Legislation: private acts
Act in favour of the tenants of Cash

Forasmuch as the king's majesty, for enlarging the bounds of the park of Falkland, caused the feuars of the town of Cash renounce the one half of their lands to the effect the same might be enclosed with the said Falkland Park, and his majesty, in recompense of their loss, discharged to them hereafter in all time coming all feu ferm duty or whatsoever other thing due by them for the remainder of their lands not enclosed but remaining still in their possession; therefore our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament convened ratify and approve the said recompense given to those tenants and feuars of Cash for their loss of the enclosing of their said lands, and declare that every one of the said tenants in all time hereafter, their heirs and successors, shall possess and enjoy that remainder of their lands left to them in free blench for payment of one penny, if it be required, and ordain his majesty's treasurer and other officers to receive or exchange tenants of the said lands in that same form of blench holding, which shall be a sufficient and valid right and security to the said tenants, notwithstanding that the said lands have been formerly of the property and set in feu ferm for payment of a duty thereof, and that the same blench infeftments granted to the said tenants shall be as valuable to the said tenants as if the same were of no part of his majesty's annexed property.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
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  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
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  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
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  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
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  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
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  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
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  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
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  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
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  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
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  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
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  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
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  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
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  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
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  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
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  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
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  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Dissolution of Huntingtower and Strathbraan

Our sovereign lord and estates of parliament presently convened, considering that the setting of the lands of the annexed property in feu ferm for payment of the old rental with augmentation is greatly to his majesty's benefit and profit, his highness's rental thereby being made sure, unchangeable, unalterable and in no way able to be conveyed and alienated, have therefore dissolved and by the tenor of this present act of parliament dissolve from the act of the annexation of the lands of the earldom of Gowrie and lordship of Ruthven, [the whole lands pertaining or belonging to the said earldom of Gowrie and lordship of Ruthven], and in special the lands and lordship of Huntingtower and the lands of Strathbraan; and to the effect that the same whole lands (except such as are hereafter particularly enumerated) may be in feu ferm let and heritably conveyed for payment of the old duty with augmentation of the rental, and that the said act be extended in ample form with all clauses needful, it is always declared that the lands underwritten: they are to say, the lands of Cowgask, with the teind sheaves thereof, with mills, multures, woods, fishings, parts, pendicles and pertinents of the same, the lands of Peel, Letham, Easter Heichame, Goodlyburn, Hoill of Huntingtower, the lands of Hillyland, Few and Wester Heichame, with the pertinents of the same, being all of the said lordship of Huntingtower, shall be dissolved to the effect the same may be set in blench ferm (for payment of one penny) to John [Graham], earl of Montrose etc., and that for many great, reasonable and evident causes mentioned in a particular warrant made for dissolution of the said lands.

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  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
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  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
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  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
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  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
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  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
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  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
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  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
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  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
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  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
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  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
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  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
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  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
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  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Act in favour of [George Gledstanes], archbishop of St Andrews in satisfaction of Monimail

Forasmuch as our sovereign lord has moved by his princely direction George, archbishop of St Andrews to quit and renounce the feu mails of Letham, with the patronage of the kirk of Monimail, in favour of his highness's trusty servant and councillor Sir Robert Melville of Murdocairnie, knight, whereby the said archbishopric is deteriorated and prejudiced, therefore his highness, with advice of the estates of this present parliament, in part of recompense and satisfaction of the said feu mails and kirk of Monimail dissolved as said is, has given, granted and conveyed and by the tenor hereof gives, grants and conveys and perpetually mortifies in favour of the said George, archbishop of St Andrews, for all the days of his lifetime, and to his successors to remain perpetually, all and whole the parsonage and vicarage of Kinnell, the parsonage and vicarage of Logie Montrose, the parsonage and vicarage of Idvie and the parsonage and vicarage of Kinnettles, all lying within the sheriffdom of Forfar and diocese of St Andrews, to be incorporated and perpetually united as a proper and substantial part of the patrimony of the said archbishopric, with free, plain power to the said George and his successors to set, convey, intromit with and take up the whole rents, fruits and emoluments, manses, glebes and kirk lands of the said parsonages and vicarages, as freely in all respects as any parson or vicar of the said kirks might have done at any time from the beginning, reserving always to the present ministers, titulars of the said benefices, and to the feuars, tenants and tacksmen thereof, their whole rights, titles, provisions, presentations, assedations for long or short tacks, feus, confirmations and all and sundry rights or securities made to them by our sovereign lord or by the titulars of the said benefices in any time bygone in so far as they may stand and endure according to the present laws and constitutions, having force and authority in this realm at this present, providing also that the said archbishop and his successors shall provide sufficient maintenance and stipend to the ministers that shall serve the cure of the said kirks as soon as it shall happen the said kirks or any of them to fall into the patrimony of the said archbishopric by the death, demission or deprivation of the present titulars or any other lawful cause. And also our said sovereign lord, with advice of the said estates, ratifies, approves and confirms that gift and provision made and granted by our said sovereign lord, with advice of his highness's ordinary officers, to the said archbishop of all and whole 10 chalders and 8 bolls of victual to be paid out of the priory of St Andrews to the said archbishop yearly for his service in the ministry at the parish kirk of St Andrews during all the days of his lifetime, according to the said gift and letters accordingly granted thereupon, whereof the said archbishop has been in possession these diverse years bygone, which gift is of the date at Royston, 7 December 1604, and after the form and tenor of the same in all points.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Act regarding the erection of the kirk of Leith to the north of the bridge in a parish kirk

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament, considering that the inhabitants of the north and south sides of the water and bridge of Leith within the regality and barony of Broughton frequented and made repair of old to their parish kirk of Holyroodhouse, to preaching prayers and to the celebration of the sacraments, very far distant from their habitations, so that it was not able for the most part of them to repair to their said parish kirk of Holyroodhouse at all times, being aged and sickly persons, for which reason the said inhabitants of the north and south sides of the said water and bridge of Leith, upon their own expenses and charges, have built to themselves a kirk upon the north side of the bridge of Leith, and have had ministers serving the cure thereat and ministering to them the sacraments these 20 years bygone with the more, likewise they have presently a minister serving the cure thereof, they being 1,000 communicants who come and frequent to the same kirk, dwelling within the said regality of Broughton; therefore our said sovereign lord and estates foresaid create and erect the said kirk in a parish kirk to the said inhabitants of the north and south parts of the said water of Leith, to be called in all time coming the parish kirk of Leith to the north of the bridge, and give and grant to the same parish kirk and to the whole inhabitants thereof all privileges, freedoms, liberties and immunities belonging to any parish kirk within this kingdom, and dismember the same in all time coming from the said parish of Holyroodhouse.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Act regarding the dismembering of certain towns from the kirk of Ellon and incorporating of the same to the kirk of Slains

Our sovereign lord and estates of parliament, considering that the parish kirk of Ellon within the diocese of Aberdeen is so great and large a parish, being 280 ploughs or thereby, so that the most part of the parishioners within the said parish may not commodiously resort to the said parish kirk of Ellon, as the inhabitants of Nether Leask pertaining to [Francis Hay], earl of Erroll, Over Leask, Bellscamphie and Auchmaud pertaining to the laird of Leask, and Knapsleask pertaining to the laird of Collieston, they being so far distant from the said kirk of Ellon; for remedy whereof and for the said persons' better ease, our said sovereign lord and estates foresaid annex and incorporate the foresaid special lands, lying of old within the said parish of Ellon, to the parish kirk of Slains in all time coming, and dismember the foresaid whole special towns and every one of them from the said kirk of Ellon in all time coming. And further, the said estates declare that notwithstanding of the premises that the teinds of the foresaid particular lands shall remain with the parsons of Ellon, and that they, nor the patron of the said kirk of Ellon, shall in no way be astricted to pay the minister of Slains any part of his stipend although the foresaid peculiar towns be annexed to the said parish of Slains.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Erection of the kirk of Preston

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament, considering that the inhabitants of Preston and Prestonpans, sometime within the parish of Tranent, at the least having the benefit of the kirk there, cannot resort to the said kirk of Tranent seeing the same kirk may not contain the foresaid inhabitants of Preston and Prestonpans, they being a great number of persons and daily increases more and more; as also that the said kirk of Tranent is so far distant from the said inhabitants of Preston and Prestonpans, and that there is by the labours, pains and expenses of the late Master John Davidson, minister, a sufficient kirk built with a manse to a minister in Prestonpans; and also considering that there is a glebe provided to the said kirk by George Hamilton of Preston of his own proper heritage, as also that the said late Master John Davidson has founded in Prestonpans a school for teaching of Latin, Greek and Hebrew tongues and language, and for instructing of youth in virtue and learning, and that he has endowed to the same his heritage and all his moveable and free goods for a perpetual stipend to the masters at the said school; therefore the said estate create and erect the said kirk built in Prestonpans in a parish kirk, to be called now, and in all time coming, the parish kirk of Preston, and dismember the same from the said parish kirk of Tranent and all other parishes; and give and grant to the said parish kirk of Preston all privileges, liberties, freedoms and immunities belonging to any parish kirk within this kingdom, and also ratify and approve the erection and foundation of the said school for teaching of the said Latin, Greek and Hebrew tongues and languages, and for instructing of youth in virtue and learning, founded and erected by the said late Master John Davidson, and all and whatsoever infeftments, gifts, donations and mortifications and all lands, rents and living given and endowed by the said laird of Preston and the said late Master John Davidson to the ministers serving the cure at the said kirk, and to the master of the said school and to their successors, with the supplement of all faults and defections of the same foundations and rights made by the said laird of Preston and Master John Davidson after the form and tenor thereof, the which generality the estates declare to be as sufficient as if the said foundations, mortifications and rights were herein word by word contained.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Act regarding the erection of the kirk of Portincraig

