[28 June 1617]

Quarta dies parliamenti

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Parliamentum dicti excellentissimi principis Jacobi Dei gratia regis Scotie Anglie Francie et Hybernie, etc., defensorisque fidei, tentum apud Edinburgh vicesimo octavo die mensis Junii anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo decimo septimo, per ipsum dominum regem et omnes regni Scotie status infrascriptos, unacum officiariis parliamenti subsequentibus.

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Sederunt
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Legislation
ACT I
Anent the electioun of archbisches and bischopes

Oure soverane lord, with adwyse and consent of the estaittis of this present parliament, for guide and solide ordoure to be keipit in all tyme to cum for electioun of archbischopes and bischopes, statutis and ordanis that all who salbe heirefter promoved to anye archbischoprik or bischoprik within this realme salbe elected and admitted according to the forme and maner undermentioned and no utherwayis: that is to say, when it sall ony of the seas to be made wode, his majesties plesure is to grant licience to the deane and chaptoure of the cathedral kirk of the sea to convene thame selffis for electing of ane uther archbischope or bischope in place of the former incumbent, and the said licience being exped, ane edict salbe affixit upoun the maist patent dure of the cathedral kirk requyring and chargeing the deane and chaptoure of the said kirk to convene thame selfis for chusing of ane bischope to the same, who salbe devote to God and to his hienes and realme, proffitable and faithfull; who being convened, the deane of the said chaptoure, with sa mony of thame as salhappin to be assembled, sall proceid and chuse the persoun quhome his majestie pleased to nominat and recommend to thair electioun, he alwayis being one actuall minister of the kirk, and sall elect none uther then one actual minister to be so nominat and recomendit be his majestye as said is. Efter the quhilk electioun testefied under thair sealles and subscriptiounes, his majesties plesure is to giff his royall assent thairto. And the samyne being grantit under his majesties gryit seall, salbe to the persoun elected ane sufficient right for enjoying the spiritualitie of the benefice wherunto he is elected during his lyftyme. Upone the quhilk assent, and his heighnes mandat to be directed to ane competent number of bischopis within the province where the benefice lyes, the persone elected salbe consecrat and receavit in his functioun be the rites and ordoure accustumed. And the said consecratioun being maid, his majesties plesure is to dispone to the persoun elected the temporalitie of the said benefice with all priviledgis, honoures and dignities belonging thairto. And the same grante being past under his majesties gryit seall, then sall the persoun admitted do homage and sueir obedience to oure soverane lord according to the forme prescryvit. Nether sall it be lauchfull to the persoun admitted to intromet with anye of the fruitis and rentis off the said benefice untill he have performed the said homage and gevin the oaths of alledgeance and fidelitie to his majestie or his heighnes commissionaris to be appoynted for that effect. And for the better observeing of the ordoure in all tyme heirefter, oure soverane lord and thrie estaittis inhibitis and dischargis the lordis of counsell and sessioun to authorize be thair decreit and sentence the provisioun of anye bischope to be admittit heirefter, except that it be testified that he is receaved and entered according to the said ordoure in all poyntis.

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ACT II
Anent the restitutioun of chapteris

Oure soverane lord, with advyse and consent of the estaittis of this present parliament, considering how necessar it is that the deane and memberis of chapter of everie cathedrall kirk be at all occasiounes reddie to convene thame selffis for the electioun of archbischopes and bischopes to thair severall seas, and for expeding of particular richtis maid to the liegis whereunto thair consent be the lawes of the realme is requyred, and that for supporting off the chairgis off thair service and inabling thame the better to attend at sick occasiounes it is most neidfull that they be restored to thair manses, gleibis, rentes and levingis belonging to thame of auld, have statute and ordanit that all the deanis and utheris memberis of the chapteris of the cathedrall kirkis within this kingdome salbe restoired to thair manses, glebes, rentes and utheris patrimonie belonging to thame. And to that effect, his majestie, with advyse of the saidis estaittis, dissolvis fra the croun and patrimonye theroff the foirsaidis manses, gleibis, rentis and dewties formarlie annexed, to the effect the samyne may be heirefter injoyed and peciablie possessed be the ministeris that ar, and heirefter salbe, prowydit thairto, without prejudice alwayis of the fewis, takis, pensiones and utheris richtis lauchfullie maid of quhatsumevir manses, gleibis, landis and teyndis of any pairt of the saidis chapter kirkis to the pairties haveing right to the samyne, and siclyik but prejudice to laik patrones of thair patronages grantit to thame be the kingis majestie with consent of the titularis for the tyme, albeit the same be not ratified in parliament, whiche sall nowayes be prejudgit be this present act; and with expres reservatioun of the rightes of the pryorie of St Androis, now erected in a temporall lordschip, in favoures off Lodvike, duke of Lennox and his airis, whiche sall remayne in the awin strenthe and integritie nochtwithstanding of the act of restitutioun abovewrittin and ony thing thairin comprehendit; and als withe reservatioun of the hous and place of Hammiltoune, biggingis, orcheardis, yairdis and haill pertinentis of the same in so far as the samen or ony pairt thairoff pertenit of before to the deanrie of Glasgow, whiche his majesties and estaittis reservis furthe of this present act to his trustye cousing James, marques of Hammiltoun and his successoures, ta be haldin of his majestie and his hieghnes successouris as there immediat superioures thairoff for evir; and without prejudice to the burgh of Edinburgh off quhatsumevir rentis, proffittis, tenementis, annuelrentis, teyndscheves and utheris commodities gevin, grantit and disponit to thame for intertenementis of thair hospitallis, colledge and ministrie; and siclyik but prejudice of whatsumevir teyndis, few mailles and annuelrentis quhilkis pertenit of auld to the saidis chaptouris in commoun or to ony prebendar in particular disponit be his majestie to ony colledges within the universitie of St Androis, maisteris or burseris thairoff, whiche his majestie, with advyse of the estaittis, declairis sall not be prejudgeit be this present act, and als according to the restrictiounes, exceptiounes and limitatiounes conceaved in favoures of fewaris, takismen and utheris haveand right particularlie sett doun and expressed in the secund act of his majesties eighteint parliament concerning the restitutioun of the estate of bischopes, whiche restrictiounes, exceptiounes and limitatiounes ar haldin as repettit and exprest in this present act. And to the effect that all sick persones quha ar, and hes bene, tennentis and vassallis to deannis and utheris memberis of cathedrall kirkes may be in certantie and knaw be quhome they suld be entered and receavit in the landis and utheris haldin be thame of the saidis deane and memberis or ony of thame, thairfore it is statute and ordanit be oure soverane lord and estaittis that when ony sick occasioun sall offer of receaving or entering of vassallis or off cheingeing of tennentis who cummes in the vassallis places, uther be alienatioun of the vassallis or comprysing frome him or be ony uther lauchfull maner, the direct superior of quhome the said vassall immediatelie salbe astricted and haldin to do the same and to entir all sick persounes be him selff (they doing their dewtie to thair superioures as apperteanis), in the whiche cace oure soverane lord and estaittes declairis the consent of the prelate or remanent memberis of his chaptoure to be nowayis necessar to the said entrie or cheinging of tennentis. And becaus the pryorie of Sanctandrois is now erected in ane temporall leving and lordschip, the pryoure quhairof in former tymes wes alwayis deane of the chapter of St Androis, the channones thairof wer the memberis of the said chapter whiche ar now all abolisched, to the effect thair be not wanting ane chaptoure to the said kirk, oure soverane lord, with advyse foirsaid, declairis that the ministeris serveing the cure at the kirkis underwrittin present and to cum salbe estimed the chapter thairoff: they ar to say the pryoure of Portmook, who is principall in St Leonardis Colledge and deane of the chaptere, the archideane of St Androis, the vicar of St Androis, the vicar of Leuchiris, the vicare of Couper, the provest of Kirkhill, the persone of Dysert, the vicar of Forgund, the vicare of Inchesture, the vicar of Kynnaird, the vicar off Fowllis, the vicar of Eglischgreig, the vicar of Rossie, the vicar of Linlithgow, the vicar of Scone, the vicar of Fordoun, the vicar of Forgund in Fyiff, the deane of Restalrig, the deane of Dunbar, the vicar of Kettill, the vicar of Kennowie, the vicar of Markinche, the vicar of Faulkland and the vicar of Abircromie, being all tuentie four persounes, quhilkis persones sall have the administratioun, doing and performing off the effairis belonging to the said bischoprik and for the weill of the said cathedrall kirk whiche wer done of before be the pryour and his channones. And concerning the electioun of the archbischope of the said sea, quhensoevir the same sall heirefter vaik, oure soverane lord, with advyse foirsaid, declairis, statutes and ordanis the said archbischope to be elected be eight bischopes of his diocie: thay ar to say the Bischope of Dunkeld, the Bischope of Abirdene, the Bischope off Breichin, the Bischope of Dumblane, the Bischope of Ross, the Bischope of Murray, the Bischope off Orkney and the Bischope of Cathnes, and be fyve ministeris serving the cure of the kirkis underwrittin: to wit, the principall of St Leonardis Colledge, the archdeane of St Androis, the vicar of St Androis, the vicar of Leuchiris and the vicar of Coupar, whiche bischopes and ministeris, or the most pairt of thame, sall have power in all tyme to cum to elect the archbischope quhenevir the sea sall vaik and sall remayne heireftir the chaptour appoyntit be oure soverane lord and estaittis for the electioun foirsaid, the vicar generall for convening of the whiche electoures oure soverane lord and estaittis declairis to be now, and in all tyme cuming, the Bischope of Dunkeld who salhappin to be for the tyme. And siclyik oure soverane lord, with advyse of his estaittis, declairis, statutes and ordanis that the Archbischope of Glasgow, whensoevir that sea sall vaik, salbe elected be the thrie bischopes of his dyocie, to wit: the Bischope of Galloway, the Bischope of Argyill, the Bischope of the Yles being for the tyme, and be his ordiner chaptoure, or the most pairt of thame, the Bischope of Galloway being alwayis conveyner of the saidis electouris to the said electioun, whiche persones sall have power onlie in the said electioun, seing it is the expres will and ordinance off his majestie and estaittis that the auld and ordiner chapter of Glasgow and the uther chapter abovewrittin appoyntit for the sea off Sanctandrois as said is salhave the onlie administratioun of these thingis concerning the effairis tending to the weill of thair cathedrall kirkis and belonging thairunto as the old chapter formerlie had, and these utheris chapteris before mentionat appoyntit allanerlie for electioun of the saidis archbischopes sall nowayes be dirogatorie to the utheris ordinaire chapteris establisched for the handling of the effairis off thair seas in maner abovewrittin.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
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  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
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  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
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  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
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  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
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  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
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  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
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  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
ACT III
Anent the plantatioun of kirkis

Oure soverane lord, considering that thair be dyvers kirkis within this kingdome not plantit with ministeris, quairthroch ignorance and atheisme aboundis amangis the people, and that monye of these that ar plantit have no sufficient provisioun nor mantinance appoynted to thame, wherebye the ministeris ar keipit in povertye and contempt and can not frutefullie travell in thair chargis; considdering also that no thing is more properlie belonging to his princelie care then to see to the goode estate of the kirkis within his dominiones out of that zeale whiche his majestie beiris to the promoveing of the kingdome of Christ; and for ane perfyit remedie of these evillis, with advyse and consent of the estaitis of parliament, hes grantit full power and commissioun to the lord chancellar for the tyme and to the reverend fatheris in God Jhonne, archiebischope of Sanctandrois, James, archbischope of Glasgow, Alexander, bischope of Dunkeld, Alexander, bischope of Abirdene, Alexander, bischope of Murray, Patrik, bischope of Ross, Adame, bischope of Dumblane and Williame, bischope of Galloway, eight persones nominat for the clergie and prelattis, and incace of the deceis of any of thame, to Andro, bischop of Brechin, George, bischope of Orkney, Andro, bischope of Argyill and Johnne, bischope of Cathnes, whiche foure persounes his majestie and estaittis hes nominat to supplie and becum in the place off anye of the uther eight foirsaidis gif any sall happin to deceis before this commissione be finischit, to wit: the first of the four in place of the first of the eight deceissand, and so in ordour successively as thay ar namit; and to Johnne, earle of Mar, lord thesaurer, James, marques of Hammiltoun, James, earle of Abircorne, Williame, erle of Tullibardin, Robert, earle of Roxburgh, Johnne, vicecount of Lauderdaill, Thomas, lord Binning and David, lord off Carnegye, eight persounes nominat for the nobilitie, and incace of anye of thair deceisses, to Alexander, lord Elphingstoun, nominat to becum in the place of the first deceissand, Alexander, erle of Eglingtoun, in the secund, Jhonne, erle of Peirthe, in the third, and Jhonne, lord Balmerinocht in the fourt; and to the commissioneris underwrittin nominat for the barrones, to witt: Williame Douglas of Drumlangrig, Schir Walter Dundas of that Ilk, Schir James Halieburghoun of Pitcur, Schir Jhonne Hammiltoun of Lettrik, Schir Jhonne Vaus of Barnebarroch, Schir Andro Murray of Balvaird, Schir Alexander Gordoun of Clunye and to Schir George Auchinlek of Balmanno, and incace of anye of thair deceis, to Thomas Urquhart, schirreff of Cromartie, Schir Alexander Strachan off Thornetoun, Josias Stewart of Bonytoun and Schir Robert Stewart of Schillinglaw, persones nominat to becum in ordoure as thay ar namit in places of onye of the eight deceissand; and to James Arnote, burges of Edinburgh, Maister Alexander Wodderbirne, clerk of Dundie, Schir Thomas Meingyeis, provest of Abirdene, Jhonne Scheirar, burges of Striviling, Andro Mylne, burges of Linlithgow, Jhonne Osburne, burges off Air, Jhonne Mathesoun, clerk of Carraill, and Schir George Bruce off Carnok, knight, burges of Culros, eight persounes nominat for the burrowis, and incace of anye of thair deceise, to Alexander Clerk, merchand burges of Edinburgh, Maister William Fergusoun, burges of Dundie, George Nicolsoun, burges of Abirdene, and Jhonne Williamesoun, clerk of Striviling, persounes nominat to supplie in ordoure any of the uther eight commissionaris foirsaidis deceissand, whiche foirsaidis commissionaris, or onye fyve of ilk estate nominate as said is, consenting and aggreing in ane voce, salhave power to convene, consult and to determine upoun the materis and in maner underwrittin, prowyding alwayis that thair is, and salbe, necessarlie requisite to the validitie of any act, conclusioun, ordinance and determinatioun off the saidis commissioneris, the conjunct assent of fyve of everie ane of the saidis four estaittis all aggreing togidder in ane voce, without the whiche consent of the saidis fyve of ilk estate so aggreing, the rest of the saidis commissioneris salhave no power to mak anye valide or effectuall conclusioun be vertew of this present commissioun, bot whatsoevir salbe utherwayis done is declared to be of no availl, force nor effect. That is to say, oure soverane lord and estaittis of parliament, be the tennour heiroff, gevis, grantis and committis full power and authoritie to the saidis commissioneris to meit and convene in the toun of Edinburgh at sick tyme and tymes as they sall appoynt and find convenient, and thair to call and summond before thame all patrones and takismen of teyndis, gryit and small, and all utheris haveing richt be quhatsumevir tytill to the teyndis within this kingdome as they sall think necessar and expedient, to exhibite and produce before thame thair richtes and tytles quhairby they clame the saidis teyndis, to be sene and considderit be the saidis commissioneris, with power to thame out of the saidis teyndis of everie parochin to appoynt and designe at thair discretiounes ane perpetuall locall stipend to the minister present and to cum at all kirkis that salbe fund be thame ather as yit not prowydit at all with ministeris and stependis or quhair the provisioun is less nor fyve hundreth merkis in yeirlie rent of money or fyve chalderis victuell (by manse and gleib) or sick proportioun particularlie of silver and victuell as will effeir and extend to fyve hundreth merkis or fyve chalderis victuell yeirlie, and whiche is the least and meanest stepend and provisioun determinat, appoynted and declared be his majestie and estaittis to be gevin and assigned to anye minister for his locall stepend in tyme cuming where the fructis of the benefice will extend to that quantitie in maner underwrittin, and that nochtwithstanding of anye richt or tytle pretendit be the said takismen or utheris in quhais favoures teyndis have bene erected; with speciall power also to the saidis commissioneris to unite sick kirkis, ane or ma, as may convenientlie be unite where the fruittis of anye ane alone will not suffice to intertene ane minister; in the whiche cace of unioun of sick kirkis, giff it fall out that necessitie offer to unite kirkis belonging to presentatioune of dyvers patrones, the presentatioun of the ministeris salbe appoyntit be the saidis commissioneris to pertene to the patrones alternatis vicibus, to the whiche commissioneris his majestie and the estaittis does recommend and refer to considder and appoynt farder sick solide ordour as may be maist convenientlie takin and stand with the least prejudice of any of the patrones and as they salbe fund to have more or less interesse in the kirkis to be so united. It is alwayis prowydit that quhair thair ar dyvers kirkis quhairoff the fructis off anye one will not extend to the quantitie of fyve chalderis victuell nor fyve hundereth merkis of silver in yeirlie commoditie, and that the rentis and haill patrimonie thairoff ar nowayis ansurable to that proportioun, and so is not sufficient alone for the full mantinance off ane minister, and yit nevirtheles, for distance of place or utheris lauchfull causes, may be found incommodius to be united, quhairby necessitie will evince that everie kirk in that estate suld be planted with thair awin particular minister to serve thairat, whois provisioun behowis necessarlie to consist of the fructis of the benefice it selff, how meane soevir the same be; thairfore it is declairit that it salbe sufficient to the saidis commissioneris in that cace to assignne and appoynt to the minister to be plantit at any sick kirkis the haill fruittis pertening to the patrimonye thairoff, by and attoure his manse and gleibe, whiche fruittis ar to be injoyed be him and his successoures thairefter as their perpetuall locall stipend and provisioun. And to the end the said commissione may tak the bettir effect and for ane solide ordoure anent the provisioun of the saidis kirkis with thair certane definite stepend, and that it may be cleirlie knawin quhat salbe the proportioun and quantitie of any stepend whiche salbe heirefter appoynted to everie minister at everie kirk, ather not prowydit at all or not sufficientlie prowydit as said is, oure soverane lord and estaittis declairis that the least and meanest stepend quhilk they sall have appoynttit to be heireftir prowydit be the saidis commissioneris to any minister sall not be under and within the quantitie of fyve chalderis victuell or fyve hundreth merkis of money or proportionallie pairt off victuell and pairt thairoff in monyie according as the fruittis and rentis of the kirk may yeild and afforde and as the saidis commissioneris sall think expedient effeirand to the saidis fyve chalderis victuell or fyve hundreth merkis money, by and attoure their manse and gleib, quhair the haill fructis of the kirk will extend to the quantitie foirsaid; and that the gryitest and most stipend whiche the saidis commissioneris sall have power to assigne for stepend to any minister at any of the saidis kirkis ather not plantit or plantit and prowydit with stependis within and under the saidis fyve chalderis victuell or fyve hundreth merkis money as said is sall not exceid the quantitie of ten chalderis victuell or ane thousand merkis of money and proportionallie pairt of money and pairt of victuell at the consideratioun of the saidis commissioneris as they sall find be examinatioun of the rentis of the kirk maist convenientlie may be payed, by and attoure thair manse and gleibe, sua that the gryitest salbe ane thousand merkis or ten chalderis victuell with manse and gleibe, and the least fyve hundereth merkis or fyve chalderis victuell with manse and glebe, except where the haill fruittis off the kirk will not extend to that quantitie as said is; and findis and declairis that all kirkis whiche ar plantit with ministeris quhais stependis extendis to fyve chalderis victuell or fyve hundreth merkis of silver or pairt of bothe effeirand to the whole by thair manse and gleibe (the samen being maid sure to thame) ar expreslie exceptit out of this commissioun and nowayis cummes under the compas thairoff; nather sall the saidis commissionaris have anye powar be vertew heiroff to medle with anye kirkis or stependis whiche ar in that cace, seing that the said commissioun is not extendit to the same. It is also prowydit that where anye kirkis ar sufficientlie prowydit alreddie albeit thair provisioun does exceid the foirsaid quantitie of ten chalderis victuell or ane thousand merkis of money, and als where the fruittis of any benefice ar in the possessioun of the minister, that the samen salbe continewit in the estait quhairin it is at the present and not to be medled with be vertew of the said commissioun. And becaus resoun and equitie cravis that recompans suld be made to the takismen and utheris persones quhatsumevir who salbe by the sentence of the saidis commissioneris hurt and prejudgit of thair present proffite whiche they may lauchfullie bruke be vertew of thair tytillis and rightes establisched in thair persounes, and upoune whome be vertew of the said sentence anye burding of the sustentatioun and provisoun of the saidis kirkis and ministeris is to be imposed, thairfore our said soverane lord and estates of parliament gevis full power and commissioun to the saidis commissionaris so to proceid in the determining of the saidis recompences, that incaice the lord or any uther haveand right to erected prelacies who salbe cited before thame refuis to tak the burding of plantatioune of any kirkis belonging to the saidis erected prelacyes whiche ar not planted or to help sick uther kirks of the samen as ar not weall and sufficientlie prowydit according to the tennour of the foirsaid commissione, and that upoun their refusall (the said refusall being first fund resonable be the saidis commissioneris), the burding of the said plantatioun or farder provisioun salbe laid and imposed be the saidis commissioneris in whole or in pairt, ather upoun the principall takismen of anye of the fruittis of the saidis kirkis or, incaice the takismen refuis the burding be imposed upoun the subtakismen thairoff, the saidis commissioneris sall have power to decerne, appoynt and ordane sick particular recompens to be gevin to the saidis takismen or subtakismen be renewing of thair takis or subtakkis efter the expyring thairoff upoun sick conditiounes as the saidis commissioneris sall find reasonable, respect being had to the qualitie and proportioun of the burding to be imposed upoun thame within the tyme of thair tackis and richtes farder then they ar astricted be thair saidis rightes, or be appoynting sic uther reasonable satisfactioun as they sall find the said burding and distres undergone be anye of thame sall deserve and requyre. Lyik as the saidis commissioneris salhave siclyik power to determine, decerne and appoynt sick particular satisfactioun and recompence to be given ather to laik patrones or to the takismen of the fruittis of the kirkis belonging to the lyik patronages and subtakismen thareoff as they sall think may be ansurable to the burdingis to be imposed upoun ather of thame for the caus abovewrittin proportionallie. In the prescryveing of the whiche recompence, the saidis commissionaris salhave speciall respect what consideratioun they find reasounable to be gevin to the saidis patrones for thair consentis to the takis, gif any salbe appoynted and decerned to be sett and gevin to the saidis takismen for recompense foirsaid; and giff anye beneficed persoun upoun just and resonable causes refuises to prowyid ony kirk belonging to thair benefice according to the ordoure heirby prescryved, wherby the burding of plantatioun or farder provisioun of the kirk must necessarlie ly upoun the takismen or subtakismen of the fructis thairoff, the saidis commissioneris in that cace also sall decerne sick recompens to be gevin to the saidis takismen and subtakismen for thair lose and prejudice sustened as the saidis commissioneris sall find the samen sall merite be renewing of takis to thame upoun sick conditiounes as may requyte thair lose, or be finding out sum uther reasonable meane whiche may repair the samyne. And oure said soverane lord, with advyse and consent of the saidis estatis, declairis, statutes and ordanis that all takis whiche salbe decerned be the saidis commissioneris to be gevin in recompens to anye persoun whatsumevir for the causes abovewrittin and whiche salbe sett for obedience and conforme to the said decreit and sentence whatsumevir yeiris and long space the saidis takis sall comprehend, salbe guid, lauchfull and sufficient securities to the persounes in whois favoures the same ar appoyntit to be gevin and conceaved; nather sall the same be anye wayis prejudgit be the act maid in this parliament, be the quhilk it is statute that no archbischope, bischope or prelate suld sett in tak ony pairt of thair patrimonye for longer space nor nyntene yeiris, and that no inferiour beneficed persone sall sett in tak any pairt off thair benefice for longer space nor thair awin lyvetymes and fyve yeiris thairefter, as the said statute proportis. Fra the whiche statute the saidis takis so appoynted to be sett and gevin in recompence ar and salbe excepted and reserved and sall nowayis cum under the compas of the said act and statute nor in ony thing thairin conteaned, bot the same sall remayne and abyid valide and sufficient richtis for haill space and yeiris appoynted thairin according to the tennour thairoff, nochtwithstanding of the said act and statute. And becaus it may fall furth that in the recompens to be appoynted by the commissioneris to the patrones, takismen and subtakismen for the foirsaid burding to be imposed upoun thame, ma yeiris may be assigned for prorogatioun of thair present takis nor may lauchfullie and convenientlie be sett be the present beneficed persones to whome be law the setting of takkis of teindis belongis, for remeid quhairoff, oure soverane lord, with advyse and consent of the saidis estaittis, declairis, statutes and ordanis that it salbe lauchfull to the commissioneris foirsaidis to appoynt als mony yeiris efter the expyring of the present takis to the takismen of the saidis kirkis and teindis to the patrones or subtakismen respective for bruikeing of the saidis teindis for recompence off the said burding as they sall think ressonable, whiche salbe als gude, valide and sufficient richtes to the saidis patrones, takismen and subtakismen respective and to thair airis and assignayis for bruikeing, possessing and disponing upoun the saidis teyndis during the saidis yeiris off prorogatioun as gif guide, lauchfull and valide takis and richtes off the saidis teindis had bene sett and maid to thame be the titularis of the benefices to quhome the samen belongit, with consent of all pairties haveing enteres, with expres provisioun and declaratione that at the expyring of the saidis yeiris the richt of the saidis teyndis and power to sett takis thairof sall returne and appertene to the saidis titularis of the foirsaidis benefices as they did before the making of this present act. And oure said soverane lord, with advyse of the saidis estaittis, declairis and ordanis this commissioun to lest and indure to the feast and terme of Lambes in the yeir of God jM vjC eightene yeiris, efter the whiche tyme the same sall ceas and expyre; and ordanis the decreit and sentence of the saidis commissionaris in all the particularis foirsaidis, and everie ane of thame, to have the strenth, force and authoritie off ane decreit, sentence and act of parliament; for obedience wheroff, the lordis of sessioun sall direct and grant lettres in forme as effeiris and according as salbe necessar. Whiche commissioun abovewrittin, taking force and full effect in all the saidis particularis thairin conteyned as the samen ar sett doun and comprehendit thairin be pronunciatioun of decreit and sentence upane the same, conforme to the power thairin comprehendit gevin to the saidis commissioneris, oure soverane lord, with the expres consent and assent off the estaittis in that caice, findis and declairis that no persoun in whois favoures the teindis of kirkis and benefices ar erected, nor na utheris whatsumevir bruiking teyndis be vertew of richtis lauchfullie maid to thame of the same according to the lawis of this realme then standing, salbe evir farder alterit or querrellit in ony of thair saidis richtis in ony tyme to cum farder then salbe appoynted be the said decreit and sentence to follow this present commissioun, bot the saidis rightis and securities incace foirsaid sall remayne in the awin strenth, force and effect as gude, lauchfull and sufficient rightes and securities to thame and everie ane of thame for thair awin pairtis for bruiking and injoying the saidis teyndis conforme to the tennoure of the saidis richtes for now and ever.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
ACT IIII
Anent the setting of takis be prelatis and utheris beneficed persones

