Parliamentary Register

3 April 1593

Procedure: preamble; fencing of parliament; asking of instruments

The parliament of the most excellent prince James VI, king of Scots, held and opened at Edinburgh on 3 April in the year of the Lord 1593, by the lords commissioners of parliament mentioned below, namely William [Douglas], earl of Morton, lord Dalkeith, Thomas Lyon of Auldbar, treasurer, Lord Robert Melville of Murdocairnie, knight, treasurer depute, Walter [Stewart], commendator of Blantyre, Edward [Bruce], commendator of Kinloss, Robert Douglas, provost of Lincluden, specially constituted by the commission of our supreme lord the king, on 1 April in the year of the Lord 159[...], together with Thomas Scott, marischal depute, William Henryson, constable depute, and Robert Fraser, messenger, sheriff depute of Edinburgh, and Oliver Sinclair, dempster. Suits were called and the court affirmed. Upon the fencing of the which parliament, Master David MacGill [of Cranstoun-Riddel], advocate to our sovereign lord, in his highness's name asked instruments.

  1. There is what appears to be a draft of the first folios of this mss bound in at the back of NAS, PA2/13, different from this mss in a number of respects. It has been collated by Thomson into the main record without comment. See Additional Sources for this draft material. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/15, f.1r. Back
  3. 'Jac. 6' written in the margin, not in a particularly contemporary hand. Back