23 October 1612

On the third day of parliament

Sederunt

The parliament of the most excellent prince James, by the grace of God, king of Great Britain, France and Ireland, defender of the faith, held in Edinburgh on 23 October in the year of the Lord 1612 by the said noble and most powerful Lord Alexander [Seton], earl of Dunfermline, lord Fyvie, etc., and all the estates of the realm of Scotland as named below, together with the officials of parliament as on the preceding day.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
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  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Procedure: ratification of acts and conclusions of the general assembly
A ratification of the acts and conclusions set down and agreed upon in the general assembly of the kirk, kept in Glasgow in the month of June 1610, together with an explanation by the estates of some of the articles of the same

Forasmuch as in the parliament held at Edinburgh in the year of God 1597 the estates of this kingdom remitted to his majesty to consult and agree with the general assembly of the kirk upon the authority and power which the archbishops and bishops should have in the policy and discipline of the kirk, whereupon after that his majesty and his commissioners had many times most seriously conferred and advised with the ministry, at last conclusion was taken in the general assembly held at Glasgow in the month of June 1610, discerning all the doubtful and controverted points concerning the jurisdiction, policy and discipline foresaid, with full and uniform consent of a very frequent number of godly ministers, assisted by the council and concurrence of a great many of best affected nobility, barons and commissioners of burghs of this kingdom in manner, substance and effect following, with the explanation made by the estates of parliament presently convened of some of these articles resolved upon in the foresaid assembly of Glasgow.

In the first, the foresaid assembly acknowledges the indiction of the general assembly of the kirk to appertain to his majesty, by the prerogative of his royal crown.

And further ordains that the bishops shall be moderators in every diocesan synod and the synod shall hold twice in the year of the kirks of every diocese, namely: in April and October; and where the diocese are large, that there be two or three synods in convenient places for ease of the ministry; and in case the bishop of the diocese be absent upon any necessary occasion, in that case his place shall be supplied by such a worthy minister bearing charge within the bounds, as the archbishop or bishop shall appoint.

That no sentence of excommunication or absolution thereof be pronounced against or in favour of any person without the knowledge and approbation of the bishop of the diocese, who must be answerable to God and his majesty for all formal and impartial proceeding therein; and the process being found formal, the sentence to be pronounced, at the direction of the bishop, by the minister of the parish where the offender dwells and the process began.

That all presentations to benefices be directed hereafter to the archbishop or bishop of the diocese within the which the benefice, vacant by demission, deprivation, decease or otherwise, lies; with power also to the archbishop or bishop to convey and confer such benefices as fall in his diocese by right of devolution, providing always in case any archbishop or bishop should refuse to admit any qualified minister (accepting the presentation granted to him and who has been once received and admitted to the function of the ministry, being then still undeprived) presented to them by the patron, in the case of any such refusal, it shall be lawful to the patron to retain the whole fruits of the said benefice in his own hands, and either he or the parish wanting a pastor by reason of not planting of the kirk (in case the refusal thereof come by the bishop) may complain thereof to his archbishop; and if either the archbishop be the refuser, or else give not due redress being complained to, in that case the lords of his majesty's privy council upon the parties' complaint of the refusal, and no sufficient reason being given for the same, shall direct letters of horning charging the ordainer to do his duty in the receiving and admitting of such a person as the said patron has presented. It is always declared that if any archbishop or bishop shall discover any such person as is presented to him to have come within compass of a simoniacal agreement with the patron, in so far as he has either already hurt or promised or bound himself to the prejudice and hurt of the state of his benefice, in not reserving a sufficient maintenance for him and his successors, answerable to the estate of his benefice, and that the bishop or archbishop shall understand the same either by the parties' oath, or other clear proof and evidence, in that case they may lawfully refuse any such person presented to them, but if the party who is presented has reserved to himself and his successors a sufficient maintenance, the setting of tacks or promise to do the same, or doing of anything else to his patron (being not prejudicial to that aforesaid maintenance), shall in no way be ascribed to any simoniacal agreement, nor shall not serve for any reason to the archbishop or bishop to refuse him. And in case any such controversy or question shall occur between the patron, the person presented and the archbishop and bishop, it is declared that the lords of council and session shall be judges thereto, to decide upon the said simoniacal agreement and quality of the same if any such thing shall be objected against the party presented.

In deposition of the ministers, the bishop associating to himself the ministry of those bounds where the delinquent served, he is there to take trial of the fact and, upon just cause found, to deprive; and the like order to be observed in suspension of ministers from the exercise of the function.

That every minister in his admission shall swear obedience to his majesty and to his ordainer, according to this form following: I, A. B., now nominated and admitted to the kirk of D., testify and declare in my conscience that the right excellent, right high and mighty prince James VI, by the grace of God, king of Scotland, England, France and Ireland, defender of the faith etc., is the only lawful supreme governor of this realm, as well in matters spiritual and ecclesiastical as in things temporal, and that no foreign prince, state nor potentate has or ought to have any jurisdiction, power, superiority, pre-eminence or authority, ecclesiastical or spiritual, within this realm; and therefore I utterly renounce and forsake all foreign jurisdiction, power, superiorities and authorities, and promise that from thenceforth I shall and will bear faith and true allegiance to his highness, his heirs and lawful successors, [and to my power shall assist and defend all jurisdictions, privileges, pre-eminences and authorities granted and belonging to his highness, his heirs and lawful successors] or united and annexed to his royal crown. And further, I acknowledge and confess to have and to hold the said D. and possession of the same under God, of his majesty and his crown royal of this realm; and for the said possessions, I do homage presently to his highness in your presence, and to his majesty, his heirs and lawful successors shall be true, so help me God. And also that every minister in his admission shall swear obedience to his ordainer, according to this form following: I, A. B., now admitted to the kirk of C., promise and swear to E. F., bishop of that diocese, obedience and to his successors in all lawful things, so help me God.

And if the said benefice be at the presentation of a lay patron, the person presented shall give his oath as follows: I, G. H., now admitted to the foresaid benefice, testify and declare in my conscience that the right excellent, right high and mighty prince James VI, by the grace of God, king of Scotland, England, France and Ireland, defender of the faith etc., is the only lawful supreme governor of this realm, as well in matters spiritual and ecclesiastic as in things temporal, and that no foreign prince, state nor potentate has or ought to have any jurisdiction, power, superiority, pre-eminence or authority, ecclesiastical or spiritual, within this realm, and therefore I utterly renounce and forsake all foreign jurisdiction, power, superiorities and authorities, and promise that from thenceforth I shall and will bear faith and true allegiance to his highness, his heirs and lawful successors, and to my power shall assist and defend all jurisdictions, privileges, pre-eminences and authorities granted and belonging to his highness, his heirs or lawful successors, or united and annexed to his royal crown; and I do acknowledge and confess to have and hold the said benefice and possessions of the same under God, by his majesty, of E. F., lawful patron of the same.

That the visitation of each diocese be done by the bishop himself, and if the bounds be greater than he can deal with, that then he make special choice of some worthy man of the ministry within the diocese to visit in his place; and whatever minister, without just cause or lawful excuse made, shall absent himself from the visitation or the diocesan assembly, he shall be suspended from his office and benefice, and if he amend not, he shall be deprived.

That the conventions of ministers for exercise shall be moderated by the bishop being present, and in his absence by any other minister whom he shall appoint at the synod.

Which acts, ordinances, declarations and determinations above-written, his majesty finding to be very agreeable to the true religion professed within this kingdom and to the godly and decent government of the kirk, ministry and whole members thereof, therefore his highness, with advice and consent of the estates of parliament, ratifies, approves and confirms all and sundry the premises, and ordains them and every one of them to be obeyed and observed by all his highness's subjects as inviolable laws in all time coming, annulling and rescinding the 114th act of his majesty's parliament held in the year 1592 and all and whatsoever other acts of parliament, laws, ordinances, constitutions, sentences and customs in so far as they, or any of them, or any part of the same, are contrary or derogatory to any of the articles above-written, as essentially and effectually in all respects as if the said acts and customs hereby abrogated were herein expressed.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
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  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Legislation
An act for remanding back to his majesty's officers of justice in England of offenders in some particular crimes in the act mentioned, who, after the committing of the offence in England, shall be thereupon fugitive and remain in this kingdom

Our sovereign lord and estates in parliament, considering that albeit the good effects of his majesty's careful providence to repress the innumerable disorders, crimes and offences which before his happy attaining to the crown of England were not only frequent but almost ordinary in these bounds of the kingdoms of Scotland and England (which then being the borders of the two kingdoms, are now become the middle shires thereof), have reduced these pains to so good progress of peace and obedience as in so short time could hardly have been expected; nevertheless, it is found by experience that, as well in these shires as in diverse other parts of both kingdoms, some evilly disposed persons are emboldened to attempt and perpetrate many heinous crimes and offences upon hope of impunity if, after the committing of the same in the one country, they may flee and escape to the other and not be sent back to the place of their offence, the practice whereof has made many odious crimes and transgressions heretofore to remain unpunished, to the great contempt of his majesty's authority and universal grief of all good subjects of both kingdoms; for remedy whereof, our sovereign lord, with advice and consent of the estates of parliament, statues and ordains that if at any time after the end of this present session of parliament any person or persons shall commit any crime or offence within the realm of England, which by the laws of the kingdom of Scotland are or shall be declared or ordained to be petty treason, murder, manslaughter, felonious burning of houses and corn, burglary, robbing of houses by day, robbery, theft or rape, and shall flee or escape into this realm of Scotland and be taken and apprehended within any part of the said kingdom of Scotland, bounds and dominions thereof, that then it may and shall be lawful to and for the justice general and his ordinary depute, the sheriff, stewards, lords and bailies of regalities, the commissioners of borders, or any two of them in their ordinary courts, or the justices of peace in their general and quarter sessions, or any four of them, upon due and mature examination of the said offence or offences in open courts or sessions and pregnant proofs of the same by warrant under their hands and seals, to remand and send all such offenders into the realm of England, there to receive their trial for any of the foresaid offences committed by them within the said realm of England in manner above-mentioned, notwithstanding any law, act or constitution made at any time heretofore to the contrary; providing nevertheless that this act or any clause therein contained shall not take effect, force nor execution in any sort, excepting law and act of parliament be made and established within the realm of England, in the first session of the next parliament thereof, for remanding and sending out of the said realm of England into the realm of Scotland all persons who shall at any time hereafter commit any of the crimes or offences foresaid within the realm of Scotland and thereafter flee into England or any part of the dominions of the said kingdom, to receive their trial in due examination and punishment within the realm of Scotland for every one of the said offences committed by them within the said realm of Scotland in manner before mentioned.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
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  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
An act declaring that in all time hereafter the objecting of horning for a civil cause of the party either slain or mutilated shall be no liberation of the offender from the punishment due of the law

Our sovereign lord, with advice and consent of the estates of parliament, statues that if any of his subjects be mutilated or slain, being at the horn only for civil causes, the slayer being pursued or such as are art or part of the said crimes of slaughter or mutilation before the justice general, his deputes or any other ordinary judge, no allegiance found upon the party slain or mutilated, their being at the horn for any civil cause, shall either prevent process or be a defence to delay process or procure impunity to any of the offenders guilty of the crimes foresaid; and this act to have force, effect and execution for all such crimes above-specified as shall be hereafter committed only.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
An act against ravishers of women

Our sovereign lord, with advice and consent of the estates of parliament, statutes and ordains that if any being art or part of ravishing of women be pursued for that heinous offence and defend themselves by the subsequent consent of the woman ravished, or by her declaration that she went with them of her own freewill and consent (albeit in that case the woman's declaration of her consent may exempt them from capital punishment), that if the woman's parents or nearest kinsfolk, or his majesty's advocate, be able to verify by determination of the assize that the fact was at first violently and forcibly done against the party's will and without their consent, the subsequent consent or declaration of the party shall not exempt the offenders from his majesty's arbitral punishment of warding their persons, confiscation of their goods or imposing upon them pecuniary penalties at his majesty's pleasure.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
An act regarding timeous teinding for the ease of the labourers of the ground

It is statute and ordained by our sovereign lord and estates in parliament that in time coming in all teinding of corns that the same be teinded at three several times every year if the owners of the corns shall think it expedient, namely: the croft infield corn at one time, the barley at another time and the outfield corn at the third time; and declare that eight days after the complete shearing of each sort of corns being outrun, that it shall be permissible to the owners at the said eight days' end to make requisition upon other eight days to make them thankful teinding; and if the owners get not thankful teinding at the expiring of the said last eight days, the said estates declare that it shall be lawful to the owners of the said corns to teind and stack the same themselves, according to the act of parliament made of before regarding the teinding of corns in all points, and shall incur no danger through that.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
An act for discharge of all pursuit against any within the bounds of the late borders for causes preceding his majesty's going to England, with exception nonetheless of all decreets already recovered, and with reservation of the criminal pursuit at the instance of his majesty's officers

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament, having due consideration that through the occasion of unquietness of the borders of this realm, and of the deadly feuds thereof, there fell out diverse bloodshed, slaughters, mutilations, fire-raising, thefts and other crimes indicting death, as also sundry spuilzies, armed incursions, depredations and robbery of other goods and gear within the said borders; and understanding that through his highness's happy preferment to the crown of England the said borders of both the realms are become peaceable and civil, albeit that the inhabitants thereof are not able to satisfy the bygone damage of parties, therefore our said sovereign lord and estates foresaid find, declare, decree, statue and ordain that all and sundry inhabitants within the bounds of the said borders of Scotland, and specially within the bounds of the sheriffdom of Berwick, Roxburgh, Dumfries and stewartry of Annandale, their heirs, successors and executors, are and shall be freed and exonerated and discharged by virtue of this act of all actions of spoliation and wrongful intromission with whatsoever goods and gear spuilzied and intromitted with by them or their predecessors before his majesty's preferment to the said crown of England, with an express reservation nonetheless of all decreets and sentences already procured and obtained by any person whatsoever before the date of this act, which are declared hereby to be in no way comprehended within the compass of this present discharge. And also his majesty and estates foresaid declare, statue and ordain that the said inhabitants of the said borders, and specially within the sheriffdoms and stewartries respectively above-written, are and shall be free, freed and discharged by this act of all criminal pursuits and actions intended or to be intended or pursued against any of them by any party or persons whatsoever (except only by his majesty's advocate, justices and commissioners depute and to be deputed for that effect), for whatsoever fire-raising, slaughters, mutilations, thefts or other criminal actions whatsoever committed by them, importing or that may import the taking away of their lives, the same being committed before his highness's preferment to the said crown of England only, without prejudice always to his highness's advocate, justices and commissioners to pursue the said criminal actions according to the law, and with express declaration that this present act shall in no way be extended to any crimes, wrongs, facts and deeds done since his highness's preferment to the said crown of England.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
An act allowing horning upon a simple charge of 15 days to be directed upon commissars' decreets

Our sovereign lord, by advice of the three estates of parliament, ordains and statues that the decreets and sentences of all commissars within this kingdom receive such execution by horning as the decreets of sheriffs, admirals, stewards and bailies of burgh, and that the lords of session, upon the sight of the acts and decreets of the said commissars or their precepts lawfully executed by their officers, bearing the party to have been charged upon 15 days, direct letters of horning upon a simple charge of 15 days as in the cases foresaid and according to the act of parliament made in their favour.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
An act regarding repairing of bishops' manses

Our sovereign lord, with advice of the three estates, ordains all archbishops, bishops and other ecclesiastical persons to build, repair and maintain their houses and manses in such case as may serve for their dwelling and the dwelling of their successors, and if they or any of them suffer the said houses or manses to ruin or decay in their default the successor shall have action against their executors for the same; as also where the said houses are fallen in decay and shall be built and repaired by any of the beneficed persons upon their own expenses, the next successor shall be obliged to give satisfaction thereof to the heirs or executors of the defunct at the sight of two or three of the bishops within the province, providing that the said satisfaction exceed not the sum of £1,000 if they be prelates, and 500 merks if they be other inferior ministers.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
An act pardoning the past escapes of some penal statutes therein mentioned

