Act in favour of John Carnegie of that Ilk

Forasmuch as concerning the complaint given in by John Carnegie of that Ilk, making mention that where in the month of [...] 1570, he being by way of most violent oppression ejected out of a mansion and dwelling place of Seton, his whole goods, gear, gold, silver and evidences being plundered out of the same by George Douglas, now bishop of Moray, his accomplices and a great company of soldiers conducted by him to that effect, against whom he intended summons of plunder before the lords of session, which continually as yet has been delayed, to his great damage and hurt; and in the meantime there are diverse of his adversaries' parties deceased at sundry times, so that after the decease of every particular person, the said John is burdened with the translation of the whole process, and after the translation against any person, he is compelled to transfer the same upon the heirs of the persons deceased, so that he, by the occasion aforesaid, likely to have an endless lawsuit without any redress; and albeit sundry of the persons which are guilty of the said plunder would for their own parts transact and agree with the said John, but lest the said translation should hurt his own matter, he fears to deal with them in that behalf unless he has the said lords' declaration in parliament declaring the same to be lawful, by the which declaration no person can be hurt, seeing the said John is content that whatsoever he shall receive from any particular person in name of translation and agreement shall be allowed of the readiest of his sums known (the like was done and concluded in parliament in favour of the cardinal's executors against certain persons who plundered the castle of St Andrews in the month of May 1546), as at more length is contained in the said supplication; therefore our said sovereign lord, with advice and consent of the three estates of this present parliament, by the tenor hereof, decrees and declares that it shall be lawful to the said John Carnegie of that Ilk to agree with any of the said persons contained in the said summons, their heirs and executors, he deducting and allowing the same sums of the first end of the rest of the sums contained in his said summons.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.79r. Back