29 November 1581

On the sixth day of parliament

Procedure: preamble

The parliament of the most excellent prince James VI, king of Scots, held in Edinburgh on 30 November in the year of the Lord 1581 by our said supreme lord the king and the three estates of his realm, together with the officials and ministers of the court as on the foresaid day.

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  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
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  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
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  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  43. APS interpolation. Back
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  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
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  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  60. APS interpolation. Back
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  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  70. APS interpolation. Back
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  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
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  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
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  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
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  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Legislation
The ratification of the liberty of the true kirk of God and religion, with confirmation of the laws and acts made to that effect of before

Our sovereign lord, with advice of his three estates and whole body of this present parliament, has ratified and approved and, by the tenor hereof, ratifies and approves all and whatsoever acts of parliament, statutes and constitutions passed and made of before, agreeable to God's word, for maintenance of the liberty of the true kirk of God and religion now presently professed within this realm and purity thereof, and specially the act made in the reign of [Mary], the queen, his dearest mother, in the parliament held at Edinburgh on 19 April 1567 concerning the quashing, annulling and abrogating of all laws, acts and constitutions, canon, civil and municipal, with other constitutions contrary to the religion now professed within this realm, and the acts likewise after following made in diverse parliaments held since his highness's coronation, namely, the acts concerning the abolishing of the Pope and his usurped authority; concerning the annulling of the acts of parliament made against God's word and maintenance of idolatry in any times past; the Confession of the Faith professed by the Protestants of Scotland; concerning the mass abolished and punishing of all that hears or says the same; concerning the true and holy kirk and of them that are declared not to be of the same; concerning the admission of them that shall be presented to benefices, having cure of ministry; concerning the king's oath to be given at his coronation; concerning them that should bear public office hereafter; concerning thirds of benefices granted in the month of December 1561, for sustaining of the ministry and other affairs of the prince; concerning them that shall be teachers of the youth in schools; concerning the jurisdiction of the kirk; concerning the disposition of provostries, prebendaries and chaplainries to bursaries to be founded in colleges; concerning the filthy vice of fornication and punishment of the same; concerning them that commit incest; concerning lawful marriage of the own blood in degrees not forbidden by God's word; ratification and approbation of the acts and statutes made of before concerning the freedom and liberty of the true kirk of God; concerning the true and holy kirk, that the adversaries of Christ's evangel shall not enjoy the patrimony of the kirk; concerning the disobedience which shall be received to our sovereign lord's mercy and pardon; the explanation of the act made concerning manses and glebes; concerning purchasing of the Pope's bulls or gifts of the queen, our sovereign lord's mother; approbation of the act made concerning the disposition of benefices to the ministers of Christ's evangel; concerning the reparation of parish kirks; the ratification of the liberty of the true kirk of God and religion, that the glebe of the ministers and readers shall be free of teinds; concerning the true and holy kirk and of them that are declared not to be of the same; concerning the jurisdiction of the kirk, discharging of markets and labouring on Sundays and playing or drinking in time of sermon; concerning the youth and others beyond sea suspected to have declined from the true religion; that householders have bibles and psalm books; for punishment of strong and idle beggars and relief of the poor and impotent; and declares the said acts, and every one of them, and all other acts of parliament made in favour of the true religion since the said reformation, to have effect in all points after the form and tenor thereof.

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  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
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  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
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  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  60. APS interpolation. Back
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  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  70. APS interpolation. Back
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  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
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  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Procedure: commission
Concerning provision of ministers and certain stipends for them at all parish kirks and appointing of commissioners for ordering thereof

Item, because, for lack of preaching and teaching in sundry parts of the realm, many people are suspected to be fallen in great ignorance and danger of Godless atheism, it being found most difficult that in the charge of plurality of kirks any one minister may instruct many flocks, therefore it is thought expedient, statute and ordained by our sovereign lord and his three estates of this present parliament that every parish kirk, and so much bounds as shall be found to be a sufficient and a competent parish thereof, shall have their own pasture, with a sufficient and reasonable stipend according to the state and sufficiency of the place, and that all kirks to the prelacies annexed be provided of sufficient ministers with competent livings, as well lately conveyed since his highness's acceptance of the government of his own person as that shall become vacant and be provided hereafter until his highness's perfect age; and before the title of any prelacy be conferred to any person hereafter, that the said livings and stipends be reserved in the provision and always accounted in the third, to the effect that ministers may be provided thereto for life; and in case any gift or provision of prelacy shall pass otherwise, declares the same to be null and of no value, force nor effect. For the special execution of the which order, his majesty, with advice of his said three estates, grants and gives power and commission to his right trusty cousins and trusty and well beloved counsellors and others after-specified, namely, James Stewart, earl of Arran, lord Annan and Hamilton, John [Graham], earl of Montrose, lord Graham, Andrew [Leslie], earl of Rothes, lord Leslie, Patrick [Lindsay], lord Lindsay of the Byres, James [Ogilvy], lord Ogilvy, John [Maxwell], lord Herries, Patrick [Adamson], archbishop of St Andrews, etc., Adam [Bothwell], bishop of Orkney, Alexander [Campbell], bishop of Brechin, Mark [Kerr], commendator of Newbattle, Leonard [Leslie], commendator of Coupar [Angus], Alexander [Colville], commendator of Culross, the commissioners of the burghs of Edinburgh, Perth, Dundee, Stirling, Glasgow and St Andrews, with our sovereign lord's officers of the estate underwritten, they are to say: [Esme Stewart, duke of Lennox], the lord great chamberlain, [Colin Campbell, earl of Argyll], chancellor, [William Ruthven, earl of Gowrie], treasurer, [Robert Pitcairn, commendator of Dunfermline], secretary, [Sir William Murray of Tullibardine], comptroller, collector general, [Sir Lewis Bellenden of Auchnoull], justice clerk, [Alexander Hay of Easter Kennet], clerk register, and [Robert Crichton of Eliock], advocate, or any three of them jointly, his majesty's collector general of the surplus always being one, to convene with the commissioners of the kirk this present year how soon may be, and all other years to come on 1 November, and to consider, appoint and order the estate of the said kirks and stipends through which the said ministers, being honestly sustained, may the better attend to their flocks and proper vocation; and the said order to continue until further order be taken by his highness, with advice of his said estates in parliament.

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  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
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  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
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  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
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  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Legislation
Against dilapidation of rents of benefices provided to ministers in title for their lifetimes

Item, because sundry ministers provided to benefices for their lifetimes, without regard of conscience or how their successors should live after them, for some present profit, set their said benefices and rents thereof in feus, tacks, rentals or convey pensions out of the same, to the utter overthrow of the kirk and great prejudice, both of the king's majesty, the commonwealth and prosperity to come; it is therefore thought expedient, statute and ordained by our sovereign lord, with advice of his three estates and whole body of this present parliament, that no persons being in the function of the ministry provided to title of benefices under prelacies shall, in time coming, make or set any feus, tacks, rentals, convey pensions or make other dispositions of the rents of his benefice to the prejudice of his successor and diminution of the rental whereat he finds it at his entry thereto, under the pain of deprivation from the said benefice, whereunto, in case he fails, his set and location to be decreed null and himself to be deprived as well from his function in the ministry as from the benefice itself, which upon his default, tried and judged as said is orderly, shall be declared to be vacant and to be presented and conferred of new as if he was naturally dead.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
That ministers shall be presented by the king's majesty and the lawful patrons to all benefices of cure under prelacies

Item, it is statute and ordained by our sovereign lord, with advice of his three estates of this present parliament, that all benefices of cure under prelacies shall be presented by our sovereign lord and the lawful persons in the favour of able and qualified ministers apt and willing to enter in that function and to discharge the duty thereof; and in case any shall happen to be given and conveyed otherwise hereafter, decrees and declares the gifts and dispositions to be null and of no value, force nor effect.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
For punishment of the blasphemy of God's name and other horrible oaths

Our sovereign lord, with advice of his three estates of this present parliament, ratifies and approves the act of parliament held at Edinburgh on 1 February 1551 [1552], entitled 'The act against them that swear abominable oaths', and ordains the same to have effect and execution in time coming after the form and tenor thereof under the fourth and last pain specified in the same, that is to say: for the first fault, every prelate of kirk, earl or lord, 4s; a baron or beneficed man constituted in dignity ecclesiastic, 12d; a landed man, freeholder, vassal, feuar, burgess and small beneficed men, 6d; a craftsman, yeoman or servant man, 4d; the poor folks that have no gear to be put in the stocks, jougs or imprisoned for the space of four hours; and women to be weighed and considered according to their blood and estate of their parties that they are coupled with. For the [second] fault, every prelate, earl or lord, 8s; every baron or beneficed man in dignity, 2s; every landed man, freeholder, vassal, feuar and small beneficed man, 12d; and every craftsman, yeoman or servant, 8d; the space of the poor folks' imprisonment to be doubled. And for the third fault, the said second pains to be doubled. And for the fourth and last fault, the offenders to be banished or put in ward for the space of a year and a day at the king's will, and likewise all other estates after their quality to be punished appropriately, and the aforesaid pains to be taken up and applied to the use of the poor folks. And for the better execution hereof, that censors be appointed in the market places of all burghs and other public fairs, with power to put the swearers of such abominable oaths in ward until they have paid the said pains and find surety to abstain in time coming, and that by direction and commission of the sheriffs, stewarts, bailies, provosts, aldermen and bailies of burghs, lords of regalities and other ordinary officers; and that all householders report to the magistrates the names of all such persons as transgress this present act, that, upon complaint thereof to be made to the king's majesty and his privy council, they shall be called and committed to ward during his highness's will and find surety under great pains at his highness's sight for exact diligence to be shown in executing of the said act thereafter.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Against passing in pilgrimage to chapels, wells and crosses, and the superstitious observing of diverse other popish rights

Forasmuch as part for want of doctrine and rarity of ministers, and partly through the perverse inclination of man's engine to superstition, the dregs of idolatry yet remain in diverse parts of the realm by using of pilgrimage to some chapels, wells, crosses and such other monuments of idolatry, as also by observing of the festival days of the saints, sometimes named their patrons, in setting of bonfires, singing of carols within and about kirks at certain seasons of the year, and observing of such other superstitious and popish rights to the dishonour of God, contempt of the true religion and fostering of great error amongst the people; for remedy whereof, it is statute and ordained by our sovereign lord, with advice of his three estates in this present parliament, that none of his highness's lieges presume or take upon hand in time coming to resort to, frequent or use the said pilgrimages or other forenamed superstitious and popish rights under the pains following, namely, each gentleman or woman landed, or wife of the gentleman landed, £100 pounds, the unlanded 100 merks and the yeoman £40, for the first fault; and for the second fault, the offenders to suffer the pain of death as idolaters. And for the better execution hereof, commands, ordains and gives power to all sheriffs, stewarts, bailies, provosts, aldermen and bailies of burghs, lords of regalities, their stewarts and bailies and others whom it shall please our sovereign lord to grant special commission to search and seek the persons passing in pilgrimage to any kirks, chapels, wells, crosses or such other monuments of idolatry, as also the superstitious observers of the festival days of the saints, sometimes named their patrons, where there are no public fairs and markets, setters out of bonfires, singers of carols within and about kirks, and of such other superstitious and popish rights, and apprehending them in the actual deed of the transgression of this present act, after speedy judgement of their transgression, to put and hold them in prison and firmness until they redeem their liberty by payment of the pains above-written and find caution to abstain in time coming, under the pain of doubling of the same pain; and if the persons apprehended be not able to redeem their liberty by payment of the said pecuniary pains, that then they keep the persons, transgressors, in prison, irons or stocks, upon bread and water, for the space of one month after their apprehension, causing them when they are set at liberty to either find caution or make faith to abstain thereafter; and in case they happen to pass out of the shire where they offend without apprehension, that the sheriffs and other ordinary judges of the next shire, burgh or jurisdictions apprehend them and proceed in like manner against them, declaring the one half of the pecuniary pains to pertain to the said ordinary judges for their pains and for sustaining of the persons to be kept in ward, irons or stocks, and the other half to be brought in to the use of the poor of the parish.