The which day the commission after-specified, signed by his majesty, was presented before the lords of articles of this present parliament of the estates of this present kingdom, and was then heard, read and allowed of by them, and the said commissioners were desired and required according to his majesty's gracious pleasure and will signified therein to proceed in doing what to them by the said commission was directed, of the which commission the tenor follows: Our sovereign lord, understanding that many laws and acts of parliament wisely instituted for preventing and punishing abuses by pecuniary pains have been so long neglected without any research, trial or punishment of the contraveners or exacting of the fines and penalties appointed for these transgressors, that the most part of the people were led by erroneous opinion to think that the negligence of his majesty's officers in discovery and pursuit of the offenders against these laws had proceeded of his majesty's allowance that the said laws and penalties therein contained should go in disuse and in no way be put in execution, whereby the abuse has had so long toleration and the people so constant persuasion that they would not be pursued nor troubled for the same that the number of the guilty are become so great and the penalties of their contraventions so many that the rigorous exaction of the same might turn to the overthrow of a multitude of his majesty's subjects; for remedy whereof, his majesty, with advice and consent of the estates of parliament, gives and grants full power and commission, express bidding and charge to George [Gledstanes], archbishop of St Andrews, John [Spottiswood], archbishop of Glasgow, Alexander [Lindsay], bishop of Dunkeld, John [Erskine], earl of Mar, Patrick [Lyon], earl of Kinghorn, David [Murray], lord Scone, Sir David Carnegie of Kinnaird, knight, John Scrimgeour of Dudhope, constable of Dundee, Sir Gideon Murray of Elibank, knight, James Nisbet, Master Alexander Wedderburn [of Kingennie], Alexander Rutherford [of Rubislaw], provost of Aberdeen, Sir Thomas Hamilton [of Binning], secretary to our sovereign lord, Sir William Oliphant [of Newton], his highness's advocate, or any eight of them, to convene whatsoever days and places needful and convenient by appointment of the said George, archbishop of St Andrews, there to try and consider which of the said penal laws and acts of parliament have heretofore been left in disuse, without any controlling or pursuit, as might have induced the subjects to expect impunity of contravening the same, as also which of the acts and statues foresaid merit pardon for bygone contravention and which of them are fit to be authorised in time coming after the said publication shall be severely punished without any further oversight or favour. And whatever the said commissioners, or any eight of them, shall determine and conclude and set down in form of act subscribed with their hands, shall have the form, strength, force and effect of a sure, perfect and absolute pardon and remission to all whom it may concern for past transgression of the foresaid laws, as valuably in all respects as if every one of them had obtained a lawful, formal and particular remission orderly completed under his majesty's hand and seals, with consent of the ordinary officers and with all necessary substance and formality required in the like cases; with certification to all those who shall transgress the laws and acts of parliament hereafter to be published and ordained to have force and execution in time coming shall be pursued and punished thereof with all extremity. Ordaining also this commission, with the acts to be made by virtue thereof, to be inserted and registered in the books of parliament and have the force and execution of an act of the same. According whereunto the aforenamed commissioners have had sundry meetings, and taking hold as well of the necessity of the punishment of such as have contravened the law as of his majesty's most gracious inclination to mercy and compassion, have concluded, decreed and determined as after-follows: In the first, the said commissioners, having consideration of the act and statute of parliament made in the month of December [15]97, whereby all the lieges were inhibited to take any further annual interest or profit than according to the rate and proportion of ten for each hundred in the year, decree and ordain that the same in all time hereafter shall stand in full force, strength and effect, and that the contraveners and breakers of the same shall be with all rigours and extremity punished according to the appointment of the foresaid act of parliament in all points; and as for such as are come within the compass of the breaking and violating of the said act in time past since the making thereof, it is declared that if such person as in time past since the date thereof has exceeded the proportion of twelve for each hundred by taking greater profit or annualrent for their money lent out shall be in like sort, without any mitigation, severely punished according to the tenor of the said act of parliament. And in like sort it is declared that all such persons who since the term of Martinmas [11 November] 1611 (at which time, by his majesty's direction and appointment, the offenders in that case and violators of the foresaid act of parliament were pursued) have given out their money and taken more profit and annualrent than ten for each hundred, shall in like sort be punished as breakers and contraveners of the foresaid act; but as for such persons who since the date of the foresaid act and before the said term of Martinmas 1611 have not exceeded the proportion of twelve for each hundred, his majesty's aforesaid commissioners, upon [the knowledge of]his majesty's pleasure therein, whose superabundant love and mercy to his subjects was never wanting, and the security of the offenders in this case who, finding no prosecution of any punishment upon the breakers of the statute for such a continuance of time, did thereupon presume to themselves impunity, being some argument of his majesty's compassion towards them, it is therefore by the said commissioners decreed and determined that all and every person who has come within the compass of violating of the said act, and that from the date thereof to the said term of Martinmas 1611, did never exceed nor transcend in taking of profit or annualrent for money lent out by them the proportion of twelve for each hundred, shall be freely discharged, exonerated and pardoned of all pain, fine and punishment which the said act of parliament does appoint to be inflicted upon the contraveners and breakers of the same, but it is no way hereby meant that this shall be a liberation to those who have in any sort since the date of the act of parliament exceeded the proportion of twelve or that have taken more than ten since the said term of Martinmas 1611, but the offenders in any of these cases to be punished as the law has appointed. And also, the said commissioners, upon the reasons and considerations before rehearsed, have discharged simply the whole subjects and lieges of this realm of all such bygone penalties, fines and punishments which they or any of them have incurred through the breaking and violating of any of the acts and statues of parliament hereafter expressed in times past only and no otherwise: they are to say, the acts of parliament made regarding apparel, the acts of parliament made regarding taverners, the acts of parliament made regarding transporting of gold and silver, the acts of parliament made regarding maltmen, the acts of parliament made regarding exchanging of gold and silver and taking thereof above the king's price, the acts of parliament made regarding eating of butcher meat in Lent and forbidden days, the acts of parliament made regarding using of confections beyond sea, the acts of parliament made regarding the transporting of forbidden goods, the acts of parliament made regarding transporting of skins and the acts of parliament made regarding the packing and transporting of herring before Michaelmas [29 September]; and ordains the same whole acts of parliament and every one of them to stand in their own strength, force and effect in all time coming after the form and tenor thereof, and ordains the same to be put to due execution, and the transgressors thereof to be fined and punished according to the fines and punishments mentioned therein.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Legislation: private act
Ratification of the queen's majesty's infeftment of Dunfermline

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament ratify and approve and, for his majesty and his successors, perpetually confirm the infeftment made and granted by his majesty to his highness's dearest spouse Anne, by the grace of God, now queen of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, and to the heirs lawfully procreated or to be procreated between his majesty and his highness's dearest spouse foresaid, which failing (as God forbid) to his highness's heirs and successors whatsoever to the crown of the kingdom of Scotland, of all and whole the monastery and abbacy of Dunfermline lying on both sides of the water of Forth, containing all and sundry the lands, lordships, baronies, mills, woods, fishings, mansions, manor places, kirks, teinds, kirk lands, tenants, tenancies, service of free tenants, yards, orchards, feu mails, ferms, kanes, customs, annualrents, and others particularly and generally contained in the said infeftment, proceeding upon the resignation of Henry Pitcairn of that Ilk as commendator of the said abbacy of Dunfermline for the time, with consent of the convent thereof, in manner and to the effect mentioned in the same infeftment, which are thereby united, erected and incorporated in a whole and free temporal lordship to be called in time coming the lordship of Dunfermline, to be held of our sovereign lord and his successors in free blench, free heritage and free lordship for ever, for the yearly payment of 6s 8d money of this realm of Scotland yearly at the feast of Whitsunday [May/June] in name of blench ferm, if it be asked only, likewise at more length is contained in the said infeftment under his highness's great seal of the date at Linlithgow, 7 March 1593 [1594], and of his highness's reign the 27th year, with the precept and instrument of sasine following thereupon, together with all and sundry infeftments either passed by resignations or confirmations, precepts upon retours, or by precepts of clare constat, gifts of offices, tacks of teinds of lands or other teinds whatsoever, dispositions by form of indenture, contract or assignation of any yearly duties, rents or commodities pertaining and belonging to the said lordship of Dunfermline and patrimony thereof, of whatsoever date or dates, tenor or contents the same be of, either already made, given and granted or that hereafter shall happen to be made, given and granted to whatsoever person or persons, their heirs and assignees by our sovereign lady as Lady of Dunfermline, with consent, assent and authority of our said sovereign lord, her majesty's dearest bedfellow, for his highness's interest, and with advice, consent and assent of Alexander [Seton], earl of Dunfermline, chancellor, Walter [Stewart], lord Blantyre, the late Master John Lindsay of Balcarres, the late Master James Elphinstone of Invernochty, Sir Thomas Hamilton of Byres, knight, secretary, the late Alexander Hay of Easter Kennet, clerk register for the time, and Master Peter Young of Seaton, almoner to his majesty, or any four of them, her majesty's counsellors nominated by our said sovereign lord, with advice of the estates of his highness's parliament held at Edinburgh in the month of July 1593, or with consent of such other person or persons nominated and placed as councillors to her majesty since the decease of any of the persons particularly above-named, or with consent of any others, her majesty's counsellors who shall happen at any time hereafter to be nominated in place of the persons above-named either already deceased or that hereafter shall happen to decease, in manner and form as is prescribed in the said act of parliament in the said month of July 1593, in all and sundry points, passages, heads, articles, clauses, circumstances and conditions whatsoever therein contained after the forms and tenors thereof respectively in all points. And our said sovereign lord and estates foresaid will and grant, declare, decree and ordain that this present confirmation is and shall be as valuable, effectual and sufficient in all respects as if the foresaid infeftments, charters, precepts and instruments of sasine granted to our said sovereign lady of the said whole lordship of Dunfermline, together with the other infeftments, precepts, gifts of offices, tacks, indentures, contracts, assignations and others above-written, either already made, given and granted by her majesty, with consent, assent, authority and advice foresaid, to any person or persons containing disposition, tack, gift or other right of the said lordship and patrimony of Dunfermline, or any part of the same, were at length word by word engrossed herein.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Legislation
An act declaring that all ratifications passed in this parliament are no otherwise expedited but salvo jure cujuslibet

Forasmuch as in this present session of parliament there are many ratifications passed wherein diverse and new clauses are inserted, which may be prejudicial to particular parties' rights and derogative to many and sundry laws lawfully made and established of before, albeit the meaning of the estates be at this time, as it was ever in all preceding parliaments, that by no act of ratification any other party should be hurt and prejudiced; for remedy whereof, it is statute and ordained that no ratification passed in this present session of parliament should be prejudicial to any private parties' right, but that the said ratifications be always understood, whether they be general or special, to be saving the right of anyone.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
An act concerning the voluntary offer of a taxation made by the estates of parliament to his majesty

Forasmuch as the estates of this present parliament of this kingdom, justly acknowledging their own happiness in living now in the time and under the most just and gracious rule and government of their most dread sovereign, the king's most excellent majesty, to whom both by due of their birth, debt of their subjection and daily bond of their infinite benefits and favours received, holding themselves justly obliged to bestow their whole lives and estates in anything might breed to his gracious majesty any just content, and understanding of his majesty's most honourable intention of the marriage of the most noble princess the Lady Elizabeth, his daughter, whereby his majesty will be driven to great and infinite charges by the resort and entertainment of strangers, by the payment of his daughter's tocher, and in the furnishing of her and her grace's attendants and retinue with all necessary provision, when after solemnising of the marriage and the fitting season of the year the princess is to be transported to the territories of her future husband, the said estates, for a sign, token and testimony of their dutiful affection and devoted service to his majesty, do humbly entreat and beg of his majesty the gracious acceptance in good part of their benevolence after-specified, offered to supply some part of these great expenses and charges whereunto by this so royal and necessary occasion his highness shall be driven, they wanting no will if their wealth would answer to defray the whole, and therefore have concluded, determined and agreed to a taxation of £240,000 usual money of Scotland, which with most thankful hearts they offer to his majesty, to be imposed, collected and paid to his highness by the estates and divided amongst them in manner and at the terms after-specified: that is to say, £60,000 thereof as for the first term's payment thereof at the feast and term of Whitsunday [23 May] 1613; another £60,000 as for the second term's payment thereof at the feast and term of Whitsunday [12 June] 1614; another £60,000 as for the third term's payment thereof at the feast and term of Whitsunday [28 May] 1615; and the last £60,000 in complete payment of the said whole taxation of £240,000 at the feast and term of Whitsunday [19 May] 1616. And for collection and payment of the spiritual men's part of the said taxation, the archbishops, bishops and abbots, as representing the whole body of the spiritual estate, have willingly granted that the same estate shall underlie and be subject to the payment of the just half of the said taxation; and to this effect, that all archbishoprics, bishoprics, abbacies, priories and other inferior benefices shall be stented and pay at every one of the four terms above-written such sums of money as shall be set down in the tax rolls to be made thereupon according to the form observed in the late cases heretofore. And for payment of the temporal men's part of the said taxation, the earls, lords and commissioners of shires, as representing the whole body of the temporal estate, have willingly granted that the same estate shall underlie and be subject to the payment of the two sixth parts of the same taxation; and to this effect that there shall be uplifted of every pound land of old extent within this realm pertaining to earls, lords, barons, freeholders and feuars of his majesty's proper lands at every one of the four terms above-specified, the sum of [...] money. And for the burghs' part of the same taxation, the commissioners of burghs, as representing the whole body of that estate, have willingly granted that the same estate shall underlie and be subject to the payment of the just sixth part of the said taxation, and the same to be divided amongst them according to the form observed heretofore in the like cases and paid by equal portions at the four terms above-specified. And in regard that his majesty has erected sundry prelacies in temporal lordships, whereby the owners thereof may claim to be taxed with the barons of the temporal estate and thereby his highness will be defrauded of a great part of the said taxation, therefore it is statute and ordained that all erections of prelacies in temporal lordships shall in payment of the said taxation pay to the collectors thereof so much of the same taxation according to the rate as they would have been subject to pay as if they were in no way erected and as they paid before the erection of the same. And also it is statute and ordained that all dissolved benefices within this realm shall be subject in payment of so much of the taxation according to the rate as they would have been subject to pay so the same had not been dissolved. And to the effect that all his majesty's subjects may be put in certainty what they ought to pay proportionally at each term for their parts of the said taxation according to the lands and others for the which they shall be held to pay taxation, the said estates have given full power and commission to the right reverend fathers in God Alexander [Lindsay], bishop of Dunkeld, Alexander [Douglas], bishop of Moray, George [Graham], bishop of Dunblane, Patrick [Lyon], earl of Kinghorn, Robert [Lindsay], lord Lindsay [of the Byres], Robert [Ker], lord Roxburghe, Sir Thomas Hamilton of Byres, knight, secretary to our sovereign lord and Sir Alexander [Hay of] Whitburgh, knight, clerk register, Sir David Carnegie of Kinnaird, James Wemyss [of Bogie], Sir Gideon Murray of Elibank [...], Master Alexander Wedderburn [of Kingennie], clerk of Dundee, Sir George Bruce of Carnock and John Lockhart [of Boghall], burgess of Ayr, [...] to the most part of them to see and consider the rolls whereupon any person has been charged of before to make [...] of bygone taxation, that after due examination of the same, respect being had to the quantity of the present taxation [...] granted by the foresaid estates and to the proportion to be paid by each one of his majesty's subjects who are astricted [...], the said commissioners or most part of them may make up a perfect stent roll whereupon all charges shall be [...]directed against any of his highness's lieges for payment of their part of the said taxation, according to the particular [...] to be imposed upon each pound land by the commissioners foresaid and to be specially mentioned in the said stent roll [...]. Further, the said estates annul and discharge all privileges and immunities whatsoever whereby any persons [...] may think themselves free of payment of this present taxation, excepting only the privileges granted to the [...] senators and members of the college of justice.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Act regarding the form and order of the uplifting of the said taxation