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament, understanding the parish of Leuchars within the sheriffdom of Fife to be of so great and large bounds and so populous in the self so that the parish kirk thereof is not capable of the parishioners and indwellers within the said parish, but great numbers of them, through want of place and occasion of hearing the word these many years bygone, either abide at their own dwelling houses on the Sabbath day, or resort to other parishes, and also understanding a kirk lately to be built within the town of the East Ferry of Portincraig, which is the northernmost part of the said parish, most distant from the said kirk of Leuchars and very commodious to be made a parish kirk for the inhabitants of that north part of the said parish, therefore our said sovereign lord, with special advice and consent of the estates foresaid, erects, creates, makes and appoints the foresaid kirk lately built in the East Ferry of Portincraig to be a parish kirk in all time coming, and to be called the parish kirk of Portincraig, and dismembers and severs the same parish kirk and parishioners thereof in all time hereafter from the foresaid parish kirk of Leuchars and parish thereof, whereof it was part and pendicle of before, and gives and grants to the said parish kirk of Portincraig and parishioners thereof all privileges, freedoms, rights, liberties and immunities belonging to any parish kirk within this realm.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Act in favour of the burgh of Edinburgh

Our sovereign lord and estates of parliament, calling to mind the great charges and expenses with which the burgh of Edinburgh, burgesses and inhabitants thereof are burdened in sustaining of the ministry of the said burgh, there being no part of the thirds of benefices assigned to them for their sustentation and maintenance of the colleges, hospitals and poor of the same burgh; and that for relief of a part of the said charges and expenses, [Mary], his highness's late dearest mother, after her perfect age, and our said sovereign at diverse times, gave, endowed, mortified and conveyed to the provost, bailies, council and community of the said burgh, for sustentation of their said ministry and maintenance of their college, hospitals and poor sundry lands, annualrents, tenements, provostries, altarages, benefices and other fruits and rents generally and specially comprehended and expressed in sundry gifts, mortifications, infeftments, acts of parliament and other rights and securities made to the said provost, bailies, council and community for sustaining and maintaining of their said ministry, college and hospitals, and being careful that the foresaid godly, necessary and profitable works decay not for lack of expenses, our said sovereign lord, with advice of the estates of this present parliament, has ratified, approved and confirmed, and by the tenor hereof, for his highness and his successors, ratifies, approves and perpetually confirms all and sundry gifts, mortifications, infeftments, other securities and rights whatsoever made, given, granted and conveyed by our said sovereign lord, his late dearest mother or by his highness's self at any time before the date hereof, to the said provost, bailies, council and community of the said burgh of Edinburgh and their successors of whatsoever lands, annualrents, tenements, teinds, provostries, prebendaries, altarages or other benefices, teinds, rents and emoluments, together with all and sundry acts of parliament made in favour of the said burgh, provost, bailies, council and community thereof, ministry, college and hospitals within the same, in all and sundry heads, points, articles, clauses, circumstances and conditions thereof; likewise our said sovereign lord, with advice foresaid, finds, decrees and declares the foresaid gifts, mortifications, infeftments, acts of parliament and other rights and securities made, given and granted to the said provost, bailies, council and community of the said burgh and their successors and in their favour, to be good, valid, lawful and sufficient rights for them and their successors for possessing and enjoying of all and sundry lands, tenements, annualrents, teinds, benefices, provostries, prebendaries, chaplainries, altarages, fruits, rents and emoluments whatsoever, as well generally as specially comprehended and contained in the foresaid gifts, mortifications, acts of parliament or any of them, and that the same shall remain and abide in their own full strength, force and effect and in no way to be taken away, hurt nor prejudiced in any sort, notwithstanding whatsoever act or statute made in this present parliament, with special provision that there be a reasonable and sufficient stipend modified by George [Gledstanes], archbishop of St Andrews, Master John Preston of Penicuik, collector, and Sir John Skene of Curriehill, knight, clerk register, (or by any two of them, the said Archbishop of St Andrews being always one) to the present minister at Currie, for himself and to his successor ministers thereat, to be paid thankfully to them yearly in all time coming by the town of Edinburgh. The which three persons being all present in parliament, accepted the modification of the said ministers' stipend at the said kirk of Currie in and upon them, to be paid to the present minister and to his successor ministers thereat yearly in all time coming above-specified.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Act in favour of the burgh of Perth

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament, having consideration of the antiquity of the burgh of Perth, decay of their bridge and good service done by them and their predecessors to his majesty and his predecessors, his majesty gave a new infeftment to the said burgh of Perth, containing the confirmation of the old infeftments of the said burgh with novodamus and diverse privileges, as the same under the testimonial of the great seal, of the date at Holyroodhouse, 14 November 1600, more fully purports; as likewise [Anne], the queen's majesty, with advice of his highness, has given and conveyed to the said burgh the mansion and house lying within the said burgh sometime pertaining to the parson of Perth, together with the right of patronage of the parsonage and vicarage of Perth for maintenance and sustentation of the ministry serving the cure within the said burgh, as the said gift and disposition of the date at London, in the palace of Whitehall, 20 November 1604, at length purports; and there being diverse controversies and debates fallen out between the said burgh of Perth and Dundee, his majesty being careful to take away the said controversies after that the same were submitted to his majesty and lords of session by the said burghs, our said sovereign lord and lords of session, by decreet arbitral, finished and took away the said controversies and decided the same to the great ease and contentment of the inhabitants of the said burghs, and now for the help and support of the said burgh of Perth and that the foresaid rights and securities made to them may be the more effectual and valid in all time coming, and that they may hold enjoy and possess the same whole dispositions and privileges therein contained without any stop or impediment to be made to them at any time hereafter, has ratified and approved and, by this act, ratifies and approves the foresaid infeftment, disposition and decreet arbitral in the whole heads, points, clauses and conditions therein mentioned; and decrees and declares the same to stand in all time coming as valid and sufficient rights to the said burgh.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Act in favour of the burgh of Dundee

Our sovereign lord, with advice of the estates of this present parliament, remembering the true and thankful service done to his majesty by the provost, bailies, council and community of the burgh of Dundee, has ratified, approved and confirmed, and by the tenor hereof, for his highness and his successors, ratifies, approves and perpetually confirms the charter made and granted by our sovereign lord under his highness's great seal to the said provost, bailies, council, burgesses and community of the said burgh of Dundee, in all and sundry points, heads, articles, clauses, circumstances and conditions expressed and contained in the foresaid charter, with the whole jurisdictions, liberties, salmon fishings, mills, mill lands, customs duties, privileges and immunities therein mentioned, as well by water as land, and with the ports, havens and harbours of the said burgh; and also for his highness and his majesty's successors foresaid, with advice of the said estates, wills, decrees and declares that the foresaid charter, with the precept and instrument of sasine following thereupon, has been continually from the date thereof, which was upon the 16 January 1601, is presently and shall be in all time coming a perfect and sufficient infeftment, right and security to the said provost, bailies, council, burgesses and community of the said burgh and their successors for possessing and enjoying of the whole lands, mills, mill lands, multures, salmon fishings, annualrents, chaplainries, altarages, advocation and donation of benefices, customs duties, jurisdictions, liberties, privileges, immunities, ports, havens, harbours and others whatsoever, as well generally as specially expressed and contained in the said charter, and wills and grants that this present confirmation and ratification shall be of as great faith, force and effect as if the forenamed charter were word by word engrossed herein, concerning which our said sovereign lord, with advice foresaid, by this act for now and ever dispenses; and this always without prejudice to the decreet arbitral pronounced by our sovereign lord and the lords of his highness's council and session of this kingdom of Scotland regarding the decision of the questions and controversies then standing between the said burgh of Dundee and the burgh of Perth, touching the liberty of the water of Tay and certain other particulars decided by the said decreet, which decreet is of the date at Edinburgh, 30 December 1602.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Act in favour of the burgh of Aberdeen regarding the ratification of their charter

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament, by the tenor hereof, ratify, approve and perpetually confirm the charter made and granted under his highness's great seal to the burgh of Aberdeen, provost, bailies, council and community thereof and their successors, of all and sundry their common lands pertaining to the said burgh, mills, small customs, salmon fishings, liberties, privileges, immunities and others whatsoever generally and specially comprehended and contained in the foresaid charter in all and sundry points, heads, articles, clauses, circumstances and conditions thereof, as the foresaid charter of the date at Falkland, 14 August 1601, in the self at more length purports, with the precept and instrument of sasine following thereupon, and will that this present ratification and confirmation is and shall be of as great strength, force and effect as if the same charter, precept and instrument of sasine were word by word herein engrossed, concerning which our said sovereign, with advice foresaid, for now and ever by this act, dispenses; and also our said sovereign, with advice foresaid, finds, decrees and declares the foresaid charter, precept and instrument of sasine following thereupon to be a good, valid and perfect right to the provost, bailies, council and community of the said burgh of Aberdeen and their successors for possessing and enjoying of all and sundry lands, mills, fishings, salmon fishes, privileges, liberties and immunities and others whatsoever generally and specially comprehended and expressed in the same charter, for payment of the yearly duty therein contained; and, if need be, our said sovereign and estates foresaid ordain a new infeftment to be made, granted and given to the said burgh of Aberdeen, provost, bailies, council and community thereof, agreeable word by word with the said charter, for the which new infeftment this present act shall be a sufficient warrant.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Act in favour of the burgh of Aberdeen regarding the ratification of the charter granted by Master Alexander Hay