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  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
The explanation of the act touching the notorious and manifest committers of adultery

Concerning the supplication made to the king's majesty and his three estates of this present parliament, craving an explanation of the act of parliament made in the reign of [Mary], the queen, his highness's dearest mother, concerning adultery, that is what shall be esteemed and judged in law to be notorious and manifest adultery, worthy of the pain of death mentioned in the said act; it is therefore declared by his highness, with advice of his three estates in this present parliament, that it shall be judged in law notorious and manifest adultery, worthy of the said pain of death, where there are bairns, one or more, procreated between the persons, adulterers, or when they keep company and bed together well known, or when they are suspected of adultery and thereby give slander to the kirk, whereupon, being duly admonished, to abstain and satisfy the kirk by repentance or purgation, and yet contemptuously refusing, are excommunicated for their obstinacy; all these three degrees of adulterers, and every one of them, being lawfully called and convicted before the justice and his deputes, shall incur and suffer the said pain of death.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Against fugitives and other papists practising against the true religion

Forasmuch as certain fugitives and other persons, our sovereign lord's born subjects now remaining out of this realm, professing themselves the subjects and servants of other princes, upon disdain and malice borne by them against the true and Christian religion now publicly preached and by law established within this realm, cease not so far as in them lies to pervert the youth of this nation passing out of this realm to the schools and to visit other countries, and also make, set forth, send home and cause to be dispersed in this realm diverse famous books and libels in praise and defence of the Pope and his usurped authority, damned by God's word and our sovereign lord's laws; as also sundry of the same persons presume often times to repair in this realm themselves, under colour to seek the recovery of their health by the air of their native country, intending to seduce the simple and ignorant people and others in any way affected to their superstitious and erroneous doctrine. For remedy whereof, it is statute and ordained by our sovereign lord, with advice of his three estates, that the acts made for punishment of his highness's subjects, adversaries to the true and Christian religion and persons suspected to have declined from there, be put in due execution in all points, with this addition: that it shall not be lawful to any of the said persons, his highness's subjects or strangers (not being ambassadors, messengers nor merchants), adversaries of the true and Christian religion, or that has declined from there, to return in this realm or remain therein, except within the space of 40 days after the end of this present parliament they satisfy and obey his highness's laws concerning the giving of their confession and assenting and subscribing to the articles of the said true and Christian religion; and in the meantime, that none of them repair in the king's majesty's presence, palace or dwelling place, or remain longer than three hours in any part near the same within the space of seven miles; and whoever fails herein (their names being noted by the bishops, superintendents or ministers of the king's house to the ordinary judges wherever the said persons repair or remain), they shall be taken and held in prison by his master of household or other judges ordinary until they have found sufficient surety, each person under the pain of 500 merks that they shall either recant their errors and obey his highness's laws by professing of the said Christian religion, or depart out of the realm within the space of 15 days thereafter. And that also in the meantime, they shall neither teach nor sow the said Pope's erroneous doctrine, nor any other erroneous doctrine repugnant to the said true and Christian religion now publicly preached and by law established in this realm to none of the subjects thereof, either by words or writing, under the said pain, and that all his highness's subjects that have or shall make, set forth, bring home, sell or disperse within this realm any of the said famous books and libels in the praise and defence of the said Pope and his usurped authority or other erroneous doctrine, to the contempt of our sovereign lord and true religion presently professed within this realm, being called and duly convicted for that, according to the laws of the same, shall incur by pain of banishment and confiscation of all their goods moveable to our sovereign lord's use. And because sundry persons, disobeyers of his highness's authority, for not giving of the confession of their faith according to the acts of parliaments, have thereupon lost their benefices ipso facto, the same being lawfully and duly provided by our sovereign lord's presentation and admission of the kirk to persons serving in the ministry and the fruits thereof assigned to them for their yearly livings and stipends, nevertheless, in seeking letters to be answered and obeyed of the said fruits, they are often hindered through licences purchased of our sovereign lord to the said persons departing and remaining out of the realm for diverse years, without hurt or danger to be incurred by them in their persons, livings, goods and gear, in respect of the which licences the judges, before whom they are produced, stay and cease further proceeding in the said cause, to the great hurt and prejudice of the act of his highness's parliament entitled 'That the adversaries of Christ's religion shall not enjoy the patrimony of the kirk'. For remedy whereof, it is statute and ordained by our sovereign lord and three estates of this present parliament that all such licences purchased of his highness shall have no effect, strength nor force, annulling and discharging the same by this act in so far as they may in any way tend to the prejudice and hindrance of the execution of the said acts of parliament, or to the titles and provisions of benefices and other ecclesiastical rents made and granted by virtue thereof, commanding the said judges, before whom the said actions are or shall happen to be intended or depend, to proceed and do justice therein with expedition, notwithstanding the said licences or absence of the persons in whose favour the same are or shall happen to be granted, which licences shall be esteemed as privy writings without a sufficient testimonial instantly shown, that the person to whom the same licence is granted professes the true religion and has already satisfied his majesty's laws made to that effect.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Procedure: commission
Commission to certain of every estate, with the king's majesty's officers, to treat and conclude on certain articles and supplications after the end of this present parliament

Forasmuch as in the parliament held in the first year of reign of the king's majesty, our sovereign lord, commission was granted to certain lords of the estates to consider such articles as then were committed to them and to report the same to the next parliament, as the said act containing the articles in special, and to whom the consideration thereof are committed, at more length purports; and as likewise in the parliament held by his highness at Edinburgh in the month of November 1579, commission was granted to the lords of privy council for taking order in certain articles, specified in the act made thereupon, of which articles diverse are already considered of and acts and statutes made thereupon, others are remaining as yet untouched, to the great hurt and prejudice of the king's majesty, the commonwealth and sundry particular parties; and lastly, in this present parliament sundry articles and supplications have been presented to his majesty and lords of the articles which cannot be sufficiently considered in that short time which now the estates may remain together, of which whole articles the titles follow: an article of James [Sandilands], lord of St John, concerning the confirmation of his privileges; an article concerning the act of adultery; an article of learned men of this realm desiring letters to flourish; an article touching ejections and plunder; an article concerning reduction of decreets for the causes contained in the first libel; an article concerning warrants in redemption of lands; an article for punishment of them that wilfully pass to the horn and remain thereat; an article for them that pass to the horn for liquidate sums; an article for them that pass to the horn and enter in the girth; an article for them that put their sons and friends in their lands or make assignations of their goods in defraud of the execution of decreets; an article for superiors that give private sasines after the decease of their vassals, in defraud of the heir of the said vassals; an article concerning dearth of victual and livestock; an article for going of fish out of the realm; an article for choosing of commissaries in every shire to keep order amongst craftsmen; an article for slaughter; an article for assythment of party; an article for thieves taken reiving; an article for slaughter of veals and lambs and for passing out of the country and bringing in of wine, iron, tar, lint and dye, and also concerning the merchants that raise the price of the gear that it was first sold for after the importation; an article for confirmation of the gifts of annualrents and chaplainries to burghs; an article of the burgh of Cupar concerning the taking down of their customs; an article for touching seal fees, other fees and writing; for taking order concerning the abuses and disorders of officers of arms and notaries; concerning the extortion taken by customs officers and searchers; concerning prebendaries to be annexed to colleges; concerning deposition from benefices; concerning marriages without consent of parents; concerning sustaining of the ministry at college kirks; reformation of the college of Aberdeen; for erection of a college in Orkney; for consideration and reformation of the state of the universities and colleges in general; concerning the bishops' supplication for the consistorial jurisdiction; commission for taking order concerning the taxation; concerning the order between the merchants and mariners for pirated goods; ratification of the chaplainries to burghs; article of the burgh of Crail; article of the burghs in general for music; supplication of the cities of St Andrews, Glasgow and Aberdeen concerning the commissary; supplication of the burgh of Rosemarkie; concerning the bridges of Leith and Cramond and other bridges; concerning the visitation of our sovereign lord's register; concerning the first fruits of benefices; touching the question between Alexander Stewart, captain of Blackness, and William Hamilton; supplications of David Murray, brother to the laird of Balvaird, and John Dishington; concerning the articles presented for ordering of the west border; concerning the registration of hornings, in what manner writs and evidences shall be made authentic for policy in Edinburgh; concerning prescription of annualrents; supplication of the burgh of Edinburgh and remaining burghs concerning unfreemen; supplication of the town of Quichderne; supplication of the burgh of Annan and parties opposing against the same; supplication of the goldsmiths; concerning the subscription of chapters; concerning escheats given in defraud of creditors; concerning hides and shoes; concerning measures and weights; supplication of the town of Dumfries. Therefore our sovereign lord, with advice of his three estates, gives and grants full power, commission and authority of parliament to the lords of articles underwritten, namely, James Stewart, earl of Arran, John [Graham], earl of Montrose, Andrew [Leslie], earl of Rothes, Patrick [Lindsay], lord Lindsay [of the Byres], James [Ogilvy], lord Ogilvy, John [Maxwell], lord Herries, Patrick [Adamson], archbishop of St Andrews, Adam [Bothwell], bishop of Orkney, Alexander [Campbell], bishop of Brechin, Mark [Kerr], commendator of Newbattle, Leonard [Leslie], commendator of Coupar [Angus], Alexander [Colville], commendator of Culross, the commissioners of the burghs of Edinburgh, Perth, Dundee, Stirling, Glasgow and St Andrews, or any three of them for every estate, with our sovereign lord's officers of the estate underwritten, that is to say: [Esme Stewart, duke of Lennox], the lord great chamberlain, [Colin Campbell, earl of Argyll], chancellor, [William Ruthven, earl of Gowrie], treasurer, [Robert Pitcairn, commendator of Dunfermline], secretary, [Sir William Murray of Tullibardine], comptroller, [Sir Lewis Bellenden of Auchnoull], justice clerk, [Alexander Hay of Easter Kennet], clerk register, and [Robert Crichton of Eliock], advocate, who shall review and consider all the said articles whereupon acts are not yet made, or such of them as they think most needful, or requires greatest haste and expedition, either of the good of the king's majesty, the kirk or commonwealth, and to treat, consult and deliberate upon such acts and laws as they think most reasonable to pass thereupon; which being put in form of acts and subscribed by the said commissioners, at least by three of every estate, with so many of the ordinary officers and of the session as shall assist them and be present for the time, and thereafter delivered to the clerk register and duly published, according to the order of other acts of parliament, through which the same probably may come to the knowledge of the whole subjects, they, and every one of them, within 40 days after the said publication, shall have the strength and force of laws made in his highness's full parliament, sitting until the end of his highness's next parliament, and further, unless they be specially and expressly annulled and discharged.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Legislation
Concerning the coin

The king's majesty and his three estates, considering how hurtful and prejudicial the latest silver coin (having course upon so high price) is and has been to the commonwealth of this realm, the same being occasion of great dearth and of many other inconveniences, and now willing to have the same reduced to a lower price without loss of his highness's subjects, or yet to the partners and tacksmen underwritten, which they find cannot be done if the contract made concerning the same coin be suffered to have further effect and execution, therefore his majesty, with advice of the said estates and of the said tacksmen and partners, they are to say: Alexander Clerk of Balbirnie, provost of Edinburgh, William Napier of Wrightshouses, Nicol Uddard, Harry Nisbet, Richard Abercrombie, Robert Abercrombie and Thomas Aitchison, upon consideration had by the order following that they shall be no losers, decree and declare by act of this present parliament the said contract to be null and of no value, force nor effect in all time coming, and ordain the said tacksmen, partners, coiners and other officers to desist and cease from all striking and coining of any further of the said coin in any time hereafter; and declare by the said act that the said tacksmen and partners, and all others at their command, have done nothing in the said matter of the late coin preceding the date hereof except according to the will and mind of his majesty and his said estates, which they ratify and approve, in so far as they have according to the said contract, always standing in effect until now, exonerating them thereof for now and ever, they being always accountable and answerable for anything done by them in the said coin in contradiction to the effect and meaning of the same contract, according to the tenor thereof. Moreover, his majesty by the same act, with advice of the said estates, revokes, abrogates and annuls for ever all assignations for payment of sums of money made by his highness upon the said tacksmen and partners to any person or persons, and discharges the lords of secret council and session to direct any letters or charges upon or against them, or any of them, and if they do, declares the same by this act to be of no value, force nor effect, notwithstanding any decreets given or to be given, which his majesty, with advice of the said estates, discharges simply, ordaining them to have no further force nor effect nor execution in time coming. And further, with advice of the said estates and consent also of the said tacksmen and partners, statutes and ordains that the said late coin, extending to 211 stone and 10 pound weight of silver, shall be reduced and brought in again by them, to be coined of new by his highness's master coiner between now and 11 March 1582 in ten shilling pieces of 11d fine, containing four in the ounce, in this form, that is to say, having on the one side the portrait of his majesty's body, armed, with a crown upon his head and a sword in his hand, with this circumscription: 'Jacobus VI Dei Gratia Rex Scotorum', and on the other side his highness's arms in a shield, with a crown above the same shield, with the date of the year upon one of the sides, with this circumscription: 'Honor regis judicium diligit'; for bringing in and reduction of which money, the said tacksmen and partners have presently nominated and appointed William Napier and Thomas Aitchison, who shall remain at Edinburgh to receive all the said coin, to number and quantity aforesaid, from his highness's subjects and deliver them other money for that upon the same prices that they were given out for, between now and the said 11 March, to the which day they shall have course only; and being received, shall bring and deliver them to his highness's master coiner, who shall coin them of new in form and manner above-mentioned, and thereafter deliver both stock and profit again in full recompense of their expense, charges and travails also sustained by the said coin to such as shall be appointed in their names to receive the same; and the master coiner present and to come shall find the said tacksmen and partners sufficient caution and surety acted in the books of council for rendering to them the stock and profit of such sums and which as they shall deliver to him to the effect aforesaid, to the which time the said tacksmen and partners shall not be restricted to deliver any silver to the said master coiner, deducting always the fees and duties of the workmen and other ordinary officers of the coin-house used and wont for their pains and labours. And because the said reduction cannot well take effect without some stock to make the exchange, the said tacksmen and partners therefore shall have liberty, likewise his majesty, with advice of the said estates, by this act grants them licence and liberty to strike and cause be struck and coined 20 stone weight of silver more than is also coined in the money new devised, which shall be delivered to them again after the same be passed in irons in manner aforesaid, without deduction of any profit or other duty thereof, except the fees and duties of the said workmen and officers used and wont. Moreover, our sovereign lord, with advice of his said three estates, gives and grants full freedom, licence and liberty to his highness's master coiner to break down the present current money within this realm of 11d fine, making his highness due account and reckoning of the profit thereof as appertains; for the which, the said master coiner nor other officers of his highness's coin-house shall incur no hurt nor danger in their persons, lands or goods, notwithstanding any acts, laws or constitutions made in the contrary, concerning the which his highness, with advice of his said estates, dispenses.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Ratification of the acts concerning the importation of bullion