Forasmuch as the three estates convened in this present parliament, understanding of the king's majesty's most honourable intention for the marriage of the noble princess, his highness's dearest daughter the Lady Elizabeth, and therewith considering that they are bound in duty to bear a part of the burden of the great and extraordinary charges that his majesty shall be at by reason of the said marriage, they have therefore freely and voluntarily offered and granted to his most excellent majesty a taxation of £240,000 usual money of Scotland, to be divided amongst the said estates in manner following: that is to say, the just half thereof extending to the sum of £120,000 money foresaid to be paid by the spiritual estate, two sixth parts thereof extending to the sum of £80,000 money foresaid to be paid by the barons and freeholders and the feuars of his majesty's proper lands, and a sixth part thereof extending to the sum of £40,000 money foresaid to be paid by the burghs; and the same whole taxation to be paid to his most excellent majesty by equal portions at the terms after-specified: they are to say, £60,000 as for the first term's payment thereof at the feast of Whitsunday [23 May] 1613; £60,000 as for the second term's payment thereof at the feast and term of Whitsunday [12 June] 1614; another £60,000 as for the third term's payment thereof at the feast of Whitsunday [28 May] 1615; and the last £60,000 in complete payment of the said whole sum of £240,000 as for the last term's payment thereof at the feast and term of Whitsunday [19 May] 1616; and for collection of the spiritual men's part of the said taxation, ordains letters to be directed charging all and sundry archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, as likewise noblemen and others in whose favour the erection of any prelacy or other inferior benefice or any part or portion thereof, be it in lands, kirks or teinds, or in whose favour the patronage of any benefice, kirks or teinds is passed, and all other beneficed persons contained in the tax rolls, their chamberlains, factors and intromitters with their rents and living, to make payment of that sum that they and every one of them are taxed into for every one of the said four terms' payment to the collector general to be appointed by his majesty for receiving of the said whole taxation, or to his deputes and officers in his name having his power to receive the same, at the particular terms above-specified, under the pain of rebellion and putting of them to the horn; and if they fail therein at the passing of every one of the said terms, to denounce the disobeyers rebels and put them to the horn and escheat etc.; and that the prelates and beneficed persons and such noblemen and others in whose favour the erections and patronages above-written are passed for their relief have letters charging their vassals, subvassals, ladies of terce, conjunct fiars, life-renters, feuars, tacksmen and pensioners to make payment of their parts of the said taxation, each one of them according to the rate according to that sum that they shall be taxed to, to the said prelates and other beneficed persons; and to the said noblemen and others having erected benefices and patronages of kirks, their chamberlains, factors and others in their names having their power to receive the same within 20 days next after the charge, under the pain of rebellion and putting of them to the horn, and if they fail, to denounce the disobeyers etc. and to escheat etc., and if need be to poind and distrenzie thereof as they shall think most expedient; providing always that the first term's payment of the said taxation be ever past before the next term's payment be charged for, always declaring that the production of sufficient hornings against the said vassals, feuars, tacksmen and pensioners shall be a relief to the said prelates and beneficed persons, and shall exonerate them for as much from payment of the same taxation, providing that the same hornings, with their tax rolls authentically made and subscribed by the said prelates and beneficed persons and by their feuars, vassals, tacksmen and pensioners, containing the particular sum that every of them are taxed to, be delivered to the collector of the same taxation within the space of 60 days after each term, otherwise he shall in no way be obliged to receive the same, neither shall the prelate and beneficed person be exonerated by production of the same at any time thereafter. And further, that the said prelates and such noblemen and others in whose favour the erections and patronages above-written are passed and all other beneficed persons may have their relief of their said vassals, subvassals, ladies of terce, conjunct fiars, life-renters, feuars, tacksmen and pensioners to their greater ease and less trouble to their said vassals and others foresaid, and to the effect that every one proportionally may pay his part of the said taxation according to the quantity and value of the free rent he has of his benefice, lands, pension, kirks and teind sheaves pertaining to him, as well the prelate, lord of the erection and patron and other beneficed persons themselves as the feuar, tacksman and pensioner, it is thought expedient, statute and ordained that the said prelates and others above-rehearsed, every one of them, shall convene severally his whole feuars, vassals, tacksmen and pensioners at the particular places hereafter designed: they are to say, [George Gledstanes], archbishop of St Andrews at the city of St Andrews, [John Spottiswood], archbishop of Glasgow at the city of Glasgow, [James Law], bishop of Orkney at the town of Kirkwall, [Alexander Forbes], bishop of Caithness at the town of Dornoch, [David Lindsay], bishop of Ross at the town of the Chanonry of Ross, [Alexander Douglas], bishop of Moray at the town of Elgin, [Peter Blackburn], bishop of Aberdeen at the burgh of Aberdeen, [Andrew Lamb], bishop of Brechin at the burgh of Brechin, [Alexander Lindsay], bishop of Dunkeld at the town of Dunkeld, [George Graham], bishop of Dunblane at the town of Dunblane, [William Couper], bishop of Galloway at the burgh of Wigtown, [John Campbell], bishop of Argyll at the burgh of Inveraray, [Andrew Knox], bishop of the Isles at the burgh of Rothesay in Bute, [Alexander Campbell], abbot of Iona at the burgh of Inverness, the prior of Ardchattan at the town of Inveraray, the abbot of Fearn at the burgh of Tain, [Hay], lord Beauly at the burgh of Inverness, the Lord of Kinloss at the burgh of Forres, the prior of Pluscarden at the burgh of Elgin, the Lord Deer at the town of Peterhead, the prior of Fyvie at the town of Turriff, [Robert Forbes], prior of Monymusk at the burgh of Monymusk, the Lord of Arbroath at the burgh of Arbroath, [David Murray], lord Scone at the burgh of Perth, [James Elphinstone], lord Coupar at the town of Coupar in Angus, the prior of Restenneth at the burgh of Forfar, the collector of the taxation in place of the prior of Charterhouse, the seat now vacant, at the burgh of Perth, the prior of Elcho at the same burgh of Perth, the prior of Strathfillan at the town of Inverary, the Lord of Inchaffray at the burgh of Perth, the prior of Inchmahome at the burgh of Stirling, [Ludovic Stewart, duke of Lennox], prior of St Andrews at the city of St Andrews, the bailie of the regality of Dunfermline at the burgh of Dunfermline, [James Elphinstone], lord Balmerino at the burgh of Cupar in Fife, the masters of St Leonard's college in St Andrews for the priory of Portmoak at the burgh of Cupar in Fife, the prior of Pittenweem at the burgh of Pittenweem, [James Stewart], lord St Colme at the burgh of Inverkeithing, [James Colville], lord [Colville] of Culross at the burgh of Culross, [Alexander Erskine], abbot of Cambuskenneth at the burgh of Stirling, [James Sandilands], lord Torphichen at the burgh of Linlithgow, the prior of Manuel at the burgh of Linlithgow, [John Bothwell], lord Holyroodhouse at the burgh of Edinburgh, the Lord of Newbattle at the burgh of Edinburgh, the prioress of Haddington at the burgh of Haddington, the lord of the temporal lands of the priory of North Berwick at the burgh of North Berwick, the patron and parson of the kirk of Kilconquhar, dissolved from the priory of North Berwick, at the town of Elie, the patron and parson of the kirk of Largo, dissolved from North Berwick, at the town of Largo, the patron and parson of the kirk of Maybole, dissolved from North Berwick, at the burgh of Maybole, the patron and parson of the kirk of Logie, dissolved from North Berwick, at the burgh of Stirling, the Lord of Kelso at the town of Kelso, the Lord of Coldingham at the town of Eyemouth, the Lord of Dryburgh at the town of Dryburgh, [George Home], prior of Eccles at the town of Duns, [Mark Kerr], prior of Coldstream at the town of Duns, the Lord of Jedburgh at the burgh of Jedburgh, the Lord of Melrose at the town of Melrose, [Claud Hamilton], lord Paisley at the town of Paisley, [Walter Stewart], lord Blantyre at the burgh of Glasgow, the lord and bailie of the temporal lands of Kilwinning at the burgh of Irvine, the patrons and parsons of the kirks of Kilwinning dissolved from the abbey of Kilwinning at the burgh of Irvine, [John Vans of Barnbarroch], abbot of Crossraguel at the town of Maybole, the prior of Whithorn at the burgh of Whithorn, [John Hamilton], abbot of Soulseat at the burgh of Whithorn, the prior of St Mary's Isle at the burgh of Kirkcudbright, the Lord of Dundrennan at the burgh of Kirkcudbright, the Lord of Glenluce at the burgh of Wigtown, [William Melville], abbot of Tongland at the burgh of Wigtown, [Robert Spottiswood], abbot of New Abbey at the burgh of Dumfries, [John Johnston of Castlemilk], abbot of Holywood at the burgh of Dumfries, prior of Canonbie at the burgh of Annan, the baron of Broughton and bailie of the barony of Broughton, dissolved from the lordship of Holyroodhouse, at the burgh of Edinburgh, the heritors of a hundred pound land of the barony of Monkland, dissolved from the lordship of Newbattle, at the burgh of Glasgow, the minister of Failford at Ayr, Scotlandwell at St Andrews, Peebles at Peebles, the patron and parson of the kirk of Dundee, dissolved from the abbacy of Lindores, at the burgh of Dundee, and all other small beneficed parsons at the parish kirks of their particular benefices, and that they convene to the effect above-written upon 6 April 1613, which is declared to be the precise day appointed for all these vassals, feuars, tacksmen and pensioners to keep the said meeting, and that no further citation nor summoning shall be requisite than the proclamation and publication of this present act at the market crosses of the head burghs of this realm. And herewith it is resolved by the said estates that if any vassal, subvassal, feuar, tacksman of teinds, pensioner or any other justly bound to make relief to the prelate, lord of any erection, patron or other beneficed man of any part of the said taxation, shall send any procurator in his name sufficiently authorised to the said meeting, the same shall not only excuse the absence of the principal party, but the prior in all things shall be admitted and received to do and perform in the distribution of the said taxation what could or might have lawfully been done by him who sent him. It is in like manner declared that the prelate, lord of erection, patron or other beneficed person impeded by disease or distracted upon some necessary occasion from attending that meeting, having his absence that day supplied by any sufficient worthy person whom he shall appoint and authorise to that effect, shall be as lawful as if he were personally present himself, and the party so authorised shall be in all things admitted and received to do and perform in the distribution of the same taxation what could or might have lawfully been done by him who sent him. It is further statute and ordained that at the said day of meeting the said prelates, lords of erections, patrons and other beneficed persons shall by themselves or their procurators lawfully authorised as said is show to their said vassals, feuars, tacksmen and pensioners or their procurators the quantity of their taxation imposed upon their prelacy, erected lordship or other benefice, authentically subscribed by the clerk of the same taxation, and they all, at least so many as shall convene for this effect, with one consent, shall distribute the same to be paid by every man, as well by the prelate, lord of erection, patron and present possessor of small benefices for the free rent that every one of them has of their prelacies, erected lordships and small benefices, as by the vassal, tacksmen, feuar and pensioner according to the great or small quantity of the free rent that every one of them has, either of their lands, teinds or pensions; with certification to any of the said persons, feuars, vassals, tacksmen or pensioners that compears not by themselves or their priors at the day and places above-specified to the effect foresaid, that such as shall convene with the said prelates, lords of erections, patrons and other beneficed persons or their priors shall proceed in the equal distribution of the same taxation as well amongst them that are absent as present, and shall make and subscribe an authentic tax roll thereupon. And in case that none of the said vassals, feuars, tacksmen and pensioners shall convene at the day and places above-specified to this effect by themselves or their procurators, but shall wilfully absent themselves from the said meeting, it shall be lawful for the said prelates, lords of erections, patrons and other beneficed persons being present by themselves or their procurators at the day and places above-specified to make, set down and subscribe the same tax roll. And in case any of the said prelates, lords of erection, patrons and other beneficed persons shall not convene by themselves and their priors at the day and places above-specified particularly designed to every one of them, it shall be lawful for the said vassals, feuars, tacksmen and pensioners, or at least so many of them as shall convene by themselves or their priors, to make, set down and subscribe the said tax roll, which tax roll shall contain the particular sum that every one shall be found justly due to pay, the parties' name due to pay the same and the cause wherefore the same ought to be paid, and being so set down either by the prelate, lord of erection and other beneficed person with consent of their whole vassals, feuars, tacksmen and pensioners, or with the consent of the most part of so many of them as shall happen to convene to that effect; and in case of all their absence, being made, set down and subscribed by the said prelate, lord of erection, patron and other beneficed person or their lawful procurator, or in case of their absence being set down, made and subscribed by the most part of so many of the said vassals, feuars, tacksmen and pensioners by themselves or their priors [as] shall convene themselves to that effect, the said estates discern to be as lawful in all respects as if the whole number of persons having interest therein had convened, made, set down and subscribed the same. And for collection of the barons' and freeholders' part of the said taxation and of the feuars and renters of our sovereign lord's proper lands, their parts thereof, ordain letters to be directed charging all and sundry sheriffs, stewarts and bailies, their deputes and clerks, feuars, chamberlains and receivers of our sovereign lord's proper lands that they and each one of them within the bounds of their offices raise and uplift the sum of 18s money of this realm off every pound land of old extent lying within the bounds of their jurisdictions for every one of the four terms above-specified, and collect and deliver the same to the collector foresaid or to his deputes and officers in his name having his power to receive the same at the particular terms above-specified, under the pain of rebellion etc.; and if they fail therein at the bypassing of every one of the said terms, to denounce and to escheat etc., and for their relief that letters be directed charging all and sundry earls, lords, barons, freeholders, feuars and renters of our sovereign lord's proper lands to make payment to the said sheriffs, stewarts and bailies, their deputes and clerks, chamberlains and receivers of our sovereign lord's proper lands, each one of them respectively for their own parts of the said sum of 18s money foresaid for every pound land of old extent pertaining to them for every one of the said four terms' payment within 20 days next after they be charged thereto, under the pain of rebellion etc.; and if they fail etc., to denounce and escheat etc., and if need be that the said sheriffs, stewarts, bailies, their deputes and clerks, chamberlains and receivers of our sovereign lord's proper lands poind and distrenzie thereof as they think most fit and expedient. And that the said earls, lords, barons, freeholders, feuars and renters of our sovereign lord's proper lands have letters for their relief to charge their vassals, subvassals, ladies of terce, conjunct fiars and life-renters to make payment of their parts of the same taxation within 20 days next after the charge under the pain of rebellion, etc., and if they fail, to denounce and escheat etc., and if need be to poind and distrenzie etc., providing always that the first term's payment of the said taxation be ever past before the next term's payment be charged for. And for collection of the burghs' part of the same taxation, ordain letters to be directed charging the provost and bailies of each burgh to make payment of the tax and stent thereof to the collector general foresaid, his deputes and officers in his name having his power to receive the same, at the particular terms above-specified, under the pain of rebellion etc., and if they fail etc., to denounce and to escheat, and for their relief that letters be directed charging all and sundry inhabitants within each burgh to convene and elect certain persons to stent their neighbours; and the said election being made, to charge the persons elected to accept the charge upon them in setting of the said stent upon the inhabitants of each burgh, and to convene and set the same and make a stent roll thereupon as pertains within 24 hours next after their charge under the pain of rebellion etc., and if they fail, to denounce and escheat etc.; and also the said stent roll being made and set as said is, to charge the burgesses, indwellers and inhabitants within each burgh to make payment of their parts of the said item to the said provosts and bailies according to the tax roll to be given out thereupon within three days next after the charge, under the pain of rebellion etc., and if they fail, to denounce and to escheat etc., and if need be that the said provost and bailies poind and distrenzie thereof as they shall think most fit and expedient. It is always provided that no person whatsoever be stented or taxed within the burgh except according to the value and quantity of his rent, living, goods and gear that he has within burgh, in no way respecting his lands and possessions which he has to landward, for the which he will be obliged to pay taxation to other officers, providing always that the first term's payment of the said taxation be ever past before the next term's payment be charged for. Moreover, his highness and his said estates decree and declare that the charges to be given for payment of the same taxation shall be executed before the terms of payment above-specified for every term's payment particularly by itself, and that the denunciation of horning following thereupon shall not be executed until the term of payment be past, which denunciation so following upon the charges given before the said terms of payment, the said estates decree and declare to be valid and sufficient. Moreover, his majesty and the said estates, considering the great abuse that has been used in all time bygone by sundry of the lieges of this realm against all good conscience in causing there our farmers, tenants and labourers of their ground, being removable, who are subject in payment of very dear ferms and other duties, to relieve them of the whole burden of the bygone taxations, which has been the occasion of the impoverishing of a great number of the said poor labourers, tenants and farmers and bringing of them to utter wrack and ruin, whereas of reason they should be altogether free from the payment of any taxation, and the same should be paid by such as have free rents, lands and goods of their own; for remedy whereof, it is statute and ordained that no person whatsoever exact or compel his tenants or farmers removable who pay him ferm and other dear duties for their lands occupied by them to pay any part of this present taxation or to suit relief of the same at their hands; and if the same be found done by any persons, that they shall be called and convened thereof before his highness's justice and their deputes as violent and masterful oppressors of his highness's subjects and punished for that according to justice. And his highness and estates foresaid ordain the lords of session to be only judges to all suspensions to be craved and suited by any of our sovereign lord's lieges touching the said taxation, which suspension his majesty and estates foresaid find may be granted upon lawful and equitable reason to be considered by them, and discharge all other judges within this realm of granting of any suspension relating thereto, with power to the said lords to delegate five at the least of their ordinary number as they think expedient to sit, examine and decide the said suspensions in time of vacation if need be.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Legislation: private acts
Ratification of the contract between his majesty and Sir John Arnott [of Birswick] regarding Orkney