Our sovereign lord, with advice of the estates of this present parliament, by the tenor hereof, ratifies, approves and, for his highness and his successors, perpetually confirms the charter made, given and granted by Master Alexander Hay, clerk of our said sovereign lord's council and session, to the provost, bailies, council and community of the burgh of Aberdeen and their successors of all and sundry the feu ferms and annualrents therein contained, extending in the whole to £27 8s 8d, with the superiorities of all lands, tenements, annualrents and others therein contained in all and sundry points, clauses, articles, circumstances and conditions thereof, as the foresaid charter of the date at Edinburgh, 1 February 1605, in the self at more length purports, with the precept of sasine contained in the said charter and instrument of sasine following thereupon, and wills that this present ratification and confirmation is and shall be of as great force, strength and effect as if the same charter, precept and instrument of sasine were word by word herein engrossed, concerning which our said sovereign, with advice, for now and ever by this act dispenses.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Act in favour of the burgh of Irvine

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament, understanding the great hurt and damage sustained by the burgh of Irvine and inhabitants thereof, being his majesty's free burgh regal of great antiquity and underlying all burdens as one of that estate, through the great increase of unfree traffickers dwelling within the bounds of the liberty thereof, bearing no burden, by keeping open booths, sailing out of this country with ships and barks as if they were free burgesses and to the prejudice of our sovereign lord's customs, therefore statute and ordain that no person dwelling within the bounds of the liberty of the said burgh not being burgesses and freemen thereof use any privilege or liberty belonging to them in keeping open booths with merchandise, sailing and trafficking out or in this country with the same with their barks and ships as freemen, or in troubling or molesting of them in possessing and using of their liberties and privileges according to their old infeftments in any sort, and that letters be directed hereupon on a simple charge of 10 days.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Act in favour of the burgh of Banff

Our sovereign lord, with advice and consent of the estates of this present parliament, ratifies and confirms the charter made, given and granted by his highness under the great seal to the provost, bailies, council and community of the burgh of Banff and, with advice foresaid, decrees and ordains the said charter to be of as great strength, force and effect as if the same were inserted herein word by word; concerning which, our said sovereign lord by this present act dispenses.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Act in favour of the senators of the college of justice and members of the same

Our sovereign lord, with advice of his estates in parliament, has ratified, approved and confirmed and by this act ratifies, approves and confirms all and whatsoever privileges, liberties and immunities granted of before by his majesty and his most noble progenitors to the chancellor and lords of his council, session and college of justice, both spiritual and temporal, and to the whole remaining members of the said college of justice for maintenance of them in their persons, honours, dignities and rights and for possessing of their lands, rents, benefices, pensions, thirds and contributions of all prelacies and their other rights in such form as is contained in the first erection of the said college, and as they and their predecessors have held and possessed since and presently hold and possess according to the dispositions and ratifications thereof in parliament or any other acts, laws, statutes and dispositions made by his majesty or his predecessors in favour of the said lords of council and session, college of justice and particular members and persons thereof in all points; and specially our sovereign lord and his said estates ratify and approve the gift and right made to the said lords of council and session of the surplus of the quots of testaments by the ordinary fees and allowances granted to the said lords by his majesty for their better residence and administration of justice, and of their right of presentation to our sovereign lord of persons to the offices of whatsoever commissary or their members vacant, with all other rights granted to them of before relating thereto. And likewise our sovereign lord, with advice of his estates, by this act, ratifies, approves and confirms the commission and injunctions, together with the whole jurisdiction and all and whatsoever privileges, liberties and immunities and other rights granted by his majesty and his predecessors to the commissioners of Edinburgh and their members in such form as the same is contained in the commission and injunctions given to them in the first erection, as the said commission and injunctions in themselves at length bear, and as the said commissioners and their members presently hold and possess the same according to their provisions in all points, notwithstanding of whatsoever acts, statutes and constitutions made, or to be made, in this present parliament or any other parliament preceding or to come which may appear to derogate the same.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Ratification of the kirk of Nether Airlie in favour of Sir Thomas Lyon of Auldbar, knight

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament, for many great and weighty causes and considerations, have ratified and approved and, by the tenor hereof, ratify, approve and, for his highness and his successors, perpetually confirm the act of parliament made by his majesty, with advice of his estates, in his highness's 14th parliament held at Edinburgh, 8 June 1594, regarding the dissolution of the kirk of Nether Airlie, parsonage and vicarage thereof, together with all and sundry charters made and granted by our said sovereign lord at any time before the date hereof under his highness's great seal, to his highness's right trusty cousin and councillor Sir Thomas Lyon of Auldbar, knight, one of the senators of his highness's college of justice, of the right of the patronage, advocation and donation of the said parish kirk of Nether Airlie, parsonage and vicarage thereof, in all and sundry heads, points, articles, clauses, circumstances, provisions and conditions expressed and contained in the foresaid act of parliament containing the dissolution of the foresaid parish kirk and in the foresaid charter, or any of them, with the precepts and instruments of sasine following upon the said charters, and find, decree and declare that the said parish kirk of Nether Airlie, parsonage and vicarage thereof, was lawfully dissolved from the abbacy of Coupar [Angus] and patrimony thereof by the said act of parliament made the said 8 June 1594, and has been lawfully dissolved therefrom continually since, and shall stand and remain dissolved from the said abbacy in all time to come. And that our said sovereign, by virtue of the said act of parliament, has full and undoubted right to erect the said parish kirk of Nether Airlie in a several rectory and vicarage and to convey to the said Sir Thomas Lyon, his heirs and assignees the heritable right of the patronage, advocation and donation of the foresaid parish kirk of Nether Airlie, parsonage and vicarage thereof, and that the foresaid act of parliament and the heritable charters made by his highness to the said Sir Thomas Lyon and his foresaids of the right of patronage, advocation and donation of the said parish kirk of Nether Airlie, parsonage and vicarage thereof, with the precepts and instruments of sasine following thereupon, are perfect, sufficient, lawful and valid rights and securities to the said Sir Thomas Lyon and his foresaids and others having right of them to hold, enjoy and possess heritably and perpetually in all time coming the right of the said patronage, advocation and donation of the forenamed parish kirk of Nether Airlie, parsonage and vicarage thereof, and that in the same way and as freely in all respects as if the said parish kirk, parsonage and vicarage thereof, had been lawfully demitted, dismembered and dissolved from the said abbacy of Coupar [Angus] and patrimony thereof by a lawful [...], with consent of the convent and chapter of the said abbacy of Coupar [Angus], by reason the said dissolution was made during the time that the late Leonard Leslie, commendator of Coupar [Angus], was our sovereign lord's rebel and had remained and abided under the process of horning by the space of a year and a day, and that notwithstanding whatsoever laws civil, canon or municipal, and notwithstanding whatsoever acts of parliament made in this present parliament, or at any time of before, which shall in no way be hurtful nor prejudicial to the foresaid act of dissolution dissolving the kirk of Nether Airlie as said is, nor to the heritable infeftments granted to the said Sir Thomas Lyon of the right of patronage, advocation and donation of the said parish kirk of Nether Airlie, parsonage nor vicarage thereof, nor make derogation thereto in any sort. And wills and grants that this present ratification and confirmation is and shall be of as great strength, force and effect as if the foresaid act of dissolution of the date above-written, with the heritable charters above-mentioned made to the said Sir Thomas, were word by word engrossed and inserted herein; concerning which, our said sovereign, with advice, for now and ever by this ratification dispenses.

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  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
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  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
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  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
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  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
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  131. APS interpolation. Back
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  135. Superscript. Back
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  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
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  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
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  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
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  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
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Act in favour of William [Melville], commendator of Tongland

Regarding the supplication given in to [John Graham, earl of Montrose], lord great commissioner, and whole estates of this present parliament by William, commendator of the abbacy of Tongland, one of the ordinary number of our sovereign lord's session and college of justice, making mention that where our sovereign lord, for diverse good considerations moving his majesty, gave, granted and conveyed to the said commendator for all the days of his lifetime the teinds of certain kirks, which sometime pertained to the bishopric of Galloway, and a pension of £616 18s 4d usual money of Scotland granted by his highness to him in liferent, to be paid out of the temporality and temporal lands, feu mails and other duties of the said abbacy of Tongland and bishopric of Galloway; and albeit our sovereign lord has lately provided Master Gavin Hamilton to the said bishopric, with all and sundry fruits, rents and emoluments appertaining thereto, yet it was not his majesty's will that the said William, commendator of Tongland should be any way damnified, hurt nor prejudiced in his right, title and possession of the abbacy of Tongland and kirks pertaining and annexed thereto, teinds and rents of the same, nor in his foresaid pension, and also, the said Master Gavin faithfully promised to his majesty in no way to hurt nor prejudice the said William, commendator of Tongland, during his lifetime regarding the premises, and therefore the said Master Gavin, by his special letters dated at Edinburgh, 19 June 1605, acted and registered in the books of council of his own consent 22 [June 1605], ratified and approved for him and his successors the gifts and donations granted to the said commendator by our said sovereign lord, with the ratifications and confirmations of the same in parliament specially expressed in his said letters; and upon deliberate mind, of certain knowledge, most heartily, freely and willingly bound and obliged him and his successors that they should never move action nor litigation against the said commendator for any part of the said fruits, teinds, rents and pension conveyed to him for his lifetime as said is, but that he should possess the same peaceably without trouble or impediment during his lifetime as said is, as the said letters registered in the said books of council shown to the said estates at more length purport. And seeing the estates intend in this present parliament by direction of our sovereign lord to make an act and ordinance for repairing and restitution of the estate of bishops within this realm, it is very necessary for the said commendator's quietness that whatsoever thing should be done in favour of the bishop of Galloway shall be without hurt and prejudice of anything that was provided to the said commendator before, and contained in the said Master Gavin's letters of ratification and approbation thereof, after the form and tenor of the same, to the which the said commendator is assured the said lord bishop of Galloway cannot well make any impediment, but will assent thereto. Desiring therefore the said estates to declare whatsoever thing shall be done to the said bishop of Galloway that the foresaid general act shall in no way be prejudicial, nor hurtful to such things as are conveyed to the said commendator for his lifetime, but that he may peaceably possess the same according to his titles and rights made to him thereof and the said bishop of Galloway's ratification and approbation foresaid, and to that effect that the said estates would ordain the said letters to be registered in the books of parliament for future memory, that the said estates' limitation foresaid to be made in his favour may be the more clear, to take away all questions that may occur hereafter, as at more length is contained in the said supplication. The which supplication, together with the foresaid letters obligators made by the said bishop of Galloway to the said commendator of Tongland, and his whole provisions and rights being read in presence of the whole estates and they therewith being ripely advised, the whole estates find and declare that whatsoever things are done in this present parliament in favour of the said bishop of Galloway, that the foresaid general act shall in no way be prejudicial, nor hurtful to such things as are conveyed to the said William, commendator of Tongland, for his lifetime, but that he may peaceably possess and enjoy the same according to his titles and rights made to him thereof, and the said bishop of Galloway's ratification and approbation foresaid. And to the effect that all questions that may occur hereafter may be taken away between the said commendator and Master Gavin Hamilton, bishop of Galloway, declare and ordain the said letters obligators to be acted and registered in the books of parliament, therein to remain for future memory, of the which letters obligators the tenor follows:

