne at ewin, for I assurit his lordis servand that I sall send yow over the watter within thrie dayes with ane full resolutioun of all my will anent all purposes, as I sall indeid recommend yow and youre trustines till his lord as ye sall find ane honest recompense for youre panis. In the end I cair not for all the land I have in this kingdome, incais I can a grip of Dirltoun, for I esteme it the plesantest duelling in Scotland. For Goddis cause keip all thingis verie secreit, that my lord my brother get na knawlege of oure purposes, for I rather be eardit quhick. And sua louking for yow, I rest till meiting. Fra the Cannogait, the auchtene day of Julii.

Postscript: I am verie ill at ease and thairfoir speid yow hither. Sic subscribitur, youris to power readie, Restalrig.

Richt honorable schir, all my hartlie duetie with humble service remembered, sen I have takin on hand to interpryse with my Lo of Go, youre speciall and onlie best belowit, as we have sett down the platt alreadie, I will request yow that ye will be verie circumspect and wyse, that na man get ane advantage of ws. I doubt not bot ye knaw the perrell to be baith lyfe, landis and honoure incais the mater be not wyselie useit. And for my awin pairt, I sall have ane speciall respect to my promese that I have maid till his lord and M. A., his lordis brother, althoch the skaffald wer sett up. Gif I can not win to Falkland the first nicht, I sall be tymelie in Sanct Johnstoun on the morne. In deid, I lipnit for my lord him self or else M. A., his lordis brother, at my hous of Fastcastell as I wrait to thame baith. Alwayes I repose on youre advertesment of the precise day, with credit to the berar, for howbeit he be bot ane sillie auld gleyit carle, I will answer for him that he sall be verie trew. I pray yow, sir, red and ather burne or send agane with the berar, for I dar hassard my lyfe and all I have ellis in the warld on this message, I have sic pruif of his constant treuth. So committis yow to Christis holy protectioun. Frome the Cannogait, the tuentie sevint day of Julii, 1600.

Postcript: I use not to wrytt on the bak of ony of my letteris concerning this erand. Sic subscribitur, youris till all power with humble service readie, Restalrig.

My lord, my maist humble duetie with service in maist hartlie maner rememberit, at the ressait of youre lordis letter I am so comfortit especialie at youre lordis purpose communicatit to me thairin, that I can nather utter my joy nor find my self hable how to encounter youre lord with dew thankis. Indeid, my lord, at my being last in the towne M. A., youre lordis brother, impairtit sumquhat of youre lord intentioun anent that mater unto me. And gif I had not bene busyit about sum turnis of my awin, I thocht till have come over to Sanct Johnstoun and spokin with youre loird. Yit alwayes, my lord, I beseik youre lord baith for the saiftie of youre honoure, credit and mair nor that youre lyfe, my lyfe and the lyffis of mony utheris quha may perhappis innocentlie smart for that turne eftirwards, incais it be revilit be ony, and lykewayes the uther wraking of oure landis and hous and extirpating of oure names. Louk that we be all als sure as youre lord, and I my self sall be for my awin pairt, and than I doubt not bot with Godis grace we sall bring oure mater till ane syne quhilk sall bring contentmentt to ws all that evir wissed for the revenge of the Machevalent massacaring of oure darrest friendis. I doubt not bot M. A., youre lordis brother, hes informit youre lord quhat course I layit doun to bring all youre lord associatis to my hous of Fastcastell be sea, quhair I suld have all materiallis in redines for thair saif ressaveing a land and in to my hous, making as it wer bot a maner of passing tyme in ane boit on the sea in this fair sommertyde, and nane utheris strangeris to hant my hous quhill we had concludit on the laying of oure platt, quhilk is alreadie devysit be M. A. and me. And I wald wische that youre lord wald ather come or send Masiter A. to me, and thaireftir I suld meit youre lord in Leith or quietlie in Restal, quhair we sould have preparit ane fyne haitit kit with suckar and confeittis and wyne, and thaireftir confer on materis. And the sonner we brocht oure purpose to pas, it wer the better befoir harvest. Let not M. W. R., youre auld pedagog, ken of youre commoning, bot rather wald I gif I durst be sa bald to intreat youre lord anis to come and sie my awin hous quhair I have keipit my lord bo. in his greatest extremiteis, say the k[ing] and his counsaill quhat they wald. And incais God grant ws happie success in this erand, I hoip baith to have youre lord and his lord with mony utheris of youre luffeiris and his at ane gude dyner befoir I die. Alwayes I hope that the k[ing's] buk hunting at Falkland this yeir sall prepair some daintie cheir for ws aganis that denner the nixt yeir, hoc jocose till animat youre lord at this tyme, bot eftirwardis we sall have better occasioun to mak mirrie. I protest my lord befoir God I wische nathing with a better heart nor to atchive to that quhilk youre lord wald fane attene unto, and my continewall prayer sall tend to that effect and with the large spending of my landis, gudis, yea, the hassarding of my lyfe sall not affray me fra that, althocht the skaffauld wer alreadie sett upe, befoir I sould falsefie my promeisse to your lord, and persuade your lord thairof, I trow your lord hes ane pruif of my constancie alreadie or now. Bot my lord, quhair as youre lord desyres in youre letter that I craif my lord my brotheris mynd anent this mater, I alluterlie dissasent fra that that he evir sould be ane counsailloure thairto, for in gude faith he will nevir help his freind nor hurte his fo. Youre lord may confide mair in this auld man, the berare heirof, my man Laird Boure, nor in my brother, for I lippin my lyfe and all that I have els in his handis, and I trow he wald nocht spair to ryde to hellis yett to plesure me and he is not begylit of my part to him. Alwayes, my lord, quhan youre lord hes red my letter, delyver it to the berar agane that I may sie it brunt with my awin eine as I have send youre lord letter to youre lord agane, for so it is the fassone. I grant and I pray youre lord rest fullie persuadit of me and all that I have promesit, for I am resolvit howbeit it wer to die the morne I man intreit youre lord to expede Boure and gif him strait direction one pane of his lyfe, that he tak nevir ane wink sleip quhill he sie me agane, or els he will utterlie undo ws. I have alreadie send ane uther letter to the gentill man your lord kenis, as the berar will schaw youre lord of his answer and fordwardnes with youre lord, and I sall schaw youre lord forder at meiting quhan and quhair youre lord sall think meittest. To quhilk tyme and evir I committ youre lord to the protectioun of the almichtie God. Frome Gunnisgrene, the tuentie nynt day of Julii, 1600.

Postscript: Prayes youre lord hald me exusit for my unsemely letter, quhilk is not sa weill written as mister wer, for I durst not let ony of wryteris ken of it bot tuk tua sindrie idill dayes to do it my self. I will nevir forgett the gude sporte that M. A., youre lordis brother, tauld me of ane nobill man of Padoa. It cummis sa oft to my memorie and indeid it is aparasteur to this purpose we have in hand. Sic subscribitur, youre lord awin sworne and bundin man, to obey and serve with afauld and evir redie service to his utter power till his lyfes end, Restalrig.

Richt honorable schir, my hartlie duetie rememberit, ye knaw I tauld yow at oure last meiting in the Cannogait that M. A. R., my lord of Gowrie brother, had spokin with me anent the mater of oure conclusioun, and for my awin pairt I sall not be hindmaist. And sensyne I gat ane letter frome his lordis self for that samin purpose, and upoun the ressait thairof, understanding his lordis franknes and fordwartnes in it, God kennis gif my hart wes not liftit ten stages. I postit this same berar till his lord, to quhome ye may concredit all youre heart in that alsweill as I, for and it wer my verie saull I durst mak him messinger thairof. I have fit experience of his treuth in mony uther thingis: he is ane sillie auld glyit carle bot wonder honest. And as he hes reportit to me his lord awin answer, I think all materis sall be concludit at my hous of Fa, for I and M. A. R. concludit that ye sould come with him and his lord and onlie ane uther man with yow, being bot onlie four in company, intill ane of the great fischeing boittis be sea to my hous, quhair ye sall land als saifllie as on Leith schore. And the hous agane, his lord cummig, to be quiet. And quhan ye ar about half a myll fra schore as it wer, passing by the hous, to gar sett furth a waff. Bott for Godis saik let nather ony knawlege come to my lord my brotheris earis, nor yit to M. W. R., my lordis auld pedagog, for my brother is kittill to scho behind and dar not interpryse for feir, and the uther will dissuade ws fra oure purpose with ressones of religioun quhilk I can nevir abyd. I think thair is nane of a nobill heart or caryis ane stomak worth a penny, bot they wald be glaid to sie ane contented revenge of Gray Steillis dead. And the sonner the better his lord be quhick and bid M. A. remember on the sporte he tauld me of Padoa, for I think with my self that the cogitatioun on that sould stimulat his lord. And for Godis cause use all youre courses cum discretione. Faill not, schir, to send back agane this letter, for M. A. learnit me that fassoun that I may sie it distroyit my self. So till youre cumming and evir committis yow heartlie to Chrystis holy protectioun. Frome Gunnisgrene, the last day of Julii 1600. The subscriptioun is ryvin fra this last letter.

Followes the depositionis of the witneses producit:

Maister Alexander Watsoun, minister at Coldinghame, of the age of fyftie yeiris, mareit, deponis the fyve missive letteris subscryvit be the laird of Restalrig and producit in proces be the lord advocat for preving of the ressone of tressoun persewit aganis Robert Logane, sone and apperant air to Robert Logane of Restalrig, being schawin to this deponar, and he haveing at lenth sichtit and considerit the samin, deponis that he takis upoun his conscience that he verelie belives that the saidis fyve missives and everie ane of thame ar verelie and treulie writtin be the said umquhile Robert Logane of Restalrig with his awin hand, and giffis this ressone of his knawlege, that not onlie he thinkis that the charectar of everie letter thairof resemblis perfytlie the said umquhile Robertis hand wrytt everie way, bot alsua aggres with his fassoun of spelling quhilk he hes particularlie remarkit in everie ane of the saidis missive letteris in thir pointis following: First, that he nevir useit to wrytt ane yin the beginning of ony word, sic as yow, youris, yeld, yea and siclyk, bot evir wrytt y insted of the said y; that he wrytt all wordis beginnig with w with ane singill v, and quhan that letter w fell to be in the middis or end of ane word, he wrytt ane daubill w; that quhan he wrytt quhen, quhair, quhilk or ony sic word quhilk uses to be writtin and spellit be utheris with quh, he wrait onlie qh, qhen, qhair and siclyk; quhanevir ane word began with con, he nevir wrytt con at lenth bot with ane Ø; quhan evir t fell to be in the end of ane word, he wrytt it without ane straik throw the t, and did the lyk quhan evir it fell in any pairt of ane word. And for forder confirmatioun of the premises, he producit thrie letteris wryttin everie word and subscryvit be the said umquhile Robert Logane of Restalrig, and comparing thame with the fyve uther missives producit be the advocat, schew evidentlie the direct conformitie of the samin, alsweill in the charecter and trew resemblans of the handwrytt as in the spelling and wryting of everie wrytt sillabe and letter according to the particularis abonespecefeit. Sic subscribitur, Maister Alexander Watsoun.

Maister Alexander Smyt, minister at Chirnesyde, of the age of threttie yeiris or thairby, mareit, deponis that he wes weill acquentit with the umquhile laird of Restalrig, be ressone he wes padagog to his bairnis and hes sene werray mony of his handwryttis. And haveing sene, red and at lenth considerit the fyve missive letteris producit be the advocat, and inquirit gif he knew the samin to be the laird of Restalrigis propir handwrytt, declairis upoun his great aith that he certanlie belives the saidis fyve letteris and everie word thairof to be the laird of Restalriggis thir handwrytt becaus he findis the charecter thairof to aggrie everie way with the schaip of his ordinar wrytingis, and remarkit verray perticularlie the maner of Restalriggis spelling of mony wordis utherwayes nor uther men commounlie uses to wrytt and spell according to the haill perticularis remarkit of befoir be Maister Alexander Watsoun, the witnes immediatlie preceding. And in these points and all utheris is conforme to the said Maister Alexander Watsounes depositioun in all thingis, reddens caussam scientie becaus he hes perfytlie acquentit with the laird of Restalriggis handwrytt in his lyfetyme and wes pedagog to his bairnis mony yeiris and in his company. Sic subscribitur, Maister Alexander Smyth.

Schir John Arnote, provest of Edinburgh, of the age of thrie scoir ten yeiris or thairby, mareit, deponis that he wes weill acquentit with Robert Logane of Restalrig and with his hand wrytt becaus he had ressavit divers of his lettres him self, and sene mony utheris lettres writtin be him. And the fyve missives producit be the advocat being schawin to him, and he haveing sene and considerit the samin, rememberit that he had sene, red and perfytlie considerit the samin of befoir. And eftir gude, advysit deliberatioun is resolvit that the saidis fyve lettres ar all certanlie the laird of Restalriggis handwrytt, as the letteris writtin be the deponar at ony tyme ar his awin handwrytt, and sua takkis on his conscience that the foirsaidis fyve missive bills producit be the advocat ar the propir handwrytt and subscriptioun of the said umquhile laird of Restalrig be his jugement. And far verificatioun thairof, hes producit four wryttis all writtin be the said umquhile laird of Restalrig and send to this deponar and to Archibald Johnstoun aggreand perfytlie in spelling and carectar with the saidis missives. Sic subscribitur, Arnote.

Alexander Cuik, schireff clerk of Berwick, of the age of fyftie yeiris or thairby, maryit, deponis that he wes weill acquentit with the umquhile laird of Restalrig and hes sene mony and sindrie of his wryttis and ressavit divers of his lettres direct to him self. And being desyrit to sie and consider the fyve lettres producit be the advocat and to declair quhidder he knew and estemit the samin to be all writtin be umquhile the laird of Restalrig, deponis upoun his conscience that he belives and estemis the saidis haill lettres to be all writtin be the laird of Restalrig, reddens caussam scientie becaus not onlie the carecter aggreis every way with the schap of Restalriggis handwrytt, bot alsua the spelling in mony particularis quhairin Restalrig diferrit frome other mennis forme of wryting, and in the particularis thairof deponis conforme to the tua first witneses, the ministeris of Coldinghame and Chirnesyde, reddens eand caussam scientie. Sic subscribitur, Alexander Cuik.

Williame Home in Aytoun Myln, of the age of threttie thrie yeiris or thairby, maryit, deponis that all the fyve missives abonewrittin, being schawin to this deponar and haveing at lenth considerit everie ane of thame, takkis upoun his conscience that to his knawlege that the saidis fyve missive lettres ar all writtin and subscryvit be the umquhile laird of Restalrig for the speciall ressones contenit in the depositionis maid be Maister Alexander Watsoun, Maister Alexander Smyth, ministeris, and Alexander Cuke, schireff clerk of Berwick, to quhome he is conforme in all thingis, reddens eand caussam scientie. Sic subscribitur, William Home.

Johne Horne, notar in Aymouth, of the age of fourtie tua yeiris or thairby, solutus, deponis the foirsaidis fyve missive billis, being at lenth sichtit and considerit be this deponar, deponis and declairis upoun conscience to his knawlege all the saidis fyve missives ar the laird of Restalriggis propir handwryttis and subscriptioun, for the ressones abone writtin in the depositioun of Williame Home, reddens eand caussam scientie. Sic subscribitur, J. Horne.

Maister William Hog, minister at Aytoun, of the age of threttie yeiris or thairby, maryit, deponis that he knew weill the laird of Restalrig and hes sene of his wryttis, and producit ane letter writtin be Restalrig to the laird of Aytoun all writtin with Restalriggis awin handwrytt. And haveing considerit the fyve wryttis producit be the advocat, declaris that he thinkis thame lyklie to his wryttis and that the samin appeiris to be verie lyk his wrytt be the conformitie of letteris and spelling. Sic subscribitur, Maister Williame Hog.

At Edinburgh, the tuelf day of August 1608

George Sprott, notar in Aymouth, being brocht to the scaffold and place of executioun, he, in publict audience of the haill people at the four nukeis of the scaffold, ratefeit his former depositionis anent his knowledge and conceilling of Restalriggis guiltines of Gouryes treassoun, for the quhilk he craveit God and his majestie humblie forgifnes, being maist sorie and grevit that he had offendit God and the kingis majestie in conceilling such a vyld, detestable and unnaturall treassoun interprysit be the Erle of Gourie and laird of Restalrig aganis his naturall king, so gude and so godlie a prince quha hes evir bene sa gratious to his subjectis and to this haill yland, protesting that gif he had a thowsand lives to rander and wer able to suffer ten thowsand deathis, it is not sufficient satisfactioun and recompence for his so foull and horrible offence, and that God had preservit him frome mony great perrellis quhan his lyfe wes in extreme danger to bring him to this publict declaratioun of that detestable and horrible fact in testefeing of the treuth, as he said publictlie in presens of all the people in thir wordis following, 'To my awin schame, the schame of the devill and the glorie of God, for satisfeing of the consciences of all these (gif ony be) that hes or can mak ony doubt of the treuth of this so cleire a mater'. And he acknawleges that his hanting with Restalrig, who wes a man without religioun and subject to mony utheris vices, and his ingyreing of him self in thir materis eftir the first sicht of Restalriggis lettre writtin to Gowry, and his continuall beiring of company with Restalrig and Laird Bour who wer irreligious and without feir of God, brocht him frome one fyne to another and consequentlie upoun this grevous, for the quhilk most justlie, worthelie and willinglie he is now to rander his lyfe. And he desyrit all the people to be war of ewill company and namelie of the company of these quha ar voyd of religiouin. And he desyrit that this his declaratioun micht be insert in his proces, as alsua he desyrit the ministeris of Goddis word to publishe this his declaratioun to thair flokkis frome thair pulpittis and tuk everie one of thame who wer present be the hand with their promeis to do the same, saying unto thame that this wes the most glorious day that evir his eeis did sie. And with these wordis he prostratis him self and fallis upoun his kneis in presens of the haill people, and maid a verie pithie prayer, beginning in this forme as followis: 'O Father, how sould I call the Father that am so unworthie to be callit thy sone. I have wanderit a stray lyk a lossit scheip, and thow of thy mercy hes brocht me home to thee and hes preservit my life frome mony dangeris unto this day, that I mycht revile these hye and secrete mistereis to my awin schame and thy glorie. And thow hes promesit that quhansoevir a synner frome his heart will repent and call to the with unfenyeit repentance, that thow will heir him and gif him mercye'. And so he continewit a gude space in a most fervent prayer, to the great admiration and rejoyseing of all the people, and in a better forme and maner nor ony of all the behalderis and heiraris can be hable to sett doun in wrytt, the same not being writtin in the present tyme becaus thair wes na place of wryting upoun the scaffold inrespect of the prease and multitude of the people. And going upe the ladder he desyrit libertie to sing the sext psalme and requestit the people to accompany him in singing thairof, whiche being grantit and he being at the ladder heid, the same wes tane upe and song be him self with a verray loude and michtie voice, and wes assistit with abone the number of fyve hundreth persones, who, with tearis, accompanyit him in singing of that song. Eftir the ending thairof, he repetit and ratefeit his said former depositioun, and with that, recommending his soule to God, he wes cassin over and so endit his mortall lyfe. In witnes quhairof, we undir subscryveyris who, for the most pairt, wer all of ws upoun the skaffold with him and remanit with him unto the tyme of his death, and otheris of ws in so convenient places neir to the skaffold that we did heir all that wes spokin by him, have subscryvit thir presentis with oure handis. Sic subscribitur, Glasgow, B. Galloway, M. B. Brechine, Balfour of Burley, Halyrudhous, Johne Prestoun, clericus registri, P. Scharp, Maister P. Galloway, Johne Hall, Walter Balcanquall, Maister P. Hewat, Maister H. Blyth, Charlis Lumisden, Richard Dobie, baillie of Edinburgh, Williame Speir, baillie, James Ainslie, baillie of Edinburgh.