Our sovereign lord, estates and whole body of this present parliament, after mature deliberation and advisement, trial and cognition carefully and diligently taken by them, perfectly understanding that the contract and appointment passed between our said sovereign, with advice of the lords commissioners of his majesty's rents and lords of his highness's privy council of the kingdom of Scotland on the one part, and Sir John Arnott of Birswick, knight, with express consent and assent and advice of William and James Arnott, his lawful sons, on the other part, regarding the alienation and disposition made by the said Sir John and his sons foresaid to our said sovereign of sundry lands, isles and others specified in the same contract lying within the bounds of Orkney and Shetland, is made for the augmentation of the patrimony of his highness's crown of the kingdom of Scotland and so for the evident commodity, manifest utility and welfare of the realm of Scotland, lieges and subjects thereof, therefore our said sovereign, with advice and consent of his majesty's estates for them and their successors, ratifies, approves and perpetually confirms the foresaid contract and appointment in all and sundry points, heads, articles, clauses, circumstances and conditions thereof, and whole alienations, dispositions, bonds, obligations and assignations therein expressed, with the promise made by his highness in the word of a prince by the said contract to cause the said Sir John Arnott, his heirs, executors or assignees be thankfully paid out of the readiest and best payment of his highness's customs of the kingdom of Scotland of the sum of £300,000 usual money of the realm of Scotland at the terms and in manner therein specified, as the same contract of the date at Theobalds in England, and at Edinburgh respectively, 21 September and 9 October 1612, registered in the books of session and council 13 October the year of God foresaid, in the self at more length purports, together with all and whatsoever warrandice granted or to be granted by our said sovereign in favour of the said Sir John Arnott or his foresaids for thankful and ready payment to be made to the said Sir John or his foresaids of the sums of money or any part thereof promised to them by the said contract of whatsoever dates, tenor or contents the foresaid warrandice be, declaring hereby that the customs officials, farmers and tacksmen of his majesty's customs within this kingdom present and being for the time are, and shall be, obliged in payment to the said Sir John and his foresaids of the whole sums, quantities and proportions mentioned in the said contract at the several times therein prescribed; and the said Sir John and his foresaids, their acquittance to be given to the said custom officials shall be as sufficient to them according to amount as if a discharge had been given to them by the receivers of his majesty's rents and to be allowed and deducted to them in their accounts; and will and declare also this present ratification to be of as great strength, force and effect as if the foresaid contract and warrandice, whole tenor and contents thereof were word by word at length inserted herein; concerning which, our said sovereign and estates dispense by this ratification, and ordain the said Sir John to be thankfully paid of the sums promised to him by the said contract at the terms and in manner therein contained.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Annexation of the lands of Orkney to the crown

Our sovereign lord, estates and whole body of this present parliament, perfectly understanding that the augmentation of the patrimony and revenues of the crown of this realm not only serves for the promoting and maintenance of his highness's honour and royal estate, but also relieves greatly his majesty's subjects of great charges and diverse burdens, and to this effect our said sovereign, after long and mature deliberation taken thereupon by advice of the lords commissioners of his majesty's rents and lords of his highness's privy council of the kingdom of Scotland, has contracted with his trusty councillor Sir John Arnott of Birswick, knight, William and James Arnott, his lawful sons, for all right, title and interest that they or any of them has or may pretend to any lands, annualrents, isles, skerries, holms, mills, multures, fishings and others whatsoever lying within the earldom of Orkney and lordship of Shetland, or within the bounds of Orkney and Shetland or any part thereof, to the intent that the same may be annexed and appropriated to the patrimony of the crown of his highness's kingdom of Scotland, and has promised in the word of a prince to cause thankfully be paid and delivered out of the readiest of his majesty's customs of his said kingdom to the said Sir John Arnott, his heirs, executors or assignees the sum of £300,000 usual money of the foresaid kingdom at the terms and in manner specified in the contract made thereupon; therefore our said sovereign lord, following the commendable examples of his highness's most noble progenitors, with advice and consent of his majesty's estates and whole body of this present parliament, unites, annexes and incorporates to his highness's crown of the kingdom of Scotland, therewith to remain perpetually and inseparable in all times coming, the lands, isles, skerries, holms, mills, multures, fishings, annualrents and others whatsoever, as well specially as generally after-mentioned: that is to say, all and sundry the lands and isles of Birsay, Sandwick, Hoy, Waywik, South Ronaldsay, Shapinsay, Deerness, Sanday, Stronsay, Egilsay, Rousay and North Ronaldsay, with the manor places, houses, buildings, yards and all their pertinents lying within the sheriffdom of Orkney, which lands and isles pertained heritably of before to the said Sir John Arnott, held by him immediately of our said sovereign and were resigned by the said Sir John, with consent of the said William and James Arnott, his sons, personally in the hands of his highness's commissioners appointed for receiving of resignations within the realm of Scotland, to remain perpetually, and that in name and to the utility and use of our said sovereign and to remain with his majesty's immediate superior of the same and his highness's successors of the kingdom of Scotland perpetually in all times coming, together with all and whatsoever other lands, isles, skerries, holms, castles, towers, fortalices, mills, multures, fishings, as well in fresh as salt waters, annualrents, reversions, the whole lands called udal lands, roth, anying, samyn, tolls, anchorages, customs, wattill, foircoip, landsettertoun, austercope, levies, land mails, wrack, waith, waif, wair and other rights and duties whatsoever pertaining to the said earldom of Orkney and lordship of Shetland, annexes, connexes, outsets, outbreaks, commonties, parts, pendicles and pertinents thereof whatsoever, as well not named as named, wherever they lie, with tenants, tenancies and service of free tenants, with the advocation, donation and right of patronage of all benefices, chaplainries and stallars founded and lying within the bounds of Orkney and Shetland, kirks, teinds, rents, fruits and emoluments whatsoever pertaining thereto lying within the same bounds of Orkney and Shetland, together also with the offices of sheriffship, justiciary and foudery of Orkney and Shetland, and of the constabulary and keeping of the castle of Kirkwall, with all fees, privileges and pertinents thereof whatsoever, and the right, privilege and jurisdiction of free regality and justiciary of all and sundry the foresaid lands, earldom, lordship and others above-specified, with free chapel and chancellery, and also all and sundry mines and minerals of metal, gold, silver, copper, brass, tin, lead and other minerals within the whole bounds of the said earldom and lordship, together also with all and sundry other privileges, immunities and liberties whatsoever contained and expressed in the infeftment made and given to Patrick [Stewart], earl of Orkney of the said earldom and lordship and which pertained to him by whatsoever manner of way, right or title, both property, superiority and tenancy, and that at what time and as soon as the right of the same or any part thereof be conquest and acquired by our said sovereign or his successors from a reverend father in God James [Law], bishop of Orkney, the said Sir John Arnott, William and James Arnott, his sons, or any other person or persons by comprising resignation to remain perpetually, or by any other manner of way, whereby the right thereof may lawfully fall to our said sovereign or his successor kings of Scotland, and no otherwise, which lands, annualrents, isles, reversions, offices, kirks, teinds and others generally before rehearsed and contained in the clause immediately above-written, now as if the rights thereof were already established lawfully in his highness's person, and then as now and no otherwise, our sovereign lord and estates unite, annex and incorporate to his highness's crown of the kingdom of Scotland, therewith to remain perpetually and inseparably in all times coming, which lands, isles, skerries, annualrents, offices, reversions, kirks, teinds and others whatsoever, as well generally as specially above-mentioned, annexed, above-rehearsed, nor any part thereof, may neither be given in any time hereafter nor alienated from the right and property of the said crown in freehold, fee or otherwise to any person or persons of whatsoever estate or degree, without the advice, decreet and deliverance of the whole parliament, and that for great, reasonable, profitable and known causes for the evident and manifest welfare of the realm, first carefully tried and advisedly considered by the whole estates; and albeit it shall happen our said sovereign lord or any his majesty's successor kings of Scotland to alienate or convey the said lands, isles, skerries, holms, mills, multures, fishings, annualrents, offices, reversions, kirks, teinds and others whatsoever with their pertinents or any part thereof, or any annualrents out of the same, generally or specially comprehended in this present act and annexed to the crown as said is, the same alienations or dispositions shall be null and of no value, in such sort that it shall be permissible to our said sovereign and his successors kings of Scotland for the time to take back and receive at their own freewill and pleasure to their own use, without any process of law, the said lands or others to be alienated or conveyed contrary to the tenor of this present act, and the takers and receivers of the said alienations or dispositions shall refund and pay all profits taken up by them of the said lands and others generally and specially above-expressed to the king for the time, with all other restrictions and provisions contained in whatsoever acts of parliament made by his majesty and his most noble progenitors, kings of Scotland, in their annexations of lands and others to the crown, which whole former acts of annexation and all and sundry articles, provisions, conditions, circumstances and restrictions therein contained are held as repeated and specially expressed and comprehended in this present act. Moreover, our said sovereign, with advice of the estates foresaid, at what time the right of the said offices of sheriffship, justiciary, foudery and right, privilege and jurisdiction of free regality and justiciary above-written falls lawfully in manner above-written to our said sovereign or his successor kings of Scotland and no otherwise, now as then and then as now, suppresses, extinguishes and abolishes the foresaid regalities and offices, and unites, annexes and incorporates the same to his highness's royalty, therewith to remain inseparable in all times coming; and erects a stewartry to be called in all time coming the stewartry of [...], ordaining the tenants, possessors and inhabitants of the foresaid lands and others generally or specially comprehended in this present act and other persons who were answerable of before to the sheriffship and foudery above-written to be answerable to his highness's stewart of [...], with all freedoms, privileges and liberties competent to any stewartry of his highness's property within the said realm of Scotland.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Procedure: commission
Commission for dealing between his majesty and [James Law], bishop of Orkney for the bishop's lands in Orkney

James Rex. Forasmuch as our sovereign lord, with advice of some of the lords of his secret council, found it expedient for perfect settling of the surety, peace and obedience of the isles and bounds of Orkney and Shetland and inhabitants thereof, and for removing of such disorders as heretofore have arisen when the country be divided in lands held of the king and lands held of the kirk, the tenants and possessors of the said several lands leaning to their particular superiors, or to his majesty's officers or such as had right or commandment from the prince for the time, upon the one part, and to bishops on the other, have fallen in such opposition and strife as have proceeded to slaughters, murders, factions, seditions and such height of confusion as the lives of the bishops have many times been in danger, and the people likely to have drawn strangers into the country who, under pretext of assisting their friends, might upon occasion strived to have possessed themselves of the whole country, that for preventing the like danger in time coming, his majesty should unite the real right of all the said isles, lands and bounds of Orkney and Shetland, and whole parts and pertinents of the same, in his own person and his heirs and successors of his crown of Scotland; and for the bishop's right and interest of so many of the said lands as did appertain to him or his predecessor bishops of Orkney, and of all other heritable right or teinds in any way belonging or able to be acclaimed by them, that his highness should provide the present bishop and his successors of so sufficient recompense in sure and permanent rent as might with all reason content them and be performed without their loss and harm in all time coming, which in respect of the bishop's employment in his majesty's great and weighty services in the said bounds could not receive such perfection as the parties desired and the good of both their estates did crave; neither will the approaching conclusion of this proclaimed parliament yield sufficient time and place to set down so ample and formal manner as the weightiness of the matter does require the heritable and perpetual sureties of the said agreement according to his majesty's just and royal intention and the bishop's mind. And because an appointment and surety of the kind cannot receive absolute and due perfection without the authority and consent of the estates of parliament, therefore our sovereign lord and estates of parliament, with express advice and consent of James, now bishop of Orkney, and with uniform assent and consent of all the bishops of the kingdom present at the said parliament, give and grant full power and commission to Alexander [Seton], earl of Dunfermline, lord chancellor of Scotland, George [Gledstanes], archbishop of St Andrews, John [Spottiswood], archbishop of Glasgow, Master John Preston of Penicuik, president of the college of justice, Sir Thomas Hamilton of Byres, secretary to our sovereign lord, Sir Alexander Hay [of Whitburgh], clerk register, and Master William Oliphant [of Newton], his highness's advocate, and Sir Gideon Murray of Elibank, knight, or any five of them, to consider of the best and most convenient means of acquiring and securing heritably to his majesty and his successors of all and whole the lands and teinds of the whole isles, lands and bounds of Orkney and Shetland sometime pertaining to the Bishop of Orkney and his predecessors, and whole rents, rights and securities belonging thereto or so many of them as shall be found necessary and convenient to be united and incorporated with and to his royal crown, therewith perpetually to remain; and upon the satisfaction, recompense and constant rent and provision to be made, assured and perfected for the same to James, now bishop of Orkney, and his successors in compensation of the said lands, teinds, rents and commodities of the said bishopric, and to set down the substance and effect of the most perfect security that can be devised relating thereto, to the effect that thereupon acts of dissolution, suppression, annexation, incorporation, contracts, bonds, charters, resignations, renunciations and other securities and rights whatsoever may be formed, made and lawfully perfected between his majesty and the said bishop in the premises; and being lawfully exiled and perfected, may be in due and valuable form thereafter inserted and registered in the books of parliament, which his majesty and estates foresaid, with advice and consent of the said James, bishop of Orkney and remaining bishops of the said kingdom, now as then and then as now, are content and consent shall be as lawful, perfect and absolute rights and perpetual securities as if the same and every one of them had been orderly and duly formed, extended and perfectly completed in best and surest manner that could have been devised, consenting likewise that they shall and may every one of them for their own parts take, apprehend and retain possession by virtue thereof in all time coming, promising faithfully to enlarge and amplify this present commission, and to subscribe, seal and deliver all mutual securities resulting hereupon according to the ordinance of the said commissioners and never to contravene their determination or any part thereof or come in the contrary of the same directly or indirectly.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Legislation: private acts
Ratification in favour of the burgh of Dumbarton of their infeftment

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament ratify, approve and perpetually confirm an infeftment dated at Newmarket, 13 December 1609, made [and] granted by his majesty, with consent of his highness's treasurer, comptroller and collector for the time, to and in favour of the provost, bailies, council, community, burgesses and inhabitants of the burgh of Dumbarton and their successors, by the which our said sovereign lord has not only given, granted and conveyed to the said burgh, magistrates, community and inhabitants thereof sundry new privileges, liberties, immunities, casualties and others particularly set down in the said infeftment, but also has ratified, approved and confirmed diverse and sundry old evidents, infeftments, writs, rights and securities made and granted by our said sovereign lord and his majesty's most worthy progenitors of excellent memory to and in favour of the said burgh of Dumbarton, magistrates, community and inhabitants of the same, as well particularly as generally mentioned and set down in the foresaid infeftment, in all and sundry heads, points, articles, clauses, privileges, immunities, circumstances and conditions specified and set down therein; and ordain this ratification to be as good, valid, effectual and sufficient to the said provost, bailies, council and community of the said burgh of Dumbarton and their successors as if the foresaid infeftment were herein set down and engrossed word for word. And further, our said sovereign lord and estates foresaid statute and ordain that the foresaid infeftment is and shall be a good, valid, effectual and security to the said burgh of Dumbarton, magistrates, burgesses and inhabitants thereof and their successors for holding, enjoying, using and possessing in all time coming of all and sundry gifts, liberties, privileges and others therein contained after the form and tenor thereof in all points. It is always declared by his majesty and his said estates of parliament that this present ratification of the foresaid infeftment made and granted to the said burgh of Dumbarton shall in no way be hurtful nor prejudicial in any sort to the right reverend father in God John [Spottiswood], archbishop of Glasgow and his successors regarding their right of regality or other right whatsoever competent to them of the lands underwritten, namely: the lands of Partick, Balshagray, Hyndland, Balgray, Gartnavel, Whiteinch and Kirklie, which right of regality or otherwise are hereby expressly reserved without any derogation made thereto.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
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  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Ratification in favour of the burgh of Glasgow of their infeftment

Our sovereign lord and estates of parliament ratify, approve and perpetually confirm the infeftment granted by his majesty under his great seal, which is of the date 8 April 1611, to the town of Glasgow, in all the said clauses, articles, privileges and circumstances of the same as amply and effectually in all respects as if the full tenor and contents of the same were at length herein engrossed.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Ratification in favour of Sir Thomas Hamilton of Byres, knight, secretary to his majesty