Our soverane lord, with advyse and consent of the estaittis of parliament, statutes and ordanis that no archbischope, bischope or uther prelate within this realme salheirefter sett in tak and assedatioun ony pairt of thair patrimonye for longer space nor nyntene yearis, and that no inferioure beneficed persoun sall sett in tak ony pairt of thair benefices for longer space then thair awin lyvetymes and fyve yeiris efter thair deceis, under the payne of deprivatioun of the persounes contravenaris frome thair offices and benefices and to be repute frome that tyme furth infamous and incapable of ony publict functioun in the kirk. And for the bettir discovering of the takis that salbe sett be inferioure beneficed persounes for longer space then is abovewrittin, it is ordanit that all the takis that sall heirefter be sett be ony of thame for langer space nor is before mentioned salbe registrat in ane buik quhilk the clerk of register sall keip for that effect, within the space of fourtye dayes efter the setting of the same tack, utherwayes the said tack so sett for longer space salbe null and of no effect to the takismen thairof be way of exceptioun or reply without ony uther actioun, proces or declaratour of law; it is alwayis declared that this statute sall nowayis be extendit to onye takis or subtakis or conditiounes for setting of takis or subtakis for longer space nor is abovewrittin whereas the same dependis and ar maid or appoynted to be maid, conforme to the commission granted be oure soverane lord, with advyse of the estaittis of parliament, for plantatione of kirkis in maner as is speciallie sett down in the said commissioun.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
ACT V
Additioun to the act anent dilapidatioun off benefices

Oure soverane lord, with advyse and consent of the estaittis of parliament, ratefies and approves the act of his heighnes parliament haldin at Peirth, the nynt day off Julii the yeir of God jM vjC and sex yeiris anent the delapidatioun of the rentis of prelacies, with this additioun: whereby his hieghnes and estaittis foirsaidis findis, decernis and declairis all takis or assedatiounes to be maid of ony quotes of testamentis or onie uther casualitye pertening to the saidis prelattis in tyme cuming to be null and of no availl, force nor effecte, and that it sall not be lauchfull to ony prelat within this kingdome heirefter to dispone, alienat or sett ony of his casualities in haill or pairt longer nor during his awin lyiftyme allanerlie, but prejudice of the tackis (gif onie be) sett before this act as accordis of the law, to the quhilkis thir presentis sall nowayis be extendit.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
ACT VI
Anent furnesing of necessaris for ministratione of the sacramentis

Our soverane lord, with advyse and consent of the estaittis of parliament, ordanis that all the paroche kirkis within this kingdome be prowydit off basines and lavoiris for the ministratioun of the sacrament of baptisme, and of couppes, tablis and table clothes for the ministratioun of the holie communione, whiche salbe ressavit to that use be the minister of the parochin in sick convenient place as he sall find meit, for whiche he and his heiris and executoures salbe ansuerable to the parochin incace the same be lost or utherwayis useit to any prophane use; and ordanis the expensses thairoff to be maid be the parochoneris and the ministeris of everie kirk to do thair diligence for prowyding the same by causing the parochoneris stent and taxt thame selffis to the effect foirsaid betuix and the first day off Februare nixt under the payne of lossing of ane yeiris stepend. And for putting the said act in executioun, ordanis the lordis of his majesties counsell and sessioun to giff furthe thair lettiris for chargeing the parochoneris to convene and taxt thame selffis to the said effect and mak payment of the money wherin they salbe stentit as the same salbe requyred.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
ACT VII
Anent unlawis of absentis frome parliament

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament hes ratefied and approvin and be the tennoure heiroff ratefies and approvis the threttie fourt act off his hienes ellevint parliament jM vC lxxxvij intitulat 'The unlaw of absentis frome parliament' in the haill heidis and clauses thairoff efter the forme and tennour of the same in all poyntis, with this additioun: that the unlaw of the commissioneris of barones throche thair absence frome parliament salbe ane hundereth pundis money; and declairis that no excuis salbe receavit nor admittit heirefter for absence frome parliament except thair licience be grantit be his hieghnes under his note and superscriptioun, if his majestie be present within the realme for the tyme, and in his hienes absence, be his heigh commissioner of parliament; and incace off the said commissioneris absence, thair licience to be grantit and subscryvit be the lord chanceler and lordis of secreit counsell to be producit judiciallie the first day off the fensing of ilk parliament to the clerk of register and his deputtis. And farder declairis that in tyme cuming it salbe lauchfull to whatsumevir duke, merques, earle, vicount, lord or prelat within this realme being absent frome the parliament and lauchfullie excused as said is to send ane sufficient power subscryvit with thair handis to ony one of that estait haveand place and vote in parliament, who salbe admitted to reasoun and vote in parliament and haill dyettis thairoff for that persoun absent, siclyik and als frielie in all respectis as giff he hade bene present him selff; and ordanis the said former with this present at ilk parliament to be execute with all diligence and the penalties thairin mentionat to be uplifted to oure soverane lordis use be his hienes thesaurer.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
ACT VIII
Anent the justices for keiping of the kingis majesties peace and their constables

Our soverane lord, with advyse and consent of the estaittis off parliament, haveing considderit the articles and instructiounes gevin of before be his majestie to the justices and commissionaris appoynted for keiping of his majesties peace and to the constables, whiche wer presented to his hieghnes and unto the saidis estaittis be the saidis justices and desyrit to be authorized be decreit and sentence of parliament, hes ratefied and confermed the same in maner as thay ar heir particularlye sett doun and expressed in everie poynt and article thairoff, off the whiche the tennoure followes: that is to say, the commissioneris and justices of peace at thair first admitting upoun the benche sall giff the oathe following:

You sall sweare that yow as ane of the commissionaris and justice of peace within the schyre off etc., according to your knawledge, witt and power, sall do equall right bothe to riche and pure conforme to the lawis and customes of the land and statutes thairoff; and that yow sall not be of counsell with ony persoun in ony querell or mater depending before yow. And that yow sall everie quarter keip the sessiounes or oftner as yow salbe requyred, not haveing anye just impediment to the contrarie, and sall faythfully and trewlie discharge your dewtye as ane justice of his majesties peace, and sall leiff no thing undone that may tend to the preservatioun of the same, so help yow God.

Anye one justice salhave power upoun complaint of anye persoun being threatned and feiring to be wronged to bind the pairtie complained upone under suche a pecuniall soume to keip the peace as he sall think fitting; as also to commit him untill suretie be found by him, the said complainer alwayis geving his oathe before the justice that he hath just caus to dread him harme. And albeit no persoun complane, yit gif the justice be crediblie informit of apperance of truble betuix anye pairties, he sall bind thame to the peace in maner foirsaid, except the pairties declairit upoun thair consciences that nather of thame doeth bear anye grudge to uther; and all such bandis salbe keipt in record by him, and he sall mak delyverie of the same to the clerk of the peace at the nixt sessiounes to be keipt and registrat by him.

If anye persoun being chairged to mak his apperance before a justice of peace and sall refuis or delay without caus, gif the pairtie be a landit gentleman whois rentis exceidis ten chalderis victuell or a thousand merkis of silver, then the justice whois command is contemned sall informe the same to sum of the lordis of his majesties previe counsell, to the effect the pairtie off the qualitie foirsaid may be called and fyned for his dissobedience. And giff the dissobeyar be of ane meaner degrie, the justice sall heirby have power to command the nixt constable or, in absence of a constable, his awin servant, or ony uther persoun haveand ane warrant in wreit subscryvit by the said justice of peace, with assistance of the cuntrey, to bring any sick pairtie before him.

If ather the schirreff or bailyee sall condeme any persoun in a bludwict or utherwayis convict him in anye payne proper for him to impone, the justice sall have no power off new to fyne that offendar for that offence; bot gif they sall not find him condignelie punischit in regaird of the offence comittit by him, they sall then informe his majesties counsell thairof that thai may tak ordoure thairwith. And giff thair be no satisfactioun maid by the schirreff or bailyee to the pairtie offendit, the justices may modifie a resonable satisfactioun to the pairtie offendit, he persewing thairfore before thame. And giff they sall find the satisfactioun decerned by the schirreff or bailyie in favoures of the said pairtie offendit not condigne nor ansuirable to tha offence and wrong sustened, then they sall also informe his majesties counsell thairoff that thai may tak ordoure thairwith as apperteyneth.

If ather schirreff or bailyie or uther deputies be collusioun with the delinquent sall suffer any persoun guyltie to be quyted and cleired be ane assyises, the pairtie anis cleired is not to be brought furder in questioun before the justices, bot upoun thair informatioun the judges ar to be callit, censured and seveirlie punischit by his majestyes counsall.

The said justices sall heirby have power to proceid upoun all persounes committing ryottis and breaking of the kingis peace under the degrie off noblemen, prelattis, counselloures and senatoures of the colledge of justice; and punische and fyne according to the qualitie off the cryme and the estate of the offendar. And gif any of the saidis persounes being chargit to compeir before the said justice sall dissobey, the summondis being indorsit, the lauchfull citatioun verifiet and fact provin, the justices sall punische and fyne the not compering according to the qualitie of the cryme and the estate off the offender. And for the more clear determinatioun of the ordour quhilk salbe keipt be the saidis commissioneris in deduceing of any such proces, oure soverane lord, with advyis of the estaittis, declareth that it salbe lauchfull to the said justices, quhensoevir they have any occasioun, to move any actioun aganis pairties for committing any lyik fact or ryot, to refer the first summondis to the pairties oathes of veritie (incace of inlaik of uther lauchfull probatioun), who, being personallie sumondit by that first citatioun, salbe haldin as confest and decreit to be pronunced aganis him conforme to the lybell and summondit. And giff he be not personallie summondit by the first citatioun, the saidis commissioneris salbe halden to caus summond him of new agane by a second summondis at his duelling place, whiche tuo citatiounes salbe als sufficient to infer decreit and sentence upoun the lybell aganis him as giff he wer apprehendit personallye, and whiche sentence gevin efter the maner and forme of probatioun abovewrittin, his majestie, with advyse foirsaid, authorizes and sustenis als guid and lauchfull in thame selfis. And concerning these persones of heighar degrie, the saidis commissionaris sall use all thair power for preventing and staying of the ryottis, commanding the attemptaris in his majesties name to ceas and to find cautioun for keiping of the peace and for thair comperance before his majestyes counsell. And gif anye persoun being chairgit to find cautioun and refuseth or delayeth to doe the same, and in the meantyme contraveneth the said charge by committing of sum deid betuix the tyme of the chairge and finding off the cautioun, nevirtheles he salbe ansuerable for the payne fra the date of the chairge lyik as giff cautioun hade bene then found.

The saidis commissionaris sall put his majesties actis off parliament to dew and full executioun aganis wilfull beggaris and vagaboundis, solitarie and ydlemen and wemen without calling or trede lurking in ailhouses, tyed to no certaine services, repute and haldin as vagaboundis and aganis these persounes who ar commonlie callit Eigiptianes; and they sall punische and fyne thair receptaris and settaris of houses to thame accordinglie by suche competent paynis as is proper to thame to injoyne.

The saidis commissionaris and justices of peace ar heirby authorized with power to gif ordour (as they sall think most convenient and with least greif to the subjectis) for mending of all hie wayis and passages to or frome any mercate toun or sey poirt within that schyir; and sall call before thame all suche persones as sall straite these passages or uther wayes by casting of ditches and fusies throche the same sall mak thais hie wayis noyesum and trublesum unto passangeris, and sall punische and fyne thame according to the qualitye of thair offence. And to the effect it may be knawin off what breadthe all commoun heiche wayis suld be to mercate townis, oure soverane lord, with advyise foirsaid, declairis that the samyne suld be of tuentye foote of measure in breid at the least; and where any ar of larger breadthe, they ordane the same so to remayne unaltered or straitted, and that the saidis justices manteane the same, with all uther wayis frome any toune in the paroche to the paroche churces in the estate that thai ar. And where they find anye necessitie of otheris wayis frome anye toun in the parochin to paroche churches, they sall informe his majesties secreit counsell thairoff, who sall give thame (efter sufficient informatione) thair directioun thairanent according whereunto they salbe haldin to proceid. And gif anye persoun refuis to concur for mending of hiewayis and passages, the said justices salhave power to censure and punische thame according to their discretioun. With provisioun alwayis that giff in thair procedingis thairin they use suche severitie or rigoure as may move just complaintis aganis thame, they salbe censured thairfore by his majesties secreit counsell as apperteneth.

The saidis commissionaris sall put his majesties actis of parliament to executioun aganis cutteris and distroyeris off planting grein wode, orcheardis, yairdis, haningis, breakeris of dow houses and cunningeris, steillaris of bees and behyves, usares of unlauchfull gaymes with lying doggis, slayeris of red and blak fische and smoltis in forbiddin tyme, foulleris foulling in uther mennis landis, makaris of mureburne and mosburne, setteris off cruves or nettis in wateris and dammes, haveing and keiping of cruves and yairdis in forbiddin tyme, and sall proceid aganis thame accordinglie. And for thair bettir warrand to proceid in the premisse, it is his hienes plesour that commissioun salbe grantit to the saidis justices of peace to try and punische the violatoures of the saidis actis, in the tryell quhairoff they sall proceid by witnesses by oathe of pairtie and the punischement to be inflicted by thame salbe ane pecuniall soume ansurable to the circumstance of the offence and qualitye of the offender, with special provisioun that thair censures and punischment sall extend aganis nane bot thais aganis quhome by the privilege of thair instructiounes they lauchfullie proceid; and also with provisioun that the said commissiones be not extendit to any persounes who salbe arreistit and convened for the saidis crymes before anye uther ordinarye judge. It is also prowydit that the ordinance and power contenit in this article sall nowayis be prejudiciall to any uther commissiones or richtis whatsoevir grantit to utheris pairties whereby they have power to proceid and censure the crymes and offences abovewrittin.