Our sovereign lord, with advice of his three estates and whole body of this present parliament, ratifies and approves the acts made by his highness's noble progenitors concerning the importation of bullion, with this addition: that every customs officer and clerk of cocket in time coming shall take such surety or pledges as he will answer for that bullion equivalent to the goods transported shall be delivered to the master of our sovereign lord's coin-house between then and the next exchequer thereafter following, and at that hearing of the customs officer's accounts, that he be comptrolled upon the quantity of the bullion delivered into the coin-house according to the letters of receipt of the master coiner, and what rests above that, the said customs officer be answerable thereof; providing that in case any of the goods customed happens to perish by chance or to be taken away by greater force, the lords auditors of the exchequer, being certified and persuaded of the truth thereof, shall grant reduction of the quantity of the bullion at their discretion; and for every ounce delivered to the master coiner of utter fine silver, he shall pay to the merchant 40s and make account of the profit thereof in coined money to our sovereign lord's use.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Concerning the due payment of the king's majesty's customs

Forasmuch as our sovereign lord's customs are one of the parts of the patrimony of his crown and sundry good and profitable acts have been made, namely, against them having goods out of the realm uncustomed, and how the custom shall remain with the king for his living, which acts and all other acts made toward his majesty's customs aforesaid, his highness, with advice of his estates, ratifies and approves and ordains the same to have full effect and execution in time coming, with this addition: that a table be delivered to all customs officers for taking up and bringing in of our sovereign lord's customs, ordaining that every sack of wool shall contain but 24 stones, every 100 skins, 120, and every dozen of cloth, 12 ells only.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
For the surety of them that besieged houses by the king's commission in his highness's minority

Concerning the supplication given in to our sovereign and lords of articles of this present parliament by the noblemen and others of his true and faithful subjects that served in the defence of his highness's authority and crown during the late civil troubles within this realm in the time of his majesty's young age, making mention that where they being often times employed by his late regents for the time in the execution of diverse commissions against sundry of his highness's unnatural subjects, rebels and withstanders of his authority, who at that time assisted and took plain part with the declared traitors, rebels and enemies of his majesty's crown, with power also to besiege houses and raise fire, for the better repressing of them, the said noblemen and others of his majesty's true and faithful subjects, for discharging of their duty in execution of the said commissions, with their friends, assistants and servants, searched and sought the said rebels and disobedient subjects, who, placing themselves in houses in sundry parts of this realm and keeping and fortifying the same against his majesty and his authority, they were forced to raise fire and use all other means of hostility for recovery of the same. Wherefore, his majesty, with advice of his three estates of this present parliament, decrees and declares that all things done by the said noblemen and others of his highness's faithful subjects within the time of the said civil troubles, for execution of the said commissions against whatsoever persons, his highness's rebels, traitors and disobedient subjects for the time, their servants, friends, assistants and partakers, were lawfully, well and dutifully done by them and that therein they have committed no crime nor offence, but obeyed his highness's and regents' commandments, exonerating and discharging them of all action, crime or offence that any party may pursue or move against them thereupon at any time hereafter.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Against the shameful oppression and slaying and hoching of oxen and horses

Forasmuch as by the loveable laws and acts of parliament made of before such special respect is had to the labouring of the ground in due season as the oxen and cattle occupied in the plough are forbidden to be poinded for any manner of debt during the time of cultivation, yet sundry wicked persons, moved in spite against their neighbours, cease not commonly in their private revenge to hoch and slay oxen and horses in the plough, byre and otherwise, and to hound out bare men and vagabonds to the attempting of such foul and shameful enormities, so far prejudicial to the commonwealth and against all good example; for staunching whereof in time coming and to the terror as well of the committers of such foul and shameful oppressions as of the creators, fortifiers and resetters of the committers thereof, it is statute and ordained by our sovereign lord, with the advice of the three estates of this present parliament, that all such slayers and hochers of horses and oxen, or other cattle in time coming, shall be esteemed and punished as thieves, and all persons that shall happen to reset, supply and maintain the authors of such oppression in company or household after the committing thereof shall be esteemed and punished as resetters and maintainers of thieves, and both the committers of the said unworthy and shameful oppression and the resetters, suppliers and maintainers of them, being duly called and convicted, therefore to incur the pain of death and confiscation of all goods moveable.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
For execution of the acts made concerning casting down and holding down of cruives and yairs, and punishment of the transgressors thereof, slaughter of red fish and of the fry of all fish

Our sovereign lord and three estates of this present parliament ratify and approve all acts made by his highness and his most noble progenitors concerning the destruction of cruives and yairs, slaughter of red fish, smolts and the fry of all fish, and ordain the same to have effect and execution in time coming; and because it is understood by his highness and his said three estates that albeit pains and travails were taken to cast down and distort the said cruives and yairs, yet, in default of the execution of the pains contained in the said acts upon the contraveners thereof, the said cruives and yairs are not held down, nor any other thing in effect (appointed to be done in the said acts) put into execution through the default and negligence of the ordinary officers, to whom the execution thereof was committed. Therefore our sovereign lord, with advice of his said three estates, has made, constituted and ordained and, by the tenor of this present act, makes, constitutes and ordains the persons after-specified within the bounds particularly following his highness's justices in that part to the effect underwritten, they are to say: George [Sinclair], earl of Caithness, for the bounds of Caithness and Strathnaver; Alexander [Gordon], earl of Sutherland, for the bounds of Sutherland and all reivers therein; the said Earl of Sutherland, George Ross, apparent heir of Balnagowan, and Robert Munro of Foulis, jointly and separately, for the water of Killosheil; the said Robert Munro of Foulis, bailie and chamberlain of Ross, for the water of Conan; James [Stewart], earl of Arran and his deputes, for the water of Ferrar; the sheriff of Inverness and his deputes and the provost and bailies of Inverness, for the water of Ness; the sheriff of Nairn and his deputes and the provost and bailies of Nairn, for the water of Nairn; the sheriff of Elgin and Forres and his deputes, and the bailies of the earldom of Moray and of the abbey of Kinloss and priory of Pluscarden, and the provosts and bailies of the burghs of Elgin and Forres, for the waters of Spey, Findhorn and Lossie; the sheriff of Banff and his deputes and the provost and bailies of the burgh of Banff, for the water of Dovern; the laird of Esslemont, for the water of Ythan; [George Keith], earl Marischal, for the water of Ugie; the sheriff of Aberdeen and his deputes and the provost and bailies of Aberdeen, for the waters of Dee and Don; the sheriff of Kincardine and his deputes, for the waters of Cowie and Bervie; [John Graham], earl of Montrose and the provost and bailies of Montrose, for the waters of Northesk and Southesk; the sheriffs of Perth and Forfar, stewart of Strathearn and their deputes, and provosts and bailies of Perth and Dundee, for the waters of Tay and Earn and their tributaries; the sheriff of Fife and his deputes, for the south side of Tay lying within the sheriffdom of Fife, and for the water of Leven; the provost and bailies of Cupar, for the water of Eden; the stewart of Menteith and his deputes, for the heads of the water of Teith and Forth; the sheriff of Stirling and his deputes, and provost and bailies of Stirling, for the remainder of the waters of Forth, Teith, Goodie, Carron, Allan and Devon and their tributaries; the sheriff of Linlithgow and his deputes, and the provost and bailies of Linlithgow, for the water of Avon and south side of Forth within the bounds of that sheriffdom; the sheriff of Edinburgh principal and his deputes, and the provost and bailies of Edinburgh, for the waters of Almond, Leith, North and Southesk; the sheriff of Edinburgh within the constabulary of Haddington, for the waters of Tyne and Beill; the sheriff of Dumfries and his deputes, [John Maxwell], earl of Morton, warden of the west marches and his deputes, and the provost and bailies of Dumfries, Kirkcudbright and Annan, for the waters of Annan, Nith, Cree and Luce; the bailie of Carrick and his deputes, for the waters of Stincher and Girvan; the sheriff of Ayr and his deputes, and the provost and bailies of Ayr, for the waters of Dun and Ayr; the bailie of Cunninghame and his deputes, and the provost and bailies of Irvine, for the waters of Irvine and Carnock; the sheriffs of Lanark, Renfrew and their deputes and the provost and bailies of Glasgow, Renfrew and Lanark, for the water of Clyde and tributaries thereof; the sheriff of Dunbarton and his deputes, and bailies of the burgh of Dumbarton, for the waters of Leven and Ainrik; the sheriff of Argyll and Tarbert, and his deputes, for the bounds of the said sheriffdom and Lorne to the march of the sheriffdom of Inverness; and the said sheriff of Inverness and his deputes for all the bounds of the said sheriffdom on the north-west coast from the march of the sheriffdom of Argyll to Strathnaver; giving, granting and committing to the said justices in that part, jointly and separately, within the bounds particularly above-written, full power, special command, express bidding and charge to inquire and take up dittay of all persons, contraveners of the said acts of parliament, within the bounds particularly above-written, as well the principle offenders as their masters, landlords and resetters, and to call them to underlie the law for that in the tolbooth of the head burgh of every shire, or other place convenient at the discretion of the said justices, and put them to the knowledge of an assize as they be found culpable or innocent, to administer justice upon them according to the laws of this realm, the pains contained the said acts to raise and uplift and of the same to make account, reckoning and payment to our sovereign lord and his highness's treasurer in his exchequer. And to the effect that the execution of the said acts shall not be neglected as in times past, ordain two ordinary justice courts to be held yearly, the one the first day of February, and the other at the first day of [August], or the next lawful days thereafter following, beside other courts to be held at other days when occasion serves at the discretion of the said justices. And in case the said justices, or any of them, fails in doing their exact diligence for execution of this present commission at two times every year as said, being called and convicted for that before our sovereign lord's justice principal or his deputes at the instance of highness's advocate, every one of them shall incur the pain of £200, to be uplifted of them by his highness's treasurer to his majesty's use. Be it always understood that this present act nor nothing therein contained shall be prejudicial to his highness's subjects, being duly infeft and in possession of holding of cruives, lines or loops within fresh waters, but that they may use, enjoy, possess and occupy the same in time coming according to their rights, keeping the Saturdays slop and such distance between every hek as the acts of parliament appoint; and in case they fail therein, to be accusable and suffer punishment as the remaining transgressors of the said acts.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Addition to the acts made against notorious thieves and sorners of clans