Our sovereign lord, with advice of the three estates of this present parliament, ratifies, approves and perpetually confirms the charters, precepts and instruments of sasine of the lands, baronies and others after-specified, made and granted by his highness to his trusty and well-beloved councillor Sir Thomas Hamilton of Byres, knight, secretary to his majesty, and to his male heirs and assignees therein contained, namely: the charter made and granted by his highness under his majesty's great seal of the disposition and new donation made and granted by his majesty to the said Sir Thomas, his male heirs and assignees therein contained, of all and sundry the lands and barony of the Byres, with the mains, castle, tower, fortalice, manor place, houses, buildings, orchards, yards, dovecots, tofts, crofts, outsets, parts, pendicles and all their pertinents whatsoever, all and whole the lands of Cauldrow with houses, buildings, yards, tofts, crofts, parts, pendicles and all their pertinents whatsoever, all and sundry the lands and mains of Drem, the lands of Dremhill, the lands of Coittis, the lands of Middlemains and Coitaikers within Drem, the lands of the Sanynges, the lands of Muretoun, the lands of Mungoswells, the lands of Garleton, and lands of Harvieston, with houses, buildings, yards, orchards, dovecots, tofts, crofts, outsets, parts, pendicles, annexes, connexes, dependents and all their pertinents whatsoever lying within the constabulary of Haddington and sheriffdom of Edinburgh, together with the advocation, donation and right of patronage of the kirk of Haddington, parsonage and vicarage thereof, and also with the advocation, donation and right of patronage of the chaplainry called the Lady Chapel of Drem, founded of old by the late William [Lindsay], lord Lindsay [of the Byres], and thereafter annexed to the chaplainry and altarage founded within the parish kirk of St Andrews at the altar called the Trinity Altar, situated within that part of the said parish kirk called the Lord Lindsay's Aisle, all united, annexed and incorporated in a free barony called the barony of the Byres, held of his majesty in free barony, free blench and taxed ward respectively, as the said charter of the date at Edinburgh, 6 June 1609, at more length purports, with the precept and instrument of sasine following thereupon. Item, the charter of disposition and new donation made and granted under his highness's great seal of the date at Whitehall, 6 March 1607, to the said Sir Thomas Hamilton of Byres, knight, his heirs respectively and assignees therein specified heritably, of all and whole the lands and barony of Binning, comprehending in special all and sundry the lands of West Binning, with tower place, fortalice, manor place, houses, buildings, orchards, yards, mills, mill lands, multures and sequels thereof, coals, coal pits, parts, pendicles, dependents and all their pertinents, all and whole one oxengate of land in Easter Binning, sometime occupied by Robert Hamilton of the Briggs, with tenants, tenancies and service of free tenants thereof, parts, pendicles and all their pertinents whatsoever, and that portion of land and portion of meadow adjacent called the Damflat and Lochhead with all their privileges and pertinents whatsoever lying within the territory of Torthrevin within the barony of Melville and sheriffdom of Edinburgh, and also all and whole the lands of Tortherfield with tenants, tenancies and service of free tenants thereof, lying within the sheriffdom of Edinburgh, containing also the kirk lands of Easter Binning, Wester Binning and Broadlaw, alias called Middle Binning, called the Nunlands, with tenants, tenancies and service of free tenants thereof, feu ferms, mails, yearly duties, parts, pendicles, dependents and their pertinents, and also all and whole the kirk lands of the vicarage of Binning with their pendicles and pertinents, with the advocation, donation and right of patronage of the said vicarage of Binning, and also all and whole the lands of Broadlaw and Hangingside, alias Middle Binning, with manor place, houses, buildings, outsets, yards, annexes, connexes and their pertinents, and also all and sundry the said kirk lands of the vicarage of the said parish kirk of Binning, extending to 40 acres of arable land, with their pertinents, and all and whole the said kirk lands in Middle Binning of before pertaining to the abbacy and place of Elcho, extending to four oxengate of land or thereby, all united, annexed and incorporated in a free barony called the barony of Binning, held of his majesty and his successors in free barony, feu ferm and free blench respectively, with the precept and instrument of sasine following thereupon; and also the charter of disposition and new donation made and granted by his highness under his majesty's great seal of the date at Edinburgh, 2 June 1607, to the said Sir Thomas Hamilton of Byres, knight, his heirs respectively and assignees therein contained, of all and sundry the town, lands and mains of Drumcross, with cottages, houses, buildings, yards, tofts, crofts, parts, pendicles and their pertinents with the corn mill of Drumcross, mills and multures, watergangs, dams, houses and all their pertinents lying within the lordship and sheriffdom of Linlithgow, and also all and whole the said two quarters or two fourth parts of the lands of Northfield of Drumcross, commonly called Knock and Middle Quarter, with parts, pendicles and all their pertinents, together with free full power and privilege to delve and extract peat and turf within the Moss of Drumcross, or any part thereof, with free ish and entry to the same moss with carts and wagons to the same for transporting of the same peat and turf, lying within the lordship and sheriffdom foresaid, held of his majesty and his successors in feu ferm, with the precept and instrument of sasine following thereupon, in all and sundry heads, articles, clauses, conditions, passages, provisions and circumstances mentioned and expressed in the charters and infeftments respectively foresaid and every one of them. And in special his majesty and estates foresaid ratify and approve the said infeftment of the said lands and barony of Binning in so far as the same bears the lands of Wester Binning with tower, fortalice, manor place, houses, buildings, yards, orchards, mills, mills lands, multures and sucken thereof, coals, coal pits, parts, pendicles and their pertinents, the said one oxengate of land in Easter Binning, the said portion of land, portion of meadowland contiguous thereto called the Damflatt and Lochhead, the said land of Orchardfield with the pertinents, the said lands of Broadlaw and Hangingside with their pertinents, to be given and conveyed in free blench, whereas the same held of his highness by service of ward and relief of before; and find and declare that the said conversion of the holding of the said lands was given by his highness for good and reasonable causes of certain knowledge and proper motive, and that the said lands are and shall be held of his highness in free blench for ever; and also ratify and confirm the said infeftment of the said lands and barony of Binning in so far as the same comprehends the lands of the kirk lands of Easter Binning, Wester Binning, Broadlaw, alias Middle Binning, called the Nunlands, with tenants, tenancies and service of free tenants thereof, feu ferms, yearly rents, parts, pendicles, dependents and pertinents thereof whatsoever, and also all and whole the kirk lands of the vicarage of Bynnyrigis with their pendicles and pertinents, together with all and sundry the kirk lands of the said vicarage of the said parish kirk of Binning, extending to 40 acres of arable land with the pertinents, and all and whole the lands of Middle Binning pertaining of before to the abbacy and place of Elcho, extending to four oxengate of land or thereby, lying within the barony of Binning and sheriffdom of Linlithgow, together with the said infeftment of the said town and lands and mains of Drumcross, with the mill, mills lands, multures and pertinents thereof above-specified, with the said two quarters or two fourth parts of the said lands of the said Northfield of Drumcross, with the privileges and pertinents of the same above-mentioned, which are a part of his highness's annexed lands and property and are conveyed to be held of his highness in feu ferm for payment of the particular feu duty contained in the said two infeftments, and find and declare that the said feu duties therein contained are the just old rentals of the said lands; likewise his highness and estates foresaid of new dissolve the said lands from his highness's crown and patrimony thereof, for new infeftment to be given to the said Sir Thomas and his heirs foresaid of the same, and that the remaining lands or most part of the same are held ward, to be held of his highness in such sort and manner and for payment of such yearly duty as shall please his majesty to give and convey to the said Sir Thomas and his foresaids. Moreover, his highness and estates foresaid, considering that a great part of the said lands and barony of Byres pertaining heritably to the said Sir Thomas are of old held blench of his highness and the remainder of the said lands or the most part of the same are held ward, and his majesty, being mindful of the good, true and sincere service done to his highness by the said Sir Thomas, therefore his highness, with consent of his estates foresaid, finds and declares that the said remaining lands of the Byres which were held in ward and relief of his majesty in time bygone, namely: the said lands and mains of Drem, Dremhill, Coittis, Middlethird, Coittaikers within Drem, Sanyngis, Muretoun, Mungoswells, Garleton and Harvieston with their pertinents, with the said advocation, donation and right of patronage of the foresaid kirk of Haddington and chaplainry called the Lady Chapel of the Drem, and all their pertinents, shall be held of his highness and his successors in all time coming in free blench for payment of one penny. And his majesty and estates foresaid ordain an infeftment to pass in favour of the said Sir Thomas and his foresaids conveying the foresaid whole lands and barony of the Byres and whole particular lands thereof, and also of the said lands of Binning, namely: of the said lands of Wester Binning with tower, fortalice, manor place, houses, buildings, orchards, yards, mills, mills lands, multures and sucken thereof, coals, coal pits, parts, pendicles, dependents and all their pertinents, the said one oxengate of land in Wester Binning, with tenants, tenancies and service of free tenants thereof and all their pertinents, the said portion of land and portion of meadow lying contiguous thereto called Damflat and Lochhead, the said lands of Orchardfield, the said lands of Broadlaw and Hangingside with their pertinents, to be held of his highness and his successors in free blench for payment of a silver penny; and also conveying to the said Sir Thomas and his foresaids the said remaining lands of Binning, with the said lands and mill of Drumcross above-specified, to be held of his highness in feu ferm for payment of the feu duties following, namely: for the said lands of Nunlands of Wester Binning, Easter Binning and Broadlaw the sum of 22 merks money of Scotland, and paying the like sum of 22 merks money foresaid at the entry of every one in name of feu ferm, in addition to the feu ferm above-specified; as also doing and performing all other services and duties contained in the old infeftments of the said lands according to the tenor thereof in all points. And for the said kirk lands of the said vicarage of Binning, the sum of 4 merks money foresaid, and doubling the said sum the first year of the entry of each one to the said lands as use is of feu ferm only; and also giving yearly for the said right of patronage of the said vicarage of Binning a white rose at the feast of St John the Baptist, called Midsummer, in name of blench ferm only. And also giving yearly for the said town, lands and mains and mill of Drumcross with their pertinents the sum of £15 15s usual money of Scotland according to rate; and for the said two quarters called the Knock and Middle Quarter with the privileges foresaid, the sum of £3 12s money foresaid according to rate and proportionally in name of feu ferm; and also the heirs and assignees of the said Sir Thomas doubling the feu ferm the first year of their entry to the said lands as use is of feu ferm only; and also the said Sir Thomas, his heirs and assignees building and sustaining upon the ground of the said lands a sufficient hall, chamber and stable and making other policy correspondent to the ground; and also erecting and uniting the said whole lands, as well feu lands as blench lands above-expressed, in a whole and free barony to be called in all time coming the barony of the Byres, and a sasine to be taken at the tower and fortalice of the Byres to be sufficient for the whole lands above-written. And his highness and estates foresaid declare that the non-payment of the said feu duties for the space of two years running together unpaid shall not be a cause of nullity or reduction of the said infeftments, nor to make the said lands to fall in commissum, but that only his highness, his comptrollers and officers shall have recourse to the said lands, goods and gear being thereupon for poinding and distrenzieing for the same for the said duties, and that notwithstanding the act and statute of his highness's parliament made in the year of God 1597, to the which this ratification shall make express derogation; and ordain charters and precepts to pass hereupon in the appropriate form.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Ratification in favour of Sir James Douglas of Spott

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament ratify, approve and confirm the infeftment granted by his majesty under his highness's great seal, with consent of his highness's treasurer, collector general and treasurer of his majesty's new augmentations, remaining officers of state and lords of his majesty's secret council, to his highness's beloved Sir James Douglas of Spott, knight, and his male heirs and of tailzie and provision therein specified and assignees whatsoever, of all and whole the lands and barony of Spott, comprehending the lands and others underwritten, namely: all and whole the lands of Easter Spott with the parts and pendicles thereof, namely: the 14 husband lands of the town of Spott with the cottages thereof, with the east and west mills of Spott, the lands of Lochhouses, the Mains of Doon and Brownisknow, the lands of Helden and Dunley, the lands of Easter and Wester Broomhouse, together with the four husband lands called Paulis lands, and the two husband lands called Pookis lands lying in the town and territory of Spott, and also the lands of Reidpethnuke, with tenants, tenancies, service of free tenants, mills, woods, thickets, annexes, connexes, parts, pendicles, pertinents and dependents of all the lands and mills above-written whatsoever, lying within the sheriffdom of Edinburgh and constabulary of Haddington, together with the advocation, donation and right of patronage of the prebendary of Spott situated of old within the college kirk of Dunbar, comprehending the parsonage and vicarage of Spott, which are by the said infeftment united and erected in a whole and free barony called the barony of Spott, to be held of our sovereign lord and his successors likewise at more length is contained in the said infeftment of the date at Edinburgh, 9 August 1605, with the precept and infeftment of sasine following thereupon. And also our said sovereign lord and estates foresaid ratify, approve and confirm the letter of chamberlainship and bailiary granted by his majesty under his highness's privy seal, with consent of his majesty's comptroller for the time, to the said Sir James Douglas of Spott, knight, whereby he was made and constituted during his lifetime his highness's chamberlain and bailie of all his majesty's lands and lordship of Dunbar, with parts, pendicles and pertinents thereof whatsoever, for exercising and using of which office his majesty gave and granted to the said Sir James Douglas of Spott, knight, in fee, 20 bolls of wheat and 20 bolls of barley, to be yearly uplifted by him during his lifetime of the readiest ferms of the said lands and lordship of Dunbar, as the said letter of chamberlainship and bailiary granted to the said Sir James Douglas thereupon of the date at Newcastle, 13 April 1603, at more length bears, in all and sundry points, passages, heads, articles, clauses, conditions and circumstances whatsoever contained in the said infeftment and letter of chamberlainship and bailiary respectively above-written, after the forms and tenors thereof with all that has followed or may follow thereupon. Likewise his majesty and estates foresaid statute and ordain that this present ratification is and shall be as valid, effectual and sufficient in all respects as if the foresaid infeftment and letter of chamberlainship and bailiary respectively above-written of the dates respectively above-specified were at length and word by word engrossed in this present act. And also his majesty and estates foresaid will, grant, statute and ordain that the foresaid infeftment and letter of chamberlainship and bailiary respectively above-specified, and this present ratification thereof, are and shall be good, lawful, valid and effectual rights and securities to the said Sir James Douglas, his male heirs and assignees foresaid, for possessing and enjoying of the lands, barony and others above-written with the pertinents contained in the infeftment above-specified, as their heritage in all time coming, and for using and exercising of the said office of chamberlainship and bailiary of the lands and lordship above-written with the pertinents during the space above-specified, and for uplifting of the foresaid yearly duty of 20 bolls of wheat and 20 bolls of barley, to be yearly uplifted of the readiest ferms of the lands and lordship above-written, during the said space of his lifetime, after the forms and tenors of the said infeftment and letter of chamberlainship and bailiary respectively above-mentioned.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Ratification in favour of Robert [Lindsay], lord Lindsay [of the Byres]

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament ratify, approve and perpetually confirm an infeftment given and granted to Robert, lord Lindsay, his male heirs and assignees, by George [Gledstanes], archbishop of St Andrews and chapter of the metropolitan kirk thereof, of all and sundry the lands, baronies or tenancies of Auchterutherstruther, Auchter Munsie, Cairnie, Balmain, and of a taxed ward thereof, tax marriage and others mentioned and expressed in the said charter, which is of the date 17 October instant, with all other infeftments, charters, precepts, instruments of sasine, rights and securities whatsoever made and granted by our said sovereign lord and the said archbishop and their predecessors to and in favour of the said Robert, lord Lindsay, his predecessors and authors whatsoever, of and concerning the forenamed lands, baronies, tenancies, parts and pendicles thereof, and of all other lands, offices, jurisdictions, fees, privileges, liberties and others mentioned and expressed in the said charters, rights and infeftments, of whatsoever date or dates, tenor or contents they be. And ordain this ratification to be as effectual to the said Robert, lord Lindsay and his foresaids relating thereto as if every particular infeftment, right and security were herein set down and engrossed at length and word for word; and decree and ordain the same infeftments, rights and securities to have been and to be in all time coming good, valid and effectual rights and titles to the said noble lord and his foresaids for possessing, enjoying and using of the forenamed lands, baronies, tenancies, offices and others therein mentioned as their proper heritage after the forms and tenors thereof in all points.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Ratification in favour of Henry Wardlaw of Balmule

Our sovereign lord and estates of parliament ratify, approve and confirm the heritable gift and infeftment made and given and granted by the right high, right excellent and mighty princes James and Anna, by the grace of God, king and queen of Great Britain, France and Ireland etc., with one consent and assent, and with advice and consent of his highness's councillors and lords of his majesty's secret council, and with consent of David [Murray], lord Scone, comptroller for the time, and Master John Preston of Penicuik, his highness's collector general, to Henry Wardlaw of Balmule and his male heirs, making, constituting and ordaining, for their highnesses and their successors forever, the said Henry Wardlaw and his heirs foresaid their very lawful, undoubted and irremovable chamberlains of the lordship and regality of Dunfermline within all the bounds and limits of the same whatsoever, lying within their highness's kingdom of Scotland, on both the sides of the water of Forth, as the said infeftment of the date at Hampton Court, 29 September 1607, and of his highness's reigns the 41st and 5th years, at more length bears, in the whole heads, clauses and points thereof; and decree and declare the said infeftment to be good, valid and effectual to the said Henry and his foresaids for their right and security of the said office of chamberlainship and for their heritable possessing thereof successively after others in all time coming according to their right and infeftment above-written in all points, notwithstanding of whatsoever acts made by his highness or his predecessors of before which in any way may appear to be prejudicial or derogative to the said infeftment.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Ratification in favour of Sir Gideon Murray of Elibank, knight