At Edinburgh, 22 June 1605, in presence of the lords of council, compeared Master John MacGill, procurator specially constituted for Master Gavin Hamilton, bishop of Galloway, and gave in the ratification underwritten subscribed with his hand, desiring the same to be registered in the books of council, to have the strength of a decreet of the lords thereof, with letters and executorials to be directed thereupon in manner therein contained. The which desire the said lords thought reasonable and therefore have ordained and ordain the said ratification to be inserted and registered in the said books of council, declaring the same to have the strength of their decreet, and ordain letters and executorials to be directed thereupon in manner specified therein, whereof the tenor follows: Be it known to all men by this present letter, me, Master Gavin Hamilton, bishop of Galloway, forasmuch as our sovereign lord the king's majesty has given and granted to me during my lifetime the bishopric of Galloway with all dignities, fruits, rents and emoluments thereof, and in respect it is in no way his highness's will and intention that the right honourable Master William Melville, commendator of the abbey of Tongland, one of the ordinary senators of his highness's college of justice, should be in any way damnified, hurt nor prejudiced in his right, title and possession of the said abbacy and kirks pertaining and annexed thereto, teinds and rents of the same, nor yet of the pension of £616 18s 4d usual money of Scotland granted by his highness to the said Master William in liferent, to be paid out of the temporality and temporal lands, feu mails and other duties of the said abbacy of Tongland and bishopric of Galloway, likewise I faithfully promised to his majesty in no way to hurt nor prejudice the said Master William Melville regarding the premises, nor any part thereof. Therefore, and for sundry other good respects and considerations moving me, understand me to have ratified and approved, likewise I, by the tenor hereof now as if my provision and gift of the said bishopric of Galloway were already passed and completed the seals, and then as now, upon deliberate mind and of certain knowledge, most heartily, freely and willingly ratify and approve for me and my successors in the said bishopric the foresaid gift and donation given and granted by our said sovereign lord under his highness's great seal of the date at Holyroodhouse, 7 November 1588, to the said Master William Melville of the spirituality of the said abbacy of Tongland, concerning the special kirks of Traquair, Tongland, Senwick, Minnigaff, Leswalt and the kirks of Inch and Girthon, united, annexed and incorporated thereto by the said provision, which were of old kirks of the said bishopric of Galloway and pertaining thereto as a part of the patrimony of the same, and are now annexed to the said abbacy of Tongland as said is, with all privileges, immunities, teinds, fruits, rents, profits and emoluments belonging to the same abbacy and kirk foresaid; and another gift granted by our sovereign lord under his highness's great seal dated at Holyroodhouse, 8 December [1588], to the said Master William of the yearly pension of £616 18s, to be uplifted out of the temporality, temporal lands, feu mails and rents of the foresaid bishopric and abbacy, together with the special act of ratification of the foresaid gifts and provisions granted in favour of the said Master William Melville by our said sovereign lord, with consent of his highness's three estates of parliament, held at Edinburgh, 19 December 1594, with the decreets of the lords of council pronounced in favour of the said Master William concerning the abbacy and pension above-written, with the possession and uplifting of the rents and duties of the same in all time bygone, with all that has followed, or may follow thereupon, in all and sundry heads, articles, clauses, conditions and provisions whatsoever at length expressed in both the said gifts, act of ratification thereof and decreets following thereupon after the form and tenor thereof in all points, holding this present ratification and confirmation as valid, sufficient and effectual as if the said two gifts of the abbacy and pension respectively above-written were herein at length word by word expressed, and as if the same gifts and titles were specially and expressly reserved and excepted in my gift and provision of the said bishopric. And further I will, grant and consent for me and my successors in the said bishopric that the said Master William, by himself, his chamberlains and factors, shall peaceably hold, enjoy and possess all and sundry the teinds, fruits, emoluments, duties, privileges and commodities of the said abbacy of Tongland, together with the said yearly pension of £616 18s 4d, according to his gifts, respective acts and decreets thereof, without any stop, trouble or impediment to be made by me or my successors to him therein, likewise I faithfully promise, bind and oblige me and my successors never to quarrel, nor impugn the said Master William's gifts and rights of the premises, nor yet to move action, litigation nor question relating thereto against him directly nor indirectly in judgement, nor outwith in time coming, under the pain of loss of honour, good name and fame in case I come in the contrary (as God forbid); and further shall reiterate, renew, perfect, subscribe and deliver to the said Master William any other form of ratification and approbation of his gifts above-written in the most ample form can be devised for his security until he find himself sure of the premises, consenting for the more security this act be inserted and registered in the books of council, to have the strength of a decreet of the lords thereof, with executions of horning by a simple charge of 10 days only and others needful to pass thereupon as appropriate; and to that effect constitute Master John MacGill, my procurator, whom I require to compear for me and in my name, consent to the registering hereof, promising to confirm etc. In witness whereof, subscribed with my hand, my seal is affixed. At Edinburgh, 19 June 1605, before these witnesses: Master Andrew Knox, bishop of the Isles, Thomas Whitford, brother to the laird of Whitford, Gilbert Ross, notary, servant to [John Kennedy], earl of Cassilis, and Master John MacGill, advocate. It is thus subscribed: Master Gavin Hamilton. Master Andrew Knox, witness. Master John MacGill, witness. Gilbert Ross, witness. Thomas Whitford, witness. Extracted from the book of acts by me, Sir John Skene of Curriehill, knight, clerk of the rolls, register and council of our most supreme lord the king, under my sign and subscription manual. It is thus subscribed, John Skene, clerk register.

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  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
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  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
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  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Act in favour of Master John Preston of Penicuik, collector to our sovereign lord

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament, considering that his majesty, in respect of the many good, true and thankful services done to his highness by his right trusty and familiar councillor Master John Preston of Penicuik, his highness's collector general and treasurer of his highness's new augmentations and one of the senators of his majesty's college of justice, whereof he has given sufficient proof not only in his daily and continual awaiting in the session and secret council for administration of justice to his highness's lieges, but also in diverse other weighty and honourable services committed to him by his majesty, which he has faithfully discharged and effectuated to his majesty's great contentment, has of late given, granted and conveyed to the said Master John during all the days of his lifetime, and after his decease to Master John Preston, younger, his eldest son and apparent heir, during all the days of his lifetime, and after his decease, all and whole a yearly pension of the feu mails, feu ferms and others underwritten, namely: of all and whole the feu mails and feu ferm duties of all and sundry lands, mills, mill lands and other kirk lands whatsoever which pertained of before to the monastery and abbacy of Jedburgh as a part of the patrimony of the same, extending yearly to £380 usual money of Scotland, and also of all and whole the feu mails and feu ferm duties of the lands of Evand pertaining to the prebendary of Balligurik, extending yearly to £107 10s money foresaid, together also with the sum of £110 and 24 bolls of meal to be paid yearly out of the first and readiest feu ferm duties of the lands pertaining to the abbacy of Holywood by John [Maxwell], lord Maxwell and the rest of the feuars, possessors and occupiers of the temporal lands of the said abbacy of Holywood, together with the sum of £130 money foresaid to be paid yearly out of the readiest and first of the blench duties of the lands sometime pertaining to the abbacy of North Berwick and erected in a free barony to Alexander Home of North Berwick, his heirs and assignees, and also of all and whole the feu mails and feu ferm duties of all and whatsoever lands, mills, mill lands and others whatsoever which pertained of before to the monastery and abbacy of Haddington, extending yearly to the sum of £360 money foresaid, as in the said letter of pension under his majesty's privy seal at more length is contained; which letter of pension his majesty faithfully promised to ratify and apprise in his highness's first parliament, to the effect the same might remain with the said Master John and his said son during their, or either of their, lifetimes as a testimony of his majesty's favour and goodwill towards them in all time coming. Therefore, his majesty and estates of parliament, having tried and considered the causes and respects of the giving of the said pension, and finding the same to have been necessary and profitable causes tending to his majesty's well and profit of the whole realm, have ratified and approved and, by the tenor of this present act, ratify and approve the said letter of pension made and granted to the said Master John Preston and his said son during all the days of their, or either of their, lifetimes of the feu mails, feu ferms and others particularly above-written, in all and sundry heads, points, clauses, articles and conditions therein contained, and will and grant and, by this act, decree, ordain and declare that this present ratification shall be as valid, effectual and sufficient in all respects to the said Master John and his said son as as if the said letter of pension were word for word at length inserted in this present act. And for the said Master John and his said son's better security, his majesty and estates foresaid, for certain great and weighty causes moving them, have dissolved and, by the tenor hereof, dissolve the said feu mails and other duties foresaid conveyed in pension as said is from the patrimony of his majesty's crown of North Britain during the said Master John and his said son's lifetimes only, and further have, after the said dissolution, given and granted, likewise by this act, for the causes above-written, give, grant and conveys to the said Master John Preston during all the days of his lifetime, and after his decease to the said Master John Preston, his son, during all the days of his lifetime, all and whole the said feu mails, feu ferms and other duties particularly above-written, to be peaceably possessed and enjoyed by them during all the days of their lifetimes, and will and decree that this act shall stand as an effectual and valid right to the said Master John and his said son to the effect foresaid, notwithstanding of the act of annexation of all kirk lands and feu ferms thereof to his highness's crown made in the year of God 1587, and notwithstanding of whatsoever acts and statutes made since whereby all pensions and dispositions of the feu mails and feu ferms of annexed lands or blench duties of the erected lands are annulled and discharged, with the which laws, statutes and others whatsoever already made or to be made which may derogate hereto, his majesty and estates foresaid, from a certain knowledge and by his own volition, dispense by this act forever. Moreover, his majesty and estates foresaid decree and declare that this present gift and pension of the said feu mails, feu ferm duties and others above-written conveyed to the said Master John and his said son shall in no way be hurt nor prejudiced by whatsoever erections and heritable dispositions of the said kirk lands, abbacies, priories and others above-specified in blench ferm to whatsoever person or persons, notwithstanding the said erections be made and granted by his majesty and his highness's estates in plain parliament, but that notwithstanding thereof the said Master John and his said son shall have good and undoubted right to the said feu mails, feu ferms and other duties of the kirk lands, abbacies and others above-specified, likewise as if the same were not erected nor conveyed in blench ferm, and that during all the days of their, or either of their, lifetimes, decreeing and ordaining the feu mails, feu ferm duties and other duties of the lands above-written to be expressly excepted or reserved, likewise his majesty and estates foresaid, by the tenor of this present act, expressly except and reserve the same out of and from all and sundry erections and heritable dispositions of the said lands to be made in blench ferm to whatsoever person or persons, and that during the lifetimes of the said Master John and his said son, and either of them in manner above-written; and decree and ordain this present exception and reservation to be as valid, sufficient and effectual to the said Master John and his said son as if the same exceptions and reservations were inserted and contained in the said erections and heritable dispositions made or to be made to whatsoever person or persons of the lands and others above-specified, to the which erections and heritable dispositions this present act shall make express derogation in favour of the said Master John and his son during their lifetimes only as said is.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Ratification in favour of James Hay of Kingask of his infeftment of the feu ferms of Grangemuir etc.