The quhilkis missive billis and haill depositiounes abone writtin and utheris wryttis and probatiounes producit now presentlie be the said lord advocat, he repetit for preving of the said summondis of treassoun and cause thairin contenit and renuncit forder probatioun, and thairupoun the said advocat askit instrumentis. And lykwayes, the said lord advocat producit in presens of the said commissionar and haill estaittis of parliament oure soverane lordis lettres of relaxatioun, berand the said Robert Logane, eldest sone to the said Robert Logane, sumtyme of Restalrig, to be relaxit be Robert Logane, messinger, fra the proces of all horningis at the marcat croces of Hadingtoun, Duns and Grenelaw upoun the sevint and aucht dayes of Aprile respective, jM vjC and nyne yeiris, and at the marcatt croce of Edinburgh be Johne Moncur, messinger, upoun the ellevint day of Aprile the yeir of God foirsaid, as at mair lenth is contenit in the saidis lettres of relaxatioun of the date the sext day of Marche last bipast, and registrat in the clerk of registreris buik the ellevint day of Aprile jM vjC and nyne yeiris. Upoun the productioun of the quhilkes lettre of relaxatioun, the said advocat lykwayes askit instrumentis, and desyrit the haill estaittis to consider of the saidis probatiounes producit and repetit be him, and to advise the said proces of foirfaltour and to gif furth thair decreitt thairintill according thairto.

And siclyk the said Schir Thomas Hamyltoun of Bynnie, knycht, his hienes advocat, eftir that he had repetit and producit all his probationis to the saidis haill estaittis, quhilkis he wald use foir preving of the pointis of the said summondis and ressones and causes thairin cotenit, he reproducit the said summondis of treassoun befoir the saidis haill estaittis, raisit and persewit at the instance of oure said soverane lord and his hienes advocatt aganis the said Robert Logane and his tutouris and curatouris and all utheris haveand or pretendand to have interes, quhairby they wer summonit to compeir befoir oure soverane lord and his estaittis of parliament at ane certane day bigane, with continewatioun of dayes, to have hard and sene it be fundin that the said umquhile Robert Logane of Restalrig committit treassoun and lesemajestie in his lyfetyme, and to heir and sie his fame, name and posteritie abolishit, and to have answerit to the haill pointis and crymes of treassoun and lesemajestie contenit in the said summondis, off the quhilk summondis of treassoun the tennoure followes:

Jacobus Dei gratia Magne Britannie Francie et Hibernie Rex fideique defensor dilectis nostris Leoni regi armorum Merchemount Ilay Ross Rothesay, Albanie et Snawdoun herauldis, Dauidi Brysoun, Alexandro Dowglas Jacobo Chalmer et Magistro Willelmo Stewart clavigeris, Ormount Bute Unicorne Carrik signiferis nunciis ac eorum cuilibet coniunctim et divisim vicecomitibus nostris in hac parte specialiter constitutis salutem. Mandamus vobis et precipimus quod summoneatis legitime et peremptorie coram testibus Robertum Logane filium primogenitum et heredem apparentem quondam Roberti Logane de Restalrig, personaliter si eius personalem presentiam habere poteritis sin minus apud domicilium et locum habitationis sue, necnon dictum Robertum Logane eiusque tutores et curatores si quos habet omnesaue alios interesse habentes seu pretendentes, per publicationem apud cruces forales burgorum nostrorum de Edinburgh Hadingtoun Duns Grenlaw aliaque loca necessaria ita vt huiusmodi summonitio ad eorum aures et notitiam verisimiliter peruenire possit, ad comparendum coram nobis nostrove comissionario et justiciario ac regni nostri Scotie ordinibus in parliamento nostro apud Edinburgh vel vbi nos nostrumve commissionarium ac justiciarium et dicti regni nostri ordines pro tempore convenire contigerit tenendo duodecimo die mensis Aprilis proxime futuri hora causarum cum continuatione dierum, ad respondendum nobis seu nostro justiciario in dicto nostro parliamento, necnon ad instantiam dilecti et fidelis consiliarii nostri Thome Hammyltoun de Bynnie militis nostri advocati pro nostro interesse, et ad videndum et audiendum per nos aut nostri comissionarii justitiarii et trium dicti regni nostri Scotie statuum decretum et sententiam decerni dictum quondam Robertum Logane de Restalrig crimina lesemaiestatis infrascripta in vita sua commisisse, eorumque conscium et participem fuisse, eaque approbasse et celasse, ideoque memoriam eius damnari et bona omnia mobilia et immobilia jura aliaque omnia ad eum infra dictum nostrum regnum spectantia nobis confiscari et perpetuo nobiscum modo infrascripto remanere debere, ob causas et rationes sequentes. Quum enim quondam Joannes olim Comes de Gowrie et quondam Magister Alexander Ruthven eius frater nulla prouocati iniuria sed multis magnisque devincti nobis beneficijs in necem nostram mense Julio aut eo circa anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo ingrate crudeliter nefarie et proditorie coniuraiserent et de ascistendis in sceleris consilium et partem sociis consultantes, neminem ad tam immane nefas aut suscipiendum aut perpetrandum aptiorem promptioremve dicto quondam Roberto Logane de Restalrig existimarent. Ideoque dictus quondam Joannes olim comes de Gowrie dictum quondam Magistrum Alexandrum Ruthven suum fratrem ad dictum quondam Robertum Logane de Ristalig misisset cum vt dicti horrendi sceleris consilium et executionis destinatum ordinem ei significaret tum etiam vt eum hortaretur vt eos consilio et auxilio suo in tam nefando facinore perpetrando juuaret, dictus quondam Magister Alexander dictum quondam Robertum Logane de Restalrig in vico canonicorum opportune conveniens omnem proditionis seriem ei patesecit, dictusque quondam Robertus Logane pro sua ad scelera omnia naturali et inveterata propensione adeo gratam sibi eam coniurationem esse declarauit vt fide data et accepta crebrisque cum dicto quondam Magistro Alexandro ea de re in dicto mense Julio habitis sermonibus, omnem tandem tuto et secrete peragendi criminis ordinem proditorie constituerunt. Atque in ea crudeli et scelestissima voluntate dictus quondam Robertus Logane de Restalrig non solum pertinaciter et proditorie perseverauit sed crebris nuntiis literisque per quondam Jacobum Bour de Bourhouse alias laird Boure vocatum ad quondam comitem de Gowrie missis, quibus dicti quondam comitis literis super ea re acceptis respondebat dictum quondam Joannem olim comitem de Gowrie enixe ad constantia in prefato scelere prosequendo et perpetrando proditorie hortatus est, arcemque suam de Fastcastell natura et arte munitissimam post scelus proditorie peractum paratum tutumque coniuratis refugium futurum promisit, si tribus aut quatuor sociis comitatus dictus quondam comes eo se recipere in cymba piscatoria vellet. Et quamvis nomen nostrum et de cede nostra expressam mentionem in dictis literis quondam Robertus Logane, vt in tam fedis proditionibus fieri solet suppresseret, ea tamen adeo dilucide et perspicue habita temporis et circumstantiarum facta in dictis literis descripti ratione expressit vt nil clarius manifestiusque esse possit. Cum tandem quinto die mense Augusto anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo quem cedi nostre diem destinauerunt dictus quondam Joannes olim Comes de Gowrie misso ad nos Falcolandiam dicto quondam magistro Alexandro Ruthven fratre suo fraudulenter et nefarie nos Pertham pertraxisset et in secretius cubiculum exclusis viris nobilibus domesticisque nostris qui et pauci et inermes instituta eo die venatione relicta nos eo secuti erant, dictus quondam Magister Alexander duxiiset ibique vim vite nostre proditorie afferre enixe conatus fuisset, nosque divino favente numine, licet et armis et alia omni humana ope destituti tam atrocem violentiam diu propulsassemus donec clamore nostro accitis qui in propinqua vrbis platea nostrum ex vrbe exitum operiebantur seruis nostris Dei mira providentia dominus Joannes Ramsay vicecomes Hadingtonie accurrens et dictum quondam Magistrum Alexandrum nos opprimere conantem cernens, stricto pugione in pectus ipsius addacto eum fugere coegit quem Dominus Thomas Erskynne Fentonie vicecomes ad auxilium nobis in dicto discrimine ferendum pro eximia sua in nos fide properans, dictum Magistrum Alexandrum lethalibus vulneribus confecit ac dictum quondam Joannem olim comitem de Gowrie ad ceptum scelus perficiendum multis stipatus coniuratis ferociter accelerantem dicti vicecomites de Hadingtoun et Fentoun prohibere conantes summoque cum vite sue discrimine nostrum periculum propulsantes et vitam nostram honestis vulneribus acceptis protegentes, tandem dictus vicecomes Hadingtonie dicti quondam comitis cor proditionem spirans et sanguinem nostram auidissime sitiens ense sua ferociter et feliciter transfixit. Cuius proditionis quamvis nos dictum quondam Robertum Logane de Restalrig reum esse ignoraremus, ipse tamen sua damnatus conscientia ac semper timens ne dictus quondam Jacobus Bour dicte coniurationis conscius rem omnem detegeret, sepius cum dicto Jacobo egit vt fidem sibi de ea proditione celanda obstringeret, tandemque per dictum quondam Jacobum certior factus quondam Georgium Sprott notarium in Aymouth tum visis ipsius quondam Roberti ad dictum quondam comitem de Gowrie ea de re literis scriptis apud Gwnisgrene priusquam clause fuissent, pluribus diebus ante perpetratum scelus, et post detectam coniurationem (quod dictus quondam Jacobus Boure literarum prorsus ignarus dicti quondam Georgii opera in legendis scriptis omnibus ad eum missis vel pertinentibus vtebatur) quasdem etiam dicti quondam Roberti literas super ea coniuratione apud dictum Jacobum Boure fortuito vidisse quare dicto quondam comite de Gowrie postquam eas legisset ad dictum Robertum Logane reportandas dictus quondam Jacobus Bour retinuerat, sicque coniurationis perfectam noticiam habere, eiusdem dictum quondam Robertum conscium esse et participem Intelligere dictus quondam Robertus Logane de Restalrig cum vtroque diligentissime egit multisque vnicuique eorum datis muneribus persuasit vt dictam proditionem pro perpetuo celarent obtinuitque vt se viuo nunquam revelaretur. Neque prius horrendum illud dicti Roberti maiestatis crimen detectum fuit quam dictus quondam Georgius Sprott diuino vt apparuit inspirante numine ad vindicandam nostram ab improborum calumniis famam predictam proditoriam coniurationem et dicti quondam Roberti Logane eiusdem reatum multis constantissimis confessionibus vltro patefecit, et dicti quondam Roberti literis quas a dicto quondam Jacobo Bour acceperat prolatis manifestauit ac constanti pia et penitenti ob tam horrendum facinus tam diu celatum morte feliciter confirmauit. Cuius crudelis nefarii et proditorii facinoris et lese maiestatis criminis dictus quondam Robertus Logane de Restalrig in vita sua fuit ars et pars conscius et particeps ideoque ipsius persuasione hortatu consilio et auxllio susceptum et perpetratum fuit, dictusque quondam Robertus dictum scelestissimum maiestatis crimen ad mortem et in morte proditorie celauit. Et propterea dictus Robertus Logane filius et heres apparens dicti quondam Roberti Logane de Restalrig eiusque tutores et curatores si quos habet, omnesque alii interesse habentes seu pretendentes ad videndum et audiendum nomen memoriam et dignitatem dicti quondam Roberti Logane de Restalrig extinctum fore et esse decerni, armaque et insignia sua de libro armorum et nobilitatis deleri et cancellari ita vt ipsius posteri ab officiis honoribus dignitatibus terris tenementis prediis redditibus possessionibus omnibusque bonis mobilibus et immobilibus juribusque et aliis in hoc regno nostro Scotie possidendis et gaudendis sint inhabiles et incapaces de hinc imperpetuum, atque omnia bona terras predia tenementa atque alia quecunque bona mobilia et immobilia jura aliaque ad dictum quondam Robertum Logane de Restalrig pertinentia vel que ad illum post initum sceleste factionis et proditoriii criminis supradicti consilium pertinuerant spectarunt vel ad illum vllo modo pertinere vel spectare potuerunt nobis confiscari et ad nos pertinere et properpetuo nobiscum in proprietate remanere. Intimando dicto Roberto Logane filio et heredi apparenti dicti quondam Roberti Logane de Restalrig eiusque tutoribus et curatoribus si quos habet omnibusque aliis interesse habentibus vel pretendentibus quod siue comparuerint siue non dictis die et loco cum continuatione dierum, nos dictusque commissonarius et dictus noster justiciarius dictique regni nostri Scotie ordines in prefato nostro parliamento justicia mediante procedemus et procedent. Insuper summoneatis ad comparendum in dicto parliamento nostro dictis die et loco cum continuatione dierum coram nobis dictoue nostro justiciario et commissario ac dicti regni nostri ordinibus ad perhibendum fidele testimonium in premisssis sub pena legis; et vos qui predictas has nostras literas executioni mandaueritis sitis ibidem portantes vobiscum dicte summonitionis testimonium et ipsos testes. Ad quod faciendum vobis et vestrum cuilibet coniunctim et divisim vicecomitibus nostris in hac parte nostram plenariam tenore presentium committimus potestatem. Datum sub testimonio nostri magni sigilli apud Edinburgh decimo quinto die mensis Februarii anno Domini millesimo sexcentisimo nono, regnorumque nostrorum annis quadragesimo secundo et sexto.

Followis the excecutionis of the said summondis: Upon the sextent day of Februar, the yeir of God jM vjC and nyne yeiris, I, Johne Blinsell, Ilay herauld, past at command of thir oure soverane lordis lettres and summondis of forfaltrie withinwrittin, gevin undir the testimoniall of his majesties great seall, to the marcat croce of the burgh of Edinburgh, and thair, be oppin proclamatioun, eftir thrie soundis of trumpet with his maistteis coitt of armes displayit upoun me and reading the summondis within specefeit, lauchfullie and peremtptorlie summonit, warnit and chairgeit Robert Logane, eldest sone and appeirand air of umquhile Robert Logane of Restalrig, his father, and his tutouris and curatouris, gif he ony hes, for thair interesse, and all utheris haveand or pretendand to have interes in the mater within expremit, to compeir befoir oure soverane lord or his majesteis comissionar of parliament of his hienes realme of Scotland, justice generall and thrie estaittis thairof, in the parliament to be haldin at Edinburgh or quhair it salhappin thame to convene for the tyme, the tuelf day of Aprile nixtocum in the hour of caus, with continewatioun of dayes, to answer to his majesteis justice, and als at the instance of his hienes weilbelovit and trustie counsaillour Schir Thomas Hammyltoun of Bynnie, knycht, advocat to oure soverane lord for his hienes interesse, that is to say the said Robert Logane, his tutouris and curatouris and all utheris haveand or pretendand to have interes, to heir and sie it be fundin and declarit be his majestie, his said commissionar, justice and thrie estaittis foirsaidis that the said umquhile Robert Logane of Restalrig, his father, committit the cryme of tressoun and lesemajestie within writtin, and thairfoir to have incurrit the punishment dew thairfoir at lenth specefeit and sett down in the summondis of foirfaltour within rehersit eftir the forme and tennoure thairof in all pointis, of the quhilkis summondis I affixit ane just and authentik copie upoun the said marcat croce bofoir thir witneses: Andro Fyne, trumpetour in Edinburgh, Archibald Bald and Johne Moncur, messingeris, induellaris in Edinburgh. And for the mair verificatioun to this my executionn, subscryvit with my hand, my signet is affixit heirto. Die subscribitur, Johne Blinsell, Ilay herauld.