Our sovereign lord and his three estates in this present parliament, having considered the many grievous oppressions and cruelties wherein his peaceable and good subjects are subject, finds nothing more intolerable than the deadly feuds borne by the clans of thieves, broken men and sorners upon true men for the slaughter, taking, hurting of the said thieves, broken men and sorners, taking and bringing them to justice, or in the defence and clearing of true men's goods stolen and reived from them, and how the said clans of thieves for the most part are companies of wicked men, coupled in fellowships by occasion of their surnames, or near dwellings together, or through keeping society in theft or reset of theft, not subjected to the ordinary course of justice, nor to any one landlord that will make them answerable to the laws, but commonly dwelling upon sundry men's lands against the good will of their landlords, through which true men oppressed by them can have no remedy at the hands of their masters, but for their defence are often times constrained to seek redress of their hurt of the whole clan or such of them as they happen to apprehend, likewise the whole clan commonly bears feud for the [hurt] received by any member thereof, whether by execution of laws, by order of justice or otherwise; it is therefore declared, statute and ordained by our sovereign lord, with advice of his three estates and whole body of this present parliament, that it shall be lawful to all his obedient and good subjects that shall receive any harm or damage through theft or masterful reiving of their goods to be committed after the date hereof by any of the said notorious thieves, broken men or sorners of the said clans of thieves in time coming, to apprehend, slay and arrest the bodies and goods of the persons offending against them or any others being of the same clan, their servants, dependants or partakers wherever they shall find them in any parts of this realm until the principals, or others of their said clan, cause the said harms and hurts be redressed to the satisfaction of the sustainers thereof, or at the least find sufficient surety to that effect, to the contentment of the person that has sustained the hurt, in case it shall be found by order and trial, according to justice, that the offender and deed doer was in any way reset, supplied and maintained amongst the said clan after the offence committed.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Procedure: commission
Commission for reformation of the hospitals, maison-dieus, alms houses and bede houses, and reducing them to their first institution

Concerning the supplication presented by our sovereign lord and three estates of this present parliament by the poor people of this his highness's realm, making mention that where his majesty's most noble progenitors of worthy memory, upon a godly zeal, which they and the barons and others of this realm, their good subjects, have borne, to the relief of the aged and decayed honest folks, founded and erected certain hospitals, maison-dieus, alms houses and bede houses, to the glory of almighty God and relief of the poor, and has continually maintained the same until of late days that the present possessors of sundry benefices, under colour of reformation of the religion, have appropriated the whole livings of the said hospitals, maison-dieus, alms houses and bede houses to their own uses and their heirs, or have sold the lands and rents thereof for great sums of money to others in feu ferm, and further have demolished the godly houses that were appointed for receiving and lodging of the poor and applied the same to their own particular uses, minding that never such thing shall be in time coming, to the great offence of almighty God, the defrauding of our sovereign lord and his posterity, kings of this realm, and their subjects, the founders, and to the extreme undoing of great numbers of the poor people to, were and ought to be sustained thereby, if his highness foresees not the same and put not timely remedy thereto, a deed assuredly that in no part of Christendom, yea, not amongst the very Turks, would be suffered; and albeit his majesty, with advice of his estates in parliament, appointed the chancellor and certain others to consider the foundations of the said hospitals, maison-dieus, alms houses and bede houses, and ordained the same by act of parliament to be reformed, according to the godly institutions and erections of them, yet is there nothing done therein, albeit the exceeding number of the poor that daily increases in this land cries to almighty God for reformation thereof, and most humbly seeks the same of our highness, to whom God has only given the power; wherefore our sovereign lord and three estates of this present parliament has given and granted, likewise they, by the tenor hereof, gives and grants power and commission to Colin [Campbell], earl of Argyll, lord Campbell and Lorne, chancellor, William [Ruthven], earl of Gowrie, lord Ruthven, treasurer, John [Maxwell], lord Herries, Robert [Pitcairn], commendator of Dunfermline, Mark [Kerr], commendator of Newbattle, Alexander [Colville], commendator of Culross, Master Robert Crichton of Eliock, his highness's advocate, Alexander Hay [of Easter Kennet], clerk register, and Alexander Clerk [of Balbirnie], provost of Edinburgh, or any three of them jointly, to convene themselves and sit in the tolbooth of Edinburgh whatsoever day or days, as well after noon as before, for taking cognition in the said matter until the said hospitals, maison-dieus, alms houses and bede houses within this realm be brought, restored and reduced in and to the order and estate of their first foundations, according to the mind and intention of their godly founders, so far as may stand agreeable with the laws of this realm and Christian religion presently professed within the same; and to that effect, that our sovereign lord's letters be directed upon the warrants and deliverance of the said commissioners, or any three of them, charging the possessors and keepers of the erections and foundations of the said hospitals, maison-dieus, alms houses and bede houses, or of whatsoever lands, teinds, rents or other possessions given and donated for relief and sustenance of the poor, as well within burgh as without, and of all chaplainries, prebendaries, annualrents, friars' or nuns' lands conveyed to burghs to the effect aforesaid, feuars, renters, tacksmen and intromitters therewith, to produce the said foundations, rights and titles, either feus or tacks whereby they enjoy or pretend right to any part of the living and patrimony of the said hospitals, maison-dieus, alms houses and bede houses, before the said lords commissioners at such days as they please assign, to be seen and considered by them to the effect aforesaid, under the pain of rebellion and putting of them to our sovereign's horn; with certification if they fail, letters will be directed to put them to the horn, or else to reduce for null production; and in case of failure and null production of the said erections and other writs and rights above-written at the days to be appointed thereto, to proceed and direct further charges, and put [out] the disobeyers or to reduce the pretended rights and titles whatsoever as they shall find cause worthy; and also to direct letters to arrest and sequester the mails, ferms, profits and duties of the said lands, teinds and other possessions pertaining to the said hospitals, or anything given and donated for sustenance of the poor, to remain in the hands of the tenants and possessors until the said reformation be made and perfected, then to be given to the poor and helping to re-edify the houses built to that effect by our sovereign's most noble progenitors and their subjects of good zeal, upon caution always to be found by the said tenants and possessors that the said mails, ferms, profits and duties shall be forthcoming to the effects above-written; and also with power to the said judges, the aforesaid erections, infeftments and rights being produced before them, to try the quantity of their rents, order of foundation and estate wherein the rents and houses thereof presently are; and wherein they find the yearly rents of the said hospitals diminished or any part or portion of their livings or buildings appropriated and applied to particular men's uses, contrary to the tenor of their first foundations and godly intention of their founders, by parts, infeftments, tacks or other special rights, to reduce the same as the said commissioners shall find cause worthy, and give out their decreet reductive thereupon, decreeing all the said rights given and set in prejudice of the first foundations as said is null and of no value, force nor effect in all time coming, and to return and be appropriated to the said alms houses, hospitals, maison-dieus and bede houses and sustenance of the poor being therein in all times hereafter, according to the tenor of their erections, likewise and in the same manner as if the said new dispositions of the patrimony thereof had never been made nor granted; which decreets the king's majesty, with advice of the said three estates, declares shall be of as great force and effect, and likewise execution to pass and follow thereon, as if the same had been given and granted before the whole lords of council and session sitting in full number; providing always that all parties' lawful defence be first heard and discussed as the said commissioners will answer to our sovereign lord upon the execution of their offices, giving them power in like manner to create clerks and other officers and members of court requisite, and to receive their oaths to that effect, for whom they shall be held to answer, witnesses to cause be summoned, sworn and examined and to call for the production of any writs, evidences or registers that may further the knowledge of the truth of the said matter; and likewise to direct any one of their number, or more, for visitation of the said hospitals, maison-dieus, alms houses and bede houses, if the same is found requisite by them for their better information, and generally to do and use all other things that to the execution of this present commission is necessarily required. And all the said commissioners, being personally present, accepted the said commission in and upon them, and made faith for due and faithful administration therein.

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  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
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  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
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  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
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  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
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  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Legislation
Against the excess of costly clothing and transporting of wool, whereby the poor may be the better held to work

The king's majesty and estates of this present parliament, considering the great abuse standing among his subjects of the mean estate, presuming to copy his highness and his nobility in the use and wearing of costly clothing of silks of all sorts, linen, cambric, fringing and trimmings of gold, silver and silk, and woollen cloth, made and brought from other foreign countries, through which the prices of the same are grown to such exorbitant dearth as it is not able to be longer sustained without great hurt and inconvenience of the commonwealth, albeit God has granted to this realm sufficient commodities for clothing of the inhabitants thereof within the self if the people were virtuously employed in working of the same at home, whereby great numbers of poor folks, now wandering in begging, might be relieved, as well to the honesty and wealth of the country; for remedy whereof, it is statute and ordained by our sovereign lord, with advice of his estates and whole body of this present parliament, that none of his highness's subjects, man nor woman, being under the degrees of dukes, earls, lords of parliament, knights or landed gentlemen, that has or may spend of free yearly rent 2,000 merks or 50 chalders of victual at least, or their wives, sons or daughters, shall, after 1 May 1582, use or wear in their clothing or apparel, or linen thereof, any cloth of gold or silver, velvet, satin, damask, taffeta or any facing, fringing, trimming or embroidery of gold, silver or silk, nor yet linen, cambric or woollen cloth made and brought from any foreign countries under the pain of £100 of every gentleman landed, 100 merks of every gentleman unlanded, and £40 of every yeoman for every day that his wife, son or daughter transgresses this present act, the one half to the use of our sovereign lord or lord of the regality within whose bounds the transgressors are apprehended, and the other half to the sheriffs, stewarts and bailies within their jurisdictions, provosts, aldermen and bailies within burghs and cities and to the stewarts and bailies within regalities for their pains, which ordinary judges, by themselves, their deputes and officers, shall have power to accuse and arrest the persons, transgressors of the said act, and to put them in ward until they be tried upon the said transgression by an assize, which shall be done within the space of three days after their apprehension at the furthest; and, being found culpable, to hold them in ward until they have paid the said pain and found surety to abstain in time coming, under doubling of the pain; excepting always the officers and servants of our sovereign lord's household contained in the roll thereof, the officers of his estate, senators to the college of justice, advocates and scribes thereof, sheriffs, stewarts and bailies, the provost, bailies and persons being or that have been on the council of burghs, and judges in regalities, heralds and macers; which shall not be subject to the pains of this present act for wearing and using of such apparel as they have or shall happen to have in time coming, either in the time that they bear office and are councillors, or thereafter during their lifetimes; nether shall any of his highness's lieges be subject to the said pains for using and wearing of any of their clothing already made before the publication of this present act, nor to any servants for using and wearing of the old clothing of their masters or mistresses, nor to any women for using and wearing of such apparel upon their heads as they have been accustomed to wear in time bygone. And to the effect that all his highness's subjects prohibited by this present act to wear the said costly clothing may the better be served of cloth and other stuff wrought within this realm, to their sufficient clothing in their degrees; as also that the poor people may be the better held in work through the labouring of the wool of this country within the same, therefore it is statute and ordained by our sovereign lord, with advice of his said estates, that no manner of wool be transported or put in ships or boats to be transported out of this realm in time coming under the pain of confiscation of the same wool and of all the remaining goods moveable of the persons, owners and transporters thereof, to our sovereign lord's use; and that no licence or dispensation shall be granted by our sovereign lord or his successors to whatsoever person or persons for transporting of wool out of this realm after the said 1 May 1582, under whatsoever colour or pretence, and that as well the purchasers of the said dispensations or licences (if the same shall happen through lack of opportunity or wrong narrative to be granted) as their informers, buyers of the licences from the purchasers, users thereof, and transporters of the wool in their ships and vessels, shall incur the said pains, as if no such licences had been granted; which shall be esteemed but as private letters, surreptitiously purchased, wherever they shall happen to be shown in judgement, or outwith, through which the true effect and meaning of this present act shall in no way be hindered or prejudiced.

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  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
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  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
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  38. APS interpolation. Back
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  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
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  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
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  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  60. APS interpolation. Back
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  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
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  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
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  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
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  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Against superfluous banqueting and the inordinate use of confections and sweetmeats

Our sovereign lord and his three estates convened in this present parliament, understanding the great excess and superfluity used in bridles and other banquets among the mean subjects of this realm, as well within burgh as to landward, to the inordinate consumption not only of such stuff as grows within the realm, but also of sweetmeats, confections and spices brought from the parts beyond sea and sold at dear prices to many folk that are very unable to sustain that cost; for staunching of the which abuse and disorder, it is statute and ordained by our sovereign, with advice of his said three estates, that no manner of persons, his subjects, being under the degree of prelates, earls, lords, barons, landed gentlemen or others that [are] worth and may spend in yearly free rent 2,000 merks money or 50 chalders of victual, all charges deducted, shall presume to have at their bridles or other banquets, or at their tables in daily cheer, any sweetmeats or confections brought from the parts beyond sea, and that no banquets shall be at any upsittings after baptising of bairns in time coming, under the pain of £20 to be paid by every person doer in the contrary, as well of the master of the house where the effect of this act is contravened, as of all other persons that shall be found or tried partakers of such superfluous banqueting and escheating of the sweetmeats and confections apprehended, for which the provost and bailies within burgh and the sheriffs, stewarts, bailies, lords of regalities and their bailies to landward shall appoint searchers, to which searchers open doors shall be made of whatsoever house they come to search, under the pains to be esteemed culpable in the transgression of this act if they refuse; and the offenders being apprehended, to be taken and held in ward until they have paid the said pecuniary pains, to be employed the one half to the benefit of the ordinary officers and searchers and the other half to the poor of the parish.