Our sovereign lord and estates of parliament presently convened ratify and approve the infeftment made by James [Douglas], commendator of Melrose, to the late James Lumsden of Airdrie and his heirs and assignees of the feu ferms of the lands of Grange and Grangemuir, lying within the sheriffdom of Edinburgh and constabulary of Haddington, which feu ferms now belong heritably to James Hay of Kingask by alienation and disposition of the same made to him by Robert Lumsden, now of Airdrie, brother and heir to the said late James Lumsden. And his majesty and estates declare that the said infeftment shall be good, valid and sufficient to the said James Hay and his heirs for enjoying, holding and possessing of the feu ferms of the lands above-specified in all time hereafter.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Ratification in favour of Patrick Kinnaird of that Ilk of his infeftment of his lands of Kinnaird etc.

Our sovereign lord, with advice of the estates of this present parliament, has ratified and approved and, by the tenor hereof, ratifies, approves and, for his highness and his successors, perpetually confirms the heritable charter made, given and granted under the great seal to Patrick Kinnaird of that Ilk, his male heirs, which failing to his heirs and assignees whatsoever, of all and whole the lands and barony of Kinnaird, tower, fortalice, manor place, orchards, yards, woods, dovecots, mills, multures, fishings, tenants, tenancies and service of free tenants, annexes, connexes, parts, pendicles and pertinents thereof, and of all and whole the passage of the water of Tay of Dundee, in all and sundry points, heads, articles, clauses, conditions and provisions contained in the foresaid charter, as the same of the date at Holyroodhouse, 18 December 1595 in the self at more length purports, together with the precept and instrument of sasine following thereupon. Moreover our sovereign lord and estates foresaid, understanding that sundry of his highness's lieges upon plain malice daily trouble and molest the passengers, boats and ferries which pass and repass at the passage of the said water of Tay of Dundee and make impediment to them to ship, boat and land peaceably at the Craigs and other parts and places where the passengers, ferrymen and boats have been accustomed to ship, boat and land peaceably these many years bygone, whereupon great trouble, controversy and inconvenience may fall forth and arise amongst the lieges of the realm frequenting and repairing to the said passage and ferry of the said water of Dundee; for remedy whereof, our said sovereign lord, with advice foresaid, statutes and ordains that none of our sovereign's lieges of whatsoever state, quality, degree or condition they be of take upon hand or presume to stop, trouble or molest any of our sovereign lord's lieges or subjects in passing at the said ferry of Dundee, shipping, boating or landing of the boats, ferrymen and passengers which shall happen to pass at the said ferry, but to suffer and permit them peaceably in all time hereafter to ship, boat and land at the Craigs and other parts and places where they have been accustomed to land, ship and boat these many years bygone, and to make them no stop nor impediment therein; and if any person or persons does in the contrary, to be called and accused for that before the lords of his highness's secret council as oppressors and troublers of our sovereign lord's lieges. And ordain publication to be made hereof at all places needful.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Act in favour of Master Alexander Hay regarding the disposition to him of the feu ferms of Ardeth and Dron under reversion of 20,000 merks money

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament convened, considering the great charges and expenses disbursed by his majesty's servant, Master Alexander Hay, in attending by his majesty's direction in his highness's service at court, and also respecting the great sums of money laid out by the said Master Alexander in his majesty's said service, whereof as yet he has had no repayment nor recompense, being commonly known to his majesty and to his whole estates; therefore, it is declared by act and statute of this present parliament that is lawful, reasonable and most expedient that the king's majesty, for the said Master Alexander's greater security of payment of those disbursed by him, should grant, alienate and convey to the said Master Alexander, his heirs and assignees the whole feu ferms, silver kanes, customs and other duties paid by the tenants and possessors of the lands of Ardeth and Dron, and whereof the said Master Alexander has heretofore right and security during all the days of his lifetime, the same feu ferms, customs, silver duties, kanes and other duties of the said lands of Ardeth and Dron being always redeemable from the said Master Alexander Hay and his heirs and assignees upon the delivery of the sum of 20,000 merks usual money of the realm of Scotland, and that according to the particular clause of redemption to be contained in the said Master Alexander's right, security and infeftment to be passed and completed to him upon the warrant of this present act, which infeftment our said sovereign lord and estates convened declare shall be in all time coming a valuable, effectual and unretreatable security and right to him and his heirs to possess and enjoy the same feu ferms and other duties of the said lands of Ardeth and Dron until the lawful redemption of the same by payment of the said sum of 20,000 merks to the said Master Alexander and his foresaids, and that notwithstanding whatsoever acts of parliament made at any time heretofore, which may in any way appear to be hurtful or prejudicial to this present act, to the which acts this present act shall make and makes full derogation, because this present act is made for the said causes which are tried by our sovereign lord and the estates to be evident, profitable and necessary causes for the well of the realm. And the said estates decree, declare and ordain this present act to be an effectual and sufficient reversion to our sovereign lord and his majesty's successors for redemption of the said feu ferms, customs, silver duty, kanes and other duties of the said lands of Ardeth and Dron from the said Master Alexander Hay and his foresaids by payment to them of the said sum of 20,000 merks money foresaid, likewise and in the same manner as if there were a several and particular letter of reversion made, sealed and subscribed by the said Master Alexander for redemption thereof.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Ratification in favour of Marjorie Marjoribanks, widow of the late Master John Durie, minister, of her pension

Our sovereign lord, with advice of the estates of this present parliament, ratifies and approves the letter of pension granted by his highness of the yearly duty of £140 paid out of the feu mails of the lordship of Altrie in favour of the late Master John Durie, minister of Christ's evangel, Marjorie Marjoribanks, his spouse, and Master Joshua Durie, their son, and the longest liver of the three, which letter of pension was also ratified and approved and confirmed before by our sovereign lord and estates of parliament, 5 June 1592; likewise his highness, with advice foresaid, of new gives and grants the said yearly pension to the said Marion during all the days of her lifetime and to the said Master Joshua during all the days of his lifetime, notwithstanding of any act or constitution made or to be made for annulling or rescinding of pensions granted out of the annexed temporality or new erections, to the which this ratification shall make express derogation in as far as may be extended to the said yearly duty of £140 as the feu mails of the lordship of Altrie.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Ratification in favour of [James Hamilton], marquis of Hamilton and [George Gordon, marquis of] Huntly of their marquisates