Upoun this tuentie ane day of the said moneth of Februar, the yeir of God abonewrittin, I, the said Johne Blinsell, Ilay herauld, past at command of the said summondis of forfaltrie to the marcat croces respective of Grenelaw and Duns and thair, be oppin proclamatioun, eftir thrie soundis of trumpett with his majesties coitt of armes displayit upoun me and reiding of the said summondis, lauchfullie and peremptourlie summond, warned and charged the said Robert Logane, eldest sone and apperand air of the said umquhile Robert Logane of Restalrig, and his tutouris and curatouris, gif he any hes, for thair interesse, and all utheris haveand or pretendand to have interes in the mater within rehersit, to compeir befoir our soverane lord or his majesties commissionar of parliament of his hienes realme of Scotland, the justice generall and thrie estaittis of the said kingdome in the parliament to be haldin at Edinburgh or quhair it salhappin thame to convene for the tyme, the said tuelf day of Aprile nixtocum in the hour of cause, with continewatioun of dayes, to the effect and for the crymes at lenth contenit in the said summondis of forfaltour raisit aganis thame eftir the forme and tennoure thairof in all pointis, quhairof I affixit and left ane just and authentik copie upoun ilkane of the saidis mercat croces of Duns and Grenelaw. This I did befoir thir witneses respective: Andro Fyne, trumpetour in Edinburgh, Andro Wat, post thair, and Alexander Cummig thair. And for the mair verificatioun of this my executioun, subscryvit with my hand, my signet is heirto affixit. Sic subscribitur, Johne Blinsell, Ilay herauld.

Upoun the tuentie tua day of the said moneth of Februar the yeir of God abonewrittin, I, the said Johne Blinsell, Ilay herauld, past at command of the said summondis of foirfaltrie and, be vertue thairof, with his majesteis coitt of armes displayit upoun me, lauchfullie and peremptourlie summonit, warnit and chargeit the said Robert Logane, eldest sone and apperand air of the said umquhile Robert Logane of Restalrig, his father, personalie apprehendit at the place of Farnysyde, and delyverit to him ane just and authentik copie of the said summondis of foirfaltor to compeir befoir oure soverane lord or his majesteis commissionar of parliament of his hienes realme of Scotland, justice generall and thrie estaittis thairof in the parliament to be haldin at Edinburgh or quhair it salhappin thame to convene for the tyme, the tuelf day of Aprile nixtocum in the hour of cause, with continewatioun of dayes, to answer to his majesteis justice, and als at the instance of his hienes trustie and weilbelovitt counsallour Schir Thomas Hammyltoun of Bynnie, knycht, advocat to oure soverane lord for his hienes interes; that is to say, the said Robert Logane and his tutouris and curatouris and all utheris haveand or pretendand to have interes to heir and sie it be fundin and declarit be his majestie, his said comissionar, justice and thrie estaittis foirsaidis that the said umquhile Robert Logane of Restalrig, his father, committit the crymes of treassoun and lesemajestie within writtin, and to have incurrit the punishement dew thairto, at lenth specefeit in the said summondis eftir the forme and tennoure thairof in all pointis. This I did befoir thir witneses: Andro Fyne, trumpetour in Edinburgh, Andro Watt, post thair, and Alexander Cumming thair. And for the mair verificatioun of this my executioun, subscryvit with my hand, my signet is affixit. Sic subscribitur, Johne Blinsell, Ilay herauld.

Upoun the tuentie thrid day of the said moneth of Februar and yeir of God jM vjC and nyne yeiris, I, the said Johne Blinsell, Ilay herauld, past at command of the said summondis of foirfaltour to the marcat croce of the burgh of Hadingtoun and thair, be oppin proclamatioun, eftir thrie soundis of trumpett with his majesteis coitt of armes displayit upoun me and reiding of the said summondis of foirfaltour, lauchfullie and peremptourlie summonit, warnit and chargeit Robert Logane, eldest sone and apperant air to umquhile Robert Logane of Restalrig, his father, and his tutouris and curatouris, gif he ony hes, for thair interesse, and all utheris haveand or pretendand to have interes in the mater within expremitt, to compeir befoir oure soverane lord or his majesteis commissionar of parliament of his hienes realme of Scotland, justice generall and thrie estaittis thairof, in the parliament to be haldin at Edinburgh or quhair it salhappin thame to convene for the tyme, the tuelf day of Aprile nixtocum in the hour of cause, with continuatioun of dayes, to answer to his majesteis jutstice, and als at the instance of his hienes trustie and weilbelovit counsallour, Schir Thomas Hammyltoun of Bynnie, knycht, advocat to our soverane lord for his hienes interes, that is to say, the said Robert Logane and his tutouris and curatouris and all utheris haveand or pretendand to have interes to heir and sie it be fundin and declarit be his majestie, his said commissionar and justice and thrie estaittis foirsaidis that the said umquhile Robert Logane of Restalrig, his father, committit the crymes of treasson and lesemajestie withinwrittin, and to have incurrit the punishement dew thairto at lenth specefeit and sett doun in the summondis of forfaltour within rehersit eftir the forme and tennoure thairof in all pointis; off the quhilke summondis I affixit ane just and authentick copie upoun the said marcat croce. This I did befoir thir witneses: Andro Fyne, trumpetour in Edinburgh, Andro Watt, commoun post thair, and Alexander Cumming thair. And for the mair verificatioun of this my executioun, subscryvit with my hand, my signet is affixit. Sic subscribitur, Johne Blinsell, Iilay herauld, haveand his signet affixit to the saidis haill executionis.

The quhilkis summondis, with the executionis and indorsatiounis thairof respective foirsaidis, being this instant day red in presens of his majesteis commissionar and estaittis of parliament, first in Latine and thaireftir in Scottis, the said Robert Logane, being oftymes callit of new at the tolbuth window of the said burgh of Edinburgh to have comperit and answerit to the said summondis of treassoun and ressones and causes thairin contenit, and he not comperand to have defendit in the said mater and to have answerit to the said summondis, the said Schir Thomas Hammyltoun of Bynnie, knycht, advocat to oure soverane lord, desyrit the saidis estaittis declaratioun gif the ressones of the said summondis wer relevant: the quhilkis estaittis fand the said summondis and ressone and cause thairin contenit relevand; thairfoir the said advocat of new, for preving of the foirsaid summondis of treassoun rasit aganis the said Robert Logane, beirand and contenand as is abonewrittin, repetit all the foirsaidis missive billis and the saidis depositionis of the saidis witneses examinat befoir the saidis lordis of articlis and lordis of secreit counsaill respective, George Sprottis depositionis and convictioun and his executioun to the death for the samin cause of treassoun, with the haill utheris wryttis and probationis producit and repetit be him of befoir for preving of the foirsaid summondis of treasson and ressoun thairin contenit, and desyrit the saidis estaittis of parliament yit as of befoir to advyse the probatiounes foirsaidis led and deducit in the said mater and to pronunce thair sentence of parliament thairintill, according to the samin probatiounes and thair consciences. And thaireftir the haill depositiounes of the witneses, missive billis and haill wryttis and probationis being red, sene and considerit be the foirsaidis haill esttaittis of parliament, and they thairwith being ryplie advysit, the said lord commissionar and estaittis of parliament findis, decernis and declaris that the said umquhile Robert Logane of Restalrig committit and did in his lyfetyme oppin and manifest treassoun in all the pointis, articlis and maner contenit in the said summondis; and thairfoir it wes gevin for dome be the mouth of David Lyndesay, dempster of parliament, in maner and forme as followes:

This courte of parliament schawis for law that the said umquhile Robert Logane of Restalrig in his lyfetyme committit the foirsaid cryme of treassoun and lesemajestie, and that he wes airt and pairt, giltie and pairtaker thairof aganis oure said soverane lord and his authoritie royall, and that the foirsaidis cruell, wicked and treassounable crymes wer interprysit be his causing, persuasioun, counsaill and help, lykas the said umquhile Robert Logane of Restalrig treassonablie conceillit the foirsaid cryme of lesemajestie to his death and in his death in all maner at lenth cotenit in the said summondis; and thairfoir decernis and declaris the name, memorie and dignitie of the said umquhile Robert Logane of Restalrig to be extinct and abolisheit and his armes cancellat, rivine and deleitt furth of the buikis of armes and nobilitie sua that his posteritie sall be excludit and be unhable to posses or injoy ony offices, honouris, digniteis, landis, tenementis, rowmes, rentis, possessionis or gudis, moveable or unmoveable, richtis and utheris quhatsumevir within this kingdome in all tyme cumming, and that all the saidis gudis, landis, rowmes, tenementis and utheris gudis, moveable and unmoveable, richtis and utheris quhatsumevir pertening to the said umquhile Robert Logane of Restalrig or quhilkis micht onywayes have pertenit to him at ony tyme sen his conspyring of the saidis treassonable crymes to be escheat and foirfaltit to our said soverane lord, to appertene and to remane perpetualie with his majestie in propirtie. And this I gif for dome.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Legislation
Act anent the cheising of pedagoges to children passing furth of Scotland to schooles

Forsamekle as oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament, considering that one of the great causes whiche hes procured the grouth and incresche of papistis within this kingdome hes procedit frome the small cair and regaird that hes bene had of the educatioun and upbringing of the youth, who being sent forth of the realme to places of contrarie professioun and not being first weill grounded in religioun and accompanied with pedagoges scarce weill affected to religioun, they do often returne bak so possest with superstitioun and hereticall errouris as they may be justlie suspected for dangerous subjectis in the estait; for preventing of whiche grouth and incresce of defectioun frome the trew faith by the occasioun foirsaid, oure said soverane lord and estaittis foirsaidis ordanis that all suche noble men and otheris who heirafter shall direct ony pedagoges with their sonnes out of the countrey shall be halden by vertue of this present act to have a sufficient testimoniall of the bischop of the diocie where the said pedagoge for the most pairt laitlie maid his residence, testefeing and approveing the said pedagoge to be godlie and of good religioun, learned and instructed in the same. And gif ony noble man or other shall happen to send ony pedagoge with thair sonnes out of the countrey without testimoniall and approbatioun of the bischop in maner abonewrittin, in that cais oure said soverane lord and estaittis forsaidis declaires, statutis and ordanis that everie suche noble man and otheris according to their severall degrees and rankes shall incur the paines particularlie undirwritten, viz: everie erle, fyve thowsand pundis; everie lord, fyve thowsand merkis; and everie baroun, thrie thowsand merkis, whiche sowmes sall be intromettit with and upliftit of thame by his majesteis thesaurar and his depute to his highnes use, providing incais it shalhappin the bischop of that diocie to refuse to grant testimoniall to the pedagoge upoun the premises, the said bischop thairaftir being lauchfullie summonit to compeir befoir the lordis of his highnes secrete counsaill to answer to that complante and schaw not ane ressonabill cause of that his refusall, than and in that cais it sall be lauchfull to the lords of secrete counsaill to the foirsaid pedagoge to the effect abonewrittin.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Act aganis children that becomes papistis when they ar out of Scotland

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament ordanis the noblemen, baronis and otheris to have a speciall cair and to gif ordour and directioun that the remaning of their sonnes forth of the countrey shall be in places where religioun is proffessed or at the leist where thair is na restrante of the same by the crueltie of inquisitioun, and that during the tyme of their absence they sall not hant ony idolatrous exercise of religioun, and suche persones as hes not the moyen to intertene with their sonnes a pedagoge shall send thame to suche places where religioun is professed; and incais their sonnes eftir thair departure out of the countrey shall haunt the exercise of contrarie religioun, oure said soverane lord and estaittis foirsaid ordanis that thair parentis or suche otheris as hes the charge of them shall be straitit to find cautioun actit in the bookes of secrete counsaile under suche panis as shall be modefeit, that they sall not supplie, intertaine nor furnische them with ony thing necessar or comfortable unto them after that it knowne that their sonnes ar become papistis and hauntis idolatry contrarie to the religioun presentlie professed within Scotland, except their ressonable expenses in recalling and bringing them to this realme of Scotland.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Act anent excommunicat persones not to inioy their landis, rowmes and possessiones

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament, considering that wheir as there is divuers persones who ar excommunicat for not conforming them selfis to the trew religioun presentlie professed and do notwithstanding still injoy the possessioun of their landis, rentis and liveing, eyther directlie in thair awin persones or covertlie in the persones of thair friendis and weill willaris, to thair use and behoofe, to the incourageing of them to persist in their pernicious and erronious opinionis and to the frustrating of the executioun of the actis and constitutionis maid aganis excommunicants heirtofoir; therefoir oure said soverane lord and estaittis foirsaidis declaris, statutis and ordanes that na persones whatsoevir who ar alreadie or heireftir salhappin to be excommunicat for not conforming them selves to the religioun presentlie professed within this kingdome shall be suffered aither directlie in thair awin persones or covertlie and indirectlie by ony otheris in thair names and to thair behoof injoy the possessioun of thair landis, rentis and revenous, bot the samin sall be medled, intrometed with and uplifted to his majesteis use.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Act anent giveing command to bischoppis to send the names of excommunicatt persones to the thesaurar and to the director of the chancellarie

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament, considering that to the effect everie mannes affectioun and dispositioun in his religioun may be cleirlie and sufficientlie knowne, thairfoir oure said soverane lord and estaittis foirsadis statutes and ordanis that everie archibischop and bischop within the boundis of his diocie shall ones everie year give upe to the thesaurar, comptrollar, collectour and thair deputtis, and to the director of oure soverane lordis chancellarie, a roll subscryvit with his hand, contening the names of all suche persones within his diocie who ar excommunicat for religioun; and ordanis the said thesaurar and his deputis that they ressave na resignationis nor grant confirmationis nor infeftmentis to or favouris of ony of the persones whois names sall be contenit in the said roll, and that the director of the chancellarie and his deputtis give out na breves, ressave na retouris nor direct na precept upoun retouris nor upoun comprysingis in favouris of ony of the saidis persones quhais names shall be insert in the said roll at na tyme thaireftir, whill the said persone or persones produce unto the said thesaurar, comptroller, directour of the chancellarie and thair deputis a sufficient testimoniall subscryvit by the said archibischop or bischope testefeand thair relaxatioun frome the said excommunicatioun and thair obedience and satisfactioun to the kirk as the said thesaurar, director of the chancellarie and their deputtis will be answerable to his majestie upoun the duetie of thair office. And lykwayes oure said soverane lord and estaittis foirsaidis declaris that it shall be lauchfull to all lordis of regaliteis and to all superiouris quhatsumevir within this kingdome to refuse breves and preceptis of clare constat in favouris of ony persone or persones whois names shall be insert in the said roll, as alsua to refuse the entrie of tennentis upoun comprysing whois names ar insert in the same roll.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Act aganis Jesuitis, seminarie preistis and ressettaris of thame

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament, considering the impunitie of Jesuitis, seminarie preistis and utheris papistis, adversareis to the trew religioun professit within this realme, and thair ressaitteris in tymes bigane hes bene the cause alsweill of thair increase as of thair insolence in all the pairtis of this realme, and that the samin hes procedit pairtlie upoun the negligent executioun of the actis of parliament maid aganis the saidis papistis, Jesuites and seminarie preistis and thair ressaitteris, and pairtlie upoun some obscuritie of wordis in the saidis actis; thairfoir our said soverane lord and estaitis foirsaidis, most willing to have the saidis actis put to dew executioun in all pointis and papistrie and superstitioun utterlie suppressed according to the intentioun of the samin, hes ratefeit, apprevit and confermit and, by the tennoure of this present act, ratefeis, appreves and confermit all and whatsumevir actis of parliament either maid in his highnes minoritie and lesse age, or ellis since his acceptatioun of the governament in his awin persone, aganis Jesuites, seminarie preistis, papistis, sayaris and heiraris of masse and ressetteris of the saidis persones or ony of thame, and decernis and ordanis the same to have full strenth, force and effect and to be put to dew executioun in all tyme cumming, with these explanationes eftir following: that the saidis actis maid aganis sayaris and heiraris of masse sall be put to dew executione and be extendit to all heiraris and sayaris of masse without ony exceptioun or restrictioun, as lykwayes that all actis maid of befoir aganis the ressetteris of the saidis persones have their full force, strenth and effect, and to be put to dew executioun aganis the saidis ressetteris eftir lauchfull intimatioun and denuciatioun be maid of the saidis persones, whiche denuciatioun and intimatioun his highnes and the estaitis foirsaidis declares to be sufficient to cause the saidis ressettaris of the saidis papistis, Jesuites, seminarie preistis and utheris contenit in the saidis actis incur the panis thairin contenit gif the samin be maid at the headburgh of the schire wheir the saidis persones remanes and at the marcat croce of Edinburgh, without ony forder intimatioun to be thairanent; aftir the whiche denunciatioun and intimatioun to be maid as said is, oure said soverane lord and estaitis foirsaidis declairis that who soevir thaireftir sall wittinglie and willinglie resset ony of the saidis persones, either privatlie or publictlie, that the saidis ressaitteris sall incur the panis contenit in the saidis actis, they being lauchfullie convict thairof, and that the act maid in his highnes first parliament, beiring that none that professe not the trew religioun presentlie professit within this realme may be judge, procuratour or member of court, be extendit to all and quhatsumevir offices without ony exceptioun or restrictioun in all tyme cumming. And for the better executioun of the saidis actis, oure said soverane lord and estaittis foirsaidis commandis and ordanis all archibischoppis, bischoppis and presbiteres to call befoir thame the saidis papistis, Jesuites, seminarie preistis and thair ressettaris, everie ane within thair awin boundis, and to tak tryell and cognitioun gif they have controvenit the saidis actis or ony pairt thairof, and according as they find eftir dew tryell and probatioun, that they reporte the samin to his highnes advocat and secrete counsaill, to the effect they may be callit and convenit befoir thame and punished according to the saidis actis in all pointis.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Act of the comissariatis and jurisdictioun gevin to archibischoppis and bischoppes