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  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Ratification of the act of parliament concerning the decision of appellations made by the court of Rome

Our sovereign lord and three estates of this present parliament ratify, approve and confirm the act of parliament underwritten in all points, passes, clauses and articles contained therein, and ordain the same to have full strength, force and effect, and also decree and declare the same act to have been a common law from the day and date thereof and so to be in all times coming; and that no judge within this realm take upon hand to take cognizance or decide in any cause contrary to the tenor and ordinance of the said act, or to wry or wrest the same by their ingenuity or interpretation, but the same act to be kept in all the circumstances thereof according to the tenor of the same, of the which the tenor follows:

In the parliament held at Edinburgh on 10 July 1560, the said parliament being continued to 1 August 1560 following, with continuation of days, on 24 August 1560, the three estates then being present, understanding that the lieges and subjects of this realm having actions pending and pursued in the court of Rome, or in the consistories of the same, have sustained great expenses, so that they have been utterly harried thereby; for eschewing of the which, and that no party having just action be defrauded thereof, it is statute and ordained that all parties, as well pursuers as defenders, having pleas pending in the said court of Rome, or consistories, or before other judges called delegates or sub-delegates, shall pursue and defend the same at their option before the lords of our sovereign's session, the sheriff, stewart or bailie of regality, bailie of barony, provost or bailies of burghs, or other temporal judges ordinary within this realm, where the party pursuer ought to answer of the law, and the said processes to begin where they left, according to the last act of the process and after the form thereof, until the final end and decision of the same; and the sentence being given, the execution to be made thereof as of other sentences pronounced before other temporal judges of this realm. And moreover, because it is likewise understood that there are appellations made and interposed from diverse sentences given in the aforesaid consistories, and also from sentences from judges, delegates and their sub-delegates, which appellations, being justified, may reduce the said sentences, therefore it is statute and ordained that the parties who have appealed give in their supplications to the lords of our sovereign's session to have letters to call the party for whom the sentence is given to compear before the said lords, to hear and see two, three, or four named by commission to sit in the most convenient place, to take cognizance upon the said appellation and sentence, and to declare the same according to the law, either retreating the sentence or confirming the same, providing that the pursuers of these appellations do their diligence in manner aforesaid within the term and space specified in the laws, otherwise not to be heard hereafter, but execution to be given upon the said sentences likewise as if the party had not appealed from there. And likewise because it was lawful at some time by way of supplication called by means of a simple complaint for to seek remedy of the nullity and iniquity of sentences, albeit no appellation had been made and interposed from there, therefore it is ordained that the said supplications shall be given in by the complainers to the said lords of the session, who shall have cognition therein and do justice thereupon according to the law, providing always that this have place only in such causes as of before were permitted to pursue by means of a simple complaint only.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Against the abuse of some landed gentlemen and others forbearing to keep house at their own dwelling places

Forasmuch as of late there is creeping in amongst some noblemen, prelates, barons and gentlemen in certain parts of this realm, being of good livings, great abuse contrary to the honour of the realm and different from the honest frugality of their forebears, passing to burghs, towns, clachans and alehouses with their households, and some abiding in their own places use to board themselves and others to their own servants, as in the hostelries, whereon hurtful and shameful inconveniences daily falls out, to the offence of God, defrauding of the poor of their alms, slander of the country and hurt of the authors; for remedy whereof, our sovereign lord, with advice of his three estates of this present parliament, has statute and ordained that every prelate, lord, baron and landed gentleman shall make his ordinary dwelling and residence at his own house with his family in all time coming after the publication of the acts of this present parliament, for setting forward of policy and decoration of their said dwelling places, supporting of the poor with alms and entertaining of friendship with their neighbours by all good and honest means, and that they forbear the said dishonest form of boarding of themselves and their families and households in burghs, clachans and alehouses, or in their own houses, under the pains following, that is to say: each lord and prelate under the pain of 500 merks, each great baron under the pain of 300 merks, and each landed gentleman under the pain of 200 merks; and if they fail, being called and orderly convicted of transgressing of this present act, the said pains to be uplifted to our sovereign lord's use.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Addition to the act of lawburrows

Forasmuch as sundry good acts have been made concerning finding of lawburrows for preservation of the true and obedient subjects from unjust force and violence, and lately, for their greater comfort, it was well ordained that the pains of lawburrows should be divided between the king and the party offended to; nevertheless, seeing the pains of lawburrows has extended only in time bygone in safety of bodily harm from the person of the complainer, the malice of the wicked so increases as they cease not by indirect means and hounding out of rogues, vagabonds and others not responsive to invade the innocent persons, not only in their bodies, but to reive, steal, hoch or slay their oxen and other cattle, cut or distort their corns, or to cause eat the same with livestock, to hound and slay their sheep with dogs, boast themselves in such sort as they dare not lie in their own house, or to menace their servants to leave their service, through which their ground may be laid waste, to the utter wreck and pauperisation of the innocents. Therefore our sovereign lord, with advice of his three estates in this present parliament, ordains that all letters of lawburrows shall be directed in time coming at the instance of the parties complaining, charging the persons complained upon to secure surety and lawburrows that the complainers, their wives, bairns, tenants and servants shall be unharmed and undamaged in their bodies, lands, tacks, possessions, goods and gear, and in no way to be molested or troubled therein by the persons complained upon, nor no others of their causing, sending, hounding out, resetting, command, assistance and ratihabition, whom they may stop or let directly or indirectly otherwise than by the order of law and justice under great pains to be modified by the lords of session or other ordinary judges, by whom, in case the said lawburrows shall be duly tried to be broken, the one half of the pain shall pertain to our sovereign lord and the other half to the party aggrieved, according to the effect and meaning of the said act made to that effect of before.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Concerning deforcement, breaking of arrestments and alienations made in defraud of creditors

Forasmuch as it is heavily complained to our sovereign lord by diverse of his subjects that when they have, upon their long travail and expenses, recovered their sentence, they are deforced in execution thereof, likewise when arrests are made to make the goods forthcoming after the recovery of the debt, the same are contemptuously broken; and further, the execution of the sentences and decreets are often times impeded by fraudulent alienations of the debtors' lands and goods made by them through coloured means of their friends and convicted persons, and the lawsuits and actions upon deforcements, breaking of arrestments and reduction of fraudulent alienations have been so tedious, sumptuous and lengthy that very few of them are brought to a good end, whereby our sovereign lord's authority is made contemptuous and his subjects are brought to great inconvenience. For remedy whereof, it is statute and ordained that the lords of council and session proceed summarily and diligently in all actions of deforcements and breaking of arrestments to be intended before them at the instance of whatsoever persons, and specially that the said actions, when they are called, shall with all convenient speed, without intermission, be put to a point after the calling thereof, and that the persons convicted of deforcements or breaking of arrestment shall be punished by the escheat of their goods moveable and punishment of their persons at our said sovereign lord's will, according to the laws observed of before, with this addition: that the party, recoverer of the sentence, shall be first paid of his debt and of his expenses, to be highly taxed by the said lords, and of a certain sum of money to be modified at the said lords' discretion to the party for the damage and interest sustained by them; concerning the which, the party interested shall have ready execution upon the first and readiest goods and gear of the person convicted, notwithstanding the right of the escheat pertaining to our said sovereign lord, who, for good of his subjects, wills and grants that the creditors be preferred to him in this case. And further, with advice of the said three estates, it is statute and ordained by his highness that all gifts of escheat which shall be given hereafter to whatsoever person or persons of gear, goods and others coming in his highness's hands for deforcement or breaking of arrestment, shall contain express exception and reservation to the creditor of the sums recovered for his principal debt, expenses and sum to be modified as said is; and if any gift of escheat proceeding upon this cause aforesaid be given without the said reservation and exception, the same shall be null and of no value. And likewise, for the greater expedition of reduction of alienations and dispositions of lands and goods made in defraud of the creditor, it is statute and ordained that the same be most summarily decided and privileged by summons upon 21 days' warning, without diet, table or continuation of other summons, and that the party, receiver of the said fraudulent alienations and dispositions, shall not be heard to defend therein, unless that they (before they be admitted to produce the said alienations and dispositions and to answer to the summons) consign in the hands of the clerk register and his deputes, for whom he shall be held to answer, such sums of money as shall be modified by the discretion of the said lords, to be delivered to the party pursuer in case the said alienations and dispositions shall be declared fraudulent.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Concerning registration of inhibitions and interdictions

Item, albeit interdictions and inhibitions, for many great and weighty considerations to diverse intentions, are very necessary and profitable, nevertheless, it is of late considered that the said inhibitions and interdictions are greatly abused, to the hurt and prejudice of our sovereign lord's lieges, contrary to the end to which they were first directed, in so far as interdictions for the most part proceed upon consent of party, likewise the said interdictions and letters of inhibition oftentimes proceed upon light causes, the executions whereof are sundry times forgot and feigned, and after many years, the executor and witnesses being deceased, the said inhibitions and interdictions are used against our sovereign lord's lieges at the instance of the receivers thereof and others for rescinding and retreating of contracts, infeftments and other rights upon allegiance that the same are made fraudulently after the publication of the said interdiction and inhibition, by the which crafty delaying, such as are contracted in good faith are brought in great danger, to their great damage and to the advantage of the said persons, abusers of the said inhibitions and interdictions; for remedy whereof, and to the effect that every one of our sovereign lord's lieges may know and understand the condition and quality of the person with whom he contracts in this head, whether he be subject and thrall to interdiction or inhibition, or be at his own freedom and liberty to contract, it is statute and ordained that all inhibitions and interdictions to be raised hereafter, for whatsoever cause, with the execution and endorsements thereof, be within 40 days after the publication and execution of the said inhibitions and interdictions produced first to the sheriff clerk of shire where the person interdicted or inhibited dwells and makes his residence, and if the said person has his lands and heritage, or the most thereof, lying in another sheriffdom than where he dwells, that the person at whose instance the other is interdicted or inhibited produce the said interdiction and inhibition, duly executed and endorsed, to the clerk of the shire where the said lands lie within the same 40 days, which letters of interdiction and inhibition, with the execution thereof, the said sheriff clerks shall insert in their registers, taking for every letter with the executions thereof 5s; which letter, with the execution thereof, they shall sign with their subscription and deliver the same so signed to the party within 24 hours next after the receipt thereof, the extract of the which register shall have as great faith and strength as if the original were shown, unless the parties having interest to oppose against the said inhibitions and interdictions offer to improve the same by way of action or exception; in the which case the party, purchaser of the said letters, and others having interest to defend the same, shall be held to produce the principals and originals, notwithstanding that they be registered as said is, and that no interdiction or inhibition to be raised and executed hereafter be of force, strength or effect to any intention, but the same to be null and of no value, unless the same be duly registered as said is.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Ratification of the act concerning prescription in causes of plunder and ejections

Our sovereign lord, with advice of his three estates in this present parliament, ratifies and approves the act made in his highness's parliament held and begun at Edinburgh on 20 October 1579 concerning prescription in causes of plunder and ejections, and ordains the same to have effect and execution in time coming after the form and tenor thereof.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Concerning the convention of burghs

Forasmuch as it was found necessary to our sovereign lord and his highness's predecessors that the commissioners of burghs convene at such times as they should think good, in what burgh they thought most expedient, with full commission to treat upon the welfare of merchants, merchandise, good rule and statutes for the common profit of burghs, as at more length is contained in the acts of parliament made thereupon and concerning the privilege of burghs, therefore our sovereign lord, with advice of his three estates of this present parliament, ratifies and approves the said acts, and, for better observation of the said conventions by such burghs as have heretofore not sent their commissioners at any time thereto, has statute and ordained that in time coming when any conventions of burghs are appointed to the most part of the said burghs, or by the burgh of Edinburgh and any six or eight of the rest, the burgh warned thereto by any missive bill of the provost and bailies of the burgh where the said convention is to be held, or otherwise lawfully cited thereto and not compearing by their commissioner sufficiently instructed, shall pay to the charges of the burghs that shall convene the sum of £20; and ordains the lords of council and session to grant and direct letters of horning or poinding against the burghs absent from the same convention and judged by the remainder burghs to have incurred the said pain and fine, and this at the instance of the burgh of Edinburgh, without further process and calling of party thereto, the said lords seeing the act authentically subscribed by the clerk of that convention that they are absent and convicted as said is.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Concerning the coming of ships to the burghs of the west country