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament ratify, approve and perpetually confirm the letters of gift granted by his majesty, with advice and consent of his highness's late right trusty cousin and councillor George [Home], earl of Dunbar, lord Home of Berwick, his highness's treasurer, and the late James Hay of Kingask, knight, his highness's comptroller for the time, to his majesty's trusty and well-beloved councillor Sir Gideon Murray of Elibank, knight, during all the days of his lifetime, of all and whole a yearly pension of the sum of £1,200 money of this realm of Scotland, to be paid to him yearly at two terms in the year, Whitsunday [May/June] and Martinmas [11 November] in winter, by equal portions, in manner following, namely: the sum of £600 out of the first and readiest payment of his majesty's casualties of the said kingdom by his highness's treasurer present and being for the time, and the sum of £600 out of the first and readiest payment of his highness's proper rent of the said kingdom by his highness's comptrollers present and being for the time, as the said letters of gift under the privy seal of the date at Whitehall, 20 February 1610 at more length bear, in all and sundry points, passages, heads, articles, clauses, conditions and circumstances whatsoever therein contained, after the form and tenor thereof, with all that has followed or may follow thereupon. Likewise his majesty and estates foresaid statute, decree and ordain that the foresaid letters of gift, and this present ratification thereof, shall be a sufficient, lawful and valid right to the said Sir Gideon Murray for possessing and enjoying of the foresaid yearly pension at his pleasure during the said space of his lifetime, notwithstanding whatsoever acts of parliament, other acts, laws, statutes and constitutions of this realm made of before, whereby the foresaid letters of gift may be quarrelled or impugned, directly or indirectly, in any time hereafter, to the which acts made of before this ratification shall make express derogation.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Ratification in favour of the officers of the mint-house

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament ratify, approve and, for his majesty and his successors, perpetually confirm all and whatsoever letters and gifts of exemption, liberties, freedoms, privileges and immunities made and granted by his highness's most noble progenitors of worthy memory and his highness's self at any time bygone, to and in favour of his highness's general master coiner, warden, counter warden, sinker, assayer, printers, forgers, smelters and other members of his highness's mint-house of Scotland, and specially a letter of exemption and privilege made and granted by our sovereign lord and lords of his highness's privy council to and in favour of the whole officers and members of his majesty's mint-house foresaid, of the date at Whitehall, 15 November 1604, making mention therein of three several gifts of exemptions, whereof one is made and granted by his highness's late dearest grandfather King James V, king of Scotland of happy memory, dated 23 October [1542], and of his highness's reign the 30th year; and likewise of two other several gifts of exemptions made and granted by his highness's self under the privy seal, the one thereof of the date 25 June 1579, and the other of the date 22 April 1584, in manner at length specified in the said several and last gifts, in all and sundry heads, clauses, articles, points and circumstances whatsoever contained in the said gifts and each one of them, with all that has followed or may follow thereupon forever. Moreover, our said sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament, for his majesty and his successors, will and grant and perpetually decree and ordain that this present ratification is and shall be in all time coming as valid, effectual and sufficient to the said whole officers and members of his highness's mint-house foresaid present and to come and their successors for the peaceable possessing and enjoying of the privileges, liberties and immunities mentioned in the said gifts, as if the same gifts and each one of them respectively were herein word by word specially and particularly incorporated and inserted, dispensing therewith for ever.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Ratification in favour of Master Thomas Hope, advocate

Our sovereign lord and estates of parliament ratify and approve the charter of alienation and vendition made by Andrew Edmonstone of that Ilk, Marie Gordon, his spouse, and John Edmonstone, his eldest son, to Master Thomas Hope, advocate, and John Hope, his son, heritably, of all and whole the lands and mains of Edmonstone, with the manor place thereof, and of the lands of Cauldcoats, houses, buildings and whole pertinents of the same, to be held of his highness's dearest spouse Anne, by the grace of God, queen of Great Britain, France and Ireland, as Lady Dunfermline, in feu ferm and heritage, for payment of the feu duties therein contained as principal, and of the third part lands and mill of Niddrie-Marischal, to be held of his majesty as superior thereof in warrandice and security of the said lands of Cauldcoats, which charter is of the date 29 and 1 May and June respectively 1612, together with the contract of alienation of the same lands, to the which the said charter is relative in the whole heads, articles, clauses, provisions and conditions therein contained. And his majesty and estates foresaid, by the tenor hereof, give their express consent and assent to the confirmation of the said charter of alienation or to whatsoever new gifts and new infeftments of the said lands of Edmonstone and Cauldcoats, with the manor place and pertinents thereof, to be granted by the queen's majesty to the said Master Thomas Hope and his said son, their heirs and assignees, and now as then and then as now approve, allow and confirm the same in the whole clauses, circumstances and conditions thereof, without prejudice always to the said Andrew Edmonstone of that Ilk, his heirs and assignees, of the right [of] redemption of the said lands competent to them by virtue of the reversion or reversions, one or more, made, sealed and subscribed by the said Master Thomas and his said son in their favour after the form and tenor thereof.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Ratification in favour of Walter [Scott], lord Scott of Buccleuch

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament ratify and approve the two infeftments respectively underwritten, namely: the one thereof made and granted by his majesty under the great seal to his highness's late right trusty cousin and councillor Walter [Scott], lord Scott of Buccleuch that last deceased, who was then therein designed Sir Walter Scott of Branxholme, knight, his heirs and assignees whatsoever heritably, of all and whole the lands, lordship and barony of Hailes, comprehending all and sundry the lands, lordships, baronies and others specified in the said infeftment, and also of all and whole the lands and steadings of Elvilland and Kirkstead, with the pertinents, lying within the sheriffdom of Selkirk, of the date at Holyroodhouse, 4 October 1594; and the other of the said infeftments made, given and granted by his majesty under the great seal to the said late Walter, lord Scott of Buccleuch, who is also therein designed Sir Walter Scott of Branxholme, knight, his heirs and assignees, of all and whole the lands and barony of Branxholme, comprehending all and sundry the lands, baronies and others specified in the said infeftment, with their pertinents, together with the taxed ward, non-entries, relief and marriage mentioned in the said infeftment, of the date at Falkland, 16 August 1599, with the precepts and instruments of sasine respectively directed forth and given according to the said infeftments, in all and sundry passages, points, heads, articles, clauses, conditions and circumstances whatsoever therein contained, after the forms and tenors thereof. Likewise his majesty and estates foresaid declare that this present ratification and confirmation of the infeftments respectively above-written shall be as valid, effectual and sufficient to his highness's right trusty cousin Walter, now lord Scott of Buccleuch, son and heir to the said late Walter, lord Scott of Buccleuch, his father, for possessing and enjoying of the lands, lordships, baronies and others contained in the said infeftments as if the same infeftments, precepts and instruments of sasine following thereupon were at length inserted and engrossed herein, without prejudice always of [William Douglas], earl of Angus, [William Douglas, earl of] Morton, [Alexander Home, earl of] Home, and William Douglas of Cavers their rights, which they or any of them have in and to any of the lands specified and contained in the foresaid infeftments according to the law.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Act for translating of the kirk of Gullane to Dirleton

Our sovereign lord and three estates of this present parliament, understanding and being credibly informed that the kirk of Gullane is situated at the outside of the whole parish thereof, which is a great parish, and is so incommodiously situated beside the seashore that the same, with the kirkyard thereof, is continually overblown with sand, that neither the kirk serves commodiously for convening of the parishioners nor yet the kirkyard for their burial, besides many other inconveniences preventing the said parishioners in time of storm and unseasonable weather to convene at the said kirk; and considering likewise that the town of Dirleton is a flourishing town and lies within the said parish of Gullane within the midst thereof, and it is the will and intention of the whole parishioners of the said kirk of Gullane that the same kirk be transported from the said town of Gullane to the said town of Dirleton, as well for the ease and commodity of the parishioners as of the minister serving the cure at the said kirk, therefore it is thought fit and expedient by our said sovereign lord and estates foresaid that a kirk and kirkyard be erected and built within the said town of Dirleton for serving the whole parishioners of the kirk foresaid; and to that effect it is statute and ordained by this act that it shall be permissible to his highness's right trusty cousin and councillor Thomas [Erskine], viscount of Fenton, lord Dirleton etc., to demolish and cast down the said kirk of Gullane and to transport the stones, whole timber work and other materials thereof to the said town of Dirleton for building of a new kirk within the same, providing the said viscount obtain the consent thereto of the presbytery within the which the said kirk of Gullane lies, and the consent of the parishioners thereof or of the most part of them; and that in the meantime the said viscount find and furnish a sufficient house and place within the said town of Dirleton where the word may be preached and the sacraments administered to the said parishioners, until the said kirk be sufficiently built and finished.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Ratification in favour of Thomas [Erskine], viscount of Fenton, lord Dirleton

Our sovereign lord and three estates of this present parliament, for certain good respects and considerations moving them, have ratified, approved and confirmed and, by this act, ratify, approve and confirm the charter and infeftment under the great seal of the date the [...] day of [...] 1[...] years, made and granted by his highness to his highness's right trusty cousin and councillor Thomas, viscount of Fenton, lord Dirleton, his male heirs and assignees, of the lands and barony of Fenton, containing the particular land and others mentioned therein, as the said charter bears, in all and sundry heads, clauses, articles, circumstances, liberties, privileges and conditions contained in the said infeftment after the form and tenor thereof in all points, and will, grant, decree and declare that the same infeftment shall be valuable and sufficient right and security to the said viscount and his foresaids for possessing and enjoying of the said lands and barony in all time coming according to the tenor of the said infeftment, without any claim, question or contradiction to be made or moved to them therein by our said sovereign lord and his successors, directly or indirectly, in any way, notwithstanding whatsoever act, law, statute or constitution, special or general, made or to be made in the contrary, concerning which his highness and estates foresaid dispense for ever by this act.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Ratification in favour of Alexander Stewart, lord Garlies

Our sovereign lord and three estates of this present parliament, calling to mind the good, true and thankful service done by Sir Alexander Stewart, father to Alexander Stewart, now lord Garlies, has ratified and approved and, by the tenor hereof, ratify and approve the infeftment granted to the said late Sir Alexander under the great seal in the year of God 1588, of all and whole the lands of Coitland, with the advocation, donation and right of patronage of the kirk of Penninghame, both parsonage and vicarage thereof, in all and sundry heads, points, clauses, articles and conditions contained in the said infeftment, so that the same may stand in the own full strength, force and effect to Alexander, now lord Garlies, son and heir to the said late Sir Alexander, notwithstanding whatsoever defect, act or ordinance made or to be made in the contrary, with the which our said sovereign lord and estates foresaid dispense. It is always declared by his majesty and estates foresaid that this present ratification of the foresaid infeftment shall in no way be prejudicial to the dean and remaining members of his highness's chapel royal regarding whatsoever right competent to them according to the law.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Ratification in favour of Sir William Oliphant of Newton, knight, advocate to his highness

Our sovereign lord, estates and whole body of this present parliament, for them and their successors, ratify, approve and confirm the letter of pension given and granted by his majesty to his trusty and well-beloved counsellor Sir William Oliphant of Newton, knight, his highness's advocate, during all the days of his lifetime, of all and whole the sum of £1,000 money of the realm of Scotland, to be uplifted and taken at two terms in the year, Whitsunday [May/June] and Martinmas [11 November] in winter, by equal portions, out of the first and readiest of his highness's rents and casualties either of the treasury or comptrollership of the said kingdom, to be paid in manner foresaid by the officers of receipt thereof, in all and sundry points, heads, articles, clauses and conditions of the same, as in the said letter of pension of the date at Royston, 8 April 1611, and of his highness's reign the 44th and 9th years, at more length is contained; and will and declare this present ratification to be of as great strength, force and effect as if the said letter of pension, whole tenor and contents thereof were word by word at length inserted herein; concerning which our said sovereign lord and estates of parliament dispense by this ratification. Likewise our sovereign lord, estates and whole body of this present parliament declare and decree the forenamed letter of pension to be a lawful, valid and sufficient right to the said Sir William for possessing, enjoying and uplifting of the said yearly pension at the terms and in manner specified therein, and that notwithstanding whatsoever acts, constitutions or discharges that may appear or may be extended or interpreted in the contrary, either special or general, to the which and every one of them this present act makes express and full derogation; ordaining also his highness's officers of receipt, present and to come, to make thankful payment to the said Sir William of the foresaid yearly pension at the terms and in manner therein contained during his lifetime as said is.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Ratification of the said Sir William Oliphant [of Newton's] gift of office of advocate

Our sovereign lord, estates and whole body of this present parliament, for them and their successors, ratify, approve and confirm the gift of the office of advocate, given and granted by his highness to his trusty and well-beloved counsellor, Sir William Oliphant of Newton, knight, making and constituting him his majesty's advocate during all the days of his lifetime, in all and sundry points, heads, articles, clauses, circumstances and conditions thereof, as the same gift of the date at Wanstead, 19 June 1612, and of his majesty's reigns the 45th and 10th years, in the self at more length purports; and will and declare this present ratification to be of as great strength, force and effect as if the foresaid gift, whole tenor and contents thereof were word by word at length inserted herein; concerning which our sovereign lord and estates of parliament dispense by this ratification.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Ratification in favour of Patrick Maule of Panmure

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament ratify and approve the infeftment of the date 7 March 1610, made and granted by his highness to Patrick Maule of Panmure, one of the grooms of his majesty's bedchamber, his male heirs and assignees therein mentioned, of all and whole the lands and barony of Panmure, containing all and sundry the particular towns, lands and others at length specified and contained in the said charter, together with all and sundry the erections, privileges and liberties mentioned and inserted in the said charter and infeftment, in all and sundry points, heads, articles and clauses thereof; and also ratify and approve the tack and assedation under form of bond and obligation of the date 29 July 1607, made and granted by James [Hamilton], marquis of Hamilton, as principal, and James [Hamilton], earl of Abercorn, as cautioner for him, to the said Patrick Maule, his heirs and assignees therein specified, of all and whole the teind sheaves of all and whole the lands of Panmure, with parts, pendicles and pertinents thereof and others at length mentioned and expressed in the said tack and assedation, lying within the sheriffdom of Forfar, for all the days, space, years and terms of three liferents and thrice 19 years thereafter, for yearly payment of a certain yearly duty at length specified and contained in the said tack and assedation, in all and sundry points, passages, heads, articles, clauses and circumstances thereof, without prejudice always to Sir David Carnegie of Kinnaird, knight, of whatsoever right competent to him to any of the lands and others contained in the foresaid infeftment and above-specified obligation, according to the law.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Ratification in favour of Sir Richard Cockburn of Clerkington

Our sovereign lord, estates and whole body of this present parliament, for them and their successors, ratify, approve and confirm the charter made and granted by his highness, with advice and consent of his majesty's general collector and treasurer of new augmentations for the time, to his highness's trusty and well-beloved councillor Sir Richard Cockburn of Clerkington, knight, keeper of his majesty's privy seal, and his male heirs specified therein, of all and whole the lands of Clerkington, with the manor place, houses, buildings, yards, orchards, corn mills and waulk mills thereof, and their pertinents, lying within the parish and constabulary of Haddington and sheriffdom of Edinburgh, with the precept and instrument of sasine following thereupon, in all and sundry heads, points, articles, clauses and conditions thereof, as the said charter passed under his highness's great seal, of the date at Royston, 19 January 1610, and of his majesty's reigns the 43rd and 7th years, in the self at more length purports. Likewise our said sovereign wills and declares that this present general ratification is and shall be of as great strength, force and effect to the said Sir Richard and his male heirs specified in the said charter as if the same precept and instrument of sasine following thereupon were word by word inserted in this present act, concerning which our said sovereign lord and estates foresaid dispense by this ratification. Moreover, our said sovereign, estates and whole body of this present parliament decree and declare the foresaid charter, precept and instrument of sasine following thereupon to be a valid, lawful and perfect right to the said Sir Richard and his foresaids for possessing and enjoying of the forenamed lands and others therein specified in blench ferm according to the tenor of the foresaid charter, in the same way and as freely as if the said lands had been specially and expressly dissolved by act of parliament from the act of annexation of the temporality of benefices within this realm to his highness's crown for conveying of the same in blench ferm, and as if the foresaid infeftment had proceeded and been made by virtue of the said act, notwithstanding that the said lands were held in feu ferm of before; and decree and ordain this present act to be a sufficient dissolution to the effect foresaid, and, if need be, ordain a new infeftment to be made of the foresaid lands to the said Sir Richard and his foresaids in competent and due form, to be held of our said sovereign and his successors in free blench, for payment of one penny of Scots money yearly upon the ground of the said lands, if it be asked only, and that in respect of the long and faithful service done by the said Sir Richard to his majesty, his realm and lieges of Scotland, tried by our said sovereign and his estates of this present parliament.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Ratification of the letter of pension granted by his highness to George and James Preston, sons to Master John Preston [of Penicuik], president

