Ratification granted to Andrew Munro of Dawachcarty

Our sovereign lord, by the advice of the three estates of this present parliament, being truly informed of the good, true and thankful service done to his highness by his well beloved Andrew Munro of New Newmoir, to his great charges, costs and expense, whereof he had promise of recompense by his highness's late dearest grandfather, Matthew [Stewart], earl of Lennox, lord Darnley and James [Stewart], earl of Moray, our dearest uncle, regents for the time, who being both prevented by death, could not take so good consideration of the said Andrew's service, has ratified, approved and affirmed, and with advice of the three estates of this present parliament, ratifies, approves and affirms the charter and infeftment made by his highness, with advice and consent of his said dearest uncle, James, earl of Moray, lord Abernethy, regent to his highness, his realm and lieges for the time, to the said Andrew and Catherine Urquhart, his spouse, the longer liver of the two, and to the male heirs lawfully procreated or to be procreated of the said Andrew's body, which failing, to the said Andrew's male heirs and assignees whatsoever, of all and whole the lands underwritten: they are to say, the town and lands of Castleton, with the croft, fishings and pertinents thereof; the town and lands of Belmaduthy; the town and lands of Suddie, with the croft and another croft thereof called the Brewland croft, with the mill of the same; the town and lands of Ochtercloy; and all and sundry their pendicles and pertinents whatsoever, lying within the earldom of Ross, lordship of Ardmeanach and sheriffdom of Inverness, which pertain before the said infeftment to Master David Chalmers, sometime chancellor of Ross, held by him immediately of our said sovereign lord in feu ferm and coming in his highness's hands and at his disposition through process and doom of forfeiture orderly led against the said Master David for certain crimes of treason and lese-majesty committed by him, of the which he was convicted in parliament, as the said infeftment at more length purports, of the which charter the tenor follows. Moreover, our said sovereign lord, with advice of the three estates aforesaid, now after his general revocation, has found and declared and, by the tenor of this present act of parliament, finds and declares that the said infeftment is made for the augmentation of his old rental of the said lands and others particularly above-specified, and, therefore, that his highness and patrimony is in no way hurt but profited thereby, decreeing and ordaining for his highness and his successors that the said infeftment is, and shall be, to the said Andrew, his heirs and successors aforesaid of as great strength, force and effect as if the same had been made to him at the beginning, with consent of the said three estates, with cognition in the cause, and therefore declares that the same comes not nor in any time hereafter shall be comprehended under his highness's general revocation.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.101v. Back
  2. Likely to be Auchterflow, from earlier ratification of this charter to David Chalmers in 1567. See 1567/4/9. Back