Oure soverane lord, undirstanding that in all weill governed republictis the jurisdictioun civill and ecclesiastik ar severall, distinct and divers jurisdictiounes whiche ocht to be administrat by the persones to quhome the samin propirlie belongis, and according to his highnes most loving and princelie affectioun borne alwayes to the Christiane reformed church within this realme, being maist willing that the said churche sould brook and jois their liberteis, privileges, fredome and jurisdictioun granted unto them by his majestie (frome whom onlie thair temporall jurisdictioun doth flow), and in that regaird belonging to them as being ane of the estaitis of parliament most necessar to be mantenit for geving of their advyse, counsaill and assistance in all his majesteis great and weichtie affairis, hes, with express advyse and consent of the estaitis, restored and redintegrate the archibischoppis and bischoppis of this realme to their former authoritie, dignitie, prerogative, privileges and jurisdictiouns lauchfullie pertening and shall be knawin to pertene to thame (alwayes flowing frome his majestie alsweill as ony uther ordinar jurisdictioun doth), and specialie to the jurisdictioun of comissariatis and administratioun of justice by thair comissioneris and deputeis in all spirituall and ecclesiasticall causes controvertit betuene ony persones duelling within the boundis and diocees of their prelaceis and bischoprickis; with full power to the saidis archibischoppis, bischoppis and thair successouris in all tyme heireftir to nominat and creat sufficient wyse, discreit and learnit men best acquentit with the law and practique of this realme, to serve and administrat justice in the saidis places of judicatorie, to constitute clerkis and all other under offciaris sa oft as the samin sall vaik by dimissioun, deceis, deprivatioun or utherwayes, and to provyde utheris in thair places with als great fredome and libertie as ony archibischoppis or bischoppis in this realme formerlie hes done, whiche commissareis to be nominat and treat by thame sall judge and decyde in all causes belonging to thair judicatorie and wheirin the commissares presentlie in office ar in use to decyde, keipand the samin stile and forme whiche is presentlie observit and that maner of proceding whiche sall be prescryvit and injonit to thame by speciall injunctiounes without ony alteratioun of the present lawes or introductioun of new and uncouth practiques upoun the subjectis and lieges, and sall have power of confirmatioun of testamentis, everie ane of thame within their awin boundis, the quottis thairof to be payit to the archibischoppis, bischoppis, thair chalmerlanis, factouris and underressaveris appointit by thame; for the better effectuating quhairof, his majestie and estaitis of parliament ordanis lettres of horning to be gevin and grantit be the lordis of sessioun in that samin verie sorte that the commisseris present hes it for executioun of all thair sentences and decreitis whiche salhappin to be pronuncit by thame, and compelling of persones to enter and conferme the testamentis of thair defunctis in the verie samin maner that formerly hes bene done. And for mantening of all thingis in better ordour and the restraning of unlauchfull deforcementis too frequentlie practisit within this realme, to the hich dishonour of God and sclander of trew religioun, his majestie, with advyse and consent foirsaid, hes statute and ordanit that in the burt of Edinburgh thair sall be resident alwayes four commisseris, tua to be nominat and appointit by the archibischop of Sanctandrous and twa by the archibischop of Glasgow, who shall have the onlie power to decyde in all causes of devorcement, as lykwayes shall have power of reductioun of all decreittis pronuncit by ony uther commisseres to the hurte and prejudice of ony of the lieges, befoir whome it shall be onlie lauchfull to intend and persew reductiounes of inferior commisseris, their sentences and decreittis in prima instantia. And incais the saidis comisseris to be appointit by the archibischoppis of Sanctandrous and Glasgow as said is performe not their duetie, the lordis of sessioun shall have power to trye, cognosce and determine in the samin, and shall judge upoun all decreittis and sentences allegeit to be wrangouslie pronuncit by thame, and that becaus they ar his majesteis great consistorie, to quhome his highnes, with advyse of the saidis estaittis, gevis and grantis ane hich and supreme comissioun for all suche causes to judge and determine of thame in suche cais; and declairis that it shall be lauchfull to the saidis lordis of counsaill and sessioun to advocat causes to thame selffis frome ony of the commisseris upoun just and lauchfull complentis maid to thame be ony of the subjectis and not utherwayes, provyding alwayes that the said sessioun sall evir be readie to give ane accompt to his majestie that thair advocationis have bene groundit upoun probable and lauchfull groundis for the weill of the subjectis. And that this foirsaid act may be put in present effect, his majestie, with advyse foirsaid, declairis all former erectionis of commissariatis to be suppressit and extinct frome this furth and for evir all constitutionis [that] have bene in former tyme of the samin, in quhatsumevir pairt of the realme the samin have bene erectit and by quhatsoevir maner the samin hes procedit, actis of parliament, secrete counsaill and otheris maid thairanent; and in lykmaner discharges and anullis all presentationis, giftis or dispositionis maid by his hienes to the commisseris present or to ony uther concerning the saidis commissariatis and all richtis acquirit by thame by deceis, dimissioun or howsoevir the samin hes vaikit, and all giftis and dispositionis maid in favoris of thair clerkis and memberis of court by quhatsumevir maner or ordour the samin hes procedit, with this provisioun alwayes: that the commisseris presentlie in office, with clerkis and utheris memberis of court who sall be authorizit with testimoniall of the lordis of sessioun of thair sufficiencie and qualificatioun to thair severall places and offices, shall bruik and jois the samin, they alwayes ressaveing ane new presentatioun and gift of thair offices frome the archibischoppis and bischoppis of thair dioces quhair they serve betwene and the first day of December nixtocum; utherwayes gif incais the saidis commisseris and otheris memberis of court do not produce the foirsaid testimoniall frome the lordis of sessioun as said is, it salbe lauchfull to the archibischoppis and bischoppis to provyde utheris sufficient persones to the saidis places, the restitutioun of the said jurisdictioun alwayes to be with expres reservatioun of his highnes and his successouris, thair prerogative and supremacie in all causes, ecclesiasticall and civill, within this realme. Provyding alwayes that this present act shall nawayes be hurtfull nor prejudiciall to the heretable richt of the commissariat within the boundis of Argyle pertening to Archibald, now erle of Argyle, bot the samin to stand in the samin force, strenth and effect as it wes befoir this present act and notwithstanding thairof or ony clause thairin contenit pro ut de jure.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Legislation: private acts
Act placeand Robert, erle of Louthiane be in the comissioun of the quorum in place of his father for setting doun the kings blenche dueteis in erectionis and modefeing ministeris stipendis, and the Bischop of Galloway in place of Bischop of Dunkeld for modefeing ministeris stipendis

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament, undirstanding that be commissioun in the parliament haldin at Edinburgh, the ellevint day of August 1607, his majestie and estaittis thairof electit, nominat and cheisit Alexander, erle of Dunfermeling, chancellar, Patrik, erle of Kinghorne, and Mark, erle of Louthiane, to be of the quorum for setting doun of his majesteis blenche dueteis and modefeing of ministeres stipendis of all erectionis and patronages, conforme to ane former commissioun maid be his majestie and estaittis in the parliament haldin at Perth in the moneth of Julii 1606, in the quhilk first parliament umquhile Maister James Nicolsoun, thaireftir bischop of Dunkeld, wes nominat and electit ane of the comissionaris for modefeing of the ministeris stipendis, and that sensyne the saidis umquhile Mark, erle of Louthiane and James, bischop of Dunkeld ar depairtit this lyfe, thairfoir oure said soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament, to the effect that thair deceises be na hinderance nor impediment to the progress of that wark, hes nominat, electit and chosin and, be the tennoure heirof, nominatis, electis and cheisis Robert, erle of Louthiane to be of the quorum in place of the said umquhile Mark, erle of Louthiane, his father, conforme to the said last commissioun in the parliament haldin at Edinburgh, the said ellevint day of August 1607, and Gavin, bischop of Galloway commissionar in place of the said umquhile Maister James Nicolsoun, bischop of Dunkeld, ane of the comissionaris in the said first comissioun maid in the said parliament in Julii 1606 for modefeing of ministeris stipendis, conforme to the tennoure of the samin comissioun, and ordinis the said Robert, erle of Louthiane, in place of the said umquhile Mark, erle of Louthiane, his father, and the said Bischop of Galloway in place of the said Bischope of Dunkeld, to meitt and convene with the remanent comissionaris nominat in the foirsaidis tua comissionis conforme to the tennoris thairof in all pointis.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Ratificatioun in favouris of the Laird of Cokpule of his infeftment of the baronie of Cokpule and burgh of Ruvale

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament, haveand consideratioun of the manifauld gude, trew and thankfull services done to his majestie be his weilbelovit Schir James Murray of Cokpule, knycht, and be umquhile Charlis Murray of Cokpule, his father, hes ratefeit and approvin and, be the tennoure heirof, ratefeis and appreves the infeftment maid, gevin and grantit be his majestie under his hienes great seall of the date the tuelf day of Marche the yeir of God jM vjC and fyve yeiris, to the said umquhile Charlis Murray of Cokpule and his airis maill quhatsumevir beirand the surname and armes of Murray, of all and sindrie the landis and utheris underwrittin, viz: the landis of Cokpule, Ruvale tenement, the tour and fortalice of Cumlungane, Coklaikis, Pyhillis, Slachwatt, Ranepatrik, Brydchapell, Preistdykes, Howaldsyd, with the pertinentis, lyand in the stewartrie of Annanderdaill and schirefdome of Drumfreis, the landis of Link and landis of Arbigland, with thair pertinentis, lyand within the stewartrie of Kirkcubricht, with all thair mylnis, multuris, tennentis, tennendreis and service of frie tennentis, advocatioun and donatioun of kirkis and chaplanreis thairof and all thair pertinentis, all unite, annexit, treat and incorporat in ane haill and frie baronie callit the baronie of Cokpule; contenand alsua thairin ane erectioun and creatioun of the towne of Ruvale and landis thairof lyand in the said Ruvale tenement in ane frie burgh of baronie, to be callit in all time cummyng the burgh of Ruvale, with oulklie marcat dayes and frie faires and all utheris immuniteis, privileges and liberteis of ane frie burgh of baronie in all and sindrie pointis, heidis, articlis, clauses, conditionis and circumstances quhatsumevir specefeit and contenit thairin. And his majestie and estaittis foirsaidis of this present parliament willis, grantis, declaris, statutis and ordanis that the said Schir James Murray, now of Cokpule, knycht, sone and air of the said umquhile Charlis Murray of Cokpule, and his airis maill and successoures, shall peciablie posses, bruik, and jois all and sindrie the foirsaidis landis and baronie and utheris abone expressit with thair pertinentis, togidder with the foirsaid burgh of baronie callit the burgh of Ruvale, with all privileges and immuniteis thairof, as thair propirtie and heretage at thair pleasure, eftir the forme and tennoure of the said infeftment grantit to the said umquhile Charlis Murray of Cokpule and his airis foirsaidis of the samin perpetualie in all tyme cuming, but stop or impediment.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Ratificatioun in favouris of the Laird Cokpule of his infeftment of the salmond fischeing on Annane

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament, haveing cosideratioun of the manyfauld gude, trew and thankfull services done to his majestie be his weilbelovit Schir James Murray of Cokpule, knycht, hes ratefeit and approvin and, be the tennoure heirof, ratefeis and appreves the infeftment maid and grantit be his majestie under his great seall of the date the threttie day of Januar the yeir of God jM vjC and sevin yeiris, with advyse and consent of his hienes comptroller, to the said Schir James, his airis maill and assignais quhatsumevir, off all and haill the salmond fischeing and uther fische within the watter of Annane betuix the marche of Brydkirk and the fute of the said watter of Annane, rynnand in the watter of Sulvey under Barnekirk, comprehending the garthis and pullis underwrittin, viz: the Kingis Garthis, Blak Pule, Puleunder Gallobank, Brigpule and Motepule, togidder with all utheris garthis, pullis, haldis, laikis and nettis within the bounds foirsaidis, lyand within the stewartrie of Annanderdaill and schirefdome of Drumfreis, and als of all and haill the salmond fischeing and uther quhyte fische of the skarris and cowpis of Cummertreis betuix the burne callit the Meirbruk of Newby, rynnand in the said watter of Sulvey, and the skar callit the Brewing Skar pertening to the Lord of Torthorrell, comprehending the skarris underwrittin, viz: the Hall Garth Skar, Litill Hall Skar, Duchall Skar, Powskar, Newskar and Watskar, with all utheris skarris, drauchtis, hauldis, laikeis and nettis within the boundis abonewrittin, lyand within the parochin of Cummertreis and stewartrie foirsaid of Ananderdaill, with all and sindrie utheris pairtis, pendiclis, privileges, commoditeis, asiamentis and richteous pertinentis quhatsumevir pertenig and belanging to the saidis fischeingis, in all and sindrie pointis, heidis, articlis, clauses, conditionis and circumstances, quhatsumevir specefeit and contenit thairin. And his majestie and estaitis foirsaidis of this present parliament will, grantis, declairis, statutis and ordanis that the said Schir James Murray of Cokpule, knycht, and his airis maill and successouris sall peciablie posses, bruik and jois the saidis fischeingis with all and sindrie privileges, commoditeis, asiamentis and richteous pertinentis quhatsumevir pertening and belanging thairto as thair heretage at thair plesure, eftir the forme and tennoure of the said infeftment grantit to the said Schir James and his airis foirsaidis of the samin perpetualie in all tyme cuming, but stope or impediment.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Ratificatioun of the infeftment of Broxmouth to the Erle of Dunbar

Oure soverane lord, for the gude, faithfull and most acceptable services evidentlie done at divrs tymes to his hienes honour be his richt traist cousing and familiar counsaillour George, erle of Dunbar, lord Home of Berwick etc., in the administratioun of justice by repressing and punischement of notorius proud malefactouris within the bounds of the lait marches of both the realmes, according to his majesteis warrand and commissioun directit and gevin thairanent, quhairby great peax and tranquilitie hes insewit to the evident weill off his majesties crowne and royall estait and to the commoun weilth of all his hienes gude subjectis of the haill realme of Great Britane, thairfoir his majestie, eftir Gods advyse, mature deliberatioun, consent, decreit and approbatioun of the haill estaittis of his grace kingdome of Scotland convenit in parliament, upoun thair certain knawlege and competent sure experience of the premises, ordanis ane chartour of confirmatioun to be made under his majesteis great seall in the main forme ratefeing, appreving and for his hienes and his successoris perpetualie confirmig, lyk as be thir presentis, for his majestie and his successouris, with advyse and deliberatioun foirsaid, and als with express consent of George, archibischop of Sanctandrous, personalie comperand in parliament, ratefeis, apprevis and perpetualie confirmis ane chartour of pure alienatioun and new dispositioun thairin mentionat, conntening precept of seasingis maid and grantit be the said George, archibischop of Sanctandrous, with consent and assent of the chaptour of the metropolitane kirk thairof, to the said George, erle of Dunbar, his airis and assignais heretablie, off all and haill the landis of Broxmouth, with mansioun, maner place, houses, orchardis, yairdis, doucattis, mylnis, grennis, lynkis, pairtis, pendiclis and all thair pertinentis lyand in the parochin of Dunbar within the schirefdome of Edinburgh and constabularie of Hadingtoun, boundit at lenth in the said infeftment, to be haldin of the said Archibischop of Sanctandrous and his successouris in frie blenche for yeirlie payment of tuentie schillingis usuale Scottis money at twa usuale termes in the yeir, Witsonday and Mertymes in winter, be equall portionis, in name of anualrent blenchferme alanerlie, as the samyn datit the tuentie ane day of December jM vjC aucht yeiris beiris, and the instrument of seasing past upoun the said chartour and all utheris tytillis and richtis and securiteis quhatsumevir following and depending on the samin in all and sindrie pointis, clauses, articlis and conditionis quhatsumevir thairin expressit, haldand thame all and everie ane of thame as heirintill specialie word be word ingrossit. Attoure, his majestie, with consent, decreit and approbatioun foirsaid, giftis, grantis and disponis to the said George, erle of Dunbar, his airis and assignais all richt, titill, entres, clame, petitour and possessour, baith propirtie and possessioun, quhilk his hienes, his predecessouris and successouris evir had or may have to the saidis landis of Broxmouth, with all thair pertinentis or ony pairt of the samin be ressone of waird, releif, nonentres, escheat, forfaltour, recognitioun, purpresture, disclamatioun, reductioun of infeftmentis, alienatioun of the haill or maist pairt, changeing and alteratioun of the halding quhilk his majestie hes done and ratefeit of his royall power and princelie authoritie or for ony uther cause, actioun or occasioun bipast, renunceing and transferring the samin, with all actioun and instance thairof, to and in favouris of the said erle, his airis and assignais for evir, cum pacto de non petendo etc., with supplement of all faultis etc., promesing in the word of a prince, for his majestie and his successouris, nevir to move actioun, pley, questioun nor querrell aganis thame thairanent. And his majestie and estaittis foirsaidis declaris this present sall be ane sufficient warrand to the keiparis of his hienes signet, seallis and registeris for expeding the said confirmatioun to the said Erle of Dunbar. Gevin at the manor of Grenewitche, the ellevint, and at Edinburgh, the tuentie four dayes of Junii 1609.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Ratificatioun in favouris of the Laird of Spot of his infeftment, with reservatioun to the Erle of Dunbar

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament ratefeis and appreves the charter and infeftment grantit be oure soverane lord under his hienes great seall to his majesteis lovit Schir James Dowglas of Spott, knycht, and his airis maill, tailyie and provisioun contenit in his former infeftment of the landis of Spott, and to the said Schir James assignais quhatsumevir heretablie, off all and haill the landis of Eister Spott, with pairtis, pendiclis and pertinentis thairof, viz: of the fourtene husband landis of the towne of Spott, with cottage thairof, eist and west myln of Spott, the landis of Lochhouse, the landis of Downe, and maynis thairof, and Brownisknow, the landis of Helden and Downtey, the landis of Eister and Wester Browniehouse, togidder with four husband landis callit Panflos landis and twa husband landis callit Pookis landis lyand in the towne and territorie of Spott, and siclyk of the landis of Reidpethnuk with tennentis, tennendreis and service of frie tennentis, mylnis, woddis, fischeingis, annexis, connexis, pairtis, pendiclis, dependences and pertinentis of all and sindrie the landis and mylnis abone writtin quhatsumevir lyand within the schirefdome of Edinburgh and constabularie of Hadingtoun, all unit in ane haill and frie baronie callit the barony of Spott, to be haldin of oure said soverane lord and his successouris in frie blenche for the yeirlie payment of the sowme of tuelf penies usuale money of this realme of Scotland at the feist of Witsonday upoun the ground of the saidis landis of Spott and within the maner place thairof in name of blenche ferme, gif it beis requirit, alanerlie, quhilk charter and infeftment is of the date at Edinburgh, the nynt day of August, the yeir of God jM vjC and fyve yeiris, with the precept and instrument of seasing following thairupoun in all and sindrie pointis, passes, heidis, articlis, clauses, provisionis, circumstances and conditionis quhatsumevir thairin contenit eftir the formes and tennouris thairof; and willis and grantis and, for his majestie and his successouris, decernis and ordanis that this present ratificatioun is and sall be als valide, effectuall and sufficient to the said Schir James Dowglas of Spott, knycht, his airis maill, tailyie, provisioun and assignais foirsaidis for bruiking and joising of the landis, baronie and utheris abone writtin, with the pertinentis above specefeit as thair heretage at thair plesure in all tyme cumming, as gif the foirsaid charter and infeftment, precept and instrument of seasing following thairupoun wer at lenth and word be word ingrossit heirintill; exceptand and reservand alwayes furth of this present ratificatioun the advocatioun, donatioun and richt of patronage of the personage and vicarage of Spott callit the prebendarie of Spott, and the saidis estaittis of this present parliament declaris that this present ratificatioun of the said Schir James Dowglas of Spottis infeftment sall nawayes authorize nor corroborat the samin infeftment suafar as the samin infeftment extendis, or may be extendit, to the advocatioun and donatioun of the patronage of the saidis personage and vicarage of Spott and prebendarie thairof.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Legislation
Act anent the commissioners and justices of peace