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament, remembering the many true and thankful services done to his grace and his majesty's most noble progenitors of worthy memory by his highness's dearest cousins and councillors the late John [Hamilton], marquis of Hamilton, father to James, now marquis of Hamilton, and himself, and by George, marquis of Huntly, and their predecessors, and to give them and their posterity the better occasion to continue in the like true, thankful and good service to his majesty and his successors, our said sovereign lord in the month of [April] 1599, created, instituted, erected and inaugurated the said late John, then earl of Arran, lord Hamilton, and George, then marquis of Huntly, in marquisates, and then gave them the place, honour and dignity of marquises, the said late John to be styled in his lifetime, and after his decease his heirs and successors, marquis of Hamilton, earl of Arran, lord Aven, and the said George, earl of Huntly to be styled in his lifetime, and after his decease his heirs and successors, marquis of Huntly, earl of Enzie, lord Gordon and Badenoch etc., with badge, arms and all other solemnities requisite and then set down in their said creation, and they, their heirs and successors to have from thenceforth in all time coming vote, place and suffrage in all parliaments, conventions, general councils and otherwise as marquises, as at more length is contained in their said creation, institution and erection, which our said sovereign lord and estates foresaid convened in this present parliament ratify, approve and perpetually confirm to, and in favour of, the said marquises and their successors; and statute and ordain that they, their heirs and successors shall in all time coming hold, enjoy, possess and use the honours, places, styles, dignities and immunities whatsoever of marquises according to their institution and creation foresaid in all parliaments, conventions, councils and otherwise as marquises, without stop, trouble or impediment ever to be made to them relating thereto; and declares and ordain this ratification to be as sufficient, valid and sufficient and effectual right, title and security to them for possessing and enjoying of the places, styles, honours and dignities of marquises as if their said creation and inauguration had been granted to them in plain parliament, and as if their said creation were word for word inserted herein.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Ratification to [William Douglas], earl of Angus and to [William Douglas], lord Douglas, his son, of their infeftment

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament, for many great and weighty causes, ratify and approve and for his highness and his successors perpetually confirm the charter made and granted by his highness under his majesty's great seal to his right trusty cousin and councillor William, earl of Angus in liferent, and to William, lord Douglas, his eldest son and apparent heir, and his male heirs heritably, of all and whole the lands, baronies and lordships of Kirriemuir, Abernethy, Tantallon, Bothwell, Preston, Bunkle, Douglas and of all other lands, baronies, lordships, privileges, liberties and immunities generally and specially comprehended in the forenamed charter, as the same of the date at [...] the [...] day of [...] 1[...] in the self at more length purports, with the precepts and instruments of sasine following thereupon in all and sundry points, heads, articles, clauses, provisions and conditions therein contained; and find, decree and declare the foresaid infeftment to be a perfect, valid and sufficient right and security to the said William, earl of Angus and William, lord Douglas and his male heirs for possessing and enjoying of all and sundry lands, baronies, lordships, castles, towers, fortalices, mills, woods, fishings, privileges, immunities, liberties and others whatsoever, as well generally as specially comprehended in the foresaid charter, according to the tenor thereof in all points; and also will and declare that this present confirmation and ratification is, and shall be, of as great strength, force and effect as if the forenamed charter, precept and instrument of sasine following thereupon were word by word inserted and engrossed herein; concerning which, our said sovereign, with advice foresaid, for now and ever by this ratification dispenses.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Act in favour of [George Sinclair], earl of Caithness

Our sovereign lord and estates of parliament presently convened, for certain causes and considerations, have thought fit and expedient to alter and change the name of the castle of Girnigoe in Caithness, and statute and ordain that in all time coming the said castle shall be called Castle Sinclair.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Ratification in favour of [John Lindsay], lord Lindsay [of the Byres]

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament, considering the good, true and thankful service done to his majesty and his predecessors of worthy memory by his grace's trusty cousin and councillor John, lord Lindsay of the Byres, his late father, grandfather, great-grandfather and their predecessors, and willing that the said John, lord Lindsay, his heirs and successors be in some measure gratified for the said good, true and thankful service that hereafter they may continue in the like for all ages to come, and for sundry other evident and profitable causes maturely considered, thoroughly advised and concluded by his majesty, with advice of all the said estates, has therefore ratified, approved and perpetually confirmed, and by the tenor hereof ratifies, approves and perpetually confirms, the charter and infeftment under the great seal granted by his majesty to the said John, lord Lindsay, his male heirs and of tailzie mentioned in the said charter and their assignees whatsoever heritably, of all and whole the lands of Auchterutherstruther, with the castle, tower, fortalice, manor place, mills, multures, woods, fishings, cuningars, parts, pendicles and pertinents thereof whatsoever, and of the lands of Kirkforther, superiority of the lands of Letham and others whatsoever, as well specially as generally set down and expressed in the said charter, in all and sundry heads, points, clauses, articles, circumstances and conditions thereof, which is of the date at Holyroodhouse, 5 April 1603, together with the sasine and other writs and securities following thereupon given and granted to, and in favour of, the said John, lord Lindsay and his foresaids; and declare and ordain this present ratification to be as good, valid, effectual and sufficient as if the said charter and infeftment word for word had been expressed and set down herein; and also decree and declare the said infeftment to be good and sufficient right, title and security to the said John, lord Lindsay and his foresaids to hold, enjoy, possess and use the lands and others whatsoever contained in the said charter and infeftment as their heritage at their pleasure, notwithstanding of whatsoever law, statute, act or ordinance made, or to be made in this present parliament, but that the said infeftment shall stand in the full force, strength and effect notwithstanding thereof in all time coming.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Act in favour of Sir John Moncreiffe [of Kinninmonth]

Our sovereign lord, with advice of the estates of this present parliament, ratifies and approves that gift and letter of pension given by his highness, with advice of his grace's controller, to Sir John Moncreiffe, now of Kinninmonth, knight, of the sum of 300 merks during all the days of his lifetime, with the assignation therein contained, as the letter and gift made and granted to the said Sir John, then styled Master John Moncreiffe of Easter Moncreiffe, of the date at Perth, 6 August 1601, at more length bears, which is held as engrossed and inserted herein word by word, to be paid by him as is contained in the said former gift and letter of pension made to him relating thereto; decreeing and ordaining the same to stand in full strength and effect to him, notwithstanding of whatsoever act, statute, constitution or law made, or to be made, in the contrary hereof, or that may derogate the same in any time hereafter.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Ratification in favour of William Learmonth of Hill

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament ratify, approve and confirm the letter of rehabilitation and restitution granted by his majesty under his highness's great seal of his kingdom of Scotland to William Learmonth of the Hill, being forfeited for the treasonable assisting of Francis [Stewart], sometime earl of Bothwell, and declare that the said William is fully restored by his majesty's most gracious mercy and pardon to his blood again, which, by his former crimes of treason, was blemished; and ordain this present act to be extended in ample form with all clauses needful according to the tenor of those letters of rehabilitation under his majesty's great seal as said is.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Act in favour of the town and [Peter Rollock], bishop of Dunkeld

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament ratify, approve and confirm, and of new give, grant and convey to a reverend father in God, Peter, bishop of Dunkeld, and to the citizens of the town of Dunkeld the privilege and liberties granted to the bishops of Dunkeld and citizens thereof of before by our sovereign lord's most noble progenitors, of their whole fairs and weekly market in use to be held within the said city and freedoms thereof, with the whole jurisdictions, freedoms, toll and customs of the same. And likewise our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament, being informed how necessary it is to have a market or fair to stand in and about the said town of Dunkeld at Martinmas [11 November] yearly, being a proper time of the selling of goods for sustentation of our sovereign lord's lieges, where a great number of the highland men of this country would resort rather than to any other part, therefore our said sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament give and grant full liberty to the said reverend father and citizens of the said town of Dunkeld to hold a market and public fair within and about the said city within the freedom thereof, to begin yearly hereafter upon Monday after Martinmas day, being 11 November, and thereafter to continue for the space of eight days with the whole jurisdictions, freedoms, toll and customs of the same.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Ratification of the erection of the school of Dunkeld

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament, considering that his majesty, upon good and godly respects tending to the public well of this realm, has erected a grammar school within the city of Dunkeld and, for the sustentation of the master and teacher of the youth within the same, his highness has endowed and conveyed certain annualrents and duties specified in the foresaid erection, which erection his majesty, by his highness's charter under the great seal made with advice of his officers of state, has ratified and approved, as in the said erection and charter of ratification at length is contained. And as the said erection was made for good respects to the glory of God and common welfare of the realm, so his majesty and estates foresaid are in no way willing that his highness's godly deed shall be altered or diminished in any manner of way in time coming, therefore our said sovereign lord and estates foresaid have ratified and approved and, by the tenor hereof, ratify and approve the foresaid erection and his highness's confirmation thereof above-specified, in all and sundry the heads, clauses, articles and circumstances thereof therein mentioned, after the form and tenor of the same in all points; and his majesty and estates foresaid will, grant and declare that the erection and gift above-specified is and shall be a sufficient right to the masters of the foresaid grammar school present and to come for receiving and uplifting of the rents and duties endowed thereto, according to the tenor of the said erection in all points, notwithstanding whatsoever act or statute made in the contrary, declaring all acts and statutes made to the hurt and prejudice of the yearly rent endowed to the sustentation of the said grammar school in that point thereof to be null.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Act in favour of the captain and keepers of the castle of Dumbarton