Item, they sall informe the kingis majestyes counsell and his hienes thesaurer, or advocat at the leist, anie everie yeir, of foirstalleris and regrateris of markettis, that ordour may be takin with thame conforme to the actis of parliament

It sall not be licenced to any hostler to recept ony maisterles men and rebellis at the horne, any vagaboundis or uther guiltye persounes of knawin crymes or useing stouth or reafe under the paynes underwrittin, to wit: fourtie schillingis to be incurred be thame for the first fault; four pundis for the secund; and ten merkis for the third, togidder with the loss of the libertye of brewing. The incurreris off the whiche paynes salbe punisched according to the ordour afoirsaid by the barounes and maisteris of the ground whereupone the hostler duellethe within the space of fyiftene dayis efter the committing of the fact. And giff the saidis barones and heritoures neglect to do the same within the said space, it salbe lauchfull to the saidis justices to persew and fyne the delinquentis in thair awin courtis according to the paynis foirsaid and to uplift the samyne frome thame, without prejudice alwayis of whatsumevir uther actis maid aganis the saidis hostleris in the barroun court buikis under quhome they duell beiring ony heighar payne nor is sett doun in this abovewrittin act; and also without prejudice of all actioun, criminall or civill, competent of the law aganis the said hostleris incace they be under the danger thairoff, whiche sall not be takin away by ony punischement sett doun and to [be] inflicted conforme to this act.

Item, they sall informe the kingis thesaurer and advocate off breakeris and contravenaris of the actis of parliament maid aganis maltmakeris, that the transgressoures and contravenaris thairof may be punischit conforme to the tennoure of the saidis actis.

They sall sett doun ordoure in the cuntrey for governance in tyme off plague and sall punische seveirlie the dissobeyaris off the ordoure appoynted by thame according to the qualitie of the delict.

They sall appoynt at thair quarter sessiounes to be kepit in August and Februar the ordinary hyir and waigis of laboreris, workmen and servantis; and who sall refuis to serve upoun the pryces sett doun be thame salbe imprisoned and farder punischit at thair discretioun. And to the effect that servantis may be the more willing to obey the ordinance to be maid by the saidis justices and the saidis feyis, the saidis justices sall have power to discerne and compell the maisteris to mak payment of the feyis appoyntit by thair ordinance incace the servantis please rather to persew for the same before thame than anye uther judge.

The saidis commissionaris sall tak notice in all schirrefdomes where thair ar anye gaillis and prisounhouses within anye burgh that the same may be keipt up and not suffered to decay or becum ruinous. And giff thair be anye schyire wherin thair is not anye gaill or prisonehous, they sall informe his majesties counsell thairoff that thai may appoynt and giff ordoure for building of ane within the head burgh of the schyre, and according to the directiounes to be gevin thairanent, the justice salbe holden to proceid.

And becaus thair be a gryit manye of prissoneris apprehendit and committit who, haveing no meanis of thair awin for thair mantinance and intertenement, will utherwayis famische and starve before they can come to thair tryell, who notheles, in regard of the crymes they have comitted, can no wayis be put under suretye or utherwayis in faultis of less consequence ar unhable to find sufficientcautioun to be maid furthcuming and ansuerable at the nixt sessioun, thairfore it salbe lauchfull to the saidis commissionaris and justices at thair quarter sessioun to rate everie parochin for a weeklie contributioun proportioun for the intertenement of these puir prissoneris, prowyding they do not exceid the soume of fyve schillingis Scottis money at the most, nor under one schilling at the least, whiche soume salbe uplifted for that use by the minister or reader who sall serve at everie paroche frome such deacones who salbe appoynted to collect the same; and the saidis soumes to be deliverit by the constable of the paroche at the quarter sessiounes in presens of the whole benche then conveyned to such persounes as the saidis justices sall trust thairwith and who accordinglie sall mak dew accompt in paying the gayleris suche raitis as salbe allowed for the pure prissoneris and making the rest furthhcuming for suche use and intent of the lyik nature as the saidis justices sall appoynt.

All magistrattis of burghis and keiparis of gayles or any prisones sall ressave into thair prissones all suche persones as ether salbe brocht by constables or sent unto thame by warrandes under the hand of onie one justice of peace (the saidis justices causing satisfie for there intertenement). And gif any magistrattis or thair gailleris suffer anye persounes committit by the justices to thair prissones to escheap, they salbe condinglie punischit therefore at the discretioun of his majesties counsell.

Item, oure soverane lord, with advyse foirsaid, ordanis the saidis commissioneris to sett a pryce upoun craftismenis work and upoun the ordinaris of pennye brydellis, togidder with the pryce of scheireris feyis and to punische the contraveneris as apperteneth.

They sall caus sufficient single and double aill to be brued in everie schyir and sall appoynt visitoures to that effect with consent of the barone and overlord of the ground. They sall sett doun actes against notorius and commoun drunkardis and impose soumes upoun the contravenaris according to thair qualities and desertis.

Oure soverane lord, with advyse aforesaid, declareth that the justices of peace salbe a full number and sessioun to decyid in materis occurring betuix the four quarter sessiounes.

Also declairis that no lettiris of captioune ought to be grantit aganis the saidis justices for apprehending of rebellis, except they be fund subject to do the same by possessing of such uther offices and places to the whiche the obedience and putting to executioun of anye such charge doeth belong.

And because thair is sensible prejudice sene and felt through manye partis off the kingdome by reasoun of the diversitye of measures and weghtis used in the same, thairfore oure soverane lord, with advyse foirsaid, for removeing of all abuses whiche may ensew in anye tyme to cum, thairby hathe found expedient and by this decreit and statute of parliament decernis, statutes and ordanis that thair salbe bot one just measure and weght through all the pairtis of the kingdome whiche sall universallie serve all his hienes liegis by the whiche they sall sell and buye and ressave and giff out in all tymes to cum. Whiche measure his majestie, with advyse foirsaid, findis suld be that measure of Linlithgow, whiche is now commonlie used and whiche hathe bene used most custumablie throw the gryitest pairt of the kingdome these fiftie or thriescoire yeiris bypast. And for setling of a perfyit ordoure whereby all the measures that ar now used may be reduced to the conformitie off the said measure now authorized, and for making of proportioun ansurable betuixt the lesser measure and weghtis and the gryitest, his majestie, with advyse foresaid, hathe grantit full power and commissioun to Schir James Weymis of Bogye, knight, Schir George Auchinlek of Balmanno, knight, Schir James Foulles of Colingtoun, knight, Schir Robert Stewart of Schillinglaw, knicht, Schir Johnne Waus of Barnebarro, knicht, Schir Williame Greirsoun of Lag, knicht, and to James Nisbite, bailyee and burges of Edinburgh, Maister Alexander Wodderburne, clerk of Dundie, Schir Thomas Meingyeis, provest of Abirdene, James Hammiltoun, provest of Glasgow, Jhonne Osburne, burges off Air, and Schir George Bruce of Carnok, burges of Culros, whome (or any eight of thame) his majestie, with advyse foirsaid, ordanis to meit and convene togidder at suche tyme and place as they sall think expedient, and to consult and advyse togidder and to appoynt and determine upoun the most convenient meanis how the said measures and weghtis may be reduced to the conformitie aforesaid. And efter they have riplye advysed thairwith and gevin furth thair determinatioun thairanent, they sall delyver the same and whole course of thair procedingis to the commissioneris and justices of peax and to the deanes of guyild of the heid burghes of the schyires, who salbe holden carefullie to do thair diligence to see the measoures foirsaid now appoynted to have the course through all pairtis, als weill burgh as landwart. And that thair may be one constant conformitie betuix burgh and land, oure soverane lord, with advyse foirsaid, ordanis the saidis justices of peace in landwart to tak tryell of the measures and weghtis used in burgh and to tak note frome the magistratis and deanis of guyld of everie toun of the weghtis and measures and of the number thereof whiche the saidis magistrattis and deanis of guyld in burgh salbe haldin to schaw, declair and gif up to thame to the effect the saidis justices to landwart may confer the same with the standert now authorized. And where they find anye disconformitie in the same frome the said standart, the saidis justices sall informe the kingis majesties counsell thereoff that thai may tak ordoure thairwith as apperteyneth, for it is expreslie prowydit by these presentis that the saidis magistratis in burgh sall not be permitted to have or use ayne moe measures within there tounes than the number to be profest by thame and gevin up in note to the said justices to landward as said is, this alwayes being respected that gif the saidis magistratis within burgh find anye necessitie for haveing anye moe measouris then wes gevin up and used by thame before, it salbe licenced to thame to mak moe measouris, they being ansuerable and conforme to the standart and making the saidis justices to landwart forsene and acquanted thairwith and declairing the number of the measures whereoff thai find the necessitie of use.

The saidis justices salbe holden to giff command and directioun to thair constables to apprehend any suche persoun who salbe fund contempteouslie to have dissobeyed the censures off the churche, they being lauchfullie requyred to do the same.

The saidis justices of peace, als weill to burgh as land, sall conveyne and be present at the quarter sessiones of the schyre where the burgh and land lyes, geve thair oathe to the benche at their admissioun, mak thair recorde and mak payment of the fynis intromettitwith by thame as justices of peace of that schyre and to thair collectoure.

They sall appoynt a sufficient collectoure for uplifting the fynes and penaltyes whiche thai have power to impose upone anye offendar and ar to tak cautioun of him for making dew accompt.

They salhave indureing the tyme of sessiounes for everie day of thair abode (so it doe not exceid the number of three dayis at the most at one tyme) allowed to everie ane of them fourtie schillingis Scottis monie daylie to be payit and uplifted by the collectour of the fynes, bot nather earle, lord, bischope, privie counsellour or sessioner salhave anye allowance, and all suche justices as have the benefite of that allowance and salbe absent frome everie ordinarie quarter sessiones or utherwayis when he is requyred lauchfullie by the custos rotulorum to any particular meiting sall incure the penaltie of fourtie pundis Scottis monie, not being lauchfullie excusit and the excuse allowed by the rest of the justices thair assemblit.

The lordis of counsall and sessioun sall direct generall and summer chairges of horning and poynding at the instance of the collectoure appoynted in everie countye for ingathering of all fynis and penalties whatsoevir incurred upoun simple chairge of fyiftene dayes, and no suspensioun salbe granted bot upoun consignatioun of the soumes conteaned in the sentence and by finding cautioun for payment of the chairges of the justices at the modificatioun of the lordis.

The saidis commissionaris at the end of everie quarter sessioun sall send to his majesties counsall a catologue of all suche persones as they have ather committed or otherwayis put under suretye, with a schorte abbreviat of the cause thereoff, to the effect that thairupoun the counsell, as they sall think expedient, may returne to thame aganis there nixt sessiounes or to thair custos rotulorum in the meane while there further directiones.

Anent constables:

Oure soverane lord, with the advyse of his estaittis, findis and declaris that the constables ar to be maid choyse of by the commissioneris and justices of peace in thair quarter sessiounes throughout the haill cuntrie, tuo at least in everie parochin or moe according to there discretiounes, haveing consideratioun of the qualitye thereoff. In gryit tounes likwayis (not being cities nor free burghis), they ar to appoynt a number off constables proportionallie to the gryitnes thairoff, bot in all burghis regall and frie cities the constables ar to be chosin by the magistratis off the same, and they ar to indure and to be cheinged frome sex to sex monethis.

And who sall refuis to accept the chairge and not to giff his oathe for dewtiefull executioun thereoff salbe imprissoned and fynit at the discretioun of the justice off peace at their nixt sitting.

The constables sall tak the oathe following:

You sall sweare that you sall faithfullie and trewlie discharge your office of constabularie within the parochin off etc. indureing the tyme appoynted to yow, and sall not for favoure, respect or feare of anye man forbeare to doe quhat becumethe yow of your office. And above all thingis, yow sall regairde the keiping and preserveing of the kingis majesties peace and sall at everie quarter sessiounes and meitingis of justices geve trew and dew informatioune of onye breache whiche hes bene maid of his majesties peace within the boundis of your commandiment, and sall noway hyid, cover nor conceall the same nor ony of the prufes and evidences whiche yow can geve for the cleiring and proving thairoff, so help you God.

A constable may apprehend anye suspect man who for the maist pairt sleipeth all the day and walkethe in the night and carrye him to the nixt justice of peace to find suretye for his goode behaveoure, or otherwayis to be committed to prisoun. And giff he be a man of qualitye, the justice of peace sall go with the constable and doe it.

Constables sall staye and arreist all vagaboundis, sturdye beggeris and Egiptianis and carye thame before the next commissioneris of peace, who sall tak ordour for thair committing or punischment according to the statute of parliament.

Constables sall arreist all ydle persounes whome they knaw to have no meanis to leiff upoun and will not tak thame selfis to anye laboure, tred or occupatioun and sall carie thame before the commissioner off peace, who, efter examinatioune, sall ether commit thame or tak suretye of thame for their apperance at the nixt sessiounes.

Anye constable haveing apprehendit a persoun guyiltie and culpable of slauchter, murthour, theft or onye uther capitall cryme whatsoevir, sall then requyre his nightboures to assist for safe convoying of suche persounes to the nixt commissioner, who sall then examine the pairtie and sett doun his depositioune in writting to be schawin at the nixt sessiounes, and thairefter sall send him back to prisone. And gif a noble man, prelate or small barroun, or anye in thair names haveing power, sall acclame the right of jurisdictioun to proceid aganis the delinquent, the said justice sall ressave suretye of the said pairtie who requyred the defender to be delivered to him, that justice salbe dewlie ministrat, and caus deliverie off the said persone be made to him alwayis. The said commissioner of peace at the nixt sessiounes sall certefee the whole mater to the benche, to the effect they may inquyre whether justice hath accordinglie bene ministred. And giff anye fault be found, to adverteis his majesties counsell, that ordoure maye be taken therewithe.

Any of his majesties subjectis of the degree of yeamen who sall refuis or delaye to concure with the constable in the executing of his office salbe imprissoned and punisched by the commissioneris and justices. And giff he be of ane hier degree and qualitye, the constable sall informe the justice thairoff, that they mak the lordis of previe counsell acquaint; whome the estaittis ordanis to censure the offender according to the qualitie of the fault.

A constable sall arreist anye persoun of the degrie of a yeaman who salbe found weiring hagbuttis, pistolettis and daggis and sall carye thairin before a commissioner of peace who is either to tak suretye for there apperance the nixt sessioun or commit thame prisoneris till they do the same. Bot gif the persoun be of higher qualitie, the constable sall informe the justice thairoff who sall deelate the same to his majesties counsell, that ordour may be taken thairwith.

If anye partie of degrie of yeamen doe complayne to a constable that he is thretned by ane uther, then sall the constable apprehend the thretner and carie him with the pairty complaynant before the nixt commissioner of peace. And gif he refuis to go, then sall they carie him to prisone. And if he be of a heeghar degrie, the justice being informed theroff, sall informe the counsell, and in the meantyme charge the pairtye to [keep the] peace.

All the constables (at the least one of everie paroche instructed with commissione to ansuer for the rest within the said paroche) sall attend at everie quarter sessioun, thair to gif informatione off all suche misdemaneris as have hapned in those boundis since the last sessione, and otherwayes to geve to the benche further satisfactioune in anye thing quhairin they salbe requyred, and to resave frome the saidis commissioneris at the end of the sessioun suche ordoures and directiounes as they sall then injoyne and appoynt thame to doe.

Upone the apperance of anye fraye or stirre betuix pairties, the constable may tak the assistance of his nightboures for sundering off the pairties. And giff thair be anye harme done to the constable or anye of his assistance by thame who maid the frey, they salbe punischit by the justices at the nixt sessioun, they being of the qualitie off yeomen; and being of ane heighar qualitie, the counsell salbe informit thairoff as said is.

When any had maid ane effraye and then flie to ane houis, the constable may follow to the hous and if the doeres be schute, he sall tak notice of the maister off the hous and requyre witnes thairon. And albeit the delinquent sall flie farder without the boundis off the constables chairge, yit may the constable follow and apprehend him in a fresche persute and crave concurrence of the cuntrey to that effect.

The constables within everie parochin salbe executaris off the preceptis and warrandis off the justice of peace.

Concerning the feyis and satisfactioun to be gevin to the constables and clerkis for thair paynes, oure soverane lord, with advyis foirsaid, ordanis the saidis justices to giff up particular notes in wreat to the auditoures of his majesties chekquer of the fynes imbrocht to thame, that out thairoff suche measure and satisfactioun may be appoynted and gevin to the saidis clerkis and constables as may recompence thair travellis; wherin giff it salbe found that the saides fyines will not be sufficient, the saidis lordis of his heighnes chekquer sall appoynt suche farder satisfactioun to thame as in thair discretioun they sall think thair laboures and diligence doethe deserve and caus thame be payit of the same. And nochwithstanding of this abovewrittin act and all the particularis foirsaidis conteaned in the same, oure soverane lord, with the advyse and consent of the saidis estaitis, statutes, decernes and declairis that the erectioun of the saidis commissioneris and justices off peace and grant of jurisdictioun and priviledge to thame, nor the making nor approbatioun of the particular articles abovewrittin introduced in their favoures, nor any thing thairin conteaned, salbe in onye soirte dirogatorye or prejudiciall to the rightis, priviledgis or liberties grantit and bestowed by his majestie or his hienes royall predicessoures of before to anye of his majestyes subjectis of whatsoevir estate or qualitie, frome the heigest to the lowest, bot declairis that the saidis rightis, priviledgis and liberties sall remayne in thair awin integritie, saiff and intire and unhurt or prejudgit by the premisse or anye thing expressed in the saidis articles and everie ane of thame and ar holden as specialy reservit and exceptit out of the same.

And least this abovewrittin reservatioun suld seime altogidder to distroye the power grantit to the saidis justices, or suld beget controversie betuix thame and anye uther haveing rycht and libertie of jurisdictioun as said is, oure soverane lord, with advyse foirsaid, for removeing of all questioun whiche may arryse betuix thame thairanent, declairis that it sall not be lauchfull nor permitted to the saidis justices to mak anye citatioun of pairtie before thair court till the expyiring of the space off fyiftene dayis efter the committing of the fact for the whiche the committer is to be conveyned; at the compleit outrynning of the whiche space, if any haveing power and jurisdictioun as said is hathe omittit and neglected to use and exerce the privilege and libertie of thair right and power, it salbe then lauchfull to the saidis justices to mak citatioun and to proceid against the pairties according to the power and authoritie gevin to thame by his hieghnes, with advyse foirsaid, and conforme to the particular articles abovewrittin in all poyntis, and no utherwayis.