Our sovereign lord and his three estates of this present parliament ratify, approve and confirm the act made by his highness's most noble progenitor, King James IV of good memory, concerning strangers repairing within the realm with their ships and goods, in all points, passes, clauses and articles thereof, and decree the same to have full effect and strength in time coming after the form and tenor thereof, with this addition: that all manner of strangers' ships and others repairing to west parts of this realm, west and north isles thereof, come to the king's free burghs, such as Kirkcudbright, Wigtown, Ayr, Irvine, Rothesay, Dumbarton or Renfrew, and there make their merchandise with free men thereof of all manner of goods, as well brought within this realm by them as taken out of the same, and pay their custom and duty to the ordinary customs officers in those parts where they arrive and pass from and take their cockets there as the other lieges of the realm; inhibiting expressly the said strangers that they make no manner of merchandise at the lochs of the west and north isles, nor any other places not being free burghs, nor buy any merchandise or fish, except that salted and barrelled, except only at free burghs, and that from free men, commanding expressly all our sovereign lord's lieges that none of [them] conduct freight nor pilot any stranger to the said isles under whatsoever colour or pretence, to the defraud of our sovereign lord's lieges and of his highness's customs, under the pain of loss of life, lands and goods; and commanding also all strangers, resorters and repairers within the said isles that they nor none of them do nor attempt any deed or fact in contrary hereof, under the pain of forfeiture, loss and confiscation of their whole ships and goods; giving also full power and commission to the provosts, bailies and officers of the said burghs, for whom they shall be held to answer, to search, seek, take, apprehend and bring in all the said strangers, contraveners of this present act, every one of them within the bounds of their jurisdiction, and if they be found culpable and breakers hereof, to proceed and do justice thereupon, and to appoint and take up their whole ships and moveable goods, that is to say the two part to our sovereign lord's use, whereof they shall make yearly account in his highness's exchequer, and the third part to the apprehender of the said contraveners of the said act; and ordain letters of publication to be directed hereupon, if need be, in the appropriate form.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Concerning the setting of order and price on all stuff

Our sovereign lord, with advice of his three estates and whole body of this present parliament, ratifies, approves and, for his highness and his successors, perpetually confirms the acts made by his most noble progenitors for the staunching of dearth of victuals and setting order and price on all stuff, and specially the 99th act of King James I, the 20th and 78th acts of King James V and the 27th act of the parliament held and begun at Edinburgh on 1 February 1551 [1552]; and ordains all earls, lords, barons, as well within regality as royalty, and their bailies to landward, and the provosts and bailies of all burghs and cities, to cause the said acts of parliament be put into due execution, every one within their bounds and jurisdiction respectively, making and constituting them justices to that effect; with power to them to make and appoint statutes and ordinances for the special observation of the said acts at every head court yearly, and to inquire, call, accuse and punish the contraveners of the said acts at the said head courts under the pain of £100 pounds to be paid by every earl, lord, baron, as well within regality as royalty, and their bailies, and of the provosts, aldermen and bailies of every burgh and city that shall be found remiss and negligent in execution of the said acts for every time that they shall be duly called and convicted thereof, and ordains dittay to be taken hereupon and the said judges to be called to underlie the law for that, either at general justice ayres or at particular diets, as it shall please the king's majesty to command.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Concerning the holding of horses at hay and oats by traders

Forasmuch as it is considered by our sovereign and three estates of this present parliament that amongst the many other occasions of dearth of victuals within this realm, there is one specially very unprofitable in the commonwealth, which is the holding of horses at hay and oats all the summer season, used commonly by persons of mean estate, traders, of intention to make merchandise of the said horses, being for the most part small nags and no horses of service; wherefore it is statute and ordained that none of our sovereign lord's lieges, not being an earl, prelate, lord, great baron or any of his highness's privy council, session or landed gentleman that may spend of his own 1,000 merks of yearly rent, all charges deducted, shall hold any manner of horses at hay and oats yearly longer than 15 May nor take them in before 15 October, under the pain of escheating of the said horses or paying the value of them to our sovereign lord's use; and the contraveners to be punished and accused at justice ayres or particular diets as appropriate.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
For execution of the acts made against shooting with guns at wild beasts and fowls

Our sovereign lord, understanding that there have been diverse acts of parliament made of before concerning the slaying of hart, hind, female deer, roe, hares, rabbits and other beasts with culverins, crossbows and hand-bows, and specially the act made in the parliament held at Edinburgh in December 1567, which acts hitherto have taken no effect, and that in default of magistrates which were appointed to put the same to execution; therefore his highness, with advice of his three estates of this present parliament, has ratified and approved the said whole acts, and specially the said act made in December 1567, in all points, passes, clauses and articles thereof, with this addition: that in case the judge ordinary within whose bounds the contravener of this present act is apprehended does not execute the same, so often as dittay shall be given up to him upon any contravener, he shall pay for the first fault the sum of £100, for the second fault £200, and so often as he fails, shall double the said pain, to be applied to our sovereign lord's use; and to the effect that the stewarts, bailies and all other ordinary judges within this realm may put the said act into due execution, our sovereign lord, with advice aforesaid, has ordained and ordains the lords, heritors or possessors of the ground to present the contravener of the said act to the ordinary judge, within whose bounds the said contravener dwells and makes residence, the said heritor or possessor being required by the ordinary judge to do the same under the pain aforesaid, so often as he is required to that effect, to be applied to our sovereign lord's use as said is; with power to the said ordinary judges to call and convene the said heritors or possessors refusing to present the said contraveners for the said pains, and if they be found culpable, to convict them therein, and to poind and distrenzie them for that, and to make yearly account thereof to our sovereign lord's treasurer in his highness's exchequer, so that the same may be applied to his highness's use as said is; and ordains special letters of publication to be directed hereupon, if need be, in the appropriate form.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Against the transporting of cattle and sheep out of the realm

Our sovereign lord, with advice of his three estates and whole body of this present parliament, ratifies, approves and, for his highness and his successors, perpetually confirms the acts made by his highness's most noble progenitors against the transporting of sheep, cows or other cattle out of the realm, and ordains the same to have full effect and execution in time coming, with this addition: that it shall be lawful to any of our sovereign lord's lieges that happens to apprehend any cattle or sheep, young or old, droved to be transported out of this realm, to stay the goods and to apprehend and keep the drovers of them until they have been subjected to an assize before the justice or his deputes in the tolbooth of Edinburgh, or before the sheriff, stewart or bailie of the bounds where they shall happen to be apprehended, whom his highness makes ordinary justices in that part for trying of the contraveners of this present act and executing of the pain of hanging upon them and confiscation, as well of the goods apprehended as of the remainder of their moveable goods; which persons being found guilty, ordains and declares the one half of the said goods apprehended and remainder of their moveable goods to be equally divided between the judge ordinary and the apprehender for their pains, and the other half of the same escheat goods to be brought in to our sovereign lord's use, and account to be made of the same in the exchequer.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Against the unlawful taking of profit by captains and keepers of our sovereign lord's castles

Forasmuch as amongst sundry other great disorders grown in this estate since the king's majesty's coronation, one not of smallest importance has been the making of market of the king's castles and strengths (being the keys of the realm, wherein the ordinance, ammunition and jewels of the crown are placed), by some to whom the custody and keeping thereof happened to be committed for the time, constraining his highness's regents in his tender age, and others having his right and power for the time, to redeem his own houses, munitions and jewels at his great charges, and with their lands, living, and goods, to the heavy damage and interest as well of his majesty as of them, their heirs and posterity. For [remedy] whereof, and eschewing of the like evil example amongst his highness's subjects to make their unlawful advantage and commodity by his service in all time coming, it is statute and ordained that whoever has received any sums of money, lands, benefices or goods, either belonging to his highness or his regents, and others having his right and power, for rendering and delivering of his highness's proper castles and strengths, with his ordinance, munitions and jewels being therein, since his highness's coronation, or that happens to make any such contract or merchandise in time coming, directly or indirectly, shall be held to render and deliver again that which they have received, or shall happen to receive, to the benefit of themselves or any of their heirs, or the value thereof to his highness and his successors, being properly his own, or to his said regents or others having his highness's right and power, their heirs and executors, upon cognition had that the things given for the said cause pertained properly to them, to be used and enjoyed by them and their heirs, in case they be capable thereof, or otherwise to be conveyed at their pleasures; and that his highness and they shall have good action for repetition thereof as necessarily given by them for the time to eschew greater inconveniences and yet wrongly received by the takers for unlawful causes.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
For punishment of the fraudulent mixing of the wines by the taverns and sellers thereof and other abuses

Forasmuch as by an act of parliament made at Edinburgh on 1 February 1551 [1552], it is statute and ordained that no manner of taverners take upon hand to make any mixing of any old wines and new wines, or put any water in the same, under the pain of escheating of the puncheon that such wine or water shall be put into, together with all the rest of all and sundry the wines, being the owners of such a tavern, and loss of their freedom for ever; and in like manner, that none of our sovereign lord's lieges, buyers of wines to be sold again, and owners of taverns, take upon hand to hoard or hide any of such wines cost by them in their houses and privy places, but that they put the same in their common taverns and vaults thereof, to be sold indifferently to our sovereign lord's lieges upon the prices that shall be set, made and proclaimed thereupon, under the pains aforesaid; which act our sovereign lord, with advice of three estates in this present parliament, ratifies and approves, ordaining the same to stand in force and effect as a perpetual law in time coming. And for the better execution thereof, makes and constitutes the provosts and bailies of all burghs his highness's justices in that part, with power to them to make searchers, take inquisition and hold justice courts every month once within each burgh where wine is to be sold, upon the contraveners of the said act, and as they be found culpable, to execute the said pains upon them; and in case the said provosts and bailies be found remiss or negligent therein, being called and convicted thereof, they to incur the pains of loss of their freedom and not to enjoy honour or office within burgh in any time thereafter.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Addition to the act of disinheriting of the posterity of the persons forfeited for the murders of [Henry Stewart, lord Darnley], the king, our sovereign lord's father, and [James Stewart, earl of Moray and Matthew Stewart, earl of Lennox], his two regents

Our sovereign lord, with advice of his three estates and whole body of this present parliament, ratifies, approves and, for his highness and his successors, perpetually confirms the act made in his highness's parliament held and begun at Edinburgh on 20 October 1579, touching the disinheriting of the posterity of those that are convicted of the murders of the king, our sovereign lord's dearest father, and his two regents, and ordains the said act to have full effect and execution in all time coming, not only against the persons specially nominated therein and their posterity, but also against James [Douglas], sometime earl of Morton and Master Archibald Douglas, sometime parson of Glasgow, who are forfeited for the said crimes since, and all others of the surname of Hepburn, Hamilton and Douglas that are already or shall happen to be convicted in time coming for the said crimes or any of them, with these additions: that our said sovereign lord and his successors shall not only have the right and escheat of all lands, heritages, towns and possessions really appertaining to the aforesaid persons convicted or to be convicted for the said crimes, or any of them, and whereof their infeftment, right or title may be shown, but also of all other lands, rooms or possessions to the which the aforesaid persons convicted or to be convicted for the crimes aforesaid, or any of them, might succeed as heirs of line, tailzie or provision to whatsoever persons, notwithstanding that their rights, titles, infeftments and sasine of the aforesaid lands be not recoverable by the fraud that may be used in abstracting thereof; and likewise that our said sovereign lord and his successors shall succeed to all persons which are deceased or shall happen to decease at his faith and peace in all lands, heritages and possessions to the which the aforesaid persons forfeited or to be forfeited as said is might or should have succeeded, in case they had not been forfeited in manner aforesaid; and declares by this present act all lands and heritages which may fall to the aforesaid persons convicted or to be convicted, as heirs to whatsoever persons not culpable of the said crimes, or any of them, now to have come in our sovereign lord's hands and under his highness's disposition, to be possessed by his majesty and the persons to whom he has conveyed or shall convey the same, their heirs and successors in time coming; likewise also it is statute and ordained that in case any persons be already deceased or shall happen to decease hereafter of the aforesaid surnames of Hepburn, Douglas or Hamilton, and that either themselves or their apparent heirs, male or female, of line, tailzie or by provision, is or shall happen to be forfeited for art and part of the said treasonable murders, or any of them, through which their said apparent heirs may not succeed by the laws of this realm to the persons so deceased, in that case the same persons deceasing shall have no other heirs but our sovereign lord, and his highness shall succeed as the last heir, as well to the persons forfeited as to all other persons bearing the names of Hepburn, Douglas or Hamilton whose apparent heirs are or shall happen to be forfeited for the causes aforesaid, as having the right in the matter; likewise his majesty and the persons that are or shall be infeft in their lands, livings, honours, offices and possessions shall enjoy and use the same in all time coming, utterly secluding the said apparent heirs, their posterity and all others pretending title by line, tailzie or other provision whatsoever, from all possibility of succession in the causes aforesaid.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Approbation of [James Stewart], earl of Arran's proceedings for trial of the murder of [Henry Stewart, lord Darnley], the king, our sovereign lord's dearest father