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament, considering how necessary it is for the well of Scotland that the castle of Dumbarton, which is the key and special hold of that part of our country, be maintained, therefore our said sovereign lord, with advice and consent of the said estates, has ratified and approved and, by the tenor hereof, for his highness and his successors, ratifies, approves and perpetually confirms the letters of gift and disposition made, given and granted by our said sovereign lord, with advice of his majesty's cousin and councillor David [Murray], lord Scone, comptroller to the captain, constable and keepers of the said castle of Dumbarton present and to come and their successors, of all and whole the feu ferms, profits and duties of the lands of the Isle of Bute, lying within the sheriffdom thereof, extending to 11 chalders, 15 bolls of barley, 10 chalders of oats, 24 bolls of meal, £140 silver mail and 41 sufficient merks to be taken up by them from the feuars, tenants and possessors of the lands of the Isle of Bute at the terms of payment used and wont, as the foresaid letters of gift, assignation and disposition therein contained, passed under his highness's privy seal of the date at Whitehall, 31 December 1604, in themselves at more length purport in all and sundry points, heads, articles, clauses, circumstances and conditions thereof; and find, decree and declare the foresaid letters of gift, assignation and disposition therein contained to be a perfect, sufficient and valid right and security to the captain, constable and keepers of the said strength and castle of Dumbarton present and to come and their successors for possessing and enjoying of the foresaid feu ferms and other duties therein contained, and that for all the days and terms since the date thereof, and also yearly and termly in all times coming in the same way and as freely in all respects as if the feu ferms, silver mail and other duties expressed in the said letters of gift had been assigned by a special act and statute of parliament for keeping of the said castle of Dumbarton, notwithstanding whatsoever act of parliament, statute or constitution made in this present parliament or at any time of before, which shall in no way be hurtful nor prejudicial to the foresaid letters of gift, nor make derogation thereto in any sort; and will and grant that this present confirmation is and shall be of as great strength, force and effect as if the said letters of gift had been word by word engrossed and inserted herein, concerning which our sovereign lord, with advice foresaid, by this ratification, dispenses; likewise our said sovereign lord, with advice and consent foresaid, by the tenor hereof, statutes and ordains that the foresaid feu ferms of victual and silver mail and marts comprehended in the forenamed letters of gift shall remain and abide in all time coming with the captain, constable and keepers of the said strength and castle of Dumbarton for sustaining of their charges in keeping thereof. Moreover, our said sovereign lord and estates foresaid ratify, approve and confirm the act of parliament made in his highness's ninth parliament held at Edinburgh, 22 August 1584, regarding the money and victual assigned to the keeping of the castle of Edinburgh, Stirling, Dumbarton and Blackness, in so far as the foresaid act of parliament is extended to the mails, ferms, profits and duties of the lands of Cardross and Meikle Cumbrae, to the pension, ferm, mail of Kirkpatrick and 550 merks out of the surplus of the thirds of the benefices assigned for keeping of the said castle of Dumbarton and ordained by the tenor of the same act to remain and abide in all time coming with the captains and keepers of the said castle of Dumbarton for sustaining of the charges of their offices.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Act in favour of George and Master Peter Hay

Forasmuch as in the annexation of the lands of Scone to our sovereign lord's crown, the same by falling in his highness's hands by the forfeiture of the late traitor [John Ruthven], earl of Gowrie, special exception was made forth thereof of the lands of Nether Liff, pertaining heritably to George Hay, gentleman of his majesty's privy chamber, and of the lands of Nether Durdie, pertaining to Master Peter Hay, and of the teinds and teind sheaves of the said lands, and that for special infeftments to be given to the said George and Master Peter of the same, to be held of our sovereign lord by them as his highness's immediate tenants and vassals of the same; therefore our said sovereign lord and estates of parliament presently convened ratify and approve the said exception made from the said annexation and infeftments following thereupon, declaring hereby that the said George and Master Peter Hay, their heirs, successors and assignees, heritable proprietors of the said lands and teinds, shall, in all times hereafter, be immediate tenants and vassals to his majesty, notwithstanding whatsoever gift granted by our said sovereign lord, either of the feu or blench duty of the said lands, or otherwise of the lands themselves, our sovereign lord and estates hereby declaring that, notwithstanding any grant made to the contrary hereof, the said George and Master Peter and their foresaids heritable proprietors shall remain ever in all time hereafter immediate tenants to our said sovereign lord and his highness's successors. At Greenwich, 24 May 1606.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Ratification in favour of [Edward Maxwell], young laird of Calderwood of certain tacks of teinds

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament ratify, approve and perpetually confirm the letter of tack and assedation made and set by Francis [Stewart], sometime earl of Bothwell, then commendator of Kelso, to Edward Maxwell, eldest lawful son to Sir James Maxwell of Calderwood, knight, for all the days of the said Edward's lifetime, and after his decease to his heirs and assignees for the space of 19 years, of all and sundry the teinds, both parsonage and vicarage, of the parish kirk and parish of Carluke; and also the letter of tack and assedation containing an express ratification of the former tack made and set by the late John [Maitland], lord Thirlestane, commendator of Kelso for the time, to the said Edward Maxwell and his foresaids for the space above-written, of all and sundry the foresaid teinds, both parsonage and vicarage; and also the third letter of tack ratifying and approving the two former letters of tack set and made by William [Kerr], now commendator of Kelso, with consent of Andrew Kerr of Romanogrange, his steward, to the said Edward Maxwell and his foresaids for the spaces and years above-rehearsed, of all and sundry the same teinds, both parsonage and vicarage, of the said parish kirk and parish of Carluke, as the same letters of tack and assedation and ratifications thereof in themselves at more length purport, in all and sundry points, heads, articles, clauses, circumstances, conditions and provisions inserted and contained in the forenamed letters of tack and ratifications, or any of them; and find, decree and declare the foresaid letters of tack and ratifications thereof to be good, valid and sufficient rights to the said Edward Maxwell and his foresaids for possessing and enjoying of the said teinds, both parsonage and vicarage, during the whole space, times and years therein mentioned; and will and declare this present ratification and confirmation thereof to be of as great strength, force and effect to the said Edward Maxwell and his foresaids as if the said letters of tack and ratifications thereof were word by word inserted herein; concerning which, his majesty, with advice foresaid, for now and ever by this ratification dispenses.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Act in favour of Bernard Lindsay of the King's Wark in Leith

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament find and declare that the infeftment of feu ferm made to his highness's trusty servant Bernard Lindsay, one of his majesty's grooms of bedchamber, of the lands and bounds called the King's Wark in Leith, with houses, buildings, parts, pendicles and pertinents whatsoever contained in the said Bernard's infeftment of the same, to be good, valid and sufficient to the said Bernard for possessing and enjoying of the same; and our said sovereign lord and estates foresaid declare and ordain the said Bernard's infeftment to be as lawful and valuable to the said Bernard, his heirs and assignees as if there had preceded a special dissolution of the annexation of the said Wark and houses of Leith to the crown, if any such be, before the granting of the said infeftment, which our sovereign lord and estates foresaid find to be sufficiently supplied by this present act and ordinance.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Ratification in favour of Sir Alexander Straiton of Lauriston, knight, of his pension

Our sovereign lord and estates of parliament presently convened ratify, approve and confirm that letter of gift and pension granted by his majesty to his trusty councillor Sir Alexander Straiton of Lauriston, knight, for all the days of his lifetime, of the blench duty of the lordship of Scone, extending to 1,000 merks Scots by year; and declare that the same shall be a sufficient and valid right to the said Sir Alexander for possessing and enjoying of the said yearly pension by himself, his factors or assignees in all time coming during his lifetime without any retraction whatsoever.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Ratification in favour of [Alexander MacGhie], laird of Balmaghie

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament ratify, approve and confirm the charter and infeftment under the great seal, made and granted by his highness, with advice of [George Home, earl of Dunbar], his majesty's treasurer, and [Master John Preston of Penicuik], collector general, to Alexander MacGhie of Balmaghie and his male heirs and of tailzie therein specified, of all and whole the lands and barony of Livingston and sixteen shilling, eight penny land of Slogarie, with the advocation, donation and right of the patronage of the parsonage and vicarage of the kirk and parish of Balmaghie, all lying within the stewartry of Kirkcudbright, as the said infeftment of the date at Edinburgh, 29 May 1606 at more length purports, in all and sundry points, passages, heads, articles, clauses, provisions, privileges and conditions whatsoever therein contained. And our said sovereign lord and estates foresaid declare that the foresaid infeftment shall stand as an effectual right and security to the said Alexander MacGhie, his said male heirs and of tailzie therein mentioned, for possessing and enjoying of the lands, barony, patronages and others particularly therein specified, after the form and tenor thereof in all points, and be as valid and sufficient as if the same had been at length word by word engrossed herein.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin beside heading. Back
  80. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r. Back
  81. 'V 61' written in margin beside heading. Back
  82. NAS, PA2/16, f.70r-71v. Back
  83. '62' written in margin beside heading. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/16, f.71v. Back
  85. '63' written in margin beside heading. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/16, f. 71v-72r. Back
  87. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r. Back
  89. '64' written in margin beside heading. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/16, f.72r-v. Back
  91. '65' written in margin beside heading. Back
  92. The date, if given, is obscured by binding. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  94. '66' written in margin beside heading. Back
  95. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v. Back
  96. 'W [? or VV] 67' written in margin beside heading. Back
  97. NAS, PA2/16, f.72v-73v. Back
  98. '68' written in margin beside heading. Back
  99. 'abbey and' crossed out and replaced by 'monastery'. Back
  100. NAS, PA2/16, f.73v-74v. Back
  101. '69' written in margin beside heading. Back
  102. NAS, PA2/16, f.74v-75v. Back
  103. '70' written in margin beside heading. Back
  104. 'St Andrews, the' in superscript, replacing three illegible words. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/16, f.75v-76r. Back
  106. '72' written in margin beside heading. Back
  107. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r. Back
  108. '73' written in margin beside heading. Back
  109. NAS, PA2/16, f.76r-v. Back
  110. '74' written in margin beside heading. Back
  111. NAS, PA2/16, f.76v-77r. Back
  112. '75' written in margin beside heading. Back
  113. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r. Back
  114. '76' written in margin beside heading. Back
  115. NAS, PA2/16, f.77r-77v. Back
  116. The hand changes from here until NAS, PA2/16, f.82r, when the 'usual' hand resumes. Back
  117. NAS, PA2/16, f.77v-78r. Back
  118. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r. Back
  119. NAS, PA2/16, f.78r-v. Back
  120. NAS, PA2/16, f.78v-79v. Back
  121. NAS, PA2/16, f.79v-80r. Back
  122. NAS, PA2/16, f.80r-82r. Back
  123. NAS, PA2/16, f.82r-v. Back
  124. 'Usual' hand resumes. Back
  125. NAS, PA2/16, f.82v-83r. Back
  126. NAS, PA2/16, f.83r-84r. Back
  127. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r. Back
  128. NAS, PA2/16, f.84r-v. Back
  129. NAS, PA2/16, f.84v-85r. Back
  130. NAS, PA2/16, f.85r-86r. Back
  131. APS interpolation. Back
  132. NAS, PA2/16, f.86v-89r. Back
  133. NAS, PA2/16, f.89r-91v. Back
  134. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v. Back
  135. Superscript. Back
  136. NAS, PA2/16, f.91v-92r. Back
  137. NAS, PA2/16, f.92r-93r. Back
  138. NAS, PA2/16, f.93r-94r. Back
  139. NAS, PA2/16, f.94r-v. Back
  140. Originally followed by 'of the said disposition', but this scored out. Back
  141. NAS, PA2/16, f.94v. Back
  142. NAS, PA2/16, f.95r-96r. Back
  143. Change of hand occurs midway through this act (f.95v). Back
  144. Sic. Back
  145. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r. Back
  146. Return to 'usual' hand. Back
  147. Written in superscript, replacing 'first', which has been crossed out. Back
  148. NAS, PA2/16, f.96r-97r. Back
  149. Originally followed by 'whole spirituality of the kirks', but this phrase scored out. Back
  150. NAS, PA2/16, f.97r-98r. Back
Act in favour of [Sir Michael Balfour], laird of Burleigh