Which all and sindrie the premisse, oure soverane lord, with advyse and consent foirsaid, ratefies and apprevis in all poyntis in maner as the same proportis and gevis to thame the strenthe and force of actis and ordinances off parliament; and ordanis executioun to pas upoun the same as effeiris.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
ACT IX
Anent the teynding of cornis

Forsomuche as by diverse and sindrie actis of parliament maid of before anent the ordoure and maner of teynding of coirnis, and speciallie by the eight act of his majesties eightene parliament holden at Peirth, upoun the nynt of Julii 1606, and sensyne by the fyirst act of the tuentie ane parliament holdin at Edinburgh, upoun the 23 day of October 1612, the maner and forme of teynding and the tyme and space appoynted for requisitioun to be maid for the same is at lenth sett doun, in the whiche actis it is statute and ordaned that all coirnes salbe teyndit at thrie severall tymes in the yeir gif the owneris thairof thinkis expedient, to wit: the croft infeild corne at one tyme, the beir at ane uther tyme and the outfeild corne at the third tyme, as the saidis actis proportis. Nevirtheles oure soverane lord, for the gryiter weall and ease of his majesties liegis, finding it requisite that the former actis be alterit in the poyntis following for setling of a cleare and certane ordoure to be heirefter observed in all teynding of coirnes, hathe, with advyse and consent of the estaitis of parliament, statute and ordanit that it salbe lauchfull to all heritoures and laboreris of the ground, eight dayes being expyred efter the compleit scheiring of everie ane off the thrie soirtes of coirnes abovewrittin, to requyir the owner of the teynd at his duelling place within the parochin, and incace of his not duelling thairin for the tyme, his factoure and servand or uther persoun who is ordined to be constitute and speciallie designed be him in maner eftermentionat upoun the premonitioun of four dayes, to cum and mak lauchfull teynding of the saidis coirnes. Who failyeing to doe the same, and nather the awner of the teynd his selff nor the uther persoun appoynted to be designed by him as is underwrittin cuming and making the said thankfull teynding, being so lauchfullie requyred, oure soverane lord, with advyse and consent of the saidis estaittis, declairis that it salbe lauchfull to the saidis heritoures and laboreris of the ground to seperate the stock frome the teynd and to leid and carye thair stok away and ather to stack the same within their barne yairdis, or to place the same in thair barnes, leving the teynd upoun the ground, whiche they salbe holdin to preserve and keip undistroyed or eatin by beastis for the space of aucht dayis efter the expyring of the tyme of the said requisitioun. Whiche coirnis being so led and stackit or placed in barnis, and the teynd being left on the ground and preserved as said is, oure soverane lord, with advyse and consent foirsaid, declairis it salbe sufficient to liberat thame off all danger of spoilyee or wrangous intromissioun whiche may be moved aganis thame thairfore in anye tyme to cum. And for moir cleir explanatioun of the premisse, statutes and ordanis the owner off the saidis teyndis gif he have not his duelling within the said parochin (whose duelling thair wald requyre premonitioun to be maid to him selff at his duelling place as said is), to designne a speciall servent and factoure for him to quhome the said premonitioun salbe maid in his absence, who sall have his remaning ather in sume certane hous within the parochin or in the nixt most ewest and adjacent clachane, whose name and particular place of residence the said owner of the teindis sall caus publictlie intimat in the paroche kirk ather upoun the last Sonday of Julii or the first Sonday of August yeirlie in presens of the minister of the parochin and parochoneris, that no ignorance may be pretendit theroff; whiche factoure so designed salbe warnit ather personallie (gif he can be apprehendit) or by intimatioun to be maid to the minister of the paroche and at the foirsaid place to be designed for the factoures remaning. Whiche requisitioun so made, oure soverane lord, with adwyis foirsaid, declairis salbe als sufficient as giff the samen wer maid to the teynd maister him selff, lyik as it is declared that incace of the teynd maisteris not duelling within the parochin as said is (if the said designatioun be not made of the said factoures name and place of remaning at the tyme and in maner as is before ordanit), it salbe then also lauchfull (the saidis eight dayes and foure dayes being bypast) to the owneris of the cornes to separate the stok frome the teynd and to leid, stack and place thair stocke in thair barnes or barneyairdis as said is, leving the teynd upoun the ground and preserveing the same in maner before specified; whiche being done, they salbe likwayes frie of all actioun of spoilyie or wrangous intromissione whiche they thairby may incure. It is alwayis prowydit by oure soverane lord, with advyis of the saidis estaittis, that whereas by this act and statute requisitioun is not ordanit to be made till the expyring of eight dayis efter the compleit scheiring of everie one of thrie soirtis of the coirnes before specified, yit nochtwithstanding thairof, the saidis estaittis declairis that albeit the tent pairt of everie sorte of the saidis coirnes or about the tent pairt be standing unschorne and uncuttit down, the not scheiring of that quantitie salbe no caus nor impediment to staye the owner to mak the requisitioun, nather sall the same furneis anye lauchfull excuis to the teind maister upoun the pretext wheroff he suld refuis teynding for the rest, bot declairis this act to be effectuall and to have the awin force, albeit the tenth pairt or about the same remayne unschorne as said is, the saidis heritoures or laboreris useing the lyik ordoure of requisitioun thairefter for teynding of the saidis unschorne coirnes the tyme when the same ar reddye.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
ACT X
Anent the poore

Forasmuche as their hathe bene dyveris worthie lawis and statutes maid by his majestie and his hienes predicessoures for restrayning of ydle and maisterfull beggaris, and that nochwithstanding thairoff, the number of the saidis beggaris hathe daylie incresced more and more; and his majestie and estaittis, considering that the caus of the multipleing of the saidis beggeris hathe and doth proceid frome this ground: that no ordoure hathe bene takin in bygane tyme with the poore childrene and orphanes borne of poore and indigent parentis, who, being tollerated or neglected at thair first entrie to begging, doeth contract suche a custome and habite that hardlie they can be drawin thairefter to any uther calling; wheras giff the saidis childrene wer in thair tender yeiris put to wark and employed and traned up in anye commendable labour, micht thairefter not onlie releve the cuntrey of thair chairgis, bot also prove proffitable to the commoun wealthe; whiche might be easielie performed gif the saidis poore childrene wer takin aff the handis of thair parentis by soume of his majesties weill affected subjectis in particular, or by any of the incorporatiounes and burghis within this his majesties kingdome in commone, and imployed in some calling or vocatioun that might tend to the guide of the realme. Thairfore his majestie, with advyse and consent of the estaittis, doeth in most eirnest mainer recommend to all his hienes luiffing subjectis, requesting thame as they tender the goode and honoure of the realme, to receave within thair houses and famelie and to tak upoun thair care, intertenement and educatioun sum of the saidis puir and indigent childrene, one or moe, everie persoun according to his power and facultye. Lyik as his majestie, with advyse foirsaid, for the further securitie of his hieghnes subjectis, findis and declairis that it salbe lauchfull to his hienes subjectis to tak the saidis poore childrene in thair power, houses and famelie to be educate and brocht up be thame ather in thair houses, or to be put by thame to suche craftis, callingis and vocatiounes, ather within the cuntrey or without the same as they pleis, whiche childrene so receaved salbe obleist and bound as servandis to the receaveris in maner and during the tyme efterspeit. It is alwayis declaired that the conditiounes of the saidis childrene whiche salbe so receaved by his majesties liegis and the maner of thair delyverie to thame salbe as followeth: that is to say, that thai be suche as who salbe found and tryed to be poore and indigent and to have no meanis for thair intertenement, and that by the declaratioun of the provest and bailyeis and by the sessioun of the kirkis within burgh, or by ather of thame, and the sessiounes of the kirkis in landward where the saidis pure childrene remanis or ar found to be for the tyme. And gif the saidis pure childrene be within the aige of fourtene yeiris, they salbe delyverit to his hienes subjectis by the magistrattis within burgh or by the sessioun of the kirk and parochin where they remayne with consent of thair parentis, gif thai have any knawin within the parochin for the tyme; utherwayis salbe delyvered by the saidis magistrattis and sessioun of the kirk alone or uther of thame as said is. And if they be past the aige of fourtene yeiris, that thair awin consent salbe takin thairto by the advyse of the saidis magistrattis and sessioun of kirk, or ather of thame as saidis, who, at the delyverie of the saidis poore childrene to his hienes subjectis, sall gif a testimoniall under thair or thair clerkis hand writtis of the estate, qualitie and conditioun foirsaid of the saidis poore childrene and of their delyverie to their maisteris. Whiche testimoniall of the saidis provest, bailyeis and sessioun of the kirkis beiring the said tryall and delyverie, his hienes, with advyse and consent of the estaittis foirsaidis, findis and declairis salbe a sufficient warrand to the receaveris for bruiking of the benefite of this present statute. And to the effect his hienes subjectis may be moved heirto by the expectatioun of commoditie and advantage whiche they may reape by the laboures and service of the saidis poore childrene, his majestye, with advyse of the saidis estaittis, statutes and ordanis that the saidis poore childrene ressavit by any of his hienes subjectis upoun the testimoniall of provest, bailyeis or sessioun of kirkis in maner abovespecified salbe bund and astricted to thair saidis maisteris, thair airis and assignayis in all kynd of service whiche salbe injoyned to thame untill they pass the aige of threttie yeiris compleit; and that thai salbe under discipline to thair saidis maisteris and thair foirsaidis and subject to thair correctiounes and chasteismentis according to the merittis of thair offences in all maner and sorte of punischment (the lyiff and tortoure excepted). Lyik as it is declared that whatsoevir the saidis servantis gaynis or wynnis be thair travellis during the said space, sall appertene properlie to thair said maister and thair foirsaidis. And giff it salhappin the saidis servantis to absent thame selffis frome thair saidis maisteris service without thair licience, than and in that cace they salbe obleist to refound to thair saidis maisteris the haill damnadge and interesse sustened by thame throche thair absence upoun the declaratioun of the saidis maisteris without any farder probatioun, by and attoure the bodielie punischment to be layed upoun thame at thair returneing by the discretioun of thair saidis maisteris. And gif it salhappin thame to be ressavit by any uther persone, the saidis receptoures salbe obleised to restore thame agane to thair saidis maisteris within tuelff houres efter they be requyred to that effect personallie or at thair duelling places in presens of a notare and tuo witnesses. And gif they failyie, they sall pay ten schillingis efter everie requisitioun daylie ay and till they be restored, and that with out prejudice to the saidis maisteris to call and persew for delyverie of their said servantis before the ordinarie judge as accordis of the law, and for the damnage and skaithe sustenit be thame throw the want of thair saidis servandis during the space of thair absens efter the said requisitioun.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
ACT XI
Anent the queines counsell

Oure soverane lord, with advyse and consent of the estaittis of parliament, ratefies and approvis the letter of nominatioun maid by his hienes derrest spous, Anna, by the grace of God, quene of Gryit Britane, France and Ireland, of the dait the xxvj day of Apryill lastbypast, whereby hir majestye, with his hienes consent, hathe nominated and appoynted Schir George Hay of Nethirliff, clerk of the register, Schir Williame Oliphant of Newtoun, knicht, oure soverane lord advocate, Schir Alexander Drumond of Medope, knicht, and Schir Williame Seytoun of Kyilismure, knicht, to be foure of hir majesties counsell in place of the uther foure of before deceissed, and hath adjoyned thame to the uther thrie of hir majesties counsell as yit alyve, to wit: Alexander, erle of Dumfermeling, chancelar, Thomas, lord Bynning, secretarye, and Schir Petir Young, elymosiner to his majestie, as in the said lettre of nominatioun of the date foirsaid at more lenthe is contenit. And his majestye, with advyse of the estaittis foirsaidis, willis, declaris and ordanis that the saidis counselleris (at the least foure of thame, the said lord chancelare being alwayis one of the said four) salhave the guyding, governament and administratioun of the estate, leving and effearis appertening to his hienes said derrest spous within the kingdome of Scotland in the same maner and forme as is sett down in the act of parliament maid in the moneth off Julii 1593 yearis, and under the provisiounes and conditiounes expressed in the said act of parliament whiche his majestie, with advyse foirsaid, haldis as heirin exprest. And when it salhappin anye of the saidis sevin counselloures, one or moe, to depart this lyiff, his majestie, with advyse foirsaid, willes and grantis that it salbe lauchfull to his hienes to nominat and appoynt utheris in place of the persounes deceissand to the effect abovecontened. Lyik as his majestie, with advyse aforesaid, now as gif the said nominatioun wer maid and then as now, ratefied and apprevis the same and declairis the same to be als valide and effectuall as giff the samyne wer maid with consent of his hienes and advyse of the estaittis foirsaidis.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
ACT XII
Anent prescriptioun of heretable rightis

Oure soverane lord, considering the gryit prejudice whiche his majesties liegis sustenis in thair landis and heretages, not onlie by the abstracting, corrupting and conceilling of thair trew evidentis in thair minoritie and les aige and by the omissioun thairof, by the injurie of tyme, throche warre, plauge, fyir or suche lyik occasiounes, bot also by the counterfutteing and forgeing of fals evidentis and wreatis and concealling of the same to suche a tyme that all meanis of improving thairof is takin away, whereby his majesties liegis ar constitute in a gryit uncertantie of thair heretable rightis and divers pleyis and actiounes ar moved aganes thame efter expyring of threttie or fourtie yearis, whiche nevirtheles by the civill law and be the lawes of all natiounes ar declaired voyde and uneffectuall; and his majestie, according to his fatherlie care whiche his majestie hath to ease and remove the greivis of his subjectis, being willing to cutt aff all occasiounes off pleyis and to put thame in certantie of thair heretage in all tyme cuming, thairfore his majestie, with advyis and consent of the estaittis of parliament, be the tennour of this present act, statutes, findis and declairis that whatsoevir his majesties leigis, thair predicessoures and authoures hath bruikit heirtofore, or salhappin to bruke in tyme cuming by thame selfis, thair tennentis and utheris haveing thair rightis, thair landis, baronyes, annuelrentis and uther heretage by vertew of thair heretable infeftmentis maid to thame by his majestie, or utheris thair superioures and authoures for the space off fourtye yearis, continewallie and togidder following and insewing the date of thair saidis infeftmentis, and that peciablie without anye lauchfull interruptioun made to thame thairin during the said space of fourtie yeiris, that suche persounes, thair heiris and successoures sall nevir be trublit, persewed nor inquyeted in the heretable right and propertie of thair saidis landis and heretages foirsaidis by his majestie or utheris thair superioures and authoures, thair heiris and successoures, nor by anye uther persoun pretending right to the same by vertew of prior infeftmentis, publict or private, nor upone no uther ground, reasoun or argument competent of law, except for falshoid, prowyding they be able to schaw and produce a chartoure of the saidis landis and utheris foirsaidis grantit to thame or thair predicessoures by thair saidis superioures and authouris preceding the entrie of the saidis fourtie yeiris possessioun, with the instrument of seasing following thairupoun; or where there is no chartoure extant, that thai schaw and produce instrumentis of seasing, ane or moe, continewed and standing togidder for the said space of fourtie yearis, ather proceding upoun retoures or upoun preceptis of clare constat, whiche rightis his majestie, with advyse and consent of the estaittis foirsaidis, findis and declairis to be goode, valide and sufficient rightis (being cled with the said peciable and continewall possessioun of fourty yearis without any lauchfull interruptioun as said is) for bruiking of the heretable right of the same landis and utheris foirsaidis. And siclyik his majestie, with advyse foirsaid, statutes and ordanis that all actiounes competent of the law upoun heretable bandis, reversiounes, contractis or utheris quhatsoevir, ather alreddie maid or to be maid after the date heiroff, salbe persewed within the space of fourty yearis efter the date of the same except the saidis reversiounes be incorporat within the bodye of the infeftmentis useit and produced by the possessoure of the saidis landis for his tytle of the same, or registrat in the clerk of register, his bookis. In the whiche cace, seing all suspicioun of falsehoode ceases most justlie, the actiounes upoun the saidis reversiounes ingrossed and registrat ought to be perpetuall. Excepting alwayis from this present act all actiounes of warrandice whiche sall not prescryve frome the date of the band or infeftment whereupoun the warrandice is socht, bot onlie frome the date of the distres whiche sall prescryve, it not being persewed within fourtie yearis as said is. And siclyik it is declared that in the course of the saidis fourtie yearis prescriptioun the yeiris of minoritie and les aige sall nowayis be compted, bot onlie the yearis dureing the whiche the pairteis aganis whome the prescriptioun is used and objected wer majores and past xxj yearis of aige. And his majestie, being carefull that no persoun who hath anye just claime be prejudgit in thair actiounes by prescriptioun of fourtye yearis alreddie rune and expyred before the date of this present act, hathe, with advyse foirsaid, granted full libertie and power to thame to intent thair saidis actiounes within the space of threttene yeiris nixt following the date heiroff, whiche salbe als effectuall as gif the samen had bene intentit within the said space off fourtie yearis prescryved be this present act; efter the expyring of the whiche threttene yearis this present act salhave full force and effect efter the tennoure thairoff in all poyntis. And nevirtheles, it is declared that the persounes at whois instance the foirsaidis actiounes salbe moved and intented within the said space of threttene yearis sall not be compelled to insist in the saidis actiounes at the desyre of thair pairties upoun the first summondis and citatioun thairoff onlie, except the saidis first summondis be called and continewed and the defenderis of new summondit thairby. In the whiche cace and no utherwayis, it is declared that they may be compelled to insist at the instance of the pairtie haveing enteres.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
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  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
ACT XIII
Anent reductioun of retouris and summondis of errour

Forsasmuche as by act of parliament maid by his majestyes most noble progenitoure King James the fourt of worthie memorie upoun the xiij day off Junii 1494, it was statute and ordanit that all summondis of erroure or inordinat proces be persewed within the space of thrie yearis efter the determinatioun of the inquest or service, the pairtye being of lauchfull aige and within the realme, utherwayis to prescryve, as in the said act and statute at more lenth is conteaned; and becaus the trew meaning and intentioun of the said act wes that oure soverane lordis liegis being upoun the said inquest and service suld not ly under the payne and danger of erroure efter the space of thrie yearis and nowayis to hurt or prejudge the righteous hair or nerrest of kin who, by the law of God and man, wes to succeid in the right of blude and successioun to thair predicessoures and to thair landis and heretages jure sanguinis, thairfore oure said soverane lord, with advyse and consent of the estaittis foirsaidis, statutes and ordanis that the said act of parliament sall no wayis hurt nor prejudge the nearest of kyne to seik reductioun of the saidis retoures and service to be past and exped in tyme cuming, and that within the space of tuentye yeiris immediatlie following the date of the saidis retoures and services; and gif the saidis summondis of reductioun beis not intentit, execute and persewed before the expyring of the saidis tuentye yeiris, that the said actioun of reductioun off the said retoure and service sall prescryve in the selff and no pairtye to be hard thairefter to persew the same reductioun; and als declairis that heirefter it sall nawayes be lauchfull to persew the persounes of inquest for wilfull erroure except they be persewit thairfore within the space off thrie yeiris nixt efter the date of the said retoure and service. It is alwayis declared that these presentis sall nowayis be prejudiciall to whatsoevir persounes who have acquyred richtis of landis and heretages before the date heirof bona fide frome persounes alreddie retoured thairto in any tyme bigane, bot the saidis persounes who have bona fide acquyred to bruke thair rightis according to the law than standing.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
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  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
ACT XIIII
Anent exequutoures

Oure soverane lord, understanding a gryit number of ignorant pepill the tyme of thair seiknesses and disease, or utherwayis at the making of thair testamentis and lettir willis, do nominate certane strangearis to be thair exequutoures, meaning onlie to commit the care of thair goodis and diligent ingetting thairoff to the saidis strangeris, and that to the behove of thair childrene or uther persounes who ar neirest of kin, wheras be the contrarye the said office of executorie, by the interpretatioun now observed, doeth carie with it the haill proffite and commoditie off the defunctis pairt of the guidis conteaned in testament, whiche his majestie findis to be altogidder aganis law, conscience and equitie; thairfore his majestie, with advyse and consent of the estaittis of parliament, findes and declairis that all exequutouris alreddie nominate in anye testament not as yit confermit, or to be nominat in anye testament to be made heirefter, ar and salbe obleisit to mak compt, rekning and payment of the whole goodis and geir pertening to the defunct and intromettit with by thame to the wyiff, childrene and nerrest of kyne according to the divisioun observit by the lawes off this realme, reserving onlie to the saidis exequutouris the third of the defunctis pairt, all dettis being first payit and deduced, without prejudice alwayis to the saidis exequutoures of whatsoevir legacyes left to thame by the saidis defunctis whiche sall nowayis be prejudgit be this present act, bot the saidis exequuteris sall have full right to thair saidis legacyes, albeit the same exceid the said third of the defunctis pairt. And incace the saidis legacies exceid the whole third pairt, the saidis exequutouris sall have right to the whole legacie and no pairt of the third, with this expres declaratioun: that quhair legacies ar left to the exequutouris, they sall not fall bothe the saidis legacies and a third by this present act, bot the saidis legacyes salbe impute and allowed to thame in pairt of payment of thair third.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
ACT XV
Anent the escheat of lyifrent takis

Oure soverane lord, haveing considderit that thair hathe bene dyvers questiounes moved before the lordis of his majesties counsall and sessioun tuicheing the escheat of lyverent takis of landis and teyndis fallin by the rebellioun of the persounes to whome the same appertenethe, and that it hath not yit bene clearlie decyidit whether a lyifrent tak suld fall under the gift of a simple escheate or not, for the better clearing wheroff in all tyme cuming, oure soverane lord, with advyse of the estaittis of this present parliament, declairis, statutes and ordanis that lyferent takis of landis or teyndis sall not fall under a simple gift of escheate bot under the gift of a lyifrent escheat onlie. And farder, incace any tak sett of landis or teyndis conteane moe lyverentis nor one, and that the persone to whome the said tak apperteneth in lyverent be rebell attoure the space of yeir and day, whereby he losses his lyverent of the said tack, it is heirby declarit that the remanent lyverentaris conteaned in the said tack, nor the airis or assignayis of the rebell who have right to the said tak efter the said rebellis deceis, sall not be prejudgit by the said lyverentaris rebellione, so that efter his deceis, the said persoun haveing richt to the saidis takis sall bruik and injoye the same, nochtwithstanding the said lyverentaris rebellioun attoure the space of yeir and daye; whiche rebellioun sall prejudge him selff onlie and no uther persoun succeding to him in the right of the said tack.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
ACT XVI
Anent the reservatione of reversiones, seasingis and utheris writis