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament, considering that his majesty in respect of the long, true and thankful service done to his highness by his right trusty and familiar councillor Master John Preston of Penicuik, president of his majesty's council and session, in diverse employments committed to him at sundry occasions, and therewith of his great diligence and continual attention in exercising of the office of president in the session and college of justice in this his highness's kingdom of Scotland, to the approbation and contentment of all his highness's good lieges; and that his majesty, willing to gratify the said Master John in his old age by granting of a yearly pension to George and James Preston, his sons, to remain with them after his decease as a memorial and testimony of his highness's most gracious favour towards him, for his great zeal, approved care and affection to his majesty's service, therefore, and for diverse other good respects and considerations, has of late, with advice of [Sir John Arnott of Birswick], his highness's treasurer depute, and receiver of his highness's rents and lords of his highness's privy council and exchequer, given, granted and conveyed to the said George and James Preston, sons to the said Master John Preston, during all the days of their lifetimes and to the longest liver of the two, without division, all and whole a yearly pension of £1,000 money of Scotland, to be uplifted and paid to them yearly during the said space out of the readiest fruits, rents and duties of his highness's patrimony, property and casualties whatsoever within his highness's kingdom of Scotland. And for the more sure payment thereof to the said George and James Preston during their lifetimes, and longest liver of the two without division as said is, his majesty has assigned to them the blench duty of the lordship of Arbroath erected in favour of his highness's trusty cousin and councillor James [Hamilton], marquis of Hamilton, extending yearly to £500 money foresaid, and the rest of the said pension extending to another £500 to be paid to them during the time foresaid out of the readiest of his highness's great customs of this his kingdom by his highness or his deputes and other receivers thereof, or by the tacksmen or intromitters therewith, notwithstanding whatsoever laws or constitutions made in the contrary or which might make derogation thereto, concerning which his majesty, with consent foresaid, of certain knowledge, for the causes above-specified, has dispensed for ever, as the said gift of pension under his highness's privy seal of the date [...] April 1611 more at length purports; which letter of pension his majesty faithfully promised in the first word to ratify and approve in his majesty's first parliament next thereafter following, likewise his majesty has directed his special warrant to that effect, to the end the same may induce as a perfect security to the said George and James Preston during the space foresaid; and which letter of pension, being at length read and considered by the estates of this present parliament, and the said estates having tried and considered the causes and respects of the giving of the said pension, and finding the same to be necessary and profitable causes tending to his majesty's well and profit of the whole country, and that the said Master John Preston's service has justly deserved the same, therefore his majesty and estates of this present parliament have ratified and approved and, by the tenor of this present act, ratify, approve and confirm the said gift of pension granted and given to the said George and James Preston, sons lawful to the said Master John Preston, during all the days of their lifetimes, and longest liver of the two without division, in all and sundry heads, points, clauses and articles therein contained, and will and grant and, by this ratification, decree, ordain and declare that this present ratification shall be as valid, effectual and sufficient in all respects to the said George and James Preston in the same way as if the said letter of pension were inserted at length word for word in this present act. And for the said George and James's better security, his majesty and estates foresaid, for certain great and weighty causes and considerations moving them, have dissolved and, by the tenor of this act, dissolve the said blench duty of the erected lordship of Arbroath, together with so much of the said customs as extend to the said sum of £500 conveyed in pension as said is, from the patrimony of his majesty's crown during the said George and [James's] lifetimes and the longest liver of the two as said is only, and further have after the said dissolution given and granted, likewise by this ratification, for the cause above-written, give, grant and convey to the said George and James Preston during all the days of their lifetimes and to the longest liver of the two without division, all and whole the said yearly pension of the sum of £1,000 money of Scotland, to be yearly uplifted and paid to them in manner specified in the said gift and to be peaceably possessed and enjoyed by them during the space therein contained; and will and decree that this ratification shall stand as an effectual gift and valid right to the said George and James Preston to the effect foresaid, notwithstanding of whatsoever acts of annexation annexing the customs and blench duties of erected lands, and notwithstanding of whatsoever acts or statutes already made whereby all pensions or dispositions of the blench duties of the erected lands or out of his highness's customs or property are annulled and discharged, with the which and all other acts, statutes and others whatsoever already made or to be made which may in any way derogate hereto, his majesty and estates foresaid, from a certain knowledge and of their own volition, dispense for ever, to the effect the same may be a valid, right and effectual gift to the said George and James Preston for possessing of the said pension during their lifetimes and the longest liver of the two without division.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Dissolution of archdeanery of St Andrews and annexation of the same to the bishopric thereof

Our sovereign lord, with the advice of the estates of this present parliament, ratifies and approves the gift and disposition made by his most excellent majesty to the most reverend father in God, George [Gledstanes], archbishop of St Andrews, and his successors, of the donation, advocation and right of patronage of the archdeanery of St Andrews passed under his majesty's great seal, which is of the date at Whitehall, 4 April 1612, in all the clauses, articles and conditions of the same, whereof the tenor follows:

James, by the grace of God, king of Great Britain, France and Ireland, and defender of the faith, gives greetings to all good men whom this present letter reaches. Let it be known that it is certain and we acknowledge that the union, annexation, incorporation and consolidation of the benefice of the archdeanry of St Andrews, with all the profits, rents and emoluments of the same, together with, whole and complete, the local stipend assigned to the incumbents of the parish church of the town of St Andrews for the care of the said church, from levying the rents of the priory of St Andrews for its archepiscopate as part of the patrimony of the said archepiscopate, and also because the most reverend father in Christ George, archbishop of St Andrews, through the zeal which he has and bears towards the glory of God and the spreading of the divine word and its progression, resigned, renounced, purely and simply gave and surrendered the following by himself and by his procurators lawfully established by him in his name, to the undernoted effect, at Whitehall, from the said archbishop and his successors into our hands, as into the hands of his lord superior and patron of the said archbishopric: whole and complete, the foresaid benefice of the archdeaconry of St Andrews as regards its spirituality, with the manse (commonly called 'the manse') of the same, and the offices of conservator of the privileges of the university of St Andrews and of the investiture of all persons to present to benefices within the diocese of the foresaid archbishopric, in accordance with the ancient custom of archdeacons of the said archdeaconry, with all other offices, privileges, immunities, honours, rents, churches, profits and any emoluments relating and pertaining to the said benefice, together with raising the local stipend assigned locally and in perpetuity to the incumbents of the foresaid parish church of St Andrews for the care of the said church, from the foresaid priory of St Andrews, amounting to ten chalders and eight bolls of fodder as for the present and formerly was possessed by the said archbishop, united and annexed by us to the said archbishopric as part of its patrimony, to the effect that we unify, annex, incorporate and consolidate the said local stipend of ten chalders and eight bolls of fodder assigned to the foresaid church of St Andrews on account of the service of care of the same, to be raised from the said priory of St Andrews, into the foresaid benefice of its archdeaconry as part of the patrimony of the foresaid archdeaconry; this is united and annexed in return for our infeftment of the advocation, donation and right of patronage of the said archdeaconry accordingly given by us to the foresaid archbishop and his successors as archbishops of the said archbishopric, for the presentation of one or more suitable persons whenever a vacancy falls to be handled by them, for an incumbent to the care of the said parish church of St Andrews; these persons shall be held to fulfil actual residence and the function of minister, as is set out at length in the said procuratorial charter granted in that regard. Therefore we, with the advice and consent of the lords of our privy council of Scotland, have annexed, unified, incorporated and consolidated the said local stipend assigned to the foresaid parish church of St Andrews to be raised from the said priory for the foresaid archdeaconry of St Andrews, to remain with it inseparably as part of its patrimony. Further, with the consent of the forementioned, we have given, granted and conveyed, and by the wording of the present document we do give, grant and convey in favour of the most reverend father in Christ George, archbishop of St Andrews and his successors as archbishops of the said archbishopric the donation, advocation and right of patronage of the said benefice of the archdeaconry of St Andrews as pertains and relates to its spirituality, with the manse (commonly called 'the manse') and the offices of conservator of the privileges of the university of St Andrews and the investiture of all persons to be presented to the said benefices within the diocese of the said archbishopric of St Andrews, as the archdeacons had the use and custom of old, with all other offices, privileges, immunities, dignities, honours, churches, rents, profits and emoluments pertaining to the said benefice and the local stipend of the said parish church of St Andrews, now unified incorporated into the foresaid archdeaconry as part of its patrimony, to the effect that one or more persons, to be presented by the said archbishop and his successors to the foresaid archdeaconry of St Andrews, whenever it falls vacant and is in their hands, provided that they are suitable and qualified, will be bound and held to serve the cure of souls at the said church of St Andrews, and shall be actual, resident ministers to the said parish church of St Andrews, with authority to the foresaid and his successors as patrons of the said benefice to present qualified persons to the said benefice whenever it happens to be vacant and in their hands, and to examine their learning, life and behaviour. We also order and instruct the lords of our council and session within our realm of Scotland and any and all of our other judges to address other letters as necessary regarding responding, deferring to and obeying the person or persons who shall in future be presented to the said archdeaconry of St Andrews by the foresaid archbishop and his successors, regarding the fruits, rents, profits and emoluments of the said benefice as appropriate. Further, by our word as a prince, we faithfully promise that we shall ratify and approve this donation and disposition of ours of the said patronage of the foresaid archdeaconry of St Andrews, in favour of the said archbishop of the same and his successors, in the next parliament of ours to be held in our realm of Scotland. In testimony of this we have instructed that our great seal be applied to the present document, at Whitehall on 4 April in the year of the Lord 1612, and in the tenth and forty-fifth of our reigns.

Moreover, our said sovereign lord and estates foresaid, with consent and assent of the said George, archbishop of St Andrews, personally present in presence of this present parliament, dissolve and separate the lands of temporality of the archdeanery of St Andrews from the said archbishopric, to the which it was united and incorporated by his majesty and estates of before, to the effect it may be conveyed by the said archbishop and his successors as lawful patrons of the said whole archdeanery, as well temporality as spirituality thereof, to persons able and qualified for the office and function of the ministry, reserving always to the said archbishop and his successors the house, lands and tenements lying within the territory of the city of St Andrews, to remain perpetually as a part of the said archbishopric, never to be separated therefrom, excepting always the archdean's ancient manse, commonly called the Archdean's Innes, lying at the east end of the said city, which shall appertain in all times coming to the archdean of St Andrews and his successors.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Ratification in favour of John Murray, groom in his majesty's bedchamber

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament, remembering the long and good service done to his majesty by his highness's trusty and familiar servant John Murray, groom of his majesty's bedchamber, in his diligent attendance upon his highness's sacred person continually since the said John Murray's infancy, as is more than known and manifest to the said estates, therefore our said sovereign lord and estates foresaid ratify, approve and perpetually confirm the charters, infeftments and others underwritten, namely: an infeftment under the great seal of the date at Whitehall, 5 March 1609, made and granted by his majesty to the said John Murray and to his male heirs mentioned therein, of all and sundry the lands, baronies and others of old pertaining to the sometime abbacy of Dundrennan, generally and particularly mentioned in the said infeftment, belonging to the temporality of the said sometime abbacy, lying within the stewartry of Kirkcudbright, dissolved of before from his majesty's crown and from the act of annexation of all kirk lands to the crown, of the date 19 July 1587, by virtue of another act of parliament of the date at Perth, 9 July 1606, and also of all and sundry the teind sheaves and other teinds, as well parsonage as vicarage, fruits, rents and duties whatsoever of the parish kirks of Dundrennan, alias Rerrick, and Kirkmabreck, which of before pertained to the said sometime abbacy of Dundrennan as a part of the spirituality of the same, all united, annexed and incorporated in a free barony called the barony of Dundrennan, with diverse privileges and immunities pertaining thereto, together with the foresaid act of parliament dated at Perth touching the foresaid dissolution, whereupon the said infeftment proceeded, and according to the which act the same was granted, with the precept, instrument of sasine and all that has followed thereupon, and also that other infeftment of the date at Greenwich, 1 July last, made and granted by our said sovereign lord to and in favour of the said John Murray and his male heirs mentioned therein, of all and sundry the lands and barony of Lochmaben, comprehending generally and particularly as is set down in the said infeftment, lying within the stewartry of Annandale and sheriffdom of Dumfries, together with the heritable office of the custody and keeping of the castle and fortalice of Lochmaben with all and sundry parts, privileges and commodities pertaining thereto, with the office of the stewartry of Annandale and all and sundry duties, casualties and privileges thereto belonging, and specially the assignation of £40 3s 4d and 32 cattle contained in the said infeftment, given and conveyed to the said John Murray and his foresaids as fee and duty for keeping of the said castle of Lochmaben, all lying as said is, and united and annexed in a whole and free barony called the barony of Lochmaben, with the precepts, instruments of sasine and all that has followed upon the said infeftments in all and sundry heads, points, clauses, articles, circumstances and conditions specified and expressed in the said infeftments and securities above-written; and ordain this present act and ratification foresaid to be as good, valid and effectual to the said John Murray and his foresaids as if all the said infeftments and securities were herein expressed and set down at length and word for word. Moreover, for the causes foresaid, our said sovereign lord and estates have dissolved and disunited and by this ratification dissolve and disunite from his majesty's crown the forenamed whole lands and baronies of Dundrennan and Lochmaben and pertinents thereof, and all others generally and particularly mentioned in the said infeftments, to the effect that the same may be conveyed of new again by our said sovereign lord to the said John Murray, his male heirs and assignees heritably, to be held of his majesty and his highness's successors similarly and in the same form and manner of holding and for payment of such duties as is contained in the said infeftments made and granted to the said John Murray thereupon of before. And also our said sovereign lord and estates foresaid have dissolved from his majesty's crown the advocation, donation and right of patronage of the parish kirk of Lochmaben, parsonage and vicarage thereof, which pertained and was at his majesty's presentation as patron thereof, to that effect; likewise that the said patronage may be dissolved by his majesty by his highness's infeftment under the great seal to the said John Murray and his foresaids, and that the said patronage of the kirk of Lochmaben by virtue of the same infeftment may be united and annexed to the said barony of Lochmaben, and that the said John Murray and his foresaids may be made heritable patrons of the said kirk. Likewise our said sovereign lord and estates foresaid find and declare that the consent of the present titulars of the said kirk of Lochmaben, parsonage and vicarage thereof, is no way necessary thereto, notwithstanding of the act of parliament made in the year of God 1593, or of any other act, statute and ordinance, civil, canon or municipal whereby is required the consent of titulars to all gifts and infeftments of patronages of kirks, with the which acts, laws and constitutions his majesty and estates foresaid dispense, and that the same nor none of them shall make any derogation to this present act.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Ratification of John Auchmuty's renunciation of his right of the castle of St Andrews

Forasmuch as our sovereign lord did convey the heritable keeping of the castle of St Andrews, with diverse lands, rents, mails, ferms, kanes and customs, out of his property and patrimony as the fee of the same to the late George [Home], earl of Dunbar, at such time as [George Gledstanes], archbishop of St Andrews, not being restored to his due place and estate, was unable by himself or his deputes to provide for the false keeping of the said castle, being a strength of high importance to the estate and one of the keys of the country, or to furnish maintenance to those who should have the trust and charge of the keeping thereof; likewise the said late earl did heritably alienate and convey to John Auchmuty, one of the grooms of his majesty's bedchamber, and his heirs, the heritable keeping of the said castle of St Andrews with all lands, rents, mails, ferms, kanes, customs and fees conveyed or in any way belonging to him for keeping thereof, to be held of the said earl and his heirs, by virtue whereof the said John Auchmuty obtained possession of the said castle and continued therein until of late that his majesty, willing to restore the said archbishop and his successors to the full integrity and possession of their own right and to redeem and recover that part of his proper lands, rents and patrimony which was assigned as heritable fee for keeping of the said castle, did by real payment of great sums of money obtain the said John Auchmuty's ample and lawful renunciation of the said castle of St Andrews in favour and to the benefit of the said archbishop and his successors, and of the heritable fee thereof to the effect, profit and benefit of his majesty, his heirs and successors, as the said John Auchmuty's renunciation, disposition, bond and security made relating thereto and registered in the books of council upon the [...] day of [...] at length purport; therefore the king's majesty and estates of parliament ratify, approve and perpetually confirm the said John Auchmuty's renunciation, bond and security made by him to his majesty for himself and to the benefit of the said archbishop, and ordain the same to take effect in all time coming, and decree and declare the true and undoubted right and possession of the said castle of St Andrews to belong and appertain to the right reverend father in God, George, archbishop of St Andrews and his successors, and the undoubted right, title and security and possession of his majesty's lands, rents, mails, ferms, kanes, customs and duties whatsoever in any way given and conveyed to the said late George, earl of Dunbar and his heirs as fee for keeping of the said castle to appertain and belong to his majesty, his heirs and successors, to remain with them as their property and patrimony in all time coming, notwithstanding any bond, contract, infeftment, act of parliament, right, title or security whatsoever made or granted relating thereto, or for ratification or corroboration of the same, which his majesty and estates foresaid retreat, rescind, cass and annul, and decree and declare the same to be now and in all time coming null and of no value, force and effect with all that may follow thereupon.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Ratification in favour of St Leonard's College of the lands belonging to the patrimony thereof