Forsamekle as amongis the infinite monumentis and testimoneis of his majesteis trew pietie, singular wisdome, sinceare zeale to justice and fatherlie care of his people, the estaitis of this kingdome have not found ony bringing mair deserved commendatioun and permanent renowme to his majestie or greater proffeit, quietnes and conforte to his subjectis, nor his constant perseverance in his maist religious and prudent resolutioun to extirpate the ungodlie, barbourous and brutall custome of deadlie feadis, whilk by the inveterat abuse of mony bipast ages wes become sa frequent in this realme as the subjectis of greatest rank and qualitie, upoun everie nauchtie occasioun of base and unworthie controverseis of neighbourheid for turves, foldykis, furris or marches of landis, foolishe wordis or drunken discordis betwene thair meanest servandis and dependeris and ony uther in the countrey, did so readelie imbrace the protectioun of thair injust and unnecessarie querrellis as did mony tymes involve thame selffis and thair haill freindschip in maist bludie and mortall trubles, whilk they did prosecute with sic malice and crueltie as to the extreme perrell of thair saulis infamie, of thair memoriall and overthraw of thair awin and thair adversareis houses, did distract the kingdome in opposite factiounis and mony tymes furnessit mater of maist pernicious, seditious and civill warris, the inconveniences quhairof being manifestlie sene and sensiblie felt, baith by the princes and people of this realme, in many bipast ages, and ernestlie soucht to have bene removeit, yit the corruptioun wes sa universall that the greatest pairt prevailing aganis the best that cruell barbaritie hath baith continuance and daylie incresce untill his majestie, bending the excellent wisdome and rare graces of his royall mynd (wheirwith God hes indewit him mair abundantlie than any king that evir did regne in this iland) aganis that godles, unnatural and bestlie custome, did devyse and establishe a maist godlie, just and prudent law and ordinance for the course to be observed for removeing upoun equitable and just conditiounes the deadlie feadis, whilk then stude in great number betwene the maist powerfull subjectis in this kingdome and thair kinsmen, assisteris and partakeris, in the executioun wheirof, God haveing miraculouslie assistit his majesties maist holie and just intentioun eftir exceding great cair and panis tane by his majestie in tryell of all the originall causes of the saidis discordis, the trew circumstances of the injureis and loses sustened by other pairtie and in prescryveing dew satisfactioun to be indifferentlie maid for redress of all bipast harmes and wrangis, his majesteis admirable constancie hes sa overcome all difficulteis that the haill knawin feadis within the kingdome being now removed by perfyte reconciliation and just contentmet of all pairtis haveand interest thairin, his majesteis haill subjectis findis sic joy and happines in the sweit fruittis of his wisdome and providence expressed in that caise that they earnestlie wische that his majestie, who hes sa cairfullie exterminat that abhominable pest of deadlie feedis, may in his singular wisdome find meanis for evir to prevent the reviveing of that monster; wheirin his majestie, considering that nothing gaif sa great growith and strenth to that bipast barbaritie as the slouth of magistratis in not suppressing the first feidis of these dissentionis, whilk being small and weak in the beginning, for peettis, turves, devittis, foldykis, poindingis, neighbourlie marches, injurious wordis or licht braulis, wer then easilie to be satlit gif diligence and authoritie had bene joynit for repressing thairof, whilk being neglectit be these to quhome it appertenit, these licht jarris and insolences did verie oft kindle sic flames of disordor, dissentioun, rankour and feid as in mony yeiris with great streames of blude, dissolatioun and ruine of great and ancient houses and races could hardlie be quenched; for remede quhairof, his majestie and estaittis foirsaidis ratefeis and appreves the former act maid by his hienes for abolischeing of deadlie feidis in everie heid, clause and article thairof, and forther statutis and ordanis that in everie schyre within this kingdome thair sall be yeirlie appointit by his majestie some godlie, wyse and vertuous gentilmen of good qualitie, moyen and reporte making residence within the same in sic number as the boundis of the schire sall require to be comissionaris for keiping his majesteis peace, to quhome his majestie, with advyse of the lordis of his privie counsell, shall give power and comissioun to oversie, trye and prevent all sic occasionis as may breid truble and violence amongis his majesteis subjectis or forceable contempt of his majesteis authoritie and breache of his peace, and to command all persones in quhome they sall sie manifest intentioun to mak truble or disordor, other by gathering togidder of idill and disordorlie persones or by publict bearing or wearing of pistolettis or uther forbiddin weaponis and sic uther ryottous and swaggring behavior, to bind them selffis and find cautioun under competent panis to observe his majesteis peace and for thair comperance befoir his majesteis justice or lordis of privie counsaill to undirly sic ordour as sall be foundin convenient for punishing of thair transgressionis or staying of trublis and enormiteis; and gif neid sall be to require the duetefull and obedient subjectis of the schyre to concur with them in preventing all sic contemptis and violences, or for taking and warding of the wilfull and dissobedient authouris, committeris and fostereris of these crymes and disordouris, under sic competent arbitrarie paynis as his majestie and lordis of his privie counsaill shall appoint for the offenderis and sic of the countrey as being requirit shall not gif thair readie and afauld concurrence to his majesteis comissioneris in the premises, quhairby the ordiner magisiratis and officiares within the schyres may be the better assistit, and thair absence, imploymentis or uther impedimentis mair commodioslie supplyit, without derogatioun of thair jurisdictioun or want of readie comforte and justice to the obedient subjectis within the boundis thairof, ordaning alsua the saidis commissionaris to gif true advertesment and informatioun to the lordis of his majesties privie counsaill, justice generall and his deputtis, his majesteis thesaurar and other magistratis and officeris quhome it efferis, off the names of sic faithfull and unsuspect witneses and assysouris to be summonit in all crymes and disordouris whilkes salhappin to fall furth within the saidis shyres as salbe knawin to be maist meit and hable for tryell and probatioun of the samin, and for eschewing that sic as ar ather aged, seiklie or unhable to travell or ignorant of the factis to be tryit be not unjustlie vexit or unnecessarlie drawin frome thair awin hauses and affaris for materis whereof they ar not hable to gif ony light.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Act of the apparels of judges, magistrattis and kirkmen

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament, finding by daylie experiences that the greatnes of his majesteis empyre, magnificence of his courte, fame of his wisdome and justice and of the civilitie of his subjectis hes begun alreadie to allure divers forane princes and utheris strangeris of all estaittis to mak mair frequent repair to his countrey nor evir they did in ony preceding age, whilk resorte of strangeris will by all apperance baith continew and daylie mair and mair incresce, and by them na doubt reporte will go throwch all the warld of the estait and governament of the kingdome according to the ordour whilk they sall sie observed within the samyn, whereof the rulis and good example flowing frome the estaittis of parliament and magistratis to the haill remanent subjectis of the realme it is maist necessar that sic gravitie and comelenes be used by the lordis and comissionaris of parliament and otheris magistratis in thair apparell and behaviour as may best deserve the gude reporte and trew commendatioun of all princes, nobill men and otheris strangeris quha sall have occasioun to sie and relate the samin, the respect whereof haveing inducit his majestie to prescryve to the nobilitie apparrell for the parliament becoming thair honorable estate; and understanding that the remanent memberis of that heich courte have not reformed them selffis to the lyk conveniencie, neather yit that the course intended by his majestie for dischargeing nobilmen and gentilmen to be electit provestis and magistratis of burrowes (whereof nane sould be capable bot burgeses, actuall traffikeres and inhabitantis of the saidis burrowes) hes tane sic effect, as is maist necessar for preservatioun of the liberteis and good estait of the saidis burrowes and hindering the dissipatioun of there commoun good and perverting of thair privileges, for remede wheirof his majestie, with advyse of the estaitis of his heighnes parliament, statutis and ordanis that na man sall in ony tyme comyng be capable of provestrie or magistracie within ony burgh of this realme, nor to be electit to ony of the saidis offices within a burgh, bot mercheandis and actuall traffikeris inhabiting within the saidis burghis alanerlie and na otheris, and that the saidis magistrattis of burrowes to be heireftir elected and thair comissionaris of parliament shall have and wear at parliamentis, conventionis and other solemne tymes and metingis when the dignitie shall require it sic comelie and decent apparrell as his majestie shall prescryve convenient for thair rank and estait, whereby they may be decerned frome other commoun burgeses and be mair reverenced be the people subject to thair charge. And becaus a comelie, decent and ordourlie habite and apparrell in the judges of the land is not onlie ane ornament to them selffis (being a badge and mark for distinguisheing them frome the vulgar sorte), bot the samin alsua breidis in commoun people that reverence and regaird that is dew and propir for men in these places, and this being a custome universalie observed almaist throw all Europe, the want wheirof is greatlie censured by strangeris resorting in these places, the saidis estaittis thairfoir upoun infinite proves they have of his majesteis maist singular wisdome in all his directionis and of his gratious lowe and affectioun to this his native kingdome, have in all humilitie referrit to his heighnes awin appointment the assigning of ony sic severall sorte of habite and vestiment as sall be in his majesties judgement maist meit and propir alsweill for the lordis of sessioun, being the supreme judges in civill actionis, as for all otheris inferior judges of the lyk causes, as alsua for the criminall and ecclesiasticall judges and for advocattis, laweris and all otheris living by law and practique thairof, that sa everie ane of these people may be knawin and dignosced in thair place, calling and functioun and may be accordinglie regarded and respectit. Attoure, his majestie and estaittis foirsaidis, considering what slander and contempt hes arissin to the ecclesiasticall estait of this kingdome by the occasioun of the licht and undecent apparrell used by some of that professioun and cheiflie these haveing voit in parliament, it is therefoir statute that everie preacher of Goddis word shall heireftir wear blak, grave and comelie apparrell besemyng men of their estait and conditioun, as lykwayes that all prioris, abbottis and prelattis haveing voit in parliament, and specialie bischoppis, shall weare grave and decent apparrell aggreable to thair functioun, and as appertenis men of thair rank, dignitie and place. And becaus the haill estaittis humelie and thankfullie acknawleges that God of his great mercie hes maid the people and subjectis of this countrey sa happie as to have a king regne over ws wha is maist godlie, wyse and religious, haiteing all erronious and vane superstitioun, just of governament and of lang experience, thairin knawing better then ony king leving what appertenis and is convenient for everie estait in thair behavior and duetie, theirfoir it is aggreid and consentit by the said estaittis that what ordour sa evir his majestie in his great wisdome shall think meit to prescryve for the apparrell of kirkmen aggreable to thair estait and moyen, the samin being sent in wrytt by his majestie to his clerk of register, shall be a sufficient warrand to him for inserting thairof in the buiks of parliament, to have the strenth and effect of ane act thairof, with executorialis of horning to be direct thairupoun aganis sic persones as within the space of fourtie dayes eftir the publicatioun and intimatioun to thame of the said act or charges used aganis them thairupoun shall not provyde them selffis of the apparrell to be appointit by his majestie for men of their vocatioun and estait, to be used and worne by them and thair successouris at the tymes and in maner to be expressed in the said act to be maid by his highnes thereanent.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Act against scandalous speeches and libellis

Oure soverane lord, foirseing that there is nathing sa necessair for the perpetuall weill and quietnes of all his subjectis of this monarchie as the furtherance and accompleishment of the unioun of his twa famous and maist ancient kingdomes of Scotland and England, whereof his majestie, out of his fatherlie care of the peace and happines of his good and faithfull people, haveing maist instantlie and earnestlie solicited the perfectioun and by the worthiest memberis of baith kingdomes sa effectualie advanced the samin, as he hopes (God willing) in his regne to sie the wished end of that great work whilk in his royall persone hes ressavit sa miraculous and happie a beginning, and nevirtheless finding theirin sic malicious lettis as the devill and his suppostis do usualie suggest to the hinderance of all just and godlie interpryses, specialie by false and calumnious bruttis speches and wryttis craftelie utterit and dispersit be some lawles and faules people of this realme, alsweill in privat conferences as in their meittingis at tavernis, ailhouses and playis, and by thair pasquillis, libellis, rymis, cokalanis, commedies and siclyk occasionis whereby they slander, maligne and revile the people, estait and countrey of England, and divers his majesteis honorable counsallouris, magistratis and worthie subjectis of that his majesteis kingdome, the continuance wheirof, being hable to incense the people of England to just greif and miscontentment, may not onlie hinder the intendit unioun of all the good subjectis of this monarchie, bot stirre up in them sic irreconciliable evill will as with tyme micht bring furth maist dangerous and hairmfull effectis; for remede and preventing wheirof his majestie, remembering how strait and seveir punishement hes by the lawes and actins of his maist noble progenitors, kingis of this realme heiretofoir, bene ordanit to be inflictit upoun sic as sould devyse or utter false and slanderous speeches and wryttis to mak dissentionis betwene the prince and his subjectis or rais seditioun in the realme, and considering that all sic purposes and wryttis as may breed dislyking betwene the inhabitantis of the saidis kingdomes of Scotland and England, being now all become his majesteis liege people, equalie subject and equalie beloved of his highnes, tendis to maist dangerous dissensioun and seditioun amongis his subjectis, thairfoir his majestie, with advyse and consent of the haill estaittis of this parliament, statutis and ordanis that whasoevir shall heireftir be word or wrytt devyse, utter or publishe ony false, slanderous or reprochfull speeches or wryttis of the estate, people or countrey of England or of ony counseller thairof, tending to the rememberance of the ancient grudges borne in tyme [of] bipast troubles (the occasioun whereof is now happelie abolished by the blessed conjuctioun of the saidis kingdomes under his majesteis sovereignitie and obedience), or to the hinderance of the wished accomplishment of the perfyte unioun of the saidis kingdomes, or to the slander or reproche of the estait, people or countrey of England, or dishonour or prejudice of ony counsallour of the said kingdome, whereby haitrent may be foistered or intertenyit, or mislyking raisit betwene his majesteis faithfull subjectis of this ile, the authouris of sic seditious, slanderous and injurious speches or wryttis or dispersaris thairof, eftir tryell tane of thair offence either befoir his majesteis justice or the lordis of his heighnes privie counsaill, sall be seveirlie punished in thair persones and goodis by imprisonment, banishment, fynning or mair rigourous corporall pane as the qualitie of the offence shall be foundin to merits at his majesties plesure, and all sic as heiring and getting knawledge of ony sic speeches or wryttis shall conceill the samin and not revile them to his majeiteis ordinar officearis, magistrattis or counsaillouris, whereby the authouris and disperseris thereof may be punished, shall undirly the lyk tryell and pane.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Act anent fugitive persones of the borders to the in countrey

Forsamekle as the kingis majestie is resolved to purge the mydele schyres of this isle, heirtofoir callit the bordouris of Scotland and England, of that barbarous crueltie, wickednes and incivilitie whilk be inveterat custome almaist wes become naturall to mony of the inhabitantis thairof, and to reduce thame to the knawlege, love and fear of God, reverence of his majesteis authoritie, obedience of his lawes and duetie to thair neighbouris, for accomplisheing of that maist royall designe maid chouse [of ane] to be commissionar in these boundis whome by mony assurede prouffis, former imploymentis of greatest consequence, his majestie knew [to] be indewit with all qualiteis necessair for sa weichtie a charge, wha following preciselie the rules of his majesties maist prudent directionis and useing all possibill diligence and dexteritie in prosecutioun thairof, maid sa happie progress in that good course as justlie punisheing the maist perversed and rebellious ring leaderis (whais amendement wes disperate) and transporting otheris of them furth of this isle, the rest wer brocht to verie setled quietnes and obedience of his majesteis lawes, a verie few number of outlawes onlie exceptit, wha being sa earnestlie searched and perseivit in these boundis as all hope of escaping and langer impunitie wes takin frome them, they have by maist subtile and craftie meanis by changeing thair names and dissembling the place of their nativitie convoyed thame selffis in the incountries of this realme and insinuated them selffis in service with noble men and others of good qualitie, not onlie theirby eschewing thair deserved punishement, bot also abuseing and harmeing his majesteis good subjectis by thair darnit stouthes in the incountrie, transported, ressait and quietlie sold in the boundis of the laite bordouris, and agane steilling geir furth thairof and out of the boundis of these middle shyres and outting and selling the same in the incountries, besyd that otheres of the saidis outlawis had bene allured and had ressait and oversicht in the incountries by some men of rank and pouer, to be instrumentis and executouris of sic revenge and mischeif aganis these to quhome they beir malice, grudge or querrell, whilk for fear of his majesteis lawes and authoritie they durst not attempt by them selffis; for remede whereof, his majestie, with advyse and consent of the estaittis of parliament, statutis and ordanis that na man shall heireftir either ressave or retene ony man borne or lang habituat in the lait bordouris in his service or company or upoun his landis unless he have certane knawledge or a trew and authentik testimoniall of his majesteis great commissionar of the late bordouris or his deputtis of the said bordour mannis trew name and surname, place of his nativitie and reporte of his treuth and lautie, and that he is na knawin malefactour bot repute a duetefull and obedient subject, under the paine to incur the danger and to be maid answerable, civilie and criminalie, to his majestie and all his lauchfull subjectis for all actionis and crymes whilk micht be onywayes layed to the charge of the saidis broken men for ony cause or occasioun either preceding or during the tyme of thair ressaveing or retening thame in thair service, company or upoun thair landis as gif the ressaitter had committit the saidis faultis thame selffis. As lykwayes, becaus some wha ar not knawin to have committit any haynous offence in thair awin persone obtening testimoniall of thair name, birth and good reporte may give the samin to brokin men to be used by them in places quheir they ar not knawin, it is statute and ordenned that wha soevir shall either gif his testimoniall to ony man wheirby it may be abused by another nor him to quhome it wes trewlie grantit, or wha shall falslie use another mains testimoniall or wha shall forge to him self or use a false testimoniall in the premises, shall be punished to the death. And to the effect his majestie faithfull and obedient subjectis may have the better knawlege of the saidis fugitives and broken men, and that sic as ressait them may want all pretext and excuse of ignorance, it is statute and ordeined that a roll shall be maid by his majesteis great commissionar of the saidis middill shyres contening the names of the saidis rebellis, fugitives, outlawes and broken men, with the maist notour and evident markis and discriptioun of thair age, stature, colour and other tokenes wheirby they may be maist easilie and readelie knawin, and being imprentit shall be sent to the schireffis and magistrattis of the incountreis and proclamed at the marcat croces of the heidburrowes of the schyres and other places neidfull, and thereftir be publicklie affixed upoun the saidis crosses or tolbuthis of the saidis burrowes, aftir whilk publicatioun it is statute that the controvenaris of this act or ony heid or article thairof shall be rigourouslie punist in thair persones and goodis in maner foirsaid.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Act in favouris of the lordis of sessioun of ten thowsand poundis to be gevin to them yearlie