Oure soverane lord, considdering the gryit hurt sustened by his majesties liegis by the fraudulent dealing of pairties who, haveing annaliet thair landis and ressavit gryit soumes of money thairfore, yit, be thair unjust concealing of sum privat right formarlie made by thame, rendereth subsequent alienatioun done for gryit soumes of money altogidder unproffitable, whiche can not be avoyded unles the saidis privat rightis be maid publict and patent to his hienes liegis; for remedie whereoff, and of the manye inconvenientis whiche may ensew thairupoun, his majestie, with advyis and consent of the estaittis of parliament, statutes and ordanis that thair salbe ane publick register in the whiche all reversiounes, regresses, bandis and writtis for making of reversiounes or regresses, assignatiounes thairto, dischargis of the same, renunciatiounes of wodsettis and grantis off redemptioun, and siclyik all instrumentis of seasing, salbe registrat within thriescore dayes efter the date of the same. It is alwayis declared that it sall not be necessar to registrat anye bandis and wreatis for making of reversiounes or regresses unles seasing pas in favoures off the pairties makeris of the saidis bandis or writtis, in the whiche cace it is ordaned that the samen salbe registrat within thriescore dayes efter the date of the seasing, the extract off the whiche register sall mak faith in all caces except where the writtis so registrated ar offered to be improvin. And gif it salhappin any of the saidis writtis whiche ar appoynted to be registrat as said is not to be dewlie registrat within the said space of thriescore dayes, then, and in that cace, his majestie, with advyse and consent foirsaid, decernis the same to mak no faithe in judgment by way off actioun or exceptioun in prejudice of a third pairtie who hathe acquyred ane perfyit and lauchfull right to the saidis landis and heretages, but prejudice alwayis to thame to use the saidis writtis aganis the pairtye maker thairof, his heiris and successoures. It is alwayes declared that this present act sall nowayis be extendit to instrumentis of seasing and reversiounes thairin contened gevin be provestis and bailyeis of frie burghis royall of landis lyand within thair libertyes and friedomes haldin be the saidis burghis in frie burgage of his majestie, nor to na uther heretable writtis thairoff, nor yit to reversiounes incorporat in the bodye of the infeftmentis maid to the persounes aganis quhome the saidis reversiounes ar useit. It is also declaired that gif anye renunciationes or grantis of redemptioun whiche salhappin to be consignit in proces betuix pairties salbe registrat within thriescore dayes efter the daittis of the decreitis, whereby the same salbe ordaned to be gevin up to the pairties haveand right thairto, the same salbe sufficient. And to the effect the said register may presentlie and in all tyme cuming be the moir faithfullie keipit, thairfore oure said soverane lord, with advyis and consent foirsaid, statutes and ordanis the same registeris and registratiounes foirsaidis to be insert thairin to appertene and belang to the present clerk of register and his deputtis to be appoynted be him to that effect, and decernis and ordanis the same registeris to be annexed and incorporated with the said office, and that the clerk of register present and to cum have the said office as ane proper pairt and pertinent of the clerk of register, his office, mak and constitute particular deputtis, ane or ma, for all the dayis of thair lyiftymes, or utherwayis as he sall think expedient, of guid fame, literature and conversatioun, for quhome he salbe ansuerable, and who salbe resident within the tounes and places efter specifit at all tymes to receave fra the pairties thair evidentis and to registrat the same within the space of fourtie aucht houres nixt efter the recept thairoff, and to engrose the haill bodie of the write in the register under the payne of deprivatioun of the clerk of his place and service and of the office of notarie in all tyme thairefter; and within the same space sall delyver to the presentar of the samen the evidentis markit be him with the day, moneth and yeir of the registratioun and in what leaff of the booke the same is registrat, and sall tak allanerlie for his paynis tuentie sex schillingis, aucht pennyes money of this realme as for the price of ilk leafe of his register, conteaning no les then in this present act; and incace the leafe conteane less, to tak les accordinglie and so proportionallie for everie page of the leaff and parte of the paige, and according thairto sall tak for registring of everie ane of the saidis evidentis; and the saidis registeris to be filled be the saidis deputtis, to be marked be the clerk of register and his deputtis to be appoynted be him to that effect with ane note of the particular number of the leiffis that the same sall conteane, and the saidis registeris, efter the filling of the same, to be repoirted to the said clerk of register to remayne with him and his deputtis and be patent to all oure soverane lordis liegis and extractis thairoff to be gevin be him and his deputtis to be appoynted by him during all the dayis of thair lyvetyme or utherwayis as he sall think expedient for that effect, to all have adoe with the same, whiche sall mak als gryit faithe as the principallis, except incace of improbatioun. And the saidis registeris for the gryiter ease of the liegis to be establisched in the particular places following, that is to say: anein the toun of Kirkwall in Orkney for the haill landis lyand within the boundis of the schirrefdomes of Orkney and Zetland; and ane in the burgh of Invernes for the haill landis lyand within the schirrefdomes of Invernes and Cromartye; ane in the burgh of Elgene for the haill landis lyand within the boundis of the schirrefdomes off Forres and Nairne; ane in the burgh of Abirdene for the haill landis lyand within the boundis of the schirrefdomes of Abirdene, Banff and Kincairdin; ane in the burgh of Dundye for the haill landis lyand within the boundis of the schirrefdome off Forfare; ane in the burgh of Peirthe for the haill landis lyand within the schirrefdome of Pearthe and stewartrie of Straitherne (exceptand the stewartrie of Monteith); ane in the burgh off Sterling for the haill landis lyand within the boundis of the schirrefdomes off Sterling, Clakmannane and stewartrie of Monteith; ane in the burgh of Coupar in Fyiff for the whole landis lyand within the boundis off the schirrefdome off Fyiff and Kinroscher; ane in the burgh of Edinburgh for the haill landis lyand within the boundis of the schirrefdomes of Edinburgh principall, constabularie of Hadingtoun, Linlithgow and Bathgate; ane in the burgh of Lauder for the haill landis lyand within the schirrefdome of Beruick and bailyerie of Lauderdaill; ane in the toun of Selkirk for the haill landis lyand within the schirrefdomes of Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peiblis; ane in the town of Hammiltoun for the haill landis lyand within the boundis of the schirefdome of Lanerk (exceptand the burgh and baronye of Glasgow); ane in the citie of Glasgow for the haill landis lyand within the boundis of the schirrefdome of Renfrew and baronie of Glasgow; ane in the burgh off Dunbartene for the haill landis lyand within the schirrefdome of Dunbartene, Bute, Argyill, Arrane and Tarbett; ane in the burgh of Air for the haill landis lyand within the boundis off the schirrefdome of Air, bailyerie of Kyill, Carrick and Cunninghame; ane in the burgh off Wigtoun for the haill landis lyand within the boundis of the schirefdome of Wigtoun; ane in the burgh of Dumfreis for the haill landis lyand within the boundis of the schirefdome of Dumfreis, stewartries of Kirkcudbright and Annandaill; or in any uther place or places more convenient as the clerk of register sall think most expedient, dew intimatioun being maid to the liegis of the same. And the saidis evidentis to be registrat in the particular bookes appoynted for the landis within the boundis of ilk schirrefdome, stewartrie and bailyerie as said is, or in the optioun of the pairtie in the bookes of register or sessioun keiped be the said clerk of register him selff or his deputtis to be appoynted by him during all the dayis of thair lyiftyme, or utherwayis as he sall think expedient to that effect in Edinburgh. And oure said soverane lord, with advyse and consent of the estaittis, decernis and declairis this present act to have the force, strenth and effect of ane decreit and stattute of parliament, whiche sall have force, strenth and executioun according to the tennoure thairoif in all tyme to cum; ordaning publicatioun to be maid of the same in forme as effeiris.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
ACT XVII
Anent the lowsing of arreistmentis

Oure soverane lord, considering the gryit abuse and corruptioun useit in finding of cautioun to messingeris for lowseing of arreistmentis in tymes bigane, whereby his hienes liegis have bene heavilie prejudgit, the receaving of the said cautioun being committit to whatsoevir messinger of armes the pairtie pleaseth to chuse, who, at the desyre of the pairtie for the most pairt, receaveth irresponsall cautioneris and thairefter quhen cautioun is found, thair is no warrand thairof gevin to the pairtie arreistar bot onlie a tikkett under the messingeris stampe and subscriptioun beiring him to have loused the arreistment and to have ressavit suche a persoun cautioner, whiche tikkett is not sufficient of the law to furneis actioun aganis the saidis cautioneris without productioun of the principall bandis gevin to the said messinger ressaver of the cautione; whiche band, gif anye wer takin, remanis in the handis of the messinger and is ather lossed by negligence or absented by malice, whereby the pairtie is altogidder prejudgit of his actioun whiche he had aganis the cautioner who wes found for lousing of the arreistment; for remedy whereoff, oure soverane lord, with advyse and consent of the estaittis of parliament, statutes and ordanis that all billis and supplicationis for lousing of arreistmentis whiche salbe past and delyvered by the lordis of counsell in tyme cuming salbe past upoun cautioun to be found in thair buikis, and ordanis the clerk of the billis to ressave the said cautioun before the geving out of the same for raising of letteris thairupoun. And gif anye arreistmentis be utherwayis lowsed, the same to be null and ineffectuall.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
ACT XVIII
Anent the keiping of forrestis

Oure soverane lord, considdering that the forrestis within this realme in the whiche deare ar keipit ar altogidder wasted and decayed by scheilingis, pasturing of horsis, mearis, cattell, oxin and uther bestiall, cutting of woddis within the boundis of the saidis forrestis, schuteing and slayeing of deare, venesone and wyild foulles with hagbuttis and with dogges in foirbiddin tyme; and albeit thair hathe bene divers and sindrie lovable actis, lawis and statutes maid for punischeing the transgressouris off the same actis, yit the same hathe not bene put to dew executioun in tyme bygane, inrespect the keiparis of the saidis forrestis under his majestie and utheris haveand right thairto by vertew of thair infeftmentis had no power nor jurisdictioun to punische the saidis transgressouris; thairfore oure said soverane, with advyse of the estaittis of this parliament, willis and ordanis in all tyme cuming that the keiparis of the saidis forrestis and utheris heavand rycht by thair infeftmentis as said is salhave full power, priviledge and jurisdictioun to call, convene and persew before thame quhatsumevir persoun or persounes that salbe fund heirefter to transgress the saidis actis and statutes, sitt and hold courtes thairanent, and to put thame to the tryell of ane inquest, and being fund guyltie, to put the saidis actis to full executioun in thair contrair efter the forme and tennour thairoff in all poyntes, to witt: the slayeris and schutteris of dear, rea and wyild foulles, being landit men, under the payne of fyve hundereth merkis, and everie unlandit man being responsable, under the payne of ane hunderethe merkis; and gif he be not responsable, under the payne of warding and punischment of his persoun conforme to the former actis made thairanent, and the owneris and imputtaris of the guidis and bestiall within the saidis forrestis and cutteris of wode under the payne conteanit in the former actis maid thairanent and conforme to the provisioun of the samen actis.

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  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
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  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
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  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
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  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
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  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
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  48. 'register' repeated. Back
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  97. 'off' repeated. Back
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  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
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  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
ACT XIX
Anent dowcatis

Oure soverane lord, with advyse and consent of the estaittis of this present parliament, considdering the gryit inconveniences sustenit by the liegis of this realme throw the frequent building of doucattis by all maner of persounes in all the pairtis thairoff, statutes, declairis and ordanis that heirefter no persoun, nor persounes, salhave power, libertie or priviledge to build a doucat upoun ony landis within this realme, nather within burgh nor in the cuntrie, except that persoun, buildar of the doucatt, have landis and teyndis pertening to him extending in yeirlie rent to ten chalderis victuell nixt adjacent to the said doucatt (at the least lying within tua myillis to the same); and als declaris that it sall nowayis be lauchfull to the persoun foirsaid worthe in yearlie rent the foirsaidis ten chalderis victuel to builde moe doucattis upoun and within the boundis foirsaidis except one doucate onlye.

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  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
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  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
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  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
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  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
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  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
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  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
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  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
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  48. 'register' repeated. Back
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  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
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  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
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  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
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  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
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  97. 'off' repeated. Back
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  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
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  104. Written superscript. Back
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  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
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  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
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  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
ACT XX
Anent the punischment of drunkardis

It is statute and ordanit by oure soverane lord, with advyse and consent of the estaittis of parliament, for the restraynt of the vyild and destable vyce of drunkenes daylie increscing to the heigh dishonour of God and gryit harme of the haill realme, that all persounes lauchfullie convict of drunkines or of hanting of tavernis and ailhouses efter ten houres at nycht, or ony tyme of the day, except in tyme of travell or for ordinarie refreschment, sall for the first fault pay thrie pundis, or incace of inhabilitye or refusall, to be put in joggis or jaill for the space of sex houres; for the secund fault, to pay fyve pundis, or incace of inhabilitie or refusall, to be keipit in the stokis or jaill for the space of tuelff houres; and for the third fault, to pay ten pundis, or incace foirsaid, to be keipit in stokkis or jaill for the space of xxiiij houres; and thairefter, gif they transgres, to be committit to jaill quhill they find cautioun for thair guid behaveour in tyme cuming. And for the bettir executioun of these presentis, speciall power and commissione is gevin, grantit and committed to all schirreffis, stewartis, provestis and bailyeis, justices of peace and kirk sessiounes within everie parochin to call, conveyne and try the foirsaidis persones, unlawis to uplift, et ad pios et necessarios usus in everie paroche to apply, and all and sindrie utheris thingis to do and exerce whiche necessarlie is requyrit for executioun of these presentis.

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  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
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  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
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  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
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  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
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  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
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  48. 'register' repeated. Back
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  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
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  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
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  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
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  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
ACT XXI
Anent dischargeing of caulpis

Oure soverane lord and estaittis, understanding and considdering the gryit hurt and skayth whiche his majesties liegis have susteyned these many yearis bygane by the cheiffis off clannis within the hielandis and yles of this kingdome by the unlauchfull taking frome thame, thair childrene and executouris efter thair deceis under the name of caulpes off thair best aucht, quhither it be ox, mear, hors or cow, alledgeing thair predicessouris to have bene in possessione thairoff for mantening and defending of thame aganis thair enemies and evil willaris of old; and not onlie ane of the saidis cheiffis of clannis wilbe content to uplift his caulp, bot also thrie or four moe, everie ane of thame will alledge bettir right nor uther, and everie ane of thame efter ane uther will uptak the same untill four or fyve severall caulpes wilbe takin frome ane persoun howbeit nevir one of the saidis clannes have right thairto, or to the landis whiche the persounes occupies quhairfra the caulpes ar uplifted. And so seveir ar they that everie ane of thame efter ane uther will pull thair horsis and oxin out of thair pleughis and harrowes in the verie tyme of thair gryitest bussines and laboures, so that manye of his majesties subjectis whiche of old wer inriched with sufficient store of goodis and bestiall and thairby made his hienes and utheris haveing richt thankfull payment of thair maillis, kaynes and dewties indebtit be thame yeirlie to his majestie and utheris haveand right, ar now by the extorsioun of the saidis cheiffis of clannes and utheris haveing right to the saidis caulpes and by unlauchfull raising and uplifting thairoff becum depauperat and unable to pay his majestie and utheris haveand goode right thair just dewties. And seing thair wer ane act made heirtofore in favoures of the inhabitantis of Galloway by his hienes predicessour King James the fourt of worthie memorie in his secund parliament and the eightene cheptour thairoff dischargeing the saidis caulpis and uptaking thairoff in all tyme cuming thairefter under the payne of punischment as reafe, and to be ane poynt off dittay aganis thame in the justice aire, thairfore oure said soverane lord, with advyse of the estaittis of this present parliament, statutes and ordanis that in no tyme cuming none of his hienes liegis presume nor tak upoun hand to intromet with nor uplift the saidis caulpis within anye pairt of this kingdome under the payne foirsaid.

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  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
ACT XXII
Anent the inbringing of prothogollis

Oure soverane lord, understanding that that pairt of the act of parliament maid in Julii 1587 yeiris, chap. 45, intitulated 'When, who and how notaris suld be admitted and of thair cautioneris and prothogollis', quhairby it wes statuted and ordanit that all prothogoll buikis off notaris suld be within fyiftene dayes efter the deceis of the notar brocht in to Edinburgh and deliverit to the clerk of register, or ane of his deputtis appoynted by him for that effect, hath not bene pute to dew executioun in tyme bypast, quhairthrow his majesties liegis have sustenit gryit hurt and damnage in so far as a gryit pairt of the prothogollis ar vitiat and destroyit by ryveing out of the levis furth of the saidis prothogollis, inserting and writting of fals instrumentis upoun the blank peper contenit in the saidis prothogollis, and siclyik by inserting of scheittis and quairis of new peper quhairupoun instrumentis ar falsiefied by alteratioun of the daittis of instrumentis contenit in the saidis prothogollis and many utherwayis, as hath bene divers tymes exactlie tryed by the lordis of counsell and sessioun; and that the delaying of the executione of the said act hath procedit upone ane ordinance conteaned thairin of satisfactioun to be gevin by the clerk of register or his deputtis to the relict, childrene or executouris of the saidis notaris for the said prothogoll, quhairby the clerk of register or his deputtis wald be drawin to verie gryit and intollerable chairgis in regairde of the gryit number of the saidis buikis; thairfore and for remedy thairoff, oure soverane lord, with advyse foirsaid, dischairges that pairt of the said act of parliament anent anye uther satisfactioun to be gevin to the relict, childrene and executoures of the notaris alreddie deceissit or that salhappin to deceas (except as is heirefter expressed); and statutes and ordanis that all persounes, alsueill relict, childrene, executeris of whatsoever alreddye depairted or uther persoun or persounes whatsoever, havearis in thair handis, custodie and keiping of anye prothogoll buik of whatsoevir notare alreddie deceissed, as of notaris that salhappin to deceas at any tyme heirefter, sall, after deceis of the notare, inbring the saidis prothogollis to Edinburgh and delyver the same to the clerk of register or his deputtis to be appoynted by him for that effect under the payne off ane hunderethe poundis to be incurred by thame who salhappin to be found to contravene; and thairefter the saidis notaris bookes to be reteaned and keipt by the said clerk of register or his deputtis foirsaidis to be appoynted by him to that effect. At the deliverie and inbringing of whiche prothogollis, iff the same salbe inbrocht by the said relict or childrene, his hieghnes, with advyse foirsaid, ordanis the clerk of register or his depute foirsaid to mak a note of the names of the said relict and childrene of the defunct notaris, to the effect that whensoevir anye pairtie sall persew for transumpt of anye instrument furth of the same, he salbe astricted heirby to summond by the pairtie haveing enteres, the relict and childrene of the defunct notare, to the effect that the saidis relict and childrene may be satisfied be the pairtye craveing the transsumpt of the said instrument at the modificatioun of the lordis of counsell and sessioun. And his hieghnes, with advyse foirsaid, declairis that this act sall not be extendit to the inbringing of the prothogollis of the clerkis of any frie burghis royall within this realme deceisand alreddie or that salhappin to decease heirefter, bot the clerkis, relict and childrene of the saidis frie burghis salbe haldin to delyver the saidis prothogollis to the provest and bailyeis of the saidis frie burghis to remayne in the register of the saidis burghis and to be maid furthhcuming to all pairties haveing enteres whensoevir they sall crave any instrument to be transsumed furth of the same at anye tyme heirefter.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
ACT XXIII
Act salvo jure cujuslibet

Forasmuche as in this present sessioun of parliament thair ar ratificatiounes past wherin dyvers and new clauses ar insert, whiche may be prejudiciall to particulare pairties rightis and dirogative to manye lawes lauchfullie maid and establisched of before, albeit the meaning of his hieghnes be at this tyme (as it wes evir in all preceding parliamentis) that by no particular act anye uther pairtie suld be hurt or prejudgit; for remedie thairoff, it is statuted and ordaned that no ratificatioun past in this present sessioun of parliament salbe prejudiciall to anye private pairties richtis, bot that the saidis ratificatiounes be alwayis understude whither they be generall or speciall to be salvo jure cujuslibet.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
Procedure: commissions
A commissione for heretable offices

Oure soverane lord, continewing in that purpois and resolutioun brede in his royall heart in his young yearis for making of offices of judicatorye in this kingdome as they ar in all weill governed staittis, imploymentis for men furnischit with giftis suittable to the dignitie and gravitie of the places quhairby manye abuses may be takin away, quhilkis in heretable offices of that kynd cannot be avoyded, the rightis thairoff falling oft tymes to wemen, to childrene or to men quha nather can discharge the place nor mak chois of sufficient deputtis; and yit his majestie, remaning constant in that course of myildnes and moderatioun so familiar to him, and being unwilling to tak the saidis offices frome the present possessoures thairoff quha and thair predicessoures have bruikit the samen monye yearis as thair inheritance without guid and competent satisfactioun to be gevin to thame be thair awin consent, haithe thairfore, with advyise of the estaittis of this present parliament, gevin and grantit and, be vertew of this present act, gevis and grantis full power and commissioun to Jhonne, archibischope of Sanctandros, Andro, bischope of Breichin, Jhonne, earle of Montrois, Thomas, lord Bynning, David, lord Scone, David, lord Carnegye, Schir George Hay, clerk of register, Schir Williame Oliphant, his hienes advocat, Schir Gedeoun Murray, thesaurer depute, and Schir Williame Seytoun of Kyilismure, knight, or to ony of thame, to travell and deall with the haill heretable schirreffis, stewartis and bailyeis within this kingdome anent the surrender of the saidis offices in his majestyes handis, and anent ane competent satisfactioun in honoure and utherwayis to be gevin to thame for the samene, and to mak ane faithfull repoirte to his majestie of thair procedingis thairin.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
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  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
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  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
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  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
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  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
A commissione for keiping of justice courtes