Concerning the supplication presented to our sovereign lord and his three estates in this present parliament by James Stewart, earl of Arran, lord Aven and Hamilton, making mention that where, for the singular favour and goodwill which he has ever borne and bears, as also the earnest care which he has to the preservation of our sovereign lord's person and estate, the commonwealth and quietness of this realm and punishment of such as unnaturally and traitorously had conspired and executed the odious and treasonable murder of his majesty's late dearest father, he was moved, according to his oath and bound duty to his highness, to accuse, challenge and dilate, in presence of his majesty and lords of secret council for the time, upon sure knowledge, the late James [Douglas], sometime earl of Morton and Master Archibald Douglas, sometime parson of Glasgow, to have been art and part and upon the foreknowledge and concealing of the said treasonable murder; for the more clear trial whereof, he was also moved not only to use menacing and boasting words, but also some hard and rigorous handling of sundry persons, through which at last the truth was manifest and the said late earl was found, tried and declared guilty of the said treasonable crime, and for the same justly and worthily executed to the death; likewise the said Master Archibald, knowing himself guilty of the said treasonable crime and fearing the like punishment, fled out of this realm and yet remains fugitive; wherefore the king's majesty and three estates of this present parliament, considering the circumstances of the said Earl of Arran's proceeding in this case, finds and declares that the accusation, dilating and following forth of the trial of the said sometime Earl of Morton and Master Archibald Douglas concerning the said odious murder, and all things following thereupon, he has worthily, duly and diligently used and executed the commissions given to him by his majesty in that behalf, as also has done good, true, honourable and acceptable service to his highness and a common benefit to the whole realm, meriting an honest reward and recompense thereof, which his majesty promises in the word of a prince to give and convey to him, how soon his highness may in any way have the commodity thereto. And also his majesty and estates aforesaid decree and ordain that for the causes aforesaid, the said Earl of Arran, nor his heirs, shall not be called nor accused, nor incur any hurt, pain or danger thereupon in their persons, lands or goods, notwithstanding any laws, acts or statutes made or to be made in the contrary, exonerating them of all pain and danger that they may incur thereupon for ever.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Annexation of lands to the crown

Forasmuch as it is understood and well advisedly considered by the king's majesty and three estates of this realm, being assembled in this present parliament, that the patrimony of his crown and revenues thereof being augmented is the great good and profit both to the king's grace and his lieges, and therefore it is thought expedient that our sovereign lord, following the good example of his predecessors, should annex to the crown, for the honourable support of his estate royal in all adventures and causes, both in war and in peace, such lands and lordships as are now presently in his hands that are not annexed of before, and the said lands, being annexed, to remain perpetually with the crown, may neither be given away in fee nor freehold to any persons, whatever estate or degree they be of, without advice, decreet and deliverance of the whole parliament, and for great reasonable causes concerning the welfare of the realm, first to be advised and digestly considered by the whole estates; and albeit it shall happen our sovereign lord that now is, or any his successor kings of Scotland, to annul and convey the said lordships, lands, castles, towers, donations and advocations of kirks and hospitals, with their continents, to the crown as said is annexed, that the alienation and disposition shall be of no value, but it shall be lawful to the king for the time to receive these lands to his own use, whenever it pleases his grace, without any process of law, and the takers shall refund and pay all profits that they have taken up of these lands again to the king for all the time that they have had them, with such other restrictions as are contained in the acts of parliament made by his highness's most noble predecessors, kings of Scotland, in the annexation to the crown. And therefore his highness, with advice and consent of his three estates of this present parliament, has annexed to his crown to remain therewith in manner aforesaid these lands after following: they are to say, the lands and lordship of Douglas, with the castle, tower and fortalice thereof, advocations and donations of kirks and benefices and their pertinents; the lands and lordship of Crawford Lindsay, alias Crawford Douglas; the lands and lordships of Bonkle, Preston and Tantallon, with towers, fortalices, lands, rents, advocations and donations of kirks; the lands of Dunsyre; the lands and lordship of Jedburgh Forest; the lands and lordship of Bothwell, with the tower, fortalice and their pertinents; the lands of Selkirk; the lands of Cockburnspath.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Concerning the proclamation of the acts of parliament

Forasmuch as it is understood by the king's majesty and three estates of parliament that often times doubts and questions arise touching the proclamation of the acts of parliament and publication thereof, it being sometimes alleged by the lieges that they are not bound to observe and keep the same as laws, nor incur any pains contained therein, until the same be proclaimed at market crosses of the head burghs of all shires; for remedying of which doubts in time coming, it is statute and ordained by our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament that all acts and statutes of parliament made at this time and that shall happen to be made at any time hereafter shall be published and proclaimed at the market cross of Edinburgh only, which publication our said sovereign lord and estates aforesaid decree and declare to be as viable and sufficient as if the same were published at the head burghs of the whole shires within this realm; and also declare the whole lieges to be bound and restricted to the obedience of the said acts as laws 40 days after the publication of the same at the said market cross of Edinburgh being past.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Concerning the establishing off the king's majesty's council

Forasmuch as in our sovereign lord's parliament held and begun at Edinburgh on 20 October 1579, there is an act made concerning the establishing of the king's majesty's council and the form thereof ordained to endure until further order should be taken by his highness, with advice of his estates in parliament; and now, his majesty having convened his said estates in this present parliament, by their advice, for the support of his highness in the administration and governing of the affairs of his crown, estate and commonwealth of his realm, has nominated, elected and chosen and, by the tenor hereof, nominates, elects and chooses the earls, lords and others underwritten to be of his highness's privy council: they are to say, James [Stewart], earl of Arran, lord Aven and Hamilton, David [Lindsay], earl of Crawford, lord Lindsay, John [Graham], earl of Montrose, lord Graham, Andrew [Leslie], earl of Rothes, lord Leslie, James [Cunningham], earl of Glencairn, lord Kilmaurs, Hugh [Montgomery], earl of Eglinton, lord Montgomery, John [Maxwell], earl of Morton, lord Maxwell, James [Ogilvy], lord Ogilvy, John [Maxwell], lord Herries, James [Stewart], lord Doune, Mark [Kerr], commendator of Newbattle, and Alexander [Colville], commendator of Culross, in addition to his highness's ordinary officers of the estate, to wit, [Esme Stewart, duke of Lennox], lord great chamberlain, [Colin Campbell, earl of Argyll], chancellor, [William Ruthven, earl of Gowrie], treasurer, [Robert Pitcairn, commendator of Dunfermline], secretary, [William Murray of Tullibardine], comptroller, collector general, [Sir Lewis Bellenden of Auchnoull], justice clerk, [Alexander Hay of Easter Kennet], clerk register, [Robert Crichton of Eliock], advocate, and [Mark Kerr], master of requests; and that every one of the said officers to use their offices by themselves and their deputes according to the former acts, with these alterations and additions: that of the whole number of councillors and the ordinary officers, there shall be seven present and sitting at least when any act is made, decreet given or other matter of importance entreated, and that no persons remain in the council house in time of council, excepting the sitting councillors and officers and a clerk, the macer remaining outwith the council house door except when he shall be called upon and have occasion to enter and show the council the desire of any party there attending; and that none of the councillors nor officers, from the time of their entry in the council until the rising thereof, without special command and direction, pass from the council table to speak with any person outwith the council house, or yet pass up and down the house, neglecting the affairs that are entreated amongst the remainder that sits; and two of the council to subscribe, as the custom has been in time past, providing that such young noblemen as enter in the council house with the king's majesty and shall be allowed by his grace so to do, may remain therein and hear the reasoning, so long as his majesty's own pleasure shall be to abide for the time, they being sworn to keep secret that which they shall hear; and that his highness, when he shall think expedient, may nominate another three noblemen, or such others as he shall please nominate to be of the number of his said privy council; and this form and order to stand until further order be taken by the king's majesty, with advice of his estates, in his next parliament; and in case of any deficiency of the said councillors, that the king's majesty, with advice of the remainder of his council, elect and choose other persons in their rooms as often as need be.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Order how the king's majesty shall be relieved of importune and untimely suitors

Forasmuch as our sovereign lord, through the disorderly behaviour and dealing of sundry his highness's subjects, is daily bothered, seeing that, without due reverence had of his majesty or the acknowledging of themselves and the nature of their suits, and without all respect of the time, place and other circumstances requisite, they cease not to present signatures, letters and precepts to his majesty's self and importunately to urge the granting and subscribing the same then instantly or his highness's solemn promise thereupon, his majesty not being certainly informed nor advised upon the valour of the matters sought of his highness; for remedy of the which abuse, it is statute and ordained by his majesty, with advice of his said three estates in this present parliament, that all persons, his highness's subjects, which have any gift, grace, precept or other letter to crave of his majesty which they desire to have expedited gratis, or the same being of such nature as customarily is not subject to the payment of composition, shall seek the same of his highness by supplications in writing, which his majesty, by himself or his master of requests, will always receive from the presenters and grant them favourable audience, keeping their said supplications until his highness be advised therewith; and that none presume to urge his majesty then presently to subscribe their signatures or letters, or to make any promise by word or writ thereupon, but attend upon the answers of their supplications to be given in writ; and to that effect, that the same supplications may receive due answers so soon as conveniently may be, to the reasonable satisfaction of the suitors, his majesty will cause place the said supplications in some convenient room until at his first leisure he may call to him such of his council and officers as he shall think most suitable for the consideration and ordering of his affairs, and then cause read them and note on the back of everything his highness's mind touching the granting or refusal thereof; which being delivered again to the parties, that they stand satisfied therewith without further importuning of his majesty thereupon, as they will answer at their peril and under pain of incurring his highness's reproof and indignation if they shall presume in the contrary.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Concerning the discharging of factories

Forasmuch as it is clearly understood by the king's majesty and three estates of this present parliament that after that the late James [Douglas], earl of Morton and other disobedient subjects were accused of treason and he committed in ward until he should have been tried of the same, according to the laws of the realm, and at the same time our said sovereign lord gave sundry factories of the said persons' livings to sundry persons, who not only have intromitted with diverse and sundry mails, ferms, profits and duties pertaining to them and have rendered no account of their intromission, but also under pretence of the said gifts yet intromit therewith, therefore it is statute and ordained by our said sovereign lord, with advice aforesaid, that all such gifts be discharged and presently discharges the same and all factories given to whatsoever person or persons in manner aforesaid, and decrees and declares the same to have no strength, force nor effect in time coming; and ordains letters of publication to be directed hereupon in the appropriate form.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Legislation: private act
Act in favour of Robert Erskine, apparent heir of Little Sauchie, and James Colville of Easter Wemyss

The which day our sovereign lord, with advice of his three estates in this present parliament, decrees and declares that the act made in this present parliament against the unlawful profit by the captains and keepers of the king's castles shall in no way extend to the dispossessing of Robert Erskine of Little Sauchie and James Colville of Easter Wemyss, or annulling of their infeftments of the lands of Strathkinness and Ballone, with the kirklands of Cupar and the Clink Mill, otherwise than shall be decreed by decreet arbitral to pass upon the compromise made between Colin [Campbell], earl of Argyll, chancellor and justice general, and James [Stewart], lord of Doune, taking the burden on them for Dame Elizabeth Stewart, countess of Moray, and Margaret Stewart, her sister, daughters to the late James [Stewart], earl of Moray, lord Abernethy, regent to our sovereign lord, his realm and lieges for the time, and for James [Stewart], now earl of Moray, spouse to the said Elizabeth for his interest, and for the tutors and curators of the said Dame Elizabeth, his said spouse, their tutors and the tutors and curators of the said Margaret Stewart on the one part, and the said Robert Erskine on the other part, referred by the said parties to certain indifferent persons and friends and to our sovereign lord as oversman and arbitrator; and that until the said decreet arbitral be pronounced and the effect thereof fulfilled, the said Robert and James shall possess the said lands according to their infeftments, which our sovereign lord, with advice of his said estates, ordains to stand in full force and effect in the meantime.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Legislation
Concerning the taxation of ward lands