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of parliament, haveing for just and necessar respectis concerning the preservatioun of this estait and cheif memberis thairof restored the bischoppis, being now the onlie remanent of the kirk estait haveing voit in parliament, to their livingis, jurisdictioun and place, and finding by experience that they will be altogidder unable worthelie to discharge their dueteis in that honorable rank unles they be provyded of sufficient mantenance, not onlie for bearing of the privat charges of thair famileis bot alsua to sustene the great burding of their weichtie imploymentis at parliamentis, conventionis and other publict affairis concerning his majesteis service and generall weill of the countrey, hes earnestlie delt with the lordis of his majesteis counsaill and sessioun to consent that the quottis of the haill testamentis within this kingdome whilkes did justlie pertene to the said sessioun be lauchfull giftis and dispositionis thairof grantit to thame by his majestie and his predecessouris, and ratifeid in parliament, micht be disponit to the saidis bischoppis, everie ane of thame within thair awin dioceis, and be possessed by them in tyme comming, quhairunto the saidis lordis of sessioun, preferring their affectioun and zeall everie way to grant satisfactioun to his majestie to their awin proffeitt and present suretie, hes maist humblie yeeldit. And his majestie, being alwayes of mynd and intentioun to remunerat his saidis faithfull, trustie and obedient counsaillouris and their successouris for thair willing obedience to his majesteis desyre in dimissioun and renunciatioun of the said quote silver, they being the onlie ordinar supreme judges of this realme for administratioun of justice and intertenement of policie and peace within the same, whilk necessarlie requiris thair daylie and continuall presence and attendence, [preferring] the publict good and weall of the realme in the administratioun of justice indifferentlie to his majesteis lieges to their awin privat and domesticall affairis, and in the mentyme ar forced to spend thair awin patrimonie and rent in the said publict weall of the realme; and his majestie, haveing now by his speciall instructionis proponed to the saidis estaitis of parliament the saidis great and faithfull services done to his heighnes and for the commoun weill of the realme of Scotland, in particular by his saidis trustie and familiar counselloures, the saidis senatouris and lordis of his heighnes college of justice, in yeilding and granting to his heighnes speciall desyre to surrander fra them and overgif the said quote silver of the testamentis, being the maist and best pairt of thair patrimonie, to and in favouris of the saidis archibischoppis and bischoppis of this realme for the help and supplie of thair estait as is befoir said; and the saidis estaittis of this present parliament, haveing thairupoun takin full tryell and verificatioun, they have found, tryed, censured and judgeit, lyk as they presentlie find, censure and judges the samin to be and to have bene great, sene, reasonable and proffitable causes for the weill of his majestie and of the said realme of Scotland. As alsua his heighnes and estaittis foirsaidis findis, decernis and declairis that his majestie, with thair advyse and consent, may for the saidis sene, proffitable and ressonable causes whilkis they have tryed and knawin to be for the sene weall of his majesties and realme as said is, gif, assigne or dispone ony pairt of the patrimonie of his majesties annexit propirtie of the crowne to the saidis ordinar lordis and senatouris of the saidis college of justice and thair successouris senatouris of the college of justice in recompence to them of the saidis quottis of testamentis surrandered by them and overgevin at his majesteis desyre and command to and in favouris of the saidis estaittis of bischoppis, and that in sic maner, forme and sure conditionis as his majestie best pleasis for thair securitie; and to that effect that the annexatioun of these pairtis of the said patrimonie of the crown that ar to be assigned and disponit to the saidis lordis and ordinar senatouris of the said college of justice and their successouris senatouris sall be simpliciter dissolvit frome the crowne sa that they may be gevin, assigned and disponed to the saidis ordinar lordis and senatoris of the said college of justice and thair successouris senatouris perpetualie in all tyme cumming, and the saidis estaittis, being ryplie and gravelie advysit what his majestie may gif and dispone to the saidis lordis and senatouris and their successouris with the leist detriment to his heighnes crowne and yeirlie rent, the saidis estaittis all in ane voce have foundin and declared and, by the tennoure heirof, findis and declares that the customes of this his heignes realme of Scotland, annexit to the crowne, may, with the leist detriment to his majestie or hurte to the rent or revenew of the crowne, for the sene causes above expressed, be gevin, assigned and disponed by his majestie to the saidis ordinar lords and senatouris of his heighnes college of justice and their successouris senatouris in maist ample forms; and to that effect, his majestie and estaittis foirsaidis of parliament dissolvis, annullis and infringes the anexatioun of the customes of this realme of Scotland to the crowne frome the said crowne and patrimonie thairof, in safar as the samin may be extendit to the sowme of ten thowsand pundis of the first, reddiest, maist sure and best payment of the saidis customes alanerlie. And now, after the said dissolutioun, his majestie and estaittis foirsaidis of this present parliament hes gevin, granted, assigned and disponed and by the tennoure heirof, for the sene causes foirsaidis, geves, grantis, assignis and disponis to the saidis ordinar lordis and senatouris of his heighnes college of justice and thair successouris, possessing the ordinarie places of the said judicatorie and college of justice perpetualie in all tyme cumming, all and haill the sowme of ten thowsand poundis usuale money of Scotland in recompense to them of the said quote silver of testamentis over gevin by them at his majesteis desyre for the supporte of the said estait of bischoppis, to be uptaken, uplifted and receaved by them and thair collectouris to be appointed by them in their names yearlie at twa termes in the year, Witsonday and Mertymes in winter, be ewin portionis, forth of the reddiest and best payment of his majesteis customes of the said realme of Scotland or ony pairt thairof frome his majesteis comptrolleris, takismen, possessouris and intrometouris with the saidis customes, and otheris addebtit in payment thairof, now present and that salhappin to be for the tyme, to be distributed amongs thame in sic forme as heirtofoir they wer accustomed in devyding of the said quott silver, beginning the first termes payment at the said feist and terme of Mertymes nixtocum in this instant yeir of God jM vjC and nyne yeiris, and sa furth yeirlie and termelie thaireftir at the termes foirsaidis perpetualie in all tyme cumming, chargeing theirfoir the said comptroller and takismen, possessouris and intrometouris with the saidis customes of the said realme of Scotland or ony pairt thereof, and otheris addebtit in payment of the samine, now present and that salhappin to be for the tyme, to readelie answer, content, obey and mak thankfull payment of the foirsaid yearlie sowme of ten thowsand poundis yearlie money foirsaid to the saidis ordinar lordis, senatouris of the said college of justice and thair successouris and thar collectouris in thair names, furth of the reddiest and best payment of the saidis customes, and that they be preferrit in payment thairof to all and quhatsoevir other persone or persones pretending richt to the saidis customes or to ony pairt thairof by pensioun, assignatioun, gift or other richt or dispositioun quhatsamevir, beginnand the first termes payment of the samin at the said feast and terme of Mertymes nixtocum, and sua furth yeirlie and termelie thaireftir at the termes foirsaidis perpetualie in all tyme cumming, whilkis sall be thankfullie allowit to the payaris, they takand the saidis lordis, senatouris or collectouris acquittances and discharges to schaw upoun compt for their warrand in the chekker. And als his majestie and estaittis foirsaidis of this present parliament commandis the lordis auditouris of the chekker, present and to come, to allow to the payeris of the said sowme of ten thousand poundis yearlie and termelie in the first end of thair compt upoun the sight of the saidis lordis and senatouris or their saidis collectouris acquittance upoun the payment thairof, thir presents being alwayes schawin and produced in chekker. And als his majestie and estaittis foirsaidis of this present parliament decernis and ordinis his majesteis comptroller present and his successouris comptrolleris for the tyme, as lykwyis the takismen of the saidis customes present and to come and intrometouris thairwith and addebtit in payment theirof, to become actit them selffis and to send sufficient cautioun and sovertie actit in the buikis of counsaill and sessioun for thankfull payment of the foirsaid sowme of ten thowsand poundis to the saidis ordinar lordis and senatouris of the said college of justice and thair successouris yearlie and termelie at the termes foirsaidis in all tyme comming, and at the deceis or dimissioun of the saidis comptroller or takismen that the new intrantis sall become acted to the effect foirsaid of new, and that cautioun be foundin by the said comptroller and takismen at the setting of the saidis takkis to the effect foirsaid, utherwayes the saidis takkis to be null and the nullitie thairof to be decydit be way of exceptioun or actioun at thair plesure; and that letteris and executorialis of horning simplicitir may be direct upoun ane simple charge of ten dayes aganis them be delyrverance of the saidis lordis and senatouris of the college of justice for payment of the foirsaid sowme of ten thowsand pundis yearlie and termelie at the termes foirsaidis. And his majestie and estaittis foirsaidis decernis and ordinis that na suspensioun shall be grantit for suspending of the saidis letters at the instance of quhatsumevir pairtie or persone addebtit in payment of the foirsaid sowme in ony tyme commyng, for quhatsomevir cause or ressone, by the lordis of parliament nor by the lordis of chekker or otheris judges quhatsumevir, except upoun consignatioun of the sowmes wheirwith they ar charged or upoun the productioun of sufficient acquittances of the payment thairof, and that the saidis ordinar lordis and senatouris of the said college of justice ar and shall be onlie judges ordinar for discussing of the saidis suspensionis, dischargeing all utheris judges quhatsomevir of all granting of suspensionis in ony cause concerning the premises and disscussing of the samin be ony maner of way and of thair offices in that pairt for evir. And to the foirsaid dispositioun and assignatioun of the foirsaid sowme of ten thowsand pundis to be payit yearlie and termelie furth of his heighnes customes foirsaidis, first, reddiest and best payment of the samin to the saidis ordinar lordis and senatouris of the said college of justice and thair successouris foirsaidis, perpetuallie in all tyme commyng as is abone expressed, his majestie and estaittis foirsaidis of parliament hes interponed and interponis their consent and authoritie as that deed quhilk shall be now and in all tyme commyng estemit and judged for the weall of oure soverane lord and for the commoun weall and estait of the realme of Scotland. And his majestie, for his heighnes and his successouris, promittis in verbo principis nevir to impugne nor querrell the samyn, nor come in the contrair heirof directlie nor indirectlie in ony tyme commyng.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Act anent the patronages of foirfaulted persones

Oure soverane lord, being maist desyrous that all the vaiking kirkis within his kingdome may be plantit with qualified and worthie men, and that these wha ar alreadie provyded to benefices lauchfullie vaikand at the tyme of their provisoun and wha hes obtenit decreit conforme thairto, with lauchfull and peciable possessioun following thairupoun, may be maintened thairin, and specialie that the restitutioun of foirfaultit persones pretending them selffis patronis of benefices, either by his majesteis gratious favour, pardoun or rehabilitatioun or by reduction of their foirfaltouris, shall not be the occasioun to subvert the estait of these wha obteined lauchfull provisioun of ony of the saidis benefices by presentatioun or gift of the kingis majestie or otheris to whome his majestie disponed the richt of patronage theirof during the foirfaultour standing of the other pretended patrone, whais cryme could nather be ony ressone to mak the vaikand benefice not to be disponed, nather sould his restitutioun or reductioun be ane occasioun to truble the titular thairof, seing the sleught or negligence of ane lauchfull patrone and faithfull subject not presenting within sex monethis to the benefice vaikand wheirof he is patrone makis him for that time to amitt his richt of patronage, whilk, jure devoluto falling to the kirk, the persone provyded by them hes indoubtit richt thairto during his lyfetyme; and theirfoir his majestie, with the advyse and consent of the estaittis of parliament, statutis and ordanis that all these wha ar either alreadie provyded or shall heireftir be provyded by his majestie to ony of the saidis benefices wheirof the patronage is fallin to his heighnes by foirfaultor, or by ony uther to quhome his majestie hes disponed the richt of patronage of ony sic benefice, and by vertue theirof have obtained letteris conforme to their provisioun, with lauchfull and peciable possessioun of the fruitis theirof be the space of divers yearis, that all sic persones shall be maintened in their said right and possessioun of the saidis benefices and fruittis theirof during their lyfetyme and shall nawayes be quarrelled, trubled nor molested by the saidis foirfaulted persones or their airis, successouris or posteritie, being rehabilitated, restorit or their foirfaltouris reduced, nor be na utheris persones haveing richt, dispositioun or presentatioun frome them, bot that the saidis beneficed persones during the said foirfaltour, and by vertue theirof become in possessioun of the saidis benefices in maner abone writtin, shall peciablie injoy, bruik and posses the samin benefices, haill fruittis, rentis, rightis, commoditeis and privileges theirof as frelie, peciablie and richteouslie as gif the saidis patrones had nevir bene foirfaulted and had lauchfullie presented them selfis, but prejudice to the saidis patrones being restorit and their airis and successouris to recover their right of patronage of the saidis benefices and to use and excerse the samin by dew and tymous presentatioun of hable and qualefeit persones to the saidis benefices wheirof they ar patrones whensoevir they shall vaik by dimissioun or deceis of the present titulares and na utherwayes.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Act anent the Egiptians

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of parliament ratifeis, approves and perpetualie confermes the act of secrete counsell maid in the moneth of Junii or theirby 1603 yearis, and proclamatioun following thairupoun, commanding the vagaboundis, sorneris and commoun theiffis commounlie callit Egiptianis to pas furth of this kingdome and remane perpetualie furth theirof and nevir to returne within the samyn under the paine of death, and that the samyn have force and executioun eftir the first day of August nixtocum, eftir the whilk tyme gif ony of the saidis vagaboundis called Egiptians, alsweill wemen as men, shalbe foundin within this kingdome or ony pairt thairof, it shall be lesum to all his majesteis subjectis, or ony ane of them, to cause tak, apprehend, imprisone and execute to death the saidis Egiptianis, aither men or wemen, as commoun, notorious and condemned theiffis, by ane assyse onlie, to be tryed that they ar callit, knawin, repute and haldin Egiptianis, in the whilk cause wha soevir of the assyse hapnis to chalenge ony of the fairsaidis persones Egiptianis pannelled as said is shall be persewit, handled and censured as committeris of wilfull errour; and whasoevir shall at ony tyme theiraftir resett, receave, supplie or intertein ony of the saidis Egiptianis, either men or wemen, shall tyne their escheat and be wairded at the judges will, and that the schireffis and magistratis in whais boundis they shall publictlie and avowedlie resort and remane be called befoir the lordis of his heighnes secrete counsall and seveirlie censured and punist for their negligence in executioun of this act, dischargeing all lettres, protectionis and warrandis quhatsoevir purchessed by the saidis Egiptianes or ony of them frome his majestie or lordis of secrete counsaill for thair remaning within this realme, as surreptitiouslie and deceatfullie obteined by their knawlege, annulling all sic warrandis purchessed or heireftir to be purchessed by ony subject of whatsomevir rank within this kingdome for thair ressett, intertenying or doing of ony maner of favour to the saidis Egiptianis at ony tyme eftir the said first day of August nixtocum for now and evir.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Ratificatioun gevin by the king to the secrete counsaill to ressave resignationis

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament ratefeis and approves the commissioun gevin upoun the fourt day of Aprile 1603 yeiris by his majestie to the lordis of his majesteis secrete councell to ressave resignationis of land halden of his majestie and give infeftmentis thairupoun, and decernis and declairis all and whatsomevir resignationis maid sen the date of the said commissioun conforme theirto in the handis of the lordis of his heighnes privie counsaill, and all infeftmentis proceding thairupon, ordourlie passit his heighnes caschet, regisiteris and ordinare seallis, togidder with all confirmationis grantit by his majesteis ordinar officeris of infeftmentis of ony landis pertening to his majesteis faithfull subjectis, whilks confirmationis ar lykwayes lauchfullie and ordourlie past his majesteis caschett and remanent seallis and ordinar registeris, togidder with all and sindrie infeftmentis and confirmationis to be heirftir past and expede upoun the lyk resignationis in the handis of the lordis of his majestie secreit counsaill and ordourlie past throw his majesteis seallis and registeris, to have bene and to be now and in all tyme commyng als lauchfull, valeid and sufficient in judgement and outwith as gif the saidis resignationis had bene maid in his heighnes awin handis and had bene ressavit by his heighnes, and as gif the signatouris of the infeftmentis following thairupoun and of the saidis confirmationis had bene signet and subscryvit with his awin royall hand.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Act ordening letteris of hornyng to be direct upoun admirallis decreittis