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament, considering that the college of St Andrews called St Leonard's, which was first erected by the prior of St Andrews for the time and founded for the instruction of the youth in humanity, philosophy and divinity, and since ratified by his majesty and his highness's most noble progenitors and augmented by sundry gifts, donations and dispositions of the lands and rents for maintenance of the masters, regents, bursars and other members of the same, has so flourished by the mercy of God within his highness's kingdom of Scotland these hundred years bygone, that not only has the same brought out and produced good spirits adorned in all literature and knowledge for service of the common good, but also is a singular ornament to this his majesty's kingdom, worthy to be maintained as a seminary of virtue and learning, therefore his highness, following that ordinary zeal which his majesty bears in the advancement of such colleges and incorporations, and estates of this present parliament, ratify and approve the original erection and foundation of the said college, with all privileges, liberties and immunities thereof granted in favour of the masters, regents, bursars and whole members of the same, together with all gifts and donations of lands, rents, teinds and kirks conveyed thereto by his majesty and his highness's most noble progenitors or by whatsoever persons, secular or ecclesiastical, with all ratifications interposed thereto, in the whole heads, articles, clauses and provisions of the same, and will and grant that this present confirmation is and shall be as effectual as if the whole tenors of the same were specially expressed, and specially without prejudice of the general ratification foresaid, his majesty and estates foresaid ratify and confirm the gift and donation made by his highness to the masters, regents and bursars of the said college of all and whole the benefice of the priory of St Serf's Isles within Loch Leven, alias Portmoak, whole lands, teinds, kirks and other pertinents of the same, proceeding upon the demission of Master John Winram, prior thereof for the time, together with the said Master John's demission whereupon the same proceeded; and also ratify and confirm the infeftment granted by his majesty to them of the lands called Monydie Rodger, lying within the sheriffdom of Perth, and of the whole teinds, fruits, rents and emoluments which pertained to the prebendary of Monydie; and will and grant that the said infeftments, gifts and donations are and shall be as valid and sufficient rights to the said masters, regents and their successors for holding, enjoying and possessing of the foresaid lands, rents, kirks, teinds and others generally and particularly above-specified. Moreover, his majesty and estates foresaid of new give, grant and convey to the said masters, regents and other members of the said college of St Leonard's and their successors all and whole the said lands, rents, kirks, teinds, annualrents and other profits and commodities whatsoever contained in their said old infeftments and rights made and conveyed to them by his majesty and his predecessors, or by whatsoever other person or persons, and specially give, grant and convey all and whole the said benefice of the priory of Portmoak, whole lands, kirks, tenants, annualrents, fruits, rents and emoluments, and other commodities whatsoever which at any time have been possessed by the priors of Portmoak as part of the patrimony thereof, together with the said prebendary of Monydie, whole lands, teinds and commodities of the same, with the said lands of Monydie Rodger pertaining thereto; and also give, grant and convey to them and their foresaids all and whole the prebendary of Durey and Rungallie, which was sometime possessed by Master William Russell and was demitted by him in their favour, and whereof, at the least of the most part thereof, the said masters and regents are presently in possession, together also with the whole fruits, rents and emoluments which pertained to the friars predicators of St Andrews and are now held and possessed by Master John Russell, advocate, to the which he is provided by his highness, with this condition: that the same shall be annexed to the said college of St Leonard's to be possessed by them after his decease. And to this effect his majesty and estates foresaid suppress the names and titles of the said priory of Portmoak and prebendary foresaid, and dissolve the same and whole rents thereof from his highness's crown, and from all annexations made thereto in time bygone, to the effect the same may remain with the said college of St Leonard's as a part of the patrimony thereof for ever, to the which his majesty and estates foresaid unite, annexe and incorporate the same.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Ratification to [Ludovic Stewart], duke of Lennox of the office of admiralty and privileges of the same

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament ratify, approve and confirm the gift, right and infeftment made, given and granted by his majesty to his highness's dearest cousin Ludovic, duke of Lennox, earl of Darnley etc., and to his male heirs and assignees whatsoever, of all and whole the offices of great admiral of his highness's kingdom of Scotland, and of all the isles and bounds thereof whatsoever, with the office of lieutenancy upon the seas and colonelship and justice general, and of the office of judicatory, criminal and civil, with all the privileges, dignities, immunities and casualties of the same, at length particularly set down in the said right and infeftment of the date at [...], the [...] day of [...], the year of God [...], in all and sundry heads, articles, conditions and clauses thereof, and declares the same to have effect and to be put to due and full execution in all points according to the tenor thereof.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Exoneration to [Archibald Campbell], earl of Argyll of his commission to Islay

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament, understanding that his majesty, having a special care and regard that the whole isles and highlands of this realm might be reduced to obedience and the inhabitants thereof moved to embrace a godly, civil and quiet form of living, his majesty for that, out of the good proof and experience his highness had of the affection and willing disposition of his majesty's right trusty cousin Archibald [Campbell], earl of Argyll, lord Campbell and Lorne etc., to employ his pains and travails and to hazard his person in his highness's service, gave sundry commissions of lieutenancy and instructions to the said earl within the bounds foresaid, and sometimes verbal directions and instructions for execution of his majesty's will; in the execution of which commissions, directions and instructions the said Archibald, earl of Argyll, most wisely, discreetly and worthily has behaved himself, and for the execution whereof he was often times forced, beside his own friends, men, servants and dependants, to convoke his highness's lieges in arms, to pursue and siege houses, to raise fire, commit slaughters, raids and other deeds of hostility; and his majesty, being always of mind and intention that the said Archibald, earl of Argyll, nor no others, his kin, friends, vassals, men, tenants, servants nor others being in their company the time of the execution of the said commissions, shall in any way incur any crime, peril, danger, damage or inconvenience in their bodies, lands, heritage, tacks, steadings, rooms, possessions, goods or gear in any time coming, therefore his majesty and estates foresaid of this present parliament decree, declare, statute and ordain that all and sundry slaughters, mutilations, bloodshed, fire-raising, demolishing and destruction of houses, buildings, plantings, policies, robberies, oppressions, depredations, spuilzies, ejections, intrusions, wrongful intromissions, contraventions and all other crimes, offences, wrongs, facts, deeds, actions and enterprises whatsoever criminal committed or assisted to by the said earl, his kin, friends, vassals, men, tenants, servants, dependents, partakers or by any other person or persons whatsoever of their company, directly or indirectly, against whatsoever person or persons in their bodies, lands, houses, rents, policies, rooms, possessions, goods or gear within the said isles or any part thereof, or in the repairing or returning to and from the said isles in any time bygone before the date hereof, together with all decreets and sentences following thereupon, and all actions criminal already moved or intended or which may be in any way moved or intended at any time hereafter against the said earl or his foresaids, their heirs, executors or successors or any of them, directly or indirectly, for the causes above-mentioned, or any of them committed or assisted to by them as is above-specified, with all that has followed or may follow thereupon, to be now by the authority of this present parliament and to be in all time coming, extinguished, expired, remitted, discharged, abolished, buried, taken away and put in perpetual oblivion simply and for ever. Likewise his majesty and estates foresaid, by the tenor hereof, extinguish, discharge, abolish, bury, take away and put the same in perpetual oblivion simply, for now and ever in all time coming, and decree, declare and ordain that no action, process nor execution shall be intended, moved, used or pursued criminally by any manner of way in the premises, directly or indirectly, against the said earl, his kin, friends, vassals, men, tenants, servants, dependents, assisters, parties, partakers or others being in their company, nor their heirs, successors nor executors in any time hereafter, discharging the lords of his highness's council and session, secret council, justices, sheriffs, advocates and all other judges and ministers of law within this realm, macers and officers of arms and other officers whatsoever of all calling, accusing, attaching, arresting, summoning, pursuing, troubling, proceeding against or in any way molesting of the said earl or his foresaids or any others of their companies for the premises or concerning the same or for anything that has followed or may follow thereupon, and of their offices in that part, simply and for ever.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Ratification in favour of [Patrick Lyon], earl of Kinghorn

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament ratify and approve the charter and infeftment and instrument of sasine following thereupon of the date 19 June 1609, made, given and granted by our said sovereign lord to Patrick, earl of Kinghorn, lord Lyon and Glamis, his male heirs and assignees whatsoever, of all and whole the isle of Inchkeith, with the pertinents, lying within the sheriffdom of Fife, together with the advocation, donation and right of patronage of the parish kirk of the parish of Kinghorn Easter, parsonage and vicarage thereof, with all and sundry teind sheaves, other teinds, fruits, rents, emoluments and duties whatsoever pertaining and belonging thereto lying within the sheriffdom of Fife, in all and sundry points, passages, heads, articles and clauses thereof.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
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  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Act for changing the market day of Glamis

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament, understanding that the town of Glamis, lying within the sheriffdom of Forfar, pertaining heritably to his highness's right trusty cousin and councillor Patrick [Lyon], earl of Kinghorn, lord Lyon and Glamis, was erected by his majesty's most noble progenitors of worthy memory in a free burgh in barony, with the privilege of a weekly market day upon the Friday, and with all other privileges and liberties belonging to a free burgh in barony, as the charter of erection made and granted relating thereto to the late John [Lyon], lord Glamis [...], to the said Patrick, now earl of Kinghorn, of the date at Edinburgh, 20 October 1491, at more length bears; and because it is known to his majesty and whole estates of this present parliament that Friday is the weekly market day of Coupar in Angus, not far distant from the said town of Glamis, whereunto the whole country people weekly resort the said day, through which the foresaid weekly market of the same burgh of Glamis, being upon the market day of the said town of Coupar in Angus, is altogether incommodious and unprofitable, as well to the said Patrick, earl of Kinghorn and to the inhabitants and burgesses of the said burgh of Glamis and to all others our sovereign lord's lieges resorting and frequenting thereto; in respect and for remedy whereof, and for the well and commodity of all his highness's lieges resorting and frequenting to the said burgh of Glamis, our said sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament discharge the foresaid weekly market day of the said burgh of Glamis which was of before held upon the Friday, and statute and ordain that Thursday shall be the weekly market day of the said burgh of Glamis in all time coming, to be used, possessed and enjoyed with all calls, customs and liberties pertaining thereto, in the same way and as freely in all respects as the said market day was or might have been held or used upon the Friday of before by virtue of the infeftment above-written or any other rights and securities made and granted in any time bygone to and in favour of the said Patrick, earl of Kinghorn, or any others, his predecessors.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  87. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v. Back
  88. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v-19r. Back
  89. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  90. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  91. NAS, PA2/18, f.19v. Back
  92. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r. Back
  93. NAS, PA2/18, f.20r-21v. Back
  94. APS interpolation. Back
  95. Defined in DSL as a tax levied, chiefly on goods arriving in or leaving a port, and usually used for the upkeep of the harbour. Back
  96. APS interpolation. Back
  97. APS has 'extant'. Back
  98. APS interpolation. Back
  99. According to OED, a rabbit-burrow. Back
  100. Defined in DSL as a list of selected candidates for an office. Back
  101. Sic. Back
  102. APS interpolation. Back
  103. APS interpolation. Back
  104. NAS, PA2/18, f.21v-22r. Back
  105. NAS, PA2/18, f.22r-v. Back
  106. Marginalia at line 17 refers to the 'Abbacy of Kilwinning'. Back
Ratification in favour of Sir James Dundas [of Arniston]

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament, understanding that the kirk of Borthwick being ruinous and that part thereof called the vestry being decayed, and that the ministers of the exercise of Dalkeith, being convened to use the said kirk with the gentlemen and parishioners of the said parish of Borthwick, they find the best means for repairing of the said kirk and upholding of the said vestry to be the disposition of the same vestry to some gentleman of the said parish for a burial place, the same serving for no other use and, therefore, the said vestry with all their consent was conveyed to Sir James Dundas of Arniston, knight, one of the said parishioners, to be a burial place for him and his posterity, as the act and security made thereupon with consent of the provincial assembly of Lothian more fully purports; and that according to the agreement and condition made relating thereto, the said Sir James furnished the charges and expenses in repairing of the said kirk, as is clearly understood to his highness and estates foresaid; therefore his majesty and his said estates have ratified and approved and, by this act, ratify and approve the right and security made to the said Sir James Dundas by the said parishioners and presbytery of the said vestry for the burial of him and his said posterity in all time coming, in the whole heads, clauses and conditions thereof, and decree and ordain the same to be sufficient right and security to the said Sir James, his heirs and successors for possessing and enjoying of the said vestry and burial place foresaid in all time coming, according to the rights and securities above-specified made to him thereupon in all points.

  1. NAS, PA2/18, f.3r. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/18, f.3v-4r. Back
  3. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.3. Back
  4. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  6. NAS, PA2/18, f.4r. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  8. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  9. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  10. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v. Back
  11. NAS, PA2/18, f.4v-5r. Back
  12. In superscript. APS follows this with 'such', taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  13. APS interpolation, taken from the contemporary printed collection of acts, The xxj parliament of our most high and dread soveraine James ... halden at Edinburgh the xxiij day of October, 1612 (Edinburgh, 1612), p.9. Back
  14. NAS, PA2/18, f.5r-v. Back
  15. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v. Back
  16. NAS, PA2/18, f.5v-6r. A piece of the manuscript on f.6r has been torn away. Back
  17. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  18. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  19. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  20. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  21. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  22. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  23. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  24. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  25. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  26. Rest of line obscured by tear in folio. Back
  27. NAS, PA2/18, f.6r-7v. Back
  28. Sweetheart Abbey. Back
  29. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v. Back
  30. NAS, PA2/18, f.7v-8r. Back
  31. Defined in DSL as the unchallengeable title to ownership of land enjoyed, under the udal system, by all the legitimate descendants of an earlier udal proprietor, and transmissible by them to their heirs. Back
  32. Defined in DSL, in Orkney, property inherited from an ancestor; patrimony. Back
  33. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a term of style in the tenendas clauses of conveyances of land, originally presumably rights of possession as joint-proprietor. Back
  34. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland: a) a feudal perquisite deriving from an original obligation of a subject to provide hospitality for the ruler, also the goods etc. going to provide what was due: b) by commutation of a) above; a duty payable on land, also the goods etc. making this up. Back
  35. Defined in DSL, a former species of tax in Orkney. Back
  36. Defined in DSL, ? a fee or fine on letting or re-letting land. Back
  37. Defined in DSL, in Orkney and Shetland, a fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets. Back
  38. Defined in DSL, in or with reference to the tenendas clause of a charter as a right of ownership, the right to gather goods, etc. washed up by the sea. Back
  39. Defined in DSL as the vicar of a canon, prebendary, etc. attached to his stall in a cathedral for the purpose of carrying out his ministerial, etc. obligations in the cathedral. Back
  40. NAS, PA2/18, f.8r-v. Back
  41. NAS, PA2/18, f.8v. Back
  42. APS interpolation. Back
  43. APS has 'sufficient security'. Back
  44. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r. Back
  45. NAS, PA2/18, f.9r-v. Back
  46. Either 24 June or 29 August. Back
  47. NAS, PA2/18, f.9v-10r. Back
  48. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  49. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r. Back
  50. NAS, PA2/18, f.10r-v. Back
  51. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  52. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v. Back
  53. APS interpolation. Back
  54. NAS, PA2/18, f.10v-11r. Back
  55. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  56. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  57. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r. Back
  58. NAS, PA2/18, f.11r-v. Back
  59. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  60. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  61. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v. Back
  62. NAS, PA2/18, f.11v-12r. Back
  63. NAS, PA2/18, f.12r-v. Back
  64. NAS, PA2/18, f.12v-13r. Back
  65. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r. Back
  66. NAS, PA2/18, f.13r-v. Back
  67. Possibly Monzie, Perthshire. Back
  68. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  69. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v. Back
  70. NAS, PA2/18, f.13v-14r. Back
  71. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  72. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  73. NAS, PA2/18, f.14r. Back
  74. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  75. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  76. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  77. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v. Back
  78. NAS, PA2/18, f.14v-15r. Back
  79. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r. Back
  80. APS interpolation. Back
  81. NAS, PA2/18, f.15r-17v. Back
  82. i.e., civil and ecclesiastical. Back
  83. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v. Back
  84. NAS, PA2/18, f.17v-18r. Back
  85. NAS, PA2/18, f.18r. Back
  86. NAS, PA2/18, f.18v.