Ratificatioun to the Duke of Lennox off the dukedome of Lennox and regalitie thairof

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament ratefeis and appreves the infeftment grantit under his majesties great seall to and in favours of his hienes dearest cousing and counselloure Lodovick, duke of Lennox, erll Darnlie, lord Torboltoun, Methven and Obigneye etc., great admirall and chalmerlane of this realme of Scotland, and to his airis maill thairin mentionat, quhairby oure said soverane lord, with advise and consent of his hienes thesaurar, comptrollar and thesaurar of his hienes new augmentationes for the tyme, hes gevin, grantit and disponit to his said dearest cousing and his airis maill thairin contenit all and haill the dukedome, erldome, lordschip, baronie and regalitie of Lennox, with fre chapell and chancellarie, and with all immunities, privilegis and liberties of regalitie, comprehending thairin the landis, lordschippis, baronies, offices and utheris particularlie and generalie thairin contenit, alsweill propirtie, tenandrie as superioritie of the same, with castellis, touris, fortalices, maner places, houses, bigingis, yardis, orchardis, medowis, mylnis, woddis, fischeingis, tennentis, tenandreis and service of fre tennentis, advocatiounes, donationes and richtis of patronages of kirkis, chaiplanries, benefices, annexis, connexis, dependentes of all and sindrie the foirsaid dukerie, earldome, lordschips, baronies, offices, regalitie and utheris particularlie and generalie mentionat in the said charter, all thairby unitt, annexat, creat and incorporat in ane haill and fre dukedome, earldome, lordschip and baronie and regalitie to the said Lodovick, duke of Lennox, and his airis maill thairin mentionat, to be callit in all tyme cuming the dukedome, earldome, lordschip, baronie and regalitie of Lennox, with privilege of frie chapell and chancellarie, and ordaning the place of Inchemirane to be the principall messuage of the said dukedome. And in lykemaner oure said soverane lord, as father and lauchfull adminsratoure, tutoure and governor of his hienes dearest sonne Henrie, prince and stewart of Scotland, hes be the foirsaid chartoure gevin, grantit and disponit to his hienes dearest cousing Lodovick, duke of Lennox and his airis maill foirsaidis, all and sindrie the landis of Cruikissie and Darnelie with the castell, fortalice and mylne of the same; the landis of Inschechynnane with the maner place and palace thairof and thair pertinentis; the west halff of the landis and manys of Inscheynnane, extending to [...] merk land of auld extent with the pertinentis; all and haill the landis callit Newschott lyand within the flood merk neir to Inschynnane; the landis of Parthinscott with the mylne of the same; the landis of Dargavill with the castellis, touris, fortalices, woddis, mylnis, fischeingis, tennentis, tenandreis, service of fre tennentis of the same and all thair pertinentis lyand within the baronie and schirefdome of Renfrew; all and sindrie the landis and baronie of Torboltoun, extending to ane hundreth pund land of auld extent, with the woddis, mylnis, fischeings, tennentis, tenandreis and service of fre tennetis, advocatioun, donatioun and richt of patronage of kirkis and chaiplanries of the same and all thair pertinentis; the landis of Gastoun with the toure, fortalice, maner place, mylnis, tennentis, tenandreis, service of fre tennentis, advocatioun, donatioun and richt of patronage of kirkis and chaiplanries of the same and all thair pertinentis, extending to ane fouretye mark land of auld extent; and the landis of Dreghorne, extending to ane tuenty mark land of auld extent, with the pertinentis, lyand within the schirefdome of Air. Lyke as his majestie, as father and lauchfull administratour foirsaid to his hienes said dearest sonne the prince, hes unitt, annexat, creat and incorporat the foirsaidis haill landis, baronies and utheris immediatelie before mentionat in ane haill and fre earldome and fre regalitie, with fre chapell and chancellarie and with all privilegis, immunities, honouris, dignities, casualiteis, proffitts and commodities quhatsomevir belanging and pertening to ane fre earldome and fre regalitie, chapell and chancellarie to the said lord duke of Lennox and his airis maill foirsaid, to be callit the earldome and regalitie of Darnelie in all tyme cuming, as the said charter and infeftment contening divers utheris claues, privilegis and immuniteis, of the dait at Halyrudehous, the twentye ane day of Februar, the yeir of God ane thowsand sex hundreth and thre yeris, at mair lenth proportis, togidder with all and sindre utheris chartours, infeftmentis, richtis, titillis and securities maid and grantit be his majestie in favoures of his hienes said dearest cousing Ludovick, duke of Lennox, his airis and assignais thairin designit, of all and haill the said dukerie, earldome, lordschippis, baronies and regalitie of Lennox, and of the haill castellis, towris, fortalices, offices, mylnis, woddis, fischeingis and utheris quhatsomevir comprehendit thairin, and of the said earldome and regalitie of Darnelie and utheris quhatsomevir comprehendit thairin, of quhatsomevir dait or daittis the same be of, in all and sindrie the headis, clauses, conditiones, articulis, provisionis, liberties, immunities, prigivilegis and circumstances quhatsomevir specifeit and contenit in the saidis infeftmentis and chartouris, baith specialie and generalie abone mentionat, efter the formes and tennouris of the same and haill privilegis thairin mentionat in all pointis, ordaning this generall ratificatioun to be als valide, effectuall and sufficient to his hienes said darrest cousing Ludovick, duke of Lennox, his airis maill and assignais mentionat in the saidis chartours as gif the foirsaid particular chartoure and infeftment maid and grantit be his majestie in his favoures in maner abonementionat, and all utheris chartouris maid and grantit be his hienes to him at ony tyme bygane preceding the day and dait of thir presentis off the dukedome, earldome, lordschippis, baronies, regalities and utheris, bayth specialie and generalie abonementionat, war specialie insert heirintill word be word, and ratifeit heirby in particular.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back