Our sovereign lord and estates convened in this present parliament, having consideration of the good and thankful service done to his highness by his beloved Sir Michael Balfour of Balgarvie, knight, in many respects, but namely in provision by his labour, travail and expenses of this his highness's kingdom of Scotland with good and sufficient armour transported by him out of foreign countries, being specially employed to that effect, which armour was not only imported by the said Sir Michael, but also a good part thereof received by his highness to his majesty's behalf, the price whereof extends to the sum of 5,000 merks usual money of Scotland. And his highness being willing to have the said Sir Michael provided by sufficient security for payment of the said sum, and knowing perfectly that the said Sir Michael, by infeftment of feu ferm granted by his highness's predecessors to whom he succeeds of the lands of the Star, with the pertinents, lying within the sheriffdom of Fife, is obliged to pay yearly to his majesty and his successors the sum of £10 money of this realm, 28 bolls of wheat, 31 bolls, two firlots, two part firlot of barley, 24 capons, 48 poultry for the feu ferms and duties of the said lands of Star, with the pertinents, his highness and estates foresaid, for his better security of the said sum and payment of the annualrent justly due thereof until the wadset after-mentioned be lawfully redeemed, have thought fit and expedient that the feu ferms of the said lands of Star shall be wadset by his highness to the said Sir Michael, his heirs and assignees until they be lawfully paid of the said sum of 5,000 merks and to be peaceably possessed and enjoyed by him in the meantime in satisfaction of the annualrent justly due for the said sum under reversion, always containing the said sum of 5,000 merks for redemption of the said feu ferms which are least hurt to his majesty and his patrimony, the said feu ferms being always redeemable by his highness and his successors from the said Sir Michael and his foresaids. And for the said Sir Michael's better security of the said wadset, his highness and estates foresaid have dissolved and presently dissolve the said feu ferms of the lands of Star from the annexation made of his highness's property to the crown, laws and constitutions made relating thereto, to the effect the said wadset may take full effect in the person of the said Sir Michael and his foresaids and all lawful security to be made and completed to him thereupon; and in respect thereof, his highness and estates foresaid, as also with express consent and assent of David [Murray], lord Scone, his highness's comptroller, ordain a charter to be made under his highness's great seal in due form in favour of the said Sir Michael and his foresaids, making mention of the said wadset and expressly giving, granting and conveying to the said Sir Michael, his heirs and assignees all and whole the said feu ferm duties of the said lands of Star, extending to the quantity above-specified, and that in satisfaction of the yearly annualrents justly due for the said sum of 5,000 merks during the non-redemption thereof, redeemable always by his highness and his successors by payment of the said principal sum of 5,000 merks to the said Sir Michael and his foresaids, to be held by the said Sir Michael and his foresaids, all and sundry the said feu ferm duties, extending yearly for the said lands of Star to the sum of £10 money foresaid, 28 bolls of wheat, 31 bolls, two firlots, two part firlot of barley, 24 capons and 48 poultry, of our sovereign lord and his successors in free heritage and free blench ferm for ever, freely, quietly etc., without any revocation etc., giving for that, the said Sir Michael and his foresaids, to our sovereign lord and his successors one penny usual money of this realm at the term of Whitsunday [May/June] yearly upon the ground of the said lands in name of blench ferm, if it be asked, only; providing always (likewise his highness and estates foresaid, with advice foresaid, ordain the provision after-mentioned to be inserted in the said charter) that how soon or at what time it shall happen his majesty or his successors to thankfully pay and deliver to the said Sir Michael, his heirs or assignees, upon a day between the sun rising and setting thereof before the feast of Whitsunday or Martinmas [11 November] in numerate money the foresaid sum of 5,000 merks within the parish kirk of St Giles in Edinburgh, then, and in that case, the said Sir Michael and his foresaids shall be held to resign, renounce, quitclaim and give over to his highness and his successors the said feu ferm duties of the lands of Star, with the pertinents, together with the said infeftment and security foresaid, with all other charters, precepts, instruments of sasine and other securities whatsoever of the said feu ferms, with all right claim of right which he has or may pretend thereto in time coming, the premonition and warning to be made to the said Sir Michael and his foresaids for making of the said redemption to proceed upon 40 days' warning before the feasts of Whitsunday or Martinmas, and that he and his foresaids be lawfully warned thereto, either personally apprehended or at their dwelling places in presence of a notary and witnesses as appropriate, and the said Sir Michael and his foresaids shall in no way fraudulently absent themselves from the receipt of the said sum; and in case of their absence or refusal, the consignation to be in the hands of the treasurer or dean of guild of the said burgh to the effect the same may be forthcoming to the utility and profit of the said Sir Michael and his foresaids. And further, his highness and estates foresaid, with advice foresaid, find and declare that the foresaid infeftment, or any other infeftment to be purchased hereafter according to this present security, shall be valid and sufficient rights and titles to the said Sir Michael and his foresaids for possessing and enjoying of the said feu ferm duties of the said lands of Star, with the pertinents, until the lawful redemption thereof by payment of the said sum of 5,000 merks, notwithstanding of whatsoever law, statute or constitution made or to be made in the contrary, renouncing for him and his said successors all exception that may be proposed against that, and discharging his highness's advocate, present and to come, to compear in the contrary and of his office in that part. And finally that this present security and infeftment foresaid to be completed thereupon shall be also a sufficient exoneration to the said Sir Michael and his foresaids regarding the yearly payment of the said feu ferms, as if the same were yearly paid to his highness's comptroller and his deputes and yearly acquittances reported thereupon, and ordain letters to be directed hereupon in the appropriate form.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.60r-v. Back
  2. '24 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v. Back
  4. 'V 25' written in margin beside heading. Back
  5. 'Huntingtower, alias Ruthven' in the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  6. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, Sir John Skene, The Lawes and Acts of Parliament made be the most excellent and mightie king and monarch, James ... since his majesties XV parliament the XIX day of December 1597 (Edinburgh, 1611), p.25. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/16, f.60v-61r. Back
  8. 'P 26' written in margin beside heading. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r. Back
  10. 'P 27' written in margin beside heading. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/16, f.61r-v. Back
  12. 'P 28' written in margin beside heading. Back
  13. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v. Back
  14. 'P 29' written in margin beside heading. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/16, f.61v-62r. Back
  16. 'P 30' written in margin beside heading. Back
  17. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r. Back
  18. 'P 31' written in margin beside heading. Back
  19. NAS, PA2/16, f.62r-v. Back
  20. 'P 32' written in margin beside heading. Back
  21. 'any time [illegible word]' has been crossed out. Back
  22. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v. Back
  23. 'P 33' written in margin beside heading. Back
  24. NAS, PA2/16, f.62v-63r. Back
  25. 'P 34' written in margin beside heading. Back
  26. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  27. 'P 35' written in margin beside heading. Back
  28. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  29. '36 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/16, f.63r. Back
  31. 'P 37' written in margin beside heading. Back
  32. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v. Back
  33. 'V 38' written in margin beside heading. Back
  34. NAS, PA2/16, f.63v-64r. Back
  35. 'P 39' written in margin beside heading. Back
  36. NAS, PA2/16, f.64r-65r. Back
  37. 'P 40' written in margin beside heading. Back
  38. NAS, PA2/16, f.65r-66r. Back
  39. 'P 41' written in margin beside heading. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  41. 'P 42' written in margin beside heading. Back
  42. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r. Back
  43. 'P 43' written in margin beside heading. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/16, f.66r-v. Back
  45. 'P 44' written in margin beside heading. Back
  46. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v. Back
  47. 'P 45' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  48. Sic. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/16, f.66v-67r. Back
  50. 'P 46' written in margin beside the heading. Back
  51. Sic, in error for earl? Back
  52. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  53. 'P 47' written in margin beside heading. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r. Back
  55. 'P 48' written in margin beside heading. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/16, f.67r-v. Back
  57. 'P 49' written in margin beside heading. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  59. 'P 50' written in margin beside heading. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v. Back
  61. 'P 51' written in margin beside heading. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/16, f.67v-68r. Back
  63. '52 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r. Back
  65. 'P 53' written in margin beside heading. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/16, f.68r-v. Back
  67. '54 P' written in margin beside heading. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v. Back
  69. 'P 55' written in margin beside heading. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/16, f.68v-69r. Back
  71. 'P 56' written in margin beside heading. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  73. 'P 57' written in margin beside heading. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r. Back
  75. 'P 58' written in margin beside heading. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/16, f.69r-v. Back
  77. '59' written in margin beside heading. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/16, f.69v-70r. Back
  79. '60' written in margin