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of parliament, considdering the gryit abuses and delayis susteaned be his hienes liegis in persute of criminall causes before the justice and his deputtis in tyme bygane, and being maist willing to redres and amend the samen swa that justice heirefter may be equallie ministrat with expeditioun conforme to reasone and lawes of this realme, thairfore oure soverane lord and estaittis foirsaidis hes gevin and grantit, lyik as be the tennoure heiroff gevis and grantis full power and commissioun to Alexander, earle Dumfermeling, lord chancelar, Jhonne, earle of Mar, thesaurer, Thomas, lord Bynning, secretar, Schir Williame Oliphant, advocate, Schir Jhonne Cokburne, justice clerk, Maister Thomas Hope and Maister Thomas Nicolsone, advocattis, (or to ony fyve of thame conjunctlie, the saidis chancelar and secretare being alwayis tua of the fyve) to consult, conclude and put in wreate all sick goode ordoure, solide lawes and constitutiounes for proceding and doing justice to all pairties in persute and defence before the criminall judge and his deputtis in all criminall causes, quhairby goode and summer justice may be done and observed to all his hienes liegis without long delayes and extraordiner expensses; and decernis and declairis quhatsumevir ordoures of procedure, lawes and constitutiounes the foirsaidis commissioneris, or onye fyve of thame as said is, sall prescryve and sett doun to be observed in that court, the samyne sall stand as ane perpetuall law and have the strenthe, force and effect of ane act of parliament in all tyme cuming, siclyik and in the samen maner as gif the samen ordoures, constitutiounes and lawes had bene expreslie adwysit, sett doun and concludit in this present parliament.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
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  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
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  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
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  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
Legislation: private acts
Act anent the Clangregour

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament, remembering how that his sacred majestye being verie justlie moved with a haterent and detestatioun of the barbarous murtheris and insolences committed be the Clangregoure upoun his majestyes peciable and goode subjectis of the Lennox at Glenfrone in the moneth of Februare 1603, and how that the bair and simple name of McGregoure maid that haill clane to presume of thair power, force and strenthe and did encourage thame without reverence of the law or feare of punischement to go fordward in thair iniquities; upone the consideratioun quhairof, his majestie, with advyse of the lordis of secreit counsell, maid dyvers actis and ordinances aganis thame, especiallie one act upoun the third day of Apryill 1603 whereby it wes ordanit that the name of McGregoure sulde be altogidder abolisched and that the haill persounes of thatt clan suld renunce thair name and tak thame sum uther name, and that they nor nane of thair posteritie suld call thame selffis Gregour or McGregoure thairefter under the payne of deade; ane uther act of the date the 26 of Januare 1613, quhairby it wer ordanit that nane of the Clangregour who wer at Glenfrone the tyme foirsaid and who wer at the fyir rasingis, murtheris, slauchteris and depredatiounes committit upoun the lairdis of Glenurquhye, Luss and Coline Campbell off Abiruquhill suld at no tyme thairefter beare nor weare ony kynd of armoure bot ane pointles kniff to cutt thair meate under the said payne of deade; as alsua ane uther act of the date the 24 Junii 1613, quhairby it wes ordanit that naine Clangregour, nor na otheris who formerlie wer callit McGregour and hes renuncit thair names, suld convene and meit togidder in onie pairt of this kingdome in gryiter numberis nor four persones under the said payne of deade; and his majestie and the saidis estaittis, acknawledgeing the saidis actis to have bene made upoun verye goode respectis and consideratiounes for the peace and quyetnes of the cuntirey, and thairwithall considdering that dyvers of that clane who renuncit thair names and fand cautioun for thair gude behaveoure ar depairted this lyiff, and that gryit numberis of thair childrene ar now ryiseing up and approcheing to the yearis of majoritie, who, gif they sall tak agane the name of McGregoure renuncit be thair parentis upoun solemne oathe, the number of that clane in few yearis wilbe als gryit as at onye tyme heirtofore, thairfore his majestie, with advyse of his saidis estaittis, ratefies, allowes and approves the actis abovewreattin of the tennour and daittis foirsaidis in all and sindrie poyntis, clauses and articles contenit thairintill, and, conforme thairto, declairis, statutes and ordanis that gif onie persoun or persounes of the said clane who hes alreddie renunceit thair names, or heirefter sall renunce and cheinge thair names, or gif onye of thair bairnes and posteritie sall at ony tyme heirefter assume or tak to thame selffis the name of Gregoure or McGregoure, or gif ony of thame sall keip tryistes, conventiounes and meitingis with ony persoun or persounes calling and awowing thame selffis to be McGregoures, that everie sick persoun or persones assomeing and taking to theme selffis the said name and who sall keip the saidis tryistes, conventiones and meitingis sall incurre the payne of deathe, quhilk payne salbe execute upoun thame without favoure; for quhilk purpois, his majestie, with advyse of his saidis estaittis, ordanis and commandis the schirreffis, stewartis, bailyeis of regalities, justices of peace and thair deputtis within thair severall boundis quhair ony of the persounes contravening this present act hantis and remaynes to tak and apprehend thame and commit thame to sure wairde, thairin to remayne upoun thair awin expensses ay and quhill ordoure and directioun be gevin for thair punischement as accordis.

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  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
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  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
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  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
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  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
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  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
Act in favoris of the Archbischope of Sanctandrois

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament, considdering that for mantenance and intertenement of the persounes continewallie attending upoun the keiping of the castell of Edinburgh by uther monie and victuell assignit for that effect furth of uther pairtis, thair wes likwayis certane victuell assignit furth of the archebischoprik of Sanctandrois, to wit: the haill third of the quheit of the said archbischoprik, extending to sevin chalderis, tua bollis, thrie firlottis, ane peck; and out of the third off beir of the said archibischoprik, aucht chalderis, fyve bollis, third pairt peck beir; and the third of the meill of the said archbischoprick of Sanctandrois, extending to four bollis meill; and the third of the peis and beanis of the said archbischoprik, ane boll, third pairt boll, as the nynt act of oure soverane lordis parliament maid thairanent in the yeir of God jM vC fourescore foure at mair lenth proportis. And his majestie, willing that the said archibischoprik be fred and exonerit of the burding of payment of the foirsaid victuell in tyme cuming in regarde the smalnes of the victuelrent of the said archbischoprik, thairfore oure soverane lord, with advyse of the estaitis foirsaidis, cassis and annulles the foirsaid act of parliament sua far as concernis the assignatioun foirsaid of the victuell foresaid furth of the said archbischoprik of Sanctandrois; and decernis and declairis the same to be null and of nane availl, force nor effect in tyme cuming; and ordanis the samen victuell to be upliftit be the archebischope present and his successouris in all tyme heirefter for suppleing of the necessar chairgis requisit in the attendantis upoun his hienes service and in awaitting upoun the effairis off the kirk of this realme.

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  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
Act for ane new assignatione to the castell of Edinburgh out of his majesties propertie

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament, considdering that in the parliament haldin be his hienes and estaittis thairof upone the tuentie tua day of August, the yeir of God jM vC fourscoir four yeiris, it wes statute and ordanit that the money and victuell assignit and gevin of before for keiping of the castell of Edinburgh suld remane and abyid with the captanes and keiparis thairof for sustening of the chairges of thair offices, and namelie the money and victuell speciallie assignit and mentionat in the said act, as the samen in the selff mair fullielie proportis; and oure said soverane lord and estaittis, considdering that be the said act thair wes speciallie assignit to the said castell and keipairis thairoff out of the third of the archbischoprik of Sanctandrois, sevin chalderis, tua bollis, thrie firlottis, ane peck quheit, aucht chalderis, fyve bollis, third pairt peck beir, four bollis meill and ane boll, third pairt boll peis and beinis, quhilk now be act of this present parliament is dischargit in favouris of Jhonne, now archbischope of Sanctandrois and his successouris, thairfore, and in contentatione and satisfactioun thairoff, oure said soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament hes assignit and disponit and be thir presentis assignis and disponis to the said castell of Edinburgh, captanes and keiparis thairoff and their successoures, all and haill sevin chalderis, fyve bollis, ane firlote quheit thairof forth of Ardett; thrie chalderis, four bollis furth of Drone; tua chalderis, sevin bollis, thrie firlottis and furth of Easter Fernye; ane chalder, nyne bollis, tua firlottis, aucht chalder, aucht bollix beir thairof furth of the foirsaidis landis of Ardett; four chalder, four bollis furth of the foirsaidis landis of Drone; thrie chalderis, tua bollis, ane firlott and furth of the foirsaidis landis of Easter Fernye; ane chalder, ane boll, thrie firlottis to be upliftit and ressavit yeirlie furth of the reddiest of the fermes and dewties of the foirsaidis landis of Ardett, Drone and Eister Fernye, quhilkis ar a pairt of his majesties propertie in Fyiff, be the captanes and keiparis of the said castell off Edinburgh in tyme cuming, and that in place of the said victuell assignit thairto of before furth off the said archbischoprik of Sanctandros. Quhilk particular victuell designit to be payit as is abovementionat, his majestie and estaittis foirsaidis hes dissolvit and be the tennoure heiroff dissolvis fra the croun and fra all lawes and actis made thairanent to the effect foirsaid and na utherwayes; and ordanis, giff neid beis, ane speciall gift and assignatioun to be made thairupoun in forme as effeiris. Lyik as the said Jhonne, now archebischope of Sanctandros, haveing be his majestie be his hienes lettres under the previe seall off the date the [...] day of [...] yeiris, geving, grantit and disponit to him ane yearlie pensioun of certane victuell yearlie to be upliftit and takin furth off his hienes propertie; and that in recompance and satisfactioune of the foirsaid act in August jM vC fourscore four yeiris, assignatioun and dispositioun of the foirsaid victuell yeirlie to be upliftit furth of the thriddis of the said archbischoprik of Sanctandrois for mantenance off the said castell thairin conteanit, quhilk is be ane uther act of this present parliament declarit null and of nane availl, force nor effect in tyme cuming, and the foirsaid victuell thairin expressit, quhilk of before be vertew thairoff pertenit to the said castell, ordanit be the samen act to be upliftit be the said Jhonne, archbischope of Sanctandrois and his successoures in all tyme heirefter; and that in lyik maner in recompance and satisfactioun of the foirsaid yeirlie pensioun of victuell disponit be his majestie be his hienes lettres under the previe seill above mentionat yeirlie to be upliftit furth of his hienes propertie as said is; and that for ane valide and sufficient renunciatioun to be maid be him of the samen pensioun; and thairfore, and for the assignatioun and dispositioun abovementionat grantit be this present act in favouris and mantenance of the said castell and service thairoff, the said archebischope, being personallie present in presens of his majestie and estaittis foirsaidis, judiciallie renuncit, quyteclamit and dischargit and be the tennour heiroff renuncis, quyteclamis and simple and for evir dischargis the foirsaid yearlie pensioun maid and grantit be his majestie be his hienes lettres under the previe seall of the date abovementionate and haill victuell thairin conteanit yeirlie to have bene upliftit furth of his hienes propertie as said is, to the effect his majesties comptrollaris present and to cum, thair deputtis and chalmerlanes and under ressaveris may uplift the samen and intromet thairwith to his hienes use in all tyme cuming at thair plesure.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
Annexatioun of Ferne to the bischoprick of Rose

Oure soverane lord, haveing consideratione that the rent and patrimonie of the bischoprik of Ross is sua exhaustit and dilapidat be fewis, takis, assedatiounes and pensiounes in sick maner that the same is scareslie habill to intertenie the estate of ane privat minister, mekleles to sustene the necessar and honorable burdingis quhairunto ane bischope is subject be vertew of his calling; and thairwith calling to mynd how that his majestee, in supplement thairoff in sum measure, gave and disponit to umquhile Maister David Lindsay, than bischope of Ross and his successoures the abbacye and monasterie of Ferne with all and sindrie landis, lordschippis and utheris pertening thairto; and to that effect dissolvit the same fra the croun quhairunto they wer annexit be vertew of the act of annexatioun of the kirklandis to the croun maid in the yeir of God jM vC fourescore sevin yeiris; quhilk dissolutioun of the said abbacye frome the croun and annexatione and unione maid thairof to the said bischoprick of Ross and haill patrimonie of the same, his majestie, with advyse and consent of the estaittis of parliament haldin at Edinburgh, the tuentye fourt day of Junii the yeir of God jM vjC and nyne yeiris, ratefied, approved and confermed in the haill heidis, articles and clauses thairoff; and now seing his majestie is of mynd and intentione that the said annexatioun and unione may formerlie proceid and tak full force, strenth and effect in all tyme cuming, thairfoire his majestee, with advyse and consent of the estaittis off parliament presentlie conveyned, of mature deliberatione, dissolvis fra the croun all and haill the said abbacye of Ferne with all and sindrie landis, lordschippis, woddis, mylnis, multoures, fischeingis, alsueill superioritie as propertie thairoff pertening thairto, advocatioun, donatioune and right of patronage of kirkis, chaplanries and alterages belanging to the same, and with all and sindrie fewfermes, fructis, rentis, kaynes, customes and utheris dewties of the said abbacye of Ferne quhairsoevir they ly; and to that effect, retreitis, cassis, annulis and abrogatis the said act of annexatione of the temporalitie of benefices to the croun maid in the yeir of God jM vC fourscore sevin yeiris in sa far as the samen may be extendit or comprehend the said abbacye of Ferne, fructis, rentis, maillis and dewties or ony pairt thairoff, with all uther actis of parliament maid in prejudice of this present dissolutione of the said abbacye and annexatioun and unione thairoff to the said bischoprick of Ross, with all that hes followit or may follow thairupoun; lik as his majestie, with consent foirsaid, of new unites, annexis and incorporatis all and haill the said abbacie and monaisterie of Ferne, hous and precinct thairoff, with all and sindrie landis, lordschipis, woddis, milnes, multeris, fischeingis, alsueill superioritie as propertie, teindis, teindschevis (gif anye be) belanging thereto, advocatioune, donatioun and rycht of patronage of kirkis, chaplanries, prebendaries and alterages belanging to the same, with all and sindrie feufermes, anuelrentis, anniversaries, fructis, rentis, kaynis, customes and utheris dewties quhatsumevir pertening or belanging or quhilk at ony tyme bigane pertenit or belangit to the said abbacie of Ferrne quhairsoevir the same ly; and willis and declairis that the said abbacie and monasterie of Ferne, name and memorie thairoff, salbe utterlie extingitischit in all tyme coming and be unite and incorporat in and with the said bischoprik of Ross in sick soirt and maner as the same may remayne ane proper pairt of the patrimonie thairoff in semblable maner as the rest of the patrimonye of the said bischoprik but ony uther speciall denominatioune quhairby the same may be separat fra the rest of the said bischoprik, to the effect that the reverend father in God, Patrik, now bischope of Ross and his successoures may frielie, quyetlie and peciablie enjoye and posses the said abbacie with the haill fructis and rentis thairof and utheris abovespecifit as now being ane proper pairt of the said bischoprik of Ross, and that als frielie as if the said abbacye of Ferne had bene of auld ane proper pairt of the patrimonie of the said bischoprik of Ross, sua that under the name and dispositioun of the bischoprick of Ross to be maid be his majestee in anie tyme cuming salbe comprehendit the said abbacye of Ferne, haill fructis, rentis and commodities thairoff as if the same had bene ane proper pairt of the patrimonie of the said bischoprick of Ross in all tyme bigane. Lyik as his majestie, with consent foirsaid, off new ratefies and apprevis the said gift and dispositioun maid to the said umquhile Maister David Lindsay, bischope of Ross and his successoures off the said abbacye off Ferne, togidder with the gift and dispositioun of the said bischoprick of Ross and abbacye of Ferne annexit thairto, granted to the said Patrick, now bischope of Ross under the gryit seall of the date at Quhythall, the sext day of November, the yeir of God jM vjC and sextene yeiris, in the haill heiddis, articles and clauses thairoff; and statutes and ordanis the same to be ane guid and valide right to the Bischop of Ross present and his successoures for bruiking of the said abbacye as ane proper pairt of thair patrimony in all tyme cuming; and, gif neid beis, ordanis ane new gift and dispositioune to be made thairoff to the said Patrik, now bischope of Ross, for him and his successoures in maist ample forms with all clauses neidfull, and declairis that this act of dissolutioun of the said abbacie and monasterie of Ferne and unions thairoff to the said bischoprick of Ross, or ony provisioun ratiefied heirby, or to be gevin of new to the said Patrik, now bischope of Ross off the premisse be vertew of this act, sall not comprehend nor be extendit to anye priviledge of regalitie, except the same have had regalitie of auld; in the quhilk cace, his majestie declairis that gif thair wes ane regalitie in Ferne of auld, the bischop and his successoures sall bruke the same heirefter and na utherwayes; and lykwayis thir presentis sall not prejudge ony pairties rightis lauchfullie maid according to the lawes of the cuntrey than standand.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
Annexatioun of Croceraguell and Monymusk to the bischoprick of Dumblane

Oure soverane lord, haveing consideratioun of the meanes of the estate of the bischoprik of Dumblane and perfyitlie understanding the rentis thairof to be of so small valew that thai ar altogidder unable in anye measure to furneis the necesseris to the privet familie of ane bischope, mekleles to beir his chairgis in parliament and counsellis and utheris ecclesiasticall conventiounes, quhilk, by vertew of his calling, he must of all necessitie undergo; and seing the onlie help and succoure thairoff properlie appertenis to his majestie who of his wonted clemencie hes restoired the estate of the bischoprickes to thair former integritie and helpit sick utheris of thame as wer meanlie prowydit, thairfore his majestie, with advyse and consent of the estaittis of this parliament and of ane reverend father in God Jhonne, archebischope of Sanctandros, Adame, bischope of Dumblane and pryour of Monymusk, and Maister Petir Hewatt, abbote of Croceraguell, being carefull to help the estate of the said bischoprik of Dumblane, hes unite, annexit and incorporat in and to the said bischoprik of Dumblane and patrimonie thairoff all and haill the abbacye of Croceraguell, as likwayis all and haill the pryorie of Monymusk, alsueill temporalitie as spiritualitie of the saidis benefices, with all landis, kirkis, teyndis, teyndschevis, fischeingis, annuelrentis, proffittes, commodities or uther casualities quhatsumevir, alsueill not exprest as expressit, pertening or belanging or quhilk ony tyme bygane pertenit or belangit to the said abbacie or pryorie or onie of thame in ony maner of way. And to this effect, his majestie, with advyse and consent foirsaid, hes dissolvit and be the tennour of thir presentis dissolvis frome his hienes croun all and haill the temporalitye off the said abbacye of Croceraguell and pryorie of Monymusk with all annuelrentis, casualities and proffittis following the said temporalitie and annexit to his hienes croune be vertew of the act of annexatione of the kirklandis to the croun, and be the tennoure heiroff retreittis, rescindis, cassis, abrogatis and annullis the foirsaid act of annexatioun of the temporalitie of benefices to the croun maid in the yeir of God jM vC fourscore sevin yeiris in sua far as the samen may in ony wayis be extendit to the temporalitie of the said abbacye of Croceraguell and pryorie of Monymusk, or ony pairt thairoff, or ony uther actis of parliament maid to that effect with all that hes followit or may follow thairupoun. As likwayis his majestie, with advyse foirsaid, hes supprest and be the tennour of this present act suppresses the dignitie and tytill of the said abbacie off Croceraguell and pryorie of Monymusk sua that the samen sall remayne extinct for evir; and declairis and ordanis the saidis benefices of Croceraguell and Monymusk, alsueill spiritualitie as temporalitie thairoff, haill fructis, rentis, teyndis, teyndscheves, fischeingis, utheris proffittes, emolumentis and casualities quhatsumevir, to be unite, annexat and incorporat in and to the said bischoprik of Dumblane, and to be ane proper pairt of the patrimonye and leving thairof as gif the samen had bene mortified to the said bischoprik at the first fundatioun thairoff. And farder, his majestie, with advyse foirsaid, declairis, decernis and ordanis that the said Adame, now present bischope of Dumblane, be the strenthe and force of this present act, sall have als gude and sufficient right, title and enteres to the haill fructis, rentis, proffittis, casualities and utheris emolumentis quhatsumevir pertening to the saidis benefices now unit and incorporate to the said bischoprick be the tennour of this act as gif the samen had bene ane proper pairt of the patrimonye thairoff at the tyme of his provisioun to the said bischoprik of Dumblane, sua that the samen salbe peciablie bruikit and joisit be the said reverend father and his succeisoures bischopes of Dumblane for now and evir, the said reverend father alwayis and his successouris bischopis of Dumblane interteneing the ministrie serveing the cure at the kirkis of the saidis benefices upoun the reddiest of the fructis off the samen kirkis according to the ordiner assignationes made or ressonablie to be maid thairanent. Reservand alwayis the lyverentis of the present titularis of the saidis benefices; and als reservand to the Earle of Caissillis and to all utheris haveand rightis to the landis and teyndis of the abbacie of Croceraguell all thair lauchfull rightis and takis of landis and teyndis belangand therto lauchfullie maid and sett to thame at ony tyme bigane; and siclyik reservand to the laird of Monymusk the superioritie of the manse of Monymusk now haldin be him [of] oure soverane lord, to the effect he, his airis and successoures may hald the same of his hienes in all tyme cuming and to pay to the Bischop of Dumblane and his successoures the few dewties contenit in his few infeftment of the said manse of Monymusk, nochtwithstanding that he haldis the samen landis of his hienes, the quhilk payment of the said few deutie yeirlie in tyme cuming to the said Bischop off Dumblane and his successoures salbe als sufficient ane exoneratione to the said laird of Monymusk, his airis and successouris as gif he and his foirsaidis had payit the same to oure soverane lord. And siclyik reservand to all uther persounes quha hes acquyrit fewis, takis or uther tytle quhatsumevir of the said pryorie of Monymusk at ony tyme bygane all thair lauchfull rightis lauchfullie maid and sett to thame at ony tyme bigane of the landis and teyndis of the said pryorie of Monymusk. And als reservand to the ministeris at the kirkis of the saidis abbacie of Croceraguell and pryorie of Monymusk present and to cum thair rightis and stependis nochtwithstanding this act. And last reservand to Maister Petir Hewatt, present abbote of Croceraguell, his awin lyverent thairoff with the haill rentis, honouris, immunities, priviledges and dignities belanging to the said abbacye to be bruikit be him during his lyiftyme conforme to his provisone.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
Annexatione of Icolmekill and Ardchattan to the bischoprik of the Yles