Forsamekle as be the act of parliament maid at Perth in the moneth of Julii 1606, it was then statute and ordanit in all tyme commyng that all decreittis gevin be shireffis, commissaris, bailleis of regaliteis, bailleis of bailleries and stewartreis, should pas and have executioun of horning upoun ten dayes warning, as at mair lenth is contened in the said act, wheirin their wes the tyme of the passing theirof omitted and not expressed thairin the decreittis to be gevin by the admirall of this realme and his deputtis, whilk being a soverane judicatorie in it self and of its awin nature importing summar executioun, oure soverane lord and estaittis presentlie convened, in consideratioun that the insufficiencie, corruptioun and defectis whilkis wer in the deputtis and memberis of these courtis in former tymes, and wheirby these judicatoreis wer thocht not worthie of that favour is now helpit and weill amendit by the planting of hable, worthie and sufficient men in their places, hes inacted, statute and ordanit that siclyk executioun of horning pas upoun all decreittis to be gevin be the said great admirall and his deputtis in tyme commyng as upoun ony of the saidis schireffis, commissaris or other inferiour judges decreittis conforme to the said act of parliament maid theiranent of befoir.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Legislation: private acts
Act for uniting certain kirkis in Annandaill

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament, considering perfytlie that thair is nothing mair neidfull for the advancement of Goddis honour within this realme and establissing of justice and peax in the pairtis sumtyme callit the bordouris then the planting of kirkis for preacheing of the word and ministratioun of the sacraimentis, whilkis [...] the reformatioun of the religioun hes nevir bene in the moist of these pairtis, and theirwith understanding by the reporte of the richt reverend father in God Johne, archibischop of Glasgow, wha had speciall commissioun frome his majestie and lordis of his hienes counsaill to visite the saidis boundeis and tak ordour for building and reparing of the kirkis within the samyn, that the povertie of the inhabitantis in these pairtis is so great that it is impossible that the saidis kirkis can ather be repairit or yit be sufficientlie plantit with ministeris in regaird of the meannes of the parochines unles certane of the saidis kirkis lyand nixt adjacent to otheris be unitit and annexit togidder, whilkis alsua may verie commodiouslie be done, as by speciall sicht of the saidis boundis in the said visitatioun hes apperit; thairfoir his majestie and estaittis ordanis and statutis ane unioun to be of the kirkis and parochinnes eftir following: that is to say, the kirkis of Mekill Daltoun, Litill Daltoun and Mowswald, the saidis thrie kirkis to be unite in one, the place of resorting for heiring of the word and ministratioun of the sacramentis to be at Litill Daltoun; the kirkis of Cummertreis and Trailtrow, the place of resorte to be Cummertreis; the kirkis of Reidkirk and Gratnay, and the place of the kirk to be at Gratnay; the kirk of Kirkpatrik and Kirkconneill and the kirk to be at Kirkconneill; the kirkis of Middilbie, Tundersacks and Corrutheres, the place to be at Middillbie; the kirkis of Sanct-Mungo and Tunnargath, the seat and place of the kirk to be at Tundergarth; the kirkis of Sibbilbie and Apilgirth, and the place of the kirk to be at Apilgirth; the kirkis of Hoddome, Eglischame and Lus, the place of the kirk to be at Hoddome neir the towne thairof; the kirkis of Corrie and Hwtoun, the place of the kirk to be at Hwtoun; and lykwayes the kirk of Sanctleonardis to be unitit to the kirk of Lanerk wheir the same hes bene continewalie servit in tymes bipast; quhilkis kirkis his majestie and estaittis of this present parliament unitis and annexis respective as they ar abone expremit, and ordanis the samin to remane in tyme cummig as parochines unit and incorporat, haveand for thair place and seat for heiring of the word, ressaveing of the sacramentis, mariage and utheris benefittis of the kirk, the particular kirkis and places abone designit, and ordanis the inhabitantis of the saidis parochinenes to contribute for the building and repairing of the saidis kirkis according to the quantitie of thair landis and possessionis, and lettres to be direct frome the lordis of sessioun to that effect. It shall be alwayes understude that notwithstanding of the unioun foirsaid, the manses and gleibbis of the severall kirkis above rehersit shall appertene to the ministeris serveing the cure thairof, with the liberteis and utheris privileges belanging thairto, and that for the better sustentatioun of the ministeris that shall be provydit thairto, and that the kirkis and kirkyairdis of those annexit kirkis shall remane severall for the use of the parochinneris to burie thair dead thairin at thair awin pleasure.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Act anent the castell of Annand

Oure soverane lord, of his speciall grace and favour and for the supporte of the towne of Annand, whilk is miserablie impoverisheit sa as they ar not hable to build ane kirk to them selffis, hes grantit and disponit to the said towne and parochin the house callit the castell of Anand, the hall and toure thairof, to serve for ane kirk and place of convening to the heiring of the word and ministratioun of the sacramentis. And his majestie and estaittis of this present parliament, ratifiand the said grant and dispositioun maid be his hienes of the said house and castell to the use foirsaid, ordanis and statutis the said house and castell to be frome henceforth propir to the said towne and parochin for the place of convening as said is, with power to them to repair, redefie, flitt and remove the stanis and tymmer thairof to ony place they sall think maist convenient for building of thair kirk when they shall find themselffis hable thairto, and in the mentyme to serve them selffis thairwith at thair plesure in thair meittingis togidder to Godis haly service, salvo jure cujuslibet.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Act anent the kirk of Leith

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament, understanding that the kirk of Restalrig is ruynous and that the kirk of Leith hes bene the place of the convening of the parochineris of Restalrig the space of fyftie yeiris past, as alsua that it is maist commodious pairt in respect that the town of Leith is the greatest pairt of the said parochin, whilk kirk notwithstanding hes nevir yit bene erectit in ane paroch kirk, thairfoir oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament declairis the said kirk of Leith to be ane parochkirk, and ordanis the samin to be repute and called heireftir the parochkirk of Leith, and all the inhabitantis of Restalrig to resorte thairto as unto thair parochkirk as they have done in tymes past; and that the benefice of Restalrig, personage thairof, gleib and manse pertening thairto shall be alwayes disponit to the minister serveing the cure at the said kirk of Leith in all tyme cumming, and that the said kirk of Restalrig be suppressed and extinct frome hencefurth and for evir, reserveand alwayes to the patrone and his successouris thair richt of patronage of the kirk of Restalrig; and the saidis estaittis declaris that the samyn richt of patronage shall nawayes be prejudgeit be this present act.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Act anent the kirk of Carmylie

Oure soverane lord, with advyse of the estaittis of parliament, ratifeis and approves the erectioun of the kirk of Carmylie in ane parochkirk conforme to the actis of the kirk maid thairanent; lykas his heighnes, by advyse foirsaid, of new erectis the said kirk in ane parochkirk, and ordanis the samin to jois and bruik all the priviledges and commoditeis richteoslie belanging to ane parochkirk be the law and consuetude of this kingdome, and the territorie to be designed thairto be the presbiterie of Aberbrothok, to repair and resorte thairto in all tyme cumming, but prejudice the lord Marquess of Hammyltoun forder nor is contenit in his erectioun.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Act in favouris of the Universitie of Sanctandrous

Forsamekle as oure soverane lord, among the rest of his princelie and fatherlie cares for the weilfare and conservatioun of the good estait of this his heighnes native and ancient kingdome, hes bene solist and provident for the conservatioun of learning thairin, not onlie be large and princelie donationis gevin out of his awin propirtie to the universiteis of colleges of learning, bot alsua in his awin royall persone bestowing paines for visiting the estait of the saidis universiteis, and in speciall of Sanctandrous, the most ancient matrice and fountene of science and knawlege, for the benefite alsweill of kirk as commoun weill; lyk as his majestie in his tender yearis haveing commiseratioun of the abuses of the said universitie then meaned to his heighnes in the year of God jM vC threscoir nyntene yeiris, gaif comissioun to the maist nobill and renowmed persones: they ar to say, umquhile Erle of Lennox, than prior of Sanctandrous, his heighnes great uncle, Robert, commendatar of Dunfermeling, his heighnes secretary and conservatour of the privileges of the said universitie, Maister George Buchannan, Maister James Halyburtoun, provest of Dundie, and Maister Peter Young of Eister Seytoun, to tak ordour with the saidis abuses and reforme the said universitie, as the reporte of thair commissioun being seene and considered his heighnes, with the estaitis in the said year authorized, ratefeit and confermit in maist ample forme the ordour, reulis and constitutionis sett down be the saidis commissionaris, as the act of parliament of the date at Edinburgh, the tent day of November the yeare foirsaid, maist amplie proportis. Nochttheless, it being of veritie that albeit baith the said parliament gaif comissioun to certane spirituall and temporall lordis of his heighnes counsaill and nobilitie to sie the said reformatioun put in practise, and lykwayes that his heighnes hes urged the samin be visitatioun maid in his heighnes awin presens and be his umquhile chancellar of good memorie, Johne, erle of Montrose, with certane of his heighnes privie counsaill adjoynit to him, and laitlie in a visitatioun haldin be his heighnes counsaillouris George, archibischop of Sanctandrous, James, sumtyme lord Balmirrenoch and president of the sessioun, Schir Thomas Hammyltoun, his heighnes advocat, umquhile James, bischop of Dunkeld, David, bischop of Ross, Andro, bischop of Brechine, and otheris, in the whilkis also upoun occasioun of emergent abuses and defectis in the said universitie sindrie good actis and constitutionis ar sett doun, baith anent the forme of studeis and employment of the rentis of the saidis colleges and governament thairof, yet the said act of parliament maid anent the reformatioun of the said universitie is almost neglectit and come in desuetude, the forme of studeis, employment of rentis and governament nawayes keipit accordinglie thairto, and the actis of the saidis visitationis maid be our said soverane lord, his heighnes chancellar and foirsaidis lordis of counsaill contemned and dissobeyed; heirfoir the king his majestie, with advyse of the estaitis of this present parliament, authorises, ratifeis and confermis the act of parliament maid for reformatioun of the said universitie, day and year foirsaidis, in all the heidis, clauses and conditionis thairof, as the tennoure thairof beiris, presentlie exhibitit and producit befoir the estaittis of this present parliament, with express command and charge to the chancellar, conservatour, rector, deanis of facultie, maisteris, regentis, bursoris and all studentis and persones quhatsumevir haveing residence or privilege in the said universitie to conforme them selffis to the said act of parliament in all tyme commyng without ony faill, under the panis of deprivatioun of them frome thair honouris, places and rowmes in the said universitie, and forder under all higher pane to be inflictit upoun the dissobeyaris be the commissionaris eftermentionat. And to that effect, oure soverane lord, with advise foirsaid, makis, constitutis and ordanis his heighnes honorable counsaillouris and otheris, his lovittis eftir following: they ar to say, Alexander, erle of Dunfermeling, his heighnes high chancellar of Scotland, George, erle of Dunbar, high thesaurer, George, archibischop of Sanctandrous, chancellar of the said universitie, Johne, erle of Montrose, Patrik, erle of Kinghorne, Alexander, bischop of Dunkeld, Andro, bischop of Brechine, David, bischop of Ross, Alexander, bischop of Caithnes, James, bischop of Orknay, David, lord of Scone, Schir James Hay of Kingask, comptroller, Schir Thomas Hammyltoun of Monkland, advocat, Maister Johne Prestoun of Pennycuke, collectour, Maister Johne Skene, clerk of register, Schir David Carnegie of Kinnard, knycht, Schir Johne Lermonth of Balcomie, knycht, Maister Johne Weymis of Craigtoun, commissioner of Sanctandrous (or ony sewin of them, the saidis lord chancellar and Archibischop of Sanctandrous being alwayes twa, and incais of the said lord chancellar his absens, his commissionar and depute), his heighnes comissioneris and visitouris of the said universitie, with power to them to convene at such tymes and places as they shall think maist expedient upoun the premonitioun directed be oure said soverane lord, his heighnes chancellar or Archibischop of Sanctandrous as shall be thocht meitest, and ay and quhill his heighnes, with advise of his privie counsell, shall discharge the samyn; and in their said meeting to tak ordour with all and sindrie abuses committed or to be committed inducing the space of the said commissioun, in the governament, discipline, studeis, administratioun of rentis or otheris quhatsomevir aganis the said actis of parliament, to displace unworthie, unqualifeit and ewill disposed persones, and in their rowmes to place otheris be consent and advyse of electors, designed in the act of parliament, to tak compt of the administratioun of the rentis of all the saidis thrie colleges, and incais of unrighteous and partiall dispositioun thairof, to sett down ordour for amendement and reparatioun thairof, to fill upe all places and rowmis whilkis shalhappin to be found vaikand at whatsomevir their meetingis of visitatioun and generalie to do, hant and exercise the office of visitouris and counsaillouris of the said universitie during the space foirsaid.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Act in favouris of James Maxwell anent the debaitable landis

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament, considering that all and sindrie the landis perticularlie underwrittin, lyand foiranent the bordouris of England, viz: the landis of Tarrasfute, Monibihirst, Brownischeilhill, Quhitlisyd, Bankheid, Meirburne, Harlaw and Harlawwod, with the pertinentis, Rowaneburne, Wodheid, Tornequhattis, Wabredhillis, with the pertinentis, the landis of Barresknowes, Wodhousleyis, Holhous, Tarkune, Brounischilburne, Auchinrissok, with the manerplace, houses, biggingis, orchardis, yairdis, with the mylnis and multuris thairof, woddis, fischeingis, annexis, connexis and haill pertinentis of the samin, all lyand within the parochin of Cannabie, and the landis of Glenyart, Mortoun and Barnegleishe, with the maner place, houses, biggingis, woddis, fischeingis, mylnis, multuris and thair pertinentis lyand within the parochin of Mertoun, whilkis haill landis foirsaid, with the pertinentis, ar limitat and boundit as followes: to wit, beginnand at the watter of Tarress rynnand in Aisk at the Brommeholme upe the watter of Tarress and upe the Parterburne, and fra that to Tynnischill and doun the Meirburne to the watter of Litchell, and downe Litchell to Rowaneburne and Thorter Ingreis yeattis by the fute of Magilwod, and than to the fute of Nather Thornequhatburne, rynnand in east by the heid of Knottieholme, the landis of Wodhousleyis and Mortoun, bounding with Scottis dyke, marcheand alsweill with the watter of Ask as with the watter of Sark, and upe Sark to the marche of Auchinbedrig, and fra thyne up Barnegleyis to the Righeidis, and fra thyne down Irving burne to Ask and down Ask to the fute of Holhous, to the marches of Bowholme, wer evir haldin and repute debaitable landis betuix the tua nationis of Scotland and England, lykas the possessouris thairof wer nawayes answerable to his hienes lawes, bot bruiked the saidis landis without ony acknawledgeing of his heighnes or his predecessouris at ony tyme preceding his majesteis happie attending to the crowne of England, since the whilk tyme his heighnes, by his royall authoritie and princelie care, hes pacefeit the saidis bordouris and reduceit the samin to his obedience. And albeit that na persone justlie can pretend right to the saidis landis bot these wha hes lauchfull and sufficient dispositionis maid to them be his heighnes and his predecessouris of the foirnameit landis per expressum, nochttheless divers persones hes intrused them selffis in the possessioun of ane great pairt of the saidis landis, mynding to appropriat the samyn to them selffis be thair unlauefull and injust possessioun under pretext that the samin ar pairt and pertinentis of otheris thair landis pertening to tham heretablie, whilk wer ane great prejudice to his majestie; thairfoir his heighnes and estaittis foirsaidis statutes and ordanis that na persone whatsomevir shall be hard to clame richt to the foirsaidis particular landis or any of them except the samyn be per expressum et nominatim disponed to thame or thair predecessouris be his heighnes or his predecessouris, and specialie contenit in their or thair authouris infeftmentis of the samin, and that nane of the saidis landis particularlie abone expressed shall be comptit pairtis and pertinentis ather amonges them selffis or of quhatsumevir otheris landis or baronie gif the samin be not particularlie and nominatim expressed and contenit in the infeftmentis and richtis maid thairupoun, or ellis that the persones clameand richt to the foirsaidis landis or ony pairt thairof wer be them selffis or thair predecessouris in possessioun of the samyn landis befoir his majesteis passage to England.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Ratificatioun in favouris of James Maxwell anent the landis halden be him of the Lord Maxwell

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament, haveing consideratioun that his heighnes trustie and weilbelovit servitour James Maxwell, gentilman ischear of his heighnes privie chalmer, hes pertening to him heretablie all and sindrie the landis underwrittin, viz: the fyve pund land of Munbellie of auld extent, with the pertinentis, lyand within the provestrie of Lyncluden, stewartrie of Kirkcudbricht and schirefdome of Drumfreis, the landis of Auchinbedrig, extending to ane fourtie schillingland, the tuentie schillingland of Stanneris, the tuentie schillingland of Conhestes, the fourtie schillingland of Rispottage and the markland of Poleskine, all of auld extent, with the pertinentis, lyand within the stewartrie of Anandaill and the said schirefdome of Drumfreis, haldin be the said James Maxwell or his authouris off the Lord Maxwell, aganis whome their is ane proces and dome of foirfaultour led and deduced for certane crymes of treasoun and lesemajestie committit be him, wheirthrow his haill vassellis and tennentis hes amittit, tynt and foirfaultit their haldingis, tenandreis and the propirtie of sic landis as they hald of him; nochttheless, for the gude, trew and thankfull service done to his majestie be the said James Maxwell, his domestique servitour, his majestie, with full deliberatioun, advyse and consent of the estaittis of this present parliament, hes ratifeit and approvin and perpetualie confermed and, be the tennoure heirof, ratefeis and perpetualie confermes all and sindrie the infeftmentis, chartouris, seasingis and otheres evidentis whatsumevir maid and grantit to and in favoris of the said James Maxwell, his airis and assignais, of and concerning the landis particularlie abone nameit, and decernis and declairis the samin to be gude and valiable richtis and securiteis for them to bruik, jois, use and dispone the saidis landis as their heretage at thair pleasure, notwithstanding of ony crymes of treassoun done and committit be the said Johne, lord Maxwell, his predecessouris or otheris, the said James, mediat or immediat superiouris of the foirsaidis landis, or ony convictioun dome and process of foufaltour led and deduced aganis them thairfoir, and this present ratificatioun to be als gude, valide and sufficient to the said James and his foirsaidis as gif his and his authouris haill infeftmentis and securiteis of the said landis wer particularlie insert and sett doun heirintill; and siclyk decernis and declares that the said James Maxwell, his airis and assignais shall hald the foirsadis landis of the nixt immediat superiouris or of oure soverane lord and utheris haveand richt of superiority theirof siclyk and eftir the samin forme and maner as the said James Maxwell now haldis the saidis landis and held the samyn befoir the foirfaltour.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Ratificatioun in favouris of Johne Murray of Dundranan