The lords of articles declare that the ward lands shall pay taxation as well as others, and ordain the sheriffs of the shires within whose bounds the said ward lands lie to be charged to make payment of the taxation of the same ward lands, according to the tax roll made thereof for the bygone only, and for the time to come, remit the same to the commissioners deputed to convene after the parliament.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Legislation: private acts and declarations
Declaration in favour of Alexander Home of Manderston

Forasmuch as at command and express direction of our sovereign lord, with advice of the lords of his highness's secret council, Alexander Home of Manderston intromitted with the place of Morham for apprehension of Master Archibald Douglas, parson of Glasgow, suspected and dilated in presence of his highness and his said council of crimes of treason and lese-majesty, and of his letters and writs; and thereafter his highness, willing that the said Alexander were freed and delivered of the said place, therefore his majesty, with advice of his said secret council, ordained and commanded the said Alexander Home to render and deliver the said house and place of Morham, with all the goods and gear, furnishings and plenishing being therein and intromitted with by him, at his highness's direction and command as said is, to John Calder, Bute pursuivant, upon inventory thereof, to be interchangeable, made, passed and subscribed between them thereupon, to the effect that the said goods, gear, furnishings and plenishing may be forthcoming, as law will; therefore our sovereign lord, with advice of his three estates and whole body of this present parliament, decrees and declares that the said Alexander, in his intromission with the said place and searching of the said Master Archibald to be apprehended, has done his duty and acceptable service to his highness, and that he, nor the persons assisting him in that deed, shall incur no crime, pain, hurt or danger thereupon in their persons, lands or goods, nor be called nor accused for the same criminally nor civilly by any manner of way in time coming, exonerating and discharging them simply thereof and of all action and claim that may be intended against them thereof by this present act forever.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.66r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.66v. Back
  3. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/12, ff.66v-67r. Back
  5. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  7. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/12, f.67r. Back
  9. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/12, ff.67r-v. Back
  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/12, f.68r. Back
  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back
  18. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68v-69r. Back
  20. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69r-v. Back
  21. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/12, ff.69v-70r. Back
  23. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  25. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/12, f.70r. Back
  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  28. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/12, ff.70v-71r. Back
  30. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  31. APS interpolation Back
  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/12, f.71r. Back
  35. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  36. APS interpolation. Back
  37. NAS, PA2/12, ff.71r-72r. Back
  38. APS interpolation. Back
  39. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72r-v. Back
  40. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/12, f.72v. Back
  42. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  43. APS interpolation. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/12, ff.72v-73r. Back
  45. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/12, f.73r. Back
  47. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73r-v. Back
  49. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/12, f.73v. Back
  52. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  53. NAS, PA2/12, ff.73v-74r. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  55. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/12, f.74r. Back
  57. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74r-v. Back
  59. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  60. APS interpolation. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  62. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v. Back
  64. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/12, ff.74v-75r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  67. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/12, f.75r. Back
  69. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  70. APS interpolation. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  72. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/12, f.75v. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/12, ff.75v-76r. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/12, f.76r. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76r-v. Back
  77. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/12, f.76v. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/12, ff.76v-77r. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/12, f.77r. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77r-v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/12, ff.77v-78r. Back
  85. Interpolation due to slight damage to top right corner of manuscript. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78r-v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/12, f.78v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/12, ff.78v-79r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/12, f.79v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/12, ff.79v-80r. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80r-v. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/12, ff.80v-81r. Back
  94. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/12, f.81r. Back
  96. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/12, f.81v. Back
  98. NAS, PA2/12, ff.81v-82r. Back
  99. NAS, PA2/12, f.82r. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82r-v. Back
  101. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
  103. NAS, PA2/12, f.82v. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/12, ff.82v-83r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  106. NAS, PA2/12, f.83r. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83r-v. Back
  108. NAS, PA2/12, ff.83v-84r. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/12, f.84r. Back
  110. NAS, PA2/12, ff.84r-87r. Back
  111. APS interpolation. Back
  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/12, ff.87r-89r. Back
  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Act concerning the debatable cause between the Gordons and Forbeses

Concerning the supplications presented to the king's majesty and lords of articles of this present parliament by George [Gordon], earl of Huntly, lord Gordon and Badenoch, son and heir of the late George [Gordon], earl of Huntly, that last departed, for himself and the rest of his kin, friends and servants, dependants on his house, requiring the whole actions of plunder, depredations and demolitions contained in the precepts and claims of William [Forbes], lord Forbes, John [Forbes], master of Forbes, his son, their adherents whatsoever, as committed against the tenor of the abstinence concluded and agreed on 2 July 1572, to be declared to be extinguished, expired and proscribed in all time coming according to the tenor of the pacification, and the said William, lord Forbes, John, master of Forbes, their adherents and others aforesaid, never to be heard to pursue and weaken the same in time coming; and likewise desiring that command may be given to the lords of session to proceed and administer justice in the cause pursued by the said Earl of Huntly and his father's brother against the said lord and master of Forbes and certain others of their surname and dependants on the house of Forbes, for removing from the lands and baronies of Keig and Monymusk, according to the warnings made before the feast of Whitsunday [10 June] 1576, notwithstanding the act of parliament purchased by the said lord and master and their adherents at the last parliament held at Edinburgh on 11 November 1579, discharging the lords of session of all proceeding in the same cause to the time decreets were pronounced in the said actions pursued for the plunder and depredations allegedly done after the time of the abstinence, which act tends only to the frustration of justice, the said Earl of Huntly and his father's brother, whom it concerned in special, and who might have answered and informed his highness and his estates thereupon, never being called thereto nor heard therein, as at more length is contained in the said supplications; our sovereign lord, with advice of his three estates in this present parliament, decrees and declares that the said pacification shall stand firm and inviolable in favour of the said Earl of Huntly, his kin, friends, servants and dependants on his house, and that the whole actions of plunder, depredations and demolitions contained in the precepts and claims of William, lord Forbes, John, master of Forbes, his son, their dependants and others above-written, against the said Earl of Huntly, his father's brother, his kin, friends, servants and dependants on his house, as committed against the tenor of the said abstinence, are and shall be extinguished, expired and proscribed in all times coming hereafter, and the said lord and master of Forbes, their adherents and others aforesaid never to be heard to pursue and revive the same in any time coming; and likewise declares and decrees the act of parliament purchased by the said lord and master of Forbes, their kin and adherents in the parliament held at Edinburgh on 11 November 1579, to be expired and extinct in all times hereafter, which act discharged the lords of council and session to proceed in the cause of removing of the said lord and master and their friends from the lands and barony of Keig and Monymusk until decreets were pronounced in the actions of plunder, depredations and demolitions pursued by the said lord, master and their friends against the said Earl of Huntly, his father's brother and others aforesaid; and yet his majesty and three estates in this parliament, considering that the debatable cause, deadly feuds and controversies between the said parties are not yet removed and taken away, to the said submission made to that effect, the time thereof being expired, his highness's good will and intention remaining to have the same yet done, has therefore thought suitable, by advice of his said estates, that all the debatable causes, deadly feuds and controversies between the said parties shall be submitted of new to certain friends on either side, according to the which his m[ajesty's] pleasure and good meaning in the self so godly and reasonable, the said parties have presently submitted their said whole quarrels, deadly feuds and cause debatable, as well criminal as civil, that have fallen out and happened between them since 1 November [...] to the day and date of this act, to certain their friends on either side, that sentence, decreet arbitral and deliverance may be pronounced thereupon between now and 1 February 1582; and in case any variance result upon the premise, through which the said noblemen shall not happen to appoint and agree amongst themselves, then they shall report in presence of his majesty and his council the matters and points wherein the variance stands, through which his highness, as arbitrator and oversman commonly chosen by both the said parties, with advice of such of his privy council as he shall elect and call to him, may give final decision toward the said deadly feuds and controversies, whereupon decreet pronounced at the furthest between now and 10 March 1582; which day being past and the said cause into both civil and criminal not being determined and decided by the submission aforesaid, in that case either of the said parties shall have place to pursue others for whatsoever cause, except such as are taken away by this present act and the pacification aforesaid, which our sovereign lord ordains to have full effect in all time coming.

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  27. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
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  32. The opening or passage left in a salmon cruive, by law, from Saturday to Monday morning, to allow free passage of the fish; the period during which this takes place. Back
  33. A grating or frame of vertical and horizontal bars in a river, to obstruct the passage of fish or other solid bodies, without impeding the flow of the water. Back
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  50. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hough or hamstring. Back
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  102. The fair or market that originally took place at the time of the diocesan council in St Andrews, continuing at that time of the year after the diocesan council ceased to exist. Back
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  112. Sic. Ought to be 'her'. Back
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  114. This date must be wrong; a Matthew Wallace of Crago features in RMS, ii in 1498. Back
Act of compromise between the Gordons and Forbeses

Our sovereign lord and his estates convened in this present parliament, considering that the deadly feuds, quarrels and controversies between his highness's subjects and the surname of Gordon and Forbes and their partakers are not yet removed and taken away by the former submission made to that effect, the time thereof being now expired and his highness's good will and intention remaining to have the same yet done, has therefore thought fit, by advice of his said estates, that the said debatable cause, deadly feuds and controversies shall be submitted of new to certain friends on either side, according to the which his majesty's pleasure and good will remaining, being in the self so godly and reasonable, a noble and mighty lord George [Gordon], earl of Huntly, lord Gordon and Badenoch, with express consent and assent of John Gordon of Lochinvar and Patrick Gordon of Auchindoun, curators to the said earl, for their interest, for themselves and taking the burden on them for the whole kin, friends, servants and partakers of the said Earl of Huntly, on the one part, and a noble lord William [Forbes], lord Forbes, and John [Forbes], master of Forbes, his son and apparent heir, for themselves and taking the burden on them for the whole kin, friends, servants and partakers of the said Lord Forbes, on the other part, have submitted and, by the tenor hereof, submit all quarrels, deadly feuds and cause debatable, as well criminal as civil, that have fallen out and happened between them since 1 September 1571, to the persons underwritten: they are to say, for the part of the said Earl of Huntly, his name, friends and partakers aforesaid, Robert [Pitcairn], commendator of Dunfermline, secretary to our sovereign lord, Mark [Kerr], commendator of Newbattle, and Alexander Hay [of Easter Kennet], clerk register; and for the part of the said lord and master of Forbes, their name, friends and partakers, George [Keith], earl Marischal, Patrick [Lindsay], lord Lindsay of the Byres and Master James Haliburton, provost of Dundee; which persons chosen for both the said parties shall convene here and determine the said debatable cause, deadly feuds and controversies in the king's majesty's presence where his highness shall happen to be for the time, upon such day or days as his highness and the said lords being with his majesty shall appoint, so that always their sentence, decreet arbitral and deliverance shall be pronounced between now and 10 February 1582; and in case any variance results upon the premise, through which the said arbiters shall not happen to agree and appoint amongst themselves, then they shall report in presence of his majesty and council the matters and points wherein the variance stands, through which his highness, as arbitrator and oversman commonly chosen by both the said parties, with advice of so many of his privy council as he shall elect and call to him, may give final decision toward the said deadly feuds and controversies, whereupon decreet shall be pronounced between now and 10 March 1582. Moreover, both the said parties shall deliver these claims if any further they have than is already given to the clerk of secret council between now and 10 December 1581, which being interchangeable, delivered again to the parties, they shall make and deliver their answers henceforth to the said clerk within ten days thereafter; and whatever the said judges, arbiters and amicable compositors, in one voice or the most part of them in one voice, being convened in equal number in his majesty's presence as said is, or in case of variance his majesty, with advice as said is, pronounce, decreet and deliver in the premises amicably both the said parties, for themselves and taking the burden on them as said is, shall abide, underlie and fulfil the same to others without appellation, reclamation or contradiction whatsoever. Moreover, both the said parties, for themselves and taking the burden on them as said is, are content and consents that the assurance already taken and agreed upon to stand between them to 1 April 1582 shall remain and yet continue to 1 June 1582, which they promised to observe and keep inviolate in any point, under the pains contained therein. Moreover, both the said parties are content and consents that this present compromise and submission, with the decreet arbitral that shall happen to be pronounced and given thereupon, be acted and registered in the books of privy council and session, to have the strength of an act and decreet of the lords thereof, and that letters and executorials be directed thereupon in the appropriate form, and, for acting and registering of the same in the said books, has made, constituted and ordained jointly and separately in greater form, promising ratification; in witness of the which thing both the said parties and arbiters in taking of their acceptance to this present compromise in and upon them, as also our sovereign lord has subscribed this act with their hands as follows, at [...] on 28 November 1581.

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  11. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  12. APS interpolation. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/12, f.67v. Back
  14. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
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  16. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/12, ff.68r-v. Back