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament ratefies and approvis the gift and provisioun under the gryit seall granted be his majestie to and in favouris of the reverend father in God Andro, bischope of the Yles, of the date at Blanforde, the ellevint day of August, the yeir of God jM vjC and fyiftene yeiris, off all and haill the bischoprick of the Yles and of the pryorie of Ardchattan and of the abbacie of Icolmekill unite, annexat and incorporat to and with the said bischoprick of the Yles, appoyntit to remayne and abyid thairat inseperablie for evir as ane pairt of the patrimonye and propertie of the said bischoperik in all and sindrie heiddis, clauses, articles and conditiounes specifit and expressit in the said gift, halding the samen as for exprest heirintill and to be als gude and effectuall as giff the said gift wer ad longum insert in this present act. Lyik as oure said soverane lord and estaittis foirsaidis declairis and ordanis the foirsaid gift and provisioun to have bene and to be ane gude, perfyit and effectuall securitie to the said Andro, bischope of the Yles and his successoures for bruiking, joising and useing of the fructis and rentis of the said bischoprik, pryorie and abbacie abovewritten, temporalitye and spiritualitie of the same; and for that effect, hes dissolvit and dissolvis the act of annexatioun of all kirklandis to the croun and all utheris actis of annexatioune in sua far as the samen may be extendit to the said bischoprik of the Yles, pryorie of Archattan and abbacie of Icolmekill, and to all and quhatsumevir landis, baronies, kirkis, teyndis, fermes, rentis, casualityes and dewties pertening and belonging thairto; and hes unitite and unites and annexis the samen to the said bischoprik of the Yles to remayne and abyide thairat as ane pairt of the patrimonye and propertie thairoff in all tyme cuming, conforme to the foirsaid gift and provisioun grantit to the said Andro, bischop of the Yles thairupoune. And farder oure said soverane lord and estaittis foirsaidis declairis that the saidis abbacye of Icolmekill and pryorie of Archattane hes bene past all memorie of man proper pairtis and pertinentis of the said bischoprik as unite and annexit thairto, but prejudice alwayis of all and quhatsumevir persounes infeftmentis, takis, rightis and utheris securities lauchfullie made to thame conforme to the lawes of this realme than standand, and speciallie of onye priviledge belanging and dew to the bischoprik of Dunkeld furth of the said priorie of Ardchattan and abbacie of Icolmekill, quhilk his hienes and estaittis foirsaidis findis and declairis sall not be comprehendit under this act.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
Act anent the chapter of the Bischop off the Yles

Oure soverane lord, understanding that the haill fundatioun and ancient evidentis and recordis of the bischoprik of the Yles hes bene this lang tyme bigane obscurit and supprest that na memorie remaynis quhat or how manye dignities wes in that sea and quha wes the memberis off that chaptoure, and his hienes being maist willing to restore the said sea and bischoprick of the Yles to the ancient integritie and to prowyid and establische the same with all memberis necesar, thairfoire his majestie, with advyse and consent of his hienes estaittis of this present parliament, statutes and ordanis that in all tyme cuming the persone of Sorbie in Terie, quha is also vicar of Icolmekill, salbe deane; the persone of Rothesay salbe subdene; the persone of Kilmorie in Arrane ane prebendar; the persone of Cumrie ane prebendar; the persoun of Killenew in Ylay ane prebendar; and the persone of Killean in Torsay in Mull ane prebendar; and they all to be convent, counsall and cheptoure of the said bischoprik in all tyme cuming. And efter the deceis or removeing of ony ane or mae of thame frome thair place, the intrant succeding to the said chairge or place to succeid also in that roume of the chaptoure or convent to the effect they may concur with the present bischop of the said bischoprik and his successoures for doing of all sick thingis as ar requisit for the glorie of God, the weill of the kirk within these boundis and his majesties honorable obedience.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
Anent the erectioun of the kirk of Ballintrae

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament, haveing consideratioun that of lang tyme bygane and almaist evir sen the reformatione of religioune the paroche kirk of Innertig in Carrik hes bene altogidder ruinous and decayed, sua that now thair is scairse a monument to be sene quhair the samen wes foundit; and that of late the Laird off Barganie upoun ane verie religious and gryit zeale and affectioun, upoun his lairge and sumpteous chairgis and expenses, hes caused builde and edefie ane kirk within the toun of Ballintrae, now erected in ane burgh of baronie lyand maist ewest and contigue to the said parochin callit Kirkcudbright Innertig, quhairunto the parochoneris thairoff and the tennentis, induellaris upone the ten pund land of Ardstincher, also pertening heretablie to the said Laird of Barganye, hes resoirted and repaired thir dyvers yeiris bygane for heiring of the worde and use of the sacramentis; lyik as thair is ane manse and gleibe voluntarlie designed to the minister serveing the cure at the said kirk of Ballintrae out of the said Laird of Barganyis awin proper landis and heretage, without anye constraynt, quhairoff the said minister is in actuall and present possessioun, lyik as he hes bene thir sindrie yeiris bygane; thairfore oure soverane lord and estaittis foirsaidis ratefies and apprevis the dedicatioun and erectioun off the said kirk of Ballintrae and of the manse and gleibe thairoff foirsaid, and statutes and ordanis the samen to be the onlie paroche kirk of the said parochin of Kirkcudbright Innertig and of the ten pund land of Ardstincher, quhairunto the haill parochoneris and inhabitantis thairoff sall repair in tyme cuming for heiring of the worde and use of the sacramentis, but prejudice alwayis to the abbote of Croceraguell and his successoures and all utheris haveand enteres of thair rightis and tytillis of the teindis of the said parochin of Innertig of the said ten pond land of Ardstincher; quhairunto this present act sall mak na dirogatioun.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
Unione of the kirkis of Kilbryid and Renfrew to the colledge of Glasgow

Oure soverane lord, being maist carefull of the uphalding and intertenement of universities, colledges and schooles, quhilkis ar the verie trew seminarie of all literature and sciences, in the quhilk the youthe is trayned up that they be the more able to serve his majestie in sick places and functiounes of the commoun wealthe as they salhappin to be called unto, and haveing consideratioun of the small provisioun and meanis of the rentis of the colledge of Glasgow, quhilkis ar nocht sufficient to intertenye the ordiner memberis of the said colledge and to repair the building and fabrick thairoff, quhilk will schortlie cum to ruine and decaye except the samen be tymouslie helpit; thairfore his majestie, with advyis and consent of the thrie estaittis of this present parliament, annexis, unites and incorporattis in and to the said colledge of Glasgow, rentis and patrimonie thairoff, all and haill the kirk of Kilbryid, personage and vicarage thairoff, callit of auld the chantorie of Glasgow, togidder with the kirk of Renfrew, personage and vicarage thairoff, baith lyand within the diocye of Glasgow, with the haill maillis, fermes, teindis, teyndschevis, small teyndis, fructis, rentis, proffittis, emolumentis and dewties quhatsumevir pertening or belanging to the saidis kirkis, to the effect that the samen may remayne with the college of Glasgow, professoures and memberis thairoff, as ane proper pairt of the patrimonye of the samyne. Lyik as his majestie, with consent foirsaid, gevis, grantis and, for his majestie and his successoures, frelie disponis to the said colledge of Glasgow, professoures and memberis thairoff, all and haill the saidis kirkis, fructis and rentis of the samen, bathe personage and vicarage thairoff, to remayne with the said colledge, professoures and memberis of the same and to be frielie bruikit, joysit and intromettit with be thame as ane proper pairt of thair patrimonye in all tyme cuming. Lyik as his majestie, for the better corroboratioun of this present incorporatioun of the saidis kirkis to the said colledge, statutes, willis and declairis that the same sall have full strenthe, force and effect, nochtwithstanding of quhatsumevir actis of parliament maid at any tyme before quhilk may appeir to dirogate to the same, and in speciall but prejudice off the generalitie foirsaid nochwithstanding of the act of his majesties parliament haldin at Edinburgh, the tuentie ane day of Julii jM vC nyntie thrie yeiris, be the quhilk all dispositiounes of kirkis or patronages thairoff made but consent of the present titular ar declaired to be null; quhilk act, in sua far as the same may be dirogative to this present unioun and incorporatioun of the saidis kirkis to the said colledge of Glasgow, his majestye rescindis in that pairt and declairis that this present incorporatioun of the saidis tua kirkis to the said colledge of Glasgow salbe exceptit therfra. And for the bettir preservatione of the rentis of the saidis kirkis to the said colledge, his majestie willis and declairis that it sall not be leasume to the principall, regentis, bursoures or utheris memberis of the said colledge quhatsumevir to dilapidat the rentis of the saidis kirkis in haill or in pairt, directlie or indirectlie, be geving of fewis, setting of takis, assedatiounes, rentallis or factories thairoff, or ony pairt of the same, bot that the fructis and rentis of the saidis kirkis be anes brocht to ane sufficient rentall off rentallit bollis of victuell for the intertenement of the memberis of the said colledge; quhilk being anes swa rentallit, itt sall not be lauchfull to the saidis principall, regentis and memberis of the said colledge to dilapidat, sett in tack, convert or ony maner of way diminische or put away the saidis rentallit bollis or ony pairt thairof in ony tyme heireftir; and gif they do in the contrair, his majestie willis and declairis the saidis takis, assedatiounes, factories, rentallis and utheris deidis quhatsumevir be the quhilk the said rentale salbe diminischit to be null and of nane availl, force nor effect, alsweill be way of actione as exceptioun. And because the saidis tua kirkis and benefices wer of auld memberis of the chapter of the cathredrall seat of Glasgow and benefices of cure, to the end thairfore that nather the saidis places of the cheptoure be extinguischit, nor the cure of saules neglected, his majestie willis and ordanis that the said principall regentis and utheris memberis of the said colledge of Glasgow sall content, pay and assignne yeirlie and ilk yeir to everie ane of the tua ministeris serveing the cure at the saidis tua kirkis tuelff chalderis victuell yeirlie to be upliftit out of the fructis of thair awin kirkis, quha sall serve the cure at the saidis kirkis and supplie the place of the saidis beneficed persones in the cheptoure, the ane of thame to be styillit and callit the chantour of Glasgow, and the uther the persone of Renfrew, quha salbe presentit to the saidis benefices and stependis foirsaidis allanerlie be the Archebischope of Glasgow for the tyme as thair patrons of the saidis benefices and kirkis. And, gif neid beis, that ane new gift of unione and incorporatioun be maid of the saidis tua kirkis to the said colledge to be extendit in dew forme with all clauses neidfull, without prejudice off the present titularis of the saidis tua kirkis of Renfrew and Kilbryid, thair lyverentis of the haill fructis of the saidis tua benefices, and that the ministeris that sall heirefter be presentit to ilk ane of the saidis benefices sall have ilk ane of thame tuelff chalder victuell for ilk ane of thair stependis and with speciall provisioun that the takis lauchfullie alreddie sett sall stand in the awin strenth, force and effect nochtwithstanding of this act; and als but prejudice of the tak sett be Maister David Scharp, present persone of Kilbryid, to James Hammiltoun of Peill, his airis and assignais thairin contenit, quhilk is sett without the bischope and cheptour, thair consentis; and ordanis the Bischope of Glasgow to consent to the said tak of his awin consent, being present; and ordanis also the rest of the cheptour to consent to the said tak to the effect the said James Hammiltoun may bruke the samen quha wes the auld kyndlie possessoure of ane pairt of the saidis teindis of Kilbryid, and that for the haill yeiris contenit in the samen, viz: for tuentye tua yeiris efter his entrie thairto, quhilk wes and begane at Candlemes lastbypast and quhilk tak is of the date the tuentye four day of Merche jM vjC and sevintene yearis.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
Act for cheingeing of the kirk of Strathgeth

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament, understanding that the kirk of the parochin of Strageth wes of auld situat and biggit upoun the newk and utmost pairt of the said parochin of Strageth, and the parochoneris thairof finding the same nowayes to be meit to be the paroche kirk of the said parochin in respecte off the wyidnes and gryit boundis of the said parochin, they thairfore be the space of tuentye four yeiris or thairby biggit and foundit within the toun of Blakfurde, quhilk lyis and is within the middis of the said parochin, ane new kirk for the gryit ease of the parochoneris of the said parochin for resoirting thairto to heir the worde of God and ressave the benefittes of the kirk; quhilk kirk sua biggit be thame within the said toun of Blakfurde hes continewallie sen the bigging and founding thairoff bene the paroche kirk of the said parochin, and the haill parochoneris of the said parochin of Strageth hes continewallie sensyne ressavit the benefite of the kirk thairat; thairfore oure said soverane and estaittis of this present parliament ratefies and apprevis the foirsaid transportatioun of the said paroche kirk of Strageth to the said toun off Blakfurde; and decernis and ordanis the samen kirk now biggit within the said toun off Blakfurde to be the principall kirk of the said parochin of Strageth in all tyme cuming; and ordanis the haill parochoneris thairoff to resoirt thairto and ressave the benefite of the kirk thairat.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
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  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
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  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
For cheingeing of the kirk of Lawder

Forsamekle as oure soverane lord and thrie estaittis of this present parliament, considdering not onlie the small quantitie and boundis of the kirk of Lawder, quhilk is not able to contene the third pairt of the parochoneris thairoff, bot alsua the ruine and decay of the said kirk and the farr distance thairoff fra the burgh of Lawder and frome the maist pairt of the parochoneris thairof, sua that the samen is nather able to contene the haill parochoneris thairoff, nor yit can the saidis parochoneris in the winter seasoun convenientlie cum and repair to the said kirk for the far distance of place, thairfore statutes and ordanis the parochoneris of the said kirk of Lauder to remove the said kirk frome that place quhair it standis presentlie, and to situat and big the samen in mair lairge forme and boundis within the said burgh of Lauder for the bettir conteaning of the parochoneris thairoff; and that they may the more convenientlie cum and resoirte thairto in tyme cuming.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
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  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
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  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
Procedure: commission
A commissioun anent barking of hyidis

The quhilk day comperit personallie in presens of his majestie and estaittis foirsaidis Alexander Craufurde, Jhonne Cleland and Mathow Craufurde, cordoneris, for thame selffis and in name and behalf of the remanent cordoneris and handleris efter mentionat, and presentit the supplicatioun underwrittin humblie desiring that the same might be red, quhairoff the tennour followis:

We, the cordoneris and handleris not onlie of ane gryit pairt of the ledder maid within this kingdome, bot likwayis of bringing hame of the samen frome forrayne pairtis, duelling in Edinburgh, haveing now efter long prufe and tryell considderit the gryit abuse offerit heirtofore be the barkeris of ledder within this cuntrie, and that moir to the gryit hurt of the liegis in generall as to ws of our treddis in particular, as weill appeir to your honouris, quhilk growes by drawing of thair ledder furth of the bark pottis before the halff tyme expyre that suld bring the strenthh of the bark to the full perfectione and carying it away weit, raw, stinking and undressit to the mercat for present seale; and being bocht efter this maner, no man is able to decerne of the sufficient barking thairof, far les to mak any gude wark athar in schew or substance of the samen as the evill weiring thairoff witnesses to the best and gryitest soirt of the liegis within this realme, spending by this thair often returning of ledder not onlie ten tymes more bark yeirlie nor is requisit, bot likwayis by this thair unnecessarie abuse hes exhaustit the greitest pairt of the woddis within this kingdome, inforceing ws ever that ar pure treddismen to bring our ledder for the most pairt frome Londone, quhair it is often tymes sasit upoun to our utter undoing, haveing transgressit thir statutes prohibiting transportatioun thairoff. Oure humble sute heirfore is according to the lovable ordour observit not onlie in the rest of his majesties dominiones, bot in all cuntries quhatsumevir, that all barkaris off ledder within this realme may be injoyned to lett thair ledder ly in the bark poittis to the full tyme that it ressave the strenth of the bark, and thairefter to bring it sufficientlie dryed to the mercat according to the custome of all uther pairtis quhatsoevir as said is, so sall the sufficiencie of barking not onlie be easilie decernit, the rawnes, filthie and stinking handling thairof awoydit, the woddis, being ane of the ornamentis of the cuntrie, preservit, our poore tred be finding and buying our awin ledder at hame (quhilk heirtofore hes undone ws) enlargit, bot with this the most of all the liegis in generall, both for the more cheap and proffitable wear, bettir furnesit for haveing our awin hydis efter this ordour barkit and handlit, we sall not onlie be enabled to mak a gryit deall more cheaper and bettir wark thairoff, bot likwayis salbe found to prove more proffitable for waring. And albeit this airt off barking is in it selff in uther cuntreyis ane frie tred, evir admitting prenteisse for the space off diverse yeiris, utherwayis not permittit, bot heir, be the contrare, everie man that pleisis makis it his tred, quhilk hes bene the mother of this continewall corruptione. Yit we ar not desirous of the restraint of any man without it seime gude to your honoures, onlie we humblie crave that our ledder suld ressave be thame the awin full strenthe of bark and perfectioun of lying and drying as said is. And for the bettir observeing of this statute, we humblie intreate that your honoures wald be plesed to caus mak ane act heirupone to recommend the setting doun of ane certane ordoure for tryell of the sufficiencye of barking and drying of ledder and making the samen sufficient wair to the right honorable prevye counsall, and that thai caus put the same to dew executioun, without the quhilk we sall nevir be able nather to serve the cuntrey with sufficient geir nor freith our selffis of the daylie harme receaved of our nichtboure cuntrey for transportatioun as said is.

Efter the reiding and considdering of the quhilk supplicatione, his majestie and estaittis foirsaidis gave and grantit and be the tennour heiroff gevis and grantis full power and commissioun to the lordis of his majesties previe counsell to sitt thairupoun and tak sick ordoure thairwith as they sall think most sute and expedient.