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament, considering the lang and gude service done to his majestie be Johne Murray of Dumdrenane, ane of the gromes of his majesteis bed chalmer, ratefeis and appreves ane infeftment of erectioun and incorporatioun to the said Johne, beirand and comprehendand all and haill the maner place of auld callit the abbacie of Dundrenane, with touris, fortalices, houses, biggingis, yairdis, orchardis, grenis, pairtis, pendiclis and pertinentis of the samin lyand within the precinct of the said monasterie, and divers and sindrie otheris landis, baroneis, mylnis, woddes, fischeingis, annuelrentis, fewfermes, caynis, customes, casualiteis, tennentis, tennandreis, serrvice of frie tennentis, pairtis, pendiclis and pertinentis whilkis of auld pertenit to the said abbacie of Dundrenane as pairt of temporalitie, patrimonie and propirtie of the samyn; and als comprehendand the teyndis, baith great and small, of all and sindrie the paroch kirkis of Dundrenane, alias Rirek, and Kirkmabrek, whilkis of befoir pertenit to the sad abbacie of Dumdrenane, togidder with the fruittis, teyndis, baith great and small, personage and vicarage, of the paroch kirkis of Reidkirk and Gratnay, to the whilk paroch kirk of Gratnay the said kirk of Reidkirk, fruittis, rentis and emolumentis thairof, with the manse and gleib of the samen, ar annexit, unite and incorporat, contening ane express unioun of the haill landis, kirkis, teyndis, proffeittis and emolumentis contenit in the said infeftment, as at mair lenth is contenit in the said infeftment off the date at Whythall, the fyft day of Marche jM vjC and nyne yeiris; whilk infeftment, with the haill dispositionis, provisiones, erectionis and incorporationis, and specialie the unioun and conjunctioun of the kirkis of Reidkirk and Gratnay, his majestie and estaittis foirsaidis willis, grantis and declaris to be ane valide and sufficient infeftment to the said Johne and his airis mentionat thairintill, notwithstanding of ony act, statute or ordinance maid or to be maid in parliament or utherwayes heireftir that onywayes may prejudge the samin wheirwith his majestie and estaittis dispenses be thir presentis for now and evir; and decernis and declares that in all tyme cumming the memorie of the kirk of Reidkirk sall be extinct and that the sadis parochineris of Reidkirk and Gratnay sall be conjunct in ane parochin, and the kirk to be callit in all tyme cummyng the kirk of Gratnay.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Act in favouris of the Laird of Lugton anent Sanct Leonards hospitall

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of parliament, remembering the godlie fundatioun and erectioun maid be umquhile George, bischop of Dunkeld, of the hospitall situat besyd the watteryett in the Cannogait of Edinburgh, and that the samin hes bene proffitable to sindrie his hienes pure lieges, chaplanis and beidmen appointit be the said fundatioun and erectioun for bruiking of the fruittis and rentis dotit to them be the said erectioun and fundatioun and otheris chartouris, preceptis and instrumentis of seasing following thairupoun. And to the effect that the patrones appointit be the said fundatioun and thair collectour and ministeris of the said hospitall and the present chaplanis and beidmen of the samin and thair successouris may the mair peceablie and frelie bruik and jois all and sindrie fruittis, rentis and emolumentis pertening to the said hospitall, chaplanis and beidmen foundit and erectit be the said fundatioun in all tyme cumming, thairfoir oure said soverane lord, estaittis and haill bodie of this present parliament ratefeis, appreves and, for his heighnes and his successouris, perpetualie confermis the chartour, erectioun and fundatioun of the hospitall abonewrittin, togidder with all and sindrie infeftmentis, chartouris, preceptis and instrumentis of seasing following, proceiding and dependand upoun the said chartour, erectioun and fundatioun grantit in favouris of the saidis patrones, collectors and maisteris, and of the saidis chaplanis and beidmen of the said hospitall, in all and sindrie points, articlis, clauses, provisionis and conditionis thairin contenit; and decernis and declairis the foirsaid erectioun and fundatioun to be ane perfyte, valide and sufficient and securitie to the saidis patrones, collectouris and maisteris and to the saidis chaplanis and beidmen for bruiking and joising of thair liberteis and privileges of the lands, tenementis and annuelrentis, with thair pertinentis, dotit and disponit to the said hospitall, conforme to the chartour, erectioun and fundatioun in all pointis, and that the maillis, fermes, proffeittis and dueteis of the saidis landis, tenementis and annuelrentis, alsweill of all yeiris and termes bipast sen the date of the said fundatioun, as yeirlie and termelie in all tyme cummig hes justlie appertenit and appertenis to the said hospitall, to be collectit, upliftit and disponit upoun be the collectouris of the said hospitall and divydit and distributit to the chaplanis and beidmen thairof nominat and to be nominat be David Creichtoun of Lugtoun, now patrone of the said hospitall, and be his airis maill and successouris patrones thairof, in all tyme cumming; and als willis and declaris that this present confirmatioun and ratificatioun is and shall be of als great force, strenth and effect, as gif the foirsaid erectioun and fundatioun, togidder with all and sindrie chartouris, preceptis and instrumentis of seasing following thairupoun, maid and grantit to and in favouris of the saidis patrones and collectouris and maisteris of the saidis chaplanis and beidmen wer word be word insert and ingrossit in this present act, wheiranent oure said soverane lord, with advyse foirsaid, be thir presentis dispenses for now and evir.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Ratificatioun in favouris of the Lord Quhittinghame

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament, remembering the gude, trew and thankfull service done to his heighnes be his trustie counsaillor Schir Archibald Douglas of Quhittinghame, knycht, ane of the lordis of his heighnes secrete counsaill and ane of the senatouris of his majesteis college of justice, togidder with his earnest care and zealous affectioun towardis his majesteis service in all tymes bigane, thairfoir his majestie and estaittis foirsaidis have ratefeit and approvin and, be the tennoure heirof, ratefeis and appreves his heighnes letteris of gift under his majesties privie seall wheirby his heighnes gave, grantit and disponit to the said Schir Archibald during all the dayes of his lyfetyme all and haill ane yeirlie pensioun of the sowme of fyve hundreth merkis money of this realme of Scotland, to be upliftit and tane at twa termes in the yeir, Witsonday and Mertymes in winter, be equall portionis, furth of all and haill the blencheferme, maillis and dueteis of the kirklandis respective following, viz: the sowme of twa hundreth merkis furth of the blenche fermes, maillis and dueteis of the lordschip of Paislay addebtit to oure said soverane lord, to be payit yeirlie at the termes foirsaidis be Claud, lord Paislay, and James, maister of Paislay, now stylit Erle of Abercorne, Lord Paislay, and thair successouris, and the sowme of twa hundreth pundis as for the blenche ferme, maillis, fewes and dueteis of the baronie of Brochtoun addebtit to oure said soverane lord, wheirof the sowme of ane hundreth pounds wes yearlie appointit to be payit be umquhile Schir James Bellendene of Brochtoun, knycht, that last deceissit, and the uther hundreth poundis to be payit be Johne, lord Halyrudhous, beginnand the first haill yearis pensioun foirsaid of fyve hundreth merkis at the feist and terme of Mertymes in the yeir of God jM vjC and thrie yeiris, and sua furth yearlie and termelie in tyme cumming during the said Schir Archibaldis lyfetyme; with power to the said Schir Archibald to transfer the foirsaid pensioun in ony uther persone he best pleasit in ony tyme of his lyfe, whilk persone be vertue of his said translatioun is appointit be vertue of the said gift to have als gude richt thairto, power and titill to bruik and jois the samin for all the dayes of the lyfetyme of him in whome it sould be transferrit, as the said Schir Archibald Dowglas him self had or mycht have in all respectis be vertue of the saidis lettres of gift, whilks lettres of gift ar of the date at Winchester, the thrid day of October jM vjC and thrie yearis, in all and sindrie heidis, articles, clauses, provisionis and privileges quhatsumevir mentionat in the saidis letteris of gift efter the forme and tennoure thairof with all that hes followit or may follow thairupoun. And forder, his heighnes and estaittis foirsaid for the causes abonewrittin hes dissolvit and be thir presentis dissolvis the saidis blenche fermes, maillis and dueteis of the said lordschip of Paislay and baronie of Brochtoun assignit and disponit to the said Schir Archibald as said is, extending to the said sowme of fyve hundreth merkis, fra the act of annexatioun of the saidis kirklandis, maillis, fermes and dueteis thairof to his hienes crowne maid of befoir, to the effect the samin may be disponit to the said Schir Archibald during his said lyfetyme in maner underwrittin. Lykas his majestie and estaittis foirsaidis, now eftir the said dissolutioun of new, gives, grantis and disponis to the said Schir Archibald during all the dayes of his lyfetyme all and haill the foirsaid yearlie pensioun of fyve hundreth merkis yearlie, to be upliftit at the termes abone specefeit furth of all and haill the blenche fermes, mailles and dueteis of the said lordschip of Paislay and baronie of Brochtoun respective, viz: the saidis sowme of tua hundreth merkis furth of all and haill the blenche fermes, maillis and dueteis of the said lordschip of Paislay, and the said sowme of tua hundreth pounds furth of the said baronie of Brochtoun to be payit be the said Johne, lord Halyrudhous, and be the airis and successouris of the said umquhile Schir James Bellendene of Brochtoun, knycht, equalie betuix them and furth of the reddiest blenche fermes, maillis and dueteis of the saidis lordschip and baronie, with full power to the said Schir Archibald at any tyme during his lyfetyme to assigne, transfer and dispone the said pensioun in haill or in pairt to ony persone or persones he sall think expedient for all the dayes of thair lyfetymes, whilkis persone or persones to quhome the said pension sall be assignit, transferrit and disponit, his majestie and estaittis foirsaidis declaris to have gude richt to bruik and jois the samin pensioun during the said space of thair lyfetymes, siclyk and als frelie as the said Schir Archihald may bruik and jois the samin during his said lyfetyme. Attoure, oure said soverane lord and estaittis foirsaidis decernis, ordanis that thir presentis sall be ane gude, valide, effectuall and sufficient richt to the said Schir Archibald and the persone or persones to whome he sall assigne, transfer and dispone the said pensioun for bruiking and joising of the samin in maner abone specefeit, and that notwithstanding of whatsumevir actis or statutis special or generall maid or to be maid in the contrair, with the whilk his majestie and estaittis foirsaidis hes dispenst and be thir presentis dispenses for evir, and willis and grantis that the samin sall mak na dirogatioun heirto, and ordanis lettres to be direct heirupoun upoun ane simple charge of sex dayes alanerlie. 24 June 1609.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back
  133. Sic. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/17, f.59r-61r. Back
  135. '54' written in margin beside heading. Back
  136. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  137. APS interpolation. Back
  138. APS interpolation. Back
  139. Reverts back to usual hand, with end of new hand which started at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r. Back
  140. NAS, PA2/17, f.61r-62v. Back
  141. '55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/17, f.62v-63r. Back
  143. In superscript. Back
  144. NAS, PA2/17, f.64r (f.63v is blank). Back
  145. NAS, PA2/17, f.64v. Back
  146. [...] in acts 28 - 55 due to some text being lost in binding. Back
  147. Although 'Culross' is written in the heading, the text of the act contains the name 'Kinloss' throughout. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/17, f.65r is blank, as is the final folio of PA2/17. Back
Annexatioun of the abbacie of Ferne to the bischoprik of Ross

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament ratefeis, appreves and perpetualie confermes the lettres of gift and dispositioun maid and grantit be his majestie under his hienes great seall of the date at Grenewitche, the first day of Junii instant, wheirby his majestie, haveing dew consideratioun that the rent and patrimonie of the bischoprik of Ross, being greatlie diminishit, pairtlie be pensionis grantit furth of the patrimonie thairof and pairtlie be setting of fewis and takkis within the just availl, is now becum in that conditioun as the samin is not hable to sustene the honorable estait of the present bischop and his successouris according to their honorable estait and rank; his majestie, in supplement thairof, hes gevin, grantit and disponit to his trustie and weilbelovit counsallor Maister David Lyndsay, present bischop of the said bischoprik, and to his successouris bischoppis of Ross, in all tyme cumming all and haill the abbacie and monastery of Ferne, with all and sindrie landis, lordschippis, maner places, woddis, mylnis, multuris, fischeingis, alsweill superioritie as propirtie thairof, teyndis and teyndscheves, advocationis, donationis and richt of patronages of kirkis, chaplanreis, prebendareis and alterages, and with all and sindrie few fermes, fruittis, rentis, caynis, customes and utheris dueteis of the said abbacie of Ferne, quhairsumevir they ly within this realme, pertening to oure said soverane lord be vertew of the act of anexatioun maid in the foirscoir sevin yeir of God of the kirklandis to the crowne, and be the samin gift hes dissolvit the foirsaid abbacie and monasterie of Ferne and utheris thairof abone writtin frome the patrimonie of his hienes crowne, notwithstanding of the foirsaid act, and hes unitit, annexit and incorporatit the samyn to the said bischoprik, to remane thairwith as ane propir pairt of the patrimonie of the samyn in all tyme cummyng, as the said gift and dispositioun at mair lenth beris, in all and sindrie heidis, articlis, clauses and conditionis thairof, with the dissolutioun and unioun thairin contenit eftir the forme and tennoure of the said gift in all pointis, and willis and grantis that the foirsaid gift and this present ratificatioun thairof is and shall be in all tyme cumming als sufficient, valide and effectuall in all respectis to the said Bischop of Ross and his successouris as gif the foirsaid wer at lenth word be word insert and ingrossit in this present act.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/17, f.29r-32v. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/17, f.32v-38v. Back
  5. APS interpolation. Back
  6. Sic. Back
  7. Followed by '2', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  8. In superscript. Back
  9. Followed by '3', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  10. Followed by '4', which seems to refer to the next letter. Back
  11. 'buk' is an amendment made in the margin, replacing the deleted 'buik'. Back
  12. Written as a yogh. Back
  13. Written as a yogh. Back
  14. In superscript. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v. Back
  16. '3' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. APS interpolation 'give their testimoniall to', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.30. Back
  18. NAS, PA2/17, f.38v-39r. Back
  19. '4' written in margin beside heading. Back
  20. APS reads 'that it be ...'. Back
  21. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  22. '5' written in margin beside heading. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/17, f.39r. Back
  24. '6' written in margin beside heading. Back
  25. APS reads 'to or in ...'. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v. Back
  27. '7' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/17, f.39v-40v. Back
  29. '8' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. APS interpolation. Back
  31. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v. Back
  32. '9' written in margin beside heading. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/17, f.40v-41r. Back
  34. '10' written in margin beside heading. Back
  35. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r. Back
  36. '11' written in margin beside heading. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/17, f.41r-v. Back
  38. '12' written in margin beside heading. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/17, f.41v-42r. Back
  40. '13' written in margin beside heading. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/17, f.42r-v. Back
  42. '14' written in margin beside heading. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/17, f.42v-43v. Back
  44. '15' written in margin beside heading. Back
  45. NAS, pA2/17, f.43v-44r. Back
  46. '16' written in margin beside heading. Back
  47. APS interpolation. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/17, f.44r-v. Back
  49. '17' written in margin beside heading. Back
  50. APS interpolation. Back
  51. APS interpolation. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/17, f.44v-45v. Back
  53. '18' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. APS interpolation. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/17, f.45v-46r. Back
  56. '19' written in margin beside heading. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/17, f.46r. Back
  58. '20' written in margin beside heading. Back
  59. APS corrects this to '[clenge]'. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  61. '21' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v. Back
  63. '22' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/17, f.46v-47r. Back
  65. '23' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r. Back
  67. '24' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/17, f.47r-v. Back
  69. '25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v. Back
  71. '26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/17, f.47v-48r. Back
  73. '27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/17, f.48r-v. Back
  75. '28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/17, f.48v-49r. Back
  77. '29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r. Back
  79. '30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/17, f.49r-v. Back
  81. '31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/17, f.49v-50r. Back
  83. '32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/17, f.50r-v. Back
  85. '33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v. Back
  87. '34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/17, f.50v-51r. Back
  89. '35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/17, f.51r-v. Back
  91. '36' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v. Back
  93. '37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/17, f.51v-52r. Back
  95. '38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r. Back
  97. '39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  98. Originally followed by 'effect', which has been crossed out. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/17, f.52r-v. Back
  100. '40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/17, f.52v-53r. Back
  102. '41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  103. APS reads 'off whom ...'. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/17, f.53r-v. Back
  105. '42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/17, f.53v-54r. Back
  107. '43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/17, f.54r. Back
  109. '44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  110. 'confirmatioun' originally written, but scored out. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  112. '45' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v. Back
  114. '46' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/17, f.54v-55r. Back
  116. '47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  117. APS interpolation. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/17, f.55r-v. See also A1609/1/13. Back
  119. '48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  120. APS reads 'since the ...'. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v. Back
  122. '49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/17, f.55v-56r. Back
  124. '50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/17, f.56r-v. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/17, f.56v-57r. Back
  127. '52' written in margin beside heading. Back
  128. In superscript, replacing an illegible deleted word. Back
  129. A new hand starts at NAS, PA2/17, f.57r and continues up to and including f.60v. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/17, f.57r-58r. f.58v is blank. Back
  131. '53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  132. 'of the haill' repeated. Back