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  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
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  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
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  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
Legislation: private acts
Ratificatioun in favoris of the Duke of Lennox

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament, perfyitlie understanding that his hienes derrest cousing Lodvick, duke of Lennox etc., being lauchfullie prowydit to the abbacie and pryorie of Santandros, haill kirkis and teindis of the samen, maid, seallit and subscryvit ane procutorie, with advyis of the convent of the said pryorie for the tyme, for dimitting of the samen pryorie of Sanctandros with the monastery place and precinct thairoff, togidder with the haill kirkis and teindis, bath personage and viccarage belanging thairto, to the effect his majestie micht dispois thairupoun at his gratious plesure; conforme to the quhilk procuratorie, dimissione wes maid thairoff in his majesties handis, as ane instrument takin thairupoun of the date the [...] day of [...], the yeir of God jM vjC and [...] yeiris at mair lenth proportis. Lyik as, be ane speciall act of parliament maid in the moneth of [...], the yeir of God jM vjC and [...] yeiris, his majestye and estaittis of parliament not onlie dissolvit the haill temporall landis of the said pryorie of Sanctandrois fra his hienes croun, bot also dissolvit the monasterye place and precinct of Sanctandros, with the haill kirkis and teindis of the samen pryorie, fra the benefice thairoff, and suppressit and extinguischit the name and memorye of the said benefice to the effect the samen might be gevin be his majestie to the said lord duke of Lennox, his airis maill and successoures mentionat thairin, to be haldin of his majestie in maner contenit in the said act; lyik as, conforme thairto, his majestie, be his hienes infeftment under the gryit seall of the date the ellevint day of Apryill, the yeir of God jM vjC ellevin yeiris, gave, grantit and disponit to his hienes said derrest cousing Lodvick, duke of Lennox and his airis maill mentionat thairin, the haill landis and kirkis, bathe temporalitye and spiritualitie, pertening and belanging to the said abbacie and pryorie of Sanctandros, quhairupoun he wes seased thairin, as the seasing grantit to him of the samyne off the date the sextene day off Apryill, the yeir of God jM vjC and threttene yeiris, at mair lenth beiris. And becaus that sen the passing of the said infeftment the procutorie of dimissioun of the said benefice is lost, tint and amittit, thairfore the said lord duke hes off new, with consent of the convent of the said pryorie, dimittit the monasterye place and precinct of Sanctandrois, togidder with the haill kirkis and teyndis, baithe personage and viccarage, pertening and belanging thairto in his majestyes handis, to the effect his hienes may off new dispose thairupone at his gratious plesure, as the procutorye of dimissioun of the date the [...] day of [...], the yeir of God jM vjC and [...] yeiris, and instrument of dimissione following thairupoun off date the nyntene day of Junii, the yeir of God jM vjC and sevintene yeiris, at mair lenthe beiris. Quhairfore his majestye and estaittis of this present parliament hes ratifiet and approvin and be thir presentis ratifies and apprevis the foirsaidis first procutorie of dimissioun with the instrument following thairupoun, togidder with the said former act of dissolutioun maid conforme thairto with the foirsaid gryit infeftment granted be his majestye in favoures of the said Lodvick, duke of Lennox and his airis maill specified thairin, off the foirsaid lordschip of Sanctandrois, bathe spiritualitie and temporalitie thairoff, conforme to the said act of dissolutioun, with the instrument of seasing following thairupone, quhilkis ar of the daittis respective aboverehersit, in all and sindrie the heiddis, poyntis, clauses, articles, priviledgis, prerogatives, circumstances and liberties quhatsumevir specifit and contenit thairin, and in everie ane of the samen efter the formes and tennouris thairoff in all poyntis; ordaning this generall ratificatione to be als effectuall and sufficient to his hienes said derrest cousing, his airis maill and assignais specifit in the said infeftment as gif the foirsaid former procutorie and instrument of dimissioun, act of dissolutioun, gryit infeftment and instrument of seasing abovespecifit following thairupoun war worde be worde insert heirintill and ratified heirby in particular. Attoure his majestye and estaittis, for farder securitie and confirmatione of the said erectioun to his hienes said derrest cousing Lodvik, duke of Lennox, his airis maill and successoures specifit in the foirsaid infeftment grantit to him thairupoun, and to all utheris haveand right fra him of onye of the kirkis of the said benefice and without prejudice or dirogatioun thairto, hes of new dissolvit and be this present act dissolvis all and haill the foirsaid monasterye place and precinct of Sanctandrois, togidder with the haill kirkis and teyndis, baith personage and viccarage, pertening and belanging thairto, fra the benefice of the same; and hes suppressit and extinguischit and be thir presentis suppressis and extinguisches the name and memorie of the said benefice in all tyme cuming, to the effect his majestie may of new erect and dispone the samen to his hienes said derrest cousinge Lodvick, duke of Lennox and sick aires maill as he pleisis designne in the same forme and maner as the samen wes disponit of before, to be haldin and for payment of the dewties conteaned in the said former infeftment off the date abovementionat.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
Ratificatioune in favoures of the Earle of Dumfermeling, lord chancelare

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament ratefies and apprevis the infeftment grantit be his majestie, with consent of his hienes commissioneris, to his majestyes right traist cousing and counselloure Alexander, earle of Dumfermeling, lord Fyvie and Urquhart etc., chancelar of this realme of Scotland, his airis maill and of tailyee thairin specified, off all and haill the earledome of Dumfermeling and lordschip of Fyvie and Urquhart, comprehending the landis, baronyes, teindis, mylnis, fischeingis and utheris particularly mentionat and sett down in the said infeftment off the date at Newmarkett, the xiij day of Apryill the yeir of God jM vjC and sextene yeiris, to be haldin off oure said soverane lord and his successoures in maner and for payment of the yeirlie dewtie thairin conteaned, in all and sindrie conditiounes, heidis, articles and clauses specified in the samen charter, togidder with the precept and instrument of seasing following thairupoun; and declairis that this present ratificatioun salbe als sufficient, valide and effectuall in all respectis as giff the said infeftment, precept and instrument of seasing following thairupoun wer at lenth and worde be worde insert heirintill.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
Ratificatioune to the Erle of Argyill

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of parliament, haveing sene and considderit the infeftment grantit be his majestie to his hienes traist cousing Archbald, earle of Argyill, his airis maill and assignais of all and haill the landis and lordschip of Kintyre, comprehending the Yle of Jura and utheris particular landis, yles, fischeingis and utheris thairin mentionat, all unite and annexit in ane lordschip callit the lordschip of Kintyre, to be haldin of his majestie and his hienes successoures in feuferme for payment of the fewmaillis, feufermes, caynis, customes and utheris dewties thairin expressit, as in the said infeftment off the date the penult day of Maii jM vjC and sevin yeiris at mair lenth is conteanit; and als haveand sene and considderit the act of the lordis of his majesties exchequer off the date the [...] day of [...] yeiris, quhairby the saidis lordis, efter dew and mature consideratioun, hes liquidat and sett doun the pryces of the malt, meill, cheis and utheris customes mentionat in the said infeftment, to be payit to his majestie and his successoures in all tyme cuming for the prices of the saidis victuellis and customes, viz: the soume of threttie ane schillingis for the pryce of ilk boll of malt, the soume of sevin schillingis, fourpennis for the pryce of ilk stane of meill, the soume of ellevin schillings for the pryce of ilk stane of cheis, the soume of sevin pundis, sex schillingis, aucht pennies for the pryce of ilk mart, the soume of sevin pundis, sex schillingis, aucht pennies for the pryce of ilk kow, and the soume of ellevin schillingis for the pryce of ilk wodder, according to the quhilk thair is a signatur suprascryvit be his majesties hand ordaning ane new infeftment to pas of the saidis landis and lordschip of Kintyre and Yle of Jura with the haill particular landis and iles and utheris of before annexit to the said lordschip of Kintyre to the said Archbald, erle of Argyill and to James Campbell, his eldest lauchfull sone, procreat betuix him and Dame Anna Carnewallis, countes of Argyill, his spous, to be haldin of his majestie and his successouris in fewferme for payment of the feuferme dewties conteaned in the foirsaid first infeftment or of the pryces of the said victuell and custumes conteanit in the said act and ordinance of chekquer in the optioun of the said erle, his said sone and thair foirsaidis. And his majestie and estaittis of parliament, perfyitlie understanding the gryit chairgis, paynis and travellis sustenit be the said erle, his kin and freyndis be his majestie expres command and warrand in the pacifeing of the saidis yles of Kintyre and Jura, and reduceing of the samen and the inhabitantis thairoff to his majesties obedience, and that the pryces of the foirsaid victuell and custumes is raitit and extendit be the lordis of his majesties exchekquer to the saidis pryces efter dew tryell and consideratioun of the worth and avale of the samen; thairfore his majestie and estaittis of parliament hes dissolvit and be thir presentis dissolvis the foirsaidis landis and lordschip of Kintyre, comprehending the saidis yles of Jura and utheiris landes, yles and fischeingis contenit in the said infeftment and unite and annexit to the said lordschip of Kintyre of the date abovespecifit, fra his majesties croun, and fra all actis of annexatioun be the quhilk the samen or onie pairt thairof wes annexit to his hienes croun in onie tyme bigane, to the effect the samen may be giftit and disponit be oure soverane lord to the said Archbald, erle off Argyill and to the said James Campbell, his sone, thair airis maill and assigneyis, or to ather of thame upoun the resignatioun of the said earle, with ane gift de novo damus in maist ample forme, with all clauses neidfull, to be haldin of his majestie and his hienes successoures in fewferme for payment of the fewmaillis and fewfermes of money, victuell, kaynes and customes mentionat and contenit in the said infeftment, and upoun the provisiounes and restrictiounes thairin contenit, or of the pryces of the said victuell and customes to the quhilk the same is liquidat be the said act of chekquer in the optioun of the said Earle of Argyill and his said sone and thair foirsaidis, but prejudice alwayes to the said earle, his said sone and thair foirsaidis of the infeftment of tuentie chalder victuell of the saidis feufermes disponit to the said Earle of Ergyill be his majestie, conforme to ane speciall act of parliament maid be his majestie and estaittis of parliament in the moneth of August jM vjC and sevin yeiris, and infeftmentis following thairupoun; quhilkis tuenty chalderis victuell his majestie and estaittis decernis and ordanis to be deducit and defalkit of the saidis feuferme dewties. It is alwayes prowydit be oure soverane lord, with the consent of the estaittis of this present parliament, and it is declared that this said act of dissolutioun maid of the landis foirsaidis to the end ane new infeftment thairof may be gevin to the said Archibald, earle of Argyill and his said sone, and ather of thame and thair foirsaidis, is allanerlie with this qualitie and conditione: that the infeftment and seasing following thairupoun and haill landis thairin conteanit salbe subject, burdenit and affected with quhatsumevir dettis and soumes of monie awand be the said earle to his honorable freindis, they ar to say: Coline Campbell of Lundye, Schir Johnne Campbell of Cadell, knicht, Schir Jhonne Scringeour of Dudhope, knight, Schir James Campbell of Laweris, Coline and Archbald Campbellis, his brethir, and in payment of all soumes quhairin anye of the foirsaidis freyndis ar bound as cautioneris for the said earle. And that gif the saidis landis salbe disponit be his majestie to the said James, it salbe lauchfull to the saidis freyndis to poynd and appryse the saidis landis for the saidis dettis and soumes of money in lyik maner as thai might have done incace the saidis landis hade bene disponit to the said Earle of Argyill him selff. Lyik as the said James salhave the said infeftment and accept the same with the foirsaid burding and this conditioun and no utherwayis, reservand the landis of Scadell and all utheris landis pertening to the Merques of Hammiltoun within Kintyre haldin of the Bischope of Ergyill and kirk. And his majestie and estaittis ordanis infeftmentis to be exped heirupoun in dew forme in favoures of the said earle and his said sone, or ather off thame and thair foirsaidis, at the plesure of the said earle.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
Ratificatione to the Earle of Errole

Our soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament, understanding that the office of gryit constabularie of this realme of Scotland pertenis heretablie to his hienes traist cousinge Frances, earle of Errole, lord Hay and Slaynis, and that he and his predicessoures hes dewtiefullie useit and dischargit the said office, and be thame selffis and thair deputtis hes bruikit and joysit all honoures, dignities, liberties, priviledgis, proffittis and casualities belanging thairto, continewallie frome tyme to tyme, past monye aigis and memorie of man; and his majestye, being alwayis carefull that the said office remayne and continew in the awin integritie, and that the same be his hienes or his successoures absens furth of this realme of Scotland and thair remaning within the kingdome of England be not hurt, prejudgit or impaired in onye of the priviledges or dignities thairoff; and considdering also how necessar and requysit the dischairge of the said office and executioun of the privilegis thairoff is for the repressing and punischeing of all persounes transgressoures thairin, thairfore his majestie, with advyse and consent of the estaittis of this present parliament, hes ratefied, confermit, allowed and approvin and be the tennour heiroff for his hienes and his successoures ratefies, confermes, allowes and approvis the foirsaid office of constabularye of this realme off Scotland with all rightis and tytles grantit to the said Frances, erle of Errole, or to ony of his predicessoures thairoff, togidder with all dignities, honoures, liberties, priviledgis, preheminences, proffittis, casualities and dewties belanging thairto, and quhairin the said noble earle or his predicessoures or thair deputtis in thair name hes bene in use and possessioun at ony tyme of before; and also be this present act findis, declairis and, with consent foirsaid for his hienes and his successoures decernis and ordanis that the said office of constabularie is and salbe bruikit, useit and dischargit be the said Frances, earle of Errole and be his successoures and thair deputtis in all tymes cuming within this realme of Scotland siclyik and als frielie and with als gryit libertie in all respectis as gif his hienes oure his majestyes successoures wer still resident and personallie present, and nochtwithstanding of his majestye and his successoures absens furthe thairoff, be the quhilk the said Frances, earle of Errole and his successoures and thair deputtis sall nawayis be hurt nor prejudgit, bot that the said office of constabularye salbe in all tyme cuming in the same forme and maner bruikit and dischairgit be the said noble earle and his successoures and thair deputtis with all dignities, liberties and priviledgis belanging thairto as they have done at onye tyme heirtofore, or as gif his majestye and his successoures wer still resident and remaning within this realme and wer nawayis absent nor furth thairoff as said is; and that dureing his majestie and his successoures, thair absens furthe of this realme, the resident place appoynted or at ony tyme or tymes to be appoynted heirefter for counsell sall represent and be equivalent to his majestyes royall persoun and presence in that cace; and the said Frances, erle of Errole, his successoures and deputtis to enjoye and bruik the said office of constabularie with all honoures, priviledgis, immunities, casualities, dignities and liberties belanging thairto siclyik and in the samen maner as giff his majestie or his successoures wer present in proper persoun at the said place or places of counsell appoynted or to be appoynted as said is.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
Ratification to the Erle of Home

Our soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament, considdering that his majestie and estaittis of parliament be ane speciall act of the date at Edinburgh, the ellevint day of August, the yeir of God jM vjC and sevin yeiris, dissolvit the haill temporall landis of the abbacie of Kelso and cell of Lesmahago fra his majesties croun with the haill kirkis and teindis off the samen, to the effect the samen might be erected in ane temporall lordschip in favoures of his hienes traist cousing Robert, than lord Roxburgh and now erle of Roxburgh, conforme to the quhilk dissolutioun infeftment thairefter followed in favoures of the said Earle of Roxburgh, in the quhilk act of dissolutioun and infeftment following thairupoun thair is speciall exceptioun of the landis, kirkis and teindis following in favouris of his hienes traist cousigne Alexander, earle of Home, viz: the landis and mylne of Fogo, with thair pertinentis, the manis of Bogend, with the tour and fortalice of the samen, the kirklandis of Mellerstanes, the kirklandis off Home and the kirklandis of Gordoun lyand within the schirefdome off Beruick, and kirklandis off Nenthorne, with the threttie schilling land of Newtoun lyand within the bailyerie off Lauderdaill; and siclyik exceptand the kirkis of Home, Gordone and Fogo, personages and viccarages thairoff. And his majestie and estaittis, willing that the said Alexander, erle of Home, according to the tennour of the said exceptioun, sall bruike and jois and posses the saidis landis, kirkis and teyndis haldin immediatlie of his majestie in all tyme coming, hes ratefiet and approvin and be thir presentis ratefies and approvis the said act of dissolutioun and exceptioun conteanit in the same; and farder be thir presentis hes dissolvit and dissolvis the foirsaidis landis, kirkis and teindis fra his majesties croun and all annexatiounes maid thairanent and als fra the patrimonye of the said abbay of Kelso, to the effect the samen may be of new disponitbe his majestie to his said traist cousing, his airis maill and successoures, to be haldin of his majestie for payment of siclyik dewtie as it sall pleis his hienes to dispone the samen, with this provisioun: that the foirsaidis kirkis and ilkane of thame be planted conforme to the commissione of planting of kirkis.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back
  32. Written superscript. Back
  33. NAS, PA2/19, f.13v-14r. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/19, f.14r-v. Back
  35. Written superscript. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/19, f.14v-15r. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/19, f.15r-v. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/19, f.15v-16v. Back
  40. Written superscript. Back
  41. Written superscript. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v. Back
  43. NAS, PA2/19, f.16v-17r. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/19, f.17r-v. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/19, f.17v-18r. Back
  48. 'register' repeated. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/19, f.18r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/19, f.18v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r. Back
  53. Written superscript. Back
  54. Written superscript. Back
  55. Written superscript. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/19, f.19r-v. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/19, f.19v. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/19, f.20r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/19, f.20v-21r. Back
  60. Written superscript. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/19, f.21r-v. Back
  62. Written superscript. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/19, f.21v-22r. Back
  65. Written superscript. Back
  66. Written superscript. Back
  67. NAS, PA2/19, f.22r-v. Back
  68. Replaces 'St Geill', which was deleted. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/19, f.22v-23r. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r. Back
  71. Written superscript. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/19, f.23r-v. Back
  73. Written superscript. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/19, f.23v-24r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/19, f.24r-v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/19, f.24v-25r. Back
  77. Written superscript. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/19, f.25r-v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  80. Followed by deleted 'of new'. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/19, f.25v. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  83. Written superscript. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/19, f.26r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/19, f.26v. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/19, f.27v. Back
  89. Written superscript. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/19, f.28r-30r. Back
  91. Written superscript. Back
  92. Written superscript. Back
  93. Written superscript. Back
  94. Written superscript. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/19, f.30r-v. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/19, f.30v-31r. Back
  97. 'off' repeated. Back
  98. Written superscript. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/19, f.31r-v. Back
  100. Written superscript. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/19, f.31v-32r. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/19, f.32r-v. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/19, f.32v-35v. Back
  104. Written superscript. Back
  105. Written superscript. Back
  106. Followed by 'crofti', which was subsequently deleted. Back
  107. 'or to be past' in superscript. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/19, f.35v-36r. Back
  109. Written superscript. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/19, f.36v-37r. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r-v. Back
  112. Written superscript. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/19, f.37r. Back
  114. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/19, f.38r-v. Back
  116. NAS, PA2/19, f.38v-39r. Back
  117. Written superscript. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/19, f.39r-40r. Back
  119. 'hienes' repeated. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/19, f.40r. Back
Procedure: protest
Protestatioun made by the Earle of Roxburgh

The quhilk day comperit personallie ane noble and potent lord Robert, earle of Roxburgh, lord Ker off Cesfurde and Cavertoun etc., and protestit that the dissolutioun maid in this present parliament of the threttie schilling land of Newtoun and kirkis of Home, Gordoun and Fogo quhilk pertenit of auld to the abbacie of Kelso, and erectioun and dispositioun to follow thairupoun, sall nawayis be prejudiciall to the rightis and securities quhilkis he hes in and to the saidis landis and kirkis and teyndis thairoff, or onye pairt of the same as accordis of the law.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.3r-v. Back
  3. A second 'Commissioneris for burghis' heading is given in the manuscript at this point in the text. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/19, f.4v. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/19, f.4r-5r. Back
  6. 'the' repeated. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/19, f.5r-7r. Back
  8. 'thame' repeated. Back
  9. 'quhair' replaces deleted 'albeit'. Back
  10. Inserted in superscript, 'persones' having been originally omitted. Back
  11. 'space' replaces 'takis', which has been deleted. Back
  12. Replaces the deleted phrase 'of the said act'. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/19, f.7r. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/19, f.7v. Back
  17. Written superscript. Back
  18. Written superscript. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/19, f.8r-12r. Back
  20. Written superscript. Back
  21. Written superscript. Back
  22. 'of the colledge' repeated. Back
  23. APS interpolation. Back
  24. Written superscript. Back
  25. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The acts made in the xxij parliament halden be the most excellent and mightie monarch James ... at Edinburgh the xxviij day of June, anno Dom. 1617 (Edinburgh, 1617), p.11. Back
  26. Written superscript. Back
  27. 'to be' written superscript. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/19, f.12v-13r. Back
  29. Written superscript. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/19, f.13r-v. Back
  31. Followed by 'thair', which has been subsequently deleted. Back